Aspen Comics is excited to welcome the first annual inaugural Long Beach Comic Con to Southern California, and will be bringing together a large assortment of comic book stars and creators for various events planned throughout the con weekend. Creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, J.T. Krul, Joe Benitez, Ale Garza, Micah Gunnell, and Beth Sotelo will be at the Aspen Comics Booth #457 all weekend long to meet fans and sign Aspen’s exclusive titles.
Aspen’s is excited to re-launch Michael Turner’s Soulfire with the epic second volume coming in October! The publisher will celebrate with a world premiere launch, offering a special Soulfire: Volume Two #1 Long Beach Comic Con 2009 Exclusive Edition with a cover by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 1000 copies. Written by J.T. Krul with art by red-hot penciler Marcus To with Saleem Crawford and Beth Sotelo.
Executive Assistant: Iris continues on and Aspen is releasing an Executive Assistant: Iris #3 Long Beach Comic Con Edition featuring a cover by Eduardo Francisco and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 1000 copies. Executive Assistant: Iris is created and written by David Wohl, Michael Turner, and Brad Foxhoven, with art by Eduardo Francisco and John Starr.
In addition to Long Beach exclusives and past convention titles, Aspen will be hosting several panels featuring the comic industry’s top talents. Below is a list of the panels Aspen will be presenting at the show on Saturday:
11:00-11:45 -- Writing Comics, Presented by Aspen Comics -- A panel of superstar writers talk about their experiences as comic book writers. Aspen Comics leads a discussion with Jeph Loeb, Scott Lobdell, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Wohl, & JT Krul.
1:00-1:45 – Aspen Comics Company Panel, Presented by Aspen Comics -- Meet the creators and team leaders who work in the Aspen Comics Studio. Get the latest on upcoming releases and events from the teams creating the comics.
3:00-3:45 Coloring comics, Presented by Aspen comics -- An all-star panel talks about their experiences as professional comic book colorists. Aspen Comics leads a discussion
with Peter Steigerwald, Beth Sotelo, Christina Strain, Alex Sinclair, and Moose Bauman.
4:00-4:45 Drawing Comics, Presented by Aspen Comics -- Talk with working comic pros about the craft and business of drawing comics. All-star panel includes Dustin Nguyen, Mike Choi, Joe Benitez, Ale Garza, and Philip Tan.