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SDCC 2015: Magnetic Press Goes Big for the Show

MagneticPress-bannerSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 is almost upon us, and Magnetic Press will be there in full force. Here is everything you need to know about what they’ll be up to, including panels, special guests, signing times, SDCC exclusives, and our other special events:


Magnetic Press is thrilled to host BENGAL and 2015 Eisner Award nominee TONY SANDOVAL for their very first US convention appearance! Both will be very special guests on our MAGNETIC PRESS: 2015 AND BEYOND panel. Both creators will be signing at our booth throughout the weekend. Come by, say hello, and get your books signed by two of the most exciting creators around!


WEDNESDAY (Preview Night):



12:00pm – 1:00pm Catch TOM DELONGE (Poet Anderson, Blink-182, Angels&Airwaves) on CBR’s streaming “Con Yacht” channel! (online)
3:30pm – 4:30pm DAVE DORMAN (Wasted Lands) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

5:00pm – 6:00pm: FRANCISCO HERERRA (Bitten) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)


11:00am – 12:00pm: MP Publisher MIKE KENNEDY will be a panelist on PUBLISHERS WEEKLY’s PANEL “THE FRENCH COMIC INVASION” (room 29AB) more info here

1:00pm – 2:00pm: DAVE DORMAN (Wasted Lands) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

2:30pm – 4:30pm: TONY SANDOVAL (Doomboy) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

5:00 – 6:00pmFRANCISCO HERERRA (Bitten) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

8:00pm – 10:00pm: MAGNETIC GOES TO THE EISNER’S!!! (Wish us luck!)


12:00pm – 1:00pm: DAVE DORMAN (Wasted Lands) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

1:15pm – 2:30pm: TOM DELONGE INTERVIEW & SIGNING (The Nerdist, Petco Park)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: FRANCISCO HERERRA (Bitten) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)
3:00pm – 5:00pm: TONY SANDOVAL (Doomboy) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)
5:30pm – 7:30pm: BENGAL (Naja, Meka, Luminae, Cassyno) SIGNING (Magnetic Booth)

8:00pm – 9:00pm: MAGNETIC PRESS PANEL “2015 AND BEYOND PREVIEW” (Room 28DE) more info here


11:30am – 1:30pm: BENGAL (Naja, Meka, Luminae, Cassyno) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

1:00pm – 3:00pm: TONY SANDOVAL (Doomboy) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: DAVE DORMAN (Wasted Lands) SIGNING (Magnetic booth)


Saturday, July 118:00pm9:00pm

Join us for this year’s ridiculously star studded Magnetic Press panel and hear all about what we have lined up for YEAR TWO. Join Magnetic Press Publisher MIKE KENNEDY and a murderers row of talent, including POET ANDERSON creator and multi-platinum recording artist TOM DELONGE (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves), along with co-writer BEN KULL and NY Times best-selling author SUZANNE YOUNG, talking about the Poet universe and its many upcoming facets! We also welcome superstar illustrator BENGAL (Batgirl, Naja, Cassyno) to SDCC for the first time, along with 2015 Eisner Nominees TONY SANDOVAL (Doomboy) and DAVE DORMAN (Wasted Lands Omnibus). Stay tuned for confirmation of additional guests, including (hopefully) FRANCISCO HERRERA (Bitten) and Euro-comics magnate and author PIERRE PAQUET (A Glance Backward)!




Beyond the plains of Collier Bluff and the glistening towers of Goldstaxx lies the land of Cassyno, a world of dark fantasy, magic, and games of chance created by French comic illustrator and concept artist Bengal. Far from just another deck of playing cards, this set is as much a gallery of original character art as it is the fantastic setting for numerous stories of deep mythology, magical intrigue, and medieval espionage, between four unique kingdoms. Alice in Wonderland meets Game of Thrones.

Featuring 54 original illustrations unique to each card in the deck (including 2 Jokers). The 64 page World Book includes character lore, world history, and rules for seven unique games you can play with this original deck of cards!


Also available in limited quantities:CASSYNO ROYALS 8-plate lithograph portfolio! Only 15 will be available at SDCC!!


A complete deck of 56 cards featuring a selection of never-before published works from Bengal’s Griseline sketch collection. Each card features a different girl in a different costume design, some of them familiar, others wholly original.


Stay Tuned to learn about their SDCC COSPLAY COMPETITION to win an exclusive deck signed by BENGAL!

Also available in limited quantities:BENGAL’S COSPLAY GIRLS 6-plate lithograph portfolio! Only 30 will be available at SDCC!!



EXTRA-LIMITED Signed Book and Animation Cel



THE SHADOW GAMBIT : A Basil & Moebius Adventure vol.2


The second volume in the Basil & Moebius graphic novel series makes an advance debut at SDCC, a month ahead of stores! This time, the thieving duo chase down ninjas, sunken uBoats, and Nazi UFOs! We will only have limited quantities of volumes 1 and 2 at our booth at a special bundled price!

SDCC 2015: eigoMANGA Heads to the Show!

Cover of Sakura Pakk 10 Year AnniversarySan Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its participation at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 which is held on July 9July 12, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Sakura Pakk 10 Year Anniversary

eigoMANGA celebrates Sakura Pakk’s 10th year in publication with exclusive comics, graphic novels, and give-aways at eigoMANGA’s Exhibition Booth #2304. Sakura Pakk is eigoMANGA’s shoujo (female-targeted) anthology publication that was first released in 2005.

Matthew Mercer Appearance And Autograph Signing

eigoMANGA is pleased to host voice actor Matthew Mercer, best known for his role as Levi from the anime, Attack On Titan. He will make an appearance and sign autographs at eigoMANGA’s Exhibition Booth #2304 on Saturday from 2pm3pm.

eigoMANGA Presents: Showcasing The Best In Korean Comics

A team of Korean comic book artists and editors showcase the latest and greatest trends in Korean comics and animation. They will also showcase recent and upcoming productions on some of today’s hottest comics. eigoMANGA’s Showcasing The Best In Korean Comics is scheduled for Friday, July 10, 7:30 pm – 8:30pm at Room 26AB.

eigoMANGA Presents: Manga Tutorials For Kids

eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. eigoMANGA’s Manga Tutorials For Kids is scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2:00 pm – 3:00pm at Room 30CDE.

Vanguard Princess (Upcoming 2015) Release – eigoMANGA plans to release an upcoming 2015 version of Vanguard Princess and invites attendees to demo the beta version at eigoMANGA’s Exhibition Booth #2304. Vanguard Princess is a 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. Vanguard Princess is also a 10 time best-selling PC game for Amazon.

SDCC 2015: BOOM! Studios’ Panels and Exclusives

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its panels and exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 8-12.

BOOM! will have a wide selection of exclusives available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last):

ADVENTURE TIME #40 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Zachary Sterling


ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #1 SDCC Exclusive  ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Jen Wang Artist: Britt Wilson



Celebrate your love for all things Bill & Ted with this officially licensed concert tee for their band, Wyld Stallyns! Dates on back correspond to BOOM!’s 2015 convention appearances.


HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover by Ian Herring

Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing Artist: Marcus To


LANTERN CITY #2 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Jake Wyatt

Writer: Matthew Daley Artist: Carlos Magno


LUMBERJANES #14 SDCC Exclusive + BADGER OF HONOR Bundle ($15, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Kassandra Heller

Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters Artist: Brooke Allen

Sold in bundles only; items cannot be sold separately.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS  ($5 each, limited to 2,000 copies)

Covers by Goñi Montes

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Daniel Bayliss

In anticipation of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series, BOOM! Studios is proud to present a limited-edition set of six, one-page comics exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. Each one-page comic is double-sided, blind-bagged, and sold separately in an intermix consisting of all five of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Green Ranger. The six comics are designed to be read as individual parts or can be stitched together to form one full story.  Each comic showcases a pin-up illustration of a different Ranger by Spectrum Award-nominated artist Goñi Montes (RoboCop) and a one-page comic featuring that Ranger, written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Translucid).


TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL ZINE (Free with purchase of a BOOM! Box title, while supplies last)

Cover by Tyson Hesse

Writer: Tyson Hesse Artist: Tyson Hesse

Get an advance sneak peek of BOOM! Box’s upcoming Tyson Hesse’s Diesel in this SDCC Exclusive zine that showcases the first several pages of issue #1!


The following items will be making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con:

THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015 HC ($60)

David Petersen will be on hand to sign copies.


Humberto Ramos will be on hand at his Artist Alley table at Comic-Con to sign copies of this new reprint featuring a new cover and collecting the first 12 issues of the fan-favorite series.


HIT: PEN & INK #2 ($15)

Writer/creator Bryce Carlson will be on hand to sign copies of the second oversized artist edition of the critically acclaimed noir series.



Writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox will be on hand to sign copies.



Artist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes #9-12) will be on hand to create custom Lumberjanes sketches on these new, blank covers.

POWER UP #1 ($4)

Copies of the new BOOM! Box series by Kate Leth and Matt Cummings will be available at the booth.



Rebecca Sugar, creator of the Steven Universe animated series, will be on hand to sign copies.


Free with any purchase at the BOOM! booth and at the SuperMansion signing on Thursday, July 9th from 1-2pm, this SDCC 2015 exclusive comic ties into the upcoming stop-motion animated series from creators Matthew Senreich, Seth Green, Zeb Wells, and executive producer Bryan Cranston, debuting on Crackle this fall. Cover by Joe Madureira.



BOOM! Studios will host or participate in the following panels at San Diego Comic-Con. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.

Thursday, July 9

11:0012:00 Peanuts 65th Anniversary — In 2015, Charles M. Schulz’ iconic “Peanuts” gang not only celebrates their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come join and celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang’s birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) and Peanuts contributors Terry Moore(Strangers in Paradise), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Colleen Coover (Eisner-nominated Bandette), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Cesar Gallegos, archivist of the Schulz Museum. Room 5AB


12:00-1:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join some of the comic book publishing’s top decision makers and creators, including BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and First Second Books’ associate marketing & publicity manager Gina Gagliano, along with Ed Brisson (Cluster) as they give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Moderated by Jim Zub (Wayward). Room 28DE


1:00-2:00 Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way — Join BOOM! Studios creators James Tynion IV (The Woods,Memetic), Frank J. Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and Curt Pires (The Fiction), along with BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Eric Harburn, as they share some of the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE


6:00-7:00 Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars’ Dramatic Reading — Jen Wang (In Real Life), has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time practice match that ties into KaBOOM!’s new limited comic book series Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John Dimaggio (voice of Jake), and Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline) from the Adventure Time show! Also on hand will be BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters and a rep from Cryptozoic, publisher of the real-life Adventure Time: Card Wars game! Room: Grand Horton Theatre.


Friday July 10

10:00-11:00 Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity and Representation in Comic Books — The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what creators and fans can do to be heard. Moderator Amy Chu (Girl’s Night Out) leads panelists Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Derek Charm (The Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up!), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions podcast), Christian Beranek (Validation), BOOM! Studios brand communications manager Christine Dinh and BOOM! Studios associate editor Chris Rosa in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity, and representation in mainstream comics. Room 4


12:30-1:30 Push Stories Forward: Rise of the Independents — Join Rosy Press’ Janelle Asselin as she moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comics publishing, including BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and Fantagraphics director of publicity & promotions Jacq Cohen as they discuss what they are doing to expand the marketplace. Room 5AB


5:00-6:00 The World of Mouse Guard: 10th Anniversary — 2015 makes the 10th anniversary of David Petersen’s beloved series, Mouse Guard, published by Archaia. Come celebrate the title and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 hardcover with Petersen and editor Cameron Chittock. Plus, David and comedian/actor Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) will perform a dramatic reading of a Mouse Guard short story! Moderated by BOOM! Studios marketing manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB


6:00-7:00 Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media — Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult-content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legends of Korra, Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ and queer characters and storylines resonate with young audiences. Join moderator Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), along with panelists James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Kat Leyh (Supercakes) and  as they discuss how we can better include healthy representation and how to make them standard practice. Room 28DE


Saturday, July 11

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward —  2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik and featuring editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable), Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy) as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics. Room 24ABC


3:30-4:30 Camp Out with Lumberjanes! — Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit, and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, published by the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Creators Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson, along with BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban and special guest Carolyn Nowak, discuss the book’s runaway success; what’s in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard. Room 8


5:30-6:30 The Art of Character Design — Join guests Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men), Kevin Wada (cover artist for Marvel), and Sanford Greene (Runaways) as they discuss the creative process, character designs and/or redesign, building an entire world, and more. Moderated by Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor). Room 7AB


Sunday, July 12

1:00-2:00 Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived — All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zaler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy). Room 24ABC

SDCC 2015: Dragon Ball Z Presents Frieza’s Galactic Army Boot Camp

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection ‘F’FUNimation Entertainment invites you to gauge your power levels and train to join Frieza’s army at 2015 San Diego Comic Con with an interactive Dragon Ball Z experience at Petco Park in Nerdist Industries HQ Conival.

Convention-goers and fans are welcome to join a guided series of tests that will determine their power level and if they are fit to join Frieza’s epic army in the battle to destroy Earth. Potential recruits will be able to test their skills of energy, agility and strength to see if they have what it takes to join Frieza’s intergalactic army. All new recruits will be issued Galactic Frieza Army dog tags and other fun prizes. Top ranked recruits from each day will be featured on leaderboards and entered to win additional gear and prizes.

The fun doesn’t stop there – join them for a daily happy hour at Whiskey Girl in Downtown San Diego, just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center, where you can kick back, sip on a colorful libation (courtesy of Goku), cool down and charge up!

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ hits North American theaters this August 2015.

Frieza Force Boot Camp

11:00 AM PST – 5:00 PM PST

Petco Park at Nerdist Industries HQ
100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level

Whiskey Girl – Daily Happy Hours

7:00 PM PST – 10:00 PM PST

702 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

SDCC 2015: IDW Publishing and Top Shelf’s Schedule

IDW PublishingLast week IDW and Top Shelf released their highly anticipated list of convention exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to reveal their panel and signing schedules! Get your schedules ready, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743) and Top Shelf Productions (Booth #1721) will host an amazing list of talent this year at both their booths. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!

IDW Publishing – Booth #2743

Wednesday July 8th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition Launch Party! Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 8:00  Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition Launch Party! –  Don Rosa
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
8:00 – 9:00  TMNT: Casey & April!  –  Irene Koh, Mariko Tamaki 
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
8:00 – 9:00  Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little 
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)

Thursday July 9th

10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
10:00 – 11:00 WEIRD LOVE & YOE BOOKS! – Craig Yoe (Forelock the Warlock), 
                       Clizia Gussoni (Madam Clizia)
11:00 – 12:00 3A PresentsAshley Wood, William Wray
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler, Jeremy  Whitley,
Bobby Curnow

                      (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusives, including a limited edition free poster for the
                     upcoming Locke & Key audiobook from audible.com!)
12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 SUPER SECRET PROJECT* John Barber, Dan Schoening,
Burnham, and SPECIAL GUEST
2:00 – 2:30 Scorpion Cast Signing Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong 
                   (*Get a free Scorpion comic!)
                   (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County and Beyond, Academia Waltz – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
Amy Mebberson, M. Victoria Robado

                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
4:00 – 5:00 X-Files Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers Brendan Cahill, Corin Howell, Marcelo Matere, John-Paul Bove,
Brian Shearer

                  (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
                  (*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls Derek Charm
                  (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Friday July 10th

10:00 – 11:00 TMNT Irene Koh, Caleb Goellner, Landry Walker, Erik Burnham,
                       Bobby Curnow
                       (*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 Red Light Properties – Dan Goldman
11:00 – 12:00 3A PresentsAshley Wood, William Wray
11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently, Chew card game Launch Party! John Layman, Rob
                     Guillory, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek/Green Lantern Launch Party! Mike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III  
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
3:00 – 4:00 Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition Launch Party!  – Eric Powell
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Judas: The Last Days – W. Maxwell Prince
4:00 – 5:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard, Austin Harrison
5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
M. Victoria Robado 

                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers John Barber, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Sara Pitre-Durocher
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Saturday July 11th

10:00 – 11:00 Ghostbusters Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
10:00 – 11:00 Long Distance, The Dreamer – Thom Zahler, Lora Innes
11:00 – 12:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, Bobby Curnow,
Jay Fosgitt  

                      (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little
                     (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)
12:00 – 1:00 Littlest Pet ShopGeorgia Ball
12:00 – 1:00 Edward Scissorhands Drew Rausch
1:00 – 2:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 In the Dark Rachel Deering, Marguerite Bennett
2:00 – 3:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 Judge Dredd Ulises Farinas, Douglas Wolk, Carlos Ezquerra
3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
3:00 – 4:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights Hope Nicholson
4:00 – 5:00 God is Disappointed in You Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
5:00 – 6:00 X-Files Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00 TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott, Sara Pitre-Durocher,
                   Corin Howell
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Cartoon Network – Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
6:00 – 7:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry

Sunday July 12th

10:00 – 11:00 X-Files – Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney
11:00 – 12:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
12:00 – 1:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls Derek Charm
                    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Sara Richard, Jeremy Whitley,
                   Christina Rice, Bobby Curnow
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Imaginary Drugs Jeffrey McClelland & Eric M. Esquivel, Ally Cat, Alexis Ziritt
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek/Green LanternMike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Top Shelf Productions – Booth #1721

Swing by booth #1721 to find out when to meet these great creators:
Congressman John Lewis
Andrew Aydin
Nate Powell
Jeff Lemire
Eddie Campbell
Troy Little
Chris Sheridan
Julian Hanshaw
Mark Russell
Shannon Wheeler
Jess Smart Smiley

IDW and Top Shelf have an impressive list of panels that really has something for everyone! *Click on the panel names to be taken you directly to the official Comic-Con 2015 programs website where you can add them to your Schedule and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday July 9th

God Is Disappointed in You
Thursday, 7/9/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Hey, nothing personal — that’s what the book says! Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and Eisner Award winning artist Shannon Wheeler (The New YorkerToo Much Coffee Man) bring to life their hilariously irreverent retelling of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You (published by Top Shelf). They’ll perform their infamous “Bible in Ten Minutes” slide show and play a selection from the God Is Disappointed in You audiobook, as read by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Comedy Audiobook. They will also give a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, Apocrypha Now.

The One and Only IDW Artist’s Editions Panel!
Thursday, 7/9/15, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Editions Editor Scott Dunbier as he leads you on a tour of these big and beautiful books! There will be several announcements, a surprise guest or two, and some good old fashioned art talk—is there a better way for a comic art lover to spend a day at Comic-Con?! IDW President Greg Goldstein will once again moderate and add his own perspective on the AE phenomenon!

Friday July 10th

Something Old, Something New! (or, The Revenge of Classic Comic Collections Panel)
Friday, 7/10/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he reunites the stalwarts (or culprits) of the unprecedented boom in archival publishing for a spirited discussion about the future of classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be LOAC Founder and Editor Dean Mullaney, renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. It’s the golden age of archival collections, and if you crave more — or want to beg these guys to stop— this is the panel for you. Free book for every attendee PLUS other giveaways— and, each and every guest has promised to announce a NEW PROJECT so top secret even we don’t know about it yet! Sponsored by the San Diego Comic Art Gallery!

Top Shelf Productions – Live!
Friday, 7/10/15, 12:00p.m.1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join marketing director Leigh Walton and a lineup of top-flight talent for an all-access look at the incredible new books from beloved indie publisher Top Shelf Productions! Hear and see Eisner-winner Nate Powell (Swallow Me WholeMarch) on his powerful new collection You Don’t SayChris Sheridan on his over-the-top genre mashup The Motorcycle SamuraiJulian Hanshaw on his quietly staggering widower tale Tim Ginger, and Ray Fawkes (One SoulConstantine) on his twisted cyber-sensual thriller Junction True (with Vince Locke). Plus the scoop on Eddie Campbell‘s Bacchus, the bestselling March series, and some truly incredible upcoming projects!

Women of Transformers
Friday, 7/10/14, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 8
From Windblade and Arcee to Strongarm and the brand-new Combiner making her debut at SDCC, female Transformers characters have finally gotten their due—but behind the page and in fandom, even bigger changes have been happening. Join Transformers comics writers Mairghread Scott and Georgia Ball, artists Corin Howell and Sara Pitre-Durocher, Hasbro’s Sarah Carroll, and special guests!

Ghostbusters: Sony, IDW & Cryptozoic Entertainment
Friday, 7/10/2015, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm, Room: 25ABC
Join us in celebrating 30+ years of Ghostbusters, the classic supernatural franchise that defined an era. Learn about new products and plans firsthand from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, hear insight on the ongoing comic series by IDW Publishing, and see a demo of the successfully crowdfunded game by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

IDW: The Best Panel in Recorded History
Friday, 7/10/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of marketing Dirk Wood lay waste to a room of shocked comic fans. Panelists include Gabriel Rodriguez, Sarah Gaydos, Joe Harris, Mike Johnson, Derek Charm, James Tynion IV, Ulises Farinas, and a special guest with a special announcement.

Saturday July 11th

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Saturday, 7/11/15, 10:00a.m.11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
His first visit to Comic-Con made national news — now the legendary civil rights icon, US congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns! Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell re-team to share with you their award-winning March series. You’ll hear about the incredible tour that’s brought the message of March to schools, universities, libraries, and corporate headquarters from coast to coast. You’ll see glimpses of the much-anticipated March: Book Three, covering Mississippi Freedom Summer and the unforgettable Selma-Montgomery March. And of course, you’ll hear Congressman Lewis’s firsthand memories of sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the march on Washington, Selma, and beyond — and the vital power of his message of transformative nonviolence in our world today.

TMNT: The Big Turtle Panel
Saturday, 7/11/15, 1:00p.m.2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Join IDW Editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz and more, for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics— and a sneak peak at what is to come with new announcements and art!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Jem, Ponies & More!
Saturday, 7/11/14, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Bobby Curnow, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Senior Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! Jem! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! The inside scoop on the latest news and announcements! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, artist Agnes Garbowska, and more special guests!

IDW: So, You Want to Be in Comics?
Saturday, 7/11/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Ever wondered what it would take to create your own comic? Or find a publisher that wants it? Want to break into “The Biz”? Why not find out how, from some of those who have? IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, VP of marketing Dirk Wood, artist supreme Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key, Onyx), H.S. Tak (Boy-1), Ulises Farinas, Michael Benedetto (Drive), and other folks who’ve made the jump to “professional comic person” explain how they did it. Plus, some new project announcements.

Spotlight on Craig Yoe
Saturday, 7/11/15, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 4 
Yo, Yoe! Comic-Con special guest Craig “The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians” Yoe is celebrating 50 years of writing and producing fanzines and books about the history of comic books and five years of Yoe Books. He will be interviewed by luminaries Ted Adams (CEO & Publisher of IDW Publishing) Kelley Jones (Batman), Jon Cooke (Comics Creator), Carol Tilley (Wertham debunker), and David Scroggy (Dark Horse). Plus, see a colorful visual slideshow of past highlights and many cool future projects. Free Weird Love and Haunted Horror comic books for all!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comic-Con Art Auction Presented by IDW Publishing and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery
Saturday, 7/11/15, 7:30p.m., Bayfront Hilton – Sapphire SD
Bid on original art by some of comics’ greatest creators, including Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Kelley Jones, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Smith, Stuart Immonen, Tula Lotay, Dan Brereton, Sam Kieth, Ming Doyle, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Fabio Moon, John Livesay, Gabriel Ba, Tyler Crook, and dozens more! Plus, IDW is opening their vaults to provide rare, signed, or out of print items including Artist Editions and IDW Limited editions that feature Stan Lee, Kevin Eastman, Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Gerry Conway and more! All proceeds from this auction benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This auction is open to all – YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND!

Please RSVP for your bidder number at http://cbldf-auction-2015.eventbrite.com/

Sunday July 12th

IDW: KIDS Comics!
Sunday, 7/12/15, 10:00a.m.11:00a.m., Room: 4
IDW loves comics as much as kids do, so come find out what’s new for 2015! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the panel, including CCO/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall (and daughter Lucy), editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, marketing marvel Rosalind Morehead, and writer/artist Derek Charm. Free comics for the kids!

SDCC 2015: Skottie Young’s Artwork Comes to Life for Exclusive SDCC Pins!

As if you needed yet another reason to head to the biggest pop culture event of the year! Marvel is debuting a line of one-of-a-kind exclusive pins that will be available for the first time ever at this year’s San Diego Comic Con! You know his massively popular variant covers. You’ve read his critically-acclaimed series Rocket Raccoon. Now, the inimitable artwork of Eisner Award-winning artist Skottie Young comes to life like never before with a set of exclusive Marvel SDCC Collectible Pins! Available only at the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329), you don’t want to miss out on the must have item of the entire show!

Starting at the opening of the show, fans can get their hands on 28 uniquely designed enamel pins featuring Skottie Young’s instantly recognizable Marvel artwork. Here’s a rundown of how you can get your hands on the entire set:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Pin 4-Pack: Contains Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Thanos and Nova. $25
  • Avengers Pin 4-Pack: Contains Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Thor Odinson. $25
  • Amazing Spider-Man Pin 4-Pack: Contains Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099 and Silk. $25
  • Women of Marvel Pin 4-Pack: Contains She-Hulk, Thor, Squirrel Girl and Elektra. $25
  • Marvel Mystery Pin 2-Pack: Contains two of the following mystery pins. Which ones will you get?: Hulk & Bruce Banner, Captain America, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Iron Patriot, Iron Fist, Loki and Captain Marvel. $12.50 per 2-pack
  • Ultron, Ant-Man and Vision (sold separately) are only available in extremely limited quantities throughout the convention. Spend $30 or more at the official Marvel Shop for the ability to purchase one. $65 or more to purchase two or $100 or more to purchase all three. $10 each
  • Nick Fury Pin & Lanyard Set Display your pin collection with this exclusive lanyard featuring Skottie Young artwork. Also includes exclusive Nick Fury pin only available with the Pin & Lanyard set. $15

Didn’t get that one pin you couldn’t wait to get your hands on? Fans are encouraged to come by the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) at specially planned Pin Trading Hours and trade with other fans and collectors. Please refer to the official booth schedule for scheduled Pin Trading Hours.


SDCC 2015: Dark Horse Comics’ Schedule

Dark_Horse_Comics_logoIt’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators! You can find the publisher at Booth #2615.


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

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

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

They have two signing stages. One features art by Dave Palumbo for our Prometheus/Aliens/AVP/Predator: Fire and Stone crossover comic event. The other features art by E. M. Gist for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

FS = Fire and Stone Signing Stage  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

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


11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. ST WEB COMICS: TARZAN, JOHN CARTER AND MORE:  Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.


1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS REXODUS: James Farr, Eric Lee, Paul Wizikowski, Mark Steele, Kevin Anderson

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST MAE: Gene Ha

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS BARB WIRE: Chris Warner, Adam Hughes, Gabe Eltaeb, Michael Heisler

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS TBA!

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Jeremy Vanhoozer, Paul Tobin

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE TOMORROWS: Curt Pires

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three),
Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST BANDETTE, COLDER: Paul Tobin, BANDETTE: Colleen Coover

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS FIRE AND STONE (PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, PREDATOR, PROMETHEUS: OMEGA): Paul Tobin, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dave Palumbo



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

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


11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafał Jaki, Damien Monnier

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  FS AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST THE COURAGEOUS PRINCESS: Rod Espinosa
AGE OF REPTILES: Ricardo Delgado

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal

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

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi, Colleen Coover

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS KING TIGER: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Michael Heisler

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST TOMB RAIDER: Corinna Bechko


10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN: Sergio Cariello, Steven E. Gordon, Diana Leto,
Carlos Argüello-Süllow, Mark Wheatley, Daren Bader, Thomas Yeates

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLONUS: Ken Pisani

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

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  ST DEATH HEAD: Nick Keller, Zack Keller

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  ST TBA!


2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  FS MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  ST MIRROR’S EDGE: Christofer Emgård

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  FS CREEPY, EERIE: Dan Braun

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  ST DRAGON AGE: Mike Laidlaw, Ben Gelinas, Nick Thornborrow

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  FS GIRLFIEND: Jacob Pander, Arnold Pander

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  ST HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  FS MULAN: REVELATIONS: Marc Andreyko, Robert Alter

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  ST MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, 2 SISTERS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt


10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. FS FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack (WRISTBAND REQUIRED.  One minicomic per wristband will be provided, or you may bring a Fight Club 2 comic. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. FS LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS TWO BROTHERS, DE:TALES: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster
Please join Dark Horse at the panels below! Check online for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.


12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. DARK HORSE PRESENTS (Room 23ABC)

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands—and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gene Ha (Mae), and more!

Comics literature is the new mainstream, and Dark Horse Originals covers it all—from post–Depression era America in The New Deal to the return of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon with Two Brothers. Join panelists Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), and Colleen Coover (Bandette) as they discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE MANGA! (Room 9)

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 & Cub, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and many more! Now Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like 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 us for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Partner Panels

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MONKEYBRAIN COMICS (Room 28DE)

7:15 p.m.—8:15 p.m. DARK MATTER (Room 6BCF)




Please come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: cocreators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past story lines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories!
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING COMICS (Room 23ABC)

Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. In this panel moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly), topics include creating engaging characters with Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!


Your favorite video games have expanded beyond your screen and into comics! Join Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall and special guests Nick Thornborrow (BioWare’s Dragon Age), Rafał Jaki (CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher), Paul Tobin (The Witcher, PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies), Corinna Bechko (Tomb Raider), Christofer Emgård (DICE’s Mirror’s Edge), and others as they discuss bringing some of gaming’s most popular titles—including World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Halo, and more—to comics and art books.

Dark Horse Partner Panels
10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ WORLDS OF ADVENTURE (Room 8)


3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  BREAKING INTO COMICS AND STAYING IN (Room 30CDE)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  WHAT DOES AN EDITOR DO? (Room 32AB)


5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   THE POWER OF SUPERFANDOM (Room 14A)



3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE TAKES OVER THE WORLD (Room 7AB)

From Hellboy to Fight Club 2, there are a lot of reasons for Dark Horse fans to get excited for the coming year in comics. Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson and Dark Horse creators Mike Mignola, Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lemire, Eric Powell, and Matt Kindt bring fans a sneak peek of what to pick up at Comic-Con and beyond.

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

7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  FIGHT CLUB 2 (Room 5AB)

Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, and artist Cameron Stewart.

Dark Horse Partner Panels
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. AGE CATEGORIES (San Diego Central Library)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  LIBRARIAN/EDUCATOR FALL 2015 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL BUZZ (San Diego Central Library)


5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.  LIBRARIAN TALKBACK (San Diego Central Library)

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON CRAIG YOE (Room 4)

8:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  CREEPY AND EERIE UNLEASHED (Room 25ABC)



12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. KIDS & COMICS: DARK HORSE COMICS FOR ALL AGES (Room 24ABC)

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess), and Jeremy Vanhoozer (PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics—including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies, and more!

Dark Horse Partner Panels
10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.  EMILY THE STRANGE PANEL EXPERIENCE (Room 32AB)

SDCC 2015: Jhonen Vasquez SLG Publishing Booth Signing Schedule

250px-JTHM1SLG Publishing has announced Jhonen Vasquez’s signing schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Vasquez is an official guest of Comic-Con this year as he and SLG mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac #1. In addition to his signing there will also be a Johnny/Jhonen Vasquez Spotlight panel.

SLG Publishing is located at booth 1815 next to DC Comics.

Thursday July 9

SLG Booth Signing – 2:30-4:00

Jhonen Vasquez Spotlight Panel – 5:00 pm  Room 32AB

Friday July 10

Signing SLG Booth – 4:00-5:00

Saturday July 11

Signing SLG Booth – 6:00-7:00

Sunday July 12

SLG Booth Signing 4:00-5:00

Also appearing at the SLG Booth will be creators Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose), Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion, Winchester), Crab Scrambly, Jef Bambas (Model A), John Hageman (Woodland Welfare Manifesto), Matthew Ritter and Adam Elbahtimy (Nova Phase).

SDCC 2015: ComiXology’s schedule, giveaways and more

Join comiXology at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for panels, giveaways, signings, sales and more at their booth, panels and online from July 8th to July 12th at the San Diego Convention Center!

ComiXology (booth #2547) will be hosting ten panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of comiXology t-shirts and Kindle Fire HD devices will be given out to lucky attendees. ComiXology will also help sponsor this year’s Comic Book Legal Defense Fund party and the Eisner Award Ceremony – two not to be missed events!

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Also, as previously announced, comiXology will be giving out special print variants with exclusive covers at their booth for Marvel Comics’ A-Force #2, Dynamite Entertainment’s The Spirit #1, BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes #15, IDW Publishing’s Onyx #1, Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1 and a special comiXology Submit version of Aw Yeah Comics! #1. Those not attending the show can go to comixology.com to purchase a special limited edition digital copy of that comic with the variant cover available the same day as the signing until the end of Comic-Con International.

comixology sdcc 2015 3In addition, fifty lucky fans coming by the booth Saturday at noon, will have a chance to get a free copy of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle novel with an exclusive new cover by comic creator Ted Naifeh during a signing by actor Luke Kleintank from the Amazon Studios’ Man in the High Castle TV show. Bruce Timm will also be signing at the comiXoloyg booth Saturday to promote DC Entertainment’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters.

Here’s a complete list of the panels, signings, events and happenings comiXology is participating in this year at Comic Con International ’15:

Wednesday, July 8th – Sunday July 12th

Check www.comiXology.com each day for a new variant cover!

Wednesday, July 8th

7:00pm – 8:00pmIDW Publishing’s Onyx #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover By Gabriel Rodriguez with signing by Rodriguez and writer Chris Ryall. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

Thursday, July 9th

12:00pm – 1:00pm  — The comiXologist Traveling Podcast Party, Room: The Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library
Speakers: Kara Szamborski & Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Hosts), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  — BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes #15 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Hope Larson with signing by Larson and co-creator Shannon Watters. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:30pm – 3:30pm — ComiXology: Ask Me Anything, Room: 8
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of comiXology Submit)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — Delcourt Panel, Room: 28DE
Speakers: Guy Delcourt (Founder of the Delcourt Publishing House, Owner of Editions Soleil) and David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)
Moderator:  Abraham Riesman (New York magazine and Vulture editor)

6:30pm – 7:30pm  — Indie Comics Marketing & PR 101, Room: 8
Speakers: Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Kirk Damato (Creative Manager at Buzzfeed)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

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


Friday, July 10th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  — Valiant’s X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Al Barrionuevo and a signing by writer Robert Venditti. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:30pm – 3:30pm — Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best and Brightest Began, Room: 8
Speakers: Hank Kanalz (SVP editorial strategy & administration at DC Entertainment), Michael Marts (Editor-in-Chief at Aftershock Comics), Allison Baker (Director of Operations at IDW Publishing, Co-Publisher at Monkeybrain Comics), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Aroop Sanakkayala (Co-Founder & COO, Strange Turn Entertainment)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

6:00pm – 7:00pm — A Comics Life for Me! The Road from Fan to Pro, Room: 9
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Bobbie Chase (VP Talent Development at DC Entertainment), Dafna Pleban (Editor Lumberjanes, BOOM! Studios), Guy Delcourt (Founder of the Delcourt Publishing House, Owner of Editions Soleil)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

8:00pm – 10:30pm — ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront: 1 Park , San Diego, CA.


Saturday, July 11th

comixology sdcc 2015 411:00am – 11:50amn — Bruce Timm and DC Entertainment’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters signing: Get an exclusive poster signed by Bruce Timm with codes for $3 dollars off the DC Universe original movie, Justice League: Gods and Monsters HD digital download on Amazon Instant Video and a free copy of Justice League: Gods & Monsters—Batman #1 on comiXology.

12:00pm – 12:50pmMan in the High Castle  (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free copy of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle novel with an exclusive new cover by comic creator Ted Naifeh during this signing by actor Luke Kleintank from the Amazon Studios’ Man in the High Castle TV show. Limited to 50 copies. ComiXology booth #2547.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Dynamite’s The Spirit #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Jenny Frison with signing by Spirit writer Matt Wagner, artist Dan Schkade, and colorist Brennan Wagner. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

3:00pm – 4:00pm — ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing, Room: 29AB
Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, Life After, King), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Joe Glass (The Pride, Stiffs), Elliot Blake (The Package), Stephan Franck (Silver)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — Marvel Comics’ A-Force #2 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Siya Oum with signing by Siya Oum. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

5:00pm – 6:00pm — Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics, Room: 28DE
Speakers: Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Deb Aoki (Contributing Writer, Publishers Weekly), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist), Kara Szamborski & Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Hosts)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)


Sunday, July 12th

11:00am – 12:00 noon — Creating Comics The ComiXology Way, Room: 24ABC
Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Mark Waid (Insufferable, Daredevil: Road Warrior Infinite Comic), Reilly Brown (Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic, Power Play), Alex De Campi (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Valentine), Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

1:30pm – 2:30pm  — ComiXology Submit’s Aw Yeah Comics! #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Faith Erin Hicks with signing by creators Art Baltazar and Franco. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:00pm – 3:00pm — Fund My Comic, Room 29AB
Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (Abbandon, Denver), Jen Vaughn (cartoonist), Elliot Blake (The Package), Hope Nicholson (Publisher, Brok Windsor), Alexis Ziritt (The Package) and from Kickstarter Jamie Tanner (Comics Lead, Kickstarter)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

SDCC 2015: Shout! Factory is Heading to the Show

Shout! Factory. Booth 4118. That’s all you need to know!

Okay, maybe there are a few more fun facts we can provide. If you’re SDCC-bound, you’ll want to read on! The Shout! booth is bigger, better and even easier to find this year. They’re near the front doors, across from Nickelodeon, Starz and BBC America.

Fremiums Galore

What’s free, you ask? We have a couple exclusives and several handouts, all available while supplies last. Just stop by and ask for them!

  • Brand-new Scream Factory button packs featuring great art from five upcoming releases.
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games buttons
  • Shout! Factory tote bags
  • Shout! Factory TV screen wipes

Booth Events

The Shout! Factory Green Screen Photo Booth: Commemorate your SDCC experience with a free digital photo at our photo booth, Thursday through Sunday. Choose from MST3K, Scream Factory, My Little Pony, Power Rangers and The Seventh Dwarf. Once we’ve snapped your picture and you’ve chosen your background, you can share your photo digitally via the social media platform of your choice.

Kaiju Scavenger Hunt: Shout! Factory TV is teaming with Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine (booth #1507) for a kaiju scavenger hunt! Visit both booths to collect each half of a special postcard, and then present both halves at either Shout! Factory’s or Famous Monsters’ booth to collect your limited-edition Godzilla poster. We’ll even let you keep the postcards!

My Little Pony Costume Contest: Is your My Little Pony cosplay so good even Rarity would be impressed? Come show us! If you are dressed as a My Little Pony character, come to our booth and have your picture taken in the green-screen photo booth to enter. Each day (Thursday- Sunday) one winner will be selected to receive a $100 American Express gift card. The grand prize winner gets a $150 American Express gift card PLUS an entire set of EVERY My Little Pony release by Shout! Kids. No purchase necessary. Rules and restrictions apply.

Power Rangers Photo Op: Go, Go to the Shout! booth on Thursday and Saturday at noon to meet real, battle-tested Power Rangers. They’ll be posing for pictures and looking as morphenomenal as you’d expect.

Meet Samantha Newark (original speaking voices of Jem and Jerrica in Jem And The Holograms) at 1 pm on Friday, 7/10. There will be a special signing with SDCC-exclusive posters. Wristbands required. Distribution begins Friday morning at the Shout! booth.

Scan your badge to get a ShoutFactory.com coupon (emailed to you after the convention) and to qualify to win a shopping spree.

Pick up some top Shout! and Scream Factory DVDs and Blu-rays right at our booth. We’ll have The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection, The People Under The Stairs, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII and other great titles. Be sure to stop by the booth for the complete list!

Go To Their Panel!

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids, Scream Factory and Shout! Factory TV will happen on Friday, July 10th at 7:30 pm in Room 24ABC. Join Brian Ward (BD/DVD producer), Melissa Boag (Vice-President, Shout! Factory Kids), and Jeff Nelson (Senior Marketing Director, Scream Factory) as they give you an exclusive sneak peak at upcoming Blu-ray and DVD collector’s editions and make some very special announcements. This fan-driven event featuring lively discussion and a Q&A is moderated by Eric Goldman (executive editor at IGN).

Shout Factory SDCC Booth

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