Maine comic book artist Paul Pelletier, who creates images such as the “Justice League” cover above, will be featured at Bar Harbor Comic Con at the Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor on April 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF BAR HARBOR COMIC CON

Comic Con to feature artists, collectables, gaming, cosplay



BAR HARBOR — The second annual Bar Harbor Comic Con will take place at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a comedy and magic show, comic book artists, authors, vendors, cosplay competitions, video gaming tournaments, a musical performance by The Crown Vics, food and refreshments.

A replica of the original Adam West Batmobile will be among the featured exhibits. The Michael Conlon Productions 1966 Batmobile is a George Barris reproduction based on the iconic Batmobile seen on the syndicated TV show.

Magician Mark Pinksten’s show is a send-up of pop culture that just happens to feature magic and illusion. It has quickly become a standard at comic cons around New England.

Mort Todd will attend as a special media guest. He is an editor of “Crack Magazine,” and his art graces music videos and album covers. Special media guest Jeff Kline, owner of Darby Pop Publishing, is the writer of over 40 animated shows, like “Transformers: Prime.”

Maine illustrator and cartoonist Sean Moran will be set up at the event, as will Maine comic writer and graphic artist Christopher Mills of Atomicpulp.com. Paul Pelletier, a Maine artist currently working on DC Comics’ “Titans,” “Cyborg” and “Aquaman,” will have a booth. He also worked on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Hulks War” and “SheHulk.”

Other exhibitors include Maine publisher Leni S. Gronros, Alpha Productions; Maine artist Jay Piscopo, creator of “The Adventures of Capt’n Eli”; Maine comic artist Amanda Kahl, illustrator of “Age of Night”; Maine artist Jayson Stickney, SoulStrike Studios; author Nicholas Anderson, creator of “Planet Ripple”; Maine artist and graphic designer Art Gowie, Corn Apple; Adventure Awaits artist Jess LeClair; comic book illustrator and publisher Hugh Martin Times; MemoryMaker Photography; Maine horror and suspense writer Thomas Washburn Jr., author of “Into Darkness” and “The Witcher”; Maine suspense and horror writer Duane E. Coffill, author of “Dark Vision” and “The Path.”

Nor’Easter Gaming Expo will host an open PC and console gaming tournament. The Maine Association of Cosplay Enthusiasts is organizing a cosplay “death match.” Ancientalienexpert.com, which prints out custom science fiction and fantasy PhD diplomas, will be on hand, along with the Cemetery Theater of Bangor and “Sleep Eaters” film group.

Others include Eric Bousquet, a buyer and seller of Magic cards and more; Northeast Collectibles of Brewer, seller of comics, toy collectables and more; Top Shelf Comics of Bangor, selling comics, stamps and coins; J.T. Burton of Bar Harbor, buyer and seller of vintage and modern comics books; Eric’s Toys and Collectables; Neko-jin Designs, custom apparel, bags and nerdy accessories; Cheeky Monkey, Nerdom handcrafted apparel and accessories; Nor’Easter Gaming Expo, hosting PC and console gaming; and the Downeast Gamers Guild, hosting Warhammer 40k and Shadespire.

Admission costs $7 for adults. Up to three children under 12 will be admitted free with each paid adult admission. The Oceanside also is offering special room rates. Chris Schwartz, aka Bar Harbor Batman, is the event organizer. Contact him at [email protected] or 664-3456.

Visit www.barharborcomiccon.com or find the event on Facebook.

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