Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SDCC 2013 FF Full Schedule

Hey guys,

following is my entire schedule for this year SDCC (or CCI). As you can see it;s a short one, that's because I had to make a shorter trip due to the many projects I am working on. Still it's plenty of opportunity if you want to stop by and say hi and/or bring your book for me to sign: it doesn't matter if I am at the Archie booth or the Dark Horse booth: if you want me to sign that Black Mirror HC or the Captain America and Black Widow collection, I will be happy to oblige :)

Also I don't have a schedule set and defined yet, but I might do a quick signing with MONDO and/or with TRICKSTER! on Friday. Make sure to follow me on Twitter at @f_francavilla for last minute updates on where and when if these signings will actually happen.

Hope to see you guys there in SD: looks like it's gonna be GOOD time :)

Thursday, July 18

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room: 23ABC ~ Dark Horse: (Super)Powered by Creators,
The latter half of 2012 saw the return of two of Dark Horse's classic characters, Ghost and X, the appearance of new faces like Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories and Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle, and the reimagination a hero from yesteryear, Captain Midnight! Join Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, PR director Jeremy Atkins, and a cast of the industry's top talent, including Joe Casey (Catalyst, Sex), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Duane Swierczynski (X, Two Past Midnight), Joshua Williamson (Captain MidnightMasks and Mobsters), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Revival, The Occultist), along with comics newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill), for a look at an exciting new cast of characters!

4:30 pm - 5.00 pm Archie Booth at #2842:
Archie Comics Booth: Signing Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm DARK HORSE SIGNINGS - Booth #2615
 Dark Horse Booth: Signing Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Grindhouse)

Friday, July 19
3:30 pm - 4.00 pm Archie Booth at #2842:
Archie Comics Booth: Signing Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife)



Francesco Francavilla Donates Black Beetle Sketch to the CBLDF
Our Fifth Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event just keeps getting better and better! Amazing artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Hawkeye) has created an original sketch depicting the title character from his creator-owned series with Dark Horse Comics, The Black Beetle, and is donating it to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

The CBLDF is dedicated to protecting the First Amendment Rights of the comics community, offering legal counsel, informational resources, and more to comic book fans, creators, publishers, and librarians. Since 1986, they’ve worked tirelessly to support free speech, funded in part by their annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con.

For the past four years, TFAW has solicited donations from dozens of generous, talented artists on behalf of the CBLDF and is proud to have helped raise more than $100,000 for this important cause. In addition, we’ll be creating free, limited-edition sketch cards of many of this year’s pieces and giving them out at SDCC.

This is Francavilla’s second donation to the CBLDF–see his Captain America sketch from last year, below! Going to SDCC? You can bid on the original sketch at the CBLDF Auction July 20 (stay tuned for details). Plus, remember to pick up a free autograph card at the CBLDF booth at #1920. While you’re at it, make sure to stop at the TFAW booth at #5625 to browse graphic novels and more at special low prices.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

FFlipping Through Previews ~ July 2013

Hello everyone! :)

Since I am getting busier than usual, I thought to start to do a monthly post about my work in the current PREVIEWS catalog. This will help you - and mostly me - to keep track of all the FF work that comes out every month. (that's why, pun intended, I titled this FFlipping Through Previews ;))
Today we go through July 2013 issue of PREVIEWS (#298, cover shown on the left), the one that you can find in stores right now and that presents all books that will ship in stores in September.

Let's start with the big NEWS: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE! (page 246)
I am teaming up with talented powerhouse writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Archie Comics to bring the HORROR to Riverdale with the new book AFTER LIFE WITH ARCHIE.
Above you can see my cover for the first issue and on L.A. TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX you can learn a bit more about the book and on how it came to be thanks to an interview with Roberto and me.
If you love the classic EC and Creepy stile horror books, you guys are gonna love this, I promise!
Here’s the solicits for #1 and - below - my variant cover for #1.

WRITTEN BY: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
ART BY: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
COVER: Francesco Francavilla
PRICE: $2.99
NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Escape From Riverdale”—This is how the end of the world begins… Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s Carrie, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle) take Archie and the gang where they’ve never been before—to the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage Witch must try to repair the unspeakable evil her spell has unleashed. Gasp in horror as Riverdale faces an impending zombie Arch-pocalypse in this brand-new, spine-tingling ongoing series—but be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart! For TEEN+ readers.

Let's continue with IDW (page 160) and one of my favorite subject (as you know ;)), Doctor WHO!

(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) David Messina (CA) Francesco Francavilla, Dave Sim
Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! The Ninth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor, with fan-favorite companion Rose Tyler in tow! Plus: Who has been kidnapping the Doctor's companions? The Doctor's mysterious enemy revealed! 
(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) Philip Bond, John Ridgway, Kev Hopgood, Roger Langridge (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebration continues in Prisoners Of Time, Vol. 2. The 5th through 8th Doctors get a turn from writers Scott & David Tipton and artists Philip Bond, John Ridgway, Kev Hopgood and Roger Langridge. 

And now onto page 284 with DYNAMITE COMICS!

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Jonathan Lau (CA) Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Jonathan Lau, Art Baltazar

During the height of the Cold War, unknown forces scheme to heat up a global conflict.  As key officials on both sides of the Iron Curtain are replaced with doppelgangers, the infiltration threatens to disrupt the precarious state of world affairs.  The security of the Free World depends on a young secret agent, one assigned to shape the world's masked heroes into a force with singular purpose and unyielding resolve! 
(W) Chris Roberson (A) Giovanni Timpano (CA) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla
All the mysteries will be solved as the Shadow and the Light face one another in a final confrontation high above the streets of New York! Two knights, each dedicated to a very different moral code, in a duel to the death!

(W) Mike Raicht (A) Nacho Temorio (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In the fight against the soulless Barnabas Collins and his vampire army, how far will Nicholas Blair go to change the horrible future glimpsed in far-off 1984? Could his decision lead the Collins clan into an even darker future? Or will his actions be too late to save a trusted ally?

(W) Ande Parks (A) Esteve Polls (CA) Francesco Francavilla
The Lone Ranger and Tonto head back to Abilene, where the town's respected marshal has been murdered. With a band of angry, vengeful deputies in pursuit of those responsible, will the Lone Ranger be able to convince them that the murderers deserve a trial? Or will their thirst for slaughter prevail?

And that's all (i think).

Next "FFLIPPING" is gonna be really one you can't miss :)