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  • Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2015 Schedule

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    Press Release:

    Visit Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comicon Booth #802 for free swag such as comics, buttons, posters, and more!  Check out our show exclusives, signings, and panels, too!  

    EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVES

    A set quantity will be available at opening each day of the show. Limit of 5 per person per day while supplies last. Each comic is $5.00.

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola (1,000 copies)

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds (500 copies)

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joelle Jones (500 copies)

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins (500 copies)

    Conan/Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian (1,000 copies) 

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

     

    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; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. 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, MARCH 27

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.        FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND: Mike Mignola

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola available for sale

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.            THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             MURDER BOOK: Ed Brisson, Simon Roy

    TIGER LUNG: Simon Roy

    HIGH CRIMES: Christopher Sebela, Ibrahim Moustafa

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.             THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

    EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

    GRINDHOUSE: Chris Peterson

     

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.            CONAN RED SONJA, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

                                                LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

                                                CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

    Conan Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian available for sale

     

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FINDER: Carla Speed McNeil

    NEVERBOY: Tyler Jenkins, Kelly Fitzpatrick

     

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.           ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Sebela

    ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Chris Roberson, Patric Reynolds

    PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Mooneyham

    PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE: Paul Tobin

       PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE—OMEGA: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds available for sale

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.         THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.         SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Georges Jeanty

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Megan Levens

    GIRLFIEND: Pander Brothers

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joëlle Jones available for sale

    BUZZKILL, THE GHOST FLEET, THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates

    THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

    THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.         HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

    BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

    THE WITCHER, COLDER, PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:

                                              Paul Tobin

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack, Dave Stewart (Ticketed Event)*

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    Fight Club 2 artists Cameron Stewart, David Mack, and Dave Stewart will be present for part of the 3:00 p.m. signing, depending on their schedules.

    *WRISTBAND REQUIRED: Wristbands will be distributed in the Dark Horse booth at show opening on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. One wristband per person. Separate wristbands will be assigned for each 50-minute signing and may only be used during that time period. Fight Club 2 #1 is on sale May 27. One free print and one sampler minicomic per wristband will be provided for the signing. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.         MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        PAST AWAYS: Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins, Bill Crabtree

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins available for sale

    BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.      ITTY BITTY COMICS, AW YEAH COMICS!: Art Baltazar, Franco

    PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:  Paul Tobin, Ron Chan, Jeremy Vanhoozer

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.           HALO: Duffy Boudreau

    THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.           DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

    POP: Curt Pires

    APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

    EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris

     

     

    PANEL SCHEDULE

    Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visithttp://emeraldcitycomicon.com/programming/ for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.            Hall C                         Behind the Scenes: Making Comics 

    Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. Topics include creating engaging characters with Gail Simone (Leaving Megalopolis), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), business management with Christine Mignola (Hellboy), going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette), breaking into coloring with Kelly Fitzpatrick (Neverboy), and fostering a fan base with online content with Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

     

    6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.            Hall D                         Dark Horse Comics Builds Characters! 

    Join Dark Horse Comics and a panel of their incredibly talented artists, writers, and creators to discuss independent comics, creators’ rights, and brand-new projects and hear what’s coming up for the powerhouse publisher for the remainder of 2015. Moderated by Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver and featuring Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Curt Pires (POP), the Pander Brothers (Girlfiend), Tyler Jenkins (Neverboy), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins (Past Aways), and Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), this is a panel you won’t want to miss!

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Hall D                          Fight Club 2 

    Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, artist Cameron Stewart, and colorist Dave Stewart.

    7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.    Hall C                           The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and Beyond 

    Hellboy creator Mike Mignola returns to Emerald City Comicon! With recent launches like Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. andFrankenstein Underground, there’s never been more ways to get into Mignola’s world. Join Mignola for news on Hellboy in Hell and a Q&A with some of the writers and artists who help him bring his characters to life—Max FiumaraScott AllieDave Stewart, and Tyler Crook.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 p.m.                  Hall C        Dark Horse Presents Kids and Comics: Plants vs. Zombies, Itty Bitty Hellboy,

                                                                           Avatar: The Last Airbender, and More! 

    Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin and Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies), Jeremy Vanhoozer (Plants vs. Zombies creative director, PopCap), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and Joan Hilty (comics editor, Nickelodeon) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

    WA – Dark Horse ECCC Party

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    Dark Horse Comics hosts an Emerald City Comicon afterparty on Saturday March 28th at 9:00 PM!

    Special Guests scheduled to appear include: Mike Mignola, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Adam Warren, Joelle Jones, Geof Darrow, Jason Latour, Jeff Lemire, Joshua Williamson, Colleen Coover, and many more (see flyer)!

    FREE ENTRY TO EMERALD CITY 2015 BADGE HOLDERS (21+ w/ ID)

    Finely crafted Northwest beers and Hellboy Right Hand of Doom Red Ale available!

    Comics and Collectibles Raffles to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Elysian Bar
    1516 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

    WA – Fuse/Sheltered Signing

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    Antony Johnston, Ed Brisson, Justin Greenwood, Johnnie Christmas, Shari Chankhamma, and Ryan Ferrier appear at Arcane Comics on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Arcane Comics
    5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 781-4875

    WA – Rat Queens Social Club

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    Join Kurtis J. Wiebe (Rat Queens, Pisces), Kate Leth (Power Up!), Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Cluster), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter), Jim Zub (Wayward, Skullkickers) and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens) for an evening of drinks and board games at the Ray Gun Lounge on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 pm!

    Free admission, but a suggested donation of any amount to Gay City, who will be on site, would be much appreciated!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Ray Gun Lounge
    501 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

    Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

    *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

    Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

    THURSDAY, 10/9
    1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

    3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
    3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

    4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
    4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    FRIDAY, 10/10
    10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

    11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
    12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
    1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

    2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
    2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
    2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
    5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

    6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
    6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

    SATURDAY, 10/11
    10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
    10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
    11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

    12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
    12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
    1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

    2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
    2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
    2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
    3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

    3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
    4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
    5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

    SUNDAY, 10/12
    10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
    10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

    12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
    12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
    1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
    2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
    3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

     

    PANELS

    Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

    Thursday, 4 – 5PM
    Location: Empire Stage 1-E
    SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

    Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

    Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
    Location: 1A21
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

    Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

    Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
    Location: 1A14
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

    Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

    Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Location: 1A05
    MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

    From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

    Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
    Location: 1A06
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

    No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

    Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
    Location: 1A14
    THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

    For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

    Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
    Location: 1A10
    ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

    Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

    Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
    Location: 1A10
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

    All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

     

    EXCLUSIVES

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    A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

    Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
    – ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
    – BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
    – WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
    – EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
    – C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
    – NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

    For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

    NYC – Image Creators Signing

    Image-Comics-NightForbidden Planet hosts a signing with several Image creators on Wednesday October 8th at 6:00 pm!

    Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts)
    Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)
    Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright, Ghosted)
    Josh Fialkov (Punks, Last of the Greats, Echoes)
    Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered, Comeback)
    Justin Jordan (Spread, Luther Strode)
    Declan Shalvey (Injection)
    Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)
    Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl)
    Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage)
    Antony Johnston (Umbral, The Fuse)

    Forbidden Planet
    832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
    212-473-1576

    MD – The Field #3 Signing

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    Ed Brisson and Simon Roy appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday June 21st from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for the official launch party of THE FIELD #3!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Third Eye Comics
    2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 897-0322

    BOOM! Studios Headed to Calgary Expo and C2E2 2014

    TRANSLUCID #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Khary Randolph

    TRANSLUCID #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Khary Randolph

     

    Press Release:

    BOOM! STUDIOS HEADED TO CALGARY EXPO AND C2E2 TO MEET WITH FANS IN TWO COUNTRIES!

    April 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Well on its way to earning elite status for its frequent flier miles, publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit both at Calgary Expo in Alberta, Canada, from April 24-27, and Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in Chicago, Illinois, from April 25-27.

    BOOM! can be found at Calgary Expo, held at the BMO Center in the city of Calgary, Alberta, at booth number 119. They will host the following creators all weekend:
    Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP)
    Megan Hutchison (WILL O’ THE WISP)
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)

    In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:

    Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME OGN VOL. 3: SEEING RED, LUMBERJANES)
    Wook-Jin Clark (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
    Zack Sterling (ADVENTURE TIME OGN VOLS. 1, 2, and 3)

    BOOM! will also have two Calgary Expo Exclusive Variants:
    LUMBERJANES #1 cover illustrated by Megan Hutchison (available for purchase at the BOOM! booth)
    ADVENTURE TIME #27 cover illustrated by Tait Howard (available for purchase only through the Convention). Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!

    For tickets and more information on Calgary Expo, visit calgaryexpo.com.

    At C2E2, which will be held in the South Building at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 616. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:

    Caleb Monroe (PEANUTS, STEED AND MRS. PEEL)
    Jeff Dyer (PEANUTS)
    Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)

    In addition, the following signings at the booth are scheduled:

    FRIDAY, April 25

    4-5 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS) (Note: This signing takes place after the We Are BOOM! Panel)

    SATURDAY, April 26

    12-1 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
    4-5 p.m. Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Marc Evan Jackson (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)
    5:15-6:15 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO)

    This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are available only at the BOOM! Studios booth while supplies last starting Saturday when the show opens.

    SUNDAY, April 27

    1-2 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

    In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:

    Mad Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
    For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW Get-A-Sketch covers.

    Special C2E2 exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
    THE WOODS #1 cover illustrated by Tyler Jenkins
    TRANSLUCID #1 cover illustrated by Khary Randolph
    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 cover illustrated by Mad Rupert
    BOOM! will also present the following panel at C2E2:

    We Are BOOM!
    Fri., April 25, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room S402
    Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and VP of Development Stephen Christy as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

    For tickets and information for C2E2, visit c2e2.com.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

    ADVENTURE TIME #27 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Tait Howard

    ADVENTURE TIME #27 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Tait Howard

    LUMBERJANES #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison

    LUMBERJANES #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Mad Rupert

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Mad Rupert

    BOOM! Studios Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and signing schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014 (ECCC), which will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, on the weekend of March 28-30. (Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, for updates.)

    PANELS

    Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way
    Fri., March 28, 6 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Editor Dafna Pleban, plus creators Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY), Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, REVELATIONS, DEATHMATCH), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), and Michael Moreci (CURSE, ROBOCOP: HOMINEM EX MACHINA) as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers! Plus, sharpen your constructive eye as the panelists discuss editing do’s and don’ts.
    Speakers: Bryce Carlson, Matt Gagnon, Dafna Pleban, Max Bemis, Paul Jenkins, James Tynion IV, and Michael Moreci

    We Are BOOM!
    Sat., March 29, 3 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.
    Speakers: Ross Richie, Filip Sablik, and Matt Gagnon

    Redefining All-Ages Comics
    Sun., March 30, 1 p.m., Room TCC 301
    Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS) Ryan North (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH), Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN), Colleen Coover (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE), and Paul Tobin (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!
    Speakers: Shannon Watters, Mike Kunkel, MAD Rupert, Royden Lepp, Ryan North, Kate Leth, Colleen Coover, and Paul Tobin
    Secret Origins Presents Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
    Sat., March 29, 2:20 p.m., Secret Origins (604)
    Frontman and comic auteur Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria, THE AMORY WARS) and writer Chondra Echert have teamed up in the past on KILL AUDIO and KEY OF Z. Now it’s time for their latest from BOOM! Studios, a superhero deconstruction tale, TRANSLUCID. Come join Claudio and Chondra in a spotlight panel moderated by CBR’s Jonah Weiland.
    Speakers: Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and Jonah Weiland
    Max Bemis Says Anything!
    Sun., March 30, 1:20 p.m., Hall C (610)
    He’s crushed the world of rock, faced down his inner demons, and just became a new father. What more could Max Bemis possibly want? To conquer the world of comics, of course! Join Max as he talks all about his new series from BOOM! Studios, EVIL EMPIRE, as well as his earlier work on the critically acclaimed POLARITY. Find out if Max is a Marvel or a DC guy (or neither), where he sees himself in the industry, and what his future comic plans are in this exciting spotlight panel moderated by Lindsay Thomas.
    Speakers: Max Bemis, Lindsay ThomasSIGNING SCHEDULE

    The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, unless otherwise noted.
    **Indicates signing is ticketed. Tickets are available ONLY at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, on the day of the specified signing while supplies last.

    FRIDAY
    10:45-11:45am — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH)
    11am-12pm — Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
    12-1pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
    1:15-2:45pm — Michael Moreci, Riley Rossmo, and Colin Lorimer (CURSE)
    2-3pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA) =
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    3:30-4:30pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    5:30p-6:30 — Mark Miller and Ben Meares (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT, HELLRAISER)

    SATURDAY
    10-11am — Tim Daniel (CURSE)
    10:30-11:30am — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    12-1pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    12:30-2pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS) Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    1:45-2:45pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
    2-3:30pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
    2:45-3:45pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA)
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    4-5pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    5:45-6:45pm — Royden Lepp (RUST)SUNDAY
    10-11am — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
    11am-12pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
    1-2pm — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
    2-3pm — Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and Wook­ Jin Hunter Clark (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
    2-3pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
    2:30-4pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, and Chip Zdarsky (MIDAS FLESH, ADVENTURE TIME)
    3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
    4-5pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)

    SIGNING ALL WEEKEND
    Brian Joines (IMAGINE AGENTS)
    Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS)
    Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
    Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN, BRAVEST WARRIORS ANNUAL 2014)
    Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
    Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
    Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)
    Tom Hammock (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)

    SKETCHING ALL WEEKEND
    Allison Strejlau (REGULAR SHOW, ADVENTURE TIME)
    Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
    Missy Pena (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
    Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

    For more information on Emerald City Comicon, visit their website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

    Image Comics Announces Schedule & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2014

    Image-LogoPress Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the official Image booth signing schedule, panels, and exclusives that will be available at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 on March 28, 29, and 30. Several exciting Image creators including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chip Zdarsky, Matt Fraction, Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, and Greg Rucka will be signing at the Image booth (see full schedule below). Convention attendees interested in the indicated ticketed signings can come to the Image booth, #212, to collect their ticket, but arrive early as tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!

    For sale at the booth, in addition to award winning creator-owned Image titles, will be exclusive, numbered, art prints of WYTCHES, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, C.O.W.L., and SHUTTER for signings with Scott Snyder and Jock, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, Kyle Higgins, and Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca. Each convention attendee will receive an exclusive THE WALKING DEAD #1 ECCC color variant—additional copies, as well as the B&W version, will be available to purchase at the Image booth.

    Also exclusively for sale at the ECCC will be the hardcover edition of SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 1—the critically-acclaimed series that has taken the comics world by storm and named best new series of the year by TIME magazine—available for $40 and an exclusive 18″ x 24″ print available for $25, at Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s tables, C-10 and C-11. Purchased together, hardcover and art print will be available for $60. The FIVE GHOSTS #10 ECCC variant will also be for sale at Ed Brisson’s table at X-04, and a THE FIELD #1 ECCC variant can be purchased at Frank Barbiere’s table, X-03.

    Image Comics is also proud to host several panels this year at ECCC that you won’t want to miss. On Friday check out “Robert Kirkman’s Skybound: On the Rise” and “Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics.” On Saturday join us for “Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals” and “Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!” On Sunday we’ll explore a popular speculative fiction genre in “Image Comics Presents Building a Better Dystopia.”

    IMAGE COMICS, BOOTH #212 SIGNING SCHEDULE:

    Friday March 28
    12 – 1 p.m. Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde
    1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
    2 – 3 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
    2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    3 – 4 p.m. Justin Greenwood & Antony Johnston
    3 – 4 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
    4 – 5 p.m. Kurtis Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
    4 – 5 p.m. Kyle Higgins
    5 – 6 p.m. Ken Kristensen
    5 – 6 p.m. Joe Keatinge & Leila Del Duca

    Saturday March 29
    11 – 12 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
    11 – 12 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    12 – 1 p.m. Sina Grace
    12 – 1 p.m. Greg Rucka
    1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
    1 – 2 p.m. Michel Gagne
    2 – 3 p.m. Dave Stewart & Stefano Gaudiano
    2 – 3 p.m. Brian Joines
    3 – 4 p.m. Matteo Scalera
    3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]
    4 – 5 p.m. Tim Seeley & Mike Norton
    4 – 5 p.m. Frank Barbiere
    5 – 6 p.m. Joe Harris

    Sunday March 30
    11 – 12 p.m. Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
    11 – 12 p.m. Greg Rucka
    12 – 1 p.m. Joe Harris
    12 – 1 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
    1 – 2 p.m. Nick Pitarra
    1 – 2 p.m. Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jordie Bellaire
    2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    2 – 3 p.m. Scott Snyder & Jock
    3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]

    IMAGE COMICS PANEL SCHEDULE:

    Robert Kirkman’s 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, Manifest Destiny is one of 2013’s breakout hits, and new series—like OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA—are on the horizon. Join Skybound’s best writers and artists as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.

    Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 12:40 p.m. in Hall D (Room 602-603)

    Panelists: Joshua Williamson (Ghosted), Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Joe Keatinge (Shutter) & special guests

    Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics
    Sometimes the best comics are the funny ones, but getting jokes across in print while simultaneously telling an engaging story can be tough. Luckily, we have a panel of experts who can tell you their secrets, tips, and a few really good jokes.

    Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301

    Panelists: Rob Guillory (Chew), Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens), Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Jim Zub (Skullkickers), Brandon Graham (Prophet)

    Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals
    Sex Criminals debuted in 2013 and quickly became the book of the year. Now, a few months into 2014, the same looks to be true! Sit down with creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and bare your soul, fetishes, and anecdotes with the Sex Criminals.

    Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. in Room 3AB

    Panelists: Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals)

    Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!
    Gunfights, heists, cowboys, hoodlums, magicians, adventurers, aliens, and more: are you not entertained? Image Comics’ varied publishing line has something for everybody. Settle in and listen to the experts discuss creating entertaining stories.

    Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. in TCC 301

    Panelists: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards), Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards), Joe Keatinge (Shutter), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts), Joshua Williamson (Ghosted)

    Image Comics Presents Building A Better Dystopia
    No matter how good we have it, a future where we have nothing has its own thrill. These creators know their way around a dystopia, whether it’s due to mad science, economic factors, or nightmarish alternate dimensions.

    Program date and time: Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301

    Panelists: Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects), Greg Rucka (Lazarus), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Simon Roy (Prophet), Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered), Joe Harris (Great Pacific)

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