Official Press Release
Virgin Comics is gearing up for yet another San Diego Comic-Con, and we’ve got a ton of exciting plans in store, including panels with Stan Lee, Grant Morrison and Deepak Chopra, exclusive goodies at our booth (#2229), and much more! Here’s a taste:
Stan Lee and Grant Morrison talk Virgin Comics
(Thursday, July 24th, 10:45-11:45 am in Ballroom 20)
Two of the most important creators in the history of comic books team up to discuss the bold new frontiers being explored in the art of storytelling. Legendary creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men) shares his insights on the world of comics, and presents never-before-revealed hints of his new superhero universe with Virgin Comics. Joining Stan is prolific creator Grant Morrison, contemporary comics’ most active mind, who will discuss his new Virgin Comics animated on-line series MBX, while offering his own insights on comics and engaging with Stan in a once-in-a-lifetime conversation about the long history and boundless future of their beloved medium. Virgin Comics is proud and excited to bring these two unique luminaries together for this unprecedented event.
Grant Morrison and Deepak Chopra discuss Science, Soul and Superheroes
(Sunday, July 27th, 2:45-3:45 pm in Ballroom 20)
The tradition continues! As Virgin Comics prepares to launch the new animated on-line series MBX, series writer Grant Morrison once again teams with best-selling author and Virgin Comics co-founder Deepak Chopra to talk…superheroes! Come watch and join the ongoing conversation investigating the id, ego, superego, and spirituality of the superhero"we’re talking social theory with sound effects, four colors fused with existentialism. Two of the greatest minds of comics and culture talking…comics and culture"this is not to be missed!
uClick: Mobile Comics, featuring Virgin Comics’ Larry Lieberman
(Thursday, July 24th, 4:30-5:30 pm in Room 30AB)
GoComics, the leader in on-line and mobile comics and manga, looks at a market truly coming into its own. Panelists will discuss the evolution of comic strips and comic books in the digital age and examine new publishing platforms that make mobile viewing part of a complete comics experience. They’ll introduce new content from their partners: Stan Lee, Tokyopop, Virgin Comics, IDW, Devil’s Due, Papercutz, TMNT and more. Learn about what the future of mobile comics promises for fans and creators alike.
Make sure you check out Virgin Comics’ SDCC ‘08 specials for sale exclusively at our booth:
SDCC Variants: Dan Dare #7 double-sized finale featuring Dave Gibbons wrap-around cover: ink variant (limited to 500) and pencil sketch variant (limited to 250).
SDCC Exclusive: Grant Morrison’s MBX Sketchbook (limited to 1,000). Get an inside look at Grant Morrison’s highly anticipated on-line animated series MBX, featuring insights from Grant, images from the upcoming animated series, breathtaking art explorations from Mukesh Singh (Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter, Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, Devi/Witchblade), script excerpts and more.
Lenticulars: We had a very limited number of Shadow Hunter, Gamekeeper and Dan Dare lenticulars at New York Comic-Con, and they sold out almost immediately. We’ll have a small quantity in our booth, but we can’t promise how long they’ll last.
iPod Skins: Your iPod will not be complete until it’s adorned with a Dan Dare or Shadow Hunter skin!
· Dan Dare #1 Bryan Talbot ink cover, limited to 500 copies and autographed by Garth Ennis! This came out in late 2007 when Dan Dare debuted, and these are some of the last few copies in existence. Act now, because once these are gone they’re gone FOREVER.
· Dan Dare lithographs of Bryan Talbot’s #1 cover art, signed by Garth Ennis.
· Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter lithograph of Greg Horn #1 cover art, signed by Jenna.
Meet our Editors Charlie Beckerman and Sana Amanat for a one-on-one portfolio review session. And who knows… if we’re really blown away by your work, you might just walk away with a gig. We’re ready to hire the best artist we meet with to do an upcoming cover, so bring your A-game. Come prepared with a sketch of your favorite Virgin character and get a leg up on the competition. These sessions will be held at our booth on Friday and Saturday. Details to follow.
Here’s your chance to meet two legends of publishing " Grant Morrison and Deepak Chopra " who will be signing on Sunday from 1:30-2:15 at tables AA1-AA2 (Sails Pavilion). Please note: Grant Morrison’s MBX Sketchbook serves as the ticket for Grant’s signing. Deepak will be signing any of his Virgin titles (Buddha #1 will be available for sale at the Virgin booth).
Have you always aspired for comic book immortality? We’ll here is your big break!! To celebrate this fall’s debut of the highly anticipated new sci-fi/action series Nowhere Man from the creative team of Hugh Jackman, Marc Guggenheim and Paul Gulacy, we’re giving all of you a chance to be a real Nowhere Man and get drawn into an issue!! Be sure to stop by our booth to enter this once-in-a-lifetime contest.
So that’s what we’re officially announcing, but you should keep your eyes and ears open, because we just might have a few more surprises up our sleeves.
See you in San Diego!