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The Beauty of Horror, Lask Year’s Coloring Book Gets a Sequel

lan-roberts-the-beauty-of-horror-2-ghoulianas-creepatorium-another-goregeous-coloring-book-1The color-crazed carnage continues with Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

The rockstar-turned-comics-creator follows up his Amazon #1 Best Seller with everyone’s favorite undead girl Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. Try and find the ingredients she’s sprinkled throughout Robert’s intricate pen and ink illustrations before it’s too late!

lan-roberts-the-beauty-of-horror-2-ghoulianas-creepatorium-another-goregeous-coloring-book-2This ghastly follow up to the Beauty of Horror features over 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.

The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores this September from IDW Publishing.

It’s beautiful! It’s horrifying! It’s Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror!

Beauty of HorrorGet that red crayon ready! Rock-star-turned-comics-creator Alan Robert has inked a deal with premier publisher IDW Publishing to create a unique, horror-themed adult coloring book, titled The Beauty of Horror, scheduled for a 2016 Halloween release. The Beauty of Horror is filled with intricate, hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert that take the color enthusiast on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds. Horror fans and newcomers alike will welcome this GORE-geous and creative blood-soaked alternative into their coloring library.

The Beauty of Horror features 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.

The Beauty of Horror will be in stores this October.

Alan Robert brings the Shunned One to IDW Publishing

Life of Agony bassist/songwriter Alan Robert teams up with IDW Publishing once again to release another creator-owned horror comic miniseries The Shunned One in 2014. Robert’s upcoming tale of winged woe focuses on an Angel of Death who goes rogue after being ordered to take several innocent lives. This guilt-ridden death angel begins to carry out his own judgment on humans, based on their actions instead of whether their names appear on the preordained Death List. The Angel’s unsanctioned murders instantly alter the balance within the universe and trigger a string of unforeseen disasters that spiral out of control. Banished from Heaven by his Creator and hunted by a pack of vengeful death angels, The Shunned One must hide among the humans to survive while trying to reverse the damage he’s done.

The Shunned One marks the prolific creator’s fourth horror comic series with IDW in four years; following his other critically acclaimed series Killogy, Crawl to Me, and Wire Hangers. Visit The Shunned One website at http://www.theshunnedone.com

IDW Limited Releases Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me Deluxe Hardcover Edition

IDW Limited is pleased to announce a special new limited edition hardcover of Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me. From rock star to all-star comic creator, Life of Agony’s Alan Robert brings intensity and electricity to everything he does. This critically acclaimed, award-winning mini-series will be presented in a custom case and cover, with hand-drawn artwork by the book’s creator and artist. Presented in the multi-tiered IDW Limited fashion, fans will be able to select the level of original artwork and casing they’d like to purchase according to their budget and desire.

Crawl To Me is both written and illustrated by Robert, with a beautifully painted dust jacket by artist menton3 of Monocyte fame. It’s part psychological thriller and part haunted house story. Ain’t it Cool News praised it as being “Gorgeous and terrifying,” while Fangoria raved, “Readers will be blown away by the story and art of this psychological thriller.”  Crawl To Me was awarded Best Mini-Series of the Year by ComicMonsters.com and Hollywood is already taking notice. Crawl To Me is currently in development to become a live-action feature film, with a screenplay penned by screenwriters T.J Cimfel and David White.

Just in time for Halloween, fans will be able to pick up this haunting tale that’s equal parts trick and treat. Alan Robert is a man of many talents, and they are fully on display in the pages of Crawl To Me. The book is available for pre-order immediately on www.idwlimited.com with a ship date of mid-November.

ALAN ROBERT’S CRAWL TO ME DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$100.00/BLACK-$250.00; 128 pages; 7.5” x 11”; hardcover) is now available for pre-order

SDCC 2012 – Get Your Shinebox this Halloween with Alan Robert’s Killogy

[Killogy Image]Announced earlier this year, noted comics creator and musician Alan Robert  is returning with Killogy, an insane new series from IDW Publishing that features some familiar faces.

Frank Vincent, Marky Ramone, and Brea Grant lead the cast of Killogy as three inveterate murderers thrown in the same cell! It’s safe to say there’s a warden out there who’s going to be out of a job. A comic that marches to a different beat, Killogy is a mayhem-laden mixture of gritty crime, grisly horror, and dark comedy. Suffice it to say, with a combination like that, no prison could hold it!

For more information on the series, steer your internet to killogycomic.com.

Preview – Crawl to Me #3

Official Press Release

Crawl To Me #3 (of 4)

Alan Robert (w) • Alan Robert (a) • Robert, menton3 (c)

Rocker turned comic creator, Alan Robert (of the hard rock band Life of Agony) dives deeper into the insanity with Crawl to Me #3. With Max gone and Jessica experiencing supernatural events of her own, Ryan is left alone, desperate for answers. But, when a stranger appears at his door, he just may get more than he bargained for. Written and illustrated by Wire Hangers creator, Robert, with covers by Robert and Menton Matthews III (Silent Hill: Past Life), plus incentive covers by U.K. artist, David Lupton.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Variants:

            Variant David Lupton cover!

IDW Launches Crawl To Me In July

Official Press Release

IDW Launches Crawl To Me In July

A new original horror comic series by Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert

[Crawl to Me Cover Image]San Diego, CA (May 5, 2011) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of CRAWL TO ME, a new original horror comic by Alan Robert. Created, written, and illustrated by Robert, best known for being the bassist and creative force behind the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony, as well as the creator of the Wire Hangers comic series, with a film now in development. Robert has paired up with IDW once again for an all-new mini-series set to debut in July 2011.

CRAWL TO ME takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. The story centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence.

“I couldn’t have been happier to do Wire Hangers with Alan,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, “and to see him stretch in different areas here is even more gratifying. This is a dark, psychologically affecting and surprisingly intimate story that I’m happy to foist on an unsuspecting comic-reading public. Put another way, if you survived Wire Hangers with any part of your psyche intact, Crawl to Me should help finish the job.”

The story follows husband and wife, Ryan and Jessica. As they move into their first home together, strange things begin to occur. Half-eaten animals and other remains are found inside the basement’s crawl space. Their family dog disappears within the house.  Distant voices are heard from beneath the floorboards. The couple begins to think that an evil entity is living inside their walls. Nothing can prepare them for what they’ll discover, but Ryan and Jessica soon realize that they must set aside all they believe to be true, in order to face their inevitable reality.

CRAWL TO ME boasts three unique covers per issue featuring cover art by Robert, Silent Hill: Past Life painter, Menton J. Matthews III and UK illustrator, David Lupton. Visit the official website, at crawltomecomic.com.

“All my life, I’ve been told that I have a warped and twisted imagination. So, with these horror stories, I’m finally putting my morbid thoughts to good use,” says Robert. “When Wire Hangers was received so well by comic and horror fans last year, it really inspired me to continue creating stories in the medium. With Crawl to Me, I wanted to go even darker, but, don’t be fooled. This is not your typical, run-of-the-mill, haunted house story. It’s more of a thriller, filled with a ton of demented mind-games that will keep you guessing. Think of it like a Twilight Zone episode on steroids.”

Click here to see an exclusive preview of the comic!

CRAWL TO ME #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in July.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing 
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Alan Robert
In 2010, Alan Robert’s debut comic series, Wire Hangers, received the Cover of the Year Award by ComicMonsters.com. The four-issue series was published monthly by IDW and later collected into a trade-paperback book. Robert’s band, Life of Agony, recently celebrated their twenty-year anniversary with a successful tour, where the group performed in front of crowds as large as 500,000 people in Europe. A double-disc set entitled 20 Years Strong: River Runs Red – Live in Brussels (I Scream Records) is in stores worldwide.

Robert is also wrapping up the writing process for his new Spoiler NYC album, titled Banned in 38 States.  Robert is the lead vocalist/bassist for the New York based, punk-trio. Banned in 38 States will be the sophomore release for Spoiler NYC, following their 2007 debut, Grease Fire in Hell’s Kitchen (SOS Records/I Scream Records).  Two new exclusive tracks, produced by Grammy-Award winning producer, Ken Lewis (Lenny Kravitz, Beastie Boys, Fall Out Boy) can be heard online.
Information about Robert’s bands can be found at LifeOfAgony.com and SpoilerNYC.com. For his latest comic news and downloadable low-res images, visit: WireHangersComic.com and CrawlToMeComic.com. For Wire Hangers movie news and downloadable low-res images, visit WireHangersMovie.com.
* HI-RES IMAGES CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING LEO LAVORO AT BIG MACHINE MEDIA (contact info below).

Heavy Metal Meets Comics

Official Press Release

Life of Agony founding member hosts cover contest for first issue of
new twisted miniseries: Wire Hangers

Coming in April

Wire Hangers cover contest imageSan Diego, CA (February 17, 2010) – Alan Robert, Life of Agony bassist and Spoiler NYC front man, and IDW Publishing together present a new horror comic series, Wire Hangers. This four-issue miniseries is a multi-layered story of kidnapping, murder, revenge and government conspiracies. Wire Hangers will debut in April with a 32-page, ad-free first issue. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are only a few of the characters greeting readers in the first issue.

To commemorate this first issue, IDW and Robert are inviting fans to join this cast of characters on the cover. Robert will randomly select one lucky winner, who will have their face drawn into the cover. All interested fans must submit their name, age, email address and name of their local comic book store to WireHangerscomic.com/contest by Friday, February 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm PST. In addition to getting their face on the cover, the winner’s local comic store will be mentioned on the inside front cover of the issue.

Created, written and illustrated by Robert, Wire Hangers follows a twisted tale of serial kidnappings and murders in New York City and the cop assigned to solve the case. Nelson DeCastro (Marvel Masterpieces) will provide gripping covers. Explains Robert, “There is a lot of big reveals in the book, so I don’t want to give too much away, but the basic premise is that the kidnappings seem random, so it’s even scarier for the public. The mayor puts a once-known hero cop on the case, but he isn’t the hero cop he once was, and so there’s a lot of twists and turns.”

Robert is best known for being the primary songwriter for Life of Agony‘s River Runs Red album, but he is also an accomplished artist. Robert studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, under Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor) and has had his work appear on ad campaigns, merchandise and web sites for 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown.

“I really can’t express how excited I am to finally see this idea come to life. I’ve been a huge comic book fan since I was just a kid and so to finally create my own original comic series is a dream come true,” added Robert. “Releasing it through IDW is the icing on the cake. They’ve put out some of my favorite books, like 30 Days of Night and Welcome to Hoxford. It’s a real honor to have Wire Hangers appear alongside those titles.”

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Wire Hangers #1 (of 5, $3.99, 32 page ad free, full color) will be available in stores in April. Diamond order code FEB10 0963.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; YOE Books, a partnership with YOE! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.