IDW Announces Signing Schedule & Exclusives for NYCC 2015

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Press Release: 

This week, IDW Publishing is headed back to New York Comic Con and bringing a host of captivating panels, talented signings, and essential exclusives with it! Located at booth #1844, IDW and Top Shelf will be your destination throughout the weekend!

Thursday October 8th

11:00 – 12:00 Fear and Loathing in Las VegasTroy Little
12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 RagnarökWalter Simonson*
1:00 – 2:00 Dirk Gently, OnyxChris Ryall, Ilias Kyriazis
2:00 – 3:00 Jem and the HologramsAmy MebbersonSara Richard, Agnes GarbowskaArielle Jovellanos, Rebekah Isaacs*
3:00 – 4:00 The X-FilesJoe Harris
3:00 – 4:00 Long DistanceThom Zahler
4:00 – 5:30 King of the Comics: 100 Years of King Features Book Debut! – Ray Billingsley (Curtis,) Jeff Keane (The Family Circus,) Patrick McDonnell (Mutts,) Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange,) Brian Walker (Hi and Lois)
5:30 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated SeriesBrandon AumanEric BauzaGreg Cipes, Ciro Nieli, Rob Paulsen (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Friday October 9th

11:00 – 12:00 My Little PonyAgnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Jeremy Whitley, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
12:00 – 1:00 The Rocketeer At WarDave Bullock
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök Walter Simonson*
1:00 – 2:00 Junction TrueRay Fawkes
2:00 ­– 3:00 Fear and Loathing in Las VegasTroy Little
2:00 – 3:00 The Story of My TitsJennifer Hayden
3:00 – 4:00 The Infinite LoopElsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
3:00 – 4:00 Boy-1H.S. Tak, Amancay Nahuelpan
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek: Starfleet AcademyMike Johnson, Derek Charm
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
6:00 – 7:00 TransformersAndrew Griffith, Corin Howell, John Barber

Saturday October 10th

11:00 – 12:00 KillogyAlan Robert
11:00 – 12:00 TetPaul Allor, Paul Tucker
1:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman, Robert Rodriguez (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 SkylandersRon Marz, David A. Rodriguez
5:00 – 6:00 Fear and Loathing in Las VegasTroy Little
5:00 – 6:00 The Story of My TitsJennifer Hayden
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek/ Green LanternMike Johnson, Elsa Charretier
6:00 – 7:00 Judas: The Last Days W. Maxwell Prince

Sunday October 11th

11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: Starfleet AcademyMike Johnson, Derek Charm
11:00 – 12:00 The Infinite LoopElsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
12:00 – 1:00 My Little PonyJay Fosgitt, Amy Mebberson, Jeremy Whitley,Tony Fleecs, Andy Price
1:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesCaleb Goellner, Billy MartinPaul Allor, Cory Smith
2:00 – 3:00 TransformersLivio Ramondelli, Corin Howell, John Barber

CON EXCLUSIVES:

PORTFOLIOS

MICHAEL GOLDEN’S G.I. JOE: ARTIST’S EDITION PORTFOLIO
The legendary G.I. JOE Year Book #2 by Michael Golden, cover and all 22 interior pages, are presented here on individual plates that mimic Golden’s gorgeous original art. As an added bonus, each page is printed twice, one with the original lettering in place, the second version without. As with all Artists’ Edition portfolios, this comes in a handsome hardcover case.
$40, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person

WALTER SIMONSON’S RAGNARöK: ARTIST’S EDITION PORTFOLIO
Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök Artist’s Edition Portfolio features all 12 covers—main and variants—from the acclaimed writer/artist’s first six-issue story arc. Simonson, an Eisner Award-winning creator of such classics as Thor, Alien: The Illustrated Story, Manhunter and Star Slammers, has returned to his love of Norse mythology in the pages of Ragnarök. Like all our AE books and portfolios, each image has been meticulously scanned and reproduced to the same exacting standards that have made Artist’s Editions the most imitated line in comics.
$40, Limited to 250 copies, 3 per person

LITHOGRAPHS

ROCKEETER AT WAR! LITHOGRAPH
The upcoming Rocketeer At War series is celebrated with a classic World War II style propaganda poster of one Dave Bullock’s stylish covers! Measuring 13 x 20 inches, this gorgeous print is suitable for framing!
$10, Limited to 1,000 copies

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES LITHOGRAPH
This convention exclusive lithograph measuring 24 x 24 inches features the stunning interconnecting covers of TMNT #45 through to the landmark 50th issue by Mateus Santolouco.
$10, Limited to 1,000 copies

COMICS

Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual #1
(Convention Debut!)
Sophie Campbell (Convention Exclusive Cover)
Kelly Thompson (writer) • Jen Bartel, Amy Mebberson, Agnes Garbowska, Arielle Jovellianos (artists)
MOVIE NIGHT! JEM and her sisters relax with some popcorn and on-demand… but their subconscious minds have other ideas, as their favorite films… shine a spotlight on each HOLOGRAM’s fears!
$10, Limited to 300 copies, 3 per person

DANGER GIRL: RENEGADE #1
J. Scott Campbell (Convention Exclusive Cover)
Andy Hartnell (writer) • Stephen Molnar (artist)
Abbey Chase is renowned across the globe as a brilliant young archeologist and (a bit less renowned) as a member of the super-secret spy organization known as Danger. But what set of circumstances lead Abbey to become who she is—who trained and shaped her into the remarkable person she is? Now, for the first time ever, Danger Girl readers will find out the answer to these questions and more… in Danger Girl: Renegade!
$5, Limited to 400 copies, 3 per person

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50
Kevin Eastman (Convention Exclusive Cover)
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (writers) • Mateus Santolouco (artist)
The epic conclusion to over four-years worth of storylines! The Turtles stand against Shredder for one final battle that will determine the fate of NYC, and the world, for years to come!
$10, Limited to 500 copies, 3 per person

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO: COBRA WORLD ORDER PRELUDE
Paolo Villanelli (Convention Exclusive Cover)
Larry Hama (writer) • S L Gallant (artist)
It’s zero hour for Real American Hero! This table-setter leads into a mammoth 6-part bi-weekly event kicking off with next month’s RAH #219 and #220! G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!
$5, Limited to 300 copies, 3 per person

OH – Deep Roy Signing

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Press Release:

Packrat Comics hosts a Halloween Comicfest on October 31 with our annual comics for canned goods food drive (free comics for non-perishable food items), comic creators, Mikey’s Late Night Slice pizza truck, a costume contest along with a special guest appearance by Deep Roy.

Mr. Roy played the physical Yoda in Return of the Jedi along with a Cantina band member and THE Oompa Lumpa in the 2005 remake of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. He is in the current Star Trek movies as Keenser and was Teeny Weeny in the Neverending Story. His list of credits is impressive including a recurring role on Doctor Who and you will get a chance to meet him during our annual ComicFest!

WIN A BATMAN ADVENTURES #12, FIRST HARLEY QUINN – Bring the most non-perishable food items and it’s yours!

Artists & Writers
DIRK MANNING
Writer: TALES OF MR. RHEE; NIGHTMARE WORLD; WRITE OR WRONG, etc. (Devil’s Due/Image Comics)

TOM HUTCHINSON
Writer: CRITTER; THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST; etc. (Big Dog Ink)

SCOTT “SCOOT!” McMAHON
Writer/Artist AW YEAH COMICS; SAMI THE SAMURAI SQUIRREL, etc (Aw Yeah Comics)

JOHN MARROQUIN
Artist EL MARIACHI, etc. (El Arto Studios)

EMILY ZELASKO
Writer/Artist: OLD MAN, DOG, AND THE OCEAN; RAINBOW SPRINKLE-SLIME; etc

JASON WESTLAKE
Pin-Up and Sketch Cover Artist; Graphic Designer

ERIC PALICKI
Writer: ORPHANS, RED ANGEL DRAGNET, etc.
Free Comics and food drive

WOLFGANG PARKER
Writer: CRIME CATS

Costume Contest & More!

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Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 527-8450

Tidewater Comicon 2016 Announces 1st Guests

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Tidewater Comicon has announced their first guests for the 2016 convention on May 21st-22nd: Chris Claremont (Writer of Uncanny X-Men, Nightcrawler, New Mutants, Excalibur), John Wesley Shipp (star of The Flash, Dawson’s Creek), John De Lancie (Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Discord from My Little Pony, Breaking Bad) and Steve Blum (voice actor on Star Wars Rebels, The Legend of Korra, Wolverine and the X-Men, Cowboy Bebop, Transformers, and many more). For those seeking tables or more information please visit www.tidewatercomicon.com

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Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
(757) 385-2000

CA – FCBD: Blastoff Comicsfest

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Press Release:

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up to present the first-ever BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 2, 2015, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, plenty of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!

SPECIAL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

Joe Casey (MIAMI VICE: REMIX, SEX, THE BOUNCE)
Frank Gibson (CAPTURE CREATURES, ADVENTURE TIME, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
Dana Gould (STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES, THE DANA GOULD HOUR)
Jim Krueger (JUSTICE, THE HIGH COST OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER)
Steve Niles (THE OCTOBER FACTION, MONSTER AND MADMAN, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT)
Valerie Perez (THE NERDIST, THE ADVENTURES OF PAULA PERIL)
Thomas Perkins (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, BEN 10)
Kit Quinn (SWEETHEARTS OF THE GALAXY)
Mairghred Scott (TRANSFORMERS, WINDBLADE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
Todd Stashwick (12 MONKEYS, THE ORIGINALS, GOTHAM)
J.K. Woodward (CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO)

More guests to be announced in the days to come!

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The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2555

Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

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Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

  • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

 

Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

  • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

  • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

 

Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

Friday, April 3

  • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

 

Saturday, April 4

  • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

  • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

  • 1-2 PM Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

  • 4-5 PM Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

 

Sunday, April 5

  • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

 

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

 

Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

Saturday, April 4, 2:003:00 PM, Room 211

10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

 

Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

 

Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

 

BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

Saturday, April 4

BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

 

And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)

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  • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)

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For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at comic-con.org/wca.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

MA – Nerdgasm Screening

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Actor Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM to host a screening of NERDGASM. Presented as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are available at the link…

About NERDGASM: Directed by Andrew Putschoegl. 87 min. USA.

Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan. Language: English

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

IDW Announces Signings & Panels for Emerald City Comicon 2015

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Attendants of Seattle’s renowned Emerald City Comicon are in for surprise announcements, exceptional signings and a weekend full of fun from IDW! Taking place this weekend from March 27th – March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center, come by the IDW booth (#1802) to stock up on your collection, meet your favorite creators, and score a truly outrageous exclusive. Additionally, Top Shelf can be found at booth #1225, where you can meet the creative team behind the hit satire God Is Disappointed in You, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler!

Available exclusively at the IDW booth, grab yourself a copy of the book that’s got everyone talking, Jem & The Holograms, with a variant cover by Agnes Garbowska! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer.

The IDW booth will be packed all weekend long with talent from across the industry signing their acclaimed work:

Friday March 27th  

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Jody Houser
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls – Andy Suriano, Derek Charm
  • 1:00 – 2:00 D4VE, The Bigger Bang – Ryan Ferrier, D.J. Kirkbride
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms – Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard *Check out the show exclusive variant!
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm – Cullen Bunn
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights  – Hope Nicholson

Saturday March 28th  

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Kate Leth, Drew Rausch
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
  • 1: 00 – 2:00 The Fly: OutbreakBrandon Seifert
  • 2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony, Jem & The Holograms – Sara Richard
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & More! – Erik Burnham, Paul Allor
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Judge Dredd – Darick Robertson
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli

Sunday March 29th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, Ted AndersonAgnes Garbowska
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Derek Charm
  • 12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe Cover Art – Jeffrey Veregge, Drew Johnson
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Amelia Cole, Artful Daggers  – D.J. Kirkbride, Adam P. KnaveSean E. Williams
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate – Max Dunbar

 

And don’t miss out on the panels that are sure to be a highlight of your weekend!

IDW: 2015 and Beyond
Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
IDW invites you to join in their first big panel of 2015! Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, alongside editor Sarah GaydosErik Burnham of Ghostbusters fame, and Jody Houser, writer of the hit Orphan Black comic for a spirited chat filled with announcements, hijinks and Q&A!

God is Disappointed in You (The Sequel), with Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler
3:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
Last year’s standing-room-only hot ticket returns — now with even more Biblical bewilderment! God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek “condensed” version of the Bible you never knew you needed — hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic — packed with cartoons by Eisner-award-winner Shannon Wheeler (The New YorkerToo Much Coffee Man). Join him and author Mark Russell (writer of DC Comics’ upcoming Prez) for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches, and the hilarious-yet-accurate “ten-minute Bible.” PLUS: a taste of the Audie-nominated audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros), and an exclusive announcement about the upcoming sequel!

Kevin Eastman: A Life With Turtles
Sunday, 3:30 – 4:20 Hall F (TCC 304)
Join the legendary co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he talks about his long career in both comics and Hollywood, and how he brings his beloved Turtles to the world in a variety of media!

IDW Presents: The New Class of Licensed Comics
Sunday, 4:00 – 5:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
Transformers, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Orphan Black, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic… What do these comics all have in common? They’re all licensed comics, and although some may STILL look down on them, they’re also home to some of the best talent telling the best stories around. Come hear about the good (and the sometimes challenging) aspects of working on books like these, from host Editor Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Disney, Edward Scissorhands), with special guests Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Once Upon a Time), Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Editor Shannon Waters (of BOOM!), Chris Roberson (Aliens, Star Trek), and Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars).

IL – FCBD: Transformers vs GI Joe Signing

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Tom Scioli (Transformers vs GI Joe, Godland) appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day!

**JUST ADDED** Award-winning creator GENE HA to this year’s festivities! You’ve seen Gene’s work in TOP 10 by Alan Moore and JUSTICE LEAGUE by Geoff Johns, now come see Gene at Challengers! We’ll have copies of the by-then recently released TOP 10 Complete Collection available for fans new and old to purchase.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

UK – Marv Wolfman Signing

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Legendary comic writer Marv Wolfman will be signing at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Sunday 8th February at 4:00 PM as part of a rare visit to the UK.

Marv Wolfman has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. Marv is the writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, Bullseye, the prime villain in the 2003 movie, Daredevil, Deathstroke, the main villain in the first two seasons of the hit Arrow TV show, which he created for DC’s best-selling comic, New Teen Titans which was also adapted into two runaway hit shows on the Cartoon Network and is now being done as a live-action pilot for Fox. Some of his other characters have been seen in Man of Steel as well as The Guardians of The Galaxy. His Titan character Cyborg will be seen in four upcoming DC movies, starting with 2015’s Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice.

Marv writes video games. His script for his most recent published game: Epic Mickey 2, was nominated for a WGA writing award for Outstanding Video-game Script. He has also written the video games for Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Superman Returns, DCU-MMO, Flash and Dark Knight among others. He also writes animation and has story-edited many shows including Transformers, Adventures of Superman, Monster Force and more.

Marv also writes novels; his adaptation of Superman Returns won the industry’s “Scribe” award. He is currently writing a novelization for Titan Books in London. His first non-fiction book, Homeland, The Illustrated History of The State of Israel won the National Jewish Book Award among others. Marv is also a recipient of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.

Marv was Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine and created many characters for these companies and others. Marv was also Editorial Director for 15 graphic albums for the educational market, targeting high school students who read with a 3rd -5th grade level. He was given a special commendation by the White House for his work on three anti-drug comics for the “Just Say No” program.

Marv is married to his lovely wife, Noel, a Director of Production at Blizzard Entertainment, and has a wonderful daughter, Jessica, from his first marriage. Marv & Noel also have an obstreperous Keeshond dog named Elle Dee Deux (L.D.) who is currently chewing on everything that is and isn’t nailed down.

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

CA – Sketch Fighter 2015

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Guest artists ANDREW ROBINSON (The Fifth Beatle), LIVIO RAMONDELLI (Transformers), RAFAEL NAVARRO, SCOTT LOBDELL, and RALPH MIRANDA appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM. All of the artists will create a drawing prior to the game and these drawings along with all art made during the game will be auctioned off and given to the HERO INITIATIVE.

These artists may be the best in their field when it comes to 30-day deadlines, but how will they do at sketching in 60 seconds or less? Likewise, their comedian tag-team partners may be quick on their feet on stage, but when their mic is traded for a marker, will they bomb? Only one team will emerge victorious and crowned Sketch Fighter Champions.

Following the game and the auction, the Comics and Comics stand-up show will take place, featuring the best all fanboy stand-up comedy in the Multiverse from JOE STARR, RON SWALLOW, ED GREER, TIM POWERS, SCOTT LOBDELL, and TOM FRANCK.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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