Zenescope Entertainment Announces Plans for New York Comic Con
September 25, 2018


Horsham, PA-  Comic book and graphic novel publishing house, Zenescope Entertainment, has announced its plans for the 2018 New York Comic Con. The convention will run October 4th-7th and will be located at the Jacob K. Javits Center in midtown Manhattan.

Zenescope returns to booth number 1906 for the duration of the convention weekend. It’s there the publisher will be celebrating recent partnerships with the beloved and long-standing brand, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! as well as with popular collectible pin company, FanSets.

Ripley’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a two part graphic novel series being published through Zenescope. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Part 1 will be available at the Zenescope booth throughout Comic Con weekend. Meanwhile, FanSets will be releasing a special Zenescope New York Comic Con collectible pin available all weekend.

As always, Zenescope will unveil 15+ brand new NYCC limited edition comics and other hard to find exclusive content. The company will also unveil some brand new merchandise that includes Zenescope beer pong tables, glassware, bottle openers and magnets.

On Thursday October 4th, 2018, Zenescope will also be hosting a panel discussion titled Girl Fight: The Leading Ladies of Comics from @ 7:45pm in Room # 1A02. Host Amy Moyer and Panelists Lisa Wu (Aftershock), Victoria Rau (Peek-A-Boo), comic store owner, Jen King (Eisner finalist), and other industry insiders will discuss creating complex female heroes and villains.

Zenescope will have special booth guest appearances and signings by Zenescope founders and writers Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales; Tales of Terror) Also appearing will be Zenescope Lead Editor and Writer Dave Franchini (Belle: Beast Hunter), Zenescope Editor/Writer, Terry Kavanagh (The Musketeers), and Veteran Comic Book Writer Howard Mackie (Jasmine: Crown of Kings). Signing and Appearance times are TBA and can be found at www.zenescope.com or on Zenescope’s Facebook & Twitter closer to the convention date.

Finally, during the convention weekend Zenescope will also be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which hits close to home for the Zenescope family. A portion of select art print sales will be going towards the Cystic Fibrosis Walk taking place on October 20, 2018 in Philadelphia at Talen Energy Stadium. Donations are still open for those that would like to participate.  You can follow the link for more information http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?px=1735806&fr_id=7075&pg=personal

Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco started out writing screenplays together about fifteen years ago but the two eventually came up with the idea that evolved into Zenescope Entertainment. The company was founded in 2005 and has become one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Ralph and Joe’s edgy and non-traditional brand of story-telling sets them apart from the pack. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Oz, Wonderland, Neverland and Robyn Hood, which re-imagine classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and many others.

Zenescope Entertainment has brought an exciting new feel to comics and are proud to have such a devoted fan base coming along for the ride.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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