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In Stores This Week (and a signing)

On the shelves of your fine local comic emporium this week, Artifacts #20, part two of the three-part, Heart Stone-centric “Phantoms of the Heart” storyline. It’s been an interesting task, building the character of Dr. Rachel Harrison from square one, into (hopefully) some the audience will care about. This issue portrays a fairly major turning point in Rachel’s life, and sets up a new status quo for her.

A hospital drama is certainly a change of pace for my artistic partner, Stjepan Sejic. I’m pretty sure he’d rather be painting dragons and armored warriors instead of hospital beds, but he rose to the challenge beautifully. You can see preview pages here:


One more note: I’ll be doing a signing at the Comic Depot in the Wilton Mall, Saratoga Springs, NY, this Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1-4 p.m. It’s the annual “Depot Day” celebration, with numerous guests and even a Batmobile appearance. For more information, contact Comic Depot:



SDCC 2012 Schedule

After skipping last year’s show, I’m heading back to Comic-Con International: San Diego, know to the rest of the world simply as Comic-Con or SDCC. It’s big, it’s crowded, it’s noisy, and yes, it’s about a lot more than just comics. None of which is necessarily bad, but it does make the show a bit of an ordeal to be endured, rather than enjoyed.

My public schedule is pretty slim this year, so I have time to take meetings and do the behind-the-scenes business that is such a part of the show. I have a signing block on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a panel on Saturday. Details below. There will be a San Diego-exclusive edition of Artifacts #19 available at the Top Cow booth, with a great Michael Broussard cover, limited to 500 copies.

10 a.m.-noon, signing at Top Cow, Booth #2629

Noon-2 p.m., signing at Top Cow, Booth #2629

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Top Cow panel, Room 8
4-6 p.m., signing at Top Cow, Booth #2629

Otherwise, I hope to be hanging out at Trickster, which is at 795 J Street, close to the convention center, and eating every meal I can at my favorite restaurant in town, El Vitral.

If you’re going to San Diego, hope you can come by to say hi.



September and October Appearances

I’m making a handful of appearances over the next two months or so:

*Sept. 24 & 25, Detroit Fanfare, at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

This will be my first time time at this show, and my first time in Detroit. I’ll be there along with some of my buddies, including Phil Hester, Tony Harris, Steve Niles, Joe Pruett, Tommy Lee Edwards, Todd Dezago and more.

My Artifacts series is also up for an award the Shel Dorf Awards on Saturday night. You can vote for the full slate of awards here: http://sheldorfawards.com/

Complete information on Detroit Fanfare here: http://www.detroitfanfare.com/

*Sept. 28, Midtown Comics Downtown, 64 Fulton Street in NYC.

I’ll be here from 6-7 p.m. signing Voodoo #1 and whatever else you want me to scrawl my name on.

Event info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=223732264344118

*Oct. 14-16, Fest Comics, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

More details coming soon, but I’m excited to be able to visit the hometown of my good friend and Samurai: Heaven and Earth collaborator Luke Ross.

*Oct. 30, Albany Comic Con, Albany, NY.

I’m returning to the Albany Comic Con again, my favorite “little” show … although the con had more than 1,000 people through the door last spring. Should be a great time, arriving just one day before Halloween. Returning guests include Matthew Dow Smith, Todd Dezago, Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, Lee Moder, Herb Trimpe and many more. First-time guests include Jim Starlin, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis.

Complete information here: http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com/



Baltimore bound

I’ll be attending the Baltimore Comic Con next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Baltimore is one of my favorite cons because it’s completely focused on comics: no retired wrestlers, no former TV stars, just comics, comics, comics. That’s one of the reasons it consistently has one of the best guest lists of the entire con schedule. Promoter Marc Nathan, right-hand man Brad Tree and the rest of the staff and volunteers always roll out the red carpet for their guests, and creators return year after year. It’s one of the few shows I actually look forward to, and I always return from it feeling recharged about this work I’m fortunate enough to do. It’s also a chance to catch up with friends in the industry, and make plans for future projects.

The Baltimore Comic Con website, with all the pertinent info, is here: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/ and the epic guest list here: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/guests/. Highly recommended.

I’ll be spending time at both the Top Cow and Deadlands booths. I don’t yet have a schedule for any panels or programming, but I’ll add it as soon as I do. I’ll have copies of Samurai: Heaven and Earth vol. 1 and vol. 2 TPBs for sale, as well as copies of Shinku #1 and #2 (both covers). Come find me and buy some, so I don’t have them bring them home.



1st Annual Depot Day @ Comic Depot Signing

I’ll be signing at Comic Depot in Saratoga Springs, NY (Map and Directions)

the guest list includes

  • Joe Staton
  • Matt Dow Smith
  • Paul Harding
  • Nelson Blake
  • Richard Kane Ferguson

Here are the details (shamelessly re-blogged from the Comic Depot blog)

October in March

This Saturday, I’ll be at easily the best store signing I’ve ever taken part in. From 1 to 4 p.m. on March 12, the October Country at 246 Main Street #5, Cherry Hill Center in New Paltz, NY, will offer up a signing with a dozen creators. In addition to me, the guest list includes:

  • Walter Simonson
  • Louise Simonson
  • Jim Starlin
  • Joe Sinnott
  • Terry Austin
  • Ramona Fradon
  • Joe Staton
  • Fred Hembeck
  • Todd Dezago
  • Matthew Dow Smith
  • Dan Green

Hell of a list, huh? Hope you can stop by. Contact October County at (845) 255-1115 for more information, or visit the store’s site at: http://www.octobercountrycomics.com/



Media at Midtown

Midtown Comics is easily one of my favorite stores, and the guys there have gone out of their way to do me any number of solids. So whenever an opportunity to do a signing at Midtown comes up, I’m more than happy. The video below was shot at the recent Artifacts #1 signing. The interviewer is Zoe Gulliksen, who did a pretty awesome job considering it was her first interview ever. Zoe, Thor Parker and everyone else at the store went out of their way to make my daughter, who was along for the trip, feel welcome. So thanks to them, and to everybody who showed up for the signing.

You need flash to see the above YouTube video. If for some reason you can’t see the above embedded video player or it doesn’t work, try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvy3J8G9bwA

Signing in Albany on Saturday

I’ll be appearing at Earthworld Comics in Albany, NY this Saturday, August 7, for an Artifacts #1 release party. The signing is from noon to 4 p.m., though to be perfectly honest, I could be a few minutes late, as my kids have their league championship swim meet the same day.

The signing is to celebrate Artifacts #1, but of course I’ll sign whatever else you’ve got. Maybe you can badger some spoilers for the series out of me. I’m told there will be a costumed Magdalena on hand for photos, and presumably, impaling demons. I’m also told Earthworld’s quarter bins have been restocked, and let’s face it, there’s nothing cooler than finding a stack of sweet comics for 25 cents apiece.

Earthworld is located at 537 Central Ave. in Albany. The website is http://www.earthworldcomics.com/for more information. Hope to see you on Saturday.

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