IDW Publishing Recaps Comic-Con 2017

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San Diego-based publisherIDW, was well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International and made some noise, thanks to IDW’s high profile booth signings, in-demand exclusives, and major announcements! Not to mention walking away from the annual Eisner ceremony with awards for Best Anthology – Love is Love, and Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Three.

As they celebrated the trilogy’s conclusion, Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell not only received Eisner Awards for March: Book Three, but also Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the field of comics, before leading hundreds of students, teachers, and fans in an inspiring march through Comic-Con.

Love is Love project organizer, Marc Andreyko, was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his efforts to aid the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The benefit anthology raised over $167K for those affected.

Legendary comics creator Walter Simonson, whose Ragnarök is published under IDW, was honored during the ceremony as well, being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and outstanding career.

With so many announcements hitting during the biggest trade show of the year, we’ve compiled a handy guide to what exciting news IDW/Top Shelf made at the event.

Sonic the Hedgehog — Everyone’s favorite blue blur is returning to comics in 2018, now under IDW’s editorial guidance as SEGA announced a new publishing partnership.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Award-winning creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude their careers in comics with a final storyline, “The Tempest,” beginning in June.

Goosebumps — This October, encounter monsters old and new in IDW’s comic series from the terrifying world of R.L. Stine’s bestselling series.

Black Crown’s Assassinistas — This 6-issue miniseries from writer Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and newly minted Will Eisner Hall of Famer Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) packs a punch. Ex-hitwoman Octavia comes out of retirement, dragging her college-aged son and his boyfriend along on her mission to kick some serious ass this December.

Black Crown’s Punks Not Dead — Courtesy of writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, cross the pond this January for this UK-based tale of Fergie, a boy in search of his father, and his companion, the ghost of The Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (obviously).

TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 — The Heroes in a Half Shell and the original ‘busters will reunite for a 5-week crossover event series this November from Erik BurnhamTom Waltz, and Dan Schoening.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call —The heroines of the 2016 feature film are returning to comics this October, now with their own series, from Ghostbusters veterans, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — The new anthology comic set in Jem’s world will premiere this November, with an all-star lineup of rotating creative teams including Jem mainstay Sophie Campbell, plus Kate Leth and Tana Ford joining the jam session.

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure — This two-part special, written by Denton J. Tipton with art by Menton3, will reveal the truth surrounding one of the greatest conspiracies in American history.

Gears of War — The popular video game franchise will return to comics in January 2018, with writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) scripting new stories. In addition, IDW will be reprinting the previous Gears of War comics into collections.

Glénat — IDW Publishing and French publisher Glénat are teaming up on a new joint initiative to publish original graphic novels in the U.S. and France, publishing genre graphic novels that will fit into both markets. It kicks off with a new fantasy series, The Highest House, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, creators of The Unwritten.

30 Days of Night  — Fresh art from the upcoming reimagining of the vampire tale set in Alaska was unveiled. From writer/co-creator Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex), a new take on the modern classic arrives this December.

Star Trek: Discovery — The first details about the comic book tie-in to the upcoming Star Trek TV series were teased, including a Klingon-centric storyline. It will be written by Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen with more details to come about the October launching title.

Visionaries — Hasbro’s Visionaries return to comics was teased from the creative team of writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Fico Ossio (Revolution).

Unicron is coming!  — First Strike, the next major Hasbro comic book event from IDW, will see Unicron enter the picture, which can only mean one thing – destruction!

For additional details or assets for all of the above, please reach out to IDW’s media contact.

IDW Publishing thanks all of its talented creators, dedicated fans, and the hardworking staff of Comic-Con International for another amazing year! See you all in 2018!

NYC – Young Scrooge Signing

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Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM for an afternoon full of delightfully frightful tales with the master of goosebumps himself, the inimitable R.L. STINE! Your young readers will enjoy every thrilling moment, as R.L. STINE presents his newest book, Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story.

Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can’t stand the carols and the pageants. He can’t stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge.

But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it’s a dream. But then he realizes that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NY – Goosebumps Most Wanted Signing

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R. L. Stine signs NIGHT OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE at Barnes & Noble on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

About this author:
R. L. Stine has written more than two hundred thrillers and horror novels for children, teenagers, and adults. His Goosebumps series is recognized by Guinness World Records as the bestselling book series in history—and has sold more than 350 million copies. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. R. L. lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and his dog, Minnie.

Barnes & Noble – City Center
230 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
914-397-2420

NYC – Giggles & Gasps Signing

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Dave Roman, Alan KatzTommy Greenwald, Max Brallier, and Neil Swaab appear at Books of Wonder at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st!

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An afternoon of tales filled with laughs and adventure begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st, as five hilarious authors stop by Books of Wonder for panel sure to have you in stitches. MAX BRALLIER debuts The Last Kids on Earth, a graphic novel told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustrations about what happens with a monster apocalypse comes to town; TOMMY GREENWALD presents Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Planet Girl, the story of how Charlie Joe Jackson finds a guidebook to Planet Girl and suddenly becomes his Middle School’s love doctor and Crimebiters #1: My Dog is Better Than Your Dog in which a young boy discovers that his new dog just might be a crime-fighting vampire!; ALAN KATZ shares The Day the Mustache Took Over, the tale of twin brothers who manage to scare off every babysitter, until they meet the mustached Martin Healey Discount, who proves that babysitters can make trouble, too; DAVE ROMAN brings book two in the Teen Boat! series, Teen Boat!: The Race for Boatlantis, an illustrated novel about the city Boatlantis, where being half boy/half boat is seen as a gift, not the curse Teen Boat always thought it was and the latest in his graphic novel adaptations of R.L. Stine’s classic Goosebumps, Slappy’s Tales of Horror; and NEIL SWAAB shines a light on his latest book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), a story about and guide to surviving the first week of Middle School (i.e. The Worst Place in the Entire World).

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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Press Release:

First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

Thursday, October 9th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

Friday, October 10th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
  • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

Saturday, October 11th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
  • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

Sunday, October 12th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
  • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
in the Autographing Area, Table 19

3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

Rose McGowan Added to HUGE Line Up at Ultimate Horror Weekend 2012

Rose McGowan has just been added to our guest line up for October! Rose McGowan has appeared in some great films and TV shows including The Grindhouse films, Scream, Jawbreaker, The Doom Generation and Charmed! Rose will be doing a 2-day only appearance!

Guest List is just HUGE! Including:

Meet the Cast of Nightmare on Elm Street 4 at Spooky Empire. This is a rare first time reunion!

Original bad girl, Traci Lords, will be joining us at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend this year!

Welcome Iron E Singleton from The Walking Dead to his first Spooky Empire appearance!

Author of the infamous Goosebumps series of books, R.L. Stine will be making a special appearance at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend as part of our Author Programming. He will be promoting his new book, geared towards adults.

Chris Sarandon..the voice of Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas, plus Fright Night, Child’s Play, and The Princess Bride….will be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend!

So you don’t like clowns ?!?! Why don’t you tell him to his face…Capt Spaulding will be in attendance at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend! Sid Haig is making his return to Spooky Empire after 7 years, at his first Orlando appearance.

for more information on Ultimate Horror Weekend visit the website!

NYC – Fear Signing

 

R.L. STINE, JENNIFER ALLISON, and RYAN BROWN sign on Thursday, October 28th from 5-7pm.

Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that on Thursday, October 28th, we will be joined by NY Times best-selling author R.L. STINE along with authors JENNIFER ALLISON, and RYAN BROWN, to present the new collection of scary stories R.L. STINE has edited and to which all three have contributed original stories — Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror. Containing original tales of fright from five New York Times bestselling authors and four Edgar Award nominees, this eerily good anthology will also benefit Reading Is Fundamental, the nation’s oldest literacy program for children, with all author proceeds going to the organization. Each of the authors will read their stories from the collection, then answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 12 and up.  

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NJ – The Wizard of Ooze Signing

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R.L. Stine signs on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

Barnes & Noble – Market Fair
Princeton Marketfair, 3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540