IDW Announces Programming & Exclusives for WonderCon 2013

idw_Wondercon_Exclusives

Press Release:

IDW Publishing is pleased to announce a packed slate of panels, signings, and exclusive items being offered at this year’s  WonderCon, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from March 29-31.  IDW can be found at Booth #709 all weekend long, selling books, giving out high fives, and trying not to disrupt surrounding booths with the blinding light of their awesomeness.

Signing Schedule – Booth #709
Friday March 29th
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 The Colonized, Zombies vs Robots, Kiss – Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
5:00 – 6:00 Adventures of Augusta Wind – J.M. DeMatteis
6:00 – 7:00 The Crow: Death and Rebirth – John Shirley

Saturday March 30th
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom – Mark Waid
11:00 – 12:00 Artist’s Edition Meet & Greet! – Scott Dunbier & Guests
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: Countdown Into Darkness, Star Trek Ongoing – Mike Johnson
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa

Sunday March 31st
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

Convention Exclusives
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $300.00
Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $250.00 (Signed by Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, and Roy Thomas!)
Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition: Limited – $125.00
MAD Artist’s Edition: Limited – $175.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4: Limited Edition – $50.00
My Little Pony #6 Convention Variant Cover – $10.00
Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee: Convention Variant Cover – $5.00

Panel Schedule
Friday, March 29th
5:30–6:30 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel this year will include several announcements of upcoming books, including one with a surprise guest star in attendance! Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will be on hand to talk about all things Artist’s Edition related and will have several cool prizes for lucky attendees–Hoo Hah! Room 208B

Saturday, March 30th
12:30-1:30 IDW: The Big Panel!
Join Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, along with a cavalcade of IDW creators, past, present and future…including Scott Dunbier, John Barber and Star Trek scribe Mike Johnson! Announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more! Room 208B

Sunday, March 31st
2:30-3:30 IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles
Join Editor John Barber along with a veritable who’s who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books! Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli, and more from Transformers! Amy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won’t believe! Room 208B

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

IL – My Little Pony Signing

Katie Cook signs at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2012!

Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street,  Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

NYC – My Little Pony Signing

Artist Stephanie Buscema celebrates the release of IDW’s all new comic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday November 28th from 6:30-7:30!

Stephanie will be there to sign her My Little Pony variant and talking with fans! Be sure to check out the Midtown Comics Exclusive cover for My Little Pony #1! We’ll even be raffling off copies during the event!

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

TX – Let’s Play God Signing

Writer Zane Grant signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 27th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Kill Shakespeare Live Stage Reading at NYCC 2012

Press Release:

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.

OR – The Pound: Ghouls Night Out Signing

Ibrahim Moustafa signs at TFAW on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Press Release:

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

NYC – Comic Book Club

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

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

IDW Booth Schedule for SDCC 2012

Press Release:

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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NYC – KISS Returns to Comics

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!

Manhattan Comics
10 East 23rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10010

MA – Star Trek/Doctor Who Signing

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.!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019

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