Scratch9 #1 Sells out At Chicago Comic-Con!
(San Diego,CA-August 23, 2010)- Ape Entertainment is pleased to announce that the new all-ages comic Scratch9 #1 sold out at this past weekend’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con just days ahead of its arrival in comic shops everywhere. The book is created and written by Rob M. Worley with artwork by Harvey-nominee Jason T. Kruse and a cover by Eisner Award winner Mike Kunkel. It’s the latest all-ages title from Ape’s kid-friendly KiZoic line that features a runaway house cat with the ability to draw on any of his nine lives to help him out in his adventures.
“It was great to see how excited convention-goers were to discover our comic at the Ape Entertainment booth,” said Worley. “From cat lovers, to cartoon lovers, to people just looking for something fresh, so many people respond to what we’re doing with Scratch9.”
“It wasn’t just fans that sparked to it,” Ape Co-Publisher Brent E. Erwin said. “Amazingly we even had another exhibitor pick up the book on Thursday night, and was recommending it to young fans who stopped by his booth for the remainder of the weekend.”
In spite of arriving at Chicago Comic Con with more than double the number of copies as was expected to fill demand, the Ape booth sold its last copy of Scratch9 #1 just after 2pm during the Saturday leg of the show.
Scratch9 #1 is slated to arrive in comic shops across the country by September 1st. The book is still available for ordering from Diamond Comics distribution using ordering code #JUN10 0739. All four issues of the mini-series are complete and ready to go to print, ensuring there’ll be no later shipping. The ordering codes for issues #2, #3 and #4 are #JUL10 0753, #AUG10 0753 and #SEP10 0768 respectively.
About Ape Entertainment: Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and Kung Fu Panda.