Hi all! Sorry for the lack of updates, but Michael and I have been hard at work getting things ready for SDCC this year. Really, things have been nuts the last six months, since we have been pushing to get FOUR graphic novels finished up for SDCC and, on top of that, a bunch of special projects for Arcana Comics. All a good thing, though.
Now… We’re ready for SDCC and can’t wait to show you what we are going to have there! If you want to find us, just head to the Arcana booth, 2415… I’m running the Arcana booth, so I’ll be there the majority of the time and Michael will be there a lot, too.
What you really want to know is what we’re going to have there, though, right? Well… I honestly can’t talk about 100% of them for another three days, but I CAN show you four books – The Evil Tree, Champions of the Wild Weird West, Deadly Harvest, and The Book!
TITLE: The Evil Tree
DESCRIPTION: In a colonial village outside of NYC, Misha and her fiance, Daren, seek an escape from the fast pace of the city. As they settle in, Misha becomes withdrawn, suffering from bad dreams and depression. When Daren brings his friends to the house to “shake out the cobwebs,” little does he know he is setting into motion events started hundreds of years ago with the original occupants of the house, the Willam Family. Not only did the ill-fated Willam family die in the house one cold winter, but the house has developed a history of female occupants committing suicide. The friends must solve the mystery of the house before the Willam Family ghosts pick them off one by one.
COMICMONSTERS.COM – “A ghost story that will make your blood run cold.”
MIKE CAREY – “A stark, powerful ghost story told with real verve and conviction.”
BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM – “The Evil Tree is exactly what a classic ghost story should be, Hendrix and Thollin capture all the elements of the genre with stunning execution. This is a perfect Halloween tale that’s bound to send shivers down your spine.”
COMICBOOKRESOURCES.COM – “The Evil Tree is genuinely haunting… even scary…”
SEQUENTIALTART.COM – “The Evil Tree will remind you of why you loved the movie The Evil Dead, with significantly less tree rape. More dead kids though.”
TITLE: Champions of the Wild Weird West
DESCRIPTION: The honor of a samurai, the mysticism of the Native American Culture, and a whole heck of a lot of Old West Action. When a fallen samurai is drawn to the United States to save his wife-to-be and her father, he is drawn into a plot much more complex than a simple rescue. Meeting up with an adventurer, his Indian financial advisor, a mercenary, and a former priest, they set off on a quest to save the West from the strange and unimaginable. Zombie Indians, mystical beings, and mad science are just a few of they must face on their quest to save themselves, those they love, and the whole of the Old West.
TITLE: Deadly Harvest
DESCRIPTION: Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives.
TITLE: The Book
DESCRIPTION: En route to Italy, a group of American tourists learn of a series of DIY travel guides, nicknamed “The Book”. These unofficial guides are collected and updated with first-hand experiences by the travelers themselves. Different “Books” scatter the continent, telling of the best lodging, deals, and “off the grid” adventures from sight seeing to local folklore for anyone clever enough to find them. A local cult, practitioners of Sanctus Letum, the Holy Death, disrupts the American’s plans for adventure when they hide pages from the Dark Book, Shaitan, in one of the travel guides. The friends are lead down a path of secret religion, death, resurrection, and demonology.
All four of these books will DEBUT at SDCC this year. The Evil Tree is to be released in September officially, and is currently in Diamond Previews… Champions of the Wild Weird West is going to be in Previews in August for an October Release, Deadly Harvest in September’s Previews for a November Release, and The Book in October’s Previews for a December Release.
Stay tuned to this channel for more!