Real-Life Paper Heroes Meet Fans At Local Comic Book Store

Saturday June 28th, 2014

Posted at 6:15pm

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From bats to monkeys, two local artists took some time to connect with fans today.

Paper Heroes – Comic Books & Collectibles (2857 Howard Ave.) was buzzing. About two months after Free Comic Book Day, the store hosted another autograph signing from 1-4pm This time, GlassMonkey Studios creator Tony Gray and 2014 Joe Schuster award nominee Jason Fabok were on hand.

Line-ups formed early, drawing people from every corner. Not only were fans eagerly awaiting autographs, Cosplayers like Poison Ivy, Green Arrow and Deadpool stopped by. It created an exciting atmosphere as the store had another busy event. Unlike Free Comic Book Day however, the weather was much more inviting to customers.

Not stopping with Fabok and Gray, other stands were set up to sell unique items. This included Jennie Ellis’ DIY custom clothing/accessory company, Build Your Empire. She had superhero themed purses, handbags, buttons and more. Writer/artist Claudiu-Sebastian Herta was also selling commissioned art, including X-Men minis.

Gray’s credits include GlassMonkey Studios’, Tales Of The Incredible Conduit. He’s also well-known for syndicated newspaper strips Saturday Afternoon, and The Incredible Conduit — the latter having been printed in newspapers across Canada. Fabok’s well-known works include a lengthy run on Detective Comics, earning him his Joe Schuster award nomination. The Harrow-native’s most recent pencils were featured in the weekly title, Batman Eternal — he also came with a new print for the signing.

Those interested in Paper Heroes can visit the store, follow them on facebook or call 519-969-7277.

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