Webcomic publisher Rocketship Entertainment is making its first proper San Diego landing with this week’s SDCC ’22.
The crew of Rocketship will be manning the first ever SDCC Rocketship Way Station booth (#2707) where all kinds of physical goodies can be purchased – including SDCC ’22 exclusives. The booth will also host signings and sketches throughout the weekend, and run two scheduled slots of portfolio reviews.
As well as a physical booth, Rocketship will host it’s own SDCC panel for the first time, and it will be participating in two others.
For the scheduling, check out the listings further down the page.
“Rocketship Entertainment, the industry leader in publishing hit webcomics and the 2021 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher, will make its first ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con from July 21-24, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center.
“The Rocketship Way Station (booth #2707) will be on the main show floor where fans can pick up graphic novels, games, and merchandise, including two exclusives from the Eisner-nominated smash hit Let’s Play – the SDCC Exclusive Let’s Play Coloring Book and the SDCC Exclusive Starbarks Bowser T-Shirt.
“Creators Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play) and Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain) will be at the Rocketship booth throughout the weekend for signings, along with scheduled signings with creators Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Stan Lee’s Genesis), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows, Warning Label), Reilly Brown (Outrage), Sanford Greene (1000), Danni Shinya (Bleeding Edges), Tom Akel (Backchannel, Stan Lee’s Genesis), Sherard Jackson (Darbi), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), and Cavan Scott (Star Wars, Pacific Rim), who will have a secret project announced at the Legendary Comics panel. The signing schedule will be posted at the Rocketship booth, and there will be free prints available from each of the creators while supplies last.
“Additionally, Nick Seluk will do a session of free sketches of characters from Lars the Awkward Yeti and Heart & Brain and Ryan Benjamin will be live sketching characters from the upcoming Stan Lee’s Genesis table top game.
Meanwhile, on top of its activities in booth, on stage, and on the show floor, it says:
“On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening Rocketship is co-hosting Comic Con Radio and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment’s AFTERtheCON celebration at Bang Bang SD in the heart of the Gaslamp with Ryan Benjamin performing live art of characters from Stan Lee’s Genesis. AFTERtheCON is a private event.”
ROCKETSHIP SDCC ’22 PANELS
Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!
Saturday July 23, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
“Rocketship Entertainment, the 2021 Ringo Award for Favorite Publisher, has quickly become the industry leader in publishing hit webcomics and webtoons. Hear from CEO & 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 of the Eisner nominated Brothers Bond, Ryan Benjamin, Eisner Award-winner Sanford Greene (1000) Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows, Warning Label), and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s 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 find success in both mediums.”
ROCKETSHIP-AFFILIATED SDCC ’22 PANELS
Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and Beyond!
[Rocketship CEO & Publisher Tom Akel on panel]
Thursday July 21, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
“In 2021 comics on Kickstarter raised over $30 million and had an 86% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, freelance comics marketer and host, Jazzlyn Stone, creator Kayden Phoenix (A LA BRAVA), and Clover Press Publisher Hank Kanalz to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what’s next for crowd funded comics! Hosted by Rob Salkowitz of Forbes and ICV2.”
ComicPro Bootcamp Art Demo [hosted by Ryan Benjamin]
Saturday July 23, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
“Eisner-nominated creator Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Batman, Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Stan Lee’s Genesis) will give a live art demo of drawing a comic book cover. Bring your art pad and pencil, and get ready to draw along. Your art will get reviewed and corrected.”
ROCKETSHIP SDCC ’22 SIGNINGS
- Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play)
- Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain)
Confirmed but times TBA (check booth 2707 for signing schedule):
- Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Stan Lee’s Genesis)
- Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows, Warning Label)
- Reilly Brown (Outrage)
- Sanford Greene (1000)
- Danni Shinya (Bleeding Edges)
- Tom Akel (Backchannel, Stan Lee’s Genesis)
- Sherard Jackson (Darbi)
- Rob Feldman (Cyko KO)
- Cavan Scott (Star Wars, Pacific Rim)
ROCKETSHIP SDCC ’22 PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Note: Sign up at Rocketship booth for both sessions
- Thursday July 21, 1-2pm [w/ Tom Akel and Ryan Benjamin]
- Saturday July 23, 1-2pm [w/ Leeanne M. Krecic]