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  • Mouse Guard Creator Appears at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

    November 26, 2012 by  
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    Press Release: 

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of David Petersen for our 14th annual show, taking place September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

    Petersen, who is best known for his work on Mouse Guard, an ongoing collection of mini-series published by Archaia Studios, is a cartoonist children’s book illustrator who began his career in 2004 with the release of Voices – a self-published anthology from ComiXpress. Possessing a distinctive art style reminiscent of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh), Petersen has worked on such comics as The Dark Crystal, Snowy Valentine, and Muppets & Fairytales from Archaia, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series from IDW. His artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt.

    In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). In 2010, he was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Artist (Mouse Guard: Winter 1152).

    “David is one of the most talented cartoonists working in comic today and we couldn’t be happier to have him returning to Baltimore again this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “His beautifully rendered artwork truly brings a fine art element to the world of sequential storytelling and to Baltimore!”

    Petersen joins already announced guests: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Archaia Entertainment Schedule for NYCC 2012

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    Press Release:

    Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Booth #1520) is excited to announce its plans for New York Comic Con, taking place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City!

    • Archaia will present three panels at New York Comic Con:

    How to Prepare an Effective Submission
    Friday, 10/12 5:15-6:15pm, Room 1A06
    Want to pitch your idea as a graphic novel? Archaia editors and a pair of Archaia creators—Feeding Ground’s Swifty Lang and Pantalones, TX’s Yehudi Mercado—show what should go into an effective submission.

    Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing
    Saturday, 10/13 6:30-7:30pm, Room 1A06
    In this information-filled panel, fans will be treated to exclusive announcements, images, and videos on three properties poised for a transmedia explosion—Cyborg 009, Hawken: Genesis, and Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe—with Archaia’s upcoming graphic novels providing a cornerstone in each campaign.

    How to Tell a Better Story Through World-Building
    Sunday, 10/14 1:15-2:15pm, Room 1A08
    Listen is as Archaia master storytellers David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), and Sean Rubin (Redwall, the upcoming Bolivar) share how to create a better story through world-building, from characters and costumes, to settings and environment, to culture and history.

    • Former Jim Henson collaborator and fantasy superstar Brian Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) and his wife, Wendy Froud, will be on hand to autograph copies of the hardcover graphic novel, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1. Check the signing schedule for times.

    • Limited to 100 pieces each, exclusive tip-ins for upcoming Archaia graphic novel hardcovers Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian and Iron: Or, the War After by Shane-Michael Vidaurri. Bastian and Vidaurri will be on hand to autograph the tip-ins. Check the signing schedule for times.

    • Over 100 autograph sessions are scheduled at the Archaia booth throughout the weekend, featuring over 40 creators. Check the Archaia booth, the Archaia website (www.archaia.com), or your favorite comics news website for the full schedule.

    • Free, convention-exclusive autograph cards for upcoming Archaia titles will be available while supplies last, with their creators on hand to sign them. These titles include: Bolivar; Cyborg 009; The Joyners in 3D; Mumbai Confidential; Pantalones, TX; The Reason for Dragons; Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe; Spera Vol. 2; and Strange Attractors.

    • Archaia partner Meteor Entertainment will set up four gaming stations at the Archaia booth to demo their upcoming, free-to-play, online mech game, Hawken. The open beta launches 12/12/12, followed in March 2013 by an Archaia prequel graphic novel tied into the game. Hawken creator and designer Khang Le will be on hand to sign exclusive autograph cards. Check signing schedule for times.

    • Three new hardcovers will debut at the Archaia booth: Last Days of an Immortal by Fabien Vehlmann and Gwen de Bonneval (translated from the French edition), The Grand Duke by Yann and Romain Hugault (translated from the French edition), and Mouse Guard Winter 1152 Black and White by David Petersen.

    • Archaia will give away copies of its highly sought-after Free Comic Book Day hardcover from earlier this year to kids for the length of the show, while supplies last.

    • Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set designer Luke Crane will be on hand on Friday and Sunday to demo the game for curious players. Check the signing schedule for times.

    • Creator Charles Soule will have limited copies available of a 26-page preview of his upcoming Archaia hardcover graphic novel, Strange Attractors.

    • Each day of the con, Archaia CCO Mark Smylie will conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews at the booth. Slots are limited, so sign up at the booth for that day’s session while space lasts.

    Archaia is located on the New York Comic Con show floor at Booth #1520. For more information about New York Comic Con, visit www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
    About Archaia Entertainment, LLC

    Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Bolivar, Rust, Gunnerkrigg Court, Old City Blues, Awakening, The Killer, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year by Ain’t it Cool News, Comic Related, and Graphic Policy, which honored the publisher two years in a row. Archaia was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. So far in 2012, Archaia has been further honored with six Harvey Award nominations, two Harvey Awards, six Eisner nominations and three Eisner Awards, and both Gold and Silver awards from ForeWord Reviews. In addition to publications, Archaia has successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media. For more information, visit the Archaia website at www.archaia.com.

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Table Listings

    Below is a listing of all the table assignments for both guests and artist alley at Boston Comic Con 2012! List is alphabetical by last name. Please note that the list is subject to change without notice:

     

    AGOSTI, ANDREA AA705

    AMARU, GEORGE AA507

    AMBRUSON, SCOTT AAW37

    ANDREWS, ROGER AA308 END CAP

    ARCHER, KENT AA412

    AUCOIN, MATT AA313 W/ FOLTZ, HOLLY

    BAGGE, PETER DD1201 END

    BARNES, E J AA213 DROWNED TOWN PRESS

    BARRETT, NOAH AAH14

    BARROWS, BRANDON AA304

    BASTARD, KEN AAW35

    BASTIEN, JEREMY AAW04

    BELIARD, GEORGE AAH13 MARVEL COMICS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

    BENITEZ, JOE AAW11

    BERRY, MATTHEW AA511 MATTMAN: DINOSUAR HUNTER

    BESSETTE, MATTHEW AAH03 1725 STUDIOS

    BISLEY, SIMON* DD1127

    BLUMENTHAL, ZIGGY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    BRENNAN, MEGAN AA706 BEST PEST STUDIO

    BROOKS, MARK AAW12

    BRUNO, FRANCES AA713 GRAVEYARD SHIFT PRESS

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA608 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA609 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BURNS, JEFF AAH10

    BUSCEMA, STEPHANIE AA102 FRONT CAP

    CAIN, ANNE AAH15

    CALDWELL, TALENT AAW25

    CALIFIORE, JIM AAW24

    CANETE, ERIC AAW08 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    CAPITUMINI, DAN AA611

    CARDINAL, JOHN AA510 W/ CROCKETT, MICHAEL, HOULE, ANDREW END CAP

    CASEY, JASON AA107

    CHA. KEU AAW16 MORE GREAT ART

    CHEN, JO AA101 FRONT CAP

    CHEUNG, JIM* AAW14

    CHIANG, CLIFF DD1202 END

    CHURCH, KEVIN AA103 AGREEABLE COMICS

    CLOONAN, BECKY VENDOR

    COHN,SCOTT AA503

    COKER, JR, PAUL DD1125 MAD MAGAZINE

    CONNOLLY, BRIAN AA715 KELLEY, PATT

    COOK, ASHLEY AA108 W/ CORMACK, ALEX

    COOKE, KATIE AAW03

    CORMACK, ALEX AA108 W/ COOK, ASHLEY

    COSTELLO, SAM AA109

    COWAN, DOUG AA512 W/ MCCORMACK, CLAY

    CRAIN, CLAYTON DD1203 END

    CROCKETT, MICHAEL AA509 W. HOULE, ANDREW, CARDINAL, JOHN END CAP

    DAHL, JOSHUA AA614 MONOLITH

    DARROW, GEOFF AAW28

    DAXBERGER, JOE AA806 W/ SEDANI, T THE DRAW BOX

    DE LIZ, RENAE DD1132 END VENDOR

    DELLAGATTA, JOE AA603

    DELQUADRO, ANDREW AA807 215 INK

    DEZAGO, TODD AA801 W/ RICH WOODALL FRONT CAP

    DINNALL, OLIVIA AA506 W. LANE,LINDA

    DOHERTY, MIKE AAH11 DRISCOLL, ANDY

    DOONEY, MICHAEL DD1121

    DORT, TJ AA516 W/ HALEY, JOE UNDERBURBS

    DOS SANTOS, MARC AA903

    DOYLE, MING AA104

    DRISCOLL, ANDY AAH11 DOHERTY, MIKE

    EASTMAN, KEVIN * DD1126

    EATON, KEVIN AA814 W/ EDGE, ANDREW, COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EDGE, ANDREW AA814 W/ EATON, KEVIN COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EINHAUS, KURT AA610

    ELLIOT, DAVE AAH04

    EPTING, STEVE * AA201 FRONT CAP

    FAERBER, LOGAN AA203 MACLEAN, ANDREW

    FALK, ELIZABETH Vendor

    FALKENBERG, JOSHUA AA406 SEVERED HEAD COMICS

    FELICIANO, CEASAR AA314 W/ MULVEY, JOE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1122 MAD MAGAZINE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1123 MAD MAGAZINE

    FINN, TIM AA404

    FISHER GW AA908

    FLETCHER, MATTHEW DD1402 END VENDOR

    FOLTZ, HOLLY AA313 W/AUCOIN, MATT

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA709 END CAP

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA710 END CAP

    GARBOWSKA, AGNES AA301 FRONT CAP

    GIUFFRIDA, ALICIA AA212

    GLEASON, KEITH AA204 RECKLESS SIDEKICK PRODUCTIONS

    GOLDEN, MICHAEL DD1103 END

    GORDON, MICHAEL AA505 NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS

    GOVAR, DANIEL AAW13

    HALEY, JOE AA516 W/ DORT, TJ, UNDERBURBS

    HALL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HAMILTON, SCOTT AAH01 HAMILTOONS

    HANSCHE, NICOLE AA605

    HARRIS, CORY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    HEBERT, ALAN AA714 HB COMICS

    HENDERSON, ERICA AA105

    HiLL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HORN, GREG AAW21

    HORN, GREG AAW22

    HOULE, ANDREW AA509 W/ CARDINAL, JOHN, CROCKETT, MICHAEL END CAP

    HRANEK, MICHAEL AA809 AELHRA, aelhra END CAP

    HUGHES, JOHN AA907

    IGLE, JAMAL DD1303 END

    JAFFE , AL DD1124 MAD MAGAZINE

    JAMES, TYLER AA115

    JEANNOTTE, ROB AA812 FIVE AND DIME PRODUCTIONS

    JIMENEZ, SANDY AAH08

    KASPER, SEAN AA408

    KELLEY, PATT AA715 W/ CONNOLLY, BRIAN

    KELLY,KEN AAW19

    KELLY,KEN AAW20

    KENNEDY, JAY AA712 W/ NICOLS, IAN FAT CAT FUNNIES

    KHANNA, DAN AA513

    KONG, BRIAN AA909 END CAP

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA206 THE FICTORY

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA207 THE FICTORY

    KROSOCKZA, JARRETT VENDOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS

    LAMB, BRADEN AA309 W/ PAROLINE, SHELLI END CAP

    LANE, LINDA AA506 W. DINNALL , OLIVIA

    LAYTON, BOB AA902 FRONT CAP

    LEBLANC, DAVID J AA604 ACTION ABSTRACTION STUDIOS

    LEE, NORMAN AA901 FRONT CAP

    LEMAY, CATHERINE AA305

    LILLY, MIKE AA908 END CAP

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA803 TRACIMOC

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA804 TRACIMOC

    LOLAR, JOEL AA813 STOCK PILE COMICS

    LOVETT, NATE AA711

    LOVUOLO, ANDREW AA810 END CAP

    MACLEAN, ANDREW AA203 FAERBER, LOGAN

    MAGUIRE, KEVIN AA910

    MALEEV, ALEX AA202 FRONT CAP

    MANAPUL, FRANCIS * AA302 FRONT CAP

    MANN, CLAY AAW18 MORE GREAT ART

    MARI, DANI AA315 W/ VITALI, JESSICA

    MARTINO, JOE AA514

    MASSA, BRIAN AA607

    MAYDAK, MIKE AA415 MAYDAK

    MAYER, JULI AAH02 W/ WOODS, TED

    MAZUR, DAN AA409 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MAZUR, DAN AA410 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MCBASTID,SETH AA310

    MCCOMSEY, JEFF AA205 FUBAR

    MCCORMACK, CLAY AA512 W/ COWAN, DOUG

    MCCULLOUGH, RHIANNON AA306 MCCULLOUGH EFFECT

    MCGINNITY, SHAYNA AA606

    MCGUNIESS, ED AA502 FRONT CAP

    MCKENNA, MARK AAW23

    METCALF, JASON AA615

    MIKE WIERINGO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AA816 By request

    MILLER, ADAM AA915 ZOMBIE BOMB! PRESENTS

    MOCKOVIAK, NICK AA413

    MOLEA, ROB AAH17 GEEKY PINUPS

    MOORE, LINDSAY AA303

    MORALES, MARK AAW17 MORE GREAT ART

    MORNI, ANTHONY AA112 THE SEVEN TRIAL SOF KIERA SNOW

    MULVEY, JOE AA314 W/ FELICIANO, CEASAR

    MURPHY, SEAN GORDON AAW09 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    MUSTO, JACKIE AA209 KAY AND P COMICS END CAP

    NERONSKI,ELIZABETH AA311

    NEWIRTH, ZACK AAW36 W/WIGGINS, WILL

    NICHOLS, IAN AA712 W/ KENNEDY, JAY FAT CAT FUNNIES

    NORDEN, AMANDA AA515

    NOTO, PHIL AA912

    O’CONNOR, GEORGE AA114 HOMELESS COMICS

    OLIVARES, JOSE LUIS AA313 W/ AUCOIN, MATT & FOLTZ, HOLLY

    ORTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    OSTRANDER, GLEN AA404

    PAROLINE, SHELLI AA309 W/ LAMB, BRADEN END CAP

    PEARSON, JASON AAW15 MORE GREAT ART

    PECCI, MIKE AAH06 MIKE PECCI’S GRINDHOUSE

    PELLIGRINO, RICHARD AAH18

    PETERSON, DAVID AAW01

    PINARD, MICHELLE AA208 MKT PRODUCTIONS

    PRADO, JOE AA601 FRONT CAP

    PRATT, TINA AA708

    PURCELL, JACK AAW27

    QUILL, ROBERT AA215 ARTIST FOR HIRE

    QUINN, TRACEY LEE AA703

    QUINONES, JOE AA402 FRONT CAP

    RAMOS JR, WILSON AAH07 RIVERA, ERIC

    RANDOLPH, KHARY DD1403 END VENDOR

    RANEY, TOM DD1301 END

    RATCLIFFE, ERIC AA411

    REINCKE, JONATHON VENDOR JAWART ILLUSTRATION

    REIS, IVAN AA602 FRONT CAP

    RICHARD, SARA AA702 FRONT CAP

    RICHMOND, LANDON AAH19 KNOW NO TRUTH

    RIOT, ASHLEY AA904

    RIVERA, ERIC AAH07 RAMOS JR, WILSON

    RIVERA, PAOLO AA914

    ROMAN, STEVEN AA106

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA110 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA111 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROUSEAU, CRAIG AA802 FRONT CAP

    ROUX, STEPHANE AA401 FRONT CAP

    RYAN, MATT AA312 FREE LUNCH COMICS

    SAGER, CHRISTIAN AA307

    SALE, TIM * AAW07 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SANDS, JOHN AA216

    SCALERA, MATTEO AAW10 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SCOTT, STEVE AA913

    SEDANI, T AA806 W/DAXBERGER, JOE THE DRAW BOX

    SIEGEL, ELIZABETH AA211 TOFUSQUIRREL

    SIENKIEWICZ, BILL DD1128

    SILVA, RICK AA405

    SIMETI, PETER AA704

    SINNOT, JOE DD1129

    SIROIS, DOUGLAS AA414 DOUGLAS A. SIROIS ILLUSTRATION

    SMOLEY, BRAD AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    SNIEGOSKI, THOMAS E. AA911

    SNYDER, BRITT AA508

    SOARES, EVERETT AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, SUSAN

    SOARES, SUSAN AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, EVERETT

    STEVENS, KARL AA905

    STEVENSON, KRISTILYN AA210 ZOMBIE ROMANCE END CAP

    STRUCKOFF, IAN AAH05 BLACK LABEL COMICS

    STRUTZ, JASON AA612 FIRETOWER STUDIOS

    SUN,YIN WEN AA808 MR RAIN

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW32

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW33

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW34

    TAKARA, MARCIO DD1302 END

    TAM, TINA AA113

    TEMPLESMITH, BEN AAW05

    TEXEIRA, MARK DD1102 END

    THOMPSON, JILL * DD1130 END VENDOR

    TODD, JONATHON AA504 PBJ COMICS

    TORO, VICTOR AA613

    TRIMPE, HERB AAW29

    TUCCI, BILLY AAW06

    UMINGA, CHRISTOPHER DD1401 END VENDOR

    URTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    VEGA, ESTABAN AAH09

    VINES, DEXTER AA501 FRONT CAP

    VITALI, JESSICA AA315 W/ MARI, DANI

    WALKO, BILL AA407

    WAUCHOPE, SCOTT AA811 RANDOLPH HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

    WICKS, MARIS AA403 PRINCE, LIZ

    WIGGINS, WILL AAW36 W/NEWIRTH, ZACK

    WILSON, CHARLESPAUL AAW02

    WITTERSTAETTER, RENEE DD1101 END

    WOMANTHOLOGY DD1131 END VENDOR

    WOOD, AARON AA707

    WOOD, JENNIE AA805 W/ YUSLATIS, JOHN

    WOODALL, RICH AA802 FRONT CAP

    WOODS, TED AAH02 W/ MAYERS, JULI

    WRIGHTSON, BERNIE AAW30

    YOUNG, SKOTTIE * AAW26

    YUSKATIS, JOHN AA805 W/ WOOD, JENNIE

    ZULLO, CHRISSIE AA701 FRONT CAP

    About Boston Comic Con: The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

     

    Boston Comic Con 2012 This Weekend!

    Press Release:

    The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!

    Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

    Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

    Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

    We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

    Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

    Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    MA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

    David Petersen, Tradd Moore, and Justin Jordan sign at Larry’s Comics on Saturday May 5th from 9:30am – 12:30pm for Free Comic Book Day! Larry is hosting a coloring contest for kids to win a set of Mouse Guard HCs and one aspiring artist will be picked to have their Luther Strode pinup appear in an upcoming issue! Plus facepainting, free hotdogs with Larry’s secret sauce, and of course FREE COMICS!

    Larry’s Comics
    68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850

    UK – Mouse Guard Signing

    David Petersen signs on Thursday 01 March 2012 from 18:00 – 19:00.

    Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

    Press Release:

    DAVID PETERSEN will be signing his stunning graphic novel, MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL 1 (Titan Edition) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 1st March from 6 – 7pm.

    Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening.

    David Petersen won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing. David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn.

    CA – Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard Signing

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    Brian Holguin and David Petersen Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

     Press Release:
    Archaia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Meltdown Comics Present:

    Come get your FREE copies of Archaia and Henson’s MOUSE GUARD / THE DARK CRYSTAL FLIP BOOK autographed by:
    • Brian Holguin, writer of THE DARK CRYSTAL story
    • David Petersen, writer and artist of the MOUSE GUARD story

    Plus, marvel at the life-sized statues of the SKEKSIS from THE DARK CRYSTAL movie!
    The Jim Henson Company has graciously agreed to lend two, original Skeksis from the classic 1982 film to be put on display inside Meltdown for Free Comic Book Day! Come grab a look at these marvelous creations up close! (But not too close! Because the statues are so delicate, no touching will be allowed. Sorry!) Great for photo ops!
    Also:
    • Watch THE DARK CRYSTAL film as it plays on a video monitor in the store!
    • Get free posters, awesome prizes and other cool giveaways!
    • Dine on gourmet grilled cheese at The Grilled Cheese Truck!

    Meltdown Comics
    7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

    CA – West Hollywood Book Fair

    Bernie Wrightson, Richard Starkings, David Petersen, Hope Larson and many more comic creators and sci-fi icons sign at the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sept. 26th. See below for more featured guest or the website for more details.

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    Adrienne Barbeau

    Love Bites
    WHEN: 12:00PM-12:45PM
    PANEL: “Love Bites” with Adrienne Barbeau–In Conversation with Del Howison
    STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

    Movie fans know Adrienne Barbeau best for her performances in “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Creepshow”, “Swamp Thing”, “Back to School”, and “Cannonball Run”. She has a Golden Globe nomination and over 450 screen performances to her credit. Drew Carey fans know her as Oswald’s mom and she starred as Ruthie, the Snake Dancer, on HBO’s fascinating series, “Carnivale”. Adrienne began her writing career with the best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”. She followed that with “Vampyres of Hollywood” and, now, “Love Bites.”
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    Amber Benson

    Among the Ghosts
    WHEN: 2:00PM-2:55PM
    PANEL: Food For Thought: Vampires, Werewolves & Why We Love to Be Bitten!
    STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

    Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden for the BBC. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Her first solo novel, “Death’s Daughter,” was published by Penguin in 2009, with a children’s book for Simon and Schuster called “The New Newbridge Academy” to follow in the fall of 2010. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also written, produced, and directed three feature films.
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    Joshua Dysart

    The Unknown Soldier
    WHEN: 11:00AM-12:00PM (Panel), 1:40PM-2:00PM (Story Telling), 2:45PM-3:30PM (In Conversation)
    PANEL: The Future of Web Comics (Panel), “The Stain” by Joshua Dysart (Story Telling), “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen (In Conversation)
    STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion (Panel / In Conversation) & The Ghost Story Telling Tent (Story Telling)

    Joshua Dysart is an Eisner Award nominated, New York Times Best Selling American comic book writer known for dark themes, humanist horror and a fascination with the roots of violence. He has done work for DC Comics, Vertigo Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Penny-Farthing Press, Virgin Comics and Random House Books.
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    Tim Kring

    Shift: A Novel
    WHEN: 2:15PM-3:15PM
    PANEL: Drug Trade Stories: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    STAGE: Fiction Pavilion

    Tim Kring is the creator, an executive producer, and a writer for Heroes. Kring has worked as an executive producer for all four seasons of the show. He began his writing career for the hit TV show Knight Rider in the early 1980s. In 1987 Kring penned Teen Wolf Too alongside Jeph Loeb. He created the hit television shows Crossing Jordan, and Strange World.

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    Hope Larson

    Mercury
    WHEN: 1:30PM-2:30PM
    PANEL: Femme Fantastic: Cutting Edge Women Writing the YA Graphic Novel
    STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

    Hope Larson is the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning author of several graphic novels for young adults. Her most recent book, Mercury, was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in April 2010. Upcoming projects include a graphic novel adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (FSG), and Whois AC (Atheneum), an original graphic novel to be illustrated by cartoonist Tintin Pantoja.

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    Steve Niles

    The Ghoul
    WHEN: 3:45PM-4:45PM
    WHERE: H.P. Lovecraft & the Horror of Comics
    STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

    Steve Niles is a writer. He writes comics, novels and films. He is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers – Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. Currently ongoing at Image is the creator-owned series BAD PLANET with co-writer Thomas Jane and THE CRYPTICS with artist Ben Roman. Everyone’s favorite monster hunter Cal McDonald returns in the monthly CRIMINAL MACABRE series from Dark Horse. And later this year, continuing 30 DAYS OF NIGHT spin-offs and AMERICAN FREAKSHOW return to IDW Publishing.

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    David Petersen

    Mouse Guard
    WHEN: 2:45PM-3:30PM
    PANEL: “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen In Conversation with Joshua Dysart
    STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

    David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing.

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    Richard Starkings

    Elephantmen Volume 2: Fatal Diseases
    WHEN: 12:15PM-1:15PM
    PANEL: Down & Dirty Comics: Comics Outside of “The Big Three”
    STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

    In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which trains and employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. Originally Starkings had intended that the advertisements for these fonts would feature Marvel and DC Comics’ characters, however when he failed to receive the authorisation to do that, Starkings created his own character to illustrate the ads – Hip Flask an anthropomorphic hippopotamus “Information Agent”. Hip Flask has since graduated to his own series of one-shot comic books, published by Active Images. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing prequel series to Hip Flask, Elephantmen, written by Starkings.

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    Bernie Wrightson

    The Ghoul
    WHEN: TBD
    WHERE: TBD

    Bernie Wrightson is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He co-created (with writer Len Wein) the comic character Swamp Thing, and definitively illustrated Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bernie has also collaborated regularly with author Stephen King, having illustrated The Stand, Cycle of the Werewolf, and Dark Tower V. He’s worked on Spiderman, Batman, and the Punisher, and provided countless covers for all of the major comics publishers. He wrote and drew his own scifi miniseries: Captain Sternn. Recent works include City of Others (Dark Horse), and Dead She Said and The Ghoul (IDW), both co-created with author Steve Niles. As a conceptual artist, Bernie has worked on several well-known films, including Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Spider-Man, Land of the Dead, and Frank Darabont’s latest Stephen King film The Mist.

    CA – Legends of the Mouse Guard Signing

    Press Release:

    DAVID PETERSEN, CREATOR OF ‘MOUSE GUARD,’ TO APPEAR AT THE COMIC BUG IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CA ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 25th

    Los Angeles, CA (September 20, 2010) – For one day only, Eisner and Origins Award-winning writer/artist David Petersen will be appearing at The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach’s only comic book and pop culture store., providing South Bay comic book fans a chance to meet the creator behind the brave and noble band of sword-wielding mice.

    The two-hour signing will run from 3 to 5 p.m. on September 25th, 2010 at The Comic Bug, located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Mouse Guard series is an all-ages publication that any reader would enjoy.

    “I’m really excited!” exclaimed Petersen. “I can’t wait to see all the West Coast Mouse Guard fans at The Comic Bug on the 25th!”

    Amongst various accolades and awards, Mouse Guard has received an avalanche of positive reviews. Tom McLean of Variety said, “This is a fun book about warrior mice in a fantasy vein that reads like a mix of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Stuart Little.’ Petersen’s art is wonderfully textured and the story is a good one, suitable for kids.”

    Newsarama’s J. Caleb Mozzocco said Mouse Guard “is great stuff—an all-ages adventure with a little something for everyone” and Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading raved, “Mouse Guard is perfect. There are no flaws in plot, character, design, color, narration or world building. This is a must-read for any fan of high fantasy. It’s also a must-read for lovers of great comics in general.”

    The first two volumes of Mouse Guard are available as hardcovers. Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is a brand new anthology series currently up to its third issue. All will be available at Saturday’s event.

    Follow David Petersen on Twitter:http://twitter.com/mouseguard
    David Petersen’s website:
    http://www.davidpetersen.net/
    Mouse Guard website:
    http://www.mouseguard.net/
    The Comic Bug website:
    www.thecomicbug.com

    For more information, contact The Comic Bug at (310) 372-6704 or info@thecomicbug.com

    The Comic Bug
    1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    MI – Mouse Guard Reading

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    David Petersen (Mouse Guard) does a reading at Harper Woods Library on June 28 at 6pm.

    Harper Woods Library
    19601 Harper Avenue, Harper Woods, MI 4822

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