Not at Comic Con Day – Saturday July 23rd

notatccAre you a nerd that wants to go to San Diego Comic Con but can’t afford it or fit in to your schedule?

Stop into your local New Dimension Comics from 10am – 5pm and check out some awesome local talent that wants to give you a little bit of that experience!

Not only will we have some great talent in the stores but if you wear a cape you will get 10% OFF your entire purchases all day! And it doesn’t have to be a great cape either. It would be a towel, a burlap sack, a napkin even!

Still not cool enough? What about FREE STUFF! Valiant Comics, IDW, and Zenescope have given us some awesome stuff to give away to you! These will be first, first serve! *While supplies last*

Appearing at Pittsburgh Mills:


Donald Simpson

PhD in art history from Pitt in 2013. His latest work is War of the Independents #4 (2016), the “All-Humor” crossover issue featuring Bone, Cerebus, Flaming Carrot, and Zippy the Pinhead, and featuring the long-awaited showdown between arch-rivals Megaton Man and The Tick! Don will have copies of WOTI #4 on hand along with ashcan previews of the collected Border Worlds and all-new Megaton Man: Return to Megatropolis graphic novels slated for 2017!

donsimpson2Don will also be happy to look over portfolios (6-8 examples of work) or sketchbooks and offer advice for up to 12 people. Aspiring cartoonists are encouraged to pre-register by calling the store in advance!







JohnMartin1 JohnMartinBioPicHeather and John Martin

John Martin is a Digital Painter from the Pittsburgh area who creates original paintings based on Comics and other Pop Culture characters. If you like Batman, Spiderman, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and even some new Star Trek prints . . . . You found the right artist! John will also be accepting commissions during and after the show.
publicity_meGeorge Broderick 

GEORGE J. BRODERICK, JR. began cartooning at age five when he peddled drawings of Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker and Popeye from the back of his little red wagon to the unsuspecting neighborhood moms for a nickel a sketch (which George still considers one of the highlights of his freelance career).

George has worked as a professional in comics since 1982. Since then, he has written stories for DC Comics and Marvel Comics and done artwork work for Innovation Publishing, Now Comics, Airwave/TV Comics, Moonstone Books and Bongo Comics.


2016-03-02-atomic_bear03George currently creates and publishes his own line of books (Holy Cow Comics) and an annual Christmas comic under the Cool Yule Comics banner. He also posts web comics appearing five days a week at:

George’s biggest ambition in life is to become one of the most beloved characters in American Folklore!





Also appearing: Gregory Leonard

Appearing at Century III:


Bidula2J.P. Bidula

J.P. Bidula is a local Pittsburgh author who writes funny geeky stuff.  His books, the Unlucky Seven series, are a very cynical inside look at what it’s like to gain superpowers in a real world setting.  If you’re a nerd like him, you’ll enjoy the sarcastic, referential, fourth-wall destroying humor of his books.Bidula1






KnaubJosh Knaub

Josh Knaub is a illustrator from York, Pa. Josh draws everything to comic related characters to sports mascots! He’s mostly a digital artist but will be hanging out and drawing commissions all day. Visit to see more!”





Sbowen2Spike Bowan

Spike Bowan is the Pittsburgh based Author/Comic writer/Creator of “War In The Backyard”. His works also include ” The Comic Book Apostle” , “Have Medic Will Travel” and more. Spike is working on the WITB comic with comic book legend Mike Gustovich (New Mutants) and Comic prodigy Taylor Cottingham. He is also working on a Top Secret Project with Helheim Games Studio.

If you are a local artist and want to set up at any of our locations for this event please contact Jon, our General Manager below.





Appearing at OHIO VALLEY:

Aaron Springer1Aaron Springer

My name is Aaron “Doc” Springer. I’m an artist and creator, doing mostly prints but also custom drawings and airbrushing. I do lots of stylized Crossovers/Mashups as well as pop culture and Wrestling Prints.

My website is





kyleKyle Miller

Kyle Miller is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design where he majored in Illustration and minored in Creative Writing. He mostly does comic book illustrations and gladly takes commissions.



kempMichael Kemp

Michael Kemp graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. He is currently working on his creator owned comic The Youth.






KelciCrawfordPhoto_smallerKelci D. Crawford

Kelci D. Crawford is a comic artist and illustrator best known for the webcomics Validation (created with Christian Beranek), Johnson & Sir, Charlie & Clow, Seeing Him (created with Kia Crawford), and Mini-Comic Theater. Based in Southeast Ohio, she is most often found at the local comic shop, travelling to conventions, or working on comics – usually just making comics. Find out more about her work at




IMG_1250Justin Birch

Born in the hills of West Virginia and raised on a diet of pepperoni rolls and Ecto Cooler Hi-C, Justin surprised everyone by surviving to adulthood. Now he letters comics. He’s lettered for some pretty awesome publishers including Rising Sun Comics, Broken Icon Comics, and Action Lab. His eventual dream is the same as everyone else – to work full time from home in his underwear.



Appearing at Cranberry TWP:

Brendan Hykes 

“Brendan Hykes is a comic book writer living in Pittsburgh. He’s been writing his whole life and self-publishing comics for the past four years. He is the creator of Campaigners, Anonymous Nancy and Tales of the Damned.”


Also Appearing: Jack Vasvary


We are still looking to have a guest at our Butler location. If you are interested please send an email to us via this contact form. Thanks!




Come meet Captain Canuck artist Richard Comely on Wednesday, June 17th, at our Cranberry Township store from 11 AM to 1:30 PM!  He will be doing sketches, sketch covers, and signings.

Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981.

Captain CanuckRichard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s books, greeting cards and storyboards. He helped create a one year post graduate course in comic book scripting and illustration for Mohawk College. His Drawing from the Pros video was a best seller in the North American educational market.

He is working with Fadi Hakim and others on a Captain Canuck FCBD edition, six part series, graphic novel and a Captain Canuck animated series. A feature film is also in the works. Richard and his wife Evelyn, married since 1975, have 8 children and eight grandchildren.

Artist Joe Wos is Coming to NDC Saturday June 20th

joedesk2Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. His career path over the past 30 years has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts.

Some highlights include spending 25 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. He recently published his first book- The Three Little Pigsburghers as told in Pittsburghese. With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in the funny pages.

Joe has been drawing mazes since the age of 7 and is regarded as a master maze maker. In 2012, he created the world’s largest hand-drawn maze. Measuring at 140 square feet, it features more than 100 illustrations. The maze garnered international attention with articles in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and media coverage throughout Europe. One of his mural-sized mazes is on permanent display at StarKist’s international headquarters. MazeToons is distributed by Creators Syndicate.

With great delight, he has heard every variation of the phrase “A-maze-ing.”


Joe will be appearing at Century III from Noon till 3pm and Pittsburgh Mills from 5pm till 8pm. 

He will be celebrating his cover of Popeye Classics #35 out now from IDW.