Thank you to all who entered to win the NYCC Prize Packs featuring signed prints from Brooke McEldowney (9 Chickweed Lane, Pibgorn) and Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug)! We have randomly selected FOUR winners!
Congratulations to Wilma Cohen, Kay Clopton, Boyd Allen and Janet Davis! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must email us by 10/21/14 or your prize will be forfeited.
We have visions of comics and cosplay dancing through our heads here at the GoComics headquarters! Why? We’re gearing up for our trip to the Big Apple from October 9 to 12 to exhibit at New York Comicon!
We want to give you a sneak peek of what to expect at the GoComics booth! Pairing up with our sister company, Andrews McMeel Publishing, our booth (#2219) offers tons of fun, including:
Scheduled one-hour free signings by creators including Adam Cornish ("Much Ado About Stuffing: The Best and Worst of @CrapTaxidermy"), Josh Elder ("Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter"), Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug, Super-Fun-Pax Comix) and Mark Tatulli (Lio, Heart of the City).
Daily giveaways including free GoComics PRO memberships, major comic book collections and other comic-related promotional items.
Archive-quality prints of the iconic first and last Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, as well as the recent Stephan Pastis/Bill Watterson Pearls Before Swine collaboration, will be available for purchase.
Awesome GoComics T-Shirts featuring the slogan “Read Comics Every Day” will be available for purchase for $20.
Andrews McMeel Publishing/GoComics Signing Schedule: All creator signings will occur at the Andrews McMeel Publishing/GoComics Booth (#2219). Exclusive NYCC 2014 prints will be provided for free at all creator signings.
Thursday, October 9
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Adam Cornish ("Much Ado About Stuffing: The Best and Worst of @CrapTaxidermy")
Saturday, October 11
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Josh Elder ("Reading with Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter")
We will randomly select two
winners for this exciting giveaway.
To enter, leave a comment on this blog entry with your FIRST
and LAST name. Limit one entry per person. This contest will end on Wed., Oct. 16
at 10 a.m. CDT. The winners will be announced that afternoon on this blog. Sorry, worldwide comic
fans — this contest is open to U.S. and CA residents only.
NYCC is your chance to interact
with the creators and cartoonists signing at our booth (#2219), even if you’re
not attending! Tweet to @GoComics using #GoComicsNYCC during their signings
(schedule here) to get your questions answered.
Don’t forget to add GoComics on
the Road to your My Comics Page and follow our social media channels to get keep
up with the latest and greatest happenings at NYCC!
It’s that time of year! We’re
gearing up for New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2013!
We’ll be in the Big Apple
from Oct. 10-13 with our partner Andrews McMeel Publishing, sharing comic
strips, book collections, creator interactions, giveaways and portfolio review
sessions with NYCC guests!
If you’re attending NYCC at
the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in west Manhattan, be sure to stop by our
booth (#2219) for your chance to snag
exclusive NYCC 2013 prints signed by creators, have your personal comic
portfolio reviewed by Universal Uclick/GoComics editor Lucas Wetzel and
purchase select books!
is also introducing a brand-new interactive drawing activity at NYCC: the first
annual Fortune Cookie Comics Challenge.
NYCC attendees who participate in our Portfolio Review
Sessions will have the opportunity to take part in our Fortune Cookie Comics Challenge. An interactive drawing activity,
participants will create illustrations inspired by a fortune. A gallery of
selected illustrations will be featured on the GoComics blog later this month.
Without further ado, we’re
excited to share our NYCC signing/portfolio review schedule. All creator
signings and portfolio review sessions will occur at the GoComics/Andrews
McMeel Publishing booth.
This week's pick comes from our Assistant Managing Editor, Clint Hooker: There are many reasons I count The Fusco Brothers as one of my favorite comics, not the least of which is that creator J.C. Duffy submits his work consistently ahead of deadlines. I also like the strips' appearance, which is generally a horizontal single panel for dailies. In a world of shrinking comics pages, The Fusco Brothers holds up well. And Duffy's writing strength is in producing gags that don't feel like gags, even in limited space. His jokes develop quickly without feeling hurried, and are concluded with masterful payoffs. But beyond the aesthetics and deadlines, Duffy has endowed his titular characters with a humor that is right up my alley. Many of the gags are things we would like to say, but rarely have the courage (or is it the good sense?) to utter to another human being. Whether they're pickup lines at happy hour, a therapy session or even in front of a judge, The Fusco Brothers holds nothing back.
This Missouri gal is headed to the Big Apple! It will be my first time traveling for business. My feelings: anxious. But the good kind of anxious. I've never been to New York City before. I'll be there with three other GoComics colleagues and some pretty cool people from our sister company, Andrews McMeel Publishing. I'm grateful that I get to work for a company that does rad things, like, have booths on the floor of massive events like NYCC and SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con). Roughly 105,000 people attended NYCC last year and 126,000 people attended SDCC back in July; that's a lot of peeps. I can't wait to meet all 105k+ when you stop by the GoComics/Andrews McMeel booth (#821). (Wink!)
GoComics / Andrews McMeel Publishing Event/Signing Schedule: Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) brands, GoComics and Andrews McMeel Publishing, return to New York Comic Con 2012 to share entertaining and thought-provoking comic strips, book collections and creator interactions with the New York Comic Con guests.
All creator signings will occur at the GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing Booth #821. We'll have comic books available for purchase, as well as free autographs and comics! If you're attending, be sure to stop by our booth.