It’s that time of the year again! Put the finishing touches on your cosplay outfit and grab your deodorant because San Diego Comic-Con is here! TOP COW is celebrating its 21st anniversary with numerous signings, portfolio reviews, Comic-Con Exclusives, exciting news about upcoming projects throughout various Medias, and giving much deserved appreciation to the fans that have kept our company alive and kicking to this day.
Cosplayers! Don’t forget that if you are dressed as one of our characters, stop by our booth (#2629) to get your photo taken, for the chance to appear in an upcoming Top Cow comic book. Writers and artists, details of our TOP COW 2013 TALENT HUNT will be announced at our 21 YEARS OF TOP COW PANEL on Saturday, July 20, from 11am-Noon in Room 9!
Our “Mad Scientist” artist himself, all the way from Croatia, Stjepan Sejic makes his return to SDCC, having not been in attendance since 2009! He and writer Matt Hawkins will be meeting and greeting fans at the Top Cow Booth, signing and sketching, along with returning Witchblade writer, Ron Marz! The legendary Marc Silvestri will be in attendance as well, sketching a very limited number per day, along with Stjepan. This means, if you want a sketch from the two immensely talented artists, the ONLY way for you to get one is to set your thrusters to “turbo” and haul butt over to our booth (again, #2629) early each morning to purchase one of these super limited sketch covers.
If all of this is too much information, then expand your mind by picking up the ultra-limited THINK TANK Volume 1 Hardcover. WARNING: Reading this book WILL make you smarter! We were only able to smuggle 1,000 of these out from the Pentagon, with the first 100 fans treated to an added bonus of a limited edition book plate inside! And be sure to visit the booth after you pick yours up to get Matt Hawkins and artist Rahsan Ekedal to sign it.
For those fans attending our Top Cow Panel, celebrating 21 years with us, be sure to arrive early! Available to only the first 200 attendees is a limited edition mini-lithograph featuring the amazing and beautiful artwork of Marc Silvestri, Rahsan Ekedal, and Stjepan Sejic! Everyone there will also be privy to some really great announcements about the future of Top Cow, including movie, comic, and videogame news! Don’t be that person that reads about it on the internet later, when you’re exhausted in your hotel room and sick from too many pretzel-dogs. Attend!
Our full list of attending Top Cow creators, signing times, portfolio reviews, panel information, exclusives, and more can be found on the schedule below. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Top Cow Creators' Signing & Portfolio Review Schedule:
*Signings are subject to change, check back for more updates!
Stjepan Sejic - 6pm-9pm
Matt Hawkins - 7:30pm-8:30pm
Matt Hawkins & Stjepan Sejic - 10am-12:30pm
Ron Marz - 11am-12:30pm
Marc Silvestri & Stjepan Sejic - 1pm-5pm
Portfolio Review with Matt Hawkins - 2:30pm-3:30pm
Rahsan Ekedal - 4pm-5pm
Tim Seeley - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Portfolio Review with Matt Hawkins - 10:30am-11:30am
Larime Taylor - 11am-12pm
Tim Seeley - 1pm-2pm
Matt Hawkins & Rahsan Ekedal - 2pm-3pm
Marc Silvestri - 1pm-5pm
Ron Marz & Stjepan Sejic - 2pm-3:30pm
Rick Basaldua - 5pm-7pm
Top Cow Panel - 11am-12pm
Rick Basaldua - 11am-1pm
Rahsan Ekedal - 1:30pm-2:30pm
Marc Silvestri - 1pm-5pm
Stjepan Sejic - 1pm-5pm
Ron Marz - 2:30pm-3:30pm
Portfolio Review with Matt Hawkins - 4pm-6pm
Larime Taylor - 5pm-6pm
Rick Basaldua - 11am-1pm
Larime Taylor - 11:30am-12:30pm
Marc Silvestri & Stjepan Sejic - 1pm-4pm
How To: Kickstarter Panel
Want to make your own movie, comic, or album? Don't have the money and plan to use a site like Kickstarter to help bring your dream project to life? Attend the How-To Kickstarter panel to hear how some talented folks were able to reach their goals. They'll tell you the pros, the cons, things they've learned, how to make appealing prizes, and help steer anyone in the right direction that aims to use this fantastic site's resources to make their dream project into a reality. Moderator: Siike Donnelly Panelists: Jon Schnepp, Olivia Peterson, Josh Levy, and Matt Hawkins.
Rocket Ships, Laser Guns, and Dystopias
Science fiction runs the gamut from splashy space opera to dusty dystopias, and Image Comics has been on the forefront of releasing the newest and most exciting visions of the future in the market. Join some of Image’s finest futurists to hear about how they develop worlds and technology in comics like East of West, Great Pacific, Rocket Girl, Think Tank and Aphrodite IX. Moderator: Ron Richards Panelists: Nick Dragotta, Joe Harris, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, and Matt Hawkins.
21 Years of Top Cow!
Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with Founder Marc Silvestri and President Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow Creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe – both in the printed comics and other media! Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit, Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for his-or-herself, announcements concerning Top Cow's 2013 Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn't enough, as an added bonus, first 200 attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!
Aphrodite IX #1 SDCC Exclusive Sketch Variant
Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK) and Stjepan Sejic (RAVINE, ARTIFACTS) have teamed up to bring back the fan-favorite green-haired, amnesiac assassin. Aphrodite IX awakes to find she must navigate an unrecognizable Earth that is being contended over by warring factions of the cybernetically enhanced and genetically enhanced.
Production Run: Limited to 200 copies
Note: 10 copies of the Sketch Variant will be sold on Preview night. 20 copies of the Sketch Variant will be sold each day, Thursday- Sunday. This is your only chance to get a sketch by Stjepan Sejic. 1 per customer, arrive early. Signatures are free of course!
Cyber Force #1 SDCC Exclusive Sketch Variant
Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri returns to his first Image series as co-writer, art director, and cover artist. Co-writer Matt Hawkins, and artist Khoi Pham join Silvestri to bring you a contemporary reimagining rooted in cutting edge, real world technology.
Production Run: Limited to 100 copies
Note: 10 copies of the Sketch Variant will be sold each day, Thursday- Sunday. This is your only chance to get a sketch by Marc Silvestri. 1 per customer, arrive early. Signatures are free of course!
Aphrodite IX #3 Cosplay SDCC Exclusive Variant Cover
Aphrodite IX was created for a purpose, but she does not know what it is. Torn between two factions in a hostile, new world, she's forced to choose sides in a war that she wants no part in.
Production Run: Limited to 1000 copies
Aphrodite IX Exclusive SDCC Print
Production Run: Limited to 50
Limited Edition Think Tank Hardcover
Production Run: Limited to 1000
Note: First 100 customers who purchase Think Tank Volume 1 Hard cover will receive a limited edition book plate.
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