Fifth House Press Emerges On The Publishing Scene!

Wed, December 12th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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Official Press Release

Houston, TX - Two veterans of the comic book industry,

Trainor Houghton and Pamela Miltenberger, announce Fifth House Press, a new

collaborative small press enterprise.

The two publishing executives hail from a shared background spent working at

Penny-Farthing Press (PFP) and have joined forces to launch their own

publishing venture. "During our time together at PFP, Pamela and I found we

wanted to tell similar stories and this eventually evolved into our

developing this new creative project. Our story, entitled MINIATURE giants,

is what inspired us to get the ball rolling towards publishing it

ourselves," states Trainor Houghton.

MINIATURE giants is best described as a semiautobiographical coming-of-age

story set against the colorful backdrop of small-town life in Southeast

Texas during the late 1970s. Mostly, its a seriocomic take on the deepening

friendship between a couple of preadolescents from seemingly disparate

backgrounds. Though primarily grounded in reality, theres a broad overlap

and interweaving of fantastical yet poignantly imaginative elements.

"Basically, this is one of those stories illustrating how children often

resort to escapist play as a way of coping with whatever their struggle

happens to be," states Pamela Miltenberger. "In MINIATURE giants, the drama

specifically addresses the challenges presented by mental illness. Its our

hope that it will help demystify such illnesses and the stigma that often

results from a lack of awareness."

Plans are currently under way to publish the story initially in a graphic

novel version. "We also very much see it as a natural fit for any visual

storytelling medium, be it film, television or animation," adds Houghton.

MINIATURE giants is the first project Fifth House Press has slated for

production.

 
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