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Gil Kane Panel added to Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con for this Sunday

Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con has just added a new panel to this weekend’s line-up called Gil Kane: Comic Book Storyteller.

Daniel Herman (author of Gil Kane the Art of the Comics, Gil Kane Art and Interviews and Silver Age the Second Generation of Comic Book Artists and Publisher of Hermes Press) will explore the work of one of the most influential artists of the Silver Age of comics, Gil Kane.  Herman will discuss Kane’s impact on art of comic book storytelling, his creation of the first modern graphic novels, his work in animation and more.

The program will begin with a brief video and will explore Kane’s growth starting in the Golden Age.  There will also be a question and answer segment at the end of the program.

Prizes, including Hermes Press’ classic (and out of print) Gil Kane Art and Interviews, and TwoMorrow’s Comic Book Creator issue #11, featuring Gil Kane, will be randomly awarded to panel attendees.

For the Salt City Comic-Con, Hermes will also be offering 100 Convention Exclusives of two titles: The Complete Jim Aparo Charlton Phantom   and The Art of Jim Davis’ Garfield.   Each book will include a “special limited edition insert plate”.  At the convention, Hermes Press will discount 20% off all the rest of their catalog of books.

This Gil Kane panel is scheduled for Sunday, June 25th, at 4:00 PM in the Hall of Justice at Salt City Comic-Con.


Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con, celebrating its fourth year, moves to the Oncenter’s War Memorial building in downtown Syracuse  this weekend, June 24th and 25th.  This pop-culture convention focuses on comics, toys, games, cosplay and collectibles.  Pre-sale tickets are available online.

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