Mark Waid stopped by the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA, on Saturday afternoon to talk comics, specifically his current and upcoming work on Daredevil and the new Indestructible Hulk title coming from Marvel. But he also spent some time discussing Thrillbent, his venture into the realm of digital comics. He quickly made it clear that these weren't print comics reformatted to work in the digital realm; Thrillbent is making comics specifically for the digital platform, streamlining the process and, most importantly, the cost of making comics for a mass audience that is consuming more and more information and entertainment on tablets than anything else in the world today, and that includes comic books.
If you’re a comic creator or hope to some day be one, the concept that Mark is working with is worth learning about in the video below. Beyond the usual questions from fans, you’ll find some fellow professionals in the audience piping up to learn a bit more about the Thrillbent process, including locals Joshua Dysart (Valiant’s Harbinger) and Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy).
Fans were also treated to Daredevil themed cupcakes from Just Jenn’s Designs and a portion of that day’s sales went to the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help those with complete or severe sight loss to live more fulfilling lives by overcoming the barriers that would normally get in the way.
Fans who attended were able to get their comics signed by the prolific writer, but for those of you who couldn’t make it, Geek has your back! We snagged a signed copy of Waid’s first Daredevil trade paperback and had him sign it. As a bonus, he threw in an official (and very rare) Thrillbent Nerd Flu Prevention Kit, which contains everything you need to stay healthy this holiday season (but just so we’re clear, Geek and Thrillbent make no guarantees to the quality of your health after using any of the contained products). Enter the drawing below, which ends
Tuesday, November 20th at noon Pacific time.
We’re extending the giveaway entry period to Black Friday, Nov 24th! Tell everyone you know to earn more entries for yourself! Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk hits comic shops this Wed, Nov 22nd!
We have our winner! Check your email inboxes (including the spam folder just in case). You must respond in 7 days to claim the prize or we hand it off to someone else! Thanks and congrats to the winner!
Only one winner will be selected. US and Canadian residents over the age of 18 only. Selected winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the drawing’s end. Winner has 7 days to respond before they forfeit it to another entrant.