Comic Book Artist/Creators In-Store Appearance at Beyond Comics October 8 noon - 4:00 pm

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Beyond Comics, in Frederick, MD, will be hosting a rare in store appearance on October 8 from noon to 4:00 by internationally acclaimed comic book creator James O’Barr. O’Barr is notably recognized for the creation of “the Crow” which was adapted into the cult film of the same name which starred the late Brandon Lee.

With over 1 million copies in print, the Crow is one of the best-selling independent graphic novels of all time.

Not appearing alone, O’Barr will be appearing at Beyond Comics along with Konstantin Komardin and Renee Witterstaetter.

Komardin is an award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator currently living in Moscow. This marks his first appearances in the United States, providing a rare opportunity to see some amazing originals never before offered in the US.

Komardin’s published work includes the BD magazines "Veles," "Hacker," "Max Cooler," "Moulin Rouge," and the renowned comics "Agent Z," "Sit-o-city," "Gate of Alice," and "Mechanics of Senses." Other works include the upcoming Judge Dredd project, and the Russian/Polish project "City Stories." Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for "The Site of Polis" at the Moscow Comics Festival in 2003.

Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden" and "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira." As well she has worked as an editor and colorist for comics as diverse as Superman, Conan, Avengers, Spider-man, X-Files and Xena. Her newest book is "Santa Confidential," by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne. She has also worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour Two, and Red Dragon.

Beyond Comics is open from 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. and is located at 5632 Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) in Frederick. Call 301-668-8202 for more information.

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