The Eisner and Ringo Award-Winning Publisher is Hosting a Special Creators Panel,

Holding Signings at the AWA Booth, and Offering Exclusive Merch that Celebrates Fan-Favorite Titles

October 3, 2023 – New York, NY – Comic nerds unite! With New York Comic Con (NYCC) just around the corner, Eisner and Ringo Award-winning comics publisher and entertainment studio, Artists, Writers and Artisans (AWA) announced today an array of activities and offerings that will take place at this year’s highly anticipated pop culture event. Showcasing the freshest and most critically acclaimed graphic fiction creators and their work, AWA is hosting a special creators panel with Chief Creative Officer Alex Alonso, holding several talent signings at its booth, and showcasing its first line of custom merch that celebrates AWA’s creators and their titles. Throughout NYCC on October 12-15, AWA can be found on the Show Floor at booth #3456.

AWA has assembled a lineup of the world’s most renowned comic book talent who will be on-site throughout the fan-forward event to discuss and showcase their latest work. AWA’s NYCC offerings include:

  • NYCC Panel: Inside AWA’s Fall Debuts with Axel Alonso, Mark Russell, and Frank Cho – To kick off the Con, fans are invited to join Mark Russell (last year’s Eisner winner for “Best Humor Publication” with NOT ALL ROBOTS), writer of the recently debuted RUMPUS ROOMalongside Emmy® and Ringo Award winner Frank Cho, creator of FIGHT GIRLS – DELUXE DIRECTOR’S CUT EDITION (announced last month as AWA’s first Kickstarter), in conversation with AWA Chief Creative Officer Axel Alonso as they take attendees inside their latest releases and upcoming projects. Following the discussion, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the panelists and take home several giveaways from the event. The panel will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 3:00-4:00 pm in room 406.2.


  • Talent Signings at the AWA Booth – During the first three days of the Con, AWA is holding talent signings at its booth (#3456) with fan-favorite writers and artists including:

  • Custom Merch & Con Exclusive Offerings – To celebrate its latest lineup of popular series, AWA is debuting its first-ever merchandise collection, a series of t-shirts featuring designs by its renowned stable of artists including Mike Deodato, Jr., Joe Quesada, and ACO. The artwork featured includes scenes from popular AWA titles like NOT ALL ROBOTS, THE MADNESS, and BLACK TAPE. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the collection at the AWA booth.


In addition to the apparel, AWA is also offering three special-edition Con exclusive series issues including RUMPUS ROOM #1 Convention Exclusive (special cover by artist Kaare Andrews (E-RATIC)), RIBBON QUEEN #1 Convention Exclusive (special cover by artist Fay Dalton (NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS)), and an AWA Variant Cover Bundle Set which features four AWA comics with covers by Frank Cho covers.

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