Hero Initiative Rolls Out Massive SDCC 2018 Plans

Press Release:

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 18-22. We have exclusives, parties, and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

Things kick off Wednesday July 18th with Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza at 410 10thAve. in 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, and more.

The parties continue July 19th with Stone Brewing’s annual Hop-Con! Stone’s famous w00tstout beer will flow at Stone’s World Bistro, and artist Joe Jusko has the honor to create this year’s label and print. 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 get your tickets NOW!

Joe Jusko will anchor the Hero booth, #5003, all weekend, and will be joined by guest creators Dan Jurgens, Adam Warren, Ken Lashley, John Layman, and Paul Levitz!

Jusko pulls duty again as he’s the cover artist on Hero’s yearly limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #48. This catch-all of crucial comics info is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, so make sure you grab one at out booth and have Joe sign it as well!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Rafael Albuquerque, Chris Burnham, Amanda Conner, Dave Gibbons, Dan Jurgens, Joe Jusko, Ron Marz, Jai Nitz, Ann Nocenti, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Panosian, Tom Raney, and Marv Wolfman. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #4315 no later than Friday July 20 by 5:00 p.m., and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

Hero Talent Schedule, Booth #5003

Wed., July 18 (con hours 600-900)

630-730: Joe Jusko

 

Thur., July 19 (con hours 930-700)

1000-1100: Adam Warren

1100-1200: Ken Lashley

100-200: Joe Jusko

230-330: Dan Jurgens

430-530: Joe Jusko

530-630: Adam Warren

 

Fri., July 20 (con hours 930-700)

1100-1200: Adam Warren

1200-100: Dan Jurgens

100-200: Joe Jusko

430-530: Joe Jusko

530-630: Adam Warren

 

Sat., July 21 (con hours 930-700)

1200-100: Adam Warren

100-145: Joe Jusko

200-300: John Layman

430-530: Joe Jusko

530-630: Adam Warren

 

Sun., July 22 (con hours 930-500)

1030-1130: Paul Levitz

1200-100: Adam Warren

100-200: Joe Jusko

430-530: Joe Jusko

Dark Horse Comics Announces SDCC 2018 Signing & Panel Schedule

Press Release: 

Visit Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall and purchase your favorite coloring book! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line. Canvases will vary throughout the weekend, but will include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, Steven Universe Adult Coloring Book, Adventure Time Coloring Book, HALO Adult Coloring Book, and others. Check out our signings and panels, too!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth. See all of our convention exclusives here.

DARK HORSE SDCC SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREEFREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

  • Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing, unless otherwise noted. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.
  • Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
  • We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases art from Stranger Things by Aleksi Briclot, Kyle Lambert and Rafael Albuquerque. The following abbreviations indicate the location of each signing:
    HB = Hellboy Signing Stage ST = Stranger Things Signing Stage
  • All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  FEMINA AND FAUNA, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

12:00-12:45 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  ROME WEST: Justin Giampaoli, Matthew Taylor

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  BLACKWOOD: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

3:00-3:45 PM:  HB  THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, LEAD POISONING, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, E.M. Gist

4:00-4:45 PM:  HB  LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

5:00-5:45 PM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Cecil Castellucci

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck, Felicia Day, Michael Heisler***

6:00-6:45 PM:  ST  EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  BANDETTE, COLDER, THE WITCHER, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

12:00-1:30 PM:  HB  DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG REUNION: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: Jim Sullos

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  DISNEY / PIXAR THE INCREDIBLES 2 #1: CRISIS IN MID-LIFE! & OTHER STORIES: Landry Q. Walker

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  HALO: Alex Irvine, Tyler Jeffers, Jody Houser, Jonathan Wayshak

3:30-4:30 PM:  HB  BERGER BOOKS: Karen Berger, Richard Bruning, Ann Nocenti, Christopher Cantwell, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, G. Willow Wilson

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  AMERICAN GODS: MY AINSEL: Scott Hampton, David Mack, Jennifer T. Lange

4:30-5:15 PM:  HB  HELLBOY: Mike Mignola

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  GOD OF WAR: Tony Parker, E.M. Gist, Corey Barlog

SATURDAY, JULY 21

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  PROJECT TBA: G. Willow Wilson

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  THE SEEDS: Ann Nocenti

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

1:00-1:45 PM:  HB  THE ALCOHOLIC: Dean Haspiel

1:00-1:45 PM:  ST  NEIL GAIMAN’S A STUDY IN EMERALD: Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  SHE COULD FLY: Christopher Cantwell

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS.: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Ken Plume***

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE SERPENT’S HEIR: Richard Hamilton

4:30-6:00 PM:  HB  XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER, SIN CITY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Frank Miller, Alex Sinclair***

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: Shannon Wheeler

12:30-1:15 PM:  HB  THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Maia Kobabe, Dylan Edwards, Megan Kearney

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

2:00-3:30 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

DARK HORSE SDCC PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling (Room: 23ABC)

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney / Pixar The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Jeff Lemire (Room: 25ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire’s various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Across the Editor’s Desk: A Day in the Life of Comics Unsung Heroes (Room: 23ABC)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to become a comics industry professional? Dark Horse wants to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse editors for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to breaking into the industry and building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-11:00 AM:  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion (Room: Hall H)

In 2008, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a beloved web-series. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible’s minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by joining creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Maurissa Tancharoen for a lively discussion and celebration!

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga (Room: 23ABC)

Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with special panel guest Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. We’ll have previews of our forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Mike Mignola (Room: 24ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Berger Books: The Second Wave (Room: 25ABC)

Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series! Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire (She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel, Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death (The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals) plus a special surprise guest and announcement!

SATURDAY, JULY 21

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano (Room 24ABC)

Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano’s storied career spans decades with thousands of works including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A.

3:00-4:00 PM:  Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics (Room: 7AB)

Whether it’s a superhero adventure, a colorful fantasy world, an ultra-violent crime noir, or a new take on an old classic, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join an all-star lineup of Dark Horse creators including Frank Miller (Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, Sin City), Dave Gibbons (The Originals, The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), and Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

6:00-7:00 PM:  ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointed Ears (Room 23ABC)

2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy Pini (ElfQuest, Masque of the Red Death), and Richard Pini (ElfQuest, Line of Beauty), co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978 and see the clues that were placed decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  The Secret Loves of Geeks (Room: 32AB)

Vita Ayala (comics writer, The Wilds), Ivan Salazar (PR, comiXology), Maia Kobabe (cartoonist, Genderqueer), Hope Nicholson (editor, The Secret Loves of Geeks) and Dylan Edwards (cartoonist, Transposes) discuss the genesis behind The Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, how vulnerable writing and comics are needed, and the new projects they are working on next. Moderated by Dustin Nelson.

10:00-11:00 AM:  Spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque (Room: 24 ABC)

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Ann Nocenti (Room: 4) 

Lake Como Comic Art Festival Starts This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Italy

Press Release:

The inaugural Lake Como Comic Art Festival is this weekend at Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy! The weather is beautiful and the guests will be ready to meet their fans! RSVP on Facebook!

Guests include:

  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo
  • Frank Cho
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Gabrielle Dell’Otto
  • Gary Frank
  • Davide Gianfelice
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Adi Granov
  • Juanjo Guarnido
  • Adam Hughes
  • Eliza Ivanova
  • Mathieu Lauffray
  • Jim Lee
  • Regis Loisel
  • Enrico Marini
  • Anna Merli
  • Eduardo Risso
  • Claire Wendling

Tickets are still available here and you can also buy tickets at the door (until we sell out!) starting at 0930 on Saturday morning. All 2 day ticket holders will receive the exclusive print portfolio, including 17 exclusive prints from our special guests. Here’s a sneak peak!

UK – An Evening with Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at the Cartoon Museum on Friday, November 24th from 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM to present HOW COMICS WORK. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Spend an evening learning the secrets of how to make comics by the hand of comics laureate, Dave Gibbons, and comic book expert, Tim Pilcher. Gibbons and Pilcher have collaborated in the creation of a new book called How Comics Work. This book is a comics masterclass packed full of rare and unpublished material from Dave’s personal archive and it reveals insider tips on how his work was created.

Surrounded with real-life examples of Gibbons’ original art at the Cartoon Museum, this evening’s event will provide a unique, behind-the-scenes-perspective on the creative process.

This event is free, but there are limited spaces. You must reserve your spot to attend.

A cash bar will be available throughout the event and copies of the book can be purchased at the museum shop.

**Disclaimer: We reserve the right to give the place to another person if they turn up on the night and you are not there by 6:35 pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7580 8155

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at Dave’s Comics on Saturday, November 18th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.

Dave Gibbons, the artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and Green Lantern, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs and more, and he’s doing it with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes.

How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight into Gibbons’ work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and the British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.

RSVP on Facebook!

Dave’s Comics
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012

Dark Horse Schedule for Rose City Comic Con 2017

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Dark Horse Comics has announced their signing and panel schedule for this weekend’s Rose City Comic Con! Visit Dark Horse Comics at RCCC’s booth #711 for free swag, such as comics, pins, postcards, and more!

DARK HORSE RCCC SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: SPACE MULLET, ALABASTER: Daniel Warren Johnson

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, THE ORIGINALS: THE ESSENTIAL EDITION: Dave Gibbons

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: WONDER WOMAN/CONAN, POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: JOE GOLEM, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., PROMETHEUS: Patric Reynolds

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: HARROW COUNTY, B.P.R.D.: Tyler Crook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: THE MASSIVE, MASS EFFECT: Garry Brown

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

BANDETTE: Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SERENITY: Georges Jeanty

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: SERENITY, THE VISITOR HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: LIFEFORMED: CLEO MAKES CONTACT: Cassie Anderson and Matt Lowery

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: TREKKER: Ron Randall

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Ron Chan and Paul Tobin

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: FIGHT CLUB 2, SIN TITULO, B.P.R.D.: Cameron Stewart

DARK HORSE RCCC PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit the convention website for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

2:30 PM-3:30 PM: Seriously, What’s Up with Editors? (Room 6)

Haven’t you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse wants to give you insight on breaking into the industry! Join artist Tyler Crook (Harrow County) and Dark Horse editors Katii O’Brien, Megan Walker, and Patrick Thorpe for a rare behind-the-panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Artists Who Write: The Art and Craft of Comics (Room 6)

Whether it’s a murder mystery, a superhero adventure, or a new take on history, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s most talented artists—Colleen Coover (Bandette), Dave Gibbons (The Originals), and Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Artist Patric Reynolds (Joe Golem) will moderate this star-studded panel!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Dark Horse Manga (Room 6)

This year is the 30th anniversary of the manga industry in North America—an industry born from the love of comics fans and comics publishers for the work of Japanese creators. Dark Horse was one of the manga pioneers in the 1980s, and continues to publish Japanese titles ranging from Danganronpa, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Unofficial Hatsune Mix to I Am a Hero, Lone Wolf & Cub, and Berserk. Join Dark Horse staff members for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Hero Initiative is Portland-bound for Rose City Comic Con 2017

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Portland, OR for the Rose City Comic Con September 8-10 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #718, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors collecting for Hero on the con floor include Rick Burchett, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Shannon Denton, Veronica Fish, Matt Fraction, Joe Harris, Sam Humphries, Megan Hutchison, Karl Kesel, Michael Lark, Kevin Maguire, David Marquez, Dustin Nguyen, Greg Rucka, Matt Wagner, Dustin Weaver, and Chip Zdarsky. Stop on by and do the right thing!

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 $1 million to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org

Hero Inititaive Hosts Dave Gibbons at LBCC 2017

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to Long Beach Comic Con September 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. And one of the most acclaimed comic creators of all time will be Hero’s exclusive guest!

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #411, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And the best value at the con is surely the Dave Gibbons VIP ticket package! Packages include full 2-day attendance to the con, exclusive Dave Gibbons-signed merchandise, AND an ORIGINAL sketchcard! Tickets are on sale through Sep. 1 and can be purchased at the link…

Check it out!

And also check out Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor. Swing by on Howard Chaykin, Tyler Kirkham, Scott Koblish, Ron Marz, Whilce Portacio, and Arthur Suydam! Visit them, and you can donate to Hero at the same time when you get your books signed!

Image Comics Schedule at Rose City Comic Con 2017

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to exhibit for the first time at Rose City Comic Con on Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#747):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability

  • MOTOR CRUSH #6 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr blank sketch cover
  • MAGE #1 by Matt Wagner, cover by Wagner

LIMITED RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE RCCC merch booth: 

  • THE REALM #1 by Seth M. Peck, Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi & Thomas Maur

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • A.D.: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire, $40
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, cover by Shaw, $35
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, $35
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, cover by Takeda, $35

LIMITED MERCHANDISE:

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: The Future of Adventure
Friday, 6:30 pm, Room 6
Decades ago, comics captured the hearts of millions thanks to the creative and never-before-seen adventures on the printed page. Now, the tradition continues, thanks to creators like Steve Lieber (THE FIX), Meredith Finch (ROSE), Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET), Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET), and two very special and unexpected guests. Join these creators as they discuss the art of the thrill, and balancing free-wheeling adventure tales against their real life counterparts.

Image Comics: The Future of Storytelling
Saturday, 2:30 pm, Room 6
Image Comics is home to some of the best storytellers in the comics business. The trick isn’t using the same pencil or ink as your hero—it’s thinking about comics in new and exciting ways. Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Leila del Duca (AFAR), and Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) co-create some of the most beautiful comics on the shelves, and are going to give you the most valuable art lesson you’ll get all year.

Image Comics: The Future of Genre
Sunday, 10:30 am, Room 6
The Future of Comics is in stories for everyone. In comics, any genre can be a smash hit or connect with readers. Do you like romance, horror, autobio, action, comedy, slice-of-life, or something else entirely? Greg Rucka (BLACK MAGICK), Michael Lark (LAZARUS), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), Joe Harris (ROCKSTARS), Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH), and Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS) create works that run the gamut and may just capture your heart.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#747):

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Skottie Young (wristbands req.)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine de Landro (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Surprise Guest Creators
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Greg Rucka (wristbands req.)
  • 6:00 – 6:45 PM Matt Wagner

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart (wristbands req.)
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Jim Valentino
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Matt Wagner
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Donny Cates (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos (wristbands req.)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Jeremy Haun

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Nick Dragotta
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Doug Wagner

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Beem, Morgan II-05
Bivens, John M-05
Brandon, Ivan C-06
Brisson, Ed CC-06
Brown, Garry L-11
Cates, Donny II-10
Dalrymple, Farel AA-02
Davisson, Zack DD-06
DeConnick, Kelly Sue U-09
De Landro, Valentine U-08
Del Duca, Leila 611
Dewey, Benjamin 611
Dragotta, Nick L-07
Finch, Meredith D-07
Fitzpatrick, Kelly Q-12
Fletcher, Brenden U-07
Fraction, Matt U-10
Gibbons, Dave 718
Graham, Brandon AA-02
Harren, James L-03
Harris, Joe F-01
Haun, Jeremy N-06
Humphries, Sam E-02
Hutchison, Megan F-02
Johnson, Daniel Warren L-09
Kaplan, Zack G-07
Keatinge, Joseph AA-01
Ketner, Lukas 611
Lark, Michael B-02
Larsen, Erik E-07
Lenox, Emi T-01
Lieber, Steve 611
Mahfood, Jim R-01
Mooneyham, Chris L-10
Nguyen, Dustin U-01
Parker, Tony N-09
Pitarra, Nick L-08
Ríos, Emma T-12
Roberson, Chris Y-01
Rossmo, Riley L-12
Rucka, Greg B-01
Schirmer, Brian U-05
Sebela, Christopher M-07

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher signing HOW COMICS WORK at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 21st September from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, alongside scan’s of Dave’s original art and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight to Dave Gibbons’ s work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

Dave Gibbons is one of the most famous comic creators working today, with over 40 years’ experience. He is most famous for his collaborations with Alan Moore, including Watchmen, and was last year named Britain’s first Comics Laureate. All of the examples are scanned from original artwork, sketches, and preparatory designs, many of which have never been published before.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen, and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and The British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

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