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Cthulhu Cthursday, September 11th 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
 

Happy Cthulhu Cthursday Everyone! 

To start this weeks email we wanted to share this great new tie knot.

Originally found on CollegeHumor. Send us your versions, we’d love to see them!

Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms Kickstarter Campaign 

We are now on our fourth week of our Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms Kickstarter campaign, and have some exciting news to share with everyone!

On Monday we reached or intial goal of $5,000.00!

We want to thank everyone for their support on our campaign so far. We are now onto our first stretch goal!

If our campaign reaches $7,500.00 we will be releasing a special teaser for Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, the animated feature!

To celebrate reaching our initial goal of $5,000.00, we announced a new special stretch pledge!

At The Mountain is at the $150.00 level, and the backer receives all the perks from the $100.00 level, and a choice

of one of two posters for the animated feature (both currently works in progress).

On Tuesday we ran a special Twitter campaign and for every dollar we raised on our campaign on Tuesday we would be donating  a comic to the Boys and Girls club. So not only will they be receiving over ten copies of Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms, they will also be receiving an assortment of 136 Arcana comics.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out our Kickstarter campaign, we hope that you will give our campaign some of your time in the next few days and see what this great Kickstarter campaign is all about.

For a full list of updates on the campaign please take a look at our Kickstarter page, which you can find here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1072781311/howard-lovecraft-and-the-three-kingdoms-hardback-g

With a week to go we are now 116% funded! We want to say thank you to those 140 of you who have backed us so far, and to those of you who haven’t yet, please help us reach that first stretch goal!

Please back, if you are able, and share our kickstarter campaign with all of your friends , family and followers. If you are sharing on Twitter, we have been using the hashtag #HowardLovecraftAndTheThreeKingdoms.

Any amount you are able will help our campaign and with perks ranging from a Cthulhu plush, a special edition T-shirt, digital copies of the book, and the Hardcover book itself, and now a poster from the feature, you will want to pledge so you don’t miss these awesome items.

You can find the Kickstarter campaign here, and check out all of our news and updates.

Thank you again for your continued support!.

 

 

Cthulhu Cthursday, September 4th 2014.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Happy Cthulhu Cthursday Everyone! 

To start this weeks email we wanted to share this great Lovecraft Alphabet we found online.

The original artwork belongs to Curiosis on deviantArt.

Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms Kickstarter Campaign 

We are now onto our third week of our Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms Kickstarter campaign, and have some exciting updates and news to share with everyone including new perks, and how we will be giving back.

For a full list of updates on the campaign please take a look at our Kickstarter page, which you can find here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1072781311/howard-lovecraft-and-the-three-kingdoms-hardback-g

On Tuesday we announced that for every $500.00 our campaign raises we will be donating a copy of Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms to the Boys & Girls club. This is not just once we get into stretch goals, this is in total. so once we hit our goal the Boys & Girls Club will be getting 10 copies.

Announced today is THE SANITARIUM!

This is a brand new pledge level, like the others, when pledging at this level you will get all lower pledge level items as well. The Sanitarium is a pledge of $500.00 or more and you get some amazing new perks.

The Sanitarium

Receive all the rewards of the $100 Necronomicon as well as work with an Arcana artist for a Howard Lovecraft & Cthulhu original piece of art. This is literally a one of a kind piece, hand crafted just for the ultimate Lovecraft fan. As an added bonus, get a hardcover production guide book of the Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom feature film. This hardcover book features character designs, set designs, story elements and truly an exclusive behind the scenes look at the upcoming 2015 animated feature film.

If you haven’t had the chance to check our our Kickstarter campaign, we hope that you will give our campaign some of your time in the next few days and see what this great Kickstarter campaign is all about.

We have started our third week of crowd funding with 67% of our funding goal reached! We want to say thank you to those 82 of you who have backed us so far, and to those of you who haven’t yet, we need your help!

Please back, if you are able, and share our kickstarter campaign with all of your friends , family and followers. If you are sharing on Twitter, we have been using the hashtag #HowardLovecraftAndTheThreeKingdoms.

Any amount you are able will help our campaign and with perks ranging from a Cthulhu plush, a special edition T-shirt, digital copies of the book, and the Hardcover book itself, and now one of a kind artwork, you will want to pledge so you don’t miss these awesome items.

You can find the Kickstarter campaign here, and check out all of our news and updates.

Thank you again for your continued support!.

 

 

Arcana February 2014 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

 

VANCOUVER (February 19th, 2014) – Hello to all of our newsletter subcribers and Arcana Fans! We are hoping you are having a great 2014 so far! We wanted to let everyone know the awesome stuff that is happening and what is coming this year from Arcana 

First of all, we want to announce that 2014 marks our 10th year as a publisher and a company. We are very proud at how far we have come in these 10 years producing over 250 graphic novels! Starting off with just a single issue of Kade, Arcana now owns the largest library of characters, comics and graphic novels in Canada, and one of the largest libraries in the world!

Also in our 10th year, Arcana just opened Arcanamation. Arcanamation is an animation studio already with two projects under our belts. Kagagi, our first animated television series, will air thirteen 22-minute episodes on APTN starting this fall. Our team will then move onto the animated feature film Pixies, both titles based on the Arcana graphic novels. Kagagi, created by Jay Odjick, also has a special guest appearances by The Intrinsic. All belonging under the Arcanaverse, numberous characters can make a cameo from The Intrinsic, and Kagagi, including Kade, Kore, Philosopher Rex, Candice Crow, just to name a few.

A lot of our accomplishments couldn’t have happened without your support, so to start off this newsletter we want to send a big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported and are supporting us, we couldn’t have gotten this far without you.

Continuing to celebrate our tenth year, we have a contest for Arcana Fan Art. We are accepting Arcana Fan Art and Pinups with one winner’s artwork appearing in an issue of The Intrinsic Volume 2. We are also running an image sharing contest where winners receive a special Kade package! Both are still running so feel free to check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more information, and to enter.

Coming up this year we have lots of exciting new titles for you, including:

Howard Lovecraft and The Kingdom of Madness

The third chapter in the all-ages graphic novel series (Howard Lovecraft and The Frozen Kingdom and Howard Lovecraft and The Undersea Kingdom are the first two and still available). HLKM hits shelves this month!

Darkham Vale

The wildly successful series by Jack Lawrence has been collected and Volume 1 is coming out May and Volume 2 in July of this year.

The Intrinsic: Singularity Zero

From Arcana creator, Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite) comes The Intrinsic: Singularity Zero! This is the second volume in The Intrinsic and has characters from the entire Arcanaverse throughout. We are excited to announce The Intrinsic: Singularity Zero will feature cover artwork by legendary artist, Alex Ross!

Worth

From Roddenberry Entertainment (the name that brought you Star Trek®)and Arcana Studios comes Worth. The story of a super-human whose abilty is rendered obsolete by the evolution of society’s technology. Worth will be on store shelves everywhere April 2nd of this year. – Retailers – Every order through Diamond (FEB140917) enters you to win a vintage Star Trek® poster signed by William Shatner.

Kade: Tribal Sun & Children of the Black Sun

Of course, it’s not only Arcana’s 10th anniversary this year, but it’s also Kade’s anniversary as well! So to celebrate we are bringing Kade fans two new books this year! Look out for Kade: Tribal Sun in April and Kade: Children Of The Black Sun in August.

Arcana is proud to be (for the 10th year in a row) a retailer at San Diego Comic Con this year. You can find us at our regular booth, location 2415 – under the lare Kade banner, by Alex Ross. As most years, we will have dozens of creator signings, lots of exclusives and a possible celebrity or two (past years including Gene Simmons (KISS), Bill Paxton (Titanic, Alients), and Tony Lee (Dr. Who)). 

Arcana, again, will have a large booth at Vancouver Fan Expo, so stop by and say hello this April! Also, Arcana creators are always appearing at conventons and events around the world so keep your eyes and ears open for any other events where you can pick up some signed copies of Arcana’s award wining titles. 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 250 intellectual properties, hundreds of graphic novels and a treasure trove of thousands of characters. Arcana’s high quality branded entertainment is filled with characters and stories that trancscend gender, age, cultural and geographic boundaries.

Arcanamation is an animation studio producion the episodic television series Kagagi: The Raven and Pixies. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and intellectual properties, Arcana’s stories can live succesfully on a traditional and new media platforms.

For inquiries, interview requests, any questions on our upcoming titles, review copies or any other questions, please contact:

Emma Waddell

emma@arcana.com

VP of content

Arcana

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Arcana August 2013 Newsletter – SDCC RECAP

Monday, August 12th, 2013



 

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER (August 5th, 2013) - Hello to all of our newsletter subscribers and Arcana fans! We at Arcana hope you are having a great August so far. We wanted to let you guys know about all the awesome stuff that went on at booth 2415, the Arcana booth, this year at San Diego Comic Con.

 

This year we had lots of great debuts, releases and exclusives.

 

Arcana SDCC debuts included; the print debut of Seven Holes For Air (Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman) and the print debut of The Gloom (Tony Lee)!

 

Arcana SDCC releases included; Head Smash (Now available in stores and online), Steam Engines of Oz #2 EJ Su variant cover edition, and An Arcana Cryptozoological.

 

 

We had lots of great guests and creators signing at the Arcana booth this year, including;

 

 

Doc Wyatt, and Bill Rude, Creators of Creepsville. As well as, Daryl Freimark and David Parkin, the creators of The Devil Is Due In Dreary.

 

 

One of our special guests this year was the very talented Bill Paxton, to promote, for the first time in print, Seven Holes For Air. Here he is being interviewed. 

 

 

Bill Paxton discusses Seven Holes For Air on MTV.

 

 

Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman hang out before their interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

 

 

Bill Paxton and Mick Reinman talk with Entertainment Weekly on Seven Holes For Air.

 

 

 

Head Smash was another big signing at the Arcana booth this year with Vlad Yudin, of The Vladar Company, Tim Bradstreet and Joe Perez.

 

 

For the first time in print, Arcana and MTV Comics present The Gloom, by Tony Lee. 

 

 

Tony Lee (Creator of The Gloom) and Sean  Dulaney (Creator of 51 Delta) signing at the Arcana booth!

 

 

Not only did we sell comics and Graphic Novels this year, we had lots of great merchandise at the Arcana booth. Pictured below are cool Head Smash and Tin Man’s Army T-Shirts we were selling.  Also, single issues of The Steam Engines of Oz, and special edition steampunk goggles. 

 

We want to thank all of the customers and patrons that stopped by the Arcana booth this year.

 

We also want to thank all of our creators that did signings this year that we haven’t already mentioned.

 

Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck), Scott Kinney (Kozmik), Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows), Shawn DePasquale (Space, MN), Pedro Delgado (Ralph Filmore, Ultraduck), Sabir Pirzada (Affliction), Alex Schumacher (The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung), Tom Akel (Anywhere), John Barker (The Dead Cell), M. Zachary Sherman (Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire), Dan Taylor (Hero Happy Hour), Scott Milam (Killing Machine), Matthew Adams (Kord & Harley), Mario Gully (Langley High, Ant), B. Alex Thompson (Amour, Lethal Instinct), Shannon Eric Denton (Grunts, Markus Fang), Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw), Justin Robinson (Nieves), Monty Borror (Spirit Window), Mike Dubisch (An Arcana Cryptozoological).

 

And a special thank you to Osokwe T. Vasquez and Cody Vaughan of ReimagineFilms for all the great pictures!

 

Hope all of you attending vendors, professionals and attendees had a great time and have recovered from SDCC 2013, and we will see you all at SDCC 2014!

 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

 

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

 

For inquiries, interview requests, any questions, or etc, please contact:
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emma@arcana.com

Marketing and Promotions
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Arcana Comics – JOIN THE TIN MAN ARMY ON FCBD 2013!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

 

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Join the Tin Man’s Army on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013!

 

VANCOUVER (May 3, 2013) - 

THE EMERALD CITY NEEDS YOU!

 

Arcana Comicshas been counting down to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013,
which is TOMORROW! We’re ready to kick off the Steam Engines of Oz in style and welcome you to Join the Tin Man’s Army!
 

Join the Tin Man's Army!

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ:

JOIN THE TIN MAN’S ARMY!

 

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD – Debuts Saturday, May 4th
on FCBD.

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01 – DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE APR13 0795! Releasing
June 2013. RETAILERS ~ There’s STILL time to order and get copies in June, so keep those orders coming!

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02 – DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE MAY13
0797.  Releasing July 2013.

·
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03 – The epic finale to the
first Steam Engines of Oz arc. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE TBD. Releasing August 2013.

 

If you missed the preview pages of The Steam Engines of Oz
we sent out previously, they can be seen at this link.

 

http://www.arcana.com/newsletter/?p=220

The Emerald City Needs YOU!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS AND BEYOND

Spinning Tin Man EmblemTo celebrate the launch of The Steam Engines of Oz, some creators are making special appearances on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY weekend. Please see below for details.

On May 4th:

 

·
Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA (17306 Saticoy St). Sean
O’Reilly, co-created of The Steam Engines of Oz and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt will
be appearing, AND we are very excited to announce that members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. will
also be joining Arcana from
12-2!

·
So Cal Comics (8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #124, San Diego).
Erik Hendrix will be doing a signing at So Cal Comics from 10-5! Pick up
a signed copy of The Steam Engines of Oz while supply last from the
co-creator and writer!

·         Metropolis Comics and Toys in Bunaby, BC Canada. We have
Artist Ana Svarc doing signings and Sketches from noon until 4! Be sure
to come down and grab your free preview copy of “The Steam Engines of Oz”. And to help
promote “The Steam Engines of Oz” There will be a prize for
bestSteampunk

costume!

·
The Comic Book Shoppe 1 &
The Comic Book Shoppe 2
in Ottowa and Nepean, Ontario. Members
from Steampunk Canada and Steampunk Ottawa will be doing a meet and
greet and handing out copies of Steam Engines of Oz for Free Comic Book
Day!

 

On May 5th:

  • Gaslight Gathering in San Diego. The Steam Engines of Oz Co-Creator and writer Erik Hendrix will be appearing at the Gaslight Gathering SteamPunk Convention on Sunday, May 5th. He will have a special panel on The Steam Engines of Oz from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, followed by a signing from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. If you live in Southern California, come to the panel and signing to speak to the creator, learn about the future of Oz, and get a copy of The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD!

If you have any questions,
comments, concerns, interview requests, review requests, well wishes, etc…
please contact Erik Hendrix, our VP of Publishing.

 

 

 

ARCANA: April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

 

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCover.jpgVANCOUVER (April 22, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is counting down the days until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013, where we will debut The Steam Engines of Oz, a gorgeous re-imagining of the world of Oz, set 100 years after the events from The Wizard of Oz, a story we all love and cherish. That’s not all that we’re up to, however, so keep on reading and learn all about what Arcana is up to… New Releases, Pre-Orders, and Events!

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/OzLogo_3.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & BEYOND

The Steam Engines of Oz is just TWELVE days from hitting the shelves on Free Comic Book Day. We have received a LOT of attention for the book, and the following issues If you havent seen the preview pages, if you havent seen the solicits, you need to! This is an epic re-imagining of the World of Oz set 100 years after the events in the Wizard of Oz, and everything has changed. Chapter 1 debuts on FCBD, and Issue 1 debuts in June. Its not too late to pre-order the title! Head to your local comic shop, call, email, or send smoke signals, but please make sure they carry the book! Also, we JUST received the solicit information for Issue 2, which hits stands in July. Things are heating up!

 

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD Debuts Saturday, May 4th on FCBD.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01 Continuing where the FCBD edition leaves off. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE APR13 0795! Releasing June 2013.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02 Find out what happened to the Munchkins who lived in the Emerald City after the Wizard of Oz. These guys aint from the Lillipop Guild! DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE MAY13 0797.  Releasing July 2013.

         THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03 The epic finale to the first Steam Engines of Oz arc. Find out what happened to the Scarecrow, and see the showdown between the Tin Man and his forces against Munchkins and Lions and Victoria, oh my! Releasing August 2013.

 

If you missed the preview pages of The Steam Engines of Oz we sent out previously, they can be seen at this link.

http://www.arcana.com/newsletter/?p=220

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_FCBD.jpgDid you think we were only releasing a book on Free Comic Book Day? Oh no, Arcana Comics is doing more than that to celebrate the Steam Engines of Oz! See below for some of the events happening around the country on Saturday, May 4th!

 

 

Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA (17306 Saticoy St). Sean O’Reilly, co-created of The Steam Engines of Oz and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt will be appearing, AND we are very excited to announce that members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. will also be joining Arcana from 12-2!

         So Cal Comics (8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #124, San Diego). Erik Hendrix will be doing a signing at So Cal Comics from 10-5! Pick up a signed copy of The Steam Engines of Oz while supply last from the co-creator and writer!

         Metropolis Comics and Toys in Bunaby, BC Canada. We have Artist Ana Svarc doing signings and Sketches from noon until 4! Be sure to come down and grab your free preview copy of “The Steam Engines of Oz”. And to help promote “The Steam Engines of Oz” There will be a prize for best Steampunk costume!

The Comic Book Shoppe 1 & The Comic Book Shoppe 2 in Ottowa and Nepean, Ontario. Members from Steampunk Canada and Steampunk Ottawa will be doing a meet and greet and handing out copies of Steam Engines of Oz for Free Comic Book Day!

 

NEW RELEASES APRIL AND MAY 2013

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/SimmonsComicsAnthologyVol2_FrontCover_SM.jpgBelow are some of our new releases, released and releasing in April and May 2013!

         BREATHER FEB13 0718 Created by award-winning writer and artist, Graeme Base!

         THE BLACK LIST FEB13 0719

         ZOO DOT COM FEB13 0720

10TH MUSE VOLUME 1 THE IMAGE YEARS I MAR13 0797 Collecting the early Image issues of the 10thMuse for the First Time in one place!

SIMMONS COMICS ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 MAR13 0798 Collects Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors Issue 2, PLUS Part 2 of the All New Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

PUNCH DRUNK MAR13 0799

THE DOMAIN MAR13 0800

PRE-ORDERS APRIL AND MAY 2013

Below are some of our upcoming books You definitely DO NOT want to miss these!

         http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/DaysEnoxRev_cvr.jpgDAYS MISSING VOL 3: ENOX FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: JAN13 0836 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Phil Hester

o   ART BY: Felipe Watanabe

o   COVER BY: Dale Keown

o   DESCRIPTION: Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana proudly presents the earth-shattering finale to the DAYS MISSING saga! Days Missing: Enox concludes the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to fold days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution.

o   NOTE: DAYS MISSING VOL 1 & 2 ARE Available for Pre-Order through Archaia Comics!

DAYS MISSING VOL 1 DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0804

DAYS MISSING VOL 2: KESTUS DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0805

WORTH FEATURED TITLE!

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/WORTH_cover_rough_v02_fi.jpgDIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0796(JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Aubrey Sitterson

o   ART BY: Chris Moreno

o   DESCRIPTION: A has-been super-human, whose ability has been rendered obsolete by the evolution of human society, finds redemption and self-worth while attempting to explore the circumstances of what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

HEADSMASH FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0795 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/HeadSmash_FrontCover_Final.jpgCREATED BY: VLAD YUDIN

o WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Dwayne Harris

o   COVER ART BY: Tim Bradstreet

o   DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate.  As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to.  He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01Cover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #2 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Dont miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/ButcherStreet_FrontCover.jpgBUTCHER STREET

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0796 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Justin Robinson

o   ART BY: Steve Wands

o   COVER ART BY: Ben Templesmith

o   DESCRIPTION: Michael Rose has awakened in a strange place: a city block from which there is no escape, watched over by a monstrous guardian.  Every one of the other denizens carries with them some secret pain, but are they wardens or fellow prisoners?  While Michael hunts for escape from Butcher Street, he learns that the only way out is in.

HERO HAPPY HOUR (VOLUME 1)

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0797 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen to the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, it servers as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.

KOZMIK

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0798 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $14.95

o   DESCRIPTION: ZAK TYLER, the hero of our story, finds a powerful, yet, kid-sized ALIEN SUPERSUIT controlled by A.I. TECHNOLOGY in his closet. Zaks first notion is to live out his fantasy of being a SUPERHERO, and when a dark alien overlord aptly named LORD DREADNITE comes looking for his stolen technology, Zak learns just what it takes to be a real hero as he must fight for the survival of his family…and the entire earth!

GARBAGE DAY

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0798 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $9.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Every week, millions take out their trash on Garbage Day, but thanks to a new memory tool called the Cartisan Device, people can erase a single day from their lives and consciousness as if it had never occurred. For down on his luck former Parole Officer Seth Mason, every day is one he would like to forget. He lost his job, his wife, and filed for bankruptcy. Everything changes when Seth is offered a job by The Barker to kill a local Detective Seth has some history with. Seth follows through, but guilt drives him to take out his Cartisan Device and throw away the day for good. When an error message shows up on the machine, Seth is on a race against time to forget the worst day of his life and untangle conflicts between memories and reality before its too late!

MIDNIGHT TO DAYLIGHT

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0799 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: No army has ever marched into battle thinking they were the bad guys. And it’s up to the reader to decide who is the hero… and who is the villain?

The Steam Engines of Oz Continues!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

VANCOUVER (March 22, 2013) – Arcana Comics is preparing for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013, where we will debut The Steam Engines of Oz, a gorgeous re-imagining of the world of Oz, set 100 years after the events from The Wizard of Oz, a story we all love and cherish.

 

FCBD, however, is not the end of Oz… not by a longshot! In June, we will be releasing The Steam Engines of Oz issue 1, taking place immediately after the events of the FCBD edition. Don’t worry, though, we’ll have a recap of the FCBD events, PLUS make sure that all readers have read the FCBD story.

 

Based on initial orders of The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD, we’ve broken all of our previous records forFCBD. Please make sure your local comic book shop orders plenty of copies of The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1!

 

Oh, and scroll down for a full color preview of The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD edition AND the very FIRST look at the cover for Issue 2… You’ll love it!

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art

 

SAMPLE ART FROM THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD

 
 
 
 
 
 

Oh, while we’re at it… Why not take a look at the cover for The Steam Engines of Oz issue 2, coming out in July??? Who are these guys? They’re Munchkins, but they’re not part of the Lollipop Guild, though, I’ll tell you that much!

Arcana’s March 2013 Newsletter

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

VANCOUVER (March 21, 2013)Arcana Comics welcomes you to another month in the world of Arcana Comics. We’re over the moon right now with some of the crazy things we’re up to, and wanted to be sure you’re “in the know”, so you can pre-order and run to your local comic shops and online retailers (quicken your step or quicken your typing) to track down copies. So… let’s get started, shall we? Be sure to keep reading to get some updates on the upcoming, record breaking, STEAM ENGINES OF OZ, debuting this FCBD!

 

In case you missed it, Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 is out now… Oh wait? If you look, it may actually be hitting some stores in ONE WEEK! So, if you haven’t already seen it on the shelves, check your local comic shops on March 27th, because I bet a TON of them will be getting copies! What will you get in there? Well, Simmons Comics Anthology features the first chapters of Zipper, Dominatrix, Gene Simmons House of Horrors, AND the first chapter in an all new mini – Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, written by Erik Hendrix (Deadly Harvest, Evil Tree, Intrinsic, The Steam Engines of Oz) with art from Yannis Roumboulias (Deadly Harvest, The Steam Engines of Oz). The art is gorgeous and the story is fast-paced and fun.

 

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol 1
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2
PRICE: $19.95

 

Should you LOVE the first volume of Simmons Comics Anthology, well, the second volume is available for pre-order NOW! Featuring the second chapters of Zipper, Dominatrix, Gene Simmons House of Horrors, AND the second chapter of Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

 

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol 2
DIAMOND CODE: MAR13 0798
ISBN: 978-1-77135-068-6
PRICE: $19.95
DESCRIPTION: Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to present this special anthology, featuring the second chapters of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors, as well as the second chapter of the first ever crossover between Zipper and Dominatrix, The Slave Trade.

 

What else is available for pre-order now, though? Well, let me tell you!

TITLE: 10th Muse Vol 1: The Image Run Part 1
DIAMOND CODE: MAR13 0797
ISBN: 978-1-927424-72-8
PRICE: $14.95
DESCRIPTION: This critically acclaimed series, written by famed Marvel/DC writer Marv Wolfman, takes Greek mythology to a new level. Greek mythology has documented the nine Muses, the inspirational daughters of the almighty Zeus. But history forgot one– the Tenth Muse. Emma, Brett, and Dawn were the best of friends– until Emma disappeared, leaving only a note saying goodbye. Now, eight years later, Emma is back, without answers. What happened to Emma? What is her connection with Grayson Bishop and, most of all, how did ordinary Emma Sonnet become the mysterious TENTH MUSE? Introducing The Tenth Muse, a new kind of super-hero saga unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. A mystery. An action series. A character-driven saga that will bring you to the edge of your seat. See if you can unravel the mystery of The 10th Muse.

 

 

TITLE: Punch Drunk
DIAMOND CODE: MAR13 0799
ISBN: 978-1-77135-043-3
PRICE: $12.95
DESCRIPTION: Morningside, Illinois, 1947. The charred remains of a young couple are discovered in the ashes of a tragic house fire. The insurance company, which stands to lose a fortune, suspects foul play, but, despite all their resources, are unable to prove it. As a last resort, down on his luck private eye Mick Browning is dispatched to Morningside. He has only twenty-two hours to bust the case before payment is due on the life insurance policies. This already difficult task takes a turn for the worse when he stumbles into a small town’s underworld of corrupt cops, secret gambling dens, and ruthless criminals.

 

TITLE: The Domain
DIAMOND CODE: MAR13 0800
ISBN: 978-1-927424-76-6
PRICE: $9.95
DESCRIPTION: Welcome to The Domain. A place where public domain superheroes and villains spend their time relaxing with a hot cup of coffee. Of course, now retired, they spend their time telling stories of heroism (or villainy) of the past.

 

 

 

Do you think that’s it? Not hardly!!!! How about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY? Did you know that this year we’re unleashing The Steam Engines of Oz on the masses? Oh yeah! On May 4th, 2013, you can get the full first chapter of The Steam Engines of Oz FREE from your local comic book shop. Don’t know where a store is that’s participating? Easy, head over to FREECOMICBOOKDAY.COM to see who’s participating, and even see samples of the books coming out that day, including The Steam Engines of Oz.

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD
PRICE: FREE!!!
DESCRIPTION: Get a special sneak-peek at the upcoming re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens! Find out what happens 100 years after the witch is dead. In an Oz ruled by a once revered hero, salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of Victoria Wright, who dares to question the status quo and sparks a rebellion. This FCBD edition will give you an exciting extended preview of the upcoming graphic novel and a look at what else Arcana’s SteamPunk Originals line has in store for readers!

 

Stay tuned for more information about The Steam Engines of Oz and Free Comic Book Day, too… We will be making some special appearances at a few shops, so you can meet the creative team in person and potentially some other SteamPunk excitement!

 

And there’s more, too… The Steam Engines of Oz does NOT end with FCBD… There’s an all new Issue 1 coming out in June, a month after FCBD, that will show you what happens next. What beloved favorites will Victoria meet and what new and wonderful characters will be introduced? Be sure to ask your local comic shop to pre-order!!!

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795
ISBN: 978-1-77135-164-5
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

London Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013 This Weekend!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Feb 19, 2013) - Are you going to be in London this weekend (Feb 23/24) forLondon Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013? Well, Arcana Comics will be! Erik Hendrix, the VP of Publishing, will be on hand with a couple of Arcana artists and even a limited Simmons Comics Anthology LSCC Exclusive with a special preview of the Anthology, featuring the first full chapter of Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

 

From the LSCC web site, which can be reached HERE. “L.S.C.C. is the UK’s biggest and most exciting comic convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, comic related memorabilia, superheroes and graphic novels. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and there are a large amount of comic items on sale from numerous exhibitors as well as publishers of your favourite comic books.”

 

Arcana Comics will be at location D133 during the convention, so be sure to track us down!

 

On hand will be:

  • Erik Hendrix - VP of Publishing for Arcana Comics, and writer of SideShows, The Evil Tree, Deadly Harvest, Champions of the Wild Weird West, Intrinsic, The Book, HeadSmash, & The Steam Engines of Oz.
  • Daniel Thollin - Artist for The Evil Tree, Co-Writer and Co-Artist of 1000 Eyes, and contributor to the popular FUBAR series.
  • Yannis Roumboulias - Artist of Deadly Harvest, Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade (Simmons Comics Anthology), and The Steam Engines of Oz

For more on the LSCC Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology Preview Book, keep on reading!

 

This preview will be strictly limited to 100 copies and available for £5. Be sure to find the Arcana Comics table, D133, at London Super Comic Con to get a copy of this book!

Writer Erik Hendrix and artist Yannis Roumboulias will be on hand to sign copies of the book!


A Sneak Peek at The Steam Engines of Oz!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Feb 11, 2013) - Arcana Comics is debuting The Steam Engines of Oz on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013. We’re very excited about this year’s FCBD event and we hope you’ll see why when you see the pages below!

 

To add to the excitement, FCBD is actually just the beginning for The Steam Engines of Oz. In June, we will be releasing The Steam Engines of Oz issue 1, which we think you’ll love as much as we do… Be sure not to let your FCBD experience end with May 4th… Pick up issue 1 in June, Issue 2 in July, Issue 3 in August, and let’s keep the story rolling! If fans enjoy our exploits of Victoria Wright and her group of friends wandering the future of Oz, we’ll keep making them!

 

The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD is still available for retailers to order for their stores, so be sure to ask them about it! Diamond Previews code JAN130018 (FCBD 2013 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ).

 

And now for a look at the artwork from the Steam Engines of Oz! Don’t the pencils alone sell you on the book? Just wait until you see the same pages in full, glorious color…

 

 

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
SCRIPT BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
COVER ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
COVER COLORS BY: Chandran
INTERIOR ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
AVAILABLE: FCBD 2013
DIAMOND CODE: JAN130018
DESCRIPTION: Get a special sneak-peek at the upcoming re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens! Find out what happens 100 years after the witch is dead. In an Oz ruled by a once revered hero, salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of Victoria Wright, who dares to question the status quo and sparks a rebellion. This FCBD edition will give you an exciting extended preview of the upcoming graphic novel and a look at what else Arcana’s SteamPunk Originals line has in store for readers!