For its first appearance at Boston Comic-Con, IDW Publishing will be bringing the talented creators of Locke & Key and their collaborators, as the celebrated series opens the door on its final chapter, Locke & Key: Alpha. Boston Comic-Con will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 3 – 4, and IDW will have some special surprises for the attendees!
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be appearing together for the last time before Locke & Key comes to its climactic conclusion. Joining the series creators will be IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. Shane Leonard, the artist behind Locke & Key’s striking photo-variant covers, will also be in attendance alongside Israel Skelton, the Skelton Crew Studios mastermind behind IDW’s sellout Locke & Key replica keys. Skelton will be bringing a variety of keys including the very limited SDCC Shadow Key and select other works with him for sale at the Skelton Crew booth, next to IDW’s booth.
In addition to the Locke & Key gang, writer Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Thumbprint) and Hill’s newest collaborator Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland) will also be present for two huge signings with all these amazing creators in one place! The first signing will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the next, Sunday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. To help celebrate the tremendous signing C.P. Wilson III will be bringing some menacing prints with him from the new series Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland!
On Sunday August 4th a special Locke & Key panel will be held from 2:00pm – 2:45pm in the Waterfront Room featuring Hill, Rodriguez and Ryall as they reflect on the series and discuss the imminent harrowing future for the Lockes! A can’t-miss panel at a can’t-miss convention!
IDW is pleased to attend Boston Comic-Con, and looks forward to seeing you at the show!
In a brand-new limited series that will serve as a prequel to his New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, Joe Hill will be taking readers on a dark plunge into the dizzying world of Christmasland. The first comic that Hill has written since the stunning conclusion of his award-winning masterpiece Locke & Key, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland is equal parts mystery and horror.
According to Hill, “The world of NOS4A2 is very, very big, and I only had a chance to explore a part of it in the course of the novel. I told the story I wanted to tell, but I also feel there’s a lot more to discover. In NOS4A2, we learn about Charles Talent Manx the iii, who has kept himself alive for over a century by draining an essential life force out of children, warping them into giddy monsters. When he’s done with them—when Charlie has what he wants—he takes them to Christmasland, where they live forever and ever in an eternal Christmas Day. They live for fun and are good at having it, whether they’re playing a game of tag… or a bloody game of scissors for the drifter. In Wraith, we’re going back to Christmasland at an earlier time, to find out what happens when some unlucky grown-ups find themselves on Gumdrop Lane, and Charlie’s children decide to have some fun with them. It’s very much a standalone story, and it’s my intention to craft something that can be loved by people who have never cracked the cover of NOS4A2, while hopefully giving those who liked the book a new Charlie Manx tale to enjoy.”
In Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland, Hill is joined by illustrator Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend), who provides interior art and creepy Christmasland-themed covers, as well as by his Locke & Key partner Gabriel Rodriguez, who is providing covers for each issue. Issue 1 (re)introduces the reader to Charlie Manx, his world, and his car, a vintage 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith that runs on human souls instead of gasoline. When a luckless child falls into Charlie’s grasp, her new best friend soothes her with a story: his story. From there, the series introduces a new cast of characters to Christmasland, and fully delves into its wonderfully devilish delights, as the sound of sleigh-bells ring in the background…
“NOS4A2 was Joe Hill’s most accomplished novel to date, and its memorable villain Charlie Manx deserves the additional focus this series will bring,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “Joe and CP Wilson III have some nightmarishly clever things planned for this series, from an advent calendar-style cover to some bloody good fun on the interiors as well. The readers are really gonna get taken for a ride in this one.”
Joe Hill has made a name for himself as both a successful novelist and comic book author. Frequently publishing short stories and appearing in anthologies, Hill has rapidly become a literary force. His first novel Heart-Shaped Box won the Bram Stoker award for “Best First Novel.” His critically acclaimed comic series from IDW, Locke & Key, was recently optioned for a film by Universal Pictures, and won Hill an Eisner award for “Best Writer.”
Charles Paul Wilson III signs and sketches at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday,
November 10, 2012 December 8, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Comic Fusion hosts Jim Calafiore, Jamal Igle, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more this weekend!
Welcome to SuperHero Weekend! Join us October 6th-7th, 2012!! We are having a charity auction and other fun activities to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon! The event will take place between 11am – 5pm each day, with various events happening throughout the day! Planned events include:
Super Hero Dog Costume Contest at Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace! Sunday 1PM $5 Entry Donation!
(Dress your dog as your favorite Super Hero or any costume and enter!)
Jewelry Making for Kids at Sage!
Super Hero Candy from The Candy Bar!
Grab Gelato at Cocco’s and hang with some of our Artists!
Cupcakes by The Mixing Bowl!
See the kids art contest at Cocco’s and the winner will be announced at 3PM Sunday!
Face Painting by Rebecca!
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and come on out to join the FUN! And help raise money for SAFE in Hunterdon at the same time!
Reasons to attend Super Hero Weekend:
Bid on AWESOME Super Hero drawings by some of the best comic artists out there!
Participate in our SUPERHERO Raffle and WIN great prizes!
Come in COSTUME or as yourself and take pictures with Super Heroes!
Meet many of our WONDERFUL artists, maybe even a few LEGENDS! At COCCO’S GELATO and at COMIC FUSION!
Enter your DOG in a SUPERHERO Dog Contest at BARKLEY’S GOURMET MARKETPLACE!
Learn to CREATE Jewelry with our neighbors at SAGE!
Super Hero Candy from THE CANDY BAR on Main St!
Have FUN and help out a WORTHY CHARITY at the same time!
Artists for Saturday October 6th 11AM-5PM!
- Jamal Igle
- Jim Calafiore
- Tom Schloendorn
- Chris Flick
- Dave Ryan
- Joe Martino
Artists for Sunday October 7thth 11AM-5PM!
- Charles Wilson III
- Ken Haeser
- Buz Hasson
- Chris Flick
- Erica Hesse
- Bill Ellis
Comic Fusion is also raising money for a local domestic violence shelter with an art auction! Details at the link!
42 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Joe Mulvey, Tyler James, and Charles Paul Wilson III sign at Third Eye Comics on Friday September 7, 2012 at 8:00pm.
*PORTFOLIO Reviews! Tyler and co. will be doing portfolio reviews for all you aspiring writers / artists out there!
*EARLY SIGN-UP for the ComixTribe Baltimore Comic-Con Sketch List! Get FIRST crack at being on the sketch list for Charles, Tyler and Joe at Baltimore Comic-Con!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
GraniteCon announces a new round of guests for their show on Sunday June 10, 2012!
NEW MEDIA GUEST ADDED! Amy Okuda! From the hit online web series The Guild, Amy, who plays Tink on the series, is doing a RARE EAST COAST APPEARANCE at Granitecon! On top of appearing in the “The Guild” (which will have a comic out for Free Comic Book Day, as well as other issues released by Dark Horse), Amy has also been on the series “Californication” and “Bite Me”! She will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans throughout the day for $10! We’re excited to have Amy at the show!
NEW GUEST ADDED! Eric Powell! Another Granitecon first, Eric, who is best known as the creator of The Goon, has also worked on titles ranging from Dark Horse to DC, including Superman: Escape from Bizarro World and most recently IDW’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters! We are extremely pleased to be having Eric for the show!
NEW GUEST ADDED! Charles Paul Wilson III! Returning to Granitecon, Charles has continued work on the series Stuff of Legend, alongside one of our other guests, Mike Raicht! Be sure to also pick up your copy of Stuff of Legend at Free Comic Book Day on May 5th to have him sign it at the show!
NEW GUEST ADDED! Charles Soule, writer of Image Comics “27″, Slave Labor Graphic’s “Strongman” and the upcoming “Strange Attractors” from Archaia!
Previously announced guests include Braden Lamb, Jason Ciamarella, Keith Champagne, Mark McKenna, Mike Raicht, Ming Doyle, and Shelli Paroline!
Creators Mike Raicht and Charles Paul Wilson III appear at Midtown Comics Downtown to discuss their book Stuff of Legend on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm.
About The Stuff of Legend
The year is 1944. As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe’s war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn. When the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the Dark, the child’s playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy’s bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. Can they save the boy from the forces of evil, or will they all perish in the process? The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.
This edition includes a brand-new story featuring the Colonel’s war journal, maps, sketches, and other original material!
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Writers Mike Raicht and Brian Smith and artists Charles Paul Wilson III, Michael DeVito, and Jon Conkling sign on July 17th.
Ultimate Comics will have an Exclusive Cover available.
6120-A Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27717
Here it is the week before HeroesCon 2011 and we still have lots of guests to announce! Let’s not waste any more time and get right to it!
Farel Dalrymple: creator of Pop Gun War, Meathaus & Strange Tales II contributor, artist on Omega the Unknown.
Kelly Sue DeConnick: writer of Osborn, Supergirl, CBGB, and Yo Gabba Gabba!
Paul Azaceta: artist of Amazing Spider-man, B.P.R.D.: 1946, and Daredevil.
Derec Donovan: artist of Youngblood, Robin, Connor Hawke.
Will Sliney: Farscape artist.
Georges Jeanty: artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadpool, Gambit, Weapon X.
Marsha Cooke: co-writer of Teenage Satan.
John Workman: legendary letterer of titles for just about every major publisher, including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse.
John Francis Moore: writer of X-Factor, Superboy, and X-Men: 2099.
Rebekah Isaacs: artist of DV8: Gods and Monsters, DMZ, Drafted.
Danny Donovan: writer for Alternative Comics and Platinum Studios.
Ryan Bodenheim: artist of Halcyon, Red Mass for Mars.
Clay and Susan Griffith: co-writers of Allan Quatermain and the Lord of Locusts, Political Power.
Charles Paul Wilson III: artist of Stuff of Legend.
Jackie Lewis: Upcoming Play Ball from Oni
Bob Schreck and Greg Tumbarello: Schreck is the editor-in-chief of Legendary Pictures new line of comics aptly titled Legendary Comics. Tumbarello is the assistant editor for this new comic venture. Both will be on hand to talk about their new company as well as offering portfolio reviews.
HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full guest list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!
Special guests Charles Paul Wilson III and Mike DeVito from Th3rd World Studio’s Stuff of Legend help Double Midnight Comics celebrate their grand re-opening on Nov. 20th! Other confirmed artists joining them include: Jeremy McHugh, Joe Haley & TJ Dort, Mike Doherty, Scott Ambruson, Nicole Hansche, Don Higgins, and Blair Shedd!
Meet costumed characters from the Avengers of New Hampshire, Arkham’s Finest, and more!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103