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Abrams Returns to San Diego Comic-Con

New York, NY; July 2018: ABRAMS returns to San Diego Comic-Con and will participate in nineteen panels, host numerous author signings, sell signed books and exciting Comic-Con exclusives, as well as offer sneak peeks of their fall 2018 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.

In addition, Abrams will be revealing exclusive, new information on forthcoming 2019 titles at the Abrams panel on Saturday, 7/21, at 4:00. A full announcement on these titles will follow after they are shared at the show.

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives:


Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (revised and expanded paperback release)
On sale July 24—advance copies will be available for purchase and author Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.


Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2)
On sale August 14—advance copies will be available for purchase and author Abby Howard will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.


Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files posters
Posters exclusive to SDCC 2018 will be available while supplies last.


A Fire Story
SDCC Exclusive Ashcan

Five hundred numbered ashcans of Brian Fies’s original webcomic—soon to be a full-length graphic novel in March 2019—will be available in-booth while supplies last.


The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens
SDCC exclusive print

Collectible Chewbacca prints exclusive to SDCC 2018 will be available while supplies last.

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


The Best We Could Do (paperback edition)—author Thi Bui will be on hand to sign copies.


The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York—writer Peter J. Tomasi will be on hand to sign copies.


Bizarre Romance—creators Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell will be on hand to sign copies.


Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up—author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooklyn Allen will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.

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FREE Giveaways at Abrams Booth #1216!

 
The Flash: Johnny Quick by Barry Lyga and Supergirl: Curse of the Ancients by Jo Whittemore posters—while supplies last


Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Afua Richardson, and Nate Powell
samplers—while supplies last


Showtime at the Apollo 
by Ted Fox, illustrated by James Otis Smith
galleys—while supplies last


The Bridge by Peter J. Tomasi and Sara DuVall
posters—
while supplies last


The Backstagers and the Ghost Light (Backstagers #1)
by Andy Mientus and BOOM! Studios galleys (plus magnets!)—while supplies last


Giant Days
by Non Pratt and BOOM! Studios galleys (plus postcards!)—while supplies last


Stain
by A. G. Howardsamplers—while supplies last


The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix galleys (plus prints!)—while supplies last


The Good Demon
by Jimmy Cajoleas galleys (plus buttons!)—while supplies last


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
by Jeff Kinney postcards—while supplies last.

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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), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance), Andrew Aydin (Run), Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up),Abby Howard (Earth Before Us: Ocean Renegades!), 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.

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Thursday, July 19

12:00–1:00 PM
Writing and Drawing the Past
Room 32AB
Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

12:00–1:00 PM
“It’s Dangerous to Go Alone!”
Horton Grand Theatre
Abrams authors featured: Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up)

5:00–6:00 PM
Original Graphic Novels: From Concept to Creation
Room 9
Abrams author featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

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Friday, July 20

10:00–11:00 AM
The Power of Nonfiction Graphic Novels
Room 32AB
Abrams authors featured: Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Abby Howard (Earth Before Us: Ocean Renegades!)

1:00–2:00 PM
Graphic Novel Adaptation: License to Thrill
San Diego Central Library
Abrams authors featured: Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up)

2:00–3:00 PM
Spotlight on Brian Fies
Room 4
Abrams staff and author featured: Brian Fies (A Fire Story) in conversation with Charles Kochman (editorial director)

5:00–6:00 PM
THE BOOM! BOX SUMMER MIXTAPE
Room 32AB
Abrams authors featured:  Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up)

5:00–6:00 PM
Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics
San Diego Central Library
Abrams staff featured: Charles Kochman (editorial director)

5:30–6:30 PM
Diversity and Inclusivity from the Perspective of Libraries/Publishing/Authors in the Industry
Room 8
Abrams author featured: John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

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Saturday, July 21

10:00–11:00 AM
Comics Are for Everyone . . . Aren’t They?
Room 4
Abrams author featured: John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

2:00–3:00 PM
Adapting Folklore, History, and Myth in Comics
San Diego Public Library
Abrams author featured: John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

2:00–3:00 PM
Spotlight on Thi Bui
Room 4
Abrams author featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

3:00–4:00 PM
Spotlight on Peter J. Tomasi: From Editing to Writing
Room 4
Abrams author featured: Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge)

4:00–5:00 PM
Abrams ComicArts: Reaching Every Reader: New Trends in Graphic Novels for Adults and Kids
Room 28DE
Abrams authors and staff featured: Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation) in conversation with Charles Kochman (editorial director), Andrew Smith (publisher), and Charlotte Greenbaum (editor)

7:00 PM
Beyond Wakanda: The Path to Self-Representation
Outside event at the Afrofuturism Lounge/402 Market Street
Abrams author featured: John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

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Sunday, July 22

10:00AM-11:00AM
Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell on Their Bizarre Romance
Room 28DE
Abrams authors featured: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance)

12:00–1:00 PM
Love Is Universal
Room 25ABC
Abrams authors featured: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance)

1:00–2:00 PM
SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League
Room 25ABC
Abrams author featured: Andrew Aydin (Run: Book One)

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Author Signings!

Thursday, July 19

12:00–1:00 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña will sign Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

1:30–2:30 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

1:30–2:30 PM
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Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen will sign Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up

12:00–1:00 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Andrew Aydin will sign samplers for Run: Book One

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Friday, July 20

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
AA09
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do
Abby Howard will sign Earth Before Us: Ocean Renegades!
Peter J. Tomasi will sign The Bridge

2:30–3:30 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell will sign Bizarre Romance

3:30–4:30 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Saturday, July 21

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Andrew Aydin will sign samplers for Run: Book One

12:00–1:00 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell will sign Bizarre Romance

3:30–4:30 PM
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Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

5:30–6:30 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki will sign Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up
Peter J. Tomasi will sign The Bridge
John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Sunday, July 22

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Abrams Booth #1216
Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

1:30–2:30 PM
AA09
Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell will sign Bizarre Romance

Root for Abrams ComicArts and SelfMadeHero Eisner Award Nominees

Best Reality-Based Work
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Kindred by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
FUN by Paolo Bacilieri, translated by Jamie Richards (SelfMadeHero)

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For questions about Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Abrams, please contact Maya Bradford, senior publicist, 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 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, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children’s Books, and others.