San Diego Comic-Con is always a wild ride filled with crazy cosplayers, Hollywood hype and just generally somewhat-controlled chaos. In the midst of it all, a few comic book announcements managed to sneak out.
Here are 15 of those announcements (in no particular order) that Kevin Melrose, Chris Mautner and I were happy to hear:
1. New Bone books
So it looks like one of those new books isn’t going to be comics but a novel written by Tom Sniegoski and illustrated by Smith. Which is a bit of a bummer, but only a bit. I’m still pretty psyched to see more stories set in that universe and Sniegoski has proven himself to be an able and witty writer on stuff like the Stupid Stupid Rat Creatures mini series, which, by the way, will be included in the Tall Tales book. So yeah, this is great news all around. I’m eager for more Bone. –Chris Mautner
Along with the news that Dark Horse Comics will publish Rafael Grampá’s next project, Furry Water, came word that they will reprint his Mesmo Delivery book, originally published by AdHouse Books. On his blog, Grampá reveals that the Dark Horse version will include 22 pages of extras, like sketches and pin-ups by other artists such as Mike Allred, shown above.
Dark Horse Comics has a full signing schedule for their booth on all five days of the show, as well as several panels. As Kevin mentioned earlier this week, they’ll be formally announcing Rafael Grampá’s Furry Water, and there’s also a big super secret announcement involving Gerard Way, Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan. The trio will sign at the booth about 45 minutes after the Gerard Way panel on Saturday.
No doubt Dark Horse will have all sorts of cool stuff to buy, look at and pick up for free at their booth as well. Check out their complete schedule after the jump.
Once again Mesmo Delivery creator Rafael Grampá teases the new book he’s working on with writer Daniel Pellizzari — Furry Water — with an illustration of one of the characters, Tito Nobunaga. The book and its publisher will officially be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con later this month.
Here’s a scary sentence: the characters from Rafael Grampá’s Mesmo Delivery will soon jump off the printed page. On his blog, Grampá shows action figure models for Sangrecco and Rufo, the two main characters from the story. The figures are being designed by 3D modeling artist and character designer Rafael Grassetti, and so far they look absolutely stunning.