Posts tagged: Denver Comic Con

Exclusive Art Print to Benefit Aurora Rise at Rocky Mountain Con 2015

Art Print showing Batman perched on a building ledge with the word "Rise" on the building. Text on image reads, "EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT BY CHRISTOPHER JONES. 100% OF SALES GO TO AURORA RISE, BENEFITING THE VICTIMS OF THE 2012 AURORA THEATER SHOOTING. ROCKY MOUNTAIN CON 2015, $10 AT THE AURORA RISE BOOTH."

I first met up with Aurora Rise at Denver Comic Con 2013, where I did a signing at their table and a sketch for their charity sketch book. I reached out to them to do the same when I returned to Denver Comic Con in 2014, and I’d been looking for an excuse to do a little more ever since. You see, Aurora Rise is this amazing example of how the comics & fan community can be a wonderful, supportive, thriving force for good, even in the face of ugliness and adversity. Since the tragic events of July 20, 2012, Aurora Rise has provided continuing support to those affected. They are a shining presence in the Colorado fan community, and now even have their own convention, which is where I’ll be this weekend – Rocky Mountain Con.

Rocky Mountain Con 2015 is where you can be one of the first to pick up this exclusive 11×17″ art print by me for just $10. All sales (and I mean 100%) will go straight to Aurora Rise to help fund their works. The print will be available at the Aurora Rise booth.

"Rise" Art print, depicting Batman on a building ledge, with the word "RISE" on the side of the building. The sky is red and cloudy.

Additionally, I’ve donated the digital file of the art to Aurora Rise for them to do with as they wish – be it making more prints, posters, or whatever else they want. This print will not be available through my Etsy store or from me at any convention. You will only be able to get it through Aurora Rise.

Returning to Denver

I know Rocky Mountain Con isn’t as big as Denver Comic Con, but I’m really looking forward to it and hoping to get to see some Denver fans.

If you live in the Denver area and are on the fence about going, just know that there are some benefits to smaller conventions, including: shorter lines, easier access to guests, more face time with guests and creators, and a sense of community that you don’t always get at the mega-sized conventions. So I encourage you to give it a shot. Plus I’ll be there! And so will my pal, the puppet extraordinaire behind Transylvania Television and Vermin, Gordon Smuder. (Not to mention this other guy who’s sort of big in comics… you might have heard of him… I think his name is George Perez?)

Rocky Mountain Con 2015 Panels 

Here are the panels I’m scheduled to be on this weekend at Rocky Mountain Con 2015. If I’m not at my table during the con, I’m probably on a panel!

Saturday 11/7

11:00 am – Doctor Who: The Companions (panel room 2 with local cosplayer Erin Card)

4:00 pm – Visual Storytelling (panel room 1 with Chad Hardin)

Sunday 11/8

11:00 am – Professional Comic Book Artist Q & A (Main Stage with Chad Hardin)

Rocky Mountain Con 2015 Sketch Rates & Prints

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Yes, I will definitely be doing commission sketches at Rocky Mountain Con.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60 or $40 with a current student ID

If you would like to send me your  sketch request ahead of time, putting you first on my list, please email it to chris@christopherjonesart.com as soon as possible with the subject, “ROCKY MOUNTAIN CON SKETCH REQUEST”.

I will also have all of my prints available for purchase. You can preview all of them in my Etsy store.

Free Mini-Prints!

As with all my convention appearances, I’ll have free buttons and mini-prints for anyone at Rocky Mountain Con who shows me they like my Facebook page or follows me on Twitter.

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Denver Comic Con 2014!

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Denver Comic Con kicks off today! I must say, this is one awesome comic con that I am VERY proud to be back at. Every comic con has its own flavor and personality, and even though Denver Comic Con draws around 75,000 fans, it still does an impressive job of feeling like a community. Plus I get to hang out with Greg Weisman all weekend.

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Last night we checked out the con pre-party at Mile High Comics, which is kind of like the warehouse at the end of Raiders, only for comic books. We really like comic books.

I will be set up at Artist Valley table D16 throughout the convention! Here’s a handy map to help you find me:

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My Denver Comic Con Schedule:

FRIDAY

Young Justice – MINI Main Friday 4:45pm to 5:35pm

The creators of this fan favorite series will talk all things about the team of Super-Hero sidekicks.

Four Color Mixer  – Breckinridge Brewery/Hilton Garden Inn 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Denver Comic Con’s intimate cocktail party to celebrate our special comic book guests, along with a limited number of attendees.

SATURDAY

Batman 75th in Comics – Room 203 2:45pm to 3:35pm

The Dark Knight has prowled the streets of Gotham for 75 years. Come hear from some of the people that made his journey possible over the years.

SUNDAY

Aurora Rise – Booth 532 10:30am to 11:00am

I’ll head over to the Aurora Rise booth to hang out and sign, maybe contribute a sketch for their next charity sketchbook! Check out this great organization!

DMZ Art Talk – DMZ/Corral 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Fans of all ages are invited to come chat and draw with Christopher Jones in the DCC Comics Corral teen zone!

All other times, I will be at my Artist Valley table signing, selling & talking to fans! I didn’t do any panels at last year’s Denver Comic Con since my decision to attend was sort of late in the game, so I’m super excited about my schedule this year. You may also wish to check out Greg Weisman’s Denver Comic Con schedule.

Who Doesn’t Love FREE Stuff?

I’ve got several freebies this year at my Artist Valley table!

Free Mini-prints for followers!

Show me you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page for your FREE signed mini-print!

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Free Parallel Man posters!

Parallel Man is my upcoming sci-fi comic series for FutureDude Entertainment. I’ve got a limited supply of FREE full color 11×17″ Parallel Man posters featuring characters from the book, which I am more than happy to sign for anyone who wants one.

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Free Candy & Healthy Snacks!

I always have free candy at my table! It’s part of my evil plan.

Step 1: Have free candy at my table.

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Step 3: Profit!

Recently I’ve also started stocking a supply of granola & breakfast bars for anyone who asks for one. I know convention food can get expensive and it can be tough to eat anything healthy, especially if you’re a young fan on a budget. So if you feel yourself energy crashing or just in need of an energy boost, PLEASE do stop by Artist Valley table #D16 and just ask for a granola/breakfast bar.

Aurora Rise Sketchbook

Available at Aurora Rise Booth #532! I contributed a sketch to the Aurora Rise Sketchbook Vol. 2! All purchases go to benefit victims of the 7/20/12 Aurora Theater Shooting. You can find more information on the Aurora Rise website here.

Prints! 

I’ll have all my Young Justice & comics 11×17″ prints available at my Artist Valley table, including a new Artemis Crock and Wally West print, “Spitfire”. Prints are $20/ea or 3 for $50, which is a significant discount from my Etsy store.

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I’ll also have some smaller, black & white prints for $5, including a Young Justice and a Batman ’66 print.

Signatures are ALWAYS free, so feel free to bring stuff for me to sign.

Classic Doctor Who fans may be interested in picking up my new-in-2014 print, “For the Fans”, based on Peter Davison’s fantastic 50th Anniversary special, “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot“. This will be the first comic convention I’ll have it at! And of course I’ll have all my other Doctor Who prints, too.

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Day one of Denver Comic Con.

It is a full moon and Friday the 13th.

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Denver Comic Con THIS WEEKEND – Schedule Update

I’ll be joining my Young Justice partner-in-crime Greg Weisman at the Denver Comic Con this weekend, so it’ll be a great opportunity to get us BOTH to sign all those Young Justice comic books and prints! And Young Justice fans also won’t want to miss Khary Payton (the voice of Aqualad) and Kelly Hu (the voice of Cheshire) who will also be there!

I’ll be kicking off my time in Denver with the Denver Comic Con Pre-Party on Thursday night starting at 6:00pm at Mile High Comics. So if you’re in the area, come and say hi! (I’ve never been to Denver before and could definitely use suggestions for where to spend my time outside of the convention.)

Once the convention gets underway, you’ll be able to find me at CC9 in the “Comic Book Classroom Corral” area all three days. Here’s a handy map to help you find my table:

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Additionally you will be able to find me at the following panels and events:

Young Justice (panel)

Saturday 6/1     3:00pm–3:50pm     Room 108-110
This panel will feature Young Justice writer/producer Greg Weisman, Khary Payton (the voice of Aqualad) and myself!

Young Justice Meet-up

Saturday 6/1     7:30pm–8:20pm     Room 104
We’ll be convening in Room 104 at the conclusion of the “Nuts and Bolts of Writing Comics” panel (which features Greg Weisman and a host of other powerhouse comics writers.) Greg will join us for photos and an informal chat about Young Justice and its fandom. This will be your best opportunity at the con if you want photos with both Greg and me. Come hang out with us!

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Signing at the Aurora Rise Booth

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Sunday 6/2      12:00pm-1:00pm      Booth 528
Aurora Rise is a Section 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organization founded in the wake of the Century 16 Aurora theater shooting on July 20, 2012. It has been created by victims to help other victims with small acts of assistance and kindness.

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I will be spending some time at their booth, signing these black and white 4×5″ Young Justice mini-print cards for FREE. I encourage you while you’re there to check out the cool merchandise, limited edition prints and First EVER Limited Edition Aurora Rise Sketchbook Vol 1 that they’ll have available at the convention! More information on their website.

Comics for *Everyone* in the Family (Panel)

Sunday 6/2      4:00pm–4:50pm      Room 103
A discussion of *all-ages* comics – comic books aimed at older and younger readers alike!
With Jeffrey Brown, Dan Parent, Jamal Igle, James Taylor, Mario Gonzales, Greg Weisman and myself.

At my table, I am happy to sign anything you bring me! I will be doing commission sketches ($60 full characters; $30 headshots) and I will have Young Justice trade paperbacks for sale, as well as a few Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trades and a couple copies of the new Day of Judgement trade paperback. (There’s a story about that last one… ask at your own risk!!) Oh, and let’s not forget…

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I’ll have TWO Young Justice prints available at the show, one featuring the Season 1 and Season 2 versions of the core Team, and a new one making it’s debut at this convention featuring the Family Crock: Artemis  Crock (aka Artemis), Jade Nguyen (aka Cheshire), Paula Crock (aka Huntress), Lawrence “Crusher” Crock (aka Sportsmaster) and the very young Lian Nguyen-Harper. Like all my 11″×17″ color prints they’ll be available at the convention for $20 each, which is a savings of $10 (plus shipping) over buying them from my Etsy Store. (Yes, the new print will eventually be on Etsy  too… after I get back from the convention.) This is your chance to get one of these signed by both me and Greg Weisman, and maybe even some voice actors all in the same weekend!

Of course, stop by my table and show me that you follow my Christopher Jones Comic Art page on Facebook or @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter and get one of two FREE convention exclusive items:

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If you’re not able to make it to Denver Comic Con this weekend, you can check out all my planned convention appearances for the coming year on my Appearances Page! Otherwise, I’m looking forward to seeing lots of great cosplay, meeting lots of awesome fans, and just enjoying the convention weekend. I hope I see you there!

Denver Comic Con – May 31-June 2 2013

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What a crazy month! It seems like just yesterday I was at the C2E2 convention in Chicago, then it was Free Comic Book Day at The Source Comics and Games, last weekend it was MCBA Springcon, and now I’m getting ready to head off to  Denver Comic Conand I can’t wait! I’ll be joining my Young Justice partner-in-crime Greg Weisman at the Denver show, so it’ll be a great opportunity to get us BOTH to sign all those Young Justice comic books and prints! I’m really looking forward to this, and it’ll be my first visit to Denver if you don’t count layovers at the airport.

At my table, I am happy to sign anything you bring me! I will be doing commission sketches, and I will have comics and Young Justice trade paperbacks for sale.

In addition to my Young Justice prints, I’ll have plenty of other 11″×17″ prints for $20 each, some of which you can see here.

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And for the Doctor Who fans…

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Stop by my table and show me that you follow my Christopher Jones Comic Art page on Facebook or @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter and get one of two FREE exclusive items:

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And remember, you can check out all my planned convention appearances for the coming year on my Appearances Page!

Coming to Denver Comic Con – May 31-June 2 2013

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They couldn’t keep me away! In a last-minute addition to my 2013 schedule, I’ll be a guest at the Denver Comic Con at the end of May. I’ll be joining my Young Justice partner-in-crime Greg Weisman at the Denver show, so it’ll be a great opportunity to get us BOTH to sign all those Young Justice comic books and prints! I’m looking forward to this, it’s my first visit to the Denver convention and really my first visit to Denver if you don’t count layovers at the airport.

I’ll have more to say about the Denver show after I get back from the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this weekend!

You can check out all my planned convention appearances for the coming  year on my Appearances Page!