Monday, November 10, 2008

Let the Super-Con Season Begin!

While still six months out, we're starting to again provide one of the best guest lists of any convention and easily the best guest list for a convention our size anywhere in the world. If you want to go to a show where the ratio of guests to pros is as good as you can find, Super-Con is the place to be!

Super-Con will occur on May 16 and 17, 2009, at the San Jose Convention Center, South Hall. As with the past years, our convention hotel will be the San Jose Marriott -- a beautiful hotel complementing our awesome show.

Now that guests are starting to confirm their appearances, it's time to start announcing the list. Note that the guest list will continue to grow so check back here for more in the weeks and months ahead.

The following guests are now confirmed:

Jordi Bernet will be one of guests of honor! Jordi will be coming in from Spain and is known for many projects including Torpedo, Clara, Jonah Hex, Batman and many other projects.

Jimmy Palmiotti - superstar writer and artist (and writer of Jordi's Jonah Hex work), Jimmy will be returning this year to Super-Con.

Amanda Conner - superstar artist on many titles and the creator of last year's infamous breakfast cereal "Cho Ho's"! If you aren't familiar with this mouth watering treat, shame on you -- you should have been there last year!

Frank Cho - the Monkey Boy himself with more of his unique take on jungle girls, Mars maidens and best selling comic titles everywhere.

Bill Morrison - Bongo Comics (Simpsons) great and co-creator with Jane Wiedlin of Lady Robotika.

Jason Palmer - Painter extraordinaire of Serenity, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many other projects.

David Williams - Hulk/Power Pack and some of the most amazing convention drawings you've ever seen!

Steve Mannion - Wally Wood at his "Mad-est" and you've got Steve's amazing take on comics.

Stuart Sayger - Another unique talent with an incredible style unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Michael Bair - From my biased perspective, maybe the best inker and finisher in the biz!

Ray Lago - Little Annie Fanny, Vampirella and many other titles - Ray's watercolors set the bar at Super-Con for everyone else.

We will again be featuring the ever popular inking panel (just wait til you see who our pencillers will be this year!) along with our auction of the finished pieces.

Dozens of more artists to come. Be sure to check back periodically.

Best, Steve Morger.

P.S. For questions, please feel free to e-mail me directly at

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

San Diego Comic--Con 2008

Big Wow Art will again be attending the San Diego Comic-Con. This year, we will be located in booths 4405, 4407, 4504 and 4506. Featured attendees at the booth include: Travis Charest (with the debut of his new book, Space Girl, if it arrives in time), Ernie Chan (with his new sketchbook, Bare Beauties), Doug Sneyd, Dan Brereton, Michael Bair, Ted McKeever, Linda Tran and Justin Murray. VEI Studios (with Mr. Modok, Kasra Ghanbari) is also sharing the space with us as well.

A big thanks to Alberto Ruiz for the help in setting up this blog. Now the hard part -- for me to learn how to use it fully and to keep posting. :)

Once San Diego is done, more news on Super-Con 2009 in San Jose, California, on May 16/17, 2009. Some old and a number of great new guests to be announced. Stay tuned and thanks for checking out this blog. Best, Steve Morger.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2008 Super-Con Inking Panel - Adam Hughes

As we did last year, Super-Con (May 17/18 in San Jose, CA) will again be featuring an inking panel where numerous artists will be inking or painting over blue lines of pencil pieces provided by some of our guests.

This year will feature pencil art by Adam Hughes, Michael Golden and Ernie Chan. Each of the finished pieces will be auctioned at the show and absentee bidding will be available. The genesis of the inking panel came about from my friendship with a number of inkers -- Mike Bair, Buzz, Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga, and the list goes on -- and the ability to see each of them work. Given that each of the artists has their own distinct look, I thought it would be fun to see how different pieces would look with the same starting point. Frank Cho was nice enough last year to provide the base image and away we went.

The reaction was very good and many have volunteered to try their hand at this year's selections. As you can see, one image generates a myriad of different end products. As fortune would have have it, Bob Almond (another accomplished inker) had a similar idea of recognizing the contributions of inkers but on a much larger scale. Along with a number of other talented individuals, the Inkwell Awards were born. If you find the entries in this gallery of interest, I would strongly encourage you to check out and participate with the Inkwells. Go to and let the fun continue!

There are 8 Pieces of Art In This Gallery.

Adam Hughes' original pencils.

Michael Bair.

David Williams.

Mike Mayhew.

Jim Silke.

Charles Yoakum.

Dan Brereton.

Stephane Roux.

2008 Super-Con Inking Panel - Ernie Chan

There are 8 Pieces of Art In This Gallery.

Ernie Chan's original pencils.


Ernie Chan.

Tony DeZuniga.

Michael Golden.

Wade Furlong.

Tim Vigil.

Stuart Sayger.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2008 Super-Con Inking Panel - Michael Golden

There are 9 Pieces of Art In This Gallery.

Michael Golden original pencils.


Alex Nino.

Ernie Chan.

Stuart Sayger.