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Brian K. Vaughan SAGA Celebration!

We’ve been quietly working on this one since last February and could not be more excited to finally get to announce it. And what an event to kick off 2015!

Brian K. Vaughan, author of SAGA, Y THE LAST MAN, PRIVATE EYE and more will be returning to the Isotope for the first time since 2004 for an epic event… two events, in fact! As SAGA is one of the most popular books in the entire industry we know his visit is going to be *very* popular and the Isotope staff wants you all to have a wonderful experience meeting him and for all to make amazing memories of Brian’s visit together. So we’ve decided on doing a duo of events to make everyone happy! First up is a daytime signing event for the under 21 crowd, and then an epic celebration later that evening for the folks who like our mix and mingle, bring-your-ID, after-dark events.

SAGA SIGNING w/ BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
3pm – 6pm, Friday January 9th

An all-ages autographing session completely free of charge because we love you! As always the Isotope believes in crafting a unique experience with our signings, giving everyone a chance to sit down for some one-on-one time at the drafting table with your favorite creator. This is sure to be a popular signing and we definitely want everyone to get time to actually talk with Brian so we kindly ask that you bring no more than 3 items for him to sign. On behalf of all of us, thanks in advance!

SAGA AFTER-PARTY w/ BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
8pm – Midnight, Friday January 9th

A 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! If you’ve been to an after-hours party at the Isotope before you know the great atmosphere and amazing crowd that will be turning out for this. This event has a casual backstage-after-the-show vibe and gives you all an opportunity to actually hang out and get to know Brian… the way we think an in-store appearance should truly be!

Each attendee of the SAGA AFTER-PARTY will be given, for free, our exclusive Brian K. Vaughan SAGA Cocktail Glass, an ultra-limited highball created exclusively for this event by BKV, Fiona Staples and the Isotope. We believe in making our events truly once-in-a-lifetime so these commemorative glasses the Isotope creates for attendees are truly rare, fewer than 200 are ever printed and afterwards we always destroy the screens and production is finished… available one night only and nowhere else on the entire planet ever again.


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This event also features some secret special guests we’re not allowed to talk about, Isotope’s entertainment alchemist Kirsten Baldock‘s original works, and San Francisco’s beloved best on the wheels of steel, DJ BEARZBUB, spinning his unique brand of SAGA-inspired exotic grooves, hot b-sides, booty shaking nöyze, and rare beats.

And, of course, our featured guest himself… Brian K. Vaughan!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at this duo of special events and truly giving you an experience with Brian that you will never forget, let’s kick off the new year together!

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UPDATE: The SAGA AFTER-PARTY event is now at maximum capacity. Sorry to those who missed out. To the rest of you… see you there!

Ex Machina: Deconstructing the Machine

Today we celebrate the final issue of Ex Machina, the multi-award winning socio-political science fiction epic by author Brian K. Vaughan and artist Tony Harris.

To launch this series back in 2004 the Isotope threw a Voter Registration Drive with Brian K. Vaughan both in the store and on-line (which got a nice write-up in this issue of Time Magazine). We decided to do a follow-up event with both Brian and Tony Harris, a legendary Ex Machina Election Day Party. Brian, Tony, and I all wanted to make something incredible to give away to fans as a reward to those folks who got out and voted that year. We wanted something more than special… we wanted the single greatest behind-the-scenes resource ever made for a comic book… a virtual Criterion Collection styled DVD extras disc, autographed by the creators and jam-packed full of goodness.

So that’s exactly what we did.

Teaming up with Darren and Michelle Murata, co-founders of San Francisco’s Comrade a celebrated Technology Think Tank & Digital Design Agency, we made something truly beautiful. Packed with pages upon pages of Brian’s never before seen scripts and Tony’s production artwork from start to finish, this Deconstructing the Machine disc took viewers on a personal tour behind the wizard’s curtain in a way nothing else ever had before. And we gave them away for free to each and every person who attended our event. And also to 100 lucky fans across the nation.

Today, 6 years later, we’re going to let the rest of you enjoy it too. Now it can be shown!


See the complete creative process w/ revolutionary Page Peel&#0153 technology. Pull out the colors, the inks, and even the pencils.


Watch exclusive video interviews with the entire Ex Machina crew, from author to penciler to inker to colorist.


Straight from Tony Harris’ personal archive, see never before seen production sketches, props, photos, and more.


Join in on a complete behind the scenes video tour of the legendary Jolly Roger Studios where Ex Machina is made.

Let’s all raise a glass in celebration of these great creators and this amazing series! Please remember that these videos were originally encoded for disc so on the web they do take a bit to load, but your patience will definitely be rewarded. I hope you enjoy the gloriously sexy Flash design of www.ComradeAgency.com as much as I do. Click the following link to witness it for yourself:

Ex Machina: Deconstructing the Machine

Oh, Ex Machina, you are near and dear to all our Isotope hearts. We miss you already!

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