Ulises Farinas, Douglas Wolk, and Ryan Hill sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday January 15th, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00pm!
This January, duty calls Judge Dredd to the West Coast, in the destructive new miniseries Mega-City Two: City of Courts! With a truly unique creative team on Mega-City Two, Dredd will go up against the unfamiliar and depraved like never before! Join creators Douglas Wolk and Ulises Farinas on Wednesday, January 15th for a book release and signing of the first issue of this awesome new miniseries.
Mega-City Two marks the comics-writing debut of Eisner Award-winning journalist and Dredd aficionado Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Art chores will be handled by powerhouse Ulises Farinas (TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness, Catalyst Comix), whose precise linework showcases the oddities of Judge Dredd’s world in stunning detail. Rounding out the creative team, colorist Ryan Hill brings the incredible structure in Farinas’ work to life.
In the year 2094, a secret mission puts Dredd behind the wheel of a Lawcruiser in Mega-City Two, the West Coast megalopolis that sprawls around what was once Los Angeles. And he’s about to discover that the rules—and the laws—are very different in a city where image is everything…
“Ulises, Ryan and I are going to show you a vision of Dredd’s world that you’ve never seen before,” Wolk says. “We’re yanking the East Coast’s toughest lawman out of his element, and plunging him into the bizarre, sunlit depths of post-apocalyptic California. There’ll be studio stars and cycle cultists, cartoon predators and beachfront terrors—plus, of course, ultraviolence, musical numbers and the occasional thrill-powered salute to Joan Didion.”
“Mega-City Two remains a criminally underexplored facet of Dredd’s world,” said 2000A.D./Rebellion Editor-in-chief, Matt Smith, “and Doug and Ulises are having a ball crafting an environment, not only geographically, but ideologically the opposite of MC-1. Dredd is the proverbial fish out of water, and a lot of the fun comes from seeing that East Coast mentality clash with the laid-back attitudes of MC-2. Dredd fans shouldn’t miss this really quite unique mini-series.”
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720
Join writer Douglas Wolk for a Brief History of Judge Dredd and discussion of his new IDW series JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY 2 at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday January 18th from 6-8pm.
The author will also sign copies of the first issue.
THE STORY: As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there. We could have told him that!
Douglas Wolk is one of our favorite people and honorary citizen of Earth-2. Journalist and scholar, he is known for READING COMICS: HOW GRAPHIC NOVELS WORK AND WHAT THEY MEAN.
He writes the DREDD RECKONING blog and also did 52 PICK-UP, a weekly analysis/annotation of DC’s 52 series. He writes about music and comics for a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Time, New York Times, Rolling Stone and others.
Refreshments will be served.
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Writer Douglas Wolk signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:00pm!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO Release Party with author Douglas Wolk, artist Ulises Farinas, and colorist Ryan Hill on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO #1 available for purchase, including two variant covers! Get in on the ground floor of this new entry ointo the Judge Dredd mythos, featuring a creative team composed almost completely of Portlanders!
Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.
About JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO #1:
Dredd heads Californee way! As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
ICv2’s Digital Conference Goes Global
Plus More for Publishers, Retailers, Librarians, Creators,
Norwalk, CT, October 4, 2010: With the addition of Dario Di Zanni, an executive from Disney Publishing Worldwide New Media who was instrumental in the creation of Disney Digicomics (based in Italy), the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference at New York Comic Con has taken on a global flavor. Di Zanni joins Masaaki Shimizu of Bitway, which has a 70% share of the wholesale business in the amazing $650 million digital manga market in Japan, as panelists along with four American speakers on the “Digital Comics and Graphic Novels–Where We Are and Where We’re Going” panel at the Conference on Thursday afternoon at the Javits Center.
With an international perspective that includes Europe and Asia, the panelists at this Conference will provide a great idea of what’s working and the direction of the market for digital comics and graphic novels worldwide.
Panelists recently added include:
· Dario Di Zanni, senior manager, marketing and business development, new media at Disney Publishing Worldwide, who was instrumental in the creation of Disney Digicomics
· Alison Hendon, Youth Selection Team Leader, Brooklyn Public Library, where the YA circulation passed one million last year!
· Rantz Hoseley, Eisner and Harvey Award winner and CEO of LongBox Digital.
· Ron Richards, who heads up the iFanboy division of Graphic.ly.
· Mark Siegel, Editorial Director of First Second Books, MacMillan’s graphic novel imprint, which also publishes TBC, a free Web magazine that serializes graphic novel content.
· Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, who writes regularly about comics and graphic novels for Techland.com, the New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly.
These new panelists join Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Publishing ; Dave Baxter, Deputy Director of Robot Comics and Senior Agent at Killing the Grizzly; Eric Beaulieu , Vice President, Transcontinental Premedia; Alex de Campi, Writer, Director; David Gabriel, Senior Vice President of Marvel Comics; Milton Griepp, CEO, ICv2; Lindsey Levinsohn MLIS, Collection Development Specialist at OverDrive; Heidi MacDonald, The Beat; Michael Murphey, CEO of iVerse; Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor, Publisher’s Weekly; John Riley, owner of Grasshopper Comics; Masaaki Shimizu, General Manager of International Business Strategy Division at Bitway; David Steinberger, CEO of ComiXology; and Mark Waid, Chief Creative Officer, Boom! Studios.
Sessions at the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference include:
The ICv2 2010 White Paper Preview
This year’s presentation will be a preview of the 2010 market overview planned for early next year, looking at first-half 2010 trends in sales of graphic novels and comics, along with info on digital trends.
Digital Comics and Graphic Novels–Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Digital Publishers on the present and future of digital comics and graphic novels.
The Medium and the Message–Digital and Creativity
How will the digital medium affect how comics are created?
Print vs. Digital–War, Co-existence, or Collaboration
How the digital revolution will impact on print sales—from the publishing, retailer, and librarian perspectives.
Transcontinental Printing Cocktail Party
At 5 p.m., event sponsor Transcontinental Printing will host a cocktail reception, a time when attendees, speakers, and panelists can meet, mingle, network, and talk about the events of the day.
For More Information
For more information, or to contact us to inquire about speaking or sponsorship opportunities, click here, or e-mail Mgriepp@ICv2.com.
For general information about New York Comic Con, please contact Roger Bilheimer at email@example.com.
For more information on registration, go to the New York Comic Con Website by clicking here.
ICv2 is the industry’s source on the business of comics and graphic novels, also covering manga and anime, movie/TV products (including cool DVDs, figures, and more), and hobby games (collectible, cool board, minis, RPGs) daily on its Website, ICv2.com, and in its magazine, Internal Correspondence. For the people on the front lines of the pop culture business, staying ahead of the trends isn’t something that can be left to chance—it’s a basic necessity for being successful. That’s why ICv2 is the #1 source of news and information for the buyers, gatekeepers, and tastemakers on the front lines. ICv2 is where trend-watching has become a science.
Conference Sponsor: Transcontinental Printing
Transcontinental provides printing, publishing and marketing services that deliver exceptional value to its clients and provide a unique, integrated platform for them to reach and retain their target audiences. Transcontinental is the largest printer in Canada and in Mexico, and fourth-largest in North America. Its Marketing Communications Sector provides advertising services and marketing products using new communications platforms supported by database analytics, premedia, e-flyers, email marketing, and custom communications. Transcontinental is a company that seeks growth with a culture of continuous improvement and financial discipline, whose values, including respect, innovation and integrity, are central to its operation. For more information about the Corporation, please visit www.transcontinental.com.
Conference Sponsor: Publisher’s Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all segments involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats. It is the prime source of comprehensive news and provides unique industry data including an annotated bestseller list, hot deals and retail news. A 134-year old magazine — with over 100,000 dedicated readers –PW is recognized as the leading publication for international and U.S. book publishing needs. PW’s Website, PublishersWeekly.com is packed with great information from the hottest industry news to book reviews to the popular e-newsletters and much more.
Conference Sponsor: Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat
The Beat, now in its sixth year, is dedicated to providing the timeliest and most pertinent news and information about comics, the people who make them, the readers who love them and the world that shapes them. Heidi MacDonald is an award-winning writer and editor and a veteran entertainment industry journalist. As an editor she has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., and Fox, among many others.
New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture convention! With over 77,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite stars and creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at the newest films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry.
Name: Chris Claremont, Douglas Wolk, Comic Book Club
Date(s): June 2, 2009
Description: Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever) and Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) appear at the Comic Book Club on June 2nd.
COMIC BOOK CLUB
A Live Weekly Talk Show about Comic Books
Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben
Tuesdays @ 8:00 PM
The Peoples Improv Theater
154 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor
Between 6th and 7th Aves.
New York City, NY
Location: The Peoples Improv Theater, 154 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY