A Convo with: Dawn McTeigue

Hey fans!

We wanted to give you a look into the 2012 Wonderland Annual. We chat with one of the interior artists.

A Convo with Dawn McTeigue – (credited as Dawn Schwartz in the 2012 Wonderland Annual)

What was the first book you worked on?

JP Roth’s Ancient Dreams Teaser. Drawn in early 2011. I’m new to the industry.

How critical are you of your own work?

VERY! Probably a bit too critical, but it keeps me hungry for improvement & eager to hear people’s critiques of my work so that I can get faster & better.

It was good having you at the SDCC booth. What do you like/dislike about conventions?

I like so much about conventions, but one of the stand-out things is that I get to meet more people in the comic industry. I have so much comic art that I love, and so many artists that I admire, it’s really awesome to be able to talk with them & learn what I can. Also being able to meet the fans of the comic books that I’ve worked on & hear what they have to say about the comic & art is a special treat all its own. As far as what I dislike about conventions: having really sore feet! :-)

How did you go about tackling the Wonderland art style?

I took a long time studying & reading all the previous Wonderland comics. I also really tried to get into Alice & Calie’s headspace to understand everything that they’re going through, what makes them tick & snap respectively & from that, create pages that were in keeping with not only previous artwork, but the girls themselves. I had a ton of fun working on the pages that I did in this issue. I hope the Wonderland fans enjoy them too.

Thank you so much for your time Dawn and your work on the Wonderland Annual. 


We’re going to continue to chat with a number of our artists/writers that work on our comics and we’ll bring you those interviews here on the blog.

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.

Zenescoop Previews: Alice #5

Zenescoop Previews is back with an exciting preview for Alice #5! We are always excited to show you our great books, but Alice #5 has some amazing interiors. Some of the most talented artists to have worked our Zenescope series have returned to do a interior pages in this issue.

The superstar team of artists include:

Robert Gill, Daniel Leister, Sheldon Goh, Martin Montiel, and Vic Drujiniu!

Now, let us see some of the amazing art that came from these talented artists.

Page two was handle by Vic Drujiniu, and his handling of the young Alice is as solid as anyone’s.

Here’s the series’ current artist Robert Gill handling the appearance of the Queen of Spades.

The next page we preview is from Sheldon Goh. He handles some awesome brutality on this page.

And here is a bad ass  two page spread from Daniel Leister. That army is looking quite foreboding…

We end with a page from Martin Montiel, where we see the Queen of Spades getting the attention of the other major players in Wonderland.


So, excited? I can’t imagine how you couldn’t be. This single issue had an all-star team for its interiors and it really shows. Writer Raven Gregory really wanted this issue to be special as we are coming up on our five year anniversary of our Wonderland series. Look for it to release in stores on April 25th!


So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below. We always love to get feedback from our fans.

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Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans for a new documentary web-series entitled “Comic Company” which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the goings-on at its office based in the Philadelphia area.

The web-series will consist of short weekly segments documenting day-to-day happenings at the offices of the popular indie comic book publishing house including pitch meetings, job interviews and general interactions and relationships between employees.  It could normally be assumed there is not much excitement inside the walls of a comic book publisher. Zenescope’s work environment could very well be the exception to that rule, with some of the company’s own characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Bigfoot, Mad Hatter, Alice and Calie Liddle, being employed at the office. It’s no surprise that any day at this comic company could turn out to be an extremely interesting one.

“It’s been a pretty unique experience to open our doors to a film crew.” says Zenescope co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco “We have a pretty diverse and eccentric collection of personalities here.  Most of our employees were really excited about it with maybe the exception of Bigfoot and the Hatter.  They’re both pretty private in general but all in all they were okay with being involved and I think this will be a very cool glimpse into the inner workings of an entertainment company such as ours.”

The first segment of “Comic Company” will air Wednesday, April 18th at 2pm EST on Zenescope’s Youtube channel. It will be released on a weekly basis exclusively at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zenescope


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.


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…



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!



Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to publish an ongoing Wonderland comic book series. The new ongoing series is scheduled for a July 2012 release with issue #1 set to debut at Comic Con International in San Diego. The series is being developed by Raven Gregory, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, the same creative team behind Zenescope’s hit mini-series such as Return to Wonderland and  Alice in Wonderland.

The Wonderland on-going series will tell the story of Alice’s now adult daughter, Calie Liddle and Calie’s teenage daughter, Violet, as they attempt to lead a normal life after the horrific events of their past.  However, Calie knows all too well that there is no such thing as a normal life once Wonderland has you.  And the realm of insanity will be coming for her and her daughter soon enough.

Zenescope will also be releasing a four issue mini-series starting in May entitled Call of Wonderland which will lead into the Wonderland on-going series and will serve as both a re-introduction to the Wonderland realm and as a jumping-on point for new readers.

“We realized that fans want more and more of this universe so creating an ongoing series following the life of a fan-favorite character like Calie made perfect sense.” said Zenescope Editor-in-chief Ralph Tedesco “The important thing was to also come up with a story that invites new readers who are looking to dive into our version of Wonderland and that’s what Call of Wonderland will provide.  This allows us to appease both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.”

Call of Wonderland will be written by Dan Wickline with the first issue now available for pre-order in the March edition of Previews.  The Wonderland ongoing will be written by Raven Gregory with issue 1 featuring cover art by superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, Greg Horn and Eric Basaldua. You can pre-order Wonderland #1 in Diamond’s May Previews.

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: 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.



  • 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.

The 7000 Likes Facebook Giveaway


So we think our fans are just awesome. We keep trying to come up with some new and exciting ways to show you guys how thankful we are to have you. So, we decided to do a major giveaway. Three lucky Facebook fans are going to get some excellent prize packages. We have three prize packages to give away and we’ll be choosing them at random. We wanted to make sure everyone who wants a chance to win knows how to enter.

How to enter:

Share this post: “We are excited to tell you that we are going to be giving away some MAJOR PRIZE PACKAGES to THREE lucky Facebook fans!!! Make sure you “Like”Zenescope Entertainment and Share this post to be eligible!!! Giveaway will commence when we hit 7000 likes!”

Who is eligible?

Everyone who has “Like”d Zenescope on Facebook and shared either the post above or any post featuring the prizes.

What can you win?

Prize Package #1 !!!

Includes: Volume 1 of the Dream Eater Saga, Tales from Wonderland, Myths & Legends, Fly, Charmed, and Monster Hunter Survival Guide!


SUPER Prize package #1 !

Includes: Zenescope Shot Glass and Pint Glass Collections, 2012 Calender, Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 Limited Edition Hardcover, Volume 1 of the Sinbad and Salem’s Daughter


ULTRA prize #1 !!!

Includes: CS Moore Alice statue and a copy of Alice in Wonderland #1 (Secret Exclusive Cover)


We, or course, hope to be giving these prizes away very soon. Head over to Facebook and Like us. http://www.facebook.com/zenescope.


SALE ALERT: Wonderland books on Sale

In celebration of the upcoming release of Alice#1, Zenescope Entertainment will be running a sale on all previous Wonderland releases on our web site! The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 18th and continue until the end of the month. To purchase these comics, head to www.zenescope.com/comics. Many of our fans were excited to hear about the Wonderland digital sale but wanted it available in print. Here’s your chance!


2012 Zenescope Calendar =                                          only $10! 

Wonderland trade paperbacks =                                 $10 each!

Escape from Wonderland hardcover =                        only $15!

Wonderland Zenescope Exclusive cover issues =       $10 each!

Single back issues =                                             only $1 each!        

The books are going to be on sale starting Wednesday, January 18th and will last until the end of the month. We are, of course, featuring the Wonderland series to celebrate the upcoming release of Alice #1.

Oh my!

We’re also proud to announce, officially, that Alice #1 will be in stores Wednesday, January 25th. If you’re not ordering it through our site, make sure to pick it up in your local comic book store. Alice #1 has the potential to the most successful comic Zenescope has ever released.


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.


SALE ALERT: Wonderland Books on Sale on ComiXology

Well, it isn’t every day that you find a great deal on the comics you love. Actually, now that the holidays are behind us, that “crazy sale” time is over. So, we thought it would be a great time for a sale on our books. It’s 2012, and for Zenescope, the beginning of 2012 = Alice.

And where there’s Alice there’s a trip to Wonderland. Our Wonderland is very different from the classic children’s tale though. We figured anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to read our Wonderland series should pick them up. Starting today and ending Thursday, all of our Wonderland series books are on sale on ComiXology for only $0.99!!!

Click Here to go to the ComiXology store

Wonderland has been one of the most successful series for us, and our upcoming story of Alice’s adventure is going to be well worth the wait. Alice #1 will be out on store shelves this January so catch up on all the happenings in Wonderland now.

Remember, we always want to know what you think about our books, so if you read our stories, make sure to rate them in the ComiXology store. This is a great way to share your opinions with other comic book readers like yourself and let the world know what you think.

Are you a big fan of Zenescope? Then you should definitely download out Zenescope app on your iOS device. This app with house all of your digital Zenescope comics, as well as update with all of our new digital releases available through comiXology. You should also Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. These social media sites allow us to connect with you, the fan, on a more personal and more consistent basis. We also like to do giveaways occasionally so you definitely want to keep and eye out there for a chance to win free stuff from us.