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Arcana August 2013 Newsletter – SDCC RECAP

Monday, August 12th, 2013



 

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER (August 5th, 2013) - Hello to all of our newsletter subscribers and Arcana fans! We at Arcana hope you are having a great August so far. We wanted to let you guys know about all the awesome stuff that went on at booth 2415, the Arcana booth, this year at San Diego Comic Con.

 

This year we had lots of great debuts, releases and exclusives.

 

Arcana SDCC debuts included; the print debut of Seven Holes For Air (Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman) and the print debut of The Gloom (Tony Lee)!

 

Arcana SDCC releases included; Head Smash (Now available in stores and online), Steam Engines of Oz #2 EJ Su variant cover edition, and An Arcana Cryptozoological.

 

 

We had lots of great guests and creators signing at the Arcana booth this year, including;

 

 

Doc Wyatt, and Bill Rude, Creators of Creepsville. As well as, Daryl Freimark and David Parkin, the creators of The Devil Is Due In Dreary.

 

 

One of our special guests this year was the very talented Bill Paxton, to promote, for the first time in print, Seven Holes For Air. Here he is being interviewed. 

 

 

Bill Paxton discusses Seven Holes For Air on MTV.

 

 

Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman hang out before their interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

 

 

Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman talk with Entertainment Weekly on Seven Holes For Air.

 

 

 

Head Smash was another big signing at the Arcana booth this year with Vlad Yudin, of The Vladar Company, Tim Bradstreet and Joe Perez.

 

 

For the first time in print, Arcana and MTV Comics present The Gloom, by Tony Lee. 

 

 

Tony Lee (Creator of The Gloom) and Sean  Dulaney (Creator of 51 Delta) signing at the Arcana booth!

 

 

Not only did we sell comics and Graphic Novels this year, we had lots of great merchandise at the Arcana booth. Pictured below are cool Head Smash and Tin Man’s Army T-Shirts we were selling.  Also, single issues of The Steam Engines of Oz, and special edition steampunk goggles. 

 

We want to thank all of the customers and patrons that stopped by the Arcana booth this year.

 

We also want to thank all of our creators that did signings this year that we haven’t already mentioned.

 

Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck), Scott Kinney (Kozmik), Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows), Shawn DePasquale (Space, MN), Pedro Delgado (Ralph Filmore, Ultraduck), Sabir Pirzada (Affliction), Alex Schumacher (The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung), Tom Akel (Anywhere), John Barker (The Dead Cell), M. Zachary Sherman (Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire), Dan Taylor (Hero Happy Hour), Scott Milam (Killing Machine), Matthew Adams (Kord & Harley), Mario Gully (Langley High, Ant), B. Alex Thompson (Amour, Lethal Instinct), Shannon Eric Denton (Grunts, Markus Fang), Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw), Justin Robinson (Nieves), Monty Borror (Spirit Window), Mike Dubisch (An Arcana Cryptozoological).

 

And a special thank you to Osokwe T. Vasquez and Cody Vaughan of ReimagineFilms for all the great pictures!

 

Hope all of you attending vendors, professionals and attendees had a great time and have recovered from SDCC 2013, and we will see you all at SDCC 2014!

 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

 

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

 

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Marketing and Promotions
Arcana Comics

 

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Arcana Comics – JOIN THE TIN MAN ARMY ON FCBD 2013!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

 

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Join the Tin Man’s Army on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013!

 

VANCOUVER (May 3, 2013) - 

THE EMERALD CITY NEEDS YOU!

 

Arcana Comicshas been counting down to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013,
which is TOMORROW! We’re ready to kick off the Steam Engines of Oz in style and welcome you to Join the Tin Man’s Army!
 

Join the Tin Man's Army!

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ:

JOIN THE TIN MAN’S ARMY!

 

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD – Debuts Saturday, May 4th
on FCBD.

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01 – DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE APR13 0795! Releasing
June 2013. RETAILERS ~ There’s STILL time to order and get copies in June, so keep those orders coming!

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02 – DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE MAY13
0797.  Releasing July 2013.

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THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03 – The epic finale to the
first Steam Engines of Oz arc. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE TBD. Releasing August 2013.

 

If you missed the preview pages of The Steam Engines of Oz
we sent out previously, they can be seen at this link.

 

http://www.arcana.com/newsletter/?p=220

The Emerald City Needs YOU!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS AND BEYOND

Spinning Tin Man EmblemTo celebrate the launch of The Steam Engines of Oz, some creators are making special appearances on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY weekend. Please see below for details.

On May 4th:

 

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Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA (17306 Saticoy St). Sean
O’Reilly, co-created of The Steam Engines of Oz and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt will
be appearing, AND we are very excited to announce that members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. will
also be joining Arcana from
12-2!

·
So Cal Comics (8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #124, San Diego).
Erik Hendrix will be doing a signing at So Cal Comics from 10-5! Pick up
a signed copy of The Steam Engines of Oz while supply last from the
co-creator and writer!

·         Metropolis Comics and Toys in Bunaby, BC Canada. We have
Artist Ana Svarc doing signings and Sketches from noon until 4! Be sure
to come down and grab your free preview copy of “The Steam Engines of Oz”. And to help
promote “The Steam Engines of Oz” There will be a prize for
bestSteampunk

costume!

·
The Comic Book Shoppe 1 &
The Comic Book Shoppe 2
in Ottowa and Nepean, Ontario. Members
from Steampunk Canada and Steampunk Ottawa will be doing a meet and
greet and handing out copies of Steam Engines of Oz for Free Comic Book
Day!

 

On May 5th:

  • Gaslight Gathering in San Diego. The Steam Engines of Oz Co-Creator and writer Erik Hendrix will be appearing at the Gaslight Gathering SteamPunk Convention on Sunday, May 5th. He will have a special panel on The Steam Engines of Oz from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, followed by a signing from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. If you live in Southern California, come to the panel and signing to speak to the creator, learn about the future of Oz, and get a copy of The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD!

If you have any questions,
comments, concerns, interview requests, review requests, well wishes, etc…
please contact Erik Hendrix, our VP of Publishing.

 

 

 

ARCANA: April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

 

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCover.jpgVANCOUVER (April 22, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is counting down the days until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013, where we will debut The Steam Engines of Oz, a gorgeous re-imagining of the world of Oz, set 100 years after the events from The Wizard of Oz, a story we all love and cherish. That’s not all that we’re up to, however, so keep on reading and learn all about what Arcana is up to… New Releases, Pre-Orders, and Events!

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/OzLogo_3.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & BEYOND

The Steam Engines of Oz is just TWELVE days from hitting the shelves on Free Comic Book Day. We have received a LOT of attention for the book, and the following issues If you havent seen the preview pages, if you havent seen the solicits, you need to! This is an epic re-imagining of the World of Oz set 100 years after the events in the Wizard of Oz, and everything has changed. Chapter 1 debuts on FCBD, and Issue 1 debuts in June. Its not too late to pre-order the title! Head to your local comic shop, call, email, or send smoke signals, but please make sure they carry the book! Also, we JUST received the solicit information for Issue 2, which hits stands in July. Things are heating up!

 

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD Debuts Saturday, May 4th on FCBD.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01 Continuing where the FCBD edition leaves off. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE APR13 0795! Releasing June 2013.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02 Find out what happened to the Munchkins who lived in the Emerald City after the Wizard of Oz. These guys aint from the Lillipop Guild! DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE MAY13 0797.  Releasing July 2013.

         THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03 The epic finale to the first Steam Engines of Oz arc. Find out what happened to the Scarecrow, and see the showdown between the Tin Man and his forces against Munchkins and Lions and Victoria, oh my! Releasing August 2013.

 

If you missed the preview pages of The Steam Engines of Oz we sent out previously, they can be seen at this link.

http://www.arcana.com/newsletter/?p=220

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_FCBD.jpgDid you think we were only releasing a book on Free Comic Book Day? Oh no, Arcana Comics is doing more than that to celebrate the Steam Engines of Oz! See below for some of the events happening around the country on Saturday, May 4th!

 

 

Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA (17306 Saticoy St). Sean O’Reilly, co-created of The Steam Engines of Oz and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt will be appearing, AND we are very excited to announce that members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. will also be joining Arcana from 12-2!

         So Cal Comics (8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #124, San Diego). Erik Hendrix will be doing a signing at So Cal Comics from 10-5! Pick up a signed copy of The Steam Engines of Oz while supply last from the co-creator and writer!

         Metropolis Comics and Toys in Bunaby, BC Canada. We have Artist Ana Svarc doing signings and Sketches from noon until 4! Be sure to come down and grab your free preview copy of “The Steam Engines of Oz”. And to help promote “The Steam Engines of Oz” There will be a prize for best Steampunk costume!

The Comic Book Shoppe 1 & The Comic Book Shoppe 2 in Ottowa and Nepean, Ontario. Members from Steampunk Canada and Steampunk Ottawa will be doing a meet and greet and handing out copies of Steam Engines of Oz for Free Comic Book Day!

 

NEW RELEASES APRIL AND MAY 2013

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         BREATHER FEB13 0718 Created by award-winning writer and artist, Graeme Base!

         THE BLACK LIST FEB13 0719

         ZOO DOT COM FEB13 0720

10TH MUSE VOLUME 1 THE IMAGE YEARS I MAR13 0797 Collecting the early Image issues of the 10thMuse for the First Time in one place!

SIMMONS COMICS ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 MAR13 0798 Collects Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors Issue 2, PLUS Part 2 of the All New Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

PUNCH DRUNK MAR13 0799

THE DOMAIN MAR13 0800

PRE-ORDERS APRIL AND MAY 2013

Below are some of our upcoming books You definitely DO NOT want to miss these!

         http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/DaysEnoxRev_cvr.jpgDAYS MISSING VOL 3: ENOX FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: JAN13 0836 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Phil Hester

o   ART BY: Felipe Watanabe

o   COVER BY: Dale Keown

o   DESCRIPTION: Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana proudly presents the earth-shattering finale to the DAYS MISSING saga! Days Missing: Enox concludes the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to fold days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution.

o   NOTE: DAYS MISSING VOL 1 & 2 ARE Available for Pre-Order through Archaia Comics!

DAYS MISSING VOL 1 DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0804

DAYS MISSING VOL 2: KESTUS DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0805

WORTH FEATURED TITLE!

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/WORTH_cover_rough_v02_fi.jpgDIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0796(JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Aubrey Sitterson

o   ART BY: Chris Moreno

o   DESCRIPTION: A has-been super-human, whose ability has been rendered obsolete by the evolution of human society, finds redemption and self-worth while attempting to explore the circumstances of what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

HEADSMASH FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0795 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/HeadSmash_FrontCover_Final.jpgCREATED BY: VLAD YUDIN

o WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Dwayne Harris

o   COVER ART BY: Tim Bradstreet

o   DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate.  As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to.  He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01Cover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #2 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Dont miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/ButcherStreet_FrontCover.jpgBUTCHER STREET

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0796 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Justin Robinson

o   ART BY: Steve Wands

o   COVER ART BY: Ben Templesmith

o   DESCRIPTION: Michael Rose has awakened in a strange place: a city block from which there is no escape, watched over by a monstrous guardian.  Every one of the other denizens carries with them some secret pain, but are they wardens or fellow prisoners?  While Michael hunts for escape from Butcher Street, he learns that the only way out is in.

HERO HAPPY HOUR (VOLUME 1)

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0797 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen to the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, it servers as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.

KOZMIK

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0798 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $14.95

o   DESCRIPTION: ZAK TYLER, the hero of our story, finds a powerful, yet, kid-sized ALIEN SUPERSUIT controlled by A.I. TECHNOLOGY in his closet. Zaks first notion is to live out his fantasy of being a SUPERHERO, and when a dark alien overlord aptly named LORD DREADNITE comes looking for his stolen technology, Zak learns just what it takes to be a real hero as he must fight for the survival of his family…and the entire earth!

GARBAGE DAY

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0798 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $9.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Every week, millions take out their trash on Garbage Day, but thanks to a new memory tool called the Cartisan Device, people can erase a single day from their lives and consciousness as if it had never occurred. For down on his luck former Parole Officer Seth Mason, every day is one he would like to forget. He lost his job, his wife, and filed for bankruptcy. Everything changes when Seth is offered a job by The Barker to kill a local Detective Seth has some history with. Seth follows through, but guilt drives him to take out his Cartisan Device and throw away the day for good. When an error message shows up on the machine, Seth is on a race against time to forget the worst day of his life and untangle conflicts between memories and reality before its too late!

MIDNIGHT TO DAYLIGHT

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0799 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: No army has ever marched into battle thinking they were the bad guys. And it’s up to the reader to decide who is the hero… and who is the villain?

London Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013 This Weekend!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Feb 19, 2013) - Are you going to be in London this weekend (Feb 23/24) forLondon Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013? Well, Arcana Comics will be! Erik Hendrix, the VP of Publishing, will be on hand with a couple of Arcana artists and even a limited Simmons Comics Anthology LSCC Exclusive with a special preview of the Anthology, featuring the first full chapter of Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

 

From the LSCC web site, which can be reached HERE. “L.S.C.C. is the UK’s biggest and most exciting comic convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, comic related memorabilia, superheroes and graphic novels. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and there are a large amount of comic items on sale from numerous exhibitors as well as publishers of your favourite comic books.”

 

Arcana Comics will be at location D133 during the convention, so be sure to track us down!

 

On hand will be:

  • Erik Hendrix - VP of Publishing for Arcana Comics, and writer of SideShows, The Evil Tree, Deadly Harvest, Champions of the Wild Weird West, Intrinsic, The Book, HeadSmash, & The Steam Engines of Oz.
  • Daniel Thollin - Artist for The Evil Tree, Co-Writer and Co-Artist of 1000 Eyes, and contributor to the popular FUBAR series.
  • Yannis Roumboulias - Artist of Deadly Harvest, Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade (Simmons Comics Anthology), and The Steam Engines of Oz

For more on the LSCC Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology Preview Book, keep on reading!

 

This preview will be strictly limited to 100 copies and available for £5. Be sure to find the Arcana Comics table, D133, at London Super Comic Con to get a copy of this book!

Writer Erik Hendrix and artist Yannis Roumboulias will be on hand to sign copies of the book!


ARCANA COMICS’ Pre-Orders, Apps, & Appearances

Friday, August 26th, 2011

VANCOUVER (Aug 25, 2011)Arcana Comics, would like to invite you to read about all of our current happenings, including Pre-Orders available through Diamond, App news, Convention Appearances, and more! We’re down to the final days of the August Previews, so if there are any books that look exciting to you, be sure to ask your local stores to carry them. If you are a store, be sure to pick up copies of all of our releases.

If you weren’t aware, Arcana Comics has its own iPad / iPhone App, too! It’s a free download in the iStore and gives you access to the Arcana catalog and exclusive downloads! There are plenty of free books to download as well as new releases added all the time. If you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, don’t worry, there are also Arcana books available through the ComiXology app for Android. DOWNLOAD THE APP FROM THE ISTORE HERE.

PRE-ORDERS

CONVENTIONS

PREVIEWS

ABOUT ARCANA

PRE- ORDERS

Below are books being solicited for pre-order in the latest Diamond Previews Magazine. Take the information below to your stores and ask them to carry Arcana!

AMNESIA TP – AUG110794

By (W/A) Dwayne Harris. One of the most feared terror attack scenarios involves the detonation of a weapon that generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that immediately renders power circuits, computers, even automobiles useless. But what if a weapon was discharged that, in addition to all the above, also erased people’s memories? Would mankind, given a fresh start, continue on its path to self-destruction? Or would it, free of its preconceptions, usher in a new age of peace? This is the first time Amnesia GN has been listed in Previews. SC, 98pgs, FC $14.95

BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES GN – AUG110795

By (W) B. Alex Thompson (A) Andres Guinaldo. Playing their largest concert in their hometown, metal band and reformed monster hunters “Subliminal Torment” and their fans are attacked by the worst creatures they’ve ever faced. After the monsters slaughter the fans in homage to a previous encounter, the band is left to take the fall. In heavy metal, there are dangers that surpass mosh pits and diseased groupies; rap and country ain’t the only music genres that has to live out their lyrics, after all! MATURE THEMES SC, 108pgs, FC $14.95

LIL HELLIONS GN – AUG110797

By (W) Dwight L. MacPherson (A) Mathieu Benoit. A day at the zoo for a group of kids is no cause for alarm — unless those kids are from the bowels of Hell. Join Jim Reaper, Louie, Lucy, and Boog for a trip to the zoo! It doesn’t take long for the trip to turn into bedlam, and it’s up to Jim to save the day — that is, if he can control his bowels long enough.SC, 82pgs, FC $14.95

MIDNIGHT TO DAYLIGHT GN – AUG110800

By (W/A) Ryan Foley. No army has ever marched into battle thinking they were the bad guys. And it is up to the reader to decide who is the hero and who is the villain.MATURE THEMES SC, 80pgs, FC $14.95

RIPPERMAN GN – AUG110798

By (W/A) Joe Martino. This story begins the saga of the Ripperman, Killer of Killers. The birth child of God’s disgust for humanity’s crimes and the Devil’s ambition, the Ripperman was created by both angel and demon. Thrown into a world that he doesn’t understand, he falls under the teachings of Father Thomas Jacob to learn the ways of the Lord — but not if the devil has anything to say about it!SC, 143pgs $14.95

ROVERS GN – AUG110799

By (W) Pat Lesparre (A) Chris Malgrain. In the thirty-first century, three young Earthlings fleeing the tyrannical empire known as the Reix form an uneasy alliance with a human-hating alien whose planet has been destroyed. Can they overcome their differences in time to take on the Reix, or will their own prejudices destroy them even before their enemies do? SC, 80pgs, FC $14.95

CONVENTIONS

Read about some of the places Arcana will be in the coming months.

Fan Expo Canada kicked off today, August 25th, and runs through Sunday the 28th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sean Patrick O’Reilly, the owner of Arcana Comics, will be appearning at the Harper Collins booth, 220, at 1:00 PM Friday and 2:00 PM Saturday. He’ll be there signing the new Harper Collins printing of The Clockwork Girl (ISBN:9780062080394). If you didn’t know, not only is The Clockwork Girl an amazing graphic novel, it’s being made into a 3D Animated Feature as well! Stop by for an autograph and Sean will be there with free comics! Read more about Fan Expo Canada HERE.

Cola-Con runs on September 2nd at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC. The convention is where hip-hop and comic book culture intersect and will be an event of comic book artists, vendors, visual artists, lectures, panels, and music. Stephen Prouse, creator of Coin Operated Boy / Coin Operated Girl will be on hand for the event. Read more about Cola-Con by CLICKING HERE.

Arcana Comics is expanding its convention schedule this year by appearing at the Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 5th and 6th. So far, the following Arcana Creators will be appearing at the Convention: Sean Patrick O’Reilly (CLOCKWORK GIRL, KADE), Erik Hendrix (SIDESHOWS), Mike Kalvoda (BANSHEE / STRAW), Scott Milam (KILLING MACHINE), John Barker (DEAD CELL), Siike Donnelly (HEAVEN’S ECHO), B. Alex Thompson (KILLING MACHINE, BLOOD SHELLS & ROSES), Matthew R. Adams (KORD AND HARLEY), Matt Wilson (SCROOGE & SANTA), Josh Kenfield (SCROOGE & SANTA), and more! Be sure to come by, meet the creators, get books signed, and check out many books debuting at the convention! Read more about Comikaze Expo HERE.

Sean Dulaney, creator of 51 Delta will be appearing at Comic City Tennessee, which runs on October 1st and 2nd at the TN State Fairgrounds with over 30,000 square feet of comic goodness. Read more about Comic City TN by CLICKING HERE.

New York Comic Con runs this year from October 13th through the 16th at the Javits Center. Arcana Comics’ Creators will be appearing at the convention in various locations. As the convention approaches, we will give you a list of names! Read more about New York Comic Con HERE.

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NOTE: All images below are safe to post anywhere online.

AMNESIA

BLOOD, SHELLS, & ROSES

LIL HELLIONS

RIPPERMAN

ROVERS

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong foothold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys.

Arcana Studios, Inc . remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studios is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam!

For inquiries, interview requests, or etc, please contact:

Erik Hendrix

erik@arcana.com

VP of Marketing and Promotions

Arcana Comics

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Arcana Newsletter for June/July 2011, Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 6 – SDCC Edition

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Arcana Teams with Cowboys and Aliens at SDCC!

Arcana Comics is pleased to announce that at booth 2415 at San Diego Comic Con from July 20th – 24th, you will find not only Arcana Comics, but Platinum Studios’ Cowboys and Aliens.
Cowboys and Aliens was created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and published by Platinum Studios in 2006 and was the number one graphic novel in America when it was released. Back in 1997, the graphic novel outline was snatched up by Dreamworks and Universal pictures.

The film adaptation has received a lot of buzz since it was first announced due to its original concept as well as some of the talent tied to the film. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Kurtzman, Orci, and Rosenberg are producers, while Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen, Ryan Kavanaugh, and Randy Greenberg are executive producers.

Cowboys and Aliens will be released by DreamWorks / Universal Pictures on July 29, 2011 and stars the talented Daniel Craig (QUANTUM OF SOLACE, THE GOLDEN COMPASS), Harrison Ford (INDIANA JONES, STAR WARS), and Olivia Wilde (TRON: LEGACY, HOUSE).

At booth 2415 (Arcana Comics), you can meet the creator of Cowboys and Aliens, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, pick up some Cowboys and Aliens merchandise as well as other Platinum Studios’ books. On the Arcana side of things, look for exclusives, graphic novel deals, and plenty of surprises across the board!

Don’t miss the premiere of Cowboys and Aliens on Saturday night, July 23rd, in San Diego and if you want more information on some of the special events associated with the film and Platinum Studios, become a fan of Platinum at http://www.facebook.com/PlatinumStudios.

Arcana Panel at SDCC 2011

If you are at San Diego Comic Con this year, be sure to attend the special Arcana Comics panel on Thursday night! From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 21st in Room 23ABC, meet Arcana owner Sean Patrick O’Reilly (KADE, CLOCKWORK GIRL, WINGMAN, PIXIES), Erik Hendrix (SIDESHOWS), Mike Kalvoda (BANSHEE, STRAW), Brooke Burgess (BROKEN SAINTS, BECOMING), Matt Wilson (SCROOGE AND SANTA), Ryan Colucci (HARBOR MOON), and special guest Josh Blaycock (Devil’s Due). We will take you through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. With over 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has coming in the near future and get a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and the first in a series of Arcana Universe posters

In Previews This Month

This month in Previews, for items shipping in September, Arcana will be publishing Blade of Kumori, Creature Academy, Divine Intervention, Human Resources, Old School, The Assassin, and UltraDuck.

BLADE OF KUMORI GN – (W) Ron Marz, Mark Poulton (A) Grafiksismik In the mid 19th century, the samurai disappeared forever from the face of the world. Or did they? Blade of Kumori is the tale of present-day samurai, of warriors steeped in honor carrying on their traditions in the modern world. It’s also the tale of a woman who discovers she is something more than a warrior — perhaps even something more than human!

DIVINE INTERVENTION GN – (W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) J.C. Grande, Luke Radl Marc Graham, a conflicted, contract killer, could hardly be considered a hero. Things change when he stumbles into an ancient conflict between the Templar agency, a clandestine organization that protects powerful artifacts from falling into the wrong hands, and strange, demonic forces seeking to control the world. After gaining mysterious, angelic powers from a freak accident Marc must dive headfirst into a dangerous new world where he is hunted by deadly monsters who will stop at nothing to unlock the secret of his new powers and possess them for themselves.

HUMAN RESOURCES GN – (W) Michael Shear (A) Jerry Rascoe Mark never wanted to work for a big evil corporation, but when he loses his job and knocks up his girlfriend, he’s forced to take a job from hell. Literally. As one of the only human employees at an insurance company run by a feckless demon, Mark battles office politics and supernatural creatures as he tries to save his soul without losing his job.

OLD SCHOOL GN – (W) Robert Burke Richardson (A) Alan Gallo, Giuseppe Pica, Kelly Ishikawa, Berny Julianto Old School is the story of retired heroes returning to the world at large, and how heroism, and god ol’ fashioned elbow grease, can still make a difference in today’s world.

THE ASSASSIN GN – (W/A) Vincente Fuentes Students from one of the top International Schools in the country will have to face two of the most challenging issues of their lives: murder and bigotry. It is said that the recent deaths around the school have been assassinations and, intriguingly, a geisha’s kanzashi is always left behind at the scene.

ULTRADUCK GN – (W) Edgar Delgado (A) Omar Lozano, Humberto Ramos Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who’s destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities.

Arcana SDCC 2011 Plans

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

If you’re going to be in the San Diego area in July, most likely you’re there for San Diego Comic Con 2011. While you’re there, be sure to stop by booth 2415 to see what all of the excitement is about at Arcana Comics. We have some spectacular signings planned, SDCC Exclusives (a Kade Art Book and the SDCC Launch Edition of SideShows), and even an Arcana Comics Panel! Below is a run-down of what we’re up to.

EXCLUSIVES:

KADE ART BOOK: Kade, Arcana’s enigmatic warrior makes a special appearance this SDCC with an exclusive art book, featuring original work from some of the most talented artists in the industry!  Tim Bradstreet’s unique style sets the tone with an original cover, while Tim Seeley, Brent Schoonover, Greg Horn, Kevin Mellon, Ashley Wood, Liam Sharp, Ben Templesmith, Greg Titus, and Whilce Portacio provide contributions to this amazing art book. It’s limited to 250 copies, so grab one while you can!

SIDESHOWS SDCC LAUNCH EDITION: SideShows, the next Arcana hit by Erik Hendrix & Michael Nelsen is still months away from official release, but you can see it here first! It’s 1950’s Las Vegas & the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret — they really did have the abilities they pretended to. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas. Packed with extras not available in the retail version and limited to 100 copies!

PANEL:

On Thursday July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in in Room 23ABC, be sure to head to our panel! Below is the full description that will appear in the convention guide.

6:00 – 7:00 Arcana Comics – A Look at One of the World’s Largest Graphic Novel Publishers Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Clockwork Girl), Josh Blaylock (Devil’s Due), Erik Hendrix (SideShows), Mike Kalvoda (Banshee), Brooke Burgess (Becoming), Matt Wilson (Scrooge & Santa), and Ryan Colucci (Harbor Moon) take us through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. Passing 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has in the works, what’s coming in the near future, a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film, Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and also for free is the first in a series of “Arcana Universe” posters!

SIGNINGS:

This year, we have signings scheduled back to back throughout the convention, so if you miss your favorite creator, worry not, they’re likely appearing again later that day or the next. Below is the schedule for your viewing enjoyment.

Wednesday – PREVIEW NIGHT – July 20th

· 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

Thursday – July 21st

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

Friday – July 22nd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 4:00 – 5:45 PM

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

Saturday – July 23rd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o John Barker – Dead Cell

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 pm

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

Sunday – July 24th

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

Thursday night, 6:00 – 7:00 PM in Room 23ABC.

6:00 – 7:00 Arcana Comics – A Look at One of the World’s Largest Graphic Novel Publishers Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Clockwork Girl), Josh Blaylock (Devil’s Due), Erik Hendrix (SideShows), Mike Kalvoda (Banshee), Brooke Burgess (Becoming), Matt Wilson (Scrooge & Santa), and Ryan Colucci (Harbor Moon) take us through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. Passing 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has in the works, what’s coming in the near future, a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film, Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and also for free is the first in a series of “Arcana Universe” posters!