CA – Making A Living with Webcomics

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Hear from three of the top web comic creators and how they make money from their own creations. Jason Brubaker, Jorge Cham, and Ethan Nicolle appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 1st for an afternoon workshop which will then be followed by a Q&A and signing.

Register early to receive a discount!  Register online

The event is FREE from 4 -5 pm during the signing period

1:00 – 3:30 Workshop Seminar
3:30 – 4:00 Q & A
4:00 – 5:00 Signing

About the artists:

Jason Brubaker works at Dreamworks Animation in Visual Development. At night, he puts on his cape and doubles as an independent graphic novelist and self-publisher. Jason has worked on Kung-Fu Panda 2, Ghost Rider, Van Helsing, Blade II, Leap of Faith, Roswell, Pitch Black, Blade and more as a visual development and storyboard artist. Jason has self-published two of his own graphic novels based on his story Remind. He’s raised over $125,000 through Kickstarter to self-publish Remind in two volumes. Jason continues to create new stories and just put out a book called Unnatural Talents which is about self publishing your own graphic novel.

Jorge Cham is the creator of “Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD),” the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Often called “the Dilbert of Academia,” PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers, among others, and is published online where it receives over nine million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide. He obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was sub-sequently,an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators on the graduate student experience. Four PHD book collections have been published with over 55,000 copies sold. He has over 200,000 fans on Facebook!

Ethan Nicolle is an American comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Slave Labor Graphics comic Chumble Spuzz which has been released as two graphic novels. He also worked with his younger brother, Malachai, to create Axe Cop, the web comic phenomena that has nearly 35,000 fans on Facebook and an animated show on Fox’s Television’s ADHD. Ethan has also created another popular webcomic called Bearmageddon that is about an end of the world apocalypse story with mutant bears, He also have had various pitches optioned by Cartoon Network, and works on the Axe Cop TV show at FOX and is currently writing for DreamWorks Animation on the new Veggie Tales series.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Paddle Your Own Canoe Signing

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Nick Offerman appears at the New Beverly Cinema on Saturday October 5th at 6:00 pm to present and sign his new book Paddle Your Own Canoe!

Press Release:

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman–who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson. Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking–he runs his own woodshop–Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois–”I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”–to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

This is event will be held at the New Beverly Cinema located at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Admission: $31.95 (+tax) per person and includes a copy of Paddle Your Own Canoe (to be picked up the night of the event at the box office)

Purchase tickets from Book Soup online at this link…

Fox Planning Busy SDCC 2013 with Panels, Signings, Exclusives, Etc.

Press Release:

VISIT “ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE” UNDER THE GIANT 57’ “AXE COP” BALLOON AT ISLAND AVENUE BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND AVENUES:

Take A Swing on the HIGH SCHOOL USA! Mini-Golf Course,

Collect Limited-Edition 3-D Printed AXE COP Action Figures Daily,

Grab a Slice of High-Def Pizza, Create Cutting-Edge GIFs and

Take a Photo with AXE COP;

RSVP Now For Friday Night’s Free Fan Screening of AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA!

FIND “SLEEPY HOLLOW’S” HEADLESS HORSEMEN AND SHARE IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM WITH #DONTLOSEYOURHEAD;

MEET THE CAST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR A SPECIAL TUMBLR MEETUP SATURDAY, JULY 20

RECHARGE AT THE “COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY” SAMSUNG SUPER-CHARGING LOUNGE IN THE PETCO INTERACTIVE ZONE

ALMOST HUMAN, SLEEPY HOLLOW, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, MURDER POLICE and ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF To Make Panel Debuts;

THE FOLLOWING, BONES, THE Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and BOB’S BURGERS Return

FOX FANFARE Booth #4229 Features Appearances by FOX Talent and Producers, plus Giveaways of 2013 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters and More

Visit www.fox.com/comiccon2013 for Panel and Autograph Schedule, Breaking News and Exclusive Videos and Photos

Fox SDCC 2013BOOTH  #4229

The FOX FANFARE booth (new location; #4229) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2013 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.

FOX.COM/COMICCON2013 & FACEBOOK

Visit www.fox.com/comiccon2013 for all of your FOX FANFARE 2013 needs, including the panel and autograph signing schedule, breaking news from all of the panels, as well as exclusive video and photos. In addition, visit www.Facebook.com/FOXBroadcasting for a feed of all live tweets from each panel, FOX talent at Comic-Con and information from the press rooms, as well as the latest new videos.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE

Where:                        Island Avenue between First and Second Avenues

When:                         Thursday, July 18-Saturday, July 20

Hours:                         Noon-8:00 PM daily

 

EXPERIENCE

The giant 57’ AXE COP balloon floating high above San Diego marks the spot for the interactive ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE on Island Ave. between First and Second Avenues. Fans who visit ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE will enjoy taking a swing on the nine-hole HIGH SCHOOL USA! miniature golf course; creating cutting edge animated GIFs via the Face-GIFer app to share with their friends; and collect all four exclusive figurines—AXE COP, GREY DIAMOND, LIBORG and ARMY CHIHUAHUA MAN-—printed daily by 3-D printers.

HIGH-DEF PIZZA TRUCK

Want a slice of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF?  The ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Pizza Truck will be open for business offering a free slice for fans, Thursday-Saturday (Noon-4:00 PM and 8:00 PM-Midnight) and Sunday (Noon-4:00 PM).

OUTDOOR FAN SCREENING

On Friday, July 19 at 8:30 PM, don’t miss the AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA! outdoor screening underneath the stars with free food, prizes, giveaways and some very special guests. Fans can register now for the screening by emailing FOXrsvp@cegny.com or show up at the screening, but note space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW 

KEEP CALM AND DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD-LESS HORSEMEN

Where:            Comic-Con/Gaslamp District

When:              Thursday, July 18-Sunday, July 21

Schedule:        Visit www.fox.com/comiccon2013 daily for schedule

When you see Headless Horsemen in San Diego, Keep Calm and Don’t Lose Your Head!  Instead share your photos on Instagram with #DONTLOSEYOURHEAD. Find out where Headless will be throughout the weekend at www.fox.com/comiccon2013.

 

TUMBLR MEETUP FOR FANS WITH APPEARANCES BY CAST AND PRODUCERS

Where:                        Basic Pizza / 410 10th Ave

When:              Saturday, July 20

Hours:             1:00-4:00 PM

Tumblr and SLEEPY HOLLOW are hosting a free fan meetup featuring a screening of the premiere episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, director/executive producer Len Wiseman and the cast. Fans can enjoy free pizza, pick up some cool swag and grab a photo with some surprise HEADLESS guests. Follow SleepyHollowFox.tumblr.com to see if heads will roll and RSVP to attend at SleepyHollowTumblrMeetup.splashthat.com.

 

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY SAMSUNG SUPER-CHARGING LOUNGE

Where:                        Petco Interactive Zone

When:              Thursday, July 18-Sunday, July 21

Hours:             10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Fans can recharge at the COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Samsung Super-Charging Lounge! Follow the COSMOS planet balloons as they lead fans on a galaxy-like pathway to the Petco Interactive Zone, where they can charge up their Samsung Galaxy S4 and other devices, plus enjoy COSMOS content and pick up a free T-shirt or hat (while supplies last) at the COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Samsung Super-Charging Lounge.

 

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COMIC-CON ITEMS

Drop by the FOX FANFARE booth (#4229) daily to pick up the 2013 FOX FANFARE poster tube, as well as Exclusive and Collectible Mini-Posters from ALMOST HUMAN, AMERICAN DAD, AXE COP, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, GLEE, FAMILY GUY, THE FOLLOWING, HIGH SCHOOL USA!, THE SIMPSONS and SLEEPY HOLLOW, among other FOX FANFARE properties.

Limited edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

  • FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes
  • ALMOST HUMAN DRN Police Android T-shirt
  • Collect all FIVE of this year’s ANIMATION DOMINATION buttons, featuring:
    • “Homer” from THE SIMPSONS
    • “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY
    • “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS
    • “Roger” from AMERICAN DAD
    • the police badge from MURDER POLICE
  • BONES Lanyard and Mini-Sharpie
  • COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Viewfinder with exclusive images
  • THE FOLLOWING Flat (Line) Brim Hat
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW “Don’t Lose Your Head” T-shirt

 

PANELS, SCREENINGS & AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE (by day)

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Panels:

MURDER POLICE 3:00-4:00 PM – Room 25 ABC

From co-creator/executive producer David A. Goodman and co-creator/co-executive producer/voice actor Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated, but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues – some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy – in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David A. GoodmanJason Ruizand voice actors Will SassoChi McBridePeter Atencio, Justina Machado and Phil Lamarr will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.

 

THURSDAY Autograph Signing at Booth #4229:

4:15 PM          MURDER POLICE Cast & Producers

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Panels:

BONES 12:30-1:30 PM – Ballroom 20

Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Ian Toynton and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel return to Comic-Con to discuss what’s in store for Booth and Brennan and screen never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

 

THE FOLLOWING 3:15-4:00 PM – Ballroom 20

Become a follower and join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producer/director Marcos Siega with stars Kevin BaconShawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry for a Q&A panel discussion.

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3:30-4:30 PM – Room 6A

Co-creators/executive producers Alex KurtzmanRoberto Orci and director/executive producer Len Wiseman, will host an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of their highly-anticipated mystery-adventure drama, followed by a Q&A with fans, featuring series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.

 

BOB’S BURGERS 4:00-5:00 PM – Indigo Room Hilton

Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the always entertaining cast, including H. Jon BenjaminDan MintzEugene MirmanJohn RobertsKristen Schaal and Larry Murphy, will serve up hilarious never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

 

ALMOST HUMAN 4:00-5:00 PM – Ballroom 20

Step into the future with creator J.H. Wyman and executive producer Naren Shankar, plus series stars Karl Urban,Michael EalyLili Taylor and Minka Kelly, with an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated action drama, followed by a Q&A with the panel.

 

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF 6:45-7:45 PM – Room 6DE

Get a first look at ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF’s new quarter-hour series AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA!, with executive producers Nick WeidenfeldMatt SilversteinDave JeserDino Stamatopoulos, AXE COP comic creator Ethan Nicolle and voice actors Patton Oswalt (AXE COP), Ken Marino (AXE COP), Rob Huebel (AXE COP) and Mandy Moore (HIGH SCHOOL USA!). Q&A panel to follow.  

 

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229:

12:30 PM        BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

1:45 PM          BONES Cast & Producers

4:00 PM          ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Cast & Producers

5:00 PM          SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers

6:15 PM          ALMOST HUMAN Cast & Producers

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Panels:

 

THE SIMPSONS 12:45-1:30 PM – Ballroom 20

Celebrate THE SIMPSONS’ 25th year on the air with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, consulting producer David Silverman, never-before-seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro and musical guests, “We Put The Spring In Springfield!”

 

FAMILY GUY 1:45 PM-2:30 PM – Ballroom 20

The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at Season 12, featuring Seth GreenAlex Borstein and executive producer Rich Appel, as well as surprise guests.

 

AMERICAN DAD 2:30-3:15 PM – Ballroom 20

Join the panel for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the upcoming Christmas episode (featuring the return of Krampus!) and a Q&A with voice talent Wendy SchaalRachael MacFarlaneScott Grimes and Dee Bradley Baker and creator/executive producer Mike Barker, creator/executive producer Matt Weitzman and executive producer Steve Callaghan.

 

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY 6:00-7:00 PM – Indigo Ballroom Hilton

Take a seat on the “Ship of the Imagination” as it sets off on a voyage for the stars. Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and executive producer/director Brannon Braga as they unveil a first glimpse at the new 13-part docu-series, followed by a Q&A with the panel.

 

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229:

11:00 AM        THE FOLLOWING Cast & Producers

NOON             COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Cast & Producers

1:00 PM          THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

4:00 PM          FAMILY GUY / AMERICAN DAD Cast & Producers

 

FOX FANFARE 2013 AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE – BOOTH #4229

 

Thursday, July 18

4:15 PM          MURDER POLICE Cast & Producers

 

Friday, July 19

12:30 PM        BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

1:45 PM          BONES Cast & Producers

4:00 PM          ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Cast & Producers

5:00 PM          SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers

6:15 PM          ALMOST HUMAN Cast & Producers

 

Saturday, July 20

11:00 AM        THE FOLLOWING Cast & Producers

NOON             COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Cast & Producers

1:00 PM          THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

4:00 PM          FAMILY GUY / AMERICAN DAD Cast & Producers

 

 

TWITTER

Fans can also receive updated announcements and information from each panel, the press room and other activities throughout Comic-Con, by following these series and joining the conversation by using #FOXSDCC and other hashtags as noted below:

 

SHOW TWITTER (#Hashtag) FACEBOOK
@FOXTV FOXTV
ALMOST HUMAN @AlmostHumanFOX (#almosthuman) AlmostHumanFOX
AMERICAN DAD @AmericanDadFOX (#americandad) AmericanDad
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF @FOXADHD (#foxadhd) FOXADHD
BOB’S BURGERS @BobsBurgersFOX (#bobsburgers) BobsBurgers
BONES @BONESonFOX (#bones) Bones
COSMOS @COSMOSonTV (#cosmos) COSMOSonTV
FAMILY GUY @FamilyGuyonFOX (#familyguy) FamilyGuy
THE FOLLOWING @TheFollowingFOX (#thefollowing) TheFollowing
MURDER POLICE @MurderPoliceFOX (#murderpolice) MurderPolice
THE SIMPSONS @TheSimpsons (#thesimpsons)@HomerJSimpson

@ComicBookGuy

TheSimpsons
SLEEPY HOLLOW @SleepyHollowFOX (#sleepyhollow) SleepyHollow

WA – Axe Cop Signing

Ethan & Malachai Nicolle sign at Arcane Comics on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Dark Horse Comics Schedule for SDCC 2012

Dark Horse Comics announces their booth signings and panel schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2012:

Dark Horse Comics Signings (Booth #2615)

Wednesday, July 11

5:30 p.m. — Dragon Age Signing with David Gaider

6:30 p.m. — Orchid Q&A and Signing with Tom Morello and Scott Hepburn *Ticketed by drawing

8:00 p.m. — Mass Effect Signing with John Jackson Miller

 

Thursday, July 12

11:00 a.m.— Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller

1:00 p.m. — Angel & Faith Signing with Christos Gage

2:00 p.m. — Fatima Signing with Gilbert Hernandez

3:00 p.m. — Creator-Owned Signing with Eric Powell (The Goon), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander (Concrete Park), and Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple)

4:00 p.m. — Tarzan 100th Anniversary Event with Thomas Yeates, Ron Ely, Joe Jusko, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. President and Archivist

5:00-7:00 p.m. — Whedonverse Meet-up and Costume Contest with Shawna Trpcic, main costume designer on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Angel, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, and Cabin in the Woods.

 

Friday, July 13

10:00 a.m. — Usagi Yojimbo Signing with Stan Sakai

See a preview of the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin game for smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

11:00 a.m. — Star Wars Signing with Mike Richardson (Crimson Empire), Dave Dorman (Crimson Empire, Darth Maul), Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley (Dark Times), Dave Wilkins (Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison), Dan Parsons (Dawn of the Jedi), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Michael Atiyeh (colorist), Michael Heisler (letterer) and Tom Taylor (Darth Maul)

12:00 pm. — Valve Signing with Bill Fletcher (“Cave Johnson”), Laura Dubuk (“Caroline”), Andrew Wilson, Wade Schin, and Arsenio Navarro

12:00 p.m. — Axe Cop Signing with Ethan Nicolle

1:00 p.m. — Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and Baltimore Signing with Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart, and Tyler Crook

1:00 p.m. — Age of Reptiles Signing with Ricardo Delgado

2:00 p.m. — Berserk Signing with Eiko Tanaka (Studio 4C CEO)

2:30 p.m. – Green River Killer Signing with Jeff Jensen

3:00 p.m. – Domo Signing with Domo creator Tsuneo Goda *Ticketed by drawing

3:00 p.m. – Dragon Age Signing with David Gaider

4:00 p.m. – Empowered Signing with Adam Warren

4:00 p.m. – De:Tales Signing with Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon

5:00 p.m. — Creepy and Eerie Signing with Dan Braun, Angelo Torres, and Christopher A. Taylor

5:00 p.m. — Dark Horse Horror Signing with Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Paul Tobin (Colder)

6:00 p.m. – TNT’s Falling Skies Signing with series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, executive producer Remi Aubuchon and more! *Ticketed by drawing

 

Saturday, July 14

10:00 a.m. — Darksiders Signing with David Slagle and Roger Robinson

10:00 a.m. — Aliens Colonial Marines Signing with Josh Williams

11:00 a.m. — Domo Signing with Domo creator Tsuneo Goda *Ticketed by drawing

12:00 p.m. — Joss Whedon Signing *Ticketed by drawing

1:00 p.m. — Whedonverse Signing with Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage, Jane Espenson, and Drew Greenberg

2:00 p.m – Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Signing with Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu, and Gurihiru Studios artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano *Ticketed by drawing

3:00 p.m. – Valve Signing with Bill Fletcher (“Cave Johnson”), Laura Dubuk (“Caroline”), Andrew Wilson, and Wade Schin

3:00 p.m. — Concrete Park Signing with Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander

4:00 p.m. — Dark Matter Signing with Joseph Mallozzi

4:00 p.m. — Exile to Babylon Signing with Domagoj Mazuran, Matt Savelloni, and Helen Darras

5:00 p.m. – Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller

6:00 p.m. — The Goon Signing with creator Eric Powell

 

Sunday, July 15

10:00 a.m. — Beanworld Signing with Larry Marder

11:00 a.m. — Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller

12:00 p.m. — The Guild Signing with Felicia Day *Ticketed by drawing

1:00 p.m. — The Strain Signing with Guillermo del Toro *Ticketed by drawing

2:00 p.m. — Emily the Strange Signing with Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner

3:00 p.m. — Doug Sneyd Signing

 

*Events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply.

 

Dark Horse/Partner PANELS

 

Thursday, July 12

10:30-11:30 Books and Hollywood: Literary Franchises in Television and Film— Room 24ABC

Authors discuss their work transitioning across various mediums, from screenwriters to novelists turning popular books into hit TV series and Hollywood films. How does the creative process differ when writing a screenplay as compared to a novel? Authors describing the process of adapting novels for the big screen include Rebecca Serle (When You Were Mine), Margaret Stohl (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series), Scott Speer (Immortal City), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa series), Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Colin Fischer), Mike Richardson (president of Dark Horse), and Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy). Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).

 

11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Becky Cloonan— Room 32AB

Comic-Con special guest Becky Cloonan, one of the most versatile artists in comics today, talks to Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast host) about her career in comics and illustration, collaborating with writers, artists, and musicians, and the dark secrets she learned through 15 years of self-publishing.

 

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Geof Darrow— Room 8

Comic-Con special guest Geof Darrow is known for his wildly imaginative and intricately detailed artwork. Geof talks about his comics career, including his current work for Dark Horse, Shaolin Cowboy, in this special spotlight presentaton.

 

12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Once More, with Comics: How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form— Room 26AB

Authors Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, GeekNation.com), Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-StainedAmazon, GeekGirlCon), and Traci Cohen (CSU-Sacramento) examine how comic books and graphic novels provide a new form of media adaptation in which the graphic novel form furthers the canon or official continuity of television series as sequels to the original material. Creator Joss Whedon’s television universes enjoy new life in print (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9). Sharing their own thoughts on these Whedon comic book follow-ups are comic book writer/actress Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara), editors Scott Allie (Dark House) and Mariah Huehner (IDW), and actors Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring It On) and Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods).

 

1:00-2:00 100th Anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars— Room 8

He wrestled lions, poachers and ran through fire barefoot without a stunt-double or CGI. Actor Ron Ely will discuss filming Tarzan in the jungles of Latin America with writer Mark Evanier and Burroughs illustrator Tom Yeates. Also featuring David Lemmo, co-author of the new book, Tarzan: His First 100 Years. How Ancient Literature Became Modern Mythology and Created an Ape-Man Mecca in Southern California, coming from Angel City Press in 2013. Plus a 100-years of Tarzan and John Carter slide show included.

 

1:00-2:00 Dark Horse: Powered by Creators- Room 23ABC

An In-Depth Look at the Best in Creator-Owned Comics— Just over 25 years ago, Dark Horse arrived with a different agenda than any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and today it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters and concepts. Self-publishing sensation Sam Humphries introduces Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, along with a cast of top talent from around the industry. Expect exclusive announcements, and much, much more!

 

2:00-3:00 The Sergio and Mark Show— Room 8

An annual Comic-Con tradition! The folks who give you Groo the Wanderer on occasion will tell what’s up with Groo and their other projects and will entertain you with glorious anecdotes and silly stories. Those folks are celebrated cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, his co-conspirator Mark Evanier, Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth.

 

5:00-6:00 Uncle Creepy Presents— Room 9A stellar panel of ghoulish creators discuss Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, which have been relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. Discover all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe. Moderated by Overstreet’s J. C. Vaughn and featuring New Comic Company’s twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (Button Man) and super special guest MAD and Creepy artist Angelo Torres (Mad), plus writer Christopher A. Taylor and some very special unannounced guests. Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with tons of giveaways, swag and prizes.

 

7:00-8:00 Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101— Room 8

Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. comiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse’s director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Image Comics’ PR and marketing director Jennifer de Guzman, IDW Publishing’s VP of marketing Dirk Wood, Archaia’s Marketing Manager Mel Caylo and comics writer David Gallaher (Box 13, the Harvey Award-winning High Moon, and Marvel’s Darkstar and The Winter Guard) for a wide-ranging discussion you will not want to miss!

 

Friday, July 13

11:00-12:00 Mike Mignola and Friends— Room 4

As we watch the world collapse in the pages of B.P.R.D.-Hell on Earth and gear up for the most-anticipated series in Hellboy’s history later this year, this may be the most important panel in the history of one of modern comics’ most storied series. Join creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie, Cameron Stewart, James Harren, B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook and others, for exclusive news and insight into why the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. is truly “going to hell in 2012″!

 

11:15-12:15 Join the Revolution! Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra— Ballroom 20

The cast and crew of Legend of Korra offer an in-depth discussion of Nickelodeon’s hottest new series. Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are joined by co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they discuss the creative process that brought the first book in the Korra series to life. You’ll also get to hear from your favorite characters as talented voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) will be featured on the panel and renowned voice director Andrea Romano (Avatar: The Last Airbender) will direct the actors in a live performance from the series. And if you’re extra nice, Mike and Bryan may even drop a hint or two about Book 2. So don’t miss out! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon.

 

12:00-1:00 Lenore Turns 20— Room 23ABC

Celebrations are in order! Lenore is 20 years old in 2012. Roman Dirge discusses his new Lenore collection Swirlies, upcoming comics, merchandise, and more. Join the artist/magician himself for this exclusive journey into the unique world of Roman Dirge, with a one-on-one interview with moderator Andrew Sumner plus a Q&A session.

 

12:30-1:30 Firefly 10-Year Anniversary Reunion— Ballroom 20

Calling all Browncoats to unite! It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight in the now infamous show Firefly. Science Channel will reunite, for the first time ever, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew from the ship. Join Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and many more for a trip down memory lane, some special surprises, and exclusive Science Channel giveaways. SHINY.

 

1:30-2:30 Comic Book Entrepreneurs— Room 8

Get a rare look behind the scenes as the comic book industry’s leading entrepreneurs share their secrets of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comics retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics (who also founded Free Comic Book Day and helped run WonderCon for 15 years), offer a unique view of the business side of comics.

 

2:30-4:00 Eisner Spirit Award Video Viewing— Room 18

The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is the industry’s “Hall of Fame” for progressive retailers. Spirit Award facilitator and award recipient Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA) presents the videos for this year’s award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store’s display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Hey, retailers: this is a great place for getting new ideas!

 

3:00-4:00 The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey— Room 7AB Find out what’s coming up in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars publishing. Editors Randy Stradley and Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics discuss what’s next for Agent of the Empire, Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and Darth Maul, as well as reveal a new secret title that’s on the horizon. From Del Rey Books editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss, along with author Troy Denning (Apocalypse), look at new novels coming later this year from fan-favorite authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, as well as give a peek into 2013. Also on the panel is Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at LucasBooks. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion).

 

3:00-4:00 Drawing on Your Nightmares: Horror in Comics— Room 23ABC Throughout comics’ storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In the fall of 2012, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers. Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie is joined by actor-turned-comics writer Lance Henrikson and creators Eric Powell (The Goon), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Paul Tobin (Colder), and others for an exciting look at this year’s most promising four-color thrills and chills!

 

3:30-4:30 The Art of Death and Darksiders II— Room 5AB

A lively demonstration on bringing 2D comic art to 3D graphics and back again-Joe Madureira (Vigil Games Darksiders creator; artist for Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, X-Men), and Han Randhawa (Vigil Games, Darksiders I and II creative director) use exclusive examples from the creative development process to show how they bring a unique comic inspired vision to 3D life in the new Darksiders II video game from THQ, where you become Death, the most feared rider from the legendary Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. In part two, representatives from Dark Horse Comics demonstrates how they took this highly stylized universe in 3D, converted it back to a 2D comic book series, and expanded on the mythos, revealing scenes and storyline threads that complement the events of the video game. Working closely with the Darksiders team at Vigil Games, Dark Horse Comics is creating an important component to complete Joe Mad’s original vision.

 

4:30-5:30 Falling Skies: The Battle Is Just Getting Started— Room 6BCF

Continuing the fight against alien invaders, TNT’s Falling Skies follows a band of human survivors on their quest to outrun and outwit the powerful alien force that invaded Earth. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), Sarah Carter (The Vow), and Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club), and show runner Remi Aubuchon (Caprica), with Q&A hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory). Watch never-before-seen clips and be treated to an in-depth discussion on Falling Skies season 2.

 

5:00-6:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now!— Room 9

If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Some of comic book publishing’s top decision makers, including IDW chief creative officer Chris Ryall, BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Dark Horse managing editor Scott Allie, and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik, give you up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry. Learn what you need to do to make your comic book dreams come true in a world where the Internet and social media have changed everything. This won’t be your grandfather’s “breaking into comics” panel.

 

5:30-6:30 Dark Horse: Joss Whedon— Ballroom 20

Long before directing the biggest superhero film in history, Joss Whedon rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store for us next, and hear exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the ever-expanding number of titles in Dark Horse’s line of Season 9 comics.

 

5:30-6:30 Berserk— Room 32AB

At long last, the dark fantasy epic Berserk, by creator Kentaro Muira, comes to the silver screen! Join Dark Horse Comics and VIZ Media in a rare interview with Eiko Tanaka, founder and CEO of Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Animatrix, Batman). Find out what it really takes to transform this stark manga into an animated feature.

 

6:00-7:00 Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?— Room 9

Digital comics are the hottest trend in publishing today, exploding onto the screens of iPads, tablets, and phones everywhere. How is digital distribution transforming the industry and the market? Is digital opening the medium to a vast new global audience, or is it the death knell of comics as we know them? Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) leads a provocative, no-holds-barred discussion with the leaders of the digital comics revolution: comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, and IDW publisher Ted Adams.

 

7:30-8:30 Making a Living in Manga— Room 8

Now that Japanese comics have been available in English for over 30 years, several generations of artists inspired by manga are trying to live the Bakuman dream of being full-time comics creators. But in the superhero-centric North American comics market, are they fighting the odds? Comics creators Adam Warren (Empowered), Becky Cloonan (Demo, Conan the Barbarian), Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo), and Audra Furuichi (Nemu-Nemu), along with industry pros Christopher Butcher (blogger, Comics212.net; director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), JuYoun Lee (senior editor, Yen Press), Erik Ko (editor-in-chief, UDON Entertainment), and moderator Deb Aoki (Manga editor, About.com), explain the ins and outs and ups and downs of making a living as a manga creator in North America.

 

8:00-10:30 Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards— Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The 24th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 28 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Family Guy, Pee Wee’s Playhouse), and special guests Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Lynn Johnston (cartoonist, For Better or For Worse), Eric Powell (The Goon), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, MAD), Bill Morrison (creative director, Bongo Comics), Michael Uslan (movie producer, Batman films), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

 

Saturday, July 14

10:30-11:30 Dark Horse: Bioware— Room 24ABC

Dark Horse and Bioware have come together once again to provide fans with exclusive news on Dragon Age, and the ever-expanding Mass Effect universe. Join Dark Horse director of public relations Jeremy Atkins and editor Dave Marshall, along with Dragon Age writers David Gaider and Sylvia Feketekuty, BioWare art director Derek Watts, moderator “Evil Chris” Priestly, and a cast of other celebrity geeks and surprise guests for an exciting look into the Dark Horse/BioWare universe. Attendees can be sure to expect a spirited discussion on the ongoing link between comics and gaming, with exclusive news and more!

 

11:00-12:00 Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond— Room 28E

For over 5 years, the organizers of this fan panel have been bringing together both fans and professionals. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel will include Bobby Rubio (Avatar the Last Airbender, Pixar, Alcatraz High), freelance concept artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), and actor/voice actor Dante Basco (Avatar the Last Airbender), and a few more surprise guests. If that isn’t enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders.”

 

11:00-12:00 Geek & Sundry— Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka), director Daniel Strange (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), and the cast of The Guild — Vince Caso, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parkih, and Robin Thorsen — make some big announcements and offer an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come. Moderated by Kim Evey (producer, Geek & Sundry).

 

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Gary Gianni— Room 4

Comic-Con special guest Gary Gianni discusses his work illustrating one of Ray Bradbury’s last published books, painting the Game of Thrones 2014 calendar, and the future of illustrated storytelling in the digital realm.

 

2:00-3:00 Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel— Room 23ABC

Moderator Paul Levitz (writer, 75 Years of DC Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, former Eisner publisher), Klaus Janson (artist/inker, Daredevil, The Dark Knight Return, comics educator, SVA), Denis Kitchen (artist, author, publisher; Eisner’s agent and longtime friend), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts), and Diana Schutz (comics educator; executive editor, Dark Horse Comics; Eisner’s editor) explore the pivotal role Will Eisner’s evangelism of the comics artform plays in the evolution of the American graphic novel, followed by a short Q&A period.

 

5:00-6:00 Mass Effect: Past, Present, and Future— Room 25ABC

Developers from Mass Effect offer an exciting look at the evolution of the Mass Effect franchise. Mike Gamble (producer), Corey Gaspur (senior combat designer), Parrish Ley (lead cinematic animator), Sylvia Feketekuty (writer), Chris Helper (writer), Jessica Merizan (community manager) and Chris Priestly (community specialist) discuss the history of the series, beloved characters, multiplayer gaming and hints at upcoming DLC. Don’t forget to bring your emergency induction port!

 

8:00-9:00 Occupy Comics: Activism, Kickstarter, and Comics— Room 4

Get the story behind the historic Occupy Comics project that inspired dozens of top comics pros to take a stand, bummed out Frank Miller, and brought Alan Moore and David Lloyd back together in the same book for the first time since the Occupy-inspiring V for Vendetta. With a star-studded roster featuring Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), and many more, Occupy Comics raised nearly three times its Kickstarter fundraising goal, with all revenue beyond hard costs being donated to Occupy protesters. Organizational spearhead Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, president Halo-8) will be joined by contributors Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Tyler Crook (Petrograd, B.P.R.D.), Brea Grant and Zane Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls), Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing, The Unknown Soldier), Zoetica Ebb (Biorequiem), Mark L. Miller (The Jungle Book), and others special guests to discuss counterculture art, creating activist comics without being annoying, and tips on how to fundraise for your own comics.

 

Sunday, July 15

10:00-11:00 Emily the Strange— Room 23ABC

Be a part of the Emily the Strange panel experience, where you have the chance to prove your knowledge of Strange and win prizes, learn what’s new in Emily’s oddball universe (including a sneak peek at the new Emily and the Strangers comic book series), and Q&A with Emily’s creator Rob Reger and writer Jessica Gruner. Did we mention you will get some cool stuff just for showing up and being Strange?

 

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Tom Yeates— Room 8

Seasoned comics, fantasy, and book illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Tom Yeates will discuss his 35-year career, from attending the first year of Joe Kubert’s school with Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch to Swamp Thing, Tarzan, Zorro, and Prince Valiant. Writer, journalist, editor, and Thomas’s longtime friend Steven Ringgenberg will moderate. A slide show of Yeates’s art career and influences will be included.

 

12:45-1:45 CBLDF Rock Art Jam— Room 5AB

Explore the creative process of top cartoonists who’ve made their mark on the worlds of comics and music! Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, and Nate Powell talk about the influence of music in their work and draw live art showcasing their love of sound and vision! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

 

2:15-3:15 Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer— Room 6BCF

Once upon a time, Buffy Summers became the Slayer, the Chosen One who proved a young heroine could battle the forces of darkness instead of playing damsel in distress. Stars from the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer) join forces with Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, writer/producer Jane Espenson, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy herself (Kristy Swanson, star of the 1992 motion picture), not to mention a surprise guest or two, to celebrate 20 years of slayage.

 

3:00-4:00 Axe Cop— Room 6DE

Ethan Nicolle (Bearmageddon, Chumble Spuzz) discusses the growing world of Axe Cop, including the new President of the World miniseries from Dark Horse comics and his involvement the TV show in production at FOX. With a possible appearance in person or digitally from his brother/co-creator Malachai Nicolle plus possible surprise guests.

CA – Axe Cop Anniversary

Ethan & Malachai Nicolle sign at Meltdown Comics on Thursday, January 27th at 7pm.

Meltdown Comics and Dark Horse Comics welcomes: Artist Ethan Nicolle and Writer Malachai Nicolle to Los Angeles, CA

Both signing copies of their collected ‘Axe Cop’ Vol. 1

In case you’re new to the Internet, Axe Cop is a webcomic that became wildly popular over this past year for being awesome, and also because of the unique creative team; Axe Cop writer Malachai Nicolle was 5 when the series began and artist Ethan Nicolle, his older brother, was 29. The combination of the two’s different talents have taken the world by storm!

On Thursday, January 27th, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, fans will have the chance to purchase ‘Axe Cop’ Vol. 1, see a sneak-peak of the ‘Bad Guy Earth’ series with never-before-seen artwork, watch short movie about the creative process between the brothers, and participate in a Q&A with the creators moderated by the Chop Cast team. In addition to getting your brand-new copies of Axe Cop signed, you can purchase a special 18? x 24? two-color screen print!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-851-7223

OR – Axe Cop Signing

Press Release:

Join Bridge City Comics and Dark Horse Comics in welcoming artist Ethan Nicolle and writer Malachai Nicolle to Portland, OR for the release of their first print collection – Axe Cop Vol. 1!

In case you’re new to the Internet, Axe Cop is a webcomic that became wildly popular over this past year for being awesome, and also because of the unique creative team; Axe Cop writer Malachai Nicolle was 5 when the series began and artist Ethan Nicolle, his older brother, was 29. The combination of the two’s different talents have taken the world by storm!

On Saturday, December 18th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, fans will have the chance to purchase Axe Cop Vol. 1 a full four-days before the general public at a special signing event! In addition to getting your brand-new copies of Axe Cop signed, you can watch artist Ethan Nicolle and writer Malachai Nicolle create an Axe Cop character and get in on the action as they ask for audience participation. Come early to get crayons and a coloring-page for the kids! Also, Bridge City Comics will be selling a limited edition Axe Cop print for $10!

We’ll have as many books on-hand as possible, but as this is an early-sale event, quantities are limited. So, come out and support the most interesting creative team in comics, or we’ll chop your head off!

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227