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Conventions and events / DC Comics at San Diego Comicon 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 12:21:17 PM »
Now that the word is out about the incredible array of activities in the DC booth (#1915) at Comic-Con International: San Diego, fans are probably wondering just when exactly they should be lining up to get that autograph from their favorite writer, artist or movie star.

Have no fear, DC is here to help! Here’s the schedule of activities in the DC booth requiring a wristband during Comic-Con weekend.

This year, wristbands will be distributed differently from years past. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wristbands for the below listed activities will be distributed in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center as part of the WB queue line. The line opens at 6am, and wristbands will be handed by a lottery system, not by a first come, first served basis.

Fans will come up and choose between a wristbanded event taking place in either the DC or WB booth (two separate booth locations). Once an event is selected (only one can be chosen), a raffle ticket will be drawn; if the ticket has a unique stamp, a wristband will be provided. If it doesn’t, fans can go back in line to try again. This lottery will be open to all, including exhibitors and professionals.

For the Batman Arkham VR demos, wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first served basis for all demos scheduled between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For demos after 2pm, fans can go directly to the demo station in the DC booth for a wristband. On Sunday, fans can get their wristband at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth once the show floor opens.

Here’s the lineup for signings and events in the DC booth requiring a wristband:

Thursday, 7/21
10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos
2pm-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)
4:30-5:30pm DC Comics: Grant Morrison
5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

Friday, 7/22
10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos
2-3pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair
2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)

3:30-4:30pm DC’s Young Animal: Gerard Way
4:30-5:30pm Vertigo: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque

Saturday, 7/23
10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos
12:15-1pm DC Films: Wonder Woman cast signing Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen
1:15-2pm DC Films: Suicide Squad cast signing Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delvingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara
2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth)
4-5pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair
5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Scott Snyder, Jock

Sunday, 7/24
10am-4pm Batman Arkham VR demos (All wristbands for this day to be distributed at the DC booth)
Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International 2016 Schedule

 
San Diego, CA (July 13th, 2016) – With just a week left until San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and Top Shelf are officially unveiling their schedule for the weekend; including incredible signings, and must-see panels. Take note, because you won’t want to miss any of the fun at the booth, or your first look at exciting new projects on the panels!
 
 Come meet a bevy of incredible creators at booth #2743 throughout the weekend, and be one of the first to get your hands on Berkeley Breathed’s new book, Bloom County: Episode XI A New Hope and the exciting prelude chapter to IDW’s huge September event, REVOLUTION!
 
 
Wednesday July 20th Preview Night
 
 6:00 – 8:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams II,                               Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow 
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 8:00  Bloom County Launch Party!  – Berkeley Breathed
                    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 8:00 – 9:00 Revolution – John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 8:00 – 9:00  The Electric Sublime Sneak Preview – W. Maxwell Prince
                  (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 
Thursday July 21st
 
 10:00 – 11:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 10:00 – 11:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Amy Mebberson
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
                   Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 11:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
                 Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow 
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
 1:00 – 2:00 The Fun Family – Benjamin Frisch
 1:00 – 2:00 The Amazing Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition – Mike Mignola
                 (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
 2:00 – 2:30 The X-Files – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
 2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
 3:00 – 4:00 3A Presents – Ashley Wood, William Wray, Phil Hale
 3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
               (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 4:00 – 5:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
              (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 4:00 – 5:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Brandon Easton,
              Mairghread Scott, Aubrey Sitterson
              (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 4:00 – 5:00 Love Addict – Koren Shadmi
 4:00 – 5:00 The Electric Sublime– W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Onyx –
             Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall, Eric Shanower
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:30 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith, Michael Benedetto
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Back to the Future – John Barber, Erik Burnham
 6:00 – 7:00 Samurai Jack, Mickey Mouse Shorts – Andy Suriano
 
Friday July 22nd
 
 10:00 – 11:00 Orphan Black – John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
 10:00 – 11:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
             (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 10:00 – 11:00 Insufferable – Peter Krause
 11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
             (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
             (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
 12:00 – 1:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
             Michael Benedetto
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 1:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas, Ryan Hill
 12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall,
             Eric Shanower, Jay Fotos
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
               Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
             (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
 1:00 – 2:00 Yellow Heat: Artist’s Edition Portfolio – Russ Heath
 1:00 – 2:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Greg Ham
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 2:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
            Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 2:00 – 3:00 Apocrypha Now – Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
 3:00 – 4:00 March Book Three Debut Signing!  – Congressman John Lewis,
            Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 3:00 – 4:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
            Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco 
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Disney Comics – Derek Charm, Andy Suriano
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Marcelo Matere,
            Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Priscilla Tramontano,
            Dheeraj Verma,
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles – Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe,
            Moses Nester, S.J. Miller,
             
 
Saturday July 23rd
 
 10:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
            Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco 
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 10:00 – 11:00 X-Files Prose, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Jay Fotos,
            Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
 10:00 – 11:00 Godzilla – Joshua Fialkov, Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
 11:15 – 12:30 March– Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 1:00 – 2:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 1:30 – 3:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
            Michael Benedetto
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 2:00 – 3:00 Powerpuff Girls – Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, Derek Charm,
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Locke & Key, Onyx, Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez,
            Chris Ryall, Jay Fotos
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
            Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 5:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
 5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm, David Tipton, Scott Tipton,
            J.K. Woodward
 5:00 – 6:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
 6:00 – 7:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
 
Sunday July 24th
 
 10:00 – 11:00 The Rocketeer at War! – Marc Guggenheim
 10:00 – 11:00 Amazing Forest – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Frietas, Melody Often
 11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Chris Ryall, David Messina
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
            Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
            Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco 
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 1:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
 1:00 – 2:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
 2:00 – 3:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
            (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Christina Rice, Sara Richard, Thom Zahler
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez, Michael Benedetto
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
            (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
 
The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!
 
 IDW Publishing, IDW Entertainment, and Top Shelf will be busy all week long with exciting panels that you simply can’t afford to miss! Before it all kicks off though, don’t miss the cast of Wynonna Earp (Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkely) at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station from 7 – 9 PM.

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Kendal, 11th July 2016: Tickets for the main events at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival are on sale now - and a special "Clash of the Toon Titans", pitting Tintin against Asterix, will launch this year's weekend-long celebrations in October.

 Guests at this year's Festival (14th - 16th October 2016) include Charlie Adlard (artist on The Walking Dead), Jordi Bernet (Torpedo and Jonah Hex), Rufus Dayglo (2000AD's "Bad Company", Last Gang in Town), Isabel Greenberg (The Encyclopedia of Early Earth), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Deadpool), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds), Luke McGarry and Steve McGarry, Mick McMahon (2000AD), Leah Moore and John Reppion, artist and Festival art designer Ken Niimura, and Paco Roca, best known for his award-winning graphic novel Wrinkles.

For the Opening Night Comics Clash, putting the case for Belgium's world-famous boy detective Tintin is Dr Benoît Peeters, novelist, philosopher, Professor of Comics at Lancaster University, and author of two books on Tintin’s creator, Herge. Holding out gallantly against the oppressors will be Peter Kessler, BAFTA award-winning producer and author of ‘The Complete Guide to Asterix’.

Joining them live on stage will be Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, comic book writer Leah Moore, Australian comics scholar and creator Stuart Medley and Amiens Comics Festival Director Pascal Mériaux. On screen will be a host of comics artists, authors and readers, with the ever-popular comic creator Hannah Berry acting as referee.

 To top it all, our special festival guests, all the way from Los Angeles, Luke and Steve McGarry, will be bringing their fast-draw cartooning talents to the table illustrating the entire event as it happens.

 International and British comic creators - writers, artists, publishers and retailers - are heading to Kendal for a packed weekend of comic celebration in the Lakes in October, crammed with panels, exhibitions, children's events and other activities. The town will be entirely given over to comics, with business owners lining up to support the Festival's famous "Windows Trail", providing store front space to display comics art created by artists and local groups and school children.

 While panel events and film screenings are ticketed, the Comics Clock Tower offers plenty of free access to many comic creators and their work, and there's an exciting line up of free events lined up for children, too, in assorted venues across Kendal.

 "Having learned lots of great lessons from our growing audiences and previous international guests, I think we have one of our best programmes yet," enthuses Festival Director Julie Tait, "It aims to feed the hunger of comic art fans whilst also appealing to those new to it all or, at least, new to a comic art festival of this kind.

 "We have some of the most exciting and inspiring artists and writers working in comics, film, animation and gaming from across the globe all descending on what we think is one of the most beautiful towns in the world."

The October weekend is just one of a number of comics projects from the Festival, which has included the world premiere performance of Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean that took place in May and will return to Kendal for the Festival.

• Buy your tickets now from The Brewery, Kendal - www.breweryarts.co.uk (Social media short link - http://bit.ly/LICAF16-Tickets) | Box Office 01539 725133 | Email

• Event ident images for all tickets events are up on the Festival Flickr page

• For all events information visit the Lakes International Comic Art Festival web site: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

• For more information on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, contact: Julie Tait: [email protected]

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DARK HORSE COMICS | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2016 | BOOTH #2615 SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Huddleston and Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases the Xenoverse with art by Massimo Carnevale for Aliens: Defiance and Dave Palumbo for Prometheus: Life and Death and Predator: Life and Death. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  XV = Xenoverse Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB HARROW COUNTY, DEATH FOLLOWS, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn
                                            CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV CREEPY: Dan Braun

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB TARZAN: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. XV GIRLFIEND: Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, Jonathan Wayshak

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage, Kel McDonald, Yishan Li

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, WONDERFALL: Gail Simone

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson

 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1, MIRROR’S EDGE: Robert Sammelin

 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB USAGI YOJIMBO, 47 RONIN: Stan Sakai

 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. XV EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
                                           CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV BRIGGS LAND, REBELS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
                                            THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Katie West, Jen Aprahamian

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV BLACK DOG: THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH, CAGES, PICTURES THAT TICK:   Dave McKean

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE KILLJOYS: Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá 
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB SLAYER: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph and special guests!
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Dave Crosland, Jonathan Wayshak

 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV RESIDENT ALIEN, KING’S ROAD: Peter Hogan

 4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

 5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Edgar Salazar

 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV COLONUS: Ken Pisani

SATURDAY, JULY 23

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV SERIES TBA: Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV HOUSE OF PENANCE: Peter Tomasi

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  XV LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  HB HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  XV PROJECT TBA: Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  HB HARROW COUNTY, DEATH FOLLOWS, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn

 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  XV ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood

 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  XV WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHRONICLE: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks

 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
                                        SERENITY: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
                                         *NO POSED PHOTOS
                                         *LIMIT TWO ITEMS PER PERSON FOR NATHAN FILLION
                                         *LIMIT ONE PRINT FOR ALAN TUDYK

 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  XV OVERWATCH: Matt Burns

SUNDAY, JULY 24

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Gene Luen Yang

 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald, Yishan Li
                                           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV MIRROR’S EDGE, THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1: Robert Sammelin

 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

 

 
 
 
 
 

 


DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
 





Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE (Room 23ABC)

Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 and what’s in store for Serenity from the series’ top talent. Join Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Buffy: The High School Years writer Kel McDonald, and surprise guests for some big news!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  VIDEO GAME COMICS: LEVEL UP (Room 23ABC)

With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game–related comics and deluxe art books, including the best-selling World of Warcraft Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Join Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker alongside DICE, 343 Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. GEEK GIRLS & CATBIRDS (Room 25ABC)

Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. In this star-studded panel, topics include creating engaging characters with Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from Kickstarter to book deal with Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON MIKE MIGNOLA (Room 23ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola returns after the finale of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike and Chris Roberson (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, Witchfinder) your questions in this casual Q&A on what’s in store for the future of the Mignolaverse!

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE ORIGINALS (Room 7AB)

Comics literature has become the voice and visual for a changing generation, and Dark Horse Originals has it all—from underwater mystery in Jonathan Case’s Dear Creature to the surrealist return of Dave McKean in Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. Join panelists Dave McKean (Cages), Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers), Peter Hogan (Resident Alien), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), and Jonathan Case (The New Deal) as they discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.  DARK HORSE PRESENTS: CONVERSATIONS WITH JOSS WHEDON (Hall H)

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store for us next and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more!


SATURDAY, JULY 23

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  30TH ANNIVERSARY OF DARK HORSE (Room 7AB)

Thirty years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Now, the publisher is poised to make headlines again with some of the biggest news about new original work since Frank Miller brought Sin City to the pages of Dark Horse Presents! Join panelists for an exclusive look at upcoming and unannounced creator-owned work from some of the biggest names in and outside the industry! This will be the comics panel everyone will be talking about at this year’s show!


SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—SPOTLIGHT ON GENE YANG! (Room 24ABC)

Please come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with the brilliant mind of Eisner winner Gene Luen Yang and special guests! Anything from discussing past story lines to teasing the future will be on the table at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories!
 
 
 
 

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Conventions and events / Titan Comics at San Diego Comicon 2016
« on: July 07, 2016, 12:35:50 PM »
July 7, 2016 - BBC Worldwide North America and Titan Comics are excited to announce that Doctor Who comics are arriving in force at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) - bringing the most sought after specials in the universe!

Titan are releasing a Doctor Who convention special comic, which features an all-new never before released Doctor Who story, “The Long Con”, starring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! With art by Leandro Casco (Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor), Simon Fraser (The Eleventh Doctor), and Walter Geovanni (Red Sonja), this convention special comic comes with two fantastic covers to collect by Alice X. Zhang (Doctor Who, The Blacklist) and Simon Fraser.

This special also features all nine ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ back-up strips by George Mann (The Eighth Doctor, Supremacy of the Cybermen), Cavan Scott (The Ninth Doctor, Supremacy of the Cybermen) and a cavalcade of amazing creators, including Blair Shedd (The Ninth Doctor), Lee Sullivan (Rivers of London), Mike Collins (Uncanny X-Men), Dan Boultwood (The Eleventh Doctor, It Came!), Andrew Pepoy (The Fourth Doctor), Simon Myers (Dark Souls), and many more – perfect for the dedicated signature hunter!

Doctor Who fans attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic at the Titan booth #5537, alongside Titan’s fantastic range of Doctor Who comics and collections.

But that’s not all! Titan also has an unmissable panel that fans will not want to miss - packed with exclusive reveals, never-before-seen artwork previews, and fantastic Doctor Who guests: writers Paul Cornell (Four Doctors, The Third Doctor), George Mann, Cavan Scott, Rob Williams (The Eleventh Doctor), and Doctor Who editor Andrew James will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s convention special Doctor Who comic – created especially for the show! This highly anticipated panel will take place on Saturday at 3:30PM in room 5AB.

Titan’s top talent will be signing Doctor Who comics over the weekend at Titan’s booth #5537 with the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite Doctor Who creators including; Rob Williams, Cavan Scott, Si Spurrier (The Eleventh Doctor), Simon Fraser, Paul Cornell, Alice X. Zhang, and George Mann.

To keep up to date with Titan Comics at San Diego Comic-Con, follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

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Conventions and events / Papercutz at San Diego Comic Con 2016
« on: July 07, 2016, 12:26:20 PM »
But perhaps no convention is nearly as exciting as San Diego Comic Con, now just three weeks away! If you’re one of the lucky few (thousand) who will be at San Diego this year, don’t pass up the chance to stop by our booth, #1720! Papercutz is taking advantage of the opportunities provided with SDCC to make a couple of exciting announcements about upcoming projects, and to do one of the things we do best: give you free stuff! The centerpiece of our promotional items will be SLICEZ, a free 96 page sampler featuring bite-size chunks of all your favorite Papercutz graphic novels. But don't worry if you can't make it to ComicCon this year. We'll also be handing out this smorgasbord of graphic novel goodness at the Brooklyn Book Festival, New York ComicCon, and the Miami Book Fair!
If you do make it out to San Diego, you definitely won’t want to miss Sunday (which is Kids Day at SDCC) because we'll have so many creators at our booth! Among the top tier talent we'll have signing at our stand are Eric Esquivel of PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET, Sam Spina of SANJAY AND CRAIG, Stuart Moore of THE ZODIAC LEGACY, and Chris Savino and Jordan Rosato of THE LOUD HOUSE.

Here's a tentative booth schedule:

Sunday, 7/24 Papercutz Booth Signing Schedule

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Eric Esquivel & Sam Spina

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Stuart Moore

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Chris Savino and Jordan Rosato (signing exclusive THE LOUD HOUSE mini-comics)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Eric Esquivel & Sam Spina

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Stuart Moore

Want even more Nickelodeon goodness? A bunch of your favorite creators will also be signing at the Nickelodeon booth on Sunday. Here are the details:

Current Series Signing ft. Chris Savino (Loud House), C.H. Greenblatt (Harvey Beaks), Johnny Ryan, Dave  Cooper and David Sacks (Pig Goat Banana Cricket): Sunday, 7/24 from 10:30a-12:00p at the Nickelodeon Booth

Make sure you stay tuned to our Twitter feed and Facebook page for even more announcements and updates as we get closer to the show.

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Press release announcing the opening of nominations and submissions for our 2016 Canopus Award.  This year's theme is "Next Steps to Interstellar".  The nomination and submission period will be open through August 30, 2016.

 For more detailed information, access the Canopus Website here: http://canopus.100yss.org

This year’s Canopus Award will be made in seven categories.  The first three categories are for Previously Published Works with awards made for Long Form Fiction (40,000 words or more), Short Form Fiction and Popular Non-Fiction (between 1,000 and 40,000 words). 

The categories for Original Works are based on this year’s 100YSS theme “Near Steps to Interstellar”.   Awards will be given for Original Short Form Fiction (1,000-6,000 words) and Original Short Form Non-fiction (1,000-6,000 words).

In addition, two new award categories are being introduced this year for Original College Works, including Original College Short Form Fiction (1,000-5,000 words) and Original College Short Form Non-fiction (1,000-5,000 words).

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Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary with over $440 of digital comics
and an exclusive hardcover book in support of charity

San Francisco, Calif. - June 29, 2016 - In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Humble Bundle is partnering with IDW Publishing to offer a bundle of 50 volumes of comics. The Humble Comics Bundle: Star Trek presented by IDW features authors such as John Byrne, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, David Messina, Brannon Braga, J.K. Woodward, and many more. It also features the Star Trek New Visions Special: More of the Serpent Than the Dove, a Humble exclusive, all-new hardcover book by comic book luminary John Byrne (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
 
 Customers can name their price of $1 or more for Star Trek Classics: Vol. 1-3, Star Trek: Next Generation - Ghosts, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive, Star Trek: Vol. 1-3, Star Trek: Countdown, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, Star Trek: Movie Adaptation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Fool’s Gold, and Star Trek: Gold Key Archives: Vol. 1-2.
 
 Those who pay $8 or more also receive Star Trek Classics: Vol. 4: Beginnings, Star Trek Classics: Vol. 5: Who Killed Captain Kirk?, Star Trek: Vol. 4-6, Star Trek Archives: Vol. 1-3, Star Trek: Gold Key Archives: Vol. 3-4, Star Trek: New Visions: Vol. 1, Star Trek: Nero, Star Trek: Khan, and Star Trek: Spock Reflections.
 
 Customers can pay $15 or more to receive Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War, Star Trek: Vol. 10-11, Star Trek: Legion of Super-Heroes, Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever, Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation Vol. 2, Star Trek: New Visions: Vol. 3, Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek: Year Four - The Enterprise Experiment, and Star Trek: Assignment Earth.
 
 By paying $25 or more, customers will receive all of the above plus an all-new, Humble exclusive print edition shipped to their homes anywhere in the world. The Star Trek New Visions Special: More of the Serpent Than the Dove features a brand new story that picks up where the fan favorite TOS episode “Arena” left off. Master photostory artist/writer John Byrne presents the comic-book return of the Gorn, as the Federation’s first attempts at a Gorn peace treaty take a dire turn. As an extra-special bonus, this issue also contains a re-presentation of Star Trek: Leonard McCoy: Frontier Doctor #1, written, penciled, and inked by Byrne.
 
On Wednesday, July 6, look for seven additional special titles to join the bundle!
 
 These comic collections would ordinarily cost over $440. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price of $1 or more!
 
 To see the bundle, head to https://www.humblebundle.com/books/star-trek-comics-bundle.
 
 As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers and charities. The Humble Comics Bundle: Star Trek presented by IDW supports both Traveling Stories and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and customers can also choose a favorite charity from our database of over 30,000 charities.

 The Humble Comics Bundle: Star Trek presented by IDW runs from now until Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

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The fourth Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 14-16 October 2016 in Kendal, Cumbria, celebrating great comic art from across the world. It is the only one of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend.
Guests revealed so far are Charlie Adlard, Rufus Dayglo, Duncan Fegredo, Ilya, Joe Kelly, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Luke and Steve McGarry, Mick McMahon, Leah Moore, Ken Niimura, Benoit Peeters and John Reppion - with more announcements to come soon.

 Also on the guest list, in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London, are comic creators Hanneriina Moisseinen, Virpi Oinonen, Ville Ranta, Johanna "Roju" Rojola and Petteri Tikkanen, along with musicians Niko Kumpuvaara and Aleksi Ranta - whose visit is part of an extension to the Lakes Festival's rapidly-expanding Comic Creator Exchange Program with other major comics events around the globe.

The festival features comic artists from around the world, as well as performance, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, master classes, live drawing and independent retailers and publishers. The events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world – see them draw, talk about their work and bring comics to life.

 A free Family Zone provides drop-in activities for all ages, alongside a series of fantastic workshops for kids and teenagers. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival brings the town together for a weekend to celebrate the amazing world of comic art.

 Exhibitors in the Comics Clock Tower "marketplace" for 2016 include - to name but a few! - the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain, Italian illustrator and cartoonist Silvia Carrus, Buzzfeed illustrator James Chapman, Disconnected Press, Forbidden Planet, the writer and artist on Rick and Morty Sarah Graley, Page 45, graphic designer and illustrator Simon Russell, Soaring Penguin and independent publisher and writer Tom Ward.

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The 2016 GOG.com Summer Sale Is On


Grab deals up to 90% off and earn free games | System Shock 2 giveaway | Homeworld Remastered Collection arrives on GOG.com


Warsaw, June 8 — It's time for another adventurous Summer Sale on GOG.com: join us for two whole weeks and lie by an ocean of game premieres and 1000+ deals, gather XP to unlock free games, and participate in summer activities! The Summer Sale starts on June 8, 6:00 AM PT / 15:00 CEST.

System Shock 2 is free during the first 48 hours to help improve the GOG Galaxy client with a stress test giveaway: simply download GOG Galaxy, visit the sale through the client, then claim and download your free game.

 This is also the perfect opportunity for Homeworld Remastered Collection to make it's long-awaited DRM-free debut, and with a 50% discount to boot. Passionately loved and endlessly replayed, the epic RTS arrives in response to over 50,000 wishlist votes from the GOG community. It premieres alongside the latest, massive patch filled with anticipated key updates to the remastered classic.

Collect XP to earn free games: check in every day, participate in activities, and grab games during the sale to unlock a free copy of: Spelunky, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – 20th Anniversary Edition, and Dreamfall Chapters Season Pass.

GOG Plays on Twitch: join us for the twitch plays event and help the GOG community achieve greatness in Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered – all for a collective XP boost. The first event begins Thursday, June 9, at 4:00 PM UTC.

 New deals will be added every 24 hours as the 2016 Summer Sale marches on, starting with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (-50%), Rebel Galaxy (-50%), and Day of the Tentacle Remastered (-33%) as well as bundles including X-Wing and TIE Fighter, D&D Gold Box classics and more. Check in every day and stay tuned for more awesome deals and GOG.com premieres!


 The 2016 Summer Sale will last until Wednesday, June 22, 12:59 PM UTC / 14:59 CEST / 5:59 AM PDT / 8:59 AM EDT.

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Press Releases / Summer Sale at TwoMorrows 2016
« on: June 02, 2016, 03:46:08 AM »
TwoMorrows Publishing is having a Summer Magazine Sale, where our comics (and LEGO) magazines are 40% OFF at www.twomorrows.com!

This includes most PRINT issues of:

Alter Ego
Back Issue
BrickJournal
Comic Book Artist
Comic Book Creator
Draw
Jack Kirby Collector
Rough Stuff
Write Now & more

It even includes special book-format issues:

Alter Ego: Centennial (a.k.a. Alter Ego #100)
Joe Kubert: Creator & Mentor (a.k.a. Comic Book Creator #2)
Swampmen (a.k.a. Comic Book Creator #6)
Kirby Five-Oh! (a.k.a. Jack Kirby Collector #50)
Lee & Kirby: The Wonder Years (a.k.a. Jack Kirby Collector #58)

The sale runs through Monday, June 6, and is for Print Editions only, ordered from our website. (New and upcoming issues are not included, but are available at our everyday 15% off discount.)

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Kendal, 31st May 2016: Working in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce the forthcoming appearance of several top comic creators from Finland - a country steeped in storytelling often inspired by its rich mythology and folklore, and a country with one of the biggest comics readerships in the world.

 Joining a growing list of already-announced top international and British comics guests in Kendal in October will be Hanneriina Moisseinen, Virpi Oinonen, Ville Ranta, Johanna "Roju" Rojola and Petteri Tikkanen, along with musicians Niko Kumpuvaara and Aleksi Ranta.

 Their visit is part of an extension to the Lakes Festival's rapidly-expanding Comic Creator Exchange Program with other major comics events around the globe.

 In addition to appearances on panels about comics and workshops, the Finnish creators will also be bringing their unique Comics in Concert project to the Festival, featuring artist Ville Ranta, guitarist Aleksi Ranta and accordionist Niko Kumpuvaara, delivering what they describe as "a fascinating new art form".

Petteri Tikkanen is a rock star in terms of comic art in Finland, performing in all manner of venues, including the Opera House on Töölönlahti Bay in Töölöand. He'll also appear at the Lakes Festival's "Comic Fringe" venue  as "Black Peider", a character that is something of a YouTube phenomenon.

Hanneriina Moisseinen is a multi-faceted, multi-media artist who has exhibited in many countries. Her stunning work will form one of two main exhibitions at the Wildman Gallery - an installation featuring hundreds of pages from her most recent work, sound and more.

An enterprise social consultant, London-based Virpi Oinonen has worked as an online producer and campaigner for nonprofits for almost ten years. She’s also worked as a journalist and a comics artist.

Johanna "Roju" Rojola is Finland's equivalent of Britain's Comics Laureate. Every five years, the Finnish Comics Society awards the title of Comics Commissioner to persons who have significantly furthered the genre of comics. This year, Johanna Rojola was awarded the title for her relentless work as an artist, producer, publisher, teacher and an activist spanning causes such as feminism, gender equality, global justice etc. She has paved the way for many female comics artists in Finland in one way or the other, being an inspiring teacher and mentor since the 1990s.

 "This is the beginning of a new strand in the festival concentrating on Finnish comic art which in many respects is breaking new ground," enthuses Festival Director Julie Tait. "Per capita, I'm told Finland is the third largest comic reading nation.

 "Our partnership begins with the Helsinki Comics Festival, which takes place on first weekend of September, working with The Finnish Institute in London. We're taking a gaggle of comic creators to Helsinki this year as part of this exchange.

 It's a project that is helping make our Festival distinctive and we're doing similar exchanges with several other countries now, including Japan and Canada."

 "At The Finnish Institute in London, we think comics are a powerful means of creating social change. We are also very proud that Finland has many exceptional, prominent and successful female comic creators,” says Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of the Institute.

 These talented Finns will join other already-announced guests (and many others) for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016 are - artist Jordi Bernet (Torpedo and Jonah Hex); writer Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Deadpool), Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds), top US cartoonists Luke and Steve McGarry; 2000AD artist Mick McMahon; artist Ken Niimura, who has designed this year's Festival art; Benoit Peeters, Britain's first Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art, at Lancaster University; and Paco Roca, best known for his award-winning graphic novel Wrinkles.

Many more international and British comic creators will be announced over the coming weeks, joining a host of writers, artists, publishers and retailers for a long weekend in the Lakes crammed with panels, exhibitions, children's events and other activities. The town will be entirely given over to comics, with business owners lining up to support the Festival's famous "Windows Trail", giving over store front space to display comics art created by artists and local groups and school children.

The October weekend is just one of a number of comics projects from the Festival on its way this year, which has included the world premiere performance of Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean that took place at Kendal Town Hall this weekend.

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

• For more information on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, contact: Julie Tait: [email protected]

• For more about the work of The Finnish Institute in London visit: www.finnish-institute.org.uk

More Finnish Comics Links

• Comics Center Helsinki - www.sarjakuvakeskus.fi           
• Finnish Comics - www.finnishcomics.info
• Helsinki Comics Festival - helsinkicomicsfestival.com
• Nordicomics - www.nordicomics.info
• Comics Blogs - www.sarjakuvablogit.com
• Comics Center Twitter in English
• Comics with Attitude - the latest news and commentaries from World Comics Finland, a registered Finnish NGO, that is actively promoting comics as a development communication medium

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Back for Second Helpings: Lancaster Comics Day Returns on Sunday 5th June
 
The second Lancaster Comics Day, organised by The Friends of Lancaster Library, will take place on Sunday 5th June 2016 in Lancaster’s Main Library.

Drawing largely on local talent, the event will be celebrating a landmark for Doctor Who comics with several creators who have worked on the official Magazine, whose 500th issue is published next week, a panel on British humour comics headed up by veteran comics artist and writer Lew Stringer (whose credits include TOXIC, The Beano and VIZ ), joined by Funny Monsters creator and publisher Joe Matthews.

Former Marvel Comics editor and Sparky comic and Doctor Who? writer Tim Quinn, one of Lancaster Comics Day’s popular guests in 2015, who regaled fans with stories of how he broke into comics after being a circus clown, is also back this year, armed with copies of his hilarious new biography, Argh!, which has just been released MIWK Publishing,

Starting his career as a Ringboy/clown at Blackpool Tower Circus, he then leapt back in time to work on BBC TV’s The Good Old Days music hall series where he started writing scripts for top comedians. It was a small jump into the world of comic books where he spent many happy years as scriptwriter, illustrator and editor on such noted titles as The Beano, The Dandy, Sparky, The Topper, Buster, Whoopee!, Bunty, Jackie,Doctor Who Magazine (working with cartoonist Dicky Howett), and Whizzer & Chips before heading Stateside to work for the mighty Marvel Comics Group on the world famous Spider-Man, X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.

Today he’s a presenter for Bay TV Liverpool, tours the UK discussing the humour and nostalgia of comics, runs a management company for recording artists, conducts workshops on cartooning and media and dreams of the day he will be bitten by a radioactive flea so that he can finally take over the universe.

Local comic creators Andy Diggle (writer for Marvel Comics, including Captain America), artist Sean Phillips and Doctor Who writer and playwright Eddie Robson will be talking adventure and superhero comics, along with writer Alex Paknadel, whose comic Arcadia has proven a huge hit in recent months, and independent comics creator Tom Ward.

With Lancaster awash with SF and Fantasy authors, this year’s Comics Day a panel featuring novelists AS Chambers, whose latest Lancaster-set novel has just been published, JS Collyer, Eddie Robson and Games creator Ken Walton.

Also on the line-up will be Blackpool-based Doctor Who and Judge Dredd Megazine comic artist and book cover illustrator Adrian Salmon, an artist whose monster-inspired cover for an issue of Doctor Who Magazine has just been voted into the magazine’s all-time Top 50 by over 55,000 readers votes.

Preston-based artist Graham Pearce will be back with his popular drawing challenges for young comics fans.

With Comic Cake, a Games Room and face painting for kids (of all ages), there will be plenty to do and comics to discover.

“We didn’t know how Lancaster Comics Day would go down, last year, but it was a huge success,” commented co-organiser and comics writer and editor John Freeman, whose many credits include Doctor Who Magazine and Star Trek Magazine, and who runs the British comics web site downthetubes.net. “We were delighted last year’s event helped raise over £800 for Library funds, and we hope local comic fans will support us again on Sunday 5th June.

“We’ve had great support from library staff, Lancaster’s own comic shop, First Age Comics, and backing from Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, who were instrumental in the appointment of  Tintin scholar Benoit Peeters as the UK’s first Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art at Lancaster University.

"I’m looking forward to second helpings of Lancaster Comics Day and I hope local comic fans are, too!”

• Related Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/downthetubes/albums/72157668233230822

Lancaster Comics Day art created by and © Nick Miller

• Lancaster Comics Day takes place from 11.00am until 6.00pm on Sunday 5th June 2016 at Lancaster Main Library in Market Square, Lancaster. Tickets £5 adults, £2 concessions, which includes admission to all four comics panels, accompanied children under 13 free. Web: www.lancastercomicsday.uk

• FOR DETAILS OF THIS YEAR’S ART COMPETITION VISIT: bit.ly/LCD2016-Comp

• For further information about the Friends of Lancaster Library contact Stuart Reynolds of the Friends of Lancaster Library: [email protected]

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Conventions and events / Lakes Festival Line-Up 2016
« on: May 05, 2016, 12:12:06 PM »
Kendal, 5th May 2016: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce the appearances by two top Spanish comic creators at this year's Festival (14th-16th October) - Torpedo and Jonah Hex artist Jordi Bernet and Paco Roca, best known for his award-winning graphic novel Wrinkles.

Spain has long held a fine tradition as a home of incredible comic art, offering a huge range of inventive and talented comic creators. Veteran artist Jordi Bernet has seen many changes in the industry down the years since his debut at just 15, working for Spanish, British, European and, most recently, US publishers.

 Paco Roca has taken the modern Spanish industry by storm with his much-praised work, representing the "new wave" of creators from a country famous for its love of comics and comic art.

 "We're incredibly excited by Jordi and Paco's upcoming appearances at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October," says Festival Director Julie Tait. "We've emphasised the international appeal of comics and comics creation since the Festival began, and these two creators will help us develop that in 2016."

"I've been enthralled by Jordi Bernet's art since first seeing his Torpedo series in the early 1980s," adds Festival Patron and artist Sean Phillips. "His art can be sexy, rugged or funny, but it always looks effortless and that's the hardest thing for an artist to do. That he does it so well makes me want to give or try harder, I'm not sure which."

Jordi and Paco will be joining previously announced guests Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Deadpool), Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds), top US cartoonists Luke and Steve McGarry, 2000AD's Mick McMahon, Ken Niimura (who has designed this year's Festival art) and Benoit Peeters - Britain's first Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art, at Lancaster University - for this year's prestigious event.

Many more international and British comic creators will be announced over the coming weeks, joining a host of writers, artists, publishers and retailers for a long weekend in the Lakes crammed with panels, exhibitions, children's events and other activities. The town will be entirely given over to comics, with business owners lining up to support the Festival's famous "Windows Trail", giving over store front space to display comics art created by artists and local groups and school children.

The October weekend is just one of a number of comics projects from the Festival on its way this year, with the world premiere performance of Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean already announced, taking place at Kendal Town Hall on 28th May.

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

• For more information on the Lakes InternationalComic Art Festival, contact: Julie Tait: [email protected]

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Congratulations to editor Michael Eury and BACK ISSUE magazine, for winning the TwoMorrows Primary Election!

This year we garnered THREE Eisner Award nominations in the same category, so we held our own informal poll to see which one fans felt deserved the honor, and BI came out on top with 57% of the vote.

So we’re putting all in-stock issues of BACK ISSUE on sale at 50% OFF through May 1.

Plus, you can use the Redemption Code “EISNERS” during checkout, and get $3.95 off your next order of $10 or more at www.twomorrows.com. (The code expires May 1.)

Now it’s time to vote for the real thing!

All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote in the Eisner Awards, and the deadline is June 17. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 22 at Comic-Con International. If you qualify, go here to vote:

www.eisnervote.com

The nominees in the category of Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism are:
Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury (TwoMorrows)
Comic Riffs blog by Michael Cavna, washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/
Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes (Hogan’s Alley)
Jack Kirby Collector, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)

Congrats to all the nominees, and may the best candidate win!

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