Once again it’s time for our monthly Arcana newsletter. I’m kind of changing the format a bit this month. There’s no interview, but there’s plenty of news to hold you over until March. So without further ado, let’s begin…
Arcana Creators Signing at New Moon Comics!
Several Arcana creators will be on hand this Saturday, February 23rd, as New Moon Comics celebrates their grand re-opening at their new location in Little Falls, NJ. Scheduled to appear are Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, and Dexter Weeks from Koni Waves, Frank LaPerch from Eve: Vampire Diva, and Joe Martino from Shadowflame. For more information on this event visit New Moon Comics at www.newmooncomics.com
New Moon Comics
463 Main Street 1R
Little Falls, NJ 07424-1150
How To Create A Comic Book
The Koni Waves creative team was recently invited to film an instructional video with Expert Village, the world’s leading how to video site on the basics of creating your own comic book. Hosted by Koni Waves writer, Mark Poulton, the video goes into writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, and much more. Included in the video are demonstrations on penciling and inking by Stephen Sistilli and a coloring and lettering tutorial by Dexter Weeks. Keep a look out for this video on www.koniwaves.com coming soon!
Yin Yang Trailer
Speaking of videos, the crew behind the soon to be smash hit Yin Yang graphic novel have completed a video trailer for their upcoming release. You can view it here:
It’s that time of year again, as the nomination process begins for this year’s Eagle Awards. Don’t forget to show support for your favorite Arcana creators and vote. If you need some help making up your mind, remember Frank LaPerch for Favorite Newcomer Writer, Ash Jackson for Favorite Newcomer Artist, Sean O’Reilly for Favorite Comics, and Stephen Sistilli for Favorite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork. To vote for this year’s nominations, please visit the Eagle Awards at:
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble
The creative team behind the upcoming Avengelyne vs. Koni Waves oneshot recently released this piece of promotional artwork. It’s a vintage Avenelyne vs. Koni Waves boxing poster. Prints of this poster will be available at the New York Comic Con in April where creators of both characters will be on hand. The Koni Waves guys will be signing at the Arcana booth all weekend long and Avengelyne creator, Rob Liefeld, will be manning his Arcade Comics booth. Pick up a copy of the print and make sure to get them all to sign it!
In This Month’s Previews
Gearhead TPB by Hopeless, Mellon, and Herrera – Shelby Cooper lives just outside a world of spandex politicians and electric cars, but to hell with them and their world. She’s a hot chick with a hotrod. She drives fast, talks trash and hurts people with a big-ass wrench. What does any of that have to do with super powers? On a mission to find her brother and in search of the destiny she never knew she had, Shelby’s life is about to get interesting. Like her father before her, Shelby is Gearhead! SC, 100 pgs. FC $14.95
Helen Killer #1 by Kreisberg and Rice – In 1901, twenty-one year old college student Helen Keller, with the aid of a fantastical device invented by her friend and mentor, Alexander Graham Bell, regains her sight and hearing as well as near super-human strength and agility. Helen is enlisted by the Secret Service to protect President William McKinley who has been targeted for assassination by Anarchists. As a deeper conspiracy to destroy America unfolds around her, Helen discovers that her new abilities come with a dark and terrifying price! 28 pgs, FC (1 of 4) $2.99
Kade: Shiva’s Sun #4 by O’Reilly, Niklovitch, and Hilinkski – The epic journey of the gothic demon hunter concludes in Kade: Shiva’s Sun. The relationship between the Fallen and Kali is revealed to Kade and the demon hunter will never be the same! Alex Niklovitch provides his unique writing insights defining the historical world that Kade is traveling and Stjepan Sejic graces the book with his painted style. This is the issue you can’t miss! Look out for Ashok Bhadana’s variant cover! 32 pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.95
Wendigo #1 by O’Reilly and Del Gado – An all-ages title from Arcana Kids! Tanu is a sasquatch lost I the Canadian wilderness who must face the Fearsome Creatures in order to find the clues that will lead him to his mother. Using his agility, speed, jumping ability and a mean snow-ball throwing arm, the young sasquatch must find his way back home facing the most fearsome mythological creatures ever whispered about in the wild wilderness. 24 pgs, FC (1 of 4) $.99