David Petersen touring Southern California

Mouse Guard is wrecking it right now. David Petersen's work is tearing up the bestseller charts and that of course prompts the necessity for a signing tour. The tour will be all of five days, so if you want to get in some signing time with him then you better pay attention. Petersen will start his tour with signings at Comickaze in San Diego today and then Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles tomorrow night. He'll then move onto the Long Beach Comic Con at the Archaia booth (#265) on Saturday. At the Archaia panel he'll give one lucky audience member an original Mouse Guard sketch. An exclusive print will also be available for sale at the Atomic Apple booth (#555) for #20(only 75 will be made, 25 for each day of the convention). Petersen will also be at the Live Art and Music Party in Room #204 on Friday at 8:30 PM where he'll draw as a band plays. The party is sponsored by Atomic Apple, ComicVine.com and Archaia. Full press release and sketches after the jump. ‘MOUSE GUARD’ CREATOR DAVID PETERSEN TO CRUISE THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THE CREATOR OF THE ACCLAIMED ‘MOUSE GUARD’ SERIES HEADLINES AT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CONVENTION, STOPPING FOR TWO SIGNINGS AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMIC BOOK STORES ALONG THE WAY Los Angeles, CA (September 28, 2009) – For five days only, Eisner Award winner David Petersen will tour Southern California, providing fans the opportunity to meet the man behind the small but valiant swashbucklers of Mouse Guard: Winter 1152. Three of those days will be spent at the Long Beach Comic Convention, taking place October 2nd through 4th, where Petersen will sign a limited number of exclusive prints each day. Petersen will begin his tour with signings at two comic book shops: Comickaze in San Diego on September 30th, and Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles on the evening of October 1st. From there, he will proceed to Long Beach, where he can usually be found at the Archaia booth (#265), plus he will participate in several panels. Most notably, he will sit on the Archaia panel on Saturday, October 3, from 11 to 11:45am in Room B alongside other Archaia creators, where he will give away an original Mouse Guard sketch to a lucky member of the audience. An exclusive Mouse Guard print will also be available for purchase at the Atomic Apple booth, #555, for $20. Only 75 of these prints are being made, with 25 allotted for sale during each day of the convention. Petersen will be available to sign the prints at the Atomic Apple booth each day at 4 p.m. Petersen will also participate in the Live Art and Music party on Friday, October 2nd, at 8:30pm, in Room #204, where he and other artists, including Jim Mahfood, will draw as a band plays. The party is sponsored by Atomic Apple, ComicVine.com and Archaia. Here are further details about David Petersen’s appearances in Southern California: Wednesday, September 30, 4-7 p.m. Comickaze Comics Books and More 5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117 Thursday, October 1, 7-9 p.m. Secret Headquarters 3817 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90026 October 2-4, 4 p.m. daily at the Golden Apple Booth #555 Other times check at the Archaia booth, #265 Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center 300 Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 Live Art and Music Party, Co-Sponsored by Atomic Apple, ComicVine.com and Archaia Friday, October 2nd, 8:30 p.m. Room #204 Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center 300 Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, and its predecessor, Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, convey the tale of a noble group of mice fighting to thrive in a land plagued by harsh conditions and brutal predators. Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 spent six weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List for Hardcover Graphic Books. Amongst various accolades and awards, Mouse Guard has received a slew of positive reviews. Steven Surman of ComicNews.info lauded, “Creator David Petersen’s passion for his story and characters glows from page to page, carrying readers along for the ride. I wasn’t simply reading a great story; I felt that Petersen was sharing with me an authentic piece of his creativity, yearning for me to understand and enjoy it as much as he does. And I did.” Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading raved, “Mouse Guard is perfect. There are no flaws in plot, character, design, color, narration, or world building. This is a must read for any fan of high fantasy. It’s also a must read for lovers of great comics in general.” The first two volumes of Mouse Guard and the award-winning Mouse Guard: Role Playing Game are available as hardcovers. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 was also created as a beautiful black and white hardcover limited to 1,000 printings. Follow David Petersen on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mouseguard David Petersen’s website: http://www.davidpetersen.net/ Mouse Guard website: http://www.mouseguard.net/ Long Beach Comic Con website: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/ Ordering Info Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Diamond Order Code: MAY09 0647 ISBN-10: 1932386742 Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Diamond Order Code: MAY09 0648 ISBN-10: 1932386572 Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Diamond Order Code: APR09 8450 ISBN-10: 1932386882 About Archaia Founded in 2002, Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including such popular Eisner-Award winning titles as Mouse Guard and The Killer, as well as Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisher’s latest additions of Titanium Rain, God Machine, Roddenberry Productions’ Days Missing, The Jim Henson Company library and Mr. Murder Is Dead and Lucid with Zachary Quinto’s production company, Before the Door Pictures, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content. For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/archaiacomics), MySpace (www.myspace.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/archaiacomics).