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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Superheroes For Hospice Charity Comic Book Sale - West Orange New Jersey

Superheroes For Hospice Charity Comic Book Sale
Saturday, April 20, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Barnabas Health Corporate Office
95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052
Directly across the street from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Not the Atkins Kent Building)

All proceeds will benefit patients and families served by the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center


• OVER 100,000 comic books
• Guest vendor w/ comics from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
• Roaming Costumed Characters supplied by the East Coast Avengers Cosplayers (only from 11am to 1pm)
• Archie Comics Editor, Paul Castiglia

• Sketch Artists: Paris Cullins (original Blue Devil artist), David G. Hardy, Mindy Indy, and DK Zombify (Ken Branch & Dan Nakrosis) who will draw you as a zombie…

For full details visit the Superheroes For Hospice Website:

In conjunction with the sale we host the

Admission is free for this series, but pre-registration is encouraged to reserve a seat as seating is limited. On the day of the event, remaining seats will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please register by emailing your request to – include each specific lecture that you would like to attend.

These are the 5 topics:

Perfecting the Comic Book Script
by Don E. Smith, Jr. (11:30 a.m. start)

In this discussion, Don will explore the art of creating a comic book story from the writer’s perspective.

Don Everett Smith Jr. has written several comic books for Bluewater Comics, Heske Horror and Spritied Comics. He also served as writer and editor for "Ghost Investigator" #1 and "HVZA: The Graphic Novel". Link:

Get Started: Selling Your Comic Art at Conventions!!!
by Mindy Indy (12:30 p.m. start)

Drawing from her own experiences, cartoonist Mindy Indy will tell you how to print your comics on a budget, get a table at comic conventions, tips on pricing and selling your comics, and other cool useful stuff! You CAN do it!!

Mindy Indy is a cartoonist and animator living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with Kyle Baker and Marvel Comics as the colorist for "Deadpool Max." Mindy Indy is currently working on her short comic series "The Misfortune Cookie" and web comic, as well as her graphic novel, "AER HEAD." Link:

Realism VS Cartooning: The War Between Comic Art Styles
by Paris Cullins (1:30 p.m. start)

As a collective, the field of comic book art has always seemed to struggle between realism and cartooning: Neal Adams VS Jack Kirby. The buyer’s desire has the last word, but the journey and struggle for the artist to attract an audience and keep artistic integrity is where this discussion goes. Along the way, we’ll talk about how Jack Kirby changed the industry and how Neal Adams raised the standard. This will be a playful discussion for new and seasoned comic book fans.

Paris Cullins is all about comic books, and that, he emphasizes, “is an understatement!” He has devoted over 30 years to producing comics, and related crafts, venturing into designing toys, and story boards for commercials and video games, working for companies like Hasbro, Disney, Archie and Mattel. He has even done animation for the Cartoon Network. Cullins is best known for his work at DC Comics, especially on the title, the Blue Beetle, and as the original artist for the Blue Devil. Link -

The Savage Style of Joe Kubert!
by Arlen Schumer (2:30 p.m. start)

Comic book illustrator and historian (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Collectors Press) Arlen Schumer presents a VisuaLecture eulogy of Joe Kubert (1926-2012), assessing his unique pen and brushwork artistry via focussing on five comic book characters Kubert was the definitive illustrator of: Hawkman, Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Tarzan and Ragman.

Arlen Schumer is a member of The Society of Illustrators, creating comic book-style illustrations for advertising and editorial usage, and one of the foremost historians of comic book art—his book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book of 2003. He lectures on these and other pop culture subjects he is a recognized expert in, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone and the music of Bruce Springsteen, at universities and cultural institutions nationwide.

Digital Comics: Changing Our Medium... For the Better?
by Christian Rubiano (3:30 p.m. start)

Although comic books have been in existence for over eighty years, and superhero movies continue to perform well at the box office, fewer people are reading comic books today than they were twenty years ago! This conversation will explore some of the reasons why, as well as advocate for how digital comics may hold the key to saving our beloved medium.

Christian Rubiano is a professional independent comic book creator and scribe. In April of 2010 Christian started the web comic site with fellow creator, Jan Velazquez. Since then, Christian has written over nine different titles including Zomboy, Odessa, Genesis, The Devil Died Different, and the soon to be released, The Lonely Man. Christian has also co-written a short film with Robert Vicente called Baggage. It was recently accepted into Ridley Scott's 2012 Online Film Festival. Link:\

For more information about Superheroes for Hospice, please contact:

Spiro Ballas
Senior Volunteer Coordinator
Superheroes for Hospice
Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center
95 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
(973) 322-4866

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