What a week! After blasting our way through B-E-Yay and bouldering up to Denver Comic-Con, the Papercutz Away Team is back at work, fully refreshed and ready for more. Here’s good old Associate Editor Mike Petranek planning our next tour stop as we speak:
For those of you who faithfully follow our blog, waiting on the edge of your seat for news about our whereabouts, you already know that we’re at B-E-Yay this week. Now, I’m here to report, we will ALSO be at Denver Comic-Con! How is this possible, you ask? Well, my friends, Papercutz isn’t a publishing company as much as a vast network of comic book agents around the world just waiting to be activated for top-secret graphic novel missions. And while I’m in New York hobnobbing with literati, Associate Editor Mike Petranek and Chief Tumblr Officer Beth Scorzato will be running things up in the Mile-High City. You should stop by and say hi!
What will our Denver Papercutz fans expect to find at Booth #1029? A host of wonderful things, in fact! Our goal is to make the Papercutz booth at every show we attend the must-visit stop for kids and the parents they have in tow. Not only will many of our fine graphic novels be available for sale, but we’ll be giving away tons of free goodies!
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.