BOOM! Studios Returns to NYCC 2017 with All-New Panels

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the programming it will be presenting and participating in at New York Comic Con (NYCC), to be held October 5-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Listed chronologically, the full list includes:

BOOM! Studios – Presentation at The New York Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 2:00-2:45pm
Location: The New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium

Presented specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as we talk about the diverse titles we produce under four distinct imprints, from quality licensed books to captivating originals. Featuring Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu—BOOM! Studios), Sean Rubin (Bolivar—Archaia), Pamela Ribon (SLAM!—BOOM! Box), and Ellen Scherer Crafts (The Not-So Secret Society—KaBOOM!). Moderated by Sierra Hahn (Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Go Go Power Rangers Comics!
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 4:15-5:15pm
Location: 1A24

BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers comics have changed everything you thought you knew about the original five teenagers with attitude! Join writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), alongside legendary Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actors David Yost (“Billy”), Walter Jones (“Zack”), BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, and Saban Brands’ Edgar Pasten (Manager, Product Development) for this celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers. Moderated by James Viscardi (ComicBook.com), with your first look at breaking news on the historic revelations in store for the Power Rangers you know and love… along with all-new Rangers you’ve never met before!

BOOM! Studios: Discover YOURS
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 6:45-7:45pm
Location: 1A05

There’s something at BOOM! Studios for everyone—if you have a passion, we’ve got a comic book that speaks to it and this is the panel to Discover Your New Obsession! Join Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Pamela Ribon (SLAM!), Simon Spurrier (Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark CrystalGodshaper), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), and novelist Saladin Ahmed as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and more surprises! Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady Type Panel
Date: Friday, October 6
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: 1A18

BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics—and their biggest adventures yet are coming in 2018! Join co-creator Brooklyn Allen, Gabby Rivera (Lumberjanes: Faire & Square special), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! novel), BOOM! Studios Editor Whitney Leopard, and Abrams Editor Erica Finkel to celebrate over four years of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types! Moderated by Candice Mack (System-wide Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library).

The Future Is LGBTQ
Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Location: 1A02

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD are proud to assemble a diverse group of talent from the world of entertainment, including Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America), Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs), Brooklyn Allen (BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (Abrams Books’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios’ The Woods), and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), for an honest discussion of LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter and more inclusive future. Moderated by Abraham Riesman (Editor, Vulture.com).

BOOM! Studios returns to NYCC with a new booth (#1828) and exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. To keep up with more NYCC news from BOOM! Studios, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

 

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD Announce ‘The Future Is LGBTQ’ Panel at NYCC 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD are proud to announce “The Future is LGBTQ” panel at New York Comic Con (NYCC) on Saturday, October 7th, 2:45pm in Room 1A02 of the Javits Center. Moderated by Vulture Editor Abraham Riesman, the panel includes Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (First Second Books’ This One Summer, Abrams’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America, Namesake), James Tynion IV (The WoodsThe Backstagers), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), and Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) as they gather to discuss LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path toward a brighter and more inclusive future.

“GLAAD is thrilled to be working alongside BOOM! Studios to bring this great lineup of creators together to discuss why #RepresentationMatters, what the future of queer-inclusive entertainment looks like, and how they use their platforms to accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ people,” said Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis.

“We are honored to partner with GLAAD at New York Comic Con on what promises to be a great conversation between these influential creators from various areas of entertainment,” added Filip Sablik, BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing.

BOOM! Studios was the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in 2016 for Lumberjanes, created by Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson, and in 2017 for The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas.

BOOM! Studios returns to NYCC with star-studded panels, a new booth (#1828), and exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. To keep up with more NYCC news from BOOM! Studios, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

OH – Moonstruck #1 Variant Signing

Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Lauren McCubbin appear at 2nd & Charles on Saturday, August 12th at 5:00 PM to sign the Fried Pie variant cover of MOONSTRUCK #1 from Image Comics.

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2nd & Charles
350 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45429
(937) 298-6540

BOOM! Studios Debuts New Merchandise at SDCC 2017

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios announced today it will debut new merchandise at its booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego (a.k.a San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC). The BOOM! Studios booth is located at #2229 on the show floor.

Mouse Guard Enamel Pins
$10 each (also available at David Petersen’s booth, GG-09)

Lumberjanes Enamel Pins
$10 each

New Lumberjanes Badges
$5 each

BOOM! Studios Blind Boxes
$20 each
Each box, available in All Ages or Adult, contains 15 assorted comics and may include past exclusives, variant covers, and signed books. One Adult box contains the ultra-rare Armored Red Ranger variant cover.

In addition, BOOM! Studios will have on display prototypes of exclusive Mouse Guard watches, which can be pre-ordered at the booth.
Fabric band – $60   Leather band – $75

OH – Moonstruck #1 Signing

Writer Grace Ellis and artist Shae Beagle appear at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday, July 29th at 2:00 PM to sign the first issue of MOONSTRUCK from Image Comics.

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Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-6473

Boom! Studios Signing & Panel Schedule at NYCC 2016

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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 DenOfGeek.com’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 (boom-studios.com) 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 www.DCBService.com. In addition, DCBS’ sister sites offer discounted trade paperbacks and hardcovers at www.InStockTrades.com and digital content at www.MyDigitalComics.com.

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.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com 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

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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
818-999-9455

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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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: a2caf.com

 

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