Michael Broussard, Rick Basaldua, and Filip Sablik celebrate the release of Top Cow’s game-changing book, Artifacts #1, with a release party for the ages at Collector’s Paradise!
CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 26, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce that they will be throwing the Los Angeles Release Party for Top Cow Production’s ARTIFACTS #1 on Saturday, July 31 from 7 to 10pm.
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book creators and publishers. Top Cow Productions’ new release, Artifacts, promises to be a game-changing comic book for the company and their fans, and Collector’s Paradise is proud and thankful for the opportunity to present this book to Los Angeles fans in style.
ARTIFACTS: The event FIVE Years in the Making!
Thirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind’s destruction. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe.
From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation.
RELEASE PARTY WILL FEATURE:
- A signing by the art team on the book, Michael Broussard and Rick Basaldua, plus publisher, Filip Sablik.
- Original Art from the issue displayed in the Gallery.
- An EXCLUSIVE Variant Cover ARTIFACTS #1, limited to 500 copies made and available ONLY from Collector’s Paradise
- An EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Print, limited to 100 copies made, featuring the wraparound cover to the series with art by Michael Broussard.
- Free Beer, Refreshments and snacks will be available for the guests
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery on Saturday July 31st, from 7 to 10 pm, with creator signings from 7-8pm.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park. For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from monthly creator appearances, to the proprietary online subscription manager software, to the recently-opened Art Gallery. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture. For the last two years, Collector’s Paradise was picked by fans as the Best Comic Book Store in Los Angeles County, according to an online poll done by Fox LA.
PUBLISHER TO DEBUT FRAGRANCE LINE AT C2E2
TOP COW, HERO INITIATIVE AND BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LABS TEAM UP FOR SIGNATURE WITCHBLADE FRAGRANCE LINE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. is proud to announce the publisher has partnered up with Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs to launch the WITCHBLADE Fragrance line, with a portion of each purchase to be donated to Hero Initiative. The WITCHBLADE Fragrance line will debut at this month’s C2E2 convention in Chicago.
The WITCHBLADE Fragrance line features 5ml perfume oil blends based on the characters from Top Cow’s Witchblade series, including Witchblade (Antediluvian, sacred metal, glowing red musk, blessed frankincense, antiqued amber), Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini (Hint of leather and an understated vintage musk layered over the scent of lightly perspiring, honey-dusted skin), Detective Patrick Gleason (A classic men’s cologne splashed over a leather trench coat with a hint of gunshot residue) and the Curator (Mysterious herbs and ancient resins). The Sara Pezzini and Witchblade scents are meant to be layered together, but can be worn alone.
The WITCHBLADE Fragrance line retails at $26 a bottle, and will be available for purchase at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs booth at C2E2 (#951). For every purchase, five dollars will be donated to the Hero Initiative. Following the show, the WITCHBLADE Fragrance line will be available online at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com.
The C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) convention will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois for the weekend of April 16-18, 2010.
About Top Cow Productions Inc.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.
About Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com) is a cult perfume house that crafts hand-blended body and household scents. They have over two decades of experience in the field, and specialize in eliciting emotional responses through perfume while creating unique scent environments that capture legends and folklore, poetry, and the stuff of dreams and nightmares.
Black Phoenix has several literature-based fragrance lines, including Alice in Wonderland, and the works of Neil Gaiman, and H.P. Lovecraft. With the success of scent lines created to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative, they have found themselves in demand as a creator of fragrances based on comic properties.
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Throughout the upcoming Book Expo of America, Image Comics (booth #2767), the premier creator-owned graphic novel and comic book publisher, will be featuring many of our titles including The Walking Dead, Spawn, Wanted, G-Man, I Kill Giants, American Jesus, Nocturnals, Witchblade, Invincible, Dawn, Liberty Meadows, Darkness and their children’s imprint, Silverline Books.
Company representatives Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, Image Partner and Silverline Books Publisher Jim Valentino, PR & Marketing Coordinator Joe Keatinge and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik will be in attendance the entire weekend. In addition, The Image Comics 2009 Book Catalogue and samples of various titles will be available.
And if that’s not enough, we will have various creators signing some of their most popular works, including Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman, Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho, G-Man cartoonist Chris Giarrusso and Witchblade writer Ron Marz.
Full Signing Schedule
12 – 2 PM: Ron Marz, signing copies of Witchblade Volume 1
2 – 4 PM: Chris Giarrusso, signing copies of G-Man: Learning to Fly, Vol. 1
12 – 2 PM: Robert Kirkman, signing copies of The Walking Dead Vol. 1, Invincible Vol. 1 and The Astounding Wolf-Man Vol. 1
2 – 4 PM: Frank Cho, signing copies of Apes & Babes: The Art of Frank Cho and Liberty Meadows Vol. 1 10th Anniversary Edition
10 – 12 PM: Chris Giarrusso, signing copies of G-Man: Learning to Fly, Vol. 1