DC Entertainment Co-Publishers, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, to Discuss the Upcoming Release of BEFORE WATCHMEN
Followed by a Director’s Cut Screening of the WATCHMEN Film Adaptation
BURBANK, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – Revealing new details of the highly-anticipated summer release of the BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel mini-series comics, DC Entertainment will host a panel alongside a film screening of WATCHMEN at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, at 1:00pm. The BEFORE WATCHMEN discussion will include DC Entertainment Co-Publishers and industry legends Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and will be moderated by comic expert Geoff Boucher, editor of the Los Angeles Times’ popular “Hero Complex” site.
The BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel titles will continue to build on the complex mythology of the best-selling WATCHMEN graphic novel and will be told through the words and images of some of the comic book industry’s most celebrated writers and artists. This Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel – DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen – It’s Not the End, It’s the Beginning – will provide insight into the upcoming releases of the seven BEFORE WATCHMEN titles.
“The frenzy surrounding BEFORE WATCHMEN mirrors what we saw preceding our recent DC Comics – The New 52 launch, and the level of interest in the talent line-up for the prequel titles has been spectacular” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a great opportunity for us to take a closer look at the WATCHMEN phenomenon, both in print and film, and talk about what fans can expect from the prequels.”
2012 marks the 17thLos Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country. Located at the University of Southern California campus, the two-day event celebrates the written word in all its forms and is expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees.
The DC Entertainment programs will take place at the USC School for Cinematic Arts on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 1:00pm. The event schedule includes:
- 1:00pm – DC Entertainment publishing panel, DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen – It’s Not the End, It’s the Beginning, with Jim Lee and Dan DiDio
- 2:00pm – WATCHMEN Director’s Cut film screening
Space is limited; to purchase tickets to attend the DC Entertainment panels and screening, please visit: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/general-information/ticket-info/
For more information about media credential applications, please visit:http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/press/
Splash Page will host the following artists at our booth: Edgar Salazar, artist of Red Sonja, John Higgins, colorist of The Watchmen, and Brad Walker, artist of Guardians of the Galaxy and Heroes for Hire. Edgar Salazar and Brad Walker will also be taking on a limited number of convention commissions.
To celebrate 25 years of Watchmen – the only graphic novel included in Time Magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Greatest Novels” list – original Watchmen team member John Higgins has created a brand-new limited-edition Watchmen portfolio exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
The new portfolio comes in two flavors, each containing a set of three individual prints of fan-favorite characters Sally Jupiter, Rorschach, and The Comedian, each richly-detailed image penciled, inked and colored by John Higgins.
Set A: Limited to 80 copies.
The A3-sized prints (11.7″ x 16.5″) are colored in Turmoil Colour Studios’ modern color style and printed on Tintoretto Gesso 250gsm paper using the latest computer-controlled technology for a high-quality print run. All prints signed and numbered by John Higgins.
Available only at SDCC 2011 at the special price of $90 per set.
Set B: Limited to 20 copies.
Containing three A3 (11.7″ x 16.5″)silk-screened prints on perfect Velin Arches Blanc 250gsm paper, with hand-separated color by John in the style of the classic Watchmen coloring. These hand-finished prints are all numbered, signed and embossed with the Turmoil Colour Studios symbol by John Higgins.
Available only at SDCC 2011 at the special price of $300 per set.
Both sets will be contained in a special sturdy Watchmen portfolio.
Portfolios will only be available at the Splash Page Art booth at SDCC 2011
Splash Page has a wide variety of art by represented artists such as Charlie Adlard Walking Dead art, Duncan Fegredo Hellboy art, and by other artists such as Jae Lee’s classic Namor, X-Men, and Dark Tower art.
The Hero Initiative has several auctions to win an opportunity to rub elbows with comic book celebrities! And on a yacht no less! Joe Quesada (writer, artist, and chief creative officer at mighty Marvel Comics), Dave Gibbons (writer and artist of Watchmen, Martha Washington, The Originals, and many other timeless comics classics), and Bill Willingham & Mark Buckingham (creators of Fables) have each donated their time to knock back some cocktails with their fans!
ZACK SNYDER signs on Tuesday 29th March from 6 – 7pm to promote the film Sucker Punch. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR.
B-52s, Bombs, Brothels & Babes! Welcome To The World of Sucker Punch!
Enter Zack Snyder’s fantastical world of warfare with this wonderful art book and have it signed by Mr. Snyder himself. There’s everything from samurai to serpents included and it’s a unique opportunity to grab yourself a very special copy of this official book. Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits).
Due to the anticipated high turnout, limits may be placed on the number of items signed. Thank you.