so San Diego Comic Con is finally over and hopefully everyone has recovered somewhat from it. Bryan “Flash” Turner was on the west coast on a solo mission, putting his portfolios in all the right hands! even more exciting is that his LEGO adaptation of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comic was being given as Comic Con swag at the LEGO and IDW booths! all 3 parts of the story that originally appeared in “TMNT New Animated Adventures” #11-13 were collected in one special edition book. Flash provided the awesome art and Peng-Peng did the lettering for it. if you got a copy, have Flash sign it at the next show!
if you’re looking to relax with a small one-day show to look at each vendor at your leisurely pace, Peng-Peng and theFranchizewill be at the Comics MD Fest in Waldorf, MD this Saturday – Aug. 2nd – from 10am to 4pm. (Flash will be taking a much-deserved break from doing Comic Con by himself.) they will have prints and books available as well as doing some zombie sketches for fans of “Fanboys Vs Zombies.” visit the conventions facebook page for more info – https://www.facebook.com/waldorfconventions
Awesome Con was pretty, well, awesome! but we haven’t quite gathered all the photos from the weekend so we’ll recap on that convention a little later. for now, we’re gearing up for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! it’s the biggest day in comics and Peng-Peng & theFranchize will be spending it at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE! it’s quite the event and we’re so very excited to be a part of it for the first time. we’ll have prints, cards, sketchcovers, and exclusive covers on hand for those that come by! we’ll be looking forward to seeing some new faces and signing Fanboys Vs Zombies and LOKI:Ragnarok and Roll books for folks. so come on out and bring the kids and enjoy what should be a gorgeous day surrounded by all things nerdy! like us! =)
Awesome Con is this weekend already – April 18-20, 2014! our business cards have been ordered, our prints are ready to rock, and we’re wrapping up some projects before heading to the show on Friday! since this show is in our hometown of Washington, DC, it’s gonna be a huge blast. and who knows, maybe one of our studiomates may have a new addition to the family before the weekend is out. 😉 everyone say CONGRATULATIONS to Flash – Mr. About-to-have-4-kids!
if you’re in the area, come on by Tables 439/538 and say SUP! to Peng-Peng, theFranchize, and Flash! we’ll have prints, books, and original art to sell. we’ll have “Adventure Time” and “Samurai Jack” books that we’ve worked on, “Loki:Ragnarok and Roll” books, and even “Fanboys Vs Zombies” trades at the table. we’ve all done different badge designs for this show as well so we’re very excited to see everyone walking around with our art around their necks. Peng-Peng will also have an Awesome Con Exclusive Cover for My Little Pony:Friends Forever #1 so make sure u get a copy and have her sign it! see you all there!
just announced today! Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord and Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord will be at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD for a signing event to promote their latest project LOKI:RAGNAROK AND ROLL! this is their newest project with BOOM! Studios with Eric Esquivel (Freelancers;Bravest Warriors) writing the mini-series. Issue 1 will be out on February 19th! so snag a copy at your local comic shop, then head on out to Third Eye on March 8th from 11am-1pm to get it signed by the artists! OR if you have some FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES issues you’d like them to sign, bring those too!
the final issue of “Fanboys Vs Zombies” looks like it’s going to wrap up right where it all began – with the creative team! here’s the cover of the last issue #20 drawn by Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord with colors by Gabriel Cassata. this issue is due to come out in November so don’t miss the action-packed finale! [Fanboys Vs Zombies #20 written by Shane Houghton | art by Jerry Gaylord | inks by Bryan Turner and Penelope Gaylord | published by BOOM! Studios]
we’ve also got pics up from our latest con – Pittsburgh Comic Con – on our ID STUDIOS FACEBOOK PAGE. head over there and check em out – and while you’re there give us a LIKE! here’s a collage of some of the Quickdraw sketches that we did. each ID Studio member participated in the quickdraw panel each day of the show. some were suggestions made by the crowd, some were just what we were feeling at the time, all of it was fun! ~peng
the cover – drawn by Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord and colored by Gabriel Cassata – pays homage to The Walking Dead issue #1. this issue is the 2nd of the 4 stand-alone stories in the FVZ world. if you haven’t already done so, head on down to your local comic shop and pick up your copy! ~peng
today is new comic book day and also marks the release of the 3rd volume of Fanboys Vs Zombies trades published by BOOM! Studios. what’s even more special about this trade is that it features one of our personal favorite covers done by Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord! this is the first 4 book with Shane Houghton as the new writer of the series. Comicosity.com has considered it one of the top 5 releases of the week! (you can view their article on it here – http://www.comicosity.com/trade-waiting-week-of-september-11-2013/) here’s what they say –
Why to watch for it: Jerry Gaylord was just nominated for a Harvey and his solid work can be found all over this volume of Fanboys Vs. Zombies. This is wacky and full of fun, the way comics should be.
so what are you waiting for? go to your local comic shop and snag ur copy!
on a more somber note, today we remember exactly where we were 12 years ago. it was a day that changed many of our lives forever. never forget – 9.11.01
just wanted to let everyone know that theFranchize & Peng-Peng will be at the WV Pop Culture Con this weekend – Aug. 24-25th! they’ll be guests there along with the talents of Peter Steigerwald and Ethan Van Sciver. they’ll be drawing sketches, selling prints, and will have plenty of Fanboys Vs Zombies books for folks to grab up!
if you’re in the area, you should definitely pop on by the convention. it’s going to be fun times! see u there! ~peng
first up – there’s ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to get your ballots in for this year’s Harvey Awards. if you’re a professional working in the comic industry (writer/artist/letterer/editor/etc) and you haven’t cast your vote yet, please remember to vote for JERRY GAYLORD for the MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT award for his work on Fanboys Vs Zombies! he’s up against some amazing talents so he’s in great company. the ballots are due by Monday, August 19, 2013! you can vote in as many or as few categories as you like. you can get to the ballot here – http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-final-ballot/ or you can click on the picture below!
also, we’ve updated our 2013 CON SCHEDULE! (located on the right side of this blog, in case you’ve missed it.) there are a couple of shows that were originally on the list that we needed to cancel due to scheduling conflicts – namely Detroit Fanfare and North Carolina Comic Con which we were attending with BOOM! Studios. Boom will still be there but theFranchize and Peng-Peng will not. we also added some new ones that weren’t on the list previously, mostly because we were just waiting for confirmation. which we just got! so we’re guests at Baltimore Comic Con in a couple of weeks, we’re definitely going to Anime USA in Washington, DC in about a month as well as New York Comic Con in October!
next comic con we’re attending – WV POP CULTURE CON! that’s already next week on August 24-25! theFranchize & Peng-Peng will be there as guests again! we had so much fun meeting fans last year and we’re lookin forward to good times again! if you’re anywhere near Morgantown, WV – stop on by!! ~peng
all of us at ID Studios are gearing up for the biggest comic con that any of us have ever been to. you may have heard of it, it’s called SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! all 4 members will actually be there, but we won’t have a table at artist alley or anything. some are going for their first time, some are going to work, but all are going cuz SDCC is awesome!
couple of announcements as we ready up for the show.
what with the BOOM/Archaia merge done before SDCC, they’ve just announced that both companies will have 1 booth on the con floor – BOOTH 2229. which means the booth will be brimming with some of the best titles outside of “the big 2.” both theFranchize AND Peng-Peng will once again be drawing on sketch covers the entire show at the BOOM booth. theFranchize will be drawing zombie-fied versions of fans of Fanboys Vs. Zombies while Peng-Peng will be on the all-ages side drawing Adventure Time sketch covers with other artists. be sure to get on the lists early because if it’s anything like what it was last year, the lines will be BA-NAY-NAYS!
also at SDCC, Bryan “Flash” Turner will sitting at the BOOM! booth to do signings of his awesome Adventure Time/Candy Capers SDCC-Exclusive covers! when he’s not signing, he’ll be running around the con so you snag your signatures on Adventure Time and FVZ books while he’s there! Signing schedule –
Friday 7/19 from 5:30p – 6:30p
Saturday 7/20 from 1:30p – 2:30p
Sunday 7/21 from 2p – 3p
since the ID Studios members will not be sitting in Artist Alley and are doing sketch covers for BOOM all weekend, they won’t be able to take commissions at the show. BUTtheFranchize, Flash, and Peng-Pengare all opening up their pre-con commission lists so that you can pick up your personal commissions from them while they’re at the booth. head on over to their respective blogs for more info or tweet to each of them.
PHEW! i think that’s finally all folks! we’re all so excited for San Diego and we’re trying to meet some deadlines before we leave. if anyone is heading out the con, i hope we see some of you at the BOOM booth or just around the con floor. ~peng