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At comic conventions, a company like comiXology has to get creative in order to draw traffic to its booth; after all the digital distributor doesn’t have anything physical to sell, and it’s not like you can line up a bunch of creators to sign iPads. (I mean, you could, but why?) At New York Comic Con, however, comiXology is getting physical — by offering limited edition art cards during artist signings.
These limited-edition art cards will be signed and handed out during creator appearances at the comiXology booth, where you can meet Nick Dragotta (East of West), Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Lazarus), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Sara Richard (My Little Pony) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity #1). You can also meet Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari, creators of the wonderful The Bunker. They’ll be signing sketch cards that’ll have a code to get the first issue of The Bunker for free.
But wait, there’s more: In addition, Larry Hama will make an appearance at the comiXology booth to sign comics for fans. ComiXology and IDW Publishing will give away five copies of G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama hardcover to the first five fans in line. And finally, comiXology will have a 12-page preview of Mark Waid, Shane Davis and Max Brooks’ Shadow Walk from Legendary Comics on devices before it goes on sale Nov. 27.
Check out the signing schedule and images of the art cards below. comiXology is at booth #1928, and NYCC runs Thursday through Sunday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
Thursday, Oct. 10:
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari The Bunker Signing: The Bunker creators sign a special sketch card with free The Bunker #1 code.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. My Little Pony’s Katie Cook Signing Limited Edition Art Card featuring Big McIntosh & Apple Bloom: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served.
Friday, Oct. 11
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. East of West’s Nick Dragotta Signing Limited Edition East of West Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Larry Hama G.I.JOE Signing: First five fans to signing receive G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama hardcover.
Saturday, Oct. 12
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Lazarus’ Greg Rucka & Michael Lark Signing Limited Edition Lazarus Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served. (Due to unforeseen scheduling conflict, Greg Rucka will only be on hand from 2:00 to 2:30pm.)
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. My Little Pony’s Sara Richard Signing Limited Edition Art Card featuring Rainbow Dash: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served.
Sunday, Oct. 13
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Unity’s Doug Braithwaite Signing Limited Edition Unity Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served.