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Disney Comic Writers Sign DuckTales and CARS at Austin Books & Comics

By The Editor
June 23, 2011 - 04:10

Austin Books & Comics, Central Texas’s biggest and oldest comics and pop culture retailer, is proud to announce a pair of special Disney comics events featuring Warren Spector, the acclaimed game designer and studio head behind Disney’s Epic Mickey video game, and Alan Porter,  longtime Disney*Pixar/CARS  comic writer. The events include a special CARS 2 screening hosted by partner Regal Cinemas.
Meet Disney/Ducktales comicwriter Warren Spector
Game Developer behind Disney's popular Epic Mickey!
Saturday, July 2, 4 pm - 6 pm
          Meet  iconic games guru and newly-minted Disney comic writer Warren Spector at our special signing event, along with Disney*Pixar comic writer Alan Porter!  Warren will be signing copies of his debut DuckTales comic book.
          The mastermind creator behind the Epic Mickey video game from Disney, Spector recently released his new Ducktales comic, illustrated by veteran Disney comic artistsLeonel Castellani, Jose Massaroli, and Magic Eye Studios.  Readers of all ages will thrill to the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webbigail, the Beagle Boys, and the rest of Duckburg!  
          Spector has worked in the game industry for more than 20 years, working for Steve Jackson Games, then later at Origin Systems producing numerous hit games. After founding Ion Storm’s Austin studio in 1997, he directed the development of its genre-bending, award-winning game, Deus Ex.. He left Ion Storm in November 2004 to found Junction Point Studios, Inc., which was acquired by Disney Interactive Studios in July 2007.  Junction Point is best known for releasing the 2010 hit title for Wii, Epic Mickey, which offered a unique twist on the world of Mickey Mouse.
          Though now a fixture in the gaming world, Spector’s gaming roots are in the pen-and-paper game business, where he developed TOON: The Cartoon Role-Playing Game (among others) for Steve Jackson Games and at TSR, where he worked on the Top Secret/SI Espionage role-playing game, The Bullwinkle & Rocky Party Roleplaying Game and the Buck Rogers Battle for the 25th Century board game to name a few.  RSVP:
Meet Disney*Pixar/CARS comicwriter Alan Porter
Saturday, July 2, 4 pm - 6 pm
          Bring out the kids for this fun family event and author signing, with CARS giveaways and enough vroom vroom for everyone!  In celebration of the upcoming film release of CARS 2, we're hosting a special event with Alan Porter, comicwriter for Disney*Pixar's The World of CARS series for BOOM! Studios.  Alan's CARS story "Rally Race" has been chosen as the first story to be featured in the just announced Disney*Pixar Presents magazine line from Disney Worldwide and Marvel Comics.
          Also well-known as a pop culture writer, Porter is the author of BATMAN: The Unofficial Collectors Guide, JAMES BOND: The History of the Illustrated 007, and STAR TREK: A Comics History.
Courtesy of Disney, we're giving away CARS 2 posters as door prizes.  Participate in out CARS trivia contest and receive a Regal Cinema family 4-pack.  RSVP:
Regal Cinemas Presents Disney*Pixar comic writer Alan Porter
Sunday, July 3, 2 pm - 5p m
          Join us for a very special pre-and-post-CARS 2 screening Q&A and book signing at Regal Westgate with guest BOOM! Studios/Disney*Pixar comic writer Alan Porter .  The CARS 2 screening is scheduled at 2:20 pm.  Austin Books & Comics will provide CARS door prizes, plus CARS comic books for sale.  
          As an added promotion during the month of June and July, Regal Westgate guests can register to win signed CARS comics and more prizes at the Austin Books & Comics contest lobby display!  Also during June and July, every CARS 2 ticket stub from any Regal Cinema in Austin gets 20% off of all CARS books at Austin Books & Comics.   RSVP:
          Regal Westgate is located at 4477 South Lamar Boulevard , while Austin Books & Comics is located at 5002 North Lamar Boulevard.

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