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CF Begins Today - V For Vendetta at the mac!

The Birmingham Comics Festival season begins today as V For Vendetta becomes the first in a special programme of comics-related films to be screened at the mac Birmingham; one of the country’s foremost art centres for over 50 years. 

V For Vendetta is based on the hit comic book series created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that began as a strip in the British comic Warrior before seeing print as a comic book series in America by DC Comics, then subsequently collected into graphic novel format, and it has been in print worldwide ever since.

Those who have purchased tickets for The Birmingham Comics Festival convention being held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on 18th April are entitled to discounted film tickets as part of this special film season, costing only £3 on presentation of their official wristbands at mac Birmingham’s Sales & information Desk for those shows applicable. 

“The Midlands Arts Centre holds a special place in the memories of older comic fans,” revealed one of the festival’s organisers. “The first Birmingham Comic Art Show was held there, and we very much want to forge links with our historic past while also looking forward. That’s why we’re very excited about the involvement of Film Ambassadors, a group of young people who together with mac art tutor Scott Johnson have been putting this special film season together.” While there are still details to be finalised regarding scheduling the following dates and films can now be revealed:

Saturday 28th at 2pm - V For Vendetta

March, date tbc – Batman (1989)

Saturday 4th April at 12 noon - The Incredibles

Saturday 4th April at 2pm - The Incredibles

Saturday 18th April - time tbc – Scott Pilgrim vs The World 

Expect guest speakers to be announced, cosplayers in attendance, and some surprise at these events!

For information about mac Birmingham visit: www.macbirmingham.co.uk

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Conventions and events / Birmingham Comics Festival April 2015
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:51:17 AM »

ImageTrading card illustrator and comic strip artist Lee Bradley will be attending The Birmingham Comics Festival on Saturday 18th April at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.


Birmingham’s Hi8us art programme put Lee Bradley on the right course to develop his classic American superhero styled influences leading to what’s become a seven year career that now finds him putting together his own creator-owned book to be edited by John McCrea, who he began his career with working  in the role of inker and colourist. 


Bradley found an early niche in the modern British youth market, working on a triumvirate of books for Titan Comics, namely Transformers Universe, Transformers Animated,  and Transformers Movie: To Draw Guide alongside issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man: Tower of Power. Halfway round the world, Middle East publisher Teshkeel employed his services on their superhero series The ’99 while via Mam Tor Publishing he would contribute to London’s Mother Comics.
Image Illustration work has lead to his involvement in the advertising world and film/television storyboarding alongside becoming an accredited Lucas Film artist and producing work for BBC TV’s Blue Peter. However, it is demand for Lee Bradley’s work as a sketch artist that has found him involved in such popular collectors’ trading card series as Mars Attacks and Mars Attacks Invasion, Star Wars Galaxy and Star Wars Galactic Files, alongside Marvel’s Greatest Battles, Women of Marvel, Retro Marvel, Marvel Premiere and this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on the superhero front, as well as card series reprising great events and personalities from history. Fittingly an exhibition of his work, Retro Marvel Now – The Art of Lee Bradley, is taking place from 7th March to 12th April at the Forge Mill Museum in Redditch, in the heart of The Midlands.

On Saturday 18th April the Eagle Award winning comic book creator D’Israeli will be at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium for The Birmingham Comics Festival.


Currently creating a sensation illustrating Ordinary, a tale about superpowers, a divorced New York plumber and a talking grizzly bear, published by Titan Comics; this master craftsman is similarly co-responsible for fuelling steam punk’s engine with series such as Stickleback for 2000AD and a trio of graphic novels inspired by H.G. Well’s War of The Worlds;  his strip work having appeared in numerous British periodicals from Deadline to the Judge Dredd Megazine, while over in the USA he has embellished the pages of DC Comics’ The Sandman among others.


This very English creator has taken European bande dessinée influences and partnered them with a consummately classic storytelling style and exemplary sense of page design; one that sometimes makes his work look effortless but reveals a gift for surrealism and leavened humour, while at others is  simply breath taking in its scope and imagination. 


“D’Israeli doesn’t follow trends, he creates them,” said The Birmingham Comics Festival’s organisers. “Critically lauded, commercially successful that’s the kind of creator any show would be proud to have as a guest!”


D’Israeli will be signing copies of his books, sketching, offering original art and talking about his work at The Birmingham Comics Festival that is taking place on Saturday 18th April at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

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Conventions and events / The Generation Of Z: Apocalypse coming to London
« on: February 19, 2015, 04:48:39 AM »
The Generation of Z: Apocalypse, an immersive, terrifying interactive theatre experience, is coming to London after sell out seasons in New Zealand and at the Edinburgh Fringe

see the trailer here: http://youtu.be/_T2THW3gsPw

To be able to get tickets before anyone else your users must go to www.thegenerationofz.com And enter the access code EXTINCTIONISNOW - Tickets can be bought using this code on Thursday (tomorrow) – 24hours before general release on the Friday 20th

Your users can also get the £25 preview rate and the Early Bird reduction on standard pricing (which is strictly limited)  before anyone else in that 24hr period.

Go to www.TheGenerationof Z.com for exclusive pre-sale access for 24 hours on Thursday.  Use the access code EXTINCTIONISNOW To get your tickets first

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I've been reviewing film books from the Michael Weise Publications for little over a year now.

There currently is a 75% discount on their books until 22 March 2015 so if you were only interested before, then there is no excuse now.

http://shop.mwp.com/collections/75-percent-discount

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WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON 2015  DARK HORSE COMICS * BOOTH 109

Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!


 Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale (availability pending).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow 

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)

PANELS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

Room: C120

Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
 Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross section of comics scholars and teachers, including Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Buffy Birthday Party!

Room: C120

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
 Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
Room: C123

Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
 Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Room: C120

Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
 Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Plants vs. Zombies!
Room: C120

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

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Eisner Award-nominee Ian Edginton is the latest guest to be announced as attending The Birmingham Comics Festival that is taking place on Saturday April 18th 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

The Birmingham comic book writer has become renowned in recent years as a man whose keyboard fingers know their way out of a cliffhanger adventure set in the past,  and frequently in a past one step removed from the ones you read about in history books  - From his graphic novel adaptations of the adventures of that master detective Sherlock Holmes to his extrapolations on H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in a trilogy of books, and authoring his own such alternative history sagas with the likes of Leviathan and Stickleback, both originally serialised in 2000AD then subsequently collected into their own volumes.

Such themes are but a single string to his creative bow, having written gamely for Marvel Comics The X-Men spin-off X-Force and Blade: The Vampire Hunter, and the superhero sagas of Stormwatch for WildStorm, Witchblade for Top Cow, plus the likes of Batman for DC Comics.

Ian Edginton established his career writing hit comic book series based on popular film and TV franchises like Aliens, Terminator, Xena: Warrior Princess and Planet of the Apes for Dark Horse Comics, with further such scripting triumphs elsewhere including Star Trek for Marvel and Touchwood for Titan. He has co-written comic books and worked for a number of publishers, the results of this work finding him nominated for several Eisner Awards (Best Short Story in 1998 for The Willow Warriors featured in  Weird War Tales #1, published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint for whom he created the recent post-apocalyptic series Hinterkind, and as Best Writer and for Best Limited Series in 2007 for The Great Game, that was published by Dark Horse).   

“Ian Edginton is becoming a veritable viscount of Victoriana steam punk, and we’re all relishing his work as he develops such wonderful creations as Stickleback,” said the festival’s organisers. “And while he may have rewritten the past fictionally it’s at The Birmingham Comics Festival where he’ll be revealing the truth about what the future has in store!” 

Fans of Ian Edginton can look forward to meeting the writer who will be signing copies of his books and talking about his creative exploits with other guests at The Birmingham Comics Festival on Saturday April 18th 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.


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Alpena, MI (December 31, 2014) – World Weaver Press (Eileen Wiedbrauk, Editor-in-Chief) has announced the anthology Far Orbit: Apogee, the second volume of the science fiction adventure series edited by Bascomb James, will be open to submissions January 1 – March 31, 2015.

World Weaver Press is looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition to be included in the second volume of the acclaimed Far Orbit science fiction adventure series. Editor Bascomb James is seeking stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera -- smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions; stories that are creative, readable, and memorable; midnight indulgences; exciting stories that transport you from the everyday grind and leave you wondrously satisfied.

For full submission guidelines and details, visit: http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html

Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and editor who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has authored a hat-full of scientific papers, authored or edited four scientific textbooks, contributed numerous textbook chapters, and presented countless scientific lectures and workshops. A science fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the sci-fi stories he read as a child. Stories matter. They shape our lives, expectations, and dreams. They are the warp and weave of our human existence, binding us into a fabric far stronger than any individual element.

World Weaver Press is an independently owned publisher of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction. We believe in great storytelling.

 
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worldweaverpress.com

@WorldWeaver_wwp

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Press Releases / GOG 10 October 2014 sale
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:31 PM »
GOG.com takes over the weekend with a BIG Games Weekend Sale and Mutator Promo Finale starting Friday, October 10, at 10:00 AM GMT. Their ongoing Mutator Promo reaches its grand finale, featuring all 70+ titles and all 50+ mutators--randomly selected mystery games, each one available for $2. To take part in the sale gamers need to pick 3 games from the promo lineup discounted up to 90%. This, in turn, gives them access to 3 "mutators" - mystery titles, each one for $2, that will be revealed after checkout. The mutator can be anything from a $5 game to a $45 one, including titles like Divinity: Dragon Commander or Banished!

For gamers averse to surprises, GOG.com's second weekend promotion, the BIG Games Promo, features acclaimed recent titles like Age of Wonders 3 (50% off, $22.49), Blackguards (75% off, for $11.24), or Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (60% off, for $7.99).

The Mutator Promo Finale ends on Sunday, October 12, at 10:59 AM GMT. The BIG Games Weekend Promo ends on Tuesday, October 14, at 5:59 AM GMT.
 

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Conventions and events / Papercutz at New York Comic 2014 Schedule
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
It's New York ComicCon week and we couldn't be more excited! We've got a diverse mix of promos, panels and author signings that are sure to get the crowds pumped about all things Papercutz.

 Here are just some of the highlights from our broad range of events and activities:

CREATOR SIGNINGS

FRIDAY 5 pm - 7pm: Mick Foley, WWE SUPERSTARS writer and WWE Hall of Famer will be signing at the Papercutz booth with his son, Hugh Foley! Make sure to pick up your free copy of CRAZY CHRISTMAS, Hugh's first graphic novel, starring Hugh and his dad and featuring beautiful artwork by Jill Thompson.

FRIDAY 4 pm - 5pm,
 SATURDAY 1-3 pm: WWE SUPERSTARS artist Paris Cullins will be sketching and signing at the Papercutz booth.

SUNDAY 11 am: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS artist Mindy Steffen (aka"Mindy Indy") will be sketching and signing at the Papercutz booth

PANELS & EVENTS

FRIDAY, 12:00 pm
Editors on Editing:
Talk to actual working Editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Papercutz and more as they discuss the business. Learn about submissions, professionalism and what it takes to make it as an Editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

FRIDAY, 6:15 pm
 "Bwaaaaaaaaah- the Rabbids are Taking Over Pop Culture!"
They have started out as Ubisoft video game characters but the RABBIDS are taking over pop culture. This year sees them starring in a hit TV show, a red hot toy line from McFarlane Toys and all new graphic novels from Papercutz. Papercutz Editor in Chief and RABBIDS graphic novel Writer Eric Esquivel will be joined by Special Guests from all parts of of the RABBIDS franchise to discuss why these strange creatures have become the pop culture phenomenon of 2014!

SUNDAY, 2:15 pm
Sketching from Life with Mindy Indy:
 Cartoonist Mindy Indy will teach kids of all ages to see the world as their canvas. Kids will start by sketching a variety of objects in front of them, and then later sketch themselves! Sketching is looser than drawing and doesn't need to be "perfect." Students can move at their own pace and just have fun!


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Conventions and events / IDW Publishing’s 2014 NYCC Schedule
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:22:17 PM »
IDW Publishing’s 2014 NYCC Schedule

Full List of The Shows Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!

 San Diego, CA (October 3, 2014) – Earlier this week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's New York Comic Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedules! Clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this!
 
BOOTH #1844
 
Thursday October 9th
 
1:00 – 2:00     America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 2:00 – 3:00     Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio
                          Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
 3:00 – 4:00     Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina
                          (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
 4:00 – 5:00     Manhunter Artist’s Edition Launch Party! – Walter Simonson
                          (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 5:00     Zombies vs Robots, Mars Attacks: First Born  – Chris Ryall
 5:00 – 6:00     Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise
                          Simonson, Derek Charm
 6:00 – 7:00     My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Andy
                          Price
 
Friday October 10th
 
 11:00 – 12:00   Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub, Max Dunbar
                            (*Check out the free D&D Ashcan!)
 12:00 – 1:00     V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
                            (*Check out the show exclusive V-Wars TPB!)
 1:00 – 2:00       Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry, Jeff Zornow
 1:00 – 2:00       Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Derek
                            Charm, Derek Fridolfs
 2:00 – 3:00       Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
                            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 3:30 – 5:00      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated TV Blowout! – Ciro Nieli
                            (Director), Brandon Auman (writer), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Greg Cipes                                     (voice of Michelangelo) (*Check out the free poster from Nickelodeon!) (*ticketed                                           signing – See employee for Details)
 5:00 – 6:00      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Paul Allor, Dario Brizuela, Cory Smith,
                           Charles P. Wilson III
 6:00 – 7:00      Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                          (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00      Kill Shakespeare  – Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy Belanger
 
Saturday October 11th
 
 10:00 – 11:00   Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
                             (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 11:00 – 12:00    My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
 12:00 – 1:00      X-Files  – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney,
                            Greg Scott
 12:00 – 1:00     Killogy Halloween Special – Alan Robert
 1:00 – 2:00       G.I. JOE – Mike Costa, Robert Atkins
 1:00 – 2:00       America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 2:00 – 3:00       Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Mike Johnson
                           (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
 3:00 – 4:00      Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise
                           Simonson, Derek Charm
 4:00 – 5:00      Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
                          (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 5:00      Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante
                           (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
 5:00 – 6:00      Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                          (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:00     Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 6:00 – 7:00     Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio
                          Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
 
Sunday October 12th
 
 11:00 – 12:00   America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 12:00 – 1:00     Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00       The Illegitimates  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
                            Andreyko
 2:00 – 3:00      Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante
                            (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
 3:00 – 4:00      Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
                           (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 
And check out all of IDW's amazing panels this year!
*We have added links that take you directly to these panels on the official New York Comic Con website schedule so you can add them to “My Show Planner” and sync them to your phone or calendar.
 
Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead! Thursday, October 9th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A05
 A fearful look at 1950s HORROR COMICS criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, destroyed in public book burnings! These Pre-Code comics like dead zombies are again walking to get U! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Greg “ IDW President” Goldstein, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC + other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of Horror Reprints, the TV + movies inspired by these scary comics!
 
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More! Thursday, October 9th, 6:15PM-7:00PM, Room 1A14
 2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very special guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
 
IDW Publishing: The Big One Friday, October 10th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A14
 Want to find out what IDW’s top-secret announcements are for NYCC? This is the panel to hit! Join Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, President Greg Goldstein, Editor Sarah Gaydos and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Leth, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Harris, and Scott Tipton for inside information on everything your favorite publisher has in the works! Plus...Prizes! Q&A!
 
IDW Publishing: The Writers Saturday, October 11th 12:15PM–1:00PM, Room 1A14
 Meet the writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star cast of writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Louise Simonson, Mairghread Scott, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and Jeff Kline!
 
IDW Publishing: The Artists Saturday, October 11th 2:15PM–3:00PM, Room 1A14
 Want to find out just what it takes to be a working artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few artists that are already there? This is the panel for you! Join Editor Sarah Gaydos, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and Derek Charm, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art, and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!

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DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 | BOOTH #1636
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.

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

We have two signing stages, denoted by the art on each stage. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Signing Stage
FS = Fire and Stone (Prometheus, Predator, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator comic crossover series) Signing Stage

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Alex Maleev
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS ROBOCOP VS. TERMINATOR: Walter Simonson
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi, Chris Peterson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS FURIOUS: Bryan J. L. Glass
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. HB THE BLACK BEETLE:  Francesco Francavilla
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS BAD BLOOD: Jonathan Maberry
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA:
 Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
 (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Thursday and Friday at show opening.
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore, Gail Simone
                                       CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub, Gail Simone
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS ACTION PHILOSOPHERS: Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Shaun Simon, Becky
   Cloonan
                                         NEVERBOY: Shaun Simon, Tyler Jenkins
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi, Chris Peterson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
                                        THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB THE ART OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SUNDOWNERS:
   Tim Seeley
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. FS THE BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL WENT UNDERGROUND: Denis Kitchen,
   John Lind
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB HALO: Frank O’Connor
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS NIGHTMARE CARNIVAL: Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB CREEPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Dustin Nguyen, Dan Braun
10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS POP: Curt Pires
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB REALMS: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DiTERLIZZI: Tony DiTerlizzi
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB RESURRECTIONISTS: Fred Van Lente, Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno Dinisio,
   Juan Doe
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN: Aaron Conley
                                        AMALA’S BLADE: Michael Dialynas
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB AW YEAH COMICS!™, ITTY BITTY MASK, ITTY BITTY HELLBOY:
 Art Baltazar, Franco
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       COLDER: Paul Tobin
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB PASTAWAYS: Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins
   EI8HT: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: Joshua Williamson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB ALABASTER: Caitlín R. Kiernan
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB, BEASTS OF BURDEN, MILK AND CHEESE: Evan Dorkin
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB STAR WARS READS DAY! Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire, 47 Ronin,
    The Atomic Legion, Deep Gravity), Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (Star Wars:
   Legacy, Deep Gravity), Randy Stradley (Star Wars: Dark Times)
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS PROMETHEUS: FIRE & STONE: Paul Tobin
                                        PREDATOR: FIRE & STONE: Josh Williamson, Chris Mooneyham
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB EVE ONLINE: Börkur Eiríksson, Torfi Frans Olafsson
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB BLACKSAD: Juanjo Guarnido, Tom Orzechowski
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS WITCHFINDER: Maura McHugh
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack, Cameron Stewart, Nate Piekos
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Christos Gage, Will Conrad,
   Scott Fischer
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph Beifong)

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 9
Title: Dark Horse Builds Characters
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A14

Original creator-owned work has been a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s success since its earliest days. Join publicist Aub Driver—along with Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Brian Wood (Rebels), Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht), Fred Van Lente and the team behind his new ongoing series Resurrectionists, Donny Cates (The Ghost Fleet), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), David Mack (Fight Club 2), and more—to discuss some of the most exciting comics of 2014 and beyond!

Title: Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead!
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

A fearful look at the 1950s horror comics criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, and destroyed in public book burnings! These pre-Code comics, like zombies, are again walking to get you! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, and Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC and other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of horror reprints, and the TV shows and movies inspired by these scary comics!

Friday, October 10
Title: Editors on Editing
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: 1B03

Talk to actual working editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more as they discuss the comics business. Learn about submissions, professionalism, and what it takes to make it as an editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

Title: Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 6:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: 1A24

Dark Horse achieved one of its earliest successes with the 1987 publication of Aliens. Now, following the release of the highly anticipated Fire and Stone and Sega’s Alien: Isolation, we take a look back at a wild publishing history based on the frightening thirty-five-year-old franchise! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Mike Richardson (president and publisher, Dark Horse Comics), Randy Stradley (vice president of publishing, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin (Prometheus), Joshua Williamson and Chris Mooneyham (Predator), and a few surprise guests!

Saturday, October 11

Title: Celebrating 15 Years of The Goon: Modern Horror, Humor, and More!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

What started as a self-published sensation quickly grew into one of the most exciting books in the marketplace, with multiple Eisner wins, critical accolades, and a movie in development! Now, we get together some of the top writers working in horror comics to pay tribute to the one and only Eric Powell! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Tim Seeley (Sundowners), Paul Tobin (Colder), Evan Dorkin (The Eltingville Club, Milk and Cheese), and Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Grindhouse) for a look at the past, present, and future of comics’ most lovable brute and more!

Title: Powered by Creators: Dark Horse Video Game Comics Level Up!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Location: 1A10

Dark Horse established itself in its early years as the premier publisher of licensed comics by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with the cast of top writers working on these titles, including Gail Simone (Tomb Raider), Paul Tobin (The Witcher), and former Star Wars writer Brian Wood, for an exciting announcement!

Title: Discussing The Essential Kurtzman: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: 1A01

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time (no. 26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 of the 20th Century) returns! Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book inspired cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, and Denis Kitchen. Discussing the upcoming Kitchen Sink Books edition and Kurtzman’s life will be: Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Books), David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague), Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine), and Harvey’s daughter Nellie Kurtzman. Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos.

Sunday, October 12

Title: Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy
 Date: Sunday, October 12
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: 1A06

Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (illustrator/art instructor), Alison Wilgus (artist/writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (martial arts choreographer for Toph Beifong), and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations, and stories—plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!
 

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KRISTY – director, Olly Blackburn
  From the old-school carnage of The Dorm That Dripped Blood to the knowing scares of Wes Craven’s sorority-set Scream 2, the university campus has long been a prime location for the teen-hungry maniac and with this delirious slasher throwback British director Oliver Blackburn (Donkey Punch) proves that college life can still be a killer.

MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT – director, Tom Green
  A miracle of high ambition and low budget, Gareth Edwards’ 2010 debut Monsters redefined what was possible for both British sci-fi and indie cinema. Taking his cue from the first film’s subtle layering of human drama over jaw-dropping visual effects, first-time feature director Tom Green has expanded Edwards’ universe to the Middle East where, seven years after the events that first brought an alien infestation of squid-like creatures to the Earth, there are now quarantined Infected Zones, just as there once were in Mexico.

CUB – director, Jonas Govaerts
  On a camping expedition with his Cub Scout pack, 12-year-old outcast Sam finds himself shunned by his peers and at odds with the teenage camp leaders determined to exercise their authority. Finding refuge in the stillness of the forest, Sam stumbles upon a sinister tree house and starts to fear that rumours of a young werewolf who stalks these old woods may be real. With no one believing him, Sam is left to uncover the truth alone.

IT FOLLOWS – director, David Robert Mitchell
  Horror cinema has a long history of chastening the sexually active teenager, with the old sex equals death adage firmly established in the pantheons of genre cliché. Taking the skewed morals of the slasher heyday and subverting them into an entirely fresh and stimulating meditation on sexual paranoia, David Robert Mitchell’s remarkable shocker has the power to provoke and terrify in equal measures.
 
JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD – director, Carter Smith
  Adapted from Christopher Barzak’s acclaimed 2007 novel One for Sorrow, Carter Smith’s ethereal coming of age tale is an unexpected and unconventional ghost story whose unsettling atmosphere contrasts with its melancholy exploration of adolescent loneliness and isolation. Achingly sad and visually ravishing, Smith’s subtle chiller deftly utilises genre tropes to address issues around traumatic loss and sexual identity with hauntingly elegiac effect.

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Conventions and events / TITAN COMICS AT NYCC OCT 9-12 2014 Schedule
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TITAN COMICS AT NYCC (OCT 9-12)

NYCC EXCLUSIVES

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
13 COINS #1 WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER BY SIMON BISLEY
From Award-winning artist Simon Bisley and writers Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson comes this new supernatural thriller!
John Pozner always knew he was special; that his athletic abilities and fighting skills were far from human. But with a broken childhood, drug addictions, and a criminal record on his plate, he’s already fought more than his share of battles for one lifetime.
Or so he hoped...
Woken to his true angelic nature, John quickly finds himself at the centre of an apocalyptic war - one that could spell the end of existence as we know it - with no choice but to train in order to confront the holy destiny he never asked for.
But with scheming politicians, demonic factions and forces older than time itself vying against him, it looks like this ‘true-blooded’ bruiser has his work cut out for him!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
BLACK DRAGON
A classic collection from the acclaimed creators of Marada The She-Wolf - Chris Claremont (X-Men) & John Bolton!
An exiled knight, banished for nercormancy and heresy, returns home to find England in turmoil and is recruited by the beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine to save her kingdom. But it soon becomes clear there is more to this treachery than rebellious lords and greedy, something dark and evil stretching back to the fall of Camelot!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
EVIL WITHIN #1
Spun from the new survival horror game The Evil Within™ from Bethesda Softworks this all-new prequel invites readers to experience the deranged world created by Shinji Mikami.   Writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana) present the story of a young student, Dana, whose search for a missing friend leads straight into a world fraught with tension and unimaginable horrors.
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!
New Face! New Doctor! New Beginning! Get in on the ground floor of this amazing ongoing series!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
A stunning new era begins for the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith!
Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.
But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?
In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!
Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse)!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

NYCC PANEL
DOCTOR WHO COMICS
Date: Thursday, October 9 / Time: 2PM / Room: 1A10
Join a host of Creators from the new Doctor Who Comics who'll reveal exclusive secrets from the brand-new Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor storylines and show never-before-seen art!
 Panel Guests: Writer Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor Comic), Artist Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor Comic), Writer Al Ewing (Eleventh Doctor Comic), Artist Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor Comic),Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor Comic), Andrew James (Doctor Who Comics Editor)
Host: Steve White, Senior Editor, Titan Comics

NYCC SIGNINGS
THURSDAY OCTOBER 9
GROUP SIGNING: THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM &
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor Comic), Artist Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor Comic), Colorist Ariana Floren (Tenth Doctor Comic), Writer Al Ewing (Eleventh Doctor Comic),Artist Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor Comic) and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor Comic).

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10
13 COINS #1
Time: 11AM - 12PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Michael B. Jackson

THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 12PM – 1PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis, Artist Elena Casagrande, Colorist Ariana Floren and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

BLACK DRAGON (COL)
Time: 1PM – 2PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Chris Claremont

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30PM – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Al Ewing, Artist Simon Fraser and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 12.30PM – 1.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Al Ewing, Artist Simon Fraser and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30PM – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis, Artist Elena Casagrande, Colorist Ariana Floren and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

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Kendal, UK, 25th September 2014: The Edinburgh Festival has its own Fringe, and every major political party conference has its fringe events, both straight-laced and bizarre... and now this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October 2014) has gained its own subversive edge, courtesy of VIZ, Knockabout Comics and other ne'er do wells!

The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium is, we're told, suitable for anyone with a keen curiosity and sense of humour: a unique and (mostly) free emporium: offering a miscellaneous and multifarious bazaar of the bizarre and a marvellous mart of the most memorable kind, including appearances by Belgian cartoonist Herr Seele, Britain's homegrown Hunt Emerson (whose new, eagerly-anticipated Calculus Cat collection will launch at the Festival), Graham Dury, Simon Thorp and Barney Farmer from VIZ, the Blackhearted Press gang, Junko Mizuno and many more.

 "I was so impressed by the first Lakes International Comics Festival, easily the best one in the UK, that I couldn't wait to get back to Kendal this year to put a bit more silliness into the event," says Knockabout publisher Tony Bennett.

VIZ Unmasked Exhibition PosterVIZ Unmasked: How a VIZ Comic is Made  - For the last 35 years, VIZ has been produced quietly, and on a more or less monthly basis from the comic's headquarters in the North East of England. In all that time, like Colonel Sanders' blend of herbs and spices, its method of production has been a closely guarded secret. But all that is about to change. All will be revealed in this fully interactive, state-of-the-art, hands-on animatronic exhibition. How is Britain's third or fourth funniest comic produced, from conception to final product? Anyone wishing to visit is advised to arrive early as queueing times, to see what is already being billed as "The Exhibition of the Century", are expected to exceed five hours..... or possibly six.

Get Surreal with Herr Seele (or Dadada is all he wants to say to you!) - All the way from Belgium, making his UK debut, comes Herr Seele co-creator of Belgian iconic half-wit Cowboy Henk for which he and writer Kamagurka won one of the major prizes at the Angoulême Festival in France in 2014. Herr Seele presents the history of their nation, 35 paintings in a style developed by René Magritte, their great predecessor and compatriot... it's fast, it's furious and it's absurd!

She Lives - An audacious comic art experiment that has never been attempted before. Woodrow Phoenix has crafted She Lives, a silent comic story set in California in the late 1940s. In order to make a book as giant as possible he had to bind it himself using the largest paper size available. He took the unprecedented step of actually drawing the story into the bound book itself, so on display is original art work!
Junko Mizuno: Meet Junko Royalty - Horror, sex, chainsaws - what’s not to like? Known for her style of powerful imagery, Junko combines cuteness, gore and eroticism in comics, paintings, animations and toys. On display here is one of her giant Kidrobot Toys, Junko Royalty, but be warned - this is not a toy!animations and toys. On display here is animations and toys. On display here is one of her giant Kidrobot Toys, Junko Royalty, but be warned - this is not a toy!

Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi Classes - A world exclusive! Bring your own Fez if you have one and spend 15 or 20 minutes loosening up and relaxing while following Mr Emerson’s motivating moves. Plus: Fez Polo - twice a day - come and demonstrate your skills! With more games to come...

The Time Traveller’s Fortune Teller’s Photo Booth - Have your picture taken in the beautiful and mysterious Fortune Teller’s Tent! Get your own personalised Victorian calling cards and see ghostly comic characters appear as if by magic!

The Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby - A Saturday night exclusive comedy club, where you will be welcomed by (and, possibly, welcome to) the monstrously-bitter, tired old showbiz hack, thespian, variety artiste, children's entertainer and sock model (Gratton Catalogue, 1973-76). Ronnie Rigsby’s alter ego Logan Murray is one half of the infamous 1990s double act ‘Bib and Bob’ with Jerry Sadowitz. His most proud of a glittering showbiz career was supplying all the voices for The Beano's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher TV Show.

Clockwork Watch - Enter the Steampunk/ Victoriana world of Clockwork Watch. Set in a retro-futuristic London where mechanical slaves, designed to keep the city ticking along, gain sentience and seek their civil rights. Clockwork Watch is an interactive story spanning graphic novels, live events, role- play, online and film written by Yomi Ayeni and illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad.

 The Emporium will also host an almighty exotic and irresistible mix of highly sought after goods.... otherwise known as a shop. Throughout the weekend a carefully-selected group of publishers and creators plucked out of the Comics Clocktower at their behest will be on sale, featuring Knockabout, Hunt Emerson, Blackhearted Press, Ocelot Games, Yomi Ayeni and Jennie Gyllblad. 
 
• The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium takes place in Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard, Kendal, UK over the Festival weekend only - one of the selling points for Biffa Bacon’s “Fighter Fluid” Limited Edition Festival Beer!  It’s all free (apart from the Photo Booth, which is charging £3 for their calling cards) but the organisers will gladly accept donations towards next year’s festival – so give freely on exiting the emporium! The VIZ Unmasked exhibition and The Photo Booth are a co-creation with Kendal College Theatre and Event Team

• Tickets for all the events at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October) are on sale now. For the full guest list, details of events and exhibitions and bookings visit: www.comicartfestival.com

• Full festival programme released! You can now view the full festival programme online here on Issuu

• Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! Web: www.comicartfestival.com 
 
The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium Timetable
 
Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard, Kendal - For one weekend only - All free but subject to capacity
   
Friday 17 October

 1.00pm - 6.00pm Pop Up
 2 - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury and Simon Thorp
 4.00pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix

 Saturday 18 October

 9.45am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes
 10.00am - 6.00pm Pop Up
 10.30am, 1.30pm & 5.30pm She Lives pageturning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix
 10.30am - 12.30pm Live Draw with Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy, MPH) and Peter Doherty (Jupiter’s Legacy)
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury, Simon Thorp and Barney Farmer
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Here Come the Frogs - official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie Moreau
 8.00pm Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby Comedy Club

 Sunday 19 October

 10.30am – 5.00pm Pop Up
 10.30am 12 noon - Here Come the Frogs - official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie Moreau... Plus look out for some special ad hoc signings by other Knockabout friends!
 10.15am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes
 11.00am, 3.00pm and 5.00pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix
 11.00am - 1.00pm Live Draw with Boulet (French comics rock star!) and Junko Mizuno
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury and Simon Thorp
 
About the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival
 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014) is a new kind of comic art event in the UK. Modelled on a European-style festival it aims to take over the market town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, with comic art presenting the widest range of genres. Events include a 24 Hour Comic Marathon, children’s comic workshops, talks, signings, Great War in Comics art exhibition and a Comics Fair.   
 The huge line up of guests at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival include the acclaimed comics creator and newspaper strip artist Nick Abadzis (author of Laika); Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard; Storm Dogs and UNITY artist Doug Braithwaite; Fables and Sandman artist Mark Buckingham; The Mire and Wolves creator Becky Cloonan; Alec and From Hell artist Eddie Campbell; veteran publisher Dez Skinn; Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons; digital comics pioneer Scott McCloud; Japanese artist Junko Mizuno; Drowntown co-creator Robbie Morrison; leading US comics writer Gail Simone; the creator of the multi-award winning Bone Jeff Smith; and Grandville and Luther Arkwright author Bryan Talbot, one of the Festival's patrons alongside Sean Phillips and Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli, will also join other comic creators for Kendal's second comics extravaganza.

• Visit the Festival web site for the full guest list announced so far
 
 24 Hour Comic Marathon
 The 24 Hour Comic Marathon creative team is: Dan Berry, Marathon curator and producer; Kristyna Baczynski (NME), Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl), Joe Decie (The Accidental Salad) Sarah McIntyre (Oliver and the Seawigs, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014), Fumio Obata (author of the graphic novel Just So Happens) and Jack Teagle.

• For more information about the 24 Hour Comic Marathon visit: www.comicartfestival.com/competitions 
 
Festival Sponsors and Benefactors
 The Patrons of the Festival are comic creators Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli.
   The Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with funding from South Lakeland District Council and Kendal Town Council working in partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College.
 
 Commercial sponsors include the Westmorland Shopping Centre, SEQUENTIAL and Knockabout. 
 
Recent Releases
  Full Lakes International Comic Art Festival programme released: You can now view the full festival programme online. Full festival programme click here

• VIZ UnMasked: Go Behind the scenes on Britain's top adult humour comic

• Lakes Festival’s “Family Zone” Events – Great Fun for all Ages!

• Bryan Hitch joins Lakes Festival line-up, Emma Vieceli announced as patron

• Comic creators and locals team up for Lakes Festival’s “Windows Trail”

• Dobby to Dark Knight: Concept Artists in Action

• Niffenegger, Fegredo, Boulet and Stok join Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up

• Creators set to assemble in Lakes Festival’s “Comics Clock Tower”

• Digital Comics Under the Spotlight at Lakes International Comic Art Festival 
 
Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October 2014) are on sale now. Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! 
Web: www.comicartfestival.com

For further information contact: Julie Tait - [email protected]

Images of most announced guests, Festival poster and mascot images can be found here:

Web Resolution: www.flickr.com/photos/116459003@N07
 
 

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