Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics table (Artist's Alley #A2) to meet the creators of the graphic novels Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One, The Arcs, Something Animal, Identity Thief, Fearworms: Selected Poems! (Fanboy Comics' creator signing schedule may be found below.) Attendees will also be able to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.
In addition, you will not want to miss Fanboy Comics' panels, which will include the following:
The Indie Creators, Unite! A Guide to Self-Publishing panel will take place on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. in Room S3A, where LA-based independent comic book creators will discuss their own experiences in self-publishing, providing sage advice for creators interested in doing the same. Moderated by Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon, the panelists will include Yehudi Mercado (Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon, Rocket Salvage, Buffalo Speedway), Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle), John Bring (Penguins vs. Possums), Jacob Semahn (Goners), and Bryant Dillon (Fanboy Comics President, Identity Thief, Something Animal), will guide you through the self-publishing process and answer all of your questions.
The #MakeComics: PREVIEWS & the Direct Market panel will take place on Sunday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. in Room S5. Love comics but unfamiliar with the pre-ordering process? Unsure how to tackle the monthly PREVIEWS catalog? Join the hosts of Fanboy Comics' PREVIEWS Party Podcast (Darby Pop Publishing's Jason Enright and Kristine Chester and Figures.com's Scott Rubin), moderator Sam Rhodes (Fanboy Comics Creative Director), and special guest Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) as they discuss the importance of pre-ordering, its effect on the comic book industry, how to conquer the PREVIEWS catalog, and the upcoming comics, graphic novels, and other merchandise that will soon be available in stores nationwide. Plus, learn more about The PREVIEWS Party's monthly podcast, featuring exclusive interviews with PREVIEWSworld Editor Vince Brusio and an assortment of comic book industry retailers, publishers, writers, and artists!
Please visit the Long Beach Comic Expo website to purchase your tickets for this exciting event. In addition, follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.
Everyone at Fanboy Comics is greatly looking forward to the convention, and we hope to see you there!
Fanboy Comics' Signing Schedule
Writers Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief) and Sam Rhodes (Something Animal)
Saturday, February 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Creators, Penguins vs. Possums)
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Matt Jacobs (Illustrator, The Arcs)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Creators, Penguins vs. Possums)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Robert Payne Cabeen (Writer/Illustrator, Fearworms: Selected Poems)
Sunday, March 1
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Michael Poisson (Creator/Writer, The Arcs)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Meaghan O'Keefe (Illustrator, Identity Thief)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Creators, Penguins vs. Possums)
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Matt Jacobs (Illustrator, The Arcs)
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