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Just a reminder that we’ll be at Comic Con International this week – starting tonight! We’re at booth O-16 in Small Press (near the Bayside entrance at the back of the hall) shown the handy map below.
We’ll have all of our merch that’s available in the online store with us, but we’ll also be debuting several new books at the show that won’t be available online until next week. We’ll be debuting: Megan Gedris’ YU+ME: dream volumes 5 & 6, Tab Kimpton’s Khaos Komix: Amber and Nay, and Mike Schmidt’s Material Girl. These will all be available at the Poseur Ink booth as well as the Prism Comics booth (#2144) where we’ll be partnering this year. You can meet Megan and I at the Prism Comics booth from 2-7pm on Friday through Sunday at the show. (Though our books will be there all week!)
Megan and I will also be doing sketches at the Cartoon Art Museum booth (#1930) on Sunday from 1-2pm to benefit their annual CAM Sketch-a-thon.
So that’s your handy reminder for this week. Hope to see you guys at the show!
Thought you might like to peruse the schedule for the Cartoon Art Museum’s annual Sketch-a-Thon at Comic Con International next week. I’ve included the list below for the schedule throughout the week. Don’t forget: Megan Rose Gedris and I will be there on Sunday from 1-2pm. Cheers!
Thursday, July 21
11am-12pm: Kraig Rasmussen
12-1pm: Brian Kolm, Steven Kunz
1-2pm: Mike Dubisch, Brent Schoonover
2-3pm: Dirk Tiede, Brad Rader
3-4pm: Anthony Hon, Scott Shaw!
4-5pm: Chari Pere, Andrew Farago
5-6pm: Seamus Smith, Jamaica Dyer
Friday, July 22
11am-12pm: Brian Kolm, Mick Gray
12-1pm: Karen Luk, Debbie Huey
1-2pm: Ron Yavnieli, Kimo Yancey
2-3pm: Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman
3-4pm: Tom Gammill, Mell Lazarus
4-5pm: Thien Pham, Michael Capozzola
5-6pm: Kraig Rasmussen, Seamus Smith
Saturday, July 23
10-11am: Brian Kolm
11am-12pm: Jon Macy, Brad Rader
12-1pm: Larry Marder, Rachael Moore
1-2pm: Catherine Hicks, Brent Schoonover
2-3pm: Michael Gross, Michael Capozzola
3-4pm: Kostas Kiriakakis, Jamaica Dyer
4-5pm: Keith Knight, Brian Kolm
5-6pm: Kraig Rasmussen, Mia Morgan White
Sunday, July 24
11am-12pm: Seamus Smith
12-1pm: Carolyn Watson-Dubisch, Mike Dubisch
1-2pm: Rachel Dukes, Megan Rose Gedris
2-3pm: Kraig Rasmussen
3-4pm: Michael Capozzola
4-5pm: Andrew Farago
First things first: YU+ME: dream volumes 1 through 4 by Megan Rose Gedris are back in stock in the store. We also just added YU+ME: dream volume 5 and Khaos Komics: Amber and Nay by Tab Kimpton to the store today.
We’ll have all of these with us at Comic Con International next week (booth O-16 in Small Press), where we’ll be debuting YU+ME: dream volume 6 – the final volume of the series! – and Rosalarian Publishing’s newest title, Material Girl by Mike Schmidt. (The blurb for Material Girl is “When Noah is attacked by his sister’s sentient closet, his life is forever changed. Deals with gender identity in a humorous way.” The artwork I’ve seen looks adorable.)
So Comic Con is shaping up to be pretty amazing. We’ll have the new Rosalarian books, as well as copies of the new collected edition of Octobriana by House Spirit Press.
We’ll also be hosting some tablespace for our friend Victoria of Wild Things Creations. She was the first company to roll out with fleece hats at Comic Con International, years ago. And her stuff is still, by far, the best quality you can find at the show. So come out and buy your animal hats and hoodies from her. They’re amazing. Hell, Seth Green knows quality when he see it. (And the fact that he’s hanging out with Charlie Day can’t hurt.) C’mon, guys.
I’ll also have issues of Primary issue 1, Side A, and Side B at the Prism Comics booth (#2144) this weekend. (As well as the previously mentioned Rosalarian books and Simply Sarah volume 1 by Sarah Skye.) We’re partnering with Prism Comics to cross-promote because we love those guys and they treat us really well. (Megan won the Prism Grant a few years back, and they’ve let me be on a few panels over this last year. Terrific guys, truly.)
In fact, if you want to help them out, Prism Comics is still running a fundraiser on Kickstarter to lower their Comic Con International costs. If they can raise another $687 in the next week (to hit $2,000), it will help lower our costs as a partnering company. In return for your donation, you can get a ton of comics!
Megan and I are also going to be at the Cartoon Art Museum annual Sketch-a-Thon (booth #1930) on Sunday from 1-2pm. You can donate $10 and Megan and I will draw custom sketches for you on the spot!
In other news: Poseur Ink is moving across the country. Mere days after Comic Con International, Mike and I will be packing up all of the comics, shirts, accessories, and all of our worldly possessions into a moving truck and driving from San Diego, California and driving out to White River Junction, Vermont. So if you’ve been waiting for that magical rainy day moment to buy your favourite items in the Poseur Ink store, now would be the time. Especially anything in the clearance section. Stock up now! The less we have to move with, the more we love you guys.
If you’ve read this far: find someone to give you a high five. Cause this entry was a long one. Hope to see you guys at Comic Con next week, and – if not then – hopefully somewhere on the east coast!
A follow-up to the 2010 mini comic, House Spirit Press has released the full Octobriana graphic novel from Steve Orlando (Outlaw Territory), Chaz Truog (Animal Man) and Thomas Mauer (Popgun).
Russia. 1968. The government has legislated love. To fight sexual oppression, tantric pagans infuse a dead god’s corpse with liberated sexuality… and Octobriana is born. Alone amongst her people, Octobriana is the goddess of passion, protecting love’s freedom.
Liuba Kulagina has been held in a science city for decades. Her only love was a telapathic affair with her guard. When he is put to death, Liuba takes her revenge with a thought-plague that kills only lovers. Octobriana must protect her people’s love, or die trying.
This edition of Octobriana is a full 88 pages, proudly presented on classic newsprint in the tradition of “samizdat” – the underground Soviet movement to published censored art and literature. You can buy the newest edition by itself for $3.00, or both comics for $5.75.
We’ll have these with us at Comic Con International later this month, July 20th-25th, at the Poseur Ink booth (Small Press 0-16).
Fifth Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con International
Cartoon Art Museum Event: Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2011
$10 Suggested donation per sketch
San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24, 2011. This year marks the fifth annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts. This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con.
Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. Featured artists include: Michael Capozzola, Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Mike Dubisch, Rachel Dukes, Mick Gray, Michael Gross, Anthony Hon, Kostas Kiriakakis, Keith Knight, Karen Luk, Larry Marder, Rachael Moore, Chari Pere, Brad Rader, Kraig Rasmussen, Dave Roman, Scott Shaw!, Seamus Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Dirk Tiede, Kimo Yancey and Ron Yavnieli, with more to be announced as the convention approaches. Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm.
Artists who are interested in participating in the CAM Sketch-a-thon should contact Andrew Farago at email@example.com for more information.