Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nerdcore is so very proud to present one of the coolest ideas to hit the music scene since sliced vinyl:

World-renowned turntablist Kid Koala will be playing two shows in Los Angeles this weekend, but there's a catch:

Sunday, April 26
5 to 10pm

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801

Special 5-hour set of quiet tunes to work to (draw, write, knit - whatever, as long as it's silent)

Bake shop by Corinne.

No dancing allowed.
$5 admission includes a cup of hot chocolate and a pencil.

LOUD Party
Monday, April 27
Doors open at 9pm

Opening acts:
DJ R-Rated
DJ Stereotype

Bordello Bar
901 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA

Get down and shake your thang!

Pillow Fight
$10 admission

Yours Nerdly,
The Nerdcore Crew
Angel gets infusion of new blood

Fan-favorite character Gunn returns and Drusilla makes her first appearance

courtesy of actress Juliet Landau and writer Brian Lynch!

San Diego, CA (April 23, 2009) – Starting in July, Angel’s status quo gets rocked! IDW is pleased to announce that Angel: After the Fall writer Brian Lynch will be back with the Angel series, bringing with him some familiar faces. First up, in Angel #23, the Angel: After the Fall/Spike: After the Fall team of Lynch and artist Franco Urru reunite to explore the fate of Gunn. Then, Angel #24 and #25 feature the long-awaited return of Drusilla to the Angel universe. To make her return even more dramatic, “Drusilla” herself, actress Juliet Landau, is plotting and co-scripting this two-part story.

“We are very excited to have Brian back on Angel, and the stories he’s telling here really set the tone for what’s to come,” said IDW Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Not only do we see Gunn dealing with the repercussions of his actions in After the Fall, but we also finally get to check in on the intriguing and very insane Drusilla. And having Juliet Landau craft Drusilla’s story in such a clever way is an even bigger bonus for fans, since she has a true understanding of the character and what motivates her.”

When fans last saw Gunn, his return from Hell left him comatose with only Illyria to look over him. Angel #23 explores what happens next, plus brings back a renowned character as the villain of the issue in an unexpected twist. Landau and Lynch will co-script Angel #24 and #25, with Urru once again handling art and cover chores. British artist Sam Shearon will also provide a cover for the issue. Making this two-issue event a must-have for fans, a new pictorial of Landau will be included as a back-up feature in the issue.

“I am loving co-writing these issues with Brian. Tapping into Dru again has been incredibly creative and fun! The process has been fluid and I am excited by the work that we are doing!” says Landau.

“There is a lot going on with Angel starting in July,” said Ryall. “And of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that all of this just sets us up for even bigger things to come. But we’ll have more on that later, like maybe at Comic-Con. . .”

Angel #23 will be available in stores in July.

Angel #24 will be available in stores in August.

Angel #25 will be available in stores in September.

Learn more about all of IDW’s top-quality books at

About IDW
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at

About Twentieth Century Fox

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
Ivan Brandon In-Store Appearances Baltimore, MD and Lansdowne, VA - April 22, 2009 - In support of his new book, "Viking", a Golden Age-size painted book from Image Comics, Ivan Brandon will be making several appearances on Saturday, April 25th in the Baltimore/Washington area. Shipping to stores on Wednesday, April 22nd, the $2.99 title is already sold out. From 12pm to 3pm, Ivan will be at Cards, Comics and Collectibles in Reisterstown, MD, featuring a sale on trade paperbacks and hardcover books -- 50% off all day
From 4pm-7pm, Ivan will be signing at the Laughing Ogre Lansdowne Shopping Center location. The store will offer 50% off a second trade paperback of equal or lesser value when you buy any trade paperback. Ivan Brandon is also known for writing other comics titles like NYC Mech and Cross Bronx.

Cards, Comics & Collectibles 100 A Chartley DriveReisterstown, MD 21136 410-526-7410
Laughing Ogre Comics Lansdowne Shopping Center 19340 Promenade Drive
Lansdowne, VA 20176 703-437-9530

It’s been widely regarded that 2009 is the year of the Vampire, with new books by such luminaries as Guillermo del Toro and Justin Cronin releasing epic trilogies, as well as shows like True Blood and films like Twilight keeping the Vampire myth alive. And in October, the first ever ‘Stoker Family approved’ sequel novel is released - Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Bram Stoker’s Great-Grand Nephew Dacre Stoker and Dracula historian Ian Holt.

But in the world of comic sequels to the classic tale, the world of the Vampire has been quiet of late. That is, until now.

From The Pages Of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’: Harker is a new, original graphic novel from AAM/Markosia that continues Bram Stoker’s classic story in comic format, following the lives of the main characters from the novel, six months on from the Count’s grisly death as they continue to try to piece their lives back together again.

But a ghostly visit from the past informs Jonathan Harker that the legacy of Count Dracula isn’t over, for there was one last bride, the Countess Von Gratz, otherwise known as the Countess Dracule, a Vampire never seen in the classic novel – and she intends to travel to London to reap revenge on the people who killed her late husband, as well as take for her own nefarious means the unborn child of Mina and Jonathan Harker.

And so a new chapter begins, as the surviving heroes from Dracula, Mina and Jonathan Harker, John Seward, Arthur Holmwood and Abraham Van Helsing band together to stop the Countess Dracule, her Gypsy servants, her recently arisen, un-dead assistant Renfield and her three ‘Grooms of Dracule’, Vampire lords who follow her every command. During this battle Abraham Van Helsing will face his own nightmares including the death of his son to Vampires, and John Seward will gain new ones in the bottom of a pharmaceutical bottle – but none will be as terrible as Mina’s nightmare – for Count Dracula still lives, an ethereal spirit, bound to her by blood and only seen by her as he waits for her son to be born – a son who’s blood is tainted with his own, a host body for his spirit…

Can Jonathan Harker truly kill the spectre of Dracula forever? And where will he be led in a story that visits a variety of locations from the original novel, including London, Exeter, Whitby, Munich and the Borgo Pass?

Written by Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Spider Man, Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood) and drawn by the art partnership of Peter-Davis Douglas and Neil Antwerpen (Starship Troopers), this is the first ever original graphic novel sequel to gain any sort of endorsement by a member of the Stoker family, as Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, the writers of Dracula: The Undead have agreed to write one of the two introductions to the story, the other to be written by noted Dracula and Sherlock Holmes historian Leslie S. Klinger, author of the critically acclaimed The New Annotated Dracula.

‘We are honoured to have people such as Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt and Leslie Klinger involved in our book, if only in a small way.’ Said Harry Markos, publisher of AAM/Markosia. ‘Tony met with Leslie in January, then Dacre and Ian in New York in February, and since then they’ve been incredibly helpful and supportive of our project. With so many ‘sequels’ out there that have no loyalty to the original book, it’s great that a book that does stay faithful to its source material gets such a windfall.’

From The Pages Of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’: Harker is a full colour 112 page original graphic novel, available from AAM/Markosia and all good booksellers from October 2009.

About AAM Markosia:

Launched in 2005 AAM Markosia has been a leader in the independent publishing field, with titles such as Starship Troopers, Kong: King of Skull Island, The Boy Who Made Silence, Midnight Kiss, Hope Falls, The Lexian Chronicles and many more. 2008 marked their most ambitious campaign to date as the company debuted a range of new titles, with many more exciting and innovative titles to follow in 2009. In addition, AAM Markosia has and will be exhibiting at many conventions around the globe, including New York Comic Con, San Diego Comicon, Angouleme, The Birmingham International Comics Show and the Bristol Comic Expo.

Bluewater Productions’ much-anticipated comic book “Female Force: Michelle Obama” will be available in bookstores on Wednesday, April 29.

The latest installment in the “Female Force” series offers a visual biography of First Lady Michelle Obama as she secures her place in American history. The story is written by Neal Bailey and drawn by Joshua LaBello with a cover by Vinnie Tartamella.

The “Female Force” series showcases influential women in politics.

Bluewater Publisher Darren G. Davis said demand for the Michelle Obama book has been “overwhelming” and the comic is on track to sell out. Diamond Comic Distributors reported the Michelle Obama book is its top-selling independent title for April.

The first two books in the “Female Force” series, featuring Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, are currently on their third printing.

The “Female Force” series has drawn a firestorm of media attention in the past month, including features on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, and in People magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.

Three more “Female Force” titles, featuring Caroline Kennedy, Princess Diana and Condoleezza Rice, are in production and scheduled for release in the coming months. A biographical series of political figures under the banner “Political Power” is already in production. The first book will feature Colin Powell.

“Female Force: Michelle Obama” is available for order through bookstores with a new ISBN: 978-1-4276-3885-4. The suggested retail price is $3.99.

To find a comic book store near you, go to the comic shop locator, “Female Force” books are also available on, where they have been ranked among the site’s top 300 books.
BBC AMERICA’s hit sci-fi series, Primeval, ROARS BACK FOR An all-new u.s. premiere SEASON

-More monsters, more stunning effects, more team members, and more than a few surprises-

From the creators of Walking with Dinosaurs comes a new U.S. premiere season of monster hit Primeval. Fans can look forward to new cast members, horrifying monsters, stunning special effects and a rare location shoot in London’s British Museum as well as a U.S. feature film in the works for 2010. New cast members include Jason Flemying, recently returned from playing Brad Pitt’s father in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Laila Rouass, best known as Amber Gates in Footballers Wive$. The new season also brings an unusual new monster designed entirely by a Primeval fan. Primeval premieres Saturday, May 16, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

At the start of the new season, Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall, French Film, Dorian Gray) is still reeling from Stephen’s death and the extent of his wife Helen’s (Juliet Aubrey, (Still Crazy, The Constant Gardener) betrayal. As he fights to re-focus his embattled team, the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats. If the team thought the Mammoth was a tough nemesis, then the Giganotosaurus is truly epic. Bigger and badder than a T-Rex, the dino-hunters are faced with the one predator they fear the most.

In addition, creatures steeped in ancient folklore begin to appear as it becomes clear that the origins of myths and legends are linked with the mysterious anomalies. From a Pristichampus, a creature which bares a striking resemblance to the ancient Egyptian crocodile demon, Ammut, to a Dracorex being hunted by a deranged Knight who’s convinced it’s a dragon he must slay, it seems everyone wants a bite of the action.

As deadlier creatures from the past and future continue to rampage through the anomalies, the cloak of secrecy behind which the team has been working is in jeopardy. Questions are being asked and the conspiracy spreads its net wide. If something is not done quickly, the team’s future is threatened—not to mention the future of humankind itself.

The cinematic appeal of the series was always apparent to co-creator and executive producer, Adrian Hodges: “It’s always been our ambition on Primeval to deliver an exciting, character driven action-adventure show that feels in every way like a mini-feature film each week. We truly believe this third season matches that ambition as never before.

This is the biggest and most thrilling series we’ve done and Tim and I are convinced that there are many more stories to tell yet. Primeval is still growing and our goal each time is to surprise ourselves by what we can come up with. If we can do that, the audience will be surprised and gripped as well.”

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies and life-changing makeovers. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 64 million homes. For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, art work and news from the channel, log on to


“Excellent science fiction romp. [Primeval] has always struck the fine balance (pulled off so well by the rejuvenated Doctor Who) between human backstory and hideous beasties as the handsome team track and try to contain creatures who have made their way into the present.” The Observer

“A bunch of engaging actors chasing an assortment of monsters, ranging from slathering Gorgonospids to endearing lizards.” The Times

“Pacy, full of action and special effects.” The Sunday Telegraph

“Primeval scores is with its baddies, big jaw-crunchy, tail-swishy beasts.” Metro


Prof. Nick Cutter Douglas Henshall (French Film, Dorian Gray)

Danny Vernon Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Snatch)

Jenny Lewis Lucy Brown (Sharpe’s Challenge, Canterbury Tales)

Abby Maitland Hannah Spearritt (Agent Cody Banks, Blessed, S Club7)

Connor Temple Andrew Lee Potts (Ideal, Strange, Popcorn)

Sir James Lester Ben Miller (The Worst Week of My Life)

Sarah Page Laila Rouass (Footballers Wive$)

Helen Cutter Juliet Aubrey (Still Crazy, The Constant Gardener, Iris)

Captain Becker Ben Mansfield

Co-Creators and

Executive Producers Tim Haines, Adrian Hodges

Series Producer Tim Bradley

Director Cilla Ware

Primeval is an Impossible Pictures production for ITV1.


**Warning** Contains Spoilers

Episode one—Season three premiere

When an exhibition of ancient Egyptian relics comes to London’s British Museum, an anomaly opens in a mysterious monument called the Sun Cage. A creature emerges from it—a Pristichampsus, a kind of monstrous crocodile that can run on two legs. This creature, which comes from a past much more distant than the Egypt of the Pharaohs, somehow became worshipped as a God in that civilization, and is now portrayed in the hieroglyphics on the Sun Cage. The murderous creature wreaks havoc in the museum before escaping into the city. Helped by Sarah Page (Laila Rouass), the smart and surprisingly sexy archaeologist at the museum, Cutter and the team attempt to track it down—but not before Connor begins to believe he’s the victim of the legendary curse attached to the monument. Meantime Cutter is impressed by the museum’s archaeologist and Page is invited to join his team.

New season premieres Saturday, May 16, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode two

Several years back, three teenage boys broke into a supposedly haunted house that came alive when a terrifying creature attacked them. In the aftermath, the only survivor was arrested for murder. Years later, the hapless young man is free, but is still too tormented to confront what really happened. Cutter’s research leads him to predict the next anomaly will open in this same so-called haunted house but soon into the investigation they discover the house is actually home to a terrifying camouflage creature from the future, a beast that can change shape and form to disguise itself until it is practically invisible. The team also find themselves in trouble with the law when suspicious police detective Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng) takes an instant dislike to them and their interest in the house, culminating in Connor’s arrest.

Episode two premieres Saturday, May 23, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode three

In this episode, creatures from both the past and the future threaten the team. Some cute but surprisingly dangerous burrowing creatures called Diictodons almost cause a disaster at a hospital when an anomaly opens from the Permian era. Calamity is averted by Cutter, Connor, Abby and Becker who, in the course of the story, are obliged to get the creatures back to their own time whilst simultaneously delivering a (human) baby. A dogged journalist, determined to catch one of the creatures and expose the ARC and its secrets to the world, doesn’t help the situation. Meanwhile Lester, Jenny and Sarah are confronted with an attack on the ARC, led by Helen and a small army of “Cleaner Replicas”.

Episode three premieres Saturday, May 30, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode four

The largest anomaly the team has yet encountered registers on the detector. As they race to intercept it, a journalist is also on their trail as he’s stolen one of their handheld detectors. He and his media mogul boss are already on their way. Setting up camp in a huge aircraft hangar where the anomaly has appeared, they have cameras ready to record whatever comes through. Unfortunately for the journalists, it is the gigantic Giganotosaurus, affectionately (or not) known as a G-Rex. A truly terrifying predator, bigger even than the Tyrannosaurus Rex, it smashes the journalists aside before rampaging onto a nearby airport. As the G-Rex plays cat and mouse with a 747 aircraft parked on the runway, its terrified crew are trapped inside. The team also receives assistance from Danny Quinn, who turns up unexpectedly and refuses to leave the scene.

Episode four premieres Saturday, June 6, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode five

A transient anomaly opens and, through it, comes a deadly flesh-eating fungus. It’s the team’s most unusual and dangerous threat yet. The incredibly aggressive, fast-growing fungus first invades and kills its human host before reanimating their bodies to seek out new hosts. Once it “eats” its victims it retains a vaguely human shape, making it both sinister and frighteningly dangerous. When all attempts to destroy the creature fail, the team faces the possibility that it will spread across Britain, absorbing everyone it encounters—becoming bigger and more dangerous as it moves across the country.

Episode five premieres Saturday, June 13, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode six

When the military invades the ARC in search of a mysterious artifact, the team escapes to a mysterious old hut in the woods. They think they’re safe, until an anomaly opens nearby and 10-foot killer birds from the Pliocene era attack them. Phorusrhacids may look like armored ostriches, but they are infinitely more dangerous. The team has to use all its ingenuity to keep the rapacious birds at bay—especially since, for once, they have no technology at their disposal. They have to rely on nothing more than their bare hands and whatever they can find in the hut in the woods, which has not been used since the 1930s.

Episode six premieres Saturday, June 20, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode seven

An anomaly opens in the middle of a huge junkyard and a dinosaur from the Cretaceous era comes through. The Dracorex is wounded, which only makes it more aggressive. The team is trying to force it back when, suddenly, a medieval knight on horseback gallops through the anomaly, chasing what he thinks is a dragon. The knight decides the modern world must be hell and his only chance to make it to heaven is by slaying the creature—this is his quest. The team finds itself in the unusual position of dealing with, not only a dinosaur on the loose, but a deranged medieval knight who is convinced he is a latter-day St. George.

Episode seven premieres June 27, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode eight

When an anomaly opens at a racecar test-track, the team must draw on all its skills to capture a lethal Megopteran, a giant carnivorous insect from the future. As they attempt to send it back home and lock the anomaly, they are unaware that there are two creatures on the loose, and one is still at the track when they leave. Meanwhile, at Abby’s apartment, her brother Jack steals her hand-held detector and sets out to uncover the truth about Abby’s job—with the result he comes under attack at the test track from the remaining Megopteran. In trying to escape from the creature Jack enters the anomaly and the team have to go after him in the slim chance they can rescue him. Note: The Megopteran is the fan-generated creature.

Episode eight premieres Saturday, July 11, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode nine

The team tries to tame a herd of Embolotherium when it comes through an anomaly, but these seven-tonne rhinoceros-type beasts from the Eocene era don’t budge easily. To make matters worse, Abby realizes someone is trapped in a tent and for some reason one of the Embolotherium seems intent on trampling it. Abby and Sarah try to rescue the trapped civilian, while Connor tries to lure the lumbering creatures back into the anomaly without causing a stampede or being crushed in the process. Danny finally arrives, late. With him is Eve, a mysterious woman from the future. Things get out of control when the anomaly suddenly snaps shut and the herd starts to stampede.

Episode nine premieres Saturday, July 18, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Episode ten **Spoilers**

Helen Cutter decides the only way to stop the destruction of life on Earth is to stop humans ever evolving. So she goes back in time to the Pliocene period, intent on poisoning the very first humans that evolved in the Rift Valley in Africa. The team is determined to go back to the future and stop her before she can hurt anyone else. Moments before they are about to head through the anomaly, however, their hand-held detectors go off. The team splits—half will battle three vicious Megopterans, which have come through another anomaly, and the rest will head to the future to take on their human nemesis, Helen. One of the team will also come face to face with the earliest humans, Hominids, in an encounter that will change their life forever. The deranged Helen succeeds in killing one Hominid family, but soon receives a very unpleasant surprise.

Episode ten premieres Saturday, July 25, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE)


Season three brings a menagerie of new creatures, some of them friendly and some most definitely not. These creatures bear all the hallmarks of Tim Haines’ renowned expertise in the world of prehistoric creatures (first illustrated in his famous Walking with Dinosaurs) but there are also creatures from the future based purely on speculation—though always with a background in real science.

Award-winning letterer and designer takes on
"the full novel fully illustrated" bold experiment

Issue #1 Features Covers by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz, Scott Keating & Moritat

Issue #1 also Includes Backmatter by Warren Ellis
Issue #2 to Include Backmatter by Matt Fraction
Issue #3 to Include Backmatter by Ed Brubaker

"Philip Dick, to my mind, was the great visionary writer of the 20th Century."
- Warren Ellis

"After I finished reading the screenplay for BLADE RUNNER, I got the novel out and looked through it. The two reinforce each other, so that someone who started with the novel would enjoy the movie and someone who started with the movie would enjoy the novel."
- Philip K. Dick

April 23rd, 2009 - Los Angeles - Earlier this month, BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Electric Shepherd Productions, proudly announced that worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is coming to comics this June. Today BOOM! Studios reveals that Richard Starkings' Comicraft has committed to letter the entire series, tackling BOOM! Studios bold experiment of taking the entire novel and fully illustrating it.

Richard Starkings brings his unique eye and talent to BOOM! Studios new maxi-series DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The Eisner Award-winning designer has won "Best Letterer" six times in a row from The Comic Buyers' Guide and "Best Letterer" nine times in a row from Wizard Magazine and revolutionized comic book lettering digitally with his company Comicraft.

"Anyone who's been paying attention to ELEPHANTMEN knows I have a special place in my heart for BLADE RUNNER and Philip K. Dick," said Richard Starkings. "I read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? when I was a teenager and have been working my way through Dick's novels ever since. It's really nice to be involved with the comic book. 'Nice' is English for 'Awesome,' by the way."

Also known as the creator of ELEPHANTMEN, published by Image Comics, Starkings has authored the definitive guide to digital lettering entitled COMIC BOOK LETTERING: THE COMICRAFT WAY with John Roshell. Starkings and Roshell also sell fonts they create through the company, including fonts based on lettering from top creators such as WATCHMEN's Dave Gibbons, HEROES' Tim Sale, X-MEN's Jim Lee, and TO MUCH COFFEE MAN's Shannon Wheeler.

"Starkings has changed the way we read comics today," BOOM! Studios Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher stated. "And pairing the writing of Philip K. Dick with the lettering of Richard Starkings was a no brainer. It doesn't get any better than this!"

"They say that the letterer is the writer's inker," BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid said. "And when you are dealing with the best writer in science fiction, you have to pair him with the best lettering in the business. Starkings is that guy."

The first issue of BOOM! Studios' DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? will include backmatter by Warren Ellis and ships with three covers in a 50/25/25 split by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz and Scott Keating. A fourth cover by ELEPHANTMEN artist Moritat will be offered as a 1-in-25 incentive.

Additionally, UNCANNY X-MEN's Matt Fraction will be providing backmatter for issue #2 and CAPTAIN AMERICA and CRIMNAL's Ed Brubaker will be providing backmatter for issue #3.

Along with Starkings for the full 24 issue run will be Tony Parker (WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE AND HONOUR) on line art and Blond (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) on colors.

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? ships this June (Diamond Code APR090725) and will present the full text of the novel fully illustrated, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series experiment.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

About Electric Shepherd Productions
Electric Shepherd Productions LLC ( was founded by Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett, daughters of the late Science Fiction author Philip K Dick. "ESP" is the production arm of the Dick Estate, dedicated to the stewardship and adaptation of the Philip K. Dick library across all media.
BOOTH #751

Mark Waid Tops Panel of BOOM! All Stars
Moderated by L.A. Times' Reporter and "Hero Complex" Blogger
Geoff Boucher

April 22nd, 2009 - Los Angeles - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce its participation in this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, taking place on April 25 & 26, 2009 at the UCLA campus. BOOM! Studios will be located in "The Comix Strip" section of the festival, in Booth #751 and will have a full complement of trades as well as current issues of FARSCAPE: STRANGE DETRACTORS, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK and THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS on hand for fans and new readers alike.

In addition to their booth presence, BOOM! Studios will also have a panel on Saturday, April 25th, at 4 PM on the Etc. Stage. Hosted by The L.A. Times' Geoff Boucher, BOOM! Studios luminaries Kim Krizan (BEFORE SUNSET, ZOMBIE TALES 2021), Chip Mosher (LEFT ON MISSION), Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED), Gary Philips (HIGH ROLLERS), and Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, IRREDEEMABLE, POTTER'S FIELD) will be in attendance.

Mark Waid will be signing copies of POTTER'S FIELD at the BOOM! Studios Booth #751 for a limited time after the panel.

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was created in 1996 to promote literacy, celebrate the written word, and bring together those who create books with the people who love to read them. Between 130,000 and 140,000 people attend the event annually.

General event information is available online at or by calling 1-800-LA TIMES, ext. 7BOOK.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary
First time ever for a Rumiko Takahashi manga series- - - Simultaneous East/West online publishing of her newest manga series RIN-NE

REMINDER ! Don't miss the first chapter of Rumiko Takahashi's new manga - RIN-NE - online NOW at

RIN-NE is the first new manga from Takahashi since her epic INUYASHA (published domestically by VIZ Media) ended in 2008 in Japan.

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!

AND....More news!

NEW RELEASES - INUYASHA comes out in a new VIZBIG edition!
VIZ Media will publish Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha in a VIZBIG edition, collecting three volumes in one, in the right-to-left reading orientation, in an oversized format on quality paper with select color pages, for $17.99. The first volume will release in November 2009 and subsequent volumes will release quarterly.

AND....More news!
Regular volumes of INUYASHA will be released monthly in their original right-to-left reading orientation starting with Volume 38 in July 2009. We have been releasing the series quarterly until now.

BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief will sign copies of IRREDEEMABLE #1

OBSERVE AND REPORT's The Yuan Bros. to tag along and look adorable, menacing.

Los Angeles - April 21, 2009 - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that Mark Waid will be joining the Hero Initiative Benefit Party during Free Comic Book Day 2009 at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, California. Joining him will be the BOOM! Studios' "unofficial" spokespersons, the Yuan Brothers, from this year's smash hit OBSERVE AND REPORT.

Waid will be headlining an all-star line up of the Who's Who in comics today, including Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GREEN LANTERN movie), Jim Mahfood (GRRL SCOUTS, CLERKS), David Wohl (co-creator of WITCHBLADE, DARKNESS) Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND KID), and more! Collector's Paradise Free Comic Book Day 2009 happening will be host to a full day of events for fans of every stripe and age:

Signings: Featured guests will be on site from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Books will be available for purchase to sign, including the TRIBUTE TO MIKE WIERINGO HERO INITIATIVE EXCLUSIVE - for FREE with your Ralph's card and registering with HERO or you can also bring your books from home to have our guests sign as well!

Sketches: Jim Mahfood, Joe Benitez and Mike Kunkel can be yours for $10 a sketch, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Auctions: Live eBay auctions of items donated by guests, starting May 2nd at 12:00PM Pacific Time, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Professional Photo Studio: Customers (and their kids) will be able to take photos with their favorite writers and artists , as well as costumed characters! Prints will be available to purchase on the Collector's Paradise website ( and pick up in the store, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Benefit: 10% of all the day's receipts will be going to HERO INITIATIVE.

Collector's Paradise is located at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306. For more information, please call Collector's Paradise at 818-999-9455 or check the website at

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary .

The end isn't near... it's here.


April 21st, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios announces its exciting new mini-series DEAD RUN debuting this June! From EUREKA's Andrew Cosby and HEXED's Michael Alan Nelson, with art by Zuda sensation Francesco Biagini - DEAD RUN is all speed, no limits. "If you like your Post-Apocalypse with fast cars and loud guns.... " said BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Matt Gagnon, "This is the series for you!"

DEAD RUN tells the story of NICK MASTERS, the go to guy for getting what you need in the wasteland once known as the United States of America. Nick's a driver, the best there is. If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick's your man. And he's all business. But when he fails to deliver an important package to a local crime lord, Nick's business suddenly becomes very personal. With DEAD RUN, BOOM! Studios brings the science-fiction action in the vein of MAD MAX to comics.

"Nick's been racing around the apocalypse that is my mind for awhile now," said EUREKA creator Andy Cosby. "This is one of the creations I am most excited about. Making it a reality with Michael Alan Nelson and Francesc Biagini has been a blast."

Collaborating for the first time, EUREKA creator Andrew Cosby and the critically acclaimed author of FALL OF CTHULHU and HEXED, Michael Alan Nelson, DEAD RUN is the science fiction comic of the summer.

DEAD RUN #1 features two covers by Eric Canete and Jason Shawn Alexander, with a Diamond Order Code of APR090724.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Matthew Loux's hit all ages comic series *Salt Water Taffy* goes digital! Fans of Jack and Benny will now have something to occupy their minds while counting the hours until the publication of *Salt Water Taffy v3* – the brothers are taking their adventures to the internet.

“When I was working on *The Truth About Dr. True*, *Salt Water Taffy v3*, Jack and Benny kept wanting to go on side trips, and I realized they would make great comic strip characters,” said Loux. “The* Salt Water Taffy* website creates a place for me to tell more of their adventures in a new format.”

Loux will premier a new comic strip online every other week until the launch of *Salt Water Taffy volume 3: The Truth About Dr. True*. The *Salt Water Taffy* website will also keep fans up-to-date on news, reviews, and events, and give a sneak peek of the new book.

Check out for all things *Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny!*

"With its strong art and nicely paced action, this book will surely appeal to a wide audience" —School Library Journal

“This is an adorable little book, and it actually lives up to the label “all ages,” normally associated with comics that are really just for kids alone.” –Don MacPherson from Eye on Comics
Promotional First Issue to Debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2009
John Hannah Rounds Out Series Cast, Playing the Devious Batiatus

CHICAGO, IL. - April 20, 2009 - Devil's Due Publishing (DDP) and Starz combine forces to launch a comic book mini-series this October based on the network's upcoming series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Award-winning producers/filmmakers Rob Tapert (The Grudge, "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and Evil Dead), and Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead) will serve as executive producers on the program, along with Steven S. DeKnight ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Smallville," "Dollhouse"), who will also be the show's head writer.

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" will be a provocative, violent and sexy television series chronicling the life of the famous Ancient Roman gladiator and his rise to fame. Actor John Hannah (The Mummy films) has signed on to play the devious Batiatus, the owner of the gladiator school and husband of Lucretia (action TV favorite Lucy Lawless), his scheming, insatiable wife. The series stars Andy Whitfield in the title role, a Thracian Soldier in the Roman Auxiliary who was taken prisoner and condemned to die in the gladiator arena.

Devil's Due will be working closely with Starz, the production studio for its sibling premium entertainment channel, to create four self-contained stories that intertwine with the show's continuity.

Contributing to the series will be DeKnight, DDP President Josh Blaylock and noted comic scribe Jimmy Palmiotti, with others to be announced. Evan Sult will edit the comic books with R.H. Stavis overseeing the project.

The first issue will debut as a promotional collectible at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con with a unique variant cover available only at the convention, followed by the release of the issue in stores nationwide in October.

"This is a very exciting project for Devil's Due," Blaylock said. "Not only do we get to tell an incredible story full of intense action, battles, and sexy characters, we also get to work with a project from Tapert and Raimi and the entire awesome team. We couldn't be happier."

"We have an expansive vision for the retelling of the classic Spartacus story, filled with astounding visuals and larger than life characters. A comic book is the natural extension to the world we're constructing," DeKnight said. "Josh Blaylock and the artists at Devil's Due have just the right sensibility to make this the perfect complement to our show."

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is scheduled for a debut on the Starz premium entertainment channel in January 2010.

About Devil's Due Publishing
Proliferators of ComiCulture, Devil's Due Publishing is one of the largest and most established comic book publishers in North America, carrying a diverse line-up of original, creator-owned and licensed properties. Known for launching trends in the industry, from the 1980's retro explosion to unique political satire and collaborations with some of Hollywood's finest, Devil's Due is more than just a publisher - it exists to achieve success through the proliferation of ComiCulture in all areas. DDP's titles include Hack/Slash, Drafted, Sheena, Mercy Sparx, Voltron, and CBS's Jericho. The company currently has over a dozen projects in development with Hollywood studios and producers with a presence in both Chicago and Los Angeles.

About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.7 million and 31.7 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.
Episode 8 of the Internet-only sitcom LIFE FROM THE INSIDE, “*may be addictive,” is complete online, and tens of thousands of fans have viewed it at the LIFE FROM THE INSIDE website, and on YouTube and iTunes.

Among them is director Kyle Newman, whose film Fanboys embraces an enthusiastic creative spirit. He’s become a fan of LIFE FROM THE INSIDE and its creators.

“What they pulled off is very impressive, especially considering the budget,” says Newman of the series, which costs just a few hundred dollars an episode to produce. “I think it is so cool that they have created a series together and are doing it out of passion. They are really making it happen!”

The latest episode of the independent, full-length, Internet-only sitcom has been a top-page podcast feature on iTunes, and has also been heavily featured on the Zune site and Zune Marketplace – no small irony given that “*may be addictive” focuses on the “cult” of popularity around Apple.

“We wanted to do an episode about cults,” says Robb Padgett, a producer, writer, and actor on the show. “I still have an original Mac and ImageWriter, and I thought it’d be fun if the cult we were creating wouldn’t allow their members to use any technology introduced after 1984. It’s a perfect way to showcase the old Mac, and to observe how obsessed with technology we’ve become.”

In LIFE FROM THE INSIDE, Padgett plays Mason, an agoraphobic jingle writer. When his best friend Guy gets sucked into the technology-shunning “Neo Amish” cult, Mason tries to lure Guy away from the cult with an iPhone. But nothing goes according to plan, and both Mason and Guy end up getting sucked into an even larger cult; think black mock turtle necks and New Balance sneakers.

“Robb and I are both huge Apple geeks ... though I’d probably beat him in a trivia contest or something,” says Steven Lekowicz, a producer and actor on the show. “We had great fun coming up with little touches here and there, small things that Apple fans will pick up on right away.”

LIFE FROM THE INSIDE is produced by KATR Pictures and can be found at, on Youtube,, and on iTunes



APRIL 15, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse will offer attendees of this year’s Comic-Con International the chance to grab a special exclusive variant of their upcoming series of Domo “Qee” toys, a translucent variant produced in conjunction with Hong Kong based Toy2R. This special version will only be available at this year’s event, held in San Diego, from July 23-26, 2009.

The special 2” version of the lovable mascot turned iconic viral superstar from Japan’s NHK television network is growing in popularity in the United States. Dark Horse has been an early licensee of Domo, under the auspices of licensing agency Big Tent Entertainment, and has already produced sold-out limited editions of Domo as flocked vinyl figures, stationery, journals and sculpted magnet products.

The Domo Qee program, to be launched nationwide in August, is Dark Horse’s first try at the popular “blind box” or “mystery box” format. Individual figures are packed in small boxes; the only way to know which particular figure is inside a particular box is to purchase and open the box. In the Domo blind box assortment, figures are sold in counter displays of 15, and each display box of 15 figures is further packed into a master carton of four cases.

In addition, the boxes each contain one component of a “Build-A-Domo” clear transparent figure. When the correct six components are accumulated, the buyer can put together the complete bonus Domo. There will not be a “Build-A-Domo” component in the Comic-Con Exclusive figure.

“We presented a Comic-Con exclusive 5.5” Domo vinyl figure last year,” recalls Dark Horse VP of Product Development, David Scroggy, “and were blown away as all of the limited-edition sold out. This year, with an entirely new toy, we expect an even faster depletion of our Comic-Con stock. Since last year’s was a yellow variant, we chose the same color for the Qee toy.”

Starting from a very unusual place as an advertising icon, Domo’s unique look and personality has catapulted the character from 400 television spots in Japan into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations, sparking worldwide recognition. As the poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has been able to transition from popularity within Japan to a worldwide following, spawning countless fan-made images, websites and videos, along with a first-ever licensed product line including plush, toys, fashion and collectibles selling at major trend retailers nationwide. Most recently, Domo has taken America by storm, being featured prominently at major retailers all over the U.S. and even starring in his first worldwide manga.

About Qee

Qee (pronounced "key") is a collection of designer toys created by Hong Kong-based company Toy2R, which was founded by Raymond Choy in 1995. Qees are produced in limited numbers and are highly collectible. Many contemporary artists and designers from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America have designed figures. Domo is the mascot of NHK television in Japan, and is breaking out worldwide as animation, toys, publishing and apparel.

About Big Tent Entertainment LLC

Big Tent Entertainment, LLC ( is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. Big Tent currently serves as the worldwide (ex Asia) marketing and licensing company for viral sensation Domo and the North American agency of record for a number of children’s properties including: Discovery Kids, the leader in real world, educational content for children; The Wiggles, the world’s most popular pre-school entertainers; and Miffy & Friends, one of the largest brands for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with an all-new tween/teen program. Additionally, Big Tent serves as the U.S. licensing agent for the masters of freestyle motocross, the Crusty Demons, and the world’s most popular series about girls and horses, The Saddle Club. The Company is also the worldwide management company for renowned art licensing agency Alaska Momma.

About Dark Horse

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, and comics legend Will Eisner, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Aliens, Conan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and The Incredibles. Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material.Dark Horse Deluxe is an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hey, how's it going?

I recently had the great fortune of interviewing one of Marvel's current superstars, Simone Bianchi, artist of the crititically acclaimed Astonishing X-men, with Warren Ellis. Simone talks about his inspirations, his future plans and gives some valuable advice to aspiring artists. Please check it out if you get the chance:


Brent Sprecher
Staff Writer/Editor
Earth's Mightiest Fansites
IDW Extends Two G.I. JOE Series!

Origins upgraded to ongoing series, starting in August

COBRA capped with special September issue

San Diego, CA (April 20, 2009) – It’s the year of G. I. JOE! Building on the tremendous fan support of G.I. JOE: Origins and G.I. JOE: COBRA, published under license from Hasbro, Inc., IDW is pleased to announce extensions for both mini-series! Offering a look at the people who make up the team, G.I. JOE: Origins will become an ongoing series, starting in August. G.I. JOE: COBRA Special #1 will be released in September, offering insights inspired by revelations in issue #4 of that series, on-sale in June. For more information about IDW’s G.I. JOE comics, visit

"Reaction to all three of our G.I. JOE series has been beyond expectations, with both fans and critics raving about Origins and COBRA in particular," said Andy Schmidt, IDW 's G.I. JOE editor. "After seeing the fan response of both series, we came up with enough great content to extend them both. Even though neither series is over yet, fans are already asking for more. We're grateful for their support on these books, and so we’re happy to give them what they want!"

“We are thrilled with the direction IDW has taken with G.I. JOE. Their success in creating amazing and engaging storylines based on our classic characters is evidenced by the enthusiastic response from fans. The decision to expand both G.I. JOE: Origins and G.I. JOE: Cobra from their original scope shows the dedication and passion both Hasbro and IDW have for delivering fans exciting new experiences,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Senior Global Publishing Manager.

G.I. JOE: Origins #6 and #7 put the spotlight on Scarlett and Mainframe, respectively. Writer Chuck Dixon focuses on these two important characters, adding another layer to the main G.I. JOE ongoing series. Starting with issue #8, Larry Hama returns to G.I. JOE: Origins for three issues of action-packed missions! “There are literally hundreds of great stories to tell in Origins that take place before G.I. JOE and COBRA ever met, and that's exactly what you'll get in the book,” said Schmidt.

Coming in September, G.I. JOE: COBRA Special #1 picks up on several major revelations in issue #4. The final COBRA issue will feature the same creative team as the rest of the series and is sure to be at the top of any G.I. JOE fan’s list. After beating up on G.I. JOE for four issues, writers Christos Gage and Mike Costa are not done yet, and artist Antonio Fuso brings every agonizing emotion to life. Added Schmidt: “The COBRA Special will reveal a lot more about our sinister organization and will have repercussions throughout the G.I. JOE line.”

G.I. JOE: Origins Issue #6 launches in August 2009.

G.I. JOE: COBRA Special #1 launches in September 2009.

About IDW:
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, Calif. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at

About Hasbro:

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The 25-year book tour continuesCROSSING AMERICA WITH DINOSAURS ACROSS AMERICACartoonist Phil Yeh paints murals for literacy in city after city

Phil Yeh, creator of the fun and educational graphic novel DINOSAURS ACROSS AMERICA (NBM Publishing), has announced new dates for his international tour promoting literacy. Yeh’s schedule, part of a continuous 25-year tour, includes Book Expo America, the Frankfurt Book Fair, Comic-Con International: San Diego, and cities in the Midwest.

Yeh, considered the godfather of the graphic novel for his pioneering efforts in the field, has been traveling from city to city and painting pro-literacy murals for more than two decades.

Yeh’s spring and summer schedule includes:

Saturday, April 25
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Mural Event

San Bernardino Public Library

555 West Sixth Street

San Bernardino, CA 92410


Sunday, April 26

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Book signing at Hi De Ho booth

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


405 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024


Thursday, April 30

Graphic Novel Workshop

Ann Arbor Academy

111 East Mosley Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Saturday, May 2

Book signing and mural event

Nicola’s Books

2513 Jackson Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Wednesday, May 6

11:00am-4:00 p.m.

Book signing and mural event

Dayton International Peace Museum

208 W. Monument Avenue

Dayton, OH 45402


Friday-Sunday, May 8-10

Mountain Arts Network spring group show & sale

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

27984 Highway 18

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352


Wednesday, May 13

4:00 p.m.

Book signing and workshop

Marshall Elementary School

3288 North G Street

San Bernardino, CA 92405


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mural event

Hotel Pennsylvania lobby

401 7th Avenue

New York, NY 10001


Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, 2009

Mural event


Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

655 W. 34th Street

New York, NY 10001


Saturday, June 20, 2009

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Book signing and mural event

Bank of Books

748 E. Main Street

Ventura, CA 93001


Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26, 2009

Comic-Con International: San Diego

San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101


See previews and more at our brand-new author/publisher blog at more information and to interact with us, visit and our MySpace page,

For immediate release: Monday 20 April 2009



British publisher Mohawk Media has announced today that its graphic novel, Mr. T, is now available throughout the UK and Ireland in leading high street entertainment store, HMV.

“As a long-time customer, to see my book in HMV is a real honour,” says Mr. T author Christopher Bunting. “So much hard work has paid off. It’s rewarding that such a fantastic looking book is receiving the nationwide exposure it deserves in one of this country’s oldest and most popular stores.”

Bunting continues: “Having spoken to Mr. T, I know how thrilled he is about this graphic novel. But I’m sure it being in HMV will really get him buzzing. He knows the book acts as an interface between him and his fans.”

HMV adds: "Mr. T The Graphic Novel is a really nicely produced, independently published take on the life and times of the larger than life star of The A-Team. It is a fitting tribute, full of affection and humour. HMV is proud to be able to bring this book to the British public.”

The Mr. T graphic novel is available now in HMV stores across the UK at a price of £8.00.

The book contains all-original material, is full-colour and 128 pages. Its ISBN is: 978-0-9560189-0-8. Mr. T is Executive Editor.



The Mr. T jacket cover is available at

HMV is the UK and Ireland's leading specialist retailer of music, DVD, computer games and related products

The first HMV store – on London's Oxford Street – was officially opened in 1921 by celebrated British composer, Sir Edward Elgar. The chain has since become symbolised throughout the world by its iconic 'His Master's Voice' dog and trumpet trademark

Mr. T, voted fourth ‘Greatest American’ in a global BBC poll, remains the face for ‘Snickers’ and will appear in a Sony CGI animated movie in 2010. It has yet to be confirmed what role he will have in the Ridley Scott ‘A-Team’ movie, due 2010

About the creators: Mr. T author Christopher Bunting lives in England and has written extensively for a variety of magazines and comic books. He also wrote “Action Man” (the literal British incarnation of “G.I. Joe”). The sales of this comic were frequently in excess of those achieved by the highest-selling Marvel and DC titles in the USA. Illustrator J.L. Czerniawski has worked in both the fantasy and comic book industries, including providing art for such properties as “Transformers” and, with the movie’s director Joe Carnahan, “Smokin’ Aces”.