IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule
from Rob, July 22nd, 2014 5:51 am, SDCC

IDW Publishing’s 2014
San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

Full List of This Years Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!

San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014) – Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to reveal IDW’s panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

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IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!
 
Wednesday July 23 - Preview Night 
 

6:00 – 7:30 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition                        Launch Party! – Dave Gibbons  
                     (*Check out the show exclusive HC!)

6:00 – 7:30 Ragnarök Launch Party!  –  
                     Walter Simonson  
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
7:30 – 9:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE Launch Party! –  
                     John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 
Thursday July 24
 
10:00 – 11:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                        (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s 7th Sword – John Raffo, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sirois,
                        Walter Gatus
11:00 – 12:00 Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, Ryan 
                        Hill 
11:00 – 1:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise 
                        Simonson, Jim Zub, Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
                      (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Monster & Madman – Steve Niles
3:00 – 4:00 The Other Dead – Digger T. Mesch, Joshua Ortega
3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00 Monkeybrain – Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver(Edison Rex), Brian
                        Winkeler & Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
4:00 – 5:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli, with special guest
                      Rob Liefeld! (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen,
                        Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
 
Friday July 25
 
10:00 – 11:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise 
                          Simonson, Jim Zub, Derek Charm, Van Partible (creator of Johnny 
                          Bravo(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                         (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Borderlands – Mikey Neumann, Dave Eddings(voice of Claptrap)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 2:00 Alan Robert’s Killogy – Marky Ramone (of The Ramones) 
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                      J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik 
                       Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 The Illegitimates  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
                      Andreyko 
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                      (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
5:00 – 6:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Andy 
                     Price, Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Darby Pop’s Indestructible – Jeff Kline, Jose Lopez, Bernard Chang
 
Saturday July 26
 
10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III 
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s Doberman – Tony Fleecs, Bernard Chang, Jack Lambert,
                        Scott Marder, Rob Rosell with guest Ken Kristensen (Indestructible)
11:00 – 12:00 Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition  – Mike Mignola (*ticketed signing 
                          – See employee for Details) (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
12:00 – 1:00 Monkeybrain – Sean E. Williams (Artful Daggers),Brian Winkeler & 
                       Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Mars Attacks: First Born, The Hollows – Chris Ryall
2:00 – 3:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 Winterworld, G.I. JOE – Chuck Dixon (*Check out the show exclusive!) 
3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                    (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread
                        Scott, Flint Dille (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                        J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 
Sunday July 27 
 
10:00 – 12:00 INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
                Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
                         Black Dynamite – Brian Ash, Yassir Lester 
11:00 – 12:00 Mean Streets – Ben Wagner
                         Gateway – Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr.  
                         Red Star – Christian Gossett
 11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez(*Check out the show exclusives!)
                          (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik 
                        Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                     (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! – Craig Yoe, Jack Mendelsohn (Jacky’s Diary)
 
KIDS’ DAY!! ALL-AGES BLOW-OUT!
3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise 
                        Simonson, Derek Charm (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
4:00 – 5:00 Angry Birds – Paul Tobin (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                        (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 
And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year! 
*Click on panel names for links that take you directly to these panels on the official Comic-Con 2014 schedule website where you can sign in or log on to bookmark these panels and sync them to your phone or calendar.
 
IDW Artist’s Editions, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he blathers on and on about Artist’s Editions past, present and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson, Dave Gibbons and IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein—what more could you possibly want? 
 
Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life, Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Join the Skylanders team for an inside look at the creative process that brings Toys to Life™ –and for the first time, life to toysI-Wei Huang, director at Toys for Bob, will explain the process of creating Skylanders’ charming roster of characters, while Richard Horvitz, famed voice of Kaos, discusses the critical role that voice-over acting plays in animating each character. Renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz, will delve into the comic world of Skylanders and how this brand extension is taking Skylanders to a new level. Every attendee will receive limited edition Skylanders merchandise. 
 
Moving Forward by Looking Back — This is the Golden Age of Classic Comic Collections, Friday, 7/25/14, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he leads a spirited discussion about the recent boom in prestige collections of archival comic material! Joining Greg will be renowned “comic book historian” Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. If you have a bookshelf bowing under the weight of great big books full of comics, and still crave more, this is the panel for you! Plus — announcements and giveaways. Just added! Dean Mullaney, from the Library of American Comics! 
 
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!, Friday, 7/25/14, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 8 
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! More! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests!  
 
IDW: Rock This Town!, Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4 
IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel RodriguezErik BurnhamJonathan MaberryScott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore! 
 
IDW: Summer Blockbusters!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE 
This panel is star-studded! Join IDW Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Eric Shanower, Gabriel RodriguezJonathan MaberryWalter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon for a lively discussion concerning the four biggest creator-owned books of the Summer, Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök and Winterworld! 
 
Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9 
Legendary creator Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County, Opus, Flawed Dogs) makes a rare appearance at Comic-Con-International and—even MORE rare—will be hosting his second (and probably final) presentation. He’s a bit mysterious about what he’ll be presenting. However, there is unofficial word that he may be revealing recent illicit photos and art of his best friend Bill Watterson “borrowed” from the latter’s secret retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We’ll see you there. Get your seats early. 
 
IDW Presents: Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Saturday, 7/26/14, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC 
2014 saw the end of the Eisner Award-winning series Locke & Key come to an end. Now, join creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with IDW’s Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, as they discuss the end of that seminal series, Joe and Gabe’s follow-up projects (Wraith & Little Nemo, respectively) and what they have coming for the future with IDW, and who knows what else? With these 3, it’s always an adventure.  
 
IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape, Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4 
Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America’s Army writer M. Zachary ShermanAndy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more, as they discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A and hilarity will ensue! 
 
IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 4 
Join Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW’s new division, IDW Games for top secret info on the best tabletop boardgames around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more! Featuring special guest John Layman of Chew fame, and more! Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two! 
 
Superheroes Are Saving Millions of Lives — For Real! Saturday, 7/26/14, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! An inspiring and heartwarming look at an uncanny team of comic book superheroes! The School of 5 and their comic books, distributed in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, are reaching 120 million people to save the lives of 5 million children who die every year from diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty hands. The School of 5, created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families through their comic books the importance of washing with soap and water in 22 countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Brazil, and Kenya through Unilever and partners like the UN’s UNICEF, Save the Children, and local governments. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig YoeYoeBooks.com, and Stacie June Sheldon, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager. Come and prepare to be amazed–and get free comic books–and bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy!  
 
IDW: Kids Comics!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 4 
Who’s got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!  

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE FULL SLATE OF ARTISTS FOR THE SAKAI PROJECT!
from Rob, July 22nd, 2014 5:37 am, Comic Book News

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE FULL SLATE OF ARTISTS FOR THE SAKAI PROJECT!

View The Sakai Project on DarkHorse.com

MILWAUKIE, OR, JULY 17—Next week will see the release of the official celebration of thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo, in the oversized hardcover benefit book The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo!

To celebrate, Dark Horse announces the complete list of all of the artists who contributed to this very special tribute. These artists have truly brought their own styles to the subject, making this book a one-of-a-kind treasure.

“It has been an absolute pleasure publishing Stan’s work over the years, and recently collaborating with him directly on 47 Ronin,” said Dark Horse’s president and founder, Mike Richardson. “With the thirtieth anniversary of his most beloved creation, Usagi, and in a time of need for Stan and his family, we are honored to publish this tribute to Stan and his work. We are donating all of the proceeds to Stan and his wife, Sharon. We hope you will join us in honoring one of the comics industry’s shining lights.”

The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo will be released opening night of next week’s Comic-Con International, and in comic shops everywhere!

For a complete list of the participating artists contained in this deluxe hardcover, check out the Dark Horse NewsFeed, and then mark your calendar for its release on July 23!

The Sakai Project is produced in association with the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS). All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai.

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DARK HORSE HIRES KARI TORSON AS MANAGER OF INTERNATIONAL LICENSING
from Rob, July 22nd, 2014 5:26 am, Comic Book News

DARK HORSE HIRES KARI TORSON AS MANAGER OF INTERNATIONAL LICENSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse is pleased to announce the hiring of Kari Torson for the role of Manager of International Licensing!

A graduate of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Kari Torson went on to receive her MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College, Boston. Torson got her start working as a subsidiary rights associate at Simon & Schuster in New York City. From there she worked at Writers House before returning to rights management for children’s books at HarperCollins Publishers. Most recently she worked in foreign rights at Penguin Random House.

“For me, the best storytelling is a perfect blend of text and art, so I’ve always been drawn to comics, advocating for them at every opportunity. Dark Horse writers and artists are some of the most masterful in the industry and I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Dark Horse team in a position where it’s actually my job to license comics all over the world,” said Torson.

“We are thrilled to have such a bright and energetic person move across the country to join us. Kari will make a great addition to the Dark Horse team,” said Dark Horse’s executive vice president, Neil Hankerson. “Kari’s previous publishing licensing experience will serve her well in her new role as Manager of International Licensing.”

Please join us in congratulating Kari Torson on her past accomplishments and wishing her luck in her new role in the company.

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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES PANELS, SIGNING SCHEDULE, AND 9TH ANNUAL DRINK-UP FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
from Rob, July 22nd, 2014 5:23 am, SDCC

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES PANELS, SIGNING SCHEDULE, AND 9TH ANNUAL DRINK-UP FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

 

July 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprintsArchaiaKaBOOM!, and BOOM! Box announced today their panels, signing schedule, and 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-Up for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 (a.k.a. San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on the weekend of July 23-27.

PANELS
Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, in the Exhibit Hall for updates. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.

Thursday, 7/24/14
12:00–1:00 Editing Comics the BOOM! Way—Join BOOM! Studios creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST),James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP),Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), along with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Editor Dafna Plebanas they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE

1:00–2:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now—If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlsonalong with some of the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming and established talent, including Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), Chris Miskiewicz(THOMAS ALSOP), Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP),Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT, THE EMPTY MAN),Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Royden Lepp (RUST), as they share their breaking-in experiences and give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Room 28DE

Friday, 7/25/14
10:00–11:00 Gender in Comics—Join us for a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics. We’ll explore both the role of gender in the medium in mainstream and independent publishing, as well as the impact of gender politics on the business side of the industry and in the media with a variety of business insiders, pundits, and journalists. Moderated by comics editor Janelle Asselin, the panel will feature Comics Alliance Senior Editor Andy Khouri, BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, comics writer James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Image Comics Director of Trade Book Sales Jennifer de Guzman, WIRED writerLaura Hudson, and IDW Publishing Editor Sarah Gaydos. Room 4

5:00–6:00 The World of Mouse Guard—Get updated on everything MOUSE GUARD, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator, writer, and artist, David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR), Meredith Salenger(Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hollywood Heights), and a surprise guest! Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel CayloRoom 32AB

6:00–7:00 The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia—Thus far in 2014, Archaia—an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios—has published beautiful hardcover reprints of the novelizations of favorite Henson properties Labyrinth,The Dark Crystal, and The Storyteller. Join Archaia as they reveal details of its Henson publishing plan for the rest of the year, including sneak peeks of a never-before-seen brand-new project from the Henson Archives, with panelists Jeff Stokely (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES, FRAGGLE ROCK), Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK), Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND), and Shane-Michael Vidaurri (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES). Moderated by Henson line editor at Archaia Rebecca “Tay” Taylor.Room 32AB

6:15–7:15 Adventure Time: A Totally Algebraic Dramatic Reading—After over two years of ADVENTURE TIME comic books, BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network continue to break new ground with the July debut of a new limited series, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY. This marks the first time that one of the writers behind the animated show,Kent Osborne, will write the ADVENTURE TIME comic! To mark the occasion, Osborne has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time radio play that will tie into this new comic series, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors from the show, including Olivia Olson (Marceline) andJeremy Shada (Finn). Plus, learn more about the show with Osborne and fellow writer Adam Muto (also the inspiration for Gingerbread Muto!), and more about the BANANA GUARD comic series with editor Shannon Watters and artist Mad Rupert. Come prepared with all of your burning questions about the Land of Ooo!Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue [NOTE: This is a ticketed panel. Drawings for panel entry tickets will be held starting at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) on Friday. Each winner will receive entry for two. (Please note: there is limited disabled seating.) The tickets must be presented at the theatre to gain access. The Horton Grand Theatre has assigned seating. Please also wear your Comic-Con 2014 badge. There will be a second drawing shortly following the 9:00 am drawing for “stand-by seating tickets.” The stand-by seating tickets are limited and do not guarantee you access to the panel. Please be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by seating ticket-holders.]

Saturday, 7/26/14
12:30–1:30 We Are BOOM!—Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of our first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, President of DevelopmentStephen Christy, and creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH), Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL), Noelle Stevenson(LUMBERJANES), along with some special guests as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us. Room 24ABC

3:30–4:30 Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry—The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as Big Trouble in Little China, one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it’s the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium! Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (THE EMPTY MAN), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Plus, writer Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to BIG TROUBLE fans’ interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance Senior WriterChris SimsRoom 8

Sunday, 7/27/14
1:00–2:00 All-Ages Comics Have Arrived—Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between. Join KaBOOM! EditorShannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with several all-ages creators, includingDavid Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Dave Roman(Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity), Gene Yang(American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints), and Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS, ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS). Room 24ABC
 

SIGNING SCHEDULE

The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, 7/23
Sketching:
6-9pm
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
6-7pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)

6-9pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

7-8pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Thursday, 7/24
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

5-7pm
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm

Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

1pm-2pm
D.S. Talon and E.G. Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Chris Miskiewicz & Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)

3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

3:30-4:30pm
Frank J. Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Friday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm
Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)

12-1pm
Brian Stelfreeze, Matt Gagnon, and Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN)

2-3pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

3-4pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)

4-5pm
Rebecca Sugar, Coleman Engle, and Jeremy Sorese(STEVEN UNIVERSE)

4:30-5:30pm

Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To, and Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)

5-7pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Saturday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Kent Osborne & Mad Rupert (ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)

12-1pm
Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)

12:30-3:30pm
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

2-3pm
Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters(LUMBERJANES)
Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

4-5pm
Max Bemis & Jay Shaw (EVIL EMPIRE)
(Note: This is a ticketed signing. Tickets can be obtained starting on Saturday morning at 9am and are free with purchase of any EVIL EMPIRE or POLARITY item.)

Sunday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Frank Gibson & Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)

11:30am-12:30pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)

1-2pm
Minty Lewis (REGULAR SHOW)

1:30-2:30pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

9TH ANNUAL BOOM! DRINK-UP
On Thursday, July 24th from 9pm until close, BOOM! Studios will hold its 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-up at the Odysea Bar, located inside the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at 1 Park Boulevard, two blocks south of the Convention Center. It is open to the public and no RSVP is required. All are welcome!

For more information on San Diego Comic-Con, visit their website at http://www.comic-con.org/cci.

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 the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently 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 and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. 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, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. 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.
 

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HER UNIVERSE Releases Lookbook for San Diego Comic-Con International
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:55 pm, comic book, Entertainment, SDCC

HER UNIVERSE Releases Lookbook for

San Diego Comic-Con International

Free Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Slap Bracelet with every purchase at the Her Universe Booth

 

NEW YORK, NY - July 21st, 2014 - Groundbreaking Fangirl fashion company Her Universe™ announced today that it will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con International this year in a big way! The convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 24th to the 27th. Actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, revealed that Her Universe will debut several new designs and will offer dresses, cardigans, fashion tops and much more from Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Walking Dead and Transformers. In addition, the Star Wars by Her Universe R2-D2 My Hero Jewelry Collection that is designed at the Sparkle Factory and made in the USA will make its convention debut. And, just in time for the film’s August 1st debut, every purchase made at the Her Universe booth will receive a FREE Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy slap bracelet. As with previous years, the Her Universe booth will be located in the Lucasfilm Pavilion, #2913-E. Please find attached the exclusive Her Universe lookbook for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 that features items that will be for sale at the booth.

Photo credit: – Kelsey Edwards Photography- http://www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com/

About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans.  We entered our first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC America for Doctor Who, and CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek and AMC for The Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel and Hasbro for Transformers. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to  www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse).

About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC 
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 more than 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 marvel.com.© MARVEL

About San Diego Comic-Con International
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. For more information on this year’s San Diego Comic Con go to http://www.comic-con.org/cci

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These new releases in the Marvel by Her Universe apparel line will be available at the Her Universe booth (2913-E) at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. 
 

 

Everything Collage
A selection of new Her Universe fashions from Star Wars, Doctor Who, Transformers, The Walking Dead and Star Trek available at the Her Universe booth (2913-E) at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
 

 

Jewelry Collage
The Star Wars by Her Universe R2-D2 My Hero Jewelry Collection that is designed at the Sparkle Factory and made in the USA will be available at the Her Universe booth (2913-E) at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. 
 

 

Nerdist Collage
The new Nerdist Ultimate Convention Hoodie, modeled here by Nerdist Founder Chris Hardwick, is also available for men and women at the Her Universe booth (2913-E) at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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Yahoo To Host Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stars In A Live Streamed ‘Tumblr Ask’ Q&A
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:53 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Movies

Yahoo To Host Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stars

In A Live Streamed ‘Tumblr Ask’ Q&A

 

Fans Can Submit Their Questions and Watch Them Being Answered LIVE on Yahoo Movies and Yahoo Screen

 

WHAT:               Yahoo Entertainment Executive Editor Josh Wolk will host stars of Marvel’s upcoming

summer film “Guardians of the  Galaxy” on the Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale, CA for a live

‘Tumblr Ask’ Q&A. Talent will include Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and head of Marvel, Kevin Feige. guardians_galaxy-3

 

Fans can submit questions to the Yahoo Entertainment Tumblr Ask page and those tuning in will see an exclusive clip from the film. If you submit a video question, you have the chance to win a signed cast movie poster.

 

Fans will be able to live stream the event on Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including AppleTV, Roku and Xbox 360.

 

WHEN:                Live Stream: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-guardians-of-the-galaxy-stars-answers-your-91864119907.html

ComiXology’s Comic-Con 2014 Signings, Giveaways and More
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:49 pm, Comic Nation, Movies, SDCC

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014:

 “Take Comics Further” with ComiXology

July 23rd – 27th

Booth #2547

 Come celebrate with comiXology at Comic-Con International as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a handful of Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, put a new graphic novel on sale every day for 45 cents, have art card signings at their booth all show long and even have an appearance by author George R.R. Martin!

Also, come by the booth to #comicbookurself in to a comic book panel!

 

July 21st, 2014 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. –  Join comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, at this year’s Comic-Con International (Booth #2547) for giveaways, sales, signings and more at their booth, panels and atcomiXology.com from July 23rd to July 27th at the San Diego Convention Center!

At their booth during Comic-Con International, comiXology will be handing out $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits that can be used toward comiXology content, while supplies last.

Once you’ve come by and picked up your credits, fans will be able to go to the side of the comiXology booth and take a picture of themselves in a comic book panel! A selection of word balloons will be available to choose from so all attendees can #comicbookurself and share the moment on their favorite social media channels.

During every one of the eight panels that comiXology is hosting at Comic-Con International this year, Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices will be given out to lucky attendees.

Fans attending the 45th year of Comic-Con International, and even all those that are not able to attend, can all celebrate together as comiXology will be offering a different graphic novel for sale each day of the show for 45 cents for that day only, here at http://comixology.tumblr.com/cci45.

ComiXology has also produced in conjunction with IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, MonkeyBrain Comics and Scholastic a series of exclusive art cards limited to only 100 to be given out at signings throughout the show. These super rare giveaways will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during each signing.

These limited edition art cards will be signed and handed out free during appearances at the comiXology booth by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), Ted Naifeh and Joëlle Jones (Princess Ugg), Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), John Barber and Tom Scioli (Transformers vs G.I. Joe), Ray Fawkes (The People Inside), Royden Lepp (Rust) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet).

On Sunday at 12:30pm, author George R.R. Martin will be making a special appearance at the comiXology booth to promote and sign copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel and The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel published by Jet City ComicsThere will be 200 copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel available for free, first-come, first-serve. Signing will be limited to these two titles.

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And if that wasn’t enough, check out comiXology as they represent as part of the Amazon Geek Boutique at the Petco Park Interactive Zone. Open to the general public, the Amazon Geek Boutique will feature a 9 foot tall Transformer and giveaways hosted by Amazon Locker.

Here’s a list of all the panels, signings, events and happenings comiXology is participating in this year at Comic-Con International ’14.

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Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday July 25

 

Check http://comixology.tumblr.com/cci45 each day for a different graphic novel on sale at 45 cents for that day only.
 

Thursday, July 24

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm  — Steven Universe’s Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese Signing Limited Edition Steven Universe Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm — ComiXology: Ask Me Anything, Room: 8

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit).

Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — Princess Ugg’s Ted Naifeh and Joëlle Jones Signing Limited Edition Princess Ugg Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm  — Indie Comics Marketing & PR 101, Room: 8

Speakers: Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), Mel Caylo (BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager), Christine Dinh(BOOM! Studios Brand Communications Manager).

Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm — ComiXology Sponsors Comics Creator Connection, Room: 29BPlease note that space is limited and if you do not pre-register a seat may not be available. See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/creator-connection

 

8:00pm – 11:00pm — ComiXology Co-Sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, The WestGate Hotel 1055, Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

 

Friday, July 24

 

9:30pm – 10:30pm  — Rust’s Royden Lepp Signing Limited Edition Rust Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

11:00am – 12:00noon  — Love and Rockets’ Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez Signing Limited Edition Love and Rockets Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm — Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best and Brightest Began, Room: 8

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Mike Marts (Marvel Comics X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy franchise Exec. Editor), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes co-creator & BOOM! Studios/Boom! Box editor), Marc Bernardin (writer of Genius from Top Cow/Alphas on SyFy/Hollywood Reporter), Frank J. Barbiere (Co-creator ofFive Ghosts from Image, writer on Solar: Man of the Atom from Dynamite Entertainment).

Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — High Crimes Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa Signing Limited Edition High Crimes Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

6:00pm – 7:00pm — Comic Book Entrepreneurs: The Business of Comics, Room: 9

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona & writer on Lumberjanes), Mike Richardson (Dark Horse Comics President and founder), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer).

Moderator: JK Parkin (Comic Book Resources & Robot 6).

 

8:00pm – 10:30pm — ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry AwardsIndigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

 

Saturday, July 25

 

11:00am – 12:00 noon  —Amulet’s Kazu KibuishiSigning Limited Edition Amulet Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm  — Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’s John Barber and Tom Scioli Signing Limited EditionTransformers vs. G.I. Joe Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm — ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing, Room: 23ABC

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Becky Cloonan (creatorDemeter), Joshua Fialkov (co-creator The Bunker), Brandon M. Easton and N. Steven Harris (artist and writer onWatson & Holmes).

Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

 

5:00pm – 6:00pm — Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics, Room: 28DE

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Hank Kanalz (DC Entertainment SVP Vertigo & Integrated Publishing), Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor on Lumberjanes), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), Frank J. Barbiere (Co-creator of Five Ghosts from Image, writer of Solar: Man of the Atom from Dynamite Entertainment).

Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

 

Sunday, July 21

 

11:00am – 12:00 noon — Creating Comics The ComiXology Way, Room: 24ABC

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Reilly Brown (artist onDeadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comics), Jamal Igle (creator of Molly Danger).

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm — George R.R. Martin signing The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel & The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel published by Jet City Comics. There will be 200 copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel available for free, first-come, first-serve. Signing will be limited to these two titles. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm — Creating Comics The ComiXology Way, Room: 29A

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (superstar creator and multiple-Kickstarter success story), Jamal Igle (creator of the Kickstarted Molly Danger), Kel McDonald (creator of the successfully Kickstarted Cautionary Fables and Fairytales).

Moderator: JK Parkin (Comic Book Resources and Robot 6).

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm  — The People Inside’s Ray Fawkes Signing Limited Edition The People Inside Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served. ComiXology booth #2547.

 

1:00pm-3:00pm — ComiXology Sponsors Comics Creator Connection, Room: 29BPlease note that space is limited and if you do not pre-register a seat may not be available. See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/creator-connection

 

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

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IDW And Comics Experience Announce Publishing Alliance Featuring Creator-Owned Books From New Talent
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:44 pm, comic book

IDW And Comics Experience Announce Publishing Alliance Featuring
Creator-Owned Books From New Talent
San Diego, CA (July 21, 2014) — IDW Publishing announced today a new publishing alliance with Comics Experience, LLC—an online comics education resource and creative community. Under the alliance IDW and Comics Experience will focus on publishing creator-owned titles from new comics talent.

The mini-series announced today, the first of which launches in January 2015, include:

  • Drones by Chris Lewis and Bruno Oliveira, the story of two Predator drone operators on a bizarre journey that will take them to a terrorism-themed hotel in Las Vegas, in a war where terror and entertainment have begun to blur.
  • Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit byRob Anderson and Fernando Melek, about animal control officers in a near-future city who must deal with patchwork, hybrid animals, from gator-snakes to panda dogs.
  • Gutter Magic by Rich Douek and Brett Barkley, set in a world where World War II was fought with magic, and the heir to a powerful magical dynasty can’t cast a spell to save his life.
  • Tet by Paul Allor and Paul Tucker, is a story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

IDW Editor-In-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall said, “IDW has been a strong supporter of creator-owned comics, from our very first title, 30 Days of Night, through to Locke & Key and beyond. We’re now excited to be partnering with Comics Experience to introduce the next wave of new talent to fans and the industry.”

Comics Experience President and CEO Andy Schmidtexplained, “These are up-and-coming creators with properties developed in the ‘talent incubator’ of our online community. With this deal, we’re offering an opportunity for these creators and others like them to reach a broader audience with their diverse books.”

Bobby Curnow, a Comics Experience alum and current Editor on IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, and My Little Pony is overseeing the new partnership.

About Comics Experience
Comics Experience is an educational company dedicated to teaching the craft of comics creation in all disciplines, and helps develop new talent through its online community — the Creators Workshop. Follow Comics Experience on Twitter @ComicExperience. For more information on Comics Experience and the new publishing alliance, visit: www.ComicsExperience.com

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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, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

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Comics Art at Comic-Con Booth #1629! Tamaki, Ba & Moon, Lemire, O’Malley & More from The Beguiling
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:43 pm, comic book, SDCC

The Beguiling welcomes Jillian Tamaki!

Pages from “This One Summer” to be made available for sale starting at Comic-Con Booth #1629, alongside new pieces by many artists including Harkham, Jason, Huizenga, Ba & Moon, and more!

The Beguiling Original Art is proud the welcome the incredibly talented Jillian Tamaki to its roster of represented artists in its Original Art Store. Jillian is the artist and co-creator of the acclaimed graphic novels SKIM and This One Summer, the sketchbook collection Indoor Voices, and the webcomic Supermutant Magic Academy.

The Beguiling will be debuting more than two-dozen gorgeous pages from This One Summer as part of its offerings at Comic-Con 2014 at booth #1629, a small corner of publisher Drawn & Quarterly’s booth, from Thursday July 24 through Sunday July 27 (no preview night this year).

The new pieces from Tamaki and This One Summer will join hundreds of brand-new, never previously available-for-sale pages by a who’s-who of international cartooning talent. New work will be on hand and available for sale from the following artists:

  • Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon (Serenity/Firefly, BPRD, Fabulous Killjoys, Casanova)
  • Jeffrey Brown (Illustrations, Comics)
  • Farel Dalrymple (Prophet)
  • Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes)
  • Sammy Harkham (Somersaulting, Illustration Work)
  • Kevin Huizenga (Or Else, Leon Beyond, Rumbling)
  • Jason (Sketches and Illustrations)
  • Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Nobody, Essex County)
  • and Paul Pope (Prints and new original artwork)

In addition, The Beguiling will have an expertly chosen selection of original comics art on hand from its full roster of represented cartoonists. Recent pieces will be available from Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Becky Cloonan (Demo, Batman), Vanessa Davis (Make Me A Woman), Pascal Girard (Reunion), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Mahendera Singh (Adventure Time Encyclopedia), and more than two dozen pages will be available by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea). The complete list of represented artists is at the end of this e-mail.

As a special bonus, The Beguiling will also be bringing along some art rarities this year. They will have for sale limited edition prints by Japanese gay comics legend Gengoroh Tagame, Japanese BL manga creator Est Em, and a special giclee print bySean Phillips from the series Fatale. There will also be a few original comics pages for sale by legends Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson…!

So once again, come by booth #1629 for an amazing selection of original art, courtesy of The Beguiling Original Art! See you in San Diego!

ABOUT:
Celebrating its 27th Anniversary, The Beguiling is a book store and original art dealer in Toronto, Canada. We represent original art sales from over three dozen comics creators and illustrators from around the world. Almost all of the original art that The Beguiling represents is consigned by the artists, ensuring we are able to offer the widest possible selection of material and that the artists get the largest possible chunk of the proceeds.

The Beguiling Original Art represents art sales for many acclaimed international artists, including Jessica Abel, Rafael Albuquerque, Ho Che Anderson, Jeffrey Brown, Eddie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jordan Crane, Farel Dalrymple, Vanessa Davis, Pascal Girard, Lisa Hanawalt, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Jesse Jacobs, Shintaro Kago, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Jason lutes, Matt Madden, Kagan McLeod, Anders Nilsen, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Paul Pope, Michel Rabagliati, Ron Rege, Marco Rudy, Seth, Mahendera Singh, Jillian Tamaki, Maurice Vellekoop, Zach Worton, and Chip Zdarsky.

Copyright © 2014 The Beguiling, All rights reserved.
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UDON @ Comic-Con 2014! Complete Schedule, Con-Exclusives, & Debuts!
from Bill, July 21st, 2014 4:39 pm, comic book, SDCC

UDON @ Comic-Con 2014!

The complete list of special guests, exclusives, signings, debuts and more!

All this and much more down below!

‘Street Fighter’ Producer Yoshinori Ono and ‘Monster Hunter’ Director Kaname Fujioka join the UDON crew signings at San Diego Comic-Con: UDON Booth #4529

UDON Entertainment is proud to welcome two distinguished CAPCOM video game developers to their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 booth, #4529. Joining the talented UDON crew for their signings will be Street Fighter® Producer Yoshinori Ono, andMonster Hunter™ Director Kaname Fujioka.

In addition to UDON’s more than 10-year relationship with CAPCOM’s Street Fighter®franchise, UDON has also begun to publish beautiful art books from the acclaimedMonster Hunter™ series! Copies of UDON’sStreet Fighter and Monster Hunter books, as well as those from many other CAPCOM franchises, will be available at the UDON booth during Comic-Con, and Ono-san and Fujioka-san will happily autograph them for fans!

Producer Yoshinori Ono, of the newly-released Ultra Street Fighter® IV and the Street Fighter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 5pm-6pm.

Director Kaname Fujioka, of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate and the Monster Hunter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 6pm-7pm.

These amazing game creators will join UDON’s own crew of comic, design, and game artists in signing at the UDON booth this year! On hand for 2014 are:

Edwin Huang – Street Fighter series, Skullkickers
Thu: 10am-12pm, Sun: 12-2

Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz – Super Street Fighter, Random Veus
Preview Night: 6pm-9pm, Thu: 12-5, Fri: 3-7, Sat: 12-5, Sun: 12-5

Joe Ng – Street Fighter series, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
Thu: 10am-2pm, Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-12pm, Sun:10am-2pm

Arnold Tsang – Street Fighter series, Blizzard Lead Concept Character Artist
Sat & Sun: 10am-12pm

Long Vo – Street Fighter series, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom™ game artist
Thu: 3-5, Fri: 12-2, Sat: 3-7, Sun: 3-5

In addition, UDON editorial staff Erik Ko, Matt Moylan, and Ash Paulsen will be on hand throughout the weekend.

UDON would like to thanks CAPCOM for their assistance in setting up these signings.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Comic-Con Exclusives, Debuts, & New Books!

So you’re coming to Comic-Con, and you’re DEFINITELY gonna hit the UDON Booth #4529, but you wanna know what we’re going to have there? Well then, THIS is the LIST for YOU!

2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusives:

UDON’s Art of CAPCOM Complete Edition –
Comic-Con Exclusive Edition – $100

Featuring an original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, exclusive to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume. UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before!


Street Fighter IV – Wages of Sin:
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $40

Read the stories from the newest Street Fighter era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Includes all new stories and material, never-before-seen!  Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new C.Viper vs Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside!


Street Fighter Classics Vol. 2 -
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60

The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2, now in a sturdy oversized hardcover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Cammy vs Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!


Street Fighter Classics Vol. 3 -
Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60.00

The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3, now in a sturdy oversized hard cover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Chun-Li vs M.Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

Manga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride & Prejudice
Exclusive Advance Hardcover Package – $50

SDCC2014_MC_PackUDON Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Ltd., is proud to preview their Manga Classics line at Comic-Con 2014! The actual books will not be in stores until the end of August, but UDON is offering a special advance package to the fans who attend Comic-Con! In the exclusive Manga Classics Advance Package, you’ll get the first two Premium Hard Cover Editions from the Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Les Miserables and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Plus you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including: 2 metal bookmarks, 4 character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride & Prejudice poster featuring the Bennet sisters. All items will come in a special tote bag featuring Manga Classics: Les Miserables artwork on one side, and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice on the other!

Comic-Con 2014 Debut Books!

What would a Comic-Con be without a whole bunch of BRAND NEW graphic novels and art books? UDON has got a bunch of just-released and about-to-be-released books at our booth this year!

Hyperdimenson Neptunia + MK 2: Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2!

MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works: Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku!

SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter: The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! A 448 page behemoth of a book!

Previewing our soon-to-launch Manga Classics line, UDON will have Manga Classics: Les Miserables, and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice on hand in both hard cover and soft cover editions!

Convention Exclusive Books and Items

In addition to our 2014 Convention Exclusives, we are also going to have a great selection of some of our convention-exclusive Hard Cover Books, Dust Jackets, and other items! Here’s a quick list:

MM25HC_01WAREHOUSE FIND: MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Limited Edition Blue Laser Foil Cover – The last 50 copies of the 500 copy print run will be available for sale at Comic-Con 2014. First-come, first-served, limit 3 per person.

  • Calgary Comic-Con Reversible Dust Jacket for Super Street Fighter / Street Fighter Origins Akuma (Ryu vs. Akuma, Chun-Li vs. Cammy, Image Above)
  • 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International VS. Exclusive Dust Jackets (Super Street Fighter, Street Fighter Origins Akuma, Street Fighter Classic V1)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Exclusive Hard Cover Edition (SOLD OUT, LAST COPIES!)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Pixel Sprite Dust Jacket Edition Soft Cover – NEW TO COMIC-CON!

PLUS: Art of Darksiders Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Darksiders 2 Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Brutal Legends Slipcase Ltd. Ed. HC – Darkstalkers Ultimate Ltd. Ed. HC – World of Warcraft Tribute Ltd. Ed. HC

Brand New Books Since Comic-Con 2013!

substrataCoverWe checked, and we’ve released over 30 all-new art books and graphic novels since we exhibited at Comic-Con 2013! We’re bringing a ton of brand new books, including a bunch of show debuts! Check the list to your right for all of the show debuts, or read the big list below!

Bravoman Volume 1
Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle
Disgaea 3 School of Devils Manga Volume 1 & 2
Darkstalkers Official Complete Works
Dark Souls Design Works
DmC Devil May Cry: Visual Art
Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works
Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD
Fate / Complete Materials Volume 1: Art Materials
Gurren Lagann Art Works
Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Autumn & Winter
Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Spring & Summer
Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol 1
History of Sonic The Hedgehog Soft Cover Edition
Legend of Heroes: Character & Illustrations
Monster Hunter Illustrations 2
NiO Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures
Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
Phantom Breaker: Official Design Works
Rage of Bahamut: Official Art Works
SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul
Street Fighter Classic Volume 2 & 3
Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy
Wonder Momo Volume 1: Battle Idol
Ys: The Art Book

Plus, a great selection of our backlist titles featuring Hatsune Miku, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Valkyria Chronicles, Super Sonico, Persona, and much, much more! All at booth #4529!

All titles and characters TM and © their respective owners.

UDON Panels & Events at Comic-Con!

UDON Fans @ Comic-Con! By now we’re sure you’ve ALREADY made plans to stop by Booth #4529 to see all of the special guests, UDONcrew members, and Exclusive and Debut Books! But, did you know that you can find UDON happenings all over the show…? Check out this list of UDON-related events at the show!

The Main Event:
The UDON Panel 2014!
Sat. July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB

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Meet UDON’s artists and editors, including Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma), Long Vo (Street Fighter II HD Remix), and Marketing Director Chris Butcher as they discuss this year’s big hits and preview their upcoming 2014/2015 books, including the new Manga Classics line. Panel attendees will be the first to hear about some amazing as-yet unannounced titles featuring iconic properties from across the pop culture spectrum.
(Hint: That Means New License Announcements).
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB

Additional Panels: 
The World of Capcom: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom staff members share the latest updates on all the hot, new Capcom games, including Ultra Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, plus sneak peeks at all the latest cool Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two. (New license announcement!)
Thursday July 24, 2014 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

How to Get a Job in Video Games: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) returns with another edition of this popular panel shedding insight on the wide variety of professions available in the video game industry. You’ll find out that it’s not all programming and digital art, as a panel of industry insiders from various companies share the unique ways that they got into the video game business, tell what they do each day, and most importantly share suggestions on how you can get into the industry, too. Q&A session as well as networking opportunity with panelists after the panel. (Featuring UDON EIC Erik Ko!)
Friday July 25, 2014 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE

The Best and Worst Manga 2014: There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. Hear them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out which manga Brigid Alverson (CBR, Robot 6, MangaBlog, Good Comics for Kids), David Brothers (4th Letter), Chris Butcher (Comics212.net), and Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com, Publishers Weekly) have loved and loathed so far this year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated gems that are worth picking up. (Free Manga Giveaways!!)
Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

Additional Creator Signings & Appearances

Capcom Booth Signings: Need an extra chance to meet the UDONcrew? Every day there will be an UDON signing at the CAPCOM Booth, #215! Here’s the schedule:

Thur: 12pm-1pm: Long Vo (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, UDON’s Art of Capcom)
Fri: 5pm-6pm: Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma)
Sat: 5pm-6pm: Chamba (Super Street Fighter)
Sun: 1pm-2pm: Long Vo. 3pm-4pm: Joe Ng

UDON in Artist Alley: You can also find UDON crew & friends Edwin Huang & Jim Zub at Artist Alley Table GG-06, and Alvin Lee at Artist Alley Table EE-06.

Whew!
That MIGHT just be everything.
Hope to see you at Comic-Con.
We’ll be at Booth #4529!

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