Wonderland #1 is Zenescope’s Best-Selling Comic Ever

 

Zenescope Entertainment, the company known most for its take on horror and supernatural thrillers, has announced that the #1 issue of its new Wonderland ongoing series has become the best-selling comic in the company’s seven year history.

The original Wonderland trilogy (Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland) had been Zenescope’s most popular series to date. Now the Wonderland ongoing series continues that tradition with record sales that have surpassed expectations. The ongoing series picks up years after protagonist Calie Liddle escaped the horrors of the realm of madness called Wonderland.  Calie’s been living in obscurity with her now teenage daughter, Violet, as they try to hide from their past.  But they know deep down that Wonderland never lets one go and Calie realizes that soon she will need to fight back again.

Wonderland #1 was our best-selling comic ever and it’s a testament to the creative teams behind the entire Wonderland series since it began in ’07.” said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “Our fans have supported this series for over five years now and we’re so appreciative of their support.” 

This news comes just after Zenescope Entertainment announced that Lionsgate Studios picked up the rights to Zenescope’s Wonderland to produce for Television.  Brian Robbins (Smallville) will serve as an executive producer on the project while Zenescope’s Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco will co-executive produce. 

Not only is Wonderland selling at a rapid pace in stores but Wonderland #1 is also seeing significant success through digital download.  The issue is one of the company’s fastest-selling digital releases through digital distributor ComiXology and was one of Comixology’s top-selling digital comics for the month of July.

Meanwhile, Zenescope Entertainment continues to grow its Wonderland product line by recently releasing its first ever action figures with CS Moore Studios as well as a Wonderland board game through board game developer 5th Planet Games.  

Wonderland #1 is currently available digitally through ComiXology and can also be ordered directly on Zenescope’s website. Go to www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

 Here’s a preview of the interiors of Wonderland #1

About Zenescope Entertainment

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. 

 

 

A Convo with: Dawn McTeigue

Hey fans!

We wanted to give you a look into the 2012 Wonderland Annual. We chat with one of the interior artists.

A Convo with Dawn McTeigue – (credited as Dawn Schwartz in the 2012 Wonderland Annual)

Q&A
What was the first book you worked on?

JP Roth’s Ancient Dreams Teaser. Drawn in early 2011. I’m new to the industry.

How critical are you of your own work?

VERY! Probably a bit too critical, but it keeps me hungry for improvement & eager to hear people’s critiques of my work so that I can get faster & better.

It was good having you at the SDCC booth. What do you like/dislike about conventions?

I like so much about conventions, but one of the stand-out things is that I get to meet more people in the comic industry. I have so much comic art that I love, and so many artists that I admire, it’s really awesome to be able to talk with them & learn what I can. Also being able to meet the fans of the comic books that I’ve worked on & hear what they have to say about the comic & art is a special treat all its own. As far as what I dislike about conventions: having really sore feet! :-)

How did you go about tackling the Wonderland art style?

I took a long time studying & reading all the previous Wonderland comics. I also really tried to get into Alice & Calie’s headspace to understand everything that they’re going through, what makes them tick & snap respectively & from that, create pages that were in keeping with not only previous artwork, but the girls themselves. I had a ton of fun working on the pages that I did in this issue. I hope the Wonderland fans enjoy them too.

Thank you so much for your time Dawn and your work on the Wonderland Annual. 

 

We’re going to continue to chat with a number of our artists/writers that work on our comics and we’ll bring you those interviews here on the blog.

PAT SHAND TO WRITE EXCLUSIVELY FOR ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Zenescope Entertainment, the company known for re-inventing classic tales as horror and thrillers, has announced that freelance writer Pat Shand will be writing exclusively for Zenescope Entertainment.

Pat Shand has handled a number of recent titles, including the Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Holiday Edition, and the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Annual. Ralph Tedesco, editor in chief of Zenescope Entertainment, spoke about adding Pat to the writing team: “Pat’s going to be a great addition to the Zenescope writing team. His instincts as a writer continue to impress me as does his ability to take direction while adding his own unique voice to our characters. We’re excited to have him on board.”

Zenescope can also announce that Pat Shand will be the lead writer on the upcoming Robyn Hood series, as well as the bi-monthly Grimm Universe series. Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

About Zenescope Entertainment

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.