The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an article up on this weekend’s Pittsburgh Comicon, which includes appearances by Ethan Van Sciver, Tim Truman, Arthur Suydam, Mike Oeming, Rags Morales, Mike Grell, Joe Jusko and Adam Hughes, as well as the last con appearance by George Perez for a few years:
The annual Pittsburgh Comicon at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart in Monroeville has grown in respectability and influence with the comics industry. No longer a secondary stop on the way to comicons in San Diego and New York, the Pittsburgh Comicon now attracts the cream of the crop of comic book talent. This year’s roster is especially top heavy with big names:
Artist George Perez, arguably one of the top five fan favorites of all time, is making the Pittsburgh Comicon his last convention appearance for a few years. Known for his linear style and intricate rendering of superhero battles, Perez made his biggest mark on DC Comics’ “Crisis on Infinite Earth,” the Marvel/DC crossover between the Avengers and the Justice League of America and a superb run on “The New Teen Titans” in the 1980s.
My favorite part of the article would be this sentence from the opening paragraph:
Only a philistine would doubt that the once-maligned comic book subculture has made the transition from the anonymity of mom’s basement to the corporate boardroom. Comic books are hip and profitable.
In your face, philistines!