IDW Announces Schedule for SDCC 2013

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Press Release:

IDW has fans clamoring for their highly anticipated exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to crank the excitement up even higher (you didn’t think that was possible, did you?) and reveal IDW’s panel and signing schedules for the convention! Clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

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Wednesday July 17th

Preview Night

6:00 – 7:30  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:30  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  Celebrating The Best of EC: Artist’s Edition – Cathy Gaines-Misfud
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

Thursday July 18th

11:00 – 12:00  ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Kiss – Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz, Jamal Igle
12:00 – 1:00  Eternal Descent – Llexi Leon, Misha Mansoor
12:00 – 1:00  Jinnrise – Sohaib Awan 
1:00 – 2:00  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr, Director Javier Gutierrez
3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Heather Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00  True Blood – Michael McMillian
5:00 – 6:00  Visual Funk: The Art of Jim Mahfood – Jim Mahfood
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Gil Kane’s Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition – Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
(*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
6:00 – 7:00  Transformers – Chris Metzen, Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Flint Dille, Joana LaFuente, Mike Johnson, Brendan Cahill

Friday July 19th

10:00 – 11:00 Jericho – Dan Shotz, Kalinda Vasquez, Jon Steinberg, Robert Levine
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer – Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
11:00 – 12:00 The Hollows – Chris Ryall, Sam Kieth
12:00 – 1:00  My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Sara Richard, Brenda Hickey, Heather Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00  Cartoon Network Power Hour! Powerpuff Girls – Troy Little
Samurai Jack – Jim Zub, Andy Suriano 
1:00 – 2:00  Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Luis Antonio Delgado
2:00 – 3:00  Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition – Mark Schultz (*Check out the SDCC-exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00  ThreeA Presents – Kent Williams, Phil Hale, William Wray
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  Zombies vs Robots Prose – Jeff Conner, Mike Dubisch
3:30 – 4:30  X-Files 20th Anniversary! – Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, Dean Haglund, Joe Harris, Joe Corroney (*ticketed signing – See employee for details; also, check out the Chris Carter exclusive cover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
5:00 – 6:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  – Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn

Saturday July 20th

10:00 – 11:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show-exclusive hardcover!)
10:00 – 11:00 Judge Dredd  – Duane Swierczynski
11:00 – 12:00 ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Superman:The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies – Dean Mullaney, Sid Friedfertig  (*Check out the debut of the book!)
12:00 – 1:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  - Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
1:00 – 2:00  My Little Pony Tony Fleecs, Brenda Hickey, Heather Nuhfer, Andy Price (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr
2:00 – 3:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
3:00 – 4:00  Doctor Who – Tony Lee, Andy Kuhn, Josh Fialkov, Kelly Yates, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa
4:00 – 5:00 Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Walter Simonson (*And check out his exclusive Rocketeer hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition – Mark Schultz (*Check out the show-exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Edison Rex – Chris Roberson, Dennis Culver 
5:00 – 6:00  Vitriol The Hunter – Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)
6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek – Mike Johnson, David Messina, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Joe Corroney, J.K. Woodward

Sunday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
(*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
11:00 – 12:00  Godzilla – Chris Mowry
11:00 – 12:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

12:00 – 2:00  INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
Killogy – Alan Robert
Fever Ridge – Michael Heimos 
The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger Mesch
Angora Napkin – Troy Little 
Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
Independent Artist – Sam Shearon
Jinnrise – Andrew Huerta

2:00 – 3:00  YOE! Books: Haunted Horror and More – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
3:00 – 4:00  Transformers Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Joana LaFuente, Mike Johnson, Mairghread Scott
4:00 – 5:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks

And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman, Thursday, 7/18/13, 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m., Room: 9
<<10:00–11:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman—A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!  Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain-trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time! First 100 guests get a free TMNT comic signed by Tom WaltzRoom 9>>

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney, Thursday, 7/18/13, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<1:30–2:30 Spotlight on Dean Mullaney—Join Comic-Con special guest, Eisner and Harvey Award-winner and Overstreet Hall of Famer Dean Mullaney (Creative Director, Library of American Comics and founder of Eclipse Comics) for this Q&A session moderated by Ted Adams (CEO/Publisher IDW Publishing). The subjects range from publishing the first graphic novel for the comics shop market in 1978 to preserving the great legacy of America’s greatest newspaper cartoonists. Room 4>>

IDW: Focus on Artist’s Editions, Thursday, 7/18/13, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<3:30–4:30 IDW: Focus on Artist’s Editions—Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier with Moderator Greg Goldstein, IDW President (with a surprise guest or two) as they give attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year—including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, “didn’t see that one coming!” Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you MUST attend! Room 4>>

Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:30p.m. -2:30p.m., Room: 8 
<<1:30–2:30 Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More—Secrets will be revealed and hints will be dropped, courtesy the IDW editorial team of John Barber, Bobby Curnow, and Carlos Guzman, plus Hasbro’s Director, Global Publishing Michael Kelly! They’ll be joined by a powerhouse lineup of fan-favorite creators, ready to answer your questions! Room 8>>

The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:45p.m. - 2:45p.m., Room: 5AB
<<1:45–2:45 The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter—Trust No One… but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter and “Scully” herself, actress Gillian Anderson, discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more! Along for the ride will be moderator and Lone Gunman Dean Haglund, IDW’s Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, and X-Files: Season 10 writer Joe Harris! Room 5AB>>

IDW: The Panel to End All Panels, Friday, 7/19/13, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
<<4:00–5:00 IDW: The Panel to End All Panels— IDW’s annual panel extravaganza is back! Come hear what Marketing guy Dirk Wood, CCO Chris Ryall, editors Scott Dunbier and Sarah Gaydos, along writer/comedian/actor Taran Killam (SNL), writer Marc Andreyko, comic legends Sam Kieth, Eric Shanower and Walter Simonson, and writer/editor David Wohl have coming your way next year! Room 4>>

Global Comics – Jinnrise and Beyond, Friday, 7/19/13, 10:30 – 11:30a.m., Room 8
<<10:30-11:30 Global Comics - Jinnrise and Beyond Moderator Sohaib Awan lead a discussion centered on the challenges and potential stories global myths offer comic fans here and overseas.  Joining Sohaib will be Andrew Huerta (Artist on IDW Publishing’s Jinnrise), Tom Taylor (Creator of Gestalt Comics’ The Deep and lead writer on DC Comics’ Injustice), Alexis Kirsch (Editor of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump), Wolfgang Bylsma (Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Comics) and Greg Broadmore (WETA Workshop Lead Concept Designer).  Each attendee with receive a signed copy of IDW Publishing’s Jinnrise and other items from our panelists’ publishers. Room 8>>

Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team, Saturday, 7/20/13, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE 
<<11:00–12:00 Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team— Aspiring creators, this is for you! Come listen to a team of IDW editors, including Chris RyallJohn BarberTom Waltz and Jeff Webber, as well as some current IDW creators like Heather Nuhfer and Livio Ramondelli, on what they did, what to do and what not to do, and other arcane bits of information and tips on carving out some creative space in the comic industry! Room 28DE>>

Judge Dredd Comics: IDW & Rebellion, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 9 
20 years in an Iso-Cube if you miss this one! Join moderator Douglas Wolk, IDW’s Chris RyallJudge Dredd writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Ulises Farinas, and 2000AD’s Ben Smith, Michael Molcher and Keith Richardson, along with creator Henry Flint, and more for a drokkin’ good time discussing everyone’s favorite Mega-City One judge.

Spotlight on Sam Kieth, Saturday, 7/20/13, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 9
<<5:00–6:00 Spotlight on Sam Kieth—Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artist’s in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, along with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, as they have an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam’s career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx and much more)—trust us, you will not see another panel like this one all weekend! Room 9>>

YOE! Books Presents: Dr. Fredric Wertham & The Politics of Pre-Code Horror! Saturday, 7/20/13, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
<<7:30–8:30 YOE! Books Presents: Pre-Code Comics’ Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!—Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from “The Horrors of It All” blog, and special guests, for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound! Room 26AB>>

IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!, Sunday, 7/21/13, 11:00a.m. -12:00p.m., Room: 4 

<<11:00–12:00 IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!—Editors Chris RyallSarah GaydosBobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, and a host of amazing creators like Erik BurnhamHeather NuhferAmy MebbersonBrenda Hickey, and Sara Richard, discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW — including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more.
Plus, free comics for attendees! Room 4>>

And! Join the IDW All-Stars at these other panels around the show:

Digital First Comics: The New Trend, Friday 2:30 – 3:30, Room 8 – VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Digital & Print: Friends or Foes? Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 9 - VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Rise of the Independents, Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 32AB – VP of Marketing Dirk Wood
Comic Book Entrepeneurs, Saturday 12:00 – 1:00, Room 28DE – CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
The Power of Geek: Brands & Media, Saturday 4:00 – 5:00, Room 28DE - CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
Beautiful Books: Graphic Design Saturday 5:00 – 6:00, Room 4 - SVP/Graphic Designer Robbie Robbins

Whew! This is shaping up to be one heck of a convention, and one of the busiest for IDW; we can’t wait to see you there!

UK – Bloom County Signing

Berkeley Breathed signs on Saturday 23 July 2011 from 16:00 – 17:00 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Bloom County cartoonist BERKELEY BREATHED at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 23rd July from 4 – 5pm.

Berkeley Breathed is an American cartoonist, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s strip which dealt with socio-political issues as seen through the eyes of highly exaggerated characters and humorous analogies.

His first regularly published strip, Academia Waltz, attracted notice from the editors of the Washington Post who recruited him to do a nationally syndicated strip. On December 8, 1980, Bloom County made its debut and featured some of the characters from Academia Waltz, including former frat-boy Steve Dallas and the paraplegic Vietnam war veteran Cutter John.

Bloom County earned Berkeley the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1987. The strip eventually appeared in over 1,200 newspapers around the world until he retired the daily strip in 1989, stating, “A good comic strip is no more eternal than a ripe melon. The ugly truth is that in most cases, comics age less gracefully than their creators”.

In addition to his cartoon work, he has also produced seven children’s books, two of which, A Wish for Wings That Work and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, were made into animated films. Berkeley’s writing has also been featured in numerous publications, including Life, Boating, and Travel and Leisure, and he produced the cartoon art in the film, Secondhand Lions, which featured a strip called Walter and Jasmine. The panels he drew for Secondhand Lions appear in Opus: 25 Years of His Sunday Best, and he refers to them as “the comic strip that never was”.

SF – From Bloom County to Mars Exhibition

The Cartoon Art Museum and The Hero Initiative proudly present the museum’s Annual WonderCon Weekend Party and Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 8pm to 11pm.  Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale from $10 to $100. Special incentives will be given for higher-level donations including membership, signed catalogs, and special limited edition prints. Advance tickets may be purchased through this link.  Capacity for this special event is limited, and advance reservations are recommended.

Please visit The CAM and Hero Initiative booths at WonderCon on Friday and Saturday to get a sneak preview of the featured original artworks for Saturday night’s auction.

Many top comic book creators will be in attendance as special guests of the Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative.  We are pleased to announce that our featured guest will be Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, Flawed Dogs and Mars Needs Moms, courtesy of WonderCon and IDW Publishing.

Sponsorship for this fundraiser has been generously provided by IDW Publishing, the publishers of Bloom County:  The Complete Collection, a five-volume series that reprints Berkeley Breathed’s classic comic strip in its entirety.  Please visit www.idwpublishing.com for more information on this and other collections in IDW Publishing’s Library of American Comics series.

Additional sponsorship has been provided by Guestlist Ticketing, which is facilitating advance ticket sales for this event.  For more information about Guestlist, please visit guestlistapp.com

Ticket Pricing:

$10:  General Admission for Saturday night’s party featuring Berkeley Breathed and other special guests

$25:  General Admission plus a copy of From Bloom County to Mars, CAM’s new exhibition catalog featuring the original artwork of Berkeley Breathed; $5 from this ticket goes to The Hero Initiative

$50:  General Admission, catalog, merchandise, plus exclusive CAM merchandise; $10 from this ticket goes to The Hero Initiative

$75:  General Admission, catalog, merchandise,  plus your choice of a CAM membership or a Hero Initiative membership; $25 from this ticket goes to The Hero Initiative

$100:  General Admission, catalog, merchandise, Cartoon Art Museum membership and a Hero Initiative membership; $40 from this ticket goes to The Hero Initiative

About the Exhibit:

The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present From Bloom County to Mars: The Imagination of Berkeley Breathed, a retrospective exhibition covering the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist’s career from his beloved comic strip Bloom County to the upcoming Disney film Mars Needs Moms, based on his children’s book of the same name. The exhibition features a comprehensive look back at Bloom County as well as Berkeley Breathed’s children’s books and movie projects, including material from Secondhand Lions and Flawed Dogs.

Celebrating the cultural impact of this remarkable comic strip, IDW Publishing has teamed up with Breathed for the first complete and chronological collection of Bloom County. The first three volumes of Bloom County: The Complete Library are currently available at fine bookstores everywhere, with release of the fourth volume coinciding with Breathed’s appearance at San Francisco’s WonderCon, one of the nation’s largest comic book and pop culture conventions. Each volume features the many quirky citizens of Bloom County—such as Opus, Bill the Cat, and Milo Bloom—while projecting Breathed’s uncanny ability to be both cynical and naïve, often at the same time.

IDW Publishing and the Cartoon Art Museum are producing a limited edition catalog to accompany the exhibition. The From Bloom County to Mars exhibition catalog will debut at WonderCon in April.

About Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Breathed (born June 21, 1957) is an American cartoonist, children’s book author/illustrator, novelist, director, and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip which dealt with socio-political issues as seen through the eyes of highly exaggerated characters (e.g. Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin) and humorous analogies.

His first regularly published strip, Academia Waltz, appeared in the Daily Texan in 1978. The strip attracted notice from the editors of the Washington Post who recruited him to do a nationally syndicated strip. On December 8, 1980, Bloom County made its debut and featured some of the characters from Academia Waltz, including former frat-boy Steve Dallas and the paraplegic Vietnam war veteran Cutter John.

Bloom County earned Berkeley the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1987. The strip eventually appeared in over 1,200 newspapers around the world until he retired the daily strip in 1989, stating, “A good comic strip is no more eternal than a ripe melon. The ugly truth is that in most cases, comics age less gracefully than their creators.”

He replaced this strip with the surreal Sunday-only cartoon, Outland in 1989, which featured some of the Bloom County characters, including Opus the Penguin and Bill the Cat. He ended Outland in 1995.

Eight years later, Berkeley began producing the comic strip, Opus, a Sunday-only strip featuring Opus the Penguin, who was one of the iconic characters from Bloom County. He colors the cartoon himself with Adobe Photoshop.

In addition to his syndicated cartoon work, which has produced eleven best-selling cartoon collections, he has also produced seven children’s books, two of which, A Wish for Wings That Work and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, were made into animated films. Berkeley’s writing has also been featured in numerous publications, including Life, Boating, and Travel and Leisure, and he produced the cartoon art in the film, Secondhand Lions, which featured a strip called Walter and Jasmine. The panels he drew for Secondhand Lions appear in Opus: 25 Years of His Sunday Best, and he refers to them as “the comic strip that never was.”

Berkeley is a fan of outdoor activities such as power-boating and motorcycling. In 1986, he broke his back in an ultralight plane crash, later incorporated into a “Bloom County” storyline in which Steve Dallas breaks his back after being attacked by an angry Sean Penn. Berkeley also nearly lost his right arm a few years later after a boat propeller severed his humerus bone.

Berkeley, his wife and their two children live in Southern California. Although a private person, he has given interviews to on-line magazines such as The Onion and Salon – but only rarely face-to-face or telephone interviews. He and his wife support animal rights, and his book, Flawed Dogs: The Year-End Leftovers at the Piddleton ‘Last Chance’ Dog Pound, promotes adopting pets from shelters.

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