Zenescoop Previews: Grimm Universe #4 and Mega Con

Welcome back everyone!

 

It’s been a month or so since we’ve had a preview, and we wanted to feast your eyes on this: Grimm Universe #4!

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The books is art director Anthony Spay’s writing debut. He did this awesome cover as well. The interiors were done by Matias Bergara and colors by Francesca Zambon. Here are pages 10, 11, 15, 20, and 35.

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We’ll keep bringing you more previews and hope you enjoy them. As a reminder, Grimm Universe #4 is on stores shelves now, so make sure to pick up your copy today. It is also available on our web store: http://zenescope.pinnaclecart.com/grimm-universe/grimm-universe-4-the-dark-one-cover-a/

Don’t forget, you can come see us at Mega Con this weekend! We will be at booth #568/469. Come by to meet President/writer Joe Brusha, and grab the exclusives we’ll have available at the booth.

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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

Grimm Universe March Madness

Well, Grimm Universe March Madness was an exciting new tournament for us and it was very well received.  We just wanted to thank all of our fans for their participation in the voting and we hope you had fun.

And now, the winner of Grimm Universe March Madness is…

 

CALIE!

She even had to beat her own mother for the title, but she pulled it off. It’s great to see so much support behind the Wonderland series, especially seeing as how Alice is currently being published. Call of Wonderland is on its way next and then, what we’ve all been waiting for, the Wonderland ongoing begins this summer!

We’re pumped and we hope you are too!

Let us know what you thought of the tournament in the comments below. Did your favorite win? If not, who were you rooting for?

Would you like to see more Facebook events like this?

We felt this was a great opportunity to give fans of our comics a chance to be heard while also bringing our characters into the forefront.  Thanks again for supporting it.

Speaking of support – don’t forget to pledge to the Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

If we reach 500 backers, $90K, or 8250 Facebook fans by next Tuesday, we’ll giveaway some awesome prizes to you guys, including a Sela statue and a Grimm Fairy Tales Boxed Set!

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.

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.