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Client Creative Team of Ortega, Mesch, Eastman & Dorman Sells Out of Issue #1 of THE OTHER DEAD

In Book Reviews, Comics, Dave Dorman, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Geek Culture, IDW Publishing, Pop Culture, Uncategorized on October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Zombie Animals Devour The World: THE OTHER DEAD Is Sold Out at Diamond!
IDW Comic Book by Digger T Mesch, Joshua Ortega and Kevin Eastman Outperforms Expectations
PRLog (Press Release) – OCTOBER 2, 2013–LOS ANGELES, CA — Ice-cold zombies are still hot, especially in the animal kingdom, as evidenced by the sold-out, critically acclaimed comic, THE OTHER DEAD #1, by IDW. Fan demand for this zombie animal horror-fest is driving a second printing, with cover art and availability date to be determined.
Image“We’re thrilled and amazed by the outpouring of retailer, comics industry, and fan support for our first book,” said Joshua Ortega, the writer whose other credits include Gears of War and Necromancer, “and want to thank everyone for giving the book a shot. It’s definitely something different, and we’re glad its unique blend of horror and satire is really resonating with people!”“I couldn’t be happier,” said co-creator Digger T Mesch (Agent 88), “After two years of hard work, it’s great seeing the book out there, and so many people enjoying the first issue. Add all of the positive buzz on the Dave Dorman Obama cover and the Kevin Eastman variant, and man, this is just awesome.”

THE OTHER DEAD creative team will be appearing at New York Comic Con, Artists Alley, Tables Y1 and Y2 from October 10th through 13th, 2013. They will also participate in a panel, The Other Dead with Kevin Eastman: When Zombie Animals Attack, on Saturday, October 12 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Room 1A10. The panel includes Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Heavy Metal magazine), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) Qing Ping Mui, Blond, and Dave Dorman (Star Wars/Alien & Predator).

For more information, interview requests, or review copies, please contact publicist Denise Dorman at denise@writebrainmedia.com.

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PRAISE for THE OTHER DEAD:

“Thick with blood and guts as it is with political and social commentary, The Other Dead heads in a new direction as it ties together human fear and frailty and its effect on the environment through the collective revolt of the world’s lesser-evolved creatures. The Other Dead is attempting something a lot of comics do not: re-think the zombie mythos. That alone is worth a mention.”–Fangoria

“A unique and creepy spin on the idea (that) makes this stand out from countless other zombie stories. (Digger’s) twist, as developed by Ortega, is a brilliantly simple one that shifts the zombie plague from humankind to our furry, feathered and four-legged friends. But the writers don’t bank on that…so they develop enough of a backstory to keep readers coming back for the second issue and beyond.”– Comic Book Resources

The Other Dead is a fast-paced story that pulls you in from page one. Qing Ping Mui’s art is sharp…and everything is presented in brilliant detail. In a world of zombie overload, The Other Dead stands out from the crowd.” – Comic Book Therapy

“Ortega and Mesch wisely placed this animal reanimation within the context of the human experience separate from the reanimation…(and focus) on how the undead apocalypse would affect the living of this world that were left to pick up the apocalyptic pieces. If I haven’t entreated you with the story, perhaps I can entice you with the art, because it’s absolutely gorgeous…(and) the animals, both living and undead are gorgeously rendered.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Joshua Ortega (Gears of War) does a bang up job with the story here…(and) it’s just as visually appealing as it is well written. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill zombie comic. It’s above and beyond anything else that’s out there. These animals are infinitely more dangerous after death than they were while alive. Stronger, faster, deadlier. There’s not much more to say except go get this series.”– Geeks of Doom

“Romero Dawn of the Dead-style political commentary…(and) given the high quality of the art and the fun-ness of this inaugural ish, I plan to stick around to see where Ortega and co. take this story.”– Bloody Popcorn

“A gritty tale drawn in every perfectly bloody detail by Qing Ping Mu. Yes, a storm is coming to Louisiana, but its bringing more than rain, this time, it’s bringing the undead.” – Fanboy Nation

Note: For all 26 THE OTHER DEAD reviews, please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4z9r64pw0dtm2ri/SlRoJtw4DC

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Hollywood’s Favorite Blacksmith Tony Swatton Starring in MAN AT ARMS Webisodes for Break Media

In Burbank, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Geek Culture, Hollywood Props, Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings, Pop Culture, Sword and Stone, Tony Swatton, Webisodes on February 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

 Burbank, CA—February 8, 2013—Behind every movie sword and armored costume, there’s a burly Viking forging steel in an unlikely setting – The Sword and Stone weaponry boutique and blacksmith shop in Burbank. The master of ceremonies is Tony Swatton, whom Break Media wisely chose as the subject for their new Monday night webisode series, Man at Arms, which begins airing on Monday, February 11, 2013 on the new AWE ME YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/aweme (AWE is an acronym for Amaze, Wow, Educate).

Tony Swatton of Break Media's Man at Arms

Tony Swatton at his Burbank blacksmith and armor shop, Sword and Stone

Swatton, the artisan genius behind the beloved Capital One Viking costumes and props, the Pirates of the Caribbean swords, the Blade from the movie of the same title, and the prop creator behind many blockbuster films, loves to share his work with the fans. “For the first time, I’m publicly lifting the veil on the mystique of it all. Look forward to seeing a lot of blood, sweat, and heavy metal,” he promised.

“We’re thrilled to give viewers a backstage pass to Tony Swatton’s highly unusual world, and the inner sanctum of Sword and Stone. Not only is Tony great entertainment value, but his craftsmanship will feed the heart of every geek and

D-I-Yer watching Man at Arms,” said Mitch Rotter, Executive Vice President of Programming, Break Media.

Scheduling Will Be As Follows:

Monday, 2/11

Episode 1: Jamie Lannister’s Sword

Mondays, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, and 3/18:

Episodes 2-6: *Episode order TBD

  • Oddjob’s Hat from James Bond
  • Batman’s Batarang
  • Rafael’s Weapon from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Pair of Sais
  • He-Man Sword
  • Adventure Time Sword

Swatton, who was named “Pirate of the Year” for Pirates magazine in 2010, is a renowned cosplay enthusiast and one of the fun-loving founders of the Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings, a Viking flash mob group who invade Ikeas for their Swedish meatballs, or play football games in Viking garb for charity. From his madcap Hollywood adventures to his death-defying blacksmithery, this series is truly unlike anything that’s ever been done on reality TV or webisodes.

About Sword and Stone

Founded in 1989 by master blacksmith Tony Swatton, Sword & Stone is located in Burbank, CA and has established itself as the trusted source for handcrafted, historically accurate pieces custom designed for the needs of creative directors. The shop specializes in custom-made arms, armor and props for TV, film and the serious collector. They are a full-service blacksmith shop creating only one-of-a-kind pieces—nothing at Sword & Stone is mass-produced.

About Break Media

Break Media is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of digital entertainment content including video, editorial, and games.  The company’s properties include the largest humor site online, Break, as well as Made Man, Game Front,Holy Taco, Screen Junkies, Cage Potato, All Left Turns, Chickipedia, and Tu Vez.  The Break Media Creative Lab is an in-house production studio creating original videos that range from award-winning branded entertainment to celebrity-driven web shorts to viral one-offs. The Break Media Network represents hundreds of publishers as one of the largest video advertising networks online, reaching more than 200 million consumers each month.

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New Dave Dorman Comic Book Cover Art Project: STALAG-X

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce I’ll be doing the comic book cover art for a new sci-fi graphic novel project for Australia’s largest comic book publisher, Gestalt Comics, in partnership with two writers: NY Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson and Xena: Warrior Princess co-producer and scriptwriter Steven L. Sears. I’ve done a lot of cover art over the years for books Kevin has written, including the Young Jedi Knight series and his book Dogged Persistence. Steven and I are both former Floridians and military brats.

Here is how Kevin J. Anderson describes the STALAG-X story:

“STALAG-X is the gritty story of human soldiers trying to survive in an alien concentration camp, and one mysterious prisoner who calls himself “Joe Human.” He cannot allow the vicious aliens to win . . . but because of his own dark past, he doesn’t dare allow himself to be rescued either.”

The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but we are looking at late Fall 2012 for the first issue. I will keep you posted here, and for the writing side, follow http://kjablog.com for Kevin J. Anderson’s posts. 

As always, thanks for reading!

Dave.

 

 

Dave Dorman Confidential: Why I Don’t Attend DragonCon (via Dave Dorman)

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Controversial? Yes. Honest? Yes.

Dear Friends, First, let me post my upcoming appearances, so it's front and center: * Detroit Fan Fare Days 9/23 – 9/25, 2011 * Dallas for Star Wars Fan Days 10/8 – 10/9, 2011 * SteamCon in Seattle 10/15 – 10/16 My longtime friend and award-winning sci-fi/horror writer Del Stone Jr. has held my secret for all of these years. As DragonCon started growing its attendance trajectory and publicity, more and more people have asked me if, when and why I … Read More

via Dave Dorman