ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK ON… GRIMM TALES OF TERROR #1

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s GRIMM TALES OF TERROR #1, which marks the company’s return to the horror anthology format that put us on the map, has a message for readers and retailers!
“GRIMM FAIRY TALES and WONDERLAND, and of course our SE7EN prequel back in 2006 were all definitely spawned from horror. This brings those elements back into the forefront a little more than they have been. With Grimm Tales of Terror, we’re blending horror with some dark humor and delving into urban legends, classic horror stories from Poe, and even original stories. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

- Ralph Tedesco, writer and co-creator

 

“Fans of our original GFT issues, Tales from the Crypt, and Twilight Zone will feel right at home with Tales of Terror. It features retellings of classic and beloved stories, and also some new ones that will prove just as tantilizing. And then you have the deeply moody art of Antonio Bifulco that is sure to thrill and terrify. This is really a series no horror fan should miss.”

- Nicole Glade, editor

GFT vs. WONDERLAND #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK ON… GFT vs. Wonderland #1!

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s highly anticipated GFT vs. WONDERLAND #1 has a message for readers and retailers!

“For years, Zenescope readers have had the chance to follow Sela Mathers in Grimm Fairy Tales and beyond as she’s battled alongside and against the likes of Robyn Hood, Hesling, Red Riding Hood, and many, many more. The readers have followed Calie as she struggled to save her daughter, her sanity, and her life across two worlds in various Wonderland books. But the readers have never gotten to see Sela and Calie together. That’s what makes GFT vs. Wonderland special. You have two great characters at the peak of their powers crossing paths. Will they be friends? Will they be bitter enemies? And what on Earth or Wonderland could possibly threaten them both? It’s an event, and you should be there.”

- Troy Brownfield, writer

 

“When I read Troy’s script, I envision Sela and Calie two strong warriors that are determined, beautiful, and independent. It’s like having two Wonder Womans in one book!”

- Luca Claretti, artist

And now, here’s a first look at preview pages from series artist Luca Claretti!

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GFT vs. WONDERLAND #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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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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ZENESCOPE CREATORS SPEAK… on Wonderland #25!

The cut-off for pre-order dates for July releases is quickly approaching, and the creative team behind Zenescope Entertainment’s WONDERLAND #25 has a message for readers and retailers!

“The past seven years have been a delicate, carefully orchestrated chess match between Wonderland’s major players.  Issue #25 is when they flip the table over and go for each other’s throats.  The game is over, and it’s time for the real war to begin.”

- Eric M. Esquivel, writer

 

“I’m better with pictures than with words, so I’d prefer to let the Queen of Spades speak for me:

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- Manuel Preitano, artist

“Fights, deaths, comebacks! Too much action on 22 regular pages of Wonderland? Well, imagine what we have in the double that! Yes, this will be WONDERLAND #25. Pre-order NOW!”

- Leonardo Paciarotti, colorist

And now, the first look at five preview pages by artist Manuel Preitano!

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Wonderland #25 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!

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ZENESCOPE AND CBS BRING BACK CHARMED

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Zenescope Entertainment and CBS Consumer Products are bringing the fan-favorite series CHARMED back to comic book and graphic novel formats this Fall. Zenescope published the first 24 issues of the bestselling series from June 2010 through September 2012.

Constance M. Burge created the popular TV series, which starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty. Charmed aired from 1998 through 2006, and found a new life as original comics when Zenescope began publishing “Season 9” four years ago. Now, Zenescope will release a brand new “Season 10” in an on-going monthly comic book series with trade paperback collections released twice each year.
“I’m so glad to announce this news.” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco.

“Charmed fans are an extremely rabid and loyal group. They write us all the time, asking about Season 10 since it’s been almost two years since the last issue was released. We’re happy to let them all know that it’s been worth the wait — we’re coming back with a brand new arc and a ton of surprises that we feel will absolutely satisfy hardcore Charmed fans, while also appealing to new readers.”

The first issue of Season 10 will debut at New York Comic Con the weekend of October 9, 2014. Original comic book series writer Paul Ruditis will edit the series and Zenescope writer Pat Shand (Angel, Robyn Hood) takes the helm penning the new arc. The art team will be announced next month.

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 Oz, Wonderland, Neverland, and Robyn Hood, re-imagines classic fables, and are some of the best-selling and longest-running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope publishes and develops both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS, Lionsgate TV, Mandalay Vision, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios, and many others.

About CBS Consumer Products:
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios, and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.

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Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback: Myths & Legends #25

by Dave Goodman

Grimm Fairy Tale Flashback is where we take a look into the truly massive archive of Zenescope Entertainment, pick a back issue and tell you why you should seek it out and read it. Think of us as your own personal highlight reel showing you the best of Zenescope over the years.

 If you are a regular reader of Zenescope’s Grimm Universe (and what self-respecting comic book fan wouldn’t be?) then you have probably noticed a subtle shift in the storytelling in their books over the last year or so. What began as a handful of titles with just the most tenuous of ties has become a tightly knit, single epic storyline being told with Grimm Fairy Tales at the center and various miniseries and one-shots spinning out from there. It has resulted in a more cohesive universe that is a lot of fun to follow and a blast to read each month.

And if we were to look back, we would see that this new style had it’s beginnings in the pages of Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends, specifically the final issue, #25.

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Launched in 2011 as a companion title to Grimm Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends promised to revisit some of the characters from the time when Zenescope’s flagship book was an anthology style comic, telling a different story with each couple of issues. Arcs centered on Red Riding Hood, The Beast, the Little Mermaid and so forth.

But in truth, we soon discovered that there was a plan in place to tie all these disparate characters into one massive storyline, The Summoning, which closed out Myths & Legends over the series final four issues.

And it did not disappoint for spectacle or drama. The Summoning was filled with action, character development and the world changing, widescreen type of consequences that are normally reserved for summer crossover events and the like. Issue #25 in particular was quite a game changer, introducing the powerful Helios to the Grimm Universe and revealing the fact that the US Government was aware of Highborns and Falsebloods and what they planned to do to “handle” the situation.

In many ways, the final issue of Myths & Legends paved the way for what came next, including Unleashed, Realm Knights, the Age of Darkness, the forthcoming Grimm Fairy Tales #100 and the ominously titles Realm War maxi-series launching in July. Myths & Legends #25 completely changed the tone of the Grimm Universe, showing readers that Zenescope was not afraid to shake things up and that they had no interest in maintaining the status quo.

If you haven’t read The Summoning yet, I highly recommend you do. The entire arc is available on Comixology as well as in the pages of the fifth Myths & Legends trade paperback.

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Zenescope Entertainment is Offering Internships

Please feel free to read the internships currently being offered at our Horsham, PA headquarters. Resumes and portfolios for internships should be sent to: jkoch@zenescope.com

*Questions will not be answered through the blog comments.

Design Internship
The Design Internship is a fast paced, exciting position as our team and business continue to grow. Candidates should be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and possess a strong desire to learn new skills and take on extra responsibilities. The Design Intern will report to the Senior Designer/Production Manager.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Hands on experience in creating Zenescope’s monthly ad in Diamond Previews for all upcoming products and titles.
  • Assisting the design team in production of Zenescope hottest comics, graphic novels, and merchandise.
  • Working with the sales and marketing teams in creating content for the web, newsletters, and presentations.
  • Special projects assigned by Senior design staff, i.e flyers, convention materials, catalogues

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the comic industry from the book production process to the final product.
  • Learn how logo, type, and branding work in conjunction with comic and illlustrative art.
  • Typographic layout skills
  • Become fully proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • How to effectively hit deadlines.

What We Require:

  • Majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Print making or related field
    • A sense of humor.
    • Have experience of working under tight deadlines
    • Have patience, persistence, great attention to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
    • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
    • Be able to work independently or as part of a group.
    • Creative and Flexible.
  • Have some some knowledge of :
    • Acrobat
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • and Presentation software
    • Experience in layout basic copy in catalogs, ads, sourcebooks, draft presentations, calendars…etc.
    • Have a high level of literacy and accuracy and the ability to handle a busy workload at all times.

Rewards And Compensation:

  • College credits and recommendations
  • Free Comic Books!
  • Possibility for employment when internship ends

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable in online communication, publishing comic books and graphic novels and understanding of the right tactics to combine online marketing with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting.

All applicants must understand and comply with the following:

• All internships are non-paid.

• Must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and be able to show that they will receive academic credit for the internship. A letter from your advisor stating that you will get credit for the program is sufficient.

• All internships take place at the Zenescope offices in Horsham, PA.

• No daily travel or housing expenses will be covered.

• All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

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Marketing Internship
The Marketing Internship is a fast paced, exciting position as our team and business continue to grow. Candidates should be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and possess a strong desire to learn new skills and take on extra responsibilities. The Marketing Intern will report to the Director of Marketing.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Collaborating with senior staff in the planning, execution and optimization of campaigns and Comic conventions to deliver large volumes of high-potential leads
  • Assist senior staff in planning, promoting, organizing and staffing of comic conventions.
  • Marketing analytics research and optimization.
  • Providing assistance in online media channel activities, including social media initiatives, monitoring digital activity, email, display marketing and e-commerce
  • Contributing innovative ideas for strong & creative marketing campaigns

What You Will Learn:

  • How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar.
  • Marketing for production and publishing large volumes of comic books and graphic novels
  • Relationship building with our online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts.
  • How to track social media analytics and report results and new ideas to our marketing team.
  • Assisting in create compelling content that will be shared by influencers.
  • Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page, twitter, and other accounts.
  • Assist our Marketing team in organizing, planning and marketing of comic conventions.
  • Booking travel arrangements
  • Direct to retail, direct to consumer sales processes
  • Marketing to retailers as well as consumers
  • The publishing process for comic books and graphic novels

What We Require:

  • Majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Creative Writing, or related field
  • A sense of humor.
  • Have experience of working under tight deadlines.
  • Have patience, persistence, great people skills, and excellent writing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Be able to work independently or as part of a group.
  • Creative and Flexible.
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train.
  • Have some experience of online marketing, online PR and/or publishing.
  • Be a well-organized, high achiever with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Have a high level of literacy and accuracy, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to handle a busy workload at all times.

Rewards And Compensation:

  • College credits and recommendations
  • Possible travel opportunities to Comic Conventions across the United States
  • Possibility for employment when internship ends
  • Free Comic books!

All applicants must understand and comply with the following:

• All internships are non-paid.

• Must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and be able to show that they will receive academic credit for the internship. A letter from your advisor stating that you will get credit for the program is sufficient.

• All internships take place at the Zenescope offices in Horsham, PA.

• No daily travel or housing expenses will be covered.

• All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable in online communication, publishing comic books and graphic novels and understanding of the right tactics to combine online marketing with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting.

 

Wizard World Sacramento 2014

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ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR WIZARD WORLD SACRAMENTO 2014 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced its plans for Wizard World Sacramento 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center from March 7th through the 9th.  The company will be exhibiting at the show at Booth #605. There will be a limited edition exclusive available at the show; GFT Code Red #4 – Cover E – Artwork by Michael Dooney and is limited to 350 copies. Inside these exclusives is a coupon for the chance to win a print of the cover of this exclusive.

The company will also be holding the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated panel on Saturday March 8th at 5:00pm in panel room 104. The panel will feature Zenescope’s Editor and writer Pat Shand as the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot is screened followed by a question and answer with Pat Shand himself.  He will also be available at the Zenescope booth the entire weekend for signings.

Zenescope Entertainment will also continue the countdown to the landmark 100th issue of the company’s flagship hit title, GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

For more information about the exclusives, signing schedule, or even anything else regarding Zenescope’s plans at Wizard World Sacramento, be sure to check the official Zenescope blog, or follow the updates on the Zenescope Facebook page, or Twitter feed by searching #ZeneWWSac2014.