- Circuit Breaker #1 WonderCon Variant by Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Baker, cover by Kyle Baker ($10)
- Tokyo Ghost HC Convention Variant by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy, cover by Sean Gordon Murphy ($35)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Creativity, Friday, 3/25/16, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 403AB
The sky’s the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Keenan Marshall Keller (THE HUMANS), Brian Schirmer (BLACK JACK KETCHUM), Jimmie Robinson (POWER LINES), and Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. In this panel, we’ll discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There’s no story that comics can’t handle, so don’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.
Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now, Saturday, 3/26/16, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 515B
Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft, Saturday, 3/26/16, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 403AB
Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Tom Neely (THE HUMANS), Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY), and Malachi Ward (ISLAND) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go—it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience—if you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1802):
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM Joe Harris
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
10:00 – 10:45 AM Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00 – 11:45 AM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
Artist Sina Grace (Penny Dora, Burn the Orphanage) and Jason Faunt (Power Rangers: Time Force’s Red Ranger) appear at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1! They have an exclusive variant cover drawn by Sina Grace.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Writer Jody Houser and variant cover artist Sina Grace appear at P Dot’s Comics on Wednesday January 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to sign the first issue of FAITH from Valiant Comics! The P Dot’s Comics & Collectibles exclusive retailer variant cover art by Sina Grace is limited to just 500 printed copies!
P Dot’s Comics & Collectibles
1505 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, California 91104
Cartoonist Sina Grace appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign SELF-OBSESSED!
Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. Join Sina on November 20th for a book signing and release party for his new Self-Obsessed graphic novel.
Cartoonist Sina Grace returns to his slice-of-life roots with the most personal and intimate work he’s done since 2012’s Not My Bag. Taking over a decade’s worth of rarely-seen strips, essays, and new material, readers will get an uncompromising look at the journey Grace has taken to living his dream, loving himself, and trying to grow up. Introduction by Jeff Lemire! The book includes exclusive conversations with Ryan O’Connell and Colleen Green. Over 80 pages of new and never-before-released stories.
Grace has also done illustrations for all-ages readers, including Among the Ghosts, written by Amber Benson, and Penny Dora & the Wishing Box, written by Michael Stock. His previous works include the slice-of-life Books with Pictures, and the neo-noir urban fantasy, Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic. For a time, he acted as Editorial Director for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. To date, he’s worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, Boom, Dynamite, Valiant and more. His essays have appeared on several websites, most notably Thought Catalog.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Sina Grace (Lil Depressed Boy, Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag) appears at Arcane Comics on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM to promote his new autobiographical work about comics, life and everything:-Self Obsessed!
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Splash Page Comic Art will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International in San Diego coming up in less than a month on July 8-12 at our normal booth #4400. Thus far artists Edgar Salazar and Sina Grace will be setup to sign and to do sketches. We will also have Sina’s writing partner Shaun Steven Struble scheduled for some The L’il Depressed Boy signings! Jock will also be doing a limited signing at the booth at some point during the show. We hope to have schedules as it gets closer to the show.
We are still taking a pre-list signup for Edgar Salazar for SDCC commissions.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SPECIFIC ART BROUGHT TO THE CON TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’D LIKE TO PURCHASE IT, OR TO BUY IT IN ADVANCE AND HAVE IT DELIVERED, NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTACT US!
Brad Walker – Friday, July 10th: 2 to 6 PM
Jock – Friday, July 10th: Noon to 3PM
Sina Grace & Shaun Steven Struble – Thursday, July 9th: 4 to 6PM and Sunday, July 12th 2 to 4PM
Edgar Salazar will be at the booth most of the show. Check on Thursday to get signed up for a commission. We are also still taking a pre-list signup for him now.
Splash Page Comic Art will take 5 pre-signups for Brad Walker as soon as I have details (hopefully on 6-30-15). Sina will not be sketching. Jock TBD.
Splash Page Comic Art
Michael Stock and Sina Grace, creators of the new all ages book Penny Dora and the Wishing Box, appear at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, November 12th, starting at 4:00 PM!
There will be a talk and a signing of the first issue of this brand new, kid friendly series from Image Comics.
Kids under 12 years old get ONE FREE COPY of Penny Dora #1 at the signing while supplies last.
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Michael Stock, Sina Grace, and Hope Larson sign Penny Dora and The Wishing Box on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM.
Image Comics’ PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX – Once upon a time, “Part Time Punks” DJ and writer Michael Stock and artist Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY) conjured up a story about the ever-curious Penny Dora and the unexpected gift that arrives on her doorstep in PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX. This new fantasy adventure series will begin in November from Image Comics with a special 28-page first issue.
One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes…but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”
Stock cited his daughter for first inspiring him to write about Penny Dora’s adventures. “Penny Dora is actually based on a story my daughter Nico wrote when she was 8 years old for her school paper. The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story. S
ince then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of ‘what if.’ The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”
Grace added: “The minute I read Michael’s scripts for the series, I was absolutely enchanted by Penny Dora and her world. It’s been a dream to breathe life into the adventures of fantastic and charming characters. I can’t wait for the world to see!”
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX is an whimsical retelling of the Pandora myth and an all-ages fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin. Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sina Grace appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Burn the Orphanage, Volume 1: Born to Lose on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Sina Grace (Not My Bag) appears at Carmine Street Comics to sign BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR on Wednesday May 21st at 5:00 pm!
Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014