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Clover Press Kickstarts a New Edition of Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Royal Book Of Oz

Released in 1921, The Royal Book Of Oz was the 15th in the Oz series and originally credited as the last written by creator L. Frank Baum (he passed away in 1919). In reality, it was the first book in the series written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

Clover Press is currently running a Kickstarter for a new edition featuring all-new illustrations by Eisner Award-winning artist Sara Richard. It will also feature an afterword by Eisner Award-winning artist and writer Eric Shanower.

The Royal Book Of Oz is the FIFTEENTH book in the Oz series and it’s the source material for The Return to Oz movie.

In 1920 William F. Lee, one of the partners of the Oz book’s publisher, approached Thompson to continue the Oz series. She eventually took over as the new “Royal Historian of Oz,” the “official” title of each writer of the Oz series. It wasn’t until the 1960s that Thompson was given credit and listed as the author of the book.

The Kickstarter features pledges where you can get pins, signed editions, art prints, a lunch box, and more. It runs until September 27 at 5pm EDT and already passed the halfway point of its $15,000 goal.

The Royal Book of Oz

Eisner winner Eric Shanower’s Age of Bronze Returns with Full-Color Editions

Eric Shanower will release all-new full-color editions of his acclaimed historical fiction series beginning this September with Age of Bronze, Vol. 1: A Thousand Ships.

Helen runs off with Paris. Agamemnon declares war on Troy. Achilles hides among girls. Odysseus goes mad. And that’s only the beginning.

This is the Trojan War like you’ve never seen it before, featuring vibrant colors by Harvey Award-nominated Black Cherry Bombshells creator John Dallaire that lift the politics and passion of Eric Shanower’s work to new heights.

Age of Bronze, Vol. 1: A Thousand Ships (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0829-9, Diamond code: JUN180059) hits comic book stores Wednesday, September 12th and bookstores Tuesday, September 18th.

Preview: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

L. Frank Baum (w) • Eric Shanower (a & c)

Both of L. Frank Baum’s classic Santa Claus tales are collected here: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and A Kidnapped Santa Claus, with with beautiful spot illustrations and cover art by Eisner Award-winning comics creator Eric Shanower.

HC • PC • $16.99 • 144 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-704-8


Preview: Little Nemo In Slumberland Deluxe Edition

Little Nemo In Slumberland Deluxe Edition

Eric Shanower (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

The Eisner Award-winning tale by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez is re-presented in a glorious deluxe, oversized package. This striking, all-ages collection includes the original four-issue series, plus never-before-seen pitch artwork from Shanower, and a detailed look at the process employed by Shanower, Rodriguez, and their editors to reinvent a celebrated property! Join Nemo as you Return to Slumberland for an experience like none other!

HC • FC • $39.99 • 156 pages • 8” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-574-7


Preview: Little Nemo In Slumberland Deluxe Edition

Little Nemo In Slumberland Deluxe Edition

Eric Shanower (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

The Eisner Award-winning tale by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez is re-presented in a glorious deluxe, oversized package. This striking, all-ages collection includes the original four-issue series, plus never-before-seen pitch artwork from Shanower, and a detailed look at the process employed by Shanower, Rodriguez, and their editors to reinvent a celebrated property! Join Nemo as you Return to Slumberland for an experience like none other!

HC • FC • $39.99 • 156 pages • 8” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-574-7


Nemo Returns to Slumberland with Brand-New Dreams

As one of the most influential comic strips of all time, Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland could only return if a creative team with a true affinity for McCay’s vision was found. IDW has announced that multiple Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower, will be writing an all-new series exploring Nemo’s amazing dreams. Joining Shanower will be none other than Locke & Key co-creator and Eisner-nominated artist, Gabriel Rodriguez!

Little Nemo in Slumberland first appeared in the New York Herald in 1905 as a weekly comic strip by creator Winsor McCay. Over the next two decades, McCay’s unprecedented vision followed the fantastic dreams of Nemo. Encountering strange characters, Nemo traversed the world of his dreams, often finding himself in bizarre and often surreal locales. Little Nemo survives as both a nostalgic and innovative work of fiction.

Debuting next spring, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland will see Nemo embark on a brand-new voyage in the familiar surroundings of Slumberland. However, everything else is different, even Nemo himself—in search of a new playmate for the princess of Slumberland, King Morpheus enlists the Candy Kid to help bring the latest playmate, our titular Nemo, into the dream realm. There, Nemo embarks on a visceral journey full of adventure and danger.

Preview – Age of Bronze #32

Age of Bronze #32

By: Eric Shanower
Price: $3.50

Cressida enters the Achaean camp, far from Troilus, her lover in Troy. The Achaeans treat her little better than a whore, while her father, the Trojan traitor Kalchas, won’t listen. Only Diomedes shows her respect – but can Diomedes survive in battle against Troilus?


Eric Shanower Covers Road To Oz #1!

Marvel has provided us a first look at Eric Shanower’s variant cover to Road to Oz #1.

Dorothy is off on another fantastic journey to Oz, and she’s bringing Toto along for the ride! But when the dusty Kansas roads turn into magical highways, where will it lead them?  And even with the help of Dorothy’s new companions – an old man with a magic magnet and a young child named Button-Bright – will they be able to find their way?!

Dorothy’s all-new adventure, courtesy of the Eisner Award winning team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, begins in Road to Oz #1, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

ROAD TO OZ #1 (JUL120602)
Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Cover by ERIC SHANOWER
FOC – 8/13/2012, On Sale – 9/5/2012

Marvel Congratulates 2011 Eisner Award Winners!

Official Press Release

Marvel Congratulates 2011 Eisner Award Winners!

Each year the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony recognizes the best and brightest creators for their contributions to the comics industry. Marvel is pleased to congratulate Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Skottie Young, Eric Shanower, and Todd Klein who all took home an award from the 2011 ceremony held during Comic Con International in San Diego, this past weekend.

Marvel creators earned Eisner Awards for the following:

Best Short Story – “Post Mortem,” by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, in I AM AN AVENGER #2

Best Adaptation from Another Work – THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team – Skottie Young (THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ)

Best Lettering – Todd Klein (S.H.I.E.L.D)

Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other nominees and winners at the 2011 Eisner Awards.

If you haven’t checked out these award winning stories, head on out to your local comic shop and pick up these great collections!

Marvelous Land of Oz 1SHIELD CoverI Am An Avenger #2 COVER

Prism Comics Unfurls Ambitious Comic-Con 2011 Schedule

Official Press Release

Prism Comics

Prism Comics Unfurls Ambitious Comic-Con 2011 Schedule

Includes Buffy and X-Men Panels, Superhero Party, Fan Mixer and Silent Auction Featuring Original Artwork By Alex Ross and Dan Parent

SAN DIEGO, CA — Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit supporting LGBT comics, creators, and readers, has unleashed its schedule for Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego, taking place Wednesday, July 20th through Sunday, July 24th. The Con will not only feature an unprecedented four Prism-sponsored panels—with LGBT takes on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the X-Men plus two LGBT publishing panels—but also Andy Mangels’ 24th annual “Gays in Comics” panel, a fan mixer with silent auction, a Superhero Party, and portfolio reviews and creator signings all weekend.
“Queer themes in comics have come a long way since Prism began exhibiting many years ago,” says Ted Abenheim, Prism’s Events Chair, “and we’re proud to be representing a wide range of LGBT comics and creators who have been part of that change. The Prism Comics booth—now exapnded to three spaces, has become ‘LGBT Central’ at Comic-Con for fans, professionals and retailers. We’re grateful to Comic-Con for providing this opportunity for diversity. Most of all we’re looking forward to having fun and sharing what we all have in common: a love of comics.”
Prism Comics at Comic-Con 2010

The Prism Comics Booth

Gail Simone

The Prism Comics booth (#2144) boasts the largest and most comprehensive collection of LGBT comics for sale anywhere, and will be the site for creator signings and portfolio review by top professionals from both the indies and majors including Phil Jimenez, Gail Simone (pictured), Bob Schreck, Eric Shanower, Michael Troy, Iceman Blue, and more. The booth is also acting as a de facto LGBT small press pavilion for top LGBT creators, including Brian Andersen, Dave Davenport, J.D. Glass, Jeff Krell, Ed Luce, Steve MacIsaac, Brad Rader, and Sean-Z, plus LGBT publishers Northwest Press and Poseur Ink, LGBT fan site Fanboys of the Universe, and Paige Braddock’s “Jane’s World”.
New LGBT comics debuting at Comic-Con include the anti-bullying comic The Power Within from Northwest Press, Brian Andersen’s Friend of Dorothy #2 and Adam Fair‘s This Gay Existence #3, Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf #3 in regular and special editions, Megan Gedris’s YU+ME: dream books 5 & 6, Tab Kimpton’s Khaos Komix Book 2, Mike Schmidt’s Material Girl, and Jeff Krell’s Jayson Comics #1 – Convention Exclusive.
For those applying for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, which was established by Prism in 2005 to encourage the publication of new LGBT comics, Prism is offering portfolio review from Noon to 2:00pm, Thursday through Sunday. Reviewers this year include J.D. Glass, Jon Macy, Justin Hall, Bob Schreck, Phil Jimenez and Gail Simone. Check the website or the booth for the latest schedule. Before arriving at the Con, applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the submissions guidelines at prismcomics.org/grant.

Four Panel Discussions, plus “Gays in Comics”

Prism is proud to present four official panels at this year’s Comic-Con. Buffy and X-Men fans can rejoice with Prism’s queer look at these two cultural phenomenons, while its publishing and Bent Comix panels explore the worlds of DIY and small press. Prism Comics is also proud to support Andy Mangels’ legendary “Gays In Comics” panel, which will present comics superstars Robert Kirkman, Chip Kidd, Greg Pak, Jon Macy and more. Descriptions of each panel follow:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and LGBT Comics Fandom: Thursday, July 21, 5:00-6:00pm. LGBT fans hailed the revelation in the long-running television hit that one of its main characters, Willow, had fallen in love with another female character, Tara. This groundbreaking depiction of queer love in the TV show has been built upon in the Buffy comic books published by Dark Horse Comics, and Buffy remains one of the most queer-friendly properties in pop culture. Moderator Charles “Zan” Christensen (Prism Comics president) discusses the special relationship between the Buffyverse and LGBT comic book fans with Buffy creators and actors, including Scott Allie, Andrew Chambliss, Jane Espenson, Drew Greenberg, Tom Lenk (pictured), and Sierra Hahn, plus you never know if a special guest will appear! Room 32AB
Rictor and Shatterstar from X-FactorLGBTX: The X-Men’s Queer Characters, Themes, and Fans: Thursday, July 21, 6:00-7:00pm. The X-Men and their universe have always been popular with LGBT comics fans. The idea of mutants is seen as an allegory for the reality of difference and persecution, as well as community and power, experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The X-Men have also included compelling queer characters in their roster, including the first gay superhero, Northstar. How have these themes and characters been handled? What are the plans for the future? Moderator Chance Whitmire (Fanboys of the Universe) tries to make sense of it all with panelists Peter David (X-Factor, pictured), Phil Jimenez (Astonishing X-Men), Chuck Kim (Age of X), Marjorie Liu (Daken: Dark Wolverine), Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men), and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class).  Room 32AB
Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels: Friday, July 22, from 1:00-2:00pm. Queer-themed comics, once solely the domain of the gay press, are breaking into the mainstream. What are the challenges and rewards of producing this work and getting it in front of an audience hungry for the material? How can it be marketed and publicized, both to an LGBT readership and beyond? Should queer cartoonists self-publish or look to established publishers? Moderator Justin Hall (Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny, Prism Comics Talent Chair) leads a spirited conversation with a diverse panel of publishing pros: Brian Andersen (self-publisher, So Super Duper), Charles “Zan” Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press), Jacquelene Cohen (publicist, Fantagraphics), Shannon O’Leary (comics editor and journalist), Bob Schreck (editor-in-chief, Legendary Pictures), and Tony Valenzuela (executive director, Lambda Literary Foundation).  Room 9
Bent Comix logoBent Comix: The Next Wave of Gay Cartooning: Saturday, July 23, 4:00-5:00.  A small band of independent gay cartoonists joined forces in 2008 to create Bent Comix. Initially intended as a distribution cooperative, Bent has morphed into something much more dynamic: a true creative community. Last year they created Bent Con, the world’s first queer comics show. Now they’re expanding the convention, their membership, and their mission. In a world where the queer media are disintegrating and publishing is a risky venture, Bent Comix shines a light. Moderator J. D. Glass (Core, Prism Comics Secretary) grills the panelists about their part in creating the future of gay comics. They include Dave Davenport (Hard to Swallow), Jeff Krell (Jayson), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), Brad Rader (Harry and Dickless Tom), Jody Wheeler (DoorQ.com), and Sean-Z (Myth).  Room 4
Gays in Comics 2011 panelists
Gays in Comics: Year 24!:  Saturday, July 23, 5:30-7:00pm. Comic-Con International’s longest-running panel, now in its 24th year, boasts an incredible lineup of guests from DC, Marvel, Image, Archie, and the world of independents, making this year’s panel a must-attend event.  Founding moderator Andy Mangels, the USA Today best-selling author of Star Trek novels and Iron Man: Beneath The Armor as well as numerous comic books, welcomes a top-level panel of LGBT and straight creators, who will give amazing insights and glimpses of surprises to come. This year’s guests include Robert Kirkman, writer of The Walking Dead and Invincible and head of Image Comics’ Skybound imprint; Chip Kidd, award-winning author, editor and designer of books such as Bat-Manga, Rough Justice, and Jack Cole and Plastic Man; Dan Parent, writer and artist for Archie and Betty & Veronica, and creator of Archie’s new gay character and series, Kevin Keller; Jon Macy, writer and artist of 2010 Lambda Literary Award-winning Teleny and Camille and Prism Comics Queer Press grant recipient for Fearful Hunter; Paul Cornell, writer for TV’s Doctor Who and DC Comics’ upcoming Stormwatch and Demon Knights series; Greg Pak, writer of Incredible Hulks and co-writer of Alpha Flight and Herc; plus, a special video appearance by J.H. Williams III, co-writer and artist of DC’s Batwoman series! Plus, there’s always a surprise or two…  Room 6A

Original art by Dan ParentThe Prism Comics Mixer and Silent Auction

After the “Gays in Comics” panel, stick around for the hour-long gay mixer/social where comics fans and creators can mingle, enter the special drawing for a “Comics Gift Basket”, and bid in the silent auction for must-have items including original art by Alex Ross, Dan Parent (artwork pictured), Phil Jimenez, Carla Speed McNeil, Stephen Sadowski, and much much more, all to benefit Prism Comics and to raise funds for the Queer Press Grant.

The Annual Superhero Party at Rich’s San Diego

Join Prism at the annual Superhero Party scheduled for Friday, July 23, 9:30pm-2:00am at Rich’s Dance Club San Diego, located in San Diego’s Hillcrest district at 1051 University Avenue. There will be a costume contest, drink specials, surprise guests and more!
For the latest details on Prism’s activities, go to prismcomics.org or drop by the Prism booth to pick up The Gay Agenda, Prism’s guide to everything LGBT at the Con. San Diego Comic-Con International is located at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 W. Harbor Drive. For more information, go to comic-con.org/cci.
Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) creators, characters, themes and readers in the comic book field. Along with convention appearances, Prism awards an annual Queer Press Grant, and maintains a website (prismcomics.org) with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.
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