Press Release: NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018

ABRAMS Returns to New York Comic Con 2018 Booth #2228

New York, NY; September 2018: ABRAMS returns to New York 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 at their spring 2019 list. ABRAMS is also celebrating two Harvey Award 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.

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New York Comic Con Exclusives:
(available while supplies last)

BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse by Chris McDonnell—Fans who purchase the book will receive a free BoJack headshot pre-signed by show creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt. Author Chris McDonnell will sign copies at the Abrams booth (#2228).

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs by Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevensonexclusive NYCC manga insert with purchase

The Flash: The Secret Files of Barry Allen: The Ultimate Guide to the Hit TV Show—NYCC exclusive “Unmasked” Variant Edition of the book for sale

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Lafayette! by Nathan Hale—advance copies availableat NYCC only
(book goes on sale 10/16/18)

Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi by F. C. Yee
in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartinoposters

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files by Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerffadvance copies availableat NYCC only (book goes on sale 10/16/18). Free posters.

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Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay by David Wain and Michael Showalter—advance copies available at NYCC only
(book goes on sale 10/9/18)

Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion (paperback edition) by Alan Sepinwall—advance copies available at NYCC only (book goes on sale 10/23/18)

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

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (paperback edition)—writer Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings 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.

Showtime at the Apollo—writer Ted Fox and illustrator James Otis Smith will be on hand to sign free galleys.

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Apollo—writers Matt Fitch and Chris Baker 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.

Lafayette!author Nathan Hale will be on hand to sign advance copies.

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FREE Giveaways at Abrams Booth #2228 while supplies last!

Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Afua Richardson, and Nate Powellsamplers

Showtime at the Apollo by Ted Fox, illustrated by James Otis Smithgalleys

Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead by Bill Griffithgalleys

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Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years: The Definitive Story Behind the Blockbuster Studio by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry—posters

The Bridge by Peter J. Tomasi and Sara DuVallposters

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles by Thomas Lennonsamplers

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Stain by A. G. Howardsamplers

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series by Nathan Halebookmarks and posters

Lumberjanes by Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allenbookmarks

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Jack and the Geniuses series by Bill Nye and Gregory Monebookmarks

Giant Days by Non Prattcollege packing list

The Flash by Barry Lygaposters

The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars—posters

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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 New York Comic Con include Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo), Matt Fitch and Chris Baker (Apollo), Chris McDonnell (BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse), Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up),Nathan Hale (Lafayette!), as well as Abrams and Abrams 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.

Thursday, October 4

11:00–11:45 AM
Literary Comics to Build Your Collection (Berger Forum)
Join some of the comics medium’s most renowned publishers as they share new and perennial titles for your collections. We will discuss comics for adults and kids, as well as fiction and nonfiction. Gina Gagliano, Publishing Director at Random House Graphic, will moderate a conversation between staff of publishing houses Drawn & Quarterly, Oni Press, and more!
Speakers: Gina Gagliano (Moderator), Julia Pohl-Miranda (D&Q), Margot Wood (Oni Press), Geoff Lapid (Nobrow), Charles Kochman (Editorial Director, Abrams ComicArts)

 

12:30–1:30 PM
Entertainment Is LGBTQ (Room 1A21)
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests from all corners of the entertainment world including Marguerite Bennett (writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Phil Jimenez (artist, Wonder Woman), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and the Ghost Light), Lilah Sturges (writer, Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD; and more). Moderated by Steve Foxe (Paste magazine).

 

4:00–5:00 PM
Don’t Go Alone: Friendships in Middle Grade Adventures (Room 1A18)
Kids go places they’re not supposed to. That’s how we get some of the best stories. But our favorite thrillers, like It and Stranger Things and The Goonies, involve groups of friends. In this panel, cocreators and friends Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep), Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes #2: The Moon Is Up), M. T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin (The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge) will discuss their latest thrilling and chilling stories for kids, and why the friendships in their stories are the most important part. Because it’s so much more fun to be terrified when you’ve got your friends by your side.
Speakers: Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep), Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes #2: The Moon Is Up), M. T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin (The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge)

  

7:45–8:45 PM
LGBTQ+ in Graphic Novels (Room 1B03)
Today’s most dynamic creators are in kids’ comics and they’re portraying queer characters in fresh ways. Join comic creators and their new GNs in their discussion of LGBTQ graphic novels for kids: from developing authentic stories to comics as a safe space for all identities. Panelists include Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up)

  

Friday, October 5

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Entertaining and Educational Works of Nonfiction (Room 1A18)
Authors discuss the strange and engaging truths that fascinate them and compel them to share the fascinating facts they gather from history, science, and personal experience with their readers.
Speakers: Petra Mayer, Sam Maggs, Rachel Ignotofsky (The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth), Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), Mallory O’Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #8: Lafayette!)

  

2:45–3:45PM
Geeks of Color VI: Fight the Power (Room 1B03)
Geeks of Color is the premier NYCC panel on diverse career-building in comics, book publishing, gaming, animation, and film/TV, now in its sixth year! Featuring YA authors Mark Oshiro and Sona Charaipotra, NYT bestselling comics writer John Jennings, children’s TV writer Geri Cole (Sesame Street), game engineer Miriam Aguirre (Skillz), and moderated by Tor Books editor Diana M. Pho.
Speakers: Diana Pho, Mark Oshiro, John Jennings, Geri Cole, Miriam Aguirre, Sona Charaipotra

  

Saturday, October 6

2:30–3:30 PM
Graphic Novels That Make History (Room 1C03)
Nonfiction graphic novels are more popular than ever—from Persepolis to March they have been recognized as an important medium in the pop culture landscape. But what does the future of the genre look like, and what stories still need to be told? Panelists Peter Tomasi (The Bridge), Nathan Hale (Lafayette!), Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo), Mikaël (Giant), and Matt Fitch and Chris Baker (Apollo) will discuss what important historical figures, events, and movements they are eager to share with their audiences, and why. They will also discuss upcoming projects and what they think is next is the world of nonfiction graphic novels. Moderated by Abraham Riesman, staff writer at New York magazine.
Speakers: Peter Tomasi, Nathan Hale, Ted Fox, James Otis Smith, Mikaël, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, Abraham Reisman

  

5:15–6:15 PM
BOOM! Box Fall Mixtape (Room 1A02)
There’s only one place to discover your favorite comics like Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers, and more—it’s the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios. Join Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), James Tynion IV (The Backstagers), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and the Ghost Light), Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland, Goldie Vance), Christine Larsen (By Night), and more of the exciting creators that bring you the most acclaimed progressive YA comics in the industry for a discussion about what’s next for the imprint that launched a movement in the world of graphic fiction!

Sunday, October 7

12:30–1:30 PM
Bill Nye in Conversation with Greg Mone (The Studio)
Presigned copies included

  

Author Signings!

Thursday, October 4

5:15–6:15 PM
Javits Hall 1A Author Autographing Area
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes #2: The Moon Is Up)

  

Friday, October 5

12:15–1:15 PM
Javits Hall 1A Author Autographing Area
Nathan Hale will sign Lafayette!

  

4:00–5:00PM
Abrams Booth #2228
John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

  

5:00-6:00PM
Abrams booth #2228
Matt Fitch and Christopher Baker will sign Apollo

  

Saturday, October 6

12:00–1:00PM
Abrams Booth #2228
Chris McDonnell will sign BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

  

3:45–4:45PM
Abrams Booth #2228
Peter Tomasi will sign The Bridge
Nathan Hale will sign Lafayette!
Ted Fox and James Otis Smith will sign Showtime at the Apollo
Matt Fitch and Chris Baker will sign Apollo

  

Sunday, October 7

12:00–1:00PM
Abrams Booth #2228
Chris McDonnell will sign BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

  

3:00-4:00PM
Abrams booth #2228
Matt Fitch and Christopher Baker will sign Apollo

  

Root for Abrams ComicArts Harvey Award Nominees:

Book of the Year

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams ComicArts)

Kindred by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

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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 #2228 at New York Comic Con.
 

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. 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 middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed 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 5 Continents Editions, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Cameron + Company, Alain Ducasse Édition, Getty Publications, Ludion, The Museum of Modern Art, Obvious State, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.