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Press Release: Phoenix Comicon Says Aloha to Hawaiian Dick Co-Creator

11 March 2010 by

B. Clay Moore to appear at the Phoenix Comicon in May 2010

Phoenix, AZ March 9, 2010: B. Clay Moore is the writer and co-creator of Hawaiian Dick, published in 2002 by Image Comics, which Wizard names as one of the “100 Greatest Graphic Novels”,  as well as co-creator for Battle Hymn, The Expatriate and The Leading Man.  From 2004 to 2005, Moore served as the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator for Image Comics, before leaving the position to focus on a full-time freelance writing career.
“My favorite of Moore’s work, other than Hawaiian Dick of course, is Casey Blue: Beyond Tomorrow.” stated Convention Director, Matt Solberg.  He continued, “It will be an honor to finally meet him.”

A new Hawaiian Dick series debuted in November of 2007. The book was sub-titled Screaming Black Thunder, and ran for five issues. Moore has mentioned his plans to continue Hawaiian Dick in a new book entitled Great Big Hawaiian Dick, but no publication date has been set.

Kate Davids, Communications Manager, said,”This Is a Souvenir: The Songs of Spearmint & Shirley Lee is an incredible anthology which Mr. Moore participated in. His story was very elegant and should be read by every graphic novel buff.  There isn’t a single member of the staff who isn’t eager to shake this man’s hand.”

The Leading Man is currently under option with Universal Pictures and the upcoming Billy Smoke is in development with Warner Bros., for a film adaptation to star Matthew Fox, and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

In 2009 Moore was nominated for the Crimespree Award for best writer, and Hawaiian Dick was nominated for the Spinetingler Award for best comic book.  He currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and children.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.

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