Arcana Presents Arcanaverse.com and FCBD 2012

ARCANAVERSE.COM AND FCBD 2012

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

Arcanaverse.com is the home for our ever-growing library of characters. Featuring stunning artwork, both pulled from the pages of books and original artwork from Arcana artists, character biographies, first appearances, and more, Arcanaverse.com brings Arcana’s characters to life in a new and exciting way!

From the main page of Arcanaverse.com,  you can see just how many characters are represented on the site… and it’s just the beginning. We are adding new characters, artwork, and biographies, written by Arcana creators and staff, regularly, so keep checking back for new content.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIAMetropolis Comics in Burnaby will be featuring Sean Patrick O’Reilly, founder and CEO of Arcana Comics, from 12pm to 4pm. Sean is a prolific writer and creator, so be there to see some of his creations, Kade, The Clockwork Girl, The Gwaii, and, of course, Intrinsic! Find out how to get to the shop over at their website, http://www.metropolis-comics.com, and be sure to stop by and say hi!

ONTARIO Big B Comics Hamilton will be featuring Jeff Graham, part of the team behind the upcoming Deadly Harvest, and will be signing a limited number of posters from the book. Find out how to get to their shop at their web site, http://www.bigbcomics.com.

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA – Capital City Comics is featuring Yin Yang’s Jason Shane Powell
CALIFORNIA 4 Color Fantasies is featuring Creepsville’s Doc Wyatt, SideShow’s Erik Hendrix, and Space, MN’s Shawn DePasquale,The Comic Bug is featuring Lethal Instrint’s B. Alex Thompson, The Nether World’s Michael Asadpour, and Kord & Harley’s Matthew Adams, GamersCircle Comics is featuring Marlow’s Aaron Nelson from noon to 3pm, Meltdown Comics is featuring Heaven’s Echo’s Siike Donnelly, AND Golden Apple Comics is featuring Shadowlaw’s Brandon Easton.
DELAWARE – Captain Blue Hen Comics and The Comic Book Shop
FLORIDA Collector’s Comics is featuring Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire’s M. Zachary Sherman
GEORGIA – Criminal Records is featuring Ripped’s Jason Flowers.
ILLINOIS First Aid Comics and Evil Squirrel Comics
INDIANA – Comic Book University is featuring Dead Cell’s John Barker AND Comic Quest is featuring 51 Delta’s Sean Dulaney.
IOWA Comic World is featuring Every Waking Moment’s Jeff Dyer
KANSAS – Astrokitty Comics is featuring Spy School and The Killer’s Frank Tra.
MASSACHUSETTS – New England Comics in Brockton is featuring 3 and Dead Men Decimation’s Enrique Savory and GRUNTS and Markus Fang’s Shannon Eric Denton.
MINNESOTA The Source Comics and Games is featuring SideShows’ Michael David Nelsen and Last Ninja’s Bobby Smith.
MONTANA – Muse Comics is featuring Amnesia’s Dwayne Harris.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Jetpack Comics is featuring Dandelion’s John Schlim Jr.
NEW JERSEY All Things Fun is featuring Becoming’s Dane Cypel, Adventureland is featuring Koni Waves’ and A Cat Named Haiku’s Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, AND A&S Comics is featuring Shadowflame and Ripped’s Joe Martino.
NORTH CAROLINA Acme Comics is featuring The Book’s Amanda Rachels.
PENNSYLVANIA Bennie’s Comics.
SOUTH CAROLINA Richard’s Comics and Collectibles is featuring Coin Operated Boy’s Steven Prouse.
TENNESSEE The Great Escape is featuring Philosipher Rex and Redball 6’s Jason Miller.
TEXAS DNA Comics and Comic Book Craze is featuring War’s Chosen’s Arthur Bellfield.
UTAH End Zone Comics is featuring My Best Friend’s a Booger’s Tyler Kirkham.

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

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