Sunday, August 30, 2015

Scuttlebutt #7 - - more news via press releases and websites

 

NEW PATHFINDER SERIES DEBUTS IN NOVEMBER 2015

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August 25th, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo, Inc., the premier publisher of tabletop roleplaying and adventure card games, announce the upcoming November release of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1, the first chapter in a six-issue comic book miniseries. The series will be written by the collaborative team of game developers Erik Mona (Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer), F. Wesley Schneider (Paizo Editor-in-Chief), and James Sutter (Paizo Senior Editor), and feature artwork by Tom Garcia, recently the illustrator of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly.  Each issue contains an RPG appendix detailing part of the Hollow Mountain dungeon (with poster map) and a write-up of one of the new characters.

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Hollow Mountain draws iconic  Pathfinder heroes Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel, and more deep into an ancient fortress built by the runelords, the archvillains of the franchise. Carved in the immense visage of Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath, the Hollow Mountain is home to a honyecomb labyrinth of trap-laden chambers and corridors.  The team of Pathfinder agents must explore the ruins in search of a magical artifact from the runelords' day, but they aren't the only adventurers interested in the mountain's secrets.  Open combat between the rivals will ensue... but Alaznist has not left her former stronghold unprotected, and fearsome guardians will force some rather uncomfortable alliances.

 

HAN SOLO CARBONITE BACKPACK

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BALTIMORE, MD --Make sure your bounty to Jabba the Hutt is secure with a PREVIEWS exclusive Carbonite Han Solo back buddy by Comic Images. The exclusive backpack is available to pre-order from the September PREVIEWS catalog and will be available to purchase from comic book specialty shops in late October. 

Secure your things in carbonite with this zip-up plush backpack, which features the likeness of Han Solo pushing against his prison. The backpack also features side panels reminiscent of the gauges and meters on the side of Han’s carbonite block in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

FOUR FROM NEAL ADAMS STUDIOS TO ATTEND BALTIMORE CON

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 28, 2015  - The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center. In addition to veteran celebrity Neal Adams, the Baltimore Comic-Con will also welcome his "clan", Zeea Adams, Buzz, and Peter Stone, to the 16th annual show.

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Ever the revolutionary, Neal Adams has decided to officially institute a new program at comic shows, starting at the Baltimore Comic-Con. While Neal sits at his table (#2010), and in full view of everyone who is curious or would like to be part of the experience, he will paint and/or draw one major illustrations for the full time while he is at the convention. He will interrupt his artwork creation to sign books or prints, and to do sketches and commissions. Adams has purchased a portable easel that he says is perfect for the job, and it is jammed-packed with paints, inks, and watercolor so that he can create an illustration from beginning to end right there at the convention. If there are complicated commissions that can't be done quickly, he will do them at his hotel in the evenings where he has a full drawing set-up, but during the day at the convention, he will be working on the large pieces.

Zeea Adams began her coloring career under the tutelage of her artist/painter father, Neal Adams and colorist mother, Cory Adams. She started coloring, naturally, on Continuity Comics with the occasional stint at Valiant and Red Line Comics. She worked both using watercolors and, later, Photoshop. When things went digital, Neal and Zeea pioneered advertising animatics, techniques that years later would be adapted for motion comics.

Always having the most fun with special effects and explosions, she joined in to work on the last 3 episodes of The Astonishing X-Men: Gifted motion comic. Zeea now finds the greatest pleasure in returning to her coloring roots. Zeea will be water coloring Neal's prints at the convention and will have them for sale at her booth, #2214.

Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, Atomika, Vampirella, Luna, X-Factor, Impulse, and Shi, to name just a few. A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit.

Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the United States Marine Corp.Buzz will also be doing full finished pieces at table #2214 for people to watch and buy, as well as getting commissions from him.

 

Peter Bowditch Stone has completed his first novel, Shattered Krystal which will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con in hard copy, or you can buy it through Amazon. Peter has worked in comic books (Continuity Comics and Now Comics), animation (Disney's They Spoke Out), live action, advertising, and video editing (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic). Starting as an assistant to Neal Adams, he learned the comic book industry from one of the legends of the field.

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His comic book stories feature Armor, Megalith, Samuree, the Hybrids, DEATHWATCH 2000 and The Rise of Magic, Mr T, Bucky O'Hare, and many more. His stories have been illustrated by Ernesto Infante, Rudy Nebres, Larry Stroman, Michael Golden, Mark Texiera, Alex Nino, Mark Beachum, Trevor Von Eeden, and Neal Adams.

Check out his new novel, which he will be selling at booth #2214 and making himself available to advise on publishing and offer his services as a writer. Pete will also have prints for sale of Continuity characters with whom he is associated as writer.

This is an awesome opportunity!" said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "To get to see three artists of this caliber and renown creating pieces live and in-person is unique, and we're honored that Neal has chosen the Baltimore Comic-Con as his inaugural show to launch this feature. I can't wait to see this in action, and I'm sure any fan of artwork attending the show feels the same way!"

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