ASYLUM PRESS AND VISIONBORNE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF FEARLESS DAWN AS AN ANIMATED COMIC BOOK APP FOR THE iPAD
Asylum Press and Visionborne are collaborating with the use of Airmid technology to produce animated comics for the iPad.
April 24, 2013 (Los Angeles) Asylum Press and Visionborne are collaborating with the use of Airmid technology to produce animated comics for the iPad.
Fearless Dawn (a four issue series) will be the first of many titles to be released. Written and Illustrated by Steve Mannion, the series tells the tale of jet riding good girl Fearless Dawn as she battles her arch nemesis Helga Von Krause. Fearless Dawn infiltrates the vaunted "Manitoba Sector" to discover the secret behind Helga's chemically-induced NAZI MONSTERS. Meanwhile, all is not well back at home base when Fearless Dawn's boss discovers our hero has broken probation and flown the coop! Join us now as Steve Mannion's beautifully rendered comic book tale unfolds in full-color animated glory!
“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world with these animated comics, “ explains publisher Frank Forte, “tablet ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content. Visionborne is allowing us to let readers experience comics in a way that was not possible before.”
“In bringing cutting edge and innovative technology to comics, we are striving to take the readers on a new journey. It is our belief that Asylum Press will allow us to clearly showcase the best of our know-how and to create a unique experience in the world of comics,” Francesco Scrufari, President of Visionborne, points out.
FEARLESS DAWN #1 Animated comic app will sell for $1.49
A five-page FEARLESS DAWN #1 Animated comic app “trailer” will be available for FREE.
FEARLESS DAWN #1 animated preview link here:
FEARLESS DAWN #1 Itunes store link here:
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ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:
Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.
Visionborne Inc., is a visual effects and 3D animation company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. By carefully combining technology, creativity and tradition, Visionborne strives to present new and innovative means to enjoy creative content, and to generate cinema-grade 3D animation at a fraction of the common costs. The company also created Airmid, a ground breaking platform devised to enhance 'static' media content with finely adapted audiovisual details, in a format suitable for iOS and Android devices.
Fighting-mad bad girl Fearless Dawn is back and better than ever in Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights, a dinosaurrific adventure tale written and drawn by fan favorite Steve Mannion.
Steve's unique art and storytelling style has been rocking the underground comic book industry for years. His talents have bled into the mainstream as well on such titles as Batman: Black and White, Detective Comics, Captain America SOL, and Fear Agent, just to name a few.
Article by Dave McNary, Variety Magazine
Marketing and branded entertainment company Dilemma plans to move into movies with a feature film adaptation of Martin Shapiro's horror comic "Chopper."
Company founder and producer J.C. Christofilis has optioned a script from Shapiro for a project described as a modern spin on the "Sleepy Hollow" mythology, with storylines revolving around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife.
Dilemma is seeking co-producers at the American Film Market.
Earlier this year, Dilemma produced and self-distributed a nine-episode web series that introduced prequel storylines intended to set up the movie and its mythology. Series starred Tyler Mane and Andrew Bryniarski, with Christofilis writing and directing.
Shapiro and Christofilis met as classmates at UCLA film school then reunited at Comic-Con 2010 when Shapiro shared some early panels of the "Chopper" comicbook that Asylum Press released in 2011.
"Ultimately, the neverending viability of the horror genre combined with the exploding interest in shows like 'Sons of Anarchy' made my decision to bring our title character to life a no-brainer -- pardon the pun," said Christofilis.
Tom Rubin repped Dilemma in negotiations and Shapiro was repped by manager Scott Agostoni.
Asylum Press has released the original graphic novel Farmhouse as an ongoing web comic series and digital app.
Farmhouse is a psychological neo noir thriller about a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. The story examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.
The book was written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn). “This was my first graphic novel and it was very exciting to see it come to life visually”, says Musgrave, “Szymon really nailed the dark and gritty feel of the characters and the mental ward.”
"Farmhouse was a challenging story for me to illustrate, it provided me the opportunity to work in a different style that complimented the setting", explains Kudranski, "If anyone is interested in how my work looked before Spawn and Penguin, they should check out the book."
Farmhouse #1 is 100% FREE and available on Comixology, ComicsPlus (Iverse), Graphicly, Diamond Digital, MyDigitalComics, DrivethruComics, Amusedom as well as stand alone apps and epubs on Kindle Fire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Google Books.
“We wanted to make the book available to as many people as possible,” explains publisher Frank Forte. “We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world. Tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content. The one obstacle we face is coordinating releases on so many diverse platforms and devices.”
The Farmhouse web comic is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday and can be seen at:
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Asylum Press will re-release Robert Steven Rhine’s horror graphic novel Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell through Diamond Comics Distributors for Halloween. It is available for pre-order in the August issue of Diamond PREVIEWS catalog.
This giant-sized horror anthology is loaded with tons of gore and humor that any hardcore horror fan will enjoy - especially fans of Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow. It features 43 stories illustrated by 43 of the top horror comic book artists including William Stout, Tim Vigil, John Cassaday, Hilary Barta, Steve Bissette, Jim Smith, Tone Rodriguez, John Howard, David Hartman, Tommy Castillo, Jacob Hair, Steve Mannion and Aly Fell.
Four years in the making, this classic collection of sick and twisted short stories is a true labor of blood. It includes the first prize winner of the 2005 WORLD HORROR CON dark fiction contest, Propeller Boy.
"Good gory humor! Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach." -- Comic Buyers Guide
"Gross, putrid and downright offensive. Higher praise just doesn't exist." -- Alan Katz (HBO's Tales From The Crypt)
"R.S. Rhine: Sickest Brain In The World!" -- Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night)
"This 280 pg mega-beast of a trade paperback is loaded with tons of hilarious horror stories and fantastic artwork that any horror fan would love to have." -- Bloody-Disgusting
Some of the twisted tales include: Spare Parts, an E.C. Comics-inspired opus about a disaffected coroner whose hobby is collecting “perfect” body parts, Separation Anxiety, the story of a jealous love affair between circus freaks, The Adventures of Raoul, Lowlife Ex-Cop, a look into the dark seedy side of a P.I., Party Clown, a tale about a psycho serial killer who gets off by twisting people’s intensities into balloon animals, and The Symposium, a journey to Transylvania where modern day vampires feast on more than just blood.
Click here to see preview pages of Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell.
Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell can also be ordered at any bookstore chain or independent bookstore. Bookstores can order from SCB Distributors, Ingram, or Baker and Taylor. United Kingdom stores can order from Turnaround U.K.
Popular horror website Dread Central has been talking about the web series Chopper for a while now, and to coincide with the final weekend of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (one of the show's sponsors), they've been given an early look at the Season One finale (aka Slice 9) to share with their readers.
DILEMMA, a Los Angeles-based production company, is releasing the ninth and final episode of Season 1 of its successful horror series Chopper as an exclusive with Dread Central for the entire weekend starting today, August 3rd. The first eight episodes and promotional videos for the series have already generated over 2 million branded views for presenting sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing this past year after the series’ producers began strategically rolling out content shortly after filming took place on location during Mayhem Festival 2011.
International fright icons Tyler Mane (Rob Zombie's Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) have been showcased alongside rising stars Tim Phillipps (TV series The Secret Circle), Victor Newmark (Sons of Anarchy), Ruth Pineda (LA Ink), Quinn Dahle (Conan O’Brien), and others throughout the series as past episodes have been unveiled via the Chopper YouTube Channel, where you can catch up on the previous eight episodes.
The series also features music and cameos from heavy metal legends Ministry and Machine Head as well as other rocking bands including Unearth, The Slow Forward, Lords of Ruin, Dismantled, Underoath, and Straight Line Stitch. Additionally, the band Attika7 - fronted by former Biohazard singer Evan Seinfeld - has numerous songs featured from their debut album Blood of My Enemies, which was also just released this past week.
Chopper is a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The series serves as a prequel storyline to the Chopper comic written by Martin Shapiro, which was released last Halloween by Asylum Press. DILEMMA’s principal J.C. Christofilis served as writer, producer, and director on the web series and worked closely with the Rockstar Mayhem Fest promoters to actually integrate the festival as a pivotal location in the storyline.
J.C. noted, “I have a genuine passion for horror and heavy metal, and my intent has always been to create an experience that truly merges the best of both these worlds with an innovative concept perfectly suited for story extensions via online, film, television, music, and gaming platforms. The combination of placing iconic Hollywood talent from the horror genre against the premier backdrop for world-class rock bands has resulted in a hardcore cocktail of gut-wrenching gore and ear-splitting tunes that fans are clearly excited about.”
The show’s producers tested various release patterns and witnessed social media traction as episodes for Season 1 were released in a staggered fashion to allow time for reshoots that infused Season 1 with more characters, more VFX, and more music after the success of initial episodes set the stage for expanded storylines. J.C. added, “Season 1 of the Chopper series has given birth to a fun, original fright icon that has the potential to become the next great horror franchise. We’re excited to bring fans the explosive end to our first batch of online backstories that will enhance the overall experience as Chopper’s legend continues to grow. And I personally want to thank my friends at Rockstar Mayhem Fest and Sullen for being bold enough to support such killer content here at the outset.”
Back by popular demand!
Zombie Terrors, the macabre horror anthology book published two years ago, has been resurrected as a new digital comic book series. It will be available on all the popular e-book devices including iPad, iPhone, Android smart phones, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Kobo. For the iPad, iPhone, and Android platforms, each monthly issue can be downloaded as in-app purchases from within the comic book apps Comixology and Comics Plus. It can also be read online within most browsers using the Graphicly web app.
The first 5 issues of the series will have the same stories from the previously published trade paperback book. Issues 6 and onward will feature all new content.
“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world, “ explains publisher Frank Forte. “Tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content for these popular devices. One obstacle we face is coordinating releases on all platforms and devices. We’ll be updating which comics are available on which platforms on our website.”
Zombie Terrors is a giant collection of flesh-eating zombie tales from a variety of writers and artists from all over the world.
Issue #1 features 3 short stories. A gourmet chef is taken hostage by a greedy mob boss in Feast. A recently turned zombie that still has some semblance of his humanity must confront what he's become in Hate. A crazed hillbilly takes trophies off of his zombie victims in Beheaded. To add a little more spice to this gruesome brew, they've thrown in some awesome pin-ups by horror master David Hartman.
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