Boom! Studios have been having a great year, with a ton of fantastic and successful books coming out. Many of the creators of these amazing comics will be appearing at San Diego Comic Con this week.
Here’s the full list of signings and panels. As well as some post-con fun!
July 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints Archaia, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Box announced today their panels, signing schedule, and 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-Up for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 (a.k.a. San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on the weekend ofJuly 23-27.
Thursday, 7/24/14 12:00–1:00 Editing Comics the BOOM! Way—Join BOOM! Studios creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), along with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Editor Dafna Pleban as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE
1:00–2:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now—If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnonand Managing Editor Bryce Carlson along with some of the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming and established talent, including Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP), Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP), Vanesa R. Del Rey(HIT, THE EMPTY MAN), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Royden Lepp(RUST), as they share their breaking-in experiences and give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Room 28DE
Friday, 7/25/14 10:00–11:00 Gender in Comics—Join us for a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics. We’ll explore both the role of gender in the medium in mainstream and independent publishing, as well as the impact of gender politics on the business side of the industry and in the media with a variety of business insiders, pundits, and journalists. Moderated by comics editor Janelle Asselin, the panel will feature Comics Alliance Senior Editor Andy Khouri, BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, comics writerJames Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Image Comics Director of Trade Book Sales Jennifer de Guzman, WIRED writer Laura Hudson, and IDW Publishing Editor Sarah Gaydos.Room 4
5:00–6:00 The World of Mouse Guard—Get updated on everything MOUSE GUARD, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator, writer, and artist, David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR),Meredith Salenger (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hollywood Heights), and a surprise guest! Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB
6:00–7:00 The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia—Thus far in 2014, Archaia—an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios—has published beautiful hardcover reprints of the novelizations of favorite Henson properties Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and The Storyteller. Join Archaia as they reveal details of its Henson publishing plan for the rest of the year, including sneak peeks of a never-before-seen brand-new project from the Henson Archives, with panelists Jeff Stokely (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES, FRAGGLE ROCK), Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK), Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND), and Shane-Michael Vidaurri (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES). Moderated by Henson line editor at ArchaiaRebecca “Tay” Taylor. Room 32AB
6:15–7:15 Adventure Time: A Totally Algebraic Dramatic Reading—After over two years of ADVENTURE TIME comic books, BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network continue to break new ground with the July debut of a new limited series, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY. This marks the first time that one of the writers behind the animated show, Kent Osborne, will write the ADVENTURE TIME comic! To mark the occasion, Osborne has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time radio play that will tie into this new comic series, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors from the show, including Olivia Olson (Marceline) and Jeremy Shada(Finn). Plus, learn more about the show with Osborne and fellow writer Adam Muto (also the inspiration for Gingerbread Muto!), and more about the BANANA GUARD comic series with editor Shannon Watters and artist Mad Rupert. Come prepared with all of your burning questions about the Land of Ooo! Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue [NOTE: This is a ticketed panel. Drawings for panel entry tickets will be held starting at9:00 am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) on Friday. Each winner will receive entry for two. (Please note: there is limited disabled seating.) The tickets must be presented at the theatre to gain access. The Horton Grand Theatre has assigned seating. Please also wear your Comic-Con 2014 badge. There will be a second drawing shortly following the 9:00 am drawing for “stand-by seating tickets.” The stand-by seating tickets are limited and do not guarantee you access to the panel. Please be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by seating ticket-holders.]
Saturday, 7/26/14 12:30–1:30 We Are BOOM!—Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of our first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, President of Development Stephen Christy, and creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH), Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL),Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES), along with some special guests as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.Room 24ABC
3:30–4:30 Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry—The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as Big Trouble in Little China, one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it’s the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium! Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (THE EMPTY MAN), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Plus, writer Christopher Sebela(DEAD LETTERS) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to BIG TROUBLE fans’ interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance Senior Writer Chris Sims.Room 8
Sunday, 7/27/14 1:00–2:00 All-Ages Comics Have Arrived—Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between. Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with several all-ages creators, including David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints), andIan McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS, ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS). Room 24ABC
The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, 7/23 Sketching: 6-9pm Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE) Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS) Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
Thursday, 7/24 Sketching: All day Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE) Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS) Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME) Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
5-7pm Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
3-4pm David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
Signing: All day Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK) Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES) Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST) Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES) Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE) Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP) Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN) Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH) Royden Lepp (RUST) Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL) Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)