Abrams ComicArts Returns to New York Comic Con 2015 Booth #2228

For Immediate Release

Contact: Maya Bradford, Publicist
212.229.7188/mbradford@abramsbooks.com

Once again, Abrams ComicArts is participating in exciting panels, hosting author signings, debuting Fall 2015 titles, as well as introducing Spring 2016 books and upcoming titles!

New York, NY; October 2015: Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, returns to New York Comic Con with sneak peeks at their Spring 2016 list, participation in multiple panels and signings, and discounts on all books and calendars. Attendees will be able to purchase new titles from Abrams ComicArts, Abrams, Amulet Books, and SelfMadeHero.

Advance copies, new releases, Comic Con exclusives, and signed editions at booth #2228!

** Special Comic Con offer! 2016 Abrams calendars with every purchase over $50.00 while supplies last (limited one per customer) **

Advance copies of our new title Ghetto Klown will be available for purchase at a discount—this book does not go on sale until October 20, and author John Leguizamo will be at the show to personalize copies!

New York Comic Con Exclusive: 100 advance, signed, and numbered copies of Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 1 by The Topps Company and author Gary Gerani will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—this book does not go on sale until November 17.

Copies of our new title Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—the book will have just gone on sale October 7, and the authors Martin and Olivia Olson (a.k.a. The Lord of Evil and Marceline the Vampire Queen) will be at the show to personalize copies!

Advance copies of our new title Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—this book does not go on sale until October 13. Authors Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear will be at the show to personalize copies.

Advance copies of our new title My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—this book does not go on sale until October 13.

Signed advance copies of our new title Trashed by Derf Backderf (author of the bestselling graphic novel My Friend Dahmer) will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—this book does not go on sale until November 3.

Advance copies of our new title Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount—this book does not go on sale until November 10. Author Paul Levitz will be at the show to personalize copies.

Copies of our newly released title Ruins will be available for purchase at a Comic Con discount, and author Peter Kuper will be at artist’s alley booth # T3 to sign copies. This book will have just gone on sale October 6. 

Free posters, galleys, and samplers for giveaway!

Samplers of the new Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney, will be given away while supplies last.

Free Peanuts stickers! Visit the AMP/GoComics booth (#2219) and ask for an “Abrams” ticket. Attendees can take this ticket to the Abrams booth (#2228) to receive a collectible “Peppermint Patty” sticker. Once the sticker has been acquired, attendees are encouraged to show the sticker to the AMP/GoComics staff in exchange for commemorative 65th anniversary prizes.

Galleys of the forthcoming graphic novel The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Leland Purvis will be given away while supplies last.

 

Galleys of The Creeps: Book 1: Night of the Frankenfrogs will be given away while supplies last.

Prints pre-signed by Jules Feiffer with purchase of the new title Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer

The Wimpy Kid School Planner pre-signed by Jeff Kinney will be sold at a

Comic Con discount

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

 

Panels!

 

Authors and artists associated with Abrams ComicArts and Abrams who are attending this year’s New York Comic Con include John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown), Martin and Olivia Olson (The Enchiridion and Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!), Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts), Darryl Cunningham (The Age of Selfishness), Paul Levitz (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), Peter Kuper (Ruins), Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda series), and Neil Swaab Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)).

 

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

 

Friday, October 9th

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Room 1B03

75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner & the Spirit

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) presents a behind-the-scenes look at the largest Will Eisner art exhibit during The Spirit’s 75th anniversary year. This career-spanning show, curated by Eisner expert Denis Kitchen and presented with the full cooperation of Eisner’s family, combines original art and rare artifacts, some of which have never been publicly shown. Join with the Panelists in celebrating the incredible legacy of this brilliant creator and learn about what GEM is doing to promote it. Featuring: Denis Kitchen, Jeff Vaughn, Paul Levitz, Missy Bowersox, Michael Solof, and Karen Green

 

Saturday, October 10

 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Room: 1A24

Celebrate the Launch of Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!, Featuring The Lord of Evil and Marceline the Vampire Queen

A conversation with Martin Olson (The Lord of Evil), Olivia Olson (Marceline the Vampire Queen), Rick “Dienzo” Blanco (Illustrator and Vice President of Creative for Cartoon Network Enterprises), Mahendra Singh (terrifying illustrator), and moderated by Eric Klopfer (Senior Editor, Abrams) about the highly anticipated book Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! Attendees will have a chance to see never-before-seen art, a terrifying new book trailer, musical performances, and Surprise Guests from the show!

 

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Room: 1B03

Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

Already a legend for his creation of The Spirit in 1940, Will Eisner—with the 1978 publication of his A Contract With God—would be instrumental in popularizing the graphic novel format, changing the world of comics forever. Join us and find out how and why Eisner did it, with moderator Paul Levitz (author of the upcoming Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel) and panelists Todd McFarlane (Spawn Creator & Image Comics President), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dennis O’Neil (Batman) and Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book).

 

6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

Room: 1A05

Truthiness is Stranger than Fiction: New Reality-Based Graphic Novels

Comics can be the best medium to explore the real world – through science, autobiography or wild adventures rooted in real experience. But working with “the truth” brings its own set of challenges. . . . Featuring: Maris Wicks (the goofy and educational anatomy tour Human Body Theater), Peter Kuper (Ruins), Jennifer Hayden (the funny and wise cancer memoir The Story of My Tits) and Troy Little (the manic adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).

 

Author Signings

 

Thursday, October 8

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Darryl Cunningham will sign The Age of Selfishness at the Abrams booth #2228

 

Friday, October 9

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Chipp Kidd and Geoff Spear will sign Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts at the Abrams booth #2228

 

Saturday, October 10

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Martin and Olivia Olson will sign Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! in the autograph area table 25

 

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

John Leguizamo will sign Ghetto Klown in the autograph area table 24

 

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Paul Levitz will sign Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel at the Abrams booth #2228

 

Sunday, October 12

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Tom Angleberger will sign The Origami Yoda series at the Abrams booth #2228

 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Neil Swaab will sign Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) galleys at the Abrams booth #2228

 

 

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