BOOM! Studios Announces WonderCon Plans

BOOM! Studios plans to make an appearance at WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim. Along with that appearance, they're planning to bring along with them talent and exclusives. Appearing and signing all weekend will be Bryce Carlson, sketching at the booth all weekend will be Kassandra Heller and Stephanie Gonzaga and appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend will be Marc Andreyko, Yehudi Mercado, Matt Gagnon, Mike Johnson, Brian Lynch, Amy Stoch, Scott Kroopf, Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters.

Full press release and convention schedule below.
BOOM! Studios Heads to WonderCon Anaheim 2015 and Announces Signings, Panels, and Exclusives
March 31, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5.

BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

Appearing and signing all weekend will be:
  • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

  • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)
  • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

Friday, April 3

  • 3-4 PM - Marc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

Saturday, April 4

  • 11AM-12 PM - Yehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)
  • 12-1 PM - Matt Gagnon (Day Men)
  • 1-2 PM - Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)
  • 4-5 PM - Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

Sunday, April 5

  • 1-2 PM - Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen
Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208
Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10
Saturday, April 4, 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 211
10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios
Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208
As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics
Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213
All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

Saturday, April 4
BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 4, 12:30–1:30 PM, Room 206B
Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios' all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 - Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)
  • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 - Cover desoigned by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)
    Sleepy Hollow: Origins WonderCon Variant

For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.