It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas in July—it’s San Diego Comic Con! (Though as far as we’re concerned they’re kind of the same thing.)
Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup, Publisher Terry Nantier, Marketing Director Jesse Post and I will be headed to California tomorrow for 5 full days of sharing Papercutz goodness with the masses! Here’s what we’ve got in store…
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
If you’ll be attending SDCC this year, you can find us at booth numbers 2546 & 2548.
We’ll have some of your favorite Papercutz writers and artists doing signings at the booth throughout the weekend.
Come meet Scott Shaw! of ANNOYING ORANGE on Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Meet Jolyon Yates of LEGO® NINJAGO on Saturday from 11:00 am-12:00pm.
We’ll also have James Silvani of…SECRETS! But you can be sure that by the time he’s at our booth on Friday from 1:00-2:00pm you’ll know why!
Scott, Jolyon and James will all also be a part of our Sketch-a-Thon on Sunday. Stop by the Papercutz booth all day to get a cool sketch from a Papercutz artist!
We’ll also have appearances by other new Papercutz artists and writers…but if I told who it would ruin the surprise! So keep a weather eye on that news feed.
We will have an SDCC exclusive POWER RANGERS print available for free with purchase!
And if the Power Rangers aren’t your cup of tea, have no fear! The swag-a-thon is here! (Not as cool as the Sketch-a-Thon but just as fun to say!)
We’ll have a whole slew of Papercutz giveaways including:
-Benny Breakiron art cards
-LEGO Ninjago posters
-Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew stickers
-Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew posters
-Stardoll mini comics
-Sybil the Backpack Fairy posters
-Thea Stilton Bookmarks
…and more! (I know! Those pesky pesky secrets!)
As always we’ll have the Papercutz Kids Day Sale with all books buy one get one 50% off. So be sure to stop by and check out all the great deals. Who doesn’t love a book sale?
Our very own Marketing Wizard, Jesse Post, will be on TWO panels throughout the weekend.
Thursday, July 18, 12:30 pm, Room 24ABC – Bringing Digital Comics into Schools and Libraries
Josh Elder (account director, iVerse Media)is joined by David Eicke (publishing marketing manager, VIZ Media) and Jesse Post (marketing director, Papercutz/NBM) to discuss how digital comics, graphic novels, and manga are the next killer apps for 21st century schools and libraries.
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm, Room 28DE – Kids Comics: Here to Stay! (also featuring NINJAGO artist Jolyon Yates!)
What do Babymouse, Hello Kitty, Uglydoll, Ninjago, Max Steel, and Ben 10 have in common? They’re now all part of the incredible world of kids comics! The creators of these series get together to discuss the recent growth in the kids graphic novel universe. Moderated by author/librarian and Good Comics for Kids contributor Scott Robins, the panel features Eisner Award-nominated Babymouse creator and CBLDF board member Jennifer Holm, Uglydoll co-creator David Horvath, writer B. Clay Moore (Ben 10, Max Steel), artists Ian McGinty (Uglydoll, Hello Kitty) and Jolyon Yates (Ninjago), editor Traci Todd (Hello Kitty, Uglydoll), and Jesse Post, head of marketing for Papercutz. All brought to you by VIZ Media!
If awesome panels on kids’ comics are your thing, be sure to stop in and give them a listen!
THAT’S NOT ALL…
See you in San Diego!