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Port of Earth Vol. 1

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CBR – Netflix Developing Supercrooks Anime Based on Mark Millar Series – This is not surprising.

Newsarama – Port of Earth In Development as Amazon TV Show – This would be a good one.

The Beat – ReedPOP and Lyte team for ticket reselling at ECCC and Star Wars Celebration – Good to see this happening.

ECCC 2019: Dark Horse Announces Exclusives

Dark Horse has announced its selection of exclusive merchandise available at ECCC! They have three new convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: Fight Club 3 #1, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 (25th Anniversary), and Stranger Things #1. Dark Horse also will release an Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion T-Shirt.

Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

Fight Club 3 #1 Convention Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Fight Club 3 #1 Convention Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (25th Anniversary) #1 (Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (25th Anniversary) #1 (Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart)

Stranger Things #1 Glow-in-the-Dark Convention Exclusive (Kyle Lambert)

$15.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Stranger Things #1 Glow-in-the-Dark Convention Exclusive (Kyle Lambert)

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion T-shirt

$25.00 each
Limited edition
Limit of 2 per person per day

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion T-shirt

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

Game of Thrones Dothraki Map Marker

$30.00 each
Limited quantity of 1,000
Limit of 10 per person per day

Game of Thrones Dothraki Map Marker

Game of Thrones Tormund Figure

$40.00 each
Limited quantity of 300
Limit of 2 per person per day

Game of Thrones Tormund Figure

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Coaster Set

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Coaster Set

The Quantum Age #1 Convention Exclusive (Marcos Martín)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Quantum Age #1 Convention Exclusive (Marcos Martín)

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive (Wei Wang)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive (Wei Wang)

Stranger Things #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Stranger Things #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 Convention Exclusive (Mike Mignola)

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 Convention Exclusive (Mike Mignola)

The Umbrella Academy Hazel and Cha Cha Enamel Pin

$10.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Umbrella Academy Hazel and Cha Cha Enamel Pin

The Umbrella Academy Crest T-Shirt

$25.00 each
Limited print run of 400
Limit of 2 per person per day

The Umbrella Academy Crest T-Shirt

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil

The Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive’s cover is made of thick cover stock with metallic gold foil stamping highlights.

$15.00 each
Limited print run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil

VIZ Media Details Activities & Special Guests

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

VIZ Media hosts a weekend of panel events and autograph sessions at Emerald City Comic Con 2019, which takes place March 14th-17th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

This year at ECCC, VIZ Media welcomes special voice actor guests Amanda Miller of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Boruto) and One-Punch Man’s Zac Aguilar (Genos). Both Amanda Miller and Zac Aguilar will participate on VIZ Media panels as well as special signing sessions.

Saturday, March 16th

One-Punch Man

5:15pm                          Official VIZ Media Panel

Room TCC L3-R3

We’re ready tell you the latest and greatest on upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest provider of manga and anime! Special guests Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Zach Aguilar (Genos) will also stop by so don’t miss out!

6:30pm                         SHONEN JUMP Signing with Amanda Miller and  Zach Aguilar

Autograph Area Level 2

In celebration of VIZ Media favorites BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS and ONE-PUNCH MAN, Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar will autograph free limited edition posters.

Sunday, March 17th

12:15pm                       Official SHONEN JUMP Panel

Room TCC L3-R3

Come hang out with us and awesome voice actors Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Zach Aguilar (Genos) to talk all things SHONEN JUMP! Catch some special announcements and updates on the latest SHONEN JUMP manga and anime. There might also be some games and prizes so join us!

1:30pm                         SHONEN JUMP Signing with Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar

Autograph Area Level 2

Your last chance to meet Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar and receive an autographed limited edition poster.

Valiant Is Off to Emerald City Comic Con with Exciting Talent, Exclusive Merch, and More!

Valiant Entertainment has announced it will head to the Pacific Northwest to meet and greet current and new fans alike at Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) in Seattle!

From Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th, head to Booth #2101 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, where Valiant will be set up to bring congoers an unbeatable selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers and much more, including Volume 1 collections that are specially priced at only $9.99!

Valiant will also have for sale at its booth limited quantities of the Emerald City Comic Con variant of The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1 with a cover illustrated by striking artist Jeffrey Veregge. Veregge will be on hand in Artist Alley at booth FF6 to sign your copy after you pick one up at the Valiant booth. The six-issue limited series by Eisner-nominated writer Joshua Dysart and acclaimed artist CAFU about the most powerful man in the Valiant Universe debuts in comic shops everywhere on March 13th.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 ECCC VARIANT, Cover Art by Jeffrey Veregge

At the show, Valiant will debut a new item for 2019: the Punk Mambo Metallic Ink T-shirt, featuring an iconic image of the voodoo priestess, illustrated by stunning artist Cris Delara. Punk Mambo stars in her own comic series from celebrated writer Cullen Bunn and phenomenal artist Adam Gorham starting April 24th.

Punk Mambo Metallic Ink T-shirt, Art by Cris Delara

At its booth (#2101), fans will have an opportunity to meet Valiant creators David Baron, Tim Seeley, and Vita Ayala to sign books and talk comics, and Valiant editors are scheduled to meet with aspiring artists to review their portfolios!
 
Friday, March 15, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Tim Seeley

Friday, March 15, 1:00-2:00 pm
David Baron
 
Friday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 pm
Portfolio Review Session
 
Saturday, March 16, 2:00-3:00 pm
Vita Ayala
 
Sunday, March 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Portfolio Review Session

Valiant staffers will distribute FREE copies of the Valiant Spring 2019 Preview, featuring a cover by Dan Brereton, which contains sneak peeks of upcoming titles Punk Mambo #1 by Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham; Fallen World #1 by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina; and Psi-Lords #1 by Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes, so be sure to pick one up!

VALIANT SPRING 2019 PREVIEW, Cover Art by Dan Brereton

 
ECCC visitors are invited to the Now Is the Perfect Time to Read Valiant! panel on Thursday, March 14th, 3:00-4:00 pm in Room TCC L3-R4, where writers Vita Ayala and Tim Seeley will be joined by Valiant staffers Heather AntosEmily Hecht, and Mel Caylo to talk about several exciting projects, including never-before-seen peeks of upcoming titles and news on recent announcements. With 11 new titles launching in 2019, a “Bloodshot” movie from Sony Pictures starring action superstar Vin Diesel coming in 2020, plus a free gift for every attendee, you won’t want to miss this panel!

As always, Valiant encourages fans and new readers to stop by its booth (#2101), even if it’s just to say hello! Fans who cosplay as a Valiant character or wear any Valiant apparel are especially asked to stop by to be rewarded with a special surprise! (One per person per day, please!)

ECCC 2019: Dark Horse Reveals their Panels and Signings

Dark Horse Logo

Visit Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comic Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the weekend but include pages from Steven Universe Coloring Book Volume 1, The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, Jurassic Park Coloring Book, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Coloring Book.

Dark Horse Direct will have a display with exciting upcoming products in the Dark Horse booth. Check it out after your favorite signing!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from their friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

They’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

DARK HORSE ECCC 2019 SIGNING SCHEDULE

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

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

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

11:00 AM-11:50 AM:

ALIENS VS PREDATOR, PREDATOR: Brian Albert Thies

12:00 PM-12:50 PM:

TOMB RAIDER, TOMB RAIDER: INFERNO: Phillip Sevy

1:00 PM-1:50 PM:

WILLIAM GIBSON’S ALIEN 3, ANGEL CATBIRD: Tamra Bonvillain

STARCRAFT: SOLDIERS: Andrew R. Robinson

2:00 PM-2:50 PM:

LIFEFORMED: CLEO MAKES CONTACT, EXTRAORDINARY: A STORY OF AN ORDINARY PRINCESS: Cassie Anderson

3:00 PM-3:50 PM:

EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck

4:00 PM-4:50 PM:

PROS AND (COMIC) CONS, SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Amanda Deibert, Megan Kearney, Tia Vasilou, Vita Ayala, Valentine de Landro

5:00 PM-5:50 PM:

BEASTS OF BURDEN: WISE DOGS AND ELDRITCH MEN: Benjamin Dewey

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

11:00 AM-11:50 AM:

CRIMSON LOTUS: Mindy Lee

JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE: Patric Reynolds

12:00 PM-12:50 PM:

ROCKET ROBINSON AND THE SECRET OF THE SAINT: Sean O’Neill

1:00 PM-1:50 PM:

GOD OF WAR: Tony Parker, Chris Roberson

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1956: Chris Roberson

2:00 PM-2:50 PM:

CALAMITY KATE: Magdalene Visaggio, Corin Howell

THE GIRL IN THE BAY: Corin Howell

3:00 PM-3:50 PM:

MATA HARI: Ariela Kristantina

LAGUARDIA: Tana Ford

4:00 PM-4:50 PM:

BERSERKER UNBOUND: Mike Deodato

GRENDEL: Matt Wagner

5:00 PM-5:50 PM:

STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT, PROJECT TBA: Jody Houser

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

11:00 AM-5:00 PM:

FIGHT CLUB 3, BAIT: Chuck Palahniuk

5:30 PM-6:30 PM:

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: HOTEL OBLIVION: Nick Filardi

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

11:00 AM-11:50 AM:

BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

THE WITCHER, COLDER: Paul Tobin

12:00 PM-12:50 PM:

MINECRAFT VOLUME ONE: Sarah Graley, Sfé R. Monster

1:00 PM-1:50 PM:

THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride

2:00 PM-2:50 PM:

DISNEY RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: CLICK START–A SELECT-YOUR-STORY ADVENTURE: Amy Mebberson

3:00 PM-3:50 PM:

MYSTICONS: Megan Levens

DARK HORSE ECCC 2019 PANEL SCHEDULE

Join Dark Horse at the panels below! Visit the convention website for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
TCC L3-R3
Panelists: Tana Ford, Adam Warren, Matt Wagner, Cassie Anderson

Many comics creators possess a diverse skill set that they’ve used to carefully hone their craft of sequential storytelling. Join Dark Horse and a panel of creators as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story, and how they continue to keep their art and writing fresh.

Marketing Your Own Comics Without Being a Nuisance
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
TCC L3-R1
Panelists: Melissa Meszaros, Cara O’Neil, D.J. Kirkland, Daniel Barnes, Sarah Graley, Paul Tobin, Greg Smith, Anne Smith

The key to success in comics is knowing you are the direct line to your fans—but how do you shamelessly promote your work without going overboard? Join marketing teams from Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics, with a handful of successful self-made comics creators to learn the best social media and marketing tactics for your self-published comics.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Peeling Back the Layers: The Process of Bringing a Comic to Life
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
TCC L3-R4
Panelists: Tamra Bonvillain, Tony Parker, Magdalene Visaggio

It takes a team of talented individuals to bring a comic book to life. Join Dark Horse and a panel of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose creativity and hard work produce the best comics on the shelves. Dark Horse would like to peel back the layers on the work of comics’ unsung heroes and celebrate their contributions to our beloved art form.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Stranger Things Publishing
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WSCC 611
Panelists: Elizabeth Schaefer, Spencer Cushing, Jody Houser, Ibrahim Moustafa

The story of Stranger Things continues in the official books and comics! Join editors from Dark Horse and Del Rey Books, along with author Gwenda Bond (Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds), writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things comics), and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (Stranger Things Free Comic Book Day comic) as they explore the further adventures of our favorite characters from Hawkins, IN.

Dark Horse Manga
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
TCC L3-R1
Panelist: Carl Horn

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 Lone Wolf & Cub, Berserk, and many more! Now, Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Mob Psycho 100, Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, Blade of the Immortal, Cardcaptor Sakura, and many more! Join Dark Horse Editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Growing Up With Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
TCC L3-R1
Panelists: Sean O’Neill, Sfé Monster, Sarah Graley

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Dark Horse comics creators to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

Oni Press Heads to Emerald City Comic Con 2019!

It’s that time again, 2019 convention season has begun! Oni Press is kicking off this year at Emerald City Comic Con at booth #216 in Seattle, WA., March 14-17th.

Please note that in addition to the creators listed below, we also have the following creators in attendance and available for interviews for their upcoming Oni Press titles: Kimberli Johnson (Emiline: Knight in Training), Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland (The Black Mage), Meredith McClaren (Super Fun Sexy Times), and Isabella Rotman (Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up).

If you happen to be in town Wednesday, March 13th, you won’t want to miss Dylan Meconis (The Long Con) and Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure) signing at Phoenix Comics and Games (113 Broadway E., Seattle) from 5-7pm!

Check out our convention exclusives: Morning in America #1 with exclusive cover by Rii Abrego; Dream Daddy deluxe limited edition hardcover (based on the popular Dad dating simulator video game by Game Grumps); Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1 convention exclusive cover by Christopher Uminga; and the Aquicorn Cove pin as well as the new Floral Tea Dragon Pin Set forThe Tea Dragon Society based on the Oni Press graphic novels by Katie O’Neill!

In addition to your new favorites, pick up a couple of Oni Press licensed trade paperbacks! The latest editions to these collectible volumes are Invader ZIM Volume 6, with variant cover by Megan Lawton, and Rick and Morty™ Volume 8 with exclusive variant cover by Julieta Colás.

Oni will have new releases including The Long Con Volume 1 by Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman, and EA Denich; Cretaceous by Tadd Galusha; Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons trade paperback; Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin by Sarah Graley; Long Road to Liquor City by Macon Blair and Joe Flood; The Ballad of Sang Volume 1 by Ed Brisson and Alessandro Micelli; and the Guerilllas Omnibus by Brahm Revel.

ECCC 2019 Signings
Thursday, March 14

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
11am-12pm

Yehudi Mercado
Sci-Fu
12-1pm

Cat Farris 
My Boyfriend is a Bear
1-2pm

Sam Logan
Invader ZIM
2-3pm

Ryan Maniulit & D.J. Kirkland
Dream Daddy
3-4pm

Chris Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1 Convention Exclusive
4-5pm

 Friday, March 15

Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota, Tess Stone
Buzz, Lucky Penny, Not Drunk Enough
10-11am

Dylan Meconis
The Long Con
11am-12pm

Kyle Starks
Rick and Morty™, Kill Them All, Dead of Winter
12-1pm

Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan
Drawn to Sex: The Basics, Oh Joy Sex Toy
1-2pm

Josh Trujillo, D.J. Kirkland, Jeremy Lawson
Dream Daddy
2-3pm

Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover
Banana Sunday, Made Men, Small Favors
3-4pm

Chris Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1 Convention Exclusive
4-5pm

Magdalene Visaggio
Morning in America #1
5-6pm

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
6pm-7pm
Saturday, March 16

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
10-11am

Dylan Meconis & Ben Coleman
The Long Con
11am-12pm

Jim Zub
Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons
12-1pm

Chris Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1 Convention Exclusive
1-2pm

Kris Anka
Dream Daddy
2-3pm

Magdalene Visaggio
Morning in America #1
3-4pm

Jackie Lewis 
Merry Men
4-5pm

Greg Smith & Michael Tanner
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse
5-6pm
Sunday, March 17

Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, Matthew Seely
Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom
11am-12pm

Yehudi Mercado
Sci-Fu
12-1pm

Megan Rose Gedris
Spectacle
1-2pm

Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan
Drawn to Sex: The Basics, Oh Joy Sex Toy
2-3pm

Ted Naifeh
Kriss, Night’s Dominion, Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg
3-4pm

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
4pm-5pm
ECCC 2019 Panels
Marketing Your Own Comics Without Being a Nuisance
The key to success in comics is knowing you are the direct line to your fans—but how do you shamelessly promote your work without going overboard? Join marketing teams from Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics, with a handful of successful self-made comics creators to learn the best social media and marketing tactics for your self-published comics.
Date: 3/14/2019
Time: 1:30:00 – 2:30:00
Location:  TCC L3-R1
Speakers: Melissa Meszaros, Cara O’Neil, Daniel Barnes, Sarah Graley, Paul Tobin, Greg Smith, Anne Smith

Becoming Your Hero: Creating Comics for Licensed Properties
What’s it like to play around with your favorite TV, movie, and comic characters—and get paid for it?! Learn comics creator’s approach to writing, drawing, and coloring licensed properties to maintain the integrity, even stretching the boundaries of your favorite characters and their worlds. Panelists: Sarah Gaydos, Sarah Stern, Josh Trujillo, Drew Rausch, Andrew MacLean, Kris Anka, Irene Koh
Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 11:00:00 – 12:00:00
Location:  TCC L3-R3
Speakers: Sarah Gaydos, Sarah Stern, Josh Trujillo, Drew Rausch, Andrew MacLean, Kris Anka, Irene Koh

Kids Can Make Comics, Too!
Calling all kids! We know you love to read comics, but are you making YOUR OWN?! Come and learn the secrets of comics creation from word balloons to panel layouts to character building, hosted by Oni Press’s Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos and friends. Panelists: Sarah Gaydos, Kimberli Johnson, Terry Blas, Greg Smith, Michael Tanner, Yehudi Mercado
Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 2:45:00 – 3:45:00
Location:  WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Speakers: Sarah Gaydos, Kimberli Johnson, Terry Blas,  Greg Smith, Yehudi Mercado,  Michael Tanner

Limerence Press Presents: The Future of LGBT+ Comics
2018 was a great year for LGBT+ comics—what does 2019 and beyond hold? Join Limerence Press editorial director Ari Yarwood in conversation with a panel of top indie creators, featuring Josh Trujillo (Dream Daddy), Meredith McClaren (Super Fun Sexy Times), Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm), Isabella Rotman (Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up), Tess Stone (Not Drunk Enough), and Megan Rose Gedris (Spectacle) discussing representation, craft, and their hopes for the future of queer comics.
Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 4:00:00 – 5:00:00
Location:  TCC L3-R1
Speakers: Ari Yarwood, Josh Trujillo, Meredith McClaren, Mildred Louis, Isabella Rotman, Tess Stone, Megan Rose Gedris—

Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons Live!
What happens when the original fantasy role-playing game and Adult Swim’s zany hit show collide? Join Oni Press on a Rick and Morty™ VS. Dungeons & Dragons live RPG encounter, dungeon mastered by comic creator Jim Zub (who co-wrote the R+M VS D&D comic mini-series). It’s 5th edition D&D meets Rick and Morty dimension-crashing sass with dice-dealing damage, strange creatures, exciting surprise guests and prizes for the lucky or foolhardy – Don’t miss it!
Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
Location: TCC L3-R5

Tales from The Long Con
What happens at Con, stays at Con… sometimes. Join comics creators and comic industry powerhouses in an epic storytelling event, sharing their convention adventures—horrific, romantic, and comedic—from comic cons across the globe. Panelists include Robin Herrera, Ben Coleman, Dylan Meconis, Sarah Graley, and more!
Date: 3/16/2019
Time: 4:00:00 – 5:00:00
Location:  TCC L3-R1
Speakers: Robin Herrera, Ben Coleman, Dylan Meconis,  Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Ashley Poston, DJ Kirkland

Be a Character: Creating Autobiographical Comics in the Internet Age
Autobiographical comics are among the medium’s best-loved works, but how has creating personal stories changed since Fun Home? Join a panel of non-fiction comics creators featuring Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins (Our Super Adventure), Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander), and Abby Howard (Junior Scientist Power Hour) in conversation with Oni Press senior editor Ari Yarwood to talk about navigating privacy, authenticity, and storytelling in the digital age.
Date: 3/17/2019
Time: 12:00:00 – 1:00:00
Location:  TCC L3-R1
Speakers: Ari Yarwood, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Yuko Ota,  Ananth Hirsh, Abby Howard

Monster Battle Time KO!
Three teams of artists go head-to-head in the biggest Monster Battle Time of the season! This year we have three teams of stellar cartoonists to design your monsters and battle for ultimate artistic glory! Free comics to all attendees!
Date: 3/17/2019
Time: 2:45:00 – 3:45:00
Location:  WSCC 210 – Family HQ StageSpeakers: Robin Herrera, Arielle Jovellanos, Yehudi Mercado, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Kimberli Johnson, Rin Howell

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games bring you Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, and The Tea Dragon Society Card Game
with white variant box.

Pick up a couple of Oni Press faves while you’re out and about at the convention! We’ll have Aquicorn Cove by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Katie O’Neill and fan-favorite A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson. If you’re looking for the next big thing, check out Kyle Starks’ Kill Them All, which was just optioned for film by Paramount,and Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood, which was optioned for TV by CBS!

666 Cases of Hellboy Beer On Tap from Gigantic Brewing and Dark Horse Comics Featuring New Bottle Art by Mike Mignola colored by Dave Stewart

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up to create 666 cases of Hellboy beer, based on award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola’s legendary character. All told, Gigantic Brewing will release six different Hellboy beers, with flavors inspired by fan-favorite characters from the Hellboy comic books. Each new beer will be a limited edition run of 666 cases and will be released approximately every seven weeks. The first beer, Hellboy, features a maple syrup and pancake profile. Gigantic Brewing’s first Hellboy beer will be released in March, ahead of Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019, when comic book stores and fans across the country will celebrate twenty-five years of Hellboy comics and graphic novels.

The limited edition beers will be released in the following order and feature different flavor profiles: 

  • Hellboy – Maple Syrup Pancake Beer (6.66% abv)
  • Liz Sherman – Mole Chili Stout (6.66% abv)
  • Johann Kraus – Citrus Wit Beer (6.66% abv)
  • Abe Sapien – Indigo Blue Fruit Ale (6.66% abv)
  • Blood Queen – Cranberry Yuzu Sour (6.66% abv)
  • Trevor Bruttenholm – British Barleywine (9.99% abv)

Fans attending Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con will get a chance to be the first to taste Hellboy beer at its official release at an offsite event on March 15th at an as-yet-undisclosed event. Hellboy beer will subsequently be available in select locations across the US. Gigantic Brewing will also be selling prints and t-shirts featuring new Mike Mignola’s illustrations for each of the six Hellboy beers.

Hellboy - Maple Syrup Pancake Beer (6.66% abv)
Liz Sherman - Mole Chili Stout (6.66% abv)
Johann Kraus - Citrus Wit Beer (6.66% abv)

Morning in America #1 Gets an ECCC Exclusive Cover

Join creators Magdalene Visaggio and Claudia Aguirre for a new, creepy comic series based in 1983. Oni Press brings you Morning in America, the much-anticipated girl gang tale that will see the light of day beginning March 6th.

A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it’s up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen girl delinquents to try and figure out what’s happening—and save everyone’s lives before it’s too late.

The first issue is getting a convention exclusive cover by Rii Abrego that debuts at Emerald City Comic Con 2019, where Magdalene Visaggio will also be in attendance.

Morning in America #1 Rii Abrego convention exclusive cover

Vault Comics’ Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Exclusives, Creator Lineup, Panels, and More

Vault Comics has announced their 2018 Emerald City Comic Con lineup of exclusive items, creator signings, panels, and live stage interviews. This year marks Vault’s one year anniversary, and to celebrate, the publisher is pulling out all of the stops with an expansive presence at the convention. Emerald City Comic Con attendees can find Vault at booth #1601 on the show floor.

CULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER #1 ECCC EXCLUSIVE COVER BY LISA STERLE

In 1997, a group of teenagers discover a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now…fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend. From Eliot Rahal (Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe, The Paybacks) & Felipe Cunha (Flash Gordon, Turok) comes the first full-length series in the much-anticipated Cult Classic Universe!

STALAG-X ECCC EXCLUSIVE COVER BY BEN TEMPLESMITH

ADVANCE RELEASE!

NY Times Best-selling author, Kevin J. Anderson (NAVIGATORS OF DUNE; TALES OF THE JEDI), and veteran screenwriter and producer, Steven L. Sears (XENA: WARRRIOR PRINCESS) craft a tale of survival in STALAG-X. Joe Human—is taken to a harsh P.O.W. camp on a distant planet where he will be examined, tortured, and forced to endure experiments that rip into his very mind, as the alien Krael seek to answer the question: What is human? A question that, in their hellish situation, the prisoners are finding harder to answer.

SIGNING SCHEDULE: 

THURSDAY:

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pmCult Classic signing with Eliot Rahal

FRIDAY:

  • 11:30am – 12:30pmAlien Bounty Hunter signing with David Booher, Adrian Wassel & Nick Robles
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pmStalag-X signing with Kevin J. Anderson & Steven L. Sears

SATURDAY:

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pmStalag-X signing with Kevin J. Anderson & Steven L. Sears
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pmMaxwell’s Demons & Zojaqan joint signing with Deniz Camp, Jackson Lanzing, & Nathan Gooden
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pmAlien Bounty Hunter & Cult Classic joint signing with David Booher, Adrian Wassel, Nick Robles, & Eliot Rahal

SUNDAY:

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pmCult Classic & Maxwell’s Demons signing with Eliot Rahal & Deniz Camp

PANELS & LIVE STAGE EVENTS:THURSDAY:

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm, TCC L3 Room 4: New Blood: A Year in the Life of a New Publisher: Vault Comics – Breaking into comics! Oooo, what a catch phrase. Let the Vault Comics crew—and a whole bunch of their coolest creators like Natasha Alterici (Heathen) and Deniz Camp (Maxwell’s Demons)—regale you with tales of taking new books, by new creators, into a market that isn’t always keen on new, and selling 100Ks of comics in the process. So seriously, come ask us about how to break in—we had a tremendously successful first year based on just that, breaking new talent.
  • 5:45 – 6:00, LIVE STAGE: Reactor Interview with Donny Cates & Dylan Burnett

FRIDAY: 

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm, TCC L3, Room 4: Judge Us By Our Covers: Vault Comics– Want someone to grab a comic off the shelf? Give it a cover that stands out—and this is how. Join the forefront of industry professionals—artists, writers, designers, colorists, editors, and publishers—as they discuss what does and doesn’t work in the collaborative madness of making a cover. Come armed with questions!
  • 5:15 – 5:30pm, LIVE STAGE: CULT CLASSIC Interview with Eliot Rahal 

SATURDAY: 

  • 5:30 – 5:45pm, LIVE STAGE: ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER Interview with Adrian Wassel, David Booher, & Nick Robles
  • 6:45 – 7:00pm, LIVE STAGESTALAG-X Interview with Kevin J. Anderson & Steven L. Sears

SUNDAY:

  • 1:45 – 2:00pm, LIVE STAGE: VAULT COMICS 2018 PREVIEW with Publisher Damian Wassel, and Editor-In-Chief, Adrian Wassel

 VAULT CREATORS AT ECCC 2018: 

  • Kevin J. Anderson (Writer, STALAG-X)
  • Jen Bartel (Cover Artist, HEATHEN)
  • David M. Booher (Writer, ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER, POWERLESS)
  • Dylan Burnett (Artist, REACTOR)
  • Deniz Camp (Writer, MAXWELL’S DEMONS)
  • Donny Cates (Writer, REACTOR)
  • Tim Daniel (Writer, SPIRITUS, FISSURE)
  • Nathan Gooden (Artist, ZOJAQAN, POWERLESS)
  • Tony Gregori (Artist, DEUCE OF HEARTS, KARMA POLICE)
  • Irene Koh (Cover Artist, CULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER)
  • Jackson Lanzing (Writer, ZOJAQAN)
  • Marisa Louise (Colorist, CULT CLASSIC)
  • Eliot Rahal (Writer, CULT CLASSIC)
  • Nick Robles (Artist, ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER)
  • Steven L. Sears (Writer, STALAG-X)
  • Adrian Wassel (Writer, ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER)

Aspen Comics Heads to Emerald City Comic Con with a Shrugged Vol.3 #1 Convention Exclusive

Aspen Comics returns to Emerald City Comic Con in 2018 for their 15-year anniversary campaign and have several events, creator appearances and ECCC-exclusive items planned for the convention weekend, March 1st – 4th. Creators Siya Oum, Frank Mastromauro, and Peter Steigerwald will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #1501.

The publisher will also be offering a Shrugged #1 ECCC 2018 exclusive variant by Oum limited to 200 copies. Aspen will also debut a special Lola XOXO ECCC 2018 art print set at their booth, in addition to several new convention exclusives, trade paperbacks and more, including free copies of Aspen Legacy: Past, Present and Future.

The trio of aforementioned creators will also be appearing on the ECCC Live Stage, in partnership with SYFY WIRE, to discuss the publisher’s anniversary year plans, new upcoming titles, including Siya Oum’s debut on Michael Turner’s Fathom.

Aspen Comics 15 Year Anniversary Panel is on Friday, March 2nd from 12:15pm to 1:00pm in TCC L3 – Room 5. The creators will highlight the publisher’s upcoming titles including Michael Turner’s Fathom, Soulfire and more.

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