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BOOM! Studios participation in Baltimore Comic Con 2016
BOOM! Studios Announces Talent, Exclusives, and Panels for 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 17, 2016 - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will exhibit at the 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, during the weekend of September 2-4.
BOOM! can be found at booth number 2001 and will host writers and artists Cory Godbey (Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales), James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), and Matthew Daley (Lantern City) all weekend.
The publisher will have two convention exclusives available for purchase at its booth: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6 and Kong of Skull Island #1. Both covers are illustrated by Dominike "Domo" Stanton, who is a guest of Baltimore Comic-Con.
In addition, the convention will have two BOOM! Studios exclusives available for sale at its merchandise booth: Jim Henson's Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special with a cover by Eric Powell, and Skybourne #1 by Frank Cho. Both artists are also guests of the convention.
Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con include Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Veronica Fish (the upcoming SLAM!), JG Jones (Strange Fruit), Paul Jenkins (Fiction Squad), Justin Jordan (Sombra, John Flood), Jerry Gaylord (Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return, Fanboys Vs. Zombies), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Matthew Dow Smith (Last Sons of America), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men), James Tynion IV(The Backstagers, The Woods), and Mark Waid (Irredeemable).
BOOM! will also host the following panels at Baltimore Comic-Con:
Saturday, 9/3/16, 2:45-3:45pm, Room 343-344
BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds-Love reading compelling, forward-thinking comics? Interested in finding out how multiple-award-winning top 10 publisher, BOOM! Studios, has spent over a decade committed to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing) discusses with creators Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island), and Frank Cho (Skybourne) how they explore the ever-changing comics landscape, their newest stories, and the types of projects needed in the industry.
Sunday, 9/4/16, 1:30-2:30pm, Room 343-344
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It's Morphin Time!-In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a new comic book series based on Saban Brands' hit '90s live-action children's TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who "morphed" into superheroes to save the world from evil. Join Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing), cover artist Goñi Montes, and Editor Dafna Pleban as they talk about the series, the spinoff Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual, and the everlasting popularity of these "teenagers with attitude."
BOOM! Studios and its creators are nominated for 19 Harvey Awards, whose winners will be announced during a ceremony and banquet held during Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday evening, September 3rd.
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios (http://boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the "Studios" imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison's Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint "BOOM! Box" publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint "KaBOOM!" publishes Charles Schulz' Peanuts, Jim Davis' Garfield, and Cartoon Network's Adventure Time. And the "Archaia" imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox, and since August 2014, BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox's television studio to develop properties for the small screen.
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