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Signing & Talk: August 4 in Washington, DC

On August 4, a sure-to-be-balmy Saturday afternoon in Washington, DC, a few Once Upon a Time Machine creators will be making an appearance at Fantom Comics.

Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/602577953445209/

Andrew Carl, DC native and Eisner & Harvey Award-winning editor/writer, is heading home to celebrate the creation and release of Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2: Greek Gods & Legends. Artists Bizhan Khodabandeh & Alice Meichi Li will join Andrew for a signing and spirited discussion on creating the ne book, adapting mythology in fresh ways, and making comics that stand out.

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Once Upon a Time Machine is a Harvey-nominated anthology series (from the editors of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream) that sees myths and fables re-imagined as science fiction comics. The newly released 2nd volume sets its sights on the Greek pantheon: Heracles, Zeus, Icarus, Athena…the gang’s all there. Creators like Ron Wimberly, Paul Pope, Andrea Tsurumi, and Toby Cypress mold new, thoughtful, and fun stories exploring the future, using some of the oldest storytelling clay we have. You can preview the book here.

Alice Meichi Li provided beautiful illustrations of Aphrodite (above) to OUATM Vol. 2 and Chang’e to Vol. 1. She is an illustrator who grew up in Yes-Actually-Detroit and currently lives in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on the pages of books by Oni Press, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Image Comics; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988 and others.

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Bizhan Khodabandeh crafted Pygmalion for OUATM Vol. 2 with writer Jason Rodriguez (of District Comics fame). He moves freely across the professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist, and activist. He has received numerous international and national awards for his work, including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators for his comic work. Currently Khodabandeh teaches full-time at VCU’s Robertson School of Media & Culture and freelances under the name Mended Arrow.

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Andrew Carl edited both volumes of OUATM, and wrote some stories, too: IcarusDaphne, and Heracles for Vol. 2, and John Henry for Vol. 1. As a kid he learned what comics were and could be in DC’s Georgetown. Andrew co-founded Locust Moon Press, where he worked with many of his heroes as editor of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, an audacious anthology that earned multiple Eisners and a Harvey and an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress. He now lives in San Francisco and is developing a fantasy series about anxiety, depression, dictators, and cats.

Fantom logo.pngSaturday, August 4
3pm – 5pm
FANTOM COMICS
2010 P St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
RSVP and find out more on the Facebook event page.

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May’s Events: VanCAF & Amalgam

This May, we’re continuing to celebrate and spread word of Vol. 2’s release across North America.

The weekend of May 19-20, Andrew Carl (editor; writer of “Icarus”, “Daphne”, & “Heracles”) will be travelling up to Canada for VanCAF: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. A couple other OUATM creators will be there, too: the incredible Ronald Wimberly (writer/artist, “Theseus and Metrotaurus”) and Farel Dalrymple (cover artist)! Find them all in VanCAF’s “Gym” room (tables M3, H1, & H12).

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A week later, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia will host Chris Stevens (editor; writer of “A Heavy Stone for All the Peoples”), Andrea Tsurumi (writer/artist, “Away Mission”), Mike Sgier (writer/artist, “Andromeda”), and renowned science fiction author Michael Swanwick (writer, “The Long Bow”). Rob Woods (writer/artist of Vol. 1’s “The Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”) will also be there to debut a killer new print to go with Vol. 2’s theme: Trojan War 3025. Given that Philly’s the birthplace of the OUATM series and family, expect to see a few more surprise guests show up, as well!

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VanCAF
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
10am – 5pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
CANADA!
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Once Upon A Time Machine: Greek Gods & Legends Signing/Discussion
Saturday, May 26
1pm – 4pm
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Release Day & Interview

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Today’s the day!

Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2: Greek Gods & Legends is now on shelves in comic shops everywhere.*

To celebrate, enjoy this intense interview & preview at SYFY Wire with editor & writer Andrew Carl!

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Then come see Andrew & artist Dean Stuart at Mission: Comics in San Francisco this afternoon for some signing, sketching, and celebrating.

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*You won’t find Vol. 2 in regular book stores or Amazon until April 24.

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Volume 2 Comic Shop Release in San Francisco

missioncomicsrelease-pandoraOnce Upon a Time Machine Volume 2 comes to comic shops next Wednesday, April 11!

To celebrate the occasion, writer/editor Andrew Carl and god-tier painter Dean Stuart (of volume 2’s Pandora pinup) will be at San Francisco’s Mission: Comics & Art from 3pm-7pm to sign books, compare favorite myths, and sketch some groovy gods.

If you haven’t deleted Facebook already, you can RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/576364102761992/

See you in the future!

Wednesday, April 11, 3pm-7pm
@ MISSION: COMICS & ART
2250 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
call: 415-695-1545
e-mail: MissionComicsAndArt@gmail.com

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CBR Preview and an Early Review

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Comic Book Resources has an exclusive preview of some beautiful art from Volume 2. They’re showing off a couple pages each from the epic “Theseus and Metrotaurus” by Ronald Wimberly and “Game Changers” by Ben Kahn (script), Alexandria Huntington (art), and HdE (letters).

Check out CBR’s preview here.

Meanwhile, the book’s just starting to get some advance reviews. The first one’s short, but very sweet!

On her review blog, Carrie Griffin says: “This was everything for my Greek Mythology loving heart. I loved how much these short comics felt like the original myths but also the changes to them. This was a great fresh take on each of the tales used and is one of a kind. Also, the different styles made each tale stand out on their own. I recommend this to anyone who loves great comics and/or Greek Mythology.”

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Volume 2 Release Date!

The news is out! And this future ain’t too far away. Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2: Greek Gods & Legends is in stores on April 11, 2018!

Make sure your local comic and book purveyors order it with the info below…

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“Ancient” Greece: the year 3016 AD. And 4079 AD. And 6060 AD. From the trials of Heracles to the love songs of Orpheus, the myths and gods of the past are reborn in wondrous and scarcely imaginable futures. Witness exciting new visions of the Greek tradition from the hands and minds of Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), Toby Cypress (The Gravediggers Union), Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), Andrea Tsurumi (Accident!), Hugo & Nebula Award-winning science fiction author Michael Swanwick (Stations of the Tide), and many more of today’s most inventive creators. Edited by Andrew Carl & Chris Stevens, of the Eisner & Harvey Award-winning Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.

On sale everywhere April 11, 2018, from Dark Horse Comics.
See where you can pre-order it here.
224 pages / Paperback / $17.99
ISBN-10: 1-61655-666-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-666-2
Diamond order code: DEC170082

Cover by Farel Dalrymple

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Preview the Book

It’s about time!

We finally added a hefty preview of the book to our website. For a while there, Facebook was the only place where you’d find a wide range of art from the Once Upon a Time Machine. But now you’ve got it here, too! So if you haven’t already picked up the book, go ahead and check out the “Preview!” page on our site to see what you’re in for.

You can also read the full first story from Time Machine at Dark Horse’s website.

Between con season, Locust Moon’s recent projects, and the two of those things combined, we haven’t been as good with online updates as we’d like. But you’ll be hearing more of us, I guarantee it!

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