By Autumn Daughetee
The staff at Kymera Press is back from Comic-Con International: San Diego and I’m pleased to report it was a very successful event. We were able to sell lots of copies of both of our series—Gates of Midnight and Pet Noir. We also connected with other professionals in the comic book industry, sharing the mission of Kymera Press (publishing comics that are written and drawn by women, to be loved and cherished by folks of all sexes).
However, Comic-Con is all about the fans. All of us were pleased to note that several fans of the first two issues of Gates of Midnight made a special trip by our booth to pick up issues #3 and #4. Kymera Press founder and author of Gates of Midnight, D. Lynn Smith, was also on hand to sign copies of issues #1-4 of Gates of Midnight. We were also lucky enough to have Anna Giovaninni, the penciller for Pet Noir, travel all the way from Brazil to sign copies of the comic. Kymera Press had a special early limited edition of Pet Noir with a Comic-Con only cover for sale during the event. It was extremely popular with attendees, who loved the idea of a genetically engineered talking cat who worked as an undercover cop on a space station. Add in Leon’s obsession with film noir and readers seemed to find it irresistible. One of my personal favorite moments of the convention was selling a cosplayer her very first comic book (Pet Noir). All of the evidence indicates that Pet Noir going to be a runaway hit. Stay tuned to this blog for more information on where you can purchase your copy of Pet Noir.
If you didn’t have the chance to visit the Kymera Press booth at this Comic-Con, don’t worry. We plan to return to next year’s convention and hope to have more space, more comics and more signings to offer. Or, if you absolutely can’t wait, visit a con near you. You just might see us there.
I’ll leave you with a few of the photos I snapped at Comic-Con.