Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FEARLESS DAWN HARD TIMES #1 IN PREVIEWS NOW! Available for PREORDER

THE NEW FEARLESS DAWN BOOK: HARD TIMES #1--IS HERE! Well, not here--not yet--you need to preorder from your local comic store!  It just got a STAFF PICK from the good guys at Diamond Comics!  So do yourself a favor and pre-order before their sold out--You have to do it by April 23rd, 2014 to give your store owner the time to place the order.

use this ordercode: APR140948

Here's the Diamond Comics STAFF PICKS link:
http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/941?articleID=146104

In the meantime--here's a preview--




Title: FEARLESS DAWN: HARD TIMES
Issue Number: 1 (one shot)
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series:1
Frequency of Publication :
Writers’ and Artists’ Names: (written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion
Cover Artists: Steve Mannion
Intended Audience: General Readers
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Format: 28 pages 7x10 SC standard comic, B&W INTERIORS
Retail Price: $3.99

Ship Date: JUNE 2014
ISBN13: 978-1-61724-193-2
Diamond Code: 
Cover image for Previews: 


Synopsis: The thrilling sequel to Fearless Dawn's "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" is here at last!  In an attempt to leverage some bargaining power, the evil HELGA VON KRAUSE kidnaps Fearless Dawn's canine companion, Dogface. But the trick takes an unexpected turn. Fearless Dawn has become a menace to herself and others! Fans of the Rocketeer, The Goon, and MAD Magazine are sure to get a kick out of this series, from the inimitable mind and pen of Steve Mannion!   ALSO features a "Manly" Mannion sketchbook section.

From Diamond

Publisher: Asylum Press
The last time we saw Prissy Jones, aka Fearless Dawn, things were not going well for her. During a botched mission Fearless Dawn was helpless to watch her friend Betty takes a bullet in her skull and, while still grieving the loss, she woke to find that her Nazi arch nemesis Helga Von Krause has kidnapped her little canine companion, Dogface. Unfortunately for the Nazis, Fearless Dawn’s coping mechanism seems to be pumping Nazis full of as many bullets as possible!
While the tone of this title might be darker than other Fearless Dawn books we’ve been treated to recently, Steve Mannion’s artwork lightens the mood with quirky and fun character designs that make the book a pleasure to read. In what other series can you read about moonbase Nazis, super model secret agents, mad scientists, and genetically engineered zombie monsters?
Be sure to pick up Fearless Dawn: Hard Times from Asylum Press as our heroine takes on the whole Nazi army and won't stop until she puts them in the ground or she dies a hero.

Matt Demory
Item Code: APR140948
In Stores:
  06/25/14
SRP: $3.99


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My VINE in the Tribeca Film Fest needs your vote--thanks!


Hey everyone, I just entered a stop motion VINE in the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest--there's an audience award--trying to get votes--if you like my Vine and have a second--please vote--thanks

Frank Forte

https://pit.tc/443540212527153152

My VINE in the Tribeca Film Fest needs your vote--thanks!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Laluzapalooza 2014- 28th Annual group Show-La Luz De Jesus Gallery--Friday March 7th from 8-11pm (Tomorrow!)





Hey Everyone, Just a quick post to promote a cool art show in Los Feliz that I have 2 paintings in: Opening Friday March 7th from 8-11pm (Tomorrow!) Laluzapalooza 2014 Our 28th Annual group Show La Luz De Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA. 90027 http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2014/ This is a huge group show and one of the biggest art parties in LA.  Great art free wine and beer! Please FWD to anyone you know in LA who likes art! Thanks--and see you there! Frank Forte Laluzapalooza 2014 Our 28th Annual group Show La Luz De Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA. 90027 March 7 – 30, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, March 7th, 8-11 PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Over 16,000 submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers, animators and working gallery artists will be sorted-through until we’ve finally narrowed it down to a little more than 100 or so pieces for the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works. There will be some familiar names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, but an overwhelming percentage of the work this year will come from a brand new batch of undiscovered, emerging talent.
Previously our annual group show was called “Everything but the Kitschen Sync,” but it began life in October 1986 as the “Día de los Muertos” show which was entirely focused on the folk art, sculptures and imagery of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration. By 1995, gallery owner and curator Billy Shire felt the show had run its course and presented other themed group exhibitions such as the 1996 “21st Century Tiki Show.” In 1998 Shire decided to present a non-themed show dedicated to illustrative and narrative artwork. As many local artists work in commercial graphic art fields such as illustration, cartooning, animation, etc., the show was named “Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists.” In 2004, Shire changed the show title to the more encompassing and less-cumbersome “Everything But the Kitschen Synch.” Several spelling and name variations later, here we are… “Everyone looks at this show for new and interesting artists” states Shire – “and indeed, not only does La Luz de Jesus pick artists from the group show for smaller group and solo shows down the line–numerous curators and owners of other galleries also keep their eyes on the yearly show for potential artists to add to their rosters.”
“This is the one show annually that most patrons look forward to seeing, as it’s a chance to discover new artists in the venue that has launched so many careers,” notes gallery director Matt Kennedy. “Every year we manage to discover a new conglomeration of fresh talent, and among them a class of breakout successes. That’s really a credit to the accessible talent pool. The quality and availability of instruction (both in schools and through independent study) coupled with the the culture that this city attracts, fosters a welcoming environment for people with the ability to create –often in reaction to their individual situations.” Join La Luz de Jesus Gallery as we continue to support the latest and most original efforts from the world’s alternative art scene. Contact the gallery director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667
Laluzapalooza 2014- 28th Annual group Show-La Luz De Jesus Gallery--Friday March 7th from 8-11pm (Tomorrow!)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FEARLESS DAWN JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1--ONE SHOT

Asylum Press and Steve Mannion fans,

FEARLESS DAWN JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1--ONE SHOT will be released today, Wed. Dec. 11. Please bug your shops and tell them they didn't order enough!

Diamond has assured me they have 405 extra copies on hand at their warehouses. Anyone wanting to reorder should get them soon. I know sometimes the Fearless Dawn books say out-of-stock on the Diamond website, but we do have all of the issues in stock at Asylum. We have another 700 (FEARLESS DAWN JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1) on hand at Asylum's warehouse. The print run is 3000, so after that they're all gone.

Your local store should be able to reorder the books.

FEARLESS DAWN: JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1--ONE SHOT DCD ITEM NO: OCT130879

Title: FEARLESS DAWN: JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1

(written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion---Cover by: Steve Mannion

Intended Audience: General Readers

Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE,SCI FI, COMEDY

Format: 38 pages 7x10 SC standard comic, B&W INTERIORS

Retail Price: $3.99

Synopsis: Steve Mannion's fighting mad badgirl FEARLESS DAWN is back and better than ever in this Dinosaurrific tale of Action and Adventure! OUR STORY THUS FAR- It's World War Two and the Nazis are threatening world domination. A new hero rises to fight the Axis...It's a New Dawn!... FEARLESS DAWN! With her trusty Retro-Rocket and Sidekick Betty, there's plenty of ACTION afoot. Enter the evil Helga Von Krause, Fearless Dawn's arch nemesis and the sparks really begin to fly! Helga's cooking up a plot to invade with an army of genetically-modified Dinosaur warriors that threaten to smash everything in the free world unless she is stopped! Can FEARLESS DAWN save the Day?!? ALSO features a Steve Mannion sketchbook section.

Up next (early 2014) FEARLESS DAWN: HARD TIMES #1--ONE SHOT

ALSO IN STOCK AT ASYLUM PRESS (THESE ITEMS MAY SAY "OUT OF STOCK" BUT YOU SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO PLACE AN ORDER--THEY AREN'T "OOP")

FEARLESS DAWN IN OUTER SPACE ONE SHOT #1 DCD ITEM NO: MAY130911

FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) SP ED (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: SEP090625

FEARLESS DAWN #2 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: OCT090746

FEARLESS DAWN #3 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: JAN100748

FEARLESS DAWN #4 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: APR100751

FEARLESS DAWN SECRET O/T SWAMP ONE SHOT DCD ITEM NO: OCT110861

Available DIRECT FROM ASYLUM PRESS FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) FIRST PRINTING ( never solicited through Diamond) --Contact Asylum press directly for orders

Thanks

Frank Forte

Publisher

Asylum Press

www.asylumpress.com

www.twitter.com/asylumpress

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Asylum Press releases Fearless Dawn:Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights #1 Preview

Asylum Press releases Fearless Dawn:Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights #1 Preview

Fearless Dawn:Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights #1 received a STAFF PICK and CERTIFIED COOL in THE OCT. 2013 EDITION OF DIAMOND COMICS PREVIEWS

FROM THE DIAMOND COMICS WEBSITE

Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn has been working her way back into the spotlight this year. If you have ever seen the TV show Venture Bros. on Adult Swim then you’ll feel right at home with Fearless Dawn. The book’s villains are just as quirky and over the top as the Monarch or Phantom Limb from Venture Bros. but the real focus is on our alluring fighter heroine. Mannion’s art has also been showcased in Detective Comics, Batman Black & White, and Captain America Sentinel of Liberty. In Fearless Dawn his stylish artwork lends Dawn her sex appeal and brings a lot of humor to the title.

In May's PREVIEWS we were treated to Fearless Dawn in Outer Space, pitting our heroine against an army of Space Nazis and now we’re getting a second helping with Fearless Dawn: Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights #1. After the events of Fearless Dawn in Outer Space, the Nazis are settled in back on Earth, and it is going to be up to Fearless Dawn to take the fight to them. Will Dawn be able to put a stop her archenemy Helga Von Krause and her army of genetically engineered dinosaurs from rampaging across the Earth?

~ Matt Demory

Item Code: OCT130879

In Stores: 1/1/2014

SRP: $3.99

YOU CAN PRE ORDER THE BOOK IN YOUR LOCAL COMIC BOOK STORE--PLEASE PLACE ORDERS BY THIS WED. OCT.30TH--THANKS!

Title: FEARLESS DAWN: JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS

Issue Number: 1 (one shot)

Number of Issues/Volumes in Series:1

Writers’ and Artists’ Names: (written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion Cover Artists: Steve Mannion

Intended Audience: General Readers

Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE

Format: 28 pages 7x10 SC standard comic, B&W INTERIORS

Retail Price: $3.99

Ship Date: DEC 2013 ISBN13: 978-1-61724-192-5 Diamond Code: OCT130879

Synopsis: Steve Mannion's fighting mad badgirl FEARLESS DAWN is back and better than ever in this Dinosaurrific tale of Action and Adventure! OUR STORY THUS FAR- It's World War Two and the Nazis are threatening world domination. A new hero rises to fight the Axis...It's a New Dawn!... FEARLESS DAWN! With her trusty Retro-Rocket and Sidekick Betty, there's plenty of ACTION afoot. Enter the evil Helga Von Krause, Fearless Dawn's arch nemesis and the sparks really begin to fly! Helga's cooking up a plot to invade with an army of genetically-modified Dinosaur warriors that threaten to smash everything in the free world unless she is stopped! Can FEARLESS DAWN save the Day?!? ALSO features a Steve Mannion sketchbook section.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FREE Retrowood: All Roads Lead To Rome #1 digital comic

Asylum Press releases FREE Retrowood: All Roads Lead To Rome #1 digital comic Oct. 22, 2013 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will be releasing Mike Vosburg’s crime comic, Retrowood: All Roads Lead To Rome #1 (of 3) for free on all digital platforms. SPECIAL 16-PAGE FREE FIRST ISSUE! Private Investigator J. Parker Wrighte is hired by Monolith Studios to look into the suicide of one of their major stars, Pepper O'Dell. He discovers from talking to her co-star, Jack B. Nimbeau, that Pepper was not the sweet and innocent girl next she played on the screen. Parker also meets the seductive screen star Domino Mueller and drives with her to a clinic run by Dr. Rome. Features special pencil art and thumbnail gallery.
Retrowood: All Roads Lead To Rome #1 (of 3) will be available for FREE on all digital platforms starting Oct. 23, 2013. Retrowood: All Roads Lead To Rome #1 (of 3) will be available for free on Comixology, ComicsPlus, Graphicly, My Digital Comics, DriveThruComics, AVE-Comics and can be found on on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Mac, and PC. Retrowood series description:
The environment is faux Depression era Hollywood, complete with snarling gangsters in snappy suits, the untouchable wealthy , corruptible starlets in sleek revealing gowns, and elegantly designed automobiles set against the poverty and despair of the average joe. And in the middle of all this a world of celluloid dreams is being created. Private detective J. Parker Wrighte, is on an upwardly mobile career path from his lowly dust bowl beginnings, but finding that every advancement comes with cost and compromise. Working for the Kinchay Agency, Parker is investigating a case for Louis Orwell, one of the most powerful men in Retrowood; but at every turn he is continually dragged back into contact with his past, beginning with the murder of his best friend from childhood, Henry Irving. Drunken priests, sadistic nuns, nymphomaniacal wives, with basketball and gambling thrown in…. How can you go wrong with that?
 “We’re excited to have Mike on board at Asylum,” says publisher Frank Forte, “Retrowood fits in with our growing list of titles. After H.I. or L.O. we have a number of Retrowood one shots coming out as well as a new 4 issue series that Mike is drawing right now.” ABOUT MIKE VOSBURG Mike Vosburg's comics career began in the 1960s, when as a teenager he started Masquerader, one of the first comic book fanzines. He began working in underground comics in the 1970s, with creations such as Split Screen, written by Tom Veitch. Later in the 1970s and 1980s, Vosburg contributed to horror titles by Western Publishing and Charlton Comics. His story "Mail Order Brides," published in Kitchen Sink Press's Bizarre Sex #3, was in a similar horror/mystery vein. Around this time, Vosburg also did various work for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He is probably best known for his work from that period on Savage She-Hulk, Sisterhood of Steel, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. He also worked on the Valiant Comics' titles Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong. From 1989-1996, for the TV series Tales from the Crypt, Vosburg illustrated comic book covers designed to look like the original 1950s comics. Originally hired to do concept drawings for the wraparound sequence, Vosburg ended up storyboarding the title segment as well as illustrating almost every cover used in the show's 93 episodes. ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS: Asylum Press is a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres. Asylum Press' books feature original, character-driven stories and cinematic artwork by top creators and newly discovered talent that will appeal to not only comic book fans, but also mainstream fiction readers who don't normally buy comics. Asylum Press delivers high-concept books via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets.

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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ROUGH HOUSE Horror film trailer released on YouTube

Asylum Press and Pretend For Real Studios Team Up To Develop Gritty Horror Franchise Rough House Trailer for upcoming film and comic book series Rough House now on YouTube September 26, 2013 (Los Angeles) Asylum Press and Pretend For Real Studios have released a trailer for their upcoming film and several comic book preview pages for their latest horror franchise entitled Rough House. Rough House is a gritty, action-packed horror movie and comic book series that examines innocent victims thrown into a caged fighting match with deranged serial killers where they fight to the death.

Rough House combines the brutal ruckus of Fight Club, the twisted horror of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and drapes it under a cloak of a government black ops conspiracy.

The story begins with an athletic young woman known only as “The Girl” who is kidnapped and thrown into a bizarre world of masked serial killers who torment their victims in brutal underground fights, backyard wrestling matches and deadly mixed martial arts bouts. She soon proves herself able to hold her own in death matches against colorful masked killers with names like “Bone Job”, “Baby Fat, and “Skeeter the Devil Boy”. Once inside the Rough House ,“The Girl” uncovers dark secrets that possibly link her to a secret government program and to the fighters themselves. As “The Girl’s” psyche is worn down by brainwashing and psychotropic drugs, she becomes more and more of a stone cold killer herself. She must decide whether she will escape the Rough House or stay focused on her true target, the ringleader called “Big Daddy.”

Rough House is based on a story idea and trailer created by Mike L. Taylor of Pretend For Real Studios and a feature length screenplay written by Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Farmhouse, Darwin’s Pâté).

The project will be released as a digital first 4-issue comic book mini-series through Asylum Press and later in print as a graphic novel. “I have a long history as a comic book artist and I am thrilled to see my movie concept brought to life on the comic book page,” says creator Mike L. Taylor. “We put together a great teaser trailer, we have a killer script and we’re in the process of doing storyboards and concept art for the film.” “Mike gave me an outline and together we were able to create an interestingly warped world,” reveals writer Elizabeth J. Musgrave. “Each member of “Big Daddy’s” crew is a trained killer, but I tried to inject a tormented soul to each one.”

“We are excited to release this first glimpse into Rough House,” explains publisher Frank Forte. “It’s a dark, twisted tale that delves into what would happen if the victims in a slasher film were bad ass fighters themselves that could give the killers a run for their money…and show the viewer some brutal fight scenes in the process.” The Rough House trailer was directed by Mike L. Taylor based on a script by Elizabeth Fine and a story by Mike L. Taylor. It features Ramona Cast (Rad Girls) as “The Girl”, David Yow (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard) as “Big Daddy”, Devyn Ashley as “Baby Fat”, Noshir Dalal as “Bone Job”, Maria Kanellis (WWE DIVA, Playboy) as “Trixxi”, Mike Bray as “Skeeter” and Carlos Cespedes as “Trixxi’s victim”, Rob Czar and Ganesh Hennings as “Dead Heads”, Nick Seone as “ear donor” and Brandon Riley, Matt Fry, Joel Peterson, Brian Testa, Mike L. Taylor, Ganesh Hennings as “Baby Fat’s fans”, Brandon Riley was co-producer, Mike Spatola was make-up FX Supervisor, Anton David was stylist, music by Fantasizer, sound design by Micah Johnson, Matte Paintings by Brandon Riley.

Rough House the comic book will be available digitally on iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle, Mac and PC via the following apps: Comixology, ComicsPlus, Graphicly, My Digital Comics, iBooks, DriveThruComics, and AVE Comics.

Rough House Trailer Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZjxBOngSEs&feature=youtu.be Rough House Comic Preview Link

http://www.asylumpress.com/titles/rough-house/

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:

Asylum Press is a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres. Some of Asylum Press’ titles include Fearless Dawn, Warlash, Zombie Terrors, Undead Evil, EEEK!, Chopper and Asylum of Horrors. The books feature original, character-driven stories and cinematic artwork by top creators and newly discovered talent that will appeal to not only comic book fans, but also mainstream fiction readers who don't normally buy comics. Asylum Press delivers its books via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, SCB Distributors, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor. Distribution in the United Kingdom is handled by Turnaround Distribution.

ABOUT PRETEND FOR REAL STUDIOS:

Pretend For Real Studios is a digital effects and animation studio located in Burbank, CA. The studio is owned by Mike L. Taylor, a television director and DP whose credits include The Bachelor and Rock Of Love. Pretend For Real Studios have created music videos for Twiztid, Girls And Corpses magazine, and the Moonshine Bandits with over a million views combined.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 preview

Issue Number: 1 (of 2)

Intended Audience: General Readers

Writer: Pete Ventrella and Mike Vosburg

Artist:Mike Vosburg

Cover Art: Mike Vosburg

Genre: HORROR,ACTION,ADVENTURE,CRIME,NOIR

Format: Comic Book, 30 PGS, Full Color with Black and white

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 synopsis: Danke Schoen hires private eye R.C. Bowen to find the child she gave up 
for adoption years ago. Lori and R.C. follow a trail that has them crossing
paths with basketball star Lenny "the Legend" Raven, the Mayor of LA and
the devious Amanda, a Hollywood player who heads the insidious Cabal, and Elston Gunn the aging king of Rock 'n; Roll... they are all after the Necronomicon, the fabulous book of spells that Lori has in her possession and they will stop at nothing to get it. This one culminates in a cosmic rock concert with in Voodoo Mansion with all the villains, Horatio and Zelda, and lots of Lori's old boyfriends in attendance. And then there is Lori's wedding at the end... ALSO- A bonus VOODOO MANSION short story

CLICK HERE TO BUY LORI LOVECRAFT INTO THE PAST #1 ON COMIXOLOGY

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