DC’s Dan DiDio Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

Dan DiDio, Publisher of DC Entertainment, joins the Planet Comicon 2017 guest lineup on April 28-30! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

As Publisher, DiDio directs and oversees DC Entertainment’s (DCE) publishing business under its key three imprints – DC, Vertigo, and MAD – in both print and digital formats, working alongside DCE’s editorial, art and design, production, business development and sales groups. The Publishers also work in concert with DCE’s Creative Affairs and Franchise Management teams to ensure that publishing continues to create content and help drive the media businesses that use comics as their source of inspiration.

Dan DiDio was named Publisher of DC Entertainment, alongside Jim Lee, in February 2010.

DiDio works closely with DCE editorial and creative teams to develop compelling storylines and characters that ring true to the iconic DC, Vertigo and MAD brands. During his tenure, DiDio has spearheaded many of the comic industry’s most successful publishing events, including the widely acclaimed relaunch of DC Comics Rebirth, The New 52, and the hugely successful DC annual September publishing events such as 2013’s villains lenticular variant covers. DiDio has also overseen many of the comic industry’s bestselling titles and events including DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, BLACKEST NIGHT, IDENTITY CRISIS, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN.

DiDio is also charged with leading the company’s unparalleled efforts to attract and develop upcoming talent. With the implementation of annual creator summits and various network opportunities throughout the years, DC Entertainment has become the premier destination for the comic book industry’s top tier writers and artists.

Prior to his current post, DiDio served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, overseeing the editorial department for the DC line of comic book titles. DiDio charted the ongoing adventures of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and scores of other heroes and villains.

Before joining DCE in January 2002, DiDio served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs for the computer animation company, Mainframe Entertainment. In this position, DiDio was charged with overseeing the development, distribution, marketing, promotion, merchandising and licensing of all Mainframe’s television properties. Among the television projects he developed were Weird-Ohs, Beast Machines, Black Bull’s Gatecrasher and Jill Thompson’s Scary Godmother. He also served as a Story Editor for Reboot and War Planets.

Prior to Mainframe Entertainment, DiDio worked in a variety of positions in the television industry, including Capital Cities/ABC where he served as an Executive Director of ABC Children’s Programming and Public Relations Manager for three New York based daytime dramas.

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Previously announced guests include: Neal Adams, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, Ant Lucia, Jai Nitz, Frank Tieri, Freddie E. Williams II, and more.

For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

 

FL – Green Lantern Signing

Writer Robert Venditti (Surrogates, X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) signs at A Comic Shop on Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 PM! Get any of his books signed for free. Also, the first 20 people get a free copy of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

CA – Batgirl: Beyond Burnside Signing

Writer Hope Larson (Batgirl, Compass South, Chiggers, Mercury) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign BATGIRL vol. 1.

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

NYC – All-Star Batman #8 Signing

Writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Wytches) will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign All-Star Batman #8! This is a TICKETED EVENT. Enter the ticket raffle here…

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NYC – Green Arrow Rebirth Signing

Writer Benjamin Percy will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday March 2nd at 4:00 PM to sign Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Teen Titans #5 and Green Arrow #17 – he also has James Bond #1 coming out that week! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Getting a copy of Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Green Arrow #17 or Teen Titans #5 signed is mandatory. You may get up to three items signed in total.

Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP:
Green Arrow’s life will be forever changed as he is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that he can’t fight ‘the man’ if he is ‘the man.’ And one by one, his friends desert him, and all the money in the world won’t bring them back when he needs them most. Collects GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN ARROW #1-5.

Teen Titans #5:
‘DAMIAN KNOWS BEST’ finale! The final showdown between the Teen Titans and the Demon’s Fist is here! Will the Teen Titans rally behind their little leader? And will Ra’s al Ghul let anyone walk away alive?

Green Arrow #17:
‘EMERALD OUTLAW’ finale! The biggest GREEN ARROW epic since the start of the Rebirth era comes to a shattering conclusion when Oliver, Emiko and Black Canary unite against the deadly assassin terrorizing Seattle’s most prominent citizens. But [REDACTED] won’t go down without a fight – even if it takes all of Seattle with him.

James Bond #1:
Black Box Part One – Whiteout The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

UK – Suicide Squad/Batman ’66 Signing

Join ROB WILLIAMS and IAN EDGINTON for a DC COMICS event! They will be signing BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL and SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: THE BLACK VAULT at Forbidden Planet London on Wednesday 1st March 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

By Ian Edginton, Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel sees the Caped Crusaders taking on the felonious feline Catwoman – but when the lovely Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed arrive in Gotham city, the Dynamic Duo are quite happy with the assistance.

And when the situation turns into a transatlantic adventure, Batman and Robin return the favour in swinging London – taking on Lord Ffogg and the Cybernauts.

By Rob Williams, Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault brings us Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc – all deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a government that wants them killed. Their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even these murderers and thieves can’t control him.

This collection includes SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-4 of the new series, plus a brand-new cover by Jim Lee!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – Batwoman Rebirth #1 Signing

Writer James Tynion IV will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday Feb. 18th from 1-2pm to sign Batwoman Rebirth #1 and Detective Comics Vol. 1 TP! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Getting a copy of Batwoman Rebirth #1 or Detective Comics Vol 1 TP signed is mandatory and you may get up to three items signed in total.

Batwoman Rebirth #1
Writer: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Ben Oliver, Steve Epting

The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market… and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, ‘The Many Arms Of Death’!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

FL – Love is Love Signing

Cartoonist David Sexton appears at Books & Books to sign LOVE IS LOVE on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

As a response to the tragic summer shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, IDW PUBLISHING collaborated with writers, artists and creators from across the world to build LOVE IS LOVE, an anthology of stories celebrating love in all its forms. With support from DC ENTERTAINMENT and some of the greatest talents in entertainment, the anthology presents tales of no more than 1 to 2 pages each, spread across a 144-page oversized love-letter to the LGBTQ community honoring the victims, survivors and families of the tragedy. All materials have been donated, with all proceeds from sales of the comic going to EQUALITY FLORIDA, a 501(c)4 organization dedicated to securing justice and equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Books & Books
927 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

UK – Titans: The Return of Wally West Signing

Writer Dan Abnett (Titans, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) signing in store on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Dan is a prolific writer, his work ranging from Sinister Dexter with 2000AD to the video game Alien: Isolation. With co-writer Andy Lanning he has written the Legion of Superheroes story Legion Lost and the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the team that inspired the popular feature film.

Dan has recently been writing the DC rebirth titles Aquaman and Titans. On March 3rd he will be signing copies of the newly released Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

DC Comics Announces 2017 Talent Workshops

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:

In an effort to find new and aspiring comic book talent, DC Entertainment’s Talent Development Team is kicking off the 2017 Artists Workshop today, with online applications being accepted now through March 1st at DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com. DC’s Writers Workshop will begin accepting online applications on March 1, through March 31, 2017.

DC’s Talent Development Workshops are led by an all-star talent line-up including Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. The series of workshops are designed to give access and a voice to new and prospective talent, providing an opportunity to showcase their work following intensive DC workshop sessions.

DC’s Talent Development website offers extensive tips, advice and recommended reading to help potential applicants navigate the submission process. Both workshops will take place in fall 2017.

“Following a highly successful inaugural year that saw DC Workshop alum receiving numerous assignments on our books, we’re excited to embark upon a new search for up and coming talent with the 2017 Workshops,” stated DC Entertainment Vice President of Talent Development, Bobbie Chase.

About the Artists Workshop

The 2017 Artists Workshop was developed by DC with world-renowned artists Jim Lee, Klaus Janson, and Andy Kubert. Visit DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com/artists-workshop for more information on the program and to see our newest DC Artist Workshop alums.

Competitive candidates will have an established portfolio of sequential art. For the artists selected via the online submission process, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to cross the threshold into the competitive world of comic book publishing. Chosen artists will be asked to complete art assignments that will be critiqued by several top DC Artists. If the artists achieve the level of work required for the course they will then be invited to a two-week, intensive workshop at DCE’s Burbank offices.

About the Writers Workshop

The 2017 Writers Workshop was developed by DC with bestselling writer Scott Snyder. For selected candidates, the 2017 DC Writers Workshop will run in the summer/fall as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for thirteen consecutive weeks. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in this highly competitive field.

Upon completion of the program, DCE’s Talent Development group will ensure successful participants are considered for positions on current DC titles.

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