Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Graphic Novels to Debut In Partnership with Zenescope Entertainment

By August 13, 2018Company News
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Orlando, FL (August 13, 2018) – After 100 years in the business of cartoons, media, and publishing, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is building on its illustrative and publishing foundation by entering the graphic novel market in partnership with Zenescope Entertainment.

This exclusive two-year partnership brings Ripley’s into one of the highest growth categories in publishing with Zenescope, one of the top content creation companies and independent comic book publishers in the US.

The two brands will collaborate in the creation of comic books featuring all-true, unbelievable stories and entertaining historical facts. Each book will contain 5-6 unique stories designed for readers and brand fans from age 10 to adult. The first issue will release September 2018, followed quickly by the second issue in November.

“This is an exciting opportunity to give Ripley cartoon fans more of what they love from us in an extended format with a partner that has expertise in the graphic novel format. It’s a win-win for both companies and for consumers,” said Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s Senior Director of Publishing and Licensing.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with a company that is as celebrated in the entertainment industry as Ripley’s,” said Jennifer Bermel, Zenescope Entertainment’s Director of Licensing & Business Development.  “The Believe It or Not! stories have always lent themselves very well to a visual medium, so we’re honored to be a part of Ripley’s legacy by publishing comics with the company.”

For more information and media opportunities, contact Sabrina Sieck, Creative Content Manager for Ripley’s at (407) 450-1516.

Click here for a preview of the graphic novel. To request a review copy of the first issue due in September, please email Suzanne Smagala, Public Relations Manager for Ripley’s at smagala@ripleys.com.

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About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing, and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.

About Zenescope Entertainment

Founded in 2005, content creation company and comic book publisher Zenescope Entertainment (www.zenescope.com) currently features the largest female-driven, shared universe in comic books. Zenescope focuses on a non-traditional brand of story-telling that sets it apart from the pack. The company publishes and develops both original and licensed comic books and graphic novels such as Grimm Fairy TalesNeverland, Van Helsing, Return To Wonderland, The Courier, The Library, Inferno, and Spirit Hunters to name a few.  Some of Zenescope’s past and present publishing and media partnerships include Ripley’s, Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBS Consumer Products, New Line Cinema, Titmouse Studios and several others.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!:

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
smagala@ripleys.com
Office: 407-345-8010 x8148 | Cell: 727-439-0136

Sabrina Sieck
Creative Content Manager
sieck@ripleys.com
407-450-1516

Zenescope Entertainment:

Jennifer Bermel
Director, Licensing & Business Development
jbermel@zenescope.com
215-442-9094

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