GoComics® and Andrews McMeel Publishing Return to New York Comic Con With Creator Signings & Giveaways

Cartoon/comic creators will autograph at the convention show floor booth (#821) and offer free GoComics.com PRO subscriptions October 11 - 14.

Kansas City, Mo. (October 3, 2012) – Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) brands GoComics and Andrews McMeel Publishing return to New York Comic Con 2012 to share entertaining and thought-provoking comic strips, book collections and creator interactions with the New York Comic Con guests. 
The brands will converge at New York Comic Con Booth #821 displaying:

  • Select books, including The Oatmeal’s new release, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Jasontron: 2012: A FoxTrot Collection by Bill Amend, and several titles from the new AMP! Comics for Kids series, including Big Nate Makes the Grade.
  • GoComics.com’s offerings of the world’s largest collection of syndicated and Web comics. Updated daily, the online catalog includes iconic comic strips such as Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, Garfield and FoxTrot to popular comics such as Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy and The Argyle Sweater.
  • Scheduled one-hour free print signings by Ed Allison (Unstrange Phenomena), Bill Amend (FoxTrot), Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Brooke McEldowney (9 Chickweed Lane; Pibgorn), Corey Pandolph (The Elderberries, Barkeater Lane and TOBY), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and Mark Tatulli (Lio; Heart of the City).

Social media will play a major role in #NYCC outreach for the AMU teams. GoComics, part of Universal Uclick, will use their Twitter presence (@GoComics) to tweet from the convention floor, visually and descriptively sharing the experience with the 40,000+ followers worldwide that may not be able to attend. NYCC guests and @GoComics followers can keep track of the conversation using the hashtag “#GoComics”. GoComics will also share photos and posting via Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.
Comic Con attendees who visit the booth and show a social media message sharing information about Andrews McMeel Publishing’s releases or the #GoComics hashtag will receive a free three-month GoComics.com PRO subscription, allowing the users to get an unlimited amount of comics emailed to them daily. 

GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing Event/Signing Schedule:
All creator signings will occur at the GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing Booth #821.  Special Comic Con 2012 exclusive prints will be provided for free at the signings.

Thursday (10/11)
7 – 8PM: Ed Allison (Unstrange Phenomena)

Friday (10/12)
11AM – 12:30PM: Brooke McEldowney (9 Chickweed Lane; Pibgorn)
1 – 2PM: Corey Pandolph (The Elderberries; Barkeater Lane; TOBY)

Saturday (10/13)
11AM – 12PM: Mark Tatulli (Lio; Heart of the City)
1 – 2PM: Bill Amend (FoxTrot)
4 – 5PM: Bill Amend (FoxTrot)
6 – 7PM: Matt Inman/The Oatmeal (How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You)

Sunday (10/14)
10:30 – 11:30AM: Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate)
12 – 1PM: Mark Tatulli (Lio; Heart of the City)
1:30 – 2:30PM: Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug)

To track on-the-ground NYCC updates each day of the convention, visit:
Twitter: @GoComics; @AndrewsMcMeel; #GoComics
Facebook: facebook.com/gocomics; facebook.com/andrewsmcmeelpublishing
Instagram: GoComics            Tumblr: gocomics.tumblr.com

About Universal Uclick
Universal Uclick is the largest independent syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons and gaming content for print, Web and mobile devices. Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic brands like Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most significant comics in history, including Calvin and
Hobbes, The Far Side, Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy,
Ziggy.  Recent standout successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate and The Argyle Sweater. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com.

About Andrews McMeel Publishing:
Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) is a leading publisher of humor, cookbook, gift, puzzles, trade and children's books.  Recent highlights:  Seamus Mullen's Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better by Seamus Mullen; Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Team That's Right by Scott Adams; and Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals by Randall, additions to the bestselling Pocket Posh ® Puzzles series; and Bugs and Chomp! children’s books from Accord.  New York Times best-sellers in 2011 include Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce; Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis; 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by The Oatmeal; and Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook. AMP is also the nation's top calendar publisher, annually producing calendars based on many top-selling properties and selling more than 15 million calendars each year.

Gene Willis,
Universal Uclick/GoComics
816.581.7645    gwillis@amuniversal.com

Amy Worley,
Andrews McMeel Publishing
816.581.7490   aworley@amuniversal.com