Abrams ComicArts Returns to New York Comic Con with a Legendary Line up of Artists and Authors

Official Press Release

Abrams ComicArts

Returns to New York Comic Con

Booth #2327

Meet Jerry Robinson, creator of the Joker, signing copies of

Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics at the Abrams ComicArts booth.

Meet Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg and the rest of the Archie creators celebrating the publication of Archie Marries. . . .

Meet Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear signing advance copies of

Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal.

Meet Rick Meyerowitz, one of the original members of the National Lampoon staff, signing copies of the new Abrams book Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great.

Meet young adult author Laura Lee Gulledge signing copies of Page by Paige.

Get an early galley of Jason Shiga’s spring 2011 book Empire State.

New York, NY; October 1, 2010: Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, returns to New York Comic Con to showcase the 2010 line up of high-quality comics related titles.

Some highlights from this year’s list that will be featured at New York Comic Con include Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N. C. Christopher Couch; Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear; Archie Marries. . . by Michael Uslan, illustrated by Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith; The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger; The Art of Jaime Hernandez by Todd Hignite; The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening; Art in Time by Dan Nadel; Wacky Packages New New New; and The Horror! The Horror! by Jim Trombetta.

Authors and artists who will be present at New York Comic Con this year include: Jerry Robinson (participating in a panel and signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth), Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, John Goldwater and Victor Gorelick (participating in panels and signings), Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (signing at the ABRAMS booth), Rick Meyerowitz (author of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth. Authors and artists can be made available for interviews in advance or at designated times at the show.

“We are thrilled to return to the New York Comic Con for the fifth year in a row,” says Charles Kochman, editorial director of Abrams ComicArts. “Our eagerly anticipated fall titles will make their debut alongside our award-winning list of backlist titles, and many of our authors will be joining us to celebrate. I can’t imagine a better publication party than to share our new art books and graphic novels with over 75,000 potential fans.”

For questions about ABRAMS and Abrams ComicArts or to schedule interviews with authors and artists please contact Katrina Weidknecht, executive director publicity, at 212.229.8812 or Kweidknecht@abramsbooks.com or stop by booth #2327 at New York Comic Con.

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ABRAMS The Art of Books Since 1949
Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest titles. The company’s imprints include Abrams, Abrams ComicArts,  Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book. Abrams also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, and others.  www.abramsbooks.com

The following is the schedule for Abrams ComicArts and ABRAMS authors’ and artists’ signings and appearances at New York Comic Con:

Friday, October 8

3:00 – 4:00      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

3:15 – 4:15      Panel – Archie Means Business (room 1A14)

Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

4:30 – 5:30      Signing – Archie Group signing Archie Marries. . . at Autograph Alley

Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

8:15 – 9:15      Panel – A Conversation with Chip Kidd and Dash Shaw (room 1A14)

Saturday, October 9

11:00 – 12:00  Signing – Rick Meyerowitz – signing Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great

at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Chip Kidd w/Geoff Spear signing Shazam! at

Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:15 – 2:15      Panel – Jerry Robinson and Al Jaffee Gold & Silver Age of Comics Living Legends (room 1A14)

2:30 – 3:30      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

Sunday, October 10

10:30 – 11:30  Signing – Michael Uslan and Stan Goldberg signing Archie Marries. . .

at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

12:00 – 1:00    Panel – Archie Creators Tell All (room 1A14)

Stan Goldberg and others

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Laura Lee Gulledge signing galleys of her upcoming young-adult book Page by Paige at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

Giveaways

Galleys of Jason Shiga’s upcoming 2011 book Empire State will be given away!

Also. . .

The Night Bookmobile posters

The Art of Jaime Hernandez posters

Jerry Robinson Joker playing cards

Page by Paige galleys (on Sunday)

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Signed Books

Signed copies of the following authors’ books will be available for sale at the Abrams ComicArts booth:

Jay Lynch’s Wacky Packages New New New

Al Jaffee’s Tall Tales

Tim Pilcher’s Erotic Comics

Audrey Niffenegger’s The Night Bookmobile

Todd Hignite’s The Art of Jaime Hernandez

Jim Trometta’s The Horror! The Horror!

Jack Morelli and Mark Chiarello’s Heroes of the Negro Leagues

Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile