Friday, December 30, 2011
Black and white promo art for Edgar Rice Burroughs' THE ETERNAL SAVAGE as adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Steven Gordon.
Sir Arhur Conan Doyle's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES as adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase with letters by Melissa Martin Ellis will be published in 2012 by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Concept sketches by artist Nik Poliwko of Doctor Elizabeth Frankenstein. One of the females in Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics' upcoming THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN graphic novel by writer Martin Powell and illustrated by Nik Poliwko. I have a feeling this lass has ice in her veins.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Our writer, Mark Ellis says, "Here we go...David Enebral's wonderfully atmospheric rendering of Shell Scott...who is apparently realizing anew that the sidewalks of 1960s Hollywood were just as likely to be paved with blood as stars." I think you'll agree our hero, Shell Scott is going to be up to his ears in trouble when our graphic novel, KILL THE CLOWN comes your way. Adapted by Mark Ellis and illustrated by David Enebral.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
MARTIN POWELL'S HALLOWEEN LEGION WILL BE A TREAT FOR KIDS AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE YOUNG AT HEART. THAT DOES INCLUDE YOU, RIGHT?
Artist Thomas Boatwright's cover to our first HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel, entitled "The Great Goblin Invasion." Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012. The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell. Artwork © Thomas Boatwright. Logo by Ver Curtiss and Cover Design by Michael Hudson.
I thought you might enjoy Will Meugniot's progression from inks to flats and to rendered color on the promo art for Edgar Rice Burroughs' CASPAK,THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT. Coming your way from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012 as adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Will Meugniot.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sequential Pulp Comics is thrilled to have adventure scribe extraordinaire, Mark Ellis and comics' legend, Pablos Marcos team for a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's KING SOLOMON'S MINES. Haggard's Allan Quatermain stories have found new audiences over and over since the character was initially introduced in 1885.
The source material is in public domain. There have been numerous films based on KSM. The latest coming in 2004 from Hallmark Entertainment and starring Patrick Swayze as Allan Quatermain. The most famous version would still be MGM's 1950 big budget epic staring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. It has just been reported that Dreamworks and Aussie heartthrob, Sam Worthington will tackle the role of Quatermain in a futuristic version of the novel.
Our writer/adapter Mark Ellis had this to say when asked how he plans to keep the material fresh when it has been in front of the public for so many years. "We plan to maintain the spirit of the story but alter sections in the original source material in order to streamline the narrative. We want to make the whole thing a bit more palatable to a contemporary graphic novel reading audience. That means tweaking characterization to some extent. Pablo Marcos, of course, is one of the few living legends of the comics and graphic novel field, and it's quite the privilege and honor to work with him."
Sequential Pulp is committed to honoring the wonderful writers who have come before us and we respect their vision and the integrity of their work. That being said I've read Mark's story synopsis and it is fantastic. He has remained true to Haggard,his style and the essence of his storyline. He does it with great finesse taking us to the same place Haggard took us so many years ago. We hope you'll join us on our journey to bring you one of the finest adventure tales ever written to graphic novel format.
The image below is of Pablo Marcos artwork and is designed by Melissa Martin-Ellis and Michael Hudson for promotional purposes. This will not be the actual cover for the graphic novel.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Writer Martin Powell and artist Nik Poliwko bring you a Golden Age of Comics twist on Mary Shelley's classic creation, the Frankenstein Monster by bringing new life to 1950's cult favorite artist, Dick Briefer's vision of THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN. 44 pages of stories about our titular hero, who was
Created by science Abandoned by man Made into...a Monster
Created by science Abandoned by man Made into...a Monster
Behind the scenes work has always been fascinating to me and I hope you feel the same way. Here are some character sketches by Will Meugniot from his and writer Martin Powell's upcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs' graphic novel CASPAK, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT. Just below that is the J. Allen St. John inspired title design. And finally we have a Will Meugniot pin up of the gorgeous Lys La Rue. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics are very pleased to announce the new artist for Martians, Go Home. Allow me to introduce Lowell Isaac, using his own words:
"I'm a lifelong writer/illustrator, I studied film at the Art Institute of Chicago and printmaking at the John Herron School of Art and Design, and I'm currently employed by Author House Publishing. I'm a collector of oddities, a science buff, and a family man."
Michael Hudson sates, "Lowell is such a great addition to our growing group of talented writers and artists. I believe he is going to work magic with Martin's adaptation of Fredric Brown's classic paranoia sci-fi story."
Martians, Go Home is written by the comparable Martin Powell, based on the classic sci-fi dark comedy by Fredric Brown, and will be published by Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse Comics in 2012.
You'll never think of Alien Invasion the same way ever again.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS LANDS RICHARD PRATHER'S SHELL SCOTT LICENSE
Dick Prather's inimitable, incomparable SHELL SCOTT returns in a series of graphic novels scripted by Mark Ellis with art by his Justice Machine partner, David Enebral. Publisher Michael Hudson says, "We owe a lot to Linda Pendleton for making this a reality. I've been planning this for over three years and can't wait to see what our team does with the property."
Ellis had this to share. "Shell (Scott) is the first literary private eye I was exposed to. Dick Prather's books were what ignited my interest in the genre. I don't think people now realize just how enormously popular and even influential the Shell Scott series was for 20 plus years. What's even more amazing is that the entertainment value still holds up today."
The first three books to be adapted are Kill The Clown, Dead Man's Walk and Pattern For Panic. The adaptations should run 44 pages in length and are expected to come out bi-annually through Sequential Pulp joint publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Our most prolific writer, Martin Powell, recently turned up a 58 page script adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's gothic masterpiece, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Martin is no novice to Doyle or Holmes having written SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE LOST WORLD and the highly acclaimed SCARLET IN GASLIGHT. On HOUND Powell is teamed with the amazing Jamie Chase. Jamie is well known for his fine arts and illustration work and for several critically acclaimed graphic novels of his own. I don't think we could have a better pairing of writer and artist. Both are listening to Sherlockians worldwide as they comment on the book's progression. Here are some character study images. You be the judge.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sequential Pulp Comics, a highly anticipated new graphic-novel line distributed by Dark Horse, will launch in September!
This new line will bring to life works of classic literature, 1950s paperbacks, and other stories. The series comes out of the gates with Victor Hugo’s classic literary work The Hunchback of Notre Dame , a forty-four-page graphic novella that marks Tim Conrad’s first new work in twenty years!
“Michael and I share a love for great stories, no matter where they come from. I grew up with these great works of science fiction, adventure, the supernatural, and crime noir,” said Dark Horse president Mike Richardson. “I can’t wait to see how Michael and his talented teams of artists and writers will breathe new life into them in this exciting new series of graphic novels.”
“We intend to simplify matters by foregoing single-issue comics, at least at first, and going straight to the graphic novel. In doing this we reach all markets including digital at the same time, and I believe the modern comics audience is hungry for complete stories,” said Sequential Pulp president Michael Hudson. “Our goal is to tell great stories and accentuate them with excellent art.” He concluded by saying, “Mike Richardson is a personal mentor and his vision has been one of greatness for Dark Horse for twenty-five years. I like surrounding myself with successful people, and with his help I know this can be a success.”
With titles scheduled into 2013, this new line is sure to please modern comics fans, as well as others who remember these classic works of fiction. Other upcoming titles include Dick Briefer and Mary Shelley’s The Monster of Frankenstein, Harry Whittington’s noir masterpiece A Night for Screaming, and many others.
About Dark Horse Comics:
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Mass Effect, Tim Burton, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
About Sequential Pulp Comics:
Sequential Pulp is a new imprint and production house whose focus is on publishing graphic novels based on classic to neo pulp of all genres. Its books will include both licensed and creator-owned material.