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posted July 8, 2007
 

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Wes Molebash:

Hey everyone!

I'll be at the San Diego Comic Con from Wednesday night (Preview Night) through Saturday! If you're gonna be in town for the con, make sure to stop by the Viper booth (#1903) and give me a shout! We'll have plenty of copies of both volumes of "You'll Have That", plus we'll have 200 copies of the 32-page one-shot with a limited edition cover! This book isn't gonna be in stores until mid- to late-August, but here's your chance to snap it up before everyone else!

As a special bonus, you'll be able to buy all three books (YHT Vol. 1 and 2, and the one-shot) for ten bucks! That's a heck of a deal! I hope to see some of you out there!

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Peter Jaffe:

Former Marvel senior web designer John D. Roberts returns to the comic space with today’s public launch of comixology (http://www.comixology.com), a social networking site that brings Web 2.0 to the comic book market.

Building on the functions of the successful iComicsOnSale widget, comixology allows users to view details of each item in the current and upcoming release schedule, post and view comments on each title, search by characters and other criteria, rate favorites through "bag it" or "burn it" icons, keep dynamic pull-lists, and embed descriptions and cover images in their web pages. The site will soon include weekly columns, blogs, and more.

Along with partners David Steinberger and Peter Jaffe, John will be at San Diego and is available for comments and interviews.

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Maya Gottfried:

HARRY N. ABRAMS at San Diego Comic-Con International 2007

With San Diego Comic-Con fast approaching, we wanted to touch base, and invite you to visit the Harry N. Abrams booth (booth #1021).

In attendance and signing at our booth this year will be authors and artists Brom (The Devil's Rose), Harry Katz (Cartoon America), Dan Nadel (Art Out of Time), Brian Fies (Mom's Cancer), Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Mark Chiarello (Heroes of the Negro Leagues), and Steve Grody (Graffiti L.A.). Jeff Kinney's middle-grade graphic novel from Amulet Books has consistently hit The New York Times bestseller list. Brian Fies, Hary Katz, and Dan Nadel have all earned 2007 Eisner Award and Harvey Award nominations. A full schedule of signings is included below. Abrams Senior Editor Charles Kochman will be at the booth and appearing on the panel "The Graphic Novel Explosion" on Sunday, July 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Harry N. Abrams was the first publishing company in the U.S. to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Building upon a program that began over 60 years ago and includes such seminal titles as The Art of Walt Disney (1973), Gnomes (1977), The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics (1977), Krazy Kat (1986), and the works of Brian Froud, Abrams continues to recognize and publish award-winning art books and graphic novels that illuminate the world of comics and comic art. Recent titles include the forthcoming Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier, and works by today’s most relevant artists, including R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller), Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies (winner of an Eisner Award and the Lulu Blooker Prize, and nominated for a Quill Award, and multiple Harvey Awards) and the soon to be released The Devil's Rose by renowned illustrator Brom. Upcoming projects will continue the fine art tradition Abrams is known for, and define the medium of comics and comic art for generations to come.

On-site contact: Maya Gottfried, Publicist, Harry N. Abrams c. 347.885.9051

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Friday, July 27

11AM – 12PM: Brom (The Devil's Rose)
12:30 – 1PM: Mark Chiarello (Heroes of the Negro Leagues)
2PM – 3PM: Harry Katz (Cartoon America )
3PM – 3:30PM: Dan Nadel (Art Out of Time)

Saturday, July 28

10AM – 11AM: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
11AM – 12PM: Brom (The Devil's Rose)
12PM – 12:30PM: Brian Fies (Mom's Cancer)
2:30PM – 3PM: Steve Grody (Graffiti L.A. )
3PM – 4PM: Brom (The Devil's Rose)



Sunday, July 29

10:30AM – 11:30AM Room 8
A panel on The Graphic Novel Explosion featuring Abrams Senior Editor Charles Kochman

11AM – 12PM: Brom (The Devil's Rose)



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Crazee Comics:

Official Press Release:
July 23nd 2007
www.crazeecomics.com

ALIENS EXPLODE ONTO COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO

There’s an Alien in my Toilet; the Critically Acclaimed series by Samuel Vera is gearing up for its second appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2007 July 25th – 29th. Fans of the series can expect all new issues, a new collector’s card set, new T-shirt designs and more. Creator Samuel Vera will be on hand for the entire event signing copies and doing commission sketch cards for pre-order customers and walk ups. Fans can find Samuel Vera at the Crazee Comics table in Small Press isle S table 09.

There’s an Alien in my Toilet; an all ages Sci-Fi comedy adventure series has been on a steady uphill rise to success with dozens of positive critic reviews and plenty of media attention, radio & television interviews and more. Currently at issue #5 the first Trade paperback is slated for a fall release launch at the Big Apple National 2007. The brand is currently available for licensing. Please contact Circle of Confusion Management for all inquiries. www.circleofconfusion.com

Media and Industry Executives are encouraged to visit the booth for a product viewing. For more about the series and its creator visit: www.crazeecomics.com or www.doodiesworld.com

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Chris Butcher:

ORIGINAL COMIC ART SALES AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

The Beguiling, Canada’s premiere retailer of comics and graphic novels, will be representing the original art sales over two-dozen cartoonists at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Sharing booth space with Canada’s Drawn & Quarterly in booth 1529, The Beguiling will feature original art for sale by some of the best and brightest graphic novelists working in the medium.

A select number of new pieces will be available for sale at San Diego, including the complete illustrations by Maurice Vellekoop for his “ABC: A Homoerotic Primer”, new pages from Kevin Huizenga’s “Or Else” and “Ganges” series’, new pieces from Anders Nilsen’s “Big Questions,” and many of the pages from Jordan Crane’s charming graphic novel “The Clouds Above”.

The full catalogue of works represented by The Beguiling are available for viewing at our website, http://www.beguiling.com. If you’re an art lover and would like any specific pieces brought to San Diego for inspection or purchase, please contact us immediately at mail@beguiling.com (and no later than Wednesday July 25th at 6pm). Also, feel free to pass this notice along to parties you feel may be interested!

See you in San Diego!

The Beguiling

Exhibiting with Drawn & Quarterly Booth 1529

http://www.beguiling.com

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The complete listing of artists with original art for sale from The Beguiling are:

Jessica Abel, Ho Che Anderson, Chester Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey Brown & James Kochalka’s Conversations art, Genevieve Castree, Ben Catmull, Scott Chantler, Becky Cloonan, Dave Cooper, Jordan Crane, Farel Dalrymple, Kim Deitch, Julie Doucet, Phoebe Gloeckner, Tomer Hanuka, Sammy Harkham, David Heatley, Paul Hornschemeier, Hevin Huizenga, Chris Hutsul, Jason, Jason Lutes, Matt Madden, Kagan McLeod, Anders Nilsen, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Paul Pope, Brian Ralph, Ron Rege Jr., Graham Roumieu, Eric Sagot, Sean Scoffield, Seth, Dave Sim, Jay Stephens, James Sturm, Peter Thompson, Maurice Vellekoop, Steve Weissman, and Chip Zdarsky.

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Hilary Townsend:

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

For IDW Publishing

Comic-Con Booth #2229

SAN-DIEGO BASED IDW PUBLISHING READIES FOR COMIC-CON

San Diego, CA (July 23, 2007)— With the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con coming to town this week, IDW builds on success of Transformers, and the upcoming 30 Days of Night movie.

Exclusive titles that IDW will be debuting at their booth:

· 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: An exclusive cover heralds this debut 30 Days of night comic written and drawn by Ben Templesmith; a flip-book 5-page preview of the Steve Niles/Bill Sienkiewicz 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow is included in this con exclusive. All three creators will be signing on Saturday at IDW’s booth. See below for full signing schedule.

* Nick Simmons’ Skullduggery/Simmons Comics Group Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: a special preview edition that debuts Nick Simmons’ comic book, as well as a preview of all of the Simmons Comics Groups titles. Gene and Nick Simmons will be signing copies of the book on Saturday.
* Beowulf Comic-Con Promo Edition: a free 8-page advance preview of IDW’s coming Beowulf movie adaptation, due in October.
* Ashley Wood’s 48 Nude Girls Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

Books premiering at Comic-Con and only available at IDW’s booth:

* Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1 HC: the first of six hardcover volumes presenting the groundbreaking Milton Caniff newspaper strip.

· Zombies Vs Robots HC: a special oversize 80-page hardcover collecting the Chris Ryall/Ashley Wood series and three prequel stories. Ryall and Wood will be signing copies on Thursday and Saturday.

COMIC-CON PANELS OF NOTE:

· IDW Publishing Panel – Friday, July 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 4
This panel will present an overview of IDW Publishing’s upcoming projects, including an Angel: After the Fall comic by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, as well as updates on the upcoming Star Trek and Transformers series, and word on new series as well. Participants include: science fiction writer and co-founder of boingboing.net, Cory Doctorow; comic writer Mike Baron, screenwriter Brian Lynch, Klingons writer Scott Tipton, and more. Presiding over the panel will be IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, who promises to break some big news at this panel.

* 30 Days of Night Panel– Saturday, July 28, 5:15-6:45pm, Hall H
This panel will include some filmmakers, as well as people involved in creating the comics. Participants include: the comic’s creators, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, the film’s producer Sam Raimi, director, David Slade, actor Josh Hartnett, and more.

* Star Trek– Saturday, July 28, 10:30am-11:30pm, Room 2
This panel will be an overview of IDW Publishing’s Star Trek projects. Participants include: Star Trek editor Dan Taylor and Klingons and upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation writer Scott Tipton, as well as Pocket Books editors and more.

* Hasbro / IDW /Cartoon Network: Transformers– Saturday, July 28, 11:45am-1:15pm, Room 6A
This panel will be an overview of upcoming toys, movie-related projects, the new animated series, and comic books connected to Transformers.
Participants include: IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and Hasbro and Cartoon Network personnel to be announced.

* Great American Comic Strips– Saturday, July 28, 1:30-2:30pm, Room 4
This panel will discuss the process and projects related to archival reprints of comic strips like Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates and Little Orphan Annie.

IDW SIGNING SCHEDULE AT BOOTH # 2229

Thursday, July 26

3:00pm-4:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies vs Robots HC)

* Chris Ryall
* Ashley Wood

Friday, July 27

3:00pm-4:00pm: Star Trek and Angel (including the debut of Star Trek: Year Four #1 and Focus On… Star Trek)

* Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets)
* Joe Corroney (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
* Casey Maloney (Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)
* Dan Taylor (Star Trek editor)
* David Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
* Scott Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Angel: Auld Lang Syne)
* David Tischman (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Fallen Angel (including the debut of the Fallen Angel Premiere Edition HC)

* Peter David
* J.K. Woodward

Saturday, July 28

10:00am: 30 Days of Night (including the con-exclusive 30 Days of Night: Red Snow/Beyond Barrow promo comic, and Beyond Barrow and 30 Days of Night movie posters)

* Steve Niles
* Ben Templesmith
* David Slade (Director, 30 Days of Night)
* Bill Sienkiewicz (30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow)

11am–1pm: Simmons Comics Group (including the con-exclusive Nick Simmons’ Skullduggery comic)

* Gene Simmons
* Nick Simmons

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Transformers

* Don Figueroa (Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)
* Simon Furman (Transformers: Escalation, Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)
* Eric Holmes (Megatron Origin)
* Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation, Megatron Origin)
* E.J Su (Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies vs Robots HC)

* Chris Ryall
* Ashley Wood

About IDW Publishing

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s ANGEL, Paramount ’s STAR TREK, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007.More information about the company can be found at www.idwpublishing.com. Information on the Simmons Comics Group line of comics can be found at www.Simmons-Comics.com.

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Stuart Moore:

Verylastminutenotimefordumbjokes. Here's where I'll be:

Thursday, August 26th
1:00 - 2:00: Marvel Comics, signing NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS and showing off new projects. Booth #2429.
5:00 - 6:00: Fox Atomic, showing off previews of THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY. Booth #4429.

Friday, August 27th
11:00 - 12:00: Tokyopop, signing EARTHLIGHT volumes 1 & 2 and showing off previews of #3. Booth #3529.
3:30 - 4:30: Tokyopop panel: Comics Vs. Manga. Booth #3529.

Saturday, August 28th
4:00 - 6:00: Group signing for the new anthology POSTCARDS at the Comic Relief booth, #1514.

And various other times: Virgin Comics, talking about the new Virgin/SciFi imprint. Booth #1803.

See you there!

-Stuart

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Stephen Roson:

Hope you are able to make San Diego Comic-Con later this week. It would be great to meet up with you. Fanfare / Ponent Mon will be on Booth #719 under the DAVIS MARKETING banner. Please drop by.

Below is a link to our latest release Tokyo is my Garden by Frederic Boilet and the cover is attached. A lesson in how NOT to sell cognac to the Japanese. Come and see it at out booth (courrier willing)

Also attached is the catalogue we'll be displaying at the show highlighting our two Eisner nominated titles. Hold your breath for us on Friday night !!

Thanks for being there.

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David Lloyd:

Don't know if you've the time or space to shove info to your visitors re my location and situation next week, but for any of your visitors who are heading for San Diego ComiCon, I'll be signing there at DC on Friday from 12.30-1.30pm, Dark Horse at 5-6pm. Then Saturday at DC from 4-5.30pm.

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Stuart Ng

Greetings Thomas !

Stuart Ng Books @ Booth 5113 @ San Diego Comic-Con!

Meet the artists!

Our SDCC Booth Signing Schedule:

Pierre Alary - Friday 11am-1pm; Saturday 1-3pm; Sunday 1-3pm
Ashley Wood - Saturday 11am-1pm
Renaud Dillies - Friday 3-5pm; Saturday 5-7pm; Sunday 3-5pm
Romain Hugault - Friday 3-5pm; Saturday 5-7pm; Sunday 3-5pm
Ruben Procopio - Sunday 11am-12n

For complete details and more information on the artists and their books, go to www.stuartngbooks.com/conventions.html

Previously announced guest Ricardo Delgado will be out of the country and unable to attend the convention.

We will have Terry Dodson's original hardcover album Songes: Coraline for sale at our booth. (We are the sole source for the book in the US.) Terry's booth is 4706--in direct line of sight with our booth and only four aisles away. Terry will be happy to sign your copy at the convention. He will be signing our remaining copies at the end of the con and they will be available for mail order upon our return.

Pierre Alary will be signing his new sketchbook at the convention and it will be available for mail order upon our return.

We've been communicating with a number of artists about their sketchbooks and we look forward to offering those to you either at the convention or through our website.

During the convention week, we will be unable to respond to emails We will be back in the office July 31 and will begin responding to all inquiries and orders on that day.

Best regards,

Stuart

Stuart Ng Books

www.stuartngbooks.com

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Dan Taylor:

Document and images attached.

Thank you.

For Immediate Release
Please Contact Chris Ryall 858-270-1315
chris@idwpublishing.com
IDW PUBLISHING READIES FOR A BLOCK-BUSTING COMIC-CON
With exciting new projects to announce, con-exclusive comics and books, plus the upcoming 30 Days of Night movie and the success of Transformers, IDW is set for a busy convention.

San Diego, CA (July 20, 2007)—With the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con coming to town next week, IDW Publishing is ready to mix it up with the legions of comics fans, both celebrating existing titles, and announcing new projects that further build upon their benchmark of quality.

Among the exclusive titles that IDW will be debuting at their booth (#2229) are:

* 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: An exclusive cover heralds this debut 30 Days of night comic written and drawn by Ben Templesmith; a flip-book 5-page preview of the Steve Niles/Bill Sienkiewicz 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow is included in this con exclusive. All three creators will be signing on Saturday at IDW’s booth. See below for full signing schedule.

* Nick Simmons’ Skullduggery/Simmons Comics Group Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: a special preview edition that debuts Nick Simmons’ comic book, as well as a preview of all of the Simmons Comics Groups titles. Gene and Nick Simmons will be signing copies of the book on Saturday.

* Beowulf Comic-Con Promo Edition: a free 8-page advance preview of IDW’s coming Beowulf movie adaptation, due in October.
* Ashley Wood’s 48 Nude Girls Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

Additionally, copies of the following books will be premiering at Comic-Con and only available at IDW’s booth:

* Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1 HC: the first of six hardcover
volumes presenting the groundbreaking Milton Caniff newspaper strip.

* Zombies Vs Robots HC: a special oversize 80-page hardcover
collecting the Chris Ryall/Ashley Wood series and three prequel stories. Ryall and Wood will be signing copies on Thursday and Saturday.

In addition to providing fans with the chance to meet their favorite writers and artists on the convention center’s main exhibition floor at scheduling signing times, IDW will be participating in a number of panel discussions with topics ranging from Angel, Star Trek, Transformers, Classic American Comic Strips, and more.

COMIC-CON PANELS OF NOTE:

* IDW Publishing Panel – Friday, July 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 4
This panel will present an overview of IDW Publishing’s upcoming projects, including an Angel: After the Fall comic by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, as well as updates on the upcoming Star Trek and Transformers series, and word on new series as well. Participants
include: science fiction writer and co-founder of boingboing.net, Cory Doctorow; comic writer Mike Baron, screenwriter Brian Lynch, Klingons writer Scott Tipton, and more. Presiding over the panel will be IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, who promises to break some big news at this panel.

* 30 Days of Night Panel– Saturday, July 28, 5:15-6:45pm, Hall H This panel will include some filmmakers, as well as people involved
in creating the comics. Participants include: the comic’s creators, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, the film’s producer Sam Raimi,
director, David Slade, actor Josh Hartnett, and more.

* Star Trek– Saturday, July 28, 10:30am-11:30pm, Room 2
This panel will be an overview of IDW Publishing’s Star Trek projects. Participants include: Star Trek editor Dan Taylor and Klingons and upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation writer Scott Tipton, as well as Pocket Books editors and more.

* Hasbro / IDW /Cartoon Network: Transformers– Saturday, July 28,
11:45am-1:15pm, Room 6A
This panel will be an overview of upcoming toys, movie-related projects, the new animated series, and comic books connected to Transformers.
Participants include: IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and Hasbro and Cartoon Network personnel to be announced.

* Great American Comic Strips– Saturday, July 28, 1:30-2:30pm, Room 4
This panel will discuss the process and projects related to archival reprints of comic strips like Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates and Little Orphan Annie.

IDW SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 26

3:00pm-4:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies
vs Robots HC)
* Chris Ryall
* Ashley Wood

Friday, July 27

3:00pm-4:00pm: Star Trek and Angel (including the debut of Star Trek: Year Four #1 and Focus On… Star Trek)
* Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets)
* Joe Corroney (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
* Casey Maloney (Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)
* Dan Taylor (Star Trek editor)
* David Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
* Scott Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Angel: Auld Lang Syne)
* David Tischman (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Fallen Angel (including the debut of the Fallen Angel Premiere Edition HC)
* Peter David
* J.K. Woodward

Saturday, July 28

10:00am: 30 Days of Night (including the con-exclusive 30 Days of Night: Red Snow/Beyond Barrow promo comic, and Beyond Barrow and 30
Days of Night movie posters)
* Steve Niles
* Ben Templesmith
* David Slade (Director, 30 Days of Night)
* Bill Sienkiewicz (30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow)

11am–1pm: Simmons Comics Group (including the con-exclusive Nick Simmons’ Skullduggery comic)
* Gene Simmons
* Nick Simmons

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Transformers
* Don Figueroa (Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)
* Simon Furman (Transformers: Escalation, Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)
* Eric Holmes (Megatron Origin)
* Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation, Megatron Origin)
* E.J Su (Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies vs Robots HC)
* Chris Ryall
* Ashley Wood

About IDW Publishing
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s ANGEL, Paramount’s STAR TREK, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007.More information about the company can be found at www.idwpublishing.com. Information on the Simmons Comics Group line of comics can be found at www.Simmons-Comics.com.

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CBLDF

With Comic-Con mere days away, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is raising the stakes with three incredible exclusives and a slate of amazing signings!

EXCLUSIVE: STARDUST VIP PACK!

Be among the first to experience the film magic of Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess' Stardust at Comic-Con! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering 50 VIP packages filled with exclusive Stardust goodies, plus a special pass to attend a gala San Diego screening of the film to take place on Thursday, July 26.

The Fund's exclusive Stardust VIP package includes: an all-new Stardust print, limited to 50 pieces signed by Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess; a set of 5 Stardust fragrance imps from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and a ticket to the San Diego exclusive screening of Stardust. Stardust VIP packages are available for a donation of $100 to the CBLDF. The Stardust screening is on Thursday, July 26 at 9 PM, and features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, followed by a Q&A afterwards.

Pre-orders of this very limited package will be taken until Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 PM Pacific Time. You can pre-order here: http://cbldf. safeshopper. com/22/305. htm?778

If any packages remain, you may pick one up at the CBLDF's booth [1831] at Comic-Con. All Stardust VIP packages *must* be picked up from the CBLDF's booth on Wednesday evening, July 25, or on Thursday, July 26 before the convention closes at 7:00 PM.

EXCLUSIVE: RAY HARRYHAUSEN SIGNING AND LIMITED PRINT!

Ray Harryhausen, the legendary creator of films such as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Clash of the Titans supports the CBLDF with a rare personal appearance and a new signed, exclusive Sinbad: Rogue of Mars print!

Mr. Harryhausen will be appearing at the CBLDF booth 1831 on Saturday, July 28 from 2 to 3 PM at a ticketed signing. There are only 50 spots available for the Harryhausen signing. Tickets are a $50 suggested donation to the CBLDF. All ticket holders will receive the exclusive signed Sinbad: Rogue of Mars print, an exclusive Sinbad: Rogue of Mars preview comic, and will be able to get up to two personal items signed by Mr. Harryhausen.

Tickets for the signing will be available at the CBLDF booth 1831 starting on Preview Night! You can see the print here !

EXCLUSIVE: SIGNED JACK DAVIS FEAR AGENT PRINT!

Jack Davis, the legendary artist of Mad Magazine, EC Comics, and countless illustrations has created a brand new signed & numbered print for the CBLDF featuring Dark Horse's FEAR AGENT!

This 11 x 17, high quality, full color print is strictly limited to 100 numbered pieces, signed by Jack Davis and is available from the CBLDF while supplies last for a donation of $50. You can see the print here !

SIGNINGS!

Check back on CBLDF.org this Monday for a complete schedule of signings at the CBLDF. Creators signing include: Neil Gaiman, Ray Harryhausen, Terry Moore, Cecil Castellucci, Eric Powell, Ramon Bachs, Pere Perez, Cafu, Al Barrionuevo, and Daniel Acuna!

SPECIAL EVENTS!

Don't forget about these great CBLDF events:
Thursday: CBLDF Welcome Party! Just Added, Signed Michael Golden print!
Saturday: CBLDF Comic-Con Auction! Now featuring over 100 items! Check it out at 7 PM or place a pre-bid!
Sunday: CBLDF Live Art Jam ! Featuring Jim Lee, Jeff Smith, Terry Moore & Matt Wagner! Sunday Morning, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 5 AB

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Fiona Cherbak:

The Antidote Trust Debuts New Works from Members at San Diego Comic-Con
Special Guest Authors and Artists to Sign Books at Booth

San Diego, CA — Friday, July 20, 2007--The Antidote Trust announced today that more than 20 creator members will be promoting and selling their latest titles at The Antidote Trust’s San Diego Comic-Con booth, July 25 to 29. The Antidote Trust will also host a number of guest author and artist signings at their booth.

The Antidote Trust, a non-profit organization in the comics publication industry, created their collective as a forum to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to artists and writers working in the comics. The organization is made up of like-minded individuals across the U.S. with an interest in sharing resources and knowledge, implementing cross-marketing campaigns and exploring collaborative opportunities with fellow organization members and the comics’ community.

The Antidote Trust members featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Robert Roach of Hometown Productions; Dale Wilson of DWAP Productions; Sterling Ashby of History In Action (HIA) Toys; independent creator Blake Chen; Tim Hegarty of International Enterprise; Korby Marks of Stormbringers; independent creator Will Massey; Andre Owens of Hiro Unlimited; and Mike Sales of Type Illy Press.

The Antidote Trust booth is #828, located at the west side of the concourse at San Diego Comic-Con. The booth is near to entrances A and B, at the corner of the hall's main east-to-west aisle and aisle 800. Following are select highlights of several The Antidote Trust members and their work to be presented at San Diego Comic-Con.

Robert Roach of Hometown Productions will have his award-winning comic The Roach issues #2 and 3# on hand, plus his entire library of work, original pages of art, apparel and fine art prints (www.hometownprods.com). Roach is also one of the driving forces behind The Antiodte Trust, and a founding member.

Dale Wilson of DWAP Productions will be launching Caffeine Dreams Issue #2, plus will have a signing with 4 of the 8 creators involved in the two books. Caffeine Dreams issue #1 and #2 posters will be available(www.dwapproductions.com). Wilson is co-founder of the Antidote Trust, and a principal organizer.

Blake Chen will introduce his graphic novel, Twilight Lady Volume 1: The Secret of Cass Corridor. Twilight Lady (www.twilightlady.com) is an ongoing webcomic by writer/artist/musician Chen.

Andre Owens, president of the Los Angeles-based publisher Hiro Unlimited Productions, will debut Force Galaxia Issue #2, as well as the unique Omegan Chronicles poster. Owens will be signing his books, along with artist Mike Werner of San Francisco (www.forcegalaxia.com).

Mike Sales of Type Illy Press is announcing the exclusive release of his latest issue of Southside Nefertiti #3 (www.typeillypress.com). This issue showcases the high octane art style of Randolph Williams, aka “Pencilism,” whose kinetic, manga and hip hop influenced art style brings new energy and life to the title.

The Antidote Trust is also hosting several notable guest signing sessions at their San Diego Comic-Con booth. Other guests may be added, so check at the booth regularly. Here’s the list of confirmed guests:

· Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League of America, Fantastic Four, Beyond, Milestone Media co-founder, Emmy Award winner "Static Shock") www.dwaynemcduffie.com

· Kevin Grevioux (New Warrior, Spider-Man, What If?, Underworld [feature film]) www.astoundingstudios.com

· Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night mini-series) www.danwickline.com/blog

· Tone Rodriguez (Radioactive Man ,Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures, John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles and Violent Messiahs). Rodriguez on MySpace

About The Antidote Trust
www.theantidotetrust.com
The Antidote Trust, a consortium of like-minded creatives in the comics industry, was founded in early 2006. The Antidote Trust exists for a number of reasons: Expanding the comic’s media and markets. Pursuit of fairness. Shared self-reliance. Enhancing each other’s professionalism. Improving visibility of each participant. Sharing the costs of creating a commotion amongst retailers and fans.

For more details regarding The Antidote Trust, contact Fiona Cherbak, ThemePark Studios, 512/916-9633 or fiona@themeparkstudios.com, for more information.


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Larry Young:

SAN FRANCISCO (July 19, 2007) AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Young announced today that all bets are off when it comes to his company's presence in San Diego this year.

"The whole entertainment world is descending on San Diego, in preparation for the always-fun show, and of course we'll be no exception," Young said. "But there's a bit of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE assembling-of-the-experts thing going on this year, as AiT Operations and BizDev maven and noted Larry-wrangler Mimi Rosenheim can't attend the show due to the birth of our son Walker."

Josh Richardson, AiT's creative executive, is making the mad dash south with Ash Aiwase, a portfolio operations analyst at the California State Automobile Association, riding shotgun in the AiT truck, Van Diesel. "Anyone who's done business with AiT in the past nine years knows that Mimi is the heart of the business, and the one to go to when you need a serious answer. Lar's the talent and the company figurehead, sure, but Mimi's the one who makes sure the fields get plowed when the cows get sick. So with her home with the baby, Ash and I will be making sure everything runs like clockwork."

Young's own third issue of THE BLACK DIAMOND will premiere at the show on Wednesday the 25th at Preview night, while simultaneously hitting shops all over the nation so no one's left out of the excitement. Also on hand will be ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Senior Editor Marc Bernardin, as co-writer of this week's MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK. Nima Sorat, MAN's artist, and co-writer Adam Freeman (executive producer of A&E's GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS) will be at the AiT booth #2001 on Thursday: 1:00-2:30, 5:00-6:00; Friday: 10:00-11:30am; and Saturday: 12:00-1:00pm.

THE HOMELESS CHANNEL's writer artist Matt Silady will be signing copies of his debut graphic novel from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Also on hand in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE style is Larry's long-time pal, super-retailer Pat Donley. "When I heard Mimi was going to miss the show, I rolled up my sleeves and started making reservations to come out," said Donley, general manager of the New Dimension Comics chain in Pennsylvania. "Not that anyone can replace her, but I wanted to help contain the havoc a Mimi-less Larry will undoubtedly wreak upon the show."

Without set autograph times, but still at the booth throughout the show will be television and DC comics writer Adam Beechen (signing copies of HENCH), comic book pundit and scribe Steven Grant (making his mark for you on BADLANDS and THE UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY), and Mike Brennan, writer/artist of AiT's best-selling book, ELECTRIC GIRL. "He'll be all right," said Brennan. "All he has to do is show up and we'll be ready."

AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of original projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition. AiT/Planet Lar provides a full range of services from concept to completion including writing, art management, lettering, advertising and promotion, prepress production, ancillary merchandise, and print management. Currently the company is focused on producing Original Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores, Amazon.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.

AiT/Planet Lar: Making Comics Better.


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Danny Fingeroth:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DANNY FINGEROTH PANELS AND SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO, 2007

New York, JULY 19, 2007

WRITE NOW! magazine editor-in-chief, author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH and the upcoming DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT, longtime SPIDER-MAN Group Editor and Marvel Comics writer Danny Fingeroth will be on four exciting panels and be doing five signings at this year's Comic-Con International, San Diego.

Here are the details:

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007:

10:30-11:30 am: Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Educational Settings:

Comics have long been stigmatized as a lesser medium of communication than text. However, for many years comics have been making inroads to classrooms as an effective medium for learning, from analyzing graphic novels as literature to using superheroes to teach philosophy and writing textbooks in the comic medium. Neil Cohn (Tufts University), Diana Green (Minneapolis College of Art & Design), Leonard Wong (Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver), and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent) discuss the various roles comics and the comics medium can and do play in education. Room 30AB

12:00-1:00 pm: TwoMorrows Publishing Panel

Join the gang from TwoMorrows Publishing for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating all their fan-favorite books and magazines on comics! Author George Khoury, Modern Masters' Eric Nolen-Weathington, Alter Ego's Paul Hamerlinck, Write Now!' s Danny Fingeroth, and publisher/moderator John Morrow unveil new products and offer exclusive previews of upcoming items, in a multimedia presentation! Room 3

3-4 pm: SIGNING AT TWOMORROWS, BOOTH 1215

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2007:

10:30-11:30 am: Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

Superheroes were created by Jews. Is that significant, or a complete coincidence and no big deal? In a reading from his provocative new Continuum book, Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero, longtime Spider-Man editor and author of Superman on the Couch, Danny Fingeroth, explores the backgrounds of the young, largely Jewish men from Eastern European backgrounds who created the most well-known superheroes. Fingeroth will discuss how the creators' Jewish backgrounds may have helped make superheroes the most familiar popular culture icons of all-on TV, in movies, and in electronic media, as well as in comics. Arie Kaplan (Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed) responds. Room 30AB

11:30 am-1:00 pm: SIGNING AT COMIC RELIEF, BOOTH 1514-1523

Meet Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, How to Create Comics from Script to Print), Arie Kaplan (Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed), and Matthew Pustz (Inside the World of Comic Books) following the Comic Arts Conference panel “Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero,” to pose questions of the authors and check out copies of their books.

5:00-6:00 pm: SIGNING AT TWOMORROWS, BOOTH 1215

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2007

10:30-11:30 am: Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Superheroes, Villains, and Vixens: A Discussion of the Top Pop-Culture Icons of 20th Century Comicdom
Gina Misiroglu (Visible Ink Press), Peter Coogan (Fontbonne University), Alex Boney (Ohio State University), and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent) discuss the popularity of the superhero and supervillain in popular culture (why some are fleeting, why some endure), the evolution of both heroes and villains in comics, characters who have alternately been hero and villains, and the unique dynamic between hero and villain and how that relationship has changed-and in many ways remained the same-since the early 20th century, when superheroes first made their mark on the comics pages. Specific characters are discussed and debated, with audience participation. Room 30AB

12-1 pm: SIGNING AT TWOMORROWS, BOOTH 1215

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007

2-3 pm: SIGNING AT TWOMORROWS BOOTH 1215

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Trudi Gentry:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Trudi Gentry
708-832-3356
tgentry@urbanministries.com
Visit www.theguardianline.com!
The Fight Against Evil Has Begun!

Highly anticipated Christian comic book line makes its Comic-Con debut.

Chicago, IL--For the past two years, Comic-Con attendees have been teased with the promise of the Guardian Line release--a new Christian comic book line featuring a unique assemblage of compelling stories illustrating the trials of moral conflict and repentance and dynamic art crafted by some of the industry’s premier illustrators. The wait is over! The Guardian Line™ will make its Comic-Con debut at this years Comic-Con convention in San Diego .

Launched in December 2006 by Christian publishing and media firm, UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc), and creator Michael Davis, The Guardian Line was developed to appeal to a multicultural audience of seasoned Christians, new believers, and mainstream fans.

The Guardian Line provides an urban illustration of the timeless battle of good versus evil within The Guardian Universe. The line, featuring four faith-based series with edge--Joe and Max, The Seekers, Genesis 5, and Code--takes place in the fictional city of New Hope . All of the series feature the three essentials of a Michael Davis universe: strong African American characters, a multicultural cast (some with extraordinary powers) and a guy named Larry.

Industry veteran, Davis is well known as the co-creator of Static Shock!, the Emmy award-winning WB & Cartoon Network show. In 1992, Davis and three partners founded Milestone Media, a comic book revolution that spawned a full-scale multicultural universe of heroes and villains and good stories.

Michael Davis, Lovern Kindzierski (The Seekers & Genesis 5) and Jason Medley (Joe & Max) will be on site at booth #2044 to meet fans, review portfolios and answer questions about the line.

About UMI

For 37 years UMI has been the trusted source for teaching materials and inspirational book titles in the African American Christian church and consumer market and is the exclusive or semi-exclusive publisher for several different denominations. UMI reaches a network of individuals, churches, and Christian bookstores with The Guardian Line. The Guardian Line is available to the general market through Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc

The Guardian Line
www.TheGuardianLine.com

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Comic Relief:

Comic Relief Hosts Multiple Signings at Comic-Con International 2007!

Comic Relief: The Comic Bookstore brings its famous bookstore setup back to Comic-Con International again this year with an array of books and signings that showcases the terrific diversity and art that comic books have to offer. Guests will want to stop by our booth at