Welcome to Monday, everyone. Here's hoping you've got a short work week and get to spend some quality time with both family and food.
In the meantime, we've got a few things to discuss.
IAN MCGINTY. As you most likely saw last week, artist/writer Ian McGinty has been kind enough to return to our show next August. The picture above shows a character named Toulouse from the upcoming second issue of his Ian's new book, Welcome to Showside. The picture on the right is of a young boy named Patrick who met Ian at Kansas City Comic Con this year and only a few short months later found himself transformed into a comic book character. Pretty cool, huh?
For all the details, check out the full Comics Alliance article here.
BARRENS. The Kickstarter project from writer CW Cooke, artist Bryan Timmins, and publisher Project-Nerd has successfully reached goal. However, they've got some incredible stretch goals in place, so make sure you get your hands on the merchandise.
Find all the details here.
LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY/HEATHER GREY FRIDAY. For those of you who might be concerned about braving the crowds this Black Friday, might we suggest an alternative? Join Elite Comics for a day of special sales as well as the debut of the brand new Ugly Sweater Edition Elite Comics Long Sleeved T-Shirt.
Find all the details here.
EVENTS CALENDAR. Kansas City Comic Con will soon be adding a new feature to our website. We've found that there are simply too many cool comic book and pop culture related events to keep track of in and around the KC area without having some kind of list. We'll soon be posting the events we're aware of, and we encourage you to drop us a line and tell us about any others.
As always, questions and comments can go in the box below, or you can write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading, and if you've not already finished the entire first season of Jessica Jones on Netflix, then by all means get back to it.
Wondering what this image is all about? Find out this Wednesday at your local comic shop when artist/writer Ian McGinty delivers the first issue of his original book, Welcome to Showside. We here at KCCC are super stoked to read it. We're expecting big things out of this book and this creator, so we highly encourage you to get your hands on a copy.
As an added bonus, here's the cartoon pilot to Welcome to Showside. Remember: get me a bagel, and make it spooky!
Who's going to watch the pilot for Supergirl tonight? We are. Kansas City may have its own Supergirl in the form of Jessica Meditz-Porter, but we were given express permission by her to believe that there could be another. Fingers crossed that we're looking at something akin to The Flash.
Don't forget to visit your Oak Park Mall Barnes & Noble on Friday night to meet guests from Days of our Lives and get your copy of the new 50th anniversary book signed. Find out all the pertinent information here.
And this Saturday, you'll want to put on your best costume and come out to Elite Comics for Free Comic Book Day of the Dead 2015. It promises to be the ultimate Halloween party.
Plus, I'm told there'll be cake.
As always, comments and questions go in the box below, or you can write me directly at email@example.com. Be sure to let us know who we should be bringing to the show next year.