Sunday, August 5, 2012

Asylum Press Releases Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “Digital First” Mini-Series

Asylum Press Releases Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “Digital First” Mini-Series Aug.5 , 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Asylum Press will publish Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “digital first” 3-issue mini-series available on Comixology, Comics Plus, Graphicly and My Digital Comics. The series will also be collected into a stand alone eBook for the KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore.
The release dates for each issue of the comic book are: Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #1 – Aug 1, 2012 Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #2 – Aug 8, 2012 Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #3 – Aug 15, 2012 A free preview of Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns can be seen at the Asylum Press website:
"I'm really excited to be working with Chuck Brown and Philipp Neundorf to publish this exciting, action-packed story," publisher Frank Forte says. "Trench Coats has a dark storyline and twisted characters. It's exactly what Asylum Press wants to bring to the masses." The story centers around a mysterious hitman named Trypp who only relies on three things – his trench coat, cigarettes and shotgun – as he navigates a dangerous world filled with mech-wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth. A new kind of crime family that has emerged in New York City uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons. When the mob murders Trypp's friend, he embraces the darkness in his soul, leaving a path of death and destruction to avenge her.
“Working with Philipp Neundorf was a writer’s dream," says writer Chuck Brown, "though we bumped heads now and again he was able to take the world of Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns to new heights. Assembling this book took a lot of time and sleepless nights, but in the end I think we created something unique and special. Take away all the demons, death, magic and mayhem in the book and you’re left with a simple story about a grain of good trying to stay afloat in a sea of evil. Something I think a lot of people can relate to nowadays."
Artist Philipp Neundorf explains the creative process behind the book series, "Doing a full color page per day for around three months is an intense undertaking, even more so when collaborating with strong personalities like Chuck. Often enough we were crushing our heads like Trypp does to the demons in the book. However, after looking at the final pages, it was worth the fight. Doing comics that have to compete with the big-name titles out there in the market is tough."
ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS: Asylum Press is a Los Angeles-based comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1999 by artist Frank Forte. The Company publishes high-concept books from the industry’s top talent within the horror, fantasy, and action adventure genres via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Asylum Press maximizes the value of these branded properties by extending them across multiple entertainment platforms, including movies, TV, and video games, often using transmedia storytelling techniques. Its flagship titles include Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Undead Evil, Black Powder, Warlash, and the popular horror anthologies Zombie Terrors, EEEK!, Asylum of Horrors, and Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell. For more information, visit ABOUT CHUCK BROWN: Brown has written and published six anthologies as a senior member of 803Studios. He’s published an online strip at and Brown is currently working with Dark Horse writing “Rotten Apple” for Dark Horse Presents #s 2,3,4 & 5. He’s also in the process of scripting an 80pg GN and web comic for MTV/geek. ABOUT PHILIPP NEUNDORF: Philipp Neundorf lives and works as an artist in Berlin, Germany. His published credits include Rogue, End Of All, Winter War, SPX-Anthology 2004, and Scorn. He has also published several short stories, cover art and pinups. His work has been exhibited at art exhibitions in Germany. Prior to comic books, he worked as a graphic designer, doing designs for computer games and artwork for CD covers.

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