Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SDCC: Archaia Entertainment Schedule and Appearances at San Diego Comic Con

A publisher of eclectic comics and graphic novels, Archaia ( was recently acquired by BOOM! Studios ( and is now one of their imprints. Our unwritten policy is that we don't publish superhero titles. We are also known for publishing almost exclusively graphic novels—rarely any single issues.

Who will be appearing at the Archaia booth over the weekend?

Writers and artists of the graphic novels we publish! Some of the highlights include:
Alyssa Milano (Hacktivist) from "Charmed" and "Mistresses"
Dan Fogler (Moon Lake) from "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Fanboys"
Michael McMillian (Lucid) from "True Blood"
The WorkJuice Players (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), including Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, and Autumn Reeser
David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl)
Royden Lepp (Rust)
Mark Long (Rubicon)
F.J. DeSanto and Marcus To (Cyborg 009)
Chris Northrop and Jeff Stokely (The Reason for Dragons)
Matz (The Killer)
Andrew E.C. Gaska (Classic Space: 1999 - To Everything That Was)
And many more!

When will they be signing?

Check the signing schedule online ( or at the Archaia booth. 

What exclusives will Archaia have at the show?

Here's a list, some of which are free!
-Archaia T-shirt ($25.00)
-An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will o' the Wisp Book Plate (Free during Megan Hutchison signings)
-Beautiful Scars 3D Diorama Postcard (Free during Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson signings)
-Hacktivist Ashcan (Free during Hacktivist signings)
-Moon Lake Vol. 2 Preview Issue (Free during Dan Fogler signings)
-Mouse Guard: The Weasel War print (Free during Mouse Guard panel)
-Mouse Guard Black Axe replica by Skelton Crew, Gold-Plated edition ($30.00 at the Archaia booth and David Petersen's Artist Alley table, GG-09)
-The Thrilling Adventure Hour exclusive print (Free)
-Rubicon slipcase edition ($25.00)

Any new books debuting at Comic-Con?

Yes, plenty!
Classic Space: 1999 - To Everything That Was
Cyborg 009
The Reason for Dragons
Rubicon (slipcase edition)
Siegfried Vol. 2: The Valkyrie
The Thrilling Adventure Hour

In addition, the following titles will be making their convention debut:
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 4
Jim Henson's The Storyteller (softcover)
The Killer Vol. 4: Unfair Competition
The Killer Omnibus Vol. 1 (softcover)
Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe

Will Archaia be putting on any panels?

Yup! Bold names below means they'll be on the panel!

Friday, July 19, 2:00-3:00pm, Room 9
 'Cyborg 009 and the Legacy of Shotaro Ishinomori
 Did you know that in 2008, the late Shotaro Ishinomori was named by Guinness World Records as the world record-holder for the most comics published by one author? It’s true! He created 770 individual stories that were collected into 500 volumes of manga, including Kikaider, Kamen Rider, and Cyborg 009. In a celebration of his legacy, Archaia Entertainment and Ishimori Production Inc. have teamed up to produce a groundbreaking, new graphic novel that re-imagines Cyborg 009 for a new generation! Moderator Stephen Christy (Archaia’s editor-in-chief) will talk with writers F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp, along with artist Marcus To (Red Robin, Adventures of Superman) about the process of bringing this new graphic novel to life while also diving into Ishinomori’s incredible legacy with manga/anime expert Deb Aoki ( and Masayasu Takigawa from Ishimori Production Inc. Every attendee will receive a free copy of the Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 preview issue.

Friday, July 19, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 32AB
 The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour
 Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) is a popular staged production in the style of old-time radio. It has since also become a much-downloaded podcast with Nerdist Industries, and—premiering here at San Diego Comic-Con—a stunning graphic novel anthology! Each show consists of a selection of genre-bending stories, advertisements from fictional sponsors, musical numbers, and more, performed by a core group of actors known as the WorkJuice Players, and featuring cameos by stars from Firefly, Doctor Who, Community, and many more! Last fall, Acker and Blacker launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a TAH graphic novel, and they set a record at the time for the fastest graphic novel campaign to reach its goal. Now, almost a year later and with award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment on board to publish the book, the graphic novel is ready to debut! Moderated by graphic novel editor Joe LeFavi, join AckerBlacker, and panelists that include WorkJuice Players Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Autumn Reeser, Annie Savage, along with artist Joanna Estep, as they share fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about The Thrilling Adventure Hour show, podcast, and graphic novel! Whether you’re already a fan or just love great entertainment, this will certainly be one of the funniest, most lively panels you’ll attend!

Saturday, July 20, 4:30-5:30pm, Room 8
 Archaia Entertainment Presents: Announcements, Sneak Previews, and What’s Next!
Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men), well known for its eclectic slate of stories and beautiful-looking publications, unveils the rest of its 2013 lineup, and there’s something for everyone! For fantasy fans, hear about The Reason for Dragons from writer Chris Northrop and An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp from artist Megan Hutchison. Like noir? Writer Matz is here all the way from France to tell you about his newest volume of The Killer! Sci-fi fans will be represented with a blast from the past by writer Andrew E. C. Gaska’s new collection, Space: 1999 – The Classics Remastered. We’ve also got exclusive sneak peeks of Giannis Milonogiannis’ follow-up, Old City Blues Vol. 2, and Archaia’s first-ever 3D graphic novel, The Joyners in 3D. Actress/producer Alyssa Milano is on hand to announce her upcoming, cyber-thriller, Archaia graphic novel, and best-selling author Mark Long will tell you all about his new book, Rubicon, which was inspired by The Seven Samurai! If you like horror, actor/writer/director Dan Fogler has got another volume of his anthology graphic novel series Moon Lake up his sleeve. And finally, titles that are all-age-appropriate include new volumes of Cow Boy; Spera; and Hopeless, Maine! If you’re an Archaia fan, or just love great content, don’t miss this panel! All attendees will receive a copy of Archaia’s 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover book!

Sunday, July 21, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 28DE
 Archaia Entertainment Presents: The Year of Mouse Guard
After its debut, Mouse Guard has become one of the most popular, beloved, and honored stories in comics, and in 2013, creator David Petersen is not slowing down! This year will see the release of the Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe hardcover and the debut of the four-issue Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 miniseries (followed by the release of a hardcover that collects them) from Archaia Entertainment. In addition, from Skelton Crew comes collectible replica Black Axes, the first in a line of Mouse Guard replica weapons! Moderated by Mel Caylo (Archaia’s marketing manager), join the Eisner Award-winning Petersen and guests, including Jeremy BastianEric Canete, and more to be announced as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of all this Mouse Guard goodness, preview art from upcoming releases, and answer everything you wanted to know about Mouse Guard! Every attendee will receive a Comic-Con exclusive print of an original David Petersen drawing. Plus, one lucky audience member will win a free copy of the limited Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Black and White Edition
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