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Monthly Archives: May 2013

2013.05.29 – “Dead Man’s Run” #5


“Dead Man’s Run” #5, written by Greg Pak with art by Tony Parker, hits comic book stores on May 29.
Here’s a lettered preview!

2013.06.08 – Greg Pak at the Virginia Holocaust Museum Graphic Novel Workshop

“Magneto Testament” and “Red Skull Incarnate” writer Greg Pak will participate in a one-day graphic novel workshop at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA, on June 8.
Click here for all the details.

2013.05.29 – Greg Pak and Marjorie Liu talk comics, race, gender & sexualities at LaGuardia Community College


From the official announcement:
Race, Gender & Sexualities in American Comic Books with Marjorie Liu, Greg Pak and Paolo Javier – Room MB-10 –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC–
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Location: LaGuardia Community College, MB-10
Panelists and Moderators: Greg Pak, Marjorie M. Liu, and Ann Matsuuchi (Library), Paolo Javier (English)
http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ahc/events.htm
Description: Join us for an exciting conversation/Q&A with Marvel/DC comic book writers Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk and next year, Batman/Superman) and Professor Paolo Javier.
At this panel discussion, Marjorie Liu and Greg Pak will take part in a discussion led by Professor Javier. He has assigned Marjorie Liu’s gay marriage issue of Astonishing X-Men (nominated for a 2013 GLAAD Media Award to honor its positive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community) to students in his classes this semester.
Marjorie Liu is the author of two ongoing New York Times bestselling series: the Dirk & Steele paranormal romance novels and the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy series. Marjorie has co-written the bestselling Dark Wolverine series for Marvel, and wrote the beloved X-23 series for several years. She authored Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, NYX: No Way Home, and X-Men: Dark Mirror, and is the ongoing writer for Astonishing X-Men. http://marjoriemliu.com/
Greg Pak is a filmmaker and comic book writer who directed the award-winning feature film Robot Stories, wrote the epic Planet Hulk and World War Hulk comic book storylines, and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente)the fan favorite Incredible Hercules series for Marvel Comics. Current and recent projects include the Code Monkey Save World graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton, the acclaimed sci-fi graphic novel and iPad app Vision Machine, X-Treme X- Men, Doctor Strange Season One, and Dead Man’s Run. This June, he debuts as the writer of the New 52 Batman/Superman title for DC Comics. Pak was described as “a talent with a future” by the New York Times. http://www.gregpak.com/
Paolo Javier teaches in the English department at LaGuardia Community College and the Queens Poet Laureate until 2013. Professor Javier also works with visual poetry – creatively connecting images and words.
For more info: Ann Matsuuchi (amatsuuchi@lagcc.cuny.edu / 646-450-2661)

2013.06.26 – Greg Pak signs “Batman/Superman” #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC!

Comic book writer Greg Pak will appear at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC from 7 to 8 pm on June 26 to sign copies of his new book, “Batman/Superman” #1.
Click here for all the deets!

Give to Oklahoma relief, get “Code Monkey Save World” stickers


By Greg Pak
I’ve been horrified by the news coming out of Oklahoma. So here’s a little something in hopes of encouraging folks to donate to relief efforts for the people suffering in the wake of the tornadoes.
If you give to the Red Cross or other relief organization of your choosing to help the folks in Oklahoma, I’ll send some “Code Monkey Save World” stickers to your US mailing address. A very easy way to donate is to text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
We’re working on the honor system here, friends. So just make your donation, then send your US mailing address to codemonkey at pakbuzz dot com and I’ll hook you up. If you let me know how much you donated, I’ll keep a running tally that might help inspire others to donate as well.
Many thanks and all the best!

2013.05.14 – Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak live in NYC – final day for “Code Monkey Save World” Kickstarter


“Code Monkey Save World” masterminds Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton will appear live TONIGHT in New York City on the final full day of their graphic novel Kickstarter campaign! The pair will answer questions and give out free stickers and buttons. And Coulton will sing!
Comic Book Club
Tuesday, May 14th – 7pm
Tickets: FREE! (21+)
Fontana’s
105 Eldridge St.
[Btwn. Grand and Broome St.]
Click here for the full details
Click here for the livestream
Click here to pledge to the Kickstarter – don’t delay! It all ends at 9:18 am ET Wednesday morning!

Meet Li’l Blue, the loneliest vampire in the world!


By Greg Pak
Meet Li’l Blue, the Lonely Vampire, inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s song “Blue Sunny Day.” If we hit the current “JoCo Funnies” stretch goal for the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel Kickstarter, I’ll draw some comics starring this guy. I’m strongly considering having him step out into the sun and burst into flames as the punchline of every strip.
Pledge here, if you’re so inclined.

Last 40 hours in the “Code Monkey Save World” Kickstarter campaign!


By Greg Pak
Hey, y’all. The rumors are true: I’m writing a graphic novel based on the songs of the great Jonathan Coulton. And we’ve just entered the final two days of our Kickstarter campaign. So now’s the time to jump on board!
Please see above for an insane chart of all the bonuses we’ve been able to add to the project because of the support of folks like you. Stickers! A whole new Jonathan Coulton acoustic album! A whole ‘nother children’s book based on Jonathan’s “Princess Who Saved Herself Song”!
And if we hit the current stretch goal, we’ll add the “JoCo Funnies,” newspaper-style comic strips based on more beloved Coulton songs! (I’ll contribute “Li’l Blue, the Sad Vampire,” based on “Blue Sunny Day.”)
To pledge, please click here.
Thanks so much! And please feel free to share with anyone you think might get a kick out of it!

Jonathan Coulton videos from the “Code Monkey Save World” event!



By Greg Pak
Jonathan Coulton and I had a fantastic time at the “Code Monkey Save World” event at Bergen Street Comics on Wednesday — thanks so much to everyone who came out for it! Above are two fun videos — the first shows Jonathan singing a SFW version of his NSFW anthem “First of May.” The second is a medley of some of the songs he sang. Enjoy!
And please feel free to check out the Kickstarter, if you haven’t already. “Code Monkey Save World” is a graphic novel written by yours truly with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton. We’ve recently added some sweet new rewards to the Kickstarter — including challenge coins and some awesome DIY Code Monkey figurine kits!
C’mon. Check it out. All the cool kids are doing it.

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