JOE BRUSHA SPEAKS ON… Grimm Fairy Tales #100

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and Joe Brusha, Zenescope co-founder and writer of GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100, has a message for readers and retailers!

“It’s hard for me to believe we are getting ready to publish our 100th issue of Grimm Fairy Tales. It seems like not that long ago we publishing issue #1 and then trying to figure out how we were going to find enough fairy tales to make it to issue #25. It’s been a blast writing and planning the series and seeing how it has evolved over the last eight years. As excited as I am to be publishing issue #100, I’m even more excited for the direction the series is going to take in #101. It’s going to be a great jumping on point for new readers and I think current fans are going to love it even more. The best way to describe I can describe it is Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

- Joe Brusha, Zenescope co-founder and co-writer of GFT #100

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Grimm Fairy Tales #100 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK… on Realm War #1

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s climatic REALM WAR #1 has a message for readers and retailers!

“This is a series that fans can’t afford to miss. Not only is it the culmination of the Age of Darkness storyline, but the fate of all the characters in the Grimm Universe is at stake and no one is safe. There will be a lot of twists and turns before the end and not everyone is going to survive the series. It’s going to be an exciting and surprising ride.”

- Joe Brusha, writer and co-creator

 

“Realm War is a must read for fans who’ve been enjoying all of the Age of Darkness releases. Grimm 100 ends on such a great cliffhanger, you’ll definitely want to know where it goes from there and how the Age of Darkness story will end!”

- Ralph Tedesco, co-creator

And now, the first look at preview pages by artist Sami Kivela and colorist Maxflan Araujo!

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Realm War #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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CREATORS SPEAK… on GFT #100!

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 has a message for readers and retailers!

“The fact that we’ve hit an issue #100 is such a great feeling and it proves that we have a dedicated and loyal fan base. We’re looking forward to really blowing readers away with both the artwork and story.”

- Ralph Tedesco, co-writer and co-creator

“If you are a current reader of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe books – Grimm Fairy Tales, OZ, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, etc. – then this book is absolutely a must read, it is going have a major impact on the Grimm Universe.  If you have never picked up an issue of Grimm Fairy Tales, give it a try!  I’m confident you will enjoy it.   From a personal perspective, after doing strictly covers for over two years, I’m extremely excited to be back on interiors for this issue, and I think that shows through in the final product. Grimm Fairy Tales #100 is loaded with non-stop action and colorful characters, really highlighting the epic nature of the Grimm universe, and I couldn’t be happier with how it has come out.  Ivan Nunes is doing amazing things with the colors. We’re celebrating the 100th issue of Grimm Fairy Tales in style, so preorder now and don’t miss out!”

- Anthony Spay, artist

And now, the first look at five preview pages by artist Anthony Spay and colors Ivan Nunes!

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Grimm Fairy Tales #100 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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Interview with ANTHONY SPAY

Listen to the interview here: ANTHONY SPAY on MORE LIKE RADIO

Our very own Art Director/Artist Anthony Spay gives a personal interview with Michael Falcone of More Like Radio. He lets us in on his life growing up, playing the viola, some of his musical tastes, football and of course… comic books.

Anthony lets you in on what he’s reading, breaking into comics, giving critiques and where ideas come from for exclusives.

He also gives a little insight into the thought process of writing Grimm Fairy Tales and leaks a little information on the upcoming Grimm Fairy Tales 100, and much more.

Follow Anthony on Twitter: @anthonybspay
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Listen to the interview here: ANTHONY SPAY on MORE LIKE RADIO

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Zenescope Reveals Plans/Exclusives For Wizard World Philadelphia

 

May, 2013 – Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce its plans for Wizard World Philadelphia 2013. The company will be exhibiting at the convention at Booth #417 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center all weekend long as well as sponsoring the after-party at the Fieldhouse on Saturday June 1st.

Zenescope will have several limited edition exclusives available for sale at its booth, including covers by artists Eric “EBAS” Basaldua, Elias Chatzoudis, Tyler Kirkham and Anthony Spay. Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope co-founders and writers/creators will be signing at booth #417 throughout the weekend along with Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Pat Shand and Tyler Kirkham.  Director Jon Schnepp and artist Mike Capprotti will also be stopping by the booth for appearances.

The highlight of the convention will be the Philadelphia premiere of the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated. The screening has been packing the house since its debut at C2E2 in April and will be shown FREE (on a first come basis) at the “Grimm Fairy Tales Animated” screening held on Saturday, June 1st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Room 108 of the convention center. The screening will be hosted by Zenescope co-founders and producers Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and director/ producer Jon Schnepp. The pilot features the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil’s Carnival, Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and character designs by top artists such as Alex Pardee, Eric Powell and Bill Sienkiewicz. The panel will also feature never seen before behind the scenes footage of the making of the pilot!

Zenescope Entertainment will also be bringing their creators together for the “Hollywood and Comics” panel, which will be held in room 108 on Friday, May 31st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Jon Schnepp will be on hand to talk about what studios are looking for as well as share the news on what titles of theirs are being developed as TV and film properties.

As mentioned,  Zenescope will also be sponsoring the Wizard World party Saturday, June 1st at the Field House at 1150 Filbert St  Philadelphia, PA 19107 . Be sure to stop be the party to chat with members of Zenescope’s creative team.

Here are the exclusives we will have available at the booth (Booth #417):

Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights One-Shot Cover D (Cover by Anthony Spay – Limited to 750 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover C (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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Grimm Fairy Tales #84 Cover D (Cover by Chatzoudis – Limited to 250 – $24.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover D (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 500 – $14.99)

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GFT Unleashed #1 Cover E (Cover by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua – Limited to 150)

;)-You’ll have to see it at the show – Booth 417!

 For more information about our attendance at Wizard World Philly, and all of the Zenescope titles, visit www.zenescope.com or follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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. 

 

 

ZENESCOPE TO PUBLISH “SLEEPY HOLLOW”

Zenescope Entertainment, the company known for re-inventing classic tales as horror and thrillers, has announced plans to release a new Grimm Fairy Tales spinoff comic book series.  This time the story of Sleepy Hollow will receive the Zenescope remake and is scheduled for an October release date.  The mini-series is written by Dan Wickline (The Adventures of Sinbad, Call of Wonderland) with story by Zenescope’s Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Raven Gregory.  Cover art for issue #1 is by Marat Mychaels and Matt Triano, and interior artwork for the series will be handled by Allan Otero (Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting, Grimm Fairy Tales).

Zenescope Entertainment’s Sleepy Hollow takes place on campus of the fictional Tarrytown University in upstate New York.  The story of the headless horseman has become something of myth and legend but it’s a legend that is about to become all too real when a college prank goes deadly wrong.  Those responsible will learn the truth behind the legend as the Headless Horseman returns to exact a disturbing revenge that none will ever forget. 

“I’m very excited about taking on this project,” states series writer Dan Wickline. “If you think about it, Sleepy Hollow is the starting point for a lot of the horror out there today. It was the first story to use the basic premise that we see in slasher films and the blueprint to many of the unstoppable anti-heroes we have today.  I call them anti-heroes because deep down inside most of us are rooting for the killer when we read or watch these kinds of stories.  With this series I want to do what Zenescope has become famous for doing, taking classic tales told to children and turning them up to eleven.  I get to crank up the fright and it should be a hell of a ride.”

Dan Wickline has left his mark on previous Zenescope titles, including the current Call of Wonderland mini-series, the Grimm Fairy Tales: Sinbad spinoff and many of the popular Tales from Wonderland comics.  His work has always been very well-received by Zenescope readers and this series should prove to be no exception.

Sleepy Hollow #1 hits shelves in October in time for Halloween and is available for order in this month’s Diamond Previews.  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. 

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.