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Small Press Expo 2019 Announces Comics Debuting at the Show

Small Press Expo has announced that over 100 books and comics will debut at the 2019 festival. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables, 22 programming panels, and 14 hands-on workshops to introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

A complete list of debuts, including cover images and publishing information, can be found on the SPX web site.

Check out some of books debuting this year:

Rusty Brown

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown is a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of a couple people in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit. Published by Pantheon.

Rusty Brown

CosmoKnights

For Hannah Templer’s ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

In CosmoKnights, Pan’s life used to be very small. Work in her dad’s body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world… and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down. Published by Top Shelf.

CosmoKnights

The Hard Tomorrow

Told with tenderness and care in an undefined near future, Eleanor Davis’s The Hard Tomorrow blazes unrestrained, as moments of human connection are doused in fear and threats. Her astute projections probe at current anxieties in a cautionary tale that begs the question: What will happen after tomorrow? Published by Drawn & Quarterly.

The Hard Tomorrow

Twice Shy

Joel Orff’sTwice Shy tells the story of two strangers who have shut themselves down emotionally as a way to cope with their lives. Bob is an artist with a creative block who loses himself in an aimless existence; while Casey suffers from deep-seated anxiety and feelings of abandonment. As they tentatively try to build a life together, the harsh realities of the outside world begin to intrude on their happiness, but the experience changes them both in fundamental ways. Published By Alternative Comics.

Twice Shy

Sports Is Hell

For Ben Passmore, some wars are for religion and some are for political belief, but this one is for football. After her city wins the Super Bowl for the first time, Tea is separated from her friend during a riot and joins a small clique fighting its way through armed groups of football fanatics to meet a star receiver that just might end the civil war or become the city’s new oppressive leader. Published by Koyama Press.

Sports Is Hell

The Breakaways

Cathy G. Johnson’sThe Breakaways is a middle-grade graphic novel about a rebellious girls’ soccer team. It is a portrait of friendship in its many forms, and a raw and beautifully honest look into the lives of a diverse and defiantly independent group of kids learning to make room for themselves in the world. Published by First Second.

The Breakaways

So Buttons #10

How does Jonathan Baylis celebrate his 10th-anniversary issue of So Buttons? With friends of course! This all-new issue features cover art by Thomas Boatwright in tribute to Jim Aparo’s cover for Detective Comics #469 (my first Batman comic). It includes new, funny toddler stories by Summer Pierre, heartwarming tributes to my passed dog Mocha by Haley Boros and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake. Plus art & stories by T.J. Hirsch, Princess Pamela, Nicole Miles, Jeremy Nguyen and Paul Westover. Published by Jonathan Baylis.

So Buttons #10

Henni In the Lowlands

Miss-Lasko Gross’Henni In The Lowlands continues the heroines adventures as an anti-authoritarian protagonist in this special edition only available at SPX 2019. Self-published.

Henni In the Lowlands

SDCC 2019: IDW Publishing’s Signings and Panels

IDW Publishing is celebrating its 20th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con with sensational booth appearances by such fan-favorite talents as George Takei, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kim Dwinell, Magdalene Visaggio, B. Dave Walters, Stan Sakai, Walter Simonson, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Eastman, Sam Maggs, Rod Fergusson, the cast of Wynonna Earp, and so many, many more!

The complete list of booth guests, panels, and show exclusives can be found below. Be sure to visit Booth #2729 for IDW’s coolest Comic-Con signings and swag!

Of particular note, IDW is now taking Comic-Con preorders on two They Called Us Enemy items: the Hardcover and Signed & Numbered Hardcover editions, to be picked up at Booth #2729 during show hours. A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei‘s childhood imprisoned at American concentration camps during World War II, this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love – by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker – allows readers to experience the forces that shaped an American icon… and America itself. (And don’t miss the They Called Us Enemy signings and panels – see below for details!)

BOOTH #2729 SIGNING SCHEDULE

Wednesday July 17th Preview Night 
 
6:00 – 7:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)
7:00 – 9:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow 
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

Thursday July 18th 
 
10:15 – 11:00 Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub
11:00 – 12:00 Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish – B. Dave Walters
11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
(*Book debut!)
11:00 – 12:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello
(*Book debut!)
12:00 – 1:00 Clyde – Jim Benton
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files – Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek: Year Five – Brandon Easton, Jim McCann, Jody Houser, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, J.J. Lendl
(*Convention exclusives available!)
1:00 – 2:00 Coin-Op Comics – Maria & Peter Hoey 
2:00 – 3:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Ghost Tree – Bobby Curnow
3:00 – 4:30 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi
4:00 – 5:00 Limbo Lounge – Dave Calver
5:00 – 6:00 From Hell – Eddie Campbell
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers/Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham 
(*Convention exclusives available!)
6:00 – 7:00 Gears of War – Creator Rod FergussonNarrative Director Bonnie Jean Mah

Friday July 19th 
 
10:00 ­– 11:00 Clyde – Jim Benton
10:00 ­– 11:00 Johnny Boo ­– James Kochalka
10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures ­– Delilah Dawson, Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Kevin Burke
(*Convention exclusives available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, J.K. Woodward, Scott Tipton
11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
(*Book debut!)
11:00 – 12:00 Penny Nichols – M.K. Reed, Greg Means
12:00 – 1:30 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
2:00 – 3:00 Star Wars Adventures – Chris Fenoglio, Cavan Scott, Arie Kaplan, John Barber, Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs, Michael Moreci, Mauricet
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi
3:00 – 4:00 Usagi Yojimbo & Ragnarök – Stan Sakai & Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)
3:00 – 4:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Road of Bones – Rich Douek
5:00 – 6:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie ScrofanoKatherine BarrellChantel RileyGreg Lawson, Emily AndrasBeau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Saturday July 20th 
 
10:00 – 11:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie ScrofanoKatherine BarrellChantel RileyGreg Lawson, Michael Eklund, Emily AndrasBeau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
11:00 – 12:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
11:00 – 12:00 God is Disappointed in You, Apocrypha Now! – Mark Russell
11:00 – 12:00 Gumballs – Erin Nations
12:00 – 1:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Star Pig – Delilah Dawson
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Jennifer Hernandez, Caleb Goellner
1:00 – 2:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
 (*Convention exclusives available!)
1:00 – 2:00 Marilyn Manor – Magdalene Visaggio 
1:00 – 2:00 October Faction – Steve Niles 
2:00 – 4:00 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Keith Dallas, Cavan Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Johnny Boo – James Kochalka
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Mairghread Scott, Brendan Cahill
5:00 – 6:00 Care Bears – Agnes Garbowska
(*Convention exclusives available!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Galaxies – Tyler Bleszinski
(*Get a free signed promo poster!) 
6:00 – 7:00 Marvel Action: Captain Marvel – Sam Maggs
(*Get a free signed promo poster!) 
6:00 ­– 7:00 Marvel Action: Spider-Man – Fico Ossio
6:00 – 7:00 Eve Stranger – Philip Bond
6:00 – 7:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello
(*Book debut!)

Sunday July 21st  
 
10:00 – 11:00 Sons of Chaos – Chris Jaymes
(*Book debut!)
10:00 – 11:00 Usagi Yojimbo – Stan Sakai
(*Convention exclusives available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
 (*Convention exclusives available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Night Moves – V.J. & Justin Boyd
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow 
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jen Vaughn, Denton Tipton, Chris Fenoglio, Jeremy Lambert
2:00 – 3:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
3:00 – 4:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley
(*Convention exclusives available!)

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

And for the kids, enjoy surprise visits on Saturday and Sunday by Cheer Bear and Grumpy Bear of Care Bear: Unlock the Magic fame!

PANEL SCHEDULE

IDW Publishing: The Next 20 Years, Thursday, 7/18/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
The past is prologue! IDW’s 20th anniversary celebrations lead here—as we set the course for the next 20 years of comics and more! IDW Editor in Chief John Barber leads a lively panel looking behind-the-scenes at what’s coming next and how we’re getting there, featuring New York Times bestselling author Delilah Dawson, Surfside Girls’ Kim Dwinell, and more favorites—plus top secret guests talking mind-blowing new projects. All this and a no-holds-barred Q&A!

IDW Games: Other People’s (Intellectual) Property, Thursday, 7/18/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 9
Pop culture is virtually built upon the foundation of intellectual properties, and geek fandom loves to delve deep into the lore of the fictional worlds that we love. So how do companies get the chance to create products with other people’s I.P.s, and what does it take to make sure a product is going to please die-hard fans? Join Jerry Bennington and Spencer Reeve (IDW Publishing), and David Preti and Geoff Skinner (CMON Limited), as they discuss creating games and merchandise based on beloved I.P.s like Batman The Animated Series, God of War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bloodborne, and Dragon Ball Z.

Star Trek: Year Five – The Writer’s Room, Thursday, 7/18/19, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Step into the Writer’s Room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Year Five comic series! Join series writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Brandon Easton, and Jim McCann as they discuss their collaboration on the first issues of the series and the wild places the Enterprise will go on its way back home.

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers – A Bold New Universe, Thursday, 7/18/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 29AB
Celebrating 35 years of everyone’s favorite Robots in Disguise, IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to present a bold new universe with the launch of multiple new TRANSFORMERS titles! Join artist Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: GalaxiesOptimus Prime), writer Tyler Bleszinski (Transformers: Galaxies, Vox Media), Hasbro’s Michael Kelly (VP, Global Publishing), Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters), and a few surprise guests as they talk about what’s new in Transformers comics, announce upcoming projects, and talk about how to make the next 35 years of TRANSFORMERS great! This More Than Meets the Eye panel is moderated by IDW Transformers editor David Mariotte

Creating for Change: Tackling Big Issues with Great Books, Friday, 7/19/2019, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
In this exciting era of comics storytelling, marginalized communities, voices, and topics are being brought to the attention of audiences everywhere. Join creators Marc Andreyko (Love is Love), Harmony Becker (Himawari Share, They Called Us Enemy), Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics NYC Collective), and additional guests for a thoughtful discussion on the utility of sequential storytelling for stimulating meaningful debate, and dare we hope… change. Moderated by They Called Us Enemy co-author, Justin Eisinger

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Road to 100, Friday, 7/19/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Join moderator Patrick Ehlers as he talks with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer Tom Waltz and editor Bobby Curnow as they share behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of the longest running TMNT comic ever! The team will also share advance looks at the upcoming issues leading to the monumental milestone #100 issue which comes out this fall in addition to other news from IDW Publishing’s TMNT line!

Spotlight on Joe Hill & Gabe Rodriguez: Locke & Key Spectacular, Friday, 7/19/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Locke & Key co-creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez re-unite to discuss the series’ impact, the all-new con-exclusive Locke & Key comic, the coming Netflix streaming series, and the (strong) likelihood of even more new L&K comics, too! Come join the authors and moderator/Locke & Key editor/IDW CCO Chris Ryall for a celebration of the landmark series in all its forms!

IDW Presents: Spotlight on Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai, Saturday, 7/20/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
Two industry legends for one low price! Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai need no introduction,  but Scott Dunbier will give them one anyway! Come for the latest news on their creator-owned masterworks Ragnarök and Usagi Yojimbo, stay for fascinating tales of comic industry lore, Norse legends and feudal Japan! A must-see panel for any fan of these two talented, and longstanding artists. LATE ADDITION ADDED BONUS: The equally legendary Louise “Weezie” Simonson will be joining the fun! 

IDW & Oni Press: Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons, Saturday, 7/20/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the twenty-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty™vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and we’re giving Comic Con attendees an exclusive sneak peak! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series! Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!

George Takei: They Called Us Enemy, Saturday, 7/20/19, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
In his brand-new graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, the beloved actor, author, and activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. You’ll hear firsthand from George Takei, as well as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this dark chapter of our nation’s history, its impact on Takei’s astonishing life, and its urgent relevance for today’s world.

SYFY and IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp , Saturday, 7/20/19, 5:00p.m. – 5:50p.m., Room: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY’s hit series and the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse, doesn’t mean Wynonna’s done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. Join the cast and creators of the award-winning series based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, as they tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show’s most hell-raising moments. 

IDW: Comics for Kids!, Sunday, 7/21/19, 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m., Room: 23ABC
Ever wonder what it takes to make an all-ages comic? Ever want to try your hand at making your own? Join Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, My Little Pony), Jarod Roselló (Red Panda & Moon Bear), Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), and IDW Publishing for a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite comics are made! It’s sure to be a morning full of fun activities, secret surprises, and much, much more! And bonus: a free comic for every kid in attendance! 

IDW Publishing: Artist’s Editions & More!, Sunday, 7/21/19, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Accept no substitutes! The one and only Artist’s Edition panel is here! The format pioneered by Scott Dunbier has blossomed into its own industry, with gorgeous original art books on shelves worldwide. But for the info on the Real McCoy, this is the place to be! Join Scott and a special guest or two, for inside info, and announcements of upcoming Artist’s Editions, Artisan Editions…and more! 

IDW CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

Only available for pick up at IDW’s SDCC booth #2729 throughout the convention!

COMICS
 
Canto #1
New cover by Drew Zucker
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies (*Limit 1 per person)
 
Care Bears #1, Con variant
Logo-free Cover by Agnes Garbowska
$5 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
GI Joe Real American Hero #264, Con Silent Master Variants
Toy Packaging Cover of Snake-Eyes, 5 different designs
$25 each, Limited to 100 copies each day
Each day, we will release 100 copies of one of the different Silent Master variants featuring the various toy packaging artwork of everyone’s favorite Ninja, Snake Eyes! Come back each day to build the set!
 
Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Con variant
New Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$5 each, Limited to 1000 copies
 
Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Deluxe Con variant
Logo-free Premium Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
Sonic Tangle & Whisper #1, Con variant
New Cover by Evan Stanley
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
Star Pig #1, Con variant
Spot-Color Cover by Francesco Gaston
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies
 
Star Trek Year Five #1, Con variant
Negative Painted Cover by Greg Hildebrandt
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
Star Wars Adventures #23, Con variant
Logo-free Cover by Tony Fleecs
$10, Limited to 500 copies
 
TMNT #93, Con variant
Blue Line Cover by Kevin Eastman
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
***JUST ANNOUNCED***
TMNT #95, Surprise Reveal Con Variant
Cover by Dave Wachter
$100 each, Limited to 200 copies (*Limit 1 per person)
Due to the recent storyline in TMNT: City At War, we have created a unique “Spoiler Reveal” variant of TMNT #95 to commemorate the newest Turtle, Jennika! We’re bringing 200 copies of this book and limiting it to 1 per person. Not listed on the CCI Exclusives page, but find it at our booth #2729!
 
Transformers/Ghostbusters #1, Con variant
New Cover by Dan Schoening
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies
 
Usagi Yojimbo #1, Launch Tour variant
New Cover by Stan Sakai
$10 each, Limited to 150 copies
 
Wraith #7, Con variant
Photo Cover from NOS4A2 TV show
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

BUNDLES
 
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Bundle Pack, 4 diff one-shots
New covers by Dan Schoening
$40 each, Limited to 500 packs
Pick up all 4 of our Ghostbusters 35th anniversary one-shot comic, each with a new “Movie-Poster” themed cover by Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening!
 
GI Joe Silent Master Variant Ultimate Bundle, 10 comics in 1 bundle
Various artists & Toy Packaging art
$200 each, Limited to 50 bundles
Instead of coming each day to pick up the ultra-rare Silent Master Variant comic for that day, get all 5 regular Silent Master Variant comics (featuring various Snake Eyes Toy Packaging art) and get a BONUS 6th cover of Snake Eyes that is ONLY available in this bundle! We include 4 rare GI Joe variants from the past year, to make this the bundle you MUST own at the convention!
 
TMNT 35TH Anniversary Bundle, Box set plus free variants
Covers by Kevin Eastman
$50 each, Limited to 100 bundles
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by getting the 35th Anniversary Box Set of key reprints of Mirage TMNT #1-4 plus the Raphael one-shot! As a bonus, we are including THREE free Kevin Eastman TMNT variants from the last few years at NO additional charge!
 
Usagi Yojimbo & Ragnarok 2-pack, Connecting Virgin Variants
New covers by Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai
$20 per pack, Limited to 500 packs
Here’s your chance to own 2 limited edition variant comic books featuring a spectacular jam image of creators Stan Sakai and Walter Simonson drawing each others’ signature characters, all colored by Laura Martin! These 2 virgin comic books have color artwork on the front, and the inked version on the back! Grab them both and meet the creators during the show! 
 
Wynonna Earp Deluxe Pack
$20, Limited to 150 packs
Pick up a Wynonna Earp Deluxe pack, containing a recent Convention photo variant, a RARE limited giveaway photo variant, and several bonus comics featuring photo covers of your favorite Wynonna Earp cast members!

TRADES/ HARDCOVERS
 
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters TP, Con variant
Sketch Cover by Alex Ross
$20, Limited to 250 copies
Legendary painter Alex Ross provides a con-exclusive sketch cover to this trade paperback! This trade paperback of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, by Eric Powell, is just in time for the newest release of Godzilla: King of Monsters in movie theaters, and the 55th anniversary of Godzilla!
 
Star Trek vs. Transformers TP, Con variant
Animation Cel Cover by Derek Charm
$20 each, Limited to 250 copies
 
Surfside Girls Volume 2, Show debut
Cover by Kim Dwinell
$15, 100 copies at the show
 
They Called Us Enemy Hardcover Edition, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Harmony Becker $30 each, 300 copies at the show
Get the hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called Us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American interment camp during World War II.
Available for Preorder – Click Here!
 
They Called Us Enemy Signed and Numbered Hardcover Edition, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Harmony Becker
$75 each, 300 copies at the show
Get a special signed and numbered hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called Us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American interment camp during World War II. This Signed and Numbered edition comes with a bound-in signature plate signed by the entire creative team, including George Takei!
Available for Preorder – Click Here!
 
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Quintessential Collection HC, Signed/Numbered variant
Cover by Tom Scioli
$40 each, Limited to 200 copies
This special deluxe release hardcover collects the entire Transformers vs. GI Joe storyline written and drawn by visionary creator Tom Scioli, and comes with a bound-in signature plate, which is signed by Scioli and numbered to a scarce run of 200 copies.
 
Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist Edition, Con Foil Stamp variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$125 each, Limited to 100 copies
This special Artist Edition, with a foil stamped cover by creator Walter Simonson, contains a wonderful run of Star Wars comics in the early 1980s that comics legends Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer collaborated on, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back. 

MERCHANDISE
 
Locke & Key Logo & Emblem Enamel Pin Set
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$20, Limited to 100 sets
 
Locke & Key Replica Keys, 5 re-issued designs
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$26 each, Limited to 100 per design
 
Ragnarok & Usagi Yojimbo Jam Lithograph
$20 each, limited to 250 copies
Own the 24” by 18” lithograph featuring a spectacular jam image of creators Stan Sakai and Walter Simonson drawing each others’ signature characters, all colored by Laura Martin! Each lithograph will come with a poster tube, and you can get it double signed at our booth during the convention!
 
Zombicide TMNT pack #1, Con variant plus free Trade Paperback
Designed by CMON Games
$20 each, Limited to 1500
It’s an outbreak of high-flying, Zombie-killing, ninja action as the TMNT invade CMON’s hit board game, Zombicide! This SDCC exclusive pack #1 contains 4 characters from TMNT done in the iconic Zombicide style! Also, you can get pack #2 exclusively at the CMON Games booth #4928.

Preview: Box Book One

Box (Book One)

Patrick Wirbeleit (w) • Uwe Heidschötter (a & c)

Matthew likes to build things. And invent things. So, finding a box sitting in front of his house one day is a real stroke of luck. But he has to pinch himself when it suddenly starts talking. A living toolbox! Even better, Box loves to invent things too, so the two become fast friends. But where did Box come from, and how did he get to be so magical? When his secret comes out and accidentally leaves Matthew’s parents frozen, the two friends will have to race to find the answers and save the day.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-449-8

Box (Book One)

Preview: Penny Nichols

Penny Nichols

MK Reed & Greg Means (w) • Matt Wiegle (a & c)

Somehow, sarcastic Penny’s gotten roped into helping make an amateur slasher film. With a team of flakes and weirdos, she’s probably the only one who can save this stupid movie… but maybe it can save her, too. Now can somebody please stop that dog from licking the fake blood?

This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future—and our family—in the unlikeliest of places.

TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 208 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-448-1

Penny Nichols

Preview: Johnny Boo is King!

Johnny Boo is King! (Johnny Boo Book 9)

James Kochalka (w & a & c)

Johnny Boo is wearing a crown on his head, so that means he’s the King! Squiggle wants to be king too, so he puts a rock on his head. After a brief argument, they decide to share their new flying castle and fly to the moon. Or are they just pretending? After a madcap encounter with the Ice Cream Monster, they finally get too sleepy to stay awake… making this silly story excellent for bedtime.

HC • FC • $9.99 • 40 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-443-6

Johnny Boo is King! (Johnny Boo Book 9)

The Cosmoknights are Here to Take on the Patriarchy

Top Shelf Productions will publish the solo debut graphic novel by acclaimed cartoonist Hannah Templer. Written, drawn, and colored by Templer, Cosmoknights is a thrilling galactic adventure set in a world where mech-suited warriors duel over the daughters of the aristocracy, and a fledgling resistance of lady knights aim to bring down the system from within.

Templer will serialize Cosmoknights beginning in March 2019 (International Women’s Month), leading to its print publication in Fall 2019.

Cosmoknights

Koren Shadmi’s Highwayman is Out this May from Top Shelf

Israeli cartoonist Koren Shadmi turns to science fiction in a sprawling, ambitious journey across time and space.

Forever on the move, Highwayman travels through the vastness of North America searching for the source of his condition. He suffers from a strange, seemingly incurable disease: immortality. Bound to the road and at the mercy of whomever will give him a ride, he encounters people who reflect the rapidly changing world around him. Moving through centuries of change, he watches humanity’s precarious trajectory towards an unknown future.

Highwayman is a 160 page graphic novel for mature readers, out May 2019 from Top Shelf!

Koren Shadmi's Highwayman

The Jekyll Island Chronicles Helps Raise Money to Complete the National WWI Memorial

With its second volume landing in bookstores everywhere this week, The Jekyll Island Chronicles is an award-winning series of alternate-history graphic novels, featuring an unlikely band of World War I veterans who continue to serve their country by battling an anarchist cabal in a post-war era of invention.

On the centennial of the end of that war, the creators and publishers of the series have prepared a very special way for readers to join in honoring the heroes of “The Great War.”

Through the end of 2018, a portion of every purchase of The Jekyll Island Chronicles, whether in print or digital, will go toward helping complete the National WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.

Red Panda and Moon Bear Save the World in March 2019

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mamá and Papá get home. But lately… the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB’s powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It’ll take all their imagination — and some new friends — to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning adventure and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.

Out in March 2019, this all-ages graphic novel features 176 pages for $14.99.

George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy Will Be Released in 2019, Focusing on Immigration, Incarceration, and Family Separation

As nations around the globe confront new versions of old debates about immigration, incarceration, and family separation, actor/author/activist George Takei is preparing a beautiful and powerfully resonant graphic memoir of his own direct experience with American xenophobia.

In summer 2019, Top Shelf Productions will publish Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, created in collaboration with co-writers Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker. George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Readers will experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s tested faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?

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