Chronicle Books will feature some authors and a new James Jean fold-out book, RIFT, AND this sweet, sweet tote bag with art by Sanjay Patel. Want.

For the 8th consecutive year, Chronicle Books will bring its unique and distinctive blend of pop culture publishing to San Diego Comic-Con. Following on the heels of big hits such as Obsessed with Star Wars®, Kindling and XOXO by James Jean, and The Art of Pixar Short Films, Chronicle will debut some surefire attendee favorites, and host signings from popular artists and authors.

Advance sales items will be available to Comic-Con attendees before retailers:

The Sounds of Star Wars [by J.W. Rinzler, foreword by Ben Burtt] this aurally astonishing and visually engaging book illuminates the history behind the sounds of the Star Wars universe. With behind-the-scene stories, photographs and sound clips, fans will discover the origins of sounds from their favorite scenes. An attached sound module with an exterior speaker and headphone jack lets readers listen to more than 250 unique sound effects. More than 300 photographs illustrate the Saga’s many memorable scenes. Hear samples at

Rift: showcases a brand-new collection of art by 8-time Eisner award-winning artist James Jean. This elegant accordion-book format features two haunting landscapes that span the connected pages—folded in a variety of ways, the pages reveal myriad images hidden within the larger paintings. To see a preview of how the accordion fold book works visit:,book-info/store,books/products_id,8870 [see below for signing &

Meet the Authors: exclusive signings

12:30-1:30 pm Jeffrey Brown; Cats Are Weird, Cat Getting Out of a Bag

2-3pm August Ragone; Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

Saturday 7/24 Autograph Area Signings [#AA21]

12-1pm James Jean; Rift, Kindling *Only autograph seekers with a copy of Rift will be admitted to the line.*

2-3pm Sanjay Patel; Ramayana: Divine Loophole

Comic-Con Exclusives: ONLY available at Chronicle Books Comic-Con booth.
Rift limited edition print: Available with purchase of Rift while supplies last, an exclusive print that every James Jean fan will love.

Ramayana Comic-Con tote bag: available for $5, or free with $50+ purchase, or 3+ Chronicle Books products. An exclusive tote bag showcasing artwork from Pixar artist Sanjay Patel’s Ramayana: Divine Loophole.

Chronicle Books is also the publisher of the Comic-Con International® Comic-Con: 40 Years
of Artists, Writers, Fans, & Friends! which will be available for purchase at the booth.


  1. The bag is a small tote bag that you can carry your purchases in, not those humongous human-size billboards. This bag bears the art of animator Sanjay Patel who has created a graphic retelling of the Ramanyana…not a movie or a video game., but an actual illustrated story. Seems more in line with Comic-Con than most other bags you’ll see out there.