Press Release

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will exhibit at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Comic, Anime, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Expo, to be held Nov. 1-3, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015)! The publisher can be found at Booth #602 and will present two panels, feature several creator signings, and host sketch artists all weekend!

PANELS

Panel Title: Archaia Entertainment Presents: Alyssa Milano’s ‘Hacktivist’
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Time: 11:55am
Room: Hot Topic Mainstage
Panel Description: Coming in January from Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is HACKTIVIST, a new miniseries created by actress, philanthropist, and social media activist Alyssa Milano. Join Milano and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly as they talk about the origins of HACKTIVIST, what it’s about, and the message they want to get across. Plus, sneak a peek at some finished pages of art from the series created by illustrators Marcus To (CYBORG 009) and Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND). Moderated by BOOM! Studios Editor Rebecca “Tay” Taylor.
Moderator: Rebecca “Tay” Taylor
Panelists: Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly

Panel Title: KaBOOM! Studios Presents: All-Ages Comics
Date: Sunday, Nov. 3
Time: 1:30pm
Room: 306AB
Panel Description: With titles like ADVENTURE TIME, REGULAR SHOW, BRAVEST WARRIORS, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, SNARKED, PANTALONES, TX, and HEROBEAR AND THE KID, KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is publishing some of the best all-age-friendly comics in the industry. Join KaBOOM editor Shannon Watters and several creators as they share some behind-the-scenes secrets and stories, and tease what’s next!
Moderator: Shannon Watters
Panelists: Mike Kunkel, Yehudi Mercado, Shane Houghton, Natasha Allegri, Noelle Stevenson, and Tyson Hesse

SIGNINGS
Friday
4-5 p.m. Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

Saturday
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bryce Carlson (HIT)
1-2 p.m. Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
(Tickets for signing available on a first come, first served basis at the booth, #602. Purchase of HACKTIVIST mini-comic and/or print required.)
5-6 p.m. Chris Northrop (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)

Sunday
12-1 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE)
3-4 p.m. Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)

SKETCH ARTISTS
Natasha Allegri
Noelle Stevenson
Shane Houghton
Tyson Hesse (Saturday and Sunday only)

ALSO APPEARING
Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, ICE AGE) – All weekend
F.J. DeSanto (CYBORG 009) – Saturday, 12-4 p.m.

In addition, a selection of comics, trade paperbacks, and hardcover graphic novels published by BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM! Studios and Archaia Entertainment, will be available for sale at the booth all weekend.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Stan Lee’s Comikaze website at comikazeexpo.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! Studios acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into an exclusive partnership with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of combined titles, and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

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