Posts tagged ‘comics’
August 30, 2012
It feels like I’ve been teasing this project forever…
And, if you’re the impatient (and tablet-toting) type, snag Act 1 from COMIXOLOGY! They’ll be releasing the follow up parts in Sept and Oct before the official print release later in November.
Special thanks to Saintly maestro Tobias Tinker for the chilling trailer tune, which we hammered out together in his family’s idyllic country home last month. As a result, I’m seriously craving more quality collaboration :D
June 6, 2012
May 3, 2012
Welcome to the latest instalment in my new Transmedia Case Study series, where we examine the triumphs and epic fails in executing a Big Media property across multiple platforms. In the inaugural feature, we were treated to an example of transmedia done right – so now it only makes sense to balance the scales and give perspective on how an intellectual property (IP) rich with potential can both fall flat, and miss out on some major TM opportunities…
For me, this was a heartbreaker. I’ve made no secret for my love of all things GREEN LANTERN. I was raised on the character, weaned on the socially conscious Lantern/Arrow era of the 70s, and the goofy Challenge of the Superfriends show in the early 80s:
I’d never be a tortured billionaire playboy. The odds of being bitten by a radioactive insect in the Big Apple were astronomically against. And, though adopted, I’m pretty sure my cultural roots don’t reach across the stars to the House of El.
But I had willpower…and the potential to overcome great fear…and dreams of being a part something greater than myself.
It appears I wasn’t alone.
TIMELINE: 2011 – CURRENT
PLATFORM: Feature Film
GENRE: Contemporary Sci-Fi
CLIENT: In-House IP w/ HULO FILMS
LOGLINE: Sheltered in a remote orphanage, a disabled teen (JACOB PRICE – 16) has terrifying visions of a technological apocalypse. Little does he realize that the real battle will be waged within his very cells…and that the future of the human race will be HIS to decide.
With an original short story treatment, multi-stage development financing from Telefilm Canada and Saskfilm was secured for this teen sci-fi high concept. Reminiscent of ‘thinking man’ cult hits including The Lawnmower Man, The Matrix, and Chronicle, two (2) screenplay drafts have been successfully completed and reviewed by major distributors.
Project partners HULO FILMS are entering negotiations for international co-production beginning in Spring 2012. You can view the digital pitch package here, which includes some sweet concept art by David Cameron Sloan.
June 22, 2011
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 ;) )
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
April 11, 2011
Pencils and inks are looking sharp…
4-6 weeks for colours…
Lettering SOON after…
Stay tuned to this space for the latest!
July 18, 2010
GREEN LANTERN was my childhood hero. Everyone else argued over the superiority of the Big 3 – SUPERMAN (’cause he could punch the Sun), SPIDERMAN (’cause he had the best cartoon), and BATMAN (’cause he was a filthy-rich sociopath with crazy toys). Meanwhile, I worshipped the cocky, womanizing jet pilot with the magic ring given to him by a dying alien from a cosmic police force. Yeah…I was weird kid. Surprised?
Looking back, GL’s deeper appeal was clear – he was the first spiritual superhero. Consider this: he is given the gift/burden of near-infinite Cosmic Energy – GREEN Energy (think which chakra that corresponds to, kidlets) – and has the power to manifest any construct he can think of. Anything. And his only limitations? Imagination…and the ability to overcome Fear.
So, essentially…fuck The Secret.
Because of my deep love and respect for the character – as well as the obvious evolutionary path of the ‘comic book movie’ thanks to increasingly photorealistic CG – a Green Lantern pitch was the first ‘spec’ treatment I ever wrote. I did it purely for ‘fun’, and had no idea if I’d ever share it with anyone, let alone ‘Very Important People’. Now, I often joked (and still do) with fellow creatives that, for me, writing is like taking an extremely large bowel movement filled with long shards of glass (and, before I have a chance to heal, I’m inevitably forced back on the crapper). But you know what? Minus the usual self-imposed pressure, writing that bad-boy was honestly easy. Like a summer breeze. No intestinal damage whatsoever.