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…


If you’ll be attending SDCC this year, you can find us at booth numbers 2546 & 2548.

If you won’t be attending SDCC this year, you’ll be missed. But you can follow along with us by making sure you’re a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


We’ll have special announcements for every day of the show so stop by, check in and stay tuned. Secrets, secrets


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:
ARiOL posters
Benny Breakiron art cards
LEGO Ninjago posters
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew stickers
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew posters
Smurfs posters
Stardoll mini comics
Stardoll posters
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 BabymouseHello KittyUglydollNinjagoMax 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 HolmUglydoll co-creator David Horvath, writer B. Clay Moore (Ben 10Max Steel), artists Ian McGinty (UglydollHello Kitty) and Jolyon Yates (Ninjago), editor Traci Todd (Hello KittyUglydoll), 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!


Okay I lied. That’s all… for now! But I can’t stress enough how much you should definitely be following us on Facebook and Twitter to be sure you don’t miss a thing.

See you in San Diego!