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.

 

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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.

Zenescope Announces Alice in Wonderland Sell-Outs and Reprint

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a second printing of Alice in Wonderland #1. The company’s newest Wonderland mini-series was released in January of 2012 and the initial printing sold through its 20,000 copy print run within the first few days of its release.

Further, the company has announced that Alice in Wonderland #2 has also sold out of its first printing within one day of its release after hitting shelves Wednesday, February 22nd.

Zenescope has decided to go to a second printing of issue #1 due to significant demand for additional copies from retailers and fans. Zenescope is hoping to have this second printing of issue #1 available for a March release. The company has not yet announced a reprint of issue #2.

“In five years of publishing various Wonderland mini-series, we’ve seen the demand for more Wonderland continue to increase.” said Zenescope EIC Ralph Tedesco. “Our loyal fan base has been at the heart of it all and we can’t express enough gratitude for their support.”

This news comes on the heels of CS Moore’s announcement for an Alice in Wonderland action figure. The figure was sculpted by industry star Clayburn Moore as Zenescope has teamed with CS Moore Studios to release a series of action figures based on Zenescope’s strong and sexy heroines from the series.

Alice in Wonderland #1 and #2 can currently be downloaded digitally using the Zenescope app for iphone and ipad and at Comxiology for ios or android users.

About Alice in Wonderland:

Decades ago, a girl named Alice was sacrificed into the insanity-filled realm of Wonderland but her terrifying and awe-inspiring experiences there have been shrouded in mystery. Now, follow Alice into the rabbit hole and see for yourself the horror that awaits her.

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.

This Week in Releases: February 22

Happy Belated Ash Wednesday!

This week marks the release of two awesome issues. Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2 and Alice #2 are now available in stores and digitally. Make sure to head to your store quickly to get your hands on these issues, as they are both selling very well.

Print Releases

You can find these books in your local comic book stores or on our web store (www.zenescope.com/comics). We also have our Myths and Legends #12 and Alice #2 Mega Con exclusives now available!

The Mega Con exclusive cover of Alice #2 is fantastic!

 

  • Alice in Wonderland #2
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2

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. I love collecting each issue of the comics I love and it’s nice to have them at home in my long box, safely bagged and boarded. But still being able to read the story, without worrying about ruining the copy itself,  is a big reason why I read a lot of stuff digitally. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. If you can’t find Alice #2  in stores, it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Alice #2 (Same date as print)
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5 #2 (Same date as print)
  • Grimm Myths and Legends #8
  • The Dream Eater Saga #9 (Grimm Fairy Tales #63)
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.

 

Literally Breaking News: Fowls Get Revenge for Thanksgiving

 

January 31, 2012

Horsham, PA

Superbowl Sunday has not only been the largest sporting event in America, but is well-named, as it is also one of the largest days of food consumption in the states. The second largest day of heavy consumption in fact. Of course, the only day that surpasses the super bowl in heavy food consumption is, in fact, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time when many, many families choose to serve turkey as the main course. For a turkey, Thanksgiving is a terrible day for its population. Now, turkeys, even after their last breath, have found a way to strike back at us on football Sundays…

Want to see the tragic end to this fowl tale? Head to the web store and purchase a copy of 1000 Ways to Die: The Graphic Novel.  It will be available for purchase 2/8/2012.

Zenescope in the News

Zenescope has been popular in the news lately and we want to keep you in the know about all that’s going on. Here are the biggest stories and reviews featuring Zenescope lately.

NEWS

Our big news this week is the announcement of The Waking: Dream’s End. A number of sites picked up the news, including Comic Book Resources , Comic Buzz.

Our action figures are coming together well. CS Moore posted a look at Jurassic Strike Force, and GeekChicDaily took notice.

In case you missed their other first looks:

Alice Action Figure

Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide

PopCultureAddict did an interview with our very own Raven Gregory

An interview with Tess Fowler on Copic Maker.

Previews featured Alice #1 in their “Featured this Week”

We are also excited to reveal our Zenescope Exclusive Cover, done by Franchesco and available now for $14.99 (and isn’t sold out just yet):

Here’s where to purchase this, as well as all the other covers of Alice #1

Bigfoot Fans -They like our Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide, and the figures

We also announced the winners of our Facebook giveaway for a thank you for reaching 7000 fans.

Reviews

HorrorTalk reviews the Return to Wonderland trade , and Alice# 1

Fantasy Book Review scored our Charmed Volume 2

Brian Thomer, from Examiner.com Reviewed Alice #1 

Comic Attack Reviews Alice #1

Secret Identity Comics Reviewed Theater #4.

 

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.

 

ZENESCOPE ANNOUNCES “The Waking: Dreams End”

Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a follow up to their hit comic book series, The Waking, first published by the company in 2010.  The new series, entitled The Waking: Dreams End, is written by Raven Gregory (FLY, Return To Wonderland) with interior art by Novo Malgapo (Grimm Fairy Tales).

In 2010, The Waking redefined zombie mythology and stood out as a unique offering in a crowded genre.  The Waking: Dreams End picks up years after the original events took place.  Murder has become practically extinct in a world armed with the knowledge that those who are killed will return from the dead to take the lives of their killers.  But within this new world comes a new kind of killer and an original breed of horror will be born.

“Several months after the release of The Waking, I had a splinter of an idea that just grew and grew over the course of the past year. Says Writer Raven Gregory, I knew I needed to follow up the original story and set it in a brand new world.  In The Waking, we established all the rules but in Dreams End, we find someone who has found a way to break those rules. And now the stakes are raised to a higher level and it’s really going to mess with fan’s minds.”

The original series received much critical acclaim and was praised by the Philadelphia Daily News as well as many comic book news websites for its unique blend of horror, suspense and comedy and its original take on the zombie mythos.

The Waking: Dreams End #1 hits shelves in late April and is currently available for order through Diamond Previews.  Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.

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.

 

This Week in Releases: January 18

I know, I know, I’m a little late getting this post out but I don’t think you’ll blame me since I was so busy announcing the giveaway on Facebook , getting all the prizes together, taking photos of my co-workers showing of the Domo merchandise we were sent. It’s been a fun week in the office. We are really excited about what we’re releasing, but staying very busy to make sure we’re getting it all together. 

Print Releases

No new releases to speak of this week, but we do have a little something coming next week:She's on her way to stores.

Digital

ComiXology

  • Brimstone #4
  • Dream Eater Saga #5 (Neverland Crossover)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales # 58
  • Monster Hunters Survival Guide #3

Graphicly, and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

 

So there you have it. Just one more week and you will be able to get your hands on a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1. After that, we have 1000 ways to Die coming out, and in March, Jungle Book. But, that’s all in due time. Enjoy your week, and don’t forget about our Wonderland web store sale, going on until January 31st.

You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

Zenescope In the News

 

Welcome back everyone! We left the door unlocked for you. Glad you could make it.  If I’m starting to lose you, don’t worry because this post is about news. With the recent early reviews of Alice#1, our solicits for March, and our upcoming action figures, this week was yet another big week for Zenescope. Here’s what has been going on this week:

News

CS Studio is working on our action figures! They show their work on Monster Hunter figures

Newsarama Interviewed our Jungle Book writer Mark Miller about the upcoming series. 

Pop Culture Addict named Raven Gregory Comic Professional of the Year

Our March solicits have been announced!

Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comic Bastards reviewed Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends #11 - These guys also do a podcast on their website that is a worthwhile comic book podcast to give a listen to.

ComicAttack.net Reviewed Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Library #1 and 2

The Civilian Reader Covers Alice#1 in their weekly roundup

Talking Comics did an Advanced Review of Alice#1 - We may be appearing on their podcast in the near future.

ThePullbox Loved Theater #4

 

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.