Friday, August 22, 2014

BOOM! Studios Makes East Coast Convention Debut at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Baltimore Comic Con Logo

While fans certainly aren't lacking for comic book conventions, the east coast of the US is somewhat. Sure, there's New York Comic-Con and Heroes Con to name a couple, but the former isn't until October and the latter was way back in June. What's a publisher to do in the meantime if they want to get in on that east coast convention action? BOOM! Studios decided to make a trip to Baltimore Comic-Con for their first east coast appearance of 2014.

The publisher can be found at booth number 2001 and will host the following creators all weekend:

Collin Kelly
Jackson Lanzing
Jeff Stokely
Josh Hechinger
Michael Alan Nelson

The publisher is also sponsoring the appearance of comics legend George Pérez, whose first original series in over 10 years, George Pérez’s Sirens, will debut at the show with an exclusive BOOM! Studios variant cover.

Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con include Brian Stelfreeze, David Petersen, Eric Powell, Frank Barbiere, James Tynion IV, Jeremy Bastian, Justin Jordan and Marguerite Bennett. More guests will be added, so be sure to visit the BOOM! Studios booth (#2001) for the updated booth appearance schedule.

BOOM! will also host the following sketch artists at its booth all weekend:

Andy Hirsch
Missy Pena
Travis Hill
Wook-Jin Clark
Cary Pietsch

For $30, fans can purchase a customized illustration of their choice on a blank sketch cover of an Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe or Regular Show comic.

BOOM! Studios is also nominated for 30 Harvey Awards, whose winners will be announced during a ceremony and banquet held during Baltimore Comic Con on Saturday evening, September 6.

Full press release below.
BOOM! STUDIOS HEADS TO 
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON FOR 
THEIR FIRST EAST COAST CONVENTION IN 2014


August 21, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will return to the city of Orioles, crab cakes, and The Wirethis year to once again exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, during the weekend of September 5-7.

BOOM! can be found at booth number 2001 and will host the following creators all weekend:
  • Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)
  • Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)
  • Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons, Translucid)
  • Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshley)
  • Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, Hexed)
The publisher is also sponsoring the appearance of comics legend George Pérez, whose first original series in over 10 years, George Pérez’s Sirens, will debut at the show with an exclusive BOOM! Studios variant cover.

Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con include Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Eric Powell (Big Trouble in Little China), Frank Barbiere (Black Market), James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic),Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Justin Jordan (Deep State), and Marguerite Bennett (Sleepy Hollow, Butterfly). More guests will be added, so be sure to visit the BOOM! Studios booth (#2001) for the updated booth appearance schedule.
BOOM! will also host the following sketch artists at its booth all weekend:
  • Andy Hirsch (Garfield, Regular Show)
  • Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball, Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time)
  • Travis Hill (Adventure Time)
  • Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side)
  • Cary Pietsch (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time)
For $30, fans can purchase a customized illustration of their choice on a blank sketch cover of an Adventure TimeBee and PuppyCatThe Amazing World of GumballSteven Universe, or Regular Show comic.

BOOM! Studios is nominated for 30 Harvey Awards, whose winners will be announced during a ceremony and banquet held during Baltimore Comic Con on Saturday evening, September 6.
For tickets and more information on Baltimore Comic-Con, visit their site atbaltimorecomiccon.com/.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

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