Bob Wiacek’s prolific career as a comic book artist began in the mid-1970s. He has since worked as an inker for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Valiant on popular titles ranging from Batman to Star Wars; and he is currently fulfilling commission requests for fans on his Facebook page and preparing an upcoming Kickstarter project. Horror News Network caught up with Mr. Wiacek at the 2019 Rhode Island Comic con to reflect on his legendary run on the second series of Man-Thing comics from 1979-1981.
Any fan of 70s horror comic staple Vampirella is familiar with the artist Buzz, the man who brought her back into the public consciousness in the 1990s, and inadvertently kicked off the ‘Bad Girl’ mania that swept through comic stores at the time. So when it was announced that Buzz would be producing an exclusive Rhode Island Comic Con variant cover for Dynamite Entertainment’s new on-going Elvira Mistress of the Dark comic book, long-time fans knew that the company made the right decision with their choice of artist. read more
Ink Fusion Empire and Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund combined forces at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con to produce a one-of-a-kind tattoo of Freddy Krueger and also raise money for charity by doing so.
The explosion of the convention scene over the last decade has brought a wide variety of vendors not associated with typical comic and horror cons to events across the country. One of the staples of current conventions is the ever present tattoo booth, and if you enjoy getting some ink done while browsing through a variety of collectibles and meeting celebrities, the man you have to thank for it is Ink Fusion Empire’s Marc Draven. read more
The A Nightmare on Elm Street panel was clearly one of the most highly-anticipated panels on Friday evening at Rhode Island Comic Con. Fans lined up early for a chance to get up close and personal with Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox at the massive “Ballroom A” auditorium. For about an hour, the two performers reminisced about their memories of making A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, and they discussed the highlights of their respective careers beyond the Nightmare franchise. Horror News Network was present at the event to deliver you all of the juicy tidbits and front row photos from this exciting panel! read more