The excitement has already begun at the Emerald City Comicon but in case you need more info, here you go.

This is the first time the show has run three days, but it has definitely joined HeroesCon, Baltimore Comics Con, WonderCon, and a few others as one of the premier “regional” shows of the year. If things were different we’d be there slurping oysters right this minute, but hopefully next year.

Here’s an interview with showrunner Jim Demonakos, and a guide to the show with ALL the info you need.


boom!_emerald_2011.png The BOOM! Booth includes many exclusives, like an inetrlocking Stan Lee Tryptic of STARBORN #3, THE TRAVELER #4 & SOLDIER ZERO #5. Guests include:

Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated


 STAN LEE’S STARBORN’s Chris Roberson


DARKWING DUCK comic series artist James Silvani

28 DAYS LATER’s Michael Alan Nelson




BOOM! Studios Booths #402 & 502

 ECCCExclusive Covers

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #3 (Tryptic Cover)

STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #4 (Tryptic Cover)

STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #5 (Tryptic Cover)





Friday, March 4, 2011

All Day Signing – 28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause, Chris Roberson signing

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause, Chris Roberson signing

Saturday, March 5, 2011

All Day Signings – 28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

11:00 AM – 12:00PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – BOOM! Studios: Big. Bold. BOOM! in 2011Panel — Room 4C3-4

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM – CBGB’s signing with Sam Humphries

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

Sunday, March 6, 2011

All Day Signings –28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing


Prism Comics, the premier organization supporting LGBT comics, creators and readers, will be returning once again to Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, which takes place March 4th through the 6th at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Prism is expanding its presence at the show this year, hosting its first-ever panel discussion at the show on Friday evening as well as offsite social events at Pony on Friday and The Local Vine on Sunday. All weekend at the convention, Prism will offer a wide selection of comics and related items that are of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers at their exhibitor booth. Prism also provides free space for comics artists and writers who do not have their own exhibition space, so that they can sell their books and meet with their fans.

More info here, and info on after-hour events:

Prism Comics’ Big Gay Post-ComiCon Dinner (Facebook)



As Abe Sapien, Johann Kraus, Liz Sherman and the rest of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense find themselves dealing with dreadful events across the globe in the pages of B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth that they—and their fans—could not have foreseen only a year ago, a rare and surprising event is set to occur in Seattle at this year’s Emerald City Comicon. An opportunity second to none, fans will have the chance to hear all about the book Comics Alliance called “one of the best books on the stands” from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Dave Stewart and editor Scott Allie—the entire B.P.R.D. team—as well as have a chance to receive an exclusive, black and white B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth comic. Featuring a full-color cover by Guy Davis with color art from Dave Stewart with the B.P.R.D. fighting a monster terrorizing the Seattle skyline, this unique comic will contain a brand new B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth story that’s a must-have for fans and collectors alike. Available for free at the Dark Horse booth (#702) while supplies last, attendees can swing by to grab their copy and check-in at the B.P.R.D. Recruiting Station to sign up for the B.P.R.D. newsletter, enter a raffle for B.P.R.D. prizes and more! “This is something really unique in that the story takes place during the current B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth storyline and fits seamlessly in between issues, yet is totally centered around Seattle,” Emerald City Comicon Director, Jim Demonakos said. “I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with Scott Allie and Dark Horse to bring this comic to reality. With Scott, Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis and Dave Stewart all being guests, it was amazing to have the entire B.P.R.D. crew create a story that was both Seattle-centric and in-continuity, and I think the fans at ECCC are going to love it.” Fans should also make an effort to be at Saturday’s B.P.R.D. panel in Room 4C3-4, where they’ll be no shortage of exciting news about the series. The panel will also be a singular opportunity to hear the full creative force behind B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth discuss the book, chat with each other and field questions from fans.


Seattle’s own alternative comics pioneers Fantagraphics are bringing their award-winning wares to the 9th Annual Emerald City Comic-Con, March 4th – 6th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center. Tickets for the Emerald City Comic-Con are available at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Georgetown.

Visit our table at space #808 and check out new titles, such as Twilight of the Assholes: Cartoons & Essays 2005-2009, FUC_ _U, _SS _LE: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 4, The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, King of the Flies Vol. 2: The Origin of the World, Stigmata, Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 2, Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition, Special Exits, Little Maakies on the Prairie, Prince Valiant, Vol. 3 and Popeye, Vol. 5.

Special guests include:

Peter Bagge, the funniest cartoonist of his generation. Bagge is probably best known for the 1990s comic book series Hate, which followed the exploits o

f the slacker ne’er-do-well Buddy Bradley. Bagge will be signing copies of the latest Hate Annual #8, and additional works, such as Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations, on Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 am to Noon.

Jacques Boyreau, editor and cultural historian of the book Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box, a celebration of some of the most louche, decadent, minimo-pervo artwork to ever grace a VHS box. Boyreau will be signing, and showing footage from Portable Grindhouse films, at our table on Friday, March 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Megan Kelso, Ignatz Award-winning artist who has returned to Seattle after a period in New York, where she published a weekly comic strip in The New York Times magazine. Kelso will be signing copies of her acclaimed novel Artichoke Tales, and other titles, on Sunday, March 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.



Image Comics and Emerald City Comic Con announced that an exclusive hardcover edition of the SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1 TP will be available at the upcoming Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Writer Jim Zubkavich and artist Edwin Huang have been handily bashing the heads of readers with their own brand of dark comedic violence and high fantasy adventure in each issue of SKULLKICKERS, leading up to this collection of the series’ incredible first arc.

“We’re ecstatic to be launching the first SKULLKICKERS trade at the Emerald City show and wanted to make it extra special for people in attendance,” explained Zubkavich. He also added a piece of advice for the fans, “This limited run hardcover edition is a beauty and solid enough to work well as a monster bludgeoning device in a pinch. Don’t leave Seattle without it!”

Emerald City Comicon takes place March 4-6 this year in Seattle, Washington. For more information about the show and all the Image creators that will be attending, visit

SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1, a rowdy 144-page full color trade paperback collecting issues 1-5, will be on sale in stores on March 9 at the low introductory price of $9.99. The hardcover edition will be available exclusively at ECCC for $25. Find out more about the world of SKULLKICKERS at


The DC Comics booth (#602) will be fully stocked at ECCC with a number of creators and editors, including Editor-in-Chief BOB HARRAS, Vertigo Senior Editor WILL DENNIS, DC Digital Group Editor BEN ABERNATHY and DC Group Editor MATT IDELSON. Additionally, MARK CHIARELLO (VP – Art Direction & Design) will be there and will conduct portfolio reviews at the DC booth on Friday (4-6pm) and Saturday (3-5pm). Additionally, Sam Humphries (Fraggle Rock) will be appearing at the Boom! Studios booth #502 and Ryan Winn (Batman) will be appearing at table #D-14. Unfortunately, Francesco Francavilla will be unable to attend.



Archie Comics artist and writer Dan Parent will be at Emerald City Con in Seattle, Washington this weekend, March 4th through the 6th. Look for him in Artist Alley at table L-03 for signings and sketches!


—new STUMPTOWN hardcover at the show—collecting all four hard-to-obtain issues (and that’s not just PR, they WERE hard to obtain!); few special copies available at the show with proceeds for charity, then the full release of the book later in the month

—working on the next STUMPTOWN arc right—two issues in to the four issue arc

—I’ll be performing at a party/show sponsored by Fantagraphics and Top Shelf during the convention weekend. I’m a singer/guitarist, have a band called the Capillaries, this is me getting back in the swing of performing, and I’ll be doing the show with Peter Bagge (and Seattle legendary producer Steve Fisk) and Eric Reynolds of Fantagraphics will also be performing. Should be a cool show and is free for ECCC attendees.

And a few more:
Felicia Day
Geek Girl Con
Wil Wheaton
Jonathan Morris
Undead Labs
Chris Giarusso
Dylan Meconis
Jim Mahfood
Paul Azaceta
David Malki
Jeff Lemire
Pulp Girls
Keith Knight


Mark Behm is bringing some small sketches. That’s one of them — BEELINE!