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Aspen Comics reveals SDCC 2014 exclusives and schedule

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Each year at San Diego Comic-Con Aspen Comics delivers a wide range of exclusive covers and prints with art by their talented team of artists. SDCC 2014 will be no different with exclusives featuring Aspen’s newest titles “Lola XOXO,” “The Zoohunters,” and “Damsels in Excess” in addition to the exclusives featuring an Aspen original “Michael Turner’s Soulfire.” Aspen Comics’ plans were revealed for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (July 23-27) on July 15, 2014. The announcement included details about not just their exclusives, but the Aspen Comic-Con panel and the schedule of signings at the Aspen Booth #2320.

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The most exclusive items, so exclusive that images have yet to be revealed, are the “Daily Prints” by J. Scott Campbell and Peter Steigerwald, only available on respective show days (Wed-Sun), limited to 50 editions. One print will be revealed each day and will only be available that day. Each print costs $40 and will only be available at the Aspen Booth.

While you are trying to score the complete set of the five “Daily Prints,” you’ll be able to find exclusive covers and sketchbooks to Aspen’s titles. There will be two SDCC exclusive covers for “Damsels in Excess” the series that launches on July 23. First is the exclusive wrap-around cover by Jordan Gunderson and Mirka Andolfo limited to only 200 copies. If you want an even more rare cover try to get your hands on the “Damsels in Excess” Century Edition featuring stunning art by Siya Oum which is limited to only 100 copies.

The hottest series from Aspen to launch this year is “Lola XOXO” and to celebrate there will be an exclusive SDCC variant cover to the third issue limited to only 250 copies at the booth. The cover is by the series creator, writer and artist Siya Oum who will be signing at the booth all weekend.

Peter Steigerwald brings an exclusive behind the scenes look to “The Zoohunters” his new series that will debut in the fall in “The Zoohunters Convention Exclusive Sketchbook.” This is limited to 200 copies and with two different covers. This series has been in the works for awhile and the art that has been shown so far is beautiful.

Steigerwald also works on the SDCC 2014 Variant cover for “Michael Turner’s Soulfire” #6. This edition is limited to 200 copies and features work by Giuseppe Cafaro.

“The Art of Aspen Comics: Volume 1” is 48 pages of Aspen artwork featuring full page, full color art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, the book also includes pieces by other artists including Talent Caldwell, Koi Turnbull, J. Scott Campbell, and Jim Lee. This book is limited to 500 copies total with 250 copies featuring a graphic dust jacket and the other 250 copies a sketch-able dust jacket for an artist to draw on.

Like all Aspen Comics’s SDCC events, there will be all new prints of the favorite Aspen characters. Seven prints will debut featuring “Lola XOXO,” “Damsels in Excess,” “Jirni” and “All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire.” The prints are $25 individually or $60 for three.

On Friday at 11:00, head to Room 9 for “The Official Aspen Comics Panel” where Frank Mastromauro (co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner), Vince Hernandez (VP, editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP, director of design and production), David Wohl (All-New Fathom), J. T. Krul (All-New Soulfire), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO), Scott Lobdell (Soulfire), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni),Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani), Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), Lori Hanson (Executive Assistant: Assassins), and Beth Sotelo (Grump) will reveal upcoming Aspen titles as well as projects on the horizon. They will also hold a Q&A session with fans. All fans in attendance will receive a gift courtesy of the publisher.

Here is Aspen’s in-booth signing schedule for the weekend:

Thursday:

11:00-12:00 – Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Beth Sotelo (“All-New Fathom”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“Jirni,” “All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire”)

2:00-4:00 - Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire”)

Friday:

1:00-3:00 – Ale Garza (“Fathom,” “Fathom: Kiani”), Oliver Nome (“Fathom: Kiani”), Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire”), Lori Hanson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”)

5:00-6:00 - Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“Jirni”), David Wohl (“Executive Assistant: Iris”)

Saturday:

11:00-1:00 - Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“Jirni”)

3:00-5:00 - Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (Fathom: Kiani), J.T. Krul (“All New Michael Turner’s Soulfire”), David Wohl (“Executive Assistant: Iris”), Beth Sotelo (“All-New Fathom”)

Sunday:

12:00 – 2:00 - Peter Steigerwald (“The ZooHunters”), Siya Oum (“Lola XOXO”), Paolo Pantalena (“Jirni”), Jordan Gunderson (“Executive Assistant: Assassins”), Giuseppe Cafaro (“Fathom: Kiani”), J.T. Krul (“Jirni”)

Aspen Comics will also be offering photo opportunities throughout the weekend with Aspen Cosplayers Katy Mor, Rosanna Rocha, Reva Dawn and Heather Finley.

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