The fifth annual Albany Comic Con – the premier comic book and collectibles show in the Capital Region – takes over the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany from 10am-4pm on Sunday (November 11). Admission is $5.
20 exhibitors and vendors will host display tables at the convention, and more than 40 comic book artists and writers will be on hand, as well. The convention will also feature a costume contest and several panel discussions with professionals, covering such topics as “The Art of Inking,” “Writing Fantasy 101” and “Comics to Movies.”
“We had had no school to go to,” says 87-year-old comic book artist Dick Ayers. “You went to a regular art school, and that’s what I told ’em in the art school. I got upset. ‘You guys are all the camera, the single Kodak camera. I’m the movie camera. I’m telling them a story.’”
One of at least 36 comic book artists scheduled to appear on Sunday at the Albany Comic Con at the Holiday Inn Albany on Wolf Road, Ayers may be less high profile than some other artists appearing at the convention – like Joe Sinnott, Jim Starlin, Fred Hembeck and Bill Anderson – but he has been a personal inspiration to me since I was seven years old.
I remember the moment I saw my first painted cover edition of The Lone Ranger 60 years ago as if it were yesterday. It was on the middle shelf of Eaton’s Drug Store in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and it featured the masked man punching out the bad guy. The motion captured in that painting and the expression of determination on the masked man’s face completely captivated me.
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