MEET TODD THIS WEEKEND IN NEW YORK! COMIC-CON AND MUSEUM EXHIBIT SCHEDULE
Plus, New York Museum Exhibition Contest Winners
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
This is the weekend of the New York Comic-Con at the Jacob Javitz Center and the opening of "Todd McFarlane: A Retrospective" at MoCCA (The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art). Todd is scheduled to attend both events -- if you're looking to meet him, there will be plenty of opportunities. Here is his schedule (subject to change):
NEW YORK COMIC-CON
Friday, Feb. 24
5pm to 6pm: Todd McFarlane autograph signing in Room 1E03
Signing limited to two autographed items per person.
Saturday, Feb. 25
11am to 12pm: Todd McFarlane autograph signing in Room 1E03
Spawn artists signing. Come meet Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and new Spawn artist Philip Tan.
3pm to 5pm: Todd McFarlane Panel: Time Trippin' with Todd McFarlane and Friends in the Special Events Hall
Hear the news about all the ongoing McFarlane projects including the latest comic, toy and animation news from Todd himself in a lively discussion. Todd will be joined by Spawn editor-in-chief, Brian Haberlin, Spawn penciler Philip Tan, and making his first Comic-Con appearance in more than 10 years, legendary Spawn artist and Creech creator, Greg Capullo.
5pm to 7pm: Panel Signing in Room 1E03
Immediately following the panel, join Todd, Philip and Greg for an autograph signing with free panel-exclusive, limited-edition signing plate. Autographed items limited to one signing plate and one outside item per person.
ALSO AT NY COMIC-CON
Exclusive Spawn #1 in 3D
A special New York Comic-Con limited-edition 3D version of Spawn issue #1 was created exclusively for the 2006 McFarlane retrospective at MoCCA.
Written and drawn by Todd, this 32-page book has a cover price of $5.95 and includes red/blue 3D glasses! This special book will be available as a Donor Premium (in recognition of donations of $6 or more) from MoCCA beginning Feb. 24 at their NY Comic-Con booth (#114), and at the MoCCA Gift Shop during the run of the McFarlane retrospective exhibit, while supplies last. Proceeds benefit MoCCA.
Interested in a Job Working for the McFarlane Companies?
If you're a sculptor, painter, model maker rapid protyping/3-D modeler, or Human Resources Admininstrative Assistant bring your portfolio to the booth! We're recruiting for these positions located at the McFarlane Design Studio in Northern New Jersey. Swing by the McFarlane Toys booth #116 at Comic-Con for more information and to speak with a representative on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11am to 3pm.
For information on New York Comic-Con, go here: http://www.nycomiccon.com/
TODD McFARLANE: A RETROSPECTIVE -- NEW YORK MUSEUM EXHIBIT
MoCCA will host "Todd McFarlane: A Retrospective," from Feb. 25 through May 1. The multimedia retrospective exhibit showcasing Todd's art and career will feature original artwork and artifacts including original comic art pages, animation cels, character designs and layouts, as well as toy designs and prototypes from the McFarlane Companies archives.
Todd will personally appear at the opening reception for the exhibit, which begins at 8pm on Saturday, Feb. 25, at MoCCA's SoHo gallery. Tickets for the opening may be purchased at MoCCA's NY Comic-Con booth (#114 -- conveniently located right next to McFarlane Toys booth #116).
For complete information on and directions to MoCCA, go here: http://www.moccany.org/
PREVIEW RECEPTION AND CONTEST WINNERS
Todd will also appear in person at a special private preview on Friday, Feb. 24. Although this event is only open to professionals, exhibitors, and other trade attendees of NY Comic-Con, Reed Exhibitions has generously set aside 50 free tickets for the general public, available for the first 50 fans who sign up at MoCCA's NY Comic-Con booth, #114.
Here are the winners of our online contest --
Congratulations to Donna Bradley of Astoria, NY and James Guardino of Old Bridge, NJ, who have won tickets to attend the opening reception at MoCCA. Wear a clean shirt and get ready to hobnob with the stars.
TODD McFARLANE: A RETROSPECTIVE MINI-SITE UPDATE
Visit Our MoCCA Mini-Site Here on Spawn.com
For those unable to attend the MoCCA show, we've created a mini-site featuring artwork from the exhibit, plus audio tracks of Todd's thoughts and reminiscences on each piece. Each week we're adding new content -- so check it out. This is the updated schedule:Friday, Jan. 27: A full list of all the pieces included in the retrospectiveFriday, Feb. 3: Selected images and all audio tracks, Nos. 1-24Friday, Feb. 10: Selected images and all audio tracks, Nos. 25-36Friday, Feb. 17: Selected images and all audio tracks, Nos. 37-52Wednesday, Feb. 22: Selected images and all audio tracks, Nos. 53-72Today we also bring you a sneak peek at two more of the exhibit's pieces, complete with Todd's audio commentary:Piece #60 -- Spawn #1, 2-page spreadPiece #66 -- Todd talks about Spawn toysThis section will continually evolve during the course of the MoCCA exhibit. Check back right here for updates.
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