Poster reveal and latest news of Heroes Comic Con Valencia
Finally, we can unveil the wonderful poster that the exceptional Mariscal has designed for our first edition of Comic Con Valencia. The words of Mariscal:
“What better character than the great Pumby to present the edition of Heroes Comic Con at Feria Valencia. I started learning to read knowing the fascinating world of comics with Pumby. He was from Valencia and his colors and adventures fascinated me from a very young age. The Pumby that I present in the poster is a version made with memory, in that you can see that my memory is very bad and that is why it is a very hero Pumby, very made in my own way. The colors also try to remember those impressions of those yellowish papers, the smell of the printing press, the emotion of going to the kiosk and being able to share with my brothers the TBO, Jaimito, Roberto Alcázar and Pedrín, the Masked Man and later Hazañas Bélicas, the Jabato, The thunder captain … Pumby continues to function as a very homemade hero, very tender, very authentic. Pumby and his world is like the Fallas, very close, and that was walking through the streets of Valencia. Thank you for counting on me to illustrate this comic book show. A very old Pumby that is very modern. “
Download the Marshal’s poster in big here.
Gaten Matarazzo from “Stranger Things”
Heroes Comic Con València 2018 has more than 30 guests, among them the actor Gaten Matarazzo, known for his role as Dustin Henderson in “Stranger Things”.
Matarazzo will be in the show on February 24 and 25 for signing sessions, photographs (which can be purchased here) and Q&A panels open to the public both Saturday and Sunday.
More than 30 guest authors
More than thirty authors will be participating as Howard Chaykin, Paco Roca, Aimee de Jongh, Natacha Bustos, Jaime Martin, Reinhard Kleist, Carmen Carnero, Emile Bravo, Gail Simone, Yanick Paquette, Chris Sprouse, Rubén Pellejero, Thierry Smolderen, David B., Ana Oncina, Hermann, Brian Stelfreeze, Manel Gimeno, Carlos Maiques, Gerard Miquel, Bartolomé Seguí …
See the full list of guests of this edition here.
The Valencian comic convention also seeks to be a platform where the best professionals can get to know and be signed by large renowned publishers.
Therefore, artists who wish to do so may present their portfolios to the publishers invited by the organization: Marie Javins (DC Comics), Daniel Chabon (Dark Horse Comics), Thomas Ragon (Èditions Dargaud) and Michael Groenewald (Carlsen Verlag).
All the information about the publishers and the review of portfolios here.
Following this topic, IVACE International, in collaboration with the Associació d’Editors of País Valencia, AEPV, organizes an inverse mission of Japanese publishers to this contest. The objective of this action is that the Valencian companies of the publishing sector and the illustrators of the Valencian Community participating in Heroes Comic Con materialize business opportunities through the sale of copyright as well as through co-production agreements with international publishers. For this, the publishers will hold B2B meetings with their Japanese counterparts and the illustrators will have the opportunity to show their portfolio
Heroes Comic Con València 2018 will host, for the first time in the city, the largest concentration of publishers specialized in comics and graphic novels, such as Editorial Graph, Editorial Publisher, Babylón Editions, ECC Ediciones, Dolmen, Letra Blanka Editorial, Editorial Fandogamia, Pulpture, Astiberri and Medusa Comics.
In addition, great renowned art schools such as ESAT, Florida or Aulatek will offer various master classes to teach the public the secrets of 3D and digital animation.
Stores and Specialized Areas
Visitors can find the main specialized comic shops in the city such as Yojimbo Comics, Futurama, Cartoon Corp, Pictures, La Orda or Frikipolis, along with other national stores, such as FNAC and international stores such as Cool2u, a1Toys and Dirtees.
There will also be spaces dedicated to the novels and fanziner artists, with more than 500 square meters of exhibition area next to the Table Games area with the participation of ASMODEE, Guerra de Mitos or Cayro Games.
Likewise, Heroes Comic Con València 2018 will feature the participation of 100% Valencian brands such as DACSA and large entertainment platforms such as the SYFY channel.
All this accompanied by a restaurant area with foodtrucks that will make the visitor live a complete experience.
Heroes Comic Con València 2018 bets in its first edition for a wide range of contents related to comics, illustration, animation, TV series, cinema and, in general, everything related to pop culture.
On the main stage several of the guests will do a live draw performance. There will be panels as interesting as the one dedicated to the “Spaniards girls in the USA comic”, with Carmen Carnero and Natacha Bustos; “Black Panther and other stories,” with Chris Sprouse and Brian Stelfreeze, and “It’s Wonder WOMEN’S time, it’s time for WOMEN Wonder!”, With Gail Simone and Yanick Paquette.
Science fiction will be very present throughout the weekend, as short films by well-known directors will be screened on the national scene. We will also have animated short films made by great professionals of the audiovisual sector.
In the exhibition area, the visitor can see in the foreground great works such as “Ex.II Exiled Illustrated” by IVAJ, “El día 3” (Astiberri) by Cristina Durán by Pepita Lumier and “Estamos todas bien”, with Ana’s originals Penyas by FNAC, among many others.
José Sanchis Grau Awards
On Saturday, February 24, the I José Sanchis Grau Awards will be presented to professionals in the comic sector. Some awards that, by name, have wanted to pay a well-deserved homage to the great figures of the Valencian School of comics and the Spanish comic. The Pumby kitten -the emblematic character of Sanchis- will star in the gala …
Among the awards, and thanks to the collaboration of the Divina Pastora Foundation, the Divina Pastora Special Prize will be awarded to the initiative -author, institution, administration, publishing company- that has used the comic with social purposes during the last year.
For its part, the Institució Alfons el Magnànim will present the first edition of the València de Novel·la Gràfica 2018 Prize in the show on Friday, February 23.
Cosplay fans are lucky. We will have three contests open to the public where the best cosplays will be chosen. We will also have some of the best cosplayers of the moment, such as Florencia Sofen, Yurai Cosplay, Lauz Lanille and Tobi & Ari B-Rabbit. More information here.