Acclaimed Punk Rock Artist John Holmstrom Provides Cover for Latest Issue of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE

nickelodeon_magazine_07_cover

Hey ho, let’s go! To an awesome metal concert. In the latest issue of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE (on sale December 28th), Nickelodeon cartoon stars head to a rockin’ music spectacular. The Tuff Skulls finally get their big break, opening for the world famous Mega Maidenz. But when S & C enter an air guitar contest at the show, they shred so hard they literally blow the roof off the joint! What happens next? You’ll have to pick up the issue to find out.

Of course, if you’re going to capture that true rock and roll spirit, it helps to work with artists who are as much a part of the scene as the music themselves. That’s why Papercutz reached out John Holmstrom, cover artist for the legendary Ramones’ albums “Rocket to Russia” and “Road to Ruin” and a co-founder of the groundbreaking PUNK Magazine.

“My old friend (Papercutz Editor-in-Chief) Jim Salicrup reached out to me because he thought I’d get a kick out of this story. When I read it, I was reminded me of my own early experiences with rock and roll,” noted Holmstrom, “So I was happy to contribute a piece that helped convey the fun and excitement of being in a band. And for the record, I think Sanjay and Craig are pretty punk! “

Holmstrom is no stranger to comics , having created Bosko “America’s least favorite cartoon character” and contributed comic stripo material to numerous publications including SPIN and HEAVY METAL.

“John is an art and music legend,” exclaimed Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup, “and we’re proud to feature his first national magazine cover. There’s no doubt in my mind that when the Tuff Skulls finally get signed to major label, they’ll be tapping John for some album cover art. Or iTunes art. Or whatever way kids will be interacting with art and music in the near future. No matter what the medium, John’s talent will let them know, this stuff rocks!”

NICKELODEON MAGAZINE #7, featuring Holmstrom’s cover and the Sanjay and Craig story “Guitarmed and Dangerous” is on sale December 28th at newsstands and bookstores everywhere.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 – Papercutz Gives Away SANJAY AND CRAIG/HARVEY BEAKS sampler

Free Comic Book Day 2016 – Papercutz Gives Away SANJAY AND CRAIG/HARVEY BEAKS sampler

The most wonderful time of the year just got a little bit more wonderful, as Diamond Comics Distributors have announced all the titles that will be a part of Free Comic Book Day 2016. And, of course, we’re delighted that one of those books will be a special SANJAY AND CRAIG/HARVEY BEAKS comic from Papercutz! Here’s the full Diamond Solicitation:

SANJAY AND CRAIG/HARVEY BEAKS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 EDITION

Papercutz Free Comic Book Day 2016 graphic

Publisher: PAPERCUTZ

(W) Eric M Esquivel, Stefan Petrucha (A) Sam Spina, Andreas Schuster (CA) James Kaminski

The hottest new stars on Nickelodeon – Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks – co-star in this comic collecting complete stories from Nickelodeon Magazine and from the Papercutz graphic novels. In “Lord of the Pipes”, everyone’s favorite talking snake, Craig, literally goes down the drain on an epic quest to fetch Sanjay’s father’s wedding ring… and has some close encounters with the strange beings he meets there. Then “Fight the Future with Flavor” dramatically depicts the shocking connection between Sanjay eating a seemingly harmless samosa and the total annihilation of the entire world by Martians! Also, Harvey Beaks proves he’s a “First Class Finder” when his mad Hide-and-Seek skills lead him to finding a big scary monster!

Item Code: JAN160041

In Shops: 4/13/2016

SRP: PI

If you’re a retailer, make sure to order plenty of copies so you can take full advantage of the growing interest in Nickelodeon’s original animated properties. And if you’re a reader, make sure and let your retailer know that this one of the books you’re looking forward to picking up on Free Comic Book Day!

Papercutz Advance Copies and Exclusives at New York Comic Con!

Papercutz Advance Copies and Exclusives at New York Comic Con!

 

We’ll have a ton of advance editions and show exclusives at this week’s Comic Con! We will feature a hand-picked assortment of the newest Papercutz titles.

Many books will be show premieres including :

dennis_the_menace_cover

DENNIS THE MENACE #1: THE CLASSIC COMICBOOKS

Scarlett Vol 1 Cover

SCARLETT: A STAR ON THE RUN

Red Shoes and Other Tales Cover

THE RED SHOES AND OTHER TALES– with exclusive “Advance Festival Edition” stamp (limited run for the Edinburgh Internation Festival. Only 250 copies made!)

Smurfs & Friends Vol 1 cover

Smurfs & Friends Vol 1 cover

SMURFS AND FRIENDS #1

 

We will also have recent hits:

sanjay_and_craig_01SANJAY AND CRAIG #1: “Fight the Future with Flavor”

LunchWitch_01COVTHE LUNCH WITCH #1

DisneyPLANES6.5x9DISNEY GRAPHIC NOVELS #1: “Planes”

TeknophageGN.inddNEIL GAIMAN’S TEKNOPHAGE #1

Geronimo Stilton 16

GERONIMO STILTON #16: LIGHTS, CAMERA, STILTON!
EuroBooks, a new initiative promoting translated books, will have a special stand at Comic-Con,  letting everyone know where they can find  as some old favorites like DANCE CLASS, ARIOL, and DINOSAURS! These series will be available at our booth as well!
Bring a book bag!

The Complete Papercutz Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con!

The Complete Papercutz Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con!

signing_photo_steffen_and_whitman

Want to get your new books signed? You’ve come to the right place!

Our schedule is overflowing with amazing artists who will be signing and sketching at the Papercutz booth at varying times all weekend! Clear your schedules!

Geronimo Stilton 16

Geronimo Stilton 16

Francesco Savino of GERONIMO STILTON

Signing session Friday 4:00 -5:00 

only_living_boy_poster

David Gallaher and Steve Ellis of THE ONLY LIVING BOY

ONLY LIVING BOY signing Saturday 11:00-12:00

ONLY LIVING BOY signing Sunday 2:00-3:00
LunchWitch_01COV

Deb Lucke of THE LUNCH WITCH

LUNCH WITCH signing Saturday 12:00-1:00

Sketching session Saturday 2:00-3:00

Sketching session Sunday 10:00-11:00

Signing Sunday 11:00-12:00
Breadwinners_01_cover

Alison Strejlau of BREADWINNERS

Sketching session Saturday 12:00-1:00

BREADWINNERS signing Saturday 1:00-2:00

Sketching session Sunday 12:00-1:00
 

sanjay_and_craig_01

James Kaminski of SANJAY AND CRAIG

Sketching session Saturday 1:00-2:00

Sketching session Sunday 11:00-12:00
scarlett_COVERfinalweb

Jon Buller of SCARLETT:  STAR ON THE RUN

Signing Saturday 2:00-3:00

SCARLETT signing Sunday 12:00-1:00
sanjay_and_craig_02_cover

Ryan Jampole and James Kaminski of SANJAY AND CRAIG

Signing Saturday 3:00-4:00

WWE Superstars GN 03 Cover

Paris Cullins of WWE SUPERSTARS and ZODIAC LEGACY

Sketching session Saturday 4:00-5:00

Sketching session Sunday 2:00-3:00

Nickelodeon Magazine 4 cover

Ryan Jampole, James Kaminski and Alison Strejlau of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE

NICKELODEON MAGAZINE signing Sunday 1:00-2:00
Zodiac Legacy cover

 

Stuart Moore and Paris Cullins of ZODIAC LEGACY

ZODIAC LEGACY signing Sunday 3:00-4:00

Geronimo Stilton 16

Geronimo Stilton 16

Mindy Steffen of GERONIMO STILTON

Sketching session Saturday 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Sketching session Sunday 3:00-400

Check Out our Freebies for New York Comic Con!

Check Out our Freebies for New York Comic Con!

We’re kicking it into high gear for New York Comic Con, with exclusive copies of our new graphic novels for sale, convention exclusive mini-comics to give away, and a ton of free swag featuring Papercutz books. Plus: Say cheese!

sanjay_and_craig_standup
In addition to a SANJAY AND CRAIG photo op, fans can stop by the booth to pick up a goodie bag of gummy Craigs, buy the new graphic novel SANJAY AND CRAIG #1: FIGHT THE FUTURE WITH FLAVOR, and take home some free NICKELODEON mini-comics, posters, and their choice of six pins featuring PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET, HARVEY BEAKS, BREADWINNERS,  and SANJAY AND CRAIG.

sanjay_freebies

Remember the joy of opening up the Sunday paper and finding the comics section? Papercutz is bringing back that feeling at NYCC. We have a special Sunday Funnies edition featuring comic star DENNIS THE MENACE. We have collected and restored his comicbook appearances from famed creative team Al Wiseman and Fred Toole, the result is DENNIS THE MENACE VOL. 1: THE CLASSIC COMICBOOKS. We will have special advance copies on sale at our booth.
dennis_the_menace_cover

To help readers keep their place in all of their new books, we’re giving away SCARLETT and THE RED SHOES bookmarks. We also have special advance copies of both books for sale at our booth.

only_living_boy_poster

Plus, grab a poster featuring THE ONLY LIVING BOY- our new series out this spring!

We did warn you to bring an extra bag!

PAPERCUTZ ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE LIBRARY MARKETING PROGRAM FOR NICKELODEON MAGAZINE!

PAPERCUTZ ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE LIBRARY MARKETING PROGRAM FOR NICKELODEON MAGAZINE!

New Initiative Will Provide Free Magazines to Libraries That Support Graphic Novel Programming

Budget-crunched librarians will soon be receiving some respite thanks to a new program from Papercutz. The “#1 kids’ graphic novel publisher” announced today that they will be supplying 100 free copies of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE to libraries that support comics programming. It’s part of an effort by the publisher to fuel a growing trend in the school and public library space– “ComicCons” and other events focused on the fastest growing category in publishing – graphic novels.”

“Librarians have been on the forefront of the graphic novel explosion”, explained Papercutz’s President, Terry Nantier. “And forward thinking librarians have tapped in to the interest surrounding events like Free Comic Book day and ComicCon International to attract kids and parents to their facilities. We think it’s an incredibly positive thing for graphic novels in general and we wanted to find a way to ‘give back’ to the community. With the launch of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE this summer, we realized we had the perfect vehicle to promote comics readership and help librarians connect with kids who might be just beginning to become graphic novel readers.”

Comic book conventions are well known for a variety of attractions including creator appearances, costumes and, of course, exclusive promotional material from publishers. While many librarians have reached out to the comics creative community for appearances at events and patrons have picked up the costuming challenge, promotional items have been handled on an ad hoc basis, depending on the largesse of publishers or individual creators. This new program ensures that no comics-themed event will have to do without giveaways that incentivize reading.

“Nickelodeon has always been known for creating great comics material”, noted Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup. “And we’re proud to continue that tradition with our new publication. I’m personally excited by the opportunity to get the great work of our writers and artists out in front of the biggest possible audience possible. The magazine is going to be a great way for kids to sample our graphic novels and be introduced to some of the fantastic Nickelodeon characters.”

Interested librarians simply need to contact Papercutz VP of Marketing, Sven Larsen six to eight weeks before their event. As soon as Papercutz receives a librarian’s request (including details of the planned event) they will dispatch 100 copies of the latest issue of NICKELODEON MAGAZINE absolutely free (the library just has to pay for shipping).

“Papercutz graphic novels are already some of the highest circulating titles in libraries ”, explained Larsen, VP of Marketing for Papercutz. “But we’re always looking to grow our audience and the readership for comics. It’s part of why we partnered with Nickelodeon in the first place. The new NICKELODEON MAGAZINE is another great way to get kids started on reading and the perfect introduction to the world of graphic novels. We’re excited that it will be a cornerstone of our efforts to help libraries expand their graphic novel programming and we want this program to be a giant ‘thank you’ to all the librarians who are helping to create the next generation of comics fans!”