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Chris Hardwick: The Funcomfortable Tour Continues…

chris-hardwickFriday, October 16th — Boise, ID — Boise’s Morison Center for Performing Arts welcomed comedian, author, podcaster, television personality, and founder of Nerdist Industries, Chris Hardwick, currently on his Funcomfortable Tour, which has been making its way across the country over the past year.   You may recognize Chris as the host of AMC’s Talking Dead, Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and former host of G4’s WebSoup. However, Chris Hardwick has been entertaining us with his quick wit and humor from the mid 90’s, be it acting in various roles, voiceover work, and even as MTV personality and host of Singled Out, along side Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra.  Hardwick’s body of work is vast, and he has forged quite the entertainment empire embracing his passion for nerd-culture the where you can find Nerdist Podcast Network, Nerdist News, Nerdist Presents , and hopefully the return, of All Star Celebrity Bowling!

The evening started with an opening performance from stand-up comedian, podcaster, and friend of Chris Hardwick, April Richardson, who has been a guest on Hardwick’s @Midnight show on Comedy Central, and had the audience rolling with her tales of relationship follies and hijinks, as well as growing up in the south.  Be sure to check out and enjoy April’s hilarious podcasts.  April Richardson will be opening for Chris Hardwick for the duration of his tour.


What’s amazing about Chris’ humor and delivery, is how down to earth he is, and how readily is able to take personal character flaw and other serious issues in life that we can all identify on some level, and turn it into something humorous with an optimistic outcome.  Be it humorous anecdotal tales of the life and death of his well-humored father, former Pro Bowling champion, Billy Hardwick, to overcoming personal challenges, to getting through embarrassing moments as a teenager, some may think that sounds to be a bit heavy material for a comedy show, but I interpret Chris’ philosophy as basically ‘Hey, all this stuff happens to the best of us.  You may as well laugh and learn, right?’, with his contagious humor shining through almost everything he says and does.

Get Funcomfortable On Tour With Chris Hardwick at Boise’s Morrison Center, Friday October 16th

Presented by Outback Concerts and Knitting Factory Presents

Get Funcomfortable On Tour With Chris Hardwick!

728x90 (1)Comedian and host of @midnight on Comedy Central, Chris Hardwick was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after “inappropriate conduct” on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up and a self-proclaimed nerd. He is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC’s first live after show “Talking Dead,” which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show “The Walking Dead.”

Chris founded, a website and podcast devoted to all things nerd related, which merged with GeekChicDaily to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder & Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin serving as Chief Executive Officer.

ACLU, Cato Institute, Pro-football, Inc. & Other Unexpected Allies Join The Slants In Pending Trademark Case Before Federal Circuit Court

American Civil Liberties Union, Cato Institute, Pro-football, Inc. (Washington Redskins), and Other Unexpected Allies Join The Slants in Pending Trademark Case Before the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court


June 24th, 2015 – Portland, Ore. — On Thursday, June 18th, multiple organizations filed amiscus curiae, or unsolicited legal briefs, in support of Portland, Oregon-based Asian American dance-rock band, The Slants, and their pending case before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The unexpected result included bi-partisan support from the American Civil Liberties Union, The Cato Institute, The Rutherford Institute, and Pro-Football, Inc. (The Washington Redskins), who argue that The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) violated the band’s rights.

The historic case began nearly half a decade ago, when the Trademark Office rejected the band’s trademark registration application, claiming that the name was disparaging to persons of Asian descent. Since then, it has sparked a national conversation on the role of government intervention, self-determination, and freedom of speech. After multiple appeals, the band finally argued before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit but did not prevail. In a surprise move, the court vacated that decision one week later, ordering the case to be heard en banc (before all judges of the court) on whether or not the Trademark Office’s laws on disparagement violate First Amendment rights.

Dark Horse Debuts New Characters in Popular Line of Game Of Thrones Figures!


MAY 19th, 2015 – Milwaukie, OR — Dark Horse is now revealing new additions to their successful ongoing line of figures based on the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®!

We have been floored by the response to these figures, Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy noted,and these will give fans the new favorites we have come to know as the epic saga unfolds.


Sansa Stark, the oldest Stark daughter, fled King’s Landing to the Eyrie with Littlefinger’s assistance after Joffrey’s murder and now travels alongside him. The figure measures 7.75” in height.  The fine detailing of her black and midnight blue dress is exactly as seen in the HBO series.

Image Expo Returns to San Francisco, July 2015

Image Comics takes industry by storm with a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements


Image Comics is thrilled to announce the return of IMAGE EXPO, taking place once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, on July 2, 2015! Image Comics will floor fans with a slate of all-new, exciting creator-owned news and creator appearances. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and members of the media.

This will be an all-day event, featuring such guests as Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA), Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, WE STAND ON GUARD), Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), Tula Lotay (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE), and Greg Rucka (LAZARUS). In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer early bird pricing through the end of May 2015 with General Admission tickets available at $20 and Premium Admission tickets available at $50.

Dark Horse to Publish ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection’ 

The Definitive Collection of ‘Masters of the Universe’ Minicomics!


MAY 11, 2015: MILWAUKIE, OR—Following the critically acclaimed release of The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Dark Horse and Mattel have teamed up once again to deliver another must-have book in 2015: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection.

The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. Clocking in at 1,232 pages, this impressive oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the ’80s Masters of the Universe line, the ’80s Princess of Power line, and the ’80s and ’90s He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line—all in production order. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!

IDW Publishing Honored With 11 Eisner Award Nominations for 2015!


eisnerawards_logoSan Diego, CA (April 22, 2015) – The 2015 Eisner Award nominations recognized IDW Publishing with eleven nominations, with books being represented in multiple categories. The prestigious award ceremony, held annually at San Diego Comic-Con International, honors exemplary work from the past year in comics.


“We’re once again very gratified to get this notice for our books,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “Our nominations this year are a great sampling of the breadth and diversity of the kinds of books we publish here. We work very hard to produce the highest quality books in every category we are in and these nominations in themselves are much appreciated.”

IDW’s 2015 Eisner Nominations: 

Best Limited Series
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Garbriel Rodriguez

Best Publication for Kids
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Garbriel Rodriguez

Best Anthology
In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)
Best Coloring
– Nelson Daniel (Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder)
– Matthew Petz (The Leg) (Top Shelf/IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books
Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn, by Hugo Pratt, edited & designed by Dean Mullaney (EuroComics/IDW)

Best Comics-Related Book 
Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, edited by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)
What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck, by Michael Alexander Kahn & Richard Samuel West (LOAC/IDW)

Best Cover Artist (shared)
– Francesco Francavilla (The X-Files: Season 10)

 Best Lettering (shared)

– Todd Klein (Nemo: The Roses of Berlin) (Top Shelf/IDW)

Eisners Announce 14 Nominations for Image Comics!

In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale for a limited time

eisnerawards_logoDark_Horse_ComicsComic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2015 this morning. Seven nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional seven nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to 14. In celebration of the industry’s support of creator-owned comics, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at ComiXology, Google Play, and iBooks.



Best Single Issue (One-Shot):


Best Continuing Series:

  • SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • SOUTHERN BASTARDS by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
  • THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)

Best New Series:

  • THE FADE OUT by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Best Writer:

  • Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY (shared nomination)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA (shared nomination)

Best Penciller/Inker:

  • Mike Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Fiona Staples, SAGA

Best Cover Artist:

  • Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Best Coloring:

  • Laura Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Heads to C2E2 2015 w/ Exclusives, Signings, & More!

Valiant-logo-main-masterThis weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is bringing BLOODSHOT REBORN,NINJAK, DIVINITY, X-O MANOWAR, and more of Valiant’s best-selling series to C2E2 2015 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!

From Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April26th, join Valiant inside the South Building at McCormick Place Convention Center for a weekend packed with special guests, Valiant programming, C2E2-only exclusives and debuts, giveaways, and more!

Stop by Booth #327 to discover the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss Valiant’s latest array of convention-only exclusives, beginning with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant! Featuring an all-new cover by fan favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation), jump on board the acclaimed new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary artist Mico Suayan right here! Then, check out two brand new Valiant t-shirt designs debuting this weekend at C2E2 2015 – including the first-ever DIVINITY t-shirt, featuring artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and the official Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour t-shirt, featuring the first wave of tour dates from Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration and artwork by Tom Fowler!

And look for signings all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant creators, including Matt Kindt(NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), and more!

Then, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 24th at 4:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Finally, on SaturdayApril 25th at 1:30 pm in Room S403, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of BOOK OF DEATH, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writer Matt Kindt, artist Clayton Henry, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!