ECBACC 2010 announces impressive guest line-up

by Jeff

ebacc ECBACC 2010 announces impressive guest line-upMedia Release — Shawn Martinbrough at ECBACC 2010

Shawn Martinbrough has illustrated for DC, Marvel, and Vertigo Comics. The bulk of Martinbrough’s work has been for Marvel Comics, Vertigo, and DC Comics which includes his critically acclaimed two year collaboration with novelist Greg Ruka on “Batman: Detective Comics” and work on “The Losers” which is now a major motion picture. His latest work includes “Luke Cage: Noir” and “How To Draw Noir Comics” is an instructional art book published by Random House. www.shawnmartinbrough.com

Ahmad Muhammad at ECBACC 2010

Ahmad Muhammad is a writer, artist, and director who is currently producing one of his stories, The Business, into an independent film. Muhammad, also known as AIM, is the creator of the multi-cultural cartoon titled “18th Ave”, which follows a boy named Loyal as he adjusts to a new town, dealing with a local bully named Stress, and tries to overcome his fear of rapping in front of a crowd. Currently, Muhammad is working on his second animation project; an action cartoon titled “Iron Heart”. www.18thaveonline.com

Shannon Newby at ECBACC 2010

Heavy Sedation is a short film series created by Shannon Newby which uses comedy, science-fiction, and mystery to tell stories. The series started on WYBE public television and within weeks the show became a top ten hit on the station. ‘Heavy Sedation’ is now a national and internationally syndicated public television series that has aired on 42 stations across the United States, in Canada, and in the United Kingdom. Heavy Sedation airs on WHYY TV12. www.outthehouse.com/heavysedation

Greg Pak at ECBACC 2010

Greg Pak is an author and filmmaker who has worked on Planet Hulk, World War Hulk, and X-men: Phoenix Song for Marvel Comics. Pak is also an editor for AsianAmericanComics.com and AsianAmericanFilm.com. His latest work on the twelve-issue comic title series War Machine (starring Iron Man’s long time friend James Rhodes, who will be played by Don Cheadle in the live action Iron Man 2 film) is the winner of the Maximum Force Award from ComicCritque.com. www.pakbuzz.com

Larry Stroman at ECBACC 2010

With titles like Uncanny X-men, Alien Legion, and X-Factor under his belt, Larry Stroman is recognized as a master artist. Working for over ten years with Marvel comics, Stroman has developed a style of visual storytelling and characterization that is unmistakable to comic book fans worldwide. Larry Stroman is the co-founder of Axis Comics where his work on the highly successful book Tribe still goes unparalleled. Stroman recently lent his artistry to Marvel comics’ Black Panther.

Trevor Von Eeden at ECBACC 2010

Trevor Von Eeden’s comics career started in 1976, as DC’s youngest, and first Black artist. He designed the costume and drew the adventures of their very first original Black superhero: Black Lightning! After that, he worked on Batman, since “The Batman Annual #8,” which came out in 1982. He also worked on the series “Thriller” in the mid-1980’s, which has garnered an appreciative fan base, one that exists even to this day. He has written and drawn his very first graphic novel, a 240-page story of the life of Jack Johnson, the first Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Von Eeden is currently working on his next book–The Story of Heru: the Original Hero!

What is The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention?

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, originally slated to be called the Pan-African Comic Convention (PAC-Con) or First World Komix Con (1st World Con), is an annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, their fans and retailers who are interested in discussing, buying and selling comic books, sci-fi, action figures and related material by and / or about Black superheroes / super-powered characters / adventures. In addition, the Convention also features panel discussions, self-publishing and graphic arts workshops for aspiring creators, and film screenings of works of veterans and amateurs alike. The Convention is held in Philadelphia each May preceded by a reception / awards ceremony. The ECBACC is the first bona fide “Black Comic Book Convention” in Philadelphia, PA, and serves as a replicable model for community-based comic book conventions. The ECBACC has successfully cultivated images of Black super-powered characters and has effectively served as a nexus, conduit and catalyst for Black comic book creators, their colleagues and fans since 2002!

Where can I find up-to-date information on the event?

For the latest information, you can join our general mailing list by emailing blackageofcomics@ecbacc.com. You can also go to:
www.ecbacc.com, www.facebook.com/ecbacc, www.myspace.com/ecbacc, or www.comicspace.com/ecbacc.

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