Adam Hughes Auctions Sketches for SDCC 2011

 

Adam Hughes, an artist whose work is always in high demand, has posted three auctions on ebay for the opportunity to win an original commissioned sketch at Comic-Con International this year. As Hughes no longer takes a sketchlist at conventions, this is the only way to get a sketch!

The auctions are scheduled to end on Friday July 15, 2011. Click here to bid and get more information! Good luck!

Dr. Who Stars Enjoy Their Burrito at SDCC 2011

The Nerdist podcast welcomes Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, stars of Doctor Who, for their Comic-Con International show! Join hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira on Saturday July 23rd at 8pm at 4th and B as they bring The Doctor and Amy Pond to San Diego! More special guests to be announced!

Tickets are $34.00 (21+ only) Get ‘em while they last!

4th and B
345 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Legend of Korra at SDCC 2011

Nickelodeon offers an Exclusive First Look at the new series The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra at Comic-Con International on Saturday July 23rd from 4:00-5:00pm: — Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, supervising producer Ki-Hyun Ryu, and composing team Ben Wynn and Jeremy Zuckerman give an exclusive sneak peek at the continuation of this element-bending saga. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6BCF

Avatar fans can share their love of the show at a fan panel on the same day from 11:00-12:00pm in the Santa Rosa room with guests John O’Bryan, Ian Graham, Kim Miranda, Kevin Coppa, and Booter-Freak.

 

Venture Bros Schedule at SDCC 2011

Venture Bros. creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer screen an early premiere of The Venture Bros. Special — From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy — a 15-minute documentary-style animated special (premiering August 28 on Adult Swim), discuss their original series, and answer questions. The panel also features James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture).

» Friday 11:45-12:30 at Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer appear at the Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth booth #2343 from 3:30-4:30 on Friday to sign Venture Bros. action figures and convention exclusives. The toy company company is set to release Venture Brothers Series 4 and 5 and a Rusty Venture Action Figure Set as a convention exclusive. You can Pre-order ALL of these action figures today, or stop by the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 at the convention.

» Friday 2:30-4:30 Entertainment Earth Booth #2343

The Venture Bros. Blog will be hosting its second annual Venture Tweet Up at SDCC 2011. The Tweet Up will be held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis bar and lounge on Saturday, July 23rd at 6pm. The Marriott Marquis is next door from the convention center and has a wide selection of draft beers and drink specials. Join us for costumes, cocktails and booby traps! Hope to see you all there!

» Saturday 6:00-9:00 at Mariott Marquis Bar & Lounge

[source: Venture Bros. Blog]

 

Marvel Panel Schedule for SDCC 2011

Press Release:

Marvel takes San Diego by storm this July during Comic Con International! Marvel will be in full force to provide an exclusive look into all things Marvel (Booth #2329)! No one can compare to what Marvel has planned because we’re running a veritable cornucopia of panels that will span the four daylong event. If you’re a True Believer (and we know you are) you can’t afford to miss out on these exclusive Marvel panels! Trust us no fan will be disappointed because whether you’re a lifelong Marvelite, or a casual fan there will be something for you to enjoy.

Thursday, July 21st

10:15 – 11:15 AM MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY – You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em Tiger” determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. Cebulski, Skottie Young (Ozma of Oz), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and Marvel SVP of Brand Planning & Communications Mike Pasciullo, as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t miss panel is must for all Marvel hopefuls! Room 6DE

1:00 – 2:00 PM MARVEL DIGITAL: WHAT’S NEXT?! COMICS…AND BEYOND! – Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group for the first word on Marvel digital comics, casual games, original streaming video productions, social media outreach and the future of Marvel’s ever-expanding digital endeavors.  Room 7AB

4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING – The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen—so wouldn’t you like to be the first to know what we’ve got planned? Get the latest news on Marvel’s plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Join panelists Greg Pak (Incredible Hulks), Jonathan Hickman (FF), Jim McCann (Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol), Nick Spencer (Ultimate Comics X-Men), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak-peek at the future of Marvel! Room 6DE

Friday, July 22nd

12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL: YEAR OF THE X-MEN – The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point – tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what’s next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where we answer all your questions and reveal exclusive details about what’s next! You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE

1:45 – 2:45 PM MARVEL: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AVENGING FRIENDS – Spider-Man’s riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it’ll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! It’s the fight of his life and we’ve got an in depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker’s life. But ol’ Web-Head isn’t the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer! Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they lay the groundwork for New York City’s greatest heroes. And don’t forget to grab your exclusive Daredevil pin – only at this panel! Room 6DE

4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: ANIME ON G4 – Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters – Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men and Blade –  to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Also, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb and surprise guests! Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men’s explosive first episode. Room 6BCF

Saturday, July 23rd

10:30 – 11:30 AM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS – Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb, brings the inside scoop on Marvel’s latest series that take your favorite heroes from page to screen. Get a first look at the premiere of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2, a sneak peek at a certain ULTIMATE webslinger, and a few other surprises from Marvel Television. Room 6BCF

12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL INTERACTIVE: MARVEL VIDEO GAMES – Learn all about Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny, Captain America: Super Soldier, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad 3DS and uDraw, Marvel Pinball and the Marvel Universe MMO. Also, find out some exciting new details about the future of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and other Marvel games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators from some of the industry’s top publishers. Room 6A

2:45 – 3:45 PM MARVEL: CUP O’ JOE – This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here!  Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests.  You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF

Sunday, July 24th

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL PRESENTED BY OXYGEN
Forget Spider-Woman & Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world!  Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include host Grace Randolph (The Weekly Watcher), writer Marjorie Liu (X-23), artist Christina Strain (Runaways) and more, brought to you by Oxygen. Room 5AB

12:30  – 1:30 PM MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF – The biggest comic book event of the year has everyone talking—but just want comes after it concludes? We’ve got the exclusive news here, with the big announcements that’ll change the future of the Marvel Universe—and set your favorite characters in exciting new directions. Be the first to know the biggest news of the weekend as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event answer your questions and leave you cheering! Join Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Senior Vice President C.B. CebulskiNick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), and more for the news you can’t miss. Room 6DE

And to learn more about the Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance films, check out Sony’s panel on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm in Hall H!

Do yourself a favor True Believers, head on over to the San Diego Convention Center July 21st to the 24th. No fan can miss out on the fantastic line up of superstar talent, exciting panels, and loads of top secret information that Marvel will be dishing up in San Diego!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App and 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!

BONE 20th Anniversary Tour

Jeff Smith celebrates the 20th anniversary of BONE with a world tour stopping in six cities across three countries. It starts at Comic-Con International in San Diego where the 20th Anniversary Box Set makes its official debut! The tour goes on to Baltimore Comic Con, Fan Expo CanadaNew York Comic Con, Mid-Ohio Comic Con, and finally the Lucca Comics & Games Festival in Italy. Check out Jeff’s blog for more details!

ThunderCats Premieres at SDCC 2011

Press Release:

ThunderCats, one of the most beloved cartoons of the 1980s and a continuing cultural force, comes to Cartoon Network in an all-new contemporary reimagining of the iconic animated series.  Set as an epic tale, ThunderCats tells the story of a hero’s journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny. The series begins with an hour-long special premiere event on Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). Following the premiere, the show will air regularly on Cartoon Network Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. (ET, PT) beginning August 5.

Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats! Ho!! On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king.  The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf, who join him on his journey to save their world from darkness. From Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, The Looney Tunes Show), with Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) producing.

To celebrate the premiere, ThunderCats will have a significant presence at Comic-Con International: San Diego.  A panel scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22 in room 6A will include an exclusive screening of the hour-long series premiere.   Producers Michael Jelenic, Ethan Spaulding and art director Dan Norton will participate in a subsequent panel discussion and answer questions from fans.  Coinciding with Comic-Con, Cartoon Network will also air nine episodes from the classic ThunderCats series over the weekend of July 23. Boomerang will also host a classic ThunderCats marathon on July 16 and 17 and air the series every day at 5 p.m. starting Monday, July 18.

Cartoon Network digital adds to the ThunderCats experience with online content including the free game, “Thundera Run,” launching on CartoonNetwork.com July 18. Additionally, a free “Party Pack” from Warner Bros Animation will be available for download and will include everything a true fan needs to host the ultimate ThunderCats viewing party.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action comedy programming for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Pierre Alary Returns to SDCC 2011

Stuart Ng Books hosts French artist Pierre Alary for a signing at Comic-Con International 2011! Plus commissions are currently available!

Press Release:

It has been four years since our friend Pierre Alary last came to Comic-Con. We are very excited to have him making a return appearance this year. We will have all three volumes of Belladone and all three volumes of Sinbad available. Pierre will sign on Thursday and Friday. John Fleskes has graciously offered Pierre signing space at the Flesk Publications booth (#5019) directly opposite ours (Booth #5012). 

Pierre will be bringing some original art which he will have for sale.

Pierre Alary Accepting Commissions for SDCC

Pierre is also accepting orders for art commissions which he will complete at home and deliver at SDCC. Examples are available at the link. The rates for these SDCC commissions are as follows:

$400 for a single character, full figure, inked, with a simple background and/or watercolor accents.

$300 for a single character, full figure, inked, no background.

$250 for a single character, full figure, in pencil.

Paper size is approximately 11″x14″ or 11″x17″

The images in this email are all examples of Pierre’s $400 commissions, prior to the addition of watercolor.

If you want an Alary commission, email Stuart Ng directly with your request (info@stuartngbooks.com). Please put “Alary Commission Request” in the subject line.

Because these pieces are made to order, payment is required in advance. Cash or check is preferred. We will accept Paypal or credit card payments for Pierre, however we will need to add 5% to Pierre’s prices to cover our processing fees.

STUART NG BOOKS  
20655 Western Ave., Ste 104, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 909-1929

Dance with Dragons Tour

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has announced his signing tour dates for his new novel A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

July 12, 7:00 p.m.            BOSTON – Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

July 14, 7:00 p.m.            NEW YORK CITY – Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

July 16, 2:00 p.m.            INDIANAPOLIS – Barnes & Noble, 14709 US Hwy 31 North, Carmel, IN 46032

July 21-24, 2011             San Diego Comicon, San Diego, California, USA

July 24, 2:00 p.m.            SAN DIEGO – Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

July 26, 7:00 p.m.            LOS ANGELES – Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 27, 7:00 p.m.            REDWOOD CITY – Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
event hosted by Kepler’s

July 29, 7:30 p.m.           SEATTLE – Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
event hosted by University Bookstore

July 31, 2:00 p.m.           DENVER – Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

August 2, 7:00 p.m.        LEXINGTON – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503

Walt Simonson Returns to SDCC 2011

Press Release:

Walter Simonson, legendary comics writer and artist of an overwhelmingly impressive catalog of books, appears at the IDW booth every day during the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, signing copies of WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION. In addition to the regular edition available in July at comic stores, IDW will offer a limited Comic-Con exclusive edition featuring a variant cover, only available through IDW at the convention. Readers can now pre-order both editions direct from IDW Publishing for pick up at Comic-Con. The regular edition is also available for mail delivery, and orders will be filled after San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con exclusive edition will only be available at the convention. Please click here to pre-order.

“I wrote and drew The Mighty Thor for Marvel more 25 years ago now, at a time when it was the fate of old comics to be deployed to the back issue bins in comic shops and at conventions.  No one had any expectations of reprints or trade collections.  Now, it’s a new day,” said Simonson. “I’m pleased that IDW and Marvel have seen fit to go back and revisit this work as they have. I couldn’t be more delighted to know Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and all their friends turned out to have a much longer shelf-life than I would ever have imagined.”

An oversized, hardcover collection, WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION will present Thor 337-340, Simonson’s first classic story arc, which introduced Beta Ray Bill, and Thor 360-362, Simonson’s choice for the second arc in the book. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION have been scanned from Simonson’s personal original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.

“Walter’s run on The Mighty Thor is one of the best ever in comics—period,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “and to be able to see it now as an Artist’s Edition, printed the same size as drawn, and scanned from all the originals… well, I just can’t wait to get my paws on it!”

This will be Simonson’s first visit to San Diego Comic-Con since 2004. Joining Simonson will be his wife, Louise “Weezie” Simonson, a noted comic book editor and writer. WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION will be the first in a series of Artist’s Editions featuring legendary creators and comics from Marvel.

WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12” x 17”) will be available in stores in July 2011. Now available for pre-order through IDWPublishing.com. ISBN 978-1-61377-038-2.

WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION San Diego Comic-Con Edition ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12” x 17”) will only be available through IDW during San Diego Comic-Con, and is now available for pre-order through IDWPublishing.com.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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