It’s that magical, maddening time of year again! I’ll be heading out to San Diego next week for Comic Con and there’s a lot going on to get excited about both related to my Image Comics series, ROCKSTARS and the Audible release of THE X-FILES: COLD CASES, the audio adaptation of my X-FILES comics starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and many other beloved original cast members of THE X-FILES television show.
I’ll be at the show for the entire run, Preview Night, Wednesday 7/19 through Sunday, 7/24.
My schedule is a little nutty, but for the most part you can find me at ARTISTS’ ALLEY #EE-20
I will have plenty of stuff crammed into this little space with me, so bear with me as I try and cover it all here (and get to the schedule of panels/signings below it):
AUDIBLE is going to be representing THE X-FILES: COLD CASES in a big way at their booth (#4015) with lots of interactive stuff for X-Files fans to play with and see. COLD CASES drops next week, just ahead of Comic Con, and the buzz is fantastic (I’ve heard everything, btw, and it sounds ridiculously cool–so proud of what Dirk and company have accomplished pulling off the adaptation of our comics)!
I’ll have your X-FILES comics needs covered my Artists’ Alley Table #EE-20 including the following stuff:
The X-Files: Season 10 #1 Script
“Believers” Part One
Signed/Numbered and dossier’d — limited to only 15 copies!
The source material for THE X-FILES: COLD CASES begins with THE X-FILES: SEASON 10 comics, and I’ve done a quick run of the script for issue #1–the same document approved by X-Files creator Chris Carter, FOX, as produced by IDW Publishing and illustrated by the artists, and as adapted for the Audible release and performed by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi et al–for Comic Con. Unlike other versions I’ve sold at shows in the past, this is covered and limited to only 15 copies for this show (signed/numbered by me)!
The X-Files Prints
I’ll have a very limited number of prints by both my longtime collaborator, Matthew Dow Smith (Mulder & Scully) and X-Files cover artist, Menton3 (Scully & Queequeg!) on hand. They come signed/numbered by me and slipcased.
The X-Files Comics and Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
I’ll have a smattering of loose comics on hand, including the current “Resistance” story arc (Issue #16 drops next week, and I should have copies). Will also have limited quantities of the following:
The X-Files X-Mas Special 2016 ($8)
The X-Files: Revival TP ($20)
The X-Files: Came Back Haunted TP ($18)
The X-Files Complete Season 10 Vol 1 TP ($35)
*This is the most economical way to read the run of “Season 10” comics the Audible “The X-Files: Cold Cases” series is directly based on. It’s a thick, heavy book containing 15 issues and I will only have a few on hand.
The X-Files Complete Season 10 Vol 2 TP ($30)
I’ll have plenty of copies of the freshly minted ROCKSTARS VOL 1, NATIVITY IN BLACKLIGHT trade paperback on hand (just $10!) as well as some copies of the much scarcer exclusive variant edition done for Third Eye Comics (which might be a little more money, not sure yet).
Rockstars Enamel Logo Pins
I will also have a bunch of these swagtacular ROCKSTARS enamel pins featuring the revamped logo for our upcoming 1980s metal-themed arc, “Children of the Beast” (which hits stores in August with Rockstars #6)! These come stuck to a card replica of the cover to the upcoming issue.
I’ll also have some SNOWFALL on hand, maybe some GREAT PACIFIC and anything else I can carry/fit/sneak onto the floor!
When I’m not at the table, this is likely what’s up (and where you can find me):
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Panel Room 23ABC
Image Comics: Creating The Future of Comics
“How do you make comics the Image Comics way? Doug Wagner (Plastic), Cat Staggs (Crosswind), and Gail Simone (Crosswind), Joe Harris (Rockstars) and Megan Hutchison (Rockstars) are going to discuss collaboration, planning, drawing, and how to make sure that what you’re creating is something you can believe in.”
8:00 PM – ??
CBLDF/Image Comics Party
*I am likely not going to be able to attend this panel, though I might pop in to say hi. I am going to be contributing to this new series next year.
8:00 – 9:00 PM
Panel Room 28DE
John Carpenter’s New Title: Tales of Science Fiction
Co-creator Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, Vampires), writer James Ninness (John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night, Dust), and letterer Janice Chiang (Conan the Barbarian, Transfomers) talk about the origin of the newest title from award-winning comic publisher Storm King Comics. Storm King is the first place to see new comic worlds from the mind of John Carpenter.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
ROCKSTARS Signing at the Image Comics Booth #2729
Joe Harris, Megan Hutchison and Kelly Fitzpatrick
6:45 – 7:45 PM
X-Files: A Conversation Between David Duchovny and Dirk Maggs
Liquefying aliens. Hissing creatures. Humming spacecraft. This is the otherworldly soundscape of The X-Files: Cold Cases -an Audible original drama that reunites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and a cast of familiar voices from the iconic series. Duchovny and Cold Cases producer Dirk Maggs talk about revisiting the rich, sonic tapestry of the X-Files universe, what it means to tell more of Mulder and Scully’s story, and how fans can join the duo’s investigations and experience them like never before by putting on a pair of headphones. Fans may even find out what’s canon and what’s not.
*Note: I am not going to be on the panel itself, but I think I’ll be up in the front as they’re talking about adapting my comics and all. :)