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  • Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

    Press Release:

    Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

    BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

    Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

    • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

     

    Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

    • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

    • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

     

    Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

    Friday, April 3

    • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

     

    Saturday, April 4

    • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

    • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

    • 1-2 PM - Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

    • 4-5 PM - Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

     

    Sunday, April 5

    • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

     

    BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

    BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

    Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

     

    Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

    Saturday, April 4, 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 211

    10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

     

    Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

    Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

     

    Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

    Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

    All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

     

    BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

    Saturday, April 4

    BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

    Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

    Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

     

    And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

    • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)

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    • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)

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    For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at comic-con.org/wca.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

    CA – Hit 1957 Signing

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    Writer Bryce Carlson appears at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to sign his new BOOM! Studios series HIT 1957!

    About the comic:
    Crime is down in Los Angeles—at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams.

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    Collector’s Paradise
    319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626) 577-6694

    Boom! Studios Returns to the Big Apple for NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2014 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the weekend of October 9-12.

    BOOM! and its imprints KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box can be found at booth number 1344 and will host the following creators at varying times all weekend (please check at the booth for signing times):

    • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

    • Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop)

    • Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)

    • David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

    • Dan Fogler (Moon Lake)

    • Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)

    • Jake Lawrence (Teen Dog)

    • James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic)

    • Jason Starr (The Returning)

    • Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshley)

    • Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring)

    • Matt Gagnon (Day Men)

    • Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow)

    • Natasha Allegri (Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake)

    • Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Sleepy Hollow)

    • Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest, Fiction Squad)

    • Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, the War After)

    • Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

    Additionally, throughout the weekend, fans can buy original customized sketches on BOOM!’s “Get-A-Sketch” covers from several different artists, including:

    • Allison Strejlau (Regular Show)

    • Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors)

    • Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors)

    • Travis Hill (Adventure Time)

     

    Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at New York Comic Con include Humberto Ramos (Fairy Quest), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Eliopoulos (Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse), Ed Brisson (Sons of Anarchy), Frank J. Barbiere (Black Market), Michael Moreci (Curse), Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), Josh Williamson (RoboCop), Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (Translucid), Brent Schoonover (Mr. Murder Is Dead), Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo), Chandra Free (The God Machine), Andrew E.C. Gaska (Space: 1999), Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson (Beautiful Scars), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Planet of the Apes), Garry Brown (Sons of Anarchy), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Justin Jordan (Deep State), Rafael Albuquerque (Savage Brothers), Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Hacktivist), Deron Bennett (Hacktivist), Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball), Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit), Stephanie Hans (Suicide Risk), and Tessa Stone (Regular Show: Hydration).

    BOOM! Studios will also host a number of panels and debut numerous exclusive convention variant covers and limited edition items during the convention. Further details will be released next week. For tickets and more information on New York Comic Con, visit their site at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

    BOOM! Studios Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and signing schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014 (ECCC), which will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, on the weekend of March 28-30. (Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, for updates.)

    PANELS

    Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way
    Fri., March 28, 6 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Editor Dafna Pleban, plus creators Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY), Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, REVELATIONS, DEATHMATCH), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), and Michael Moreci (CURSE, ROBOCOP: HOMINEM EX MACHINA) as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers! Plus, sharpen your constructive eye as the panelists discuss editing do’s and don’ts.
    Speakers: Bryce Carlson, Matt Gagnon, Dafna Pleban, Max Bemis, Paul Jenkins, James Tynion IV, and Michael Moreci

    We Are BOOM!
    Sat., March 29, 3 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.
    Speakers: Ross Richie, Filip Sablik, and Matt Gagnon

    Redefining All-Ages Comics
    Sun., March 30, 1 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS) Ryan North (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH), Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN), Colleen Coover (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE), and Paul Tobin (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!
    Speakers: Shannon Watters, Mike Kunkel, MAD Rupert, Royden Lepp, Ryan North, Kate Leth, Colleen Coover, and Paul Tobin
    Secret Origins Presents Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
    Sat., March 29, 2:20 p.m., Secret Origins (604)
    Frontman and comic auteur Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria, THE AMORY WARS) and writer Chondra Echert have teamed up in the past on KILL AUDIO and KEY OF Z. Now it’s time for their latest from BOOM! Studios, a superhero deconstruction tale, TRANSLUCID. Come join Claudio and Chondra in a spotlight panel moderated by CBR’s Jonah Weiland.
    Speakers: Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and Jonah Weiland
    Max Bemis Says Anything!
    Sun., March 30, 1:20 p.m., Hall C (610)
    He’s crushed the world of rock, faced down his inner demons, and just became a new father. What more could Max Bemis possibly want? To conquer the world of comics, of course! Join Max as he talks all about his new series from BOOM! Studios, EVIL EMPIRE, as well as his earlier work on the critically acclaimed POLARITY. Find out if Max is a Marvel or a DC guy (or neither), where he sees himself in the industry, and what his future comic plans are in this exciting spotlight panel moderated by Lindsay Thomas.
    Speakers: Max Bemis, Lindsay ThomasSIGNING SCHEDULE

    The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, unless otherwise noted.
    **Indicates signing is ticketed. Tickets are available ONLY at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, on the day of the specified signing while supplies last.

    FRIDAY
    10:45-11:45am — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH)
    11am-12pm — Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
    12-1pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
    1:15-2:45pm — Michael Moreci, Riley Rossmo, and Colin Lorimer (CURSE)
    2-3pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA) =
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    3:30-4:30pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    5:30p-6:30 — Mark Miller and Ben Meares (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT, HELLRAISER)

    SATURDAY
    10-11am — Tim Daniel (CURSE)
    10:30-11:30am — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    12-1pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    12:30-2pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS) Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    1:45-2:45pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
    2-3:30pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    2:45-3:45pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA)
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    4-5pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    5:45-6:45pm — Royden Lepp (RUST)SUNDAY
    10-11am — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
    11am-12pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    1-2pm — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    2-3pm — Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and Wook­ Jin Hunter Clark (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
    2-3pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
    2:30-4pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, and Chip Zdarsky (MIDAS FLESH, ADVENTURE TIME)
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    4-5pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)

    SIGNING ALL WEEKEND
    Brian Joines (IMAGINE AGENTS)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS)
    Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
    Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN, BRAVEST WARRIORS ANNUAL 2014)
    Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
    Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
    Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)
    Tom Hammock (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)

    SKETCHING ALL WEEKEND
    Allison Strejlau (REGULAR SHOW, ADVENTURE TIME)
    Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Missy Pena (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    For more information on Emerald City Comicon, visit their website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

    BOOM! Studios Schedule for NYCC 2013

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    Press Release

    BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM! Studios and Archaia Entertainment, are pleased to announce the schedule of signings that will take place at its booth (#1344) and the panels they will present at New York Comic-Con, the East Coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture celebration that will run Oct. 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City.
    Highlights include a signing with the complete POLARITY creative team of writer (and Say Anything lead singer) Max Bemis, artist Jorge Coelho, colorist Felipe Sobreiro, and cover artist Frazer Irving (this is a ticketed event); a THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR signing event, featuring the creators and writers of the popular stage show and graphic novel, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, along with several performers from the show, including Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Paul F. Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Craig Cackowski; the ADVENTURE TIME comics (and the upcoming THE MIDAS FLESH) creative team of writer Ryan North and artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline; actor and graphic novelist Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE); MOUSE GUARD creator David Petersen; HEROBEAR AND THE KID creator Mike Kunkel; RUST creator Royden Lepp; appearances by the creative team behind the popular crime series HIT, writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey; SONS OF ANARCHY artist Damian Couceiro; and all the way from France, critically acclaimed artist Romain Hugault (THE GRAND DUKE).

    In addition, there will be a nice contingent of artists on hand available throughout the entire weekend selling sketches, including Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME); MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS); Allison Strejlau (REGULAR SHOW); Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS); Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME); and Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID).

    BOOM! Studios will present the following panels at New York Comic-Con:

    Title: Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way
    Date: 10/10/2013
    Time: 6:15PM – 7:15PM
    Location: 1A01
    Speakers: Dafna Pleban, Rebecca “Tay” Taylor, Eric Esquivel, Michael Alan Nelson, Mike Kunkel, Caleb Monroe
    Description: Join BOOM! Studios creators Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS), Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, HEXED), Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL), and Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), along with BOOM! Studios Editors Dafna Pleban and Rebecca “Tay” Taylor, as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts.

    Title: The Year of Mouse Guard
    Date: 10/11/2013
    Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
    Location: 1A10
    Speakers: David Petersen, Cory Godbey, and Mel Caylo
    Description: Since its debut in 2005, MOUSE GUARD has become one of the most popular, beloved and honored stories in comics and in 2013, creator David Petersen is not slowing down! This year will see the release of the MOUSE GUARD VOL. 3: THE BLACK AXE hardcover and the debut of the four-issue miniseries, MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2 (followed by the release of a hardcover that collects them) from Archaia Entertainment. In addition, from Skelton Crew comes collectible replica Black Axes, the first in a line of Mouse Guard replica weapons! Moderated by Mel Caylo (BOOM! Studios marketing manager), join Petersen and guest Cory Godbey as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of all this Mouse Guard goodness, preview art from upcoming releases and answer your questions! Attendees will receive an exclusive print of an original David Petersen drawing.

    Title: We Are BOOM!
    Date: 10/12/2013
    Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Location: 1A01
    Speakers: Bryce Carlson, Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Mike Kunkel
    Description: You will not want to miss this jam-packed, inspiring hour as BOOM! Studios Founder & CEO Ross Richie, Vice President of Development Stephen Christy, and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, along with creator Mike Kunkel, reintroduce BOOM! Studios to the world of comics. This won’t be your average publisher panel droning on and on through a series of press releases and stale cover images. Find out what makes BOOM! Studios different than every other comic publisher in the market and why 2013 has been a transformative year for us. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

    Title: The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour
    Date: 10/12/2013
    Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
    Location: 1A14
    Speakers: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Joe LeFavi, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Paul F. Tompkins, Jonathan Coulton, Greg Rucka
    Description: Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR (TAH) is a popular staged production in the style of old-time radio. It has since also become a much-downloaded podcast on Nerdist Industries, and now, a stunning graphic novel anthology! Each show consists of a selection of genre-bending stories, advertisements, from fictional sponsors, musical numbers, and more, performed by a core group of actors known as the WorkJuice Players, and featuring cameos by stars from FIREFLY, DOCTOR WHO, COMMUNITY and many more! Last fall, Acker and Blacker launched a Kickstarter campaign to reach its goal. Now, almost a year later and with award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment on board to publish the book, the graphic novel is here! Join Acker, Blacker, Editor Joe LeFavi, and WorkJuice Players Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, and Jonathan Coulton as they share behind-the-scenes stories about THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR show, podcast and graphic novel! Whether you’re already a fan or just love great entertainment, this will be one of the funniest, most lively panels you’ll attend! Moderated by comics great, Greg Rucka!

    Title: Breaking into Comics Right Now
    Date: 10/12/2013
    Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
    Location: 1A01
    Speakers: Bryce Carlson, James Lucas Jones, Jim Kuhoric, and Scott Allie
    Description: If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join some of comic book publishing’s top decision makers, including BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, Avatar Press Vice President of Publishing and Managing Editor Jim Kuhoric, and Oni Press Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones as they give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now.

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    The signing schedule is as follows (subject to change; please check the booth for any updates):

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    KaBOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    3-4 p.m.
    Dustin Nguyen (ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS)
    Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

    BOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS)
    Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, HEXED)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, ICE AGE)

    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Bryce Carlson, Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT)

    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Ramón Pérez (SIX-GUN GORILLA)

    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks (ROBOCOP: LAST STAND)

    7-8 p.m.
    Damian Couceiro (SONS OF ANARCHY)

    Archaia
    3-4 p.m.
    Ramón Pérez (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND)
    Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
    F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009)

    3-4:30 p.m.
    Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)

    4-5 p.m.
    Michael Dialynas, Polly Guo (SPERA)
    Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE)

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)

    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Janet Lee (RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN)

    5-6 p.m.
    Mario Stilla (RUBICON)
    Joanna Estep (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, FRAGGLE ROCK)

    5:30-7 p.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)
    Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)

    6-7 p.m.
    Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)

    6-7:30 p.m.
    Kevin Colden (MOON LAKE, IMMORTALS: GODS AND HEROES)

    7-8 p.m. Mario Stilla (RUBICON)
    Andrew E.C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999 – AFTERSHOCK AND AWE, CLASSIC SPACE: 1999 – TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER)

    7-8:30 p.m.
    Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

    Friday, Oct. 11

    KaBOOM!
    Appearing all day
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)

    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

    BOOM!
    Appearing all day
    Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS)
    Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, HEXED)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, ICE AGE)

    12-1 p.m.
    Jeff Stokely, Ramón Pérez (SIX-GUN GORILLA)

    1-2 p.m.
    Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks (ROBOCOP: LAST STAND)

    2-3 p.m.
    Bryce Carlson, Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT)

    3-4 p.m.
    Damian Couceiro (SONS OF ANARCHY)

    Archaia
    10-11 a.m.
    Andrew Rostan (AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON)
    Mario Stilla (RUBICON)
    Rebecca Mock, Polly Guo (SPERA)
    Nichol Ashworth (FRAGGLE ROCK)

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Ramón Pérez (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND)
    Neil Kleid (FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Janet Lee (RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN)

    11 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
    F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009)

    12-1:30 p.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)
    Tom Pinchuk, Kate Glasheen (HYBRID BASTARDS!)

    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Charles Soule (STRANGE ATTRACTORS)

    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE)

    1:30-3 p.m.
    F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009)
    Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)
    Nick Tapalansky, Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)

    2:30-4 p.m.
    Neil Kleid (FRAGGLE ROCK)

    3-4 p.m.
    David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
    Michael Dialynas, Polly Guo (SPERA)

    4-5 p.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)
    Joanna Estep (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Nichol Ashworth (FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Jeremy Bastian (CURSED PIRATE GIRL)

    5-6 p.m.
    Mario Stilla (RUBICON)
    Andrew Rostan (AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON)
    Andrew E.C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999 – AFTERSHOCK AND AWE, CLASSIC SPACE: 1999 – TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER)

    5-7 p.m.
    Romain Hugault (THE GRAND DUKE)

    6-7 p.m.
    Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)
    Nick Tapalansky, Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)
    Dan Fogler, Kevin Colden (MOON LAKE)

    Saturday, Oct. 12

    KaBOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    Allison Strejlau (REGULAR SHOW)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Ryan North (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)

    1-2 p.m.
    Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

    2-3 p.m.
    Ryan North (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)

    BOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS)
    Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, HEXED)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, ICE AGE)

    10-11 a.m.
    Damian Couceiro (SONS OF ANARCHY)

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Jeff Stokely, Ramón Pérez (SIX-GUN GORILLA)

    12:15-1:15 p.m.
    Bryce Carlson, Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT)

    3-4:30 p.m.
    Max Bemis, Jorge Coelho, Felipe Sobreiro, Frazer Irving (POLARITY) Ticketed signing; tickets available at the booth on Saturday morning on a first come, first served basis

    5-6 p.m.
    Bryce Carlson, Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT)

    Archaia
    10-11 a.m.
    Andrew Rostan (AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON)
    A. David Lewis (SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER, LONE AND LEVEL SANDS)
    Nichol Ashworth (FRAGGLE ROCK)

    10-11:30 a.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009)
    Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
    Jeremy Bastian (CURSED PIRATE GIRL)

    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Romain Hugault (THE GRAND DUKE)

    12-1 p.m.
    Michael Dialynas, Polly Guo (SPERA)
    Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE)

    1-2 p.m.
    Charles Soule (STRANGE ATTRACTORS)
    Tom Pinchuk, Kate Glasheen (HYBRID BASTARDS!)
    Mario Stilla (RUBICON)

    2-3 p.m.
    Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

    2-4 p.m.
    Nick Tapalansky, Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)

    2:30-4 p.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)

    3-4 p.m.
    Joanna Estep (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)

    4:15-6 p.m.
    Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Paul F. Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)

    6-7 p.m.
    Dan Fogler, Kevin Colden (MOON LAKE)
    Rebecca Mock, Polly Guo (SPERA)
    Ramón Pérez (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND)
    Andrew E.C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999 – AFTERSHOCK AND AWE, CLASSIC SPACE: 1999 – TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER)

    Sunday, Oct. 13

    KaBOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    10-11 a.m.
    Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

    12-1 p.m.
    Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)

    BOOM!
    Appearing all day:
    Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS)
    Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, HEXED)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, ICE AGE)

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Jeff Stokely, Ramón Pérez (SIX-GUN GORILLA)

    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Bryce Carlson, Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT)

    2:30-3:30
    Damian Couceiro (SONS OF ANARCHY)

    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Max Bemis (POLARITY) Ticketed signing; tickets available at the booth on Sunday morning on a first come, first served basis

    Archaia
    10-11:30 a.m.
    Neil Kleid (FRAGGLE ROCK)
    A. David Lewis (SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER, LONE AND LEVEL SANDS)
    Andrew Rostan (AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON)
    Royden Lepp (RUST)

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Nichol Ashworth (FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Janet Lee (RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN)
    Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009)

    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Joanna Estep (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Neil Kleid (FRAGGLE ROCK)
    Ramón Pérez (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND)

    1-2 p.m.
    Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE)

    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)
    Tom Pinchuk, Kate Glasheen (HYBRID BASTARDS!)

    1:30-3 p.m.
    Royden Lepp (RUST)

    2-3 p.m.
    Romain Hugault (THE GRAND DUKE)

    2:30-4 p.m.
    Dan Fogler, Kevin Colden (MOON LAKE)
    Alex Eckman-Lawn (AWAKENING)

    3-4 p.m.
    Mario Stilla (RUBICON)
    Andrew E.C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999 – AFTERSHOCK AND AWE, CLASSIC SPACE: 1999 – TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER)

    4-5 p.m.
    Rebecca Mock, Polly Guo, Michael Dialynas (SPERA)

    As a reminder, the following exclusives will be available for sale at New York Comic-Con:

    Exclusive Variant Covers:
    ROBOCOP: LAST STAND # 1 (Joe Quinones, colors by Maris Wicks)
    DAY MEN #1 (Khary Randolph, colors by Blond)
    SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (Gabriel Hardman, colors by Matthew Wilson)

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    CA – Hit #1 Signing

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    BRYCE CARLSON appears at Galaxy of Comics to sign his chart-topping book, Hit #1, from BOOM! Studios, Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, from 4 PM to 7 PM!

    Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark; it’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.

    BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. And now we have one of it’s leading creators, Bryce Carlson here to SIGN his HIT #1!

    So, stop by the Galaxy of Comics and chat with Bryce and get your copy of Hit #1 signed by BOOM!’s newest up-and-coming star!!!

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    Galaxy of Comics
    17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406