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‘WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE’ by Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) Available in Trade Paperback 6/15 from Z2 Comics

Tomorrow, June 15th, is New Comics Wednesday!  Available tomorrow, Z2 Comics is publishing the trade paperback edition of WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE, the creator-owned debut of current ADVENTURE TIME artist Ian McGinty. Driven by widespread critical acclaim and exposure from a well received animated short, WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE was one of the most buzzed about new independent comic books of the year; the series debuted in October 2015 as the first ever comic books series from boutique publisher Z2 Comics.

WtS coverWELCOME TO SHOWSIDE takes readers on the adventures of Kit, a lovable kid with a monstrous secret: his dad is the Great Shadow King and he wants Kit to take over the family business of destroying the world. With best friends Moon, a sorceress-in-training, and Belle, the latest in a long line of Southern demon-hunters, Kit fights a plethora of Nexus demons — and finally stands up to his Dad.

In addition to Ian McGinty’s hilarious storytelling, WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE features contributions from indie creators including Kate Leth (who collaborated with McGinty on Boom Studios’ BRAVEST WARRIORS), Caitlin Rose Boyle, Maddi Gonzalez, Carolyn Nowak Carey Pietsch, and Joey Weiser. WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE is 176 pages of captivating, all-ages fun and priced at $19.99.

The WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE animated short,  featuring the iconic musician Henry Rollins, as well as creator McGinty in the role of Kit, was produced by Modern Prometheus. Check it out here!


About the creator of WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE

Ian McGinty is an American artist, writer and designer based in Savannah, Georgia. He is the creator of WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE, an all-ages comics series from Z2 Comics, and co-stars in the WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE animated short film with Henry Rollins. Ian is lead artist on the comic book adaptation of Pendleton Ward’s ADVENTURE TIME, and an artist on BRAVEST WARRIORS and MUNCHKIN for Boom! Studios. Ian also illustrated a complete MUNCHKIN Guest Artist Edition game, as well as several other expansion packs and cards. He is co-creator of Frederator Books’ ROBERTO ROBERTO. Ian has previously worked on ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS (Boom! Studios), LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS: WHICH WAY, DUDE? (Penguin), STEVEN UNIVERSE (KaBOOM!), BEE & PUPPYCAT, UGLYDOLL books (Viz Media) and the Eisner nominated HELLO KITTY books (Viz Media).

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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