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  • Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

    Press Release:

    Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

    BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

    Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

    • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

     

    Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

    • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

    • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

     

    Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

    Friday, April 3

    • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

     

    Saturday, April 4

    • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

    • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

    • 1-2 PM - Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

    • 4-5 PM - Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

     

    Sunday, April 5

    • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

     

    BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

    BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

    Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

     

    Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

    Saturday, April 4, 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 211

    10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

     

    Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

    Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

     

    Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

    Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

    All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

     

    BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

    Saturday, April 4

    BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

    Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

    Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

     

    And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

    • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)

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    • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)

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    For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at comic-con.org/wca.

    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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. 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, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

    CA – Adventure Time Art Day

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    Press Release:

    Nothing says “fun” like drawing, and the smash cartoon hit Adventure Time! So Hero Initiative and the West Valley Family YMCA are teaming up for a kid-centric Adventure Time Art Day, sponsored by KaBOOM!, publishers of the Adventure Time comic book! The event takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from noon till 2:00 p.m. at Collector’s Paradise!

    For $25, kids will get:

    • Art lessons from REAL comic book artists!

    • Your OWN real mini-comic book drawing board and crayons!

    • An Adventure Time issue wrapped in a Get-a-Sketch cover with an original sketch from one of our artists!

    • One piece of pizza and drink!

    This special event is for the under-18 crowd, but parents are CERTAINLY invited to hang out and watch their kids have a great time as well! Space is limited, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance, available right now and ONLY at Collector’s Paradise.

    Artists in attendance will include Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers) and Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time), and MORE! Don’t miss it!

    Collector’s Paradise
    7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
    818-999-9455

    BOOM! Studios Goes Coast-to-Coast with Awesome Con AND WonderCon 2014

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 Awesome Con Exclusive Cover by Ian McGinty

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 Awesome Con Exclusive Cover by Ian McGinty

    Press Release:

    BOOM! STUDIOS GOES COAST-TO-COAST WITH AWESOME CON AND WONDERCON, APRIL 18-20, 2014

    April 9, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit at both Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. and WonderCon in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 18-20, 2014.

    At Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., BOOM! can be found at booth number 421. They will host the following creators all weekend:

    Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Jerry Gaylord (LOKI: RAGNAROK & ROLL, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES)
    In addition, an Awesome Con exclusive variant cover of ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 illustrated by Ian McGinty will be sold through the convention. Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!

    For tickets and more information on Awesome Con, visit awesomecondc.com.

    At WonderCon, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 319. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:

    Eric M. Esquivel (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL, BRAVEST WARRIORS, FREELANCERS)
    Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
    Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
    In addition, signings with the following creators are scheduled:

    FRIDAY, April 18
    2-3 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
    5-6 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.

    SATURDAY, April 19
    1-2 p.m. Steven Grant (2 GUNS, 3 GUNS, ROBOCOP, DECEIVERS)
    3-4 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.
    5-6 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)

    SUNDAY, April 20
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
    1-2 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

    In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
    Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Kassandra Heller (ADVENTURE TIME)
    For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME Get-A-Sketch covers.

    Special WonderCon exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 (cover by Sam Lavagnino, the voice of CatBug on the “Bravest Warriors” show!)
    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 (cover by Mike Kunkel)
    LUMBERJANES #1 (cover by Jess Fink)
    TRANSLUCID #1 (cover by Dan Duncan)
    BOOM! will present the following panels at WonderCon:

    We Are BOOM!
    Sat., April 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 208
    Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

    Redefining All-Ages Comics
    Sun., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Room 203
    Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE), and Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!

    For aspiring artists, BOOM! will participate in the following portfolio reviews at WonderCon:

    Sat., April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
    With Assistant Editor Whitney Leopard and Editor Rebecca Taylor.

    Sun., April 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
    With Editor Shannon Watters.
    For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.

    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.

    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Sam Lavagnino

    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Sam Lavagnino

    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Mike Kunkel

    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Mike Kunkel

    LUMBERJANES #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Jess Fink

    LUMBERJANES #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Jess Fink

    TRANSLUCID #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Dan Duncan

    TRANSLUCID #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Dan Duncan