Convention Updates [added Irving, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Bloomington, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Knoxville, TN; Grand Rapids, MI; Albuquerque, NM; Acme, MI; Fort Myers, FL; Muscle Shoal, AL]

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SKETCHES TO BE PICKED UP AT CONVENTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MANY SHOWS.  PLEASE CONTACT MIKE’S ART REP SCOTT KRESS AT www.catskillcomics.com FOR INFORMATION.

New Orleans, LA
January 5-6-7, 2018
Wizard World New Orleans

Albuquerque, NM
January 12-14, 2018
Albuquerque Comic Con

Irving, TX
February 10-11, 2018
North Texas Comic Book Show

Las Vegas, NV
February 24-25, 2018
Vegas Toy Con

Dayton, OH
March 24-25, 2018
Gem City Comic Con

Bloomington, MN
April 14, 2018
Comic Card

Philadelphia, PA
May 17-20, 2018
Wizard World Philadelphia

Acme, MI
May 25-17, 2018
(details coming later)

Spokane, WA
June 2-3, 2018
Lilac City Comicon

Fort Myers, FL
June 16-17, 2018
(details coming later)

Knoxville, TN
June 29 – July 1, 2018
Fanboy Expo Knoxville Comic Con

Pocatello, Idaho CANCELLED
Sept 28-30, 2018
Snake River Comic Con

Muscle Shoals, AL
November 3-4, 2018
(details coming later)

Grand Rapids, MI
November 9-11, 2018
Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Grell and Green Arrow at Derby City Con

I took this of you and a Green Arrow cosplay (John Marks) at Derby City Con.
– Rachel Frye


Mike will be at Derby City Con, Louisville, KY; Oct 28-29, 2017

GREEN ARROW #34 featuring SHADO

I just finished the new variant cover for GREEN ARROW #34 featuring SHADO! This is the first time I’ve drawn Shado in more than two decades. I’m very pleased with the way it came out.

My normal working method is to draw the layout actual print size, then enlarge and lightbox it for inks, but I was on tour in Europe when I did the layout and I didn’t have access to a scanner/printer/lightbox, so I drew the layout full size and sent a photo to the editor for approval. I intended to ink over the pencils, but was lucky enough to be given an extended deadline which allowed me to lightbox the inks, so the original pencil is now available from www.catskillcomics.com. The finished inks are going on my wall.

Best regards,
Mike

 

R.I.P. LEN WEIN 1948-2017

I can’t tell you how sad I am to learn that my old friend Len Wein passed away today. Len was best known as the creator of two of the most legendary characters in comics: SWAMPTHING and WOLVERINE. Although he was about a year younger than me, Len was already a seasoned pro by the time I broke into comics, Still, he always took time for a newcomer and was always encouraging whenever we spoke about my desire to branch out and write my own material. As the years went by and the industry became less and less centralized in New York, our meetings became fewer and farther between, but whenever we were appearing at a convention together, Len never failed to stop by and say hello. Moments treasured, moments gone.

The Bullpen is filling back up… it’s just relocated.

I’ll miss you, old friend, but save me a seat. I’ll be along eventually.

–Mike Grell

Mike Grell art Commissions

Scott Kress at Catskill Comics is the exclusive agent for Mike Grell commissioned art. Fans looking for comic art originals or wishing to commission a special piece for their wall can contact Scott at: www.catskillcomics.com

Hall Of Legends

I had the honor of being inducted into the Wizard World Hall of Legends last night in Chicago. My old pal and editor Mike Gold was on hand to make it all the more special. I want to thank all my fans, friends and family who made it possible, especially Mom and Dad who had the sense to live in an area where we wouldn’t see one of those new-fangled television contraptions until I was 8 (we didn’t get one until I was 11). In the meantime, we had movies, comic books, newspaper comic strips and radio — which in those days was like TV without pictures (you had to supply your own). We learned to use our imagination and were given the freedom to use it. After 44 years in comics, I hardly feel like I’ve really worked a day in my life.

Wizard World Hall Of Legends Honoree

[Audio] Q&A and SDCC

This is a link to the panel I did at SDCC with Derek Maki, my show rep.

http://www.thecomicbooks.com/Audio/2017-07-21-SDCC-MikeGrellSpotlight.mp3

Denys Cowan

The amazing Denys Cowan stopped by my table at SDCC. Denys and Michael Davis launched Milestone Comics decades ago and the rest of the world is finally catching up. High damned time!

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