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  • NYC – The Spirit of Innovation Panel

    spiritPress Release:

    John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope, consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will Eisner Week, this panel is a collaboration between the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International. The event starts on Wednesday March 7th at 7:00 PM at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street at Lexington Ave, in New York City. Admission is $10 for CBLDF, Comic-Con International 2014 attendees (bring your badge), and Society of Illustrators Members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and seniors with valid ID.

    Will Eisner’s The Spirit
    In 1940, Will Eisner wasn’t the only 23-year-old innovating the early comics medium, but he was arguably the most audacious. With war on the horizon, he left the security and success of his work as creative director of the Eisner & Iger packaging studio to create The Spirit, a newspaper comic book supplement that allowed him a wide berth of creative freedom, the ability to speak to an adult audience, and the opportunity to own his own work. 75 years later, The Spirit remains a vital, influential, and engaging work of comics. Join contemporary practitioners for a lively discussion of Will Eisner’s first masterwork and its effect on modern comics.

    This panel is a new endeavor that continues the ongoing education collaboration between Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International, who are co-producing the program. “Events of this sort highlight comics’ vital contribution to culture,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Honoring the medium’s history while encouraging its future are central educational goals for both organizations. It’s an honor to launch this next phase in our partnership with an event that celebrates the vision and contributions of Will Eisner and those he inspired.”

    Tickets for this event are available now from the Society of Illustrators online at here…

    About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org

    About Comic-Con International
    Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. www.comic-con.org

    About Society of Illustrators
    The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. Founded in 1901, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. The vitality of the organization depends on attracting qualified artists and others to join us in this mission. For more information, please visit www.societyillustrators.org

    Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

    IDW Announces SDCC 2014 Exclusives & Debuts

    Press Release:

    idw-sdcc14There is something for everyone on this year’s IDW San Diego Comic Con International exclusives list! See below for the must-haves from IDW and download the ultimate IDW 2014 SDCC Exclusives Shopping Guide PDF (www.idwpublishing.com) for full descriptions and cover images.

    A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore (shop.idwpublishing.com) beginning today, July 7. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth, #2643. All exclusives will be available during show hours at the booth, see you there!

    ARTIST’S EDITION EXCLUSIVES

    Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition Variant HC
    Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years and Hellboy, his iconic creation, struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut. Featuring a variant cover from Mignola himself, only available at SDCC!
    $125, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen: Artifact Edition Variant HC
    Watchmen has been called the greatest graphic novel of all time. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created a story and graphic narrative unlike anything that preceded it, and revitalized the entire art form that followed. Featuring a variant cover from Dave Gibbons, who’ll be signing all 5 days of the Con at the IDW booth!
    $100, Limited to 225 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition Variant HC (2nd Printing)
    IDW, in cooperation with MARVEL Comics, proudly presents Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Featuring a variant cover by the Mighty Walter Simonson!
    $100, Limited to 125 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Also, look for the show debut of the Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition HC! And watch for Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, Walter Simonson, and Jim Steranko ALL signing in the IDW booth!

    GODS, MONSTERS, AND ROBOTS! (Oh My!)

    Ragnarok #1 Variant
    With a matte cover and spot-varnish treatment of Walter Simonson’s menacing Thor sketch, this convention exclusive will not last long!
    $10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

    Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 B&W Variant
    Relive the acclaimed series’ frightful beginning in black & white for the first time! Gabriel Rodriguez’s original line work is on full display in this very special convention exclusive!
    $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

    Locke & Key: The Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez Variant HC
    This convention exclusive displays an original blue-line pencils and inks cover by Gabriel Rodriguez for the show debut of this Locke & Key covers collection!
    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland Variant HC
    This special convention variant features a bloody exclusive cover by Locke & Key co-creator and artist, Gabriel Rodriguez for Joe Hill’s original new comic miniseries hardcover collection.
    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Monster Motors Variant Edition
    Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening provides a convention exclusive cover celebrating the madness that is Comic-Con for Brian Lynch’s newest IDW project!
    $10, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

    Winterworld #1 Variant
    All-new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career. Convention exclusive cover featuring Wynn, by Will Rosado!
    $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

    Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Variant
    There will be two convention exclusive covers to collect for the premiere issue of this jaw-dropping new series:
    – Line art cover by none other than Rob Liefeld – $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
    – Full-color wrap around cover by series artist and co-writer, Tom Scioli -$5, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

    Also, watch out for the blank sketch edition of Transformers vs. G.I. JOE #1, as well as the three variant covers on sale with Diamond Comic Distributors!

    GI Joe: Silent Interlude Variant HC
    The convention exclusive of G.I. JOE #21 remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored with Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes featuring a homage cover to the famous issue by superstar artist, Ashley Wood.
    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    Metal Gear Solid Deluxe Variant HC
    Get your convention exclusive copy, with front and back cover artwork by Ashley Wood, of this oversized collection of the entire series from celebrated artists Ashley Wood and Rufus Dayglo,
    $75, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    FOR SHELL HEADS (AKA TMNT FANS)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special Variant
    Don’t miss out on the special convention exclusive cover by The Manhattan Projects artist, Nick Pitarra for this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades!
    $10, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
    $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original (Mirage) #1 Reissue
    This special convention exclusive issue re-presents the very first debut issue, from 1984, with co-creator Kevin Eastman’s original coloring with cover options:
    – Pencils by Eastman, Inks by TMNT co-creator Peter Laird – $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person
    – Pencils by Eastman, signed by Kevin himself! – $25, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection Variant HC Vol. 5
    This black & white convention exclusive cover by Kevin Eastman matches the four previous volumes that have all had the same treatment as convention exclusives.
    $50, Limited to 200 copies, 2 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    FOR KIDS OF EVERY AGE

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21 Exclusive Pony Pack Edition
    Featuring an 8 page story unavailable ANYWHERE ELSE! The villainous Mane-iac takes over the cover to this convention exclusive that comes complete with your first look inside the My Little Pony Annual 2014, featuring the debut of the super-heroic Pony Pack!
    $10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

    Angry Birds Comics #1 Variant
    Cosplaying piggies grace this convention exclusive cover by Jon Sommariva for the world’s most popular mobile game franchise comic book debut! Featuring fun-filled, action packed stories from Eisner-nominee Jeff Parker and Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin, this is a must-get book!
    $5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
    $10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

    Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 Variant
    The San Diego Convention Center is invaded by characters from across the Cartoon Network universe in this convention exclusive variant cover by series artist, Derek Charm!
    $5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
    $10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

    Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo One-Shot Variant
    Grab this convention exclusive cover by the creator of Johnny Bravo, Van Partible, for the first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!
    $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

    Skylanders #0
    The comic debut of Skylanders! Unavailable anywhere else!! This Zero Issue focuses on all your fan-favorite characters and featuring a prequel story tying directly into the new Skylanders Trap Team videogame. The convention exclusive cover by Fico Ossio and David Garcia Cruz features Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Trigger Happy.
    $5, Limited to 700 copies, 5 per person

    A TOY & A KEY (COLLECTIBLES)

    Paschaborg 001 (3A Toy)
    From Count Kriegstein’s imagination straight to your hearts is PASCHABORG 001! Exclusively available through IDW Publishing, PASCHABORG 001 is Ashley Wood’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con offering. We suggest you pre-order yours now because she won’t last long!
    $150, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://3a.idwpublishing.com

    Locke & Key: Alpha Key
    The highly sought after keys made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez’s designs in Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth at San Diego Comic-Con with the specially plated edition of the Alpha Key.
    $25, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person

    Look for more news soon from IDW on San Diego Comic-Con International! You won’t believe the list of creators we’ve got coming. Here’s a hint, a whole bunch of them have books on this list!

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    About IDW Publishing
    IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

    Boom! Studios Returns For Its 9th SDCC

    Boom-sq-logojpgPress Release:

    Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Comic-Con International in San Diego (San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s commonly called, or SDCC), to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.

    BOOM! and its imprints can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of creators for signings. Scheduled to appear are:

    • Bob Scott (PEANUTS)
    • Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP)
    • Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
    • Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
    • David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    • Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
    • Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)
    • Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)
    • Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
    • Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
    • Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)
    • Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST)
    • James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
    • Jeff Stokely (TRANSLUCID)
    • Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
    • Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)
    • Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)
    • Marcus To (HACKTIVIST)
    • Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
    • Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    • Natasha Allegri (BEE AND PUPPYCAT, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE)
    • Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES)
    • Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)
    • Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, FAIRY QUEST)
    • Royden Lepp (RUST)
    • Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
    • Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
    • Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)
    • Vicki Scott (PEANUTS)
    There will also be a few surprise guests throughout the show. A signing schedule will be released before the start of SDCC.
    In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
    • Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
    • Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS, BRAVEST WARRIORS)
    • Jen Bennett  (ADVENTURE TIME 2013 SPOOOKTACULAR, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS)
    • MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)
    • Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    For $30, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank Get-A-Sketch covers.

    BOOM! will have a wide selection of exclusive variants available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last), including:

    AT Banana Guard Academy #1 SDCC
    ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Coleman Engle
    Writer: Kent Osborne
    Artist: Mad Rupert

    Not only are the Banana Guards hilarious as the Candy Kingdom’s protectors, but this series is written by Kent Osborne, one of the longtime writers of the ADVENTURE TIME show. Turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!
    Amazing World of Gumball #1 SDCC
    THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Coleman Engle
    Writer: Frank Gibson
    Artist: Tyson Hesse
    Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!
    Regular Show #13 SDCC
    REGULAR SHOW #13
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Coleman Engle
    Writer: Minty Lewis
    Artist: Allison Strejlau
    If you’re a fan of REGULAR SHOW, then this is definitely something you don’t want to miss: storyboard artist and the voice for Eileen, Minty Lewis, will be writing this issue. And if you haven’t seen the show, who better to show you around the Park? Mordecai and Rigby are put in charge of decorating the park for the annual park party and it’s the only job Benson is sure they can’t screw up. A small fire, three missing children, and a crashed blimp later, things are only going to get worse and the party hasn’t even started yet.
    STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Coleman Engle
    Writer: Jeremy Sorese
    Artist: Coleman Engle

    Steven really wants to enter the annual Beach City Bike Race but everyone else is a little worried. Steven just makes the cut-off for age, which means the other bikers will be a lot older than him. Connie agrees to help Steven the old-fashioned way through good ol’ exercise but Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have other plans…


    All four of the above covers connect to form one image!

    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Jeremy Sorese
    Writers: Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson
    Artist: Natasha Allegri

    It’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret. Fighting bad guys has never been so funny.


    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL

    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Jeremy Sorese
    Writers: Kevin Panetta, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Kevin Church, Kat Leyh
    Artists: Paulina Ganucheau, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Jess Fink, Kat Leyh

    If there is one sassy fur ball in BRAVEST WARRIORS that deserves it’s own comic dedicated to how awesome he is, it’s Impossibear.  Impossibear and Catbug are up to no good with the Bravest Warriors off on a mission! But have no fear, there are plenty of shenanigans to be had!


    The BEE AND PUPPYCAT and BRAVEST WARRIORS covers connect to form one image!


    ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL HC
    $50, limited to 250 copies
    Cover by Tessa Stone
    Writer: Meredith Gran
    Artist: Meredith Gran

    Thanks to a newfound interest in rock ‘n’ roll, Princess Bubblegum volunteers to manage Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a pivotal tour across the land of Ooo! But when the band is threatened by everything from snobby scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they hold it together and make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time, and manage to stay friends throughout the process?! Written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring short stories from several indie comics superstars, including Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD) and FRIENDS WITH BOYS cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks! This totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS!


    ADVENTURE TIME: EYE CANDY VOL. 1 ENCHIRIDION HC
    $50, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Zack Sterling
    Artists: Various

    Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con! Be the envy of all of your fellow Adventure Time fans with this breathtaking collection of all of the stunning ADVENTURE TIME cover artwork featured in issues #1-16. Now there’s one spot where art fans and ADVENTURE TIME fans alike can see every cover image produced to date in this stunning, oversized hardcover cover gallery! In addition to showcasing each breathtaking cover image, this volume also includes process pieces showing how an ADVENTURE TIME cover is created. Don’t miss out on this must-have for every ADVENTURE TIME fan!


    THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS MINI-COMIC
    $30, limited to 550 copies
    Cover by Jon Chad
    Writer: Jon Chad
    Artist: Jon Chad

    After 2012’s Adventure Time and last year’s Regular Show mini-comics, Jon Chad has set his sights on The Amazing World of Gumball. In this spectacular fold-out mini-comic, Gumball and Darwin take on the world of video games. Plus, it comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind video game cartridge!
    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Adam Hughes
    Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
    Artist: Brian Churilla

    This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on  his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!


    DAWN OF THE PLANET APES: CONTAGION

    $5, Convention Exclusive
    Cover by Garry Brown
    Writer: Caleb Monroe
    Artist: Tom Derenick

    Set directly after the events of 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION follows the story of Ellie (played by Keri Russell in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film) as she struggles to find a cure for the pandemic before it claims her daughter forever. In this self-contained, one-shot issue, we see a slice of the descent of mankind as they succumb to the Simian Flu pandemic from the perspective of the CDC and various doctors and scientists trying to stop the outbreak.

    THE EMPTY MAN #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey
    Writer: Cullen Bunn
    Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

    It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a  joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.


    HACKTIVIST HC SDCC EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE EDITION

    Free with purchase of HACKTIVIST hardcover, limited to 200 copies
    Bookplate illustration by Marcus To and Ian Herring
    Writers: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
    Artists: Marcus To, Ian Herring

    The convention debut of Archaia’s HACKTIVIST collected hardcover features an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con tip-in bookplate signed by the creator of the title, actress Alyssa Milano. This is a story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (CYBORG 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, CYBORG 009, Ms. Marvel). Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.

    JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW PREVIEW
    $15, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Roger Langridge
    Writers: Jim HensonJerry Juhl, Roger Langridge
    Artist: Roger Langridge
    An exclusive look at the Lost Television Special from Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, adapted by Eisner Award-winner Roger Langridge. Featuring 20 oversized pages from the upcoming original graphic novel, photos of the original puppets from The Jim Henson Archives, and character designs by Roger Langridge and Ian Herring.

    Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!


    LUMBERJANES #4

    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Noelle Stevenson
    Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
    Artist: Brooke Allen

    After a lot of convincing, the girls are able to agree to get Jen to take them on a hike. Making their way up to the tower and hoping to finally get some answers, they make their way closer only to be stopped by the neighboring boy camp! April, Mal, Molly, Jo, and Ripley have to figure out how to get to the tower, even if they have to use Jen as a distraction to do it.


    PEANUTS #19
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Charles M. Schulz
    Writers: Charles Schulz, Andy Beall, Vicki Scott, Bob Scott
    Artists: Charles Schulz, Paige Braddock, Vicki Scott

    After years without contact, Snoopy begins the journey of a lifetime, travelling through Kansas City in search of his beloved sister, Belle. “Finding Belle” and many more adventures await you within this month’s issue of PEANUTS. This features the debut of Belle, Snoopy’s sister, in the KaBOOM! comics, both on the cover and in the issue.


    ROBOCOP #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Darick Robertson (with colors by Diego Rodriguez)
    Writer: Joshua Williamson
    Artist: Carlos Magno

    A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets. Now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!


    SIX-GUN GORILLA HARDCOVER
    $30, limited to 250 copies
    Cover by Chris Weston
    Writer: Simon Spurrier
    Artist: Jeff Stokely

    The hardcover edition of the SIX-GUN GORILLA is available only at the BOOM! Studios booth at conventions. Limited to 250 copies, this edition includes 16 extra pages of backmatter bound in a gorgeous burgundy leatherette with a foil-stamped cover and all-new cover art from Chris Weston. Welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…

    TEEN DOG ZINE
    Free with $10 purchase of BOOM! Box titles
    Cover by Jake Lawrence
    Writer: Jake Lawrence
    Artist: Jake Lawrence
    BOOM! Box’s newest series, TEEN DOG, launches in September, but you can get your first look here in this eight-page, black-and-white preview zine. It’s free with a $10 or more purchase of BOOM! Box titles, including MIDAS FLESH and LUMBERJANES. Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it!

    THE WOODS #1
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Cover by Jeff Stokely
    Writer: James Tynion IV
    Artist: Michael Dialynas
    On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.

    LUMBERJANES SCOUT BADGES
    $20, limited to 500 sets
    Artist: Kate Leth

    A set of four, iron-on patches taken straight from the pages of LUMBERJANES, designed by Kate Leth. The set includes patches for the Naval Gauging Badge, Pungeon Master Badge, Up All Night Badge, and the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive CON-Quistador Badge. Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things.

    For more information on San Diego Comic-Con, visit their website at http://www.comic-con.org/cci.

    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.

    Her Universe Teams with Course of the Force as Official Apparel Merchandise Partner

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    Press Release:

    Star Wars™ fans are preparing for yet another epic journey this year as the 2nd annual Course of the Force lightsaber relay prepares for its launch July 9th through the 16th. This time, Her Universe™, a leader in female genre merchandise, and founded by actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ashley Eckstein, will be the apparel merchandise partner for the event. Her Universe will be selling this brand new merchandise for both men and women at the COTF “conival” events in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Oceanside Pier as well as at the Her Universe booth at San Diego Comic-Con International where the relay concludes. $5.00 from the sale of each shirt and $10.00 from the sale of each hoodie will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    The Course of the Force is an Olympic torch-style relay that all aspiring Jedi Knights can take part in. The week long journey, which begins in San Francisco and ends in San Diego, benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundations of California. Renowned artist Russell Walks designed the 2013 look for Course of the Force that is featured on the merchandise.

    “Since I began working as an artist with Lucasfilm, a lot of my childhood wishes have come true,” said Walks. “Designing the key art for the Course of the Force relay allowed me, in a very small way, to help some kids realize THEIR dreams, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and I consider myself very lucky to have been asked to help.”

    In addition to providing the apparel for this year’s Course of the Force, Eckstein is also returning, for the 2nd year in a row, as co-host with The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and other talent for the exclusive coverage of the relay.

    “It’s an honor to return as a co-host and merchandise partner for Course of the Force,” said Eckstein. “This is truly a magical and Force-filled event. It was also a pleasure to work with Russell Walks. We are so lucky that he donated his time and talent to create this amazing design!”

    You can still sign up for Course of the Force, the lightsaber relay from Skywalker Ranch to Comic-Con International in San Diego July 9-16, 2013 benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, by clicking here:

    About Her Universe
    Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC America for Doctor Who and with CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse).


    About Russell Walks
    Illustrator Russell Walks began drawing before he could speak. He lives in Montana, where he spends his days drawing, painting and counting himself lucky that he actually gets paid for doing what he loves. twitter.com/russellwalks russellwalks.tumblr.com

    Nerd HQ Returns to SDCC 2013

    Press Release:

    Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.

    Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.

    “With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”

    Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.

    Facebook: The NERD Machine, https://www.facebook.com/thenerdmachine, Twitter: @thenerdmachine,
    Instagram: Nerdmachine, Vine: The Nerd Machine

    ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

    Course of the Force Strikes Back

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    On the heels of last year’s monumental, first-of-its-kind event, Course of the Force, the lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star Wars fans around the world, is returning July 9th – 16th, 2013.  Kicking off at the famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay run down through San Francisco with several stops along the California coastline before reaching the finish line— arriving just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International convention. Nerdist Industries’ founder Chris Hardwick will be back to host the event, with city-stops along the way featuring “Conivals” where fans can celebrate their love of the Saga with live entertainment, expo booths, giveaways and much more.

    “Our plan to run at Comic-con screaming with a lightsaber worked beyond our wildest dreams. People showed up! Lots of them! In cosplay! And we were able to grant more than 1000 wishes for Make-A-Wish!” said Chris Hardwick. “Last year we started in Santa Monica, this year, Marin, and hopefully next year Tatooine.”

    Course of the Force has reteamed with the Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters of Greater Bay, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego with 100 percent of all runner registration proceeds benefiting the charity.  In 2012, the Make-A-Wish Foundation had a strong presence during the inaugural event, with Make-A-Wish kids participating in the opening and closing ceremonies of Course of the Force and running in the event.

    Given the overwhelming response to the 2012 relay, this year’s event is expanding and will cover nearly 500 miles; at the end of the route, Course of the Force will be hosting activities at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego during San Diego Comic-Con International from July 18th – 20th.

    Highlights from last year’s 136-mile Course of the Force lightsaber run featured a caravan of costumed runners, Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge and two Yoda-fied RVs traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway.

    In addition to helping grant wishes, participants of Course of the Force will run quarter-mile segments down the California coast, passing off the official Course of the Force lightsaber. Registration is now open at http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com/register. Each relay spot is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime.  Runners are encouraged to be creative and wear their best Star Wars gear.

    All Course of the Force video content will be distributed via Starwars.com  at http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com and hosted on the Nerdist YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/Nerdist.

    Splash Page Comic Art Welcomes Joe Quinones

    February 19, 2013 by  
    Filed under California, Comic Books, Everything Else, Top Stories

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    Press Release:

    Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!

    Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello’s Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW JOE’S GALLERY

    I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.

    John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis’ series, plus The Boys and related books.

    Charlie Adlard Gallery – The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie’s gallery.

    Cliff Chiang Gallery – I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.

    Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:

    San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.

    San Diego Comic Con July 17 – 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.

    New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.

    Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.

    Mark Hay

    Splash Page Comic Art

    www.splashpageart.com

    Comic Con 2012 Report

    Comic-Con has come and gone! While this year’s convention was bigger and more crowded than ever before, I still had the best time I’ve ever had in San Diego. Planning ahead is definitely a pre-requisite more than ever as the convention gets bigger and brings in more and more celebrities. The big signings were required to ticket which caused many fans to be left out and unless you camped out for the panel rooms you were out of luck.

    One of the biggest highlights this year was getting to go to Dos Equis’s “Most Interesting Party” thanks to booth-mate Mark Hay of Splash Page Comic Art and his client Charlie Adlard, artist of The Walking Dead. Celebrity chef Craig Thornton of Wolvesmouth in Los Angeles was there to serve up a six course meal, each of which was amazing but the kicker was the dessert, shortcake topped with whipped cream infused with pop rocks! It was a very swanky event and we got to rub elbows with celebrities like professional nerd Chris Hardwick, collage artist Michael Anderson, and NFL linebacker Dhani Jones. Big thanks to Bjorn, Andrea, Melinda, and the rest of the Dos Equis team for hosting! Be sure to check out Dos Equis’s upcoming Most Interesting Academy, an initative to encourage people to follow their passions.

    Then on Friday night Team CAF made a trip to Petco Park which had been overrun by the Walking Dead! We spent about 45 minutes running through the stadium, climbing over obstacles, and dodging zombies at every turn. I was caught on many occasions and quarantined as “infected” by the medical staff awaiting us at the end of the course. The zombies were quite dedicated and only broke character once when I turned and hugged one chasing me with outstretched arms to the laughs and applause of the surrounding zombies and on-looking staff.

    I need to thank the many friends and complete strangers who helped me out over the course of the convention, proving that it’s always necessary to practice good karma. Special thanks go out to Bill Cox and Chris Haggard of Comic Art Fans, Ben & Jeni  DeFeo, and my roommate “DrunkN” Randy House.

    (Please note any photo tagged with an asterisk (*) are courtesy of Todd Haynie. More photos at the link)

     

    Avengers

     

    The Wasp

    Arthur & The Tick

    Vampirella

     

    Teen Wolf signing

     

    Lady Stormtrooper

     

    Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

    She-Ra: Princess of Power

    The Scoobies

    Kristen Schaal and the cast of Bob’s Burgers*

     

    The Red Skull

    Masters of the Universe

     

    Mary Marvel

    Justice League captures the Penguin

    Jem

    Elijah Wood and Jason Gann*

    Iron Man’s armor*

     

    Iron Fist

     

    H. Jon Benjamin*

     

    Black Canary*

     

    Kevin Bacon*

     

    Batgirl*

     

    Archer signing*

     

    Mighty Avengers

     

     

    The Beguiling Books & Art at SDCC 2012

    Press Release:

    The Beguiling Books & Art is pleased to announce that it will once again be returning to The San Diego Comic-Con to sell a truly outstanding collection of illustrations and original comic book artwork on behalf of its represented artists. The Beguiling’s Peter Birkemoe will be on hand and exhibiting in a small corner of booth #1629, owned by venerable Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly, from Preview Night, Wednesday July 11th, through Sunday, July 15th.

    The Beguiling represents original art by some of art comics’ greatest names at their online art store, including D&Q cartoonists Kevin Huizenga (Gloriana), Anders Nilsen (Big Questions), and Seth (Palookaville), and comics superstars Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba (Casanova), and Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim). The Beguiling will have over 400 pieces of original art on hand by 26 different artists at San Diego this year. Previews of most pages available online now at http://www.beguilingoriginalart.com/.

    Highlights of this year’s mix of comics art and illustration include: 

    – The Beguiling proudly announces that it will begin selling original art work from creators Pascal Girard, Matt Kindt, and Shintaro Kago! Girard is the author of the recently released graphic novel The Reunion from Drawn & Quarterly, and pages from that work and other illustrations will be on hand. Matt Kindt is the author of the graphic novels Super Spy, The Tooth, and 3:Story. His current series is MIND MGMT, an ongoing comic from Dark Horse, and art will be on hand from these and other series’! Kago is a renowned Ero-guro manga artist in Japan, and his work includes truly unique formalist experiments (and some very disturbing imagery), and has been praised by sources as diverse as Scott McCloud and Vice Magazine.

    – A selection of pages from recent Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel releases, including pages from Kevin Huizenga’s Gloriana HC and The Wild Kingdom HC, Brian Ralph’s Cave-In, and Anders Nilsen’s Eisner Award nominated graphic novel Big Questions.

    – Dozens of new, never-before offered pages by artist Farel Dalrymple. Including new pages from Dalrymple’s work on the series’ Prophet, Fantastic Four, Omega The Unknown, Vice Magazine, and more! So new these aren’t even on our website yet!

    – Dozens of new pages by Norwegian artist Jason, from across his many popular graphic novels.

    – All of the “new-since-last-Comic-Con” artwork by artists Gabriel Ba, Jeffrey Brown, Sammy Harkham, Jeff Lemire, Kagan McLeod, Fabio Moon, Marco Rudy, Maurice Vellekoop, and Zach Worton. All of these fine cartoonists have provided The Beguiling with new artwork since exhibiting at Comic-Con 2011, from across their many projects. Highlights include Jeff Lemire’s Sweeth Tooth, and the complete artwork (!) for Maurice Vellekoop’s The World of Gloria Badcock.

    – A selection of quality originals by Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan, Jordan Crane, David Heatley, Miriam Katin, Jason Lutes, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Paul Pope, Michel Rabagliati, Seth, Jay Stephens, and Chip Zdarsky. With over 5,000 pieces of original art represented by The Beguiling, a selection of the best and most interesting pieces by these creators will be available for sale in San Diego.

    Hate paying for shipping? If you will be at the San Diego Comic-Con and are interested in purchasing a specific piece of art from our website, we will happily bring it to the show for you. If you’d like us to bring a specific piece from our website to take a look at, please contact us at mail at beguiling dot com. Unfortunately we are not “holding” art for people unless they have purchased it outright, but we will try to accommodate all requests.

    ABOUT:
    Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Beguiling is a book store and original art dealer in Toronto, Canada. We represent original art sales from over three dozen comics creators and illustrators from around the world. Almost all of the original art that The Beguiling represents is consigned by the artists, ensuring we are able to offer the widest possible selection of material and that the artists get the largest possible chunk of the proceeds. To see our collection of original art, visit us online at http://www.beguilingoriginalart.com/

    Arcana Comics Schedule for SDCC 2012

    Press Release:

    Arcana Comics has creators! Be sure to head over to the Arcana Booth, 2415, this year at San Diego Comic-Con from July 11 – 15 to meet your favorite creators! We have a HUGE number of creators at the convention this year, more than ever, and we have the signings to prove it…

    Check out the signing schedule below, but be sure to come by the booth and check the official schedule, as times do change. Be prepared, too, for some special guests to be around… More info on that to come later.

    Also, be sure to come by and get some of our exclusives! We’ll have the John Henry: The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book, a special SDCC Exclusive Creepsville Preview, an SDCC Exclusive cover to The Inventor, our Cryptozoology book made in conjunction with The Asylum (who will be on hand as well), and more!!! If you’re not sure what we have, just ask at the booth. There are some amazing things going on!

    And on to the signing schedule…

    WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH

    6:00 – 6:45 PM – Bobby Nash – Yin Yang
    6:00 – 6:45 PM – Monty Borror – Red Light / Spirit Window
    6:00 – 6:45 PM – Michael Mongillo – The Lost Girl
    6:45 – 7:40 PM – Dwayne Harris – Amnesia / John Henry: The Steam Age
    6:45 – 7:40 PM – Brandon Easton – Shadowlaw

     

    THURSDAY JULY 12TH

    10:45 – 1:30 PM – Ravé Mehta – The Inventor
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Justin Robinson – Nieves
    12:00 – 1:00 PM – Josh Blaylock – Misplaced / Warstone / Blade of Kumori
    1:30 – 2:15 PM – Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange
    1:30 – 2:15 PM – Matt Wilson – Scrooge & Santa
    1:30 – 2:15 PM – Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Erik Hendrix – The Book / SideShows / The Evil Tree / Deadly Harvest / Champions of the Wild Weird West / Intrinsic
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Amanda Rachels – The Book
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Michael David Nelsen – The Book / SideShows / Champions of the Wild Weird West / Deadly Harvest
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – John Barker – Dead Cell
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Dwayne Harris – Amnesia / John Henry: The Steam Age
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Matthew R Adams – Kord & Harley
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Scott Sanders – Burn

     

    FRIDAY JULY 13TH

    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Shannon Eric Denton – GRUNTS / GRUNTS: War Stories / Markus Fang
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Michael Mongillo – The Lost Girl
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Justin Robinson – Nieves
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Edgar Delgado – UltraDuck
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – John Barker – Dead Cell
    12:00 – 2:00 PM – Ravé Mehta – The Inventor
    12:45 – 1:30 PM – Dwayne Harris – Amnesia / John Henry: The Steam Age
    12:45 – 1:30 PM – Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta
    2:00 – 3:00 PM – ************************ <– Oh, no you don’t!
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – B. Alex Thompson – Amour / Blood Shells & Roses / Lethal Instinct
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Arthur Bellfield – War’s Chosen
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Matthew R Adams – Kord & Harley
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Mike Dubisch – A Field Guide to Cryptozoology
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Delia Gable – A Ninja Named Stan
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Mike Whittenberger – A Ninja Named Stan
    4:30 – 5:15 PM – Ian Miller – Philosopher Rex / Redball 6
    4:30 – 5:15 PM – Monty Borror – Red Light / Spirit Window

     

    SATURDAY JULY 14TH

    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Mudo Vzz Martinez – El Arsenal
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Ian Miller – Philosopher Rex / Redball 6
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Brandon Easton – Shadowlaw
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Mark Poulton – A Cat Named Haiku / Koni Konfidential / Daddy’s Little Girl
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Dexter Weeks – A Cat Named Haiku / Koni Waves
    12:45 – 2:15 PM – Ravé Mehta – The Inventor
    12:45 – 2:15 PM – Chris “Doc” Wyatt – Creepsville
    12:45 – 2:15 PM – Bill Rude – Creepsville
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Erik Hendrix – The Book / SideShows / The Evil Tree / Deadly Harvest / Champions of the Wild Weird West / Intrinsic
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Michael David Nelsen – The Book / SideShows / Champions of the Wild Weird West / Deadly Harvest
    2:15 – 3:00 PM – Nick Dia – The Insomniac: Justice Never Sleeps
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Bobby Nash – Yin Yang
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Jolene Houser – The Surface
    3:00 – 3:45 PM – Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – M. Zachary Sherman – Harry Walton
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Chris Peterson – Dragons Vs Dinosaurs
    3:45 – 4:30 PM – Aaron Nelson – Marlow
    4:30 – 5:15 PM – Shawn DePasquale – Space, MN
    4:30 – 5:15 PM – Matt Wilson – Scrooge & Santa
    4:30 – 5:15 PM – Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa

     

    SUNDAY JULY 15TH

    10:30 – 11:15 AM – Monty Borror – Red Light / Spirit Window
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Delia Gable – A Ninja Named Stan
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Mike Whittenberger – A Ninja Named Stan
    11:15 – 12:00 PM – Mike Dubisch – A Field Guide to Cryptozoology
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Justin Robinson – Nieves
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – Chris Peterson – Dragons Vs Dinosaurs
    12:00 – 12:45 PM – M. Zachary Sherman – Harry Walton
    12:45 – 1:30 PM – Dwayne Harris – Amnesia / John Henry: The Steam Age
    12:45 – 1:30 PM – B. Alex Thompson – Amour / Blood Shells & Roses / Lethal Instinct
    12:45 – 1:30 PM – Michael Mongillo – The Lost Girl
    1:30 – 3:00 PM – Ravé Mehta – The Inventor
    1:30 – 2:15 PM – Arthur Bellfield – War’s Chosen
    1:30 – 2:15 PM – Bobby Nash – Yin Yang
    ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS
    Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

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