Hermes Press to host Dark Shadows panel at SDCC 2011

by Jeff

JUL111126 Hermes Press to host Dark Shadows panel at SDCC 2011Media Release — Hermes Press shines a light on Dark Shadows with the only panel dedicated to the classic TV show the entire San Diego Comic-Con, while also debuting the long-lost Dark Shadows Story Digest, an illustrated graphic novel from 1970 which has been completely recolored and redesigned! Like the enigmatic vampire Barnabas Collins, the Dark Shadows film is being elusive at this year’s SDCC, but come to our panel for a tip or two about Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s cinematic take on the coolest vampire this side of Dracula.

Join us on Friday from 6 to 7 in room 4, with special guests Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott, as well as Dan Curtis Productions’ own Jim Pierson, a producer of the new movie. Lara played the witch Angelique Collins, who cursed Barnabas to his eternal curse, and continued to haunt him throughout the series, while Kathryn played Collinsport girl Maggie Evans, who just happened to be the reflection of Barnabas’s long-lost love.

Lara, Kathyrn and Jim will recount the classic cult TV soap opera that ran from 1966 to 1971, publisher Dan Herman will update fans on the latest classic Dark Shadows material coming out from Hermes Press, and Jim just may have a scoop or two from behind the scenes of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s upcoming Dark Shadows feature film!

Hermes is also unveiling The Dark Shadows Story Digest at Comic Con. Published in 1970 with an original story of Barnabas Collins, the Story Digest is written by Donald Arneson and drawn by Joe Certa and has remained buried for decades. The Story Digest’s reissue was digitally remastered from the original book and also includes supplemental photos from the TV show.

Kathryn and Lara will both be signing at the Hermes Press booth (#1821-23) on Friday from 1-6, and Kathryn will be signing on Saturday from 1-4. While you’re there, be sure to pick up the Comic-Con debut of The Dark Shadows Story Digest. We’ll also have copies of Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series volumes 1 and 2 on hand, for you to get your Dark Shadows fix SDCC weekend.

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