I’m fangirling SOOOO hard about this years FanSets and Warner Bros. 2nd year of collectible pins and bags combo! All of the San Diego Comic- Con’s official 18 carry-all bags this year will have one of 12 different exclusive FanSets DC Comics super hero pins featuring highly detailed heads of such iconic super heroes as Batman, Superman, Black Lightning and Wonder Woman. Even if you aren’t attending SDCC fanboys/fangirls can buy one of the 5 companion pin designs only available on fansets.com. Fans are still trying to buy pins/bags from the first year of the collaboration last!
“We are proud to be returning as the provider of the gift pins for the 2018 SDCC with Warner Bros. It’s a great compliment to the quality and collectability of our pins that we were asked to be involved again for the second year in a row. Warner is a great partner to work with and we are proud of our association with them.”Lew Halboth, Partner, FanSets.
So what bag and pin do you wish you could grab? I kind of want the Black Lightening bag/pin and if I can’t get that than the Young Justice or Teen Titans Go! bags and the pin maybe Superman?
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About FanSets, LLC.
FanSets, launched in 2016, by Lew Halboth, John Garrison and Dan Madsen is a new limited-edition collectibles company producing cutting-edge, limited edition pins and pin sets, with unique art and technology, which are
designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors. The company holds licenses for Star Trek, Harry Potter, DC Comics and others featuring characters, ships, vehicles, actor autographs, sound effects and music as well as cutting-edge, patent pending Augmented Reality (AR) technology. More licenses will be announced soon. For more info visit the FanSets official website at www.fansets.com and also learn about coming events and products, a special membership club and exclusive “members-only” pins and special savings.
Tom Taylor is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and bringing his Graphic Novel and world premier of Toy Line from Simba Toys.
The Deep started out as a graphic novel series that won the Aurealis Award co-created by New York Times Bestselling comic author and screenwriter Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Earth 2, Superior Iron Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars: Blood Ties) and co-created by artist James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond).
The Deep has gone from graphic novel, to animated series and now 4-D theatrical experience ‘The Deep: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet’, and fans in the U.K. and Germany recently enjoyed interactive entertainment experiences of The Deep at over 20 SEA LIFE aquariums, produced in collaboration with Merlin Entertainments Group. It’s also spawned a music soundtrack from seasons one and two from Air-Edel Records!
The series is about the diverse Nekton family—a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. Mr. Taylor will be at the BOOM! Studios booth #2229 to sign copies of his original graphic novels and the new toy line from Simba Toys Thursday to Sunday at SDCC. Simba Toys is the master toy partner with figures, playsets and role-play toys that will debut in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, and Nordic countries in Fall 2018. In Germany they will also include outdoor, die-cast and radio-controlled vehicles and wheeled toys in 2019. Graphic novels and Simba toys are available for purchase at the Booth for him to sign.
The Deep has won numerous awards including the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards in Australia for Children’s Television (5-14 years old), the 2017 Kidscreen Award for Best New Series (Kids Category) and the Golden Sparrow Award at the 2017 German Children’s Media Festival. You can enjoy Seasons one and two of The Deep on broadcasters and streaming services in more than 130 markets where it has reached kids who have fallen in love with the series and graphic novels. You can find the series streaming on the Universal Kids network in the U.S. at 7pm, Netflix (U.S.), ABC ME (Australia), CBBC (UK), Family CHRGD (Canada), YLE (Finland) and Biggs (Portugal). You can find the series broadcast on board for season two include Super RTL (Germany), Nickelodeon (Greece), NRK Super (Norway), POP (Italy), RTBF’s OUFtivi (Belgium), MBC3 (Middle East), Minimax (CEE), KidZone TV (Baltics), Hop! (Israel), SVT (Sweden), TSR (Switzerland), SRC (French Canada), and Zap (Angola and Mozambique).
WHAT: Tom Taylor Celebrates the Hit CG Animated Underwater Adventure Series The Deep at Comic-Con – Graphic Novel Signing – World Premiere of Toy Line from Simba Toys
WHEN: Thu 7/19: 4-5 pm, Fri 7/20: 5-6 pm, Sat 7/21: 11-12 pm, Sun 7/22: 4-5 pm
WHERE: BOOM! Studios Booth #2229
About The Deep
The Deep is a co-production between Australia-based A Stark Production (scripts, design and music) and Canada-based DHX Media (animation, voices and post-production), with distribution also handled by DHX Media. Technicolor, underlying rights holder to The Deep, has oversight of the brand’s licensing extensions, with CPLG, a DHX Media company and one of the world’s leading licensing agencies, serving as the multi-territory licensing agent for the brand, including North America, EMEA (excluding Germany) and Latin America.
The Deep was originally optioned from Nekton Productions. The Deep graphic novels are published by Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden’s Gestalt Comics., on behalf of Nekton Productions.Robert Chandler serving as an Executive Producer on the television series.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
Crunchyroll andVRVare ready for SDCC and fans of anime and manga should get ready for 2 panels discussing the artform we all love! That will include the aggregation of premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Drama Fever and more. The first panel is on Thursday, July 19th from 8-9PM in room 29AM where they will discuss Tech & Innovation in Animation presented by VRV. The Crunchyroll Industry panel is on Saturday, July 21st from 8:30-9:30PM in 7AB where they will talk about Anime and Manga!
Thursday, July 19 from 8 – 9 PM in room 29AB: Tech & Innovation in Animation presented by VRV.
Synopsis: Technology has changed everything! Hear from your favorite creators at Cartoon Hangover, Crunchyroll, VRV and more about trends in animation and technology. Listen as your favorite creators talk about how they push the envelope creatively, how they challenge themselves and each other, how they integrate technology into their animation pipelines and creative process and how they try to stay ahead of the curve to keep their work innovative. Attendees will get a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a special gift from VRV!
Lydia Bottegoni, the SVP of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard
Fans rejoice because LAIKA LIVE is BIGGER than last year!
The first installation was such a success Laika is coming back three times bigger and bringing Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and the upcoming Missing Link. This exhibition offers attendees the opportunity to learn about how the films are made with a curated tour. Laika fans will be able to take photos with beloved characters at the exhibit and offsite throughout the Gaslamp Quarter including Coraline and Other Mother celebrating the 10th anniversary (release date February 9, 2009). Get ready to meet Mr. Link the star of Missing Link (April 19, 2019 release), see the set and puppet from the new upcoming film.
LAIKA LIVE is celebrating the Coraline 10th Anniversary, PRIDE and Comic-Con Celebrations in one stop motion collection and of course the opportunity to purchase SDCC exclusive items AND enter to win prizes that you want to get your hands on.
LAIKA LIVE exhibit is from Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 coinciding with the city’s PRIDE and Comic-Con festivities in a larger venue at 350 Fifth Avenue (Gaslamp) that is free for everyone! On display will be an extensive display of props, puppets, and sets from LAIKA’s critically acclaimed and award-winning films. They have brought fan art, technology demonstrations, drawings for a pair of coveted Coraline Dunks from Nike, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including brand new items and limited edition Coraline items), multiple giveaways, and more.
LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight will lead a Facebook Live tour of the exhibit and do an autograph signing with a soon-to-be-announced special guest on Saturday, July 21.
Saturday, 7/21: LAIKA store opens at 10am; exhibit: 2:00pm-11pm
Sunday, 7/22: 10am-6pm
Saturday, July 21(with soon-to-be announced special guest)
11am: LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will take Facebook Live guests on a tour of the exhibit. (Details tba)
12:30 to 2:00pm: Autograph signing session with Travis Knight. Autographs of merchandise (available at the store at LAIKA LIVE) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, time permitting.
WHAT TO SEE at LAIKA LIVE:
Sets, puppets, props and technology demonstrations from all four LAIKA films as well as our hero puppet and a set from the studio’s upcoming Missing Link.
LAIKA merchandise available for purchase.
Daily drawing for one pair of collectible Coraline Dunks from Nike.
Photo ops with LAIKA costume characters, including:
◦ Coraline and Other Mother from Coraline
◦ Norman and Zombie Judge from ParaNorman
◦ Boxtrolls Fish and Sparky from The Boxtrolls
◦ Kubo, Monkey and Beetle from Kubo and the Two Strings
◦ Mister Link from Missing Link
Fueled by the vision of its President & CEO Travis Knight, the animation studio LAIKA was founded in 2005. Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® plaque in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. All of LAIKA’s four films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) were nominated for the Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated Feature. Kubo and the Two Stringsalso won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and received an additional Oscar® nomination for Visual Effects. LAIKA’s next film, Missing Link, will be released April 19, 2019 by Annapurna Pictures with foreign sales being handled by AGC International, the sales arm of AGC Studios. The film boasts a roster of international stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis. www.laika.com @LAIKAstudios
For more details and updated hours of operation, please visit www.laika.com.
If your a fan of Call of Duty and Spyro Activision is coming to San Diego Comic con with panels, exclusives and more! Activision knows what the fans want and love so they have a weekend of fun for all of you. Including the schedule of fun are Call of Duty®, Spyro™, Crash Bandicoot™ and news about what are coming for the upcoming game releases from July 19 – 22 at SDCC. I plan to check out the Funko SDCC Exclusives to be found at Booth 5341, the panel with my favorite voice Tom Kenny and the Call of Duty 4 zombies .. I can never resist zombies!
ACTIVISION’S SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON SCHEDULE & HIGHLIGHTS
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4
Panel: Thursday, July 19 at 1:00pm-2:00pm, Room #6BCF
Description: Treyarch’s Jason Blundell (Sr. Executive Producer) and Craig Houston (Lead Writer) celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Call of Duty’s Zombies and discuss what’s next for the studio’s signature undead in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Get ready for never-before-seen footage, exciting special announcements, and Q&A.
Dark Horse Comic Book Cover Art Signing: Thursday, July 19 at 3:00pm-4:00pm, Dark Horse Booth #2615
Attendees can purchase: Apparel from the Call of Duty® Zombiescapsule collection
Call of Duty Action Figures by McFarlane Toys: July 19-22, Diamond Comic Distributors Booth #2401
Attendees can view: Upcoming Fall lineup of figures on display at the Diamond Comic Distributors booth, including John ‘Soap’ MacTavish, John ‘Soap’ MacTavish (Bloody Variant), Donnie ‘Ruin’ Walsh, Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley, Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley (Winter Variant), and Seraph
SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY
Panel: Thursday, July 19 at 2:15pm-3:15pm, Room #6BCF
Description: Spyro: Reigniting a Legend—In 2018, Spyro the dragon is soaring to new heights in the Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy. This panel will connect Spyro’s creation with his present by giving fans an exclusive look into the creative process behind the original games from the ’90s and the 2018 remastered collection. Panelists include key members of the Insomniac Games and Toys For Bob development teams, Stewart Copeland (composer of the original Spyro™ soundtrack), Tom Kenny (the voice of Spyro), and Michael John (Producer at Universal Interactive Studios on the original Spyro trilogy). With this panel, some of the most talented names in entertainment will share their unique experiences in creating and remastering one of the most beloved trilogies in platforming history. San Diego Comic-Con exclusive giveaway slated for panel attendees.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVISION FRANCHISES
Crash Bandicoot – Vinyl & Collectible Figures by NECA / Kidrobot: July 19-22, NECA / Kidrobot Booth #5145
Attendees can purchase: Full lineup of figures on display at the NECA / Kidrobot booth
Destiny – Sweeper Bot by Funko Pop! Games: July 19-22, Funko Pop! Games Booth #5341
Attendees can purchase: SDCC exclusive product on display at the Funko Pop! Games booth
Constantine: City of Demons is an animated series following DC Comics character John Constantine and friends as they battle demons in hopes of saving the soul of a young girl. I had the chance to interview Executive Vice President of Blue Ribbon Content Peter Gerardi, one of my favorite writers J.M. DeMatteis, and Constantine himself Matt Ryan at Wondercon.
World Premiere with Yuki Kaji & Bryce Papenbook (Eren’s Voice Actors)!
If you were on the fence about Anime Expo 2018 get your behind off the couch and buy your tickets cause Attack on Titan S3 is COMING!!!! The new season is premier in Japan on July 22nd BUT AX2018 fans get to see the premier right here in Los Angeles! Yuki Kaji (My Hero Academia) and Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online) will chat about about working on Attack on Titan with the exclusive Funimation Panel. Details are still being announced but the panel will be Sunday, July 8th, they will signing autographs and (hopefully) a few photos with fans!
Yuki Kaji is a very popular and accomplished voice actor in anime! He is recognized as the voice of Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins, Todoroki in My Hero Academia, and Clemont in Pokémon XY!
About Bryce Papenbrook
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps. Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan & Attack on Titan JrHigh, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and many more.
Anime Expo 2018 will run from July 5 through July 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on July 4, 2018.
Calling all Street Fighter fans! Here’s a chance to have some of your work featured in the upcoming pin-up 2018 Street Fighter: Summer Sports Special. The pinup will be released this summer in August. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your work displayed next to the drawings of UDON artists? If I had any drawing ability, I would be all over this cool fanart competition. This is great opportunity to gain exposure for your craft!
They are looking for summer themed artwork, but no nudity!. I recommend including swimsuits, the beach, sports, or anything summer related in your piece. Unfortunately, for younger fans, there is an age limit of at least 16. You can submit here. The deadline is June 5.
Here are the rules you must obey to submit your work:
artwork must feature at least one character from the STREET FIGHTER video game series
you may not include characters from other Capcom or non-Capcom games/properties
characters not allowed include those exclusive the Street Fighter EX series, and the character of Ingrid
you may not include your own original characters
artwork may be sexy but no nudity please
artwork should not feature alcohol, smoking, or drug use.
entrants must be at least 16 years of age at time of submission
by submitting your artwork, you are giving UDON permission to publish it in the Street Fighter: Summer Sports Special in 2018. along with
your name or pseudonym
your country and state.
please feel free to show off your submission online any time! We’d love if you add the hashtag #SFcomicfanart
all art styles are welcome
ideal artwork shape is 7 x 11″. While low resolution previews are used for submissions, we suggest you create your artwork at 300dpi+ (if selected, we may request the higher resolution file from you for printing)
artwork submission deadline is June 5, 2018
Do you plan on submitting any original creations? If so, make sure to comment and share what you’re drawing! Make sure to use the hashtag when you submit!
“Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey comics were pure Kosmic Kirby at the top of his craft, expanding on the 2001 story in ways not even masters like Kubrick or Clarke could have imagined,” says Kirby Museum Acting Director, Rand Hoppe. “We can’t wait for fans to have their minds blown by the stories AND the visuals.”
If your in the NYC area you have to check out the “A Jack Kirby Odyssey” from May 11-13! It’s a celebration of the King of Comics’ pop-up exhibiting Arther C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at One Art Space (23 Warren Street, NYC). It’s in celebration of the cinematic masterpiece with a giant reproduction, never seen before pencil art and multimedia presentations.
“The comics on display for A Jack Kirby Odyssey were painstakingly reproduced from the photocopies of Kirby’s pencil art,” adds Kirby Museum President, Tom Kraft. “The oversized comics at our Kirby 100 birthday celebration at One Art Space were big hits. We expect people will love seeing Kirby’s cosmic pencil art at large size, too.”
Jack Kirby 100 Highlights Include:
5pm – Opening Celebration
1pm – The Jack’d Kirby podcast live!
5pm – Kubrick and Kirby: Mind-Breakers. Hoppe and Romberger in Conversation
7pm – Fake Church with Geoff Grimwood. Improv Comedy!
2pm – Norton’s Odyssey – audio-visual dramatic reading of issues #5&6
4pm – The New Seed! – audio-visual dramatic reading of issue #7
5pm – Closing Celebration
The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation, and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby. Kirby 100 marks our third pop-up event in New York City and we regularly travel the US and Europe putting on and assisting exhibitions and lectures about Mr. Kirby’s life and art.
I had a blast chatting to some of the cast members starring in the latest DC Universe movie SuicideSquad: Hell to Pay at Wondercon. You can buy the new film on Blu-Ray or digital download today. I’m hoping to have a chance to see it to post a review since it was such fun talking to everyone about their characters and of course seeing the clip (see below) that is giving me all the childhood feels! I have to say my roadtrip snack is cinnamon candy and my parents did love a drivethru but with a bunch of ‘heroes’ like them I’d let them do what they want! Lucking Amanda Waller’s in charge of Task Force X and she won’t take any guff from Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead on their latest mission!
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, SuicideSquad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the SuicideSquad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.