While San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition is taking place this weekend, Indie comic book publisher Scout Comics revealed what all they have in store for the show, including two panels, some exclusives, a Scavenger Hunt, and more!
Just as they did for NYCC 2021, there will be a She Bites interactive scavenger hunt around the Gaslamp and area surrounding the Convention Center. If you find the advertisement below (on the right), call the number, listen to the message, and then bring the phone # tab back to Scout Comics’ booth (#1518) for your prize…an ashcan comic of the first appearance of the main character in She Bites (below on left).
Full details on what you can expect from Scout Comics at the show are below courtesy of their press release.
SCOUT COMICS IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION WITH PANELS, EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF SCRIPT2COMIC’S 2020 FIRST PRIZE WINNER CHARM CITY AND INTERACTIVE SHE BITES SCAVENGER HUNT
|Los Angeles, CA – November 26th 2021 – As announced exclusively through Comicbook.com, SCOUT Comics, one of the fastest growing independent comic labels in the US, is coming to SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION from Nov 26th to 28th 2021 with exciting and informative panels, a special Convention exclusive preview of the SCRIPT2COMIC 2020 First Prize Winner CHARM CITY and a interactive scavenger hunt for SCRIPT2COMIC Grand Prize Winner SHE BITES. |
CHARM CITY, created by Ignatz Award winning writer Josh Eiserike (CW’s Legacies, MAD Magazine, G.I. JOE: RENEGADES), won first prize in the 2020 Script2Comic Contest. The comic tells the story of a serial killer who stalks the streets of modern-day Baltimore– but what the police don’t know is all the victims are witches, part of an underground secret society living among us for centuries. And when yet another body turns up, it falls on the victim’s sister– a witch who was excommunicated from the community years ago and hasn’t used magic since– to use her contacts as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun to unravel the mystery and catch the killer. Fans will be able to get their first look at the series in an ashcan EXCLUSIVELY available at the SCOUT COMICS booth located on the exhibition floor at booth 1518.
|SCRIPT2COMIC Grand Prize Winner Heather Hale will reprise her SHE BITES interactive scavenger hunt from NYCC 2021 as she asks fans to find blood-stained ‘babysitter wanted’ advertisements that are posted around the San Diego Convention center. Scavenger hunters can find these posters, pull the tab and call the number. If they listen to the message and then bring the tab to the SCOUT comics Booth 1518 on the convention floor, they can receive a limited edition ash can featuring the first appearance of the characters for FREE. Interested applicants can follow @shebitescomic on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for additional clues about where flyers can be found. A limited number of the secret ‘ashcan’ will also be on sale during the show at the Scout Comics Booth for fans not quite up for hunting down the flyer.|
|In addition, SCOUT COMICS will also host two panels at SDCC Special Edition. The first on Friday, Nov 26th, SCOUT COMICS / THUNDER COMICS: FIRST LOOK featuring ETERNUS from DIRECTOR/ACTOR ANDY SERKIS & ARTIST/DIRECTOR ANDREW LEVITAS moderated by host Coy Jandreau (Nerdist, Collider Coycast) showcases SCOUT’s upcoming slate of books with special guest panelists including a first look at ETERNUS from powerhouse duo Andy Serkis and Andrew Levitas. The second panel on Saturday Nov 27th, Making Your First Comic: The Good, The Bad & The Business Side hosted by comedian Janelle Draper, features some of SCOUT’s executives and some of their biggest creators as they discuss how to get your start in the comic business and what to avoid. Both panels will feature giveaways for the audience.For more information about SCOUT visit http://www.scoutcomics.com SCOUT PANELS|
FRI 11/26/21, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Room: 23ABC
SCOUT COMICS / THUNDER COMICS: FIRST LOOK featuring ETERNUS from DIRECTOR/ACTOR ANDY SERKIS & ARTIST/DIRECTOR ANDREW LEVITAS – Join indie comic studio SCOUT COMICS & ENTERTAINMENT partner DON HANDFIELD (Eternus, The Dark Age), LatinX imprint CHISPA’s DAVID BOWLES (Clockwork Curandera) and Creative Executive PHILLIP BRAUN and comic fund THUNDER COMICS’ TIM ZAJAROS (Armory Films) as they present a first look at their brand new slate of comics and products alongside ETERNUS co-creator Artist/Director ANDREW LEVITAS (Minamata), writer ANASTAZJA DAVIS (Eternus) and Scout Comics co-publisher CHARLIE STICKNEY (White Ash). Moderated by Nerdist / Collider reporter COY JANDREAU (Collider, Nerdist). SAT NOV, 11/27/21, 2:30PM – 3:30PM Room: 24ABC
MAKING YOUR FIRST COMIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE BUSINESS SIDE —Join brand new comic creators HEATHER HALE (She Bites), Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Script2Comic Contest, and ANASTAZJA DAVIS (Eternus) as they discuss the process of making their first titles with DAVID BOWLES (Clockwork Curandera), Scout Comics partner DON HANDFIELD (The Dark Age, Eternus), writer JOSHUA MALKIN (Unikorn, The Source) and Creative Executives PHIL BRAUN (Chispa) and JORDAN MOORE (Motor). Moderated by comedian JANELLE DRAPER. Room: 24ABC About Scout Comics:
Scout Comics & Entertainment is a bi-coastal publishing and production entity that has quickly become one of the leading independent publishers in comics. They have over 220 titles in their publishing catalog and distribution deals with Diamond, Lunar and Simon & Schuster. They have a successful horror sub-label Black Caravan, and a Kids & Family division SCOOT!, and recently launched Tracker Toys which will manufacture action figures based on the company’s original IP. Scout has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and a showroom, company store and distribution center located in Fort Myers, Florida. For more information please visit: www.scoutcomics.com About Josh Eiserike
Josh is a writer/cartoonist living in Los Angeles who most recently wrote for LEGACIES (CW) and previously sold a television pilot to Pop TV. Additional writing credits include WARIGAMI (CW Seed), G.I. JOE: RENEGADES (The HUB) and MAD Magazine. Coming from the indie comics world, Josh’s first comic book CLASS OF ‘99 won an Ignatz award (the Independent Spirit Award of comics) and his subsequent graphic novel ANYONE BUT VIRGINIA was distributed by Alterna Comics. Originally from Maryland, Josh previously worked as a newspaper reporter in the Washington, D.C. area, where he covered everything from Congress to the Warped Tour. Always writing, Josh is also currently working on his new graphic novel. Visit Josh online at www.josheiserike.com or www.instagram.com/joshdrawscomics ABOUT SHE BITES
SHE BITES (formerly known as VAMPIRE’S BABYSITTER) was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Script2Comic Contest, a unique screenplay contest where the winning scripts get made into comics series. Scout Comics, one of the sponsors of the contest, is publishing SHE BITES which will release in February of 2022 through Lunar, Diamond and Simon & Schuster. The book is written and lettered by creator Heather Hale, with art by Diigii Daguna.It’s 1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A 134-year-old vampire, in the body of a 9-year-old girl, is squatting in a run-down basement apartment. She is Elsie Baker, and she can’t even buy her own cigarettes because adults won’t take her seriously. In order to move among the normal undetected, she must find a willing human to act as her babysitter.
Enter Brenda Zelinski, a depressed 18-year-old who was rejected from her dream college and is stuck in her hometown with no plans and no hope. All Brenda wants is a quick pay-day so she can afford to fly to Scotland and jump off a cliff to end her miserable life in grand fashion.
Together, these two lost souls form an unlikely friendship around their mutual disdain for literally everyone else.