‘Sullivan’s Sluggers’, Baseball Horror Graphic Novel

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‘Sullivan’s Sluggers’, Baseball Horror Graphic Novel

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Baseball Players Vs. Monsters.

‘Images from Sullivan’s Sluggers.’

See what happens when when America’s Favorite Past Time becomes one team’s ultimate nightmare!

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‘Sullivan’s Sluggers’, Baseball Horror Graphic Novel

Sullivan’s Sluggers‘, is a 200 page Hardcover baseball horror graphic novel by James Stokoe and Mark Andrew Smith.  You can watch the trailer here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1940696606/sullivans-sluggers-baseball-horror-graphic-novel

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About the story:

Long past their former glory, the minor league Sluggers get an invitation to play a baseball game in a cursed small town. After the 7th inning stretch, the sun goes down, and the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters!

Now, it’s up to coach Casey Sullivan to help his team escape from being the next dish in the town’s terrifying feeding frenzy!

Eisner & Harvey Award-winning graphic novel author Mark Andrew Smith joins forces with Eisner nominated illustrator James Stokoe for a gripping roller coaster of a graphic novel, packed with shocks, gore, and screamingly outrageous humor, when America’s Favorite Past Time becomes one team’s ultimate nightmare!

About the Project:

Our goal is to use Kickstarter to complete Sullivan’s Sluggers and to produce a beautiful 200 page, color, hardcover book.

We’re relying on your support to make Sullivan’s Sluggers the reality we all so very much want it to be.  $30 for 200 pages in glorious hardcover format is very reasonably priced, and Stokoe’s art on its own makes Sullivan’s ‘the not to be missed’ book of the year. 

This book is exclusive only to Kickstarter backers and available here for a limited time.

Thanks for taking a moment to check out our Kickstarter project. You can follow updates here and also follow me on twitter and my blog where I’ll be sharing our progress on putting the book together.

Twitter: @MarkAndrewSmith http://markandrewsmith.tumblr.com/

IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon Launch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics App Exclusively on iOS

TMNT Comic Books to be Featured in IDW Comics and comiXology Mobile Apps for Android, Kindle Fire and more

[TMNT Digital Image]San Diego, CA (June 5, 2012) – Nickelodeon and IDW Publishing proudly announced the launch of an all-newTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book app exclusively for iTouch, iPad and iPhone. The app includes the complete Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlescomic collection, including the ongoing series, “micro-series,” one-shots, and many original black and white classics on digital platforms.  Additionally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series is now available through IDW Comics and comiXology mobile apps for Android, Kindle Fire, and more.

“We’re thrilled to be continuing our partnership with IDW; their expertise in comic book development is unsurpassed,” said Paula Allen, SVP Global Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “We’re very excited to have our comics available to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans digitally via this new app.”

“From day one, TMNT‘s comic book re-launch has been met with outstanding support and excitement from fans of all ages and we at IDW couldn’t be happier,” said series writer Tom Waltz.  “This is definitely a much-beloved property that has evolved in so many fun and interesting ways over the years, in so many different media markets, and the leap to digital just seems another fitting step in that ongoing evolution.”

“IDW is very excited to launch this series,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “Fans have been demanding to read IDW’s TMNT collection digitally since IDW published the first issue. This is an excellent way for people to catch up on the entire series.”

Since the 2011 launch of Nickelodeon and IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book partnership, comic enthusiasts and fans alike have enjoyed the vivid new stories and high quality print editions of the beloved classics featuring the work of talented new creators like Dan Duncan and co-creator of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics can be found in the stand-alone TMNT Comics app, IDW’s Apple iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, app – IDW Comics, and on the Web at read.idwpublishing.com. The series is also featured in the Comics by comiXology platform for iOSAndroidWeb and Kindle Fire. TMNT digital comics are only available at this time for US readers.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

As a recognized leader in digital comics, IDW’s digital partners include: comiXology, iVerse Media, Cryptozoic Comics, Panelfly, Digital Manga, Diamond Digital, NEC, Zero Sum and Smart Ebooks. The IDW digital line is available worldwide on top platforms and devices including: Apple iOS apps and iBooks, Android, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo Vox, Sony PSP, Nokia and RIM BlackBerry.

More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About comiXology

Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

BOOM! SUDIOS LAUNCHES EXTERMINATION ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ONGOING SERIES WRITTEN BY SIMON SPURRIER FULL FIRST ISSUE ONLY $1

April 21, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This June, BOOM! Studios launches EXTERMINATION, an all-new ongoing super-hero thriller written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards, with a full 22-page first issue for only $1!

WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend — but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet — and the outcome of a species?

Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren, and Frazer Irving, as well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers. There will also be a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint sketch variant by legendary artist John Cassaday.

“Si Spurrier is a massive talent,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “With EXTERMINATION, he’s boldly exploring the dark crevices of the entire superhero genre. Not to be missed!”

“I love the premise of this post-apocalyptic series,“ says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “At $1 for the first full issue and with this exciting cover line-up and a killer creative team, this book is ready to catch on fire.”

EXTERMINATION is written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards.
Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren and Frazer Irving. As well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers, and a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint variant by legendary artist John Cassaday. This title ships for $1 with a Diamond Order Code of APR120887.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

 

BOOM! TOWN BRINGS DANIEL JOHNSTON TO MOCCA FEST 2012 APRIL 28TH-29TH

April 16, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Town will be making its first appearance at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual MoCCA Festival, and will feature world-famous underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston with his new graphic novel, SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS. Daniel Johnston will also play a small set at the Museum’s benefit party on Saturday night, followed by a one-on-one interview panel at the show on Sunday. He will be joined at the BOOM! Town table by Shannon Wheeler (TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN), Rich Tommaso (PETE AND MIRIAM), as well as artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME).

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career and over 20 albums—including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio—Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.

The BOOM! Town table will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

The MoCCA Festival 2012 will be Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave New York, NY) and will feature a stellar lineup of BOOM! Town and KaBOOM! creators.

About BOOM! Town
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

Boom Studios @ EMERALD CITY COMIC-CON 2012 Booth #502

 

For       Immediate Release:

BOOM! STUDIOS @
EMERALD CITY COMIC-CON 2012
BOOTH #502 and #402

BOOM! GUESTS INCLUDE:

ADVENTURE TIME Creator: Pen Ward
ADVENTURE TIME  Writer: Ryan North

ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Shelli Paroline
ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Braden Lamb
ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Jen Bennett
&
PEANUTS Writer: Shane Houghton
PEANUTS Artist: Matt Whitlock
&
HIGHER EARTH & FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES’ Sam Humphries
PLANET OF THE APES’  Daryl Gregory
VALEN THE OUTCAST’s Michael Alan Nelson
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER’s Shannon Wheeler

BE SURE TO GET
ALL OF BOOM!’S ECCC EXCLUSIVE
VARIANTS!

 

 

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS

BOOM! Studios Booth #502

BOOM! Studios All Day Signing

Michael Alan Nelson, Writer (Valen       the Outcast, 28 Days Later)

Sam Humphries, Writer (Fanboys v.s. Zombies)

Daryl Gregory, Writer (Planet of the Apes)

Shannon Wheeler, Cartoonist (I Thought You’d Be Funnier)

KaBOOM! All Day       Signing Booth #402
Matt Whitlock, Artist (PEANUTS)

Shane Houghton, Writer (PEANUTS)

Ryan North, Writer (ADVENTURE TIME)
KaBOOM! All Day Sketching 

Shelli Paroline, Artist (Adventure Time)

Braden Lamb, Artist (Adventure Time)

Jenn Bennett , Artist (Adventure Time)

BOOM! and KABOOM! Panels and Signing Schedule

Friday 3/30/12

2:00PM : Emerald City Comic Con opens, KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

3:00PM-4:00PM : Chris Roberson, Writer (ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST)

Saturday 3/31/12

10:00AM : Mitch Gerads signing, Artist (PLANET OF THE APES) BOOTH #502

11:00AM : Lottery ticket cut-off for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

12:00PM : The winning fifty fans’ lottery ticket numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth (#402) for Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

1:00PM-2:00PM : ADEVNTURE TIME Panel – Room 4C3-4

2:30PM-3:30PM : ADVENTURE TIME Signing With Pendelton Ward Booth #402
NOTE: Lottery tickets will be given out when the show opens Friday all       the way to 11:00AM Saturday morning (or until we run out); 50 random fans  will be chosen for this event from the lottery and their numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth at noon on Saturday.

3:30PM : KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

6:00PM : BOOM! Studios Panel – Room 4C3-4

Sunday 4/1/12

10:00AM : Emerald City Comic Con opens, KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

11:00AM : Lottery ticket cut-off for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

11:30AM : Fifty fans’ lottery ticket numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth (#402) for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.
NOTE: Lottery tickets will be given out after Saturday’s signing all the way to 11:00AM Sunday morning (or until we run out); 50 random fans will be chosen for this event from the lottery and their numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth at noon on Saturday.

12:00PM-1:00PM : ADVENTURE TIME signing with Pendleton Ward and Chris Samnee – Booth #402

1:00PM-2:00PM : Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios way Panel – Room 201

3:00PM : Mitch Gerads signing, Artist (Planet of the Apes) – Booth #502

3:00PM-4:00PM : PEANUTS Comic panel – Room 3AB

4:00PM-5:00PM : Breaking into Comics panel – Room 4C1-2

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010′s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker,       PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint,       BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon       Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

Copyright (C) 2012 BOOM! Studios All rights reserved.

Preview – FATHOM (vol 4) #4 – In stores February 1st!

FATHOM (vol 4) #4

Scott Lobdell – Writer / Alex Konat – Pencils / Beth Sotelo – Colors

Michael Turner’s Fathom continues on for the sensational fourth volume!

Over a million species of undersea life forms exist under the surface, some dating back over four hundred million years old. Aspen Matthews, marine-biologist, has researched many of them in her past. Yet, nothing in her education could have prepared her for the recent discovery of the mysterious Church of the Eternal Depths. Along with the help of her new ally Galit, Aspen must prevent this ancient order from exerting their nefarious influence over the rest of the world. Something that will become infinitely more complicated as she discovers the Church has aligned itself with the Japanese government, which has learned to apply all of the technology it has recovered over the years—much of it from none other than the race of the Blue!

For the legions of FATHOM fans who have been waiting to see Aspen in her element and taking control of her life, now is the time to jump on in—the water’s just fine!

In stores February 1st!

 

EISNER AWARD-WINNER RICH TAMMASO & BOOM! TOWN BRING “PETE AND MIRIAM” TO STORES THIS MARCH

EISNER AWARD-WINNER
RICH TAMMASO
& BOOM! TOWN BRING
“PETE AND MIRIAM”
TO STORES THIS MARCH

January 24, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This March, Eisner Award-winning BOOM! Town adds the original graphic novel PETE AND MIRIAM, written and drawn by the Eisner Award-winning artist of SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW, Rich Tammaso.

In his first full length graphic novel, Tammaso tells the story of Pete and Miriam, the title characters, in a complicated relationship as best friends growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s: Mischief Night, schoolyard fights, parents, washed-up film directors, and a roomful of ex-girlfriends. The mundane and the unpredictable collide as Pete and Miriam forge their friendship through the odyssey of coming of age in America.

“It’s a timeless story. We all struggle with identity and the mystery of being an adult when we grow up,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.  “Tammaso brings a lucidity to this slice-of-life that reflects why he’s already and Eisner Award-winner.”

The PETE AND MIRIAM graphic novel by writer and artist Rich Tommaso will ship in March with 112 pages of black and white art for $14.99.

About BOOM! Town

BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

The AMZ Ring

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This image has been apart of Alternative Mindz for 14 years now and we always get ask what does the tri yin yang stand for?

well let us tell you

its based on the Chinese philosophy of the Yin and yang

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which is a basic polar opposites yin is dark (shady place) and yang is light (sunny place)

or simply Good and Evil

but the Tri Yin Yang is based on

Korea’s Sam-Taegeuk

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it represents Heaven, Man and Earth

Ours is alittle bit more of the understanding that life is filled of Black and White and Gray. there is good and evil, but most of us are in that gray area.

the halo ring around it was to make it our own (can we say trademarked)