Official Press Release
Eisner Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment is preparing a host of exciting revelations surrounding Meteor Entertainment’s upcoming online video game HAWKEN and the prequel graphic novel being created in partnership as part of the property’s growing transmedia evolution. The San Diego Comic-Con panel will be mediated by Joe LeFavi of Quixotic Transmedia, and will be held Friday, July 13 from 4-5 p.m. in Room 23ABC at the San Diego Convention Center.
Archaia will debut the first pages from the graphic novel’s prologue sequence during their “Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing” panel on Friday, July 13. The pages, painted by celebrated concept artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Hellboy 2, The Hobbit, Pacific Rim), will set the stage for the 136-page hardcover volume that will be released shortly after the game’s 12/12/12 public launch. The complete book will feature chapters by other notable artists, including Bill Sienkiewicz, Christopher Moeller, Greg Tocchini, Nathan Fox, and Michael Gaydos, among others. HAWKEN creator and creative director Khang Le will be seated on the panel to share his experiences seeing the property take form through so many varying perspectives.
HAWKEN fans, you do not want to miss this panel! This is not only the first look at the graphic novel but there will be more surprise announcements. Producer Dan Jevons of DJ2 and Director Scott Waugh of The Bandito Brothers “Act of Valor” fame, will be joining the panel to talk about the world of HAWKEN and its future.
Archaia will also be hosting several signings throughout the weekend, with Khang Le available to autograph a limited-edition lithograph available for free at the Archaia booth (#2635) during scheduled events. In addition, Archaia will encourage fans and artists in attendance to join the DeviantArt Group #PlayHawken for future news, announcements, and upcoming challenges.
For more information and a schedule of events, please visit www.archaia.com.
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.
About Adhesive Games
Adhesive Games is an independent game studio located in Los Angeles, CA founded by Creative Director Khang Le, formerly of Project Onset. HAWKEN, the studio’s premiere title, is a free to play mech shooter scheduled for open beta 12.12.12 (December 12, 2012). For more information about Adhesive visit www.adhesivegames.com.
About Meteor Entertainment
Meteor Entertainment is a newly formed video game publisher in Seattle, Washington. Assembled by Adhesive to support HAWKEN and many future projects. Meteor is building out a top tier roster of talent to successfully publish this F2P game globally, setting the standard for customer service and community engagement. To learn more about Meteor Entertainment visit www.meteor-ent.com and be sure to check out www.playhawken.com.
About DJ2 Entertainment
Based in Santa Monica, California, DJ2 is an independent, multi-platform production company that develops and produces content for theatrical, television, mobile and videogame platforms. DJ2 is also a full service management company representing a roster of top writers, actors, directors, artists and creatives. Leveraging decades of experience and outstanding industry relationships with film and TV studios, comic publishers, talent agencies, game developers and game publishers, DJ2 provides a one stop shop for project development, career guidance and management. www.dj2.co/.
About The Bandito Brothers
Bandito Brothers is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages, and distributes audio-visual content. Bringing together filmmakers, athletes, and technologists Bandito Brothers strives to redefine the studio of the future.
About Quixotic Transmedia
Quixotic is an entertainment consultancy that specializes in transmedia brand development, formulating innovative strategies and turnkey creative solutions that inspire brands to unearth their cross-platform potential. As the business of storytelling continues to evolve, Quixotic Transmedia is committed to serve as a trusted guide for brands eager to develop, produce, and promote their ideas across multiple forms of media. Here we provide a friendly and informed perspective on the transmedia space, enabling our clients to overcome the bewildering learning curve and seize the many opportunities of this ever-evolving marketplace. Our unique process is designed to educate brands on how to produce rich content incorporating media both new and old, utilize emerging technologies and social media as dynamic storytelling and marketing tools, and open an array of accessible entry points that engage fans on multiple levels. In support of this mission, Quixotic has fostered a vast network of quality vendors in every facet of the industry, ensuring that clients make the right friends and align their brands with industry pioneers capable of bringing their ideas to life. Learn more about how you can change the way that you share stories with the world at www.quixotictransmedia.com.