|Paty Cockrum's FOOM illustration of Marvel Bullpenners as members of the original X-Men.|
Artist Paty Cockrum, the widow of beloved X-Men co-creator Dave Cockrum, will be a guest at X-Con this weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Paty was one of the last members of the legendary Marvel Bullpen where she penciled such titles as Amazing Spider-Man and Claws of the Cat and worked on FOOM. Her stories of working with Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Marie Severin, Roy Thomas and Bill Everett are spell binding, to say nothing of her tales of Jim Shooter and Bob Harass (“Harass, you idiot!”)
Paty is also the colorist of Dave Cockrum’s FUTURIANS RETURN, which will soon be released by Aardwolf Publishing. With contributions from Neil Gaiman, Jim Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz, FUTURIANS RETURN is the final Futurians story written and penciled by Cockrum (who created Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, Mystique and many other characters for the Marvel Universe). Paty will have signed bookplates specially made for the FUTURIANS RETURN and everyone who purchases the book will be entered into a raffle to win one of Dave Cockrum’s X-Men file copies.
X-Con occurs this weekend (May 15-17) at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. For more information on the convention visit xconworld.info For more on The FUTURIANS RETURN visit AardwolfPublishing.com
Note: All customers who pre-ordered FUTURIANS RETURN via Aardwolf Publishing or the Kickstarter campaign are auto-entered into the drawing for the Dave Cockrum X-Men file copy.