ASP in full force at San Diego

Panels, new releases, creator appearances and signings, & new titles announced

Official press release

Kearny, NJ -- July 22, 2007 -- In what has already been a crazy busy year, Archaia Studios Press (ASP) amps it up at this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 26-29). Come by the booth (#2049), meet the creators, visit the panels, and see what's happening at ASP!

**New Books on Sale!

First, a bunch of new ASP titles will be showcased and ready for eager eyes. These include the comics STARKWEATHER #0, MOUSE GUARD: WINTER 1152 #1, and OKKO #4. These issues also hit retailers' shelves everywhere July 25. Debuting in limited quantities in advance of their August store arrivals will also be AWAKENING #1, KILLING PICKMAN #1, and INANNA'S TEARS #1, and the hardcover collections REVERE: REVOLUTION IN SILVER, and THE KILLER, Vol 1.

**Creator Appearances!

Stop by, chat, and get some autographs and sketches from a host of ASP creators. Here's the run-down: Grant "Revere" Bond, Alex "Awakening" Eckman-Lawn, John R. "Primordia" Fultz, Ed "Revere" Lavallee, Marvin "Inanna's Tears" Mann, Patrick "Starkweather" McEvoy, David "Mouse Guard" Petersen, David "Starkweather" Rodriguez, Alex "Robotika" Sheikman, Mark "Artesia" Smylie, Durwin "Scars" Talon, Nick "Awakening" Tapalansky, Larime "Hollow" Taylor, and Guin "Scars" Thompson.


Impact University

Fri, Jul 27, 12:00-1:30pm, ROOM 30CDE

David Petersen, creator of MOUSE GUARD, will be a panelist on Impact University to advise would-be pros how to go about creating comics. The panel will feature various artists and writers who know the "how to" behind-the-scenes aspects of the comics industry.

Archaia Studios Press Round-Up

Fri, Jul 27, 2:30-3:30pm, ROOM 2

Join us for our very own panel where we discuss all things ASP! ASP comics editor Joseph Illidge leads a round-table discussion of ASP writers and artists as they take questions about their past and future work. Join Russ Manning Award nominee David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Alex Sheikman (ROBOTIKA), Marvin Mann (INANNA'S TEARS), Ed Lavallee (REVERE), David Rodriguez (STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL), and Nick Tapalansky (AWAKENING).

New Voices in Graphic Novels Panel

Fri, Jul 27, 4:30-5:30, ROOM 4

David Petersen will also be on a panel moderated by Publishers Weekly's Calvin Reid, and will be joined by a host of other industry creators Christian Slade (Korgi), George O'Connor (Journey Into Mohawk Country), Jamie Tanner (The Aviary), Leland Myrick (Missouri Boy), and Miriam Katin (We Are On Our Own).

We look forward to seeing you!


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 Magazine's 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 Europe's best titles. More information can be found at www.aspcomics.com

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