WARS" BUSCH SIGNS ON AS ANDROMEDA COVER ARTIST
Entertainment today announced that acclaimed artist Matt Busch,
best known for his incredible Star Wars imagery, has signed
on to Produce the first covers for their new line of licensed
sci-fi comic books. The first covers produced by Busch will
be for the flagship title of the new line, First Wave, based
on the hit Sci-Fi Channel series from Pearson Television.
to be working with such a talented assortment of folks in this
new high profile company," said Busch. "It's amazing to see
all of the work that's going into these books, and then I get
tapped to do a cover piece that unifies the cinematic feeling
of the book as a whole. I feel very dedicated to these books,
and working with the Andromeda team is very inspiring."
to his prolific comic portfolio, Matt's work for Lucasfilm licensees
including Bantam/Doubleday (Star Wars: Tales from the Empire)
and West End Games (Star Wars Adventure Journal) has earned
him high praise from the creative community. Busch also counts
extensive film and television credits among his creative contributions
including The Matrix, Home Alone 3, CBS's Murphy Brown, and
Fox Television's Melrose Place and New York Undercover.
Editor-in-Chief Art Holcomb feels this blending of a film maker's
sensibilities with a comic artist's talent is exactly what is
necessary to turn out killer products while at the same time
expanding the scope of the industry.
a comic book cover like you would a trailer for a new movie,"
said Holcomb. "It must be powerful and beautiful and should
only hint at the excitement that awaits you. It is the promise
of things to come, and the image that you will hold in your
mind as you eagerly await the film's release or that moment
when you hold the new comic in your hands. Matt's work does
all that and much more. His stuff just rocks and we're delighted
to have him aboard!"
which has been described as "The X-Files meets The Fugitive,"
chronicles the adventures of Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence)
as he follows clues found in the ancient writings of Nostradamus,
which reveals the hidden alien menace among us. The series currently
airs on Sci-Fi Sunday nights at 7:00 & 10:00 EST.
is scheduled to ship in December and be on sale by December
portfolio and other art samples can be viewed at www.mattbusch.com.
Andromeda Entertainment - "Believe the Unbelievable!"
the Brethern Chronicle
Nostradamus predicted the resurrection of the comic book market
in three terrifying waves. The First Wave is here!
quatrain, taken from the famous seer's own work, clearly reveals
the only hope the direct market will have:
dawn of the new millennium, a man twice blessed will roam.
Once doomed to shadows with his brethren, a savior to all
who walk the aisles for the nourishment of dreams. This man
twice blessed shall lead the fans against the growing waste
Entertainment, a new creative development company has recently
gained proof that a conspiracy of universal proportion has
been taking place. An alien race known as the GUA have been
suppressing the best sci-fi literary, television, and theatrical
properties from leaping from their traditional formats into
the comic book market.
the help of the Sci-Fi Channel, Pearson Television, and the
Paranoid Times, Andromeda's Editor-In-Chief Art Holcomb is
revealing the alien conspiracy to the public and unleashing
a new standard for comic quality.
comics are a very particular type of comic and one that I
believe should challenge those who choose to work on them,"
said Holcomb at a recent convention appearance. "Keeping in
mind that these are fondly remembered properties, Andromeda's
creators will be held to a higher standard of storytelling
that will not only ensure vibrant and captivating reading
in our products but can only help our industry as a whole."
comic book release from Andromeda will be the Francis Ford
Coppola produced Sci-Fi Channel hit series First Wave. The
series currently airs on the Sci-Fi Channel Sunday nights
at 7:00 & 10:00 EST. The first issue, First Wave: Heart of
a Killer, is set for release on December 20, 2000 -- powerfully
written, wickedly drawn and breathtakingly delivered ON TIME!
Info from The Brethern Chronicles
that the comic book market lacks a strong publishing presence
that specializes in licensed properties, a new creative development
firm called Andromeda Entertainment today announced their
plans for a new line of comics.
to bringing the very best literary, television, and theatrical
projects to the core fans of science fiction, Andromeda has
begun licensing original Sci-Fi Channel productions for comic
publication. The first of the new books to be published is
based on the hit Sci-Fi Channel series, First Wave, from Pearson
by Chris Brancato and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and
Larry Sugar, First Wave combines the best elements of science
fiction and horror into one weekly non-stop thrill ride. "We
are delighted to bring Sci-Fi's original television programs
to the powerful medium of comics" announced Art Holcomb, Editor-in-Chief
in December of this year, this flagship line of comics will
keep fans and retailers alike delighted with the three things
they look for most - vibrant storytelling, breath-taking art
and . . . on-time shipping!" Trained as a screenwriter and
whose work has appeared in live action, animation and on the
Internet, Holcomb got started in comics on a dare from a comic
book publisher in 1992 and fell in love with the medium immediately.
then, he has written for Marvel, DC, Valiant, Acclaim, Broadway
and Defiant, and is one of the industry's leading voices for
creator's rights and for increasing the power of comics as
a medium. Holcomb continues to hail the link between screenwriting
and comic scriptwriting and is a much sought after public
speaker, making appearances in a number of countries to capacity
audiences. Holcomb and Brancato are looking forward to a very
close working relationship.
fans are gonna love this!" said series creator Chris Brancato.
"Comic books are a bold, fantastic, visual medium and the
perfect venue to expand the First Wave universe. I'm really
excited about exploring Cade Foster's mission with the writers
and artists at Andromeda."
series, which has been described as "The X-Files meets The
Fugitive," chronicles the adventures of Cade Foster (Sebastian
Spence) as he follows clues found in the ancient writings
of Nostradamus, which reveals the hidden alien menace among
Wave currently airs on Sci-Fi Sunday nights at 7:00 & 10:00
From The Brethern Chronicles