Posts Tagged 'Dark Horse Comics'

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR P.C. CAST BRINGS HER HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES TO DARK HORSE!

The Dark Horse booth was overrun with fans, media and industry professionals tonight, as Dark Horse unveiled three new titles with three new creators. P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast, may be new names to the comics world, but to genre fiction fans, they are the beloved co-authors of the incredibly successful series of novels set in the world of House of Night. Now the Casts bring these high school-aged vampires to comics with all-new stories, tying in directly to the existing series!

Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you are marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.

In this series, taking place between scenes from Betrayed (the second book in the wildly popular House of Night series, which has sold millions of copies internationally), Zoey is in desperate need of guidance as she prepares to take over the elite student group known as the Dark Daughters. Surrounded by her group of devoted friends, Zoey turns to The Fledgling Handbook, a historical vampyre tome, in hopes of better understanding this big, new world of vampyrism.

“Watching my characters and their world come to life with the fabulous team at Dark Horse has been fulfilling and fun” said author, P.C. Cast. “Fans are gonna love these comics!”

The comic will be co-written by Kent Dallan, with art by Joelle Jones (Troublemaker). House of Night is the second new title in Dark Horse’s fall line-up, arriving in stores on November 9TH!

Check out the exclusive reveal trailer:

A CLASS STRUGGLE FROM THE MIND OF TOM MORELLO!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Dark Horse Comics brings you a brand-new project from the creative mind of Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman).

A free exclusive music track from Tom Morello will be available with purchase of each issue to serve as a soundtrack to the story! Morello’s new album under the name of The Nightwatchman, entitled World Wide Rebel Songs, is due out August 30, 2011, from New West Records.

Orchid is an epic fantasy story set in a dystopian future infused with Morello’s worldview and the politics of terror.

Part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc – Orchid is the tale of a 16-year-old street prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her. When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed. Human settlements are now ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless. The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities. Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves. Welcome to the world of Orchid.

Orchid features a variant cover by the well-known and influential street artist Shepard Fairey, with interior art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

Orchid is on sale October 12, 2011

DARK HORSE’S FALL PUBLISHING LINE UP IS UNVEILED!

Fans, media and industry professionals mobbed the Dark Horse booth at Comic Con this evening for a chance to catch a glimpse of Dark Horse’s fall line-up, including the upcoming comic adaptation of The Strain, created by visionary director, Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan.

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.

Adapting the first novel from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain Trilogy, this horrifying first chapter—told in eight issues—deals with an outbreak of diabolical proportions that puts a terrifying twist on the vampire genre.

“When discussing The Strain, Chuck and I agreed on one thing regarding any possible adaptation: It should not start until after we were done with the last book in the trilogy and we would only entertain a medium that would allow us to expand the world and the characters we had created” said co-creator, Guillermo del Toro.  Working with Dark Horse, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston provides us with the chance of expanding it further.  A dream come true!”

“The chance to work with del Toro on any project was just too good to pass up” said writer, David Lapham. “But the fact that this is a vicious horror project, that I’m teamed with a great artist, and been given a great amount of creative freedom to interpret the novel has made this a dream project.”  

Adapted by writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Kull), with art by Mike Huddleston (MK Ultra), the chilling first issue arrives on sale on December 14.

SDCC 2011: $500 Dark Horse Digital Giveaway, Everyday!

If you thought you were only walking away from Comic-Con International with a bunch of swag, then you were way off!

 Every day of San Diego Comic-Con (Thursday-Sunday), Dark Horse Comics will be giving one avid fan $500 in digital comics from Dark Horse Digital at booth #2615! Here’s the scoop:

 From 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., raffle tickets will be handed out at the Dark Horse booth. At 10 a.m. sharp, one lucky winner will be drawn at the Dark Horse booth. That’s four chances to win $500 in Dark Horse Digital comics!

 See you at booth #2615, 9:30 a.m.!

 Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. Now, in 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presents its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

 Having launched with hundreds of titles, Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get the three or four issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

TNT’s Hit Series FALLING SKIES Invades Comic-Con with Panel, Preview Clips, Autograph Session and Collectible Pin Series

TNT’s Falling Skies, which recently chalked up cable’s #1 series premiere of the year and was renewed for a second season, is returning to Comic-Con in a big way. Falling Skies, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, starring Noah Wyle, will have a multi-faceted presence at the annual gathering. Activities will include a panel discussion with stars Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and other members of the cast and production team, preview clips from upcoming episodes and an autograph session. In addition, TNT will give away a series of collectible pins. Attendees can pick up each pin in the five-pin Falling Skies set at specific locations throughout Comic-Con.

The following is a rundown of TNT’s Falling Skies activities at Comic-Con:

Falling Skies Panel: Friday, July 22, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Room 6BCF – Series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter will join executive producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden for a Q&A panel session to be moderated by TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum. The panel discussion will include never-before-seen clips from upcoming episodes.

Falling Skies Autograph Session: Friday, July 22, 5-6 p.m. at the Dark Horse Comics booth – All six Falling Skies cast members and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden will be on-hand to sign autographs following the panel session.

Falling Skies, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Tom Mason (Wyle), a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivor

Gnomon’s The Art of Sketch Theatre Shows Off at Comic-Con

 

Sketch Theatre (http://www.sketchtheatre.com/?page_id=5745) is returning to San Diego Comic-Con for its second year due to overwhelming popular demand!  Sketch Theatre has inspired artists worldwide with amazing on-camera sketches by top artists time lapsed over mood-matching music and features contemporary art talents from various fields including traditional, comics, digital visual effects and entertainment.

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects (http://www.gnomonschool.com/), the leader in visual effects training for the entertainment industry, and Baby Tattoo (http://babytattoo.com/), one of the art industry’s most respected publishers, will be unveiling The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1, a tabletop book showcasing the beautiful works of top artists working in the comics, films, games and tattoo industries.
 

WHO / WHAT:
Live Drawing Sessions by Renowned Comics Artists

 
WHERE:
The Sketch Theatre Booth
#4712
 
The Gnomon School Booth
#5563

WHEN:
July 21-24, during show hours
The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 celebrates four years of bringing various industry leading artists together to inspire creativity in others. Sketch Theatre has hosted more than 120 artists worldwide as they create original pieces on camera. The videos, time lapsed and set to mood matching music, include talents from a variety of art backgrounds including traditional, comics, digital visual effects, entertainment and even tattooing. Regular video contributors include Ron English, Nat Jones (Dark Horse Comics’ “The Nail”), Christian Lorenz Scheurer (“The Fifth Element”), and Marc Gabbana (“War of the Worlds”).