Press Release

Last week IDW and Top Shelf released their highly anticipated list of convention exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to reveal their panel and signing schedules! Get your schedules ready, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743) and Top Shelf Productions (Booth #1721) will host an amazing list of talent this year at both their booths. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!

IDW Publishing – Booth #2743

Wednesday July 8th Preview Night

  • 6:00 – 8:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition Launch Party! – Mike Zeck
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 6:00 – 8:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition Launch Party! – Don Rosa
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 TMNT: Casey & April! – Irene Koh, Mariko Tamaki
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little
    (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)

Thursday July 9th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
  • 10:00 – 11:00 WEIRD LOVE & YOE BOOKS! – Craig Yoe (Forelock the Warlock),
    Clizia Gussoni (Madam Clizia)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 3A Presents – Ashley Wood, William Wray
  • 11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler, Jeremy Whitley,
    Bobby Curnow
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
    (*Check out the show exclusives, including a limited edition free poster for the
    upcoming Locke & Key audiobook from audible.com!)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
  • 1:00 – 2:00 SUPER SECRET PROJECT* – John Barber, Dan Schoening,
    Erik Burnham, and SPECIAL GUEST
  • 2:00 – 2:30 Scorpion Cast Signing – Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas,
    Jadyn Wong
    (*Get a free Scorpion comic!)
    (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County and Beyond, Academia Waltz – Berkeley Breathed
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
    Amy Mebberson, M. Victoria Robado
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
  • 4:00 – 5:00 X-Files – Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – Brendan Cahill, Corin Howell, Marcelo Matere, John-Paul Bove,
    Brian Shearer
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls – Derek Charm
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Friday July 10th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 TMNT – Irene Koh, Caleb Goellner, Landry Walker, Erik Burnham,
    Bobby Curnow
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Red Light Properties – Dan Goldman
  • 11:00 – 12:00 3A Presents – Ashley Wood, William Wray
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently, Chew card game Launch Party! – John Layman, Rob
    Guillory, Chris Ryall
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek/Green Lantern Launch Party! – Mike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition Launch Party! – Eric Powell
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Judas: The Last Days – W. Maxwell Prince
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard, Austin Harrison
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
    M. Victoria Robado
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Sara Pitre-Durocher
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Saturday July 11th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Long Distance, The Dreamer – Thom Zahler, Lora Innes
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, Bobby Curnow,
    Jay Fosgitt
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little
    (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 In the Dark – Rachel Deering, Marguerite Bennett
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Farinas, Douglas Wolk, Carlos Ezquerra
  • 3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights – Hope Nicholson
  • 4:00 – 5:00 God is Disappointed in You – Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • 5:00 – 6:00 X-Files – Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Sara Pitre-Durocher,
    Corin Howell
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Cartoon Network – Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
  • 6:00 – 7:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry

Sunday July 12th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 X-Files – Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls – Derek Charm
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
  • 2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Sara Richard, Jeremy Whitley,
    Christina Rice, Bobby Curnow
    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Imaginary Drugs – Jeffrey McClelland & Eric M. Esquivel, Ally Cat, Alexis Ziritt
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek/Green Lantern– Mike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III
    (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Top Shelf Productions – Booth #1721

Swing by booth #1721 to find out when to meet these great creators:

  • Congressman John Lewis
  • Andrew Aydin
  • Nate Powell
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Eddie Campbell
  • Troy Little
  • Chris Sheridan
  • Julian Hanshaw
  • Mark Russell
  • Shannon Wheeler
  • Jess Smart Smiley

IDW and Top Shelf have an impressive list of panels that really has something for everyone! *Click on the panel names to be taken you directly to the official Comic-Con 2015 programs website where you can add them to your Schedule and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday July 9th

God Is Disappointed in You
Thursday, 7/9/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Hey, nothing personal — that’s what the book says! Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and Eisner Award winning artist Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) bring to life their hilariously irreverent retelling of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You (published by Top Shelf). They’ll perform their infamous “Bible in Ten Minutes” slide show and play a selection from the God Is Disappointed in You audiobook, as read by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Comedy Audiobook. They will also give a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, Apocrypha Now.

The One and Only IDW Artist’s Editions Panel!
Thursday, 7/9/15, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Editions Editor Scott Dunbier as he leads you on a tour of these big and beautiful books! There will be several announcements, a surprise guest or two, and some good old fashioned art talk—is there a better way for a comic art lover to spend a day at Comic-Con?! IDW President Greg Goldstein will once again moderate and add his own perspective on the AE phenomenon!

Friday July 10th

Something Old, Something New! (or, The Revenge of Classic Comic Collections Panel)
Friday, 7/10/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he reunites the stalwarts (or culprits) of the unprecedented boom in archival publishing for a spirited discussion about the future of classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be LOAC Founder and Editor Dean Mullaney, renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. It’s the golden age of archival collections, and if you crave more — or want to beg these guys to stop— this is the panel for you. Free book for every attendee PLUS other giveaways— and, each and every guest has promised to announce a NEW PROJECT so top secret even we don’t know about it yet! Sponsored by the San Diego Comic Art Gallery!

Top Shelf Productions – Live!
Friday, 7/10/15, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join marketing director Leigh Walton and a lineup of top-flight talent for an all-access look at the incredible new books from beloved indie publisher Top Shelf Productions! Hear and see Eisner-winner Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, March) on his powerful new collection You Don’t Say, Chris Sheridan on his over-the-top genre mashup The Motorcycle Samurai, Julian Hanshaw on his quietly staggering widower tale Tim Ginger, and Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) on his twisted cyber-sensual thriller Junction True (with Vince Locke). Plus the scoop on Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus, the bestselling March series, and some truly incredible upcoming projects!

Women of Transformers
Friday, 7/10/14, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 8
From Windblade and Arcee to Strongarm and the brand-new Combiner making her debut at SDCC, female Transformers characters have finally gotten their due—but behind the page and in fandom, even bigger changes have been happening. Join Transformers comics writers Mairghread Scott and Georgia Ball, artists Corin Howell and Sara Pitre-Durocher, Hasbro’s Sarah Carroll, and special guests!

Ghostbusters: Sony, IDW & Cryptozoic Entertainment
Friday, 7/10/2015, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm, Room: 25ABC
Join us in celebrating 30+ years of Ghostbusters, the classic supernatural franchise that defined an era. Learn about new products and plans firsthand from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, hear insight on the ongoing comic series by IDW Publishing, and see a demo of the successfully crowdfunded game by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

IDW: The Best Panel in Recorded History
Friday, 7/10/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of marketing Dirk Wood lay waste to a room of shocked comic fans. Panelists include Gabriel Rodriguez, Sarah Gaydos, Joe Harris, Mike Johnson, Derek Charm, James Tynion IV, Ulises Farinas, and a special guest with a special announcement.

Saturday July 11th

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Saturday, 7/11/15, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
His first visit to Comic-Con made national news — now the legendary civil rights icon, US congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns! Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell re-team to share with you their award-winning March series. You’ll hear about the incredible tour that’s brought the message of March to schools, universities, libraries, and corporate headquarters from coast to coast. You’ll see glimpses of the much-anticipated March: Book Three, covering Mississippi Freedom Summer and the unforgettable Selma-Montgomery March. And of course, you’ll hear Congressman Lewis’s firsthand memories of sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the march on Washington, Selma, and beyond — and the vital power of his message of transformative nonviolence in our world today.

TMNT: The Big Turtle Panel
Saturday, 7/11/15, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Join IDW Editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz and more, for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics— and a sneak peak at what is to come with new announcements and art!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Jem, Ponies & More!
Saturday, 7/11/14, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Bobby Curnow, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Senior Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! Jem! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! The inside scoop on the latest news and announcements! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, artist Agnes Garbowska, and more special guests!

IDW: So, You Want to Be in Comics?
Saturday, 7/11/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Ever wondered what it would take to create your own comic? Or find a publisher that wants it? Want to break into “The Biz”? Why not find out how, from some of those who have? IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, VP of marketing Dirk Wood, artist supreme Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key, Onyx), H.S. Tak (Boy-1), Ulises Farinas, Michael Benedetto (Drive), and other folks who’ve made the jump to “professional comic person” explain how they did it. Plus, some new project announcements.

Spotlight on Craig Yoe
Saturday, 7/11/15, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 4
Yo, Yoe! Comic-Con special guest Craig “The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians” Yoe is celebrating 50 years of writing and producing fanzines and books about the history of comic books and five years of Yoe Books. He will be interviewed by luminaries Ted Adams (CEO & Publisher of IDW Publishing) Kelley Jones (Batman), Jon Cooke (Comics Creator), Carol Tilley (Wertham debunker), and David Scroggy (Dark Horse). Plus, see a colorful visual slideshow of past highlights and many cool future projects. Free Weird Love and Haunted Horror comic books for all!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comic-Con Art Auction Presented by IDW Publishing and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery
Saturday, 7/11/15, 7:30p.m., Bayfront Hilton – Sapphire SD
Bid on original art by some of comics’ greatest creators, including Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Kelley Jones, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Smith, Stuart Immonen, Tula Lotay, Dan Brereton, Sam Kieth, Ming Doyle, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Fabio Moon, John Livesay, Gabriel Ba, Tyler Crook, and dozens more! Plus, IDW is opening their vaults to provide rare, signed, or out of print items including Artist Editions and IDW Limited editions that feature Stan Lee, Kevin Eastman, Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Gerry Conway and more! All proceeds from this auction benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This auction is open to all – YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND!
Please RSVP for your bidder number at http://cbldf-auction-2015.eventbrite.com/

Sunday July 12th

IDW: KIDS Comics!
Sunday, 7/12/15, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 4
IDW loves comics as much as kids do, so come find out what’s new for 2015! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the panel, including CCO/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall (and daughter Lucy), editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, marketing marvel Rosalind Morehead, and writer/artist Derek Charm. Free comics for the kids!

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

via IDW Publishing

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