I didn't get a chance to post about this yesterday, which is a shame, but you can still check out the animated short for Welcome to Showside. There's details below as well. I dug it. Like I said in my review of the first issue, I don't really get into the Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors type stories, but Welcome to Showside appeals to me. I would watch this if it was picked up as a cartoon.
Today, timed to International Animation Day, Modern Prometheus production company and its sister company Z2 Comics announce that J!NX, a nationally recognized lifestyle clothing brand for gamers and geeks, is sponsoring the simultaneous launch of their debut animated short and comic book series WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE, both from Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS). WELCOME 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. The title kicks off the new fall periodical line from Z2 Comics and marks McGinty’s creator-owned comic book debut. McGinty also serves as the showrunner and lead voice actor for the all-ages WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE short, which co-stars none other than the iconic Henry Rollins.
Modern Prometheus premiered the WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE animated short yesterday, sponsored by J!NX. “We are very excited to be partnering with J!NX, a company that champions all things geek,” says Modern Prometheus and Z2 Comics Co-Chair Josh Frankel.
Details of the J!NX sponsorship deal include banner advertising for WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE on the J!NX website, mutual social media support by J!NX, Modern Prometheus, and Z2 Comics, and merchandise incentives including a free, limited edition copy of WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE issue #1 with an exclusive variant cover by artist Katy Farina (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL) for customers who spend $60.00 at J!NX, and discount codes available via J!NX social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
“J!NX is thrilled to sponsor WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE,” says J!NX Warchief of Marketing Steve DeVries. “What Ian McGinty has created is the same kind of really fun, accessible universe for readers that J!NX creates for our customers.”