ComiXology to Debut Comic Book Creator Trading Cards @ SDCC + Schedule of Panels & Signings

Comic Book Creator Trading CardsOne of the beauties of being a comic book fan/reader/collector is that there are a lot of choices for practically anyone and every taste imaginable. A wide array of genres to choose from, particular publishers you may have a penchant for, perhaps a certain artistic styling catches your eye, or maybe you prefer to simply collect, be it an entire series, title, or work from your favorite comic book creator. Well now you can collect more than their work… you can collect their very own trading cards.

Comic Book All Stars” is a new line of trading cards being released by the mega-popular digital comic source ComiXology. It features 26 of today’s hot creators from various publishers, including Matt Fraction (Sex CriminalsInvincible Iron Man), Marguerite Bennett (InseXts, Animosity), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Outcast), Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Hellblazer), Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil, Powers), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and more! Many of the creators emblazoned on the SDCC Exclusive collectible cards will be on hand at the ComiXology booth (#2547) for autographs and signing their actual cards!

ComiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger spoke with Entertainment Weekly about this new endeavor to help put faces to some of the comics fans enjoy.

We want to make everyone on the planet a comics fan. And we like to have fun while doing it. These cards are a fun throwback, and hopefully collectors will discover their next favorite creator while collecting the whole set. These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us allWhether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”

Here’s a look at the promotional banners ComiXology has created for this year’s SDCC, featuring familiar faces from top publishers: Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse.

Here is the complete list of ComiXology’s panels and their creator signings at the ComiXology booth #2547:

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Thursday, 7/21/16

11:30-12:30pmMarguerite Bennett signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

12:00pm-1:00pmThe ComiXologist Traveling Podcast Party  – Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library
Speakers: Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers), and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

1:00-2:00pmTsutomu Nihei signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30pm-3:30pmComiXology Ask Me Anything – Room: 8
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

4:00pm-5:00pmEssential Deserted Island Comics – Room: 28DE
Speakers: Chris Roberson (co-creator iZombie, writer Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

6:30pm-7:30pmComics PR & Marketing 101 – Room: 8
Speakers: David Hyde (Founder Superfan Promotions), Hunter Gorinson (Valiant Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)

8:00pm-11:00pmComiXology Co-Sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party
Location: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Friday, 7/22/16

10:30-11:30pmGene Yang signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

11:30-12:30pmG. Willow Wilson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

12:30-1:30pmMatt Fraction signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:00-3:00pmHope Larson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30pm-3:30pmHow to Start a Comic Book Company – Room: 8
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Ross Richie (Founder & CEO BOOM! Studios), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer), Mike Marts (Editor-in-Chief AfterShock Comics), Alvin Liu (Publisher Kodansha Advanced Media), Jimmy Palmiotti (Co-founder Paperfilms), Joe Glass (Principal Queer Comix) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

4:00-5:00pmShawn Martinbrough signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

6:00pm-7:00pmComic Book Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best & Brightest Began – Room: 9
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Derf Backderf (Cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), and Ed Luce (Cartoonist, Wuvable Oaf)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

8:00pm-10:30pm
ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Location: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park, San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday, 7/23/16

11:30-12:30pmStan Sakai signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

1:30-2:30pmSimon Hanselmann signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30-3:30pmTula Lotay signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

3:00pm-4:00pmComiXology Unlimited – Room: 29AB
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

5:00pm-6:00pmComics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics – Room: 28DE
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)


Sunday, 7/24/16

11:00am-12:00pmGuide to Illustrating Comics – Room: 24ABC
Speakers: Derf Backderf (Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man).
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

12:30-1:30pmKatie Cook signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:00pm-3:00pmComiXology Ask Me Anything Special Sunday Edition! – Room: 29AB
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

3:30-4:30pmKieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

Catch the ComiXology crew at San Diego Comic-Con International July 21-24th.

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