An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced that four sponsors have joined in supporting its event at New York Comic Con, the ICv2 White Paper Happy Hour: Europe Comics, comiXology, Diamond Comic Distributors, and New York Comic Con. 

At the invitation-only event, planned for 4-6 p.m. Thursday afternoon, October 8, in conjunction with New York Comic Con, ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp will present ICv2’s annual white paper on the market conditions for the comics, graphic novel, and digital comics markets, and host a cocktail reception thanking the industry for its support of the ICv2 Conference over the years, and celebrating the first day of New York Comic Con (see “ICv2 to Host ‘White Paper Happy Hour’”).

“We want to thank the sponsors that are supporting this event,” Griepp said of the new announcement.  “By doing so they’re supporting our work in studying the markets for comics and graphic novels, and helping to expand our understanding of the dynamics that can fuel growth.”

Europe Comics
Europe Comics is a joint digital initiative launching this November and run by 13 European comics industry players. It will involve the online distribution of European works in English, the promotion of European authors and the creation of a European comics online directory, with the overall objective being bringing European comics and authors closer to an international audience of readers and comics

ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers - and independent creators as well - comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan.

Diamond Comic Distributors
Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing thousands of specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at

New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con, the crown jewel of New York Super Week, will take place October 8-11 at the Javits Center in New York City. The Show is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. The Show’s Panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and guests, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television Shows months before they hit either big or small screens.  For a full list of content at NYCC and for more information, please visit and New York Comic Con's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). For more information on New York Super Week, visit:

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