BOOM! Studios is going to be pretty busy next weekend, covering both WonderCon in California and Awesome Con in Washington D.C. April 18-20.
For those of you heading in to Anaheim, like us, you can expect lots of cool variant covers from Bravest Warriors, Herobear and the Kid, Lumberjanes and Translucid, along with creator appearances and sketch sessions on the popular Get-A-Sketch Adventure Time covers – of which we’ve collected several from our years of attending SDCC.
Here’s a look at the four WonderCon variant covers:[portfolio_slideshow id=13311]
And from the press release, here’s BOOM! Studios’ entire schedule of booth events and panels for WonderCon (and Awesome Con, if you’re staying out east):
April 9, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit at both Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. andWonderCon in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 18-20, 2014.
At Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., BOOM! can be found at booth number 421. They will host the following creators all weekend:
- Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
- Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
- Jerry Gaylord (LOKI: RAGNAROK & ROLL, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES)
In addition, an Awesome Con exclusive variant cover of ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 illustrated by Ian McGinty will be sold through the convention. Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!
For tickets and more information on Awesome Con, visit awesomecondc.com.
At WonderCon, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 319. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:
- Eric M. Esquivel (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL, BRAVEST WARRIORS, FREELANCERS)
- Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
- Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
- Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
- Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
In addition, signings with the following creators are scheduled:
FRIDAY, April 18
2-3 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
5-6 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.
SATURDAY, April 19
1-2 p.m. Steven Grant (2 GUNS, 3 GUNS, ROBOCOP, DECEIVERS)
3-4 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.
5-6 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)SUNDAY, April 20
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
1-2 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.)
3:30-4:30 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
- Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
- Kassandra Heller (ADVENTURE TIME)
For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME Get-A-Sketch covers.Special WonderCon exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
- BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 (cover by Sam Lavagnino, the voice of CatBug on the “Bravest Warriors” show!)
- HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 (cover by Mike Kunkel)
- LUMBERJANES #1 (cover by Jess Fink)
- TRANSLUCID #1 (cover by Dan Duncan)BOOM! will present the following panels at WonderCon:We Are BOOM!
Sat., April 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 208
Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.Redefining All-Ages Comics
Sun., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Room 203
Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE), and Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!For aspiring artists, BOOM! will participate in the following portfolio reviews at WonderCon:
Sat., April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
With Assistant Editor Whitney Leopard and Editor Rebecca Taylor.
Sun., April 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
With Editor Shannon Watters.
Planning on stopping by the BOOM! booth or hitting one of their panels? Let our readers know in the comments.