Thursday, February 7, 2013
Collectors Corner on Harford Road will host Billy Martin of Maryland band Good Charlotte for a signing Mar. 3.
Although he's probably best known for his role as the lead guitarist in Maryland's own Good Charlotte, Billy Martin is also the creator of a new comic book series that debuts this March. To celebrate the launch of Vitriol The Hunter, published by IDW, Martin and Vitriol co-creator Brent Allen will appear at Parkville's Collectors Corner, 8711 Harford Road early next month, according to a post on the shop's Facebook page. The signing will be held from 1-5 p.m. Mar. 3, and the first 50 people in line will get a free signed copy of the first of six issues. Martin, who draws the new series, spoke last month to PREVIEWSWorld magazine about the upcoming title. Check out the interview with Martin and Allen at PREVIEWSWorld. Visits from comics …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Harford Road comics shop had Image Comics co-founder Marc Silvestri for a signing this past weekend.
Are you a comic book lover? Maybe you just remember the X-Men fondly from your youth? Collector's Corner, at 7911 Harford Road, recently had Image Comics/Top Cow Production's Marc Silvestri in for a signing and posted this video of the event to YouTube. Silvestri, best known for his work on Uncanny X-Men and spinoff title Wolverine in the late 80s and early 90s, is one of the seven original founders of Image Comics, Inc. (along with Todd McFarlane of Spawn fame and Jim Lee of Uncanny X-Men and Batman: Hush, among others). Silvestri is also the CEO of the comics label Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness), where he currently is working on a relaunch of Cyber Force.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Read Parkville-Overlea Patch's Q&A with Brandon Seifert, who created Witch Doctor for Image comics.
It's not often that he's been flown anywhere to do an appearance—in fact, a trip from Portland, OR to Parkville, MD is the first time that Image Comics creator and writer Brandon Seifert has "been flown anywhere". And he just couldn't resist the chance to come meet fans at Parkville's Collector's Corner. Seifert, a 32-year-old Fairbanks, AL native, has only been working professionally on comics for about two years. His first book, "Witch Doctor", was picked up by Image Comics' Robert Kirkman (of The Walking Dead fame) and produced on his Skybound imprint. Patch had a chance to speak with Seifert Wednesday night. How would you describe "Witch Doctor" for anyone who hasn't read it? Seifert: We always describe it as a horror medical drama—…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Collectors Corner store manager David Crispino turned to the online fundraising site Kickstarter to publish his first comic book.
After years of working in the comics industry, David Crispino, store manager of Collectors Corner in Parkville, decided it was time to take a shot at writing his own book—a supernatural western. Knowing what an expensive proposition publishing a comic book can be, Crispino turned to the internet fundraising site Kickstarter to self-publish his first title, an "alternate, supernatural history" of the Great Sioux War called Blood & Time. In order to get the book to the printers, Crispino, 31, will have to raise $5,000 by Oct. 13—as of Sept. 19, the week-old campaign is about a third of the way there. "I knew I would either have to pitch the book to a publisher ... or, I've been seeing movies, music and art being funneled through Kickstarter…