Inaugural event features top industry creators, including Jen Van
Meter, Tessa Stone and more, to sign comic books and meet fans
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#2ndandCharles–In celebration of the creative comic book community, 2nd & Charles,
an eclectic specialty shop for trading books, video games, vinyl records
and more, has teamed up with Oni
Press, an American independent comic book publisher, and Fried
Pie Comics, a new brand of variant comics, to host the
Pie Con. This inaugural event will take place on Saturday,
May 28 at the 2nd & Charles Kennesaw store, located at 815 Ernest W.
Barrett Parkway NW. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and include
autograph signings and meet-and-greets with industry-renowned creators
from the Fried Pie Comics line.
“We’re excited for any chance to spotlight the incredibly talented
people of comics and pop culture, whether they’ve done a Fried Pie
Variant for us or just happen to be involved in the books we love,” said
Spencer Simpson of Fried Pie Comics. “For comic book collectors,
industry fans and consumers of pop culture, this is a great opportunity
to meet and interact with our guests, and even take home the comics,
books and gift items from the writers and artists in attendance.”
Headlining creators at the Fried Pie Con include Jen Van Meter (Hopeless
Savages), Monica Gallagher (PartTime Princesses), Yuko Ota (Lucky
Penny, Adventure Time: Candy Capers) and Tessa Stone (Buzz).
Other honored guests include Jackie Lewis (Lion of Rora, Merry Men),
Cara McGee, Samantha Knapp, Emily Helen and Elizabeth Enright.
“We’ve long been in the business of shining a light on new and talented
creators of all kinds,” said Shy Allott, Director of Sales at Oni Press.
“Looking at Atlanta’s strong comic community, we felt the 2nd & Charles
in Kennesaw would be the perfect location for the launch of a convention
that celebrates both established comic professionals as well as a new
generation of creators.”
In addition to artist signings and meet-and-greets, Fried Pie Con will
also feature a gaming tournament, panels with the creators and more.
“In the vast world of comic books, it’s the creators, designers and
illustrators who are the true superheroes,” Scott Kappler, Vice
President of Marketing for 2nd & Charles. “This is our first-ever Fried
Pie Con, but we hope to celebrate the creators who excel at this craft
and give life to our beloved stories for years to come.”
About Fried Pie Variants:
Fried Pie Comics is a line of variant comics distributed by American
Wholesale Book Company. Fried Pie variant covers are designed and drawn
by industry-renowned artists including Jeff Lemire, Erica Henderson,
Rafael Albuquerque and more. Follow Fried Pie Comics on Twitter (twitter.com/friedpiecomics)
for the latest news and cover announcements. See the full list of Fried
Pie variant comics and Fried Pie comic shops at friedpiecomics.com.
About Oni Press:
Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in
Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder and
Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Oni
Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning,
original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult
swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, and
many critically-acclaimed creator-owned titles such as Scott Pilgrim,
Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Hopeless Savages, The Sixth Gun,
Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest
City and Kaijumax.
About 2nd & Charles
2nd & Charles specializes in trading used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs,
video games, game systems, vinyl records and accessories. Stores buy and
sell based on the condition and popularity of the product. For more
information, visit 2ndandcharles.com.
Follow 2nd & Charles on Facebook (facebook.com/2ndandCharles).
Shannon King, 404-233-3993