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THE MYTHOPOEIC SOCIETY PRESS RELEASE: May 22, 2012  Mythopoeic Award Finalists 2012
 
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Lisa Goldstein, The Uncertain Places (Tachyon)
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus (Doubleday)
Richard Parks, The Heavenly Fox (PS Publishing)
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (Tor)
Jo Walton, Among Others (Tor)
 
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Lisa Mantchev, Théâtre Illuminata series, consisting of Eyes Like
Stars, Perchance to Dream, and So Silver Bright (Feiwel and Friends)
Tamora Pierce, Beka Cooper trilogy, consisting of Terrier, Bloodhound,
and Mastiff (Random House)
Delia Sherman, The Freedom Maze (Big Mouth House)
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races (Scholastic)
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a
Ship of Her Own Making (Feiwel and Friends)
 
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Jason Fisher, ed. Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical
Essays (McFarland, 2011)
Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R.
Tolkien (HarperCollins, 2011)
Carl Phelpstead. Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity
(Univ. of Wales Press, 2011)
Sanford Schwartz. C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the
Supernatural in the Space Trilogy (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009)
Steve Walker, The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-earth’s Magical
Style (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
 
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Fairy Tales: A New History (SUNY Press, 2009)
Bonnie Gaarden, The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the
Fantasies of George MacDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2011)
Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheek by Jowl (Aqueduct Press, 2009)
Darrell Schweitzer, The Fantastic Horizon: Essays and Reviews (Borgo
Press, 2009)
Jack Zipes, The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale
Films (Routledge, 2011)
 
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the
fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for
adults published during 2011 that best exemplifies the spirit of the
Inklings. Books are eligible for two years after publication if not
selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books
from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the
series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature honors books for
younger readers (from Young Adults to picture books for beginning
readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia.
Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult
Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is
best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.
 
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books
on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions
to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during
the last three years (2009–2011) are eligible, including finalists for
previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy
Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the
Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and
fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings
Studies award.
 
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon
XLIII, to be held from August 3-6, in Berkeley, California. A complete
list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/
 

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BEN AARONOVITCH will be signing the third novel in his superbly entertaining supernatural crime series WHISPERS UNDER GROUND (GOLLANCZ) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 23rd June from 4 – 5pm.

He will also be giving an exclusive short story preview!

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IAIN BANKS AND KIM STANLEY ROBINSON IN CONVERSATION

BRITISH LIBRARY SATURDAY 9th JUNE from 3pm.

Forbidden Planet and Orbit Books, in association with the British Library, are delighted to present a unique opportunity to hear two giants of the genre in conversation about 2012, the end of the world, and the future of science fiction. This event will take place in the Auditorium at the British Library.

Tickets £7.50, concessions £5. Doors open 3pm, for a 3:30 start and the event will be followed by a public signing from 5 - 6pm.

Press release and imagery attached, and you can find the event on our website, here: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/2012/06/09/iain-banks-and-kim-stanley-robinson-conversation/

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In just a few short days, Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at the inaugural "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!" event in Kansas City, Missouri, running from May 18-20. Please bear with us: this event is somewhat staggering in scope, and there is a great deal to cover…

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

This event is conceived and organized by Cathy and Arnie Fenner as a live extension of their industry shaping annual, Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Like its published inspiration, "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!" is a melting pot of artistic talent. Featuring 200 art exhibitors, panel discussions, lectures, live painting demonstrations, and portfolio reviews by renowned art directors from the world's leading creative companies, this is the art event for everyone: artists, students, collectors, and fans-who love fantastic art in all its incarnations.

"Spectrum is about embracing diversity," explain the Fenner's, "'Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!' will open the doors to everyone, with the distinctly positive goal of increasing the awareness, appreciation and opportunities of and for artists of all sensibilities."

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Commemorative Art Book

In addition to our role as an exhibitor, Flesk Publications was asked to produce a book that would commemorate this event. Flesk’s Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! hardcover art book explores the work of the show’s five special guests, each a master in contemporary fantastic art. This lavish edition illuminates the art of:

Android Jones, cutting-edge creator, live-stage digital painter at music and art festivals around the world and co-founder of Massive Black. He has created concept art for industry powerhouses such as Nintendo and Industrial Light & Magic.
Brom, an artist whose distinctive vision has been applied to novels, games, comics and film. He's created a series of award-winning horror novels that he both writes and illustrates, titled The Child Thief, The Plucker and The Devil's Rose.
Iain McCaig, world-renowned illustrator, director, storyboard artist, concept artist and character designer. His best-known designs are of the iconic Star Wars characters Darth Maul and Padme Amidala.
Phil Hale, prolific in both the commercial and fine-arts fields, he boasts clients ranging from Microsoft to Playboy. His fine art has been exhibited in galleries across Europe as well as on the walls of Westminster Abbey.
Mike Mignola--writer, artist, designer and concept artist--is the creator of Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and the Amazing Screw-On Head. He is perhaps one of the most respected figures in contemporary comics.

Individually, these artists are peerless in vision and style. Collectively, they represent a rich cross-section of the best in contemporary art. This fine-art companion to "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!" is a lush, unique study of an incomparable collection of artists. It is limited to 2000 copies.

There will be a book signing at the Flesk booth #500 on Saturday from 2:30-4:00. All five contributing artists will be in attendance.

The Artists of Flesk Prime

Also in attendance will be the five incomparable artists of Flesk Prime, an introduction to five of the top artists that make up the current artistic core of Flesk Publications.

Craig Elliott, visual development artist, character designer and concept artist having worked primarily for Disney and DreamWorks;
Gary Gianni, Eisner Award winning for his illustrator of a wide variety of books, including The Complete Conan of Cimmeria, Michael Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road, and the Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip;
Petar Meseldzija, illustrator and fine artist of works including covers for books of children's fantasy literature for Scholastic, and Flesk’s The Legend of Steel Bashaw;
 Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Schultz, American cartoonist, illustrator and writer, perhaps best known as the creator of Xenozoic Tales and his writing for the newspaper strip Prince Valiant; and
William Stout, one of America’s foremost fantasy and film artists, dinosaur muralists and illustrators, having contributed to over thirty films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Walt Disney’s Dinosaur and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

Each of the book’s over seventy-five illustrations are handpicked by the artists themselves, specifically for this collection; a unique and personal exploration of this varied and unparalleled group of artists.

All five artists will be signing copies of Flesk Prime at the show.

Flesk Programming Breakdown

FRIDAY

Flesk Booth #500 Signings

Android Jones, Petar Meseldzija, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz and William Stout signings throughout the day.
 
SATURDAY
 
Flesk Booth #500 Signings
 
Gary Gianni, Android Jones, Petar Meseldzija, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz and William Stout signings throughout the day.

Flesk Prime Book Signing
 11:00am — 12:00pm
 Featuring artists Gary Gianni, Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout.
 
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Book Signing
 2:30pm — 4:00pm
 Featuring the special guests of SFAL!: Brom, Phil Hale, Android Jones, Iain McCaig and Mike Mignola.

William Stout: Art Talk
 4:30pm — 5:30pm
 Comics artist, muralist, film designer, and gallery painter William Stout gives a free-wheeling presentation about fantasy art.

James Bama: American Realist documentary screening
 Check the board outside the film room for titles and show times.

SUNDAY

Flesk Booth #500 Signings

Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz and William Stout signings throughout the day.

Flesk Prime Book Signing
 11:00am — 12:00pm
 Featuring artists Gary Gianni, Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout.

For full programming details, and to purchase tickets, for "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!," please visit the SFAL! website.

A full line of all Flesk titles will be on hand, as well as there being original art and prints direct from the artists.

Flesk Publications is honored to be involved in what we believe will be a truly unique and seminal event in the future of contemporary fantastic art. We hope to see you there.

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DARK HORSE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FOR LIMITED TIME!

MAY 7, MILWAUKIE, OR—If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time! 

Both Star Wars/Serenity and Buffy/The Guild will be available for free download on Dark Horse Digital starting today and running through the end of May.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android (beta) and iOS apps.

Make sure to check out these awesome titles from Dark Horse and support Free Comic Book Day! Free Comic Book Day has happened the first Saturday in May every year since 2002—ten years in the running!

For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.

To find and support your local comic shop, visit ComicShopLocator.com.

 

About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SIGNINGS

May 4, MILWAUKIE, OR—In support of Free Comic Book Day, Dark Horse is pleased to announce signings on Saturday, May 5, in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Portland!

Felicia Day (writer of The Guild), the cast of The Guild, and Andrew Chambliss (writer of Buffy) will be signing for Buffy/The Guild at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Zack Whedon (writer of Star Wars/Serenity) and Georges Jeanty (artist for Buffy) will be signing at Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

Steve Lieber (artist for Alabaster) will be signing throughout Portland, Oregon:

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Things From Another World Hollywood (also featuring Jonathan Case, artist for The Guild)

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Cosmic Monkey

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Bridge City Comics

All events will have great Dark Horse giveaways: Buffy wristbands, lanyards, and Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi patches, in addition to Free Comic Book Day issues (while supplies last).

Free Comic Book Day is a single day—the first Saturday in May each year—when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.

Make sure to head to your local comic shop to pick up Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day 2012: Buffy/The Guild and Free Comic Book Day 2012: Star Wars/Serenity!

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit ComicShopLocator.com.

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DARK HORSE DIGITAL: MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU SALE!

A GALAXY OF STAR WARS COMICS FOR $99.99!

MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the Fourth madness with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.

Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with this amazing May the Fourth Be with You MegaBundle!

May you pay a fourth of the regular listed price for these digital comics? Why, yes! This is the MegaBundle you’re looking for, but only here for a limited time, it is.

This collection places 3,600 pages of Star Wars goodness right at your fingertips, including some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as Knights of the Old Republic, Blood Ties, Star Wars Tales, Rebellion, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Dawn of the Jedi, Agent of the Empire, and Crimson Empire III.

Star Wars fans can also check out a free, exclusive preview of Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 on Dark Horse Digital!

And for May 4th only, Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color™ will have Star Wars: The Old Republic Volume 1 available for $4.99 in the NOOK Comics™ store.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and as an app in both the Android and iTunes stores.

The May the Fourth Be With You Sale ends Sunday at midnight.   Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more!

About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

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BOSTON, MA - May 4, 2012 - May the 4th be with you! Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT® collection of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO™ card readers, is celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th... get it?!) with a limited edition release of the deadly Sith warrior, Darth Maul in a run of 504 units.
 
Star Wars Day was created by the Star Wars fan community to celebrate all things Star Wars, and with this limited edition Hooded Darth Maul MIMOBOT®, featuring his characteristic cape, deadly double-bladed light saber, and fierce yellow grimace, Mimoco is more than ready to honor this holiest of days. There is no better time to revisit one of George Lucas' most mysterious and compelling villains, especially following the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D.
 
Available in 8GB to 64GB capacities, Hooded Darth Maul MIMOBOT® lets you channel your emotions, (even the dark ones), as you store and transport all your digital music, pics, documents, and more.  And with exclusive preloaded digital extras that include Star Wars-themed icons, avatars, screensavers, wallpapers, and the mimoByte™ sound software that plays authentic Star Wars audio clips when MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from your computer, your limited edition Hooded Darth Maul MIMOBOT will make this May the 4th the best Star Wars Day ever!

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VANCOUVER (May 4, 2012) - Just in time for Free Comic Book Day and our crossover event, Intrinsic, Arcana is pleased to announce Arcanaverse.com!

Arcanaverse.com is the home for our ever-growing library of characters. Featuring stunning artwork, both pulled from the pages of books and original artwork from Arcana artists, character biographies, first appearances, and more, Arcanaverse.com brings Arcana's characters to life in a new and exciting way!
 
From the main page of Arcanaverse.com,  you can see just how many characters are represented on the site... and it's just the beginning. We are adding new characters, artwork, and biographies, written by Arcana creators and staff, regularly, so keep checking back for new content.

When you're finished reading Intrinsic on Free Comic Book Day, be sure to head over to Arcanaverse.com to learn about characters from the book!

Speaking of Free Comic Book Day, there are a few other appearances from Arcana creators we wanted to mention.

If you're in CALIFORNIA, there are Arcana Creators appearing several places!

4 COLOR FANASIES - 7172 Archibald Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701. Meet Bill Rude (Creepsville), Shawn DePasquale (Space, MN), and Erik Hendrix (Intrinsic, SideShows, The Evil Tree, Champions of the Wild Weird, Deadly Harvest, and The Book). Bill Rude will be on hand showing off his upcoming project, Creepsville. Shawn DePasquale will be signing copies of Space, MN, and a load of other projects he has been involved with. Erik Hendrix will be signing copies of SideShows and a SideShows poster from book artist Michael David Nelsen, a special Champions of the Wild Weird West Preview Book, Intrinsic, and will have other goodies on hand he is giving away for FREE!

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS - 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Meet Siike Donnelly (Heaven's Echo). Siike will be on hand signing copies of Heaven's Echo.

MELTDOWN COMICS - 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Meet Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw). Brandon will be signing copies of Shadowlaw and also Thundercats materials!

THE COMIC BUG - 1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Meet B. Alex Thompson (Lethal Instinct, Blood Shells & Roses, and Amour), Michael Asadpour (The Nether World), and Matthew Adams (Kord & Harley). The creators will be on hand signing copies of their books.

GAMERSCIRCLE COMICS - 608-B E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA 95630. Meet Aaron Nelson (Marlow). Aaron Nelson will be on hand at GamersCircle Comics from 12 pm - 3 pm signing copies of Marlow!

As a special reminder, if you are in NEW JERSEY, Adventureland in Voorhees Town Center, is sponsoring A Cat Named Haiku Reading and Coloring Contest. It is a charity event and all proceeds are going to the CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) towards their cancer research. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area! Meet A Cat Named Haiku creator Mark Poulton and Artist Dexter Weeks. Mark is also the writer of Arcana books Koni Waves, Image's Avengelyne, and DC's Savage Hawkman!

Also, you can meet Arcana Comics founder and CEO, Sean Patrick O'Reilly at Metropolis Comics in Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA. He will be on hand from 12 pm to 4 pm with copies of some of his creations, including Kade, The Clockwork Girl, The Gwaii, and, of course, Arana's FCBD book, Intrinsic Issue 1! Find out how to get to the shop over at their website, http://www.metropolis-comics.com, and be sure to stop by and say hi!

Since FCBD is tomorrow, we also wanted to remind you that when you pick up your FREE copy of Arcana's Intrinsic Issue 1 in stores across the country, ask your store to pre-order copies of Intrinsic Issue 2! It's in Diamond Previews NOW - DIAMOND CODE MAY120836 - and will be on sale for only $1.95! You can't beat that! To make things easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop. It's small and in black and white (to save that precious colored ink)...

Below is a full run-down of all of our appearances and events across the United States and Canada. If you're near one of the stores, every store has special Arcana schwag not available anywhere else. If you're not near the stores, don't worry, Intrinsic is available in thousands of stores!!!!

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Press Releases / 2000AD Dark Judges tee-shirts - May 2012
« on: May 02, 2012, 01:15:34 PM »
The countdown is over, the anticipation has built - and now the Dark Judges have been unleashed on Mega-City One!

And to celebrate, 2000 AD has announced an exclusive set of new T-shirts, each one sporting an image of one of the Dark Judges, which are ONLY available through the 2000 AD online shop.

Also, to ensure all Earthlets can enjoy the return of the terrible threesome from the dimension where all life is a crime, Prog 1781 is now available as a special one-off DAY-AND-DATE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD edition.

As part of the on-going Day of Chaos mega-epic, Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner has unleashed Judge Fear, Judge Fire, and Judge Mortis onto a Mega-City One already reeling from the Chaos Bug epidemic, mass civil revolt, and terrorist attacks. In a storyline described by SFX as “both gripping and very compelling. It’s like watching news of a real-life crisis unfolding on TV”, the multi-faceted plotline offers current, lapsed, and new readers a rollercoaster of thrills.

Warped parodies of the Judges of Mega-City One, the Dark Judges are undead superfiends from a dimension where all life has been declared a crime. Originally led by Judge Death, who has since been sucked into Purgatory by the souls of his victims, the Dark Judges were created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland.

The new T-shirts are now available, along with print and digital editions of Prog 178, from http://shop.2000adonline.com/

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Can't wait for Free Comic Book Day to get your Arcana fix? Want to brush up on some of your favorite characters before you see them put through their paces in Intrinsic? Head over to ComiXology and buy some of your favorite graphic novels for half-off!

ComiXology is having a three day sale, from today through May 3rd, and offering half-off of select Arcana Collected Editions.

We're talking full graphic novels you can download for $2.99! KADE, CANDICE CROW, PHILOSOPHER REX, and KORE feature six of the main characters from this Saturday's INTRINSIC!

EZRA: EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

KORE

PHILOSOPHER REX

KADE: ORIGINAL SUN

KADE: PRODIGAL SUN

KADE: RED SUN

KADE: RISING SUN

KADE: SHIVA'S SUN

KADE: SUN OF PERDITION

CANDICE CROW

ARCANA TEAM-UP

 



 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

 


Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

 

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Hello everyone

With my discussion on evolution in the May 2012 editorial, now's your chance to vote your opinion.

You do have an opinion, don't you?

Geoff

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DARK HORSE: STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST 2012 SCHEDULE

APRIL 27, MILWAUKIE, OR— This weekend, Portland's own Stumptown Comics Fest takes over the Oregon Convention Center for its largest show ever!  Dark Horse is giving you a look at all the awesome happening through Sunday!

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Drink and Draw with Peter Bagge at Bridge City Comics

Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In celebration of the release of Peter Bagge's newest comics series, Reset, Dark Horse Comics and Bridge City Comics present the official 2012 Stumptown Comics Festival kickoff event -- a Friday night Drink and Draw for visiting and local artists, publishers, and all festival-goers!

Bagge will be in attendance as the guest of honor with copies of Reset #1 to sign, and party guests will be provided with complementary art supplies to draw to their hearts' content. Snacks and drinks (21+ with valid I.D.) will be served, complements of Bridge City, Dark Horse, and Ninkasi Brewing.

Admission to this event is free, and the drawing starts at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Signings at the Dark Horse Booth

11:00 – 11:30 p.m.                         Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)—FREE B.P.R.D.comic

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                 Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)—FREE Usagi Yojimbocomic and print

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.                            Erika Moen and Jeff Parker (Bucko)—FREEBucko print

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                 Peter Bagge (Reset)—FREE Reset print and exclusive

Stumptown Comics Fest Reset Passport

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.                 Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Victories, Valve Presents)—FREE Victories print and head sketches for Victories and Rapture

Panels

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.                          Spotlight on Peter Bagge, Room B-114

Best known for his comic-book series Hate, which helped to define the grunge generation, and his recent contributions to Reason magazine, Peter Bagge is always willing to confront hard-hitting societal issues with intelligence, wit, and funny bone intact. Join us for a conversation with the multiple Harvey and Eagle Award-winning cartoonist, whose newest series, Reset, has just been launched in the Dark Horse Originals line. Moderated by Ryan Alexander-Tanner.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.                        Of Rabbits and Ronin: Spotlight on Stan Sakai, B114

World-renowned cartoonist Stan Sakai has been writing, drawing, and even hand-lettering his beloved rabbit samurai series Usagi Yojimbo for twenty-seven years and counting. Join Sakai for a discussion of Usagi's history and future, as well as demonstrations and all-ages audience participation! Moderated by Usagi series editor, Diana Schutz.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                         Euro Comics In Translation, B114

Join Diana Schutz, Executive Editor of Dark Horse's Manara Library and Blacksad, for an informative look at what it takes to bring Europe's most celebrated titles to new audiences in America. This panel will delve into the process on properly editing, translating and publishing Euro Comics for a very different market. All this will culminate in a sneak peek of and discussion on the upcoming highly anticipated Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. Moderated by Eisner and Harvey award-winning editor and writer Joe Keatinge.

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.                        Dark Horse Originals: Genius Redefining Genre, Room B-114

Join Dark Horse Comics editor Philip Simon and PR director Jeremy Atkins to hear about the latest comics and graphic novels coming out in the Dark Horse Originals line, an imprint that Mike Richardson describes as a place for "unique creators with unique visions expressed in quality graphic novels." Dark Horse Originals has brought you such favorites as Blacksad, Citizen Rex, De:Tales, 3 Story, and more! Don't miss special guests Peter Bagge, Jeff Parker, and Erika Moen, who will talk about their new Dark Horse Originals projects!

 SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Signings at the Dark Horse Booth

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.                        Peter Bagge (Reset)—FREE Reset print and exclusive

                                                            Stumptown Comics Fest ResetPassport

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                          Steve Lieber (Alabaster)—FREE Alabaster print

 Panels

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.             Quenched Consciousness: A Tribute to Jean "Moebius" Giraud, B114

Join Quenched Consciousness curator Ian MacEwan, Dark Horse Moebius line editor Scott Allie and famed Madman cartoonist Michael Allred in a tribute to the master creator moderated by Glory & Hell Yeah writer Joe Keatinge. This look back at Giraud's illustrious career will include art and insight into his many works including the Incal, Blueberry, Arzak, The Aedena Cycle, The Airtight Garage, Silver Surfer: Parable and movies such as Alien, Tron, Fifth Element and Jodorwsky's Dune. The discussion will begin with an introductory career overview by MacEwan followed by interviews with Allred and Allie about their one-on-one interactions with the master himself, the inspiration Giraud gave them and his global affect on the medium and industry alike. The panel includes a screening of the rarely seen documentary, Moebius Redux, directed by Hasko Baumann. 2-HOUR SESSION

 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.               Beyond the Cape: Genre Fiction in Comics, B114

Join moderator Christian Lipski and creators Vera Brosgol, Brian Churilla, Brian Hurtt, Lukas Ketner, Batton Lash, Steve Lieber, Dylan Meconis, Ron Randall, and Brandon Seifert in a conversation about the other kinds of comics. Horror, sci-fi, western, romance -- creators talk about the world outside the super-human. Is the 'mainstream' expanding to include other genres, or are the smaller publishers growing their audience? What are the publishing options for non-super titles? Is it a worthwhile direction for authors and artists?

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.               Making History, B114

What do a Victorian robot, theology scholar, and rabbit ronin have in common? They're the stars of three very different stories in historical settings: Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel; Family Man; and Usagi Yojimbo. Join their creators--Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, Dylan Meconis, and Stan Sakai--for a lively discussion of history and storytelling.

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Conventions and events / NBM at MoCCA Fest - 28-29 April 2012
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:45:57 AM »
This weekend, is the 2012 MoCCA Fest and we're pretty excited that our own P. Craig Russell (who did that stunning artwork above) is their very first Guest of Honor.

We'll be debuting Craig's new book, the eagerly anticipated fifth volume of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince at the show, several weeks before it's available anywhere else.

We'll also have ten advance copies of the the signed and numbered edition of the book (How limited?  200 copies and the ten copies for sale will all be within the first twenty-five) which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.  Also, it's a tremendous opportunity to have Craig personalize your copy!

Also attending the show is our esteemed publisher, Terry Nantier, Brooke Allen, Neil Kleid and Papercutz's own Rick Parker!

Be sure to stop by and visit us at Booth J4!


Also, our June Solicitations are out, and we've got the latest volume of Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder, this time focusing on Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery as well as the signed, limited edition of P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol.5: The Happy Prince that we mentioned above.

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Press Releases / DARK HORSE DIGITAL ANNIVERSARY SALE 24 April 2012
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:43:51 AM »
DARK HORSE DIGITAL ANNIVERSARY SALE

DARK HORSE DIGITAL CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR!

April 24, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark, turning one year old this Friday. To thank our loyal fans, Dark Horse announces an anniversary appreciation discount.

This weekend, Dark Horse Digital is offering 10% off all titles in the web store, with an additional coupon to newsletter subscribers and new subscribers who have signed up by this Thursday. And yes, the coupon stacks with an even greater discount off your order!

The sale starts this Friday (April 27) and ends Sunday (April 29) at midnight PST—so head over to Dark Horse Digital and sign up for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your discount on some incredible comics.

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011 and has received incredible support from the continuously growing digital-comics fan base.

Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership featuring it's most popular, best selling titles including Star Wars, Buffy, Serenity, Hellboy, Conan and Mass Effect as well as exclusive digital only comics such as Falling Skies, Prototype 2 & Dragon Age. Dark Horse Digital also provides sales and discounts for its reader base on a weekly basis. We currently offer thousands of comics and are continuing to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android (beta) and iOS apps.




About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

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