Schick Presents The “Schick Hydro Escape” Room During SDCC 2017

Press Release:

Schick® Hydro® Debuts Its First-Ever Escape Room – “Schick Hydro Escape” – At The Interactive Zone In Petco Park During Comic-Con San Diego

SHELTON, Conn., July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Schick Hydro is proud to unveil the “Schick Hydro Escape” – the brand’s first immersive experience at The Interactive Zone in Petco Park – during Comic-Con San Diego 2017.  The one-of-a-kind escape room will take Con-goers through a series of interactive challenges that dive deeper into the genesis of the Schick Hydro superhero Hydrobot – a razor designed like no other to help protect and defend against irritation. Fans will also be able to rest and recharge in the dedicated Schick Hydro Lounge, featuring professional barber shaves and custom swag.

The “Schick Hydro Escape” Experience  

“Schick Hydro Escape” Hydro 5 Lab Challenge

“Schick Hydro Escape” Dr. Hiroshi’s Office  

“Schick Hydro Escape” Hydrobot’s Lair 

“Schick Hydro Escape” Hydrobot Hologram

The “Schick Hydro Escape” is based on Hydrobot’s backstory, which was released in a new, limited-edition digital and animated comic book – “Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers” – that highlights an exclusive story arc and also introduces his creator, Dr. Hiroshi Benson. To escape the room, Con-goers must work together on a series of interactive puzzles and physical tasks, many of which pay homage to fan-favorite movies, comic books and video games.

“Fans have watched our superhero’s story unfold beginning with Hydrobot’s 30-second TV debut, to his first real-life appearance during Comic-Con last year, and now they know his official backstory through our new comic book,” said Anastasia Tobias, Schick Hydro Senior Brand Manager, Edgewell Personal Care. “We’re excited to further immerse fans into Hydrobot’s history at The Interactive Zone at Petco Park during this year’s Comic-Con, giving them an entertaining opportunity to crack a series of codes in a memorable adventure game. The “Schick Hydro Escape” features hidden clues that require both physical and mental agility and unique elements like holograms, allowing Con-goers to truly take part in our superhero’s world.”

Beginning on Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST, fans can sign up for the “Schick Hydro Escape” at The Interactive Zone in Petco Park. While at Petco Park, Con-goers can also take advantage of the following:

Schick Hydro Lounge – Beat the heat, charge up your devices, score exclusive Hydro swag, and indulge in a professional barber shave. Hide, Seek and Escape! – On Friday, July 21, popular YouTuber Joshua Evan Ovenshire (“The Jovenshire“) will hide and tweet hints in a virtual take on the game hide and seek. The first six fans to find him can participate in an exclusive meet up. Follow @TheJovenshire and @SchickHydro on Twitter to learn more. VIP Access – Follow @SchickHydro on Twitter to learn about different ways to score VIP access using #HydroEscape and The Daily Cosplay Cut, which allows fans to show off their cosplay and skip the line.

For more information on Schick Hydro, visit www.schickhydro.com and leading up to Comic-Con, follow along on Twitter @SchickHydro for more info about the “Schick Hydro Escape” and the Schick Hydro Lounge.

About Edgewell Personal Care

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) manufactures and markets a diverse range of personal care products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories with well-established brand name products such as Schick® and Wilkinson Sword® men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge® and Skintimate® shave preparations; Playtex®, Stayfree®, Carefree® and o.b.® feminine care products; Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® sun care products;  Bulldog® skin care; Playtex® infant care products and gloves; Diaper Genie® and Litter Genie® disposal systems; and Wet Ones® moist wipes.  ©2017 Edgewell.

Oni Press Signings & Exclusives Announced for SDCC 2017

Oni Press has announced signings and exclusives available at booth #1833 with the likes of Bryan Lee O’Malley, John Allison, Colleen Coover, Zander Cannon, and more during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

SIGNINGS:

THURSDAY, JULY 20th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Colleen Coover (Small Favors)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Tini Howard and Sara Richard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)

FRIDAY, JULY 21
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter: Atomic Blonde)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Janet Harvey (Angel City)

SATURDAY, JULY 22
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tini Howard and Sara Richard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter: Atomic Blonde)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eric Trueheart, Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton, and Dave Crosland (Invader ZIM) *TICKETED
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)

SUNDAY, JULY 23
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Janet Harvey (Angel City)

*Attendees must have a ticket for the Scott Pilgrim and Invader ZIM signings.

  • A limited quantity of tickets will be available at the Oni Press booth (#1833) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • First come first serve, one ticket per person.
  • 75 tickets are available for each Scott Pilgrim signing.
  • Purchase of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game comes with a same-day signing ticket.
  • The other 25 tickets are first come first serve.
  • There is a signing limit of six items per person.
  • No sketches.

EXCLUSIVES

  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game
    Oni Press/Renegade Games Exclusive Variant
    Features limited edition box art available only from Oni Press!
    Price: $50
    Limitations: 50 units available per day, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.
    Limited to 2 per customer.
    Purchase of game includes one same-day line ticket for a signing with series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley!

 

  • Invader ZIM Deluxe Hardcover, Book One
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant
    Price: $65
    Limitations: 50 units available per day.
    Features a foil deboss and tip-in.
    Contains the first 10 issues of Invader ZIM—as well as a cover gallery and the exclusive #0 issue not available in stores!

 

  • WE LOVE FINEKAIJUMAXELECTROGOR PLUSH
    Price: $25
    Snuggle up with Kaijumax’s MOST WANTED!
    From the Eisner Award-nominated comic series by Zander Cannon, this official plush toy is the perfect cellmate to cuddle up with while reading Kaijumax!

 

  • Rick and Morty™ #28
    SDCC Exclusive Variant
    Variant cover illustrated by Zander Cannon
    Price: $10

 

  • Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It #1
    SDCC Exclusive Variant
    Variant cover illustrated by
    Sara Richard
    Price: $10

 

  • Invader ZIM, Volumes 1-3
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by series creator Jhonen Vasquez!
    Price: $19.99 each

 

  • Rick and Morty™ Volumes 1-5 and Rick and Morty™: Lil’ Poopy Superstar
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by Julieta Colás
    Price: $19.99 each

 

  • Scott Pilgrim, Volumes 1-6
    Evil Ex Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley
    Features the heroes on the back cover!
    Price: $40 each

Essential Sequential Signings & Exclusives at SDCC 2017

July 13, 2017 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

Come visit Essential Sequential and Comic Sketch Art at Booths #4507-4606 at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center.

It’s that time again! We’ll be set up at San Diego Comic-Con at booths #4507-4606 with our friends from Comic Sketch Art. We’ll have a ton of new art, books, prints as well as creator appearances.

Creators Attending:

  • Dan Panosian – Taking Commissions
  • Andrew C. Robinson – Taking Commissions
  • Jason Shawn Alexander – Taking Commissions
  • Scott Snyder
  • Greg Capullo
  • Andy Kubert
  • Mark Brooks
  • Clay Mann
  • Tom King
  • James Tynion IV
  • Steve Orlando
  • Marguerite Bennett
  • Mindy Lee – Taking Commissions

Signings:

Wednesday July 19th:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Joshua Williamson, Tom King, Andrew Robinson
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Thursday July 20th:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Friday July 21st:
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Dan Panosian
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Dan Panosian
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Andy Kubert, Andrew Robinson, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Marguerite Bennett
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Jason Shawn Alexander
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Greg Capullo and Jason Shawn Alexander @ Image booth

Saturday July 22nd:
10:00 AM –  12:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom KingMark Brooks
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Andrew Robinson
4:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jock, Dan Panosian

Sunday July 23rd:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite BennettDan Panosian
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Jock, Dan Panosian
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson

SDCC Exclusives:

  • Spawn #267 Limited Edition giclee signed by Jason Alexander & # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Seven to Eternity Limited Edition Giclee signed by Andrew Robinson, # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Batman #51 Limited Edition Giclee signed by Greg Capullo. #’d to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition will be available. We’ll have a few more Capullo exclusives as well!

 

  • Mark Brooks Astonishing X-Men #1 Variant. Limited quantities. Standard edition $10, Virgin edition $30.

 

  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Joe Kubert/Adam Kubert Variant. $10 Standard, $30 Virgin Edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOM! Studios Panel & Signing Schedule at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to unveil its booth appearances and programming it will be hosting and participating in at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, to be held July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The lineup includes a mix of talent tied into the diverse array of comics and graphic novels the publisher produces, including a WWE Superstar, two former Power Rangers, and the first Comic-Con appearance in over 10 years of celebrated cartoonist, John Allison.

Booth Appearances

Wednesday, July 19
6:00 – 6:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
8:00 – 8:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Thursday, July 20
11:00 – 11:50am Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To (Joyride)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
2:15 – 2:50pm David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
3:00 – 3:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
4:00pm WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair (WWE)
5:00 – 5:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
6:00 – 6:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)

Friday, July 21
11:00 – 11:50am David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
12:00 – 12:50pm Sanford Greene (Adventure Time/Regular Show SDCC Exclusive)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce)
2:00 – 2:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
4:00 – 4:50pm Tyson Hesse (Tyson Hesse’s Diesel)

Saturday, July 22
11:00 – 11:50am Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days), Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
3:00 – 3:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
4:00 – 4:50pm Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Sisters of Sorrow), Courtney Alameda (Sisters of Sorrow)
5:00 – 5:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)
6:00 – 6:50pm Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)

Sunday, July 23
11:00 – 11:50am Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
12:00 – 12:50pm Grace Kraft (Steven Universe)
1:00 – 1:50pm Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Ellen Crafts, Trevor Crafts (The Not-So Secret Society)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)

Programming Schedule

Thursday, July 20, 2017

12:00-1:00 Discover Breaking into Comics and Staying There—Everyone wants to know how to break into comics, but once you do, how do you stay there? Join Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios, Editor in Chief) and Bryce Carlson (BOOM! Studios Managing Editor) as they lead a discussion with some of the biggest personalities from every corner of the comic book industry to discuss their paths into comics, describe how they overcame roadblocks, and offer tips and advice to get your foot in the door and later, enjoy an enduring career. Featuring Felipe Smith(All-New Ghost Rider), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), John Allison (Giant Days), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), and more! Room28DE

1:00-2:00 Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics—Thanks to publishers like the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf, Oni Press, and others, some creators who got their start making webcomics have been able to cross over and work on mainstream print titles, whether their own or licensed. Meet some of the folks who have made that transition, and listen to their stories about how you can make the jump, too! Featuring John Allison (Scary Go Round), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and Molly Ostertag(Strong Female Protagonist. Moderated by Kim Horcher (Host, Creator – Nerd Alert).  Room 28DE

Friday, July 21, 2017

11:30-12:30 ‘Go Go Power Rangers’ Comics—On July 26, BOOM! Studios launches a second Power Rangers ongoing comic book series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, to pair with its current series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Join writers Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands Director, Power Rangers Content Melissa Flores as they preview the new series, tease what’s to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kuroki, Creative Director of nWay, will be on hand to announce something special for fans of their mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars! Moderated by former Yellow Power Ranger, Ciara Hanna (Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce). Room 5AB

5:00-6:00 Discover What’s New with ‘Mouse Guard’—Mouse Guard, one of the most successful and popular indie comics in the past decade, reminds us that, “It’s not what you fight, but what you fight for“! Join creator David Petersen as he talks about the recently released coloring book; the new, original short story in BOOM!’s Free Comic Book Day issue; new Mouse Guard merchandise; and how in September, fans can enjoy the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book. David will also be sharing a sneak peek of and discussing the fourth chapter in the Mouse Guard saga, Mouse Guard: The Weasel War (2018)! Plus, a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story and a few prize giveaways. Moderated by Cameron Chittock, BOOM! Studios Associate Editor. Room 32AB

Saturday, July 22, 2017

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours—There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios’ editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief),John Allison (Giant Days), Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Carly Usdin (Hi-Fi Fight Club), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), and James Tynion IV (The Backstagers). Moderated by Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing.) Room 24ABC

5:30-6:30 Discover Why YA Is the Future of Comics—One of the hottest genres in pop culture, YA books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios, Senior Editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters(Lumberjanes), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), and Kiwi Smith Kurt Lustgarten(Misfit City). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages).Room 7AB

Sunday, July 23, 2017

10:00-11:00 Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!—Calling all Lumberjanesfans! With the comic series entering its fourth year of publishing, plus a new series of novels from Amulet Books debuting this Fall, there’s plenty to talk about around the campfire! Join Lumberjanes co-creator and co-writer Shannon Watters, along with Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! author Mariko Tamaki, and Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! artist and Lumberjanes co-creator/original artist Brooke Allen, as they discuss the title’s legacy thus far; what’s in store for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley in the comics and the novels; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages). Room 25ABC

11:00-12:00 Discover Creating Comics with Kids: An Interactive Workshop—Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy! Join the creators of BOOM! Studios’ hotly anticipated The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt DaleyTrevor Crafts,Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic…and leave with some fun surprises, too! Room 11

Walt Disney Family Museum Exhibits at the D23 Expo

Press Release:

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proudly participating in the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16th.

Find us on the show floor, where we will have special photo opportunities with large-scale Eyvind Earle artworks, a special showcase of exclusive merchandise—including original Eyvind Earle serigraphs—, and special guest appearances throughout the weekend. We hope to see you there!

Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for real-time updates and special announcements.

Special Guest Appearances:

Friday, July 14th
Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck)| Meet and Greet | 4:00 PM
Andreas Deja (animator of films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, and more | Signing | 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 15th
Don Hahn (producer of films including Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more) | Special Announcement | 4:00 PM

CA – Spencer & Locke #4 Signing

David Pepose, writer and co-creator of Spencer & Locke, will be signing at Villainous Lair Comics on Wednesday July 19th from 6:00 till 10:00 PM!

About Spencer & Locke:
When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there’s only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder—his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

RSVP on Facebook!

Villainous Lair Comics
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116
(619) 281-1600

CA – Calexit #1 Variant Signing

Creator Matt Pizzolo (GODKILLER) appears at Hypno Comics on Saturday, July 15 from noon till 4:00 PM to sign CALEXIT! The Ventura Exclusive Cover (limited to 250) will be available for sale at the event.

RSVP on Facebook!

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

CA – There I Go Again Signing

William Daniels, acclaimed for such roles as Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World and KITT in Knight Rider, will be at Bookstar on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM signing copies of his book There I Go Again, a celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognize his name.

William Daniels is an enigma–a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both in Hollywood and on Broadway and been embraced by fans of successive generations. Few of his peers inspire the fervor with which buffs celebrate his most iconic roles, among them George Feeny in Boy Meets World, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, and John Adams in the play and film 1776. Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more. Looking back on his seventy-five-plus-year career, Daniels realizes that although he never had the courage to say “no” to being an actor, he backed into stardom. With his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, by his side, he came to realize that he wound up exactly where he was supposed to be: on the screen and stage.

Bookstar – Studio City Theatre
12136 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604
818-505-9528

Hero Initiative Has Massive San Diego Comic-Con Plans

Press Release:

The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19 thru 23 at the San Diego Convention Center. We have exclusives, parties, and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

The parties start on Wednesday with Stone Brewing’s annual Hop-Con! Stone’s famous w00tstout beer will flow at Stone World Bistro, and artist Walter Simonson has the honor to create this year’s label and print for the famed beer. Prints will be available for sale at the venue and at Hero’s booth at the convention! Don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

The good times continue to roll at Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists in attendance include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Carlos D’Anda.

Hero is thrilled to have Rob Liefeld draw Deadpool for Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 cover! This yearly must-have of comics knowledge and pricing info is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, so make sure you grab one at out booth!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Dave Gibbons, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Mike Grell, Nicola Scott, Brian Haberlin, Walt and Louise Simonson, John Layman, Ron Marz, Bill  Morrison, Jai Nitz, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, and Bill Willingham. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #4315 no later than Friday July 21 by 5:00 p.m., and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

And Hero has an outstanding talent lineup all weekend at our booth! Swing by booth #5003 to meet your favorite creators, including:

Wednesday, July 19 (con hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Scott Koblish

Thursday, July 20 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Peter Krause
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Friday, July 21 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Peter Krause

Saturday, July 22 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Andrew Pepoy
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Sunday, July 23 (con hours 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

11th Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 19-23, 2017. This year marks the eleventh annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts for exhibitions and programming.

This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con. Featured artists include Astro City co-creator Brent Anderson, syndicated comic strip artist Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), Hugo Award-winning webcartoonist Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Jen Vaughn (Adventure Time), plus dozens more.

Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more* to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm. A complete schedule will be posted at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth at Comic-Con International.

*See booth for details. Some artists and sketches will be sold at a premium.

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