Amber Blake is coming to New York COMIC CON

JADE LAGARDERE will be debuting a convention exclusive edition of her European comic book AMBER BLAKE at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2019

The creator of Amber Blake is Jade Lagardere a former model who started walking the catwalk at 12 years old for the Amarni show in Italy. It’s a modern international thriller with action, crime, and revenge that follows Amber Black who was abandoned as a child and takes on her abusers. 

 NEW YORK COMIC-CON from October 3-6, 2019 at the Javits Center in New York City has the exclusive trade paperback of AMBER BLAKE. It’s a collection of 4 single issues into a special edition square bound graphic novel with a cover by artist Catherine Nodet and illustrator Jackson Guice. The series was inspired by causes important to Jade anti-bullying and child abuse as well as the Belgium comic book culture. 

The collection has been translated from French into English for the North American market. It will be available starting November 5, 2019 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon

AMBER BLAKE has proudly collaborated with illustrator JACKSON GUICE popularly known as BUTCH GUICE a legend in the DC and Marvel Universe. His resume impressively includes many Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, X-Factor, The Flash, Terminator: End Game, Doctor Strange, Badger, Iron Man and most recently Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis. 

ABOUT JADE: Belgian-born JADE LAGARDERE started modeling when she was discovered at a young age breaking on to the runway with the Giorgio Armani show. Later she moved to New York, signed with an agency and pursued modeling full time, gracing the pages of various fashion magazines and international campaigns. A mother of three, Jade’s happiest moments are spent dedicating her time to her children and AMBER BLAKE which she considers her fourth baby!

Cobra Kai is kicking in comic book pages

The success of the YouTube Premium series ‘Cobra Kai’ has Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) entering a new ring!

“I saw The Karate Kid for the first time during a lock-in at the Y. The skeleton costumes captured my attention, while the Miyagi-isms pulled me into the story. And like everyone else at the time, I caught Karate Kid fever. Fast-forward 35 years, and being just a small part of the franchise has made me feel young and inspired all over again.” 

Denton J. Tipton (Writer)

The Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continuescomic book series will be written by Denton J. Tipton (The X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). The first issue, slated to debut in October, will feature cover artwork by McLeod, as well as photos of the beloved cast and other iconic surprises.

The four part mini series will start with “Johnny’s Story” Part 1 (of 4) in October telling the story from the viewpoint of Johnny Lawrence two-time All Valley Tournament champion who (in my opinion) was the victim of an abusive coach. It will start with how he saw Daniel as the interloper trying to steal the ex-girlfriend who ‘belongs’ to him and tries to steal his spotlight in the only place he thought he belonged … the dojo. Well that’s how Johnny sees it and tells his students 35 years later but as we knew it’s a lot of wiggle room between memory and the truth! 

IDW Publishing in collaboration with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television will have a new comic book mini-series set for release in Fall 2019. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues continues the story of the original Karate Kid film series.

Cobra Kai has been a revelation to new and longtime fans alike, with its complex, layered characters and perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness, it begs for more stories—and IDW is honored to enter the ring. The action and philosophies of martial arts are tailor-made for comics, and, just like a bonsai, we look forward to firmly planting our roots in that world and branching off into wondrous new directions.” 

Eric Moss, IDW Sr. Director of Licensing & Business Development

Cobra Kai debuted on YouTube Premium on May 2, 2018, reigniting the 30-year rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose legendary conflict at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament was the climax of the beloved film, The Karate Kid. Their fates intertwined, the successful Daniel and redemption-seeking Johnny collide as they set forth teaching the next generation of “karate kids.”

Follow IDW on social media for the latest updates on new Cobra Kai comic books and trade paperback collections, available at comic specialty shops and booksellers beginning Fall 2019. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you!

Matt Ferguson X Florey Exhibition inspired by Spielberg & Amblin Entertainment

You had me at Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment

Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment are the movies of my childhood like so many across the world. I remember seeing Jaws for the first time and thinking hard pass on getting in the ocean! I wanted E.T. to be my BFF and fight evil government FBI agents. I REALLY wanted a hover skateboard and don’t get me started on not wanting to feed my dog after midnight! So I was excited but jealous to learn that NYC will have an exhibit from Ferguson x Florey of selected films! 

The exhibition at Bottleneck Gallery inspired by Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment films will be on display from June 14thto July 10th. It makes me want to grab a flight to NYC! The opening is on Friday, June 14th from 7pm to 9pm at Bottleneck Gallery (60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249) with both artists in attendance and is open to the public.

The limited edition art prints and screen printed film posters by Matt Ferguson and Matthew ‘Florey’ Rowan are inspired by Spielberg and Amblin classics including Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws and more. The gallery will be open weekdays and free to the public from 11am – 5pm. 

Works from the show will also be available to purchase from Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press at a date to be announced. 

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You can follow Bottleneck Gallery on Facebookand Twitter  

Matt Ferguson is a renowned Graphic Designer and Artist from Sheffield in the UK. Matt is best known for working with Marvel Studios designing artwork for the Marvel’s Avengers Blu-Ray collection and many promotional posters. He also regularly exhibits at galleries in the US including Bottleneck Gallery and is well known in the industry for his beautifully stylised creations for established Film and TV properties. Matt is also the co-founder and creative director of Vice Press. See his art and purchase at Cakes and Comics and follow him on Twitter.

Matthew “Florey” Rowan is an artist and designer from Melbourne, Australia. Florey has collaborated with a number of high-profile brands and properties including Disney, Universal Pictures, Marvel, DC Comics, Aardman and Namco- Bandai. Releasing work through galleries across the world, including Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press, Florey’s art has quickly become highly sought after and collectible. Learn more and purchase on his site Mr Florey and follow on twitter.

WAC is bringing the classics to Wondercon!

Actors Patrick Duffy, Michael Gray, Julie Nathanson & Daniel Zaldivar, Animation Historian/Author Jerry Beck and some Surprise Guests

I’m a kid again thanks to Warner Archive Collection (WAC) Wondercon Panels with the Man From Atlantis TV movie pilot, the entire original Jonny Questanimated series, and a special 10thanniversary celebration of Warner Archive Collection itself. WAC guests include Man From Atlantis star Patrick Duffy and Shazam!, Michael Gray, Julie Nathanson and Daniel Zaldivar, and the original voice of Hadji on Jonny Quest. I watched all of these as a kid on tv (reruns I’m not that old) and it’s so cool that we get the chance to attend panels with them. I’ve always wanted to talk to anyone about Jonny Quest but especially Hadji. I loved the animation and found the family dynamic fascinating. Now that WAC has remastered them I plan to add them to my blu-ray collection! I can’t wait to share these gems with friends!

Friday, March 29 at 1:00-2:00pm 

Warner Archive’s Jonny Quest: Better in Blu — In anticipation of Warner Archive Collection’s release of Jonny Quest: The Complete Serieson Blu-ray this Spring, join Daniel Zaldivar (The Magnificent Seven), the original voice of Hadji, animation historian and author Jerry Beck,the wacky WAC podcast team of D.W. Ferranti Matthew Pattersonand some very special surprise guests as they offer a glimpse of newly-remastered footage and discuss the endearing, landmark animated series. As usual, moderator Gary Miereanuwill come equipped with cool giveaways for select fans. Room 207

Saturday, March 30 at 11:30am-12:30pm 

WAC-X: Warner Archive’s 10th Anniversary Celebration– Ten years ago, Warner Archive Collection altered the landscape of home entertainment. Join a cool collection of special guests – led by actors Michael Gray (Shazam! TV series) and Julie Nathanson (Static ShockSuicide Squad: Hell To Pay) – alongside animation historian and author Jerry Beck, Warner Archive Collection (WAC) podcast hosts Matthew Patterson & D.W. Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a salute to a decade of highlights, including a look back at some of WAC’s finest offerings, a reveal of some of the secrets behind the MOD process, and a glimpse into some glorious future treats coming for collectors and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and cult films and television. As always, surprise talent will entertain, and oh-so-cool Warner Archive prizes will be handed out. Room 300D

Saturday, March 30 at 12:30-1:30pm 

Man From Atlantis: The Other Aquatic Super Hero — Long before the latest wave of underwater super hero adventures reigned atop the box office for Warner Bros., there was another from the deep blue sea that captured TV/film audiences’ imagination. Join star Patrick Duffy(Dallas), Warner Archive Podcast hosts Matthew PattersonD.W. Ferrantiand some potential special guests for an examination of the Man From AtlantisTV movies and series, including the newly-released WAC Blu-ray release of the 1977 pilot telefilm. Moderator Gary Miereanuwill undoubtedly be carrying some fun giveaways for a few lucky fans. Room 300D

Haunted Mansion welcomes new guests this September

September 2019 IDW publishing releases a new all ages graphic novel based on the beloved Disney attraction

“As someone who solemnly swears to have boarded a Doombuggy every Disneyland visit, I am utterly thrilled to join the 999 happy haunts with a story full of laughs, gasps, and a few surprises! The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic attractions in all of Disneyland, and I am so honored to be writing a tale commemorating its historic 50th anniversary.”

Sina Grace

The new graphic novel is written by Sina Grace (Iceman) with art by Egle Bartolini (Disney Princess Comics) that’s made for middle grade readers (8-12 yrs) and those who are kids at heart! This 72 page softcover will let us explore the haunted mansion with Madame Leota, the singing busts, and hitchhiking ghosts to name a few. The graphic novel is celebrating the 50th anniversary and is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

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