IDW Announces Signing Schedule, Panels,
and Exclusives for New York Comic-Con 2019

A Rare and Exclusive Appearance by Comics Legend John Byrne,
Locke & Key Creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez,
Care Bears Costumed Characters, and Many More
Comic and Entertainment Icons Delight Fans at IDW Booth #1844


SAN DIEGO, CA (September 25, 2019) – Next week, IDW Publishing will continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary at New York Comic-Con with a stellar lineup of creators, panels, and convention exclusives, featuring a rare appearance by comics legend John Byrne!

Other fan-favorite talents to grace IDW Booth #1844 are Locke & Key creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, Ragnarök and Star Wars Artist’s Edition creator Walter Simonson, Wellington creators Aaron Mahnke and Delilah S. Dawson, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons writer Jim Zub, a special appearance by the Care Bears for photo ops on Sunday at 1:00pm, and many, many more!

Our complete list of booth guests, panels, and show exclusives can be found below. Be sure to visit Booth #1844 for IDW’s coolest Comic-Con signings and swag, including your chance to score a prize pack of convention exclusives – details below!


BOOTH #1844 SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday October 3rd

1:00 – 2:00 John Byrne Marvel Classics Artist’s Edition John Byrne
(*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub
(*Convention exclusives available!)

2:00 – 3:00 Star Wars AdventuresDelilah S. Dawson, Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Derek Charm, Michael Moreci, Tony Fleecs
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 Gears of War: HivebustersAlan Quah

3:00 – 4:00 Transformers/GhostbustersErik Burnham, Keith Dallas

4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodríguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)


5:00 – 6:00 John Byrne Marvel Classics Artist’s Edition John Byrne
(*Convention exclusives available!)

5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek: Year Five Jackson Lanzing, Colin Kelly

6:00 – 7:00 Road of Bones – Rich Douek, Justin Birch, Alex Cormack
(*Convention exclusives available!)

Friday October 4th

10:00 ­– 11:00 Wellington ­– Aaron Mahnke, Delilah S. Dawson
(*Get a free preview ashcan!)

1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök, Star Wars Artist’s Edition ­– Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

2:00 – 3:00 Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy –Barry Klugerman, AndrewSteven Damsits
(*Book debut!)

2:00 – 3:00 My Little PonySara Richard, Andy Price, Thom Zahler, Agnes Garbowska

2:00 – 3:00 Care BearsNadia Shammas, Agnes Garbowska
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 Beauty of Horror – Alan Robert

4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodríguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 – 5:00 TransformersJohn Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith

5:00 – 6:00 Ragnarök, Star Wars Artist’s Edition ­– Walter Simonson

(*Convention exclusives available!)
6:00 – 7:00 Marvel Action – Sweeney Boo (Captain Marvel), Juan Samu (Black Panther), Marcio Fiorito (Avengers)


Saturday October 5th 

10:00 – 11:00 They Called Us Enemy – Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott

11:00 – 12:00 GLOW – Hannah Templer (Cosmoknights), Tini Howard (Euthanauts)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Cosmoknights Book debut!)


12:00 – 1:00 Ragnarök, Star Wars Artist’s Edition ­– Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Michael Dialynas

12:00 – 1:00 Ghost Tree – Bobby Curnow, Ian Herring

1:00 – 2:00 John Byrne Marvel Classics Artist’s Edition John Byrne
(*Convention exclusives available!)

2:00 – 3:00 Crazy is the New NormalTom Tomorrow

3:00 – 4:00 Ragnarök, Star Wars Artist’s Edition ­– Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 John Byrne Marvel Classics Artist’s Edition John Byrne
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 ­– 5:00 Wellington ­– Aaron Mahnke, Delilah S. Dawson
(*Get a free preview ashcan!)

4:00 – 5:30 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

6:00 – 7:00 Sons of Chaos – Chris Jaymes

6:00 – 7:00 Mountainhead – John Lees, Ryan Lee, Shawn Lee
(*Convention exclusives available!)



Sunday October 6th  

11:00 – 12:00 Magic: The Gathering – Vita Ayala

11:30 – 12:30 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 Care BearsNadia Shammas
(*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 Sonic the Hedgehog Caleb Goellner

2:00 – 3:00 Star Wars Adventures – Cavan Scott, Chris Fenoglio, Tony Fleecs

2:00 – 3:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 DuckTalesJoe Caramagna


Don’t miss IDW’s panels, either!

IDW PANELS

IDW Publishing: Graphic Novels – An Inside Look, Thursday, 10/3/19, 2:45p.m. – 3:45p.m., Room: 1A02

Graphic Novels are breaking barriers at every turn, from exciting new licensed initiatives to long form original content. IDW Publishing is uniquely poised to explore these publishing opportunities thanks to our incredible partnerships and creator relationships. Join Justin Eisinger, IDW Editorial Director Graphic Novels & Collections, and co-author of They Called Us Enemy, for a far-ranging discussion on the many upcoming book projects IDW has in the works for audiences of all types. Special Guests to be announced. 


IDW Publishing: 20 Years & Beyond! – Friday, 10/4/19, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 1A02

Revealing behind-the-scenes secrets of your favorite IDW comics—Locke and Key, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more! Be the first to know about upcoming projects by the most exciting creators around! Ask the questions you’d only dreamed of asking to Editor-In-Chief John Barber and a host of fan-favorite writers and artists—plus some who soon will be!

Innovation in the Indie Comics Industry (featuring David Hedgecock from IDW) — Friday, 10/4/19, 7:45p.m. – 8:45p.m., Room: 1A18

The candid discussion will cover how they are partnering with top creators and artists, exploring genres and increasing diversity, securing new distribution platforms, cultivating IP, updated marketing tactics as well as exclusive news about new projects from each studio. 


IDW Publishing: Artist’s Editions & More! — Saturday, 10/5/19, 3:45p.m. – 4:45p.m., Room: 1B03

IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Edition series has spawned a cottage industry of oversized art books, but Editor Scott Dunbier will give you the lowdown on why you should accept no imitations! And, besides info on future Artist’s Editions, we’ll take a look at other beautiful art books in your future. Join Scott, along with IDW guru-in-residence Dirk Wood, plus a special guest or two, for an hour of great art, crazy anecdotes, and maybe even an announcement or two!


SyFy Presents Wynonna Earp — Saturday, 10/5/2019, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Hammerstein Ballroom

Ahead of the fourth season of show creator Emily Andras and cast members Melanie Scrofano, Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell will look back at their favorite moments from the series. The Western horror series follows the title character as she returns to her hometown, Purgatory, to take on her destined role as demon protector


IDW: Kids’ Comics!, Sunday, 10/6/19, 10:45a.m. – 11:45a.m., Room: 1B03 Ever wonder what it takes to make an all-ages comic? Ever want to try your hand at making your own? What better way to learn, than from the publishers of My Little Pony, Care Bears, Goosebumps, TMNT, and so much more! Join IDW Publishing, and a bunch of special-guest kids’ comics creators for a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite comics are made! It’s sure to be a morning full of fun activities, secret surprises, and much, much more! And bonus: a free comic for every kid in attendance! 


IDW CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

Only available for pick-up at IDW’s NYCC booth #1844 throughout the convention!

COMICS

Canto #1, Con variant
New cover by Chris Ables
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1, RE-A cover
New cover featuring a Johnny Lawrence photo
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1, RE-B cover
New cover featuring a Danny LaRusso photo
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #266, Con variants
Toy packaging cover of Snake-Eyes, 5 different designs
$25 each, Limited to 100 copies each, per day of the convention (*Limit 5 of each design per person)
Each day, we will release 100 copies of one of the different Silent Master variants featuring the various toy packaging artwork of everyone’s favorite ninja, Snake Eyes! Come back each day to build the set!

Mountainhead #1, Con variant
New cover by Ryan Lee
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies

Napoleon Dynamite #1, Con variant
Photo cover from the movie
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons v2 #1
Blank sketch variant cover
$10 each, Limited to 600 copies at the show

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons v2 #1, Con variant
New cover that connects with corresponding book from Oni Press
$10 each, Limited to 600 copies at the show

Road of Bones #3, Con variant
New cover by Alex Cormack
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1, Con variant
New B&W inked art cover by Derek Charm
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #97, Con variant
New B&W cover by Kevin Eastman, featuring Jennika!
$20 each, Limited to 500 copies


BUNDLES

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #266 Bundle, 5 comics in 1 bundle
Various artists & Toy Packaging art

$150 each, Limited to 50 bundles
Instead of coming each day to pick up the ultra-rare Silent Master Variant comic for that day, get all 5 regular Silent Master Variant comics (featuring various Snake Eyes Toy Packaging art)!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #266 Bundle, 5 comics in 1 bundle + BONUS!
Various artists & Toy Packaging art

$200 each, Limited to 50 bundles
Instead of coming each day to pick up the ultra-rare Silent Master Variant comic for that day, get all 5 regular Silent Master Variant exclusive comics (featuring various Snake Eyes Toy Packaging art) and get a BONUS 6th cover of Snake Eyes that is ONLY available in this bundle, making this a bundle you MUST own at the convention!



COLLECTIONS

Amber Blake Trade Paperback
New York Comic-Con exclusive cover by Catherine Nodet
$25, Limited to 400
Pick up the limited-edition Amber Blake trade paperback with a convention exclusive cover.

John Byrne Marvel Classics Artifact Edition
Convention exclusive cover by John Byrne
$200 each, Limited to 100 copies
This is your chance to own a gem by John Byrne, one of the true superstars of Marvel Comics! We present John Byrne at his finest

Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy – A Centennial Celebration
Convention debut
$60 each, Limited to 50 copies
Pick up Roy Krenkel’s New York Comic-Con debut book, Father of Heroic Fantasy – A Centennial Celebration. This is a new art book on the legendary fantasy artist—featuring many pieces never before published, from the archives of the Krenkel Estate!




MERCHANDISE

Wynonna Earp Bandana
Logo art, Convention edition
$10 each, Limited to 260
Own a special Wynonna Earp Bandana, exclusively available at IDW convention appearances!


SDCC / LIMITED HOLDOVERS

Care Bears #1, Con variant
Virgin Art Cover by Agnes Garbowska
$5 each, Limited to 100 copies

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Bundle, 4 different one-shots
Covers by Dan Schoening
$40 each, Limited to 50 packs
Pick up all 4 of our Ghostbusters 35th anniversary one-shot comics, each with a new “Movie Poster” themed cover by Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening!

Locke & Key Bundle
Convention bundle with cover by Gabriel Rodríguez
$40 each, Limited to 18

Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Con variant
Cover by Gabriel Rodríguez
$5 each, Limited to 100 copies


Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Deluxe Con variant
Virgin Art premium cover by Gabriel Rodríguez
$10 each, Limited to 80 copies

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #1, Con variant
Cover by Evan Stanley
$10 each, Limited to 100 copies

Star Trek: Year Five #1, Con variant
Negative Painted Cover by Greg Hildebrandt
$10 each, Limited to 200 copies

Star Wars Adventures #23, Con variant
Virgin Art Cover by Tony Fleecs
$10 each, Limited to 50 copies

They Called Us Enemy Hardcover Edition
Cover by Harmony Becker $30 each, 30 copies at the show
Get the hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called Us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II.



They Called Us Enemy Signed and Numbered Hardcover Edition
Cover by Harmony Becker
$75 each, 60 copies at the showGet a special signed and numbered hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. This Signed and Numbered edition comes with a bound-in signature plate signed by the entire creative team, including George Takei!

Transformers/Ghostbusters #1
, Con variantCover by Dan Schoening
$10 each, Limited to 100 copies

Usagi Yojimbo &
Ragnarök 2-pack, Connecting Virgin VariantsCovers by Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai
$20 per pack, Limited to 200 packsHere’s your chance to own 2 limited edition variant comic books featuring a spectacular jam image of creators Stan Sakai and Walter Simonson drawing each other’s signature characters, all colored by Laura Martin! These 2 virgin comic books have color artwork on the front, and the inked version on the back! Grab them both!

Wraith #7
, Con variantPhoto cover from NOS4A2 TV show$10 each, 100 copies at the show

Zombicide TMNT Pack #1
, Con variant plus free Trade PaperbackDesigned by CMON Games$25 each, 48 copies at the showIt’s an outbreak of high-flying, Zombie-killing, ninja action as the TMNT invade CMON’s hit board game, Zombicide! This convention exclusive pack #1 contains 4 characters from TMNT done in the iconic Zombicide style: Shredder, Krang, Donnie, and Leo!

Zombicide TMNT Pack #2
, Con variantDesigned by CMON Games$25 each, 48 copies at the showIt’s an outbreak of high-flying, Zombie-killing, ninja action as the TMNT invade CMON’s hit board game, Zombicide! This convention exclusive pack #2 contains 4 characters from TMNT done in the iconic Zombicide style: Bebop, Rocksteady, Mikey, and Raph!


PROMO ITEMS AND GIVEAWAY PRIZE

Prize Pack
Scan your badge at IDW Booth #1844 for a chance to win a special prize pack with variant cover comics (NYCC convention exclusives) and a signed copy of They Called Us Enemy Hardcover Edition!

Cobra Kai
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Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
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Dying is Easy
/ Wellington ashcan
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel
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Star Wars Adventures
double-sided poster
Star Wars Adventures
Free Comic Book Day button
Star Wars Adventures
Free Comic Book Day comic
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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About IDW
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