Rocketship Entertainment Touches Down at San Diego Comic Con 2022 with Creator Signing, Exclusives, Panels and more!

Rocketship Entertainment, the 2021 Ringo award winner for Favorite Publisher is attending the biggest comic convention of them all for the first time. They are bringing a huge slate of creators for signings throughout the weekend as well as some great exclusives. Also, some of the talented creators and experiences executives will be offering Portfolio reviews for aspiring creators. While this used to be somewhat commonplace at the show, reviews have become much more rare in recent years. So if you are interested be sure you head over to Booth #2707 and sign up right away if you are attending the show.

The full press release with more information and all the details is below.



Superstar creators Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play) and Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti) to appear at the Rocketship booth throughout the weekend.

San Diego, CA, July 15, 2022 – 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 BondStan Lee’s Genesis), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows, Warning Label), Reilly Brown (Outrage), Sanford Greene (1000), Danni Shinya (Bleeding Edges), Tom Akel (BackchannelStan 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.

Finally, the Rocketship booth will feature portfolio reviews for new and aspiring artists to have their work critiqued. On Thursday the 21st from 1-2pm Tom Akel and Ryan Benjamin will be reviewing portfolios, and on Saturday the 23rd from 1-2pm Leeanne M. Krecic will review portfolios for aspiring webtoon creators! Sign up will be available at the Rocketship booth for both sessions.

In addition to its activities at the Way Station, Rocketship will be hosting its first SDCC Panel, Taking off with Rocketship Entertainment!, and Rocketship CEO & publisher Tom Akel will appear on the Kickstarter panel, Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and Beyond. Also, Ryan Benjamin will be hosting the ComicPro Bootcamp Art Demo.

Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!
Saturday, July 23rd, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Room 23ABC
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 AkelLeeanne M. Krecic (aka “Mongie”), creator of the Eisner nominated Let’s Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward YetiHeart & Brain), creator of the Eisner nominated Brothers BondRyan Benjamin, Eisner Award-winner Sanford Greene (1000Thom 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.

Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and Beyond!
Thursday, July 21st, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 9
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
Saturday, July 23rd, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Room 2
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.

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