|Immortals Prequel GN Press Release & Cover|
||Relativity Media and graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, LLC have formed a publishing partnership to produce and publish a hardcover graphic novel anthology based upon Relativity’s upcoming epic motion picture Immortals, starring Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twillight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2).
Archaia will release the Immortals graphic novel in September, serving as a precursor to the 3-D motion picture, which releases worldwide on November 11, 2011. The graphic novel will expand upon the film’s key characters and events through a series of original tales written and illustrated by some of the top names in comics, including David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Dennis Calero (Dark Tower) and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night). The graphic novel will be published through Archaia’s Black Label division, a publishing pipeline dedicated to working alongside creative professionals within the entertainment industry eager to launch and expand their brands in the publishing world.
"We could not be more proud to form our creative partnership with Archaia, a publisher that has successfully earned industry-wide acclaim for its commitment to quality and fans of genre entertainment. Archaia possesses all of the creative resources required to perfectly capture the film’s artistic and narrative essence,” said artistic and narrative essence," said Peter Adee, President, Theatrical Marketing &Distribution, Relativity Media .
The Relativity-Archaia partnership was facilitated by Joe LeFavi of Quixotic Transmedia, who spearheads business development for Archaia’s Black Label division. "We are thrilled to have found such an amazing partner in Relativity. Working closely with the film’s creative team, we are working hard to expand upon the mythology and reach a level of quality worthy of such a visionary storyteller as the film’s director, Tarsem Singh. We are honored that Relativity chose Archaia to introduce fans across the globe to such a rich and visually stunning world," said LeFavi, who will also serve as executive editor on the graphic novel.
Archaia will hold a panel at the WonderCon in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, April 2 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Room 220 of the Moscone Center South to celebrate their collaboration with Relativity Media on Immortals, and share more details about their creative team and special promotions surrounding the book’s release. Later that afternoon, members of the cast will also be on hand to debut exclusive footage and host a panel discussion at 4:00 PM in the Main Hall.
Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, Immortals also stars Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies) and John Hurt (Hellboy). Relativity Media is distributing the 3-D epic worldwide. In the UK, Australia, and certain other territories, distribution is in association with Universal Pictures International. In Immortals, the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke) leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity. A mortal chosen by Zeus named Theseus (Cavill) must lead the fight against Hyperion and his evil army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake.
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|WonderCon 2011 Convention Sketch Photos & Video|
|Sillieeebunnieee posted two photos (one & two) and a video of David Mack drawing a Kabuki sketch at WonderCon.|
|Reaction to WonderCon 2011|
|From David Mack:|
||San Francisco has been really good to me :) Wondercon was a smash. Sold out of almost all the books. The Alchemy Hardcover & Hardcover Artbook are the most popular. Marvel EIC Axel Alonzo stopped by. Tarsem Singh signed a bunch of the posters of my paintings for people and said he really liked my work on it.|
|WonderCon Sketches, MoCCA & More|
|From David Mack:|
||#1: RT beyourimage - "You are creating your culture. You are creating the world around you." - @davidmackkabuki
#2: RT JahFurry -
@davidmackkabuki & Bill Sienkiewicz at the legendary Barron Storey's Sequential Art Class at CCAS yfrog.com/hsjbgoj
#3: RT GregJurls - @davidmackkabuki Wish I could be shooting video of those conversations! Enjoy it.
Lunch w Barron n sienkiewicz during break from class. Class discussion is transcendent
@JahFurry 1111 in back on left ask for direction to Barron's class at. front
#6: RT JahFurry - @davidmackkabuki gonna hit second half!
@JahFurry 111 8th. Off of 16th And Wisconsin
@JahFurry U coming to cca?
On car w Barron n sienkiewicz to our talk
Today Bill Sienkiewicz & I are speaking to the legendary Barron Storey's Sequential Art Class at California College of Arts in San Francisco
#11: RT candicecd - @bonniegrrl You should be proud. I don't just geek out for *anyone*. Past list has included: Obama, George Lucas, Ray Park, David Mack...
#12: RT control_zed -
@social_btrfly @alphabetfiend Isn't she beautiful? My avi's from Kabuki comic book series, artist David Mack - I love her, she's part of me.
@axelalonsomarv Or... he's on the same plane as you :) Great to see you the other day, thanks for saying hello!
Thnx, Paul! DD:Echo just shipped in Hardcover RT @DOA3addict @him89088@mika_tan u could always try David's work on Daredevil-also brilliant
We'll make it happen! RT @jamessime @Fauxred Seriously! I've been waiting for David Mack to come in so I could offer him one for years.
@philipsytan I really enjoyed the fantastic book of art you gave me and thank you for being so kind and generous :)
Thank U! RT @philipsytan gotta thank David Mack for all the precious watercolor secrets he unselfishly shared! thanks for the books, sir!
Late dinner w Stephanie Foo of npr.
san Francisco . At tiki isatope party. W mahfood, nate, cb, @jahfurry. Doors back door man in cab on way
I like the new story in it RT @cam_lilly Dream Logic 3 is my personal favorite of all of David Mack's art books. I may need a second copy.
The people of San Fran have been so kind- bringing encouraging feedback that my work/ books inspired them- thankU! U made WondrCon fantastic
#22: RT JahFurry - Always awesome to check out fresh art magic from @davidmackkabuki #wondercon yfrog.com/h8c9dhsj
@Fauxred Ok, next time it is :)
@jamessime I don't hear that every day! I'd be honored :)
Glad you like! RT @dboretta I really enjoyed looking through the reflections collection! Thanks so much for signing it!
@olganunes Olga! I saw the magical note you left at my table! Sorry I missed you, were you there only before it was open?
@Fauxred Yes, artist alley table 162, at wall w Kabuki banner
#28: RT amseyyesma - @jillygunn twitpic.com/4fyy5v - I am pretty sure I have decided, I need David Mack's Akemi face tattooed on my body.
@tinabrieste What a kind thing to say, thank you!
Thank you both! RT @him89088 @Mika_Tan I loved Kabuki by
@davidmackkabuki. Thx to you! Any more recommendations like Kabuki for me?
@BexTay Hope do see on the last day of Wondercon today :) Great to talk w You at Isatope
@Fauxred Lovely indeed! Thank you
@jamessime Had a wonderful time! Isatope is fantastic! Thanks for a great evening
Thnx! RT @jamessime Great to see you & hoist a cocktail w u @davidmackkabuki @joequesada @CBCebulski @jamesdrobinson @jasonaaronimpersonator
#35: RT jamessime - Absolutely massive party w/ Frank Quietly. A particularly terrific crowd, super sweet & friendly fans + comics celebs everywhere.
#36: RT CBCebulski - At the @IsotopeComics party with the man himself, @JamesSime... t.co/hQbRKAl
At isatope party w mahfood, quesada, quitely, crosland, James Robinson
Cool, tarsem likes my painting for immortals
#39: RT JahFurry - three jahmigos @jimmahfood @davidmackkabuki & moi at artifactgalley.com yfrog.com/h2oaffrj
:) RT @RubiTuesday18 I met David Mack at Wondercon, and couldn't resist a photo op. I tried not to smile too hard. Haha Nerd!
Wow RT @dasRupa Photo: tumblr.com/xlt1z3ynsd
Wow- Saturday at Wondercon was dizzyingly busy... Sold out of most of my books. Still Have some The Alchemy & Kabuki Volume 1 Left
Welcome :) RT @jillygunn My Psylocke sketch from
@davidmackkabuki ... I love it! Thank you!! t.co/g5rxRxr
Off to Wonder Con Day 2! RT @jillygunn And here's me &
@davidmackkabuki at Wondercon... t.co/6ZWUyiy
Good to speak w you Friday :) RT @banzaichicks Sitting near bill scienkiwiecz and David Mack at artist alley at wondercon
Thanks, Ming! It's a fun pic RT @mingdoyle Awesome creative lineup! :) yfrog.com/z/h0ba4gjhj
@BRIANMBENDIS What's that supposed to mean? :) Btw, lots of people asking about you. Much love for SCARLET
@olganunes Did you get my texts to join Allen Spiegal, Steve Oliff, Ryan Graff & I for dinner?
That's not Kryptonite in my pocket RT @ThatGirlSabs You made sure to take the Kryptonite out of your pocket, right? ;)
Word! RT @pittsed_off Good seeing @EricCanete, @davidmackkabuki, @KabaLounge today. WonderCone day one = success.
#51: That's me next to director Tarsem Singh & Henry Cavill (the new Superman) yfrog.com/z/h0ba4gjhj
#52: RT stephenchristy - Here's a pic of the
@Archaia crew with the cast of IMMORTALS @NateCosBOOM @BenMcCool @davidmackkabuki @melcaylo t.co/4PW6RRm
#53: RT NateCosBOOM - Now I'm in a room with David Mack and Henry Cavill (Superman). This is weird.
Pretty cool photoshoot w director Tarsem Singh, the cast of The Immortals Film, & the Archaia crew. Happy to be involved, thanks all
#55: RT pjbickett - With Joe LeFavi
@StephenChristy @MelCaylo @NateCosboom @DavidMackKabuki at the #Immortals photo op with the stars,
@Archaia, & #Relativity!
@SexualLeprosy Thank you
#57: RT stephenchristy - The cover to the IMMORTALS graphic novel, beautifully painted by @davidmackkabuki :
#58: RT nfcomics - Pic from @WonderCon: Erin molests
@davidmackkabuki. He was warned... on.fb.me/et2ECs
Pic from Hardcover Reflections Artbook RT
@maiamedicine Photo: zami: tumblr.com/xaf1y10s2f
See u at WOndercon. I'm AA Table 162 by Bill Sienkiewicz. You'll see the KABUKI banner. I have the new Artbook Hardcover & Shy Creatures
See you there, Mel! RT @melcaylo Come say hello! (@ Archaia Booth #521 - WonderCon 2011) 4sq.com/hQdYGF
A Doctor Strange doodle I did for Hero Initiative DavidMackGuide.com
@esquaredcomics Thanks, guys!
Archaia giving out a free poster I painted for Wondercon :) DavidMackGuide.com
Thanx for all the fantastic San Francisco food advice. Keep it coming. I'll eat again today. "If it's not one biological need, it's another"
@DennisCalero I'll bring the eyeliner
#67: RT nfcomics - Erin has arrived in SF for WonderCon. Be afraid @davidmackkabuki, be very afraid... on.fb.me/eSaSOj
@caramiaculpa See you, Mia!
@olganunes Yeah, I'm here in SF! Beautiful day! What's the magic Olga advice for SF?
That was meant to be MoCCA in NY next week. My phone speaks phone. & @TaraMcpherson's Tiny Trifecta art opening in Brooklyn next Sat
Communicating w sea lions . Also, looking like I will be at mocca in by next week.
In China town San Francisco, chose lots of different dim sum... the total was two dollars, sixty cents
#73: RT BRIANMBENDIS - as flattering as it is that you think Jr Jr's watcher is portrait of me, it is not. and go f*ck all of you. :)