Zenescope Summer Launch Event

The popular comic book publisher, Zenescope Entertainment, is planning in-store launch events for three of its brand new titles coming in July and August. The company will be holding the events at various comic book retail outlets throughout the country on July 1st, July 15th, and August 19th.


Zenescope will be giving away free comics and other prizes to event attendees as well as holding raffles for the chance to win limited edition canvas prints and other big prizes during each appearance.


The first in-store launch event will be for Zenescope’s brand new Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff title, Coven, which will appear at nine separate comic book retail locations throughout the US on July 1st.

Baba and Avril

Coven tells the story of a powerful sorceress named Baba Yaga as she attempts to protect a young woman named Avril Williams from being hunted by a radical group of modern day witch hunters. The “New Crusaders” are sworn to eradicate witches throughout the world, but they want to take Avril Williams alive in order to use her immense and untapped power for their own devices.

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Written by Zach Calig
Artwork by Diego Galindo
Colors by Michael Bartolo
Letters by Charles Pritchett
Edited by Nicole Glade

Zenescope will also be hosting a second Launch Event on July 15th for its brand new sci-fi/horror title, Aliens vs. Zombies, and a third on August 19th to celebrate the return of fan-favorite character, Liesel Van Helsing in Van Helsing vs. Dracula.

The full launch event schedule and all participating stores will be announced here on Zenescope’s blog, on www.facebook.com/zenescope, and Twitter @Zenescope.

Zenescope New Releases | June 17th

Grimm Fairy Tales #111
The Mad Hatter

Wulf returns to Arcane Acre, following the monster that destroyed his new school and mortally wounded Natalie. Meanwhile, Violet — possessed by the Mad Hatter spirits — unleashes something else upon the school: the Convergence. Violet uses her power to remove the adults from the school grounds, leaving the students at the mercy of the All-Modor and whatever power lies within the Convergence.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Luca Claretti | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Sean Chen | Brett Smith
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Marat Mychaels | David Delanty

Red Riding Hood 10th Anniversary one-shot

Since the fall of HiboCorp, Britney Waters — ninja, psychologist, and lycanthrope — has carved out a (relatively) quiet life for herself as a Los Angeles bounty hunter, recovering ellusive bail-jumpers and supernatural skips. But when the legendary Master of the Hunt arrives on the scene to track down an ancient werewolf, will he become a valuable ally or an enemy to Britney?

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Written by Jeff Massey | Artwork by Chris Johnson | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Saida Temofonte | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by David Finch | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Meguro
Cover D by Mike Krome | Ula Mos

Zenescope New Releases | June 10th

Robyn Hood Ongoing #11
Robyn and Marian Go to Comic Con

After surviving an encounter with the Cabal, Robyn and Marian continue daily operations at Nottingham Investigations. However, with a lawsuit pending, the pair must take on increasingly strange cases to keep their heads above water. Meanwhile, the Cabal has captured Peter Martin, who seems to have a mysterious connection with Brendan A. Allen II, the leader’s son.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Roberta Ingranata | Colors by Slamet Mujiono | Letters by Jim Campbell

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Cover A by Mike Lilly | Devgear | Brett Smith
Cover B by Mike S. Miller | Wes Hartman
Cover C by Ted Hammond

Charmed: Season 10 #9
Haste Makes Wasteland

A strange, mystical disturbance has been causing both physical and psychological harm to the Charmed Ones whenever they are near Prue. Even a phone conversation with their estranged sister sends Phoebe to the hospital. As Prue prepares to resurrect a powerful demon for answers, the remaining Halliwells look to their past to find out if they’re asking the right question.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Eliza Feliz | Colors by Valentina Cuomo | Letters by Christy Sawyer

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Cover A by David Seidman

Jungle Book: Volume 3
Fall of the Wild

The final installment of the Jungle Book trilogy has arrived!

The animal tribes of Kipling Isle have waged war against one another on and off for years. While some tribes pushed for peace, now even those are dragged into the melee and their violence threatens to tear the very island apart.

As each tribe makes a power play to become stronger in the war between species, Mowglii stands at the center of it all and she’s the one person who may be able to bring them all against a greater threat. But first, she must find a way to unite the tribes.

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Written by Mark L. Miller | Artwork by Michele Bandini & Luca Claretti | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Matt Krotzer | Edited by Nicole Glade | Trade Design by Christopher Cote



Cover by David Finch | Ivan Nunes

Zenescope New Releases | June 3rd

Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #2

Dorothy, now wielding the Ruby Staff, returns to the Emerald City as a hero. Meanwhile, Zamora and Warlord waste no time in planning their next move in a bid to rule Oz. With Dorothy’s mentor, Smynth, marked as a traitor, Dorothy seems uncertain about her future.

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Written by Jeff and Kristen Massey | Artwork by Antonio Bifulco | Colors by Hedwin Zaldivar | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Ken Lashley | Brett Smith
Cover B by Sean Chen | Ivan Nunes
Cover C by Sabine Rich
Cover D by Jason Metcalf | Wes Hartman

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Cover F – 2015 Dallas Fan Expo Exclusive (limited to 500) by Ed Benes | Ula Mos


Wonderland #36
The Well of Dreams Part Four

After the Squire helps her acquire a powerful relic called the En Passant, Calie and Cheshire pursue the incorporeal Terror, who has been wreaking havoc in Wonderland. However, when Terror taps into Cheshire’s subconscious, he brings forth the monster that Calie’s guard used to be. Now Calie must face off with her most trusted friend with the fate of her kingdom hanging in the balance.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Jason Metcalf | Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Vinz el Tabanas
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano | Ylenia di Napoli

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Cover D – Year 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive (limited to 350) by David Nakayama


2016 Zenescope Calendar

Zenescope Entertainment is known for having some of the best and most visually stunning cover artwork in comic books today. For a decade, the company has reinvented fairy tales, fables, and other amazing age-old stories for a new generation of readers.
Celebrate with a year of some of Zenescope’s beautiful covers by top artists: Artgerm, Cris Delara, Franchesco!, Mike Krome, Meguro, Nei, Jamie Tyndall, and more! This calendar even includes a bonus centerfold.

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Zenescope New Releases | May 13th 2015

Robyn Hood Ongoing #10
The Plague | Part Two

Robyn and Marian’s search for Avella led them to the Mesopotamia, a hotel where Robyn believes the Cabal works in secret. Before they could get inside, Marian was infected by a strange sickness. Believing that the Cabal purposely targeted them, Robyn races to find a cure, while the plague begins to spread in Manhattan.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Roberta Ingranata | Colors by Slamet Mujiono | Letters by Jim Campbell

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso | Wes Hartman
Cover B by Tony Brescini | Leonardo Paciarotti
Cover C by Richard Ortiz | Ylenia Di Napoli

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Cover D – 2015 Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Exclusive (Limited to 350 Copies) by Jamie Tyndall | Ula Mos

Wonderland #35
The Well of Dreams | Part Three

Calie and Dark Cheshire are joined by the Squire, the only Realm Knight of Wonderland who survived the previous wars. The Squire brings word of an entity called the Terror, an incorporeal creature who is driving the denizens of Wonderland to madness by manipulating their nightmares. With a new ally on her side, Calie will now seek to find the en passant, a relic that will force the Terror to take on physical form… so that he may be killed.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Mike Krome
Cover B by Vinz El Tabanas
Cover C by Cris Delara

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Cover D – 2015 Denver Comic Con Exclusive (Limited to 250) by Nei Ruffino

All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC. 
Robyn Hood Ongoing #10 and Wonderland #35 are available for purchase Wednesday May 13th, 2015. Exclusive variants will be sold at the specific convention, any remainders will be sold on the website at http://shop.zenescope.com. For more information email info@zenescope.com



Featured Artist of the Week: Jason Metcalf

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[Robyn Hood Ongoing #6]


Jason Metcalf | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
JM: I started collaborating with others over 15 years ago, but wasn’t involved in anything published until about 10 years ago, doing ink assists for Joe Weems on some Top Cow pages, most notably an issue of the Darkness set as a medieval fantasy over David Finch pencils. That owl in the tree was 100% my doing.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
JM: I WANTED to since I was about 13 or 14, but couldn’t wrap my head around HOW to make that happen until I was almost 30.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
JM: It has to be Frank Frazetta.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
JM: The late 15th century, Florence, Milan, and Rome, Italy. I’d assist Leonardo Davinci.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
JM: The Persistent Protagonist

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[Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #2]

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
JM: Lots of organic, non-dairy, gluten free stuff.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
JM: I like it when people look at my art, some character I’ve drawn, and say things like, “I don’t normally like (so and so character) but the way YOU draw them makes me want to be a fan.”

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
JM: U2.

ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
JM: New York Comic Con.

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[The Little Mermaid #1]

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
JM: Kim Jong-un. I’d free North Korea.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
JM: The Bat Man.

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
JM: Super Speed – c’mon, have you been watching the Flash? Think of the possibilities.


Here is a sneak peek at Jason’s upcoming Wonderland #36 cover!Wonderland36A_Metcalf_Scha copy


Zenescope to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Wizard World Philadelphia

Ever since Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, co-founders of Horsham-based Zenescope, attended their first convention at Wizard World Philly Con 2005, the company has done nothing but grow.

The company that had “only two measly comic books to display,” in Tedesco’s words, is now one of the top 10 comic book publishers in the world and has been for some time.

“It means a lot to celebrate our 10th year in our hometown,” Tedesco said. “Everything about Philly is special. It’s my hometown and I think most Philadelphians carry a lot of pride in their city.”

Tedesco said that it is a good feeling to have grown to be one of the top comic book publishers – and a bit surreal.

“It’s strange knowing where we came from and that we never set out to be comic book publishers prior to actually doing it,” he said. “We [Brusha and he] were writers and we needed a way to get our stories told. It seemed like the best way to do it was to do it ourselves.”

Besides hitting its 10th anniversary mark, Zenescope reached another milestone recently when its flagship title, “Grimm Fairy Tales,” achieved a feat few comics – let alone independents – ever reach with its 100th continuously published issue of that title.

“Hitting 100 issues is amazing, but it’s never been something where Joe or I stopped to smell the roses, so to speak,” Tedesco said. “I think our friends, family, and fans have been very supportive about that milestone, but Joe and I aren’t very good with taking praise sometimes, and I think we need to be reminded by our loved ones to sometimes take a moment and soak it in.”

Tedesco said that coming up with new characters and ideas for the company comes naturally.

“It’s all organic. It’s just a lot of brainstorming sessions and bouncing ideas off one another,” he said, adding that he’s happy with their unique spin on “Robyn Hood” and new series “Aliens vs. Zombies” and “Coven,” coming in July.

” ‘Aliens vs. Zombies’ is a series that Joe and I are writing and it’s as fun as it sounds,” Tedesco said. “We wanted to do something that was just fun and action-packed, and so we took two different genres and melded them together. The result is a mix of sci-fi, action, horror, and tongue-in-cheek humor.”

Most important, Tedesco says the possibility of at least one of the Zenescope properties becoming a film or TV show in the near future has a strong chance of becoming a reality.

“There is a big announcement coming soon that I wish I could tell you [all] about now… but it has to wait a few more weeks.”

In other words, Zenescope may just be getting warmed up.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/wizard-world/Zenescope_to_celebrate_10th_anniversary_at_Wizard_Phila.html#AbolgboL20VFvevk.99


Coming to Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend? Stop by booth 501 to pick up these convention exclusives!

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GFT #110 – Cover D – Limited to 500 Copies – Art by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua
**Naughty Variant – Cover E – Limited to 100 Copies – Art by Ebas**

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Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #1 – Cover G – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by Paul Green

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GFT Realm War #9 – Cover E – Limited to 250 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis
**Naughty Variant – Cover F – Limited to 50 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis**

Warlord of Oz Hardcover – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by Jose Luis

Several YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusives will also be available this weekend:

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Robyn Hood Ongoing #9 – Cover D – YEAR 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by Elias Chatzoudis

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Wonderland #34 – Cover D – YEAR 10 Photo Shoot Exclusive – Limited to 350 Copies – Art by David Nakayama

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GFT #109 – Cover E – YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusive – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by David Nakayama

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GFT Realm War #6 – Cover F – YEAR 10 Anniversary Exclusive – Limited to 200 Copies – Art by Lucio Parrillo

All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to info@zenescope.com



Zenescope New Releases | May 6th 2015

Grimm Fairy Tales #110
Beowulf | Part Two

Wulf settle in to his new school, Abraxas Academy in Oz. However, a vicious attack on his peers leaves him one of few survivors. With the love of his life mortally wounded, Wulf must find a way to stop more people from dying. Meanwhile, Violet seeks to summon something hidden beneath Arcane Acre. Is this what Druanna warned Sela about?

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by David Lorenzo Riveiro & Maria Laura Sanapo | Colors by Erick Arciniega & GROSTIETA & Viviane Tybusch | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Alex Kotkin | Giorgia Lanza of MAD5 Factory

GFT Realm War #9

In the midst of a skirmish with the Dark Horder, Gideon reveals himself as a traitor and wounds Britney… Malec faces a betrayal of his own when Venus turns him over to the Dark Queen, who orders Andre to kill him. Meanwhile, Sela’s team now holds weapons powerful enough to destroy the Dark Queen’s Blood Knights, but have they run out of time?

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Written by Joe Brusha | Artwork by Sami Kivela | Colors by Maxflan Araujo | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Pasquale Qualano | Victor Bartlett
Cover B by Emilio Laiso | Alessia Nocera
Cover C by Alfredo Reyes | Tamra Bonvillian
Cover D by Jarreau Wimberly

Return to Wonderland #1
Special $1 Reprint

First published in 2007, Return to Wonderland was an immediate hit for a young publishing company. Eight years later, Zenescope’s multiple Wonderland titles and ongoing series have grown into some of the most iconic and successful indie titles in the comic book industry.

In honor of Zenescope’s 10th year anniversary, journey back with us to the beginning with this special re-printing of Return to Wonderland #1!


Written by Raven Gregory | Artwork by Rich Bonk | Colors by Nei Ruffino | Letters by Artmonkeys | Edited by Ralph Tedesco

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All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Grimm Fairy Tales, Realm War, and the Return to Wonderland Special Reprint will be available Wednesday 5/6/2015. Order online at shop.zenescope.com or visit your local comic book shop at http:comicshoplocator.com



Featured Artist of the Week: Pasquale Qualano

[Wonderland #36 – Cover by Qualano]

Pasquale Qualano | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
PQ: I have worked for comics after graduation since I was 19 years old, back in 2005. I’m also a sculptor.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
PQ: I was in primary school when I read my first comic book and from that point, I realized I wanted to be a comic artist.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
PQ: My family! My parents always believed in my ability.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
PQ: There are a lot of artists who inspired me: John Buscema, John Romita Sr, Michael Turner, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Adam Hughes… and many others.

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
PQ:  I would have liked to have a mentor, but I am self-taught in comic art.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
PQ: I’d like to go to the Italian Renaissance. I’d like to take some time to get to know the great Michelangelo, of course. I want to go at the beginning of the 1900; what a chance to learn by Alphonse Mucha. I love the art nouveau.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
PQ: Born to Be Wild …Maybe? :D

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
PQ: Pizza!

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
PQ: It’s hard to pick one. I think my favorite movie is Ghost in the Shell. I love this anime.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
PQ: I hope Robert Downey Jr. :D

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
PQ: I think it best for all not to share! :D

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and why?
PQ: “World in my Eyes.” I love the Depeche Mode; they are my favorite band.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
PQ: “Dad, you’re the best!” from my little daughter.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PQ: Pizza! I am Neapolitan. :)

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
PQ:Salma Hayek.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
PQ: Robin Williams.

ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
PQ: New York Comic Con.

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
PQ: It’s hard for me to choose, but I think Salma Hayek (always good to have beautiful woman to dinner), Dave Gahan, and Adam Hughes.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
PQ: Playing with my daughter is a workout? :)

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
PQ: I like going to the movies, listening to music, going to museums. I like to travel with my family; I prefer to spend time with friends and my family.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
PQ: I don’t know if anybody wants to switch places with me for a week, just let me know.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
PQ: Spiderman!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
PQ: I love to draw Keres; I love the dark women.

[Grimm Tales of Terror #12 – Cover by Qualano]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
PQ: I have a superpower, I am Neapolitan! :D


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Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

Snow White: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot 
Cover by Ken Lashley

Zenescope Entertainment is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with six oversized one-shot issues and ten Photo Shoot inspired exclusive covers to be released throughout 2015. Each one-shot issue will be a new-reader friendly introduction into the expansive shared Grimm Universe.

The publisher’s first two one-shot issues, SNOW WHITE and RED RIDING HOOD, hit shelves in May and June respectively, with ALICE IN WONDERLAND debuting in time for Comic Con International in July. These are now available for pre-order in Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The final three Year 10 one-shots will be announced soon!

Alice: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by Sabine Rich
Red Riding Hood: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by David Finch

Meanwhile, Zenescope all-star artists Elias Chatzoudis, Dawn McTeigue, Mike DeBalfo, Michael Dooney, and David Nakayama will each be illustrating two “Photo Shoot” inspired covers for Zenescope’s Year 10 celebration. Each of these covers will be limited to 350 copies and available during Zenescope’s 2015 Convention tour.

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Red Riding Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Dawn McTeigue
Robyn Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Elias Chatzoudis

All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.