Careers In The Creative Arts March 11-13, 2022
Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is more than just a comic book convention. More than a venue for fans to spend money, stand in line, dress up and pose or even meet a celebrity, artist or creator. Yes, we have ALL of that, and more.
Our mission statement for all events produced by Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza producer Gary Sohmers, is to show an excited next generation where the careers are in the creative arts, by giving young people an opportunity to immerse themselves among other current and future professionals for shared knowledge in numerous fields where job opportunities exist.
The number of availability in Careers In The Creative Arts 2022 outnumbers many other categories of job creation and include Art Directors, Book Editors, Cartoonists, Comic Book Artists, Comic Book Publishers, Comic Book Writers, Desktop Publishing Specialists, Editorial and Research Assistants, Editors, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Literary Agents, Magazine Editors, Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Cameraman, Lighting, Wardrobe, Sound, penciller, inker, and colorer along with creating and producing all of these jobs in any entertainment industries. Every ancillary aspect that drives consumer goods sales including advertising, media, marketing, sales, retail and internet are all industries dependent on creative thinkers and “artists” to allow them to succeed.
As part of the fun of learning, NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza will be offering numerous opportunities for all age groups to gain some insights into Careers In The Creative Arts, so families can learn and share the info gathered. To talk one-on-one with creators and artistes of some of your favorite, comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, TV shows, and more.
As far as celebrities go, it takes hard work and luck to be a “celebrity,” which any of them will tell you. VERNON WELLS – Ken Reid Interviews him about his career in film and television. TARA REID – Reid Interview with her about her career in film and television. CANDY CLARK – Interview with Oscar nominated actress about 50th anniversary of “American Graffiti” and her work with David Bowie on “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and JOHN WESLEY SHIPP – Career retrospective in a Flash. NICOLE KANG – “CW Batwoman” “Orange Is The New Black”- Interview with Nicole about her career in film and television all hosted by TV Guidance Counselor Ken Reid.
Great comic book artists working for Marvel, DC, Disney and independently, such as Joe St. Pierre, Commercial Artist, Marvel, most #1 Spiderman Comics, Venom, DC Aquaman, Image. Creator of FABIEN COUSTEAU EXPEDITIONS & NEW ZODIAX. KEITH WILLIAMS – The Phantom, first costumed Superhero, and Superman artist talks about the history and legacy of the first generation of super heroes, Hosted by Mike Grassia and others share advice.
Other aspects of creative arts include Comic Stripping – Guy Gilchrist (Muppets, Nancy) & Tim Jones (Sour Grapes) talk about traditional comic strip in the twenty-first century. Then you might like, The Art of the Bizarre – There are Monsters Among Us – Boglins creator TIM CLARK and Monstah Gus creator JOE SOUZA talk about why weird sells so well. Fantasy and Fine Art from Fandom – Bob Eggleton & Marianne Plumridge are the dynamic duo of the field, Hosted by Mike Grassia.
JEFF KLINE – What is an Animation Television Producer in todays Age of Netflix? Kline has had a long career in television animation production having produced Transformers: Robots In Disguise, DragonTales, Jackie Chan Adventures and many other, and is currently publisher of Darby Pop with the only official Bruce Lee comic, and he will be offering to review young artists’ portfolios.
Interested in music? The HARP TWINS Camille and Kennerly Kitt are American identical twin actresses and electric/acoustic harpists, who compose, arrange, and perform as The Harp Twins. Kitt sisters have released over 100 singles online, as well as nine physical albums of both covers and original songs. – Career Interview hosted by TV Guidance Counselor Ken Reid
In costuming the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza features great Cosplay activities including our original Create-A-Hero℠, Create-A-Villain℠ and Create-A-Character℠ Costume Contests each day, where an original idea and costume is presented on stage for voting by fans. Its cosplay with an original backstory, and mash-ups are accepted. Get your creative on, and maybe you can meet a writer and an artist and soon be involved in a new project. 12:45-1:30pm Sunday in the Seminar Room; So you want to do cosplay? Have you ever wanted to get into cosplay and am unsure how? Come and listen to how to get your feet wet and the dos and don’ts. Hosted by Tree Bark Crafting & Carley Winn Cosplay.
All of these people are showing why there really are careers in arts for dedicated people who want to do something passionately enough to learn it.
A schedule of activities is on the website necomiccons.com, although many of creative arts professionals will be at their tables for walk up conversations.
NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show returns to Boxboro Regency Hotel March 11-13, 2022 in Boxborough, MA for 3 days of Collectors’ and Fan Experiences. Vendors selling comics, toys, art, books, memorabilia, crafts and pop culture collectibles. Celebrity Guests signing autographs (for a fee), along with Comic book artists, writers and creators. Updates will be announced on NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza March 11-13, 2022 shows website www.NEComicCons.com.