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Howard Lovecraft Review and Corrective Measures Vol. 2 Preview:

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

And now a Howard Lovecraft review from Publisher’s Weekly:

The latest in the fertile field of Lovecraft spinoffs follows a young Howard, aka H.P., Lovecraft through an adventure in a dangerous netherworld. The plot takes elements of Lovecraft’s actual childhood, including his father’s nervous breakdown, and uses them to introduce readers to tropes in Lovecraft’s work. The young Howard goes through a portal to another universe, where a mysterious book holds the key to freeing a society of children from an evil power that has encased them in a frozen, hostile world. Howard takes on the quest with the help a giant squid, facing danger and finding many of his assumptions are false. A chilly watercolor palate links the artwork of the various artists–each chapter has a different one–and the emotions on Howard’s face become more complex as the story grows darker. Although marketed for all ages, the book, will likely appeal more to younger readers, who should find the plot’s twists and turns and the young protagonist appealing. Older readers and hardcore Lovecraft fans may be put off by the juvenile dialogue and some of the panels that play up the cuteness, rather than the horror, of the story. (Mar.)
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Also Ain’t it Cool News has decided to preview a bit of our new title Corrective Measures Vol 2.

Link here -> http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45223

It’s a bit of a scroll down but I’m sure you fine internet friends can find it.

That’s all the press for now.

Yours in ink,

Arcana Ace

SDCC Avengelyne vs. Koni Waves Variant Released!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Avengelyne vs Koni Waves Sneak Peek!

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Rob Liefeld’s Avengelyne returns to comics in Avengelyne vs. Koni Waves. Coming soon from Arcana.

Gauze Interview

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Coming later this year from Arcana Comics is GAUZE. We spoke with writer, Gerrin Tramis, and Arcana Studios’ publisher, Sean O’Reilly, about the project.

The Big Bad Wolf: Tell us about the comic, GAUZE.

Sean O’Reilly: I met Gerrin at Emerald City Comic Con and we started talking about The Cube and it’s director. Gerrin was a film student at the time and we talked about filming a short that would look cool and smart. GAUZE comicGerrin Tramis: Time passed and I pitched the idea to Sean O’Reilly over at Arcana Studios and he said, “let’s do the comic book”. That was basically all she wrote. The story revolves around a group of very unique individuals who are all in someway shape or form connected to a mysterious serial killer who wraps his head in medical gauze. That’s it in a nutshell.

Sean O’Reilly: We actually did film the original Gauze as a short in Seattle (which was VERY fun), but the world Gerrin created was so much more than a short and we developed this world and then took it to the next level enjoying the medium of a comic book with the GREAT Dave Hamann.

For the full interview please read here:

http://www.comicmonsters.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=873

EVE rEViEws…

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

The Diva’s reviews are in and it looks like she belongs in the spotlight!

Paperback Reader reviewer, Moya Dawson, praises writer, Frank LaPerch, on his brilliant job of handling the dialogue and that Ash Jackson has combined the hellish vampire look with a tough girl attitude.

Broken Frontier reviewer, Dave Baxter, says: “It’s a charming book, and readers will get their money’s worth per issue.”

Comic Monsters.com says: “- you get a good mix of storyline and a big shot of action.”

Jaded Expressions reviewer, Thomas Tan, says: “LaPerch does a solid job juggling two storylines that are rich enough to both warrant their own books.” and “Each panel leaps off the page in a wonderfully kinetic and vibrant burst of energy that isn’t content to just show a hot chick in black leather.”

The 4 issue series created and written by Frank J LaPerch and illustrated by Ash Jackson, tells the tale of Jessica Evelyn Murphy, better known to the public as Eve, A-list celebrity. However, what the public doesn’t know is Eve lives a dual life battling vampires, witches, and vampires at night. If juggling these two lives wasn’t problem enough, her agent just signed her up to appear in a 24/7 reality show. The entertainment world and the supernatural world collide in this fun, action-packed new series from Arcana Comics.

Now what’s a vampire diva without a Movie Premiere? Arcana Comics has released a brand new trailer with a look into what’s in store for everyone’s favorite vampire diva. The trailer also features the hit tune “Nobody Likes You When You’re Dead” by Liverpool punk sensation, Zombina and The Skeletones!

And the Official Eve: Vampire Diva Blog at:

http://www.vampirediva.blogspot.com

And Zombina and the Skeletones at:

www.zombina.com

Eve: Vampire Diva has been a hit with critics and fans so be sure to check out these sites:

Secret Identity:
http://secretidentity.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-12-28T21_49_02-08_00

Broken Frontier:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/details.php?id=1686

Comic Monsters:

http://www.comicmonsters.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&ar
tid=98

Paperback Reader:

http://www.paperbackreader.com/review.php?ReviewID=2113

Paperback Reader:

http://www.paperbackreader.com/review.php?ReviewID=2129

As well be sure to check out the video with Zombina and the Skeletones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG6cvsYAzD8

Gearhead Makes International News

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Gearhead: intervista a Kevin Mellon

Ne avevamo parlato tempo fa, ora noi di ComicUs abbiamo contattato Kevin Mellon, disegnatore della serie Gearhead, che sarà trasposta in un film dal regista e sceneggiatore Cory Kinney. In questa intervista Mellon ci ha parlato dello status attuale del progetto e di molte altre cose inerenti la futura pellicola:

Tu e il tuo collega, Dennis Hopeless avete parlato direttamente con il regista, Kinney? Se sì, quali sono state le tue sensazioni?
Ho sentito Kinney per e-mail, e Dennis ha avuto con lui alcune conversazioni telefoniche ed una lunga cena d’affari alla San Diego Comic Convention di quest’anno.
Siamo in contatto con lui e con il produttore, Nick, che sono grandiosi nel tenerci costantemente informati su come stanno andando avanti le cose.

For more, click here:

http://www.comicus.it/view.php?section=rubriche&id=1175

Clockwork Reviews Are In…

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This book is best served with a cup of hot chocolate and some freezing winds outside. I vote this as one of the best all age comics in recent years…

http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/reviews/119258916528908.htm

Let me throw a headline at you:

“Blam! Pow! Comics Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore!”

Chances are, if you’re an adult who’s at all passionate about the medium of comics, you just flew into a homicidal rage and threw your computer monitor across the room…http://www.rackraids.com/index.php/2007/10/12/the-clockwork-girl-1/

There are three problems with kids’ comics these days. First, there aren’t enough of them. Second, they aren’t sold where kids are shopping. Third, kids can’t afford them. Well, there isn’t much one title can do about #2, but The Clockwork Girl #1 from Arcana Kids does its darndest to solve #1 and #3…
http://www.comixtreme.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37193

I won’t say kid friendly comics are easy to find. The trick is to find kid friendly books that are both kid friendly and quality reading. They’re out there if you look. The Clockwork Girl is a strong contender for inclusion on that list…

http://www.comicreaders.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2103

Eve: First Look

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted vampire story with plenty of action and humor thrown in too, then I’d definitely say it’s well worth your time checking this one out.

Paperback Reader
I’m not normally a big fan of vampire comics, but this one surprised me. The main character or “star” of the series, Jessica Evelyn Murphy or “Eve” as she is simply known amongst her friends and foes, is a popstar singer that believes in her music and her job where she fights supernatural forces undercover…

http://www.paperbackreader.com/review.php?ReviewID=2036

FireFox Interview with Frank LaPerch and Eve: Vampire Diva
Frank LaPerch found that artist when he hooked up with Ash Jackson. Together, the pair has created their own independent action/horror/comedy series, Eve: Vampire Diva. The series, published by top independent company Arcana, will hit shelves this December…

http://firefox.org/news/articles/700/1/On-the-Eve-of-breaking-in/Page1.html

Eve Online Trailer

http://www.ratubaworld.com/game.play/id:63

Eve Interview with Jaded Expressions
In an industry chockfull of bloodsuckers, the vampire genre has been a main staple of comic books since its inception. In December, Arcana Comics releases Eve: Vampire Diva, a vampire comic book that takes the genre on a completely different turn. Lighter in tone than the gothic horror of most vampire stories, Eve combines a contemporary phenomenon to the mix: reality television…

http://www.jadedexpressions.com/graphicles/articles/evevd.php

JadedExpressions: Move Over Buffy Summers…
Light-hearted and remarkably free of the angst that so often drives other vampire tales, the dynamically illustrated Eve is poised to sink her teeth into a comic book genre that has recently seen something of a rejuvenation.

http://www.jadedexpressions.com/reviews/evevampirediva.php 

Clockwork Girl gets Recommended

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Dave’s Unspoilt Capsules and Awards
The Week’s Picks and Pans, plus Awards of Dubious Merit

Standard Disclaimers: Please set appropriate followups. Recommendation does not factor in price. Not all books will have arrived in your area this week.
Diabetes diagnosed a year ago this week. Rants, Capsules can be found on my homepage, http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/Rants

The Clockwork Girl #1 (of 4): Arcana – Between the 25 cent zero issue and this one being 99 cents, this has got to be coming out of someone’s
advertising budget, there’s no way a small press book like this could make up those kinds of “give it away” numbers with three issues to go, even if the
price goes up to $4 an issue after this. Even counting the fact that the #0 story pages are repeated here (mostly, I think a few were changed). Tesla
count: 1. Anyway, the story’s set up here, if scantly, of two creations clearly destined to love one another despite the rivalry of their creators.
Although, to be honest, it looks like more of a one-way hatred here rather than a Montague/Capulet situation…the mad biologist seems more resigned
than anything else, it’s the mad mechanist who’s got the hate on. The pacing of the story feels off, like this is supposed to actually be excerpts from an
even larger #1, much as #0 was excerpted from this. Still, I’m willing to give O’Reilly and Hanna time to get the kinks out. Recommended.
$0.99/$1.25Cn

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Director Cory Kinney tunes up ‘GearHead’

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

In July the Internet buzzed with news that the Arcana comic book ‘GearHead’, created by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Kevin Mellon, had been picked up for feature film development, a deal that had begun percolating even before the first issue went on sale.

Comics2Film recently chatted with filmmaker Cory Kinney, the film’s writer and director who is the driving force behind the project. It was Kinney who snatched the property up as soon as he discovered the book…

Continued:

http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=29179gearhead_cover1a.jpg