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ABRAMS Returns To Comic Con San Diego

ABRAMS Returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Booth #1216

New York, NY; July 2017: ABRAMS returns to San Diego Comic-Con and will participate in 18 panels, host numerous author signings, sell signed books and exciting Comic-Con exclusives, as well as offer sneak peeks at their Fall 2017 list. Abrams is also celebrating four Eisner nominations this year. There will be in-booth discounts on all books and calendars, galley giveaways, and new books for sale across numerous imprints, including Abrams ComicArts, Abrams, Amulet Books, and SelfMadeHero. More details below!

 

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives:

 

Steven Universe: Art & Origins, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition

Exclusive version features a slipcase and poster insert. A photo op will be available with author Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar – wrist bands are required for this event. See bottom of the release for more signing schedule details.

Spongebob Comics: Treasure Chest, exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Edition

Limited Edition of 200, signed by Stephen Hillenburg. Includes numbered SpongeBob print as well.

 

 

Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

On sale August 1st in honor of Kirby’s centenary advance copies will be available as a Comic-Con exclusive. A limited number of copies signed by author Mark Evanier and will be sold at a special discount while supplies last.

 

Signed Copies: (See bottom of the release for the signing schedule.)

 

My Friend Dahmer – author Derf Backderf will be on hand to sign copies of his award-winning graphic novel while supplies last. Soon to be a major motion picture.

 

 

The Best We Could Do – author Thi Bui will be on hand to sign copies.

 

 

 

 

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – adaptor Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings will be on hand to sign copies.

 

 

 

One Trick Pony – author Nathan Hale will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last.

 

 

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (GALLEY) – author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooke Allen will be on hand to sign copies of the galley while supplies last.

 

 

 

The Creeps (Book 3): Curse of the Attack-o-Latterns – author Chris Schweizer will be on hand to sign copies of his Eisner-nominated graphic novel while supplies last.

 

 

Stack the Cats – author Susie Ghahremani will be on hand to sign copies while supplies last

 

 

FREE Giveaways at Abrams Booth #1216!

 

Posters for the forthcoming middle-grade novels: The Flash: Hocus Pocus and Supergirl: Age of Atlantis – while supplies last

 

 

Planet of the Apes Posters –while supplies last

 

 

 

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return posters – while supplies last

 

 

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! Samplers – while supplies last

 

 

 

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo galleys – while supplies last

 

Suee and the Shadow galleys – while supplies last

 

 

 

 

Odd & True galleys – while supplies last

 

 

 

Hanazuki: Book of Treasures headbands and postcards – while supplies last

 

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway fans and pins – while supplies last

 

 

 

 

Basketball (And Other Things) samplers – while supplies last

 

 

 

Breaking Bad 101 galleys – while supplies last

 

 

 

Abrams Comics postcards! PLUS DAILY CONTESTS, MORE GIVEAWAYS, AND SPECIAL SHOW DISCOUNTS ON ALL BOOKS AND CALENDARS

Panels!

Authors and artists associated with Abrams who are attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con include Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Chris Schweizer (The Creeps), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe: Art & Origins), Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), as well as Abrams and ComicArts editorial and design staff.

Below are the times, locations, titles, and Abrams authors and staff featured on panels. For full panel descriptions, please go to the San Diego Comic-Con official site here.

All authors and artists are available for interviews in advance, or times can be scheduled at the show. Please contact Maya Bradford, publicity manager, (mbradford@abramsbooks.com) for more info.

Thursday, July 20th

1:00PM-2:00PM

CBLDF: She Changed Comics

Room 11

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

Friday, July 21st

1:00PM-2:00PM

Condemned to Repeat?

Room 25ABC

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

1:30-2:30

Jack Kirby: Friends and Family

Room 8

Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

2:00-3:00PM

Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

3:00PM-4:00PM

Comics as a Force for Social Change

Room 29AB

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred)

3:00-4:00PM

Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), and Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director)

4:30PM-5:30PM

Into the Past: History and Comics

Room 26AB

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

Saturday, July 22nd

 10:00AM-11:00AM

Space… The Final Escape

Room 7AB

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Comics Are For Everyone… Aren’t They?

Room 4

Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

11:00AM-12:00PM

CBLDF: Equipping Teachers to Defend Comics

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do)

4:00PM-5:00PM

The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!

Room 11

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

4:00PM-5:00PM

What’s New from Abrams ComicArts and Amulet

Room 28DE

Abrams authors featured: Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred), Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition), Andrew Smith (publisher), Charles Kochman (editorial director), and Chad Beckerman (creative director)

 4:30-5:30PM

From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer

Horton Grand Theater

Abrams authors featured: Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer)

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-11:00AM

Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!

Room 25ABC

Abrams authors featured: Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!)

 10:00AM-11:15AM

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

Room 5AB

Abrams authors featured: Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

 10:00AM-11:00AM

Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Featuring: Rebecca Sugar, Chris McDonnell, and Ian-Jones Quartey(Steven Universe: Art & Origins)

 3:00PM-4:00PM

Spotlight on Nathan Hale

Room 4

Abrams authors featured: Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony)

3:00PM-4:00PM

NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews

Room 6DE

Abrams authors featured: John Jennings (Kindred)

Author Signings!

 Thursday, July 20th

2:30PM-3:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

 Friday, July 21st

3:00PM-4:00PM
Abrams Booth #1216

Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

4:30-5:30PM

Autograph Area AA09

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

John Jennings and Damian Duffy will be signing Kindred

5:00PM-6:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mariko Tamaki and Brooke Allen will be signing Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEYS

Saturday, July 22nd

11:00AM-12:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Chris Schweizer signing The Creeps

11:30AM-12:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Susie Ghahremani signing Stack the Cats

1:00-2:00PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

5:15-6:00PM

Autograph Area AA19

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

 5:30PM-6:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Thi Bui will sign The Best We Could Do

John Jennings and Damian Duffy will sign Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

 6:00-7:00PM

Autograph Area AA03

Derf Backderf, author, Marc Meyers, director, Ross Lynch, actor, Alex Wolff, actor, will sign My Friend Dahmer.

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-11:00AM

Abrams Booth #1216

Derf Backderf will sign My Friend Dahmer and Trashed

 11:30AM-12:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mariko Tamaki, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Watters will sign Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! GALLEY

11:30AM-12:30PM

Autograph Area AA04
Rebecca Sugar and Chris McDonnell ticketed photo op. The SDCC exclusive edition Steven Universe: Art & Origins available for sale, and fans who purchase the book at this signing will get their book stamped by Rebecca Sugar.

Sunday ticket drawing from 9:00-10:00AM

1:00PM-1:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

Mark Evanier will sign Kirby: King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)

4:00-5:00PM

Autograph Area AA19

Nathan Hale will sign One Trick Pony

4:30-5:30PM

Abrams Booth #1216

John Jennings will sign Kindred

Root for Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Amulet Books Eisner Award nominees:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

 The Creeps, Book 2: The Trolls Will Feast! by Chris Schweizer

Best Lettering

Nick Hayes, Woody Guthrie

Best Publication Design

Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, designed by Art Spiegelman

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Irmina, by Barbara Yelin, translated by Michael Waaler

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 For questions about Abrams ComicArts, SelfMadeHero, and Abrams, please contact Maya Bradford, publicity manager, at 212.229.7188 or mbradford at abramsbooks dot com

or stop by booth #1216 at San Diego Comic-Con.

 

 

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children’s Books, and others.

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