Thursday, September 26, 2013

I’m pleased to announce our official moderator for the guest panels at this year’s Christmas Comic Con 2 – a true gentlemen, scholar, illustrator, painter, published poet/ writer and dyed-in-the-wool comic book fan.

A graduate of the University of Windsor with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a Master of Education, this man taught locally at the elementary and secondary school level for 41 years, including 16 as head consultant for a math and science curriculum department.

In addition, he was also one of the founders and first president of the Windsor Essex County Comic Collectors Club (WECCCC, est.1985) where, as a volunteer, he served as instructor and mentor to attendees of all ages at the Windsor Public Library by presenting segments on the history of the medium; examinations of the themes held within; and the publication of a newsletter made-up entirely of club member contributions (including those of a young Mike Michalski). In addition, the club also organized trips to various animation festivals and area comic book conventions.

His painted works have exhibited locally, he is a member of several poetry groups, and has also published Zapped by Design, Zithered by Wit – a collection of 160 poems that likewise includes 60 of his own illustrations.

A confirmed bibliophile and pop-culture buff, ladies and gentlemen, with great pleasure, I announce as our moderator, Mr. Roy James.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Meet Detective Comics artist Jason Fabok at Windsor Christmas Comic Con 2 Dec. 1st!

Any aspiring artists out there looking for a direct inspiration? Look no further than the career of one of Christmas Comic Con 2's very special guests, Mr. Jason Fabok. From humble, high school sketches to the Tradigital Animation course at St. Clair College to Aspen Comics and eventually full-time at DC Comics (where he currently pencils Batman in Detective Comics, the company's flagship title) don't miss this chance to meet Jay up-close and personal on Dec. 1st. With his ever-increasing schedule, these type of appearances are becoming fewer and farther-between for Jay. In fact, he's only doing three shows this entire year. C3-2 is honored to be one of them. Make a point to stop by and meet him (and his lovely wife Sarah) during this rare venture from his Batcave, located at an undisclosed location somewhere in Essex County.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Windsor's Christmas Comic Con 2 is coming Dec. 1st!

Tired and sunburned - but what a great couple of days spreading news of the Christmas Comic Con 2 and GlassMonkey Studios Inc. with Tony Gray at Children's Fest. Thanks to Patrick Kelly for the opportunity (including future ones) and ALL my Cosplay heroes and heroines. Super job, gang at The Safety Village!

Remember! Christmas Comic Con 2 is coming Dec. 1st to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts in downtown Windsor, Ontario - right across from Detroit, Michigan. Meet DC Comics artists David Finch; Yanick Paquette and Jason Fabok; legendary Marvel Comics artist Keith Pollard; longtime All-Star Squadron penciller Arvell Jones; GlassMonkey Studios' Tony Gray; Dynamite Comics artist Johnny Desjardins and more! Cosplay Costume Contest; more than 100 vendor tables; panel discussions; cartoons; live band and more! *Admission only $5 - Kids under 10 admitted FREE!*

Presented in partnership with St. Clair College. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Windsor's Christmas Comic Con 2 promo stop

Great day at Windsor's Children's Fest with Tony Gray promoting Christmas Comic Con 2 (C3-2) and GlassMonkey Studios Inc. Big thanks to Jordan Girard, Cassandra Giles, Derekica Snake, Cheyenne Gauthier, Robert Middleton, Caitlin Beaumont-Middleton and Benjamin McEachrane (Spider-Man) for all their hard work. See everyone Dec. 1st at Windsor Ontario's St. Clair Centre for the Arts!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Windsor, ON Christmas Comic Con adds Yanick Paquette to bill with Dave Finch & Jason Fabok!

Christmas Comic Con 2 (Dec. 1st, 2013 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts in Windsor, ON) proudly announces our newest guest list addition well-known and well-regarded for his runs on Swamp Thing; Ultimate X-Men and Young X-Men; as well as the much anticipated graphic novel "The Trial of Diana Prince" with writer Grant Morrison (with whom he previously worked on Batman Incorporated). In addition, the Quebec native can also count titles such as Wolverine: Weapon X; Adventures of Superman; Terra Obscura and Gambit among his many other credits. With great pleasure and respect, I hereby welcome Mr. Yanick Paquette to the upcoming C3-2! Bienvenue, Yanick!