Official press release
SAN FRANCISCO (July 19, 2007) AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Young
announced today that all bets are off when it comes to his company's
presence in San Diego this year.
"The whole entertainment world is descending on San Diego, in
preparation for the always-fun show, and of course we'll be no
exception," Young said. "But there's a bit of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
assembling-of-the-experts thing going on this year, as AiT Operations
and BizDev maven and noted Larry-wrangler Mimi Rosenheim can't attend
the show due to the birth of our son Walker."
Josh Richardson, AiT's creative executive, is making the mad dash
south with Ash Aiwase, a portfolio operations analyst at the
California State Automobile Association, riding shotgun in the AiT
truck, Van Diesel. "Anyone who's done business with AiT in the past
nine years knows that Mimi is the heart of the business, and the one
to go to when you need a serious answer. Lar's the talent and the
company figurehead, sure, but Mimi's the one who makes sure the
fields get plowed when the cows get sick. So with her home with the
baby, Ash and I will be making sure everything runs like clockwork."
Young's own third issue of THE BLACK DIAMOND will premiere at the
show on Wednesday the 25th at Preview night, while simultaneously
hitting shops all over the nation so no one's left out of the
excitement. Also on hand will be ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Senior Editor
Marc Bernardin, as co-writer of this week's MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK.
Nima Sorat, MAN's artist, and co-writer Adam Freeman (executive
producer of A&E's GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS) will be at the AiT
booth #2001 on Thursday: 1:00-2:30, 5:00-6:00; Friday: 10:00-11:30am;
and Saturday: 12:00-1:00pm.
THE HOMELESS CHANNEL's writer artist Matt Silady will be signing
copies of his debut graphic novel from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday.
Also on hand in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE style is Larry's long-time
pal, super-retailer Pat Donley. "When I heard Mimi was going to miss
the show, I rolled up my sleeves and started making reservations to
come out," said Donley, general manager of the New Dimension Comics
chain in Pennsylvania. "Not that anyone can replace her, but I wanted
to help contain the havoc a Mimi-less Larry will undoubtedly wreak
upon the show."
Without set autograph times, but still at the booth throughout the
show will be television and DC comics writer Adam Beechen (signing
copies of HENCH), comic book pundit and scribe Steven Grant (making
his mark for you on BADLANDS and THE UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY), and Mike
Brennan, writer/artist of AiT's best-selling book, ELECTRIC GIRL.
"He'll be all right," said Brennan. "All he has to do is show up and
we'll be ready."
AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-
quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of original
projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition. AiT/
Planet Lar provides a full range of services from concept to
completion including writing, art management, lettering, advertising
and promotion, prepress production, ancillary merchandise, and print
management. Currently the company is focused on producing Original
Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores,
Amazon.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.
AiT/Planet Lar: Making Comics Better.