Official Press Release
Kickstart Comics announces Alexa Vega to moderate their upcoming panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Vega, who rose to fame as a child for the SPY KIDS franchise is due out this summer for its next installment, SPY KIDS 4 (in 4D). Vega also recently won an MTV Movie Award for her film PRADA TO NADA.
Kickstart Comics will be hosting their panel Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room 4 at the convention center.
The panel is described as an in depth look at new and upcoming releases from Kickstart Comics, discussion of our TV and feature plans with sister company Kickstart Productions, as well as Q & A with Kickstart Comic creators including Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex and upcoming Kickstart title Book Smart), Mark Sable (Grounded, Unthinkable and Kickstart's Rift Raiders), Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin (Monster Attack Network, Genius & Kickstart title Hero Complex), Josh Williamson (Dear Dracula and Kickstart's Endangered and Mirror, Mirror), Phil Eisner (Event Horizon and Kickstart's Bad Guys), Matt Maiellaro (creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and upcoming Kickstart title Knowbodys) Tony Lee (Baker Street Irregulars and upcoming Kickstart title Danger Academy) and Jack Monaco (Pushing Daisies and Kickstart's Book of Lilah).
Kickstart has garnered a lot of attention lately in particular for its female driven comics. Consequently, the panel will focus in part on some of it’s female titles including the upcoming Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray title Book Smart as well as the trailer for a live action short that ties into upcoming title Bounty Killer.
Free Swag is also promised for all who attend.
"Kickstart is, in my opinion, at the top of the chain when it comes to strong female leads in comics right now." - Girls Read Comics Too!
“Given the audience that our female titles have found, Alexa was a natural choice to moderate our panel. She is a beautiful, intelligent, kick ass lady. She’s exactly who we want reading and talking about our books.” – Samantha Shear, Managing Editor Kickstart Comics
Kickstart, which launched last fall, has already released 12 titles and plans to release an additional 12 books over the next 12 months. The books are an eclectic range of great storytelling from top comic book creators and established Hollywood writers such as Mark Sable (Hazed, Unthinkable), Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin (Monster Attack Network, Genius), Joshua Williamson (Dear Dracula), Jeff Amano (Fade From Grace, Cobbler’s Monster) and B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and such artistic talents as Jim Fern (Fables), Lee Moder (Wonder Woman, X Factor) and rising star Julian Totino Tedesco (Unthinkable).
"I’m getting used to looking at the first page of Kickstart’s comics and not being able to put it down until I’ve read the last sentence." – SciFiPulse
Kickstart Comics is sister company to Kickstart Productions, Inc. Some of Kickstart’s credits include the film Wanted and television series Painkiller Jane as well as a number of comic book titles in development at studios including, Robotech, Preacher and The Boys. Learn more about Kickstart Comics and their upcoming books at http://kickstartcomics.com