Official Press Release
Dabel Brothers Publishing is thrilled to announce the creative team of writer David Atchison, artist Chris Dibari, and Kieran Oats as colorist. The Warriors, the widely known cult classic movie from Paramount Pictures, based on Sol Yurick's novel, will be adapted into comic book form come February 2009. The series will be five issues and will sprout a few offshoot series and one-shots.
"I'm really excited to be a part of the Warriors film adaptation. Chris and Keiran are both tremendous talents. My goal with the script is to keep the spirit of the film and make the translation as close as possible," says David Atchison. "Chris and I are also going to show the strengths of the comic book medium and add some 'effects' that can only be added in comic book form. It's just going to be a celebration of pop culture with a cult classic."
David Atchison is known for many different projects, which extend from co-creating/writing Occult Crimes Taskforce with Rosario Dawson all the way to scripting the Method Man graphic novel with Method Man himself. David's talents don't stop there though, he is also a screenwriter, producer and journalist. He recently successfully pitched "True Believer," an in-production back door pilot for NBC/ Universal's Sci Fi Channel.
As for artist Chris Dibari, he broke into the industry doing a cover for DC Comics' Robin for the "No Man's Land" event. In 2005, Chris co-created and drew "The Hunger" with Jose Torres. Recently, Chris wrapped up drawing duties for a Starship Troopers series, as well as a Warhammer 40K issues for BOOM! Studios.
" I couldn't be happier, I've been a huge fan of the movie since I first saw it on VHS at the age of 13," says Chris Dibari. "Having David and Kieran onboard this makes it even more amazing!"
Colorist Kieran Oats is based out of Melbourne, Australia and has worked in the industry for about 4 years on such books as Midnight Kiss, GI Joe, Starship Troopers, Magician Apprentice, Transformers, Spiderman, Grimm Fairytales, Supreme and more. Kieran is a big fan of gritty sci-fi stuff but likes to try his hand at different styles, drawing from a wide variety of experience.
"I'm super excited to be working on a new project with Chris as the work we have done together before has always been a blast. And to be working on something as awesome as The Warriors, it's going to be total pleasure and zero percent work," says Kieran Oats.
Issue #1 of The Warriors official movie adaptation hits comic stores everywhere Feb '09. Reserve your copy today!
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About Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC
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. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced adaptations of novels by bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Laurell K. Hamilton, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, and Robert Silverberg. Currently on the schedule is a remarkable list of high-profile projects including adaptations of major novels by bestselling authors: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, an original story set in the world of Jim Butcher's bestselling series The Dresden Files, a Wild Cards series edited and overseen by George R. R. Martin, and a brand-new Mercy Thompson adventure by Patricia Briggs titled Mercy Thompson: Homecoming.
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