With the New York Comic Con coming up Feb. 6-8, we’re posting information on the various things fans can do and see at the show. If you’re a publisher, creator, retailer or otherwise exhibiting at the show, feel free to drop me an email with your plans.
• More Hollywood panels and previews have been announced. First, Disney plans to show previews of Up, the next Pixar film coming out this summer, and The Surrogates, which is adapted from the Top Shelf graphic novel of the same name.
• Warner Bros. will also be at the show, promoting Watchmen, of course, as well as Terminator: Salvation and Friday the 13th.
• Evan Dorkin will be on hand for the formal announcement of Dark Horse’s Beast of Burden project:
As things are shaping up, it looks like I’ll be appearing on a Dark Horse Comics panel on Friday at the New York Comic Con, and I’m also tentatively doing a signing at the DHC booth on Saturday. If all goes well, Jill Thompson will also be appearing, as we’re promoting the Beasts of Burden project, which will be formally announced at the show. I’m not going to be sitting anywhere or sketching, as I don’t have a space in Artist’s Alley or a publisher table to sit behind throughout the show proper, but I’m sure folks can get anything they want signed by me at the DHC appearance. I’ll likely me walking around or loitering by the DHC booth. Or searching the hall for loose change to help pay for my parking.
• Midtown Comics will host creator signings at their booth all weekend, including Dan Slott, Brian Wood, Matt Fraction and Brian Azzarello, among many others. Check out the complete list here.
• Fanfare / Ponent Mon will debut a new book at the show:
Fanfare / Ponent Mon debuts their latest release for 2009 at New York Comic-Con! “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” by Jean Regnaud and Émile Bravo will be available for sale at Fanfare / Ponent Mon (Booth 2347), as well as previews of the rest of the exciting new titles that are on the schedule for 2009.
Fanfare’s edition of “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” is the first English edition of this award-winning French graphic novel. Printed in glorious full-color in a hardcover edition, this story is a touching remembrance of a 5-year old growing up in rural France in the 1970’s. Jean lives with his father, his younger brother and his nanny. As he starts school, he’s troubled by a mystery: Where is his mommy?
As the adults around him avoid his questions, his neighbor shares a secret. She gives him postcards written to him from his mother, all sent from exotic and far-flung destinations.
This book is suitable for readers age 10 and up, as well as grown-up readers who will be charmed by its slice-of-life storytelling and distinctive artwork.
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