One thing I love about Comic-Con is stumbling across an artist I didn’t know and discovering she’s great. When I got the press release from Golden Apple Books about Sparrow, my first reaction was “who’s Lindsey Stirling?” My apologies if anybody was offended by that. I did a little research. And I’m interested in the comic she’s launching with Golden Apple and Aspen, because it’s also being done with Darick Robertson, a comics creator who’s done some terrific books.
Stirling coming to comics is another thing that might bring new readers into the medium, but I also suspect that they’re already here, buying diverse books. I may not make a signing, but I’m definitely interested in the book.
From Golden Apple:
Critically acclaimed electronic violinist and author Lindsey Stirling has announced plans to put out her first comic book titled SPARROW, scheduled to release in November through Golden Apple Books and Aspen Comics.
Creatively overseen by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys and Happy!) with additional co-writing from R. Eric Lieb, SPARROW will roll out as a 6-issue arc comic book series and follows the story of a girl struggling to survive in a world where light and hope are quickly disappearing. Those in charge have stolen the planet’s energy for themselves, stripping the average person of wealth, dignity, and even their names. After finding a piece of an ancient object and stowing away on a pirate ship, Sparrow embarks on an incredible journey, discovering that by being strong and brave, one girl can not only find her place in the world, but she can change it.
Lindsey will be making an exclusive appearance at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Saturday, July 22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, where she will speak at the Aspen Panel in room #4 starting at 12pm, followed by a fan signing at the Aspen Booth #2320 from 3-4pm. On Sunday, July 23rd, she is scheduled to do a signing at the Golden Apple Booth #1806 at 11am with award winning artist David Mack (Jessica Jones, American Gods, Fight Club 2, etc.). Full comic con schedule is below.
SPARROW is set to release in November.
Lindsey Stirling Comic-Con Schedule:
San Diego Convention Center
Aspen Panel (Room 4)
San Diego Convention Center
Aspen Booth Fan Signing (Booth #2320, across from Marvel)
NOTE: Lindsey signing with award winning artist David Mack (Jessica Jones, American Gods, Fight Club 2, etc.)
Sunday, July 23rd:
San Diego Convention Center
Golden Apple Booth Signing (Booth #1806)
NOTE: Lindsey signing with David Mack
ABOUT GOLDEN APPLE:
Golden Apple Books is an offshoot of legendary retail shop Golden Apple Comics, which has been “Hollywood’s Comic Shop to The Stars” for nearly 40 years. Founded by second-generation Golden Apple owner, Ryan Liebowitz, and writer/producer, Matt Fleckenstein, the goal of Golden Apple Books is to stay true to its roots and bring timeless, authentic characters and stories to comic fans and screens across the world.
ABOUT ASPEN COMICS:
Aspen Comics is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, Aspen has carved its mark on the comic book industry with successful comic book series such as Michael Turner’s Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris and Lola XOXO.
ABOUT LINDSEY STIRLING:
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Ariz., Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 9 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.8 billion views on her YouTube channel, two certified Gold records, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. Lindsey’s most recent and critically acclaimed third studio album Brave Enough, debuted in the top 5 upon release on the Billboard album chart and went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list, placing ahead of dance music heavyweights Chainsmokers, Flume and Kygo. The album also had the highest selling week for an album title on the ranking chart and Lindsey herself placed at #6 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Artist year-end list. At the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Brave Enough earned Lindsey her second award for Top Dance Album, the first being for her Gold certified 2014 album, Shatter Me. Collaborations on Brave Enough include ZZ Ward, Andrew McMahon and the Wildernes, Rivers Cuomo and Christina Perri to name a few. In May of this year, Lindsey released a documentary film titled “Brave Enough” on YouTube Red, which documented Lindsey over the course of a year on tour. Through her art, she shared a message of hope and courage while the film captured some of her more personal obstacles and breakthrough moments during the “Brave Enough,” tour. Stirling is also an accomplished New York Times best-selling author, having released her first book with Simon& Schuster, a memoir called “The Only Pirate at the Party” in 2016. Lindsey is the model of a modern independent recording artist who has a symbiotic relationship with her fans. A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.