Tuesday, October 06, 2015



October 6, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is proud to announce that the one and only Grumpy Cat, "The World's Grumpiest Cat", will be a making a special appearance at this year's New York Comic Con. Catch Grumpy on Thursday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at Dynamite Booth #2129. This will be Grumpy Cat's first-ever appearance at a comic book convention. Photo ops will be available on-site; details on arrangements will be outlined at the booth.

The appearance is timed to help commemorate the release of Grumpy's first-ever comic book, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1, which will be hitting comics retailers worldwide, as well as leading digital distributors, on Wednesday, October 7th. Issue #1 features Grumpy and her brother, Pokey, in the first of her all-new misadventures in a three-issue miniseries shipping monthly October through December.

When asked for comment on her momentous first issue, Grumpy stated: "I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure it's terrible... and look forward to using copies as scratching post material."

Dynamite Series Editor Rich Young says, "I've had a blast editing these comics, and contrary to what Grumpy might think, I believe fans of Grumpy Cat are going to get a real kick out of seeing her in comic book form, and the trouble that she and her brother Pokey manage to get into (and out of)."

"Being able to bring Grumpy to New York Comic Con is incredible. Grumpy's schedule is jam-packed, and we're fortunate that her team will be able to bring her to the con for comic fans. We're also bringing artist Ken Haeser who drew the NYCC Exclusive cover. We invite Grumpy's fans, as well as our own, to join the fun," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.

Dynamite is also happy to announce plans for a follow-up to the hit three-issue miniseries. The new Grumpy Cat comic book series will launch in February 2016. Look for details in Diamond Comics' December 2015 Previews catalog, advertising products slated for February 2016 release.

Grumpy Cat's global following includes 7.6 million Facebook fans and over 31 million YouTube views. Since her photos first went viral in 2012, Grumpy Cat has gone from Internet star to real-life celebrity. She has two New York Times Bestselling Books, her own Lifetime movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza), has made numerous appearances including the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Today Show, SXSW, Good Morning America, and even hosted WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is Friskies official "Spokescat", has filmed videos with Disney and Sesame Street, and appears in commercials for McDonald's and Honey Nut Cheerios. Licensed Grumpy Cat merchandise is currently available at retailers worldwide.

Dynamite Entertainment's Grumpy Cat comic books will be available to consumers through the comic book specialty market, and its graphic novels will be available at major bookstore chains, online booksellers, and independent bookstores courtesy of Diamond Book Distributors. Grumpy Cat comics will also be available for purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment and Grumpy Cat's official social media channel for the latest updates.

Again, Grumpy Cat will appear live at New York Comic-Con 2015 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at Dynamite Booth #2129, on the afternoon of Thursday, October 8th! Additionally, Grumpy Cat interior and cover artist Ken Haeser will be signing and drawing commissions at the Dynamite booth on Saturday, and Dynamite will make a Grumpy Cat #1 New York Comic-Con exclusive available coinciding with the NYCC celebration of the live Grumpy Cat appearance.

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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