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Preview: Mouse Guard: The Black Axe B&W HC

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe B&W HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: David Petersen
Artist: David Petersen
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $99.99

Experience Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, the third volume in David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning fantasy series, like never before in this stunning black-and-white, oversized collection.

Matching the page size of Petersen’s inked pages and featuring vellum overlays mimicking his process of conveying weather effects, this gorgeous edition brings readers as close as possible to holding the series’ original artwork.

With a hand-numbered, limited print run featuring a slipcase and felt cover, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe Black and White Edition is an experience to be treasured and pored over by collectors and art enthusiasts alike.

Go “Beneath The Dark Crystal” At BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company have announced Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #1, an all-new twelve issue series debuting in July 2018.

Writer Adam Smith and rising-star artist Alexandria Huntington unveil a new sequel to the hit film as Kensho arrives at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte and is asked to accept the responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he – or anyone – is fit to rule. Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the true heir to the throne.

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #1 features a main cover by Benjamin Dewey, along with variant covers by Eisner Award winners David Petersen, Ramón K. Pérez, and Dave McKean.

David Petersen Keynotes Inaugural Ringo Awards

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards will be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase by the public.

Ringo Awards tickets include a full cocktail hour (cash bar), a full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore crab cake), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, and are now available for $125.

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards has announced David Petersen as the inaugural Keynote Speaker. David Petersen is best known as the creator of Mouse Guard. He enjoys fantasy, folklore, myth, and legend. Even more than that, he loves to draw and write about it. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree-climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in both 2014 and 2015.

David is a cartoonist and children’s book illustrator who began his career in 2004 with the release of Voices, a self-published anthology from ComiXpress. Possessing a distinctive art style reminiscent of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh), Petersen has worked on such comics as The Dark Crystal, Snowy Valentine, and Muppets & Fairytales from Archaia, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series from IDW. His artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt.

David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their 2 dogs, Bronwyn and Coco.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot was restricted to the comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. As with the nomination process, comics pros came out in force to support the Ringo Awards and to register their votes. Don’t miss the presentation of final ballot winners, Fan-Only Favorites, Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Awards, and the Mike Wieringo Spirit Award on the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, 2017!

Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 (of 12)

The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 (of 12)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Incentive Cover: David Petersen
Foil Incentive Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Price: $3.99

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.Thurma is a young

Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

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The Dark Crystal Gets a Comic Book Sequel

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company have announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, a new comic book series that serves as a sequel to the beloved 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.

Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for a planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews. The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017.

Countless decades have passed since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did. Enter Thurma, a young Fireling girl tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal—by any means necessary—to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.

The story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds—perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious.

The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda and David Petersen.

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Preview: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Box Set

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Box Set

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Artists: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $59.99

This handsome box set includes all three volumes of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner,  and Harvey Award-winning series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, and features tales written and illustrated by a collection of award-winning storytellers personally selected by series creator David Petersen.

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the Western mouse city of Barkstone, mice from all over the territories gather for food, drink, and stories. A storytelling competition, a tradition of the establishment, takes place with each mouse telling fantastic tales of courage and cunning, with the hope of being selected winner and having their bar tab cleared by night’s end.

Featuring stories by Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Ramón K. Pérez, and more!

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Preview: Mouse Guard Coloring Book TP

Mouse Guard Coloring Book TP

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Artist: David Petersen
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $14.99

Experience David Petersen’s beloved comic series Mouse Guard with this lush coloring book.
Featuring over 80 black-and-white illustrations showcasing the intricate detail of the environments, cities, and characters from across the Mouse Territories.

In Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another. They see to their duty with fearless dedication so that they may not simply exist, but truly live.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons HC

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Daniel Bayliss, Fabian Rangel Jr., Nathan Pride, Hannah Christenson, Jorge Corona
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Nathan Pride, Hannah Christenson, Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $24.99

The second in a themed series of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller tales, this time centered around dragons.

Includes four tales of dragons, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

Collects the complete limited series and also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in adapting each of these timeless legends.

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Mouse Guard Film in the Works!

The Art of Mouse Guard by David PetersenBOOM! Studios‘ ninth announcement in the Road To San Diego is that a movie based on David Petersen‘s long-running Archaia fantasy series, Mouse Guard, is in the works!

The film will be written by Gary Whitta, the screenwriter of December’s hotly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and produced by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves along with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.

Launched in 2005, Mouse Guard is the epic series created, written, and illustrated by David Petersen about an elite group of warrior mice who are sworn to protect mousekind from their enemies and to help keep order within the mice territories. The series has sold almost a million copies combined and has been translated into 10 languages. Publications include Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, and three volumes of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, in which a host of writers and artists contribute Mouse Gaurd short stories. Recent releases include The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005 – 2015 and Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks, with the Mouse Guard Coloring Book coming in October, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vols. 1-3 Box Set coming in November, and Mouse Guard: The Weasel War of 1149 expected in 2017.

David Petersen will appear at San Diego Comic-Con July 20-24 at Table GG-9 and host a panel, “The World of Mouse Guard,” at 5pm in Room 32AB with guests BOOM! Associate Editor Cameron Chittock; Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), who will perform a live reading of a Mouse Guard, short story; and screenwriter Gary Whitta.

Take a Wild Ride With David Petersen Through A New Limited-Edition Illustrated Wind In the Willows

The Wind in the WillowsExperience the timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger in a beautiful new hardcover The Wind In The Willows designed and illustrated by New York Times Bestselling author and Eisner Award-winning creator David Petersen. Painstakingly illustrated over three years, this special edition features both color and pen and ink illustrations throughout and Petersen will be hand-signing each copy of the 1st printing.

Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. For in this entrancing, lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds live four of the wisest, wittiest, noblest, and most lovable creatures in all literature—Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall. Like true adventurers, they glory in life’s simplest pleasures and natural wonders. But it is Toad, cocky and irrepressible in his goggles and overcoat, whose passion for motorcars represents the free and fearless spirit in all of us; just as it’s Toad’s downfall that inspires the others to test Grahame’s most precious theme—the miracle of loyalty and friendship.

The Wind In The Willows sets the standard for animal-themed novels and is the inspiration for Redwall,  Watership Down, and David Petersen’s marquee series, Mouse Guard.

The Wind In the Willows will be in stores this October.

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