Andrew Rostan (writer: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson)
Brent Schoonover (artist: Mr. Murder Is Dead)
Charles Soule (writer: Strange Attractors)
David Petersen (writer/artist: Mouse Guard)
Jeremy Bastian (writer/artist: Cursed Pirate Girl)
Ramón Pérez (artist: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand)
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)
Just like every Digital Wednesday, Archaia and comiXology are teaming up to bring your favorite comics straight to you! This week’s lineup gives you a Digital First dose of adventure from the high seas to outer space! That’s right, you can get your favorite graphic novels in a digital format, including our exclusive line of Digital First comics. That means you can check out some of Archaia’s hottest new comics before they’re printed!
Digital Firsts: Titles That Are Available Digitally Before the Print Edition’s Release.
Cursed Pirate Girl Vol. 1 (Complete Special Edition):
Writer/artist: Jeremy Bastian
Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across – and beneath – the waves. The first three issues are collected with an all-new epilogue.
Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe, Part 2:
Writer: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Artists: Gray Morrow, David Hueso, and Miki
In an alternate universe where JFK was never assassinated, mankind has already suffered through World War III, everybody is unified into a single world government, and a base is built on the moon by the year 1999!
In Part 2, Commander Koenig goes out to investigate the strange magnetic radiation coming from Area One only to suddenly have his ship go down. After surviving the crash he and the rest of his crew try to learn more only to realize the dangers are growing. In an attempt to break apart the radiation and stop it from occurring, they decide their only option is to bomb it. An accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, launching the survivors of the lunar base stationed there toward the stars. But what of the cataclysm caused to the Earth in its wake?
Other Digital Releases for Aug. 15:
Judge Bao, Vol. 1 (Complete Edition):
Writer: Patrick Marty
Artist: Chongrui Nie
In China under the Northern Song Dynasty, the Empire saw tremendous growth and prosperity. But with great riches come great temptations, and the Emperor must constantly fight against the corruption of renegade military officers, abusive governors, corrupt businessmen, and regular bandits and thieves. To fight against this scourge, Emperor Ren Zong gave broad magistrate powers to a judge whose reputation would extend well beyond the borders of the Empire: Judge Bao (999-1062 CE).
Mandated by the highest court of the Empire, Judge Bao becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, but with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice.
In this first volume, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 3 Chapter 27:
Writer/artist: Tom Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court is a series of books about Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court. The story is about the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the events she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up at a school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
In Chapter 27, Jack leads Annie and Reynardine to the power station across the lake. They learn that there are various power stations throughout the court that filter and transmit ether.
Thank you! Next week look forward to a collection of Digital Firsts! Archaia and comiXology will be teaming up once again to bring you the next chapters of Iron: Or, the War After, Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell, and Spera Vol. 2!
The big week has finally begun. As you make your final plans for the convention (picking out the panels you want to hit up, highlighting the booths you will visit on your map, and whose signatures you will be hunting for), make sure you take note of the Archaia Entertainment booth’s location.
We are in booth #2635, located on the east side of the Exhibit Hall. You can find the full map on SDCC’s website.
Also, don’t leave home without reading our signing schedule to know when Archaia creators, artists, and writers will be there.
And of course, take note of our panels:
Archaia Presents: How to Effectively Pitch A Story
Thursday, 7/12/12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Room 32AB
Archaia editors and creators offer their advice on how to better pitch a story. In this interactive panel, 9 volunteers will be put into 3 teams to come up with a pitch in 15 minutes. The winning team with the best pitch will get a prize pack of Archaia hardcover books.
Archaia Presents: Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing
Friday, 7/13/12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Room 23ABC
Get the scoop on Archaia’s latest projects that break the barriers between media, such as graphic novels, video games, and films. This panel will feature titles like Hawken, the prequel to the story of a free-to-play mech first-person-shooter; Cyborg 009, a new interpretation of Shotaro Ishinomori’s groundbreaking manga; and, Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe, the first of a series of hardcover graphic novels based on the late 1970s sci-fi TV series.
Archaia Presents: How to Tell a Better Story Through World-Building
Saturday, 7/14/12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Room 9
Hear established graphic novel creators talk about how world-building strengthens storytelling through character development, settings and environment, choosing the right era, etc. Also, see some rarely seen sketch art, concept designs, and models during the presentation. Presenters will include David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), and Royden Lepp (Rust).
For more info, click here.
Also stop by our booth, #2635, for some free give-a-ways, signings, and convention-only sales on our hardcover books. There will be some great deals and even better comics!
Archaia and Comixology are working together to give you the latest issues of your favorite comics in a digital format! Good news, right? Well, it gets even better! Not only can you get digital issues of the graphic novels you already know and love, but with our “digital first” line-up you can get titles before they’re printed!
Today’s digital releases include rootin’-tootin’ cowboys, high-flying pilots, cursed pirates, and more!
DIGITAL FIRST RELEASES
CURSED PIRATE GIRL #2 - Jeremy Bastian
Ahoy, landlubbers! The Cursed Pirate Girl is on the search for her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas! This swashbuckling adventure starts in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica, in the year 1728, and will take her on and under the high seas as she faces the strange and sensational creatures of the deep!
THE GRAND DUKE #3 - Romain Hugault, Yann
Set in the Eastern Front during WWII, the young Luftwaffe pilot Oberleutnant Wulf is disgusted by Nazi barbarism and at odds with his fellow pilots, even as he takes to the skies to fight the “Night Witches”—the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, the most decorated female unit in the Soviet Air Force. Motivated only by his desire to return home to his daughter, Romy, Wulf tries to survive the increasingly desperate and ferocious Eastern Front, while Lilya, the ‘Red Witch,’ leads her comrades against the German invaders.
HOPELESS, MAINE: PERSONAL DEMONS #3 - Tom and Nimue Brown
Trapped on an island off the coast of Maine, the people of Hopeless find life a little darker and more dangerous with every day that passes. The number of orphans rises continually, but who can say what happens to their parents? In Hopeless, the demons are not always abstract concepts. Some of them have very real teeth, and very real horns.
OTHER DIGITAL RELEASES:
BLACK CHARITY #3 - Bal Speer
When Charlie moves into his new flat in urban Britain, he’s only trying to get over his girlfriend. He certainly isn’t expecting to meet a dominatrix and a skinhead yabo, or witness a murder that has him on the run from assassins and fixers sent from the highest levels of government!
COW BOY #2 - Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos
Ten-year-old Boyd is a young bounty hunter determined to bring his no-good, yella-bellied family to jail. He travels the Old West on a horse that ain’t his, and he won’t stop ‘til every one’a his kin’s in the clink!
DARE DETECTIVES: SNOW PEA PLOT #4 - Ben Caldwell
Reformed crook Maria Dare has assembled a team of misfits to crack the world’s weirdest cases! They have brains, they have guts, but they haven’t got a clue! Rent’s due and their license is suspended, but Dare’s going-out-of-business festivities are interrupted by Madame Bleu, whose abominable snowmen pets are on a chef-stealing, radio-robbing, snowpea-swiping crime wave!
EVERLAST #3 - Chad Michael Murray
A pre-apocalyptic tale, Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a man whose destiny in life is guiding others to a place of rebirth for mankind called ‘Haven.’ Following an instinct called the Nudge, bestowed upon him by a higher power, Derek is guided to the next chosen human destined to survive, a little girl named Melissa, who he must deliver safely to Haven before the End of Days.
Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker, Francesco Francavilla, J.L. Meyer , Tom Fowler, Chris Eliopoulos, Colleen Coover , Janet Lee and many more!