Official Press Release
Berkeley, CA – 17 June 2011 – This June New England will become the DEADLANDS, and it’s all the fault of the New England Comic Retailer Association (NECRA)!
To celebrate the release of the first in a star-studded series of Weird Western one shots from Image Comics, Visionary Comics, Strider-Nolan Media and Pinnacle Entertainment, NECRA is bringing the creators of DEADLANDS: THE DEVIL'S SIX GUN, writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis, to a limited exclusive tour on June 25th and 26th!
The tour will encompass three of the top comic shops in the New England area. The team will appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics and Larry’s Comics on the 25th and wrap up at Jetpack Comics on the 26th. Both Weird Western maestros extraordinaire, Gallaher and Ellis, will be on hand for autographs and sketches, and each store will be stocked with the absolutely haunting exclusive NECRA tour cover by Ellis, which was printed just for the tour with a limited print run of 1,000 copies.
Gallaher was excited to do the NECRA tour: "The comic shop experience is really rather unique. I see this tour as an opportunity to really build a stronger relationship with retail stores and the customers they serve. It's a good step towards building a stronger comics community as a whole."
With media sites such as IGN hailing this as an "All-Star Western" and Newsarama promising Devil's Six Gun "will knock you for a loop," it seems the entire country is getting on board.
“We’re very excited about the NECRA tour,” chimed in C. Edward Sellner, Creative Director for Visionary and the writer and colorist for the super secret backup feature drawn by Oscar Capristo. “Visionary staff will also be doing a tour and release party for each of the four one-shots along the east coast. Stores are lining up to participate and support the books.”
Other events around the country are being planned for the summer, and the DEADLANDS crew will be invading GenCon and Baltimore Comic-Con. Each stop will feature various creators involved as well as Visionary staff. More details on all these events will be coming soon. Please check the sites of the main partners to get the latest!
ABOUT VISIONARY COMICS STUDIO
After debuting in 2006, Visionary Comics Studio is now one of the most popular, up and coming creative production studios and digital publishers. By providing freelance talent representation, setting up projects for print publication, and through VCS’ own digital publishing line, VCS works with and provides services for just about every major comic publisher. For more information, visit www.visionarycomics.com.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphicnovels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more bythe finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.