Thursday, June 24, 2010




Los Angeles, CA (June 24, 2010) – As a result of the overwhelming fan support and the multitude of “must buy” reviews for the first DAYS MISSING miniseries, Archaia Entertainment and Roddenberry Productions proudly announced the details of the highly anticipated second series in this sci-fi franchise.

Back by popular demand, fan-favorite and Eisner Award-nominated author Phil Hester (Firebreather, The Darkness, Green Arrow) returns to write all five issues in this continuing epic. Soon-to-be-known-by-the-world artist David Marquez (Archaia and Fantasy Prone’s Syndrome: The Graphic Novel) will join Hester on the miniseries. In addition, five amazing artists will lend their talents to create the covers, with the mega-rockstar Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) illustrating the cover for issue one.

“All of us at Archaia were incredibly proud to collaborate with Roddenberry, a true sci-fi dynasty, on their return to comics with the first Days Missing series,” said Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy. “Because the scope of volume two is so much broader, we’ve changed our approach from having a rotating cast of creative teams to having a single team of Phil Hester and Dave Marquez guide the storytelling for the entire book.

Days Missing: Kestus continues the tale of The Steward, a mysterious being who has the ability to literally “fold” days of time. This has allowed him to secretly remove critical days from our shared history that have forever changed the course of mankind…or so he thinks. At the end of the first series, it was hinted that The Steward is not alone. The second series will focus on The Steward’s dealings with this new being, Kestus, as well as more days for him to “fold.”

“We are thrilled by the fan response to Days Missing, and we believe they’ll be equally excited about what we have planned for Series 2,” says Trevor Roth, Head of Development of Roddenberry Productions and the creator of the concept. “Once again, we are collaborating with a fantastic team of talent. Between Phil Hester, who did such a fantastic job in the first series, and David Marquez, whose talent continues to amaze me, we plan to raise the bar even higher this time around. Throw in a great story arc, Archaia’s publishing prowess and cover artists like Alex Ross and you’ve got the makings of something truly awesome for readers to enjoy.”

Issue #1 of Days Missing Vol. 2: Kestus is set to debut in September, with a revealing preview book written by Trevor Roth and drawn by David Marquez available for free at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.

Days Missing: Kestus will be published under Archaia’s new Black Label line of titles, which specializes in co-developing intellectual properties with prestigious partners who are seeking to flesh out and realize their original ideas through the use of Archaia’s resources.

Future updates on the series, including preview images and other behind-the-scenes material, can be found at

About Archaia Entertainment

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. Archaia is: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, Artesia, Awakening, Beautiful Scars, Berona’s War, The Black Knight, Critical Millennium, Cyclops, The Dark Crystal, Dark Fall, Days Missing, The Devil’s Handshake, The Engineer, Everlast, Feeding Ground, Fraggle Rock, God Machine, The Grave Doug Freshley, Gunnerkrigg Court, Hybrid Bastards!, Inanna’s Tears, The Killer, Killing Pickman, Labyrinth, The Lone and Level Sands, Lucid, Miranda Mercury, Moon Lake, Mouse Guard, Mr. Murder Is Dead, Okko, One in a Million, Primordia, Return of the Dapper Men, Robotika, Saga, The Secret History, Some New Kind of Slaughter, Starkweather: Immortal, Syndrome, Titanium Rain, Trial By Fire, Tumor and 10 more new titles in 2010.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit or the Archaia Facebook page at Follow Archaia on Twitter at

About Roddenberry Productions

Roddenberry Productions is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment and quality merchandise. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, the Star Trek brand. Roddenberry Productions continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful visions of humanity. Its merchandising business is based on quality and authenticity providing memorabilia for fans in today’s new multimedia generation. Roddenberry Productions has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it acknowledges the intelligence of audiences by challenging them to think, question and explore the world, and those potentially beyond.

For more information on Roddenberry Productions please visit Roddenberry Productions can also be found on Facebook ( and Twitter (
Hey everyone,
Just to let you know, my design "Origin" is now up for sale on teefury for the next 24 hours. Check it out, and pick one up while you can here:

And, Madewithawesome, now has a print of "Historical Super Heroes" for sale on their website here:

So, if you like, pick a few copies up. If not, I'll have more stuff coming in the near future, so keep a look out! Thanks again.

Joshua Kemble Illustrations
Tabloia Mailer #0000084371

Good morning, Tabloia fans!

ITEM! Our own artistic hack, Chris Wisnia, will be appearing at Sacramento's "Indie Euphoria" Indy Comix, DIY, Vinyl Toy, Music & Urban Art Show! Chris will have a booth for his comics, and bring about twenty or so pages of sneak-peeks of the upcoming SLG-published second volume of Doris Danger! AND . . . from 5pm-6pm, Chris's noisy, spastic rock band, Weird Harold, will be making a rare, EARLY, all-ages performance!

DETAILS: Sunday June 27, 2010 at the Scottish Rite Center (6151 H St., Sacramento CA). Hours: 10-6, Entry: $5 (includes band performances). Go to

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Fans, since the comic's cancellation in 2006, all you Tabloia fans (Ed, Nick, and Jordy) have wept and had a hole in your hearts . . . UNTIL NOW! "Tabloia Weekly Magazine" has returned at last, now as a daily-posted web-comic! Check it out, for now, at our previous Tabloia blog site:

WHAT IS TABLOIA? It's the daily (weekdaily) post of all your favorite comics, heart-wrenching diary entries, monster drawings, photos, commentaries, and maybe two things more! Since March, we've been secretly posting the classics "Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures" and "The Lump!" We've also posted our first "Best friends of the comics industry" photos and "Diary of a Struggling Comics Artist" entries in two years!

We didn't want anyone to miss out, so we're announcing the site now, even though we're still working the bugs out! We will announce an official release soon! (Which will kick off with . . . who knows? Keep checking in . . . DAILY (weekdaily) for the return of the "Spider Twins contest" and even never-before-published Spider Twins comic adventures! never-before-published Dr. DeBunko Adventures! Pin-ups or rare stories and art that our own artistic hack Chris Wisnia has contributed to other books! "Shocking True Stories of the Bible!" Never-before-seen projects, like "Limbo Café!" and "Brush with Anger: starring Agent Ian Anger!"

That's all at (or coming there soon), with something new posted DAILY (weekdaily)!

NOTE: We know, fans, WE KNOW! A few years ago you had trusted us, when we had been posting mere WEEKLY things here and there, and where did we go? What happened to those things? Why were they left unfinished? How could we abandon you like that? Can you trust us, if you come back, with an even more demanding DAILY (weekdaily) format? Or will we just abandon you again? Maybe so, fans . . . MAYBE SO! ... DAILY (weekdaily)!
Creators of GIRLS and THE SWORD to sign at the American Library Association’s annual conference

Berkeley, CA - 24 June 2010 - Image Comics is thrilled to announce that Jonathan and Joshua Luna, creators of THE SWORD, will appear at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Image Comics is exhibiting with Diamond Book Distributors, booth #2453. The Luna Brothers will be at the booth for an exclusive signing from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Complimentary copies of THE SWORD, VOL. 1: FIRE trade paperback will be available during the signing. Image will also distribute copies of various Image Firsts titles throughout the convention.

The Luna Brothers are the creators of ULTRA, GIRLS, and THE SWORD (all Image Comics). Their works also include SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN (Marvel Comics), written by Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed. The Luna Brothers were born in California and spent most of their childhood overseas. They returned to the United States in their late teens. Writing and drawing comics since they were children, they both graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with BFAs in Sequential Art.

Don't miss The Luna Brothers during their one-day-only appearance at ALA on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
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San Diego - June 23, 2010 - Dream Street Live and ComicsOnline present The
Second Annual Comic-Concert: A Night of Geek Rock, Sunday July 25th at
7:30pm. This special event features performances by San Diego's own geek
comedy band Random Gibberish, LA based Mega-Man rock band The Megas, and
Seattle's geek rock specialists Kirby Krackle.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive in costume from Comic-Con. Prizes for
best costume will be awarded by Kevin Gaussoin, Editor-In-Chief of

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission ($8 for in-costume attendees).
Venue is 21+ only. Tickets are on sale at the door only.
More about the bands:

Random Gibberish has been channeling their love of pop culture and general
insanity into music since 2003. In 2009, they won ABC's "Official LOST Theme
Competition" at Comic-Con. They rock out and make people laugh with songs
inspired by comic books, video games, movies and TV. They recently released
their second album, Songs in the Key of Win.
KIRBY KRACKLE is a nerd rock band from Seattle, WA. Their self-titled debut
album (named one of the Best Albums of 2009 by Tucson Weekly) has been
featured on television, radio, magazines and on dozens of websites. Their
sophomore album is titled E FOR EVERYONE.

Since the year 200X (4), The Megas have strived to bring a message from Dr.
Light to the people. They have chosen to transmit that message, the tale of
a small blue robot named Megaman, directly into the eardrums of the general
populace through the power of rock. Their newest album, Get Acoustic, is
now available.

Dream Street Live is located on 2228 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107 and is a
'300' person capacity 'Live' Night Club Venue experience where you'll find
the best in Local San Diego bands and National Touring Acts. For more
information about The Second Annual Comic-Concert check out or

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


- Exclusive screenings, panels, signings and Doctor Who exclusive merchandise -

New York, NY – June 23, 2010 – BBC returns to Comic-Con with a full line-up of panels, screenings, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

BBC AMERICA’s hit sci-fi show Being Human, which follows three twenty-somethings living double lives as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, returns for an all-new U.S. premiere season the same weekend as Comic-Con. The Los Angeles Times declared, “Buffy fans - come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import.” Creator/writer Toby Whithouse will join cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan on stage for a fan Q&A and signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Being Human premieres on BBC AMERICA Saturday, July 24, directly following the Doctor Who season finale. Being Human: Season 1 DVD (DVD/Blu-ray) hits stores on July 20.

Matt Groening calls it “one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen.” The BAFTA-nominated Look Around You is a spoof comedy based on the unforgettable educational programs of the ‘70s. Created by and starring Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), presenters Jack Morgan (Popper) and Peter Packard (Serafinowicz) bring the nonsensical wonders of science and a series of gloriously deadpan experiments to life as the show comes to BBC DVD. Peter and Robert will take fan Q&As at their panel as well as signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Look Around You: Season 1 DVD goes on sale July 20.

Doctor Who, which delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA, wraps on air the weekend of Comic-Con. While the team is currently filming and unable to attend Comic-Con, that doesn’t mean the Doctor’s presence won’t be felt in San Diego. BBC AMERICA will host an exclusive U.S. premiere fan screening of this season’s two-part finale, along with the all-new season opener of Being Human.

This year marks the first time contemporary Doctor Who exclusives have been available for sale at Comic-Con. Fans can purchase the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) figurine in burgundy shirt and suspenders and an Orange Dalek Scientist figurine as well as two show exclusive t-shirts designed especially for the event. Being Human t-shirts will also be available at the BBC AMERICA booth.


Thursday, July 22

2:30-3:30pm: Look Around You signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)

5:00–6:00pm Look Around You panel: As their BAFTA-nominated show comes to BBC DVD, creators-stars Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), are on stage to take questions from the fans. Room 6A

8:00–11:00pm BBC AMERICA U.S. Premiere Screenings of Doctor Who and Being Human: Catch the all-new season opener of Being Human, written by Toby Whithouse and starring Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan and the two-part finale of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Room 6DE

Friday, July 23

2:00–3:00pm Being Human signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)

6:00–7:00pm Being Human panel: Creator/writer Toby Whithouse with cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan are on stage for a fan Q&A and exclusive inside peek to the new U.S. premiere season launching the same weekend as Comic-Con. Don’t miss the chance to get the inside secrets on the double-lives of a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, joined this season by George’s friend Nina who has a mysterious secret of her own. Room 6A

About BBC Worldwide, America:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Rhode Island. The business brings together the seven core BBC Worldwide divisions: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Global Brands, Digital Media, Home Entertainment & Magazines. The highly acclaimed cable channel BBC America, now available in 67 million homes, and the smash hit Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions are among the key brands in the region.
Del Rey To Publish TWO NEW Graphic Novels
Starring Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas”

NEW YORK, NY – June 23, 2010 – Del Rey Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that it has acquired two new graphic novels starring Odd Thomas, perhaps the most memorable and beloved character Dean Koontz has ever created. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, California has appeared in four New York Times bestselling novels: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours. Odd, who has the ability to communicate with the dead, has inspired more readers’ letters than any other of his characters, according to Koontz.

Del Rey’s previous graphic novel starring Odd—In Odd We Trust—is in its 6th printing and continues to sell strongly. A second, Odd Is On Our Side, written by Fred Van Lente and Dean Koontz, goes on sale October 5, 2010. Both were illustrated by artist Queenie Chan.

Like In Odd We Trust and Odd Is On Our Side, the new graphic novels will be original stories set in the time period before the events of Odd Thomas and based on extensive outlines written by Dean Koontz. The first, Odd Is My Co-Pilot, will be scripted by well-known comics writer James Kuhoric and illustrated by Queenie Chan. The second new graphic novel will be scripted by Landry Q. Walker and illustrated by Ikari Studio. Publication is planned for 2011-2012. The projects were acquired by Betsy Mitchell, Del Rey editor in chief.

Dean Koontz is the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Gerda, in Southern California.

Award-winning author James Kuhoric has worked on dozens of comics and graphic novels, including Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Army of Darkness, and Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, as well as his original creations Legendary Talespinners and Dead Irons.

Landry Q. Walker is best known for translating film and television projects to the comic book medium. His recent work includes creating both the popular "little monster" series “The Super-Scary Monster Show” and the critical smash all-ages series Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade.

Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong and now lives in Australia. She is the creator of a mystery-horror series called The Dreaming for Los Angeles-based manga publisher Tokyopop.

Ikari Studio is a group of illustrators from Barcelona. Among their titles are The Monster Book of Manga series, the art for three manga series contained in the Spanish edition of the Japanese magazine Bs'Log, and the art for the two videogames for the Nintendo DS: "Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ" and "Animal Boxing."

Del Rey ( was founded in 1977 as a division of Ballantine Books under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, alternate history and manga. Ballantine Books is an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, which is a publishing group of Random House, Inc, the U.S. publishing company of Random House, the trade book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s leading international media companies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

American Terrorist Ignites Final Countdown
Eight dollars, eight comic books, five days left!

(June 22, 2010- New York City, NY ) With five days in their kickstarter campaign left, Wendy and Tyler Chin-Tanner, creators of American Terrorist, pushed through a final digital issue of the title to help accomplish their goal to get the book to press. For a promise bid of $8, you get access to a behind the scenes blog as well as all four digital issues of the books now and four more later! Wave Blue World plans to release the next four issues digitally monthly if the campaign is a success! A kickstarter "promise" charge is only process if the project meets it's goal. There are numerous other options on how to support the book, but only for the next 5 days. You can see more options at Support promises have doub led in the last month, but more are needed!

“The success of our kickstarter project is a litmus test not a decisive action,” explained Tyler Chin-Tanner, CEO of A Wave Blue World. “We are trying to decide where our company should go and we hope to have a better gage of the future of comics. Is print still a viable option for new companies? The success or failure of the kickstarter campaign will simply influence our decision and not make it for us."A Wave Blue World’s first book Adrenaline is still available in a print format. Contact to order! Both titles are available in digital formats at the iPhone App store,, and at

For More Information, go to Artwork for this press release can be found at http://www.sphinxgr

About A Wave Blue World: A Wave Blue World is a comic book and graphic novel publishing company formed by creators Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner for the purpose of creating great comics rooted in the traditions of strong storytelling while expanding the scope of the medium, both in content and form.
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BOOM! Town announces the MR. NATURAL POSTCARD BOOK in stores in August

June 22, 2010 - Los Angeles - BOOM! Town, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, announced today that R. Crumb’s MR. NATURAL POSTCARD BOOK arrives in stores August.

Robert Crumb’s fly-by-night white-bearded guru, Mr. Natural, is an icon of the 70s hippie era and probably Crumb’s most famous character. This book features twenty-four all-different images of the Natch with his most famous follower Flakey Foot, plus Devil Girl and others, dispensing advice on all manner of subjects. All on heavy card stock, perforated for easy removal, whether for mailing or putting on a bulletin board or fridge door.

MR. NATURAL POSTCARD BOOK is presented to you by BOOM! Town through an arrangement with Denis Kitchen Publishing.

“With his GENESUS book topping best-seller lists and his original art touring the nation’s museums, interest in Robert Crumb has never been higher,” points out Denis Kitchen, a long-time publisher of Crumb’s work. “This book was an especially fun project to assemble and will appeal to underground comix fans and hip fans of all ages, not to mention postcard collectors, like me!”

MR. NATURAL POSTCARD BOOK contains 24 different full-color cards, hand selected and newly colored by R. Crumb himself. $11.95. Ships in August and has a Diamond Code of JUN100859.

About BOOM! Town
Announced in 2010, BOOM! Town is an imprint of BOOM! Studios specializing in publishing high quality, lit-oriented comix. This year, BOOM! Town will be releasing merchandise by TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN's Shannon Wheeler and, in association with Denis Kitchen, R. Crumb. BOOM! Town will also see the release of books such as Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER and Pete Von Sholly's REPUGLICANS among many others.
BOOTH #235
JUNE 25th - 28th!


28 DAYS LATER's Michael Alan Nelson
FARSCAPE's Keith R.A. DeCandido

June 21, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios invades Washington DC June 25 – 28 for the 2010 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition! Stop by booth #235 to meet with Michael Alan Nelson the writer behind the acclaimed 28 DAYS LATER comic series and Keith R.A. DeCandido, writer of BOOM!'s Sci-Fi smash hit FARSCAPE comic series. Both will be signing daily through the duration of the ALA event.

The 2010 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

The 2010 BOOM! Studios' LIGHT THE FUSE convention tour continues at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Here are the full tour dates:



Keep an eye out for us, we might be coming to a town near you!

July 21-25 - Comic-Con International - San Diego, California
August 27-29 - Fan Expo Canada - Toronto,Canada
August 28-29 - Baltimore Comic-Con - Baltimore, MD
October 6-10 - Frankfurt Book Fair - Frankfurt, Germany
October 8-10 - New York Comic Con - New York, New York
October 29-31 - Long Beach Comic Con - L.A., California

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, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.