Nick Barrucci, CEO/Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Comic Industry Conference. The Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from February 20-22, 2020.
“It’s an honor to be chosen this year to be the keynote speaker at ComicsPro, such an integral event to our industry that we all love so much.,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “At Dynamite we’ve been fortunate to have great successes recently on The Boys, Vampirella, Red Sonja and becoming a Premier Publisher. This is all thanks to stellar work from our creators and staff, trust from retailers and fans, and additional important industry factors that I hope to discuss at the conference with peers.”
Raised on the streets of South Philadelphia, Nicola (Nick) Barrucci has long been a fan of the comic book art form and credits them for helping develop his English. After buying packs of comics with ripped covers and being given Marvel’s Pope John Paul II promotional comic, he finally found a store to buy as many comics as he could afford. Starting off as a weekend warrior traveling around the country from convention to convention as a reseller, Barrucci soon started up Dynamic Forces.
Working with some of the top creators in the burgeoning independent boom, as well as established publishers big and small, DF to this day continues to be the leading force in signed books and collectibles. Out of that came an opportunity to publish a comic book, and with the first issue of Army of Darkness, Dynamite Entertainment became a major force in the business. The library, attention and acclaim continued to build with owned and licensed properties like Red Sonja, The Boys, Vampirella, Chaos!, Game of Thrones, John Wick and more. 2019 marked the 15th anniversary of Dynamite, 37 years overall in the business for Nick, and he looks forward to many more.