Dabel Brothers announce "Dark-Hunter" manga adaptations

Wed, August 6th, 2008 at 12:08pm PDT

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Official Press Release

Dabel Brothers Publishing is proud to announce the manga-style adaptations of two Dark-Hunter novels by the #1 best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, to be released in 2009.

 

The novels Night Pleasures and Night Embrace are the first and second books in Kenyon's blockbuster series, The Dark-Hunters. The series is about eternally damned warriors who have sold their souls for vengeance and who now protect mankind from the evil that preys on them.

 

Kenyon's work has a worldwide following, with sales of more than 14 million books in 29 countries.

 

The story will be adapted by writer Joshua Hal Fialkov, known for his unique storytelling style on titles like Cyblade and the upcoming Afro Samurai Manga. Claudia Campos, already a favorite with Kenyon's fans for her knockout illustrations in The Dark-Hunter Companion, will again provide the art.  Production services are being provided by Glass House Graphics.

 

Dabel Brothers will be working in partnership with St. Martin's Press, the publisher of Kenyon's novel, who will serve as publisher for these anticipated adaptations.

 

"This is a very exciting opportunity for Dabel Brothers Publishing," says Dabel Brothers President Ernst Dabel, "It's a chance to create the kind of visual adventure that we do best while connecting with Sherrilyn's millions of fans throughout the world.  Our goal is to create something special that will be warmly embraced by fans old and new alike."

 

About Sherri
#1 New York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON has more than fourteen million copies of her books in print, in twenty-nine countries.  She is the author of the Dark-Hunter novels, which have an international cult following and have appeared at on the top-three lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.  Writing both as Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is the author of several other series, including: Lords of Avalon, BAD, and the Dream-Hunters series.

Near Nashville, Tennessee, Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger . . . as does any woman with three sons, a husband, and a collection of swords on which all of the above have a major fixation.

 

About St. Martin's Press
Founded in 1952 by Macmillan Publishers Limited of England, St. Martin's Press is now one of the largest publishers in America. Best known for the strength and breadth of our list, the company publishes 700 titles a year, and is equally committed to finding and nurturing the first-time author as it is to bestseller publishing.  St. Martin's operates eight separate imprints and utilizes the resources of six unique sales divisions, ensuring maximum exposure for its authors in the wide variety of markets for books today.  Imprints include: St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin, St. Martin's Minotaur, Picador USA, Thomas Dunne Books, and Truman Talley Books.  St. Martin's is part of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, a group of publishing companies held by Verlagsgruppe George Von Holtzbrinck, a family owned publishing operation based in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

About Dabel Brothers Publishing
Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. With a passion for authenticity and a firm respect for the original text, the Dabel Brothers work hard to ensure that their adaptations build upon and enhance the worlds of popular works in a manner that longtime fans and new readers alike can enjoy.

 

The Dabel Brothers first became known for their stunning adaptation of George R. R. Martin's The Hedge Knight in 2003. Since then, they have produced over a dozen different titles that have adapted novels by major, bestselling authors, including Orson Scott Card, Raymond E. Feist, Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak and Robert Silverberg. The Dabel Brothers also produced the first six issues of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, which they published through Marvel Comics. The hardcover graphic novel collecting these issues went on to become the bestselling graphic novel of 2007 with only a single month's worth of sales.

 

In 2008, the Dabel Brothers are producing and publishing several more comic book adaptations of novels by major bestselling authors, including Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards and Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. All of these titles will be collected into graphic novel collections in conjunction with Del Rey Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books.

 

More information about Dabel Brothers Publishing can be found at http://www.dabelbrothers.com.

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