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    Planet Comicon, Kansas City, March 14-16, 2014
    Friday March 14, 2014 — Noon to 7 PM
    Saturday March 15, 2014 — 10 AM to 7 PM
    Sunday March 16, 2014 — 10 AM to 5 PM


    APRIL 25-27, 2014 SOUTH BUILDING AT MCCORMICK PLACE


    Big Wow Comicfest 2013
    May 17-18, 2014 San Jose Convention Center


    HeroesCon 2013
    HeroesCon 2014 June 20-22, 2014 Charlotte Convention Center 501 S. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202




    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2014
    JULY 24-27, 2014 Preview Night: July 23


    Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 8 - 10, 2014 | World Seaport Trade Center | 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

Exclusive: Zatanna and John Constantine Make Magic in Smallville Comic Book



Rich Sands


Jan 2, 2014 09:36 AM ET
by Rich Sands


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Smallville Comic Book


Smallville is about to get magical. The DC Comics digital series based on the long-running TV show takes a supernatural sidetrack in a new storyline featuring Zatanna and John Constantine.


The magically powered Zatanna, best known for casting spells spoken backwards, returns to the world of Clark Kent and Co. in "Harbinger," a story beginning Friday that runs parallel to the comic's main narrative. Introduced in Season 8 of the TV show (played by Serinda Swan), Zatanna is now in London. "She's taken her show on the road, using her tour as a cover to run down and deal with all the messes/enchanted/cursed everythings her father left behind when he died," says Bryan Q. Miller, who writes the comic book extension of the TV series. "By the time we catch up with her in 'Harbinger,' she's closing in on the final item on that list."


Enter Constantine, the crass, chain-smoking British occult detective, who has a long, complicated history with Zatanna. "He and Zee butt heads over how to deal with her father's final cursed object," Miller teases of the popular DC character's first appearance in the Smallville universe. "It was stolen from Constantine and he wants it back... so he can sell it to the highest bidder."


New chapters of Smallville digital comics are available Fridays at readdcentertainment.com and via the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store. Printed collections are released monthly.


Below is artist Cat Staggs' cover for "Harbinger." For a preview of the first chapter (with art by Daniel HDR, Rodney Buchemi and Garry Henderson), click here.



See full unaltered cover art 
Smallville: Harbinger by gattadonna



I will be part of the team, including Tony Shasteen, Colleen Doran, B. Clay Moore, and more, on this new digital first from DC Comics. Starting October 31 a new weekly series from DC digital, The Vampire Diaries!

Read more about it below and follow the link to an interview with writers Colleen Doran and B. Clay Moore.

DC's THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Digital Series - 'It Ain't Twilight'




by Vaneta Rogers, Newsarama Contributor

Date: 30 October 2013 Time: 10:16 AM ET



The Vampire DiariesCREDIT: DC Comics/Tony Shasteen



DC Comics' January 2014 solicitations


CREDIT: DC Comics/Tony Shasteen




When The Vampire Diaries bi-weekly digital series launches on Halloween, fans of the show will learn untold secrets about the origins and histories of the show's characters and concepts.


Based on the CW show of the same name, The Vampire Diaries is following in the footsteps of hit comics like Smallvilleand Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But in this case, the comic is being released while the TV show is still on the air.


So although the comic can't tough the future of the Diariesuniverse, the comic will be tapping into the series' still-unknown past. With characters that have lived as long as 1000 years,The Vampire Diaries still has a lot of unexplored territory, despite its frequent flashbacks to key settings from history.



Read more here




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New York Comic Con is here!!

I will be set up in Artist Ally at table AA12


Show hours are:

The dates/hours of Artist Alley:


Thursday, October 10: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Only open to Press, Professionals, VIPs, 4-Day and Thursday Ticket Holders)
Friday, October 11: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (1 hour past closing of the Show Floor)
Saturday, October 12: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (1 hour past closing of the Show Floor)
Sunday, October 13: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Phantom Lady pages will be available


Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2013 and 2011 will also be available in limited numbers.


Sketch pricing is as follows


5 x 5 Head Shot $35


9 x 12 headshot $75


11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)



This year I have a piece in the Charity Art Auction
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL NYCC CHARITY ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL!

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 1A17





It is time!! The Grand Poobah of comic conventions is here! All the Water Buffalos are gathering their materials ready to  make the trek to San Diego! (Classy)

This year will be a little different for me. I will be in a new location!

Big Wow booth
5006


FLOOR MAP



I will have original art, will be doing sketches(details below), and will debut my new 2013 Sketchbook "Developments 2"




I will also be signing at the DC Comics booth


Thursday July 18th


With Bryan Q. Miller









3:30-4:30pm SIGNING (DCE Booth #1915)









Sunday July 21st









3-4pm SIGNING (DCE Booth #1915)



As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Phantom Lady pages will be available


Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 will also be available in limited numbers.


Sketch pricing is as follows


5 x 5 Head Shot $35


9 x 12 headshot $75


11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)








It is FINALLY time for the show we all schedule our lives around...no not San Diego..It's HEROES CON!!!

I will be in Artists Alley at table

AA-1307


Show info
HeroesCon 2013June 7-9, 2013

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

ADMISSION:
1-day Pass: $20 FRI -$20 SAT -$15 SUN
3-day Pass: $40
Kids 12 and Under get in FREE!

SHOW HOURS:
Friday: 11AM-7PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Sunday: 11AM-6PM

As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Phantom Lady pages will be available


Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 will also be available in limited numbers.


Sketch pricing is as follows


5 x 5 Head Shot $35


9 x 12 headshot $75


11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)


I will take a short list at the beginning  Saturday morning. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.



Saturday Night Art Auction Teaser!!



See you all in Charlotte!


This weekend I will be in San Jose for Big Wow Comic Fest. I will be at

Booth: AA87


You can find out more information here www.bigwowcomicfest.com/



I am also teaming up with Copic Markers this weekend and they are offering 30% off all online orders during this weekends show!

See the image below for coupon code.  Remember it is only good this weekend.

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As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Phantom Lady pages as well as Hot Mess originals will be available


Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 will also be available in limited numbers.


Sketch pricing is as follows


5 x 5 Head Shot $35


9 x 12 headshot $75


11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)


I will take a short list at the beginning  Saturday morning. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.






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Matt D. Wilson


Over the past year, writer Bryan Q. Miller and a rotating team of artists have been slowly building the universe of "Smallville" into its own, far-reaching superhero continuity in the "Smallville Season 11" digital-first comics series.


In August, that reach will extend a little bit further. "Smallville Season 11" #16 will introduce one of the DC Universe's top-tier characters into the mix, and while she may not necessarily play the role she does in the New 52, she's sure to shake things up. I asked Miller what's in store, and just who this character, a princess from an island, if you were wondering, is.



Read more of this interview with writer Bryan Q Miller here



ALSO Part 3 of Smallville Season 11: Valkyrie over at DC Comics Digital!










Same Day as Print - 5/8





Did I mention that I was drawing a Lois Lane story? No? Well I'M DRAWING A LOIS LANE STORY! Bonus item..LANA LANG IS ALSO IN IT! Yeah...still pinching  myself.  Bryan Q Miller has penned a fantastic parallel arc to Smallville Season 11: Argo entitled Valkyrie. I am on pencil and ink duties while Carrie Strachen is on colors! I cannot wait for you guys to get into this story line. Good times ahead kids!!

Read more about it from TV Guide's story below!


Exclusive: Lana Lang Makes Her Smallville Season 11 Comic Book Debut



Rich Sands

Mar 28, 2013 09:21 AM ET
by Rich Sands




She's back! Four years after last appearing on TV, Lana Lang returns to Smallville — in comic-book form. Clark Kent's first love shows up in a new arc of DC Comics digital series Smallville Season 11 on Friday, April 5. The character — Clark Kent's first true love — last appeared in 2009, during the eighth season of the TV series. Shortly after gaining super powers (courtesy a special suit developed by Lex Luthor) she saved Metropolis by absorbing a kryptonite bomb, which essentially made her toxic to Clark. She then flew off into the proverbial sunset and out of his life. (The role was played byKristin Kreuk, now starring in The CW's Beauty and the Beast.)

"Since then Clark has not only gotten over Lana, but he has moved on with his life. He got engaged to Lois Lane and became Superman," says Season 11 writer Bryan Q. Miller (also a veteran of the TV show's writing staff). "A lot has happened in Lana's absence."

Read more here Including a two page preview


Full cover art seen below


Smallville Season 11 Valkyrie by gattadonna


I will not be setting up at Wonder Con this year. I have the blessing of too much work to do.  YAY!!

BUT I will be there on Saturday for a very short window. I have been invited to join Bryan Q Miller at the DC Booth for a signing of Smallville Season 11

DC BOOTH

3-4 pm

Saturday March 30th

So I hope to see some of you there!

Check back here tomorrow for some exciting Smallville Season 11 news!

Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comic Con


March 1-3, 2013

Washington State
Convention Center
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Artist Alley TABLE C-04


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As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover originals, Phantom Lady pages as well as Hot Mess originals will be available

Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning  Friday morning. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.
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I will also have a piece in the Mint Condition Art show at Ltd. Gallery. I will post the piece as soon as I am allowed. Information below.

I cannot believe it is already that time again but here we go! Con season 2013! I have not settled the whole season but here is what i have so far.

Emerald City Comic Con


March 1-3, 2013

Washington State
Convention Center
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Artist Alley TABLE C-04


Planet Comic Con


April 6th and 7th

Kansas City Convention Center

Big Wow ComicFest


May 18-19, 2013
San Jose Convention Center

HeroesCon 2013


June 7-9, 2013

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

San Diego Comic Con


JULY 18-21, 2013

Preview Night: July 17

San Diego
Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

As more shows get worked out I will add them on. See you on the road!

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As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover originals, Phantom Lady pages as well as Hot Mess originals will be available

Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning  Saturday. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.

Happy Holidays!!!

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Hey guy and gals,

We are in the middle of the Holiday season and 2012 is 21 days from over. What an incredible and busy year. I got to check off some dream jobs from the bucket list.  I worked with some amazing people and companies, created art for licenses that I have never worked with before, met some fantastic people and spent some wonderful time with friends. Not to mention our first wedding anniversary!  I cannot wait to see what next year brings and I look forward to sharing new creations along the way.

So until then, Amanda and I would like to wish you all happy holidays!

Now back to work!






Its that time again.  Final show of the year!!!

I will be in

Booth #1006


As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover originals, Phantom Lady pages as well as Hot Mess originals will be available

Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning  Saturday. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.


Its that time again. And this year will be interesting! They have moved Small press away from Artist Alley and out to the MAIN SHOW FLOOR!!

My booth is located in Small Press and is number


#2262


As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover originals, Phantom Lady pages as well as Hot Mess originals will be available

Sketches will be available . I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning  Saturday. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.

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I will also be signing at the DC Entertainment booth and the schedual is as follows:

Friday 10/1210-11am

SIGNING (DCE Booth #1238)

Saturday 10/1310-11am

SIGNING (DCE Booth #1238)

Here is a map of the show floor and both booth locations (click for larger view)







Show Floor Hours


Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Only open to PressProfessionalsVIPS and fans that purchase a 4-Day Pass.


Friday, October 12, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The Guns Of Endor!
Star Wars Celebration CVI exclusive print
Print 18 x 24
limited edition of 250
available at Star Wars Celebration CVI
in Orlando Fl Aug 23-26 2012
[link]

This is the fourth in the series for me.
Previous prints(no longer available) shown below:
Spirit of '77, They Were Expendable, and To Hoth And Back


PRE ORDER INFORMATION BELOW


From ACME's FAQ/Blog:

Celebration VI Exclusives & Artist Pre-Orders
We will be having pre-order for attendee pick up for Celebration VI exclusives and artist prints beginning 8/1 @ 10:30am PST through 8/15. Non-attendee exclusives only (artist prints will not be available online) ordering begins on 8/23.
We will be only doing artist print pre-orders for the artists in Artist Alley:

Steve Anderson
Jeff Carlisle
Jeff Confer
Katie Cook
Doug Cowan
Scott Erwert
Carlos Garzon
Grant Gould
Stephen Hayford
Ken Lashley
Erik Maell
Mark McHaley
Mark McKenna
Clark Mitchell
William O'Neill
Ken Phipps
Tim Proctor
David Rabbitte
Mark Raats
Brian Rood
Joshua M Smith
Cat Staggs
Chris Trevas
Jerry VanderStelt
Christian Waggoner
Doug Wheatley
Marc Wolfe
Brent Woodside

Each customer may pre-order no more than one print per artist.
Each customer must pick up their own print order at the show from the artist and will be asked to provide Acme with their printed order confirmation and show ID to match the name on the order. Customers will not be allowed to pick up orders for other people.
All prints must be picked up at the show. No prints may be shipped.

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Her Universe Mara Jade Exclusive!!


Celebration would not be complete without exclusive Star Wars merchandise and Eckstein divulged that Her Universe will have two exclusives that fans have been asking for at the Her Universe booth #915. One of the most popular characters from the Star Wars expanded universe, Mara Jade, will be featured on a stunning new V-neck shirt with original art by renowned artist, Cat Staggs. Only 300 of these shirts will be available at CVI. "This is a shirt I was very excited to do," said Cat Staggs. "I love Mara and wanted to depict her as both beautiful and powerful. She, like Leia, is such a fantastic character that while charming your socks off she can also take you down… I hope fans enjoy the shirt just as much as I did creating it."

ONLY 300 available (50 online)

The exclusives will be available starting at 10 AM EST on August 23rd. First come, first served. In addition to these exclusives, fans can buy Her Universe merchandise at booth #915 for female fans of all ages, including babies and plus sizes



It is that time again! San Diego Comic Con!! whew....

This year I have a few events and signings throughout the show.

First off there will be two DC Comics signings

Thursday July 12 5-6pm
Saturday July 14th 2-3pm (w/ Bryan Q Miller)
at the DCE booth #1915


I have been invited to participate in an event and signing with Her Universe. These details are still being worked out but as soon as I have them I will update the post. They are going to be a lot of fun!

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I'm at table

AA-GG03

in Artist Alley
Sketches will be available along with original art. I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.

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I think this is everything. Looking forward to seeing all of you next week! Back to the dungeon!
it's coming....

I'm back again with another design for Ashley Eckstien and Her Universe. This time for her new Battlestar Galactica line. My design features fan favorite Kara Thrace aka Starbuck. The design along with the rest of the BSG line will go on sale July 11 at San Diego Comic Con. Hope to see you there!




Nothing But The Rain by gattadonna


Official press release from Her Universe.









NEW FANGIRL APPAREL FOR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA AND WAREHOUSE 13





HER UNIVERSE ANNOUNCES NEW SYFY SUMMER LINE FOR WOMEN




NEW YORK, NY - June 22nd, 2012 - Her Universe, a leader in female genre merchandise, announced today the latest releases in its Syfy branded collection of apparel and accessories for Geek Girls. Featured in the summer line are designs from the hit series, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13.


The new line of Syfy fashion tops will premiere at San Diego Comic Con and online July 11th at www.heruniverse.com. Fans will be able to purchase new BSG designs at the Her Universe Comic-Con booth (2913-F in the Lucasfilm Pavilion) including a new design from well-known artist, Cat Staggs. Cat's design will feature the fan favorite character Kara "Starbuck" Thrace and will feature original art designed specifically for this new v-neck top. Additional designs for BSG and WH-13 will be available at Syfy's Comic-Con headquarters in the Rock Shop at The Hard Rock Hotel, across the street from the San Diego Convention Center.



"As a big Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 fan, I am so excited to introduce new designs," said Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. "It's also been a pleasure to work with Cat Staggs again. Cat is a fan favorite artist and I feel that she truly captured the essence of Starbuck with this new design."


"I was very excited when Ashley asked me to design this shirt," said artist Cat Staggs. "What I was trying to capture with this design was a balance of Starbuck's strength and fragility, which is something that drew me to her character and I hope others will enjoy that as well."


Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica. Her Universe will be announcing two new major sci-fi licenses this summer. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Twitter at Twitter and visiting the Her Universe Facebook page.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)





Photo credit: - Kelsey Edwards Photography





HeroesCon 2012

June 22 -24
Charlotte Convention Center

501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

ADMISSION:
1-day Pass: $15 per person
3-day Pass: $30 per person
Kids 12 & Under get in FREE!

SHOW HOURS:
Friday: 11AM-7PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM

Sunday: 11AM-6PM

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I'm at table

AA-714


Sketches will be available along with original art. I also have a very limited numbers of prints. Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2010 will also be available in limited numbers.

Sketch pricing is as follows

5 x 5 Head Shot $35

9 x 12 headshot $75

11 x 14 $200 (limited number so get there early)

I will take a short list at the beginning of Friday and Saturday. If time permits I may open up on Sunday.

_____________________________________________________________

Heroes Con Art Auction is SATURDAY NIGHT!!! There would be no show if it weren't for this auction so if you enjoy this con as much as I do please come out for a fantastic evening of great art and good times!

Be there or be square!

Here is a tease of my piece for this year