KENNETH SMITH RETURNS TO OAFCON 2012
OAF welcomes back Kenneth Smith, famed sf & fantasy illustrator! Kenneth will be having some rare original art for sale in our auction Saturday night ! !
My editorial connection at Dark Horse for their new CREEPY and EERIEcover-market alas has not panned out, with the downsizing they've gone through. But that connection was also the only in-house source of information I had for how the horror-line was doing generally. I encourage any dealers or fans who are big on the hard-copy, magazine- or anthology-format horror market to bring me recommendations about the places they find the most interesting and exciting fiction and art getting published.
In fact I have been gradually filling out an artbook of my work in the genre of Horror, producing a lot of concept-pieces for rendering as acrylics or oils. I am working--at various speeds--on several such artbooks, at the same time I'm gathering up work to start self-publishing again. With some technical assistance Angela has been shaping up my dormant website, kennethsmith.com, for art, for self-publications under the imprints of Phantasmagoria Publications and Memnon Press, for collectable books of graphic art and other interests, etc. I have taken out an ad in Heritage Auctions' PRICE GUIDE TO COMIC ART to move an occasional original along. And I've also been active at doing tutorials via Skype, which keep me fairly occupied now that THE COMICS JOURNAL has lapsed from existence as a periodical and its website has turned to more fannish material.
I will be bringing a selection of my original oils and acrylics for display, with a lot of sketches and drawings for sale at my tables and other art for sale at auction; the full line of my Phantasmagoria books, prints and portfolios, limited-edition and otherwise; some specially attractive collectables getting cleaved from my own collection; etc.
OAFCON 2012 Guest of Honor TERRY BEATTY
Current artist of the PHANTOM
Previously Terry has worked on:
OAFCON 2012 NOVEMBER 10-11
THE Comic Book & Nostalgia Convention returns to the Biltmore Hotel I-40 at Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for a Saturday and Sunday full of COMIC BOOKS, COMIC & FANTASY ART, MOVIE POSTERS, TOYS, SCIENCE FICTION. PULPS, OLD TIME RADIO, BIG LITTLE BOOKS, and much more!
Admission is $5.00 per day
PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT DEALERS TABLES availability . We have a large room with many repeat dealers from all across the country. If interested in displaying your collectibles contact Bart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables, if available, are $60 each.
MANY of the OKLAHOMA COMIC CREATORS GROUP will be setting up in our FREE Comic Book creators area. If you would like to be apart of our FREE space, contact us at the address above.
Call the Biltmore Hotel for room reservations:
1-800-522-6620 and ask for the Comic Book Show rate, which includes FREE breakfast for 2.
More Guests, Dealers list, Attending Fans, and other details coming soon!
Read the 2011 archives below for reviews and pictures from last years OAFCON ....