Geez, it feels like we haven’t finished resting up from last year’s Papercutz World Tour and we’re already mere days away from starting the next one! Our little spies keep telling me that the big daddy tour stop of them all, San Diego Comic-Con, is just weeks away, and I’m forcefully ignoring this with all my strength. One tour stop at a time, people!
I kid, though; we at the trans-dimensional comics factory known as Papercutz love it when the bosses let us out into the real world to meet our readers and fans. There’s honestly no better part of the job than watching young eyes light up when they pass our table full of colorful wonders and stop dead in their tracks. Comics, people — there’s no force in the world more powerful.
Of all the wonderful stops around the country, there’s definitely something special about Book Expo America, or B-E-Yay for short. Although it’s not as famous as the big comics conventions, it’s a haven for bibliophiles and a literal treasure trove of literary loot. Once a year, all the greatest writers, publishers, booksellers, book-lenders, and book lovers descend upon New York and celebrate all things book. Papercutz is right in the middle of this, at Booth #1556 to be exact!
Exciting news! Papercutz is looking for an editorial & marketing intern for summer 2013! Check the details after the break.
Just in case you’d forgotten! Free Comic Book Day is my favorite holiday of the year (and it’s totally a real holiday!). We’re pretty excited about it over here at Papercutz headquarters, because we’ve got not one, but TWO free comics to share with you: THE SMURFS and DISNEY FAIRIES!
So to get our excitement off our chest and get back to work, our Associate Editor, Michael, and I sat down for a chat (okay he chatted I fangirled) about FCBD.
Do you know what today is? Friday? Well, sure, but what ELSE is it? No, it’s not Arbor Day. Nope, not National Chocolate Pudding Pie Day. OK, I’ll just tell you — it’s Free Comics From Papercutz Day!
Every month, we send Associate Editor and Chief Flux Capacitator Mike Petranek off to the future on a most important mission: bring back all the comics you can find on your future self’s desk! Mike just got back from March 2013 and he got some great stuff for us to chew on. Away we go:
Here at Papercutz, we’ve been hard at work getting our Global Headquarters of Comics and Fun ready for the best time of the year: the chestnuts are roasted, the cookies are baked, the fake snow machine is plugged in, and Mike Petranek’s world-famous egg nog is . . . uh . . . doing whatever it does. The only thing left to do is wrap all these presents! And whoa, we’ve got a ton of cool stuff, so much that we thought you could use some help sifting through all the options.
Aloha, Papercutz World! Scott Shaw! here. Since I’ve been at a few recent comics-related events with free copies of the free ANNOYING ORANGE ASHCAN EDITION, Jesse asked me to post a travel report, and I’m always happy to both travel and report, so here I am!
For anyone who may have ordered books from our world-famous Ye Olde Online Comics Shoppe this past week, rest assured that your books are in process even though you haven’t heard back from us just yet.
Halloween and comics; two of our favorite things! And, like peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, and peanut butter and everything, Halloween and comics are even better when they’re all smooshed together into one gooey, tasty treat. That’s where Halloween Comic Fest comes in!
All the best comic book stores around the country are teaming up with the best comic book makers to throw the coolest Halloween party since last year’s Halloween Comic Fest, and you’re all invited! How does it work? Just a few simple steps: