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Rocketship Entertainment Lands at Baltimore Comic-Con

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Rocketship Entertainment will be exhibiting at Baltimore Comic-Con from October 22-24, 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Once again, Rocketship will be the sponsor of the Ringo Fan Favorite Awards. Tickets are on sale now.

The Rocketship booth (booth #3502) will be on the main show floor where fans can pick up a variety of graphic novels, games, and merchandise, and where Ringo-nominated Let’s Play creator Leeanne M. Krecic will be appearing throughout the weekend.

Leeanne M. Krecic signing schedule:

  • Friday @ 2pm & 5:30pm
  • Saturday @ 12pm & 5:30pm
  • Sunday @ 11am

In addition, Rocketship will be hosting its first Baltimore Comic-Con panel, Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Saturday, October 23rd, 3:00PM

Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO and Publisher Tom Akel, 2021 Ringo-nominee for Best Cartoonist, Leeanne M. Krecicaka “Mongie” (Let’s Play), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), 2021 Ringo-nominee for Best Humor Comic, Thom Zahler (Cupid’s ArrowsWarning Label), and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s coming to Rocketship in 2022! We’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

NYCC 2021: Rocketship Blasts into the Convention with Exclusives

Rocketship Entertainment will make its first ever convention appearance at New York Comic Con from October 7-10, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The Rocketship Way Station (booth #1629) will be on the main show floor where fans can pick up a variety of graphic novels, games, and merchandise, including the exclusive Let’s Play Volume 1 NYCC Edition featuring Charles and Sam and from the world of The Awkward Yeti, the Lars, Heart, and Brain NYCC enamel pin. For fans who can not attend the convention both items will be available in limited supply on the Rocketship online store beginning on Thursday, October 7th. Creators Leeanne M. Krecic and Nick Seluk will be at the Rocketship booth throughout the weekend for signings, along with scheduled signings with creators M. Victoria Robado (#Blessed) and Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows). 

Fans can also be among the first to playtest the upcoming cooperative tabletop game, Brothers Bond, based on the Eisner-nominated comic by Ryan Benjamin and Kevin Grevioux which is coming to Kickstarter later this year

Brothers Bondis a cooperative game where players assume the roles of four roguish heroes. Yoshi, an exiled prince, Sato and Tanaka, his two blind samurai protectors, and Elki, a feisty thief, set on a dangerous journey to reclaim a kingdom from demonic forces. These heroes attempt to survive within the magical forest they have taken solace in, embarking on quests to better themselves and uncover the secrets of the realm that hunts while encroaching ever closer to their fate—returning to the land that outcast them to right the wrongs of the past.

During the convention anyone who backs or has backed Rocketship’s current Kickstarter, the graphic novel Metaphorical HER by James Maddox, David Stoll, Justin Birch, Ray Nadine, and Stelladia and shows proof of backing at the Rocketship booth will receive an exclusive NYCC Metaphorical HER fridge magnet* (*while supplies last). 

Finally, fans will be the first to hear about Rocketship’s fall and winter titles including first looks at Outrage, by Fabian Nicieza (DeadpoolSuburban Dicks) and Reilly Brown (Batman/Fortnite: Zero PointCable & Deadpool), the hit webcomic Faded Away by Miya Wang, and Leeanne M. Krecic’s Let’s Play Volume 3.

In addition, Rocketship will be hosting its first NYCC Panel, Taking off with Rocketship Entertainment!, and Rocketship CEO & publisher Tom Akel will appear on the Kickstarter panel, Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and Beyond

Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Saturday, October 9th, 2:00-3:00PM, Room 408
Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO & Publisher Tom AkelLeeanne M. Krecic (aka “Mongie”), creator of the Eisner nominated Let’s Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward YetiHeart & Brain), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s ArrowsWarning Label), and Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s coming to Rocketship in 2022! We’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and Beyond!

Friday, October 8th, 12:45-1:45PM, Room 406.3
In 2020 comics on Kickstarter raised over $20 million and had a 74% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, co-founder of Beehive Books, Maëlle Doliveux, creator Erica Schultz (The Deadliest BouquetForgotten Home), and creator Kwanza Osajyefo (BlackWhite) to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what’s next for crowd funded comics! Hosted by The Comics Beat Editor-in-Chief Heidi MacDonald

Sid Kotian’s Beneath an Alien Sky launches on Kickstarter

Beneath an Alien Sky

Creator Sid Kotian brings his original sci-fi horror graphic novel Beneath an Alien Sky exclusively to Kickstarter through publisher Rocketship Entertainment.  

In this 128 page sci-fi horror, a sinister creature is unleashed upon an unsuspecting alien planet. Standing in its way is a rookie cop who is in way over her head. The creature she faces is the last of its kind…and it comes from the third planet orbiting a yellow sun.

In Beneath an Alien Sky the Krimikitan are an alien race who brought themselves to the brink of complete ecological destruction. After a devastating war they refer to as “The Realignment”, their society reformed themselves under the leadership of a god like A.I. known as Control. Having done away with the political class, peace reigned. The new societies were self-contained inside giant domes. The natural world outside was left to heal itself unencumbered by their meddling.

Our window into this story is through the eyes of Kopa, the rookie constable assigned to hunt down the creature and uncover its origins. 

Beneath an Alien Sky is being released in both a standard size perfect bound b&w Artist’s Edition and an oversized 7.6×11.6” Evolved Edition full-color deluxe hardcover featuring gorgeous original art from Sid Kotian.

In addition, a limited run of 300 “Krimiktan” deluxe slipcases are available. Each features wraparound original pencil art finished with machine graining, debossed foil, spot UV, and a die cut window revealing Kopa and her encounter with the “alien soup.”

Already tagged a Kickstarter “Project We Love”, the campaign will run through March 10, 2021. The book will also be available this fall through Amazon, Rocketship, and in retail.

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