CA – Our Love is Real Signing

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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

 

CA – Kids Comics L.A.

Press Release:

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

When:

Where:

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 1-3 p.m.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323-851-7723

Archaia Hosting Over 30 Creators at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

ARCHAIA ENDING THE 2010 CONVENTION SEASON IN STYLE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

PUBLISHER WILL HOST OVER 30 CREATORS, DEBUT FIVE HARDCOVER BOOKS, ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PROJECTS AND PUT ON THREE PANELS

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2010) – Capping off a successful 2010 convention season and eager to win over more fans to its brand of high-quality comics and graphic novels, Archaia Entertainment announced it will have a huge presence at New York Comic Con, taking place Oct. 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

In addition to setting up an oversized 20’ x 30’ booth on the show floor, Archaia will host over 30 creators for autograph signings; debut six new titles for the first time anywhere, including five graphic novel hardcover books; present three entertaining panels throughout the weekend and announce two, new projects; and co-sponsor several off-site events to celebrate the releases of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN and MOON LAKE.

“We are thrilled to appear at New York Comic Con, the second largest comic book and pop culture convention in the country, to reward our East Coast-based fans with some cool products and giveaways, and to attract new readers with our line of high-quality titles,” said Archaia Marketing Manager, Mel Caylo. “We’re hoping to end this year’s convention season with a great showing to generate buzz and excitement in the comics industry!”

The six titles debuting at New York Comic Con are:

· AWAKENING VOL. 2 – The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Awakening Vol. 1 concludes the gripping storyline of what may or may not be a zombie outbreak in a small town.

· FEEDING GROUND #1 – The debut of the first issue of this brand-new miniseries about werewolves terrorizing the Devil’s Highway, a corridor along the Mexico-Arizona border used by illegal immigrants. Presented both in English and Spanish!

· THE GOD MACHINE – A stylistic Gothic adventure about a young man’s journey to save his girlfriend’s soul.

· MOON LAKE – This eclectic collection of horror stories mixes elements from Tales from the Crypt and “Twilight Zone” and includes contributions from some of the best creators in horror comics like Brian Holguin, Stef Hutchinson and Jeffrey Zornow.

· MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 1 – Collects the critically acclaimed miniseries in which Mouse Guard creator David Petersen handpicks other creators to write and draw Mouse Guard stories.

· RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN – A visual tour de force that presents a modern twist on classic fairy tales, utilizing an incredible decoupage art style that combines steampunk fantasy and science fiction with Art Nouveau for a truly unique and groundbreaking book.

The following Archaia creators will be on hand at various times at the Archaia booth (#2031) to sign autographs, sell exclusive items and hand out cool giveaways:

· Awakening – Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist)

· Bleedout – Nathan Fox (artist), Sanford Greene (artist), Zach Howard (artist), Michael Kennedy (writer), Ben Templesmith (artist)

· Critical Millennium – Daniel Dussault (artist), Andrew E. C. Gaska (creator/writer)

· Days Missing – Phil Hester (writer), David Marquez (artist), Trevor Roth (creator)

· Feeding Ground – Swifty Lang (co-creator/co-writer), Michael Lapinski (co-creator/artist), Christopher Mangun (co-creator/co-writer)

· Fraggle Rock – Nichol Ashworth (writer), Tim Beedle (editor), Michael DiMotta (artist), Sam Humphries (writer), Neil Kleid (writer), Dave Lanphear (letterer), Grace Randolph (writer)

· The God Machine – Chandra Free (creator/writer/artist)

· Gunnerkrigg Court – Tom Siddell (creator/writer/artist)

· Hybrid Bastards! – Kate Glasheen (artist), Tom Pinchuk (creator/writer)

· Lucid – Michael McMillian (creator/writer)

· Moon Lake – Dan Fogler (creator), Robbi Rodriguez (artist), Jeffrey Zornow (artist)

· Mouse Guard – David Petersen (creator/writer/artist)

· Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard – Katie Cook (writer/artist), David Petersen (creator/writer/artist), Sean Rubin (writer/artist)

· Return of the Dapper Men – Janet Lee (co-creator/artist), Jim McCann (co-creator/writer)

· Starkweather: Immortal – Dave Rodriguez (creator/writer)

· Syndrome – David Marquez (artist)

· Tumor – Joshua Hale Fialkov (co-creator/writer)

Listed below are the three panels Archaia will present at New York Comic Con:

Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
ARCHAIA BLACK LABEL
The new Archaia Black Label specializes in co-developing intellectual properties with prestigious partners who are seeking to realize their ideas through the use of Archaia’s resources. Join Archaia as they show exclusive preview images and discuss current and upcoming Archaia Black Label titles, including: DAYS MISSING: KESTUS with Roddenberry Productions’ Trevor Roth, writer Phil Hester and artist David Marquez; LUCID with creator/writer and “True Blood” actor Michael McMillian; MOON LAKE with creator/co-writer Dan Fogler; and MR. MURDER IS DEAD with creator/writer Victor Quinaz. Plus, two exclusive announcements, including one in association with video game publisher Vogster Entertainment. There will be surprise guests! You don’t want to miss this! Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 8 (1A23)

Saturday, 10:45-11:45am
ARCHAIA ALL ACCESS
Get updates, previews and new information on current and upcoming core Archaia titles as the publisher spotlights: AWAKENING VOL. 2 with artist Alex Eckman-Lawn; CRITICAL MILLENNIUM with writer Andrew E. C. Gaska and artist Daniel Dussault; FEEDING GROUND with creators Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Christopher Mangun; and THE GOD MACHINE with creator Chandra Free! Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 7 (1A22)

Sunday, 12-1pm
ARCHAIA ALL AGES
All ages books are not necessarily children’s books—they’re books that readers of all ages can enjoy! Join Archaia for updates, previews and exciting new information on several of its All Ages titles, including: FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 with editor Tim Beedle; MOUSE GUARD with creator/writer/artist David Petersen; MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOX SET with Petersen and game designer Luke Crane; and RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN with writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee. Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 5 (1A17-18)

During New York Comic Con, Archaia will also co-sponsor several off-site events that are open to the public to mark the release of two of its books:

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Book Release and Art Show
Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m.
Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd St., New York, NY 10023
To recognize the release of Archaia’s new hardcover fairy tale, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee will display and offer for sale several of the decoupage art pieces that were created for the book. Join us for scones, cake, tea and, after 8 p.m., wine (courtesy of Bluebird Wines), as we celebrate this event on the eve of New York Comic Con! Admission is free!

The MOON LAKE Gallery at BAR 13
Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday Oct. 10, 12-5 p.m. each day
Bar 13, 35 east 13th St. Union Square, New York, NY 10003
Illustrations and images from the MOON LAKE graphic novel are on display, all day Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm. Admission is free! Complimentary beverages!

MOON LAKE Live Radio Play Performance and HYSTERICAL PSYCHO Screening
Saturday, Oct. 9. 11 p.m.-12 a.m.
Cinema Village Theater, 22 East 12th St., New York, NY 10003
Here’s your chance to watch a graphic novel performed before your very eyes! Before television, audiences were entertained by radio actors as they performed their favorite stories over the airwaves. Harkening back to that era, actor Dan Fogler and members of the Studio13 acting group will perform stories from Fogler’s MOON LAKE graphic novel LIVE! You have to see this! Admission is free! The performance will be followed by a midnight screening of Fogler’s film “Hysterical Psycho,” on which the MOON LAKE graphic novel is based. There will be a $10 charge for the movie.

As you can see, Archaia is looking to end the 2010 convention season with a bang, and we hope you’ll be there to experience it with us!

About Archaia

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. Archaia is: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, Artesia, Awakening, Beautiful Scars, Berona’s War, The Black Knight, Critical Millennium, Cyclops, The Dark Crystal, Dark Fall, Days Missing, The Devil’s Handshake, The Engineer, Everlast, Feeding Ground, Fraggle Rock, God Machine, The Grave Doug Freshley, Gunnerkrigg Court, Hybrid Bastards!, Inanna’s Tears, The Killer, Killing Pickman, Labyrinth, The Lone and Level Sands, Lucid, Miranda Mercury, Moon Lake, Mouse Guard, Mr. Murder Is Dead, Okko, One in a Million, Primordia, The Return of the Dapper Men, Robotika, Saga, The Secret History, Some New Kind of Slaughter, Starkweather: Immortal, Syndrome, Titanium Rain, Trial By Fire, Tumor and 10 more new titles in 2010.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (twitter.com/archaiacomics).

Boom Studios Schedule for SDCC 2010

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BOOM! Studios (Booth #2743) announces panels and signings with Mark Waid, Roger Langridge, Peter Krause, and many more at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

6:00 – 7:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

7:00 – 8:00pm – Sam Humphries and Kieron Gillen signing CBGB comic book
Thursday, July 22, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

11:00am – 12:00pm – BOOM! IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE Panel with Mark Waid & Peter Krause ROOM 32AB

12:30 – 1:30pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

2:00 – 3:00pm – Spotlight on Tom Palmer moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 9

3:00 – 4:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm – Digital Comics Now! Panel with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher ROOM 4

5:00 – 6:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

5:30 – 6:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing 101 with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher ROOM 4

9:00pm – ?:??am – BOOM! 5 Year Anniversary Party, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar: 1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Friday, July 23, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – Publishing Comics Panel with Managing Editor Matt Gagnon ROOM 8

11:00am – 12:00pm – BOOM! Studios / BOOM Kids! Panel with Mark Waid ROOM 8

12:00 – 1:00pm – DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? signing with Tony Parker

2:00 – 3:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

4:00 – 5:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm – Year of the writer: Indy Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 3

6:00 – 7:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE
Saturday, July 24, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – Year of the writer: Marvel Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 6DE

11:00am – 12:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

12:30 – 1:30pm – Stan Lee @ BOOM! Panel with Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ross Richie & mystery guests ROOM 9

2:00 – 2:45pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

3:00 – 4:00pm – DARKWING DUCK signing with Ian Brill, James Silvani, and Tad Stones

3:30 – 4:30pm – Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

5:00 – 6:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE
Sunday, July 25, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – BOOM Kids! Muppet Show focus with Roger Langridge moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

2:00pm – Mark Waid IRREDEEMABLE signing @ Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

1:00 – 2:00pm – BOOM Kids! Get-A-Sketch Panel with Tad Stones, James Silvani, Jessee Blaze Snider & More! ROOM 24ABC

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

CA – FCBD in Fraggle Rock

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RED FRAGGLEâ„¢ MAKES LIVE APPEARANCE ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF ARCHAIA’S ‘MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK’ FLIP BOOK

WRITER SAM HUMPHRIES AND ARTIST JEREMY LOVE ALSO ON HAND TO SIGN COPIES FOR FANS

Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2010) – To celebrate the release of its widely anticipated Free Comic Book Day flip book featuring fan-favorite properties Mouse Guard and Fraggle Rockâ„¢, Archaia is excited to announce RED FRAGGLE will make a live appearance on Free Comic Book Day (May 1, 2010) at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, Calif. to lead a short sing-along of favorite Fraggle Classics, take pictures with fans and sign comic books. Red and world-renowned puppeteer, KAREN PRELL, appear courtesy of The Jim Henson Company, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Archaia Entertainment and Meltdown Comics.

“This is such a nice treat for fans, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to work with the great folks at The Jim Henson Company, Lionsgate and Meltdown to make this possible,” said Archaia Marketing Manager Mel Caylo. “Karen and Red’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con was highly anticipated and well attended, so we’re excited for them to come to Los Angeles and share their special magic in celebration of the release of our Free Comic Book Day issue.”

Archaia’s Mouse Guard/Fraggle Rock Free Comic Book Day flip book will feature a brand-new Fraggle Rock story by written by SAM HUMPHRIES (CBGB: The Comic Book) and drawn by Eisner Award-nominated artist JEREMY LOVE (Bayou). Humphries and Love will be on hand at Meltdown Comics with RED FRAGGLE to sign copies of the free comic for fans.

The pair join an already star-studded lineup between the covers of Archaia’s Free Comic Book Day flip book, which also features an original Mouse Guard story by David Petersen, and another never-before-seen Fraggle Rock story written by Nichol Ashworth and drawn by Jake Myler (Undertown).

In addition, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will display a collection of Fraggle Rock DVDs from the original series that started it all, including FRAGGLE ROCK: THE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTION, which includes the entire award-winning series with over 47 hours of content on 20 discs, as well as FRAGGLE ROCK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, now available for the first time on DVD.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day—the first Saturday in May each year—when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Fans at the Meltdown event will be able to sample some of the best talents and stories in the industry, free of charge!

Red Fraggle is one of the five main characters of the “Fraggle Rock” TV show, an award-winning television series launched by The Jim Henson Company in 1983 about an imaginary, colorful and fun world comprised of creatures called Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs. The show ran for four seasons and became an international sensation. This global fan-favorite brand is as popular today as it was when it premiered more than 25 years ago with a robust consumer products plan featuring apparel, plush toys and even designer jewelry.

The fun starts at 11 a.m. local time on May 1, 2010 at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90046, 323-851-7223, www.meltcomics.com). Red Fraggle, Karen Prell, Sam Humphries and Jeremy Love will be ready to greet fans and sign autographs. As an added bonus, the fan-favorite Grilled Cheese Truck, a mobile kitchen that creates gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, will set up outside of Meltdown Comics to sell its wares to fans during the Free Comic Book Day event!

In a few weeks, Archaia will announce additional Free Comic Book Day signings taking place all over the country.

About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and “Pajanimals.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.”

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shopâ„¢, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment.

The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently launched the New York run of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show at the Union Square Theatre. www.henson.com

About Archaia

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including the popular Eisner Award-winning title Mouse Guard, as well as Awakening, The Killer, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisher’s latest additions of Titanium Rain; The God Machine; Roddenberry Productions’ Days Missing; The Jim Henson Company library; and Mr. Murder Is Dead and Lucid with Before the Door Pictures, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/archaiacomics), MySpace (myspace.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (twitter.com/archaiacomics).

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