Tom Morello & Claudio Sanchez to Appear at 2012 C2E2



Noted Musicians Will Promote Their Latest Comic Books!

Norwalk, CT, March 21, 2012: Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello and noted musician Claudio Sanchez will be appearing at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). In addition to their significant music credits, both Morello and Sanchez are well-recognized in the comic community for their writing talent. Best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and his acoustic solo act The Nigh(bleep)chman, Morello will conduct a panel on Friday, April 13, 6:15pm – 7:15pm and will also do a signing. Sanchez, an American writer and musician best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria, will be at C2E2 throughout the weekend and will promote his latest work and greet fans in the Evil Ink booth.

C2E2, which is organized by the producers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

Tom Morello's Orchid, which tells the tale of a sixteen-year-old street prostitute in a dystopian future, is currently being released in twelve issues through Dark Horse Comics. Notes Morello: "Orchid is part SuicideGirl, part Joan of Arc, who becomes the Spartacus of Whores in a story that merges the epic scope of Lord of the Rings with the politics of street terrorism." Meanwhile, Claudio Sanchez has created and co-written Key of Z with his wife Chondra Echert which has recently been published by Evil Ink Comics. Sanchez has noted that music occupies a central theme in the series which takes a new look at zombies in a post-apocalyptic New York City through the eyes of a security guard to an up-and-coming politician before the zombie outbreak. Sanchez is also the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars and Kill Audio.

"Tom Morello and Claudio Sanchez are hugely influential musicians and so it's cool to have them at C2E2 under any circumstance," notes Lance Fensterman, Event Director for C2E2. "But what makes their appearance especially great is that they are coming to our show as comic artists, not musicians. Both Tom and Claudio are accomplished comic creators and they have thousands of fans who will be eager to meet and greet them. They are typical of the range of talent at C2E2 and their appearance only underscores how the pop culture world embraces all the arts. We're very proud and honored to welcome them to C2E2."

ABOUT TOM MORELLO: A guitar superhero best known for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and his acoustic solo work as folk balladeer the Nigh(bleep)chman, Morello also writes a comic series for Dark Horse Comics called Orchid, about a teenage prostitute struggling for justice in a dystopian future. In addition to echoing his present-day social concerns, the comic series has a score written by Morello, with a free song available with each issue.

ABOUT CLAUDIO SANCHEZ: Claudio Sanchez is creator of the hit comic series' Key of Z; The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade and In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3; and Kill Audio. He is also the co-author of Year of the Black Rainbow, a novel written with Peter David and founder of Evil Ink Comics.

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