ROB LIEFELD’S EXTREME STUDIOS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIMITED SIGNING IN ORANGE CA
ROB LIEFELD’S EXTREME STUDIOS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIMITED ONE OFF SIGNING IN ORANGE, CA BRINGING TOGETHER EXTREME’S ORIGINAL ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
March 31st 2017 – Orange, CA – Comicbook Creator, Author and Writer Rob Liefeld, best known for creating Marvel’s Deadpool, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his Extreme Studios brand on Thursday March 30th 2017 at Big Red Comics with a limited signing. This one off event marked the first time in over 20 years that 17 of Extreme Studio’s founding artists were in the same place for a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to collect all their signatures. The specially commissioned commemorative comic books created for the event featured bios on each of the artists as well as artwork from the Extreme catalogue.
“I was so nervous and excited to be able bring these amazing artists whom I have worked with and watched grow for the last 25 years together. They have helped shape the pop culture industry over the last 25 years and for one night we got to celebrate where we came from.” said Liefeld “I’m so happy that the fans who supported us back then were able to come and see us all back together and celebrate this amazing milestone. I don’t know when are we all going to be able to get into the same room again and the feeling was electric!”
Artists in Attendance
Back (L-R)- Chap Yaep, Jeff Matsuda, Lary Stucker, Marat Mychaels, Rob Liefeld, Shannon Denton, Norm Rapmund, Matt Hawkins, Shelby Robertson, Andy Park, Jon Sibal
Front (L-R) – Dan Panosian, Todd Nauck, Art Thibert, Dan Fraga, Karl Alstaetter, Danny Miki
About Extreme Studios
In 1992, Liefeld and several other artists left Marvel Comics to form IMAGE Comics. Each of the Co-founders created their own studio within the IMAGE brand. Liefeld created Extreme Studios in Orange County, CA, seeking to create a first of its kind expansive comic book community for that area. Extreme Studios became the first to release a comic under the IMAGE brand, Youngblood (coincidentally also being revived in 2017). Extreme Studios was the top studio in the comics field worldwide, their family of titles second only to X-Men with a 5.78 market share according to Market Reports. Extreme Studios line of comics regularly outsold DC’s “Batman” and Justice League” series and Marvel’s “Spiderman” as well as other Image founders individual studios Wildstorm (from Jim Lee) and TMP (from Spawn’s Todd McFarland) The talent that created these powerhouse titles including Youngblood, Brigade, Bloodstrike, Prophet and Avengelyne (with over 100 unique characters) found success in and beyond comic books, helping to shape pop culture in the fields of animation, games and film for the past two decades. Their vast list of credits include Batman: The Animated Series, Ben 10, DC Comics, Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe, Robot Chicken, Con Man and Max Steele to name a few.