UNLEASHED

Press Release

Zenescope Entertainment to Unleash epic Grimm Fairy Tales Event 

Jan, 2013 — Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a major Spring/Summer event entitled UNLEASHED.  The massive release will include six separate mini-series and a total of 24 issues (some being oversized issues) that tie directly into the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. The epic comic book event will delve directly into the world of horror monsters while following those with the skills to hunt them.  Grimm Fairy Tales UNLEASHED is the main seven issue mini-series that begins when hundreds of formerly trapped vampires, werewolves, demons and zombies are all released on Earth by a very powerful entity known as “The Being.”  Now, four separate monster hunters (who fans will get to know in separate “Unleashed” mini-series), must join forces along with Grimm’s kick-ass heroine Sela Mathers in order to stop them.

The five other mini-series will lead directly into UNLEASHED and follow the terrifying stories of the monsters that exist within the Grimm Universe.  These series are The Eternal (Vampires), The Unseen (Demons), The Hunger (Werewolves) and The Cursed (Zombies).  The fifth series entitled “The Hunters: Shadowlands” will follow those who are chosen to hunt these wretched creatures, including Zenescope’s reimagined Van Helsing.

“UNLEASHED crosses several genres with a blend of horror, fantasy and action,” states Zenescope’s EIC, Ralph Tedesco. “We’ve wanted to bring classic but updated horror monsters into the Grimm Universe for a while and we came up with an all-encompassing event that would allow us to introduce a lot of great new characters in a captivating way.  A couple of examples include a reinvented female version of the classic Van Helsing character and Elijah, a freed slave from the 19th century who kicks zombie ass. Fans are in for something they never would have expected to see in Grimm and they’re going to absolutely love it!”

The entire Unleashed event will run from April 2013 through September 2013 with the first issues available for order in the February edition of Diamond Previews coming out this week.   

 For more information, visit Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Zenescope.

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 on the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based on New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

 

Black Friday Sale 2012

Hello fans!

We wanted to update you on our current outage on the web store. We are working on fixing the issue, but as of right now, we are unable to take orders or update the web store via zenescope.com/comics.

We are working on not only updating the shop, but improving it as well. Doing that will in fact take time, but the wait will be worth it, we promise :)

Now let’s talk BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!

Our Black Friday Sale is going to be awesome.

We are going to put everything on sale. EVERYTHING!

Everything on the web store will be 40% OFF! Single issues, trade paperbacks, in-stock exclusives, merchandise, art prints and even new releases!!! The best part of all is that the sale will begin as soon as the web store is launched. The sale may even begin before Thanksgiving! Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for the latest news on the web store and the sale. – www.facebook.com/zenescope

 

New York Comic Con Plans and Exclusives

It is time to reveal our plans for NYCC:

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City from October 11th through the 14th.  The company will be appearing at booth # 1657 and will have on hand the most products and content it ever has in the 7 years Zenescope has been attending the east coast’s largest Comic Con.

Brand new issues debuting at the booth will be the Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Comic and the Grimm Fairy Tales Giant Sized 2012.

Zenescope will also have 12 limited edition New York Comic Con Exclusive Covers available from artists such as EBAS, Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and many more!  Many artists are going to be available to sign at different times throughout the weekend.

Other Zenescope merchandise will include Wonderland Board Games, Action Figures, T-shirts, Art Prints and all the latest Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels and Exclusives fans are looking for!

Meanwhile the Zenescope booth has FREE signings and FREE Giveaways all weekend long.  Some of the creators appearing at booth 1657 include writers Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha and Patrick Shand; artists include Anthony Spay, Jamie Tyndall, Elias Chatzoudis and more.

There will be more special appearances from Grimm Fairy Tales Animated director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Venture Bros.) and Grimm Fairy Tales animated actress Briana Evigan (The Devil’s Carnival, Sorority Row).

Also appearing will be Cosplay queen Jessica Nigri and of course the gorgeous Zenescope Booth Babes! See below for is a complete list of Exclusives and Appearances.

The biggest news of the weekend is the premiere of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot which was fan-funded through Kickstarter and produced by Zenescope, Titmouse and Schneppzone.  The pilot will make its much-anticipated debut on the evening of October 13th with a screening party and fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by Ink & Paint Burlesque. The event is being held at Times Scare in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 9:30pm.

Limited tickets for the event will be available for sale at the Zenescope booth or online athttps://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

Lastly, there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look sneak peek at Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and actress Brianna Evigan. It will be Friday, from 7:45pm – 8:45pm in panel room 1A14.

If you are an aspiring artist looking to become a member of the Zenescope creative team, they will be doing portfolio reviews on Friday through Sunday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the booth (1657). Please bring examples of your work, including sequentials, penciled pages, pin-up. The company is also actively seeking colorists so colorists are welcome.

Here are the exclusives for New York Comic Con 2012:

GFT Animated Briana Evigan Photo cover (Limited to 350)
$25*

Actress Briana Evigan will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday from 5-6 pm

GFT Giant Sized 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GFT Halloween Edition 2012 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Anthony Spay will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday.

GFT 78 (Limited to 500)
$20*

There will be an ultra-limited variant of this cover available at the booth.

GML 21 (Limited to 350 (Left)$25) and GML 21 (Limited to 750 (Right)$15)

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Godstorm 1 (Limited to 750)
$15*

*The cover artist Elias Chatzoudis and writer Pat Shand will be signing at the Zenescope booth Friday and Saturday , from 1 – 2 pm and again from 4-5 pm.

Robyn Hood #1 (Limited to 500)
$20*

*The cover artist Jamie Tyndall will be signing this issue at the Zenescope booth Friday, from 2:30 – 3:30pm (booth 1657) for the Robyn Hood launch signing.

Wonderland 3 (Limited to 750)
$15

Here is the list of New York Comic Con exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #1657) Grimm Fairy Tales presents Robyn Hood #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #78, Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Edition, Wonderland #3, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths and Legends #21, Godstorm #1, and Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series One-Shot. 

Appearing and signing at the Zenescope booth #1657 during the show: Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp, Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Patrick Shand, Jessica Nigri, Elias Chatzoudis, Jamie Tyndall, Anthony Spay, Mark L Miller, Joey Esposito, Jesse Wichmann.

Most signings will include giveaways so check www.facebook.com/zenescope for updated signing schedules. Here is the planned schedule:

Thursday (3pm – 9pm) (Preview Day)

5:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

Friday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Anthony Spay

12:00pm – Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis

2:30pm- 3:30pm – Robyn Hood Launch Signing! -  Writer Pat Shand, Cover Artist Jamie Tyndall, Cosplayer Jessica Nigri

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan

Saturday (10am -7pm)

11:00am – Joey Esposito, Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Mark L. Miller, Raven Gregory

1:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

2:00 to 2:30pm – Amin Amat

2:30 -3:30pm – Jessica Nigri

2:00 to 4:00pm – Raven Gregory

4:00pm – Elias Chatzoudis, Pat Shand

5:00pm – Briana Evigan, Jon Schnepp

Sunday (10am -5pm

11:00am – Raven Gregory

12:00pm – Pat Shand

1:00pm – Jesse Wichmann

2:00pm – Anthony Spay

Zenescope’s Animated Series Screening Party during New York Comic Con Weekend

 

Zenescope Entertainment and Titmouse Studios are proud to announce the Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series screening party event during New York Comic Con weekend in October.

The pilot episode of Zenescope’s, Titmouse’s, and Schneppzone’s Grimm Fairy Tales series, which was fully funded through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, will make its much-anticipated debut at an exclusive event on October 13th in Manhattan. The party will include the main event screening of the pilot and will be preceded by a fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by the renowned Ink & Paint Burlesque.

The event is being held at Times Scare @ 669 8th Avenue New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 10pm. After a one hour open bar, the burlesque show will begin at 11pm to be followed by the Grimm Fairy Tales pilot episode.

Tickets for this exclusive event are on sale now but are extremely limited. Tickets are $75 and include one-hour open bar, the Fairy Tale Burlesque show and the main event viewing of the brand new pilot episode. Further, all attendees will receive a signed limited edition art print and a limited edition Grimm Fairy Tales comic book exclusive to the event.

Get Tickets here: https://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

“This screening party will be our first opportunity to show off the animated series so many fans have been waiting for,” said Zenescope’s Marketing Director, Stephen Haberman, “Plus those in attendance are getting open bar, a burlesque show and limited edition gifts. We’re stoked!”

During New York Comic Con there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look at Zenescope’’s Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, actress Brianna Evigan, and other special guests. Like Zenescope @ www.zenescope.com/facebook for more details!

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, put a dark twist on classic fables and 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.

About Times Scare

TIMES SCARE is a year-round haunted attraction located in the heart of New York City at 42nd and 8th Ave in one of the most haunted buildings in the nation. Times Scare includes a high tech Haunted House that is lurking with psychopathic patients who taunt, chase, and hunt you at every turn, a 300-seat theater featuring nightly performances by Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry in his off-Broadway show entitled “MAGIC SHOW” and much more. The Crypt Cafe inside Times Scare is home to a full menu serving delicacies to die for and two fully stocked themed bars with signature cocktails and a lounge. Whether you are enjoying one of the live shows, braving the haunted house or just stopping by to grab a BITE to eat you won’t want to miss this unique venue on your next trip…we’re dying to serve you!

Zenescope’s Upcoming Exclusives

 

Well, we are keeping very busy with our convention season, but we want to show you the exclusives you can expect for each show! This is a great way for you to keep track of what shows we will be attending and what shows we’ll have exclusives for.

FAN EXPO

Call of Wonderland 3C – $15

Grimm Fairy Tales 77C - $15

Grimm Fairy Tales 76C - $15

DRAGON CON

Wonderland 2D - $15

Irresistible 2C - $15

BALTIMORE COMIC CON

Call of Wonderland 4C - $15

Grimm Myths and Legends 20C - $15

COMIKAZE

Irresistible 3C - $15

Grimm Bad Girls #2C - $15

LAS VEGAS COMIC EXPO

Grimm Universe #1 (Limited to 500)

WIZARD WORLD OHIO

GFT Robyn Hood #1 Cover E (Limited to 500)

GFT Robyn Hood #1 Cover F (Limited to 100)

NEW YORK COMIC CON EXCLUSIVES !!!

Wonderland #3C by Jesse Wichmann (Limited to 750)

Myths and Legends #21 by Elias Chatzoudis (Limited to 750)

Myths and Legends #21 by Elias Chatzoudis (Limited to 350)

Robyn Hood #1 by Jamie Tyndall (Limited to 500)

Zenescope’s Gaming for a Cause

 

 

Zenescope fans are awesome.  This much is obvious. You guys have helped us fund the animated series pilot, came out in droves to our convention booths to meet us, and sang our praises all over social media. Thank you.

So Steve, your friendly digital voice on Zenescope here on the blog, and on social media, came up with a digital event worth looking into if you want to have another unique experience with your favorite Zenescope crew.

Zenescope is doing Extra Life. Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon where gamers pledge to play video games for 24 hours straight and take donations in support of their marathon. 100% of the money raised goes to the Children’s Hospital Network to support the children’s hospitals in their area.  You can find the team page here:

http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=8662

So, we wanted the fans to know we would be playing and are open to having fans join the team. You are also welcome to donate, or just play along with us. We will be playing Saturday, October 20. Zenescope staff team members include: Stephen Haberman, Dave Franchini, and Matt Rogers so far, with more planning to join in on the fun.

If you decide to donate or join the team, you will be entered to win prizes, including Zenescope t-shirts, comics, and even MegaTouch will have some Grimm Fairy Tales Photohunt game codes to give away. We will also be putting together 3 prize packages for the 3 highest donors.  We hope that you are able to participate in the marathon, or at least watch as our team plays for the kids!

 

Checking in from the Road

 

Hello Zenescope fans!

 

We just wanted to check in and let you know that we have been having tons of fun seeing you all on the road and, though we’re certainly not done traveling for the year, we wanted to make sure we thanked you all for visiting the booth. For those of you that haven’t been able to see us yet, here’s what’s been going on at the shows.

 

PHOENIX

We were very happy to have Jessica Nigri and all the cosplay girls on hand to sign their Grimm Fairy Tales Cosplay One-Shot photo covers. The fans really seemed to enjoy the comic, which was our love letter to all you fantastic cosplayers out there.  We had some other cool exclusives as well.

 

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY

Philadelphia is always an exciting show for us because it’s a home game. We are actually based out of the Philadelphia, so we pull out all the stops for this show. Our friends Montana, Crystal (pictured above) and Sam were dressed up as our Wonderland characters and spreading the word about our comics to the masses. We also debuted the demo of our Grimm Fairy Tales Photohunt game, coming this July!

 

So that’s a taste of just some of the things we have been doing on the road. We are so glad to have met so many of you and we can’t wait for more conventions!

 

Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series Support is still open!

We were so amazed by the support we received for our Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series Kickstarter project and we have our awesome fans to thank for that. In fact, we are the #1 highest funded animated series in Kickstarter’s history!

Now that this series is a reality, a lot of those fans have been asking, “Can we still support the project?” We have decided to continue to offer a variety of the Kickstarter pledge rewards in the hopes of raising more money to make more episodes. Head to our donation page and let everyone know that we’re going to continue to take pledges towards Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series. The pilot is now in pre-production. Get in on this awesome project!!!

http://donate.zenescope.com

Kickstarter: One Week Left

http://kck.st/wjSM8D

We’re in our last week for the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series. We have aimed to bring our fans the highest quality project we can offer and reward them for their support. We have just announced that all backers of the Kickstarter that pledge $50 or more will get $50 worth of printed back issues, on top of all the other pledge rewards we have previously announced for each level.

 The Newest Incentives!

 And we also made a “featured incentive” which has a little bit of everything at a fair price point. We called it The Grimm Bagg.

The Grimm Bagg

Here is an update of all the exciting artist, voice over, and pledge announcements we have made…

ComiXology will be the official supplier of all of the digital copies of our comic books for this project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series/posts/192705

Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Devil’s Carnival) joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/7Omc2jTe8EA

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) joins the project to voice Sela:

http://youtu.be/knLWr9YHfK0

Alex Pardee and Bill Sienkiewicz join the project as artists:

http://youtu.be/lBQFAPDfr70

Eric Powell and Roman Dirge also join the project as artists:

http://youtu.be/c6posMdNFeM

Chris Hardwick (NERDIST) joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/JAUKFDwrSkQ

MMA Warrior Josh Barnett joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/1B01GNluTXI

We have a great deal of positive support, and we are seeing it from the fans, as well as the talented folks looking to get involved. We now just need the pledges. It is an all or nothing funding system, so if we don’t get fully funded, we won’t receive any funding at all.

We have really appreciated all of the excellent coverage we have been getting on the project, and we just need to make one more big push to reach our goal. We have broken the $100,000 mark today. 

Support Our Kickstarter, and let’s make this project happen!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

OUR NEW WEB SERIES “COMIC COMPANY”

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new documentary web-series entitled “Comic Company” which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the goings-on at its office based in the Philadelphia area.

The web-series will consist of short weekly segments documenting day-to-day happenings at the offices of the popular indie comic book publishing house including pitch meetings, job interviews and general interactions and relationships between employees.  It could normally be assumed there is not much excitement inside the walls of a comic book publisher. Zenescope’s work environment could very well be the exception to that rule, with some of the company’s own characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Bigfoot, Mad Hatter, Alice and Calie Liddle, being employed at the office. It’s no surprise that any day at this comic company could turn out to be an extremely interesting one.

“It’s been a pretty unique experience to open our doors to a film crew.” says Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “We have a pretty diverse and eccentric collection of personalities here.  Most of our employees were really excited about it with maybe the exception of Bigfoot and the Hatter.  They’re both pretty private in general but all in all they were okay with being involved and I think this will be a very cool glimpse into the inner workings of an entertainment company such as ours.”

The first segment of “Comic Company” will air Wednesday, April 18th at 2pm EST on Zenescope’s Youtube channel. It will be released on a weekly basis exclusively at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zenescope

 

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.