SDCC 2011: Randy Queen - John Carpenter 'Darkchylde' Giveaway and Schedule
Free Darkchylde swag signed by John Carpenter and Randy Queen at Comic Con
Randy Queen, the creator of Darkchylde, will have the new book Dreams of Darkchylde Vol. 1 available at the Image booth (#2729). John Carpenter wrote an into for it, and he and Randy are participating with Image in a giveaway on Saturday of 100 signed copies of the book. The books will be pre-signed by John since he has to be in Kentucky at a con there and signed in person in San Diego by Randy.
Ariel Chylde is the girl cursed to become any of the creatures from her many Nightmares. But, have the shadows circled all her life? Now, go deeper...into her past...into her dreams...where fears roam and truth is never a friend!
There will also be 100 posters available for the upcoming Darkchylde movie pre-signed by John (he's directing the film) and signed on Saturday at the booth by Randy and producers Sarah Queen and Sandy King.
In addition, a 2.5 foot tall statue of Ariel Chylde will premier at the Sideshow Collectibles booth for the event. See you there on Saturday July 23rd, at Image Comics Booth from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Offering a stark contrast to super hero comics, Darkchylde was a breakout sensation of the late 90's and early 2000's, garnering immediate acclaim, and an unusually large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow, and a statue from PopCultureShockToys. Fans can now read the Ariel Chylde saga online via Wowio and Darkchylde.com. Trade paperbacks collecting the "Dreams of Darkchylde," and the "Legacy" and "Redemption" series of books are available now from Image Comics.
John Carpenter is an acclaimed director, screenwriter, producer, and composer, who won an academy award for his short film while still just a student at USC. His storied career includes such seminal films as Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York, Starman, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness, Assault on Precinct 13, They Live, and The Fog. His most recent outing, The Ward, starring Amber Heard as an institutionalized woman tormented by a sinister spirit, is out now.