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Sneak Peek of Issue #1 “The Walking Dead” Magazine.


From the press release:

The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine hits stores on October 23 to coincide with season 3 airing on AMC, with 100-pages of all the latest news, revelations and tips for fans of the television show and the graphic novels.
 
Attendees of this years New York Comic Con on October 11 we get the chance to be the first to purchase issue #1 with an exclusive NYCC cover by The Walking Dead comic artist Charlie Adlard! This issue is only available to purchase at New York Comic Con at the Titan Entertainment booth #832.
 
Fans of the show are urged to join The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with exclusive developments, or visit the magazine website.

 
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty excited about Michonne (portrayed by Danai Gurira) gracing the cover of the first issue!
 

Archaia Entertainment Unveils New York Comic Con Event Schedule

Eisner-award winning graphic novel publisher, Archaia Entertainment, unveils its biggest event slate at this year’s New York Comic Con with several eye-opening presentations set to highlight the company’s most anticipated initiatives.

 

Friday offers attendees the chance to become more than fans with the panel, How to Make a Great Indie Graphic Novel, which gives fans an inside look at what it takes to become a published author and artist. Join Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and Chief Creative Officer Mark Smylie as they host special guests for an informative panel on what goes into the production of a full-length graphic novel, including the steps from concept to writing, design to production, to self-publishing or submitting your graphic novel for publication. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to make an amazing-looking book, this is the panel to attend! Guests include Michael Lapinksi (Feeding Ground), Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard). The panel takes place in Room 1A23 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

 

Also on Friday, Archaia is hosting two exciting off-site signing events attended by Chad Michael Murray, Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover.

 

One Tree Hill’s Chad Michael Murray will be signing copies of his highly-anticipated graphic novel, Everlast at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St., New York) beginning at 7:00pm. Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a mysterious man whose destiny in life is to guide mankind on the eve of the apocalypse.

 

Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover, creators of the gritty and groundbreaking Mr. Murder is Dead, will be signing copies at P.S. Bookshop (76 Front St, Brooklyn) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Hearkening back to the golden age of comics, Mr. Murder is Dead is a stylistic noir that follows a burnt out detective as he uncovers the truth behind the death of his arch-nemesis. The creators will be back on Saturday when they’re joined by Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), who produced the graphic novel under his company, Before the Door Productions. All three will be available for autographs from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at St. Mark’s Place (11 Saint Mark’s Place, New York).

 

On Sunday, Archaia is honored to share the legacy of one of the world’s greatest creative visionaries, Jim Henson, in The Early Works of Jim Henson. Jim Henson was a creative genius responsible for some of the most iconic properties today, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal. But what was he like leading up to that success? Join Archaia and The Jim Henson Company as they explore his early works and creative process, complete with archival, rarely seen footage, brought to you by Henson archivist, Karen Falk. Then, get an advance look at TALE OF SAND, the new original graphic novel coming in November, based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Jim Henson and his longtime collaborator, Jerry Juhl. Falk, Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and Tale of Sand artist Ramón Pérez will discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the book and debut some new images! Moderated by Archaia CEO PJ Bickett, the panel will happen from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room 1A15.

 

Throughout the weekend, Archaia will host dozens of writers and artists for autograph sessions at their booth, #1546. Check Archaia.com or the booth for a schedule. In addition, Relativity Media, the studio behind the upcoming Immortals film, will host a gallery on the show floor (booth #444) featuring art from the graphic novel prelude, Immortals: Gods and Heroes, including works by Rafael Kayanan, Jock and Scott Hampton.

 

About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.

BIOWARE AND DARK HORSE UNVEIL SPECIAL EDITION COMIC BOOK AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts, and Dark Horse Comics announced today a special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1, the first installment in a series of comic books detailing the events following Commander Shepard’s epic journey in the critically acclaimed Action Role Playing Game, Mass Effect™ 2. The special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1 features brand new cover art designed by the Mass Effect team and signed exclusively by Mass Effect Lead Writer, Mac Walters. The special edition will be available in a limited run only at New York Comic Con, New York City’s premiere comic book convention, from October 13th – 16th.
 
The Mass Effect: Invasion series features a unique story by Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, an original script by John Jackson Miller, best known for his work on Star Wars: Knight Errant, and artist Omar Francia known for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Mass Effect: Invasion focuses on a story arc featuring a key figure in the Mass Effect universe, Aria T’Loak. The self-appointed queen of Omega, a seedy space station catering to the galaxy’s underworld, T’Loak must defend her territory from a terrifying new threat unleashed by a pro-human organization called Cerberus. Mass Effect: Invasion will launch its first issue this October.

 

Mass Effect: Invasion #1 will be available at comic book retailers starting October 19, 2011.

 

To learn more about Mass Effect, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the development team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “Like” the game’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/masseffect.

Check out Pantheon Books at New York ComicCon!

Pantheon Books will be at this year’s New York ComicCon (October 14-16, plus preview night on October 13), and would love to see you there. Their booth is #1041.

  

AUTHORS:

  

BOOKS:
WORD bookstore will be at the Pantheon booth selling a healthy selection of Pantheon graphic novel favorites, including two of their biggest new releases by incredibly talented artists: Craig Thompson’s HABIBI (Pantheon, 9/7) and Art Spiegelman’s METAMAUS: Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Pantheon, 10/4). These are destined to be Pantheon Books classics, so be sure to ask us about them at the booth. Buttons inspired by each title will be on hand for giveaway, as well, in addition to gorgeous posters specially designed by Craig Thompson for ComicCon. Also available for sale at the convention will be Glen Duncan’s THE LAST WEREWOLF (Knopf), a hit new novel that was all the rage in San Diego this past summer.

  

Designed by Craig Thompson

  

GIVEAWAYS & OTHER PERKS:
Of all the possible giveaways at ComicCon, I bet you’ve never received a pair of women’s panties. Nearly a year before its onsale date, UNTERZAKHN by Leela Corman (Schocken, going onsale 3/20/12) was already the hit of San Diego ComicCon in July, where Pantheon gave out panties with the word “unterzakhn” (Yiddish for “beneath the surface,” aka “underwear”) on them. Robot6 and other blogs covered the unique giveaway item, and the panties will be handed out (in a limited quantity) throughout NYCC. Corman, who moonlights as a professional belly dancer, has illustrated books on subjects ranging from urban gardening to the history of the skirt, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times and on WNET/Thirteen. For more on Corman and the new book, go to http://leelacorman.com/.
  

Aforementioned panties

  

Mystery freebies! Author of 31 books, Anne Rice’s latest THE WOLF GIFT (Knopf, out next year) will make an appearance in some sort of a giveaway item during the convention. www.annerice.com. Also having a presence at the booth is Ben Marcus’ THE FLAME ALPHABET (Knopf, 1/17/12), and the giveaway will be as unique as his startling new novel. http://benmarcus.com

  

Pose with Lisbeth! The spectacularly successful Stieg Larsson/THEGIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Alfred A. Knopf) trilogy is coming to NYCC. This year at the Pantheon booth, you can pose next to a poster of Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s novels.

  

Finally, NYCC is your exclusive chance to get a sneak peak at what Chris Ware has been working on (his next book with Pantheon, fall 2012). Stop by the booth to get your first glimpse.

  

Description of Pantheon’s booth, artists and giveaways as well as photos are all courtesy of Pantheon Books. Be sure to check them out!

“Haunted Vermont” by Thomas D’Agostino July 2011

“Haunted Vermont”

By : Thomas D’Agostino & Arlene Nicholson

Would you like to add some spirited fun to your travels around the Green Mountain State? From the frozen citizens, haunted
bridges, creepy colleges, to vampires, strange creatures, and every character in between, Vermont has a stunning array of haunts that
makes for one very special road trip. For an out of this world experience, this book will be a handy guide to ghostly fun.

Vermont is rich with ghost stories and legends including tales of frozen citizens, ghost ships, weird creatures lurking in the forests, and strange organ sounds emanating from beyond. From Brattleboro to Burlington and beyond, there is more than just everyday roaming ghosts. Read about unique wanderers from the other side as they send a chill up your spine and make your hair stand on end. Or perhaps you will want to visit the Green Mountain State in search of why so many have remained in this beautiful yet mysterious region so long after their mortal tenure on earth. Turn by turn directions will take you right to the haunted location. Either way, you will enjoy the journey through Haunted Vermont— whether in person, or just from your favorite armchair.

Thomas D’’Agostino, is a well reknowned Paranormal Investigator with over 29 years experience, investigating over 1,000 cases. Arlene Nicholson, is a Professional Photographer and works with Thomas investigating each case by gathering photo and video evidence. Arlene also works with other Investigators by analyzing both their film and video to help in descerning what is paranormal and what is not.

Haunted Vermont retails for $19.99 and can be purchased through the publisher
at www.schifferbooks.com or your local book stores such as Barnes & Nobles, as well as
numerous online retailers.

To purchase Haunted Vermont or one of Thomas D’Agostino’s other books on the paranormal go to: www.schifferbooks.com , www.amazon.com , www.barnesandnoble.com , or a local book store near you.

*Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books. Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at info@schifferbooks.com