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Mike and Laura Allred Headed to Long Beach Comic Con 2014!

The award-winning art team join the growing list of special guests at the sixth anniversary event in September.

We here at Comic Vine are big fans of the Long Beach Comic Con. It's always been a fun show with plenty of cool people attending. It's hard to believe this year is only the sixth year the show has been going on. We've been to every single one.

Lately there's been several announcements for the special guests that will be attending. You can check out the official website for all the info. But if you know me, there's one announcement I've been dying to share. Mike and Laura Allred will be attending the show.

Award-winning art team Michael Allred (Silver Surfer, Madman, Batman ‘66, iZombie) and Laura Allred (Silver Surfer, Doop, Rocketeer) will bring their incredible talent to Long Beach Comic Con on September 27 and 28, 2014. Between them, the Allreds have worked on some of the biggest names in comics, including Silver Surfer, Batman ’66 Covers, Archie, Daredevil, X-Men, Sandman, and Rocketeer. The storied creators will also be releasing Madman In Your Face 3D Special this winter.

All weekend at Long Beach Comic Con, Michael and Laura will be signing prints and chatting with fans. They will also participate in panels, to be announced shortly.

“We're looking forward to hitting the Long Beach show! I grew up near there and always enjoy coming home and making my old friends and family come see Michael and I mix it up with our comic book friends and family,” said Laura Allred.

“Surf's Up!” added Michael Allred.

“Michael and Laura are a rock star team and have produced some incredible art,” said Phil Lawrence, co-founder and sales director of Long Beach Comic Con. “We are thrilled that they are joining us at Long Beach Comic Con this year.”

Michael Allred is an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, and all-around artsy fartsy type who considers the comic book storytelling medium to have the greatest potential of all creative endeavors. He has worked with top comics creators, including folks like Neil Gaiman, The Dandy Warhols, Robert Rodriguez, Jamie S. Rich, Peter Milligan, Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Kevin Smith, Matt Fraction, Chris Roberson, his “big brother” Lee Allred, and is currently playing in Marvel Comic's sandbox on the new Silver Surfer series with Dan Slott.

Laura Allred is one of the most celebrated colorists in the comic book industry, winning the Eisner Award, and along with her husband, Michael Allred, and filling their mantle with numerous awards including the Harvey, The Wizard Fan Award, Moonman, Shel Dorf, Barkster, and The Inkpot. Laura has developed her own unique coloring process using graphite and water color tones in conjunction with contemporary computer techniques and “pop art” graphics resulting in a state-of-the-art-organic quality. She's done the coloring for other artists including Darwyn Cooke, Art Adams, Frank Miller, Geof Darrow, Frank Cho, Seth Fisher, Joe Quinones and Mike Mignola.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

Follow Long Beach Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

You can expect Comic Vine there once again. Be sure to mark your calendar and start making your plans for this weekend in September. It's going to be great!

About Long Beach Comic Con

Celebrating its sixth year, Long Beach Comic Con offers fun for everyone with panels, artist alley, kids programming and more Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014. Long Beach Comic Con is a true comic convention, focused on creating a unique experience that both fans and exhibitors in the Long Beach, Anaheim, and Los Angeles areas will enjoy. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

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Edited by AlwaysBeClothing

The Allred style of pop art is quite frankly amazing and I would love to get some Allred stuff signed. This is some pretty big news for you eh GmanFrom"Heck"? Hopefully there will be a panel reveal in the future!

Posted by G-Man

@alwaysbeclothing: Obviously I am super excited. I've spoken with Mike before but at Emerald City, I couldn't even say 'hi' because there were so many people waiting to talk to them at their table. The list of guests for this show is pretty amazing so far.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

I don't know why but I pictured them older.

Edited by SierraWhisky

Awesome news! Super excited for the con now!

Edited by pikahyper

@takashichea this is where you should go for your first comic convention :) I might actually be able to go to this one, only two buses each way.

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Posted by the_kza

cannot wait for the mystery art challenge! and finally I get to meet one of my favorite artists!

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

@pikahyper: The recent one was super fun. I was able to stalk Tony through his panels and got to speak with 3-4 creators. Spent about 2-3 hours chatting with Brian Buccellato while he worked on commissions (including mine). I plan on going again when September rolls around, its supposedly in much bigger room during the fall.

Posted by Extremis

Mike Allred looks just how he draws his characters. Creepy? Maybe. Cool? Absolutely.

His work on X-Statix is probably my all-time favorite effort by an artist on a title. Consistent and perfect the whole way through. He actually makes other artists look like shit.

Posted by TheFirstLantern

Wow, this time, i wont be in the west coast. WOW.

Posted by takashichea

@pikahyper:

Thanks! I didn't know Long Beach had a comic con.

Edited by pikahyper

@takashichea: ya a couple, con and expo and you used to have Wizard World but I believe that is still where AX is now.

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