ABRAMS Returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Booth #1216

New York, NY; July 2017: ABRAMS returns to San Diego 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 Fall 2017 list. Abrams is also celebrating four Eisner nominations this year. 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!

 

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives:

Steven Universe: Art & Origins, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition
Exclusive version features a slipcase and poster insert. A photo op will be available with author Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar – wrist bands are required for this event. See bottom of the release for more signing schedule details.

Spongebob Comics: Treasure Chest, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition
Limited Edition of 200, signed by Stephen Hillenburg. Includes numbered SpongeBob print as well.

Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)
On sale August 1st -- in honor of Kirby’s centenary advance copies will be available as a Comic-Con exclusive. A limited number of copies signed by author Mark Evanier and will be sold at a special discount while supplies last.

 

Signed Copies: (See bottom of the release for the signing schedule.)

My Friend Dahmer – author Derf Backderf will be on hand to sign copies of his award-winning graphic novel while supplies last. Soon to be a major motion picture.

The Best We Could Do – author Thi Bui will be on hand to sign copies.

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – adaptor Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings will be on hand to sign copies.

One Trick Pony – author Nathan Hale will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (GALLEY) – author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooke Allen will be on hand to sign copies of the galley while supplies last.

The Creeps (Book 3): Curse of the Attack-o-Latterns – author Chris Schweizer will be on hand to sign copies of his Eisner-nominated graphic novel while supplies last.

Stack the Cats – author Susie Ghahremani will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last

 


FREE Giveaways at Abrams Booth #1216!

Posters for the forthcoming middle-grade novels: The Flash: Hocus Pocus and Supergirl: Age of Atlantis – while supplies last 

 

Planet of the Apes Posters –while supplies last

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

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! Samplers – while supplies last

 

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo galleys – while supplies last

Suee and the Shadow galleys – while supplies last

Odd & True galleys – while supplies last

 

Hanazuki: Book of Treasures headbands and postcards – while supplies last

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

Basketball (And Other Things) samplers – while supplies last

Breaking Bad 101 galleys – while supplies last

Abrams ComicArts postcards!

 

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

 


Panels!

Authors and artists associated with Abrams who are attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con include Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Chris Schweizer (The Creeps), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe: Art & Origins), Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), 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 San Diego 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.

 

Thursday, July 20th

1:00PM-2:00PM
CBLDF: She Changed Comics
Room 11
Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

 

Friday, July 21st

1:00PM-2:00PM
Condemned to Repeat?
Room 25ABC
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

1:30-2:30
Jack Kirby: Friends and Family
Room 8
Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

2:00-3:00PM
Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

3:00PM-4:00PM
Comics as a Force for Social Change
Room 29AB
Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred)

3:00-4:00PM
Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), and Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director)

4:30PM-5:30PM
Into the Past: History and Comics
Room 26AB
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

 

Saturday, July 22nd

10:00AM-11:00AM
Space… The Final Escape
Room 7AB
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Comics Are For Everyone… Aren’t They?
Room 4
Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

11:00AM-12:00PM
CBLDF: Equipping Teachers to Defend Comics
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

4:00PM-5:00PM
The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!
Room 11
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

4:00PM-5:00PM
What’s New from Abrams ComicArts and Amulet
Room 28DE
Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Andrew Smith (publisher), Charles Kochman (editorial director), and Chad Beckerman (creative director) 

4:30-5:30PM
From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer
Horton Grand Theater
Abrams authors featured: Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer)

 

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-11:00AM
Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!
Room 25ABC
Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!) 

10:00AM-11:15AM
The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
Room 5AB
Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition) 

10:00AM-11:00AM
Steven Universe: Art & Origins
Featuring: Rebecca Sugar, Chris McDonnell, and Ian-Jones Quartey(Steven Universe: Art & Origins)

3:00PM-4:00PM
Spotlight on Nathan Hale
Room 4
Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

3:00PM-4:00PM
NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews
Room 6DE
Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

 


Author Signings!

Thursday, July 20th

2:30PM-3:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

 

Friday, July 21st

3:00PM-4:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

4:30-5:30PM
Autograph Area AA09
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do
John Jennings and Damian Duffy will be signing Kindred

5:00PM-6:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen will be signing Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEYS

 

Saturday, July 22nd

11:00AM-12:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Chris Schweizer signing The Creeps

11:30AM-12:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Susie Ghahremani signing Stack the Cats

1:00-2:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do
Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

5:15-6:00PM
Autograph Area AA19
Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

5:30PM-6:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do
John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

6:00-7:00PM
Autograph Area AA03
Derf Backderf, author, Marc Meyers, director, Ross Lynch, actor, Alex Wolff, actor, will sign My Friend Dahmer.

 

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-11:00AM
Abrams Booth #1216
Derf Backderf will sign My Friend Dahmer and Trashed

11:30AM-12:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Mariko Tamaki, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Watters will sign Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEY

11:30AM-12:30PM
Autograph Area AA04
Rebecca Sugar and Chris McDonnell ticketed photo op. The SDCC exclusive edition Steven Universe: Art & Origins available for sale, and fans who purchase the book at this signing will get their book stamped by Rebecca Sugar.
Sunday ticket drawing from 9:00-10:00AM

1:00PM-1:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

4:00-5:00PM
Autograph Area AA19
Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

4:30-5:30PM
Abrams Booth #1216
John Jennings will sign Kindred

 


Root for Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Amulet Books Eisner Award nominees:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
The Creeps, Book 2: The Trolls Will Feast! by Chris Schweizer

Best Lettering
Nick Hayes, Woody Guthrie

Best Publication Design
Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, designed by Art Spiegelman

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Irmina, by Barbara Yelin, translated by Michael Waaler

 


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 #1216 at San Diego Comic-Con.

 

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.