IDW Publishing’s Highlights from Comic-Con@Home
Jul 28, 2020
By all accounts, the internet-only Comic-Con@Home event has been a resounding success, delivering the thrills and chills of San Diego Comic-Con to fans all over the world! With all that hooplah, even the most devoted IDW fan may have missed a news bite or two! For your enjoyment, IDW Publishing is thrilled to share a look back at the insightful panels, award wins, and new project announcements from the event.
On Friday night, July 24th, Comic-Con International virtually hosted the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony. We are proud to announce that Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) won “Best Letterer”, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter Artist Select won “Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books”, and They Called Us Enemy won “Best Reality-Based Work.” You can read more about the Eisner results and acceptance statements from the creators by clicking here.
Two major new projects were announced this past week! Marvel Action: Chillers, the spine-tingling new addition to IDW’s Marvel Action line (more info here), will be written by Jeremy Whitley and feature artwork by Ahmara Smith, Bowen McCurdy, Gretel Lusky, and Bill Underwood. Also, IDW revealed the full details on the time-traveling crossover series Transformers / Back to the Future by writer Cavan Scott and artist Juan Samu (more info here).
Plus, IDW’s nine wildly insightful Comic-Con@Home virtual panels are now live on Youtube! We’ve provided the links for all videos below, plus we’ve pinpointed some of the specific topics and revelations that you’ll hear by clicking on those links. Check them out below!
IDW Presents: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld
The legendary Rob Liefeld (New Mutants, X-Force, Youngblood) discusses his lifelong love affair with G.I. Joe, and how the beloved Hasbro brand influenced his comics work and various creations (including Deadpool). Plus, get a firsthand account of the creation of IDW’s hot-selling Snake Eyes: Deadgame comic book miniseries! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/m3bW-4ON0RI
The Science of Back to the Future
IDW teams up with the renowned scientists of the Fleet Science Center to discuss where the pseudo-science and real (or hypothetical) physics and technologies of Back to the Future collide! Also, join IDW editor-in-chief John Barber for a discussion of the new crossover, Transformers / Back to the Future, with writer Cavan Scott and artist Juan Samu, including news about the time-traveling new Autobot Gigawatt! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/KnxgpI6fDVI
IDW Presents: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
Listen to Kevin Eastman (TMNT co-creator) and Sophie Campbell (ongoing series writer/artist) as they reveal startling secrets of upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and TMNT: The Last Ronin comic storylines! Chad Thomas (artist of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) joins Kevin and Sophie to show fans their tips and tricks for illustrating your favorite Turtle in a variety of styles! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/lljxhFE60_s
IDW Presents: The Mueller Report in 10 Minutes
Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and journalist Steve Duin help navigate one of the most misrepresented publications of recent history: The Mueller Report! Shannon and Steve recently turned the political tome into a pithy graphic novel (published by IDW, and scheduled for September 2020). Was there collusion or obstruction? Did the Russians interfere in our election? The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/Ny87cDFQsJA
IDW Presents: Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition Spotlight
Superstar Jim Lee (X-Men, Batman, Wildcats) makes a special appearance to discuss his early days at Marvel, joined by inker Scott Williams to walk you through their decades of collaboration! Scott Dunbier (IDW, Director of Special Projects) and Dirk Wood (IDW, Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing) join these comics luminaries to discuss the latest in the Artist’s Edition line: Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/hNnx22OXbas
IDW Presents: IDW in 2020 and Beyond
IDW’s own Chris Ryall and John Barber dish on all things IDW! Featuring particularly in-depth discussions relating to Locke & Key (with a special focus on the upcoming Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe crossover by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, subtitled Hell & Gone), the continuing line of Star Trek comic books, the eye-opening Redbone graphic novel, and IDW’s educational program in tandem with The Smithsonian Institute. The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/tt4kEMGGENQ
SYFY Presents: Wynonna Earp
Join showrunner Emily Andras alongside cast members Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, and Varun Saranga as they talk about the highly anticipated 4th season, show off their best impressions, challenge each other with a round of trivia, and share a sneak peek of the season 4 premiere episode! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/cy90CYy0usY
Fantagraphics and IDW Present: Classic Comics Reprints
Three of the most prominent editors of archival comics -- Dean Mullaney of The Library of American Comics and EuroComics, Pete Maresca of Sunday Press, and Eric Reynolds of Fantagraphics -- discuss their dream projects! Go behind-the-scenes and learn what it takes to compile and collect these projects -- you’d be amazed at how complicated the process is! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/7hoB7LgbjMU
IDW Presents: Imagination & Fun for Kids!
Get the latest in-depth info on My Little Pony / Transformers and watch some of your favorite all-ages artists illustrate in real time! Featuring Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel), Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures), Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), and Adam Tierney (Afraid of Everything)! The virtual Comic-Con@Home panel is now live: https://youtu.be/Dh1sG8tLAcM