Gumby Greets His Fans at SDCC!

This year at San Diego Comic Con, we’re all about the Great Gumbino! Check out these photos from the convention floor!

 

The King of Claymation Jumps into Comic Con!

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If you happen to be among the lucky throngs visit San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ll be in for a special treat: on Thursday afternoon, Papercutz will host a panel all about GUMBY! Here are the details:

Gumby’s Back! The Claymation Clayboy Returns to Comics!
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 26AB

Art Clokey’s greatest creation has always been able to jump into any book at all-literally! Now he’s jumping back into his very own comic book series from Papercutz. Gumby, Pokey, and the gang are back just in time for the 60th anniversary of The Gumby Show. Reminisce with Joe and Joan Clokey about their dad’s world-famous creation, hear from Gumby comics legend Rick Geary, and get the lowdown on the new stories Papercutz is creating with cartoonist Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), writers Jeff Whitman and Eric Esquivel (Animal Jam, Nickelodeon Pandemonium, Yo-kai Watch, BOO!), and Papercutz editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup.

Don’t miss out or you’ll be green with envy!

 

Papercutz Plans for ALA Annual 2017!

This weekend Papercutz is headed to the Windy City for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference! Below you will find Papercutz’s schedule, so make sure to pop over to Booth 1319 and say “Hello!”

FRIDAY (Preview Day)

5:30 AM – 6:15 PM Meet the Authors: Dave Scheidt (TROLLS)
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

SATURDAY

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Meet the Authors: Dave Scheidt
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Meet the Authors: Jessica Abel (TRISH TRASH)
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Creator Spotlight: Jessica Abel
Location: McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Writer/artist Jessica Abel has always been known for work outside the graphic novel mainstream. From her breakout work LA PERDIDA to her comics textbooks, Abel has displayed not only the ability to craft compelling stories but also a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the medium, Her latest series, TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS is the story of a mixed-race teenager on Mars, struggling to escape economic oppression through a futuristic version of roller derby. Super Genius publisher Terry Nantier speaks with Abel about her long career and why TRISH TRASH is the heroine America needs right now.

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM Leadership in Innovation: Papercutz and NBM’s 40 years in graphic novels
Location: McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Papercutz has been a leader in kids comics for 11 years and sister company NBM a pioneer in establishing graphic novels for 40 years. Join Publisher Terry Nantier and authors Jessica Abel (“Trish Trash”) and Dave Scheidt (Trolls, Nickelodeon Pandemonium) presenting some of the history and the latest news from Papercutz’ acclaimed new Charmz line of ‘early crush’ comics for girls to NBM’s new bestselling non-fiction graphic novels.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM YA Author Coffee Klatch (featuring Jessica Abel)
Location: McCormick Place, S105

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Meet the Authors: Jessica Abel
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

ATTN COMICS PROS! Vote for Jessica Abel and TRISH TRASH in This Year’s Eisners!

Last month, we were delighted to share with you that Jessica Abel’s TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS had been nominated for two Eisner Awards, including Best Writer/Artist and Best Publication for Teens! Now we’d like to encourage all eligible voters to vote for Jessica and her wonderful book!

If you aren’t familiar with the Eisner Awards, they’re widely considered to be the “Oscars of the comic book industry.” For years the Eisners has recognized and celebrated the best books and creators in comics, everything from Marvel and DC to indie presses.

And if you aren’t familiar with TRISH TRASH–well, then what are you waiting for? Part dystopian science fiction, part rollicking roller derby adventure story, TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS is a compelling tale of a young working class girl who feels trapped by the circumstances of her birth and economic situation. It’s also an incredibly vital book for our current political and cultural moment. At a time when women, the working class, and people of color are in the eye of the storm, TRISH TRASH is as important as ever. But even beyond its political implications, TRISH TRASH is just a flat-out exhilarating book about a girl who kicks all kinds of butt!

FYI, the following working comics industry professionals are eligible to vote in the Eisner Awards:

  • Comic book/graphic novel/webcomic creators (writers, artists, cartoonists, pencilers, inkers, letterers, colorists)
  • All nominees in any category
  • Comic book/graphic novel publishers and editors
  • Comics historians and educators
  • Graphic novel librarians
  • Owners and managers of comic book specialty retail stores

The deadline for voting is June 16, 2017. For more information and to cast your vote, please click here.

Papercutz Plans for Book Expo 2017

Papercutz will be returning to the Javits Center this weekend for Book Expo 2017! While we won’t have a booth this year, some of our authors will be appearing as featured guests for a couple of exclusive bookseller events!

JESSICA ABEL, the acclaimed (and Eisner Award-nominated!) author of TRISH TRASH: ROLLER GIRL OF MARS, will be at the ABA Celebration Lunch. The lunch, which is on Wednesday, May 31 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Special Events Hall, honors the winners of the Indie Choice and E.B. White Awards.

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DAVID GALLAHER, the writer of THE ONLY LIVING BOY and the upcoming HIGH MOON, will be presenting at the CBC / ABA BookExpo Speed Dating Lunch on Friday, June 2, from 12:15 – 1:45 pm in Room 1E07/1E08!

For more details and panel locations visit the Book Expo’s official website.

Intern with Papercutz this Winter!

Intern with Papercutz this Winter!

Papercutz is searching for interns for the winter! Marketing, digital media, and motion graphics interns start in January.  Please contact whitman@papercutz.com with any questions.

Marketing Internship

Papercutz Graphic Novels is looking for a winter marketing intern. Candidates should have an interest in media (specifically publishing) with a strong background in writing, analytics and digital marketing. Duties include market research, creating content for company website and social media, analyzing website and social media performance and improving SEO,creation and production of promotional materials as well as working with the VP of Marketing to develop and execute title specific marketing campaigns.

Requirements:

  • This internship is unpaid. Preference will be given to applicants that can receive college or graduate school credit but credit is not required.
  • Must be available 10 hours a week (2 days) to come into the Papercutz office in Manhattan. 10 week internship starting in January.
  • Able to show experience in writing and digital tools like Google Analytics, WordPress and basic social media.
  • A strong interest in media, specifically in marketing and publicity.
  • Must be able to bring your own laptop with Internet and Word Processing abilities for use in the office
  • Preferred applicants will at least basic experience with digital marketing

Send resumes and cover letters to whitman@papercutz.com by December 1.

Digital Media Internship

Papercutz Graphic Novels is looking for a winter digital media intern to provide assistance to the Marketing department. Candidates should have an interest in comic book publishing with a strong background in graphic design and digital marketing. Duties and projects for the term will include creating digital previews of Papercutz titles, creating graphics for marketing use, assistance with social media campaigns and building and maintenance of Papercutz websites.

Requirements:

  • This internship is unpaid. Preference will be given to applicants that can receive college or graduate school credit but credit is not required.
  • Must be available 10 hours a week (2 days) to come into the Papercutz office in Manhattan. 10 week internship starting in January
  • Must have experience in graphic design and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • A strong interest in publishing and marketing, specifically in comics
  • Must be able to bring your own laptop with Internet, Adobe Creative Suite and Word Processing abilities for use in the office.
  • Preferred applicants will have experience with online programs such as WordPress, Mailchimp, and various social media platforms.
  • Experience using Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and with HTML and CSS.

Send resumes, portfolios, and cover letters to whitman@papercutz.com by December 1.

Motion Graphics Internship

Papercutz Graphic Novels is looking for a winter motion graphics/ digital video intern. Intern would work closely with producers to increase the program offerings of the Papercutz video channels (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), assist Papercutz’s Interactive producers on location, and coordinate the editing and encoding of Papercutz video content, creating original video and motion graphics content using Papercutz art/publications as source material. The selected intern will learn about the video editing/encoding/metadata process and develop skills to create imagery and write descriptions for Papercutz’s online video channels. The internship offers hands on experience in public media online with a focus on online video as well as the opportunity to assist with the strategy, promotion, and partnerships for Papercutz content online.

Requirements:

  • This internship is unpaid. Preference will be given to applicants that can receive college or graduate school credit but credit is not required.
  • Must be available 10 hours a week (2 days) to come into the Papercutz office in Manhattan. 10 week internship starting in January
  • Must be able to bring your own laptop with Internet and Word Processing abilities for use in the office
  • Experience in online video, and web development.
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills, including proficiency with MAC software (AfterEffects, Adove Premiere, Photoshop, Final Cut, FTP, CMS Tools etc) to support online video publishing, editorial strategy, and partnerships for a graphic novel publishing company.
  • Strong interest in online video, social media, and graphic novels/comic books preferred.
  • The internship is unpaid. Candidate must have completed one year of college and must be currently enrolled in school (undergraduate or graduate) or have completed a degree within the past twelve months.
  • Web Development, Communications and Interactive Media majors preferred.

Send resumes, portfolios, and cover letters to whitman@papercutz.com by December 1.