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Conventions and events / Arcanna Debuting at SDCC 2011 in booth 2415
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:13:59 PM »

Debuting at SDCC 2011 in booth 2415

Every year, we surprise fans by debuting a slew of books, which haven't been seen by anyone, and won't be released officially for months. This year is no different!


 At booth 2415 at San Diego Comic Con, we will debut Devil's Island, Amnesia, Armour, Becoming, Divine Intervention, SideShows*, Marlow, Blood Shells & Roses, My Best Friend's a Booger, Shadowlaw, UltraDuck, Trout, and Old School.


*SideShows is being released in a special Launch Edition, limited to 100 copies.


Below, you can read a little bit about each book.

Devil's Island ~ A historical fiction thriller, Devil’s Island follows the trials and tribulations of a few fictitious prisoners, who are used as hunters by the prison guards. Their job: re-capture other prisoners who attempt escaping the jungle island, bringing them back dead or alive, at any cost. The book also touches upon elements of failed social upheaval, the futility of imprisonment, and what dwelling on the past does to ones present and future.

ISBN: 978-1-926914-42-8
 Diamond Code: MAY118061

Amnesia ~ One of the most feared terror attack scenarios involves the detonation of a weapon that generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that immediately renders, power circuits, computers, even automobiles useless. But what if a weapon was discharged that, in addition to all the above, also erased people’s memories? Would mankind, given a fresh start, continue on its path to self-destruction? Or would it, free of its preconceptions, usher in a new age of peace? Amnesia explores what might happen if someone were to push the restart button on the human race.

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-38-1
 Diamond Code: MAY118237


Amour Vol 1 and 2 ~ Romance comics have an outdated and cheesy stigma about them, but once they played a large role within comic history.  Within the third phase of the golden era (1948 to 1954) comic readership was at an all time high, read by both men and women, and romance comics were one of the five genres that kept comic readership diverse. In an attempt to bring more diversity back to comics, Arcana is proud to present the Amour Anthology!

 ISBN Vol 1: 978-1-926914-72-5
 ISBN Vol 2: 978-1-926914-73-2

 Diamond Code: Being released in January 2012


Becoming ~ At a remote university, a troubled student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study. Challenging his professor to finally provide real knowledge, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death. To play, he must learn that the only rule is pain... and the only key to victory is the will to survive. Written by the award-winning creator of Broken Saints.


 ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7

 Diamond Code: Not available yet


Divine Intervention ~ Marc Graham, a conflicted, contract killer, could hardly be considered a hero.  Things change when he stumbles into a conflict between the Templar Agency, a clandestine organization that protects powerful artifacts from falling into the wrong hands, and strange, demonic forces seeking to control the world.  After gaining mysterious, angelic powers from a freak accident Marc must dive headfirst into a dangerous new world where he is hunted by deadly monsters who will stop at nothing to unlock the secret of his new powers and possess them for themselves. As Marc battles alongside the Templar Agency and seeks redemption he must ask himself whether his transformation was a simple accident or an act of Divine Intervention.

 ISBN: 978-1-897548-91-2
 Diamond Code: JUL110808

SideShows ~ In 1950's Las Vegas, the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret... they really did have the abilities they pretended to. The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on you for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas! Debuting at SDCC in a special Launch Edition, limited to 100 copies.

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-51-0
 Diamond Code: Not available yet

Marlow ~ "Marlow‟ is a zombie story inspired by Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".  It about one man's journey into the darkness of his soul, and his discovery that perhaps we're all zombies.  Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey told in the story that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become and that the only way out is to suffer his fate and become one. "Marlow‟ is a zombie tale about suffering and its part in our humanity, and, in that sense, not about zombies at all.

 ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1
 Diamond Code: Not available yet

Blood, Shells, & Roses ~ Playing their largest concert in their hometown, metal band and reformed monster hunters “Subliminal Torment” and their fans are attacked by the worst creatures they’ve ever faced.  After the monsters slaughter the fans in homage to a previous encounter, the band is left to take the fall.
 * In heavy metal, there are dangers that surpass mosh pits and diseased groupies.
 * Rap and country ain't the only music genres that has to live out their lyrics...

 ISBN: 978-1-897548-90-5
 Diamond Code: AUG110795

My Best Friends a Booger ~ Who would have ever thought you could have a booger as your best friend? Well, if your imagination is anything like Skyler Grayson's, the possibilities are endless! At a time when Skyler is feeling really down and all alone, he finds his greatest friend in, you guessed it — a sneeze!

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-36-7
 Diamond Code: MAY118062

Shadowlaw ~ In a future world of giant mechanized armored warriors, a rebellious soldier is sentenced to life in a distant prison colony, and there he must stop an advanced race of Vampire lords from taking over the world by way of breaking their restricted feeding treaty with the human race, all the while coping with the fact that his very presence in the colony may be a part of their dark design.

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-45-9
 Diamond Code: MAY118063

Ultraduck ~ Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who's destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities. Note: This is a preview of the full graphic novel.

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-11-4
 Diamond Code: MAR118024

Trout ~TROUT is the story of a nine-year-old boy and the monster sent to protect him. It centers on a virus created to eradicate the monster gene, and has the power to turn man to monster and monster to man. Under attack, the scientist who created this Final Solution injects it into his son in order to hide it. Now, everyone wants it and will do anything to get their hands on it. Note: This is a preview of the full graphic novel.

 ISBN: 978-1-926914-40-4
 Diamond Code: Not available yet

Old School ~ Ray "Ace" Munro, the greatest pilot on Earth from 1942 to 1967, comes out of retirement to rescue a son he thought he's lost long ago, and tries to make peace with the fact that he will always be a hero never living a conventional life.

 ISBN: 978-1-897548-74-5
 Diamond Code: JUL110810





Diary Date: Thursday 25th August 6 – 7pm

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by GARETH L POWELL for THE RECOLLECTION at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, Clifton Heights, Triangle West, BRISTOL, on Thursday 25th August 6 – 7pm.

‘Utterly impossible to put down.’ - Colin Harvey, author of Winter Song
‘Just the way SF should work.’ - Warren Ellis on The Last Reef

Gareth Powell is going to be a major voice in SF.’ – Paul Cornell


When his brother disappears into a bizarre gateway on a London Underground escalator, failed artist Ed Rico and his brother’s wife Alice have to put aside their feelings for each other to go and find him. Their quest through the ‘arches’ will send them hurtling through time, to new and terrifying alien worlds.
Four hundred years in the future, Katherine Abdulov must travel to a remote planet in order to regain the trust of her influential family. The only person standing in her way is her former lover, Victor Luciano, the ruthless employee of a rival trading firm. Hard choices lie ahead as lives and centuries clash and, in the unforgiving depths of space, an ancient evil stirs...
 Gareth L. Powell’s epic new science-fiction novel delivers a story of galaxy spanning scope by a writer of astounding vision.
 Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror have come to our London Megastore for signings including: Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Edgar Wright, Jonathan Ross, Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson and Stephen King.
 For more news about our signings please go to:

Flesk Publications Exhibiting at Comic-Con (Booth #5019). New Exclusive Books and Artist Signings.

Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International this July 20-24 at booth number 5019. Flesk will have an exciting batch of new exclusive titles that will debut at the show, plus artist signings happening throughout the five days.

To begin, Flesk will have Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser, a 16 page sampler for the 304 page main Naughty and Nice book coming out this fall. Each copy is signed and numbered to 1000 copies for $15.00. A small batch will be available at the Flesk booth and the majority direct from Bruce Timm at the NFR booth (4601).

Flesk Prime is their second title premiering at the show. This 64 page hardbound book serves as a fresh look into the imagery of five exceptional artists: Craig Elliott (booth #4713), Gary Gianni (booth #4902), Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz (at the Flesk booth) and William Stout (booth #4803). The four artist’s with a booth number notation will be at Comic-Con and available to sign your copies. In addition, these four will have original art, books and prints available at their respective booths. All are available to chat and sign your other items as well.

Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni is the third new Flesk feature. This 16 page chapbook opens his studio doors to offer the viewer an unrivaled selection of his favorite recent and past artworks. This is limited to 1000 signed copies with a $10.00 cover price.

Flesk will also have recent publications on hand such as Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five, the new printing of Xenozoic by Mark Schultz, Al Williamson Archives Volume Two, Harvey Dunn by Walt Reed and Jim Silke’s Jungle Girls. Jim Silke will be nearby at booth #4901 and available to sign your copies of Jungle Girls. Silke will also have a variety his original artwork for sale.

Artist Signings

Flesk is hosting signings with the following artists during the course of the show. Mark Schultz will be at the Flesk booth for the full event. His guaranteed times are included here.


Mark Schultz 6:00-9:00
 Schultz will be available for autographs and he will have original artwork for sale.


Mark Schultz 9:30-12:00

Bruce Timm 2:00-3:00
 Timm will be signing his Naughty and Nice Teaser and we will have free Timm promotional postcards available.

Pierre Alary 3:30-5:30
 All three volumes of the Belladone and Sinbad books will be available from the sponsor of this signing, Stuart Ng Books (Booth # 5012), who reside directly across from us. Plus original artwork will be available by the artist.


Mark Schultz 9:30-12:00

Gary Gianni 2:00-3:00
 Gianni will be available for signing his full line of books from Flesk, including the new Mysterious Islands chapbook.

Pierre Alary 3:30-5:30


Mark Schultz 10:00-1:00

Emily McGuiness 1:30-3:00
 McGuiness will have her new self-published title Ties and free promotional material.

Adam Warren 3:30-5:00
 Warren will be signing his new Empowered sketchbook available from Stuart Ng Books.


Mark Schultz 10:00-1:00

Emily McGuiness 1:00-3:00

Two other locations of note are Spectrum Fantastic Art (booth #4503) where you can learn about the exciting new show, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. Also, Terry Dodson (booth #4706) will have his new Bombshells 5 and Reveries sketchbooks.

Flesk will have their new catalog, promotional postcards and posters available for free. Stop by and visit with their friendly staff to explore the entire line of Flesk books. A limited supply of bumped books will be available for 50% off. Publisher, John Fleskes will be present throughout the show.

Full details and sample pages for all Flesk Publications titles and the most-recent news can be found at Additional information can be read on publisher John Fleskes’ blog at


After Dark Films Brings in Action Packed Talent and Partners With SEGA’s Rise of Nightmares™ at This Years SDCC

Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2011) — In celebration of After Dark Films 5th year at San Diego Comic-Con, ADF is pleased to announce several promotions and signings in anticipation for the high volume turnout of its loyal fans. Visitors of the After Dark Films booth, #4035, will have the opportunity to treat themselves to:
 •Signings from Major Cast Members of Our Upcoming Films •James Frain (Tron: LEGACY, TV: True Blood) of Transit: • Thursday, July 21 @ 2 PM
•Roger Cross (X2, The Chronicles of Riddick, TV: 24) of Re-Kill: • Friday, July 22 @ 2 PM
•Cung Le (Pandorum, MME Worldwide) of Dragon Eyes: •Saturday, July 23 @ 2 PM

•SEGA will be showcasing Rise of Nightmares™ debut gameplay trailers and distributing promotional materials in preparation for the game's September 6, 2011 release date.Rise of Nightmares on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft features over-the-top horror themes, buckets of blood, and copious amounts of gore. Players will immerse themselves in a unique videogame that allows them to perform a variety of intuitive motions in order to guide their character through one night of terror. Along the way players will be able to use weapons such as: chainsaws, scythes, and brass knuckles to decimate the undead - sure to be one of the most talked about horror games to date.
 •After Dark Films' upcoming Action film titles will be announced and exclusive never before seen trailers will be shown at the After Dark booth #4035. After Dark Films has teamed up with Silver Pictures and Joel Silver himself, the top name in action films worldwide, to launch a new cutting edge brand of 5 action films with the next generation of Action stars (including Wes Chatham, Sean Faris, Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, James Frain, Cung Lee) and cameos from some of the classic stars of the genre (Jim Caveizel, John Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Neal McDonough). 4 of the 5 films are in post production now and will hit theatres next year.
 •After Dark Films is also pleased to announce the launch of their ‘Dragon Eyes’ Facebook page, dedicated specifically to the upcoming action packed film. Go to to follow the latest developments.

 •Win an iPad 2 Contest •Click ‘Like’ on our Facebook page and enter to win! After Dark Films will give one lucky winner an iPad 2.

 •Promotional Item Giveaways •ADF will be handing out thousands of FREE promotional items, including zombie masks, temporary tattoos, DVDs & many other prizes each day.

* *
About After Dark Films:
After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by
director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan
Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting
(2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney
Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner.

After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest “8 Films To Die For®” between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After Dark Films released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.
Building on the success of Horrorfest, After Dark released the first 8 originally produced horror films in January 2011 under the moniker After Dark Originals. Its second slate of 8 more originally produced films, After Dark Originals 2, is currently being shot and produced in Louisiana.




July 15, MILWAUKIE, OR—If you thought you were only walking away from Comic-Con International with a bunch of swag, then you were way off!


Every day of San Diego Comic-Con (Thursday-Sunday), Dark Horse Comics will be giving one avid fan $500 in digital comics from Dark Horse Digital at booth #2615! Here’s the scoop:


From 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., raffle tickets will be handed out at the Dark Horse booth. At 10 a.m. sharp, one lucky winner will be drawn at the Dark Horse booth. That’s four chances to win $500 in Dark Horse Digital comics!


See you at booth #2615, 9:30 a.m.!


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. Now, in 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presents its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.


Having launched with hundreds of titles, 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 the three or four 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.

Arcana Comics is Excited to announce a couple of special appearances at the Arcana Comics Panel on Thursday evening!


 San Diego Comic Con is a mecca for talent across the entertainment industry. It's no different this year with the news that Alexa Vega,  talented actress from the Spy Kids franchise and many other roles, and Jesse McCartney, platinum selling recording artist, actor, and voice talent will both make a special appearance during the Arcana Comics Panel from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 21st in room 23ABC.


Alexa Vega and Jesse McCartney are two of the stars in the upcoming 3-D luximation animated film, THE CLOCKWORK GIRL, based on the Arcana Comics graphic novel by Sean Patrick O'Reilly and Kevin Hanna.


 In the timeless land of Haraway, a robot girl, Tesla (ALEXA VEGA), is given the gift of life from her creator, Wilhelm the Tinkerer. Tesla meets Huxley (JESSE MCCARTNEY), the monster boy, who happens to be the son of her creator's chief rival. Together the two break into - and out of - ancient fortresses, fight robots, and travel from the depths of the ocean to the skies above as they attempt to solve the mystery of the plague that has stricken their town.


 The 3-D luximation animated film also features the voice talents of Carrie-Anne Moss (THE MATRIX), Jeffrey Tambor (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), Brad Garrett (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), and Adrian Hough (MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY) amongst others.


THE CLOCKWORK GIRL (ISBN:9780062080394) was recently re-released by Harper Collins with a new forward by creators Sean Patrick O'Reilly and Kevin Hanna, along with playful, full-page pin-ups of the characters.


 Also appearing at the Arcana Comics panel are Arcana founder Sean Patrick O'Reailly (KADE, THE CLOCKWORK GIRL), Erik Hendrix (SIDESHOWS), Brooke Burgess (BECOMING), Mike Kalvoda (STRAW/BANSHEE), Matt Wilson (SCROOGE & SANTA), and Ryan Colucci (HARBOR MOON). The panel will discuss some of the amazing talent coming out of Arcana, one of the world's largest graphic novel producers. With over 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has coming in the near future and get a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film Clockwork Girl, Arcana's slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and the first in a series of Arcana Universe posters.


 While you're on hand for the convention, be sure to stop by the Arcana Comics booth, 2415, to see some of our amazing exclusives, debut books, posters, shirts, and signings. We are also sharing the booth with Platinum Studios' COWBOYS AND ALIENS, so don't miss it!


 Our exclusives this year, which are featured on the SDCC Exclusives list on the OFFICIAL SDCC WEB SITE, are the KADE ART BOOK and the SIDESHOWS LAUNCH EDITION.


 The KADE ART BOOK features original work from some of the most talented artists in the industry! Tim Bradstreet's unique style sets the tone with an original cover, while Tim Seeley, Brent Schoonover, Greg Horn, Kevin Mellon, Ashley Wood, Liam Sharp, Ben Templesmith, Greg Titus, and Whilce Portacio provide contributions to this amazing art book.


The SIDESHOWS LAUNCH EDITION features extras not available in the retail version of the book. It's 1950's Las Vegas & the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret -- they really did have the abilities they pretended to. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas. Don't miss the book Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, IRREDEEMABLE) describes as "Energetic, dynamic art and a great story."


 Each exclusive is extremely limited and is sure to sell out, so get one before they're gone!


 We are also debuting the first ARCANA UNIVERSE POSTER and several new titles, which haven't hit the stands yet.




July 14, MILWAUKIE, OR—Oh yes, it’s Comic-Con season, and that means it’s time for . . .

Stuff We Always Get!



When you make your way to the Dark Horse Comics booth at San Diego Comic-Con, expect nothing but the best in treatment and appreciation from the comic publisher with the most!


You’ll find . . .

—Buffy, The Goon, and Mass Effect trifolds complete with paper dolls

—Conan, Domo, Buffy, Angel & Faith, The Guild, Clamp, The Goon, Star Wars, B.P.R.D., and Criminal Macabre buttons

—A Drifters/Gate 7 flip poster

—The ever-popular Hellboy mask

—A picture of yourself in your favorite comic(s) at our Deluxe Green Screen wall

—Falling Skies pins at the Falling Skies Green Screen event (see schedule)

—And tons of free comics and more!

 We can’t even begin to tell you about the free stuff we’ll have at all our panels!

—Exclusive Knight Errant print at the Star Wars panel

—Miniprint of Steranko’s Dark Horse Presents #3 ultravariant cover at the DHP panel

—Limited print of our reveal wall at the Reveal panel

—Limited Conan poster at the Rose McGowan signing

—Limited print of an exclusive new project at the Menton3/Reynolds panel


There’s even an exclusive Goon temporary tattoo with any purchase from the Dark Horse store on site at San Diego Comic-Con.

Oh, and Friday, July 22, at 4 p.m., we’ll have an exclusive ticket giveaway to the screening of Gantz 2 in collaboration with New People. Make sure you stop by!

See you at the booth. Try and collect all the SWAG!




July 14, MILWAUKIE, OR—In celebration of what seems like a lifetime of collaboration between Star Wars and Dark Horse Comics, we’re unleashing a panel of Star Wars comics giants just for you, the fan!


Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with our resident Jedi, Randy Stradley, and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times—in his first public appearance!), Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall, writers Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), and Tom Taylor (Invasion), as well as Dave Filoni (director of The Clone Wars TV show), artists the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars comics), Leland Y. Chee (Lucasfilm’s “Keeper of the Holocron”), author Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (editor at large, Del Rey), and more. 


Plus, there will be an exclusive Knight Errant print for attendees and a chance to win a custom stormtrooper helmet illustrated by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)!


Oh yeah, and you certainly won’t want to miss the exciting news about the future of Star Wars digital comics . . .


Friday, July 22, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., Room 7AB.



"Spotlight on Tsuneo Goda" and Autograph Signing Held on July 23


July 7, MILWAUKIE, OR—Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the first of its creator lineup for San Diego Comic-Con 2011! Tsuneo Goda, creator of beloved NHK mascot turned cultural icon Domo, will make an exclusive appearance at the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world on Saturday, July 23rd.


“Spotlight on Tsuneo Goda,” to be held at 1:30pm in Room 5AB, will feature the creator discussing the birth of Domo, Domo’s presence in Japan and Goda’s expertise in puppet animation. Following the discussion, Goda will be on hand to sign Dark Horse Comics’ exclusive Domo Qee figure at the Dark Horse booth #2615 at 3:30pm.


Beginning his career directing television commercials, Goda soon found success with animation when he developed Domo for Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Domo’s unique look and personality quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home within the online community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites and videos posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, among others. 


Now more than a decade later, the lovable fuzzy brown creature’s cult status continues to grow with product flying off retail shelves as well as a popular Facebook game called “Planet Domo” available at

In addition to Domo, Goda’s other work includes the film Komaneko, which is highly praised at film festivals around the world, and PLUG, the New World, a project with Nissan Motors. He is also a prominent illustrator of children’s books.




Updated Signing Schedule

Arcana Comics is Debuting Becoming at SDCC, written by acclaimed creator Brooke Burgess (BROKEN SAINTS)!


 We're days away from San Diego Comic Con, and the news keeps on coming!


Brook Burgess, creator of the animated epic, Broken Saints, is releasing his debut Arcana comic at San Diego Comic Con, starting on Wednesday, July 20th, where he will appear throughout the week alongside the artist of Becoming, Dane Cypel. Please refer to the updated signing schedule below for the latest signings.


 Of his decision to work with Arcana, Brooke explains, "I was approached by Sean back in 2004, after finishing the original Flash motion comic Broken Saints and producing the 4-disc DVD upgrade of the series with Telefilm Canada.  I had no idea there was such a prolific independent comic publisher in Canada, and was impressed with his savvy in developing original IP and packaging concepts for TV, film, and other media."


 At SDCC 2005, Brooke signed a deal with "20th Century Fox to distribute Broken Saints worldwide, which was an amazing opportunity.  It was launched the following year in San Diego, and Sean was one of the first to swing by and offer congratulations and support!  Arcana was growing by leaps and bounds by then, and I knew he had several feature films in development.  I wanted to start writing a new story asap, but some other motion comic projects - Will Smith's I Am Legend, and Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy - owned my life for the next year+."


 Since that time, Brooke has written two films, which are in development, and consulted with various transmedia campaigns. Early in 2010, he pitched BECOMING, "a psychological thriller for mature readers," to Sean. The story was "based on a short film script a friend of mine and I had concocted - an almost 'operatic' battle of wills between an aging psychology professor and a cocky graduate student - and I was really intrigued by its graphic novel potential.   I've always been drawn to stories where the protagonist is on a quest for 'knowledge', and Becoming asks a crucial question:  is there such a thing as 'ultimate knowledge'...and what's the price for it?  The story's witty, macabre, intense, philosophical, very personal...and even a little funny, in an absurd way."


 Arcana is excited to be working with the talented creator and to have him appearing at SDCC.






 6:30 - 7:15 PM - Rachel Taylor - VELVET ROPE

 6:30 - 7:15 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 6:30 - 7:15 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 6:30 - 7:15 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS


 7:30 - 8:15 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST




 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON


 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS


 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA


 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - John Barker - DEAD CELL

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Dwayne Harris - AMNESIA


 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Rachel Taylor - VELVET ROPE

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Siike Donnelly - HEAVEN'S ECHO

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA


 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS


 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - John Barker - DEAD CELL


 6:00 - 7:00 PM - ARCANA PANEL IN ROOM 23ABC!




 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - John Barker - DEAD CELL

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA


 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Siike Donnelly - HEAVEN'S ECHO

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON


 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW


 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Tom Akel - ANYWHERE


 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - John Barker - DEAD CELL

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Hans Rodionoff - RAISE KANE


 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Dwayne Harris - AMNESIA


 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Rachel Taylor - VELVET ROPE

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW


 4:00 - 5:45 PM - Nik Jajic - LOOSELY BASED / DEVIL'S ISLAND


 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS


 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON




 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA


 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Bart Thompson - BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Nik Jajic - LOOSELY BASED / DEVIL'S ISLAND


 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - John Barker - DEAD CELL

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Matt Jacobs - GRUNTS  / GRUNTS WAR STORIES

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Shannon Eric Denton - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES


 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Hans Rodionoff - RAISE KANE


 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Rachel Taylor - VELVET ROPE

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Tom Akel - ANYWHERE


 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Bart Thompson - BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Nik Jajic - LOOSELY BASED / DEVIL'S ISLAND

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Matt Jacobs - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Shannon Eric Denton - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES


 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW

 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Ryan Colucci - HARBOR MOON


 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Matt Wilson - SCROOGE & SANTA

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Josh Kenfield - SCROOGE & SANTA

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - John Barker - DEAD CELL

 5:00 - 5:45 PM - Dwayne Harris - AMNESIA


 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Bart Thompson - BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES

 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 6:00 - 6:45 PM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE




 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Matt Jacobs - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES

 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Shannon Eric Denton - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES


 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW

 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST


 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Bart Thompson - BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Mike Kalvoda - BANSHEE / STRAW

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Matt Jacobs - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES

 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Shannon Eric Denton - GRUNTS / GRUNTS WAR STORIES


 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Rachel Taylor - VELVET ROPE

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Ben Fisher - HEXEN HAMMERS

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Mike Henderson - HEXEN HAMMERS

 1:00 - 1:45 PM -  Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA


 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Erik Hendrix - SIDESHOWS

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Brooke Burgess - BECOMING

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Dane Cypel - BECOMING

 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Aaron Nelson - MARLOW


 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Bart Thompson - BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Frank Barbiere - DIVINE INTERVENTION / ENDLESS WEST

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Alfonso Ruiz - EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE

 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Sean Dulaney - 51 DELTA

Conventions and events / 2000 AD coming to SDCC at Booth 2806!
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:20:13 AM »
2000 AD coming to SDCC!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is preparing to spread thrill-power to the world’s biggest comic book convention next week – 2000 AD is headed for San Diego Comic Con 2011  at Booth 2806!

Tharg the Mighty’s minions – editor Matt Smith, graphic novels editor Keith Richardson and PR co-ordinator Michael Molcher – will be at Booth 2806 with copies of the cosmos-spanning 2000 AD graphic novel range.

There will also be the chance for some lucky earthlets to pick up 2000 AD’s SDCC-only exclusive – a limited edition T-shirt showing the stony face of justice himself, Judge Dredd. The design on the baseball-style shirts is an exclusive image by Jock, concept artist on the forthcoming Dredd movie due for release next year, and the t-shirt is limited to just 100 pieces.

The 2000 AD booth will stock both copies of its US-only range of graphic novels and UK titles currently unavailable in the States.

Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, said:

“As the world’s biggest comic convention, it would be remiss of Tharg’s minions to ignore the potential for spreading thrill-power to the masses who attend SDCC.

“With 2012 marking not only 2000 AD's 35th anniversary but also the release of the eagerly anticipated Dredd movie, along with our US-only graphic novel range and weekly progs being made available through Diamond, there’s never been a better time for American earthlets to get onboard with 2000 AD.”

Conventions and events / DARK HORSE PRESENTS: THE SDCC 2011 PANEL
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:13:24 PM »



July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—At 2 p.m., Friday, July 22, stop by room 25ABC for a powerhouse panel featuring the creative minds behind Dark Horse Presents!


As Dark Horse celebrates its twenty-fifth year of publishing, we are proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry’s top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more!


Join us for a look at what makes this book so important to the comics medium with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including . . .


Jim Steranko (Red Tide)

Eric Powell (The Goon)

Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)

Sanford Greene (Deadpool)

And more!


Attendees can expect a fun and interactive experience, as well as live drawing, Q&A teasers, and more! Also, panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con!


Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Room 25ABC. Be there.




July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!



Wednesday, July 20

7:30 p.m.—Preview Night Reveal


Thursday, July 21

11 a.m.— Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

11 a.m.—Tara McPherson (The Art of Tara McPherson)

12:30 p.m.—Eric Powell (The Goon)

2 p.m.—Bruce Campbell (My Name Is Bruce) *Ticketed by Lottery

3 p.m.—Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)

3:30 p.m.—Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)

4:30 p.m.—Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)


Friday, July 22

10 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

10 a.m.—Rebecca Guay (The Last Dragon)

11 a.m.—Menton3 and Patric Reynolds (The Thing)

11:30 a.m.—Dark Horse Presents Signing: Jim Steranko (Red Tide) and Neal Adams (Blood) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Stephan Martiniere and Michael Heisler (Rage)

1 p.m.—Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Star Wars Signing: Mick Harrison (Dark Times); John Jackson Miller and Michael Heisler (Knight Errant); Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side); Rob Chestney (The Old Republic: Threat of Peace); Alexander Freed (The Old Republic: The Lost Suns); Jeremy Barlow (The Clone Wars)

5 p.m.—Falling Skies Signing: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Mark Verheiden *Ticketed by Lottery


Saturday, July 23

10 a.m.—Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, Michael Heisler (Mass Effect)

11 a.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

11 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

12 p.m.—Whedonverse Signing: Zack Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Adam Warren (Empowered)

1 p.m.—Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow (Dethklok) *Ticketed by Lottery

1 p.m.—Robert E. Howard Signing: Stuart Moore, Paul Sammon, Tomás Giorello

2 p.m.—Conan the Barbarian Signing: Rose McGowan *Ticketed by Lottery

2 p.m.—Dark Horse Presents (Carla Speed McNeil, Sanford Greene, Ricardo Delgado)

3:30 p.m.—Tsuneo Goda (Domo) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Mink (Shinjuku)

5 p.m.—Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) *Ticketed by Lottery


Sunday, July 24

10:30 a.m.—Rob Hughes and Thomas Yeates (The Outlaw Prince)

11 a.m.—Rob Reger and Buzz Parker (Emily the Strange)

12 p.m.—Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (Axe Cop)

1 p.m.—Larry Marder – Beanworld

2:30 p.m.—Doug Sneyd – The Art of Doug Sneyd

3 p.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)



Thursday, July 21

12 p.m.–1 p.m. Dark Horse: Fall Publishing Highlights! Room 32AB

Super-secret surprise guests!


5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Creepy and Eerie: Comics That Can Still Scare You! Room 24ABC

Including: Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien), J. C. Vaughn (Doctor Solar), and Nathan Fox (Haunt)

Special Guests: Ken Kelly (Creepy/Eerie) and Bruce Jones (Checkmate)

Moderated by Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence)


Friday, July 22

11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mike Mignola: Worlds at War Room 4

Special Guests: Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), and Scott Allie (editor)


1 p.m.–2 p.m. Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Room 7AB

Including: Randy Stradley (editor), Mick Harrison (Dark Times—first public appearance!), Dave Marshall (editor), Scott Allie and Stéphane Roux (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars), Leland Y. Chee (Keeper of the Holocron’s Blog), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (Del Rey editor), and more!


2 p.m.–3 p.m. Dark Horse Presents: The Panel Room 25ABC

Including: Mike Richardson (Dark Horse president), Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and many more!


Saturday, July 23

3 p.m.–4 p.m. Dark Horse: Joss Whedon Room: Indigo


4 p.m.–5 p.m. Dark Horse and BioWare: A Comic and Video-Game Partnership

Room 23ABC

Including: Alexander Freed (Star Wars: The Old Republic), Mac Walters (Mass Effect 3), John Jackson Miller (Mass Effect), and Dave Marshall (editor)




Thursday, July 21

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: The Goon

2 p.m.–4 p.m.: Mass Effect

4 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith


Friday, July 22

9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Star Wars

12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Falling Skies

3 p.m.–7 p.m.:  Mass Effect


Saturday, July 23

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Dylan Dog

2 p.m.–5 p.m.: Conan

5 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy / Angel & Faith


Sunday, July 24

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: The Goon

11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Star Wars

1 p.m.–3 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith

3 p.m.–5 p.m.: Hellboy

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