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Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013.10.26 – 10.27 – Greg Pak at C3 Conference and Film Independent Forum in LA

I’m making a fast trip to Los Angeles for two big panels this weekend! Come see, come see!

Saturday, October 26 – C3 Conference for Creative Content

2:45 – 4:15 pm – “Let’s Talk About Race” panel

L.S. Kim (Associate Professor, Film and Media, UC Santa Cruz)

Joy Osmanski (Actor – Allen Gregory, Save Me)

Greg Pak (Writer/Director – Robot Stories, Vision Machine, Marvel Comics)

Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man)

Moderated by Karin Chien (Producer – Circumstance, The Motel, Robot Stories)

Sunday, October 27 – Film Independent Forum

3:30 – “There’s an App for That” panel

Panelists Include: Karin Chien, producer, Circumstance (moderator); Neal Edelstein, 
Founder, Hooked Digital Media; Andy Merkin, Head of Special Projects/Transmedia, Mirada Studios; Greg Pak, writer/director, Robot Stories; writer, Vision Machine.

Filmmakers are turning to apps for the phone and the tablet, either as compelling storytelling tools in their own right, or as a way to build audience engagement around their films. On this panel, hear from filmmakers who are using the iPad in new and exciting ways: Andy Merkin (Mirada Studios), who oversees cross-platform and nontraditional storytelling projects; producer Neal Edelstein (The Ring), who released the horror film Haunting Melissa as an iPad app; and indie director Greg Pak (Robot Stories), who unveiled his film/graphic novel app Vision Machine at last year’s Comic Con. Hear what creative possibilities these filmmakers have discovered in their tablets, and learn about the economics of working in this new environment.

Auction for for “Batman/Superman” and Villains Month comics to benefit Steve Niles

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Comics writer and all-around good egg Steve Niles recently suffered some big losses when his house was flooded in Austin. The great Matt Miner has put together some benefit auctions for Steve, which just went live tonight.

Check ’em out – tons of spectacular stuff in there, including original Phil Noto art and script reviews from Scott Snyder and Ron Marz!

I donated three bundles of signed comics, including the rare “Batman/Superman” #1-4 variant sketch covers, another pack of “Batman/Superman” #1-4 variants, and the lenticular covers for the “Zod,” “Doomsday,” and “Darkseid” Villains Month books.

Happy bidding!

“Code Monkey Save World” #1 hits Comixology today!

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Back in the spring, internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton and I launched a Kickstarter for “Code Monkey Save World,” a graphic novel written by yours truly and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa based on Jonathan’s songs.

Today the first issue of the book hit Comixology and is available right now for purchase and digital download!

I’m frankly a little over the moon. “Code Monkey Save World” is a big, fat, goofy fever dream come true, and I’m thrilled to have it finally getting out into the world. The story follows a put-upon coding monkey as he teams up with a seething, lovelorn super-villain to fight robots, office worker zombies, and maybe even each other as they struggle to impress the amazing women for whom they fruitlessly long. If you read only one lovelorn monkey-supervillain team up book this year, we’ve got you covered!

Please do check it out!

And to whet your appetite, here are a nice interview with Jonathan Coulton from ComicBook.com and very nice reviews from ASMzine, ComicVine, Newsarama, and GeekScape.

2013.10.16 – “Batman/Superman” #4 hits stores today!

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“Batman/Superman” #4, the big conclusion to our first story arc, hits comic book stores and Comixology today!

Pretty darn proud of this one. Gorgeous art from Jae Lee and June Chung, great lettering by Rob Leigh, and some nice pages from the great Ben Oliver & Daniel Brown.

Check out the preview!

2013.10.16 – “Code Monkey Save World” #1 hits Comixology – read the preview today!

“Code Monkey Save World” #1 will be available for purchase digitally via Comixology starting on Wednesday, October 16!

Click here to buy the book.

And read on for a six page, lettered preview!

The story: A put-upon coding monkey teams up with a seething, lovelorn super-villain to fight robots, office worker zombies, and maybe even each other as they struggle to impress the amazing women for whom they fruitlessly long. Based on the songs of internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton.

Written by Greg Pak
Art by Takeshi Miyazawa
Colored by Jessica Kholinne
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Publisher: Pak Man Productions, 10 Print JoCo, Monkeybrain Comics
Release Date: Wed., October 16, 2013

“Action Comics” #25 preview images from Aaron Kuder!

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This November, artist Aaron Kuder and I will be the new creative team for “Action Comics” starting with issue #25. DC Comics has just released some of Aaron’s incredibly beautiful art from the issue — check it out!

And then please preorder the book with your local comics shop! Seriously, preorders are huge — if you like something in comics and want it to stick around, the absolute best thing you can do is call your local shop and ask them to order a copy for you.

Thanks so much!

2013.10.09 – “Eternal Warrior” #2

“Eternal Warrior” #2 hit comic book stores yesterday.

Here’s an excerpt of a rave review from IGN:

From the art to the characters to the big, sprawling story, Eternal Warrior is a true work of art. It’s hard to not be captivated by this series; it’s just a fantastic comic book.

Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you — or buy it now from comiXology!

2013.10.10 – 10.13 – Greg Pak’s New York Comic Con Schedule!

I’ll be at the New York Comic Con all four days this year, in Artists Alley Booth K1 and at the various events listed below. Can’t wait – it’s gonna be a blast and I hope to see you there!

(Please note that I have a few more events pending confirmation and will update this page over the next few days.)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Autographing
Location: Booth #2028

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
New York Times OUT and Geeks Out present LGBT and Allies in Comics Panel
Location: 1A14
Speakers: Dan Parent, Daniel Ketchum, Greg Pak, Rich Bernatovech, Marjorie Liu
Description: The New York Times OUT and Geeks Out join forces to present a panel where LGBT characters and their allies will be discussed by comic book professionals. We will be discussing their use in mainstream comics, independent/creator-owned comics and comic book movies. Moderated by New York Times Book Review Staff Editor, Jude Biersdorfer

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Signing
Location: DCE SIGNING AREA Table EE1

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Signing, Epic Props/Secret Identities Booth
Location: Booth 2010

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DC Comics – Superman Panel
Location: 1A22
Speakers: Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Tony Daniel, Tyler Kirkham
Description: The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, as he celebrates his 75th Anniversary, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for a panel on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with the writers and artists that bring him to life!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Autographing
Location: Booth # 2010

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Valiant Comics: Must Read Valiant
Location: 1A01
Speakers: Dinesh Shamdasani, Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, Hunter Gorinson, Matt Kindt, Robert Venditti
Description: MUST READ VALIANT. You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve read the reviews. Now, with UNITY just weeks away, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and special surprise guests to find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher of the year. X-O Manowar and the dawn of UNITY. The shocking surprises that lay in wait for SHADOWMAN ETERNAL WARRIOR’s next savage quest, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG and the mad, mad, mad fallout of SECT CIVIL WAR. Things getting (even more) complicated for QUANTUM AND WOODY. It all happens right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements, only at NYCC!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Code Monkey Save World – Inside the Graphic Novel Kickstarter
Location: 1A03
Speakers: Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Sean Chen, Drew Westphal
Description: Comics writer Greg Pak (“Batman/Superman,” “Planet Hulk”) and internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton discuss their graphic novel “Code Monkey Save World,” Kickstarter’s highest grossing original comics project ever. Learn how they ran the campaign and get a sneak preview of finished pages! Also, free stickers!

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Dynamite 10th Anniversary Celebration
Location: 1A08
Description: Dynamite celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014. Join a panel of superstar creators and Dynamite’s editorial staff, and find out what surprises they have in store for next year! What’s the latest updates on projects by J. Michael Straczynski, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, Mark Waid and Peter Milligan (just to name a few)? What explosive stories will be told in the upcoming series TWILIGHT ZONE, BOB’S BURGERS, ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS, and more? And – most importantly – get ready for a whole new wave of mind-blowing announcements and 2014 SECRETS REVEALED!

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