CCI's newly redesigned Preview Magazine features a Bryan Hitch cover

Thu, February 7th, 2008 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

SAN DIEGO Comic-Con, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in

the United States announced today that they have implemented a major

redesign of their Update Magazine.

With all three of our shows, Comic-Con, WonderCon and APE, the

Alternative Press Expo, continuing to grow both in terms of size and scope,

it made sense to increase the amount of space in our magazine to highlight

all the cool things happening at each of our shows, commented David

Glanzer, spokesperson for the non profit event.

The Update Magazine, which was printed three times a year and

distributed via direct mail to 150,000 recipients as well as 100,000 to

select comic book shops and specialty stores, will now be called Comic-Con

Magazine. The print run and distribution will remain the same.

Glanzer continued, Comic-Con Magazine will be standard magazine

size which allows us more room for content, photos and up to date

information on all of our events. The inaugural issue features special

reports on Comic-Con, WonderCon and APE as well as exclusive interviews with

Comic-Con guests Bryan Hitch, and Rutu Modan.

Comic-Con Magazine will also feature contributions from leaders

in the comics and popular arts fields. Issue one of Comic-Con Magazine

features articles from contributors Mark Evanier, Shaenon K. Garrity,

Maryelizabeth Hart and Jason Thompson.

Look for Comic-Con Magazine at your local comic shop, or email to request a free copy.

Comic-Con International, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated

to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular

art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that

celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and


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