LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 16, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that first title off of the 2010 Pilot Season slate will arrive in stores next week on September 22nd, 2010. Pilot Season 2010 debuts a new format consisting of five new concepts and five different creative teams released in a span of five weeks. In support of Pilot Season 2010, stateside creators will be embarking on a signing tour coinciding with their pilot’s release.
“Pilot Season is an ideal event for us to schedule signing events around because of the wide variety of talent we have participating each year,” explained Publisher Filip Sablik. “This year is no different with established talent like Marc Silvestri, Jeff Katz, and Phil Noto along side exciting up-and-comers like Jerry Lando, David Marquez, and the dynamic duo of Hill and Levin. We’re all getting out on the campaign trail to win the hearts and minds of our voting public!”
Pilot Season: 39 Minutes’ William Harms and Jerry Lando will kick off the launch of Pilot Season 2010 next week in Las Vegas and Philadelphia, respectively.
Book Signing Dates
Pilot Season: 39 Minutes
· William Harms: Comic Oasis, Las Vegas, NV – September 22
· Jerry Lando: Atomic City Comics, Philadelphia, PA - September 25, 2-5pm
Pilot Season: Asset
· Filip Sablik: Earth 2 Comics, Los Angeles, CA – September 29
· Jenny Frison: Challengers 2.0, Chicago, IL – September 29, 5-7pm
· David Marquez: Austin Books and Comics, Austin, TX, October 13
Pilot Season: Crosshair
· Jeff Katz: Brave New World, Los Angeles, CA – October 16
Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell
· Bryan Edward Hill: Starclipper Comics, St. Louis, MO – October 23
· Rob Levin: The Comic Bug, Long Beach, CA – October 23, 4 PM – 8 PM
· Phil Noto: ACME Comics, Greensboro, NC – October 23 (tentative)
For more information on Pilot Season and upcoming signing events, go to www.topcow.com.
Artist Mark Dos Santos signs at Earth-2′s Sherman Oaks location on Saturday, August 28, from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate the release of his new comic IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE!, published by IDW! Stop by for your stickers, art prints and sketches!!
15017 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-2442
Saturday, May 1, 2010, is the big day. The reason we celebrate? FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Earth-2 Comics. As always, we guarantee a fun time and plenty of surprises and special guests at both our Sherman Oaks and Northridge locations. Besides the traditional assortment of free comics from all your favorite publishers, we’ll have creators in the house to sign comics and do some sketches!
STERLING GATES (Supergirl, Superman) 11-3pm
SEAN “Cheeks” GALLOWAY (Spider-Man Animated) 12-2pm
RYAN BENJAMIN (Batman, Detective Comics) 12-2pm
RYAN ODAGAWA (Heroes, Iron Man) 12-2pm
TODD HARRIS (Prodigal) 11-2pm
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
MARK WAID (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) 10-12pm
JT KRUL (Justice League, Blackest Night Titans) 11-1pm
CHRIS YOST (X-Men, X-Force) 12-2pm
FILIP SABLIK (Top Cow) 12-2pm
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
BILLY MARTINEZ Art Party at Earth-2 Comics on 11/6/09!!
On FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th from 7-9pm, popular “HEAVY METAL” and “GIRLS” artist BILLY MARTINEZ will be appearing at our Northridge location, teaching and painting into the evening.
At 6pm, Billy will be doing a “How To Draw Dynamic Facial Expressions” demonstration.
From 7-9pm, he’ll be creating a LIVE ART painting on-site and signing copies of his new art book THE WORKS!
Come join us for a Friday night “ART PARTY”!
Food, drink and a celebration of art and art books. What’s better than that??
EARTH-2 COMICS, 8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
Meet DAMON LINDELOF, Co-Creator of “LOST”! WEDNESDAY EVENING: OCTOBER 14th 2009 from 7-9 pm at our SHERMAN OAKS location. Celebrate the release of the ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK HARDCOVER. Damon will be signing books and answering questions.
EARTH-2 COMICS, 15017 VENTURA BLVD, SHERMAN OAKS, CA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 4-7PM.
I’ll be drawing sketches, and signing copies of WHITEOUT and MELT. And we’ll be giving away ASHCAN EDITIONS of the first issue of UNDERGROUND, and WHITEOUT movie posters along with whatever other swag I can squeeze out of Warner before the event. (This is seat-of-the-pants stuff here.)
It’s happening at Earth-2 Comics, 15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
CLASS IS IN SESSION!
COMIC BOOKS 101 SIGNING!
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 12 pm- 2 pm!
Earth-2 Comics’ affiliate site, Comics 101.com, has hit the big time, with the publication of the new book COMIC BOOKS 101, written by Chris Ryall and Scott Tipton! NEWSARAMA called the book “…a perfect resource for the hardcore fan, the curious dabbler, or the abject non-believer who we all seek to convert to the cause.”
We’ll be celebrating the release of the book on Saturday, June 20, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at our Sherman Oaks location, with authors Chris Ryall and Scott Tipton in the house to sign books and talk comics. Come on down, get your book signed and get your questions answered by two guys who know way too much about comics!
Comic Books 101 features an all-new introduction from comic-book great Stan Lee, and includes all-new sidebar contributions from Clive Barker, Joe Casey, Paul Dini, Joe Hill, Brian Lynch, Gene Simmons, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, and many more, including Earth-2′s own Jud Meyers and Carr D’Angelo! Harlan Ellison contributed a brand-new, 1,500-word recollection detailing the first comic book he ever read as the book’s “outroduction.” The book also features many all-new chapter illustrations and cartoon images from artists like Mark Engblom, David Messina, and Nick Roche, dozens upon dozens of images of classic covers, characters, and creators, and a cover by Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez.
“It’s been a pleasure to assemble Comic Books 101 for many reasons, not least of which was the chance to get recollections and remembrances from so many creators we’ve long admired,” said 101 co-writer Chris Ryall. “The book offers plenty of entertaining stories for longtime fans as well as offering new fans or comic-curious folks an easy, illustrated intro to all facets of the industry. If you want to know who Western Publishing is, where Superman — and his creators — came from, the different types of manga, the differences between a comic and a graphic novel or which TV and movie adaptations were the best and the worst, all of that and so much more is right here in this book.”
“The motivation behind the column has always been a simple one,” asserted 101 co-writer Tipton. “Introduce new readers to the world of comics with entertaining history lessons that celebrate both the grand and the goofy, the silly and the sublime. Comic Books 101 allows us to take that philosophy to the next step, with both a more detailed historical approach and ‘Guest Lectures’ from some of the biggest names in comics and popular culture.”
Earth-2 Comics, 15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
May 29, 2009, Northridge, CA — Comic-book superstar Geoff Johns and Eisner Award-winning comic-book retailers Earth-2 Comics are excited to announce their new partnership, commencing with the opening of Earth-2 Comics’ new second location in Northridge, California! The new store is co-owned by Johns and Earth-2 Comics principals Carr D’Angelo and Jud Meyers and has been open for business since April 29.
“When Earth-2 Comics first opened their doors and I stepped in, I knew this store was something special,” said Johns. “Since then, I’ve been amazed by what Carr and Jud have built. I’ve wanted to get into the retailing side of the industry for years, to learn about and support the backbone of comics. And there are no better partners I can do that with than Carr, Jud and Earth-2. Plus, now I can harass Bob Wayne. A lot.”
“As a writer, Geoff’s talent has been to build a new audience of readers and that fits in with our philosophy at Earth-2 Comics,” said D’Angelo. “Geoff understands the customer base and that makes him a great partner.”
Meyers added, “A brilliant creator who’s spent the last five years redefining the Multiverse decides to join forces with a comic-book store named “Earth-2″? Tell me that isn’t a match made in heaven!”
To celebrate Geoff Johns’ joining the Earth-2 family, Johns will be hosting the official grand-opening celebration of the new Northridge store on Saturday, June 13th, 2009, meeting the fans and working the register (so make sure you’re buying plenty of copies of Green Lantern and Flash: Rebirth)! And he won’t be there alone! Also appearing will be Green Lantern artist Philip Tan, Jeph Loeb (Hulk, Ultimates 3), James Robinson (Superman, Justice League), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Zeb Wells (New Mutants) and quite a few other comics creators making surprise appearances throughout the day.
Earth-2 Comics was established by entertainment industry veterans Carr D’Angelo and Jud Meyers in 2003 and has since become one of Southern California’s most popular destinations for enthusiasts of comic books and graphic novels. Earth-2 Comics was the 2007 winner of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International: San Diego, which is given to an individual retailer who has done an outstanding job of supporting the comics art medium both in the community and within the industry at large.
Earth-2 Comics, 8967 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324