Zenescope’s 10,000 Likes Giveaway!

 

 

Well, Happy Comic Book Day!!!

It is great to be a part of an industry where there is a reason to celebrate every week!

Today sees the release of Irresistible #3, Bad Girls #2, and the finale to Call of Wonderland,  #4!

On top of these awesome releases, we are celebrating having recently hit 10,000 Likes on Facebook. Today is extra special because we are giving away Volumes 1-7 of Grimm Fairy Tales, all signed by Anthony Spay, and the Grimm Fairy Tales Art Book!!!

How can you win this mighty fine prize?

Simply tell us about your favorite thing Zenescope has done this year. It could be attending a convention, a giveaway, a new comic, an exclusive, or even some recent news. Let us know in the comments section below and we will choose one lucky person to win this prize package!

Whore Reviews and Interviews !

The Fellowship of the Geek provide yet another excellent review for the graphic novel, Whore. The book is published by Zenescope Entertainment and is on sale now!

“The book has a sort of James Bond-esque feel to it; Jake does things that we only dream about or watch on the movie screen. And he does tend to go a bit farther than Bond ever would (at least on screen)… this book is an adventure from start to finish. Definitely worth checking out.”

http://opinions.thefellowshipofthegeeks.net/2012/09/a-review-whore.html

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The latest SciFi Pulse podcast has an interview with writer Jeffrey Kaufman. Jeffrey’s new graphic novel, Whore, is on sale now!

http://scifipulse.net/2012/09/sfp-now-featuring-comics-writer-jeff-kaufman/

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Brandon Borzelli and ComicList gives a great review of Whore, on sale now from Zenescope Entertainment!

“I found this book to start off as a dark parody that turned into a page-turner that left me stunned at the end. For the most part the book is PG-13 (a lot cursing and very soft sex scenes with no nudity) that was a very entertaining and definitely worth a look.”

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/reviews/geek-goggle-reviews-whore-gn

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Another great review from Blog Critic

http://blogcritics.org/books/article/graphic-novel-review-whore-by-jeffrey/

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

The Zenescope Summer Sale!

 

We are so excited for the launch of the Wonderland ongoing series, Grimm #75 and all the other exciting product coming out this July, we’ve decided to have a SALE to celebrate!

 

We’ll be doing 10% off all orders over $50. Just use the discount code: wonderfull and enjoy the savings!

 

Also, we are excited to announce that, starting July, we will be giving away 1 collectible trading card a month to each customer that spends $100 or more. Each month will feature a new card. The cards are trading cards of the six new Grimm Fairy Tales trade paperback covers. July’s trading card is none other than red riding hood. SO, purchase away and get your hands on this awesome trading card, while saving money!

 

Additionally, Zenescope is celebrating it’s 7th year anniversary, and just made some amazing homage covers available in Diamond Previews, including the “Sela No More” cover.

There are a number of other stand out titles available, including the Godstorm and Robyn Hood mini series, both beginning in September. Be sure to pre-order those as well.

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

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ADD BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX PARDEE TO KICKSTARTER PROJECT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ADD BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX PARDEE TO KICKSTARTER PROJECT

Philadelphia,PA, April 17, 2012 – Zenescope Entertainment has announced that renowned artists Bill Sienkiewicz and Alex Pardee have joined on the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter project is in its final two weeks of funding and is looking for a goal of $175,000.

Here is the video announcement: http://youtu.be/lBQFAPDfr70

The talent associated with this project continues to grow, with Zenescope having recently announced the actresses Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) and Briana Evigan (Sorority Row, The Devil’s Carnival) have joined the cast.  Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) is directing with Titmouse Studios handling the animation.  Now the team has added legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz and the ultra-talented Alex Pardee to the mix of animators/designers. This collection of talent makes the Grimm Animated Series one of the highest-quality projects featured on Kickstarter right now. Companies have also seen the project as a worthwhile project to support, with Kickstarter making the project a Staff Pick, and ComiXology handling all of the digital comic rewards.

Zenescope has also put together the definitive rewards package called the “Grimm Bagg”, which features rewards from everyone involved, including the blu-ray combo pack of the series, poster, an art book, graphic novel, signed glossy, trading card and more.  The idea is to get 1000 supporters who want to help make this happen to pledge for the $98 Grimm Bagg which would get this project fully funded.  Pledgers are not charged anything unless the project reaches its goal on May 1st.

To pledge to Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated series go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

Or go to www.kickstarter.com and search for Zenescope.

Lena Headey joins the Animated Series Kickstarter Project!

 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that actress Lena Headey, star of the immensely popular HBO television series GAME OF THRONES, will be joining the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series to voice the lead character, Sela Mathers.  Lena’s extensive resume includes her role as Queen Gorgo in 300 and as Sarah Connor in TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.   This announcement comes on the heels of another talented actress, Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Sorority Girls, The Devil’s Carnival), having joined onto the project last week.

The GRIMM FAIRY TALES Animated Series will be based on Zenescope Entertainment’s popular comic book series of the same name.  What makes this situation unique is that Zenescope has teamed with Titmouse Animation Studio and Director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The  Venture Bros.) to bypass the traditional film studio system by seeking funding  for the  animated series through popular website Kickstarter.com (http://kck.st/wjSM8D ).  The project is live on Kickstarter now until May 1st, 2012 and has a pledge goal of $175,000.

“We set the goal of the animated series at 175K because we wanted to give our fans and those supporting the Kickstarter a high-quality product.” Explains Zenescope Marketing Manager Stephen Haberman “We’re partnering with Titmouse, one of the premiere animation studios in the world, to handle the animation.  We have Jon Schnepp directing and now with Lena and Briana joining the project, we’re able to take it to another level.”

“Crowd-funding can be a powerful tool.  We’ve seen some really exciting projects find funding through Kickstarter and it’s a game changer.”  Said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “It gives us a chance to make this series the way our fans want to see it be made.  We’re about a third of the way there with funding and hopefully now with the all of the talent we’ve brought on board fans will see that this can be an amazing project to back.”

Here is a link to the video announcement: http://youtu.be/knLWr9YHfK0

About Grimm Fairy Tales
Grimm Fairy Tales is an ongoing horror/fantasy comic book series by Zenescope Entertainment that started publication in 2005.  The series presents reinventions of classic fairy tales with modern twists and expanded plots. The story revolves around Sela Mathers, a Professor of Literature who has been given the ability to drastically affect people’s lives by teaching them morality lessons through fairy tales.

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.

 

Support Our Kickstarter!

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

This Week in Releases: March 21

Miss me? I’m sure you haven’t if you’ve been following all the other news coming out of our offices lately. I mean, with the Wonderland on-going series being announced, the Kickstarter  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) project launching and taking some time to run our own Grimm Universe March Madness , we’re busy. Sometimes too busy to blog, but we didn’t want to miss this…

This week marks the release of some awesome issues. Alice #3, Grimm Fairy Tales #69, Jungle Book #1 are now available.! Make sure to head to your store quickly to get your hands on these issues.

Print Releases

The Jungle Book Emerald City ComiCon Exclusive

You can find these books in your local comic book stores or on our web store, www.zenescope.com/comics (And through March, use the coupon code MARCHMADNESS for 25% off everything on our web store.)

  • Alice in Wonderland #3
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #69
  • The Jungle Book #1

Digital

We really appreciate everyone who is picking up our comics digitally. I find it to be a great way to have your comic collection on the go. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. If you can’t find Alice #3  in stores, it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Alice #3 (Same date as print)
  • Jungle Book #1 (Same date as print)
  • Grimm Myths and Legends #9
  • The Dream Eater Saga #12
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #66
Graphicly and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

 

Kickstarter

 

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

UPDATES!!!

In celebration of Comic Book Day, we decided to turn our attention directly to the fans. The fans have been asking for an opportunity to “add what they want” to their pledge rewards, so here you go!!!

  • $109 – (New Reward) Premium Rewards plus any additional GFT TPB Signed. Add $10 to any package and have another GFT TPB Signed
  • $350 – (New Reward) Everything at the $300 Sela Action Figure level plus the Grimmies
  • $100 or more Current Pledges - Add $50 and get the Grimmies added to your package.
  • $250 or more Current Pledges - Add $75 and get the Sela action figure added to your package.

We’ve reached 20% and we’re still going strong! We really appreciate all of the support we’ve received so far. You have all gotten us of to a great start. Now, we have some amazing art to reveal! The extremely talented cover artist GREG HORN (has done work for Marvel, DC, IMAGE and others) has just completed the cover for the Kickstarter-Exclusive, Limited to 100, Grimm Fairy Tales #75!!! Check it out!

Now, how do you get your hands on this awesome cover? Well, it’s available only through Kickstarter and will not be sold anywhere else.

It is available at these pledge levels:

  • Grimm Fairy Tales Exclusive #3 ($225) – Only 62 remaining (to get a copy of this w/ the animated series)
  • Exclusive Bundle Pack ($325) – Only 20 remaining (Get 1 of each exclusive)
  • Gimme More Pack ($1000) – Only 15 remaining (great for retailers!)

Check the pledge levels to see what else is included in these bundles, because this is just one of the awesome rewards! Remember, that if this Kickstarter does not get funded, this cover won’t be available at all! (Oh No!). So, make sure to spread the word and let’s get this project funded!

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For those of you that may have missed some of the recent updates, we have added a few very limited quantity rewards at the $350 and $1000 pledge levels. They are live on the page now.

We also wanted to feature one of the Kickstarter-exclusive rewards and so we decided to unveil the design for the Sela action figure!

Isn’t it beautiful? Our friend Clay Moore (of C.S Moore Studios) will be sculpting this action figure. He has recently completed sculpting our first line of action figures and they came out great! Here’s a side by side comparison of the concept art as well as an example of one of his finished projects.

This limited edition action figure is only available through this Kickstarter campaign and can be yours at the $300 pledge level. You will also get the Collector’s Edition Package at this pledge level. We’re offering some of the coolest collectibles we’ve ever produced in this campaign because we really want to make this series a reality.

Please, continue to spread the word about this exciting project and get as many people as you can to contribute. There are a wide range of rewards for pledges, and all the support is going towards an amazing product.

The Gimme More Bundle!!!

Pledge $1,000 or More — Limited to 20

10 copies of GFT #75 LE Kickstarter Book
1 copy of GFT 75 LE 100
5 Copies of GFT M&L #18 LE 250 Kickstarter Book
3 Copies of GFT Vol. 1 TPB Kickstarter Edition
2 LE Prints
5 Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Combo Packs
1 Copy of Metal Box Edition Blu Ray/DVD Combo Pack
4 LE Sela Mathers/Snow White Action Figures
5 LE Key Chains
10 Blank Sketch Copies of GFT #75
5 LE Sela & Red Riding Hood Grimmies 2-Packs
4 GFT Shot Glass Sets 5 Secret Exclusives1 Mixed Box of GFT Single issues (Qty 200)It will be limited to only 20 due to all the LE content included, so act fast!

Again, we really appreciate the support that we have been receiving. Keep checking back for more news about the project, cool rewards, and don’t forget to spread the word!

We are very happy to see this project being supported so well right out of the gate!  10% in three days is quite a feat! Thank you very much. Keep spreading the word about this exciting project. We have some amazing fans and we really believe you can help us make this project a reality.

So, we have a very exciting bit of news to announce today. For this project,ComiXology will be the official supplier of all of the digital copies of our comic books!!! So, every reward that mentions a digital copy of a comic or volume of comics, you will be getting that copy via ComiXology. Check out our store front on the ComiXology website: https://comics.comixology.com/affiliates/zenescope/ . If you have never used ComiXology or read a Zenescope comic before, head over to their site and check out some of the free Zenescope comics that are available now. Or, simply download the Zenescope App (powered by ComiXology).

We are aiming to give quality content to everyone that is pledging to this Kickstarter campaign, and partnering with ComiXology will help us do just that. The partnership with ComiXology will also be bringing a new pledge reward: The Digital Demi-God Collection! This will include a digital copy of every comic we have released and all the comics we publish digitally until the end of this year (roughly 200 comics!!!). This will be offered at a pledge level of $350 and will be limited to only 10 pledges. We’ll be including the Collector’s Edition Package in this reward.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED SERIES

Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series Kickstarter campaign. The animated series will be directed by Jon Schnepp as well as the Titmouse Inc. animation studio. The Kickstarter will launch on Friday, March 16, 2012 and will run until May 1st, 2012.

The project requires a budget of $175,000 to cover the cost of the pilot episode and to produce the foundation materials necessary to continue the series. Any additional funds will go towards adding additional episodes to the series.

Zenescope Entertainment President Joe Brusha had this to say:

“We believe that our Grimm Fairy Tales comic book series would make an excellent animated series, and we’ve been pitching the idea to the Hollywood big-wigs for years. They’ve said “There is too much Fairy Tales stuff out there”, or “No one wants to see a gritty, dark, modern take on the fairy tales.” That’s where they’re wrong. We have tons of devoted fans that would love to see more of our series, and that is our chance and yours to make it happen.”

Grimm Fairy Tales has been the flagship series of Zenescope Entertainment since the company started. Zenescope has grown to a top comic book publisher due to its continued success. Grimm Fairy Tales is currently the longest running independent color comic being published today and has over 1 million copies in print.

Jon Schnepp will be directing this project. He is one of the hottest animation directors inHollywood, having already seen a great deal of success working on such series as Aqua Teen Hunger Force , Metalocalypse, and the Venture Brothers. Not only will Jon be working closely with the creators of the comic book, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco; Zenescope will be enlisting Titmouse Inc, one of the premiere animation studios, to help with this vision.

Titmouse Inc is a premiere animation studio with top-tier talent and experience. Jon Schnepp has worked with them before on many of his projects, and much of their work rounds out the Adult Swim animation block on Cartoon Network. Their variety of experience is suited well for the Grimm Fairy Tales animation series anthology.

Now head over to the Kickstarter page and give as much as you can. The more you give, the more you get!!!

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. More than just a fundraising app, Kickstarter’s a publishing platform where project creators can communicate with the people that are supporting them.