ABRAMS Returns to New York Comic Con 2017 – Booth #2228

New York, NY; September 2017: ABRAMS returns to New York Comic Con and will participate in 18 panels, host numerous author signings, sell signed books and exciting Comic Con exclusives, as well as offer sneak peeks at their Spring 2018 list. There will be in-booth discounts on all books and calendars, galley giveaways, and new books for sale across numerous imprints, including Abrams ComicArts, Abrams, Amulet Books, and SelfMadeHero. More details below!


Steven Universe: Art & Origins, exclusive New York Comic Con edition
Exclusive edition features a hardcover slipcase and giclée print insert. Author Chris McDonnell will be on hand for signings. See bottom of the release for more signing schedule details.

My Friend Dahmer (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Author Derf Backderf will be on hand to sign exclusive advance copies of the new movie tie-in edition while supplies last. Soon to be a major motion picture.

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooklyn Allen will be signing advance copies of the book. Every book purchase comes with an exclusive Lumberjanes badge!  

The Flash: Hocus Pocus and Supergirl: Age of Atlantis
Authors Barry Lyga (The Flash) and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl) will be on hand to sign exclusive advance copies of their new middle-grade novels while supplies last. There will also be free posters for the forthcoming books available at Abrams booth #2228 while supplies last.

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(See bottom of the release for the signing schedule.)

Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)
Mark Evanier will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last. 

SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest, exclusive New York Comic Con edition
Copies pre-signed by series creator Stephen Hillenburg. Includes numbered SpongeBob print as well.

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation 
Illustrator John Jennings will be on hand to sign copies.

Planet of the Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series
Author Gary Gerani will be on hand to sign copies. There will also be free posters given away at Abrams booth #2228 while supplies last.

One Trick Pony 
Author Nathan Hale will be on hand to sign copies.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Author F. C. Yee will be on hand to sign copies.

Dinosaur Empire! 
Author Abby Howard will be on hand to sign copies.

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day
Author Jennifer George and illustrator Ed Steckley will be on hand to sign copies.

Suee and the Shadow
Author Ginger Ly will be on hand to sign copies.

The Mighty Odds
Author Amy Ignatow will be on hand to sign copies.


Galley for Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger and illustrated by Eddie Campbell

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return posters – while supplies last

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway fans and pins – while supplies last

Basketball (And Other Things) samplers – while supplies last

PLUS, DAILY CONTESTS, MORE GIVEAWAYS, AND SPECIAL SHOW DISCOUNTS ON ALL BOOKS AND CALENDARS

 

Abrams authors and artists attending this year’s New York Comic Con include Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Chris McDonnell (Steven Universe: Art & Origins), Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Gary Gerani (Planet of the Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series), Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus), Jennifer George and Ed Steckley (Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day), F. C. Lee (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo), Amy Ignatow (The Mighty Odds), and Ginger Ly (Suee and the Shadow), as well as Abrams and ComicArts editorial and design staff.

Below are the times, locations, titles, and Abrams authors and staff featured on panels. For full panel descriptions, please go to the New York Comic Con official site here.

All authors and artists are available for interviews in advance, or times can be scheduled at the show. Please contact Maya Bradford, publicity manager, (mbradford@abramsbooks.com) for more info.

 

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meet the Authors of Abrams ComicArts and Abrams Children’s Books!
Room 1A18

Abrams authors and staff featured: Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)), Jennifer George and Ed Steckley (Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus), Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis), Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), and Andrew Smith (publisher)

12:15–1:15 PM
It’s Technical: Our Future with Robots and More
Room 1A18
Abrams author featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

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2:45–3:45 PM
How Do I Put This on a Resume?
Room 1A18
Abrams author featured: F. C. Yee (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo)

3:15–4:00 PM
Creating Comics with Kids!
Family HQ – IC03
Abrams author featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

4:00–5:00 PM
Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady-Type Panel
Room 1A18
Abrams authors and staff featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Erica Finkel (editor)

6:30 PM
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen at Barnes & Noble, Tribeca
97 Warren Street, NY, NY, 10007
Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

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11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances Nonfiction
Room 1A18
Abrams author featured: Abby Howard (Dinosaur Empire!)

 

2:45–3:45 PM
The Future Of LGBTQ
Room 1A02
Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

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3:15–4:15 PM
Jack Kirby: King of Comics
Room 1A02
Abrams author featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition))

 

 

12:30 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer)
Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition))
Jennifer George and Ed Steckley (Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day)
Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus)
Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis)

1:30PM
Autographing Table 23
Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony) 

 

10:30 AM
Abrams booth #2228
Gary Gerani (Planet of the Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series)

 

12:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

 

1:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmner (Movie Tie-in Edition))

2:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Chris McDonnell (Steven Universe: Art & Origins, NYCC exclusive edition)

 

2:30 PM
BOOM! Booth #1828
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

3:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition))

4:00 PM
Autographing Table 23
C. Yee (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo)

10:30 AM
Abrams booth #2228
Chris McDonnell (Steven Universe: Art & Origins, NYCC exclusive edition)

12:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus)
Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis)

12:15 PM
Autographing Table 23
Abby Howard (Dinosaur Empire!)

2:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

3:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer (Movie Tie-in Edition))

3:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Amy Ignatow (The Mighty Odds)

4:15 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

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11:30 AM
Abrams booth #2228
Ginger Ly (Suee and the Shadow)

1:00–2:00 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Chris McDonnell (Steven Universe: Art & Origins, NYCC exclusive edition)

4:45 PM
Abrams booth #2228
Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition))

 

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For questions about Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Abrams, please contact Maya Bradford, publicity manager, at 212.229.7188 or mbradford@abramsbooks.com or stop by booth #2228 at New York Comic Con

 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Maya Bradford, Publicity Manager

ABRAMS  212.229.7188
mbradford@abramsbooks.com

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children's Books, and others.