Hawthorne Comic Book Convention to honor Joe Kubert

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th year, sponsored this year by The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the event and organize every aspect of the day’s activities. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show, and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. Their will also be an auction at 2:30 PM in the cafeteria. Activities also include art lessons throughout the day, as well as guests speaking about careers in art.

This year The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention will pay tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration – Joe Kubert. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world and organizers are inviting graduates from the Kubert School to appear.

Here is the current guest list:

  • Walt Simonson
  • Joe Staton
  • Herb Trimpe
  • Tom Palmer
  • Jack C. Harris
  • Bob Wiacek
  • Trevor Von Eeden
  • Steve Mannion
  • John Workman
  • Doug Baron
  • Mike Lilly
  • Guy Dorian
  • Ian Dorian
  • Ken Gale
  • Mercy Van Vlack
  • Bob Pinaha
  • Paul Bonono
  • Rick Man
  • Glen Whitmore
  • Janet Hamlin
  • Rudy Nebres
  • James Sherman
  • Dave Bullock
  • Eric Battle
  • Joe Giella (tent.)
  • Dennis Calero (tent.)
  • Elaine Lee
  • Jon B. Cooke
  • Mark Romanoski

Many guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews.

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention

  • Saturday May 10th, 2014
  • 10AM-4PM
  • Hawthorne High School, 160 Parmelee Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 05706
  • Admission: $5.00