Wow, you guys are anxious! The questions about the new comic are non-stop! i apologize if I cannot address them all personally, they come so fast!
Here's a few things to touch on:
Past generation ponies making appearances: that's really Hasbro's call, not ours, so you'll just have to wait and see!
Humans: Nope. Nothing that does a major stray from what is established in the show.
Distribution: Not something we really have a knowledge of- the book will be in general comic shops nationwide, and you can subscribe to the book at the shops. As to what countries it will ship to, I've no clue there. Check Diamond Distribution to find out more! There are companies that will ship comics overseas (try Mile High Comics). IDW will also have it available digitally. We hope you will buy the physical comic, it has a bigger impact on comic sales and shows your support to the industry! Besides... Variant covers mean you'll have fun looking for all the different covers!
Trade edition: while no plans have been put in stone, it's probable there will be trade editions in the future.
Three big issues:
1. I've had a number of requests to put in people's original Creation ponies, or to read suggested histories for characters, etc. In short, we cannot do this. The big reasons are legal. But also, if we did this for one, we have to do it for everyone, and there would no longer be room for the Mane 6! (and the little dragon guy... )
2. I've also had people asking me how they can get a job on the book. You do realize you are asking me how you can take my job away from me, right? Ain't happenin'
3. Most important: Yes, I take commissions (When I am able to), but I will not even acknowledge requests or suggestions for "clop-Clop". Don't even ask, and that is the end of that subject.
As announced both Katie Cook and myself will be at Cincinnati Comic Expo in September. This will be the first show we are both attending since the book was announced! Sept. 22-23, Cincinnati Ohio
I will be at Dragon*Con! And, it looks like I may even be doing a Pony panel! No idea what the content of that will be yet, but get down to Georgia and find out! August 1-Sept 3 (labor day weekend) Atlanta Georgia. Tara (Twilight Sparkle) Strong will also be at Dragon*Con!
Wizard World Chicago: Sorry, not going
New York Comic Con: Ditto. DIRELY wish I was doing this show, but expenses are far too high for this one
Remember if you want to see myself or Katie (or better, both!) at a show, please tell us about the show, and even better tell the show about us!!! Asking a show for guests goes a LONG way to getting them there!