Mad Cave Studios and its all-ages and YA imprints, Maverick and Papercutz, have got a lot going on this weekend at Emerald City Comic Con. Between panels, signings, and a series of announcements, the company has made a space for itself beyond the horror space and has moved into several character-driven properties that span across all ages and genres. 


With Maverick, Mad Cave Studios’ new young adult imprint features slice-of-life stories of urban fantasy and horror. Its approach to the graphic novel features inspiring character-driven stories where anyone can find themselves on the page. 

As for Papercutz, the publisher has taken an approach to creating graphic novels for all ages. Recently partnered with Disney in producing Disney and Pixar graphing novel adaptions, the publisher has adopted a wide range of genres into its repertoire, with the intention of introducing young readers to comics.

You can check out all of Mad Cave Studios’ signings and panels below.


Mad Cave Studios Booth Signings

Friday, March 1:

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Joe Corallo, King Arthur 

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, Fate: The Winx Saga 

Saturday, March 2:

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Tim Daniel & DB Andry, Morning Star

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Oliver Bly, The Mushroom Knight 

Sunday, March 3:

2:00 PM: Gabriel Valentin & Dan Brozo – Dizzy Doom, Digital Lizards of Doom



Thursday, February 29:

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Keep Bans Off Our Books

Summit • Room 434

The topic of book banning has risen as more and more books are taken off the shelves, especially graphic novels. These creators are here to talk about graphic novels and literacy, what we can do about censorship in our communities, and most importantly, how to keep bans off our books!

Moderator: Mx. Maggie Block (They/Them)
Panelists: Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, Fate: The Winx Saga

Friday, March 1, 2024:

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Navigating Youth: Maverick Creators Explore Coming of Age

Summit • Room 431

No matter what genre they’re in, coming of age tales always hit home. Join Maverick creators Joe Corallo (King Arthur and the Knights of Justice), Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (Fate: The Winx Saga), and Nicole Andelfinger (Of Her Own Design), as they discuss upcoming young adult graphic novels and how readers can find themselves in even the most fantastical worlds!

Moderator: Christina Harrington
Panelists: Joe Corallo, King Arthur and the Knights of Justice,  Nicole Andelfinger, Of Her Own Design, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, Fate: The Winx Saga


Saturday, March 2, 2024:

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Parallel Realms: Mad Cave Creators Discuss SciFi & Fantasy

Summit • Room 431

Stories are everywhere! From the distant stars above, to the blades of grass in your backyard. Join Morning Star co-writers Tim Daniel and David “DB” Andry (Resonant, End After End, Denizen), along with The Mushroom Knight creator Oliver Bly, as they share their upcoming Mad Cave Studios series and celebrate SciFi and Fantasy altogether!

Moderator: Christina Harrington
Panelists: David “DB” Andry, Oliver Bly, Tim Daniel 

Sunday, March 3, 2024:

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Level Up with the DIGITAL LIZARDS OF DOOM!

Summit • Room 431

Join Papercutz and the maestros of the Digital Lizards of Doom universe as we explore its creative journey from concept to interactive characters, from its humble beginnings as doodles in notebooks to its transformation into a comic series. Along the way, DLOD’s focus shifted from outlandish concepts to developing engaging stories for a younger audience. The panel will delve into the process of embracing the necessary pivot while staying true to themselves as artists, and how listening to the universe guided the direction of DLOD. Don’t miss this insightful discussion on the creative process, artistic growth, and join the journey of bringing DLOD to life in your own life!

Moderator: Spenser Nellis
Panelists: Dan Brozo, Gabriel Valentin, and Dizzy Doom Digital Lizards of Doom


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Spring Into New YA Graphic Novels of 2024

Summit • Room 434

Ready to hear about what’s new in the YA graphic novel world? Our creators are here to buzz about their new titles coming this Spring.

Potential Moderator: Brenna Shanks
Panelists: Joe Corallo, King Arthur and the Knights of Justice