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The Spotlight
January 2006 - Immedium

1. News
2. New Books
3. Events

A. Reading Robots
Greg Pak's new book Robot Stories and More Screenplays continues to garner more praise and fans:

Wizard Magazine featured Robot Stories in their Holiday Gift Guide, issue #171:

"Greg Pak was an accomplished screenwriter and filmmaker in his own right when tapped by Marvel to pen comics, with a feature-length film and several shorts to his credit. Devotees of good writing and film, not to mention those looking for a firsthand glimpse at how to develop solid characterization and plots, Immedium has the book for you. A collection of Pak's writing... offers personal insight and a recap of his own learning process. It's a good study and a great read"

In February Greg will be leading a panel on his Robot Stories book and film at the New York City Comic Con. He will be joined by other industry luminaries such as Brian Michael Bendis (author of Powers and writer of Marvel comics such as the Ultimate Spiderman, Daredevil, and New Avengers).

The science fiction association I-CON has named Greg their Comics Guest of Honor at their annual convention in March.

Immedium is a proud sponsor of the 2006 Northwest Asian American Film Festival, and is giving away Robot Stories posters at the "Narrative Shorts" program night on 1/28/06.

B. Gazing at WonderBaby
ComicCon's The PULSE recently spotlighted The Adventures of WonderBaby: "Mix superheroes with an ABC book and you might get something like WonderBaby."

In the interview, artist Joe Chiodo and writer Oliver Chin explain the origin of the intrepid infant and how he symbolizes the fun of childhood and demonstrates the amazing activities of babies everywhere.

Immedium has updated its art gallery - you can download WonderBaby wallpaper to energize your computer screen!

The Year of the Dog: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
by Oliver Chin, illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn
ISBN: 1-59702-002-8
$15.95, hardcover

As the lunar new year approaches on January 29th, interest in the book continues to rise!

The Beacon News, a suburban Chicago newspaper, featured the book in their 1/18/06 issue:

"Unlike other children's books about the Chinese New Year that retell folktales or mythological stories, The Year of the Dog is an original tale of a modern-day puppy named Daniel. The adventuresome pup exhibits all the traits inherent to those born in a Chinese dog year: loyalty, honesty and trustworthiness."


We are happy to announce many new author events! For a full listing, go to our events page.

Robot Stories
- February 24 -26: New York Comic Con., New York, NY.
- March 24-26: ICON-25, Stonybrook, NY.

The Adventures of WonderBaby

- February 17: Storyopolis, 12348 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, 818-509-5600, 11:00 am.

The Year of the Dog

- January 29: Oakland Museum: 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, California, 510-238-2200, noon.

- February 11: Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, 312-951-7323, 10:30 am.

- February 14: Berkeley Public Library: South Branch, 1901 Russell Street, 3:30 pm.

- February 16: Pasadena Library
- San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, 626-744-7270, 10:30 am.
- Hill Avenue Branch, 55 South Hill Avenue, 626-744-7264, 12:30 pm.
- Lamanda Park Branch, 140 South Altadena Drive, 626-744-7266, 2:30 pm

- February 16: Barnes & Noble: 245 N. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206, 818.246.4677, 7:00 pm.

- February 17: Kidspace Children's Museum: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 626-449-9144, 1:30 pm.

- February 18: The Huntington Library: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA, 626-405-2100, 11:30 am.

- February 18: Chinese American Museum: El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo de la Plaza #400, Los Angeles, CA (213) 485-8567, 2:00 pm.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year! Bow wow to all you dogs out there!
We look forward to speaking with you again soon.

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