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‘BECOMING’

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TIMELINE:  AVAILABLE NOW!

PLATFORM:  Graphic Novel (96 pages)

GENRE:  Psychological Thriller / Horror

CLIENT:  In-House IP / Arcana Comics

Featuring the pencil and inking talents of hot newcomer Dane Cypel, the rich colour palette of Sara Machajewski, and based on an original concept by rising genre star Curry HitchbornBECOMING is my return to graphic novel storytelling after completing the original version of Broken Saints in 2003!

SYNOPSIS

When a troubled student at a remote university challenges his professor to share his ‘secret knowledge’, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death.  To play, he will learn that the only rule is PAIN, and that the only key to salvation is the desire to KNOW…and the WILL to overcome.  

TRAILER*

(*trailer features original music by yours truly and Tobias Tinker – cut and conceived by BB)

‘BECOMING’ to Premiere at SDCC this week!!!

July 9, 2012

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If you’re one of the lucky ‘few’ (ie: 180,000 genre fans and professionals) making the pilgrimage to San Diego this week for Comic Con, be sure to drop by Booth # 2415 and scope out the advance release of my new graphic novel:  BECOMING.

96 Pages.  Two years in the making.  And only 50 copies available!!!

After the big show, Arcana will be releasing the book digitally (for tablets and mobiles) in three acts between August and November, with print versions hitting Amazon and major retailers before Thanksgiving.  So be sure to watch this space for the latest scoops, interviews, and reviews from around the WWW, and spread the good word :)

GAME OF THRONES (TCS)

April 9, 2012

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As promised, it’s time for our first Transmedia Case Study (TCS).  In this bi-weekly series, I’ll be digging into a recognizable Big Media property – a major film, broadcast TV show, published book series, AAA videogame, popular comic book, indy/cult hit, or even a beloved consumer brand – and evaluating the effectiveness of its transmedia campaign.  To get things rolling, let’s start with an example of transmedia done right.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…GAME OF THRONES.

It’s a property close to my heart.  I read the first book in the early 90’s, and George R.R Martin’s fascinating tale of political intrigue, medieval warfare, and ‘mature fantasy’ captured me in its singular gravity.  Sadly, ‘life’ got in the way (as it so often does), and with no widespread Internets to keep abreast of series developments, A Song of Ice and Fire fell off the narrative radar.  But my time in Westeros would not be forgotten…

Flash-forward nearly 20 years.

I caught wind of the show going into development at HBO in 2007.  My biggest concern – you know, aside from the obvious ‘How the Hell are they going to pull off the sheer scope on TV???’ – was with audience awareness.  Sure, the books were best-sellers – and ‘fantasy’ had gotten a much-needed boost thanks to Tolkien going mainstream – but what about the masses? How were they going to reach the kind of audience numbers that would keep a show like this on the air, justify the hefty per-episode budgets, and make it must-see appointment television?

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COMICON: 5 DAYS in 15 MINUTES!!!

July 28, 2011

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Here’s my latest iPhone short-film montage from San Diego Comic Con:  IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN SAN DIEGO…

Featuring the trancey goodness of Broken Saints composer Tobias Tinker!

COMICON CONFIRMATION!!!

June 22, 2011

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Hey peeps,

If you’re going to be in the San Diego area in July, most likely you’re there for San Diego Comic Con 2011…and so am I!!!

Below is a shake-down of my schedule for the big show – hope to see you there:

PANEL:  On Thursday July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in in Room 23ABC, be sure to swing by the Arcana Comics panel!  It’s a candid look at One of the World’s Largest Independent Graphic Novel Publishers:  Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Clockwork Girl), Josh Blaylock (Devil’s Due), Erik Hendrix (SideShows), Mike Kalvoda (Banshee), Brooke Burgess (Becoming), Matt Wilson (Scrooge & Santa), and Ryan Colucci (Harbor Moon) take us through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. Passing 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has in the works, what’s coming in the near future, a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film, Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and also for free is the first in a series of “Arcana Universe” posters!


SIGNINGS: I’ll be at the Arcana booth with breakout artist DANE CYPEL to sign preview teaser copies of our upcoming book.  Here’s the official 411 on signing times (and if you make the effort to visit, we might have some extra tasty swag for you ;) )

Just a slice of our 22-page Exclusive Comicon Preview!!!

Wednesday – PREVIEW NIGHT – July 20th

· 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Thursday – July 21st

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

FRIDAY – JULY 22nd

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Saturday – July 23rd

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Sunday – July 24th

* 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

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