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!