Boom! Studios Signing & Panel Schedule at NYCC 2016


Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce its talent lineup and signing schedule for New York Comic Con, taking place October 6-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.

All appearances will take place at the publisher’s large 20 foot by 50 foot booth, number 1828. All weekend long at the booth, fans can find the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist), current Lumberjanes co-writer Kat Leyh, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Last Sons of America), and artist Laura Howell (Regular Show), who will also be available to draw customized sketches on blank comic covers.

Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Dennis Hopeless (WWE), Mike Perkins (Rowans Ruin), James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island), and Greg Pak (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York) will all stop by the BOOM! booth to meet fans.

From overseas, Eisner Award winner Asaf Hanuka will be on hand to sign copies of his collection of autobiographical comic strips, The Realist; acclaimed noir writer Matz will appear to support his recent Archaia graphic novel, The Black Dahlia; Simon Spurrier comes from the UK to promote Weavers and The Spire; and Alex Paknadel appears at the BOOM! booth for the first time to sign copies of Turncoat and Arcadia.

Justin Jordan and Raúl Treviño will appear together for their current BOOM! comic series, Sombra; the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink team of current writer Tini Howard, artist Daniel Di Nicuolo, and colorist Sarah Stern will make two appearances. For the main Power Rangers series, colorist Matt Herms will be on hand; Rod Reis and Jorge Corona, who both contributed stories to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual, will also be available to sign copies of the New York Comic Con exclusive.

Jim Campbell and Cara McGee, who work on the current KaBOOM! ongoing series based on Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall, are coming to greet fans, as well as Jonesy artist Caitlin Rose Boyle, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales writer/artist Cory Godbey, Rust creator Royden Lepp, and Natacha Bustos, who will join Kat Leyh to sign copies of the Lumberjanes #29 New York Comic Con exclusive.

See below for a complete signing schedule (subject to change without notice):

Appearing all weekend
Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist)
Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes)
Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia)
Laura Howell (Regular Show)

Thursday, October 6th
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Jorge Corona (Feathers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Justin Jordan, Raúl Treviño (Sombra)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Matz (The Black Dahlia)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

Friday, October 7th
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Mike Perkins (Rowans Ruin)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Tini Howard, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Sarah Stern (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Dennis Hopeless (WWE)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Frank Cho (Skybourne)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Alex Paknadel (Turncoat, Arcadia)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
6:00 – 6:50 p.m. James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island)

Saturday, October 8th
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Rod Reis (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual), Jorge Corona (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual), Matt Herms (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Jim Campbell, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Alex Paknadel (Turncoat, Arcadia)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Munchkin)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Greg Pak (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Asaf Hanuka (The Realist)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)

Sunday, October 9th
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Jim Campbell, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Kat Leyh, Natacha Bustos (Lumberjanes)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Tini Howard, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Sarah Stern (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Royden Lepp (Rust)

BOOM! will host and participate in the following programming at New York Comic Con:

Thursday, October 6th
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. BOOM! Studios and Its Publishing Partnership with WWE

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce its publishing partnership with WWE to bring the Sports Entertainment leader back to comic shops everywhere. Join us for a power hour of special insight from behind the scenes with Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Editor Eric Harburn, Associate Editor Jasmine Amiri, and writer Dennis Hopeless. Catch a sneak preview of November’s WWE: Then. Now. Forever. special, plus some surprises! Moderated by’s Gavin JasperRoom: 1A21

Friday, October 7th
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media

Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legend of Korra,Steven UniverseLumberjanes, and Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller, LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines in comics resonate with young audiences. Join Kat Leyh(Lumberjanes), Blue Delliquanti (O Human Star), Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), and James Tynion IV (The Backstagers) as they speak about how we can better include healthy representation and how to make it standard practice. Moderated by Jude Biersdorfer of The New York TimesRoom: 1A02

Saturday, October 8th
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the Publishing World of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth with Archaia

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, publisher Archaia (an imprint of BOOM! Studios) has several books set to come out this year! Join Associate Editor Cameron Chittock and writer/artist Cory Godbey as we give fans a sneak peek into these titles, which include original comics, a children’s storybook, and an artists’ tribute collection. Livestream Stage

2:45-3:45 p.m. BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds

Love reading compelling, forward-thinking comics? Interested in finding out how multiple-award-winning top 10 publisher, BOOM! Studios, has spent over a decade committed to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing) discusses with Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief), and creators Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Frank Cho (Skybourne),Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Simon Spurrier (Weavers), and Steve Orlando(Namesake) on how they explore the ever-changing comics landscape, their newest stories, and the types of projects needed in the industry. Room: 1A02

Sunday, October 9th
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It’s Morphin Time!

In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the new top-selling comic book series based on Saban Brands’ hit ‘90s live-action children’s TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who “morph” into superheroes to save the world from evil. Join Editor Dafna Pleban, writer Tini Howard, artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, colorist Sarah Stern, and Saban Brands Director of Global Consumer Products Jason Bischoff as they discuss the comic book series, the spinoff Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, the recently released Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual, and the everlasting popularity of these “teenagers with attitude.” Moderated by IGN’s Joshua YehlRoom: 1A18

BOOM! Studios Announces Partnership with DCBS

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Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it has partnered with Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) to handle fulfillment of its rapidly growing webstore. The move is in response to meet the increasing demand from customers who don’t have access to a local comic shop but want to obtain the publisher’s titles. DCBS is the largest online comic book retailer in the United States and ships both domestically and abroad.

To celebrate this new partnership, BOOM! is offering 30% off to new subscribers to the following titles: Adventure Time, Giant Days, Kurt Sutter’s Lucas Stand, Lumberjanes, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Over the Garden Wall, and The Woods. Next week, fans will be able to pre-order BOOM! Studios exclusives from Comic-Con International in San Diego to be delivered in August while supplies last.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the team at DCBS. Their dedication to customer service and rapid, accurate fulfillment is second-to-none. By partnering with Cameron, Christina, and the rest of the team at DCBS, even fans who don’t have a local comic shop near them worldwide will be able to enjoy all of our great titles,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik.

DCBS Co-owner, Christina Merkler, added: “We are very excited about partnering with BOOM! for their webstore and subscription order fulfillment. BOOM! has a history of being an industry innovator and they continue to produce great content with fantastic production value. We look forward to working with them to take care of those customers that may not have access to a local comic shop.”

Customers who wish to purchase BOOM! Studios products are now able to do so at the updated BOOM! Studios webstore, which can be found here. Fans can subscribe to multi-issue series to have the latest installment conveniently delivered directly to them. Fans can also order single issues, collections, limited edition exclusive, and other items by browsing the Catalog section or searching for specific titles and creators.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the “Studios” imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison’s Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the “Archaia” imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’s television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

About Discount Comic Book Service
Founded in 1999, Discount Comic Book Service is a premier retailer of all comic and comic related items, offering incredible discounts along with amazing customer service. DCBS is also a corporate member of the CBLDF and a member of ComicsPro. The brick and mortar store is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and online at In addition, DCBS’ sister sites offer discounted trade paperbacks and hardcovers at and digital content at

Boom! Studios Announces SDCC 2016 Exclusive Variant Covers

Press Release:

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 20-24.

The following exclusives will be available for purchase at its booth, #2229:

Adventure Time Comics #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)
Cover by Pat McHale & Sam McHale
Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar
Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar
The first issue of a new KaBOOM! ongoing series featuring some of the industry’s best cartoonists telling Adventure Time stories in their own voices bears a cover by Over the Garden Wall creator Pat McHale and his son, Sam.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special SDCC Exclusive ($20)
Cover by Mark A. Schneider
Writers: Jonathan Case, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Ted Naifeh & Adrianne Ambrose, and Adam Smith
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Kyla Vanderklugt, and Jeff Stokely
Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more! The cover features a replica of Jareth’s mask that can be popped out!

Lucas Stand #1 ($10)
Cover by Chris Visions
Writers: Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
The debut issue of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series about a dead man enlisted by Lucifer to send wayward demons back to Hell features a cover by Dead Letters artist Chris Visions.

LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY SDCC Exclusive Cover by Lissa Treiman

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)
Cover by Lissa Treiman
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
The dream crossover event of the summer features a cover by original Giant Days artist Lissa Treiman.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 SDCC Exclusive ($25)
Cover by Goñi Montes
Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Thony Silas
This exclusive features an Armored Black Ranger cover image, the last in this style of covers by Goñi Montes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 SDCC Exclusive ($20)
Cover by Felipe Smith
Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Part 3 of a four-part connecting cover set by Felipe Smith!

Over the Garden Wall #1 ($10)
Cover by Rex Hackelberg
Writers: Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of the debut issue of the new ongoing Over the Garden Wall comic book series.

Steven Universe Zine ($5)
Covers by Missy Pena
Writer: Lauren Zuke
Artist: Lauren Zuke
A handmade zine from Steven Universe storyboard artist Lauren Zuke, featuring three different covers by Missy Pena, each one bearing a different Crystal Gem.


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the “Studios” imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison’s Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishesLumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time; and the “Archaia” imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’s television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

CA – Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Signing


Writer Chynna Clugston-Flores appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, June 11, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign the first issue of Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy! The store has an exclusive variant cover by Kat Leyh limited to 500 copies.

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016


Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details:


Make Way for Huge Group of ECCC Comic Guests


Emerald City Comicon makes a big announcement with several new comic creator guests added for the 2016 convention including Klaus Janson (DARK KNIGHT III), Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE), Todd Nauck (NIGHTCRAWLER), Mairghread Scott (POWER RANGERS), Pierrick Colinet (INFINITE LOOP), Francis Manapul (JUSTICE LEAGUE), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS), Don Rosa (UNCLE SCROOGE), Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES), Elsa Charretier (C.O.W.L.), Cully Hamner (RED), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN), and more! Plus voice actors Linda Ballantyne (SAILOR MOON), Nolan North (UNCHARTED), and Susan Roman (SAILOR MOON).


Previously announced celebrity guests include:

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), James Harren (RUMBLE), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Jody Houser (FAITH), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Kei Acedera (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marcus To (RED ROBIN), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING), Tim Sale (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE), and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website:

VA Comicon Returns This Weekend


VA Comicon returns to the Richmond Raceway this weekend on November 21-22!

Featured guests include:

BOB GALE, Creator of Back to the Future!
BROOKE ALLEN, Artist of Lumberjanes!
MARINA SIRTIS, Deanna Troi on Star Trek: TNG!
WALTER JONES, Original Black Power Ranger!
TRINA NISHIMURA: Voice of Mikasa: Attack on Titan!
COLEMAN ENGLE: Artist of Steven Universe!
ALEX SAVIUK: Artist of the Spider-Man Sunday Strip!
CBCS GRADING: Professional Comic Book Grading!

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UK – Lumberjanes Signing


Cartoonist Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes) appear at Orbital Comics on Thursday, November 12, 2015! From 5:30 PM, Noelle will be signing and greeting fans at Orbital – then from 7:30 PM she’ll be hosting an Orbital Director’s Commentary night looking at Lumberjanes Volume 2.

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

Boom! Studios Announces NYCC 2015 Events


Press Release:

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce a pre-show event, panels, exclusives, and list of talent for the 2015 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side during the weekend of October 8-11.

Anchoring the publisher’s presence at New York Comic-Con, BOOM! has partnered with several comics retailers for New York Comic Con exclusives and a pre-show signing event.

Midtown Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2036) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) to Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s The Spire #1, while Newbury Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2945) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) to The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag Special.

BOOM! has partnered with Forbidden Planet in Manhattan’s East Village for a pre-New York Comic Con signing event on Thursday, October 7 from 7-9pm (NYCC badge NOT required), featuring the following creators (additional creators may be announced):

Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes)
Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market)
Matthew Daley (Lantern City)
Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic)
Brian Joines (Imagine Agents)
Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)
S.M. Vidaurri (Iscariot, Iron: Or, the War After)
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

Forbidden Planet (212-473-1576, is located at 832 Broadway, between 12th and 13th St.

BOOM! will host the following panels at New York Comic Con:

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward

Thursday, October 8, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room 1A06

2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik, join Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Si Spurrier, James Tynion IV, Matthew Daley, and Kyle Higgins as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.

Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity, and Representation in Comic Books

Friday, October 9, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Room 1A24

The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse Panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what Creators and Fans can do to be heard. Join Moderator David Brothers and Panelists Marjorie Liu, Shannon Watters, Jeremy Whitley, Amber Garza, Joey Stern and Darryl Ayo in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity and representation in mainstream comics.

Camp Out with Lumberjanes!

Friday, October 9, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Room 1A24

Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, from the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, and Special Guests discuss what’s down the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (Drama).

The following BOOM! creators can be found in Artist Alley at New York Comic Con:

Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes) – AA9
Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market) – Q14
Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl) – J2
Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow) – G3
Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk) – J12
Jorge Coelho (John Flood, Sleepy Hollow) – K15
Tim Daniel (Burning Fields, Curse) – U16
Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo) – 215
Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit, The Empty Man) – K12
Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic) – H3
Joe Eisma (Big Trouble in Little China) – X4
Jerry Gaylord (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return) – N14
Penelope Gaylord (Adventure Time) – N15
Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes) – Q9
Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) – CC19
Brian Joines (Imagine Agents) – W10
Justin Jordan (John Flood) – R6
Janet Lee (The Wonderland Alphabet) – K13
Michael Moreci (Burning Fields, Curse) – U17
Jimmy Palmiotti (Palmiotti & Brady’s The Con Job)
Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball) – U8
David Petersen (Mouse Guard) – J1
Joe Quinones (Big Trouble in Little China, Sleepy Hollow) – G4
Humberto Ramos (Crimson) – L9
Stephane Roux (Protocol: Orphans) – B10
Felipe Smith (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, Freelancers) – R4
Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)
Dominike “Domo” Stanton (Palmiotti & Brady’s The Con Job) – Z9
Durwin Talon & Guin Thompson (Beautiful Scars) – V12
James Tynion IV (Cognetic, The Woods, UFOlogy, Memetic) – H3
Charles Soule (Strange Attractors) – W15
Allison Strejlau (Regular Show) – AA15
Fred Van Lente (Big Trouble in Little China) – W13
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) – AA9
Jim Zub (Munchkin) – X3

For more information on New York Comic Con, visit their site at


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 titles like Suicide Risk, The Woods, 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 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.

SPX 2015 Announces International Guests

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SPX is pleased to announce international creators, Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks, and Brecht Vandenbroucke as guests at SPX 2015. This is in addition to the previously announced guests Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson, Noelle Stevenson, Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll, Noah Van Sciver, Matt Bors, Lilli Carré, Theo Ellsworth, C. Spike Trotman, Jennifer Hayden, Stuart Immonen, Scott McCloud, Bill Griffith, Kathryn Immonen, Derf, Jessica Abel (Sat. Only) and Ted Rall.

Additional international guests appearing at SPX 2015 will be announced next week.

SPX 2015 is honored to have the very first United States appearance of critically acclaimed, Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters. This year saw the release of the final volume of his well reviewed planet hopping space epic, Aama Vol. 4: You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, published by SelfMadeHero. Peeters has been nominated five times in the Best Book category at Angoulême and has done a number of posters and other illustration work in Europe. Peeters lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dylan Horrocks is returning to Small Press Expo for the first time in over a decade. Horrocks began his diverse career with the publication of Pickle, which ran from 1993-97 published by Black Eye Press. Pickle included the serialization of Hicksville, a groundbreaking story that was collected into a graphic novel that won plaudits from reviewers around the globe. Horrocks has had international success in alternative and mainstream comics with books like Atlas from Drawn & Quarterly, and as writer for DC Comics and Vertigo. In 2014, Fantagraphics published Sam Zabel and his Magic Pen to wide critical and fan acclaim. Horrocks is an Eisner Award winner and in 2006 he was appointed University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow. Horrocks currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and sons.

Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator. His debut graphic novel,White Cube, took the Angouleme International Comics Festival by storm in 2013. Vandenbroucke’s distinctive painted panels and brightly colored spreads intermingle pop culture influences and commentary on the fine art world, offering an absurdist view of the institutions of that world. White Cube has been published in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, and in English by Drawn & Quarterly. Since graduating from art school a few years ago, he has worked for numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, and has participated in group shows all over the world. Vandenbroucke lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

SPX 2015 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit

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