Mad Cave has announced the Mad Cave Showcase 2.0, which will be broadcast live and hosted by Jazzlyn Stone on Saturday, October 3rd, 12pm ET/9am PT! Join the Mad Cave crew along with some very special guests including comics creators Cullen Bunn and Sweeney Boo and more!
For the Mad Cave Showcase 2.0, we wanted to step it up and provide our fans with an exciting day filled with major announcements that will affect Mad Cave for years to come, must-see interviews with talented creatives, exclusive offers on a limited amount of Showcase exclusive variant covers from creators like Liana Kangas and Hannah Templer, and a live-drawing by the amazing Sweeney Boo—check out the full schedule below!
October 3rd, 12 pm – 5 pm EST 12pm EST: ● Welcome with Mark London ● Announcement with Editor-in-Chief, Chris Sanchez ● Exclusive Mad Cave Showcase 2.0 Variant Cover Giveaway
1pm EST: ● Interview with Lela Gwenn & Rowan MacColl ● Interview with Jay Sandlin & Patrick Mulholand ● Interview with Ennun Ana Iurov & David Pinckney
2pm EST: ● Live drawing with Sweeney Boo
3pm EST: ● 2020 Talent Search Winners Announcement with Chris Fernandez ● Interview with Cullen Bunn ● Interview with Winners from 2019 Talent Search, Shane Connery Volk, and David Hazan, and their editor, Brian Hawkins
4pm EST: ● Editorial Interview with Chris Sanchez, Steenz, Michael Moccio, and Erica Schultz ● Q+A
The current pandemic has canceled or postponed conventions around the world leaving comic publishers finding new ways to promote and reveal what’s coming soon for comic fans. Mad Cave Studios has announced the “Mad Cave Showcase” taking place on Friday, May 15th from 12pm to 5pm. The even will be hosted by Jazz Stone.
Join Mad Cave and an all-star line-up of special guests – including acclaimed writers Christopher Sebela (Shanghai Red, Crowded), Matthew Erman (Bonding, Long Lost), as they discuss new projects from within the Cave. Also joining is a bevy of industry veterans to discuss the state of comics. But the fun doesn’t end there, famed artist, Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy) will be doing a live drawing and taking questions.
In an effort to help support Comic Book Retailers around the country, Mad Cave will be promoting and accepting donations throughout the event for Mad Cave’s Go Fund Me Relief Fund for U.S Comic Book Retailers. If you are a comic book retailer interested in taking part in the relief effort, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mad Cave Showcase’s full schedule of events will be as follows:
12 PM EST
Welcome to the Show
Interview with the writer of Savage Bastards, David Galiano
Interview with the writer of Battlecats, Wolvenheart, and more, Mark London
1 pm EST
Interview with Mad Cave’s new editorial members; Steenz, Erica Schultz and Michael Moccio
Interview with Christopher Sebela and David Stoll to discuss an all-new project
Interview with Matthew Erman and Shelby Criswell to discuss an all-new project
2 pm EST
Live drawing with Liana Kangas
3 pm EST
State of the industry discussion w/ Chris Arrant & Chris Fernandez
Mad Cave Studios Product Showcase
4 pm EST
New comic book teasers and what to expect for the rest of the year
2020 Mad Cave Talent Search discussion and details
With concerns being raised in the comic industry, publishers are stepping up to do what they can to help the situation.
Mad Cave Studios has announced they’re delaying two upcoming titles that were to debut soon. Stargazer #1 will debut in August and Dry Foot #1 will debut in September.
Read Mad Cave’s Publisher Chris Fernandez‘s letter to retailers and fans below.
Dear comic book retailers and fans,
Mad Cave Studios recognizes how important each of you are to the industry. We have been keeping an eye on the current situation with COVID-19 and working closely with our partners to see how we can adjust in order to help the community in any way we can.
Taking everything into consideration, Mad Cave has decided to delay two upcoming titles until the crisis we are currently experiencing has subsided. This means that Stargazer #1 will be delayed until August and Dry Foot #1 will be delayed until September. We feel that this is the best decision we can make in order to not put any added pressure on comic book retailers for the time being.
Titles like Wolvenheart, Savage Bastards, Over the Ropes, Hellfighter Quin, and Battelcats: Tales of Valderia will move forward as scheduled seeing as those orders have been placed and paid for. Mad Cave will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update everyone accordingly.
During this unprecedented time in our history, it is more important than ever that we all support each other as much as possible.
In the meantime, please be on the lookout for a major announcement from us NOT related to new comics. If you have any questions or wish to speak with us directly, please contact Manny Castellanos, Mad Cave’s Director of Sales and Retailer Relations Manager.
Sincerely, Chris Fernandez Publisher Mad Cave Studios