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NYCC 23: IDW Publishing heading to Artist Alley, will have Star Trek and TMNT panels

Comic book publisher IDW’s booth is going to be a little different at this coming NYCC, taking residence in Artist Alley.

Hitting the tables

Typically, comic book publishers tend to have their booths on the main floors of conventions, mixed in with all of the TV, movie, and toy companies. That’s not going to be the case at next month’s NYCC though, as goes one of the biggest independent publishers in the nation.

Instead of getting crowded in with everyone else, IDW will be heading to Artist Alley. If you somehow don’t know what that is, it’s the meeting and greeting place for fans to say ‘hi’ and sometimes even get work done by comics artists (obviously).

IDW will be present there, at booth #HB905, with a roster of both artists and writers, headed up by the likes of “Kevin Eastman, G. Willow Wilson, Scott Snyder, and many more”. There fans will be able to check out the artists on hand while they sketch, as well as take part in giveaways, take part in photo ops, and even get their own work checked out. Yep, portfolio reviews will be in the house, and if you’re interested, make sure to stay tuned for more info.

“I really think Artist Alley is the heart of any convention. It’s where I spent all my time at shows as a fan and then when I started my professional career in comics whenever I wasn’t working at the booth and I had free time I was always in Artist Alley. Talking with talent who I work with, scouting for new talent, seeing what the fans are gravitating towards… it’s the place to be. It’s also great for fans because they can have easy access to all of the creators who they want to see plus see all the great books IDW has to offer, go to our signings, and get con exclusives!”

Mark Doyle, IDW Publishing co-publisher

As for those panels

The Artist Alley news is particularly cool, but don’t for get those panels we also mentioned. IDW will have a pair of them scheduled for NYCC, including two of their biggest licenses, with TMNT and the resurgently popular Star Trek.

Here’s your rundown, with days and times:

  • Star Trek: Boldly Going with IDW Publishing
    • Fri, Oct 13, 2023
      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
      Room 408
    • The Eisner-nominated STAR TREK comics embark on a bold new mission with IDW Publishing, and there has never been a better time for new or lifelong fans to join the mission! Brand-new comics and info will be declassified as the brilliant minds behind the books unveil a spectacular selection of Star Trek stories for fans of any age to enjoy. Plus, a spooky sneak peek at HOLO-WEEN, Star Trek’s month-long celebration of Halloween! Comic fans, attending this panel is highly logical.
  • TMNT: The Next Mutation of Turtle Power from IDW Publishing
    • Sat, Oct 14, 2023
      10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
      Room 406.2
    • From the eagerly anticipated THE LAST RONIN sequel to celebrating 150 issues of mutant mayhem, IDW’s TMNT panel is packed with exclusive announcements and awesome art that’ll make turtle fans want to give each other a high three! Featuring TMNT’s iconic co-creator Kevin Eastman and the radical creatives bringing extra Turtle Power to the pages of the acclaimed Ninja Turtles comics, the secrets behind IDW’s TMNT stories will be revealed to fans at the panel before anyone else in this spectacular shellabration of everything TMNT!

IDW press release

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