ASP announces its plan for this yearÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s New York Comic Con (Apr 18-20). WeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll not only have creator appearances galore at our booth #1713, but also be participating in a few panels as well.
**A. David Lewis, hot on the heels of his Graven Images conference (http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/religionincomics.html), will be moderating a panel on Saturday, Apr 19 at 5 p.m. in room 1E02. It’s a discussion of Chris Knowles’s book Our Gods Wear Spandex. G. Willow Wilson will be on the panel with Dave, along with Douglas Rushkoff (Testament) and Denny O’Neil.
**David Petersen (Mouse Guard) and Mark Smylie (Artesia) will be on the panel Let the Magic Begin — Fantasy in Comics: Creating Alternate Worlds on Sunday, Apr 20 at 1 p.m. in room 1E03, along with Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet) and librarian and graphic novel expert Robin Brenner. Moderated by Liz Gorinsky.
Want to meet the creator of your favorite ASP book? Want to get your book signed? Want a quick sketch? Then check out this list of creators appearing at the ASP booth #1713:
Jeremy Bastian, creator of CURSED PIRATE GIRL
Jason Becker, writer of KILLING PICKMAN
Rebekah Brem, creator of MISERICORDIA
Chandra Free, creator of THE GOD MACHINE
Kate Glasheen, artist of HYBRID BASTARDS!
Josh Hechinger, writer of THE GRAVE DOUG FRESHLEY
A. David Lewis, writer of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS, SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER
Marvin Mann, artist of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS, SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER, THE GRAVE DOUG FRESHLEY, INANNAÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½S TEARS
Alexis Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½MatzÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ Nolent, writer THE KILLER
David Petersen, creator of MOUSE GUARD
Rob Randle, writer of THE BLACK KNIGHT
Jennifer Rodgers, colorist of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS
Dave Rodriguez, writer of STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL
Mark Smylie, creator of ARTESIA
Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn, creators of AWAKENING
Brandon Thomas, writer of MIRANDA MERCURY
Juda Tverski, creator of TRIAL BY FIRE
Sean Wang, creator of RUNNERS
ABOUT ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
Mark Smylie founded Archaia Studios Press (ASP) in 2002 as a new home for his epic fantasy comic book, Artesia (first published by Sirius Entertainment). Artesia, winner of ForeWord MagazineÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Best Graphic Novel of 2003, and its sequels — Artesia Afield and Artesia Afire — gave ASP its foundation. Artesia: Adventures in The Known World, a roleplaying game written by Mark, expanded ASP into the world of gaming; the game won the Origins Award for Role-Playing Game of 2005. Now Mark and publishing partner Aki Liao have expanded ASP to include a line of idiosyncratic and creator-driven comic books and graphic novels in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, as well as translations of several of EuropeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s best titles. More information can be found at www.aspcomics.com.