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SDCC ’09 | Fantagraphics, Arcana and more

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SDCC ’09 | Fantagraphics, Arcana and more

We’ll likely have a few more updates on what folks are up to at the con later today …

Publishers | Fantagraphics has posted the signing schedule for their booth, which includes appearances by Johnny Ryan, the Hernandez Bros., Lewis Trondheim, Jordan Crane, Paul Hornschemeier and many more. They’ve also listed a dozen new books they’ll be debuting at the show, so go check it out and update your “to buy” list.

Creators | Larry Marder will have a Beanworld preview at the con, and gives you the goods on how to get a secret sketch.

Manga | Deb Aoki offers a list of 20 things manga fans can do at the con.

Books + Movies + Social | The L.A. Times takes a look at CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker’s Level 26, which will be showcased on Saturday at the con.

Advice | Scott McCloud’s daughter wife Ivy offers advice to novice Comic-Con attendees.

Publishers | Arcana Comics sent over their booth schedule + list of debuts + exclusives:

Arcana Comics is proud to showcase a number of signings, exclusives and attractions the San Diego Comic Con, Booth 2415.

Signings include William Katt (The Greatest American Hero) signing The Greatest American Hero, Doc Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite) & Bill Rude signing Creepsville, Ben Magid (Pan) signing Trout, David Greenblatt and Phil Nibbelink signing Ultima Thula, Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) signing Kade, Jimmy Blondell signing Black Jesus, Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli & Jennifer Pershing (Playboy’s Miss March ’09) signing Daddy’s Little Girl, Grant Chastain signing Corrective Measures, Frank Barbiere signing Endless West, Ash Jackson & a beautiful Eve model signing Eve: Vampire Diva, Matt Jacobs signing Grunts, Siike Donnelly signing Heaven’s Echo, Jiba Anderson signing The Horsemen, Andrew Kreisberg (The Simpsons) & Matthew Rice signing Helen Killer, Sean O’Reilly & Kevin Hanna signing The Clockwork Girl, Justin Aclin (Wizard Toy Fare Theater) signing Hero House,Thormod and Asta G signing Fafnir, Chris Harden signing The Fro, as well come by and see JC Spink (The Hangover) as well as the great people at WACOM.

Premiering at SDCC ’09 at the Arcana Booth is the original graphic novels Black Jesus, Ultima Thula, Fafnir, Paradox, Hero House, The Fro and The Matriarch.

Exclusive comic books available only at Booth 2415 are Daddy’s Little Girl, Avengelyne vs. Koni Waves #1, Harbor Moon #0 and Trout #0.
Also see the debut of The Clockwork Girl Animated teaser only in Room 7A, Thursday at 6:30pm.

Creators | Omaha Perez dropped us a note about his whereabouts at the con:

I am scheduled to sign at publisher AiT/Planet Lar , booth # 2001, every day from 1pm to 2pm. I will also be sharing Artist’s Alley space S15, with writer Jason McNamara (The Martian Confederacy, First Moon). I will have a fine assortment of my graphic novels and comic books along with a selection of Originals and Prints. If you will be there, please come by!

You can find AiT’s entire signing schedule here.

Creators | As did John Kovaleski:

I’ll be at the San Diego Comic Con, July 23-26, at the National Cartoonist Society’s booth (#1370). I’ll have my new limited-edition book, a collection of my illustration work called Kovaleski in Color. I’ll also have my new graphic novelette “Great Scott: A Day in the Life,” in addition to “APPEELING: The Best of Bo Nanas” and “Jack N. Box” comics. And maybe a special gift, if you ask nice.

On Sunday, 4:00-5:00 I’ll be at the Cartoon Art Museum booth (#1930) drawing for their 3rd annual fund-raising Sketch-A-Thon.

Culture | The L.A. Times also posts 10 questions they hope get answered at Comic Con.

From the streets | So I guess I shouldn’t plan my annual $50 one-way pedicab ride to the convention center?

Creators | And finally, here’s what Molly Crabapple will be doing at the con:

Nerd prom is upon us! Like the rest of my ilk, I’ll be hearkening to San Diego for the hell week that is Comic-Con, July 23rd-27th. Hope to see you at some signings, and if you glimpse me at the Hyatt Bar, feel free to buy me a drink. Btw, New Yorkers, get thee to my MoCCA signing tonight!

July 24th, 3-4pm
Signing “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” @ Comic Relief Booth #1514
Me and “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” author John Leavitt will be signing copies of Scarlett at the Comic Relief booth. This is probably your only chance to get a signed copy, so…
July 24th, 8-10 pm
Third Annual Dr. Sketchy’s Comic-Con Afterparty

Join us for a special COMIC CON / Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY celebration at the RUBY ROOM! Hosted by me, Dr. Sketchy’s founder MOLLY CRABAPPLE – this Dr. Sketchy’s will bring characters to life from her first graphic novel – SCARLETT TAKES MANHATTAN! San Diego burlesque beauty LADY BORGIA poses as the title character. John Leavitt will also be djing and signing.

Admission for this special session will be $12 ($6 for attendees with Comic-Con badges!). Free admission if you come bearing a copy of Scarlett
The Ruby Room
1271 University Ave, San Diego

Get your tickets at
July 24th, 10pm-12:30am
Planet Illogica Launch Party: I’m frantically working on a painting for this now.

Piece in progress +++Description+++
Please join us for a major art happening that delivers fine art, live music featuring Taylor Bates composer of “300,” “Watchmen,” cash bar, food and great friends : RSVP for this great event held at a Andy Warhol styled warehouse space minutes away from the San Diego Comic-Con convention hall :

RSVP today and jump in :
Planet Illogica Extravaganza featuring art, music, fashion and great friends. Live painting on nude model by Ron English.

Location : Wonderhaus : 1441 L Street : San Diego : CA : 92101 :

+++Featured Artists+++
David Van Alphen : Jonathan Bergeron : Chris Buzelli : Bob Dob : Molly Crabapple : Amy Crehore : Steven Daily : Brendan Danielsson : Leslie Ditto : Travis Lampe : Jason Limon : Travis Louie : Lola : Tim Mantoani : Dan May : Mike Maxwell : Brandi Milne : Joel Nakamura : Kathie Olivas : Nathan Ota : Brandt Peters : Luke Ramsey : Chris Ryniak : Erik Sandberg : Raudiel Sanudo : Mijn Schatje : Nathan Spoor : Matt Stallings : David Russell Talbott : Jon Todd : Joe Vaux : Marco Wagner : Jeni Yang

July 25th, 12pm-1pm.
Live drawing @ SketchTheatre Booth #5363

I’ll be making drawing music videos live at the SketchTheatre booth. Here’s an example of what we’ve done before.
July 26th, 3-4pm
DC Comics “Making Webcomics” Panel @ Room 4

Join Ron Perazza (ZUDA COMICS), Kwanza Johnson (ZUDA COMICS), Kevin Colden (Fishtown, I RULE THE NIGHT), Cameron Stewart (Transmission X, VERTIGO), Molly Crabapple (Act-i-vate, Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School) and others for an inclusive, roundtable discussion about the advantages, challenges, questions, solutions, costs and benefits of making webcomics for fun and profit. Topics include working with a publisher, self-publishing, promoting yourself, best practices, style and moving from web to print (or vice-versa)! Room 4

I am currently stealing myself for the packed, drunken, hellacious yet awesome time that is SDCC. I hope to see you guys there.

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