BOOM! Studios Taking an Army of Creators to Emerald City Comicon 2014

Adventure Time 25

Press Release:

BOOM! STUDIOS TAKES OVER THE EMERALD CITY COMICON SKYBRIDGE

March 19, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) 2014, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, on the weekend of March 28-30, 2014.

BOOM! will have its biggest booth ever at any convention it has exhibited at in a whopping 20 feet x 70 feet space, centrally located in the show on The Skybridge, Booth #1002. An army of BOOM! writers and artists will be appearing either at its booth or in ECCC’s Guest Area. A signing schedule handout will be available at the booth for fans’ convenience. Scheduled to appear are:

  • Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY) – This ticketed signing will be held at the Guest Area. Tickets will be available at the BOOM! booth.
  • David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
  • Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
  • Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
  • Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS)
  • Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)
  • Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
  • Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
  • Royden Lepp (RUST)
  • Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME OGN v3: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS ANNUAL 2014)
  • Brian Joines (IMAGINE AGENTS)
  • Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS)
  • Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA)
  • Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
  • Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
  • Michael Moreci, Riley Rossmo, Tim Daniel, and Colin Lorimer (CURSE)
  • Mark Miller and Ben Meares (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT, HELLRAISER)
  • Megan Hutchison and Tom Hammock (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
  • Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)

There will also be a few surprise guests throughout the show.

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

  • 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 $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME Get-A-Sketch covers.

Joining us on The Skybridge occupying in-line booths on either side of the BOOM! booth are Archaia artists David Marquez (THE JOYNERS IN 3D, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) and Royden Lepp (RUST), plus BOOM! Studios business partners Mighty Fine and TopatoCo.

BOOM! will have a wide selection of variants available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last), including:

  • ADVENTURE TIME #25, cover by Ian McGinty ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 3 MATHEMATICAL Edition Hardcover, cover by E.K. Weaver ($50, limited to 500 copies)
  • CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1, cover by Brett Weldele ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • CURSE #1, cover by Colin Lorimer ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • DAY MEN #3, cover by Robbi Rodriguez ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • DEAD LETTERS #1, cover by Ibrahim Moustafa ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • EVIL EMPIRE #1, cover by Tyler Crook ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1, cover by Mike Kunkel ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • LUMBERJANES #1, cover by Kate Leth ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • THE MIDAS FLESH #1, cover by Chip Zdarsky ($10, limited to 500 copies)
  • REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS #1, cover by Matthew Waite ($10, limited to 250 copies)
  • SONS OF ANARCHY #7, cover by Darick Robertson ($10, limited to 500 copies)

The ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 3 ENCHIRIDION EDITION ($75, limited to 500 copies), a leather-bound version sold exclusively at the BOOM! booth at conventions, will debut at Emerald City Comicon and is available during the 2014 convention season while supplies last.

There will also be exciting new merchandise available for purchase, such as an EVIL EMPIRE T-Shirt, a LUMBERJANES tote bag, and a TRANSLUCID print.

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.

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 3 MATHEMATICAL Edition Hardcover by E.K. WeaverClockwork Angels 1Tales of the Curse 1Day Men 3Dead Letters 1Evil Empire 1HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 by Mike KunkelLUMBERJANES #1 by Kate LethTHE MIDAS FLESH #1 by Chip ZdarskyREGULAR SHOW: SKIPS #1 by Matthew WaiteSONS OF ANARCHY #7 by Darick RobertsonADVENTURE TIME VOL. 3 ENCHIRIDION Edition

Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse at Seattle Emerald City Comic Con 2014

The Big ECC Party

Press Release:

Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse At Seattle Emerald City Comic Con

Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the Emerald City Comic con in Seattle, Wa. March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention center.

And we’re bringing our party hats! Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo at a party sponsored by Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse Comics! The party takes place at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1333 5th Avenue in Seattle, just four blocks from the convention center! Be there Friday March 28 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door for this 21-and-over event. You can take party pics there at Seattle’s Facebooth (a photobooth worthy of your face!) and enter a raffle with great prizes to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai!

Make sure you hit the Hero booth at the con, #t’k, and visit these Hero Ambassadors on the con floor who will be collecting donations throughout the weekend for our cause at their own tables: Arthur Adams, Chris Burnham, Kurt Busiek, Jonathan Case, Amanda Conner, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Giarrusso, Brian Haberlin, Karl Kesel, Jai Nitz, Michael Oeming, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Ben Templesmith, and Fred van Lente.

See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Hero Initiative Invites ECCC 2012 Attendees to Go Bowling

Hero Initiative Bowling

Press Release:

Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con

Bowling Party at Garage Billiards With Very Special guests

All to raise money for Hero Initiative!

Los Angeles, CA (March 26, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 30 through April 1 in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center. We have many special guests, and we are going BOWLING!

That’s right! We’re bowling to raise money for our cause on Friday March 30 at 8pm! There are 24 spots to bowl with a special guest including Jim Valentino, Francis Manapul, Barry Kitson, Tony Parker and more at Garage Billiards at 1130 Broadway in downtown Seattle! (http://www.garagebilliards.com) For $40 you get 2 games with a special guest, shoe rental, a drink ticket and five raffle tickets to win a bowling pin designed by artists such as Joe Linsner or Matt Wagner!

You never know who will show up! Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290689940957 to secure your spot!

And if you don’t want to bowl, come and have some fun! The custom bowling pins can be won by ANYONE who shows up! Raffle tickets are $5 each, and tickets will be sold all day Friday at booth number #807 and all evening at the event. Winners MUST BE present.

And of course our special guests at the booth will be signing and sketching for us. Check it out!

Friday, March 30 (hours 2-8)

200-300: Keu Cha

300-400: Scott Morse

400-500: Mike Oeming

500-700: Bill Willingham

Saturday, March 31 (hours 10-7)

1230-130: Jim Valentino

130-230: Adi Granov

430-630: Chrissie Zullo

Sunday, April 1 (hours 10-5)

1030-1130: Steve Lieber

1130-1230: Matt Fraction


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 $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

ECCC 2011 Con Report

March 4th-6th marked the first time ever in it’s 9 year history that Emerald City Comic Con kicked off on a Friday. Although it was my first time at this show, I’ve been told wonderful things, about the myriad of artists that flooded artist alley, the mobs of fans trying to meet creators, and how this show was truly a “comic centric” type of con, and not bombarded with Hollywood studios. I am happy to report that all of those things were true. With one of the biggest artist alley’s I’ve seen, along with truly knowledgeable fans who lined up for commissions and autographs, Emerald City Comic Con is one of the best shows I’ve attended. It also doesn’t hurt that Seattle had gorgeous weather that weekend, and had plenty of great restaurants within walking distance to the convention center. Here’s a few photos from the show:

Welcome to ECCC!

DC Booth.

"Minions" getting ready to help artists and to control the flow of the show.

Cosplayers were rampant throughout the show.

A small portion of Artist Alley. Great guest list!

Frank Quitely signing for his legion of fans.

Steve Epting holding up one of the most infamous pages in recent history, the death of the Human Torch.

Erik Larsen drawing commissions.

Adam Hughes working on another one of his masterpieces.

Ed Brubaker and Brian Michael Bendis talking shop prior to their signing.

Jim Cheung sketching for fans. Huges lines all weekend long!

JG Jones drawing Wonder Woman.

Mark Brooks interacting with fans while working on commissions.

Eisner Award winning artist Skottie Young being interviewed at the show.

Bruce Timm drawing the Flaming C!

Aquaman, King of the 7 Seas!

Kid posing with some friendly cosplayers.

Taking a pitstop at the show.

Giant Ewok stalks the floor.

Does this remind anyone of Spaceballs?

Great Gambit costume!

Kaboom Studios and their huge booth at the front of the show.

Image booth had fans stopping by all weekend long.

The couple that cosplays together...

Huge group of cosplayers pose at the entrance to the show.

Seriously?

Old School.

Very cool Tron Legacy costume.

Wardrobe malfunction.

Come to ECCC next year! Comic fans won't be disappointed.

WA – A Knight in Seattle

Keith Knight, Graham Annable, David Walker, and Stephen Notley appear on Sunday March 6th at 7pm.

Join award-winning indie cartoonist Keith Knight (“the K Chronicles”, “the Knight Life”, “(th)ink”) and friends as they present a night of cartoons, comedy and all-out foolishness. With animated shorts from Portland’s Graham Annable (“Grickle”), Blacksploitation madness from fellow Portlander, David Walker (“BadAzz Mofo”), and local boy Stephen Notley (“Bob the Angry Flower”) explains why you’re WRONG!!

Race!! Humor!! Nerds!! Sex!! and Beer!! The best Sunday you’ll ever have!!

Jigsaw Renaissance
1026 Madison Street (@ Boren)
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 792-5836

Skottie Young Announces 2011 Convention Schedule

Ozama of Oz #1 Cover by Skottie Young

Skottie Young recently updated his website with his list of convention appearances for 2011:

Adam Hughes Releases His 2011 Convention Schedule

Zatanna 11 cover by Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes, cover artist extraordinaire, made his 2011 convention schedule available through his deviartART page:

March 4 – 6……..Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA
March 18 – 20……C2E2 in Chicago, IL
April 1 – 3……..WonderCon in San Francisco, CA
April 30 – May 1…Boston Comic Con in Boston, MA
May21 – 22………BIG WOW! ComicFest in San Jose, CA
June 3 – 5………HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC
July 20 – 24…….San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, CA

Lt. Data Beams In to ECCC

Jim Demonakos says in the latest ECCC newsletter:

First off, we’ve added another media guest to the mix, this time it’s Mr. BRENT SPINER, best known for his role as Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation – plus, he was in Independence Day, cult classic love! He will be appearing all three days!

In the area of comic guests, we have another bunch of guests who’ve never been to ECCC before, including RON GARNEY (Wolverine), MARV WOLFMAN (Crisis on Infinite Earths), CAMERON STEWART (Batman & Robin), DOUG TENNAPEL (Earthworm Jim), CLAY MANN (X-Men Legacy) and tons more! As always, you can view the complete list here…