Deb Lucke, THE LUNCH WITCH Creator is On the Fly!

Deb Lucke, THE LUNCH WITCH Creator is On the Fly!

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Why should Grunhilda have all the fun? THE LUNCH WITCH author Deb Lucke is on the fly this Spring, traveling near and far to meet her fans and talk about the creation of her first graphic novel. Here are just some of the places you can find Deb in the next few weeks …

MAY 8th-10th  – TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL

Deb will be heading north of the border to sign copies of THE LUNCH WITCH and sketch for fans at the Papercutz booth at TCAF.

MAY 19th – SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS 2015 COMIC AND CARTOON ANNUAL RECEPTION (Invite Required)

Deb will be at the Society of Illustrators in New York City to celebrate THE LUNCH WITCH’S inclusion in the 2015 COMIC AND CARTOON ANNUAL.

MAY 29th-30th BOOXEXPO AMERICA/BOOKCON

Deb will be appearing at the ABA’s “Author Speed Dating” Event on the Friday and signing books at the Papercutz booth on Saturday at 2 pm.

In addition, Deb has recently confirmed she will be attending:

JULY 18th – VALCON COMIC FESTIVAL

Deb will be a guest at ValCon, a library convention taking place from 10am to 4pm at Valley Cottage Library on Route 303 in Valley College, New York.

Unlike her creation, DEb is super friendly, so if you’re planning on attending any of these events make sure to say hi!

 

 

 

 

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TITLES ANNOUNCED

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TITLES ANNOUNCED

Cover to Rabbids Free Comic Book Day 2015 edition     Cover to Lady Justice Free Comic Book Day 2015 edition

It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas! Or even Hanukkah for that matter. It’s that special day when the new FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles are announced. This year Papercutz will have two titles in the mix … a special sampler featuring the RABBIDS and a solon title from our Super Genius imprint featuring NEIL GAIMAN’S LADY JUSTICE.

You can find the official announcement from Diamond below.

Make sure you get to your local comic book store early on May 2nd so you can pick up all your favorites!

Free Comic Book Day Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced

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The Silver Sponsors for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) feature a whole new selection of thirty-eight books for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day, taking place Saturday, May 2nd  at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor Comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics to provide fans a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover. Titles from this year’s Silver comics include: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hip Hop Family Tree, The Tick, Street Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rabbids, and more.

“The Silver comics provide comic book fans a great opportunity to read original and revamped stories for free, which in turn can open up a diverse world of comics to them as they read these stories for the first time,” said FCBD Spokesperson Deborah Moreland.  “The titles offered this year are great for readers of all ages, so there’s something everyone can enjoy. We know that fans and retailers will be pleased with the line-up and we look forward to hearing about and seeing their Free Comic Book Day experiences.”

A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles can be found in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 24th, 2014.  For more FCBD news and updates visit the Free Comic Book Day website and become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

TCAF Here We Come!

TCAF Here We Come!

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We received the exciting news this morning that we’ve been approved as an exhibitor for this years Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Our sister company, NBM has been a fixture at TCAF for a number of years but this will be our first time exhibiting. Woo hoo!

For those of you unfamiliar with the festival, TCAF has rapidly become on of the most important events on the North American comics scene. held at the beautiful Toronto reference Library, TCAF has made a point of not only shining the spotlight on independent artists and important new works but also reaching out to the library community with a special programming day devoted exclusively to the library market. As the festival has grown, so has it’s kids programming. And anywhere where there are kids, librarians and graphic novels is somewhere we want to be! TCAF is also organized by Chris Butcher and Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, the great minds behind two of our favorite comic shops, The Beguiling and Little Island Comics. So we know that it’s going to be a special show.

Our participation in TCAF is also part of a larger initiative for 2015, where we’ll be attending less traditional comics shows than we have in the past (while increasing our presence at book festivals and other literary events around the country).  Don’t worry, you’ll still see us at old standbys like Comic-Con International and the New York ComicCon. But as we mentioned earlier, we want to be wherever there’s a confluence of kids, graphic novels and great book programming. So don’t be surprised if we show up in your own backyard next year!

In the meantime, we’ll be making plans to head up to the Great White North in May. Look for us at the Festival or down the street at Greg’s Ice Cream. Yum!

San Diego here we come!

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It’s time for the biggest comics party of the year: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL!

In addition to the myriad of Papercutz offerings we’ll have available for sale, we’ve also got some great giveaways and signings for you to enjoy. Let’s go!

WWE Slam City

We’re so excited about our upcoming WWE SLAM CITY graphic novel #1 we’ve created some limited-edition, SDCC-exclusive cards to celebrate the occasion! In partnership with Mattel and WWE, we’ll have 4 exclusive cards available for you to collect throughout the weekend featuring 4 different Superstars in their new jobs. “What new jobs?” you may ask. Then be sure to catch up on all the WWE SLAM CITY buzz before the show starts! With over 3 million views on the WWE SLAM CITY web series, these exclusives are sure to go fast!

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2 cards will be available at the Papercutz booth, 2546. 2 cards will be available at the Mattel booth, 3029. In order to collect them all, show up at the booths at the following times:

  • Thursday @ 12pm – Mattel booth 3029
  • Thursday @ 1pm – Papercutz booth 2546
  • Friday @ 12pm – Mattel booth 3029
  • Friday @ 1pm – Papercutz booth 2546

There’s a limited number of each card available and cards will be handed out FREE until their gone, so get there early to get yours!

Older WWE fans can also meet Shane Riches, the author of Super Genius’s WWE SUPERSTARS. Visit the Super Genius website for more info.

Rabbids

Eric picThe Rabbids have invaded the Papercutz office in full-force! They’ll be taking over the Papercutz booth at SDCC this weekend on Friday and Saturday with a special signing with Eric Esquivel, author of our brand new RABBIDS graphic novels, premiering this fall!

We’ll have some nifty postcard-sized Rabbids magnets on hand that Eric can sign. Stick some Rabbid chaos on your fridge, and save the date for RABBIDS #1! Eric will be signing Friday 3:00p-4:00p and Saturday 2:00p-3:00p.

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Power Rangers

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in a brand new series from Papercutz, and to celebrate we’ve got a limited-edition SDCC-exclusive poster! The poster will be available free at our booth but limited to 250 copies, so get yours first and fast! Limit 1 per person.

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The Power Rangers themselves will also be making appearances at the Papercutz booth throughout the weekend. Follow Papercutz on Twitter for all the latest info on meeting the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS or the POWER RANGERS SUPER MEGAFORCE Rangers at our booth. They stopped by last year and it was a blast!

The Power Rangers with Papercutz EiC Jim Salicrup at SDCC 2013

In addition to all the awesomeness above, we’ve got some more special giveaways and announcements coming from Papercutz and Super Genius this week, but they’re tip-top secret until Wednesday! Be sure to be following us on Facebook and, especially, Twitter throughout the weekend to make sure you don’t miss a scoop!

We’re counting down the hours until we see you in San Diego!

-The Papercutz Team

Papercutz Goes Nationwide

Hey there comics fans! Were you just pondering the age old question, “How can I get more Papercutz in my life this weekend?” Of course you were, and you’re in luck! Papercutz staff and talent be represented at THREE different shows this weekend across the nation! We’re venturing out of the interdimensional comics factory and into the wild as we visit Denver, CO, White Plains, NY, and Garden City, NY.

Read on for all the info!

Our biggest presence will be at Denver Comic Con where we will be in Merchant Mesa in booth 810.

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We’ll be joined by Papercutz author Stefan Petrucha and artist (and Denver local!) Jolyon Yates all weekend!

stefanStefan has authored several series for Papercutz. He is the author of all of our POWER RANGERS graphic novels, including the brand new MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS! Stefan is also the writer behind all of our NANCY DREW graphic novels as well as NANCY DREW THE NEW CASE FILES and NANCY DREW AND THE CLUE CREW #1 which he co-wrote with his wife, Sarah Kinney. As if that’s not enough, Stefan has also penned a RIO graphic novel, and is the parody-master extraordinaire for PAPERCUTZ SLICES! He will be at the Papercutz booth where he will be signing his books (available for purchase) as well as our Denver Comic Con exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS poster!

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Stefan will be appearing at the Papercutz booth 810 on Friday from 12pm-1pm, Saturday from 11am-12pm & 3pm-4pm, and Sunday from 10am-11am.

Jolyon-Yates-WEBAlso joining us is Jolyon Yates, our one and only and most brick-tastic LEGO NINJAGO artist! Jolyon will be at the Papercutz booth signing copies of his books (available for purchase) as well as LEGO NINJAGO posters and bookmarks!

 

 

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Jolyon will be appearing at the Papercutz booth 810 on Friday from 3pm-4pmSaturday from 12:30pm-1:30pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm, and Sunday from 12pm-1pm.

Plus, join Stefan, Jolyon and Papercutz Editor Mike Petranek on Sunday at 3:30pm in room 110 for the Highlighter on Papercutz panel where we’ll talk about MMPR, Ninjago, and all the exciting new projects we have coming this fall!

 

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Also this Saturday, join Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup at New York Comic Fest in White Plains where he will be attending as a guest. Stop by and say hi and ask him who his favorite Smurf is!

eternalconAnd last but certainly not least, if you’ll be attending Eternal Con this Saturday only, you can meet Super Genius Comics author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley! Maybe if you ask really nicely he’ll tell you what’s in store for our next story arc, “Haze of Glory” which starts in WWE SUPERSTARS #5, in comic shops this Wednesday 6/11!

Whew! That’s a lot of exploring for the Papercutz crew, but we’re packed and ready to come meet you! See you soon, America!

NOTES FROM THE DRAWING BOARD: Scott Shaw! Reports From Somewhere Called California

Aloha, Papercutz World! Scott Shaw! here. Since I’ve been at a few recent comics-related events with copies of the free ANNOYING ORANGE ASHCAN EDITION, Jesse asked me to post a travel report, and I’m always happy to both travel and report, so here I am!

First, from October 19-21, I was a special guest of the first annual San Diego Comic Fest in Mission Valley. Other guests included Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show, Sergio Aragonés Groo The Wanderer), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, 47 Ronin), Batton Lash (Supernatural Law, Radioactive Man) and the legendary Murphy Anderson (Hawkman, The Atomic Knights, John Carter Of Mars).

This was a small-ish convention intended to re-create what it was like at the early San Diego Comic-Con Internationals back in the 1970s. Almost a thousand happy fan-folks were there, many of whom made a point of dropping by my table and picking up a copy of ANNOYING ORANGE. Mike Kazaleh was there on Saturday, so both of us wound up signing quite a few of the freebie funnybook previews. In fact, between the Annoying Orange fever at my table and the eight different panels and presentations I had scheduled (including two different versions of my Oddball Comics Live! Show), I never got a chance to walk around the exhibit hall or buy any vintage funnybooks for my collection!

Then, on October 28, Mike and I were special guests of the Bakersfield Comic-Con in Bakersfield, a small farming community just east of Los Angeles. Other guests included Nate Watson (Star Wars: Detours, Toy Story comics), Tone Rodriguez (Mars Attacks!; Simpsons Comics) and Mike Hampton (Eagle Eye).

Like the San Diego Comic Fest, this convention attracted about a thousand attendees, but unlike the former event, most of these folks weren’t hardcore comic fans, just people who were curious about the world of comics, gaming, cosplay, etc…and boy, were they crazy about our ANNOYING ORANGE ASHCAN EDITION! We gave out copies willy-nilly, even to (mostly) adults who admitted that they found Annoying Orange to be a bit too annoying for them! (Wotta bunch of wimps!)

Again, it was a very busy day, with another performance of my Oddball Comics Live! show around lunchtime. And speaking of food, after the convention, we were all treated to an outrageous feast at Famous Dave’s barbeque restaurant! Mmm-mm!

And finally, I’d like to thank David Levy and his staff at Big Kid Collectable Toy Mall in Sherman Oaks for handing out free copies of the ANNOYING ORANGE ASHCAN EDITION to their copious kid customers! Here’s a terrific drawing that Annoying Orange Fan #1, Aidan Jones (age 9), submitted for my (and your) approval! Cool, eh?

Anyway, that’s my report! Hope you dig ANNOYING ORANGE #1: “Secret Agent Orange” as much as Mike and I dug writing and drawing it!

 

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ANNOYING ORANGE #1: “Secret Agent Orange” is on sale December 11, 2012 at bookstores, comics stores, and fruit carts everywhere!