Comic Market Solicits Questions

June 13, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

Many retailers are concerned that the “DC Explanation Tour 2011″ has too few stops to satisfy all of us.  It’s a big change, happening very quickly, being met with lots of uncertainty.  Happening even quicker is the “DC Explanation Tour 2011.”  With many prime comic book retail regions being left out and only a few weeks to make proper plans many of us just won’t be able to attend.

This Tuesday, June 14, 2011, all retailers are urged to chime in to the #comicmarket Twitterstorm to share the questions they want to ask DC Comics.

“#comicmarket is the perfect place for everyone to be heard,” said Larry Doherty of Larry’s Comics and #comicmarket founder. “With so many retailers participating in #comicmarket, we will prompt important questions that have been over looked. It is certain that a number of #comicmarket participants will make the DC Tour meetings and ask those questions.”

Larry Marder posed some great questions early Sunday morning (search @larrymarder or #comicmarket to review his questions), focusing on the business aspect of the change, as opposed to the fan aspect. He said, “DC retail tour can’t be about content & teams. Sharp focus on marketing & biz detail needed. Not Superman’s lost panties.”

Please be a part of #comicmarket this Tuesday, June 14, 2011 and tell the Comic Market all the important questions you have for DC, and then join #comicmarket every Tuesday and help support #comicmarket!

“In fairness, I don’t believe the DC Tour was initially planned so they’ve had to scramble and have done the best they could to include as many retail regions as possible, covering as much ground as they can in a short period of time, while still being a part of the Summer convention circuit.  While I regret that New England is not on the tour I understand that time is working against all of us and many areas could not be visited – just a side note that I think is important.” -Ralph DiBernando, owner of Jetpack Comics and #comicmarket founder.
About #COMICMARKET TUESDAY

Every Tuesday on Twitter you can find a Twitterstorm of retailers, publishers, creators, and fans using the #comicmarket hash tag.  #comicmarket is a break through comic industry initiative to engage anyone with any interest in comics in real-time conversation.  An open forum where anyone can discuss anything comic related.  With nearly a few months under our belt every week has grown in the number of posts and contributors.  It is a place to market, ask questions, listen to complaints, and offer solutions.  In a very short amount of time #comicmarket has become a valuable tool for the comic industry.

Founded by Larry’s Comics, Jetpack Comics, and Avatar Press, #comicmarket is an open forum, unedited, un-moderated type of discussion the industry has needed for years.  Every week you will find useful information and great interaction.  Sometimes heated, often funny, and always informative #comicmarket can only help you if you participate.  Chime in with your insights, ask questions, and help the #comicmarket grow, to help the comic market grow!

MA/NH – Dark Daze Over New England

Adam MillerJosh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of  ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!

Press Release

Two of New England’s finest comic shops, Hub Comics in Somerville, MA and Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH host signings this weekend as ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debuts from Terminal Press.

The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.

Then starting at 3pm, co-creator Adam Miller and production lead Josh Morrissette will appear alongside more contributors at Hub Comics.

As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.

The full details:

ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
12-4pm
Jetpack Comics
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867

3-6pm
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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NH – The Menagerie Signing

Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski join RiverRun Bookstore and Jetpack Comics for a co-sponsored event at RiverRun on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Christopher Golden’s most recent novels are Of Saints and Shadows (a reissue of his first novel), and The Chamber of Ten (a collaboration with Tim Lebbon). Thomas E. Sniegoski’s latest books are Where Angels Fear to Tread, and the first omnibus of Fallen.

RiverRun Bookstore
20 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Sky Pirates of Valendor Tour

Everett Soares, Michael W. Kellar, and Keith Murphey sign their book across New England (and one in North Carolina).

Welcome to the World of Valendor, a bold new world where steam-powered ships sail across the sky and where you’ll find that the standard heroes come in any shape or form—even Pirate!

Life as one of the most notorious pirates in Valendor comes with its own set of ups and downs, and sometimes all Tobin Manheim wants is an easy job. His wish was granted when Governor Langford offered him one on a silver platter. Tobin saw an opportunity to make an easy coin and he pounced on it without question. However the costs became greater than the rewards. First cost – Tobin’s dignity. He has to work with his ex-wife. From there, things seem to go straight into the privy. Past accounts become due, parts of his ship explode and when things seem to brighten up, they only got worse. What happens though when Tobin reaches his limit and just wants the job to be over? Revenge!

For the next month, members of the Sky Pirates of Valendor crew will be traveling across the country promoting our solicitation in August Previews.

Great comics! Sketches! Original Artwork!

Everett Soares, creator of Sky Pirates of Valendor, appears at:

July 28, 2010 – 6:00-9:00pm
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

July 31, 2010 – 12:00-4:00pm
Harrison’s Comics
252 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

August 7, 2010 – 12:00-4:00pm
Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

August 8, 2010 – 1:00-5:00pm
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103

August 21, 2010 – 12:00-4:00pm
New England Comics
East Crossing Plaza 744 Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302

August 28, 2010 – 12:00-4:00pm
Jetpack Comics
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Michael W. Kellar, inker for Sky Pirates of Valendor, appears at:

August 14, 2010 – 12:00-4:00pm
Comic Monstore
813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28147

Keith Murphey, inker and Art Director for Sky Pirates of Valendor, appears at:

August 28, 2010 – 1:00-4:00pm
Modern Myths
34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

NH – FCBD: Supernova Signing

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL TAKES OVER ROCHESTER – Bigger and better this years Free Comic Book Day Event is going to take place all over Rochester. 

The event will take place at a number of local businesses, each one giving away a unique comic book per family that visits them, as well as filling several larger venues in Rochester.  Of course Jetpack Comics will have dozens of Free Comic Books to choose from!

Special consideration and give-aways will be given to EVERYONE that shows up wearing a Jetpack Comics T-Shirt .  Wear a Jetpack or Ralph pin and you’ll be rewarded with even more swag!  Wear a Ralph mask and be ridiculed and rewarded.

The Knights of Columbus will feature all the special guests, creators, comic book & toy vendors as well as food and novelty vendors.  Last year Free Comic Book Day in Rochester attracted nearly 2400 people.  This year, will be bigger and better.

Special Guests include  Marvel Comics top guns, Ed McGuinness and Craig Rousseau!  Ed is considered to be one of the best in his field and is currently the penciller of Marvel Comics HULK comic book.  

Ed also provided the cover to Marvel Comics IRON MAN: Supernova which features Craig Rousseau as the penciller.  Two Marvel comics artists at one huge event.

Also appearing: artist/writer/editor Rich Woodall – Zombie Bomb, Johnny Raygun; writer Ron Fortier – Green Hornet/Pulp writer/Daughter of Dracula; artist Jason Casey; writer/producer John Herman; artist Stephen Bobbett; artist/writer Rich Brunelle – The Fatsquad; artist/writer Josh Belanger – The Fatsquad; artist Dan Drew – The Gay Bride of Frankenstein/Severed Head Comics; artist/writer J.T. Falkenberg – Severed Head Comics; artist/writer Colin Tedford  – Square Dance/Spinning World; artist Shaun O’Neil; artist Joseph Dellagatta; artist Mark Slater – Severed Head Comics; The Trees and Hills Comic Group; & The Barrington Middle School Comic Club.

The Star Wars 501st will be having photo ops on the stage of the Knights of Columbus Hall.   Come as your favorite Jedi or don your Super-Hero garb.  Please show your support by attending the event in costume!  EVERYONE coming to the event is encouraged to dress up.   While visiting with the Star Wars characters be sure to make a donation to them (all proceeds go to the NH Make A Wish Foundation).    This year we add several new interactive groups to the Free Comic Book Day event.

The Dover Children’s Museum will be on hand at the KoC hall, with discount coupons and interactive displays.  Rye Airfield will have a demo park behind Jetpack Comics where they will do BMX and skatebaord demos.  Behind the Cafe at Governor’s Inn you will find a local Larping Group as well as a mini Ren Faire.

Of course, what makes Free Comic Book Day in Rochester a memorable event is the number of local and small press creators that come to the event.  STHe KoC will feature dozens of comic book artists and creators.  Special Local Guests include The Fatsquad, our lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more.  WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FUN?  Creator Spaces are $10, while we have them.   Email Ralph now if you want to be a part of it.  Space is limited!

Want to set up at our Free Comic Book Day event and sell your wares?  Tables are just $50 each and are tax deductible (since the Rochester Main Street Association is a Non-Profit and they are the ones in charge of the multi-venues event portion of the day).

Got nothing to do on Free Comic Book Day?  Why not come up to Rochester and give us a hand.  This multi-venue event is going to take all kinds of coordination and assistance.  Volunteers get first shot at the swag as well as tons of lovin from us!  Seriously.  If you’ve got the time we’d love to have you by our side!

Click here for more info

NH – Artstream Art Stroll

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Rich Woodall signs on Sept. 11th

Rich Woodall signs on Sept. 11th

ROCHESTER ART STROLL and FRIDAY NIGHT SIGNING – Join us on Friday night, 9/11, for another in store signing as part of the Artstream Art Stroll!  Friday night you can come and hang out with Rich Woodall & The Fat Squad.  Plus it’s another day of savings for the Grand Opening week.

Jetpack Comics, 37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

phone – (603) 330 – XMEN (9636)

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NEW STORE HOURS Mon thru Thu 10 – 8,  Fri 10 – 10, Sat 10 – 8, Sun 10 – 6

Always on the web – www.jetpackcomics.com     www.myspace.com/jetpackcomics

NH – Jetpack Hosts a Marvelous Party

Rich Woodall, Josh Belanger, and Rich Brunelle sign at Jetpack Comics.

Marvel 70th Anniversary Party to Take Place at 9:00 pm at Jetpack Comics on Tuesday August 11, 2009

Jetpack Comics LLC  in association with Marvel Comics is pleased to announce the official Marvel 70th Anniversary Party on Tuesday August 11th.   Fans are invited to come and be a part of one of the biggest events in comics history as Marvel celebrate 70 years with a once in a life-time event at Jetpack Comics LLC located at their new location, 37 North Main Street in Rochester, kicking off at 9PM.  Of course you’re welcome to come earlier but the COOL COMICS can’t be sold until 9:00 PM. 

At the Marvel 70th Anniversary Party, party-goers can be the first to purchase copies of The Marvels Project #1, Marvel Comics #1: 70th Anniversary Edition, and limited variant edition covers you can only pick up at this A-list party!   That’s Right.  Special Comics Produced only for this event!   Want to make the event even more special?  Why not get one of the sketchable covers done up by our own Rich Brunnelle, Rich Woodall or Josh Belanger?

These artists will be on hand, sketching your favorite Marvel Characters on the 70th Anniversary Special Edition comic, designed especially for the party and custom made for artists to work on.  It’s a custom made edition with the 70th anniversary frame and BLANK for you to have them fill in.
 
This INVITE only event will have Moe’s sandwiches on hand with their world famous MINI-MOE’s. 

Everything in the store that is a Marvel Comics branded item will be on sale for the party – that’s 9 pm to 10 pm, Tuesday, August 11th.

In The Marvels Project #1, the superstar Eisner award winning team of Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting (Captain America) present the never before seen origin of the Mighty Marvel Universe!  And fans also won’t want to miss a contemporary portrayal of a legendary comic in Marvel Comics #1: 70th Anniversary Edition, with contributions from your favorite Marvel creators! 

QTY is SUPER LIMITED on SOME OF THESE.  You have to arrive early if you want to insure your copies!  Good luck getting past the bouncer!

The Jetpack Comics LLC Marvel 70th Anniversary party is an INVITE only event and like all good events, there is a cover charge!  If you want to come in you have to purchase a copy of the MARVEL PROJECTS #1 at the door.  The bouncer will not let you in if you don’t purchase one.  EVERY party-goer will need to get on board for their own copy of the Marvel Projects #1!  There are a limited qty of all the variants so if you want one get in on it early.

PREORDER your sketched variant sketchable cover – We’ve got the 2 R’s and a J on hand to sketch you books and they’re just doing for donations!  That’s right.  Buy your sketchable variant and one of these guys will sketch on it for you for the cost of a donation!  Give em a burger or give em a steak!  No matter what they will sketch their heart out for you.  Got something special in mind?  Order your special sketched variant NOW!  jetpackcomics@choiceonemail.com to order your special sketched edition ahead, so it is ready for you that night.  Don’t worry, none of the guys are going to look in the comic so they won’t even know what it is, but they’ll have your sketch ready!  Please don’t forget to tip your artist!  He has to eat, too.

****Everyone that purchases a SKETCHED variant, and tips their artist, will get to pick their own additional variant from the MARVEL VARIANT BOX!  This box will have hundreds of comics to chose from, including RARE Captain AMerica Reborn Variants as well as other awesome variants.  You get to chose one of these for every variant you have sketched…but you gotta tip!

****PLUS if you order one of these you will be entered to win an awesome piece of original art from Rich Woodall.  Suitable for framing this original piece will be worth THOUSANDS some day.  You only get to be entered if you get a sketched cover… tip them well.

Jetpack Comics LLC, 37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

www.jetpackcomics.com 

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