Writer Zane Grant signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 27th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Fresh off playing to packed and enthusiastic audiences in Tucson and Montreal last month, an abridged version of Kill Shakespeare: The Live Stage Reading – based on the successful IDW Publishing comic book series – makes its American comic convention debut this Saturday at the New York Comic Con.
The show will run on Saturday, October 13th at 11am on the Variant Stage and will be free for any New York Comic Con attendee.
Adapted by comic creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, The Live Stage Reading provides viewers with a unique mixture of comic art, radio-play-style drama, music, and audience interaction.
“I think fans of the Bard, fans of comics, and especially fans of fantasy adventure or literary mash-up tales like Kill Shakespeare are going to have a great time,” says McCreery. “The show is unlike anything else you’ll find at comic-cons and the ability for audience members to play a part is something that has gone over really well.”
The stage show will be produced in association with New York’s acclaimed Gideon Productions. Artistic Director Jordana Williams will direct a special one-hour version of the show and feature some of New York’s top up-and-coming theatrical talent.
“Most of the actors and I started out doing classical theater, then moved into wilder, pulpier, more experimental stuff,” says Williams. “Kill Shakespeare is all that and a bag of chips, and we’re having the time of our lives. I think New York is going to love it!”
New York will mark the fourth stop on Kill Shakespeare’s North American tour having played to full houses in Toronto, Tucson, and Montreal before finishing 2012 in Rochester and capped by an eight show performance in Halifax. In 2013, shows are already booked for Chicago, Toronto and Dubai, with stops at other conventions in the works.
About the show
Kill Shakespeare: The Live Stage Reading is a 90-minute interactive stage show that highlights projected images of comic art from the Kill Shakespeare graphic novels and involves actors reading the dialogue as if in a radio drama. This format allows audience members to watch performers improvise music and foley live on-stage. The show also encourages audience participation. The play was originally commissioned by Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts and performed by the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre Company in fall, 2011. Soulpepper’s Toby Malone has served as dramaturge for the piece.
About the series
Kill Shakespeare is an adventure story that pits all of Shakespeare’s greatest heroes (including Hamlet, Juliet, Falstaff, Othello, Puck) against the Bard’s most menacing villains (including Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in a quest to track down and kill – or save – a reclusive wizard by the name of William Shakespeare. The third installment of the tale will start hitting comic shops in February 2013. The series was nominated for a 2011 Harvey Award for Best New Comic Series and 2011 and 2012 Joe Shuster Awards for Comic Writing. The series has been covered by NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, CBC and The New York Times. In October 2011, Kill Shakespeare was chosen by the Sundance Institute as one of six projects for the inaugural New Frontiers Story Lab.
Ibrahim Moustafa signs at TFAW on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.
Things From Another World is the place to be this September: come to their signing for IDW Publishing’s The Pound: Ghouls Night Out and meet series artist Ibrahim Moustafa, September 19 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Pick up your copy of The Pound: Ghouls Night Out #1, enjoy free food and beer (21+ with valid ID), and get this inside scoop on this new series!
What do two unemployed animal control specialists do when their city is infested with monsters? They open “The Pound,” dedicated to the capture and rehabilitation of unregistered monsters. Now Scottie and Howie have their hands full! A creature is harassing park-goers. The government is investigating them. Ghouls are rebelling, and, if things couldn’t get worse, Scottie’s mother-in-law has decided to visit! Guest starring Proof’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock!
Ibrahim Moustafa is a self-taught sequential artist from Portland, Oregon. His contributions to such charities as Wonder Woman Day, Full of Pryde, and The Marla Bea Benefit gained him recognition in the original comic art collectors scene, and in 2009 his first published work launched the inaugural titles Citizens and Faction for Carpet Bomb Comics.
Come pick up your copy of The Pound: Ghouls Night Out #1 on release date, get it signed by the artist, and enjoy complimentary food and beer September 19 at the Portland TFAW.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who) appears on the Comic Book Club podcast with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!
Woodward brings some original art for trivia prizes including:
- 1 Page of Art from IDW’s Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who
- 1 Cover Concept, used for the comic, submitted to IDW, the BBC, and CBS for approval
- 1 Cover Concept, NOT used for the comic, submitted to IDW, the BBC, and CBS for approval
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
As the comics industry looks forward to another Comic-Con jam-packed with the industry’s greatest talents, IDW Publishing is excited to give fans a preview of the creators that will be available at booth #2643 throughout the show!
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, your IDW All-Stars!
Wednesday July 11th Preview Night
6:00 – 8:00 SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio Launch Party – Neal Adams
Thursday July 12th
11:00 – 12:00 Deadworld – Gary Reed
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30 Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla – Duane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00 Love and Capes – Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00 TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
5:00 – 6:00 30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive – Steve Niles
6:00 – 7:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan
Friday July 13th
10:00 – 11:00 Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00 Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 KISS – Gene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Dungeons & Dragons – Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge
6:00 – 7:00 Crawl to Me – Alan Robert
Saturday July 14th
10:00 – 11:00 Night of 1,000 Wolves – Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan
11:00 – 12:00 Zombies vs Robots – Chris Ryall, Brea Grant, Jeff Conner
12:00 – 1:00 The Crow – John Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!)
1:00 – 2:00 Silent Hill – Tom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Brannon Braga, Joe Corroney (Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00 Nevsky: A Hero of the People – Ben McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE– Mike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00 True Blood – Michael McMillian, Joe Corroney
Sunday July 15th
11:00 – 12:00 Doctor Who – Mark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00 TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
1:00 – 2:00 Zombies! – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl – J. Scott Campbell
*Look for more signings to be scheduled! Rocketeer! Joe Jusko! Amanda Conner! All this, plus Ashley Wood and the 3A crew signing all weekend!
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Artist Jamal Igle signs at Manhattan Comics on Wednesday June 13, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for the debut of the new KISS comic from IDW Publishing! Only 100 copies will be autographed and those purchased that day receive an extra KISS-related goody! Rock ‘N Roll!
10 East 23rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10010
Artist J.K. Woodward signs at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00pm until 4:00pm!
Woodward collaborated with A. David Lewis on the indie comic Mortal Coils and Michael Colbert on the Digital Webbing Presents series Crazy Mary where he still does covers and promises to do another full story. IDW noticed his work on Crazy Mary and offered him a gig doing a CSI:NY limited series and he followed in short order with a standout story in BOOM! Studios’ Zombie Tales series. When Peter David was re-launching his owner created series Fallen Angel at IDW, James was a natural choice for Peter’s dark world of magic, violence and redemption.
His painted work eventually caught the attention of Marvel editor, Mike Marts who chose him to illustrate X-men Origins:The Beast which was released September 2008.
Woodward illustrates various series for IDW and BOOM! Studios. His next series is the Star Trek / Dr Who crossover.
As a special bonus, anyone purchasing Star Trek / Dr Who will be entered into a free raffle to win an original painting by J.K.!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Artist David Mazzucchelli signs at Midtown Comics on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Special guest Chip Kidd will discuss the book with David starting at 6:00!
Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes artist David Mazzucchelli who will be signing his new book Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition from IDW on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.
David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition
Frank Miller (w) David Mazzucchelli (a & c)
Daredevil Born Again. That title strikes a chord with comic fans who know what it means. Fans who know that it represents two of the finest creators at the absolute peaks of their game. David Mazzucchelli’s superhero work had reached an artistic apex when this series was released, and the same is true for Frank Miller’s writing. Together they combined to craft a story of extraordinary impact that is still regarded as a true masterpiece.
Collecting the entire storyline of Born Again, this book will feature the complete issues of Daredevil numbers 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233, plus covers and extras. Each page was personally scanned by Mazzucchelli from his own original art. This is the largest Artist’s Edition yet, weighing in at a rock solid 200 pages of beautiful Mazzucchelli art in the way you’ve always wanted to see it—the next bet thing to holding the actual original art!
What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Comic creator Ross Campbell appears for a signing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 26, 2012 at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out and for a question-and-answer session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that evening at the Elmira Elks Lodge (300 E. Gray Street).
The Steele Memorial Library is a co-sponsor of the evening program. Both events are free and open to the public.
Campbell’s most recent credits include artwork for the Leonardo issue of IDW’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and being the regular artist for Image’s Amazonian warrior-based series “Glory.” He is one of two Mirage alumni who has gone on to work on the IDW Turtles series.
Campbell may be best known for his Eisner Award-nominated, slice-of-life series “Wet Moon” published by Oni Press. “Wet Moon” has been running since 2004, with five volumes presently released, and the sixth volume is scheduled to come out in October.
Other series written and illustrated by Campbell include “Water Baby,” “Shadoweyes,” “The Abandoned” and “Mountain Girl.” Both “Water Baby” and “Wet Moon” can be borrowed from the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira.
Heroes Your Mom Threw Out
128 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights, NY
Writer Tony Lee signs the Forbidden Planet Variant launch issue of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION / DOCTOR WHO – ASSIMILATION at The Forbidden Planet Megastore on Wednesday 30th May from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history!
When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!
Comic writer Tony Lee’s work includes both the ongoing tenth and eleventh doctor comics and ‘Doctor Who: The Forgotten’ for IDW as well as ‘Rat Trap’, a 5th Doctor adventure for Big Finish. His graphic novel Hope Falls is being developed into a screenplay for Future Films and Danger Academy is currently being developed into a cartoon series for American TV.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR