Archaia will be exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) during the weekend of April 26-28. You can find us at Booth 1019! Confirmed Archaia creators in attendance include:

Andrew E. C. Gaska (writer: Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe)

Andrew Rostan (writer: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson)

Brent Schoonover (artist: Mr. Murder Is Dead)

Chandra Free (writer/artist: The God Machine, Fraggle Rock)

Charles Soule (writer: Strange Attractors)

Cory Godbey (artist: Fraggle Rock, the upcoming Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and Spera Vol. 3)

David Marquez (artist: Syndrome, Days Missing Vol. 2: Kestus, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D)

David Petersen (writer/artist: Mouse Guard)

Jeremy Bastian (writer/artist: Cursed Pirate Girl)

Ramón Pérez (artist: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand)

R.J. Ryan (writer: Syndrome, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D)

Royden Lepp (artist/writer: Rust)

Tom Pinchuk (writer: Hybrid Bastards!)

Yehudi Mercado (writer/artist: Pantalones, TX)


We will also be presenting a panel during C2E2. Please join us!

Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 2:30p.m., Room W471 Archaia Entertainment Presents: Comics Storytelling and the Lost Art of 3D — Join creators with a special perspective on 3D storytelling in comics for an uncensored discussion of the medium’s benefits and drawbacks, as well as a wide-ranging survey of the highs and lows of 60 years of 3D comics, only at C2E2 2013!

Pioneered by a cabal of industrious creators in the early 1950s, anaglyph 3D comics experienced a boom at roughly the same mid-century moment as 3D movies first appeared in cinemas nationwide. 60 years later, 2012 saw the passing of two of the field’s pioneers: comics legend Joe Kubert, one of the format’s credited inventors, and Ray Zone, the famed conversion artist on the most notable 3D comics of the last 30 years.

To pay tribute to these lost giants and celebrate the 2013 release of their ambitious, all-3D graphic novel The Joyners in 3D from Archaia, writer R.J. Ryan (Syndrome) and New York Times best-selling illustrator David Marquez (All-New X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Syndrome) have invited a panel of creatives from across comics to dig deep into the medium’s checkered history of using 3D as a storytelling tool. The multimedia presentation will include big-screen glimpses of comics’ most famous—and most forgettable—3D projects, as well as a brief, exclusive sneak peek at Ryan & Marquez’s epic 3D melodrama, The Joyners in 3D. Moderated by Word Balloon podcast host John Siuntres.

Every panel attendee receives a free pair of 3D glasses and a coupon to receive a copy of the 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover at the Archaia booth (while supplies last)!


Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and Rust creator Royden Lepp will also take part in the Imaginative Sci-Fi Authors of C2E2 Panel!

Saturday, April 27, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm., Room W475b Joining other science fiction and fantasy authors such as E.B. Hudspeth (The Resurrectionist, Quirk), Jeffrey Brown (Vador and Son, Top Shelf), Brandon Easton (Roboy, Lion Forge), and Rachel Rawlings (The Maurin Kincaide Series), David Petersen and Royden Lepp will talk about their imaginative Sci-Fi and Fantasy graphic novels!


SIGNING SCHEDULE (Subject to change. Check booth for final times.) Archaia Booth, #1019 

FRIDAY, April 26 

12:30-1:30  Chandra Free (Table 1), Jeremy Bastian (Table 3)

12:30-2  Charles Soule (Table 2), Royden Lepp (Table 4)

2-3:30  R.J. Ryan, David Marquez (David until 2 only) (Table 3)

3-4  David Petersen (Table 2)

3-4:30  Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 4)

4-5  Tom Pinchuk (Table 3)

4:30-5:30  Yehudi Mercado (Table 2)

4:30-6  Royden Lepp (Table 1) 5-6:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 4)

5:30-7  Andrew Rostan (Table 3)

6-7  Charles Soule (Table 2)


SATURDAY, April 27

11-12  Jeremy Bastian (Table 2)

11-12:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 1), R.J. Ryan and David Marquez (David until 12 only) (Table 3), Royden Lepp (Table 4)

12:30-1:30  Yehudi Mercado (Table 2)

1-2:30  Chandra Free (Table 1), Ramón Pérez (Table 3)

1-4  Andrew Rostan (Table 4)

2-3  Charles Soule (Table 2)

3-4  David Petersen (Table 3)

3-4:30  Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 1)

3:30-5  Royden Lepp (Table 2)

4:30-5:30  Cory Godbey (Table 3)

5-6:30  Tom Pinchuk (Table 1)

6-7  Charles Soule (Table 2)


SUNDAY, April 28 

11-12:30 Andrew Rostan (Table 1), R.J. Ryan and David Marquez (David until 12 only) (Table 2), Charles Soule (Table 3), Chandra Free (Table 4)

1-2:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 2), Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 3)

3-4  David Petersen (Table 2), Andrew Rostan (Table 3), Yehudi Mercado (Table 4)