Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another one for the books...

Having successfully survived yet another Comic-Con as an exhibitor, I’m safely ensconced back at WCG Comics headquarters, recuperating from the annual marathon as well as taking stock of sales (and expenses).

Notwithstanding the stabbing incident at the show, many observers seem to agree that this year’s Comic-Con seemed relatively subdued. While many high-profile projects certainly demanded attention—such as the forthcoming Green Lantern, Scott Pilgrim, and Thor films—none seemed to completely dominate the program or create the kind of frenzy (or polarization) as last year’s Twilight phenomenon. The calmer atmosphere likely is due to the ability of the show’s organizers to adjust to the logistical demands of a show of this size (the show runs remarkably smoothly given the number of attendees), as well as, I suspect, the attendees themselves, many of whom have likely participated in multiple of these Comic-Cons and are old hands at this.

I’ll be posting my usual post-Comic-Con report and photo gallery shortly, but in the meantime, here are a few advance photos....

Below: J. Jonah gives my book his stamp of approval.

Photo op with Stan Sakai (Usugai Yojimbo)

Either that's a very large R2 unit, or a very short stormtrooper...

Bob's Big Boy delivers!

Mario and Jaime Hernandez.

Justice League meeting

The Jackie O girls

Obligatory booth shot

Thursday, July 15, 2010

See You at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con!

WCG Comics will be in Booth K1 in the Small Press Pavilion of the San Diego Comic-Con!

NEW at this year's show: A full-color special edition of Rob Hanes Adventures will be available at the show, marking the first time a full-color issue of the series will be available in print. (See cover image below; click on the image for additional preview pages.)

We'll also be promoting the first trade paperback compilation of the series, Rob Hanes Adventures, Vol. 0, which is scheduled to be released in September 2010. The collection was just solicited to retailers and consumers in the July issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog. Stop by our table to sample the upcoming book!

In addition, in limited quantities, we'll be giving away back issues for free for promotional purposes, and have new bookmarks and button pins available free with purchase. (Bookmark pictured at right.)

For more details, see the official press release.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Countdown to San Diego!

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is scheduled July 22-25, and I’ll be there for my 8th consecutive appearance (and my 13th overall since 1994).
I’ll be in a different location in the Small Press Pavilion, however, from years past: Booth K1. (See highlighted area of inset map below of Comic-Con floorplan; click on the image to see it larger with more detail.)

At the show I’ll be debuting a special full-color edition of Rob Hanes Adventures, as previously announced here!

In addition, I’ll be promoting the upcoming new trade paperback compilation of the series, Rob Hanes Adventures, Volume 0!

More to come....