Don’t call it retro — it’s real! The Asbury Lanes was built in 1963 and much of the original decor is still in tact. Exhibitors set up just on the edge of the bowling lanes.
Evan Dorkin signed copies of Milk & Cheese, Dork, Beasts of Burden, and anything else fans showed up with. The Eisner award winner pretty much signed and did sketches from the time the doors opened til closing time.
Crowds at the first Asbury Park Comic Con on May 12 were steady and they brought pockets full of loot to acquire everything from handmade mini comics to rare golden age collectables.
The youngest exhibitors were the super-talented Connelly Sisters were locals, but we found them at MoCCA Fest in NYC.
DC comic artist Jamal Igle talks to Steve Mannion with Sarah Dyer in the background.
Illustrator and comic artist Stephanie Bucsema and her retro art.
Unlikely promoters Rat Bastard creator Cliff Galbraith and Robert Bruce, popculturist, dealer of rare comics and toys, and walk-on-star of AMC’s Comic Book Men.
Local’s Ming Chen and Mike Zappsic of AMC’s Comic Book Men podcasted live from Asbury Park Comic Con for their podcast I Sell Comics.
And Asbury Park Comic Con had a bar. And of course, so will Asbury Park Comic Con 2 on Sept 29th. Cheers!
Rob Kelly and Dan O’Conner bring their old school action adventure comic Ace Kilroy to Asbury Park Comic Con 2 in Sept. While at Wizard Philadelphia we happened upon them in artists alley and we were really impressed with their style and their beliefs about what makes good comics. We think you’ll agree.
You can find their continuing series at atacekilroy.tumblr.com. Enjoy!
Great day on Asbury Park Boardwalk. Cliff Galbraith took this picture of Shepard Fairey’s image of Paul Simonon of the Clash.
Jim and Sarah Tai Titus will return with even more comics for APCC 2 Sept. 29th. They’ll be bringing
- Silver to Modern Age comics super-discounted at $3 each (we buy so much and so often we can sell at crazy low prices)
- Half-Off Graphic Novels/ TPB/HC
- Modern and Silver Age “Wall Books” - better books, better condition, key issues
- Assorted New + Vintage Action Figures - Transformers, GI Joe (80s), Star Wars, and anything in between
- Discount Dollar Books (mostly newer back issues, few months old)
- Kids’ Comics and Graphic Novels - always have to take care of the kids!
We’re excited to welcome Mad Knits of Providence, Rhode Island to Asbury Park Comic Con 2. Handmade monsters by Katlin Juarez and Max Yaks and an upcoming comic are the kind of unique offerings that make Asbury Park Comic Con just a little different than the usual comic con.
Check out the world’s cutest monsters at http://madknits.com/
The ghoulish humor of Pat Dorian will descend upon Asbury Park Comic Con 2 like a giggling reaper on on pale horse. Pat is one of the latest artists to join the growing exhibitor list for our next con scheduled for Sept. 29th.
Pat Dorian’s table at MoCCA Fest NYC 2012 convinced us he was meant to join us at APCC2. Below, a page from his comic Face Skull.