Wednesday, April 07, 2010



Covers by THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN artist Joe Jusko and SLAINE artist Karl Richardson!

His name is Cormac FitzGeoffrey, and he has no master.

April 5th, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - This June BOOM! Studios brings you ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER, an epic story by CONAN creator Robert E. Howard, published in comic book form for the first time ever and featuring one of Howard's seminal characters - Cormac FitzGeoffrey!

Bestselling 28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson will be helming ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER along with hot newcomer artist Damian Couceiro, best known for his break-out work on BOOM!'s NOLA mini-series. The first issue of HAWKS OF OUTREMER features covers by fan-favorite THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN artist Joe Jusko and SLAINE artist Karl Richardson!

"Robert E. Howard is a master storyteller and his work just naturally makes great comics," said BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Matt Gagnon. "We here at BOOM! Studios cannot wait to bring this early Howard creation to comics for the first time ever. Cormac FitzGeoffrey is not a man to be trifled with!"

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S HAWKS OF OUTREMER features Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a wandering warrior born and bred on the battlefield, who is a renowned fighter, a ruthless adversary, and a man that is no stranger to the ways of bloodshed and violence. Cormac counts his friends on only one hand, so when he learns that his most recent liege has been murdered, nothing will stop his quest for revenge. By oath, a path of vengeance will be marked by the blood of his enemies.

"This is sword swinging, beserker action only the way Robert E. Howard and BOOM! Studios can deliver," said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. "The action is so non-stop, comic fans really to need to make sure you read ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER close to a hosipital because once you open the pages, you might just get cut!"

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S HAWKS OF OUTREMER is adapted by 28 DAYS LATER scribe Michael Alan Nelson. Interior art is by NOLA artist Damian Couceiro, with the first issue featuring covers by fan-favorite THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN artist Joe Jusko and SLAINE artist Karl Richardson with an incentive cover by Jusko. ROBERT E. HOWARD'S HAWKS OF OUTREMER is a four issue mini-series, debuting in June and carries a Diamond Code of APR100830.

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 Disney/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.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Stan Lee Is Legendary at Phoenix Comicon

Comic Artist Stan Lee to Attend Phoenix Comicon

March 31st 2010: Stan Lee, the co-creator of many of America’s favorite comic book heroes, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, and the Hulk, will be attending this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 27-30th.

“This is why we are the signature pop-culture event of the southwest,” said Matt Solberg, Phoenix Comicon Convention Director, “Our attendees get to meet the best of the best.”

Lee’s amazing career began with Marvel Comics before the publishing company was even called “Marvel.” From a very young age, Lee showed a knack for the comics industry, becoming an editor at 18-years-old in 1941. It wasn’t until the late 1950’s, however that Lee’s true genius showed through. At that time DC Comics, Marvel’s main competition, was seeing significant success with superheroes. Marvel needed a similar success. Lee was assigned the task. He took a chance and invented heroes that had human problems, from vanity to a bad temper. His first such group of heroes, the Fantastic Four, were amazingly popular and led on to the creation of the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, and eventually Marvel’s most successful super hero, Spider-Man.

“Stan is something of a superhero himself,” said Anabel Martinez, Phoenix Comicon Marketing Director, “Where he goes, success follows. Understandably, we’re happy to have him!”

Since then, Lee has become at various times the face of Marvel and its leader. He has appeared in cameo parts in the motion pictures based on his characters, and in celebration of 65 years with the Company, Marvel immortalized Lee in a series of one-shot comics in 2006 where he met many of the superheroes he helped create.

“Pardon me while I just freak out a little,” said Ed Harris, Comics Programming Director for the Phoenix Comicon, “I’m just so excited to meet Stan!”

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to
Comics’ Killer App! The ComicStore Digital Comics Platform Launches on iPad

LOS ANGELES, California---April 6, 2010---ComicStore is a new digital comics platform designed specifically for the new Apple iPad.

ComicStore was designed and developed by INNFUSION: a creative idea company that produces a variety of media across multiple platforms. INNFUSION has partnered with 12-GAUGE COMICS to bring their library of exceptional content to the platform.

Launch titles include an original Boondock Saints comic book short story: THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: “THE LOST GIG”, and the critically acclaimed 12-GAUGE COMICS’ hit, LUKE MCBAIN (featuring the likeness of multi-platinum recording artist TRACE ADKINS).

Additional 12-Gauge titles will be launching rapidly. Next up is a brand new digital edition of the publishers’ flagship title, THE RIDE, with more 12-Gauge favorites to be announced soon.

INNFUSION plans to extend the platform to additional publishers throughout the comics industry in the near future.

ComicStore will expand to the iPhone and iPod Touch in the coming months, as well as debut a series of advanced features that will deliver the finest and most elegant digital comics experience available. New title and feature announcements will be frequent at

Titles Available Now


On the heels of the recent theatrical release of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY, comes THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: “THE LOST GIG”. Acting as a primer to the highly anticipated comic series, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: “IN NOMINE PATRIS”, “The Lost Gig” is destined to thrill both Boondock Saints and comic book fans alike.

Written by BOONDOCK SAINTS creator/writer/director TROY DUFFY and comic scribe J.B. LOVE, (with art and cover by TOBY CYPRESS) “The Lost Gig” is a brand new “in canon” story that ties directly into the first Boondock Saints film. “The Lost Gig” features fan favorite character ROCCO along with the BROTHERS McMANUS as they take on a group of drug dealers, right before their famous encounter with Vincenzo.

Fleshing out this special one shot is an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Troy Duffy, behind the scenes art from Toby Cypress, as well as a sneak-peek of May’s THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: “IN NOMINE PATRIS”.

Download the iPad edition of “The Lost Gig” for $1.99 from the iTunes App Store Here:


Country superstar TRACE ADKINS is LUKE MC BAIN, a man who makes the hard decisions. He doesn't say much, but he'll kick your ass if you get out of line. He's returned to his Northern Louisiana hometown to settle a score, but the town has changed, and the people he grew up with need his help. God help anyone who gets in his way.

Trace Adkins has sold over 10 million albums. He competed on "Celebrity Apprentice." You've heard his voice on "King of the Hill." But you've never seen Trace Adkins as LUKE MC BAIN -- an American hero for our times, in a story of right and wrong in the tradition of "BILLY JACK" and "WALKING TALL".

Written by David Tischman ("RED HERRING", "TRUE BLOOD") with artwork by Kody Chamberlain ("30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOODSUCKER TALES", "SHANG-CHI") and covers by Brian Stelfreeze ("BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT").

Download the iPad editions of Luke McBain #1-4 for $2.99 each from the iTunes App Store Here:



INNFUSION is a creative ideas company. Founded by Eben Matthews in 1997, the company creates, develops and produces a wide variety of content across multiple platforms and delivery systems. The companies current focus is largely in the entertainment industry with the just launched ComicStore digital comics platform, the production of The Boondock Saints comic series, pioneering the Motion Comics arena (as half owner of production company, M2) and developing and producing multiple original entertainment properties designed for exploitation across multiple mediums. Additionally INNFUSION’s creative services division, INNFUSION Studios designs and creates branding, advertising and interactive media for companies such as Nike, Met Life, Konami, Disney, THQ, Target and many others. For more information please visit or email


12-Gauge Comics was founded by Keven Gardner in 2004 and currently publishes some of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today, including the recent hit LUKE MCBAIN, featuring country music mega-star TRACE ADKINS as the lead character. 12-Gauge members Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, and Doug Wagner are creating new and innovative multi-media concepts for the company, including Pearson’s run-away hit BODY BAGS and THE RIDE, which debuted as the top-selling black and white comic of the year in 2004. 12-Gauge helped develop THE O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce), an original comic book concept co-created and starring actress ROSARIO DAWSON. 12-Gauge has found a niche in the music industry; packaging comics for the rock band Coheed & Cambria, with other music-related projects currently in development. For more information, please visit or email

New York (April 5, 2010) - The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA is proud to announce two new offerings from its Education Department. Organized by Senior Vice-President of Education, DANNY FINGEROTH, the department's next amazing classes will be:




Course details:

4 sessions, MONDAYS April 19 & 26, May 3 & 10
6:30-9:00 pm
$275 tuition | $250 for MoCCA members

Understanding the way the body looks and works helps illustrators and cartoonists draw their characters so that the artwork conveys personality. This course will teach students how to create real or imaginary characters-in any style-that are consistent and believable.

Through PowerPoint presentations, in-class exercises, and at-home assignments, students will learn to see and draw the structures and tissues that give the body shape and character. Willberg will-literally!-draw on live models to trace muscle groups and bony landmarks. Sikoryak will demonstrate the application of anatomical understanding to any cartooning style. Students will practice drawing from live models in class and learn to apply the lessons to their own characters.

Note: Students will need to bring drawing materials-see MoCCA website for details. This is a life-drawing class; nude models will be employed.

R. SIKORYAK is the author of Masterpiece Comics (D&Q). He's drawn for RAW, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nickelodeon Mag, The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, among other media giants. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons School of Design. He has presented his cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada.

KRIOTA WILLBERG teaches anatomy for cartoonists and illustrators at The Center For Cartoon Studies, pathology and massage therapy at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and anatomy in the dance department of Marymount Manhattan College. Willberg is an interdisciplinary artist, a filmmaker, and a lecturer and blogger about film and medicine.

4 sessions, TUESDAYS April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11
6:30-9:00 pm
$245 tuition | $225 for MoCCA members

DANNY FINGEROTH will lead a hands-on workshop in writing comics and graphic novels. This is a four-week class whose aim is to teach students, in a supportive atmosphere, how to structure and write comics and graphic novel stories of professional caliber. Combining lectures, assignments in class and at home, and roundtable critiquing, the class will cover writing for all kinds of comics, including autobiographical, historical, “indy” and superheroes.

DANNY FINGEROTH was the longtime group editor of Marvel's Spider-Man line and the writer of comics including Darkhawk and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. He has taught comics writing at NYU, The New School, and Media Bistro. Danny created and edited Write Now magazine, the only how-to publication dedicated to comics writing and writers. He is the author of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and co-author (with artist Mike Manley) of How to Create Comics from Script to Print. He's also written the books Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent. Danny serves on MoCCA's board of advisors and on the board of directors of the Institute for Comics Studies.

And there are still a few spaces available in the third and final session of:
Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm:
$40 | $35 for MoCCA members

All classes held at MoCCA
594 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10012

For more information on all these courses, and to register, call 212-254-3511 or go to

And don't forget:
April 10 and 11, 2010
The MoCCA Festival 2010!
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue (between 25th & 26th streets)
New York, NY
Tables are still available!

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City. MoCCA is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm. Suggested donation to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult). For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum's Website (