Monday, July 19, 2010

Image Comics takes its show on the road for Comic-Con International 2010

Berkeley, CA - 19 July 2010 - You'll find something exciting during Comic-Con International 2010 with Image Comics, booth #2729, whether you're looking for your favorite Image creators, exclusive announcements or convention exclusives!



Robert Kirkman will also join Image Comics at booth #2729, bringing all new THE WALKING DEAD t-shirts, books and more. Visit The Walking Dead section of the booth for exclusive merchandise and signings!


Comic-Con is all about exclusives, from announcements to variant editions, and Image Comics will have an assortment of convention exclusive variants! You'll find the convention variant of LADY ROBOTIKA #1, with an all-new cover by JIM SILKE, at the Shadowline table. You'll also be able to pick up the convention variant of CHEW #12, featuring a five-color cover of Poyo, and SWEETS #1 from the creators themselves!

Finally, you can get the Comic-Con variant of THE WALKING DEAD #75 -- featuring the first full-color Walking Dead story and photos of the cast of the upcoming AMC show -- from various retailers and at the Diamond booth, #2401.


THURSDAY, July 22, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
He examines survival among THE WALKING DEAD. He makes superheroes relatable in INVINCIBLE. He made lycanthropy dramatic in THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN. Join Image Comics for an in-depth discussion and Q&A with writing juggernaut Robert Kirkman. Moderated by Sina Grace.

FRIDAY, July 23, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Image Comics for a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates about ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of Image Comics' best writers. Don't miss your chance to find out about what we're up to before anyone else does, get exclusive give-aways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include Marc Guggenheim (RESURRECTION, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), Joe Kelly (I KILL GIANTS), Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE), John Layman (CHEW), Ben McCool (CHOKER, MEMOIR), and Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, MORNING GLORIES).

SATURDAY, July 24, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE), Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Marc Silvestri (WITCHBLADE), and Jim Valentino (SHADOWHAWK) get together for a boisterous discussion of all things Image Comics. Join the Image partners as they talk about ongoing and future projects, and become part of the discussion during a Q&A session.


You'll find many of your favorite Image creators at booth #2729 throughout the convention. In addition to the creators who will have tables with us, we'll have the following signings. We'll be scheduling more signings throughout the week, so please check at the booth for updates.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Ivan Brandon (VIKING)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**

9:30 - 12:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards (TURF)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Joe Casey and Chris Burnham (OFFICER DOWNE)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. FRACTURED FABLES: Camilla D'Errico, Phil Hester, Derek McCulloch, Bill Morrison, Ted McKeever, Anthony Peruzzo, Ben Templesmith, Doug TenNapel
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jim Valentino, Tone Rodriguez, Dan Wickline (SHADOWHAWK)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)**
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

FRIDAY, July 23
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool (CHOKER)
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura (I KILL GIANTS)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Jeff Mariotte (FADE TO BLACK)*
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. THE WALKING DEAD: Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont, and cast members from the upcoming AMC television series**
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards (TURF)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN)*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ted McKeever (META 4)*
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane (HAUNT)**
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura (I KILL GIANTS)
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Ziggy Marley, Jim Mahfood, Joe Casey (MARIJUANAMAN)
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. FRACTURED FABLES: Brian Haberlin, Royden Lepp, Larry Marder, Whilce Portacio, Nick Spencer, Shannon Wheeler, Jill Thompson, Josh Williamson
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jeff Mariotte (FADE TO BLACK)*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. IMAGE PARTNERS: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino, Tone Rodriguez, Dan Wickline (SHADOWHAWK)

SUNDAY, July 25
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Kristen Simon (ALL GIRL COMICS, FRACTURED FABLES)*
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD)**
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

(*Shadowline signings; **The Walking Dead signings)


Sponsored by Image Comics, in association with, Soulcraft Comics and IHEARTCOMIX! Festivities include THE WALKING DEAD Live Art Stage, featuring the book's co-creator Charlie Adlard and models presented by Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School! PSYCHENAUT, multimedia sound and vision by Paul Pope! DJ set by Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX! Plus, a photo booth provided by! All this, and a CBLDF auction preview gallery, featuring ETNIES/SEEN custom designed sneakers, the TFAW art auction, and a gift bag for the first 300 contributors! Come dressed in your zombie finest and party down! Free for CBLDF Members, $10 to $20 suggested donation for non-members. The Westgate Hotel is at 1055 2nd Ave in downtown San Diego. RSVP on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=134933566541001

Presented by Nerd City and sponsored by Image Comics and TFAW. This open party features live art by Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Scott Morse, King Gum AKA Dave Crosland, Jason Shawn Alexander, and more! Includes DJ sets by Major Taylor and Red Sonya, PLUS a performance by San Diego rockers The Burning of Rome. SCENES kicks off at the Soda Bar at 3614 El Cajon Blvd. $15 door. Presale tickets are available for $12 at

Come celebrate Comic-Con International 2010 with Image Comics by visiting us at booth #2729, joining us at our panels and partying with us in San Diego!

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 five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound, 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
omics creator Jerry Robinson, Chip Kidd, Krazy Kat’s 100th Anniversary, Jaime Hernandez, Brian and Wendy Froud, Wimpy Kid Tattoo Giveaways, Archie Marries…

ABRAMS and Abrams ComicArts at San Diego Comic-Con

July 21–25, 2010

Author Panels and Signings, Sneak Peeks at Upcoming Titles, and Exciting Giveaways! Visit Booth #1216!

July 15, 2010—ABRAMS will once again have a strong presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, just two years after launching the Abrams ComicArts imprint. Critically acclaimed books such as Matt Groening’s The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis, The Topps Company’s Wacky Packages New New New, Todd Hignite’s The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death, and Dan Nadel’s Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940–1980 have helped make this year at Abrams ComicArts a resounding success.

Still to come this fall on the Abrams ComicArts list are: Archie Marries… by Michael Uslan; Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N. C. Christopher Couch; The Night Bookmobile, an original graphic novel by Audrey Niffenegger; The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! by Jim Trombetta; Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear; and Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman: A Celebration edited by Craig Yoe.

Other fall ABRAMS books of interest include: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great by Rick Meyerowitz; Faeries: Deluxe Collectors Edition by Brian Froud and Alan Lee; Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann; The Making of Avatar by Jody Duncan and Lisa Fitzpatrick; Kidrobot’s I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys by Paul Budnitz; and Star Wars: Visions with a foreword by George Lucas. All of these upcoming books will be represented at the Abrams ComicArts booth (#1216). Abrams ComicArts will hold several in-booth signings and has organized panels for this year’s show. Check the schedule below for dates and times.

The Abrams ComicArts booth will also have exciting GIVEAWAYS including: posters of The Art of Jaime Hernandez, Faeries, The Night Bookmobile, and Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater; DVDs of The Horror! The Horror!; reading group guides of The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics; and playing cards of Jerry Robinson’s concept sketch for the Joker. For Comic-Con Kids’ Day on Sunday, July 25, there will be several fun giveaways from the ABRAMS children’s imprint Amulet including: Diary of a Wimpy Kid water bottles, bookmarks, and tattoos; and galleys for Barry Deutsch’s upcoming graphic novel Hereville and Michael Buckley’s N.E.R.D.S. Book Two: M is for Mama’s Boy. In addition, Jason Shiga will be signing copies of his bestselling graphic novel Meanwhile.

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Abrams ComicArts Signings
Booth #1216

Thursday, July 22
1–2:00 pm Ethen Beavers N.E.R.D.S. Book Two: M Is for Mama’s Boy

2–3:00 pm Chip Kidd Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal

Friday, July 23
11–12:00 noon Brian and Wendy Froud The Heart of Faerie Oracle

3–4:00 pm Jaime Hernandez and Todd Hignite The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death

Saturday, July 24
10–11:00 am Jaime Hernandez and Todd Hignite The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death

2:30–3:30 pm Lela Lee - Angry Little Girls, Angry Little Girls in Love

4–5:00 pm Brian and Wendy Froud The Heart of Faerie Oracle

Sunday, July 25
2–3:00 pm Jason Shiga Meanwhile

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Abrams ComicArts Panels
Friday, July 23
1:30–2:30 pm Spotlight on Jerry Robinson Room 9
One of the true legends of comics, Comic-Con special guest Jerry Robinson is a writer, artist, historian, curator, and creator rights activist. Jerry discusses his seventy years in comics––from his contributions to the Batman mythos to the creation of the Joker and development of Robin, Alfred, Penguin, Scarecrow, and Two-Face. Jerry is interviewed by Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman movies, comics historian, and author of upcoming Archie Marries... (Abrams ComicArts). In their discussion, Robinson and Uslan will take the audience from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of comics to the filming of The Dark Knight and Jerry’s latest book projects including the upcoming Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics (Abrams ComicArts).

4–5:00 pm Krazy Kat’s 100th Anniversary Celebration! Room 4
An exclusive multimedia show of unpublished strips, drawings, and paintings presented by Craig Yoe, author of Krazy + Ignatz in Tiger Tea (IDW) and the upcoming Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman: A Celebration (Abrams ComicArts). The panel will explore a century of Krazy-ness, with Greg Goldstein (IDW), R. C. Harvey (The Art of the Funnies), Charles Kochman (executive editor, Abrams ComicArts), Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics), and Peter Maresca, (editor/publisher, Sunday Press Books). Plus a thrilling bonus: a never-before-seen home movie of Krazy’s creator, George Herriman.

Saturday, July 24
11:30–12:30 pm Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal Room 9
Author/designer Chip Kidd (Mythology, Bat-Manga, Rough Justice), author/producer Michael Uslan (Archie Marries...), and Charles Kochman (executive editor, Abrams ComicArts) celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Big Red Cheese in this panel and slideshow discussion celebrating Kidd’s upcoming fall release from Abrams ComicArts, Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal.

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Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest titles. The company’s imprints include Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books. Abrams also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents and others.


Dynamic creative team of Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller and Omar Francia return for a follow up to the massively successful first series

JULY 19, 2010, MILWAUKIE, OR– Following the incredible success of Dark Horse Comics’ Mass Effect: Redemption, the publisher will join forces again with BioWare, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc., for an all-new comic book series based on the blockbuster sci-fi action videogame Mass Effect 2 that sold two million copies in its first week and earned a 96% score on the industry-watched review aggregator Metacritic. Scheduled to launch on January 19, 2011, Mass Effect: Evolution will take fans to a new corner of the Mass Effect universe, shedding light for the first time on the origin of the Illusive Man and the founding of his black-ops outfit, Cerberus.

Mass Effect: Evolution reunites the creative team of Redemption with Mac Walters, Lead Writer of Mass Effect 2 and the upcoming Mass Effect 3, writing the story and bringing his unmatched understanding of Mass Effect’s characters to the comics. Walters is joined by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, The Invincible Iron Man), who scripts the series, and Omar Francia (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2), who returns as artist. The team will be joined by Massimo Carnevale (Y: The Last Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who provides stunning painted covers.

“It's exciting to be working once again with Dark Horse and the creative team from Redemption,” Walters said. “I really enjoyed taking this series in a darker, grittier direction—a fact that's reflected in Massimo's outstanding covers. I'm sure fans of the universe and comics alike will enjoy this new glimpse in to the Mass Effect universe!”

"Our first Mass Effect series exceeded all expectations,” Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson said. “We're very excited about continuing the adventures of these great characters and working with the great folks at EA."

The four-issue series offers the most revealing glimpse to date of humans’ first steps into the wider universe of Mass Effect. Opening in a time of war, Evolution introduces a younger and very different Illusive Man, fighting to maintain human autonomy from alien interference, a cause that takes him behind enemy lines and into conflict with some of Mass Effect’s most dangerous figures. His journey from dissident to power broker presents new insights into the Mass Effect saga for existing fans, while the focus on the earliest days of Cerberus provides a riveting story of action and intrigue for sci-fi readers of all stripes.

Dark Horse will be revealing more about the series and cover art from issue #1 at San Diego Comic-Con International. Comic-Con attendees should head to the “Video Game Comics—The Next Big Thing” panel on Thursday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in Room 5AB or the “Dark Horse Comics: Make Contact in 2010” panel on Friday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 3 for more!

About Dark Horse Comics

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. The company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material.

About BioWare

BioWare develops computer, console, handheld, mobile and online video games focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's best-selling titles, including the award-winning Baldur's Gate™ and Neverwinter Nights™ series, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ and Sonic™ Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (for the Nintendo DS™). Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire™ and the 2007 Game of the Year, Mass Effect™. With studios in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montréal (Québec), and Austin (Texas), BioWare is hard at work on the epic fantasy roleplaying game, Dragon Age™: Origins, Mass Effect 2™, the epic sequel to Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer game, Star Wars®: The Old Republic™, as well as several unannounced projects. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by the world's leading electronic entertainment publisher, Electronic Arts. For more information on BioWare, visit

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS Freestyle™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

*BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. . All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
At the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego, comics creator and Sony Art Director Mat Broome will be on-hand to showcase the first glimpse at two new innovative projects. The first announcement is of a new creator-owned comic series, following in the footsteps of his last creator-owned series The End League with Rick Remender. Broome's second announcement will be of an innovative online start-up that will bring together the top creative minds of comics, video games, film, television and music. These two projects underscore a revitalized creative effort by Broome that has been years in the making.

"I've been absent from the San Diego Comic Convention for years since I published my own books with Saffire and Skinners," said Mat Broome," so it'll be a blast coming back to the con after publishing several games with a large company like Sony, and returning to comics with 3D knowledge, and a software developers experience. It's going to allow me to do creative things with my ideas, and new properties that I could have only dreamed of before and make them more accessible to a larger audience."

Broome leads a dual career, working as an Art Director at Sony Online Entertainment and as Visual Director for the DC Universe Online MMORPG while also illustrating such comic projects as The End League for Dark Horse and Marvel Comics' Legend of the Blue Marvel. Broome has a long history in the comics industry, having got his start working on Marvel's X-Force series before joining Jim Lee's Homage Studios and WildStorm Entertainment working on a variety of projects including his own series Defcon 4. With over twenty years spent in both the comic and video game industries, Broome has first-hand knowledge and front-line experience on the ins and outs of being successful.

"Over the past 25 years in entertainment, I've met and worked with an amazing group of creators, In Music, Gaming, Publishing and even Animation," Broome explained. "There's been no shortage of talented people all wanting to share and get involved in building relationships with other professionals. Launching my own start up gives me the opportunity to "give back" to as many as possible and help grow the business to others who aren't in and around Los Angeles."

Mat Broome will be on-hand during San Diego Comic-Con at Booth #2002, showcasing both projects for both fans and industry colleagues.
Robert Kirkman Announces SKYBOUND

New division of Image Comics will focus on cultivating young talents in emerging comic book genres

Los Angeles, CA (July 19th 2010) – Robert Kirkman announced today that he is launching and will helm SKYBOUND, a new division of Image Comics. The company will give a new generation of comic book artists and creators the opportunity to publish their works as SKYBOUND Originals.

With SKYBOUND, Kirkman will handpick up-and-coming creators and maintain an active role in promoting and expanding the projects of the growing talent pool. Artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally.

Image Comics, the publishing company that has published Kirkman’s original works (including the New York Times bestselling series The Walking Dead and Invincible), will provide publishing and distribution support to SKYBOUND. Kirkman will continue his duties as Partner at Image Comics, and use the SKYBOUND imprint to release his own titles as well as every Skybound Original to follow.

Robert Kirkman plans to preview the first SKYBOUND Original, Witch Doctor, during his spotlight panel at San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday. ”Witch Doctor is a perfect example of the material we’re looking to cultivate with SKYBOUND,” says Kirkman, citing the comic’s unique vision of a “sick world” where mythical creatures interfere with the natural order.

Kirkman himself found the creators of Witch Doctor online, and will continue to play a personal role in the ongoing search for a constant stream of new talent to sign under the SKYBOUND umbrella. SKYBOUND will focus on cutting-edge, creator-owned stories that are outside of the normal spectrum of mass-market genres.

Looking forward, Kirkman has recently secured the second exclusive SKYBOUND Original, Thief of Thieves, a collaboration between Kirkman and Forgetless writer Nick Spencer. Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world's greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what's already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life. But he may be too late for redemption.

Witch Doctor will hit shelves at the beginning of 2011 and Thief of Thieves will follow shortly thereafter. Kirkman has several other SKYBOUND Originals in the works but plans to focus on quality and the company will take its time to find unique projects that reflect SKYBOUND’s core ideals. For more on SKYBOUND please visit

About Robert Kirkman: Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman's belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics, and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters. AMC is adapting his bestselling series, The Walking Dead, into a TV series (in production over the summer of 2010), and his books are among the most popular on the iPhone and iPad's "Comics" app.

About Image Comics: 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

About Witch Doctor: Witch Doctor is a medical horror comic from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner, a pair of Alaskans currently based in Portland, Oregon. Cover blurb: “It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.”

Thrilling, provocative, and timely, THE RECONCILERS from comics legend Neal Adams, acclaimed artist Shepherd Hendrix, award winning writer/co-creator Erik Jensen, and co-creators R. Emery Bright and Jens Pil Pilegaard, is a graphic novel of epic adventure, with a compelling visual style, and uncanny topical punch.

It is 2165. The world has entered a new dark age as ordinary people scratch out a living in the squalid ruins of their grandparents’ civilizations. The concept of nationhood is dead. Mega-Corps rule all aspects of life, and maintain control by mining and selling the only energy source left – “Liberty Ore,” a rare and mysterious blue-green substance buried beneath the Moon’s surface.

After a protracted and crippling war between Mega-Corporations, EXECUTIVE OUTCOME (EO), a powerful, enigmatic security organization declares military conflict illegal. Pursuant to EO’s Book of Outcomes, disputes between corporations may only be resolved through Reconciliation – bloody, globally televised trial-by-combat spectacles designed to enthrall and pacify the masses. The “best of the best” of these professional killing teams is owned by one MAXIMILLIAN SOKOR, professional despot, hero of the Holy Outcome, and Executive Chairman of the largest of the Major Corporations.
But when SEAN HEXHAMMER, a working class “ore-jockey” for a small-time wildcat mining outfit discovers the largest Liberty Ore deposit known to man; his actions shake the tenuous order of the world and bring the tormented past Hexhammer had buried roaring to the surface. Hexhammer is forced to return to the violent life he abandoned and assemble an unlikely team of Reconcilers to fight for the future.

It’s Pale Rider meets Blade Runner; if “Pale Rider” had been set in a dystopian 23rd Century it would probably look a little something like “The Reconcilers”.

Guided by comics legend Neal Adams, the graphic novel’s creative team is comprised of notable up-and-comers in the comics and entertainment industry: multi-award winning writer/actor Erik Jensen, Two-time Eisner nominated artist Shepherd Hendrix, award winning writer-director Jens Pil Pilegaard and actor-writer-producer R. Emery Bright.

The graphic novel’s heart lies in the diversity of all of the “Vikings and Warriors” involved in the project. The company is ethnically, culturally and spiritually varied, with associates hailing from various part of the globe – Liberia, Denmark, Turkey, Central America, and the Islands of Cuba, Manhattan and California.

Viking Warrior is donating a portion of the profits from book sales at Comic-Con to victims of the Gulf oil spill. The graphic novel which retails at $14.99 is currently available for pre-order on Amazon or via Pay Pal at The book is expected in stores this Fall.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010


Comics Premiering at SDCC 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour

By Bryan Lee O'Malley

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with your choice of a Scott Pilgrim or Ramona Flowers wristband (also available for purchase at booth while supplies last).*

It's finally here! Six years and almost one-thousand pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona's seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn't Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn't that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn't, but one thing is for certain — all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour!

“Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung Fu, so, Yeah: perfect.” -Joss Whedon

The Sixth Gun #1 & #2

By Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt

*Every pair of comics purchased at the show comes with a limited edition signing card (while supplies last)*

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun—the most dangerous of the weapons—vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

"More mystery and wonder and adventure in the first six pages than some comics have in their whole lives. Say hello to your new favorite comic." -Matt Fraction

Super Pro K.O.! Vol. 1

By Jarrett Williams

*Come to a Jarrett Williams signing on Saturday 7/24 and compete for the SPKO World Champion Belt of Comic-Con 2010*

Joe Somiano is late to his first match in Super Pro K.O.!, and has no clue what awaits him in the rowdy ring! A seasoned sumo wrestler, a jolly luchador, a flamboyant tag team, suspicious executives, and a drunken Heavyweight Champion all stand between him and the super-stardom that is his destiny. If the huge egos, clothesline take-downs, and broken chairs across the head don’t squash Joe’s dreams, he may just come out on top. But if he's going to take home the champion's belt, he'll need to bring his best moves against the likes of S.P.K.O.! stars Tomahawk Slamson, Yoko No-No, Mr. Awesomeness 2, and many more in this grand slamma jamma event of a graphic novel!

“Jarrett Williams is a towering inferno of comics. Get in on the ground floor... so you can watch him burn down and then explode! And you'll die horribly in the process!” -Bryan Lee O'Malley

Mondo Urbano

By Rafael Albuquerque, Mateus Santolouco, and Eduardo Medeiros

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with an exclusive Mondo Urbano guitar pic (while supplies last)*

Rafael Albuquerque (artist of Vertigo's new American Vampire series) joins Eduardo Medeiros (Mad) and Mateus Santolouco (Wolverine) for a riotous new graphic novel series! Told through a series of vignettes, Mondo Urbano takes readers on a gritty and exciting ride through a world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

“I loved it. Funny, hip, scary as hell. It Rocked” -Stephen King

Con Grabs & Specials

Mondo Urbano Guitar Pic

Celebrating the release of Rafael Albuquerque, Mateus Santolouco, and Eduardo Medeiros hit Brazilian graphic novel, these heavy gauge pics feature art from the series and are free with purchase of Mondo Urbano (while supplies last)!

The Sixth Gun Limited Edition Signing Card

Free with purchase of The Sixth Gun #1 and #2 (while supplies last). Printed on a gold fabric heavyweight paper, these cards feature series artist Brian Hurtt's amazing imagery and are signed by both Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn.

Super Pro K.O. World Champion Belt of Comic Con 2010

Join Jarrett Williams at one of his signings on Saturday 7/24 to compete for the heavyweight championship of San Dgo Comic-Con 2010! Bring your best pre or post match throw down speech and tell Jarrett why you should be the King of the Con. All the excitement will be videoed and posted on the Oni Blog, so even if you're not at the show you can witness the action. The winner will be announced at the Oni booth on Sunday 7/25 at 10am where Jarrett Williams and special guest judge Bryan Lee O'Malley will award the first Heavyweight Championship Belt of Comic-Con! *Old school wrastlin' costume and persona encouraged!*

Salt Water Taffy Coloring Books

Creator Matthew Loux is making his first appearance at Comic-Con in 2010 and he's bringing a gift for the young fans of his hit kids comic series in the form of Salt Water Taffy Coloring Books! Stop by the Oni Booth (#1833) during one of Matthew's signings and grab a book and a pack of crayons (whiles supplies last).

Yo Gabba Gabba Comic Anthology Poster

Meet DJ Lance Rock and grab a signed promo poster for the upcoming Yo Gabba Gabba Comic Anthology, Saturday 7/24 from 2:20 – 3:50PM!

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Wristbands

Get one free with purchase of Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6 or $3 each (while supplies last)! Each Wristband features either Scott Pilgrim or Ramona Flowers and celebrates the release of Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6 at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

NEW Scott Pilgrim Shirts

Featuring designs by

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Metal Charms

Weighty black-nickle and full color enamel charms featuring your favorite slacker and the lady of his dreams.

Scott Pilgrim Silkscreened Vinyl Stickers

Three inch round vinyl stickers silkcreened to Scott Pilgrim perfection!

Scott Pilgrim, Limited Edition, Silkcreened Gig Posters

Oni Press, Bryan Lee O'Malley and Daniel Danger's Tiny Media Empire have teamed up for a limited edition run of Scott Pilgrim gig posters. Each of the four silkscreened gig posters feature a band from the Scott Pilgrim comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley including: Sex Bob-omb, Clash at Demonhead, Crash & the Boys, and Kid Chameleon.

Tiny Media Empire and three powerhouse artists have each lent their style to one of the bands in the Scott Pilgrim series. Kevin Tong, best know for his gig poster work with Sonic Youth, Weezer, and Wilco, took on the Scott Pilgrim series' quintessential band Sex Bob-omb. Daniel Danger, founder of Tiny Media Empire, put together a legendary video game reference masterpiece for his Clash At Demonhead gig poster. Underground comics favorite, Hellen Jo, used her trademark vibrant style for the quirky Crash & The Boys. And gig poster pros, Aesthetic Apparatus, have created an iconic gem for Scott Pilgrim's high school band Kid Chameleon.

Each of the four silkscreened, four-color, 18" x 24" posters is numbered and collected into a set and 200 sets will be sold at the Oni Press Booth (#1833) during San Diego Comic Con for $120 each. In addition to the full sets, 300 copies of a varient on Kevin Tong's Sex Bob-omb gig poster featuring a metallic ink will available separately for $35.

Can't make it to Comic-Con? No worries! Each artist will have a limited quantity of their own poster available for sale on their website after the convention:

• Daniel Danger, Tiny Media Empire,

• Kevin Tong,

• Hellen Jo,

• Aesthetic Apparatus,

More Oni Merch!

NEW Super Pro KO Buttons, Stumptown Shirts, Wet Moon Shirts, Black Metal Shirts, Wasteland Shirts, North World Shirts, Shirts of Shirts with Shirts on them buttoned to buttons of shirts... and much more!

Oni Press on Panels!


12:00-1:00 Oni Press Presents Panelmonium 2010— Often imitated but never duplicated! Get up close and personal with trend-setting indie comics powerhouse Oni Press. Join in the Q&A with your favorite Oni creators, including Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun), Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O.), Rafael Albuquerque (Mondo Urbano), and many more! Get sneak peeks at upcoming Oni projects, news on Oni Press fan initiatives, free Oni comics, prizes, and more! Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you'll ever have at a panel." Room 9


2:00-3:00 Yo Gabba Gabba! - Panel, Q&A, and Prize Giveaway— For the first time ever, Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, co-creators of Yo Gabba Gabba!, will appear at Comic Con to discuss the pop culture phenomenon, which began as a breakout hit series on Nickelodeon produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, and has since become a hit on stage and screen with preschoolers, their indie-rock-loving parents, teens and young adults. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the recently announced 60-city North American tour, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City. Enter for a chance to win Yo Gabba Gabba! prizes. Get a first look at scenes from upcoming episodes, and be the first to hear about the highly anticipated Yo Gabba Gabba! comic book from Oni Press. Michael Polis, executive producer of Yo Gabba Gabba! and CEO of W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, moderates the panel, which includes Lance Robertson (DJ Lance Rock), Kevin Sukho Lee (animation producer, songwriter), J. Torres, (comic book writer/co-editor), and Matthew Loux (comic book artist). The panel will be followed by a Q&A session. Room 8

*Don't miss DJ Lance Rock signing at the Oni Press booth #1833 Saturday 7/24 from 2:20 – 3:50PM*


4:00-5:00 Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour vs. The Fans— It's been six years and six volumes spanning over 1,000 pages, and you've been there since the beginning! But there's always been one burning question itching at the back of your brain that you thought would never be answered. Think no more! Ready your Q's, mind your P's, and join Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley for a battle royale as he quibbles the quips of his worst enemies...his fans! Room 25ABC

*Can't make it to the panel? No worries! Questions will be accepted beginning Monday 7/19 at*

Oni Press is pleased to announce the following signings at their booth #1833

10:00 – 11:20 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Rafael Albuquerque, Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt
12:00 – 1:00 ONI PRESS PANELMONIUM 2010
1:20 – 2:20 Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt, Marc Guggenheim & Justin Greenwood, Joe Harris
2:30 – 3:50 Nico Hitori De, Jeff Wamester, Phil Gelatt, Robbi Rodriguez, Greg Rucka & Matthew Southworth
4:00 – 5:20 Rick Spears & Chuck BB, Lars Brown, Matt Loux, Ray Fawkes
5:30 – 6:50 Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir, Christopher Mitten, Ross Campbell, J. Torres

10:00 – 11:20 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn
11:30 – 12:50 Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis, Jeff Wamester, Greg Rucka, Ande Parks
1:00 – 2:20 Marc Guggenheim & Justin Greenwood, Joe Harris, Lars Brown, Robbi Rodriguez, Hunter Clark
2:30 – 3:50 Rick Spears & Chuck BB, Ross Campbell, Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn
4:00 – 5:20 Phil Gellat, J. Torres, Ray Fawkes, Matt Loux
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Nico Hitori De, Rafael Albuquerque

10:00 – 11:20 Hunter Clark, Greg Erb & Jason Oremland, J. Torres, Marc Guggenheim & Justin Greenwood, Rafael Albuquerque
11:30 – 12:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jarrett Williams, Robbi Rodriguez, Joe Harris, Ross Campbell
1:00 – 2:20 Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn, Greg Rucka & Matthew Southworth, Ande Parks, Nico Hitori De
2:30 – 3:50 DJ Lance Rock, Matt Loux, Ray Fawkes
4:00 – 5:20 Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn, Chuck BB & Rick Spears, Phil Gelatt, Rafael Albuquerque
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jarrett Williams, Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis, Jeff Wamester, Chris Mitten

10:00 – 11:20 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jarrett Williams, Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis. Jeff Wamester, Chris Mitten
11:30 – 12:50 Brian Hurtt, Greg Rucka, Lars Brown, Joe Harris
1:00 – 2:20 Chuck BB & Rick Spears, Rafael Albuquerque, Ray Fawkes, Matt Loux
2:30 – 3:50 Jarrett Williams, Hunter Clark, Brian Hurtt, Robbi Rodriguez
Hey folks!
Next week brings us the annual monstrosity of awesomeness that is San Diego Comic-Con. As per usual, I'll be there, signing, talking, and meeting-ing.

Excitingly, I'll also be premiering a brand new book from Top Cow Productions with my Cleaners co-creator Rahsan Ekedal! The book is... well, not announced yet, but, there's a sneaky sneak peek right here:

Come by the Top Cow booth (#2629) and pick it up. It's a huge value ( i really wish I could explain that, but, it's a con exclusive announcement!) and I'm immensely proud of the work Rahsan and I have done. The book is a black and white horror/thriller, perfect for fans of both Rahsan and my other work. I really hope you get a chance to check it out!

Of course, I'll be signing copies of that book as well as the recently released TUMOR. My schedule for the weekend is as follows.

TUMOR Signing - Archaia Comics - Booth 2635 - 11am till 1:30pm
TOP COW Signing - Top Cow Productions - Booth 2629 - 5:30pm till 6:30pm

TUMOR Signing - Archaia Comics - Booth 2635 - 2pm - 3:30pm
TOP COW Signing - Top Cow Productions -Booth 2629 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

TUMOR Signing - Archaia Comics - Booth 2635 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
TOP COW Panel - Room 9 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TOP COW Signing - Top Cow Productions - Booth 2629 - 2:30 - 3:00pm
Digital Comics Panel - Room 3 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Featuring R. Stevens, Dylan Meconic, and Robert Berry)

TUMOR Signing - Archaia Comics - Booth 2635 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
TOP COW Signing - Top Cow Productions - Booth 2629 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Top Cow and Archaia booths are right next to each other, so, if you're looking for me at one and don't see me, try the other one!

I'm really excited both about the new book and getting a chance to show Tumor off to all of you, so, please come on by!

See you in San Diego!


IDW Publishing Exclusives and Events for
San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Top creators, hot exclusives, engaging panels

Booth #2643

[Rocketeer Artists Edition cover]San Diego, CA (July 17, 2010) – In the company’s first San Diego Comic Con appearance as a premier publisher, IDW Publishing will offer an exciting and diverse array of creator signings, exclusives and panels. For complete and up to date information, please visit

Throughout the convention, IDW’s booth #2643 will host such headlining creators as Michael Chiklis (Pantheon), Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Joe R. Lansdale, Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn), Scott Morse, Steve Niles, and the creative teams for True Blood, Star Trek, TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and more. Visit for a full schedule.

Exclusive items available only from IDW run the gamit from a David Messina wrap around cover for True Blood #1 to a special 100th Anniversary Krazy & Ignatz “Tiger Tea” mug, and include The Rocketeer Artist Edition, Doctor Who #13 photo cover, Joe R. Lansdale’s new novella, “Dread Island,” signed Locke & Key Ghost keys, to name a few. Visit for a complete list.

Take a break from the show floor to participate in IDW’s insightful panels featuring discussions with a bevy of talented creators. On Thursday, IDW’s chief creative officer Chris Ryall moderates a panel on transforming film properties into comics, with David Tischman, Max Allan Collins, Mike Johnson, Peter David, Tony Lee and Scott Tipton (4-5 pm, Room 9).

On Friday, IDW editors Andy Schmidt and Denton Tipton treat fans to an in-depth look at what’s coming for TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and Dungeons & Dragons (12 noon-1 pm, Room 8). Also on Friday, Comic-Con International hosts guest Berkeley Breathed for a spotlight panel (1-2 pm, Room 6A).

On Saturday, learn about what IDW has in store for 2011 from Chris Ryall, Scott Dunbier, Brian Lynch and a special guest (12 noon-1 pm, Room 8); hear Alex Irvine, Jonathan Maberry, Mario Acevedo, Nancy Collins, [Bloom County Volume One cover]Peter David and Steve Niles discuss working in comics (2:30-3:30 pm, Room 5AB); and learn about how experience as military service members influences the comics work of Acevedo, Larry Hama, Billy Tucci, and Tom Waltz (5-6 pm, Room 5AB).

On Sunday, round out the convention experience with a panel about the future of digital comics, moderated by Macworld Senior Editor Jason Snell, with IDW’s Director of ePublishing, Jeff Webber, Jeff Smith, iVerse’s Michael Murphy, Sony’s Adriana Eyzaguirre, and creators J. Scott Campbell and Jeff Smith.

For a complete listing of IDW Publishing’s San Diego Comic Con events and exclusives, please visit

Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

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. More information about the company can be found at
Ape Entertainment Presents Kizoic Art Exhibit

Events scheduled at The New Children’s Museum as part of Comic-Con

July 17, 2010: As part of its San Diego Comic-Con festivities, Ape Entertainment will be holding a comic book art exhibit at The New Children’s Museum that will feature original sequential pages from some of Kizoic’s most popular titles, including Shrek, Penguins of Madagascar, Little Green Men, and more.

The exhibit will run from July 19th through the 25th.

“It’s exciting for kids to learn about the process of making a comic book, and seeing the original art from some of their favorite titles is a moment that they’ll remember into adulthood,” states Ape Entertainment founder and co-publisher Brent E. Erwin. “And to be able to meet some of the artists responsible for the work is just icing on the cake.”

Artists Christine Larsen (Shrek) and Ray Height (R.P.M.) will be on hand to showcase their art and will lead a series of workshops aimed at teaching interested students the process of drawing their favorite comic book characters. The workshops will be held Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM.

“The kids who pick up a pencil today and sketch a super hero for the first time could very well be the superstar artists of tomorrow,” continues Erwin.

The KiZoic Art Exhibit is free to all SDCC pass holders. Families who attend will also receive complimentary Ape Entertainment comic books.

The New Children’s Museum is located at 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego, CA.

For more information on Ape Entertainment, visit


Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for Dreamworks Animation licensed properties SHREK and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.