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Five Days of Books

Everyone’s heard of Comic Con be it the San Diego or New York editions, for the non-comic geeks or book nerds there’s ReedPOP’s other pop culture offsprings Book Expo America and Book Con. These two events combine over five days, May 30th to June 3rd, in New York City to give readers a glimpse at upcoming books and a chance to meet their favorite authors.

To be clear the first three days, Book Expo America or BEA, are more for industry folks, giving them a chance to chat and politik, like I did, look for upcoming book reviews as soon as I get a chance to power through my book haul. The last two days, Book Con is for the fans to get a chance to grab autographs and also learn about books on the horizon, and snag some discounted books, I spent a bit more than I needed too.

What follows are my 3 highlights, which can different from someone else’s, so please be kind as I went to panels that sparked my interests.

Day 1 is more for signing in but I was able to squeeze in my first panel, The Graphic Novels You Can’t Miss of 2018, moderated by Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid gave me a heads up on a gang of graphic novels that cover several genres; a memoir by David Small (Home After Dark), a new take on food by Blue Delliquanti (Meal), sports stories by Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!) and more sci-fi from the mind of Tim Fielder (creator of Matty’s Rocket).


On day 2, for whatever reason, odds are my Mom and her politicking, I’ve been in rooms with Congress people and Mayors before, but never a living legend like Congressman John Lewis and I was one of the lucky ones to meet him, Afua Richardson, and Andrew Aydin as they signed samplers of their new book Run.

My last panel for the Con on day 5 was PBS’s The Great American Read with authors Glynnis MacNicol, Yahdon Israel, Veronica Roth, Daniel Jose Older, and host host Lindsay Ellis. This literary showdown pitted American classics against each other in preparation for the eight-part series that explores 100 best-loved American novels chosen from a national survey. I still can’t believe that Harry Potter was the winner of our panel event. To vote or for more information go to PBS.

Of course there were other great panels, filled with authors who were gracious with their wit and insight in a carnival like space with a few Cosplayers, but if you’re a book lover like me you need to find your way to one of these amazing gatherings of book nerds.


George Carmona 3rd is an Artist/Writer, former Milestone Media Intern, former DC Comics paper pusher, lifelong comic geek and book lover. He is also the author of  DC Super Friends Joke Book from Penguin Random House. You can find his work at FistFullofArt.com or follow him on twitter at GCarmona3.

Lion Forge Comics’ Book Expo America Events

When BookExpo America, North America’s largest publishing event, rolls into McCormick Place thid week, bibliophiles won’t be the only fans with a long list of things to do. Lion Forge Comics, the St. Louis-based graphic novel publisher, will showcase several new high-profile titles for fans of books, comics, animation, and even wrestling. Highlights include a rare midwest appearance by Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, daughter of pro wrestling hall-of-famer Andre the Giant, in support of this month’s re-release of a critically acclaimed authorized biography, and a slate of free sketch sessions and exclusive giveaways at Booth #2130A throughout the show.


Below times are subject to change and more events to be announced — stop by booth #2130A for up-to-the-minute news.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Madballs Signing and FREE Sketches

Local cartoonist Sean Dove signs copies of a show-exclusive artist’s edition of the current Madballs comic series, as well as free sketches for fans.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Care Bears Signing and FREE Sketches

Cartoonist Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) signs free previews of the upcoming Care Bears: Rainbow River Rescue graphic novel, as well as free sketches for fans.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Care Bears Signing and FREE Sketches

Cartoonist Melanie Gillman returns for Day Two!

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Andre the Giant Signing

The legendary pro wrestler’s daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff signs free copies of the Glyph Award-nominated authorized biography, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.


All giveaways will be distributed throughout the weekend at Booth #2130A. Featured items below are extremely limited and subject to availability.


Limited edition of 500
Releasing October 2016
When Wonderheart Bear and her friends go exploring in Care-a-Lot, they find a lost Humming Stork! It’s up to Funshine Bear, Cheer Bear, and Grumpy Bear to reunite her with her family on Far-Flung Island, through whitewater rapids, falling rocks, a few wrong turns, and at least one wild Panthrokeet. Join the Care Bears as they use their kindness, smarts, and cooperation to rescue a friend in this all-new adventure!



Featuring art by Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies)
Limited run of 500



Limited edition of 500
Releasing October 2016
You thought – no, HOPED – those creepy heads from the ‘80s were gone forever, but boy, were you wrong! When the headless Torsoids sabotage the Intergalactic Bizarro Bowl, the squabbling Madballs have to team up to take ‘em down — Madballs may be dirty, but they like to play fair. These wretched pus bags have to set aside their differences, reassemble the field’s elaborate wacky contraptions, and find a way to stop the Torsoids before it’s too late. With bonus stories by some of the world’s most disgusting artists, this volume is packed with so much mayhem it’s almost illegal in several states!



Featuring art by Jimmy Giegerich (Fight Frogs)



Limited edition of 500
Releasing November 2016
Chavo Guerrero’s legend in the ring is matched only by his family heritage; a line of champions that have left a mark on wrestling history for generations. But within days of retiring from the family business, Chavo uncovers a deep family secret. While his family grappled opponents in the squared circle, they secretly kept up another far more dangerous line of work: a decades-long battle with a criminal cartel known as La Junta del Jaguar. When the bad guys come to collect their debt, Chavo’s shock and rage unleashes a superhuman strength he never knew he had. As he learns to control a growing array of cat-like superpowers, Chavo has to join the fight one last time, for his legacy . . . and the world.



Featuring art by Denis Medri (Spider-Verse)
Releasing May 2016
This lavishly illustrated authorized biography of pro wrestling legend Andre the Giant charts his entire life from the earliest days on his family’s farm to his blockbuster feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, exploring the dark side of fame and fortune along the way.



Featuring art from the new Netflix animated series
Releasing December 2016
In this never-before-seen chapter of the smash-hit new animated series, Team Voltron takes on a dangerous training mission at the command of Coran, Princess Allura’s majordomo. They are barely on their way when Coran is captured by an old enemy looking to settle an outrageous debt. The pilots set out on a quest for the only object in the universe valuable enough to settle the score, against more monsters than they’ve ever had to face. It will take teamwork, swordplay, smarts, and, of course, Voltron, to save their friend’s life against all the odds!

ONI Press’ 2013 Convention Schedule

Convention season is upon us once again, and Oni Press has settled on its season line-up.  Eager fans and devout readers can expect to find the independent publisher—best known for the popular Scott Pilgrim series and the Western fantasy The Sixth Gun—at the following shows this year:

Emerald City Comic-Con – Seattle, WA (March 1-3)
Stumptown – Portland, OR (April 27-28)
Pax East – Boston, MA (March 22-24)
MoCCA – New York, NY (April 6-7)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, CA (April 20-21)
TCAF – Toronto, ON (May 11-12)
Phoenix Comic-Con – Phoenix, AZ (May 23-26)
Book Expo America – New York, NY (May 30-June 1)
Heroes Con – Charlotte, NC (June 7-9)
San Diego Comic Con – San Diego, CA (July 18-21)
Gen Con – Indianapolis, IN (August 15-18)
Small Press Expo – North Bethesda, MD (September 14-15)
PAX Prime – Seattle, WA (TBD)
New York Comic-Con – New York, (October 10-13)


Zenescope Entertainment To Appear And Offer Free Books At Book Expo America

Official Press Release


Philadelphia, PA, May 23, 2011– Zenescope Entertainment, one of the nation’s top comic and graphic novel publishers, will be in attendance for Book Expo America 2011, the leading North American Publishing convention.  Zenescope and its all-ages imprint, Silver Dragon Books, will be appearing at booth 3492 in the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center, New York, NY from May 24th to May 26th.  The two companies will have writer Joe Brusha and artist Anthony Spay in attendance to sign free copies of their newest books Discovery’s Top 10 Deadliest Sharks and Discovery’s Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators.

Zenescope Entertainment publishes numerous graphic novel and trade paperback titles including Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Return To Wonderland, CBS’ Charmed, Salem’s Daughter and more.  Silver Dragon Books, publishes the critically acclaimed Discovery’s Top 10 Deadliest Sharks, the upcoming Discovery’s Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators, Dino StrikeForce and more. Zenescope will be giving away free books, posters and calendars throughout the show and during their signing times.

The signing and free giveaway schedule is below:

Joe Brusha, author of Zenescope’s Neverland series and Discovery’s Top 10 Deadliest Sharks, will be signing BEA Exclusives for Tales From Neverland #1 at booth 3492 on Wednesday, May 25 from 2-3p and 150 copies will be given out free at the beginning of the signing. This BEA Exclusive will be available throughout the show for $25.

Anthony Spay, illustrator for Discovery’s Top 10 Deadliest Sharks and Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide, will be signing copies of Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide Issues #1 and 2 at booth 3492 from 10-11a on Thursday, May 26th. Limited copies of these books will be given out free at the start of the signing.

Joe Brusha and Anthony Spay will be signing together for Discovery’s Top 10 Deadliest Sharks along with copies of the upcoming release of Discovery’s Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators at booth 3492 from 2-3p on Thursday, May 26th and free copies will be given out to the first 50 customers in line.

The BEA show exclusive can be seen on Zenescope’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Zenescope and they can be found on the web at www.zenescope.com and Silver Dragon’s website at www.silverdragonbooks.com.

Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.


Marvel, Oz, and Jane Austen Arrive at Book Expo America!

Official Press Release

Marvel, Oz, and Jane Austen Arrive at Book Expo America!

Book Expo America is coming to the Jacob Javits Center and Marvel Entertainment will be there! Booth #4564 is the place to be as Marvel is bringing some of its top talent along to showcase both the Marvelous Land of Oz and Sense & Sensibility literary adaptations!

Critically acclaimed and New York Times Best Selling author Eric Shanower will be present on Wednesday, the 26th, from 11am-12pm to sign for his newest hit series The Marvelous Land of Oz . Nancy Butler, author of Marvel’s Sense & Sensibility, will also be on hand Wednesday from 2-3pm to sign copies of the very first issue of the highly anticipated comic! Following Wednesday’s events, Eric Shanower will also be signing at Books of Wonder for their Great Books for Young Readers Event on Thursday from 6-8pm.

Please be sure to join Marvel at booth #4564 at Book Expo America for what is sure to be a memorable signing event with two of the industry’s most talented creators!

Sense & Sensibility 1Marvelous Land of Oz 1