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 GSCF is being held July 7-8th 2018 at the Mennen Arena in Morristown NJ. 
We invite you to come out and meet some of your favorite artists and creators as well as the best comic and toy vendors around at one of the most comic and creator focused shows on the East Coast! There will be contests, games, and fun for the whole family. So come out and celebrate your favorite Super Heroes!!!!

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Legendary Artist Greg Hildebrandt is coming to Garden State Comic FestJuly 7-8th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, New Jersey!!!
Greg and his twin brother, Tim, were born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939, Both boys were avid artists and creative thinkers from a young age, and carried their artistic passion with them throughout their childhoods. For years Greg and Tim worked together and apart, receiving international recognition and numerous awards and honors. In 1975, Greg and Tim illustrated the first of a series of The Lord of the Rings calendars for Ballantine Books. In 1977, Lucasfilm hired the Brothers Hildebrandt to create the movie poster for the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope. 
In 1981, they pursued separate careers. During the ’80s 
Greg’s art appeared on covers for Omni and Heavy Metal. The Franklin Mint and Lenox issued his work on collector’s plates, figurines, dolls and swords. In l984, Greg illustrated Mary 
Stewart’s Merlin trilogy, and he has illustrated 15 classics, including: The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Robin Hood, Dracula and Phantom of the Opera. When commenting on Greg's work the New York Times said, “Fortunate the child or adult who receives a gift of the classics richly illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt.”
After 12 years apart, the Brothers reunited in 1993. They worked on Marvel posters, pre-production art for Stan Lee and Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman films, a King Tut book, the 1994 Marvel Masterpieces card set, X-Men and Spider-Man card sets, Terry & the Pirates (comic strip) and an X-Men 2099 painted bookshelf edition. In 1999, Greg began to paint a life-long dream. He created his 'American Beauties' series of retro pinup art. There are presently 100 amazing paintings in this series. In recent times Greg has done a number of covers for Marvel including Deadpool Vs. Thanos, Secret Wars, Old Man Logan, and Guardians Of The Galaxy, Star Wars, Thor, Daredevil, X-Men, to name just a few!

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GSCF is proud to welcome Buzz to Garden State Comic Fest July 7-8th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, New Jersey.
Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, ATOMIKA, VAMPIRELLA, LUNA, X-FACTOR, IMPULSE, and Shi to name a few. 
A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit. 
Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, Los Angeles LAKERS and The United States Marine Corps.

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Tom Palmer is coming to Garden State Comic Fest!!
July 7-8th Mennen Arena Morristown NJ!
Fresh out of an early departure from art school, Tom Palmer began his career in comic books on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and has gone on to lend his inimitable embellishing talents to virtually all of the company’s top titles as an artist, inker, colorist and painter. He has been part of many of comics’ legendary dream teams: his work with Neal Adams on X-Men Comics is considered to be one of the definitive runs in the franchise’s history, he teamed with John Buscema on a lengthy record-breaking run on The Avengers and his pairing with Gene Colan on Tomb Of Dracula and DAREDEVIL influenced a whole generation of artists.
Tom has also had well-remembered turns as an inker and finisher on X-Men: The Hidden Years, Nightstalkers, Marvel’s 1980s Star Wars series (where he also pencilled and colored several issues and painted many striking covers), Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Punisher: Born and the X-Men spin-off limited series Magic. His more recent credits at Marvel include Incredible Hulk, Immortal Iron Fist, Punisher, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Eternals, Heroes For Hire, Wolverine and Ghost Rider. He has also illustrated the comic book adaptations of the films Jaws 2 and 2010 and the novels The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers. He joined Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.. on their creator-owned blockbuster series Kick-, where his work can be seen on both the printed page and on the screen in the film's animated sequence.
In addition to his work in comics, Tom has also had a successful career in the advertising field, where he has painted and illustrated ad campaigns for a variety of clients including Hertz, American Cyanamid, Winsor & Newton and Panasonic.
Today, Tom continues to lend his talent to the pencil lines of the comic industry’s greatest artists for a variety of different publishers including DC Comics, Valiant and IDW Publishing. His official website,www.tompalmerillustration.com, is updated daily with new pieces of art from throughout his career.

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Fernando Ruiz is coming to Garden State Comic Fest July 7-8th at the Mennen Arena Morristown NJ!!
A graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, Fernando Ruiz has been writing and drawing comics professionally for over twenty years. Much of his work has appeared in the various comic books published by Archie Comics. Fernando has drawn Archie, Archie & Friends, Sabrina The Teen Age Witch, Betty & Veronica Spectacular and many others. He has been the regular penciller on Archie's Weird Mysteries and the Eisner-nominated magazine, Life With Archie. In addition to his comic book work, Fernando has worked extensively as a commercial artist. He has illustrated various storyboards, books, and toy designs. In 2014, he illustrated the book Rabbids: Laugh Your Rabbids Off for Simon & Shuster. Most recently, he has illustrated the highly-publicized and much anticipated crossover series, Archie Vs Predator for Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Fernando has returned to the Kubert School as an instructor. He has taught art for the past twenty years.

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Jim Calafiore is coming to Garden State Comic Fest July 7-8th at the Mennen Arena Morristown, New Jersey!
In his 26 years working in comics, Jim has spent extended time at Valiant, DC Comics and Marvel, notably on Peter David's Aquaman, Judd Winick's EXILES, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND, various Batman books, and an extended run on the critically acclaimed SECRET SIX, with Gail Simone. In 2013 they reunited for their creator-owned LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS. After his run on DC's Red Lantern Corps with Charles Soule, he and Gail are have been working on their hit project LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS.

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Keith Giffen is coming to Garden State Comic Fest July 7-8th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown NJ!
Keith is a legend in the comic field for both his artwork and writing. Not to mention characters he has created and co-created including Rocket Raccoon of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, DC Comics alien bounty hunter Lobo , and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. 
He is best-known for his long runs illustrating and later writing the futuristic superhero team book Legion of Super-Heroes in the 1980s and 1990s, and for co-creating the humorous, international version of the Justice League in the late 1980s. 
Giffen's first published work was "The Sword and The Star", a black and white series with writer Bill Mantlo. He has worked on titles (owned by several different companies) including Woodgod, All Star Comics, Doctor Fate, Drax: The Destroyer, Heckler, Nick Fury's Howling Commandos, Reign of the Zodiac, Suicide Squad, Trencher (to be re-released in a collected edition by Boom! Studios.), T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and Vext. 
He took a break from the comic industry for several years, working on storyboards for television and film, including shows such as The Real Ghostbusters and Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy. 
When he returned to comics after a hiatus, his style was more precise and reminiscent of George Perez and Jim Starlin and helped make Legion of Super-Heroes one of the most popular books of the era. It was his work on the Legion that rocketed him to comic book artist fame and gave him creative control with the national companies that few artists achieved. He peppered his artwork with in-jokes such as upside down Superman logos, hidden Marvel characters, and eyeball creatures, and created an alternate futuristic alphabet in which he scrawled humorous messages on signs in the background of his panels.

Giffen is known for his humorous takes on existing characters, often focusing on their personality clashes. He also has a tendency to poke fun at trends in comic books or character archetypes. His Ambush Bug miniseries is especially noted for its in-jokes such as Villian the Villain, Cheeks the Toy Wonder, and the use of DC editor Julius Schwartz as a character. 
He is also known for sudden plot twists and abrupt often tragic turns of fate.

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All of us here at GSCF are super excited that Ken Bald is coming to Garden State Comic Fest July 7th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown NJ!
Ken Bald is a legendary Golden Age Timely-Marvel Comic Artist, Dark Shadows Comic Strip Illustrator and holder of 2 Guinness World Record Titles
Considered by Stan Lee as the “best comic artist in the business,” Ken Bald is one of the founding fathers of comic art. Born in 1920 in NYC, Bald’s amazing career started at Jack Binder Studio in the early 1940s, where he penciled covers of Captain Midnight, Captain Marvel, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Doc Savage, and more.
Returning from WWII as a decorated Marine Corp. Captain, Bald met Stan Lee, who recruited him to Timely Comics (which is now Marvel) where he illustrated characters such as Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Torch, Blonde Phantom, Venus, Millie the Model, and also created the characters Namora and Sun Girl. During this time, he also worked for the American Comics Group where he drew a countless number of both horror and romance themed comic books. 
In the mid-1950s, Ken transitioned to syndicated comic strips rendering incomparable art for strips such as Judd Saxon, Dr. Kildare, and Dark Shadows. 
In 2015, Bald earned his first Guinness World Record as “Oldest Comic Artist.” Then, after illustrating the cover for Marvel’s “Contest of Champions” in 2015, Bald grabbed his second GWR title as “Oldest Artist to Illustrate a Comic Book Cover” as Bald was 95 years old when he penciled it. 
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this world-renowned comic artist who truly is a living legend. Ken will be turning 98 years old in August.

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Adriana Melo is coming to Garden State Comic FestJuly 7-8th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown!! Adriana is a Brazilian based comic book artist, working for such labels as DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Titan comics, and Image Comics. Some of the books she worked as a penciler are: "Fantastic Four", "Silver Surfer", "Star Wars: Empire", "Rose & Thorn", "Witchblade", “Green Lantern”, "Miss Marvel", "Birds of Prey" ,”Catwoman”, "New Adventures of Dr Who: The Ninth Doctor" “Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica”. You can pick up her most recent work in your local comic shop, the DC comics miniseries of “Plastic Man” with Gail Simone.

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!
GSCF Is Very Excited to Welcome Back Adam Kubert to Garden State Comic Fest for a rare signing!! 

ADAM WILL BE SIGNING AT THE KUBERT SCHOOL BOOTH ON SATURDAY JULY 7TH AT 11AM!!

Adam, known for his legendary work for publishers such as Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and DC Comics, including work on Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, and Avengers vs. X-Men. He is probably best-known for his work at Marvel Comics, in particular for a sporadic run on the solo Wolverine title with writer Larry Hama.
Adam graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in medical illustration. He also attended the The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey, from which he duly graduated and has since become one of the industry's leading professional comic book artists. 
Adam and his brother Andy Kubert are instructors at The Kubert School, which was founded by their father Joe Kubert. 
#Kubert_School #GSCF #Adam_Kubert #Marvel#DC #NJ #NYC #NYCC#Garden_State_Comic_Fest #Comics #Awesome#GSComicFest

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On 5/4/2018 at 12:58 AM, BDaddyDogg said:

Is anyone facilitating this one?  

Great news!
Garden State Comic Fest is proud to say we will have a CGC ComicsFacilitator and witnesses at GSCF July 7-8th! 
Surreal Comics and Cards is coming in all the way from New Mexico to help out all the fans with their CGC needs next week!

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On 4/30/2018 at 11:23 AM, Shinwar said:

will CGC be here?

Great news!
Garden State Comic Fest is proud to say we will have a CGC ComicsFacilitator and witnesses at GSCF July 7-8th! 
Surreal Comics and Cards is coming in all the way from New Mexico to help out all the fans with their CGC needs next week!

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I will be setting up in booth 60 along with Michael Williams and Pat Milligan.  Many of the other dealers you know from my shows will be there as well!  Lots of special stuff set aside for the shoppers at GSCF!  Just a sample of some of the fun stuff I'll be bringing...

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1 hour ago, pug productions said:

I will be setting up in booth 60 along with Michael Williams and Pat Milligan.  Many of the other dealers you know from my shows will be there as well!  Lots of special stuff set aside for the shoppers at GSCF!  Just a sample of some of the fun stuff I'll be bringing...

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Love those jungle books! (thumbsu

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