Hero Initiative Hits SDCC 2013

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Hero Initiative Hits San Diego Comic Con

With Overstreet, Lady Death and Ballistic exclusives, plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and comiXology Meet Your Makers!

Hero Initiative SDCC 2013LOS ANGELES, CA (July 9, 2013) – 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 17th-21st 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!

Hero is proud to release our exclusive limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43. Now in its fifth decade, the Guide is the preeminent source for comic book pricing information, and SDCC is where to get it first! The cover, featuring Francine and Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise dressed as Wonder Woman and Zatanna is by famed SiP creator Terry Moore and colored by Brian Miller. This Hero-exclusive edition is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35.

In addition, Hero has an exclusive Lady Death: Wicked Ways #1 with a new cover by Darick Robertson enhanced with Swarovski crystals and signed by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Only 99 copies have been made! This treasure comes bagged and boarded with certificate of Authenticity for $40.

And the brand-new Ballistic #1 makes its world premiere at the Hero booth! Ballistic is Darick Robertson and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s madcap, psychedelic, utterly wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a genetically modified, foul-mouthed firearm. Ballistic marks Darick Robertson’s return to the hard sci-fi world-building of his classic Transmetropolitan. This Hero Initiative variant features EXCLUSIVE cover art and is limited to only 500 copies at $10!

All three exclusives can be purchased at booth #5003 while supplies last!

Hero Initiative SDCC 2013And you gotta eat—even in San Diego! Five lucky winners will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have lunch and get a sketch from famed Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons! Bid NOW in Hero’s eBay auctions!

Partygoers will have a great time with Hero, starting Wednesday, July 17 at 5 p.m. for Hop-Con! Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton and Fark.com’s Drew Curtis debut their new w00tstout beer at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

If that was not enough, the good times continue to roll Thursday night! The Hero Initiative and comiXology are sponsoring THE BLANK PAGE PROJECT hosted by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. Come and enjoy food and drinks while our creators will draw on to a gigantic 12-by-8-foot comic book page that will be auctioned off at a later date to benefir Hero. Hang out with Mark Waid, Arthur Adams, Thomas Jane, Phil Jimenez, Tim Bradstreet, Chris Moreno, Bill Morrison, Jose Delbo, Dan Jurgens, Denny O’Neil, Tony Parker, Dave Gibbons. Darick Robertson and many more at the Hilton Bayfront Vela Restaurant just behind the Convention Center from 5-7 p.m. Don’t miss out!

As always, Hero’s booth will be stocked with comics’ BEST talent, including your best chance to find George Pérez and Darick Robertson!

Hero Initiative booth schedule:

WED., JUL 17 (con hours 530-900)

600-900: Scott “Kaiser” Koblish

 

THUR., JUL 18 (con hours 900-700)

930-1130: George Pérez

1130-1230: Jon Bogdanove

130-330: George Pérez

330-430: Dan Jurgens

 

FRI., JUL 19 (con hours 900-700)

930-1130: George Pérez

1130-100: Darick Robertson

1200-130: Roy Thomas

300-430: Darick Robertson

430-630: George Pérez

 

SAT., JUL 20 (con hours 900-700)

930-1130: George Pérez

1130-100: Jerry Ordway

500-700: Darick Robertson

 

SUN., JUL 21 (con hours 900-500)

930-1130: George Pérez

1130-130: Darick Robertson

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen 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 $500,000 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.

CA – Post-Con Party 2013

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Darick Robertson, Joe Harris, David Mack, and Marc Andreyko appear at Golden Apple Comics on Monday July 22nd from 5:00 till 9:00pm!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Ballistic Launch Party

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Darick Robertson and Adam Egypt Mortimer appear on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm!!

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Black Mask Studios is launching a brand new series from legendary artist DARICK ROBERTSON (Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy!) and writer ADAM EGYPT MORTIMER, and we’ve got them both coming to Beach Ball Comics! Jump on board this madcap sci-fi buddy adventure about a wanna-be bank robber and his best-friend Gun, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun!

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

Image Comics Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2013 *UPDATED*

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Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

Five Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

FIVE GHOSTS #1 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website. *UPDATED* SEE BELOW

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels
It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust), and Riley Rossmo (Debris) SUNDAY 1 PM Hall B

The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

FRIDAY

2:00 – 2:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
3:30 – 4:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
4:00 – 4:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
5:00 – 5:45 Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
6:00 – 6:45 Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
7:00 – 7:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)

SATURDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
11:00 – 11:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
12:00 – 12:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
1:00 – 1:45 Blair Butler (HEART)
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
1:00 – 2:00 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
2:00 – 2:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
2:30 – 3:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
3:00 – 3:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
4:00 – 4:45 Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
5:00 – 5:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
6:00 – 6:45 Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)
Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)

SUNDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
11:00 – 11:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
12:00 – 12:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
1:00 – 1:45 Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)
Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
2:00 – 2:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing
Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
4:00 – 4:45 Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)

Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

Emerald City Comicon takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

CA – Happy! Signing

November 24, 2012 by  
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Darick Robertson signs and sketches at Illusive Comics on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:00pm.

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Illusive Comics & Games is hosting a signing with Darick Robertson on December 19, 2012 from 4:00-8:00pm. Robertson is the artist of Happy!, a new comic mini-series written by Grant Morrison; the first issue of which sold out in September before it hit the stands.  He is also the original artist of The Boys, and the artist and co-creator of the long running series Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis.

Copies of his books will be available for purchase, and attendees will receive a free sketch with purchase. Autographs will be supervised so that signed comics can be submitted to the CGC.  The price for a supervised autograph is $38 per book, which includes shipping. Robertson will also be accepting a limited number of commissions.

Happy! is the story of hitman Nick Sax, who finds himself working with a young girl’s imaginary, magical blue horse to save the girl from a pedophiliac Santa Claus. Not your typical Christmas comic, the book has mature themes and images.

Robertson began his career in comics at age 17, and has illustrated hundreds of comics in his more than twenty years in the industry. He has worked on many well-known titles from major comic publishers DC and Marvel, including New Warriors, Justice League, Wolverine, Spider-man, and Fury.

Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051

SF – Happy! Signing

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Artist Darick Robertson signs at Comic Outpost on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm!

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Comic Outpost
2381 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

 

CA – Happy! Launch Party

Co-crreator and artist Darick Robertson signs at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday September 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. There will also be a live performance by the band Magnolia Memoir with a new song inspired by the comic book Happy! and a charity drive for the Hero Initiative.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

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HAPPY! COMIC RELEASE PARTY & HERO CHARITY DRIVE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Golden Apple, world famous comic book & pop-culture store, is having another amazing event. On Wednesday evening September 26, 2012 from 6-9pm we are hosting the official release party for HAPPY!,  the highly anticipated new series from Image Comics. Created by Industry favorites Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson, this comic debut is sure to be the next overnight success!

To celebrate the release, Golden Apple is throwing a party with Co-Creator & Series Artist Darick Robertson. He is also the mastermind behind some of the coolest & most successful alternative titles printed, Transmetropolitan & The Boys. His unique style of art and storytelling has captivated fans for over 20 years. When asked about the party, he exclaimed, “Anything to further the HAPPY-ness!”

In addition to having the creator autographing comics on the first day of release, Golden Apple has teamed up with the Hero Initiative to add a charitable element to the soiree. This year, we are encouraging fans to designate the Hero Initiative as their charity of choice at Ralphs supermarkets. If you register your Ralphs Rewards card for Hero, the organization will receive money from Ralphs every time you buy groceries at NO cost to the consumer! Just fill out the forms onsite at the event, and Hero initiative will give you a “special” present, guaranteed to make fans Happy!.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be a party without music, so we will have a special live performance by LA’s own Magnolia Memoir. Their self-titled debut album has already been labeled, “…an instant classic” by fans like Grant-Lee Phillips, Margaret Cho, and Mark Flanagan, owner of  the legendary Largo-Los Angeles.  The adventurous, genre bending five-piece ensemble is heralded as one of Los Angles’ trending breakthrough bands. Critics seeking to capture the vibe of this band have described it as, “…Multiple shades of Amazing” and “Fiona Apple meets the Killers with a dash of the Clash”. Sweet, sexy, nuanced, and smart -with a healthy dash of irreverence – find out what critics and audiences have been raving about.

For the event, Magnolia Memoir plan to debut a new song inspired by the comic HAPPY!

For more information,. Visit www.MagnoliaMemoir.com

*Cocktails & snacks will be served.

GOLDEN APPLE INFO:

Golden Apple Comics has been the premier comic book & pop culture store in Los Angeles for over 32 years.  Known worldwide as the, “Comic Shop to the Stars”, the family owned business is always cutting edge & proactive in the community. Moreover, it has been has always been THE place in L.A to host groundbreaking events for creators & celebrities alike looking to make their mark in the Comic Book Industry.

For more information,. Visit www.goldenapplecomics.com or call (323) 658-6047

HERO INITIATIVE INFO:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call (626) 676-6354.

WA – The Boys Signing

Artist Darick Robertson signs at Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

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Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave, Lacey, WA 98503

Creators Appearing in the Image Booth During SDCC 2012 Include Kirkman, Adlard, Brubaker, Etc.

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Via their Facebook page, Image has provided an early look at the creators set to appear at their booth (#2729) during Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego.

As you can see above, featured guests would appear to include:

  • Ryan Ottley
  • Nick Spencer
  • Robert Kirkman
  • John Layman
  • Charlie Adlard
  • Ed Brubaker

 

ON – The Boys Signing

Artist extraordinaire Darick Robertson signs at Paradise Comics on Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 2:00-7:00 PM.

Paradise Comics will be accepting books for CGC Signature Series at this event.

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Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada

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