Get Ready to Kill Shakespeare in Halifax

Official Press Release

Get Ready to Kill Shakespeare in HALIFAX

Creators of sold-out comic series re-imagining
the Bard and his most famous characters
invade Maritime Canada’s top comic convention.

Co-Creator Conor McCreery hosts panels and signing at Hal-Con Oct 29-31st

First graphic novel debuts on November 9, 2010

[Kill Shakespeare Vol 1 TPB cover]San Diego, CA (October 22, 2010) – Continuing to build excitement for the first collection of the critically acclaimed and sold-out series KILL SHAKESPEARE, creator Conor McCreery will be attending the Halifax Comic Con, at The Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 29th to 31st. McCreery will host panels and signings at the 2010 Hal-Con, the largest Canadian comic convention east of Montreal.

“I’ve been to Halifax several times and I know they have a fantastic comics tradition,” said McCreery. “I’m excited to be able to showcase some of the great work our all-Canadian team has been doing, and to introduce KILL SHAKESPEARE to a whole new region of the country”.

McCreery will host two panels on on Saturday the 30th at 9:00 and 11:30 am in the Regency Ballroom of The Lord Nelson Hotel, and a special Q&A and signing event at 3:45 pm in the Georgian Lounge. McCreery also be available Sunday for autographs and photos in the Georgian Lounge.

Hal-Con originally began in the 1980s and has become the largest convention in the Canadian Maritimes and is expected to draw over 1000 fans from four provinces. “We are so excited to be hosting Conor McCreery at the Hal-Con convention; the KILL SHAKESPEARE comic is brilliant! We are looking forward to showcasing a lot of Canadian content at this year’s event, and KILL SHAKESPEARE is perfect for that. IDW produces some of our favourite comics – how great is it to be able to work with such a prestigious company?” said Hal-Con organizer Jennifer Lambe.

The first KILL SHAKESPEARE graphic novel, “A Sea of Troubles,” will hit comic shops and book stores on November 9th. “We and IDW have some big plans for promoting the release,” said co-creator Anthony Del Col. “Stay tuned!”

KILL SHAKESPEARE TPB #1 “A Sea of Troubles” ($19.99, 175 pages full color) will be available in stores on November 9th, 2010. Diamond Order code: SEP10 0391; ISBN 978-1600107818.

Kill Shakespeare #7 “The Plays the Thing” ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on November 17, 2010. Diamond order code: SEP10 0390.

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Conceived and written by Canadian-based creators Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, drawn by Andy Belanger, coloured by Ian Herring, and featuring covers by Kagan McLeod Kill Shakespeare is a twelve-issue series that presents a dark take on Shakespeare and his work, pitting his greatest heroes against his most menacing villains.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

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