Essential Sequential Signings & Exclusives at SDCC 2017

July 13, 2017 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

Come visit Essential Sequential and Comic Sketch Art at Booths #4507-4606 at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center.

It’s that time again! We’ll be set up at San Diego Comic-Con at booths #4507-4606 with our friends from Comic Sketch Art. We’ll have a ton of new art, books, prints as well as creator appearances.

Creators Attending:

  • Dan Panosian – Taking Commissions
  • Andrew C. Robinson – Taking Commissions
  • Jason Shawn Alexander – Taking Commissions
  • Scott Snyder
  • Greg Capullo
  • Andy Kubert
  • Mark Brooks
  • Clay Mann
  • Tom King
  • James Tynion IV
  • Steve Orlando
  • Marguerite Bennett
  • Mindy Lee – Taking Commissions

Signings:

Wednesday July 19th:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Joshua Williamson, Tom King, Andrew Robinson
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Thursday July 20th:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Andy Kubert

Friday July 21st:
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Dan Panosian
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Dan Panosian
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Andy Kubert, Andrew Robinson, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Marguerite Bennett
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Jason Shawn Alexander
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Greg Capullo and Jason Shawn Alexander @ Image booth

Saturday July 22nd:
10:00 AM –  12:00 PM: Andy Kubert, Dan Panosian, Andrew Robinson
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom KingMark Brooks
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Jason Shawn Alexander
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Steve Orlando, Andrew Robinson
4:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jock, Dan Panosian

Sunday July 23rd:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Steve Orlando, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: James Tynion IV, Marguerite BennettDan Panosian
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Scott Snyder, Jock, Dan Panosian
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Josh Williamson, Tom King, Jason Shawn Alexander, Andrew Robinson

SDCC Exclusives:

  • Spawn #267 Limited Edition giclee signed by Jason Alexander & # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Seven to Eternity Limited Edition Giclee signed by Andrew Robinson, # to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition $250.

 

  • Batman #51 Limited Edition Giclee signed by Greg Capullo. #’d to 25 pieces. 16×20 on Velvet Rag paper. $100. Remarqued edition will be available. We’ll have a few more Capullo exclusives as well!

 

  • Mark Brooks Astonishing X-Men #1 Variant. Limited quantities. Standard edition $10, Virgin edition $30.

 

  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Joe Kubert/Adam Kubert Variant. $10 Standard, $30 Virgin Edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Initiative Has Massive San Diego Comic-Con Plans

Press Release:

The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19 thru 23 at the San Diego Convention Center. We have exclusives, parties, and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

The parties start on Wednesday with Stone Brewing’s annual Hop-Con! Stone’s famous w00tstout beer will flow at Stone World Bistro, and artist Walter Simonson has the honor to create this year’s label and print for the famed beer. Prints will be available for sale at the venue and at Hero’s booth at the convention! Don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

The good times continue to roll at Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists in attendance include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Carlos D’Anda.

Hero is thrilled to have Rob Liefeld draw Deadpool for Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 cover! This yearly must-have of comics knowledge and pricing info is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, so make sure you grab one at out booth!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Dave Gibbons, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Mike Grell, Nicola Scott, Brian Haberlin, Walt and Louise Simonson, John Layman, Ron Marz, Bill  Morrison, Jai Nitz, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, and Bill Willingham. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #4315 no later than Friday July 21 by 5:00 p.m., and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

And Hero has an outstanding talent lineup all weekend at our booth! Swing by booth #5003 to meet your favorite creators, including:

Wednesday, July 19 (con hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Scott Koblish

Thursday, July 20 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Peter Krause
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Friday, July 21 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Peter Krause

Saturday, July 22 (con hours 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Dan Jurgens
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Andrew Pepoy
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Sunday, July 23 (con hours 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

11th Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 19-23, 2017. This year marks the eleventh annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts for exhibitions and programming.

This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con. Featured artists include Astro City co-creator Brent Anderson, syndicated comic strip artist Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), Hugo Award-winning webcartoonist Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Jen Vaughn (Adventure Time), plus dozens more.

Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more* to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm. A complete schedule will be posted at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth at Comic-Con International.

*See booth for details. Some artists and sketches will be sold at a premium.

Skybound Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2017

Skybound has announced their panel and signing schedule for next week at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

PANELS

THURSDAY JULY 20TH:

Robert Kirkman: In Conversation
3:00PM – Room 6A

Join the creative mind behind The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Outcast, Robert Kirkman, as he discusses his prolific body of work within comics, television, and now film with the feature adaptation of his long-running superhero comic Invincible.

 

FRIDAY JULY 21ST:

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead
11:15am – Hall H

Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyes join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.

 

AMC’s The Walking Dead
12:15pm – Hall H

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.

Skybound Entertainment: Creators, Fans, and Franchises
4:30PM – Room 6BCF

Join Skybound Entertainment’s Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Invincible) and the company’s CEO and fellow producer David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) as they discuss their upcoming slate of television and film projects including the film adaptation of Kirkman’s long-running comic book series Invincible, their AMC comic book docuseries, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and more. Kirkman and Alpert will be joined by Skybound Entertainment’s Catherine Winder (The Angry Birds Movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Sean Furst (Star-Crossed, Dice) and TQ Jefferson (Telltale’s The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Michonne) who will deep dive into what’s next for the company in virtual reality, gaming, and the animation space. The panel will be moderated by Steve Zaragoza.

 

SATURDAY JULY 22ND:

Skybound Entertainment: Comics and Creators
10:00AM – Room 29AB

Join Skybound Entertainment editor Jon Moisan as he discusses Skybound’s latest comic book slate with some of their own top creators, including: Skybound’s own Sean Mackiewicz (Skybound Entertainment Editorial Director, Gasolina), Donny Cates (Redneck, God Country), Chris Pasetto (Kill the Minotaur), Christian Cantemessa (Kill the Minotaur), and Brandon Thomas (Horizon).

Robert Kirkman & Todd McFarlane in Coversation
3:30pm – Room 6DE

Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, sit down for an intimate one-on-one chat. These two titans have forever changed the comics industry in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? They’ll discuss these topics and more.

AMC’s Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics
4:45pm – Room 6DE
Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead), Daniel Junge (Saving Face, Being Evel), and Rory Karpf (The Book of Manning, Dale) introduce their new unscripted series AMC’s Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret World of Comics, a six-part one-hour documentary series that explores the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books. Using a distinctive filmmaker approach, the series takes a deep dive into the most accessible and often subversive modern popular art form and will cover topics ranging from origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of this new series.

SIGNINGS

Thursday July 20th
*Robert Kirkman: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Friday July 21st
Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner: 12:00 -12:45 p.m.
Brandon Thomas + Juan Gedeon: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Joshua Williamson: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Saturday July 22nd
*Robert Kirkman: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Sunday July 23rd
Chris Dingess: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Donny Cates: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

 

*Wristbands for the Robert Kirkman signings will be given away to attendee badge holders first thing on the morning of each respective signing in the Sails Pavillion.

BOOM! Unveils War for the Planet of the Apes SDCC Exclusive Covers

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Film are excited to unveil two exclusive WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 interconnecting variant covers, available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego (also known as San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), beginning Wednesday, July 19th, at the companies’ booths.

The first exclusive cover, limited to a print run of 2,000 copies, will be available for FREE at the Fox booth (#4229) at SDCC, featuring Caesar, as played by Andy Serkis in the film. The second chase cover, strictly limited to only 500 copies, will be available for $10 at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2229), featuring The Colonel, as played by Woody Harrelson. The covers, which connect to form one image, are illustrated by Robert Sammelin (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).

“War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the most anticipated films of the year and we’re excited to have our official prequel series launch alongside it,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “It’s even more exciting to team up with Fox at Comic-Con to deliver two limited-edition covers for the inaugural issue, forming one incredible image that no fan of these damn dirty apes will want to miss!”

Written by David F. Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), BOOM! Studios’ War for the Planet of the Apes comic series is an original story set between 20th Century Fox’s films, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming eponymous film. As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Kubo-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come.

War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a diverse group of original and licensed comic book series, including The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China.

Print copies of War for the Planet of the Apes #1 are available for sale starting July 12th at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore, and digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on Friday, July 14th, starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary.

Mile High Comics Withdraws From San Diego Comic-Con After 44 Years

After a LONG history Mile High Comics is withdrawing from this years San Diego Comic Con

Online comic shop staple Mile High Comics is ending it’s 44 year relationship with San Diego Comic Con citing a shift on the conventions main focus as well as the cost if setting up at the convention. Read the full story HERE from Mile High’s website!

Frank Miller Debuts Xerxes at SDCC 2017

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under California, Convention News

Frank Miller to Sign “Xerxes” Lithograph in Dark Horse Booth at San Diego Comic-Con

Press Release:

To celebrate the triumphant return of Frank Miller’s seminal work, Dark Horse is excited to reveal gorgeous art from his upcoming comics series Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Additionally, as a special “thank you” to fans, Dark Horse is offering attendees the opportunity to meet comics legend Frank Miller at San Diego Comic-Con! On Friday, July 21st from 12:00 to 1:30 PM, Dark Horse will welcome Miller for a special signing at booth #2615 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is Frank Miller’s comics prequel to his epic 300, the inspiration for the motion picture directed by Zack Snyder. Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race) joins Frank as colorist on the highly anticipated series. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will launch in 2018. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-B.C. Persia and became known as “The King of Kings,” eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself—and achieves his wish!

The Frank Miller signing is an exclusive wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed by a random drawing in the Dark Horse Comics booth on both Thursday and Friday mornings during the first hour of the show. Dark Horse will provide a complimentary Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander lithograph to all fans that receive a wristband.

IDW Celebrates Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday With More Than 1,300 Pages of Original Comic Art

Press Release:

IDW Publishing will honor both the breadth of Jack Kirby’s imagination, and his unrivaled artistic skill, in a special 100th birthday celebration panel and art show, featuring an incredible 1,300 images of original Kirby art, at San Diego Comic-Con.

Kirby, the visionary artist and creator or co-creator of such characters as the X-Men, Captain America, Silver Surfer, The New Gods, The Avengers, Kamandi, and hundreds more, remains one of the most influential comic artists of all time. Not only do his wildly imagined creations continue to inspire new media properties across the world, but his incredibly drawn pages still stand as a pinnacle of sequential art.

This birthday tribute, hosted by IDW President Greg Goldstein, will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. “There’s never been a larger or more impressive collection of Kirby visuals in public,” said Goldstein.

Comic legends Walter Simonson (Thor, Alien, Ragnarok) and Kevin Eastman (co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will be on hand to discuss Kirby’s continued influence. Also present will be IDW PDX Creative Director Dirk Wood and IDW Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier, the editor of IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Editions series.

“Jack Kirby was the most important comic artist of all time, and we could not be more pleased to help celebrate his enduring legacy,” said Dunbier.

In addition to his importance, Kirby was also incredibly prolific, penciling 15 pages or more each week during marathon days at his drawing board, lasting upward of 12 hours. Yet, despite the breathtaking rate at which he worked, nearly all the pages he left behind are a master class in design, layout, and imagination, made even more impressive by the fact that Kirby was almost completely self-taught.

Panel attendees will see hundreds of eye-catching pieces from Kirby’s tenure at both DC and Marvel, including selections from Fantastic Four, Mister Miracle, Thor, The Forever People, and more, printed so clearly that the whiteout, eraser marks, and blue-line notes are all visible, giving a behind-the-scenes look at some of Kirby’s biggest hits.

“One of the things that IDW is most committed to as a company is the preservation and proper display of classic comics, and we could not be more excited and proud to show off these original pages in celebration of all that Kirby accomplished,” Goldstein said. “We’re grateful to our partners at Marvel and DC, and of course to the Kirby family, for the opportunity to publish these beautiful and important books.”

The panel will on Saturday, July 22nd, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Room 25ABC. Seating is limited, and in addition to a special gift for everyone who attends, two lucky fans will be leaving with their own Kirby Artist’s Edition.

To purchase any of the IDW Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books, which feature high-quality reproductions of Kirby’s art printed the same size it was originally drawn at, on paper similar to the actual art boards, visit your local comic shop or get them direct from IDW at the website.

You can learn more about Jack Kirby and his amazing legacy by visiting the Kirby Museum at kirbymuseum.org.

Win Tickets To SDCC And Party With The Cast of Wynonna Earp

Press Release:

Imagine winning the ultimate San Diego Comic-Con experience where you and a friend will party with the cast of the hit Syfy series Wynonna Earp, take a selfie with Kevin Eastman, and you’ll bring home a curated collection of IDW Publishing comic books! Plus, the winner will also get round trip airfares for 2 and hotel accommodations in beautiful San Diego.

The sweepstakes takes place online through the platform TapKat and will run until 11am on June 14, 2017. Anyone in the world can bid on the sweepstakes prize for as little as $10. Each bid is a donation to Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in San Diego that helps kids fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

Traveling Stories is shooting for a goal of $30,000 – and in the event they raise less than that amount, they’ll instead split the money they do receive with the grand prize winner.

The sweepstakes grand prize includes:

  • Round trip airfare for 2 within the continental United States
  • Hotel accommodations for 2
  • 2 tickets to the Wynonna Earp Cast Party
  • Meet-n-Greet with Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • A collection of comic books curated by IDW’s CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams 

To learn more and to enter the sweepstakes, please visit online here…

Marvel Announces SDCC 2016 Schedule

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Press Release:

This weekend, Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con as we prepare for non-stop excitement throughout the entire show! We’re bringing the hottest creators and all kinds of breaking news plus signings, giveaways, and awe-inspiring on-stage events that will make this year’s show one to remember! It’s all happening at the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) throughout the show so be sure to stop by for your chance to get in on the fun!

Want to know more about the blockbuster upcoming slate of Marvel NOW! comic titles? What about the latest happenings for your favorite Marvel television shows and blockbuster movies? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup chock full of breaking news! And that’s not all because this year’s show features an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators and stars who will be appearing throughout the show!

Plus, the Marvel Booth at SDCC the only place to get your hands on red-hot exclusive merchandise including an all-new set of enamel pins inspired by the artwork of Skottie Young! Featuring over 25 unique pins, don’t miss out on one of this year’s must-have convention exclusives!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on Marvel.com/SDCC2016 and @Marvel on Twitter, the best way to get real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

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