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Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015.05.31 – 06.04 – “Happy Fun Room” screens at Sci-Fi-London

My short film “Happy Fun Room” screens Sunday, May 31 and Thursday, June 4 at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival!

Check out the listings here.

2015.06.06 – 06.07 – Greg Pak’s Special Edition NYC schedule!

I’ll be attending the awesome Special Edition NYC comic book convention on June 6 and 7, 2015. Here’s my schedule — hope to see you there!

SATURDAY

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Artists’ Alley! Table G9.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Theater 2 | PANEL: The Princess Who Saved Herself – From Song to Children’s Book to Kickstarter
This March, “The Princess Who Saved Herself” became the fourth highest grossing children’s book Kickstarter of all time. Writer Greg Pak and Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Coulton will reveal all the secrets behind the making of the book. A hugely practical exploration of how the team adapted a song into a book, made the creative transition from comics to children’s books and ran a crowdfunding campaign for a book starring a multiracial, proactive princess – with nifty giveaways to lucky audience members!

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | Theater 2 | PANEL: #BlackComicsMonth: Diversity in Comics
#BlackComicsMonth was birthed during Black History Month and spotlighted 28 days of black comic creators. After realizing that 28 days wasn’t enough, BlackComicsMonth.com has continued featuring black creators in the mainstream as well as independent comics community, along with black comic characters. #BlackComicsMonth was featured on AVClub, Buzzfeed and BlackSportsOnline. Dynamite Comics and BOOM! Studios donated free copies of Shaft #1 and Plunder #1 through Comixology. This BlackComicsMonth Panel will feature creators who have books that were spotlighted on BlackComicsMonth since inception; Indie and mainstream creators. These creators will discuss diversity in comics, show off their talented work and answer questions.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Artists’ Alley! Table G9.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Theater 1 | PANEL: Writer’s Unite: Pitching Creator-Owned Comics
Creator-owned comics have grabbed the imagination of the comic-reading community all over again and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as Charles Soule (Letter 44, Death of Wolverine), Greg Pak (Action Comics, The Princess Who Saved Herself), Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly) and Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) discuss pitching their comic series to publishers and offer advice on how to traverse the treacherous submission mountain, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Artists’ Alley! Table G9.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Artists’ Alley! Table G9.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Theater 2 | PANEL: Representation Beyond Characters: How Diversity Bleeds into Work
It’s long been understood that an artist’s identity often finds its way into their work. There have been frequent and strong calls for more diverse characters and creators as of late. This Panel will talk to working creators about how their identities inform their work. Whether it’s autobiographical work or working on one of comic’s major characters, Panelists will talk about how this form of “sneaky diversity” has bled into what they do. As well as the ways they were inspired by seeing it in their favorite works.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Theater 1 | PANEL: The New DC Universe – Are You Ready?
After DC’s Convergence, it’s a bold new world! Join some of the architects of that new future as they discuss what lies ahead for the DC Universe. Panelists include: Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Brenden Fletcher, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak and Annie Wu.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Artists’ Alley! Table G9.

Last chance to back the Broken Frontier anthology and see the Phantom Limb Ghostpuncher!

So the Broken Frontier comics anthology is in its last 16 hours on Kickstarter and is just over $11,000 shy of its goal. If you like weird, wild science fiction, please do give this a look. The 250 page book will feature 27 stories about exploring the unknown — including PHANTOM LIMB GHOSTPUNCHER from artist Tom Raney and yours truly.

Back out the Kickstarter here!

And if you need more convincing, check out the story trailer below.

Thanks for your consideration!

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Last chance to pre-order PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF and get June shipping!

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This is it, folks! Tonight at 11:59 pm ET, we cut off the guaranteed June shipping for pre-orders of The Princess Who Saved Herself, the children’s book I wrote and Tak Miyazawa drew based on the beloved Jonathan Coulton song.

Please visit the store and pre-order today!

The store will remain open, but the next wave of books may not go out until July or so, so please order tonight for the quickest delivery!

“Batman/Superman” 8 page sneak peek story now online for FREE!

Want to get an eyeful of the huge changes coming for Superman in June? Check out the FREE eight page preview story that I wrote and Ardian Syaf drew to tease our “Batman/Superman” book.

Read it online at CBR

Download it from Comixology

And yes, the rumors are true: Superman drives a motorcycle over a barbarian’s face.

2015.05.29 – 05.31 – Greg Pak at the Fan Expo Dallas!

Hey, Dallas! I’m coming to town! I’ll be a special guest at the Fan Expo Dallas from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31. I’ll have a table in Artists’ Alley, so please come find me there to get your books signed — and to buy signed books!

The con takes place in the Dallas Convention Center. Hours are Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. I should be there pretty much the entire time until about 4 pm Sunday.

Click here for more info and tickets!

2015.05.20 – Amadeus Cho in “Secret Wars Planet Hulk” #1

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Marvel editor Mark Paniccia called me up a while back to see if I’d be interested in writing an eight page backup story for Sam Humphries’ crazy “Secret Wars Planet Hulk” #1 book. The idea was to tell the origin story of the insane, Hulk-infested world Sam’s book is set in — and the hook was the chance to tell another story with Amadeus Cho, a character artist Takeshi Miyazawa and I created ten years ago.

I said yes, of course.

The book comes out tomorrow and we’re pretty thrilled with it! Tak even drew the Amadeus story! It’s gotten some pretty amazing reviews! So feel free to check it out at your local comics shop tomorrow!

I’m going to Insta-Con 2015 this July in Kennett Square, PA!

Thrilled to be a guest at this year’s Insta-Con on July 25 at the Kennett Public Library in Kennett Square, PA. Excited about it (1) because I love libraries, (2) because the show’s planned and run by middle and high school students, and (3) the very cool Ivy Noelle Weir (who I met a while back at the Comic Book Shop in Delaware) is an organizer. Looks like a great event, and they’re still looking for guests, so if you’re a comics person who’s interested, check it out!

Broken Frontier comics anthology story trailer — check it out and back the Kickstarter!

So the great artist Tom Raney and I are contributing a story called PHANTOM LIMB GHOSTPUNCHER to a comics anthology edited by the folks at BrokenFrontier.com.

The Kickstarter for the anthology has just until Saturday morning to make its goal, and the truth is, it’s gonna be tough. The organizers set a pretty high goal — $58,000 — because they intend to pay every contributor, which is hugely admirable. And the art looks phenomenal and the stories sound fantastic, so I volunteered to cut the video above to help sell the thing.

Please do watch the video — it’s just two minutes. You’ll meet a girl with a jetpack heading off to fight the German army during World War I, a man who punches ghosts with his phantom limb, a guy who falls into a hole and meets mole people, and a team of rabid superheroes. A ton of amazing ideas and beautiful art, and for just $12 you can get the entire 250 page book in digital form, $40 for the hardcover.

Click here to back the Kickstarter, and thanks for your consideration!

Concept art for new Superman look!

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Big interview with me and Aaron Kuder about the big changes in ACTION COMICS — along with never-before-seen concept art!

Check it out at Comicvine.

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