Thursday, June 26, 2008


Kearny, NJ -- Jun 26, 2008 -- REVERE: REVOLUTION IN SILVER gets its own pseudo-silver screen treatment as ASP releases an online promotional trailer to introduce new readers to the true story of Paul Revere, the Revolution and werewolves, as well as entertain current fans of the book. REVERE also returns later this year with REVERE: SALEM’S PLOT. Watch the trailer:

The trailer is also posted at ASP’s myspace page:

“Even though we’re in the middle of a restructuring,” said Mark Smylie, publisher of ASP, “it certainly doesn’t mean we’re not busy promoting our stable of intelligent and genre-bending works as we work toward getting our publishing schedule back on track. REVERE is a title we are excited and honored to publish and we hope this trailer showcases some of the things we fell in love with and some of the things we look forward to seeing in the forthcoming SALEM’S PLOT. Watch and enjoy.”

Written by Ed Lavallee and illustrated by Grant Bond, REVERE: REVOLUTION IN SILVER (ISBN: 978-1-932386-59-2, $19.95, 128-page hardcover, Genre: horror, Mature Readers (Adult Content, Graphic Violence) tells of a supernatural killer who stalks the townspeople of Boston and of renowned silversmith and monster hunter Paul Revere who is called in to fight the evil. While tracking down clues to the killer’s identity, the first shots of the Revolution are fired, and Revere finds himself battling a war on two fronts in a struggle to save his beloved wife whose fate lies in the hands of the only werewolf he couldn’t bring himself to kill…

Yes, the British are coming. But the werewolves are worse.

REVERE: REVOLUTION IN SILVER collects the four-issue series originally published by Alias, with an expanded ending and epilogue.

Previous promotional trailers for ASP titles include THE KILLER and INANNA’S TEARS.

All ASP titles are available worldwide at finer comic book shops, bookstores,, the ASP Store at Indie Press Revolution (, and electronically at ARTESIA is now available at, with other ASP titles to follow.

Mark Smylie founded Archaia Studios Press (ASP) in 2002 as a new home for his epic fantasy comic book, Artesia (first published by Sirius Entertainment). Artesia, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Best Graphic Novel of 2003, and its sequels -- Artesia Afield and Artesia Afire -- gave ASP its foundation. Artesia: Adventures in The Known World, a roleplaying game written by Mark, expanded ASP into the world of gaming; the game won the Origins Award for Role-Playing Game of 2005. Now Mark and publishing partner Aki Liao have expanded ASP to include a line of idiosyncratic and creator-driven comic books and graphic novels in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, as well as translations of several of Europe’s best titles. More information can be found at
Hey gang,
Yesterday, through some of the country, saw the release of ALIBI by Jeremy Haun and I. It turned out really, really well, and I'm psyched for people to read it. Here's what the early reviews say...

I definitely want to know more about this storyline and the characters, especially with the huge cliffhanger at the end. So Alibi’s definitely got my vote for the top two spots of Top Cow’s Pilot Season ‘08. I hope it gets the chance to truly shine.

So I have to say, for me, this is one of the main contenders so far.

Anyhoo, if it's not in your store this week, it'll be in your store NEXT week. It's from Top Cow Productions, and, if you click that second link you can read the first expletive filled five pages of it.

Thanks gang,

PRESS RELEASE - SHADOWLINE PROVES THE M-THEORY!Shadowline/Image bring science fiction back to its roots with M-THEORY!

25 June 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - This September Shadowline/Image Comics brings back robots, spacemen and dames to their pulp roots with the three-issue mini-series, M-THEORY!

"It's long overdue for sci-fi pulp fiction to get back to its roots," said co-writer Dwight L. MacPherson. "My cohorts, Bruce Brown and Mark Barentine, are also massive fans of the genre and cannot wait to go all out!"

The three issue mini-series, co-written by Dwight L. MacPherson and Bruce Brown with artist Mark Barentine, is an action-packed romp exploring every facet of science fiction featured in the golden age of pulp novels. In the first issue alone, a government scientist receives a startling transmission of extraterrestrial origin leading to terrifying discoveries leading them to the outer reaches of our galaxy and a shocking nemesis like none other!

Shadowline President Jim Valentino added, "Pulp fiction has received its due in film, so it's a real pleasure to see Bruce, Dwight and Mark really go at it with such a high level of passion and vigor in the comic book format. I'm really looking forward to the results."

M-THEORY, a three-issue 32-page full color mini-series at $3.50, will be in stores September 17th.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Go Hero and Bluewater Productions are boarding a ship and setting forth to discover all new collectibles of MYTHIC PROPORTIONS! Take up your swords and grab your guns, as you venture into uncharted worlds of fantasy and science fiction, starring the iconic characters of visionary master Ray Harryhausen and the Bluewater universe! The collectibles and apparel are based off of Bluewater’s titles as well as the "Ray Harryhausen Presents" series.

Bluewater unearths the beloved stories, heroes, and monsters including Vincent Price, Perseus in "Wrath of the Titans", "Sinbad: Rogue of Mars", "Jason and the Argonauts: Kingdom of Hades", "Back to Mysterious Island", "20 Million Miles More", "Flying Saucers VS. the Earth" , "10th Muse", "Isis" and more!!!
The all new voyages begin with:

1:6 Sinbad w/ Homunculos - from Sinbad "Rogue of Mars" & "Merchant of Ages"
1:6 Perseus w/ Bubo - from "Wrath of the Titans"
1:6 Skeleton Warrior- from Jason and the Argonauts: Kingdom of Hades
1:6 Cyclops - from "Wrath of the Titans" (Think about it…yes, that bad boy is HUGE!)
1:6 10th Muse - from "10th Muse"
1:6 Isis - from "Legend of Isis"

All new collectibles and apparel abound from the inspiration of Ray Harryhausen, the secret lab
of Go Hero, and the pages of Bluewater’s Comics! On top of the Harryhausen properties look for collectibles on other Bluewater titles such as "10th Muse" and "Legend of Isis." For news on apparel, more collectibles, comics, sneak peeks, and exclusives, visit: and

"I am so excited to be teaming up with Go Hero on these. This partnership is going to be really amazing. I have seen what they have done with the Buck Rogers figure and can't wait to see the final products on the Bluewater universe." - Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Comics publisher.

“I am thrilled to be teaming up with Darren and Bluewater, another company who strives to pay homage to the best of fantasy and sci-fi! Ray Harryhausen is a genuine national treasure and shaped my love for monsters, heroes, and superb character design. Ray Harryhausen has defined the cinematic visions of the greatest tales, myths, and legends. It is a dream to be able to reverently partake in this iconic institution.” - Steve Forde, Go Hero owner and designer.

The prototype of the Sinbad figure will be available for viewing this weekend at Wizard World Chiacgo in the Go Hero booth. Learn more about the fantastic worlds of Ray Harryhausen at

About Bluewater Productions:

Bluewater Productions, Inc. is one if the top independent production studios of comic, young adult books and graphic novel titles. In the tradition of great storytelling and cutting edge art, Bluewater storms onto the comic book and graphic novel scene. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the "10th Muse,"" VSS," and the "Legend of Isis", Bluewater is poised to continue to produce engaging stories with art from the top names in the industry alongside up and coming stars.

As of May 2007, Bluewater Productions, Inc. moved from production studio to publisher, in conjunction with legendary filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen -- the genius behind some of the greatest movie magic of all-time, while continuing to publish it's popular superhero line starring it's flagship character the "10th Muse."

About Go Hero:

Go Hero is an independent toy & entertainment company at the forefront of the vanguard movement in designer collectibles, making original and licensed lifestyle products. Their products, art, and designs have been featured in several leading edge books, magazines, online publications including Sci-fi Channel, MTV Books, Wizard Publications, Lee's Toy Review, Dot Dot Dash, Full Vinyl, and many others.

In 2007 Go Hero began work on creating retro collectibles based on the first sci-fi comic hero, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. In 2008, Go Hero will debut a line of 1:6 scale collectibles and a popping-sparking replica of the Atomic Disintegrator ray-gun.

Shawnimals designer Shawn Smith appearing at DDP booth to launch first ever plush collectible from Devil's Due POP

Chicago, IL. (June 24, 2008) – This weekend at Wizard World Chicago, Devil's Due will arrive in dramatic fashion with all-star toy designer Shawn Smith and the first plush collectible from Devil's Due POP. Shawnimals' Ninjatown line and DDPOP will unveil Geeky Ninja Friday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

The all-new plush comes equipped for ninja convention antics, complete with a Ninjacon attendee badge and polybagged mini-comic. Smith, who created the Ninjatown line will appear at the DDP booth from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, as well as at DDP's 3:00 p.m. panel Saturday at Wizard World. Geeky Ninja joins the Ninjatown lineup of Wee Ninja micro-plushes that will expand this year to include a Nintendo DS game, as well as DDP's new Ninjatown: Adventures of the Wee Ninja comic by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans, Patrick the Wolf Boy).

Baltazar and Aureliani will also appear at the DDP booth on Friday and Saturday during Wizard World. Other appearances will include writer/artist Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), DDP President Josh Blaylock (Voltron: A Legend Forged, Mercy Sparx), Mike Bear (G.I. Joe: America's Elite, Voltron), and Incredible Change-Bots creator Jeffrey Brown, who will appear at DDP's panel to show off new shots of his upcoming Balls and Microwave transformable vinyl toys.

DDP will be located at booth #1123 at Wizard World Chicago. Saturday's 3:00 p.m. panel, DDP: The Pop Culture Zone, will occur in the Jim Mooney Room with Smith, Brown, Blaylock, and Seeley on stage to answer questions and make big announcements about new titles coming soon from DDP.

About Devil's Due Publishing:
Proliferators of comic culture, DDP is one of the largest and most established comic book publishers in North America, carrying a diverse line-up of original, creator-owned and licensed properties. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, DDP has many projects in development for film and television with major studios including 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, and Rogue Pictures. DDP's titles include Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena, Dungeons & Dragons, DemonWars, Voltron, Rest, Serpo and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash. The company recently launched a line of cutting edge designer toys and lifestyle accessories under the imprint DDPOP
Papercutz and uclick put comics on mobile-phone screens

Papercutz, a leading tween/teen graphic-novel publisher, has teamed up
with uclick, a leader in digital entertainment, to bring two familiar
titles to uclick’s GoComics mobile comic book reader. Joining uclick’s
growing lineup of titles that entertain mobile users worldwide are the
famous female sleuth Nancy Drew and the classic detective team of The
Hardy Boys.

Both series, featuring original comics created for Papercutz graphic
novels, have just debuted on the popular mobile comic book reader. The
comic book reader delivers full-color adventures in a rich, multi-panel
format, giving the user flexibility to navigate through the comics for
hours of entertainment on the go. “Our mobile comic book reader brings
the updated adventures of these timeless heroes to mobile screens
everywhere,” says uclick CEO Chris Pizey, “Papercutz has done an
incredible job producing Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys stories that
appeal to a modern, tech-savvy audience, and we’re thrilled to be a
part of their efforts to reach new readers through mobile phones.”
Papercutz and uclick will release fresh chapters weekly. They can be
downloaded by contacting on most cell phones.

The detective team of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy have kept up with
the times since their debut in 1927. In 2005, Papercutz launched its
line of Hardy Boys graphic novels by sending the boys to the war-torn
Middle East on an action-packed rescue mission. Nancy Drew, created in
1930, has been updated as well. In 2005, Papercutz released the first
of its Nancy Drew graphic novels with manga-style illustrations and
modern technology, giving the girl detective and her friends a fresh
look and a 21st-century edge. To date, Papercutz’s Hardy Boys books
have sold nearly 300,000 copies, and Nancy Drew has sold more than

“We’re very excited to have our all-new comics of these fabled series
reach yet another audience in a very cool platform,” said Papercutz CEO
Terry Nantier. “Tweens are heavy users of cell phones; it’ll be fun for
them to read these comics on the go! Nancy and the Hardy Boys are
staying cool and now truly connected.”

In addition to Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, GoComics’ mobile lineup
includes Jeff Smith’s popular Bone series; the Shakti-style epics of
Virgin Comics; the fantasy hits GØDLAND and Elephantmen; the
webcomic-turned-comic-book PvP; the manga and anime horror import
Guilstein; high-flying martial arts fun starring the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles; and comics from publishers such as IDW Press and Devil’s
Due. GoComics’ mobile comic book reader is available on AT&T, Sprint,
Verizon, and all other major carriers.

Launched in the spring of 2005, Papercutz is a graphic novel
publishing company for tweens and teens, which started by bringing the
Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew into all-new comics. The company has also
recently added publishing all-new Tales from the Crypt and Classics
Illustrated. In this short period of time, it has sold over 250,000
Nancy Drew and 200,000 Hardy Boys graphic novels. For more information,

uclick is a leading provider of digital entertainment for the Web and
mobile phones. The mobile division delivers comic books, manga, comic
strips, illustration, video, and games worldwide. Their feature lineup
includes top brands such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!,
Tokyopop, Paul Frank, and many more. uclick’s products are available
through their flagship consumer brand, GoComics (, top
U.S. carriers, and leading distributors worldwide. For more
information, visit and

See Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys previews and more at
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September 2008


Written by Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton

Art by Barry Windsor-Smith

Cover by Michael Golden

168 pages, Hardcover, Full Color


On sale September 24

The most unlikely traveling companions are back! This digitally recolored Valiant special edition collects the full Archer & Armstrong origin story from issues #0-6 for the first time ever, and includes an all-new "Formation of the Sect" story by series co-creator Jim Shooter and illustrator Sal Velluto, and an all-new cover by legendary artist Michael Golden! When Archer’s preacher parents betray and try to murder him, he goes in search of enlightenment returning as the world’s greatest hand-to-hand fighter seeking revenge. Instead of revenge he finds Armstrong, the centuries old immortal wanderer who spends his time drinking, fighting and spinning tales of his hedonistic adventures throughout history. When a ruthless cult and its bumbling agents try to enlist Archer to kill Armstrong, the one they believe to be the devil, the two most unlikely traveling companions turn the tables and team up to face down the threat that could destroy the world! Features groundbreaking art by series co-creator Barry Windsor-Smith!
Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Robinson & Tomasi!
BALTIMORE, MD (June 24, 2008) - A fan-favorite creator marks his stunning return to comics in a first-time appearance at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con, held at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 27-28, 2008. In addition, a long-time industry insider makes his Baltimore debut as a comics writer.

James Robinson, best known for his work on DC Comics' Starman, The Golden Age and JSA, is returning to comics in a big way, taking over Superman in the near future and gearing up for the launch of a new Justice League title.

Peter Tomasi, currently strutting his stuff in Nightwing and Green Lantern Corps, is a former long-time DC Comics editor who has worked with most of DC's major characters, as well as many of the heavy hitter talents in the field (including the aforementioned Mr. Robinson).

"We're extremely happy to welcome these two talented gents to Baltimore," said show promoter Marc Nathan. "We know our fans are going to have a lot of questions for James, and we're hoping they realize what a rising star Pete is. And there'll be plenty of opportunity to talk to both of them!"

Swamp Thing co-creator and Frankenstein artist Bernie Wrightson will be the show's Guest of Honor.

He headlines a guest list that includes, in alphabetical order, Kyle Baker (The Bakers), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers), Jim Calafiore (Exiles, Captain Marvel), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier, The Spirit), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Mighty Avengers), Steve Conley (Star Trek, The Escapist), Amanda Conner (JSA Classified, Terra), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts, Tellos), David Finch (World War Hulk, New Avengers), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman), John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red), Ron Garney (Wolverine), Michael Golden (Micronauts, The 'Nam), Mike Grell (John Sable, Iron Man), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle, Black Lightning), Dean Haspiel (Brawl), Adam Hughes (Catwoman), Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man), Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Action Comics), J.G. Jones (52, Wonder Woman), Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Ultimate X-Men), Barry Kitson (Empire, The Order), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Image EIC), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Wildcats), the Luna Brothers (The Sword, Girls), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Disney's Atlantis), Phil Noto (Danger Girl, Jonah Hex), Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar, Powers), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate X-Men, Strange), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Ultimate X-Men), John Romita Sr. (Amazing Spider-Man), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, X-Men: First Class), Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween, Heroes), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man, Feast of the Seven Fishes), Jim Shooter (Legion of Super-Heroes), Robert Tinnell (EZ Street), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Timothy Truman (Conan, Grimjack), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest, The Wicked West), Matt Wagner (Zorro, Grendel), Mark Waid (Flash, Boom! Studios), Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster), and Ron Wilson (The Thing).

The Harvey Awards will return to the Baltimore Comic-Con for the third consecutive year. The awards dinner and ceremony will be held Saturday night, September 27, 2008, following the convention's normal hours. As in 2007, the first 300 paid attendees and honorees at the 2008 Harvey Awards Ceremonies will receive a Hollywood-style bag of swag. Last year's bag included The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales - Volume 1 from Gemstone Publishing, a complete base set of the soon-to-be-released Jericho Season One trading cards from Inkworks, an exclusive pin from AdHouse Books, a Comic-Con exclusive edition of 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 from IDW Publishing, a Toon Tumbler from Popfun Merchandising, and an exclusive Harvey Awards keychain from LaserMach. Nominating ballots are presently online at Kyle Baker will return as Master of Ceremonies for the evening's events.

For more information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, e-mail or call (410) 526-7410. The guest list and other information can be found on the convention's website or on its MySpace page.

For more information about the Harvey Awards, including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail

Monday, June 23, 2008


Company Also Launches Special Giveaway Promotion To Coincide With Release Of Hilarious New Film About Japanese Culture And The Mysterious Geisha World

San Francisco, CA, June 20, 2008 – VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced the DVD release on June 24 of MAIKO HAAAAN!!!, a zany romantic slapstick comedy, directed by Nobuo Mizuta, about a nerdy Japanese office worker and his obsession with the little-seen Maiko (apprentice Geisha) world. MAIKO HAAAAN!!! features English subtitles, and will be distributed by VIZ Media with an anticipated retail price of $24.98. A dedicated web site is also available at

VIZ Pictures has also announced a special giveaway promotion to coincide with the DVD release. Fans are encouraged to go to and enter the contest before June 24. Ten random winners will be selected to receive a special MAIKO HAAAAN!!! movie package that includes the DVD, poster, Japanese style geisha fan and a wallet keychain.

From acclaimed screenwriter Kankuro Kudo of PING PONG, Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims and Takashi Miike's Zebraman, MAIKO HAAAAN!!! is a slapstick comedy with an energetic twist of manic Japanese humor that centers on a geeky salary man named Kimihiko Onizuka (Sadawo Abe, from KAMIKAZE GIRLS) who dumps his girlfriend because he believes he can only fall in love with an apprentice Geisha, otherwise known as a 'Maiko.’ He decides to pursue his dream of courting a real Maiko in Kyoto. The lavish and private Maiko Houses become a social barrier partly caused by a rival who is actually also a millionaire baseball player (Shinichi Tsutsumi). But Kimihiko remains undaunted and embarks on a wild journey using some outlandish premises to gain entry to the Geisha inner sanctum. Meanwhile, Kimihiko’s girlfriend (Kou Shibasaki) tries to win him back by leaving Tokyo to become a Maiko herself.

“Kankuro Kudo is a multi-talented creative force in Japan, winning critical acclaim as a comedian, musician, screenwriter, radio DJ and actor in addition to his talents as a film director,” says Manami Iiboshi, Director, Marketing, VIZ Pictures “His delightful new comedy, MAIKO HAAAAN!!!, puts a funny slant on the austere and seldom-seen world of geishas and audiences will delight in the outrageous events that transpire as one man takes his geisha fetish to a hilarious extreme. Domestic interest in Japanese cinema continues to grow, partly as a complement to the success of manga and anime, but it’s also gaining popularity with decidedly mainstream audiences drawn to the unique stories and characters these films present. As this interest grows, we invite everyone to enter a special MAIKO HAAAAN!!! giveaway and receive the VIZ Pictures newsletter which will give timely updates on new and upcoming releases and the latest in Japanese cinema!”

For more information on VIZ Pictures please visit: For more information on other DVDs distributed by VIZ Media please go to

About VIZ Pictures, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Pictures, Inc. distributes Japanese live-action films and DVDs, with particular focus on Japanese "kawaii (cute) and cool" pop culture. VIZ Pictures approaches each release from a J-pop fan's point of view to serve manga and anime generation in North America. VIZ Pictures titles include TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO, LINDA LINDA LINDA, THE TASTE OF TEA, and PING PONG. The company will continue to offer the hottest visual entertainment straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages in North America. VIZ Pictures, Inc. is an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC, the San Francisco-based leading U.S. publisher of Japanese manga (comics) and merchandise licensor of Japanese animation such as the popular "NARUTO" animated TV series. For more information please visit © 2006 VIZ Pictures, Inc

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at
Tara McPherson Coloring Kit—

why didn’t I think of that?

Dark Horse Deluxe joins Tara McPherson to design the "Somewhere under
the Rainbow Coloring Kit!" This unique "kit" comes in an exclusively
designed carrying case and includes a very special, concealed spiral-
bound 96-page coloring book featuring 48 black-and-white McPherson
illustrations, four “color-them-yourself” postcards, a sticker
sheet, and 24 crayons. As a must-have collector’s item for serious
McPherson fans, this could be the beginning of a new trend in
collectible products by some of the most highly regarded contemporary
artists in the industry.

In addition to the coloring kit, Dark Horse will be releasing a
coffee mug and a second journal to complement its existing line of
products based on Tara’s work.

The Tara McPherson “Somewhere under the Rainbow” Coloring Kit will
be available in retail stores August 27, 2008, for $24.99. The
“Love Blows” coffee mug is coming in June ($12.99) and the new
“Mr. Wiggles” journal is scheduled for a mid-September release
All-ages graphic novel, DEAR DRACULA, released this September./

20 June 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - Shadowline/Image gets the jump on
Halloween with DEAR DRACULA, a square hardcover written by Joshua E.
Williamson and illustrated by Vicente “Vinny” Navarrete, their first
release under their new all-ages imprint, Silverline Books.

“DEAR DRACULA is the charming story of Sam, a young boy who writes the
King of Vampires a letter and is visited by him on Halloween night,”
says Shadowline editor Kristen Simon. “In this warmly humorous tale that
will appeal to young and old alike, Sam learns what it truly means to be
a vampire…no cheese, no cake, no soda pop and other fun stuff!”

Shadowline President Jim Valentino added, “Vampires appeal to all age
groups and this story is so engagingly written and wonderfully drawn
that it has won over everyone who has seen it. We believe it will be the
hit of the Halloween season for years to come!”

DEAR DRACULA (JUN082222), a 48-page square format (8’ x 8’) hardcover
for $7.99, will be on sale September 10^th .

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by
a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on
to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States.
There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd
McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently
divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow
Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic
novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable,
offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical
fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the
medium today. Visit