IDW Publishing Recaps Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

San Diego-based publisherIDW, was well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International and made some noise, thanks to IDW’s high profile booth signings, in-demand exclusives, and major announcements! Not to mention walking away from the annual Eisner ceremony with awards for Best Anthology – Love is Love, and Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Three.

As they celebrated the trilogy’s conclusion, Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell not only received Eisner Awards for March: Book Three, but also Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the field of comics, before leading hundreds of students, teachers, and fans in an inspiring march through Comic-Con.

Love is Love project organizer, Marc Andreyko, was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his efforts to aid the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The benefit anthology raised over $167K for those affected.

Legendary comics creator Walter Simonson, whose Ragnarök is published under IDW, was honored during the ceremony as well, being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and outstanding career.

With so many announcements hitting during the biggest trade show of the year, we’ve compiled a handy guide to what exciting news IDW/Top Shelf made at the event.

Sonic the Hedgehog — Everyone’s favorite blue blur is returning to comics in 2018, now under IDW’s editorial guidance as SEGA announced a new publishing partnership.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Award-winning creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude their careers in comics with a final storyline, “The Tempest,” beginning in June.

Goosebumps — This October, encounter monsters old and new in IDW’s comic series from the terrifying world of R.L. Stine’s bestselling series.

Black Crown’s Assassinistas — This 6-issue miniseries from writer Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and newly minted Will Eisner Hall of Famer Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) packs a punch. Ex-hitwoman Octavia comes out of retirement, dragging her college-aged son and his boyfriend along on her mission to kick some serious ass this December.

Black Crown’s Punks Not Dead — Courtesy of writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, cross the pond this January for this UK-based tale of Fergie, a boy in search of his father, and his companion, the ghost of The Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (obviously).

TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 — The Heroes in a Half Shell and the original ‘busters will reunite for a 5-week crossover event series this November from Erik BurnhamTom Waltz, and Dan Schoening.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call —The heroines of the 2016 feature film are returning to comics this October, now with their own series, from Ghostbusters veterans, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — The new anthology comic set in Jem’s world will premiere this November, with an all-star lineup of rotating creative teams including Jem mainstay Sophie Campbell, plus Kate Leth and Tana Ford joining the jam session.

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure — This two-part special, written by Denton J. Tipton with art by Menton3, will reveal the truth surrounding one of the greatest conspiracies in American history.

Gears of War — The popular video game franchise will return to comics in January 2018, with writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) scripting new stories. In addition, IDW will be reprinting the previous Gears of War comics into collections.

Glénat — IDW Publishing and French publisher Glénat are teaming up on a new joint initiative to publish original graphic novels in the U.S. and France, publishing genre graphic novels that will fit into both markets. It kicks off with a new fantasy series, The Highest House, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, creators of The Unwritten.

30 Days of Night  — Fresh art from the upcoming reimagining of the vampire tale set in Alaska was unveiled. From writer/co-creator Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex), a new take on the modern classic arrives this December.

Star Trek: Discovery — The first details about the comic book tie-in to the upcoming Star Trek TV series were teased, including a Klingon-centric storyline. It will be written by Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen with more details to come about the October launching title.

Visionaries — Hasbro’s Visionaries return to comics was teased from the creative team of writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Fico Ossio (Revolution).

Unicron is coming!  — First Strike, the next major Hasbro comic book event from IDW, will see Unicron enter the picture, which can only mean one thing – destruction!

For additional details or assets for all of the above, please reach out to IDW’s media contact.

IDW Publishing thanks all of its talented creators, dedicated fans, and the hardworking staff of Comic-Con International for another amazing year! See you all in 2018!

BOOM! Studios Debuts New Merchandise at SDCC 2017

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios announced today it will debut new merchandise at its booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego (a.k.a San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC). The BOOM! Studios booth is located at #2229 on the show floor.

Mouse Guard Enamel Pins
$10 each (also available at David Petersen’s booth, GG-09)

Lumberjanes Enamel Pins
$10 each

New Lumberjanes Badges
$5 each

BOOM! Studios Blind Boxes
$20 each
Each box, available in All Ages or Adult, contains 15 assorted comics and may include past exclusives, variant covers, and signed books. One Adult box contains the ultra-rare Armored Red Ranger variant cover.

In addition, BOOM! Studios will have on display prototypes of exclusive Mouse Guard watches, which can be pre-ordered at the booth.
Fabric band – $60   Leather band – $75

McFarlane Toys Schedule at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys will be attending this year’s’ San Diego Comic-Con International on Wednesday July 19th – Sunday July 23rd! McFarlane Toys will have the hottest new products and brands on display at San Diego Comic Con. Stop by the Diamond Booth #2401 to check out: DestinyStranger ThingsFive Nights at Freddy’sRick and MortySteven UniverseBorderlands and more! And be the first to see McFarlane’s Star Trek action figures on Display at Star Trek Gallery (Michael J Wolf Gallery on 5th Ave)– coming Spring 2018! Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 11AM – 9PM and Sunday from 11AM -5PM.

FRIDAY, JULY 21ST

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane Autograph Session
Location: IMDboat

  • After talking with host Kevin Smith, Todd McFarlane will stick around to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Free Spawn action figures for all wristband holders (also needed for boat access). First come first serve.

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Spawn Artists Free Autograph Session; Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo and Jason Shawn Alexander Signing
Location: Image Comics Booth #2729

  • Bring your favorite comics and toys to have it signed by Todd. Limited 1 item per person and must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches. Please no CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Limited wristbands available.

SUNDAY, JULY 22nd

12:00 – 2:00 PM: Todd McFarlane FREE Autograph Session
Location: Image Comics Booth #2729

  • Bring your favorite comics and toys to have it signed by Todd.  Limited 1 item per person and must be over 13 years. No sketches. Please no CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Limited wristbands available.

3:30 – 4:30 PM: Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman Panel
Location: Room 6DE

  • Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, sit down for a one-on-one chat that absolutely cannot be missed! These two titans have forever changed the comics industry, in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? This intimate panel has all the answers and more.

5:45 – 6:30 PM: Todd McFarlane and Syfy LIVE from Comic Con.

7:30 – 8:00 PM: Todd McFarlane on ScreenJunkies “Does It Hold Up?”
Location: SD House of Blues

  • Hosted by head writer Spencer Gilbert, DOES IT HOLD UP revisits beloved films from the ’80s and ’90s with a 2017 lens.  Todd McFarlane will guest star on ScreenJunkies’ “Does It Hold Up?” series to talk about the Spawn movie. Watch it HERE.

DC Announces Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2017

Press Release:

Over the next four days, there will be hundreds of panels taking place at San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re interested, you can find a complete listing on their website. But if you’re here, there’s a pretty good chance you’re a DC fan and wondering which of those panels are being presented by DC and our friends at Warner Bros.

Below you’ll find the complete list. If you want the official scoop on your favorite DC comics, movies, TV, games and collectibles, these are the panels to check out. Please note, however, that while we don’t anticipate it, things change constantly at SDCC. Please consult the Comic-Con website, the DC All Access app, or the printed room schedules at SDCC for the most up-to-date information.

If you’re interested in DC signings, the DC All Access app is your best resource. Please note that wristbands for select events/signings will be distributed first thing every morning, as early as 6:00 am, at the Sails Pavilion on the day of the signing. There will be no access to wristband lines prior to 6:00 am. For more information on the wristband procedure, please visit the Toucan Blog, SDCC’s official blog which includes helpful maps.

Thursday July 20, 2017

DC Collectibles 
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Room: 9

  • Limited edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl…DC Collectibles has them all – and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including Executive Director, DC Collectibles Jim Fletcher, Senior Art Director, DC Collectibles Shawn Knapp, Art Director, DC Collectibles Brian Walters and artists Katherine Brannock, Sho Murase, HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulique and Chris Uminga, to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what’s coming up from the award-winning maker of awesome collectibles!

DC All Access 
11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • Meet the folks behind the hit program that is all about your favorite topic: DC! Tiffany Smith, Jason Inman, Whitney Moore, Hector Navarro…the names you’ve come to know and love will be here sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits and all out DC fun.

DC Meet the Publishers 
2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • DC’s Publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever! Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the driving forces behind DC Universe Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL, DARK MATTER and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!

Spotlight on Geoff Johns
3:15p.m. – 4:15p.m.
Room: 6DE 

  • The superstar DC writer, President & Chief Creative Officer returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. Be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre’s most influential people. With the upcoming Doomsday Clock, there will be much to cover!

Mad about MAD
4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
Room: 8

  • MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! Join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine, and an epically, moronic Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

DC Art Masters: Drawing DC
5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Room: 11

  • Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing DC!

DC – Too Tough Trivia or Stump the Writers
6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Room: 5AB

  • Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths to Flashpoint to Rebirth? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC’s finest minds to win some exclusive prizes!

Friday July 21, 2017

DC Universe Rebirth
11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Room: 6DE  

  • DC Universe Rebirth has taken the industry by storm.  The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC super heroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!

DC Metal/ Dark Matter
1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • The team behind DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, are here to talk about comic’s hottest event!  They are joined by DARK MATTER contributors Steve Orlando, Phillip Tan, James Tynion IVRobert Venditti and others in this revealing hour of comics!

Vertigo: Creator Spotlight
3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Room: 6DE 

  • Comics’ most innovative imprint puts the creator in the spotlight!  Come witness the evolution of Vertigo, as we glimpse back at the rich history, and peek forward to some of the incredible things to come. The star-studded lineup features Academy Award winner John Ridley with a few huge surprise guests!

DC From Page to Screen
4:15p.m. – 5:15p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • Never before has DC been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Join the people behind the scenes that translate the page to the screen on this must see panel that sees your favorite stories and characters come to life!

DC’s Young Animal
5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Room: 5AB  

  • Be here as we delve further into the world of DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL, the DC imprint led by MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE frontman and best selling comic writer, Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his top notch collaborators including Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl), Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye) and others.

Saturday July 22, 2017

DC Justice For All
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Room: 6DE

  • Be here as the creative folks behind your favorite Justice League characters take center stage. Tony Daniel (JLA), Dan Jurgens (Action Comics), Tom King (Batman), Steve Orlando (Justice League of America), John Semper Jr (Cyborg), Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), Brad Walker (Aquaman) and Joshua Williamson (Flash) have a lot to share about your favorite DC super heroes and their fight for justice!

DC Essentials
11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Room: 6DE 

  • New to comics? Are you at the convention because you’re a fan of great DC TV, movies, video games, or other media? Bingeing a season of The Flash leave you wanting to know more about the source material?  Well, look no further; this is the panel for you!  Our panel of experts is here to help you along your journey through the wonderful world of comics! Come one, come all!

DC Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • Twenty five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series and what a debut it was!  An instant fan favorite and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon.

DC Celebrates WildStorm 25th Anniversary
1:45p.m. – 3:15p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • It’s has been 25 years since Jim Lee’s WildStorm first made its mark on the comics landscape with such memorable and innovative titles like WildC.A.T.S., Gen13Stormwatch, and Deathblow, to name a few.  Join Jim Lee and former WildStorm staffers and talented contributors including Ryan Benjamin, Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, Carlos D’Anda, Sandra Hope, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair and others for a fun trip down memory lane!

DC Master Class
6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Room: 6DE  

  • The DC MASTER CLASS is in session!  Comics’ elite, cream-of-the-crop artists Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr and a huge surprise guest are here to share details on their new projects.  This panel has the MASTER CLASS seal of approval!

Sunday July 23, 2017

DC My Secret Origin or How I Broke Into Comics
1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • They say breaking up is hard to do…but breaking into comics may be tougher! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC’s topnotch talent broke in, crafting the tales of your favorite DC Super Heroes!

DC Kids – Sunday Art School
4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Room: 6DE

  • It’s Sunday Funday!  Bring your kids along as some of the best young adult/kids artists DC has to offer are here to share with you their drawing tips and tools for the trade.  Fan favorites Art & Franco (DC Super-Friends), Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: L’il Gotham, Super Hero Society) are your tutors for today’s class.

SIGNINGS

Thursday, July 20

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Freddie Williams II
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Shane Davis
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Joelle Jones
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Julie Benson and Shawna Benson
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Jock and Scott Snyder ** Wristband Required
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mauricet, Frank Tieri
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Marguerite Bennett and Steve Orlando
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Tom Richmond and Justin Norman (Moritat)
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Greg Capullo** and Marc Andreyko
    ** Wristband Required
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tom King and Joshua Williamson
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Robert Venditti and Paolo Pantalena
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Andy Kubert* and John Romita, Jr.**
    ** Wristband Required
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Eduardo Risso, Paul Dini, and Tony Daniel
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM DC Collectibles ARTISTS ALLEY: Sho Murase, Nooligan, and Chris Uminga

Friday, July 21

  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Marv Wolfman
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM John Semper, Jr.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tony Daniel and Steve Orlando
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Scott Snyder* and Greg Capullo** Wristband Required
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Jim Lee**, Alex Sinclair**, Scott Williams**, Sandra Hope  ** Wristband Required
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Geoff Johns** and Phil Jimenez
    ** Wristband Required
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tim Seeley and Gail Simone*
    * Signing ends at 2:45
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Julie Benson, Shauna Benson, and Mike Grell
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Tom King and Josh Williamson
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM DC’s Young Animal: Gerard Way**, Jody Houser**, Jon Rivera**, and Marley Zarcone ** Wristband Required
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Mauricet
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Andy Kubert** and John Romita, Jr.** Wristband Required
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Robert Venditti and Paul Levitz
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, and Tyler Kirkham

Saturday, July 22

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Marv Wolfman
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Lee Bermejo and Tony Daniel
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Paul Dini and Mike Grell
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM John Semper, Jr., Cecil Castellucci, and Marley Zarcone
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Robert Venditti and Agnes Garbowska
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Scott Snyder** and Greg Capullo** Wristband Required
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Jim Lee**, Alex Sinclair**, Scott Williams** Wristband Required
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Josh Williamson and Joelle Jones
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Andy Kubert** and John Romita, Jr.** Wristband Required
  • 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Justin Norman (Moritat)
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Julie Benson, Shauna Benson, and Clay Mann
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Sonny Liew, and Paul Levitz

Sunday, July 23

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Art and Franco
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Andy Kubert** Wristband Required
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Steve Orlando and Brad Walker
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monica Kubina and Shane Davis
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM John Romita, Jr.** and Mark Andreyko
    ** Wristband Required
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Jill Thompson, Kurt Busiek, and Brent Anderson
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, and Frank Tieri
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Jock
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Cat Staggs
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Philip Tan and Gail Simone
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Scott Snyder**, Greg Capullo**, and James Tynion IV
    ** Wristband Required
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tom King and Josh Williamson

Avatar Legacy Panel at SDCC 2017

The Legend and Legacy Avatar: The Last Airbender continue at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday July 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 AM!

Press Release:

Even though the story of Aang and Korra has ended, the fans keep the legacy alive! Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases inspired fan artists and conversations with professionals from the series. Join Candice Canes (pottery artist), Cheryl Duong (artist), Paola Harris “Irrel” (artist), Kevin Coppa (creator of Puppetbenders), Dante Basco (voice actor, Prince Zuko/General Iroh II), Dee Bradley Baker (voice actor, Momo, Appa, Tarrlok, and more), and *just added* Avatar Korra herself Janet Varney to celebrate this amazing series and awesome community of fans. We may even have a surprise guest! During the panel there will be a live comic reading, cosplay contest, and a Q&A. Room 25ABC

Cartoon Art Museum Presents Panels at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce a full slate of programming at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International! Please join us Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 for these fun and informative programs at the San Diego Convention Center.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 2:  Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Mastering the Art of Jack Kirby

Ever wondered how the legendary Jack Kirby created his signature style? Now you can learn the tricks of his trade and those he collaborated with to draw Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men among many other iconic characters. Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday with Kirby fan and cartoonist Mark Badger (Batman, Just Draw) leading this workshop, with guidance from the Jack Kirby Museum. Supplies provided by Sakura.

Friday July 21, 2017

1:00 – 2:00 PM, Room 25ABC: Condemned to Repeat? 

Everyone’s heard the George Santayana quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But what can comics help us to remember? As it turns out, quite a lot. Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) delves into the past with Comic-Con special guests Box Brown (Tetris), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), John Holmstrom (The Best of Punk Magazine), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), and Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq).

Saturday July 22, 2017

12:30 – 1:30 PM, Room 6DE: DC’s Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and what a debut it was! An instant fan favorite-and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon. Featuring Paul Dini, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, and Andrew Farago.

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM, Room 8: Unconventional Comics

Comics are all about super powers and saving the world, right? Discover the rich and growing market for comics that may lack super-powered heroes but are super all the same. Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discusses with panelists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions), Simon Hanselmann (Megg & Mogg), Gemma Correll (The Worrier’s Guide to Life), and Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) how they were inspired to write their unconventional books and why the comics format was right for their work.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 11: Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Manga Stardom for Beginners

Love reading manga like Yotsuba&!, Tokyo Ghoul, The Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, or Chi’s Sweet Home? Learn how to draw your own manga with the Cartoon Art Museum in this beginner workshop based on Sakura of America’s how-to series, Manga Start! Try drawing cartoons for the first time or practice basic skills. Supplies provided by Sakura. Plus, win Sakura Manga Start booklets and starter kits giveaways for active participants! Kids and adults welcome!

 

Oni Press Signings & Exclusives Announced for SDCC 2017

Oni Press has announced signings and exclusives available at booth #1833 with the likes of Bryan Lee O’Malley, John Allison, Colleen Coover, Zander Cannon, and more during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

SIGNINGS:

THURSDAY, JULY 20th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Colleen Coover (Small Favors)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Tini Howard and Sara Richard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)

FRIDAY, JULY 21
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter: Atomic Blonde)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Janet Harvey (Angel City)

SATURDAY, JULY 22
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tini Howard and Sara Richard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter: Atomic Blonde)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) *TICKETED
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eric Trueheart, Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton, and Dave Crosland (Invader ZIM) *TICKETED
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)

SUNDAY, JULY 23
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM John Allison (2017 Eisner Award nominee, Bad Machinery)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Rick and Morty™#28 SDCC exclusive variant)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Janet Harvey (Angel City)

*Attendees must have a ticket for the Scott Pilgrim and Invader ZIM signings.

  • A limited quantity of tickets will be available at the Oni Press booth (#1833) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • First come first serve, one ticket per person.
  • 75 tickets are available for each Scott Pilgrim signing.
  • Purchase of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game comes with a same-day signing ticket.
  • The other 25 tickets are first come first serve.
  • There is a signing limit of six items per person.
  • No sketches.

EXCLUSIVES

  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game
    Oni Press/Renegade Games Exclusive Variant
    Features limited edition box art available only from Oni Press!
    Price: $50
    Limitations: 50 units available per day, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.
    Limited to 2 per customer.
    Purchase of game includes one same-day line ticket for a signing with series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley!

 

  • Invader ZIM Deluxe Hardcover, Book One
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant
    Price: $65
    Limitations: 50 units available per day.
    Features a foil deboss and tip-in.
    Contains the first 10 issues of Invader ZIM—as well as a cover gallery and the exclusive #0 issue not available in stores!

 

  • WE LOVE FINEKAIJUMAXELECTROGOR PLUSH
    Price: $25
    Snuggle up with Kaijumax’s MOST WANTED!
    From the Eisner Award-nominated comic series by Zander Cannon, this official plush toy is the perfect cellmate to cuddle up with while reading Kaijumax!

 

  • Rick and Morty™ #28
    SDCC Exclusive Variant
    Variant cover illustrated by Zander Cannon
    Price: $10

 

  • Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It #1
    SDCC Exclusive Variant
    Variant cover illustrated by
    Sara Richard
    Price: $10

 

  • Invader ZIM, Volumes 1-3
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by series creator Jhonen Vasquez!
    Price: $19.99 each

 

  • Rick and Morty™ Volumes 1-5 and Rick and Morty™: Lil’ Poopy Superstar
    Oni Press Exclusive Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by Julieta Colás
    Price: $19.99 each

 

  • Scott Pilgrim, Volumes 1-6
    Evil Ex Variant Editions
    Variant covers illustrated by series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley
    Features the heroes on the back cover!
    Price: $40 each

Essential Sequential Signings & Exclusives at SDCC 2017

July 13, 2017 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

Come visit Essential Sequential and Comic Sketch Art at Booths #4507-4606 at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center.

It’s that time again! We’ll be set up at San Diego Comic-Con at booths #4507-4606 with our friends from Comic Sketch Art. We’ll have a ton of new art, books, prints as well as creator appearances.

Creators Attending:

  • Dan Panosian – Taking Commissions
  • Andrew C. Robinson – Taking Commissions
  • Jason Shawn Alexander – Taking Commissions
  • Scott Snyder
  • Greg Capullo
  • Andy Kubert
  • Mark Brooks
  • Clay Mann
  • Tom King
  • James Tynion IV
  • Steve Orlando
  • Marguerite Bennett
  • Mindy Lee – Taking Commissions

Signings:

Wednesday July 19th:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Joshua Williamson, Tom King, Andrew Robinson
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Thursday July 20th:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Friday July 21st:
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Dan Panosian
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Dan Panosian
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Andy Kubert, Andrew Robinson, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Marguerite Bennett
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Jason Shawn Alexander
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Greg Capullo and Jason Shawn Alexander @ Image booth

Saturday July 22nd:
10:00 AM –  12:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom KingMark Brooks
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Andrew Robinson
4:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jock, Dan Panosian

Sunday July 23rd:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite BennettDan Panosian
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Jock, Dan Panosian
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson

SDCC Exclusives:

  • Spawn #267 Limited Edition giclee signed by Jason Alexander & # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Seven to Eternity Limited Edition Giclee signed by Andrew Robinson, # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Batman #51 Limited Edition Giclee signed by Greg Capullo. #’d to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition will be available. We’ll have a few more Capullo exclusives as well!

 

  • Mark Brooks Astonishing X-Men #1 Variant. Limited quantities. Standard edition $10, Virgin edition $30.

 

  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Joe Kubert/Adam Kubert Variant. $10 Standard, $30 Virgin Edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOM! Studios Panel & Signing Schedule at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to unveil its booth appearances and programming it will be hosting and participating in at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, to be held July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The lineup includes a mix of talent tied into the diverse array of comics and graphic novels the publisher produces, including a WWE Superstar, two former Power Rangers, and the first Comic-Con appearance in over 10 years of celebrated cartoonist, John Allison.

Booth Appearances

Wednesday, July 19
6:00 – 6:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
8:00 – 8:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Thursday, July 20
11:00 – 11:50am Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To (Joyride)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
2:15 – 2:50pm David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
3:00 – 3:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
4:00pm WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair (WWE)
5:00 – 5:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
6:00 – 6:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)

Friday, July 21
11:00 – 11:50am David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
12:00 – 12:50pm Sanford Greene (Adventure Time/Regular Show SDCC Exclusive)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce)
2:00 – 2:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
4:00 – 4:50pm Tyson Hesse (Tyson Hesse’s Diesel)

Saturday, July 22
11:00 – 11:50am Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days), Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
3:00 – 3:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
4:00 – 4:50pm Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Sisters of Sorrow), Courtney Alameda (Sisters of Sorrow)
5:00 – 5:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)
6:00 – 6:50pm Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)

Sunday, July 23
11:00 – 11:50am Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
12:00 – 12:50pm Grace Kraft (Steven Universe)
1:00 – 1:50pm Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Ellen Crafts, Trevor Crafts (The Not-So Secret Society)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)

Programming Schedule

Thursday, July 20, 2017

12:00-1:00 Discover Breaking into Comics and Staying There—Everyone wants to know how to break into comics, but once you do, how do you stay there? Join Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios, Editor in Chief) and Bryce Carlson (BOOM! Studios Managing Editor) as they lead a discussion with some of the biggest personalities from every corner of the comic book industry to discuss their paths into comics, describe how they overcame roadblocks, and offer tips and advice to get your foot in the door and later, enjoy an enduring career. Featuring Felipe Smith(All-New Ghost Rider), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), John Allison (Giant Days), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), and more! Room28DE

1:00-2:00 Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics—Thanks to publishers like the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf, Oni Press, and others, some creators who got their start making webcomics have been able to cross over and work on mainstream print titles, whether their own or licensed. Meet some of the folks who have made that transition, and listen to their stories about how you can make the jump, too! Featuring John Allison (Scary Go Round), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and Molly Ostertag(Strong Female Protagonist. Moderated by Kim Horcher (Host, Creator – Nerd Alert).  Room 28DE

Friday, July 21, 2017

11:30-12:30 ‘Go Go Power Rangers’ Comics—On July 26, BOOM! Studios launches a second Power Rangers ongoing comic book series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, to pair with its current series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Join writers Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands Director, Power Rangers Content Melissa Flores as they preview the new series, tease what’s to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kuroki, Creative Director of nWay, will be on hand to announce something special for fans of their mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars! Moderated by former Yellow Power Ranger, Ciara Hanna (Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce). Room 5AB

5:00-6:00 Discover What’s New with ‘Mouse Guard’—Mouse Guard, one of the most successful and popular indie comics in the past decade, reminds us that, “It’s not what you fight, but what you fight for“! Join creator David Petersen as he talks about the recently released coloring book; the new, original short story in BOOM!’s Free Comic Book Day issue; new Mouse Guard merchandise; and how in September, fans can enjoy the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book. David will also be sharing a sneak peek of and discussing the fourth chapter in the Mouse Guard saga, Mouse Guard: The Weasel War (2018)! Plus, a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story and a few prize giveaways. Moderated by Cameron Chittock, BOOM! Studios Associate Editor. Room 32AB

Saturday, July 22, 2017

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours—There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios’ editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief),John Allison (Giant Days), Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Carly Usdin (Hi-Fi Fight Club), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), and James Tynion IV (The Backstagers). Moderated by Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing.) Room 24ABC

5:30-6:30 Discover Why YA Is the Future of Comics—One of the hottest genres in pop culture, YA books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios, Senior Editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters(Lumberjanes), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), and Kiwi Smith Kurt Lustgarten(Misfit City). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages).Room 7AB

Sunday, July 23, 2017

10:00-11:00 Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!—Calling all Lumberjanesfans! With the comic series entering its fourth year of publishing, plus a new series of novels from Amulet Books debuting this Fall, there’s plenty to talk about around the campfire! Join Lumberjanes co-creator and co-writer Shannon Watters, along with Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! author Mariko Tamaki, and Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! artist and Lumberjanes co-creator/original artist Brooke Allen, as they discuss the title’s legacy thus far; what’s in store for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley in the comics and the novels; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages). Room 25ABC

11:00-12:00 Discover Creating Comics with Kids: An Interactive Workshop—Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy! Join the creators of BOOM! Studios’ hotly anticipated The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt DaleyTrevor Crafts,Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic…and leave with some fun surprises, too! Room 11

Hero Initiative Has Massive San Diego Comic-Con Plans

Press Release:

The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19 thru 23 at the San Diego Convention Center. We have exclusives, parties, and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

The parties start on Wednesday with Stone Brewing’s annual Hop-Con! Stone’s famous w00tstout beer will flow at Stone World Bistro, and artist Walter Simonson has the honor to create this year’s label and print for the famed beer. Prints will be available for sale at the venue and at Hero’s booth at the convention! Don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

The good times continue to roll at Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists in attendance include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Carlos D’Anda.

Hero is thrilled to have Rob Liefeld draw Deadpool for Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 cover! This yearly must-have of comics knowledge and pricing info is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, so make sure you grab one at out booth!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Dave Gibbons, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Mike Grell, Nicola Scott, Brian Haberlin, Walt and Louise Simonson, John Layman, Ron Marz, Bill  Morrison, Jai Nitz, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, and Bill Willingham. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #4315 no later than Friday July 21 by 5:00 p.m., and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

And Hero has an outstanding talent lineup all weekend at our booth! Swing by booth #5003 to meet your favorite creators, including:

Wednesday, July 19 (con hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Scott Koblish

Thursday, July 20 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Peter Krause
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Friday, July 21 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Peter Krause

Saturday, July 22 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Andrew Pepoy
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Sunday, July 23 (con hours 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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