2016 NC Comicon http://nccomicon.com November 11-13th Durham Convention Center Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NCC 2016 portfolio review schedule http://nccomicon.com/announcements/ncc-2016-portfolio-review-schedule/ http://nccomicon.com/announcements/ncc-2016-portfolio-review-schedule/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:54 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2856 NCC 2016 portfolio review schedule

Many of the comic industry’s top publishers – including DC Comics, Valiant Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, and Insight Comics – will be on the hunt for new talent and emerging creators at this November’s NC Comicon in Durham, North Carolina. Artists are encouraged to bring their best work to show to editors at official portfolio reviews for feedback and a shot at drawing some of today’s best-selling books.

Illustrator and NCC co-owner Tommy Lee Edwards offers a helpful hint for artists hoping to make the most out of their review: “Edit your portfolio down to only your best work. The more storytelling skills you can show off, the better, so bring sequential pages, not a bunch of pinups.”

“New and aspiring creators are what the NC Comicon is all about,” says the show’s Creative Director, comics author Brockton McKinney. “At NCC not only do you have the chance to meet your favorite artists and writers, you have a chance to become your favorite artists and writers. We invite creators of all ages and experience levels to come out, have a blast, and learn alongside a great community of fans and professionals.”

Each review session is limited to twelve slots per day, so plan to come early. See full schedule below for dates and times.


11:30am-1:30pm: Insight Comics

2pm-4pm: DC 


11am-1pm: Insight Comics

1:30pm-3:30pm: DC

3:30pm-5:30pm: Valiant 


11am-1pm DC 

1pm-3pm: Action Lab 

3pm-5pm: Valiant 

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NC Comicon 2016 ComiQuest Film Festival http://nccomicon.com/announcements/nc-comicon-comiquest-film-festival/ http://nccomicon.com/announcements/nc-comicon-comiquest-film-festival/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:20:24 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2846 The ComiQuest Film Festival for Dangerous Humans is all about logical analogies: connecting the YOUNG ANIMAL series of comic books to their spiritual counterparts in the world of film. Like pairing the right wine with a great meal, these films have been hand-picked to underscore the scope, flavor, and thematic elements of each comic and project them onto the big screen.

The festival features selections by YOUNG ANIMAL creators Gerard Way, Tommy Lee Edwards, Nick Derrington, Jody Houser, Jon Rivera, and Marley Zarcone and includes an array of modern classics and old favorites that are sure you to whet your appetite for everything YOUNG ANIMAL has to offer.

(PG, 1984, 103 min)
Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Peter Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he’s the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when the demented Dr. Lizardo (John Lithgow) devises a plot to steal the Overthruster, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!

(PG-13, 1986, 100 min)
Kurt Russell is Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose life takes a sudden tailspin when his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown, in a creature-filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who presides over an empire of spirits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan’s domain in a full-throttled ride to rescue the girl.

(PG, 107 min, 2011)
The Adventures of Tintin follows the exciting exploits of a young reporter, his dog, a sea captain with a drinking problem, and a couple of bumbling Interpol detectives as they travel from Europe to the Sahara and Morocco in pursuit of a pickpocket, model-ship collectors, and long-lost treasure.

Edgar Rice Burrough’s AT THE EARTH’S CORE
(PG, 89 min, 1976)
Murderous monsters, scantily clad prehistoric playmates and telepathic pterodactyls inhabit the center of our world in this colorful fantasy-adventure about a manned “drill-craft” boring its way to the center of the Earth! Starring sci-fi superstars Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, and Caroline Munro, this subterranean chiller is the most endearingly whimsical entertainment on—or under—the planet’s surface!

(PG-13, 96 min, 2004)
Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about “survival of the fittest.” But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE
(R, 1987, 93 min)
Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller. Aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery : a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth. But worst of all, with these glasses you see which of us are really hideous, bug-eyed aliens.

Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
(UK, R, 137 min, 1971)
Malcolm McDowell stars as Alex, the leader of a quartet of droogs, a vicious group of young hoodlums who spend their nights stealing cars, fighting rival gangs, and raping women. We watch Alex transform from a miscreant into a convict used in a government experiment that attempts to reform criminals. But is the therapy nothing more than a quick cure-all for a society plagued by rampant crime?

(PG, 1974, 92 min)
After hearing Winslow Leach (William Finley) perform a song from his Faust rock opera, Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music and has Winslow imprisoned but not before Winslow meets aspiring songbird Phoenix (Jessica Harper). After an accident grossly disfigures him, Winslow disguises himself as the Phantom. Determined to have Phoenix sing, the Phantom discovers just how far Swan will go to give the people what they want?


Times and Showings




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LEGO returns to NC Comicon! http://nccomicon.com/events/lego-returns-to-nc-comicon/ http://nccomicon.com/events/lego-returns-to-nc-comicon/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:39:06 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2841 LEGO is coming back to the NC Comicon in 2016 and we’ve got a stellar schedule to debut. We’re proud to announce our first ever Interactive Lego Panel and Workshop room! We’ve got something for everyone– including how to build your own POKEBALL from Pokémon!

Friday –
BrickFlix! LEGO movies and shorts, all day!

Saturday –
11am – An Introduction to the LEGO community (w/ Joe Meno)
1pm – Building the Pokeball Session (limit 20) (w/ Will Stroh)
2pm – How to Become a Lego Builder (w/ Joe Meno)
4pm – 7pm – BrickFlix

Sunday –
1pm – An Introduction to the LEGO community (w/ Joe Meno)
2pm – Building the Pokeball Session (limit 20) (w/ Will Stroh)
3pm – How to Become a Lego Builder (w/ Joe Meno)
4pm – MORE Brickflix!

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Dustin Harbin http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/dustin-harbin-2/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/dustin-harbin-2/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:00:38 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2769 Dustin Harbin is a cartoonist working in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s best known for his autobio webcomic DIARY COMICS, and for occasionally lettering comics including CASANOVA and Bryan Lee O’Malley’s SECONDS.

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Sanford Greene http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/sanford-greene/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/sanford-greene/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:39 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2766 Sanford Greene has worked professionally in comic illustration and related industries for over 12 years. His clients include Marvel/Disney, DC Comics, SEGA, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, and Warner Brothers. Sanford is an artist for Marvel comics where his most recent work is on the poplar series Powerman and Iron Fist. He is also one of the cover artists for Black Panther and has done the remake of the loved Runaways series for Secret Wars 2. He has also done many covers for “ The Avengers “, “Archie “ and the most recent incarnation of the highly anticipated “ Doom Patrol “. Sanford Greene is currently the Artist In Residence for Benedict College where he conducts workshops and recruits for the Benedict Art Department.

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Jamie S. Rich http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/jamie-s-rich/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/jamie-s-rich/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:52 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2762 Jamie S. Rich is the group editor at Vertigo Comics, and former editor-in-chief of Oni Press. As a writer, he has collaborated with Michael Allred, Megan Levens, Chynna Clugston Flores, and Joëlle Jones, with whom he co-created LADY KILLER.

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Dave Dwonch http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/dave-dwonch-2/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/dave-dwonch-2/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:00:47 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2745 Dave Dwonch has been a comics writer and artist producing indie titles for over a decade. In 2010 he founded Action Lab Entertainment with fellow indie mavericks, and as President and Creative Director for Action Lab he has helped produce several of their titles, including the Eisner nominated series Princeless. Recently he penned several titles, most notably Vamplets (with Gayle “My Little Pony” Middleton), Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab, and CBR’s Top 100 of 2013 series Double Jumpers.

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Chris Giarrusso http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/chris-giarrusso/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/chris-giarrusso/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:00:41 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2700 Chris Giarrusso is the writer and artist best known for creating the G-MAN superhero graphic novel series and THE G-MAN SUPER JOURNAL series, as well as creating the MINI MARVELS for Marvel Comics.

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Mark Irwin http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/mark-irwin/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/mark-irwin/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:12 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2696 Mark Irwin has worked as an art director, editor, and illustrator for over 20 years. Lending his talents to Heavy Metal, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Nickelodeon, Capcom, and many more, Mark is now leading the charge for Insight Comics, a new imprint of Insight Editions, a leading publisher in the entertainment field.

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Richard Case http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/richard-case-2/ http://nccomicon.com/guests-2016/richard-case-2/#respond Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:00:40 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=2693 Richard Case has been illustrating comics professionally for more than 25 years. His run on Doom Patrol with writer Grant Morrison twisted the minds of a whole generation of comics readers and helped launch the Vertigo imprint for DC Comics. He has also worked on other Vertigo mainstays such as Sandman, Preacher, Books of Magic and Shade the Changing Man, as well as Marvel titles including Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Nighthawk. He continues to work on his creator-owned title- Annie Ammo. He is also a concept artist for Red Storm Entertainment, most recently helping to develop Tom Clancy’s The Division.

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