Chicago, IL — July 6, 2005 — Devil’s Due is readying to amaze its fans and convert new ones this year at Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 14-17). Everyone—and we mean everyone—should come by DDP’s booth (#2235) and check out the new G.I. JOE: America’s Elite, Forgotten Realms: Homeland, D3 (Penguin Bros., Misplaced, Shades of Blue) and the all-new Chaos! Comics. Featured at the booth will be artist signings, convention exclusives, a “Get Killed by Evil Ernie” contest, and a not-to-be-missed announcement by Chaos! Comics on Friday.
Devil’s Due has a number of weekend-long and day-specific events planned:
**Panel Discussion. Margaret Weis and Andrew Dabb, co-writers of the adapted The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, will host a Dragonlance panel discussion Thursday at 10:30 in Room 3.
**G.I. JOE and Forgotten Realms original art for sale all show long!
**Artist Signings (check booth #2235 or DDP website for times). Tim Seeley (Forgotten Realms: Homeland, G.I.Joe, Hack/Slash), Josh Blaylock (DDP president, G.I.Joe, G.I.JOE: Arashikage Showdown, Penguin Bros., Misplaced), Joe Casey (G.I. JOE: America’s Elite, Infantry), Sunder Raj (G.I. JOE, HackSlash, G.I. JOE: Master and Apprentice), Andrew Dabb (Mu, Forgotten Realms: Homeland), Brandon Jerwa (G.I. JOE, G.I.JOE: Master and Apprentice), Federica Manfreidi (Hack/Slash), and Tommy Castillo (Evil Ernie).
**Convention Exclusives and Giveaways. G.I. JOE America’s Elite #1 with a cover by Sunder Raj (limited to only 500 copies!) and Forgotten Realms: Homeland #1 with a cover by Tyler Walpole (limited to only 500 copies!); each item will sell for $10. Plus, free posters, buttons and much, much more. Check out the exclusive covers here: http://devilsdue.net/promo/Homeland_01_COV_con.jpg http://devilsdue.net/promo/JOE_1_FC_JoeCon.jpg
**Chaos! Comics Events at DDP Booth #2235.
–Friday, 1:00 – 2:00: Autograph Session: Evil Ernie cover artist Alex Horley
–Friday, 1:30 – 3:30: “Get tattooed by Chastity.” Model Darrk Raven appears as Chastity for pictures with fans. Get tattooed by Chastity!
–Friday, 2:00 – 2:15: Chaos! Comics press conference including 2005/2006 publishing plans, major announcements, and the “Get Killed by Evil Ernie” contest announcement (see below).
–Friday, 2:00 – 3:30: Creative team signing Dan Jolley (writer) Buzz (artist).
–Friday, all day and Saturday by 2:00. “Get Killed by Evil Ernie” contest. Go to http://www.chaoscomics.com/ or come by the Devil’s Due booth before 2:00 on Saturday to sign up for the chance to be killed by Evil Ernie. New Evil Ernie artist Tommy Castillo will draw one (un)lucky winner meeting their end at the hands of everyone’s favorite teen-zombie killing machine. Check out a sketch of the contest at http://devilsdue.net/promo/EvilErnieContest.jpg
–Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00: “Get Killed by Evil Ernie” raffle winner announced; you must be present to win. Evil Ernie artist Tommy Castillo draws a portrait of the “Get Killed By Evil Ernie” winner! Tommy will also sign autographs during this session.
–Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30: Model Darrk Raven appears as Chastity for pictures with fans.
Devil’s Due. Reminding everyone that pop culture IS our culture.
ABOUT DEVIL’S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
Devil’s Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP’s first breakout success was 2001’s revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP’s lineup includes Army of Darkness, Street Fighter, Hack/Slash, Dragonlance Chronicles, Forgotten Realms, and the Aftermath universe, an imprint featuring super-powered heroes in titles Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and Infantry.
ABOUT CHAOS! COMICS
Chaos! Comics was the leading horror comic book publisher of the 1990s. In 2005, Chaos! Comics is resurrected under new ownership. Chaos! Comics is dedicated to bringing the best in horror and supernatural stories to the comic book industry.