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‘Snonan the Brave’ premieres at the Image Comic Expo today in Oakland Feb 24,2012

I am pleased as punch to finish my new comic book ‘Snonan the Brave,’ the story of a warrior snowman and a quest that will make his face his greatest fear! Featuring lose ink drawings and wordless dialog for all-ages. For years I had this idea of a story combining a Snowman + ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and thought it would be perfect for a winter themed tale. It was a lot of fun for me to create, giving me a chance to experiment with different techniques and tools.

I will be updating more infomation on my new comic later this weekend (time permitting)

Snonan the Brave by Brian Kolm

I will have copies of the book for sale at the Image Comic Expo this weekend starting today Friday Feb 24 and running though Sunday Feb 26. I am at table Artist Alley 607 (see animated map below). Find out more at: Image Comic Expo


2012-2-24 – 25 – 26 Image Expo at the Oakland Convention Center (AA 607)

Image Expo 2012

I will be attending the Image Expo on February 24-25-26, 2012. I will be sharing a table with talented artist Rae Wood in Artist Alley. It’s a brand new convention, so it will be interesting to see the attendance. You can find me in Artist Alley AA 607.

Dates: Friday February 24 to Sunday February 26, 2012
Location: Oakland Convention Center – 550 10th Street – Oakland, CA 94607
Website: http://www.imagecomicexpo.com

Attending: Image Creators included: Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Rob Liefeld, Brian K Vaughan and artists/creators Eric Shanower, Andrew Farego, Jeff Walker, Karen Luk Illustrations, Llyn Hunter, and Rae Wood

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.

IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.

IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.



2011/10/01 – 2 APE: Alternative Press Expo

I will be exhibiting at APE 2011 the Alternative Comic Expo at the Concourse Exhibition Hall in San Francisco on October 1-2. I will be sharing a table with artist Karen Luk too which is going to be very cool. You can find us at table #655 near the back right side where the programing room is.

So this October come out and say Hi!

What: APE, alternative press expo
Where: Concorse exhibition center, San Francisco CA
When: October 1-2 (sat/sun)

APE 2011 - Karen Luk and Brian Kolm at table 655


Meet me at Wondercon 2011 – artist alley AA 43 – April 1-3

Been so busy of late I almost forgot to remind everyone that I am exhibiting at Wondercon on April 1-3, 2011. I will be at Artist Alley AA-043 and will be selling comics, sketchbooks, and other goodies as well as taking on commissions. So drop by when your at the convention. I will post more before April 1st, so stay tooned.


Brian Kolm/ Atomic Bear Press

Artist Alley AA-043


Booth 239 @ APE 2010 – October 16-17, 2010

Ape 2010: alternative press expo is coming to the Concourse Exhibition Center on October 16-17, 2010. I will be headquartered at the Cartoon Art Museum booth #239  where I will have a selections of prints and comics for sale as well as drawing sketches for donations to the museum. I will be joined at the table by Kraig Rasmussen and Michael Capozzola as well as author Jen Wang of ‘Koko be good’ (published by First Second)

You can also find me teaching a workshop on Saturday. The APE Workshop area is on the upper level near the lounge area. Many of the workshops look pretty fun.

Sat Oct 16 12:00 Creating Fantasy Characters, with Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press, Beyond the Great Chimney)

And don’t forget the parties during the convention…

Saturday, October 16: Visit CAM from 8-11pm for our annual APE weekend party! Guests Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Jen Wang, Amy Martin, Jonathan Lemon, Trevor Alixopulos and others will be in attendance, and admission is only $5! Unwind from a long day at the convention with drinks, original art, and cool artists at CAM!


The Road to Wondercon 2010 part 1

We’ll folks, Wondercon 2010 will be upon us in 11 days and I can’t wait. That is, I am excited and also nervous. Nervous because I will be working on some new items and ideas for the convention and excited for pretty much the same reasons. Of course I am excited too for all the awesome friends I will see, the cool new products, the colorful costumes and all the fun and energy the convention provides.

First off, you should know that I can be found in Artist Alley at table AA 48. To help you I have made this spiffy map (below).

Meet me at Wondercon 2010 - April 2-4

hint: click for a bigger image.

This year I will be focusing on art and art prints with the classic comics for sale as well. (all info is subject to change)

– A set of mystery color prints that will feature some new watercolor paintings.

– The last of the limited edition sketchbook from 2008 which features a role playing game theme and included a custom “black and blue” sketch.

– The 25 Penguin prints in both color and the color it yourself print editions.

– Commissioned monochrome and color wash art.  Full size, in your sketchbook or on a sketchcard. It’s all good and all one-of-a-kind.

– A new free postcard when you visit the table.

– Classic Comics

– get a sneak peek at some new comic projects in progress as well.

– FREE Easter Treats on Easter Sunday!

All for now, but more info will be on the way–Stay Tooned!


Wondercon 2010 – April 2-4 (including the benefit auction at the Cartoon Art Museum)

I will be at Wondercon 2010 this April 2-4. Come and celebrate Easter with comics, movies, animation, toys and other pop culture fun. You can find me (as illustrated below) in artist alley table 48 where I will have lots of comics, art, prints and other goodies to check out. Looks like I will be sitting between to Alexis Fajardo author of Kid Beowulf (aa 49) and Lark Pien author of Long Tale Kitty (Little Bird Books = aa47) which means I must be one of the cool kids now. Click on the map below to see it enlarged.

ALSO on Friday April 2, 2010 the Cartoon Art Museum, the HERO initiative and Comic Outpost will be having a special tie in event: a benefit auction for comic artist Ed Hannigan. The museum usually has some sort of event, but this one will be extra special. I will be there helping out and I hope you folks can make it as well.

Today, Hannigan is 58 years old and has multiple sclerosis.  The Hero Initiative, a charitable organization that provides financial assistance to comic book professionals in need, and Marvel Comics have collaborated on a tribute book, Ed Hannigan:  Covered, that features highlights from Hannigan’s artistic career.  The Cartoon Art Museum will display some of Hannigan’s most notable covers alongside the cover and complete interior artwork for one of his most famous single-issue stories, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64, which introduced the crime-fighting duo Cloak and Dagger.

Sponsorship for this exhibition has been provided by The Comic Outpost.  The Comic Outpost, located on 2381 Ocean Ave. San Francisco, CA has been fulfilling the needs of comic book lovers for well over 15 years.  Current owners Gary Buechler and Roger Yan firmly believe their customer service and subscriber program is second to none.  For more questions, visit their website at www.comicoutpost.net or call (415) 239-2669.

SAVE THE DATE: An auction of original artwork will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum on Friday, April 2, 2010, in conjunction with San Francisco’s WonderCon comics convention.

Brian Kolm/Atomic Bear Press at Wondercon April 2-4, 2010


Wondercon 2009 info (February 27 only)

NOTE: Due to family matters I will not be at the con on Sat or Sun.

At Wondercon ( http://www.comic-con.org/wc/ Feb 27, 28 and March 1) you can find me in Artist Alley (Atomic Bear Press    AA047). I will have more info coming in January of all the stuff for sale and such.

Looks like some of my friends and acquaintances will be in Artist Alley:

Little Bat Manga    AA049
Karen Luk Illustration    AA112
George Webber    AA084
Paper Dragon Press    AA087 (Karen Luk too)
Amy Martin Comics    AA083
Greg Beda    AA076
Cool Jerk, Intl    AA077
Keith Knight    AA027
Lost Graphics/Katgirl Studio    AA041 (Striogi and Kat)

and in Small Press and Exhibitors:

Black Swan Press    SP01 (Richard Becker)
Bobcat Publishing    SP31

Cartoon Art Museum    824
Charles M Schulz Museum    721
National Cartoonists Society    719
Bean Leaf Press    D18 (Travis Hanson)
omic Book Legal Defense Fund    725

and many many more.

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