Friday, November 12, 2010



November 13-14, 2010 @ North Carolina Comicon
All Day Signing – Writer Johanna Stokes

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( 2009 "Best Publisher" of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox's 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!'s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Thanks for a Great 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con!
Join us again August 20-21, 2011!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - November 12, 2010 - They had started lining up before dawn. By the time the doors opened at 10:00 AM (and the oppressive August heat had already taken hold), the line was wrapped around the side of the Baltimore Convention Center and snaked across the street. These fans knew something big was happening, and they wanted to be among the first in the door. Soon, they'd be face to face with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry - as well as plenty of promising talent.

It was the 11th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, and the weekend ended up being a phenomenal success.

Of course, the success wouldn't be possible without the hard work of a lot of people - and it's time to say a big "Thank You!" to everyone involved. Special thanks go to SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane, who joined us on Saturday August 28 and was, as expected, a major hit with the fans. And to our guests, exhibitors, retailers, partners, and especially the fans who continue to join us each year - THANK YOU. Without you, Baltimore Comic-Con simply wouldn't happen.

With the 11th annual Comic-Con a great success, the team is already thinking of ways to make 2011 an even bigger year for comics fans. On the calendar for August 20-21, 2011, next year's Comic-Con will feature guests you won't want to miss - we've already lined up Frank Cho (New Ultimates), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Barry Kitson(Iron Man 2.0), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo).

Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan couldn't be happier with 2010's Comic-Con, but he knows the only way from here is up. "We were thrilled with the show in 2010. My team and I had a great time putting on the show, and the feedback from our partners, guests, and, most notably, the fans that came to the show has been great. Each year, we find new ways to make Comic-Con bigger and more exciting," Marc said. "2011 is going to be a very big year."

That's an exciting prospect, because this year's convention was bigger than it's ever been. Attendance was up 20% from last year, the costume contest (in its second year) was so big we had to knock down a wall to make room (where's the Hulk when you need him?), and aspiring artists packed the room for a highly successful Artists' Workshop led by comic book legends Klaus Janson and Howard Chaykin. For our fifth year running, we hosted the Harvey Awards, and we're already looking forward to our sixth year!

We can only imagine what's in store for next year, so mark your calendars now! Details on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming leading up to the show can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I've been having a super productive month. Check it out:

-My shirt design "Captain Obvious!" Is Now up for a Bestee Award on Threadless for October. If you can, please vote for it to win a Bestee!
Vote here: The bestees are pretty esteemed in the t-shirt industry so your vote would really mean a lot!

-"It's the POElice!" my design of a silly pun with Edgar Allan Poe, is up for scoring on threadless. Please check it out and vote/comment on it here: This contest is for 10,000 dollars. So if you can vote for me on it, that would rock!

-"Hitch-Cock" my design mashing up alfred hitchcock and a rooster is up for scoring on threadless. Please check it out and vote/comment here:

-Lastly, these designs are still up for votes/comments on design by humans:,,,

-I've updated my website with a bunch of new illustrations on it. Check it out:

-My much in demand shirt design "Attack of Literacy!" has been reprinted for the third time! If you didn't get it the first few, and are interested, I'd highly suggest picking up a copy as
they tend to sell out fast. You can get the design here:,girls

-My shirt design "Puppet Check Up!" is now one of the best selling designs on Design by Humans. You can check it out, and get a copy here:

-Griffin Technology has printed a new IPHONE case with my design "Everyday Life Would Be Cooler With Sound Effects" on it. You can check it out/purchase it here:

Thanks again for being a part of this list. As always I'm more than happy to do freelance illustration for hire, and also more than happy to have awesome friends fans and supporters help me be able to make a living doing this wonderful thing called illustration.
Joshua Kemble Illustrations

November 10, 2010, Los Angeles – Radical Publishing is proud to announce that critically acclaimed Idlewild trilogy author and Sci-Fi Channel series writer Nick Sagan and rising star Clinnette Minnis will be discussing and signing copies of Radical’s sci-fi military epic Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising and Shrapnel: Hubris on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:00 P.M. at the Barnes & Noble store located at 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514. Both Nick Sagan and Clinnette Minnis will be on hand to answer questions, chat with fans and sign copies of their work.

Co-created by Nick Sagan and Mark Long and the first of a three-part series, Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising introduces readers to a planet in peril and a people divided. As the Solar Alliance increases its sphere of influence across the Solar System, the citizens of one planet, Venus, led by former Marine and war hero, Vijaya “Sam” Narayan, has the guts and bravery to stand against their reign. Shrapnel:Hubris follows Sam and her resistance force as they expand their battle against the Solar Alliance to Mars and beyond, giving the downtrodden a chance for freedom while embarking on their epic struggle.

Both Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising and Shrapnel: Hubris are available in trade paperback editions and can be purchased on the day of the event. Writer/Creator Nick Sagan and Shrapnel: Hubris co-writer Clinnette Minnis will host a discussion about their inspiration for creating Shrapnel followed by a signing session.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is a leading creator of science fiction, action-adventure and fantasy based comic books and graphic novels . The company has produced award winning properties, including; Hercules, Legends, Aladdin, Caliber, Hotwire, FVZA, and The Last Days of American Crime. Founded in 2007 by Barry Levine and Jesse Berger, whose vision was to develop high-concept stories intertwined with leading edge artwork created by the industry’s marquee talent. For more information, visit,,,

Peter Guber, John Kosner, David Hill, Tim Kring and Brian Seth Hurst Headline Event, Scheduled for December 7-8 in Universal City, CA

(Los Angeles, CA and New Milford, CT; November 11, 2010) -- Unicomm, a leading event management company and The Bob Dowling Group today announced the lineup of keynotes for the upcoming inaugural LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™, scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, December 7-8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA. Headlining the event will be: Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment; John Kosner, Senior Vice President & General Manager of ESPN Digital Media; David Hill, Chairman & CEO of Fox Sports Television Group; Tim Kring, Master Storyteller, Executive Producer "Heroes" and Tim Kring's Conspiracy For Good, and Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of Opportunity Management Company.

Throughout two days of in-depth discussions, industry luminaries from studios, content providers, startups, brands, manufacturers, media outlets and technology companies will join leading market analysts to share best practices and provide a unique and thorough understanding of the exploding intersection of the mobile and entertainment worlds.

“With years of industry insight and experience to their credit, this prestigious group of Keynotes brings an unequaled strength to our discussion of the mobile and entertainment communities,” said conference co-chairman Bob Dowling.

“Our impressive lineup of keynotes and speakers establishes our footprint in the mobile space,” said John Golicz, President and CEO of Unicomm. “Just as we’ve accomplished in the 3D sector with the 3D Entertainment Summit™ and the 3D Gaming Summit™, our goal is to be the thought-leader in the mobile entertainment landscape.”

Speaker Lineup Includes:

* Steve Amato, Partner, Omelet LA
* David Apple, Chief Marketing Officer, Augme Technologies, Inc
* Pankaj Asundi, Vice President, Multimedia Strategy and Sales, Ericsson
* Joerg Bachmaier, SVP/GM Americas, Endemol Worldwide Brand
* Mike Breslin, VP Marketing, Glu Mobile
* Sheila Buckley, Senior Vice President of Digital Sales, The Weather Channel
* Michael Cai, VP Research, Interpret, LLC
* Cameron Clayton, Senior Vice President of Mobile & Digital Applications, The Weather Channel
* Geoffrey Colo, Producer, New Media, House M.D.
* Rex Cook, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Avatarlabs
* Ronan De Renesse, Senior Analyst, Screen Digest
* Mark Donovan, Senior Vice President, Mobile , comScore, Inc.
* Allison Dollar, Executive Director, Ita & Mobile Excellence Awards
* Curt Doty, EVP, Trailer Park Advanced Content Group
* Charlie Echeverry, Senior Vice President, Sales, Univision Interactive Media
* Thomas Ellsworth, CEO, GOTV Networks
* Natalie Farsi, Head of Mobile, Warner Brothers
* John Gaudiosi, Sr. Content Advisor, 3D Gaming Summit
* Robert Gelick , Senior Vice President & General Manager, CBS Mobile
* Jason Glaspey, VP of Product, Urban Airship
* Chris Hanada, Co-Founder, Retrofit Films
* Christoph Hoerenz, CMO, Fox Mobile Group
* John Heinsen, Co-Chair, New Media Committee, Producers Guild of America,
* Debra Kaufman, Senior Content Advisor, LA Mobile Entertainment Summit; Founder & Editor, Mobilized TV
* Tanner Kling, Co-Founder, Retrofit Films

· Jordan Kobert, Strategic Partnerships, Mobile, Google

* Ilja Laurs, CEO & Founder, Getjar
* Amber J. Lawson, Comedy Publisher, Bablegum
* Brandon Lucas, Vice President and General Manager, Bet Mobile
* Sol Masch, Director of Advertising, MTV
* Emery Morrison, Chief Content Officer, Deziak Entertainment, Salacious Streets TV
* Eric Rickson, Director Mobile Analytics, Webtrends
* Adrian Rubio, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Flycell
* Michael Scogin, Vice President, Wireless, MTV
* Gary Schwartz, CEO, Impact Mobile & Chair, MEF North America
* Lori Schwartz, Chief Technology Catalyst, McCann World Group
* Justin Siegel, CEO, Mocospace
* Matt Silk, Senior Vice President, Waterfall Mobile
* Gavin Throckmorton, MetroPCS
* Michele Tobin, VP of Sales, Entertainment, Millennial Media
* Francisco Varela, Head of Wireless Partnerships, You Tube
* Henry Vogel, CEO, Apptera
* Chuck Vanasse, CEO, Prio
* Aime Williams, Executive Director, Global Girl Media.

Official Sponsors of the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ include The Weather Channel, ESPN, Mocospace, GetJar, Millenial Media, Webtrends, Flycell, Apptera, Waterfall Mobile, Ericsson and AUGME Technologies, Urban Airship and [x] cube labs. Industry and media partners include Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Mobilized TV, Fierce Mobile Content, Fierce Wireless, Fierce Developer, Mashable, Mobile Monday LA, Interactive Television Alliance, Screen Digest, ReadWriteWeb, Interpret, LLC , UCLA, School of Management, Parks & Associates, and others.

Additional event supporters include The Mobile Excellence Awards, the most influential and coveted awards program in the industry, honoring the best of the best in mobile entertainment, technology, marketing and media. The MEA take place on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at the Legendary Paramount Studios. More information on the Mobile Excellence Awards can be found at”

For more information about speaking submissions, exhibiting, and sponsor opportunities, please visit: or contact Gloria Lombardo, Sales Director, Mobile Entertainment Group at 203-878-2577 (x105) or

Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™ and the 3D Gaming Summit™, both presented in association with Variety; the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show; the Adventures in Travel Expo in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Seattle, and the Green Travel Summit. For more information:

The Bob Dowling Group - For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling's tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.

Variety - Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group – Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and – are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).

The 3D Entertainment SummitTM in association with Variety is the definitive conference devoted to examining and analyzing the burgeoning confluence of 3D and entertainment. The event attracts over 800 attendees representing a “who’s who” in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community, draws international media coverage and boasts industry-leading sponsors. For more information on the event, please visit:

The 3D Gaming SummitTM in association with Variety, the most recent addition to the entertainment industry series of events produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC, featured an all-star speaker roster of industry leaders this past April. Keynotes included producer Jon Landau (Avatar), director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), and executives Phil Eisler (NVIDIA) and Josh Greer (RealD). For more information:
November 20, 2010

Written and drawn by Jeremy Bastian, Cursed Pirate Girl is the
all-ages comic book tale of a salty little adventurer traveling in
search of her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the
mythical Omerta Seas. Rendered in a stunning pen and ink style the
story begins in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly
heads across- and beneath- the waves. November 2010 sees the release
of the graphic novel collection of the first 3 sold out issues of this
amazing comic book series. Challengers Comics + Conversation in
Bucktown is throwing a special pirate-themed release party for this
grand occasion and will be bringing Jeremy Bastian to the store for
the event. There will be a variety of prints and books of Jeremy’s
work available as well as a special appearance by Cursed Pirate Girl
character Kildanny! Challengers will also have a limited edition
exclusive cover of the graphic novel available. This event is open to
all ages. The story is like the fairy tales we all grew up with-
perfect for kids, but with bits that will make them shudder… If you’re
an adult who likes Terry Gilliam movies, or movies like The Princess
Bride, you’ll love this more than the kids do.

“It’s all too rare that I see work that is truly original- and I
almost never see work THIS original- Jeremy Bastian is a genius.”
-Mike Mignola, Eisner Award winning creator of Hellboy

"A throwback to classic storytelling that any age can enjoy."
-David Petersen, Eisner Award winning creator of Mouse Guard

"Clearly he’s kidnapped his own inner child, plied her with enough
Victorian sweets to keep her up for days, and then chained her to a
drawing board in a tiny room..."
- Jackson Publick, creator of the hit [adult swim] cartoon series The
Venture Brothers

"I LOVE Cursed Pirate Girl- it is a bright light in a vast sea of sameness!"
-Charles Vess, World Fantasy Award winning artist of The Sandman and Stardust

"Authentic and timeless and wonderfully bizarre- this looks like
something from 1892 but is totally ahead of its time- I wish I’d
thought of it!"
-Gerard Way, Eisner Award winning creator of The Umbrella Academy and
lead singer of rock band My Chemical Romance

"Combines the endearing qualities of classic children's books with a
modern-day sensibility. The results are whimsically naive and
genuinely hip!"
-Gary Gianni, Eisner Award winner and artist of the legendary
newspaper strip Prince Valiant

"Cursed Pirate Girl is our generation's Alice in Wonderland."
-Gail Potocki, award-winning Symbolist painter; The Union of Hope and Sadness

Why: Celebrate the graphic novel collection of Jeremy Bastain’s amazing series.
Where: Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R
Chicago, IL 60647
773.278.0155 /
When: November 20, 2010, 6:00pm




Enjoy All 13 Episodes from the Second Half of the Season on

Two Action-Packed Discs

BURBANK, CA (November 11, 2010) – The caped crusader continues to conquer the world’s villains with the release of Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2 from Warner Home Video (WHV), Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Batman and his fellow DC Comics Super Hero friends band together on this 2-disc set of the final 13 episodes from the first season of the top-rated Cartoon Network show among boys 6-11 and men 18-49. Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2 is available for the first time on DVD March 15, 2011 for $19.97 SRP.

Justice is served as Batman swings into an exciting new era, teaming with a powerful group of DC Comics Super Heroes in this thrilling series. Through the show’s final 13 animated adventures in this two-disc collection, Batman allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger, and Atom to fight their enemies. The superhero squad takes on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks and from power-hungry dictators to uncontrollable teenagers. And Batman encounters a new villain, the Music Meister, who is able to exert powerful mind control through song. Starring the voice of actor Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as the Music Meister, the all-musical episode was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score). In this cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic book styling to crime-fighting, Batman faces any peril—including other heroes stealing the show—in his relentless pursuit of justice.

“Warner Home Video is delighted to complete one of our most thrilling animated Batman seasons with the release of Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Fans will be excited to see their favorite superhero team up with many other crime-fighting favorites from the DC Universe like Aquaman, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow and many more!”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2 is executive produced by Sam Register and produced by James Tucker and Linda M. Steiner. The voice cast includes Diedrich Bader as Batman, John DiMaggio as Aquaman, James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow, Will Friedle as Blue Beetle, Corey Burton as Red Tornado and Tom Kenny as Plastic Man. The new Batman: The Brave and the Bold series airs on Friday nights at 7 p.m. on Cartoon Network.


Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2

1. Mystery in Space!
2. Trials of the Demons!
3. Night of the Huntress!
4. Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!
5. The Color of Revenge!
6. Legends of the Dark Mite!
7. Hail the Tornado Tyrant!
8. Duel of the Double Crossers!
9. The Last Bat on Earth!
10. When Omac Attacks!
11. The Fate of Equinox!
12. Mayhem of the Music Meister!
13. Inside the Outsiders!

About Warner Home Video:

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

EEEK! is in stock at ASYLUM PRESS


“Whether you’ve been a lifelong
fan of anthology horror comics or have yet to
discover the morbidly magical pleasures found
within them, EEEK! cannot be recommended
enough. --I can confidently prescribe this book.
However, I must warn you, side effects may include:
the willies, the creepies, the spookies
and the heebie-jeebies!”

EEEK! VOL. 1 trade paperback
written and illustrated by Jason Paulos
Cover by Aly Fell
176 pgs, B&W with COLOR section ,
perfect bound.
Retail Price: $14.95.
Intended Audience: General Readers.
Genre: Horror
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-010-2

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For a preview of EEEK! visit:


What people are saying about EEEK!--

“An intriguing mix of stories inspired by E.C.
and DC’s terror tales of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.”
--Brent Frankenhoff
Comics Buyer’s Guide

“Jason Paulos really has captured an era
of comic book releases and Eeek
deserves to find a much larger market.”
--Jeff Ritchie

“EEEK! shows us there is still an art form to
anthology horror with some of the best horror
tales this side of the new millennium!”
--Erik Hendrix
Zedura Magazine

“In the grand tradition of Eerie and Creepy,
EEEK! is an anthology that’s guaranteed to
satisfy your craving for classic horror comics.
From its time-honored parable story structure to
its homage inflected artwork, this collection
feels as though it could have been a lost
treasure from the 1970’s Warren magazines.”
--Tim Lenaghan

“Short tales of terror that will
send chills down your spine!”
--Rob Caprilozzi

“A fun collection of illustrated
terror tales featuring great art and a
wicked sense of humor, pulling it's inspiration
from all over the Silver Age horror comic
history map, occasionally even drawing from
50's pre-code terror and the late 60's and
early 70's Eerie Publication black and white
gore mags... Recommended!"
The Horrors of it All

Wednesday, November 10, 2010



Series First Two Episodes to Air with Limited Commercial Breaks Leading into the Premiere of Episode Three, “Tell It To The Frogs,” Beginning at 8pm ET/PT

WHAT: On the heels of the announcement for a second season order of its hit series “The Walking Dead”, AMC will air the first two episodes of the popular original drama with limited commercial breaks leading into the premiere of the series’ third episode, “Tell It To The Frogs.”

Episode Descriptions:

Pilot/Ep 101 – “Days Gone By”: Rick searches for his family after emerging from a coma into a world terrorized by the walking dead. Morgan and Duane, whom he meets along the way, help teach Rick the new rules for survival.

Ep 102 – “Guts”: Rick unknowingly causes a group of survivors to be trapped by walkers. The group dynamic devolves from accusations to violence, as Rick must confront an enemy far more dangerous than the undead.

EP 103 – “Tell It To The Frogs”: Rick makes a decision to go back to Atlanta to retrieve the bag of guns and save a man’s life. Lori and Shane must deal with the surprising return of someone they thought was dead.

WHEN: Kicking off the night will be “The Walking Dead” 90-minute pilot episode, “Days Gone Bye,” airing at 8pm ET/PT immediately followed by episode two,”Guts,” at 9:10pm ET/PT. Both episodes will air with limited commercial breaks. “The Walking Dead” episode three, “Tell It To The Frogs,” premieres at 10pm ET/PT.

WHO: Executive produced Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually) as Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific”) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”) as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden (The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) as Dale, Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes.

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. Led by a remarkable ensemble cast and written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee Darabont, “The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 10pm ET/PT. The series’ Halloween debut marked the largest premiere among Adults 18-49 of any first season series in cable history.
Hack/Slash resumes monthly schedule with all-new ongoing

Berkeley, CA - 10 November 2010 - Since coming to Image Comics, Tim Seeley's HACK/SLASH has been more popular than ever, with sold out printings of the first two HACK/SLASH omnibuses and the success of HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC, the four-issue miniseries that inaugurated the series' move to Image.

In February, HACK/SLASH returns with an all-new monthly series written by creator Tim Seeley and drawn by MY FIRST MANIAC artist Dan Leister.

"We've brought in a bunch of new readers with our move to Image, and now felt like a great time to get back into an ongoing series!" Seeley says. "The new series will continue the kind of stories Hack/Slash readers love while being totally accessible to newbies!"

"We couldn't be happier to have an ongoing HACK/SLASH series as part of our 2011 line-up," adds Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. "Tim's a fantastic talent and HACK/SLASH manages to compliment our other horror titles without covering the same ground."

HACK/SLASH returns this February in all-new ongoing series by the creative team behind the hit HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC mini! Cassie Hack, killer of killers, and her partner Vlad hunt a slasher who haunts a small town's Make Out Point. Meanwhile, Cat Curio, Former Teen Detective, searches for the man who put her in a coma and the murderous cult that employed him. What she finds will set up the biggest HACK/SLASH story yet. A great jumping on point for new readers!

HACK/SLASH #1, a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores February 9, 2011. Catch up on the adventures of Cassie Hack and her monstrous partner Vlad with HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS VOL. 1 Second Printing ($29.99, APR100408), in stores November 24, 2010; HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS VOL. 2 Second Printing ($29.99, MAY100447), in stores November 17, 2010; and HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS VOL. 3 ($34.99, JUN100415), in stores December 8, 2010. Also available December 8: HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC (trade paperback: $9.99, SEP100461; signed and numbered hardcover: $29.99, SEP100462).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

JawBite Delivers the First Free Service to Update Social Networks from Any Phone with Simple Voice Commands

Users experience real-time, audible review before posting with a 99% accuracy rate

Thing5, a provider of voice solutions, announced the launch of JawBite today. JawBite is a free service that allows consumers to update their social online content, including Facebook and Twitter, with just a phone call. JawBite is quick, accurate, efficient and empowers participation from any phone - landline or mobile, with or without data plans. With the option to review all content before it is posted, JawBite is the first-to-market technology that offers this level of sophistication and ease for consumers to communicate digitally via their voice and any phone.

Key Facts:

* Thing5, the company behind JawBite, developed the free service that extends well beyond today’s conventional voice recognition products.

* Using it is simple. Users register on the JawBite web site at, call a number from any phone, speak their updates and hang-up. Updates are transcribed and posted with an audio file attached so that posts can be heard and read. The users phone becomes a microphone, capturing any spoken words or sounds they wish to share.

* JawBite offers freedom, ease, an ability to share audio content and a 99% accuracy rate that empowers users to communicate digitally regardless of the phone platform.
* With more than 600 dedicated servers, JawBite’s service and accuracy can scale to support millions of users. Operating as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering in the cloud, JawBite enables a safe, productive and flexible interaction platform.


David Thor, Managing Director, Thing5 LLC:

“We are offering JawBite to meet the needs of today’s social consumer. Eliminating the need for a computer or even a keyboard, we built JawBite to help users connect on their favorite social sites from any phone at any time. JawBite users are free to say what they want to say and record the sounds they experience, knowing that with our full review option they can share with confidence.”


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About JawBite

Thing5, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Springfield, MA, provides voice solutions for thousands of properties and has a proven record of reducing customer telecommunication costs by 40-60%. The company’s newest technology platform, JawBite, is leading the progression in the way online content is managed and updated. By dialing a phone number, users can update Facebook and Twitter with simple voice commands. With a 99% accuracy rate, JawBite is the first-to-market technology that achieves this level of sophistication for consumers to communicate digitally via their voice and any phone. For more information, follow updates on Twitter (@JawBite) and visit

This Week's Prize is a Trip for Two to Comic Con 2011, Including Tickets to Syfy's Exclusive Party

Iconic pieces and once-in-a-lifetime experiences representing several of Syfy's hit original series are available for bid in an online auction accompanying Syfy's new reality series, Hollywood Treasure, which continues with all new back-to-back episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Net auction proceeds will go towards national non-profit KaBOOM!, which is dedicated to saving play.

This week Syfy fans can go to HYPERLINK "" \o "blocked::"; and bid to win a trip for two to the world famous Comic Con event in San Diego, including tickets to Syfy's annual party, the hottest ticket in town. The package is available for bid through Tuesday, November 9.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the intricate world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia collecting, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles.

In an all-new episode of Hollywood Treasure airing Wednesday, November 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Joe Maddalena travels to England to meet with Harvey Stephens, the child actor who played Damien in one of the most iconic horror movies of all time, The Omen. Harvey shows Joe his original costume and famed prop used during prominent scenes from the film. Joe wants the items for auction but is Harvey willing to let go of these pieces from his childhood? In another all-new episode airing at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Joe is back in Los Angeles and sets his sight on finding the famed yellow brick road from The Wizard of Oz. One of the last surviving principle cast members from the show, an original lollipop kid, Jerry Martin, makes a surprise visit.

Monday, November 08, 2010



Biggest Series in Cable History

Among Adults 18-49

Network Greenlights 13-Episode Season of Original Hit Series

Biggest Global Original Series Debut on Fox International Channels

(New York, NY – November 8, 2010) AMC announced today the renewal of “The Walking Dead” for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, “The Walking Dead” has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.

Today’s announcement also includes Fox International Channels’ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. “The Walking Dead” was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.

“The ‘Dead’ has spread!” said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. “No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as ‘The Walking Dead.’ This reaffirms viewers’ hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back ‘The Dead’ again, across the globe.”

Ratings Highlights for The Walking Dead - Episode 2, which premiered on AMC Sunday, 11/7:

* 10pm airing – 3.1 HH rating with over 4.7 million viewers;
* Adults 18-49 – 3.3 million viewers;
* Adults 25-54 – 2.8 million viewers;
* Men 18-49 – 2.1 million viewers.

Ratings Highlights for the The Walking Dead - Episode 1, which premiered on AMC Sunday, 10/31:

* 10pm airing – 3.7 HH rating with over 5.3 million total viewers;
* Adults 18-49 – 3.6 million viewers;
* Adults 25-54 – 3.1 million viewers;
* Men 18-49 – 2.0 million viewers;

“I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming. “‘The Walking Dead’ is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!”

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion and Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serve as Executive Producers.

“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.

Shot on location in Atlanta, “The Walking Dead” is led by a cast that includes Lincoln (“Teachers,” Love Actually) as Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific,” The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”) as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden (“The Shield,” Stephen King’s The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen King’s The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and entertaining non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 96 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

About FOX International Channels

FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 183 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 300 million subscribing households (875 million cumulative) worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced “dot-fox”) specialized in online video and display, and four TV production houses. In operation since: August 14, 1993.

Former Lakeshore International President Peter Rogers Heads Up Financing and Distribution Plan For Vanguard’s Eclectic, Multi-Format Animation/Live Action Film Slate

(Santa Monica, CA; November 8, 2010) – John Williams, the original producer of Shrek and President and CEO of Vanguard Films, announced today an overall producing/directing deal with Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson. In addition, Vanguard has formed a strategic alliance with former Lakeshore International President Peter Rogers’ new company, Moviemill, to arrange financing and distribution for Vanguard's impressive projects. Vanguard comes to AFM with an eclectic production slate featuring CG, live action and CG/live action hybrids.

"I’m thrilled that Vanguard’s exciting new range of projects is attracting such top filmmakers and business partners as John Stevenson and Peter Rogers,” says Williams.

Stevenson’s first directing project for Vanguard will be the live action/CGI hybrid Alien Rock Band with musician Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) attached as a producer. Plot revolves around a garage band from Earth which journeys across the Universe to qualify for a shot at superstardom in an Intergalactic Battle of the Bands. It won't be easy – the band will have to out-shred four-armed alien guitarists, face-down tentacled, punker octo-drummers, and fight snarling alien monsters – with music as its only weapon.

"I have been attracted to the slate of existing and new ideas that are coming out of Vanguard,” says Stevenson. “I have had a great time working with John Williams and the gifted creative teams involved in these projects.”

Stevenson, whose credits include such seminal animation projects as Shrek, Madagascar, and James and the Giant Peach, will also direct Vanguard’s CG-animated film Rotten Island, based on the book by Shrek author William Steig about an island where monsters reign free until a beautiful flower changes everything. Newsday called it, "A gorgeously colored picture book, full of monsters, mayhem and a message about the redeeming power of Nature.” People magazine raved, “Not since Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are has there been such a glorious nightmare of a book.”

Among the Vanguard titles that Williams and Stevenson will produce are Buzby, the world's first high speed animated romantic comedy starring fruit flies, written by Jason Mayland with Annie Award-winner Phil Robinson (Hubert's Brain) attached to direct; City of Dragons a live-action martial arts movie in the spirit of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with supernatural elements set in modern day Shanghai, written by Rob Moreland (Space Chimps), and Atomic Circus, a live-action fantasy adventure story featuring a fast-talking con-man in a post-apocalyptic world, written by Athena Gam.

During Peter Rogers' seven-year tenure as President of Lakeshore International, the sales and distribution arm of Lakeshore Entertainment, the company produced, financed and distributed over 40 films including the Academy Award™ winner Million Dollar Baby, Runaway Bride, The Exorcism of Emily Rose,

Autumn in New York, Crank, The Gift, Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies. Before forming Moviemill, Rogers was most recently President of Omega Entertainment, whose film, Conviction, has Oscar-watchers buzzing about the performances of Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.

“Vanguard is particularly adept at painting a bull's-eye on entertainment properties that resonate with global audiences,” says Rogers. "I can't imagine a better pairing than the prowess of the Vanguard production team and the creative and technical firepower of a filmmaker such as John Stevenson. They are a great match.”

Vanguard Films is a leading independent animation company and the producer of the independently financed films Space Chimps, Valiant and Happily N'ever After, as well as the live action films Seven Years in Tibet and The Tuxedo starring Jackie Chan. Vanguard’s On the Road, a collaboration with American Zoetrope directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries), has just wrapped principal photography. Its rock ‘n’ roll comedy film Vinyl, shot on location in Wales, is co-written (with Jim Cooper) and directed by Sara Sugarman (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen). The film is now in post-production.
I-play Announces Dying For Daylight

Based on the Short Stories of Charlaine Harris, the Best-Selling Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series, Dying for Daylight Will Be Available For PC in Early 2011

NEW YORK, LONDON - November 8, 2010 - I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division and the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced an upcoming collaboration with Charlaine Harris, best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series that inspired HBO's hit show "True Blood." The game, titled Dying For Daylight and set to release in early 2011, brings Harris's supernatural storytelling to interactive life for the very first time. The all-new original storyline features her popular character Dahlia, a vampire heroine featured in many short stories by Harris.

"Taking a character into the world of games is great fun and allows us to tell stories and bring characters to life in a whole new way," says Harris. "Just like Sookie, Dahlia is a unique and multi-faceted character. Working with I-play to present her in this new way has been an amazing experience, and I can't wait to hear what fans think of the results."

"Charlaine's stories and characters are a huge contributor to the phenomenon surrounding all things supernatural right now," says Tony Leamer, VP Marketing at I-play. "Her writing is so vivid and her characters so interesting that they are a natural fit for a game. Dahlia is already beloved by a legion of fans and we hope they will love this new story and the way we're telling it."

Charlaine Harris is the latest literary powerhouse to partner with I-play. The casual games publisher has generated more than 50 million downloads across its four book-based franchises. These games include four James Patterson Women's Murder Club titles, several Agatha Christie adaptations, a title based on a Nora Roberts novel and most recently the transformation of The Great Gatsby into an interactive game experience. Working closely with some of the most successful authors and classic literature names of all time, I-play creates top-notch games that are true to the original story, bring life to legendary works and create all-new adventures that are visually stunning, fun to play and incredibly compelling.

Dying For Daylight will be available for PC download in January 2011.

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