Leeanne M. Krecic of let’s play and Nick Seluk of Lars the Clumsy Yeti are currently appearing on the Rocketship Entertainment booth at San Diego Comic-Con throughout the weekend. This is Rocketship’s first-ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, and they’re leading the way with the Rocketship Way Station, booth #2707, selling printed graphic novels, games, and merchandise, including two exclusives from the Eisner nominated webcomic Let’s Play – the SDCC Exclusive Let’s Play coloring book and SDCC exclusive Starbarks Bowser t-shirt.
They will also have scheduled signings with creators ryan benjamin (Brothers Bond, the genesis of Stan Lee), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s arrows, warning label), Reilly Brown (Contempt), Sanford Green (1000), Danni Shinya (bleeding edges), Tom Akel (Backchannel, Stan Lee Genesis), Sherard Jackson (Darbi), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), and Cavan Scott (Star Wars, Pacific Rim), which will have a secret project announced during the Legendary Comics panel. Maybe CaliforniaRival Row graphic novel we were promised? In any event. The signing schedule will be posted on the Rocketship booth and free prints will be available from each of the creators while supplies last.
In addition, pseudo Seluk will do a session of free character sketches from Lars the clumsy yeti and Heart & Brain and Ryan Benjamin will be live drawing characters for Stan Lee’s upcoming Genesis tabletop game. Finally, the Rocketship booth will feature portfolio reviews for new and aspiring artists to have their work critiqued. On Thursday the 21st from 1-2pm, Tom Akel and Ryan Benjamin will review portfolios, and on Saturday the 23rd from 1-2pm, Leeanne M. Krecic will review the portfolios of aspiring webtoon creators. Registration will be available at the Rocketship booth for both sessions.
In addition to its Way Station activities, Rocketship will host its first SDCC panel, Take Off with Rocketship Entertainment!, and Rocketship CEO and Publisher Tom Akel will appear on the Kickstarter Panel, Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and beyond. Additionally, Ryan Benjamin will host the ComicPro Bootcamp art demo. Remember they can’t mention Stan Lee’s NFTs in panel titles or descriptions…
Take off with Rocketship Entertainment!
Saturday July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
Rocketship Entertainment, the 2021 Ringo Award for Favorite Publisher, has quickly become the industry leader in publishing hit webcomics and webtoons. Hear from CEO and publisher Tom Akel, Leeanne M. Krecic (aka “Mongie”), creator of the Eisner-nominated Let’s Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain), creator from Eisner Brothers Bond nominee Ryan Benjamin, Sanford Greene (1000), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows, Warning Label) and Eisner Award-winning Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s to come is coming to Rocketship in 2022 and 2023! We’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to succeed in both media.
Kickstart Comics in 2022 and beyond!
Thursday 21 July, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 9
In 2021, comics on Kickstarter raised over $30 million and had an 86% success rate! Join Kickstarter Comics Publishing and Stream Director Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO and Publisher, Tom Akel, Independent Comics Marketer and Animator, Jazzlyn Stone, Creator Kayden Phoenix (A LA BRAVA) and Clover Press editor Hank Kanalz to discuss best practices, their successes and failures, and what’s next for crowdfunded comics! Hosted by Rob Salkowitz of Forbes and ICV2.
ComicPro Bootcamp Art Demo
Saturday July 23, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room 2
Eisner-nominated creator Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Batman, Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Stan Lee’s Genesis) will give a live art demonstration of drawing a comic book cover. Bring your notepad and pencil and get ready to draw. Your art will be reviewed and corrected.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Rocketship co-hosts Comic Con Radio and Stan Lee’s POW! AFTERtheCON celebration of entertainment at Bang Bang SD in the heart of Gaslamp with Ryan Benjamin performing live characters from Stan Lee’s Genesis. AFTERtheCON is a private event.