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2014.04.25 – 04.27 – Greg Pak at C2E2 – updated schedule!

Hey, friends. I’m going to be a guest of the C2E2 comic book convention in Chicago from April 25-27! I’ll be in the Artists’ Alley at table O-11 (next to Charles Soule and Aaron Kuder) – and here’s my panel schedule! See you then!

Friday, April 25

Title: DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
Location: N427
Speakers: Bobbie Chase, Brian Azzarello, Charles Soule, Dan Jurgens, Greg Lockard, Greg Pak, Jim Chadwick, Kyle Higgins, Nicola Scott, Scott Snyder
Description: At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a Fan! Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment! Find out what some of DC’s biggest names have to share from behind-the-scenes! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!

Saturday, April 26

Title: Kickstarter and Comics: Everything You Wanted to Know
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: S401ab
Speakers: Amy Chu, Greg Pak, Jill Thompson
Description: Join a representative from Kickstarter who will walk you through how the site works, how to get your project campaign started and answer any questions you may have. Also hear from a panel of fellow comics creators who’ve run successful campaigns about their experiences using Kickstarter and how they made their projects a success.

Title: CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD writer Greg Pak Reveals All!
Time: 7:45PM – 8:45PM
Location: S401ab
Speakers: Greg Pak
Description: The CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD graphic novel, based on the songs of internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, is the highest grossing original comics Kickstarter project of all time. Get the inside scoop on every aspect of the book’s development, Kickstarter campaign, and production from writer Greg Pak. ALSO: FREE STICKERS!

Sunday, April 27

Title: Make Your Own Comics
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: S402
Speakers: Amy Chu, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ryan Browne
Description: Successful creators talk candidly about their self-publishing experiences. Be prepared to take notes – we’ll cover the pros and cons of putting out your own book, and other tough topics like finding an audience and the money stuff!

Title: DC COMICS – Superman: The Man of Tomorrow
Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Location: N427
Speakers: Aaron Kuder, Bobbie Chase, Charles Soule, Greg Pak, John Cunningham, Scott Snyder
Description: The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for exclusive access on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with people that bring him to life!

Visit Comicsbeat for the full C2E2 panel schedule.

2014.03.26 – “Eternal Warrior” #7 out today!

The latest and greatest issue of “Eternal Warrior” hits stores today, and I hope you’ll consider picking it up. Without any exaggeration, I think this might be one of the best things I’ve written in a while, and Robert Gill’s pencils, Guy Major’s colors, and Dave Sharpe’s letters are just stunning.

The story’s about an immortal warrior who’s become the quiet protecter of a small farming community in a near-idyllic post-disaster world. But humanity has a way of repeating its mistakes, and soon our hero and his wide-eyed granddaughter Caroline must enter a new world of growing technological wonder and terror.

I’ve been playing with pace in this story, really taking all the time I can to establish the world and the quiet relationships and little moments that drive the big emotional story. There’s a moment in issue #6 that’s a splash page showing nothing but a child’s face, and I think it’s one of the best things I’ve written all year.

If you’ve enjoyed my other work, I hope you’ll give this book a shot. The current storyline began with issue #5, and issue #7 hits stores today.

If you read your comics digitally, you can grab everything at Comixology.

And read on for a preview of issue #7.

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2014.03.26 – “Eternal Warrior” #7 preview!

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“Eternal Warrior” #7, written by yours truly with art by the amazing Robert Gill and colors by Guy Major, hits stores on Wednesday, March 26 — and you can check out a colored, lettered preview right here!

The story is set two thousand years in the future and features a weary immortal picking up the sword one last time to try to save his granddaughter in a post-disaster world.

I’m really proud of the book — it’s got huge action, as you might expect from a Eternal Warrior story, but we’re doing our best to run the entire tale through with gentle humor and deep emotion. Please do consider grabbing it — the story arc started with issue #5.

“Make Comics Like the Pros” how-to book coming in September from Pak, Van Lente and Coover!

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Yes, it’s true: Fred Van Lente and I have written a book called Make Comics Like the Pros, with amazing art from the great Eisner-award-winning Colleen Coover!

Make Comics Like the Pros provides incredibly practical pointers about the collaborative art of making comics at every stage, from pitching to writing to production to promotion and distribution. As a special feature, Fred and I wrote an original comic that Colleen illustrated — and we go over every stage in the creation of that piece within the book!

You can pre-order the book even as we speak at Amazon. It hits stores in September.

“Vision Machine” comment/question thread

John Damaso, an English teacher at Brophy College Preparatory, has been teaching a unit about dystopia and had his students read my graphic novel “Vision Machine” (available for FREE in pdf and iPad app form).

This thread is for Mr. Damasco’s students (and anyone else!) who has questions for me about “Vision Machine.” Please feel free to post away!

All the best, and thanks for reading!

TUROK #1, ACTION COMICS #28 and CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD #3 on sale today!

Hey, friends. It’s a big Wednesday for me — three of my books hit stores! Hope you’ll consider checking them out. And if you’re in NYC, please come see me tonight from 6 to 8 pm at JHU Comics!

TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #1 is the story of an exiled Native American persecuted by his own tribe whose world turns upside down with the arrival of dinosaurs. The book is illustrated by Mirko Colak with colors by Lauren Affe and letters by Marshall Dillon. Nate Cosby is our fearless leader and editor.

A few excerpts from reviews:

“…a world arrives fully realized on the page with endless potential.” – Den of Geek

“Thanks to it’s outstanding creative team, and a fresh approach, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1 is more than just a reboot, it’s a victory lap for everyone involved!” — Comics: The Gathering

“Pak gives a deeply emotional driven story that sets up the future of the series perfectly. I also loved the soft spoken nature he gave Turok, and the way that the English language was classed as the foreign language amused me.” — Unleash the Fanboy

Grab it from your local store, nab it on Comixology, or get it via mail order from Dynamite!

ACTION COMICS #28 continues the exploration of the world of Subterranea, where Superman and Lana Lang learn of an entirely new threat — and spend a little more time with each other.  Art by Aaron Kuder and colors by Wil Quintana.

The Comic Current calls the book “flawless” and All-Comic.com gives it five stars.

Grab it at your local store or nab it on Comixology.

Finally, CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD #3 is now available at Comixology! Here’s the solicit: “Code Monkey joins Skullcrusher and the monsters of Villainy Affiliated, LLC in hopes of saving his office crush Matilde from the clutches of Laura the Robo Queen. But who ever said Matilde actually needs saving? Shocking revelations await you on Chiron Beta Prime!”

Art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Jessica Kholinne, letters by Simon Bowland, and based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton.

TUROK #1 lettered preview pages!

At long last, Dynamite Comics has released lettered preview pages from TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #1, which goes on sale February 5 in comic shops everywhere! The book was written by yours truly with art by the great Mirko Colak, letters by Marshall Dillon, colors by Lauren Affe, and edited by Nate Cosby.

Check ‘em out, and come see me on February 5 at JHU in NYC, February 6 at the Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, and February 7 at Fantom Comics in Washington, DC.

Also, here’s an advance review of TUROK #1 from Adam McGovern over at ComicCritique.com. An excerpt: “The ear for the shadings (both nurturing and harsh) of Native culture is attentive and three-dimensional, and the psychological climate layered and foreboding.”

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2014.02.07 – Greg Pak in Washington, DC – Media That Matters Film Festival panel, signing at Fantom Comics!

If you’re in Washington, DC, heads up — I’m in town on Friday for two events!

First, I’m a panelist at the Media That Matters Film Festival. Check out the full sked here. And here’s the description of my panel:

3:00 – 4:00 pm - Image Matters: Graphic ways to visualize policy, history, news and more
SpeakersDaniel Burwen, Cognito Comics; Greg Pak, comic book writer; Marissa Valeri, Common Cause
ModeratorAndrew Lih, American University

Then I’m heading to Fantom Comics in Union Station to sign comics from 6-7 pm! Check out the deets here.

See ya soon!

2014.02.06 – Greg Pak, Adam Warrock and Tribe One at the Comic Book Shop in Wilmington!

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Reeeeeally excited about this, y’all! This coming Thursday, I’m visiting Wilmington, DE, where I’ll sign TUROK #1 and ACTION COMICS #28 and my other comics starting at 5 pm. And at 8 pm, the nerdcore greats Adam Warrock and Tribe One will perform!

Click here for all the deets.

See ya there!

Natalie Kim’s “Kimchi Power” animated short is hilarious

My friend Natalie Kim made a hilarious 30 second short film with animator Tyler Landis that made me laugh and laugh. It’s part of a series and I can’t wait for the next one. Check it out.

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