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  • IDW Announces Signings & Panels for Emerald City Comicon 2015

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    Attendants of Seattle’s renowned Emerald City Comicon are in for surprise announcements, exceptional signings and a weekend full of fun from IDW! Taking place this weekend from March 27th – March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center, come by the IDW booth (#1802) to stock up on your collection, meet your favorite creators, and score a truly outrageous exclusive. Additionally, Top Shelf can be found at booth #1225, where you can meet the creative team behind the hit satire God Is Disappointed in You, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler!

    Available exclusively at the IDW booth, grab yourself a copy of the book that’s got everyone talking, Jem & The Holograms, with a variant cover by Agnes Garbowska! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer.

    The IDW booth will be packed all weekend long with talent from across the industry signing their acclaimed work:

    Friday March 27th  

    • 11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Jody Houser
    • 12:00 – 1:00 Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls – Andy Suriano, Derek Charm
    • 1:00 – 2:00 D4VE, The Bigger Bang – Ryan Ferrier, D.J. Kirkbride
    • 2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms – Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard *Check out the show exclusive variant!
    • 3:00 – 4:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
    • 4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm – Cullen Bunn
    • 5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
    • 6:00 – 7:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights  – Hope Nicholson

    Saturday March 28th  

    • 10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
    • 11:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Kate Leth, Drew Rausch
    • 12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
    • 1: 00 – 2:00 The Fly: OutbreakBrandon Seifert
    • 2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony, Jem & The Holograms – Sara Richard
    • 3:00 – 4:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard
    • 4:00 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & More! – Erik Burnham, Paul Allor
    • 5:00 – 6:00 Judge Dredd – Darick Robertson
    • 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli

    Sunday March 29th

    • 10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, Ted AndersonAgnes Garbowska
    • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Derek Charm
    • 12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe Cover Art – Jeffrey Veregge, Drew Johnson
    • 1:00 – 2:00 Amelia Cole, Artful Daggers  – D.J. Kirkbride, Adam P. KnaveSean E. Williams
    • 3:00 – 4:00 Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate – Max Dunbar

     

    And don’t miss out on the panels that are sure to be a highlight of your weekend!

    IDW: 2015 and Beyond
    Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
    IDW invites you to join in their first big panel of 2015! Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, alongside editor Sarah GaydosErik Burnham of Ghostbusters fame, and Jody Houser, writer of the hit Orphan Black comic for a spirited chat filled with announcements, hijinks and Q&A!

    God is Disappointed in You (The Sequel), with Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler
    3:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
    Last year’s standing-room-only hot ticket returns — now with even more Biblical bewilderment! God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek “condensed” version of the Bible you never knew you needed — hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic — packed with cartoons by Eisner-award-winner Shannon Wheeler (The New YorkerToo Much Coffee Man). Join him and author Mark Russell (writer of DC Comics’ upcoming Prez) for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches, and the hilarious-yet-accurate “ten-minute Bible.” PLUS: a taste of the Audie-nominated audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros), and an exclusive announcement about the upcoming sequel!

    Kevin Eastman: A Life With Turtles
    Sunday, 3:30 – 4:20 Hall F (TCC 304)
    Join the legendary co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he talks about his long career in both comics and Hollywood, and how he brings his beloved Turtles to the world in a variety of media!

    IDW Presents: The New Class of Licensed Comics
    Sunday, 4:00 – 5:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
    Transformers, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Orphan Black, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic… What do these comics all have in common? They’re all licensed comics, and although some may STILL look down on them, they’re also home to some of the best talent telling the best stories around. Come hear about the good (and the sometimes challenging) aspects of working on books like these, from host Editor Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Disney, Edward Scissorhands), with special guests Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Once Upon a Time), Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Editor Shannon Waters (of BOOM!), Chris Roberson (Aliens, Star Trek), and Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars).

    ON – Southern Cross #1 Signing

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    Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy) and Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare) appear at The Silver Snail on Saturday March 21st at 8:00 PM to sign the first issue of SOUTHERN CROSS from Image Comics!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Silver Snail
    329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
    416-593-0889

    QC – Southern Cross Launch Party

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    Creators Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger, and Serge Lapointe appear at Le Bar Ritz PDB on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm for the launch of SOUTHERN CROSS! They will be on hand signing copies (available for sale on site) as well as a Q&A session.

    As well as a Dj set from SABRINA SABOTAGE

    FREE ENTRANCE.

    Bar Le “Ritz” PDB
    179 Rue Jean Talon O, Montreal, QC H2R 2X2
    (514) 570-7585

    IDW Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Comics publisher IDW is returning to WonderCon this weekend in a big way. In addition to panels and exclusives, IDW will be holding several signings with many of their best artists and writers.

    Talent from IDW comics series Mars AttacksGodzilla, G.I. JOETransformersMy Little PonyJudge Dredd, Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar TrekThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, and many others will be on hand at the IDW Booth #309. Attendees can swing by the booth to meet talent like Gabriel Rodriguez, Mark Evanier, Mike Costa, Scott Tipton, Chris Mowry, and others.

    During selected signings, IDW will also be giving away free exclusive variants, preview comics, and posters to attendees, including:

    • Exclusive Winterworld Preview Ashcan!
    • Exclusive Little Nemo in Slumberland Preview Ashcan!
    • America’s Army Show Exclusive #0 issue variant edition
    • America’s Army Show Exclusive Poster

    From the press release, here’s the complete signing schedule, including what times you can stop by to pick up your free IDW exclusives:

    idw-tfWONDER CON 2014 IDW EVENT SCHEDULE! 
    SIGNING AT THE IDW BOOTH, #309!

    Friday April 18th
    12:00 – 1:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

    1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
    *Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

    2:00 – 3:00  Mars Attacks, The Hollows, The Colonized – Chris Ryall

    3:00 – 4:00  America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
    *Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

    3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Special Missions – Paul Gulacy

    5:00 – 6:00  Transformers – John Barber, Flint Dille, Mairghread Scott

    6:00 – 7:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

    6:00 – 7:00  Mean Streets: Baja – Ben Wagner

    Saturday April 19th

    11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz

    11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
    *Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

    12:00 – 1:00  Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk

    12:00 – 1:00  The Illegitimates – Marc Andreyko

    1:00 – 2:00  Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride

    2:00 – 3:00  Darby Pop Bonanza! 
    Eric Garcia – City: The Mind in the Machine
    John Raffo – 7th Sword
    Andrew Robinson – 7th Sword
    Bernard Chang – City: The Mind in the Machine, Indestructible

    3:00 – 4:00  LITTLE NEMO LAUNCH PARTY – IDW Guest of Honor Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower
    * Check out the free advance ashcan!

    4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    4:00 – 5:00  The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle – Mark Evanier

    5:00 – 6:00  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – Roger Robinson

    5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE: The Cobra Files – Mike Costa

    6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton

    Sunday April 20th

    12:00 – 1:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col

    1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
    *Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

    3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    IDW Joins The Party At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

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    Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.

    On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!

    Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!

    Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:

    Friday November 1st

    3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery

    Saturday November 2nd

    12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott

    1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, and Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)

    3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

    4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery

    5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride

    Sunday November 3rd

    12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott

    1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

    5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!

    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, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

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

    Boston Comic Con 2013 Schedule

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    Boston Comic Con has announced their schedule for the 2013 convention! This year’s show includes gaming, trivia contests, cosplay tutorials, concerts, and of course Q&A panels with some of the most talented comic creators in the industry plus media guests Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) and The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan! Panels are free with paid admission. Get tickets either at the door or online at the link!

    SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

    Main Lobby Panel Room

    All Age Comics
    12:00pm-12:45pm
    Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andy Price

    Power Ranger Q&A
    1:00pm–1:45pm
    Jason David Frank

    How To Draw Like A Bad Ass
    2:00pm–2:45pm
    Frank Cho

    DC Artists
    3:00pm-3:45pm
    Tony Daniel, Tom Raney, Aaron Lopresti

    Marvel Artists
    4:00pm-4:45pm
    Carlos Pacheco, Mark Bagley, Mike Choi, Nick Bradshaw, Lauren Sankovitch

    Writing Comics
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Bill Willingham, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley

    Female Creators
    6:00pm-6:45pm
    Amy Reeder, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Lauren Sankovitch

     

    Panel Room 109

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
    12:00pm-12:45pm
    Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

    Comics and Comics
    2:00pm–2:45pm
    Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

    Nashville Superman
    3:00pm–3:45pm
    Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

    Panel Room 109

    Meet The Legions
    4:00pm-4:45pm
    Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

    Anime Trivia
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Hosted by Isis Kain, The Anime Trivia Mistress

     

    Panel Room 110

    How to Create Suspense in Comics
    12:00pm-12:45pm
    Hosted by Neil Gibson, creator of the best selling UK based comic series Twisted Dark

    So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist
    1:00pm–1:45pm
    Former Dark Horse Comics editor, Phil Amara, as well as creators Jack Purcell, Erik Carlson, and more

    Stop Waiting and Make Your Comic!
    2:00pm–2:45pm
    How to turn your ideas into reality with George Homeless

    How to Pitch Your Comic to Publishers
    3:00pm–3:45pm
    Hosted by Anthony Del Col, co-creator of Kill Shakespeare

    Star Wars Origami
    4:00pm-4:45pm
    Learn how to make Star Wars origami

    Sell Your Comic To UnCreate Comics
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Sell your comic to on-line publisher UnCreate Comics

    Yaya Han: Costumes & Cosplay
    6:00pm-6:45pm
    Yaya shows you how to take cosplay to a whole new level

     

    SUNDAY APRIL 21ST 

    Main Lobby Panel Room

    Kicking Monkeys
    11:00am-11:45am
    Bill Willingham and Frank Cho unveil their new project

    Spotlight: Mike Mignola
    12:00pm–12:45pm
    Hellboy creator Mike Mignola

    Spotlight: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
    1:00pm–1:45pm
    DC artists and writer Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

    Costume Contest
    2:00pm-3:45pm
    Hosted by cosplay favorite Yaya Han

    Walking Dead Q&A
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Lauren Cohan

    **UPDATE: Jon Bernthal has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con**

    Panel Room 109

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
    12:00pm-12:45pm
    Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

    Comics and Comics
    2:00pm–2:45pm
    Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

    Nashville Superman
    3:00pm–3:45pm
    Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

    Meet The Legions
    4:00pm-4:45pm
    Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

    Panel Room 110

    Comic Art Auction
    1:00pm-3:00pm

     

    2013 GAMING SCHEDULE

    Magic: the Gathering
    Star City Games Invitational Qualifier

    • Date: Saturday April 20, 11am
    • Registration: April 20, 10am-11am
    • Entry: $25
    • Prize: Based on attendance

    Magic: the Gathering
    Gatecrash Sealed Deck Tournament

    • Date: Sunday April 21, 11am
    • Registration: April 21, 10am-11am
    • Entry: $25
    • Prize: Based on attendance

    Magic: the Gathering
    8-Player Side Events: Booster Draft

    • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
    • Entry: $15
    • Format: 8-player, single elimination
    • Prizes: 8-4 pack prizes

    Magic: the Gathering
    8-Player Side Events: Win-a-box

    • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
    • Entry: $15
    • Format: 8-player, single elimination
    • Prize: Booster box for winner

    Magic: the Gathering
    8-Player Side Events: Standard and Modern

    • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
    • Entry: $15
    • Format: 8-player, single elimination
    • Prize: TBD

    Magic: the Gathering
    4-Player Commander

    • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 21 & 22, as filled
    • Entry: $5
    • Prize: 2 booster packs each time you eliminate another player

    Yu-Gi-Oh
    16 Man Booster Box

    • Hours, Saturday April 21: 11am, 2pm, 5pm
    • Hours, Sunday April 22: 11am, 2pm
    • Entry: $5

    ON – Kill Shakespeare Launch Party

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    Anthony Del ColAndy Belanger, and Becky Cloonan appear at the Comic Book Lounge on Friday March 1, 2013 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm!

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    The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
    587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G1B2

    ON – Kill Shakespeare Signing

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    Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col at The Silver Snail on Saturday February 23, 2013 from 1:00 till 4:00 pm to celebrate the launch of the new the new Kill Shakespeare series The Tide of Blood .

    In addition to that, it will be the premiere of the Silver Snail exclusive cover of the issue.  According to their blog, “We – along with the Snail – commissioned Toronto artist Maya Nord to create a Silver Snail-centric cover, available only to those that purchase the issue through the Snail.  It features the old and new locations of the store, and Kill Shakespeare characters helping Silver Snail employees with the move.”

    The Silver Snail
    329 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1R7

    Kill Shakespeare Live Stage Reading at NYCC 2012

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    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.

    UK – Kill Shakespeare Tour

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    Press Release:

    The creators of IDW Publishing’s Kill Shakespeare comic book series look to court controversy this month by bringing their take on Shakespeare and his characters to the birth country of the Bard himself this month on a two-week signing and convention tour of England.

    “Colonists” Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col will be appearing at the Bristol Comic Expo as well as the Kapow! Comic Convention this month, along with a number of store signings in London, Manchester, Leeds and Stratford-upon-Avon. Series artist Andy Belanger will be joining the duo for the Kapow! Convention and a London signing. The trip to the U.K. is the final leg of their spring 2012 convention tour, which has seen them make appearances all over North America as well as at the Middle East Film & Comic-Con in Dubai last month.

    To prepare for the tour IDW Publishing is proud to announce that they are releasing a fourth printing of KILL SHAKESPEARE VOLUME 1: A SEA OF TROUBLES. Originally released in April, 2010, this is the first half of the series that pits the Bard’s greatest heroes against his most menacing villains in a quest to track down and kill – or save – a wizard by the name of William Shakespeare.

    IDW is also proud to announce that Del Col and McCreery have received their second straight Joe Shuster Award nomination for Best Writing in a comic series. The duo is pitted against such talents as Jeff Lemire and Kathryn Immonen in the category.

    “We’re quite interested to see what people in England think of our take on the Bard,” says McCreery. “We expect some nay-sayers but we’re eager to show everyone that this project is just as vital a reflection of the Bard’s work as anything coming out of the Globe Theatre or Stratford-on-Avon.”

    Kill Shakespeare has been in hot water before after Shakespearean scholar Kimberly Cox denounced the series as “bullshit” and said that “these guys really are helping to kill Shakespeare.” However, the adventure series, which incorporates Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Puck and others, has received high praise from media such as the New York Times, NPR, BBC, CBC and Fangoria. The series has also spawned a 90-minute stage show that debuted in association with Toronto’s acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre company in November of 2011 and is scheduled to tour to various locations across North America this fall.

    The current signing schedule includes:

    Sat, May 12 – Sun, May 13 – Bristol Comic Expo
    Wed, May 16 – Travelling Man (Manchester)
    Thu, May 17 – Travelling Man (Leeds) with special guest Becky Cloonan
    Fri, May 18 – Forbidden Planet London Megastore with special guests Becky Cloonan, Scott Snyder & more
    Sat, May 19 – Sun, May 20 – Kapow! Comic Convention
    Published by IDW Publishing, more information about the series can be found at www.killshakespeare.com. The graphic novel is available at all major comic and book stores and digitally through iTunes or ComiXology.

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