We’re a little more than three weeks out from the San Diego Comic-Con, and a quick look at their site shows that Friday passes are getting close to being sold out (Saturday passes and four-day passes are long gone). Today they announced the international film festival schedule, so we should see the rest of the programming soon.
As always, keep sending me your updates, and I’ll keep posting the here.
This time we have updates from Neil Kleid, Thom Zahler, Tor, Kevin Church, A. David Lewis, Naked Fat Rave and more, so let’s dive in to some more updates from pros and co.’s on their plans …
Artist Colleen Doran has a packed schedule while in San Diego:
I’ll be appearing on a number of panels and events at San Diego.
I will be holding a Resources for Creators panel at 4:30 on Friday, July 25 in room 30CDE. this will be a nuts and bolts panel for serious aspiring creators who want information on unions, studio insurance,
health insurance, tax and legal aid, etc. I will have a flier with web addresses available for participants, and we will discuss these resources in as much detail as we can manage in one hour.
I’ll be on the Legion of Superheroes panel on Saturday July 26 in room 5 AB to celebrate the Legion Anniversary with other Legion creators.
I have a signing at the Impact Books panel from 3:00 – 3:45 on July 25, and a panel featuring Peter David, Orson Scott Card and others on being a professional creator for Impact Books from 6:00-7:00 PM on July 26.
I’ll be helping to promote Tori Amos: Comic Book Tattoo at the Image booth and at various events through the weekend. There’s a couple of other things I am doing that I can’t announce yet, but you’ll be hearing about them soon anyway.
I will have my own booth in the Image Booth Pavilion, where I will have sample copies of the A Distant Soil comic available for the first 500 attendees who stop by, as well as copies of the fourth A Distant Soul graphic novel, which I will have for the first time at San Diego Comic Con.
I’ll have unpublished art to preview and view at my Image booth from Stealth Tribes, my graphic novel work in progress for DC/Vertigo with Warren Ellis, The Book of Lost Souls #7, the uncompleted work with J Michael Straczynski for Marvel’s Icon line, the next A Distant Soil graphic novel, and some of my original illustrations and other works from The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Sandman, Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo, and other projects.
I’m going – first SDCC for me. I’ll be signing at the SLG booth, promoting the upcoming URSA MINORS collection and handing out free promo postcards. I’ll also be signing at NBM (Brownsville and promoting this Fall’s The Big Kahn) and Image (Comic Book Tattoo) booths and talking up a new high profile project called STARSTRUCK in and around a major industry party and announcing one or two things.
Thom Zahler and Love and Capes will be there at Comic-Con, at booth #2000 (sharing it with Toon Tumblers).
I’ll have all seven issues of the series as well as t-shirts and more information about the IDW trade. I’ll also, for the FIRST time, have Love and Capes collectors pins (like the Disney cloisonné pins you see at the parks), featuring Crusader and Abby, Darkblade, and Amazonia. And, I’ll have a second Powerful Women sketchbook, too.
I’ll be hanging out and talking, doing commissions and all that assorted coolness, too.
Got a leisurely yet useful SDCC planned this year, my first time attending since 2004, I think. Mostly, I’ll be stationed with Archaia Studios Press, selling copies of The Lone and Level Sands as well as having the final two issues of Some New Kind of Slaughter on display before it goes into its collected edition. Additionally, I’ll be taking part in the Comic Arts Conference again, particularly its Friday evening roundtable; I have two scholarly call-for-papers out for which I’m still welcoming potential contributors.
It remains to be seen whether I’ll also be reporting on the whole SDCC for Beliefnet or the podcast SciFi Surplus, but more likely than not I’ll be writing about the whole weekend for someone. Besides all that, it’s all about reconnecting with old friends, meeting new talent (particularly artists, natch), and doing the networking thing. That, and trying not to dehydrate!
I’ll be lurking around the BOOM! Studios booth and taking place in a signing every day for COVER GIRL as well as the various CTHULHU TALES stories I’ve done.
In response to your call out on the Newsarama blog I feel obliged to tell you about my new graphic novel debuting at San Diego this year: “Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath” !
Inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, Kid Beowulf follows the journey of 12-year-old twin brothers, Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes therein! It’s an all-ages action/adventure series similar to Bone, Asterix, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
I’ll be in the Small Press area signing books and greeting fans. I’ll have the new books on hand and I’ll also unveil a limited edition Kid Beowulf sculpt that will also be available for fans. Feel free to visit my site: www.kidbeowulf.com for more info.
In honor of the release of our new graphic novel, Sullengrey:Cemetery Things, Jocelyn Gajeway and I will be at the Ape Entertainment booth signing copies of the book (which comes with a free soundtrack and drawing ZOMBIE CHARACTURES!!! So if you are a die hard fan of “spooky” things that go bump in the night or or always wanted to know what you would look like as a member of the undead, you’ll definitely want to stop by.
Naked Fat Rave — a group that includes Art Adams, J. Scott Campbell and Matt Wagner, among others — will debut a new portfolio at the show:
San Diego, CA — The “Naked Fat Rave” artist contingent will once again convene at the SDCC in their action-packed booth, heavy-hitter booth! But this year, the must-go-to destination is even more so, as the group offers their exclusive limited edition portfolio featuring ten plates–signed by all the creators–for the very first time!!
Published by Eva Ink , the portfolio includes one plate from each renowned artist– Art Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Joyce Chin, Amanda Conner, Michael Golden, Dave Johnson, Phil Noto, Tim Sale, Bruce Timm and Matt Wagner.
The Naked Fat Rave Booth is located at #4601, the price of the portfolio is $65.00. ISBN: 1-978-60643-0545. Get there early to meet all the creators at NFR. Portfolios available while supplies last!
Tor and Spectrum:
Tor.com and Spectrum will be hosting a series of artist demos, Thursday through Sunday.
Spectrum Booth #4503
Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30
Friday, 3:00 – 4:30
Saturday, 3:00 – 4:30
Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30
And finally, Dina is really excited about attending:
No, I’m not a creator, writer, artist, or otherwise associated with the industry in any way. In fact, the closest thing I have is a poorly updated blog about how much I love comics and a friend who edits at DC.
However, I saw your post on Newsarama asking people to tell you they were going, and I just found it hard to believe that you wouldn’t be excited to hear I would be there.