Minneapolis, MN, April 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Ghost Rider and X-Force artist Clayton Crain has drawn the eighth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 1-3. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Minneapolis Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.
Crain, who primarily uses digital painting, is also well known for his work with Todd McFarlane as well as with Marvel on Carnage, covers for DC and his unique sketch cover acrylic paintings. He is currently working for Valiant Comics on the popular comic Rai, with writer Matt Kindt. He also continues to develop his painting techniques with acrylic and oil sketchbook covers and commissions.
The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
Stars of “The Walking Dead” TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis include Christian Serratos ("Rosita Espinosa"), Alanna Masterson ("Tara Chambler") and Michael Rooker ("Merle Dixon"). Other standout celebrities attending include Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” The Last King of Scotland), Debby Ryan ("Jessie," "The Suite Life on Deck"), WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, Kevin Conroy (“Batman, The Animated Series,” “Justice League”), Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story,” “Masters of Sex”), Sylvester McCoy ("Doctor Who," The Hobbit) and more.
In addition to Crain, Artist Alley in Minneapolis will feature Steve Fastner (“Kiss of Death,” “Demon Baby”), Rich Larson (“Haunted House of Lingerie,” “Alien @ Large”), Bill Willingham (“Fables,” “JLA”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men,”), Michael Avon Oeming (“Superman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Dan Jurgens (“Green Arrow,” “The Mighty Thor”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”) and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, visit http://wizd.me/MinneapolisPR.
For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: http://www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.