Comic-Con International starts this week in San Diego. It’s the biggest show of the year… and the big debut for so many of the incredible books we’ve spent all year preparing for you.
Come visit us at the bustling Top Shelf corner of the enormous IDW pavilion (Booth #2743)and meet the following Top Shelf talents:
Shannon Wheeler (debuting Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump)
Kim Dwinell (debuting Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point)
Campbell Whyte (debuting Home Time: Under the River)
Jim McCann & Janet Lee (debuting Return of the Dapper Men — Deluxe Edition)
Erin Nations (debuting Gumballs #3)
Christian Slade (debuting Korgi: Short Tails)
And last but not least:
Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, official guests of Comic-Con for the first time, celebrating MARCH with one very special panel and book signing on Saturday.
Plus: keep an eye out for Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Ray Friesen (Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken), Koren Shadmi (Love Addict), and other friends of Top Shelf!
Check IDW’s official signing schedule for authors’ official time slots — and in addition, most Top Shelf authors will be available in the Top Shelf zone throughout the show, ready to show off their new books and sign your copy.
We’ve got a slew of great panels to catch this year — click each link for more details or to save it to your personal Comic-Con schedule:
IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels
Thursday, July 20 • 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 28DE
Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton joins IDW’s Justin Eisinger to celebrate stunning new releases and upcoming highlights. Featuring live talks with Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), Campbell Whyte (Home Time), and other great talents… plus some incredible looks at the future.
The Trump Presidential Library Panel
Thursday, July 20 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm • Room 26AB
Shannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says) joins R. Sikoryak to discuss their new books, the new president, and the power of comics to help political satire keep up with reality.
Into the Past: History And Comics
Friday, July 21 • 4:30pm – 5:30pm • Room 26AB
Nate Powell joins several other authors for a dynamic discussion about how comics can bring history to life, and what they have to teach us today.
Spotlight on March creators Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Saturday, July 22 • 10:00am – 11:00am • Room 23ABC
Celebrate the record-breaking, award-winning success of the March trilogy! Join the authors for an emotional look back at their stunning accomplishment — and the way it’s inspiring new generations to speak up, speak out, and move our feet.
IDW Kids’ Comics Panel
Sunday, July 23 • 10:00am – 11:00am • Room 23ABC
Top Shelf authors Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls) & Christian Slade (Korgi) join other fantastic cartoonists for kids in a delightful confab hosted by IDW’s Sarah Gaydos.