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The San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with Preview Night a week from this Wednesday. If you are a publisher, creator, retailer or any other kind of exhibitor who would like to let folks know about any special plans you have for the show (panels, signing schedules, exclusives, debuts, etc.) drop me an email and I’ll run it here.
Also, a reminder: the programming schedule is out, so you can start putting together your to do list. This post at the Daily Cross Hatch, which includes a rundown of what various indie comic creators will be doing at the show, might also be helpful.
Creators | Joëlle Jones will have a new sketchbook featuring the seven deadly sins at the show.
Comics | Wildstorm will distribute a free primer on their universe of characters — Authority, Gen13, etc. — at the con. Titled This Is WildStorm Universe #0, the book will lay out “where each WildStorm Universe team began, where they are now… and offering a few hints about their future.”
Organizations | The Hero Initiative will have their new T-shirt available at the show.
Creators | David Petersen will have two new products available at the show: The Mouse Guard Winter 1152 Hardcover and his 2009 sketchbook.
Graphic novels | Last year a group of animators from Disney published an anthology called Who is Rocket Johnson? that was only sold in San Diego. This year they’re doing a follow-up, called What is Torch Tiger?, an all-ages book in which every artist answers the question: “What is Torch Tiger?” It will be sold exclusively at booth 2302 in San Diego and is limited to 1,300 copies. Check out a preview here.
Publishers | Marvel has posted their panel schedule.
Creators | Wanna know where to find Ben Templesmith at the show? Check out the cool “postery type image” he created for it —>
Creators | Dwayne McDuffie has posted his panel and signing schedule for the con, which includes a signing at the Comic Relief booth.
Creators | Sonny Liew has also posted where he can be found at the show.