© 2010 Felipe Smith
US-Japanese publisher Vertical spotlights creator Felipe Smith at the show with his, er, bold series PEEPO CHOO (which is NOT an all-ages book). PEEPO CHOO has been published in Japan but is now coming to the US. Here’s the schedule:

Book Signing @ Comic Con International (limited to 100 ticketed guests)
July 24, 2010 (Saturday) 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Location: San Diego Comic Con – San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Peepo Choo Launch Party @ Meltdown Comics
July 26, 2010 (Monday) 7:00pm-
Location: Meltdown Comics – Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Book Signing @ Otakon
July 31, 2010 (Saturday) TBA
Location: Otakon – Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Also of note Vertical will be handing out special goodies to promote our latest kawaii (cute) hit Chi’s Sweet Home. Another Morning title, Chi’s Sweet Home is the heartfelt tale of a lost kitten and her adventures with her new adopted family.
Vertical will be passing out exclusive Chi’s Sweet Home bookmarks and coasters throughout the con. We will also have a limited number of Chi cell phone straps and other goodies to patrons that buy copies of Chi volume 1 or 2, while supplies last.
The Vertical table will also be ground zero for information regarding Kodansha’s 5th Morning International Comic Competition (MICC). We will have a judge at the our booth (B03) over the weekend and there will be special Morning and MICC promotional fliers available for potential contestants, as well.
The grand prize winner and runners up for the 4th MICC is scheduled to be announced later this month, and the winning comic will be published in a future issue of Morning Two magazine.