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Gal Gadot and ‘Girl Stuff’: A Q&A With the Duo Behind the New Wonder Woman Story



An online exclusive image from Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman. Art by Cat Staggs.DC Comics

There is no better four-color icon than Wonder Woman to lead the way into a new era of inclusiveness as comic books and superheroes seize an ever-greater share of the pop imagination.


Long considered one of DC Comics’ “holy trinity” of heroes, along with Superman andBatman, Diana of Themyscira’s mass-media cachet has faded somewhat in recent decades, particularly as her male cohorts have scored big hits at the box office. But, with Wonder Woman finally — FINALLY — set to make her big-screen debut in 2016′s“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it’s once again the Amazon warrior’s moment to shine.


The resurgence includes a digital-first run of DC’s Sensation Comics — a title that hearkens back to Wonder Woman’s first appearances in the 1940s — featuring stories by different artists and writers outside of the publisher’s current“New 52″ continuity. Cat Staggs andAmanda Deibert, an artist-writer duo married for nearly three years, took on the third story in the anthology, which will be released digitally Thursday on DC’s app, Amazon’s Kindle store, comiXology and Apple’s iBooks, among other outlets. (This article features online exclusive images of Staggs’s art. Their story ran in the print edition of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman No. 1.)


Read the full interview here


Boston Comic Con!


Friday 8/8: 1pm-8pm (VIP)
Friday 8/8: 2pm-8pm
Saturday 8/9: 10am-7pm
Sunday 8/10: 10am-6pm

Table C807




As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior art, Vampire Diaries covers and interior art, will be available.


I also have a very limited numbers of prints. I will have sketchbooks in limited numbers Developments 1 and 2 and I have found a few copies of the sold out "I Can Has Sketchbook" so it is back while supplies last. All books are $10 each


Sketches List will be taken Friday morning. So please get there early and get your name on the list. Should you miss the window, please check in as there may be openings as the show goes on. ALL sketches MUST be picked up at the show and payment will be taken in advance. Cash is preferred as the signal in the hall can be spotty.


Sketch pricing is as follows


9 x 12 headshot $75


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


11 x 14 $300 2 figure (very limited)


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



Samples can be seen below


Headshots 9 x 12 $75 (single Character)



Bust/Full figure 11 x 14 $200 (single Character)



Two figure $300


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It is time for the big show!! I will be located in the same area as last year. the BIG WOW booth (4903). Located in the illustrators sections of the hall.

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Panels and Sigings





Thursday, 7/24/14



2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. DC Digital: Download This!

Room: 6DE

DC Entertainment's digital initiative has been a pioneer in digital comics. Get an exclusive look at the exciting series that make up the future of digital comics with the all-star talent behind them, including Ralph Garman (Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Kyle Higgins (Batman Beyond), Kevin Smith (Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet), Cat Staggs(Sensation Comics), Freddie E. Williams II (Infinite Crisis) and others behind them!

Friday, 7/25/14

Signing at the DC Entertainment booth

10:30-11:30am




As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior art, Vampire Diaries covers and interior art, will be available.


Sketchbooks for 2011 and 2013 while supplies last. Comic Con special 2 for $20. I also have a very limited numbers of prints.


Sketches List will be taken Wednesday night and Thursday morning. So please get there early and get your name on the list. Should you miss the window, please check in as there may be openings as the show goes on. ALL sketches MUST be picked up at the show and payment will be taken in advance. Cash is preferred as the signal in the hall can be spotty.


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)


11 x 14 $300 2 figure (very limited)


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



Samples can be seen below


Headshots 9 x 12 $75 (single Character)



Bust/Full figure 11 x 14 $200 (single Character)



Two figure $300




Okay kids, Let do this! Bring on COMIC CON 2014!



From Comicosity


Exclusive Preview: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CHAPTER 34

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CHAPTER 34
Written by Beau De Mayo
Art by Cat Staggs
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: July 17, 2014

Authors






“Loyal Dogs” part 1 of 3! Tyler Lockwood left Mystic Falls after his mother’s murder, and is hiding with a werewolf pack in the Appalachians. But Katherine Pierce’s arrival ends his peaceful plans for the summer!


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Chapter 1 available on the apps July 17th for $.99

PRE SHOW COMMISSION LIST IS FULL!!

Thank you for all the requests. See you at the show!

Headshots 9 x 12 $75 (single Character)

Bust/Full figure 11 x 14 $200 (single Character)

Two figure $300




I will be in Artist Alley at booth

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Floor Map can be seen here

As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Vampire Diaries cover and interior 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)

Here is the auction piece for Saturday Night's Art Auction

Batman by gattadonna
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APRIL 25-27, 2014 SOUTH BUILDING AT MCCORMICK PLACE

It is time for C2E2! this is my first time back to Chicago since 2007. I am really looking forward to it.  I have heard nothing but great things about the show and hope to see all of you next weekend!

I will be in Artist Alley at table

E9


Floor Map can be seen here

As per usual

Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Vampire Diaries cover and interior 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)

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

As per usual


Original art including  Smallville Cover and interior originals, Vampire Diaries cover and interior 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)


  • Appearances



    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!










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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.