Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Insight Editions announces SDCC Signings and New Project Debuts

Insight Editions is pleased to announce its lineup for the eagerly anticipated Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego (July 18–21, Booth #1134). Not only will we have specials, giveaways, and promotions, but everything in the booth will be 30% off. We will also have in-booth signings of some of this summer’s blockbuster titles, and we’ll debut some new projects, including:
So far, we have four authors / artists scheduled to sign at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013. Check back here for updates as we get closer to the start date for this annual convention.

Thursday, July 18th

11:00 a.m.

Tara Bennett
Delve into television’s hit otherworldly phenomenon with Fringe: September’s Notebook, a unique in-world collection that explores the intricate destinies of Dr. Walter Bishop, Peter Bishop, and Special Agent Olivia Dunham. Written from the perspective of the Observer known only as September, this notebook reveals new truths about the Fringe Division and Massive Dynamic and closely examines the Amber timeline and the alternate universe known as “Over There.”

Packed with concept art, exclusive photos, and intriguing ephemera, September’s Notebook will satisfy every serious fan’s hunger for details about the Observers, quirks and little-known facts about each character, Fringe Science, and much more. “Easter eggs” throughout build on the many symbols and codes woven into the show’s fabric, uncovering truths never before revealed.

With its layered storytelling, well-rendered characters, and complex overarching narrative, Fringe is the ideal television show to develop into a deluxe coffee-table book, and Fringe: September’s Notebook provides a totally immersive reading experience.

Tara Bennett is the author of a variety of movie companion books, including 300: The Art of the Film, and several official companions to hugely successful television shows, such as Lost and 24. She writes for many publications, including SFX and Sci Fi Magazine, and contributes to popular websites, including Blastr and WSJ Speakeasy. She is an adjunct professor of film and television at Rowan University in New Jersey.

Friday, July 19th

11:00 a.m.

Jerry Beck

In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create this definitive Looney Tunes collection. Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons settles the debate on the best of the best and poses a new question—Is your favorite cartoon one of the greatest? Cartoon historian Jerry Beck—the book’s editor—and his team of animation experts reveal amusing anecdotes and the secret origins behind such classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “One Froggy Evening,” and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.”

Jerry Beck is an author, animation historian, and cartoon producer. Best-known for writing The Hanna-Barbera Treasury and The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, he is a professor of animation history at Woodbury University in Burbank, California, and a consulting producer to Universal, Disney, and Warner Bros. He hosts and produces the annual “Worst Cartoons Ever” screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

2:00 p.m.
Scott Campbell
With equal parts style, humor, and insight, Scott C. has delighted an international fanbase with his unique watercolor paintings, illustrations, and drawings. Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.  is his first monograph, presenting the best and most-imaginative works of art in his emerging career.

Admirers and collectors seek out Scott C.’s appearances at such diverse venues as Comic-Con in San Diego and Galerie Arludik in Paris to see his unusual depictions of pop-culture subjects and original creations, such as Victorian-era dinosaurs at high tea, lumberjacks and their sometimes awkward relationships with trees, and ninjas lounging in their living room at home. These and other reflections of Scott C.’s artistic vision have kept him on the radar of such pop-culture trend outlets as Flavorpill and Hi-Fructose magazine.

Scott Campbell (Scott C.) is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books, and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration. Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as a concept artist on children’s video games. Four years later, he joined Double Fine Productions as art director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the “Great Showdowns” series, the “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the Zombie in Love children’s book, and the Psychonauts and Brütal Legend video games with Double Fine Productions. Scott lives in New York City.

Saturday, July 20th

11:00 a.m.

Daniel Wallace

In Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) have delivered a stunning new vision of Superman that is both fresh and familiar. Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman explores the remarkable creative process behind the movie and showcases the exceptional concept art that shaped its unique visual style. From the stark alien vistas of Krypton to the down-to-earth warmth of Smallville, this book uncovers the intensive world-building process that makes Superman's universe both thrilling and believable. Also featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and candid on-set photography, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman is the ultimate insider's look at one of the most electrifying movies in recent memory.

Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. He is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including The Jedi Path, DC Comics Year by Year, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. Other universes he has worked with include Smallville, Indiana Jones, and Supernatural. He lives in Minneapolis.

3:00 p.m.
David S. Cohen
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters—the ultimate companion book to the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ movie Pacific Rim—hit bookstores and online retailers on June 12, 2013. The film, an epic sci-fi action adventure from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, opens in theaters on July 12, 2013. The film takes on humanity’s struggle to defend itself from a monstrous, otherworldly invasion. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, special weapons are devised—massive robots called Jaegers that are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee—team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse.

David S. Cohen has written for Variety for over a decade. He is the author of Screen Plays, a collection of his articles on Hollywood screenwriting previously published in Script magazine, and The Ballad of Rango. He lives in Los Angeles, California.


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