[via Press Release]
OUR PLEDGE TO YOU: ALL COMICS, ALL THE TIME!
Your guide to signings, panels, new books, freebies, sales and more!
JULY 12 2010, SEATTLE, WA — Comic-Con is upon us, and it is time to spill the beans on some major news. Fantagraphics Books is excited to announce that at this year’s show we will have no celebrity tie-ins, no comic adaptations of summer blockbusters, no TV show spinoffs, no videogame companion books, and no major announcements regarding digital distribution.
We do, however, pledge to deliver more cartoonists, more classic comics collections, more original literary graphic novels, more high-quality foreign reprints of international cartooning, more graphic memoirs, more offbeat humor books, more envelope-pushing anthologies, and more and better books-about-comics and comics history than any other publisher on the floor.
Next week, Fantagraphics Books will close up shop in Seattle and relocate for one week to San Diego, CA for the 2010 Comic-Con International (to booth #1718, to be exact). With over 20 authors signing throughout the weekend – including the first-ever U.S. appearance by MOTO HAGIO, founder of Shojo Manga, as well as American comix legends CAROL TYLER, PETER BAGGE, TONY MILLIONAIRE ,THE HERNANDEZ BROTHERS and many others – as well as over a dozen new books debuting at the show, the weekend promises to be an exciting one for fans of comic books and graphic novels. Here is your guide to Fantagraphics Books’ signings, book debuts, panels and much more!
AUTHOR APPEARANCES AND RELATED PANELS:
12:00 – 1:00: Johnny Ryan & Esther Pearl Watson
1:00 – 2:00: Moto Hago & Jeannie Schulz
2:00 – 4:00: Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
4:00 – 5:00: Carol Tyler
5:00 – 6:00: Blake Bell
12:00 – 2:00: Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
2:00 – 4:00: Moto Hagio & Carol Tyler
4:00 – 5:00: Stephen DeStefano & Andrei Molotiu
5:00 – 6:00: Johnny Ryan & Esther Pearl Watson
6:00 – 7:00: Blake Bell, Wendy Everett (daughter of Bill Everett)
10:30AM: Spotlight on Moto Hagio, moderated by Matt Thorn (Rm. 5AB)
12:00PM: Spotlight on Carol Tyler, moderated by Gary Groth
2:00PM: Peanuts 60th Anniversary Panel with Jeannie Schulz
10:00 – 11:00: Mike Vosburg & Mitch Schauer
11:00 – 12:00: Ben Schwartz, Blake Bell and Andrei Molotiu
12:00 – 1:00: Tim Hensley & Carol Tyler
1:00 – 3:00: Peter Bagge, Dame Darcy and Tony Millionaire
3:00 – 5:00: Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
5:00 – 7:00: Moto Hagio & Stephen DeStefano
12:00PM: Spotlight on Peter Bagge, moderated by Jason Miles (Rm. 3)
1:30PM: Comics Criticism panel with Ben Schwartz & co. (Rm. 4)
1:45PM: Cartoon Network panel with Stephen DeStefano & Co.
3:00PM: Comics Reprint Revolution with Gary Groth (Rm.
3:30PM: International Graphic Novels panel with Moto Hagio (Rm. 4)
10:00 – 12:00: Stephen DeStefano & Peter Bagge
12:00 – 1:00: Ted Stearn & Andrei Molotiu
1:00 – 2:00: Moto Hagio & Carol Tyler
2:00 – 4:00: Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
12:30PM: The Funny Stuff: Humor in Graphic Novels with Peter Bagge (Rm.
In addition to this, Fantagraphics will release 17 new books at SDCC, including the complete Peanuts Collection from ’77-’78 (Wolume 14!) and The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1: Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon, which inspired the foreign film by Luc Besson.
In addition to these exciting author events and new releases, there will be several other surprises for visitors, as well. We’ve put together a number of unique sales for the show that you’ll have to come by to check out, and we’ve also raided our warehouse and gathered as many cool items as we could find to stuff into bags for everyone who makes a purchase at the booth, from rare postcard sets by Peter Bagge, long unavailable buttons featuring classic Fanta characters, free comic books, posters, and much more. We’ve put together about 500 of these goodie bags that will be available with every purchase, while supplies last.
We look forward to seeing you all there!