Archaia will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. during the weekend of March 29-31. You can find us at Booth 609! Confirmed Archaia creators in attendance include:
Chris Northrop (writer: the upcoming The Reason for Dragons)
F.J. DeSanto (writer: Immortals: Gods and Heroes, the upcoming Cyborg 009)
Khang Le (creator and story: HAWKEN: GENESIS)
Moro Rogers (writer/artist: City in the Desert)
R.J. Ryan (writer: Syndrome, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D)
Saurav Mohapatra (writer: the upcoming Mumbai Confidential)
Tom Pinchuk (writer: Hybrid Bastards!)
John Chandler (writer/artist: The Skrumps)
Sam Humphries (writer: Fraggle Rock)
Paul Morrissey (writer: Fraggle Rock)
Heather Nuhfer (writer: Fraggle Rock)
We will also be presenting a panel during WonderCon. Please join us!
Saturday, March 30, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room 208AB Archaia Presents: Writing for Comics – Writing a script for comic books and graphic novels is not unlike writing one for a film or TV show, but there are marked differences. Telling an artist to “go crazy” on a panel isn’t always the best option. What are some of the things aspiring comic book writers should know, and what are some resources they have available to them? Join a lively discussion with Archaia graphic novelists R.J. Ryan (Syndrome, The Joyners in 3D), Chris Northrop (The Reason for Dragons), Saurav Mohapatra (Mumbai Confidential, Devi), F.J. DeSanto (Immortals: Gods and Heroes, Cyborg 009), Mike Kennedy (Bleedout, Star Wars), and Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!) as they talk about their experiences and give their advice on how you can write a really great comic script!
Signing Schedule at the Archaia Booth (#609) (Signing times are subject to change. Please check the Archaia booth for updates.)
FRIDAY, March 29 12-1pm Paul Morrissey and Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock) 1-2pm John Chandler (The Skrumps) 2-3pm Moro Rogers (City in the Desert) 3-4pm R.J. Ryan (Syndrome, The Joyners in 3D) 4-5pm Saurav Mohapatra (Mumbai Confidential) 5-6pm Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!) 6-7pm John Chandler (The Skrumps)
SATURDAY, March 30 11am-12pm Moro Rogers (City in the Desert) 12-1pm John Chandler (The Skrumps) 1-2pm Khang Le (HAWKEN: GENESIS) 2-3pm Chris Northrop (The Reason for Dragons) 3-4pm Saurav Mohapatra (Mumbai Confidential) 4-5pm F.J. DeSanto (Immortals: Gods and Heroes, Cyborg oo9) 5-6pm Sam Humphries, Fraggle Rock 6-7pm Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!)
SUNDAY, March 31 12-1pm Paul Morrissey and Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock) 3-4pm Moro Rogers (City in the Desert) 4-5pm Paul Morrissey and Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock)
L.A.’s reputation for attracting “self-makers” isn’t always complimentary. However, in the comics and graphic novels world positives definitely apply. And taking a look at the current Angelenos behind Meltdown University, Uncanny X-Force, and A Wrinkle in Time illustrates who’s coming to L.A. and what they’re making here.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, join The Crawford Family Forum at Hollywood’s NerdMelt Showroom for “Comics, DIY, and the L.A. Effect.” KPCC’s Mike Roe and guest panelists will discuss what place DIY has taken in the comics industry and their own careers, how living in a city with such social, cultural, and even geographical quirks has affected their work; and where they see the L.A. comics/graphic novels scene going in the future.
Sam Humphries is a comic book writer living in Los Angeles. His work includes Uncanny X-Force and The Ultimates (Marvel Comics), and the self-published Sacrifice and Our Love Is Real.
Hope Larson is a cartoonist and comics writer who got her start making mini-comics and selling them at conventions, and posting comics online. Her first graphic novels include Salamander Dream, A Wrinkle in Time, and Who Is AC? (forthcoming).
Jim Higgins is Meltdown University’s founding director/principal instructor, a CalArts and Otis College of Art and Design instructor, and editor/publisher of New Thing (an international short comic stories anthology). He was a DC Comics editor, and worked on the graphic novels A History of Violence, Road to Perdition, and Stuck Rubber Baby.
Mike Roe, KPCC’s pop culture blogger for “Without A Net,” is our resident comics (and comedy) aficionado. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and spends most of his free time either performing improv or tweeting.
7:30pm – Doors Open
8:00pm – Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer Sam Humphries returns to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of his new Marvel NOW title UNCANNY X-FORCE and the new issues of his self-published SACRIFICE.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Sam Humphries and Danny Miki sign at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, January 23, 2013!
Collector’s Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles’ top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!
January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki — the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It’s also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector’s Paradise stores!
In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from noon till 3:00 pm at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.
At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.
Come join us as Collector’s Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!
NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule
Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!
Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!
The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!
And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
So, Free Comic Book Day is over, but FREE COMIC BOOK MAY continues. Below you will find information on how to take advantage of the amazing FREE COMICS giveaways we are doing every Saturday in May, as well as our crazy Events for this week. Please make sure to participate in all of these events, you will be glad you did.
First, about the FREE COMIC BOOK MAY Promotion. If you stopped by on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, you received a Stamp Card, with 4 places to get a stamp. The first week should have been pre-stamped. If you did not get a card, or could not stop by on Saturday, pick one up anytime this week. Deadline is Friday night. IF you do not get one, you can not participate in Free Comic Book May promotion and trust me, when that Free Graphic Novel Day comes around, you will want to be part of that. You need to have all 3 stamps stamped on your card in order to get a FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL on May 26th, the fourth Saturday of the month .
We also have two awesome Signing Events this week.
First event is our two signings for SAM HUMPHRIES DAY. Sam is an awesome dude and a great friend of the store, and on this Wednesday, his new creator-owned book, Higher Earth (which is fantastic, and the first issue is $1.00) comes out, as well as his first issue of The Ultimates, which he is co-writing with Jonathan Hickman. In addition to that, We have copies of this incredible John Carter : Gods of Mars #1 with Ramon Perez (the artist of Tales of Sand) as well as $1.00 copies of Fanboys vs. Zombies #1. We also will have in stock Our Love is Real, a super controversial one shot that started Sam’s career in a huge way, as well as first 3 issues of Sacrifice, his indie series that made him a star, including our EXCLUSIVE Variant. We’ll have signings in Pasadena from noon to 3pm, and in the Valley from 5-8pm.
The other event we have this week is going to be HUGE. Join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, as we celebrate the release of a truly SPECIAL Graphic Novel / Art Project, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, with creator/writer Christopher Ryder, as well as all of the artists involved in this awesome project, including:
Mark Dos Santos
The event will be a 1940s noir/sci-fi Costume Party / Contest (with an amazing prize for the best costume, a jam piece by the artists involved), FREE BOOZE, Custom Label DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE Cigars, Music, Movies and a ton of Retro FUN.
RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306
Sam Humphries signs at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 11:ooam.
SAM HUMPHRIES WILL BE SIGNING 11AM-1PM
FIRST 15 IN LINE GET A VERY SPECIAL FREE GIFT!
Meet one of this year’s hottest new comic writers at THIRD EYE COMICS in ANNAPOLIS in MAY!
GET THE EXCLUSIVE THIRD EYE COMICS Variant of HIGHER EARTH #1!
Last year, writer SAM HUMPHRIES, took the world of comics by storm with his completely self-published and self-distributed indie gem SACRIFICE. We were pumped to offer that very limited, exclusive title to you guys then, and have been keeping an eye on Sam’s future projects ever since. Now, six months later, Sam is co-writing THE ULTIMATES with Jonathan Hickman, delivering a ground-breaking take on JOHN CARTER OF MARS, feeding Fanboys to Zombies in FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, and unleashing his biggest project of the summer: HIGHER EARTH.
We’re honored to say that Sam has made Third Eye Comics his official launch site for HIGHER EARTH #1, and in collabortion with him and BOOM! Studios, we’ll be flying Sam in for a special signing. We’re also going to be offering a very special THIRD EYE COMICS-exclusive variant cover of HIGHER EARTH #1 at this event, which (if judging by Sam’s past hits) is guaranteed to be one of the hottest variants of the Summer.
What’s HIGHER EARTH? When I first heard the concept of HIGHER EARTH, I knew that this was a book that was going to be big. A sci-fi fantasy epic that follows in the same vein as Brian K. Vaughan’s SAGA, delivering believable characters in an unbelievable world, HIGHER EARTH is incredible.
You know that Final Frontier we’re always seeking in most science fiction? Well, mankind found it.. and it sucks. A desolate wasteland.
So, instead of searching space, mankind sets it’s sight on exploring, and conquering new territory: alternate Earths.
Higher Earth follows the adventures of Heidi, a girl born in garbage, and Rex, a soldier gone rogue, as they look to bridge the gap between their destiny and them… but that gap consists of an empire of a hundred different Earths, across a hundred alternate timelines.
And, at the top? HIGHER EARTH. Only the most elite and powerful are allowed here.
Folks, we LOVE this one, as it has everything that makes a good down-to-Earth sci-fi story good: strong characters, good dialogue, great artwork, and big ideas. Just like FIREFLY/SERENITY, or BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, there’s a very cool relevance of HIGHER EARTH to the here and now, and that makes great sci-fi.
Welcome to the future. Space is dead. Welcome to Higher Earth.
HIGHER EARTH #1 releases in-store on Wednesday 5/9/12, and Sam Humphries (writer of SACRIFICE, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) will be in-store on Saturday 5/12/12.
In collaboration with BOOM!, we’re having a special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of HIGHER EARTH put together, which will be available for sale at the Launch party event.
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Sam Humphries signs his new comic “Sacrifice” at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in Winnetka from 12-3pm and in Pasadena from 7:00 - 10:00PM!
Free beer and snacks!
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
Meet writer Sam Humphries, live and in person, this Wednesday, July 27th from 4-8pm.
Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue, #6, Newhall, CA 91321
Kids love comic books, and comic books love kids! A new renaissance of all-ages comic books has energized young readers like never before. To celebrate, a group of comic book creators in Los Angeles have teamed up to host Kids Comics L.A. – a unique (and free!) one-day event on Dec. 4 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to spotlight kids comics and engage a new generation of future comic creators!
At Kids Comics L.A., kids will meet and interact with comic creators and learn how to make their own comic books! Writers and artists of kid-friendly comic books starring familiar characters will be in attendance to sign books and talk about comics with fans. Two unique comic seminars will help budding creators understand the basics of making their own comics, with one session focused on creating characters and one focused on comic book storytelling. These interactive seminars are open to everyone attending the event and families are encouraged to learn together!
The creators participating in Kids Comics L.A. include Sam Humphries (Fraggle Rock, Archaia Comics), Ian Brill (Darkwing Duck and Rescue Rangers, BOOM! Kids Comics), Dave Server and Jackson Lansing (Penguins of Madagascar, Ape Entertainment), and Chris and Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Independent).
Los Angeles’ own famous Grilled Cheese Truck will be on hand all day to feed comics lovers of all ages with their cheesy delights!
This event is all ages, open to the public, and free! Come hang out with the comic book creators of today AND tomorrow!
For more information, including creator bios, please see the Kids Comics L.A. page: http://bit.ly/aatqRe
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 1-3 p.m.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046