IDW publishes 'Savage Membrane' by Steve Niles and Ashley Wood

Wed, December 19th, 2001 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

[Savage Membrane]SAN DIEGO, CA - He's a detective who hunts monsters.

He's a drunk and drug addict. He's Cal McDonald and he's everything you need

to flush out what lurks in the shadows.

The world of Savage Membrane is much like our own, except it's shared with

monsters, ghouls and freaks. But even in this world, the average American

can't easily spot these strange creatures. They walk in the guise of your

mailman, taxi driver or the guy sitting next to you on the bus. But Cal can

see them. He knows them and he hunts down the ones that commit terrible

crimes against the human race. Crimes like sucking the gray matter from human

skulls. Even in a world with monsters, there must be rules.

Cal McDonald and the illustrated novel, Savage Membrane, are created by noted

horror writer Steve Niles, whose most recent credits include Hellspawn and

Spawn: The Dark Ages. Niles started out as a writer at a young age by

adapting and bringing the works of Clive Barker and Richard Matheson to the

world of comics. He is joined on Savage Membrane by award-winning and noted

painter/illustrator Ashley Wood. Wood's recent art book Uno Fanta: The Art Of

Ashley Wood has stirred up a buzz among art lovers around the world. He's

well known for his innovative work on various Spawn books and covers and his

current work includes The X-Men for Marvel Comics and PopBot for Idea and

Design Works.

"Cal McDonald was originally created as a comic book character but with

Savage Membrane, I had the chance to do what hard-boiled fiction does best -

get inside the head of the character and let him tell the story," said writer

Steve Niles.

"Savage Membrane combines all the elements of a fun movie. It's a hyperactive

mix of hard-boiled action and horror with splashes of comedy. Savage Membrane

is fast paced and will appeal to readers that enjoy all genres of film, TV

and comics. Retailers will have no problem using Savage Membrane in a fan out

consumer campaign," said Beau Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

for Idea and Design Works.

Savage Membrane will be published by Idea + Design Works in March 2002. It's

200 pages and retails for $15.99.

Idea + Design Works (IDW), LLC is a cutting edge entertainment company,

covering almost all aspects of youth culture: DVD menu design, custom artwork

and comic books, video game character design, and collectible card game

formulation, to name a few. IDW has worked with a wide range of clients

including Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, The Upper Deck Company,

Electronic Arts, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Wizards of

the Coast, and many more. IDW's first publication was Uno Fanta: The Art of

Ashley Wood.

More information about IDW can be found at their website, www.ideaanddesignworks.com.

 
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