So… here’s my San Diego Comic Con schedule…
10:00 – 11:00 Witcher / ProjektRed panel. Room 6a
12:00 – 1:00 Digital comics panel.Room 7AB
This panel will include Colleen Coover, Batton Lash, Jeff Smith, Rina Piccolo, and Paul Tobin; moderated by Mark Waid.
1:00 – 2:00 Paul Tobin / Colleen Coover spotlight panel (How To Succeed In Comics Without Ever Crying) Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover discuss their Eisner-Award Winning Bandette, as well as such titles as Colder, I Was The Cat, Prometheus, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, Paul’s novels, and the common-sense fact that Hulk could beat Thor. (Room 9)
3:30 – 5:00 Oni Signing: I Was The Cat
6:00 – 7:00 Prometheus / Aliens / Predator panel A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Aliens, Predator, Prometheus and Beyond (room 9)
11:00 – 12:30 Oni Signing: I Was The Cat
2:15 – 3:15 Dark Horse Signing: Witcher
3:30 – 4:30 Bandette Signing: Dark Horse
5:00 – ???? (Secret meeting)
?????-????? (Eisner dinner / awards which I’ve failed to find when they start)
11:00 – 12:00 Colder Signing: Dark Horse
12:30 – 2:00 Oni Signing: I Was The Cat
2:00 – 3:00 Oni Press Panel: Featuring Benjamin Dewey n’ Me n’ I Was The Cat (room 9)
3:00 – 4:00 Strong Female Characters Panel Room 7AB
This panel will include June Brigman, Amanda Conner, Colleen Coover, Sara Mayhew, Veronica Roth, Fiona Staples, Paul Tobin, and Brian K. Vaughan; moderated by Maggie Thompson.
5:30 – 6:30 Prometheus / Predator / Aliens signing: Dark Horse
6:30 – ???? Prometheus / Predator / Aliens press: Dark Horse
11:00 – 12:00 Plants vs. Zombies signing: Dark Horse
12:00-1:00 Plants vs. Zombies: Dark Horse (press interviews)
2:00 – 3:30 Oni Signing: I Was The Cat
4:00 – 5:00 IDW signing. Angry Birds
And then here is how I’ll look at the end of Sunday…
If that’s true, I think I can solve the problem. You see, you obviously haven’t had enough Bandette in your life! Bandette is the most charming comic that has ever existed. It has drama, romance, action, and intrigue. It has thieves. It has GLORIOUS thieves. It has dangerous men and beautiful women. It has dangerous women and ugly men. And spies. And candy bars. Bandette is, in short, an Eisner-winning foray into the delightful garden of comics.
Above is an example of how hard the charm comes at you when reading Bandette, the story of the greatest thief in all existence, a teenage girl with a heart for adventure, a taste for chocolate, and a talented group of adoring urchins who help her fight crime, and occasionally to commit a bit of it themselves, because… you know… that thief thing.
Calm down, Adam-12 cops, I can handle this. I’m going to show everyone some art from Bandette.
Bandette has won the Eisner award for Best Digital Comic, and garnered nominations for Best Art, Best Colors, and Best Series. Pretty spiffy, huh?
Don’t cry, Exceptionally Well-Painted Girl. It’s NOT too late! Bandette can be ordered HERE in digital form, from the fine folks at MonkeyBrain and Comixology. And it’s in print from Dark Horse Comics as well. You can order the nicely-priced hardcover right HERE!
Bandette in battle against Matadori, the semi-fiendish assassin!
Batman would probably approve of Bandette. Except for that “thief” thing. He doesn’t like that. Don’t nobody tell him that part.
Bandette readers, for sure.
Yes! Go and order Bandette, either in DIGITAL FORM, or the wonderful HARDCOVER EDITION, with so many extras!
Join the legions of satisfied Bandette fans!
Presto indeed! Let’s take a look at someone who hasn’t been reading Bandette!
Uh-oh! Don’t be that guy!
Curious about Bandette? Let me explain this in simple terms. Bandette is the world’s greatest thief, and Bandette is the world’s most charming adventure comic.
I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that I Was The Cat… written by myself, illustrated by the amazing Mr. Benjamin Dewey, and published by Oni Press… is the single greatest achievement in all of human history. I realize that there are strong contenders, of course. There’s…
Tex Avery Cartoons.
The Muppet Show.
Wonder Woman on the Muppet Show.
And of course there’s Audrey Hepburn. These are all amazing accomplishments, benchmark achievements that humanity might never equal, but just look at this graphic novel…
I Was The Cat is the story of Burma, the cat, and his nine lives. You know all those famous historical depictions of the rich and powerful with cats on their laps, all those images of megalomaniacal dictators petting a tabby’s head? Of course you do. What you didn’t know is that all of those cats, all throughout history, were the same cat. They were Burma, in disguise, each and every one of them. They were Burma’s past lives. They were Burma’s past attempts to take over the world. Now, in today’s world, he’s ready to tell his story to Allison Breaking, an American reporter in London. But Allison slowly finds out the real truth behind Burma’s stories, and what the cat is doing with his current life, the last of his nine.
Come along for the action…
And the suspense! And if that’s not enough…..
We have Audrey Hepburn, too.
Pretty persuasive, right?
I Was The Cat is currently being serialized on Comixology (click HERE to order) and will debut as a hardcover during the San Diego Comic Convention, just prior to its official release on August 6th. But, no reason to wait! You can preorder right HERE.
And this is how you’ll feel if you miss out.
Juan Ferreyra and I have been hard at work on the 2nd arc of Colder, the ever-so-charming psychological horror-thriller that makes people glare at us.
One of the great enjoyments of selling Colder at conventions is watching kids walk by, staring at the cover, and then trying to imitate it.
Colder… published by the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics, was nominated for a Bram Stoker award, and is currently up for an Eisner. Juan and I are very proud of our work, here. We want to create real horror… not just gross “shock” horror, but moments that really get under your skin and make you wake up in the middle of night, feeling like Something Is Wrong. I’m hugely influenced by the deeply unsettling Korean and Japanese horror films / comics, the grinding tension, the strong characterization, so you’ll see a lot of that in Colder.
The first volume of Colder is currently available (CLICK HERE!) and Juan and I will be starting up the 2nd arc towards the end of this year, introducing a new unsettling bastard of a villain, a gentleman who goes by the name of Swivel.
Here’s a photo of that handsome rascal Juan himself, with a page-in-progress from the second arc, featuring Swivel.
An image from the 1st arc, where Declan and Reece are traveling between the “real” world, and that of what we call the Hungry World.
More art from the 1st series, featuring Nimble Jack getting the upper hand on Declan.
So go get yourself a copy of Colder, and then never sleep again. You’re welcome!
How many novels have you read by Eisner-winning writers? Not many of the beasts exist, but you can hunt one down TODAY.
Look, here’s one right here!
Yes, it’s my extremely well-reviewed and much beloved novel, Prepare To Die! And you can grab it on Kindle, or in hardcover, or softcover, even as an audible book. Celebrate!
Today, we walk across the finish line, and the seventh episode of Bandette is HERE!
Yes! We’re landing this wonderful plane we call BANDETTE # 7!
This mad dance we call Bandette continues, with the SEVENTH INSTALLMENT RIGHT HERE!
So… GET STEPPIN’ to Bandette episode seven, compliments of me, Colleen Coover, ComiXology, and Monkeybrain Comics!
Here’s my most excellent Emerald City Comic Con schedule.
FIRST: I’ll be tableing with my wife / art-partner / ninja-kicker Colleen Coover. We’ll be with Periscope Studio, the big 1214 island.
BUT… if I’m not at the table, it’s because I’m elsewhere. That’s a fact. But where else could I be? How about…
1:00 – 2:00 I’m be at the Dark Horse booths, doing a signing for Colder.
8:00 … ?: After the con, I’ll be at the Multiversity Party. Come say hello!
11:00 – 12:00: I’ll again be at the Dark Horse booths, this time signing for my Witcher comics.
1:00 – 2:00: I’ll be at the Boom Studios booth, signing my Adventure Time comics with co-writer Colleen Coover and artist Wook Jin Clark.
4:00 – 5:00: I’ll be in room 301 for the big Prometheus panel, along with editor Scott Allie, and my co-writers, Josh Williamson on the Predator book, and Christopher Sebela on the Aliens vs. Predator title, Chris Roberson on the Aliens book, and one more writer… not yet announced!
6:00 – 7:00: And… Back over to the Dark Horse tables, this time to sign copies of our Eisner-Award Winning Bandette, with Colleen Coover.
1:00 – 2:00: I’ll be in room 301 for the Boom Studios “Redefining All Ages Comics” panel, with Colleen Coover, Kate Leth, Mike Kunkel, and more!
3:00 – 4:00: And, once again over at the Dark Horse table, this time signing copies of Plants vs. Zombies, with artist Ron Chan!
Otherwise, here are some other places you might find me.
That’s right, there’s a new episode of the FREE “Urchin Stories” that take place in the world of Bandette. This one is illustrated by my pal, Lucy Bellwood!
Go! CLICK HERE! It’s FREE! You can read comics for free, because we have a robot on Mars. (that’s not really the reason you can read comics for free, but we DO have a robot on Mars.)
One day, if we can make Bandette an international institution, I think it would be great if we actually made the Chocobolik candy bars that Bandette is always eating.
The name of this candy bar, incidentally, is inspired by the “Diabolik” comics / movies, etc.
NO! The gorillas will NOT blow you up, not if you protect yourself with LITERATURE! And tomorrow, on the glorious day of January 8th, 2014… literature will KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE GORILLAS!
Yes. And that’s because, after a long wait, it’s FINALLY time for Colleen Coover and I to present, the SIXTH episode of BANDETTE.
Ahhh, so pretty. But… what will be INSIDE that cover? Well, how about…
But that’s not all for tomorrow, because Colleen and I have also teamed up on another adventure. ADVENTURE TIME, to be exact!
ADVENTURE TIME: FLIP SIDE is a 6 issue series co-written by me n’ Colleen, with art by our most excellent friend, Wook Jin Clark. Here’s a couple of preview pages.
I’m really proud of the Pancake Princesses and you should probably not live your life without this comic. You’ll be able to find it at all better comic stores, and, although this next part is not true at all… IT’S ALSO BEING SHOT TO MARS AS PART OF CARE PACKAGE TO THE MARS ROVER!
Bandette, of course, is available online. All the chapters can be found at ComiXology, and a hardcover collection of our Eisner Award winning series can be found at comic stores (PLEASE support them) or online HERE. Remember, if you don’t read literature… the gorillas win.