The other day we mentioned that the hugely popular team behind Harley Quinn of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti had imposed a sensible signing limit for shows, which makes sense because they are two of the busiest people we know. For instance, Palmiotti is currently running Kickstarter — his ninth—for a standalone graphic novel in the tradition of DENVER, SEX & VIOLENCE, ABBADON and THE RESISTANCE.

The Hype is another SF tale, this time about a being that can only life an hour a day. It’s written by Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art by Javier Pina, digital painting by Alessia Nocera and a cover by Conner, digitally painted by the Paul Mounts. AND a limited edition mystery cover by award winning illustrator Dave Johnson.

The campaign for Hype has a few days to go and a few dollars to make so head on over to make your pledge.


And if you’re going to Long Beach Comic Expo next weekend, enjoy the sun (or El Nino) and these panels featuring the dynamic duo. And here are some pictures from last year’s show:

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AfterShock Comics Panel
Panelists: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Lee Kramer
Moderator: Paul Jenkins
Time: Saturday, 5-6pm
AfterShock Comics is taking the industry by storm, with titles from industry greats Paul Jenkins, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. Join these talents along with Aftershock Comics President, Lee Kramer. Q&A to follow.

Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner Answer Life’s Questions
Panelists: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Time: Saturday, 12-1pm
Jimmy and Amanda discuss everything that is going on in their world, and invite you to be a part of it! Ask questions and discuss past and current projects, as well as a dive into the future!

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#MakeComics: The Advantages of Creator Owned Comics
Panelists: Jimmy Palmiotti, Tony Donley, D.J. Kirkbride, Megan Hutchison
Time: Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm
Playing in others’ sandboxes is fun, but sometimes doing your own thing can be just as fulfilling. Join Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Hype), Tony Donley (Albert Einstein: Time Mason), D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Popgun Anthology from Image Comics), and Megan Hutchison (The Aurora Grimeon Stories) to talk about why creating their own work is necessary as well as rewarding. Moderated by Marcus Perry (co-creator of Albert Einstein: Time Mason and Descendant from Image Comics). 

#MakeComics: An Intimate Look at the Writing Styles of Successful Comics Writers
Panelists: Joshua Dysart, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Alex de Campi
Writers have different processes for how they come up with their material. Learn about the different mindsets and what each writer does to produce the best possible script. Join the discussion with some of the mediums best writers, Joshua Dysart, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Alex de Campi and James Tynion IV. Q&A to follow. 

#MakeComics: Pro’s & Their Pencilling Styles
Panelists: Scott Koblish, Amanda Conner, Ale Garza, Jeremy Haun
Artists are known for their particular styles, including other artists who have influenced them. Join Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, Harley Quinn, Super Zero artist Amanda Conner, Deadpool and Maidenage artist Ale Garza, and Chuck and The Beauty artist Jeremy Haun.