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Arcana and Shout! Factory Announce Cast for Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen KingdomArcana Studio and Shout! Factory today announced the casting of Golden Globe-winning actor Ron Perlman and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer in the upcoming animated film Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom. Perlman is set to voice the role of Shoggoth, and Plummer has been cast in the role of Dr. Herbert West.

Written, being directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’ReillyHoward Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom is the movie adaptation of Arcana’s popular graphic novel of the same name, and introduces a new generation to the imaginative Lovecraft universe through a fantastical, cinematic adventure that entwines new storytelling, events of H.P. Lovecraft’s life, iconic elements of his writings and more!

A fun and thrilling animated feature for any Lovecraft fan, Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom is slated for a fall 2016 release across major entertainment distribution platforms and in packaged media from Shout! Factory.

The film is based on the bestselling graphic novel by Bruce Brown, is written, being directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly; producer, Michelle O’Reilly; art director & senior modeler, Gary Yuen; senior editor, Brendan Hansell; CG supervisor, Haqui Gbadamosi.

Arcana and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to Produce The Unknowns

Arcana is teaming up with POW! Entertainment, LLC for the production and international distribution of The Unknowns, a new comic book universe.

In a release Sean Patrick O’Reilly, CEO of Arcana, said:

Stan Lee was there when Arcana published our first comic book just over ten years ago.  To be working with him on a new intellectual property and creating a new universe has truly been a dream come true!

Chris “Doc” Wyatt has been at the creative helm at the project.

In the release Wyatt said:

Working with Stan and Sean has been fantastic. The Unknowns is Ben Ten meets Men in Black with a rock and roll soundtrack.

The story focuses on two average teens who help alien protectors disguise themselves as a touring rock group in order to take out undercover cells of invaders.

Stan Lee in the release said:

The Unknowns is an idea I’ve had for a while and bringing these characters to life with Arcana and Sean is exciting.  He’s created his own comic book character army and he’s kind of a Canadian version of me.

Gill Champion, President, CEO and Director, POW! Entertainment by saying:

Working with Arcana is giving us the opportunity to bring new characters to the Canadian market while expanding POW! Entertainment’s worldwide franchise into a new territory.

the unknowns

Arcana Comics Comes to ClickOnComics

click on comicsClickOnComics has announced that Arcana Comics is coming to their digital comics service. Though announced this past week, the publisher came to the service January 1st 2015.

ClickOnComics is a digital comics subscription-based web application that allows comic book readers the ability to stream a variety of digital comics from publishers all around the world and been around since 2012. The service costs just $4.99 a month.

ClickOnComics is now available on any Browser using any Mobile Device, in the iTunes App Store, and will be launching their first Android application later this year. The company boasts hundreds of titles being added every month, with a goal of becoming the first social comic book platform where all of our favorite superheroes can finally unite.

Arcana’s Kagagi, the Animated Series Airs Sunday, October 5th

Arcana has announced that Kagagi, the animated series, will be airing this Sunday, October 5th at 10AM on APTN! You can find Kagagi on APTN East and APTN HD at 10am ET, and on APTN West at 10am MT.

MATTHEW CARVER (16), is an Algonquin boy who’s destined to become Kagagi, a Native-Canadian superhero. He must stop his pre-destined, arch-nemesis, THE WINDIGO from destroying the world and gaining universal power. At first, Matthew refuses the call, not wanting to be burdened with responsibility, but as those around him suffer at the hands of the Windigo, he has no choice but to fight as Kagagi, finally accepting his destiny.

Kagagi is based on the graphic novel, published by Arcana, Kagagi: The Raven.

SDCC 2014: Arcana Celebrates 10 years

ArcanaArcana is excited to not only be celebrating their 10th year as a publisher this year, but it is also their 10th year exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con! You can find them at booth #2415 for lots of giveaways, new titles, signings and GREAT DEALS!

All of their titles (even Hardcover titles!), their NEW Gwaii hats and their NEW Pixies plush are on sale for $15.00 or 2 for $20.00, and by all means mix and match!

They have packed boxes of free comics this year so make sure to stop by and get one (or two)!

At the Arcana booth this year you can test VisionBooks, a very cool program that brings your comics and graphic Novels to life. You can also pick up some of your favorite Asylum movies!

They have some great creator and celebrity signings this year, be sure to check out our full schedule below so you don’t miss a a thing!

Arcana’s Panel is happening Friday, July 25th 6:30-7:30pm in room 26AB – you don’t want to miss it!! The Steam Engines of Oz, HP Lovecraft & Pixies: Arcanamation. The animated feature film Pixies is coming to theaters this winter starring the voices of Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) and Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush) with music by Michael Bublé. Come watch the World Premiere of the opening scene for Pixies in its entirety. This will be followed by a behind the scenes look at the production of the animated features The Steam Engines of Oz and Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom. All three animated features are based on the Arcana graphic novels and produced by Arcanamation. SNEAK PEAK WORLD MOVIE PREMIERE, FREE COMICS, DOOR PRIZES, STEAMPUNK, HP LOVECRAFT & PIXIES. Come celebrate Arcana’s 10th year!

Signings

This year they have tons of awesome signings going on! Be sure to come check them out!

Thursday, July 24th

11am-12pm: Dwayne Harris (Amneisa, HeadSmash)

12:30-1:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)

2-3: Ne-Yo (R.E.D., Non Fiction)

Jared Cohn, Sara Malakul Lane, Gabriel Campisi (Jailbait)

3:30-4:30: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)

Friday, July 25th

10am-12pm: Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox (Sharknado 2)

11am-12pm: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)

12:30-1:30: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)

2-3: Dwayne Harris (Amnesia), Mike Shear (Human Resources), Zoe Bell, Kristanna Loke, Vivica A. Fox (Mercenaries)

3:30-4:30: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells and Roses, Amour)

5-6: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)

Saturday, July 26th

11am-12pm: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)

12:30-1:30: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)

2-3: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck), Ciara Hanna (Blood Lake)

3:30-4:30: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)

5-6: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells, and Roses, Amour)

Sunday, July 27th

11am-12pm: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)

12:30-1:30: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)

2-3: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)

3:30-4:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)

Preview – Ark

Ark

final coverStory: Peter Dabbene
Art: Ryan Bayliss
Page count: 140
Price: $4.99

After 13 years of space travel, now far past the orbit of Pluto, the crew of the spaceship Explorer has been mysteriously cut off from communication with Earth. In light of Earth’s sudden silence, something about Explorer’s mission-to find and colonize an Earth-like planet-doesn’t ring true anymore. The crew grows restless, and amid the turmoil, one of the meta-humans on board discovers a secret, final message from Earth that reveals shocking news. A crew member disappears, and shipwide paranoia ensues. Will the Explorer crew band together or turn on themselves? And what is the true nature of their mission?

You can get it now on comiXology.

Check out the preview below!

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Roddenberry’s Days Missing: Enox Available for Pre-Order Now!

Arcana Comics has announced Roddenberry Entertainment’s FINAL book in the Days Missing trilogy. Days Missing: Enox is now available for pre-order through Diamond Previews. They’ve also released some preview pages of the upcoming comic book.

The book is written by Phil Hester with artwork from Ransom Getty and a cover by Dale Keown himself.

Since before the dawn of man, there has existed an ancient and mystical being known as the Steward, whose interaction with mankind has shaped our history.  His ability to fold time has erased his existence from our memories and extracted the days of which he has been a part from our historical records.  His stories have never been told; his actions never documented. But his influence cannot be denied.

He traveled the seas with Cortez.  He saved humanity from the real Frankenstein.  He averted disaster and made possible one of man’s greatest achievements – going to the moon.  Now, in Days Missing: Enox, the Steward faces his greatest challenge, an immortal enemy of his own making.  Civilization is caught in the crossfire as the Steward and Enox engage in a battle that will forever decide mankind’s fate.  A story so epic, it breaks its own mold, chronicling several consecutive days of our champion’s existence as he is forced to choose between himself and humanity.



The Steam Engines of Oz to Debut FCBD 2013!

Arcana Comics and Arcana’s SteamPunk Originals is more than a little excited to announce their plans for Free Comic Book Day 2013! They will be presenting an exclusive preview issue of our upcoming The Steam Engines of Oz, plus plenty of extras exclusive to the FCBD edition. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this special event!

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 2012

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!

Arcana’s 13 Days of Terror with ComiXology

To celebrate Halloween, Arcana Comics and ComiXology have teamed up to bring 13 Days of TERROR, a celebration of some of the best indie horror around! A number of existing Arcana titles are part of the promotion with special lower prices (and in some cases, FREE), PLUS new titles will be added daily between the 19th and 31st!

The promotion is featured on the main page of ComiXology.com, but you can access it directly by CLICKING HERE.

To kick off the promotion, the below titles have been marked down, so get them while you can!

Becoming Issue 1 – PRICE REDUCED! Brooke Burgess, the creator of Broken Saints brings you an all new horror/thriller in Becoming! At a remote university, an angry young student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study. When he threatens his professor to teach him something real, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death. Soon, he will learn that the only rule is pain, and that true knowledge only comes when everything you believe has burned away.

The Book Issue 1 – FREE DOWNLOAD! It’s Hellraiser meets Flatliners Meets the DaVinci Code when, En route to Italy, a group of American tourists learn of a series of DIY travel guides, nicknamed “The Book”. These unofficial guides are collected and updated with first-hand experiences by the travelers themselves. Different “Books” scatter the continent, telling of the best lodging, deals, and “off the grid” adventures from sight seeing to local folklore for anyone clever enough to find them. A local cult, practitioners of Sanctus Letum, the Holy Death, disrupts the American’s plans for adventure when they hide pages from the Dark Book, Shaitan, in one of the travel guides. The friends are lead down a path of secret religion, death, resurrection, and demonology.

The Evil Tree Issue 1 – FREE DOWNLOAD! In a rustic village outside of Manhattan, Misha and her fiance Daren seek an escape from the fast pace of the city. As they settle in, Misha becomes withdrawn, suffering from bad dreams and depression. When Daren brings his friends to the house, little does he know he is setting into motion events started hundreds of years ago with the original occupants of the house, the Willam Family. Not only did the ill-fated Willam family die in the house one cold winter, but the house has developed a history of female occupants committing suicide. The friends must solve the mystery of the house before the Willam Family ghosts pick them off one by one.

Philosopher Rex Issue 1 – FREE DOWNLOAD! Meet Dr. Ishmael Stone, Philosopher, detective, monster-hunter, primes inter pares of a shadowy network of supernatural guardians sworn to shelter the world from the Infernal Orders. Philosopher Rex opens at a moment of crisis as the old orders are fragmenting and the Philosophers dividing into rival camps. Stone and his comrades on one side of the battle, the craven Philip Delacroix on the other. Complicating matters: just when Stone and his associates need them most, their various abilities are inexplicably on the wane.

Harbor Moon Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! When Timothy Vance receives a call from a man claiming to be his long-lost father, he takes a trip to out-of-the-way Harbor Moon, Maine. But the man is nowhere to be found and, unfortunately for Tim, the town doesn’t take very kindly to strangers. As he struggles to stay alive and learn the truth about his father, Tim discovers that Harbor Moon is protecting an incredible secret… and it turns out that Tim may have more in common with its residents than he could ever imagine!

Lethal Instinct Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! Frank Aaron is a police officer who struggles with the curse of being a werewolf. As he investigates the brutal murder of the Mayor’s family, he notices claw marks, saliva, and animal hair at the crime scene, leading him to wonder if he might be responsible. But in the course of his investigation, he discovers that there is another werewolf in town, and he’s forced to use the abilities of his feral side to track down his counterpart and solve the mystery of the murder.

Lucas Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! In the backwoods farmland of Rural-Nowhere USA there is screaming, sobbing, then silence. A breeze washes over a sea of grass. One group of nameless, college-aged fodder becomes the plaything of The Family. Cannibalistic sadists. Evil and cliche all at once. The day retreats. Night falls. Amid the torture and terror a killer arrives. Lucas. Massive, resolved, the nightmare of nightmares. Over the remaining hours of the night Lucas usurps The Family’s reign. He overtakes their home, their routine, their confidence. He sends their twisted world in to chaos. One by one, the family bows to the finality of the judgment come against them.

Marlow Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become!

Poe & Phillips Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! At the end of the 19th Century two men, Edgar Poe and Howard Phillips, will find themselves in the middle of mysterious adventures as Investigators of Paranormal Affairs. The two will discover mysterious coins that have the power to revive an emperor and his demonic army. It is up to Poe and Phillips to secure these coins lest they fall into the wrong hands and usher in the end of the world!

Velvet Rope Graphic Novel – PRICE REDUCED! Admit one to a new collection of horrifying tales! Grab your popcorn and candy, as Velvet, the beautiful usher from beyond the grave, introduces Arcana’s brand of spine-tingling horror in this anthology. Featuring stories from Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, Dexter Weeks, and many more. Velvet Rope is sure to make a killing at the box office!

In the coming days, Arcana will be releasing the below titles and more, all at amazing prices!

  • Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom
  • Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom
  • American Wasteland
  • 47 Decembers
  • Midnight
  • Daylight
  • Leprechaun

Arcana in November 2012

DEADLY HARVEST

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0778 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
PRICE: $14.95

Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives.

It’s a sci-fi mixture of Deadliest Catch, Armageddon, and Aliens. Deep space, close quarters, and sour attitudes.

INTRINSIC

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0779 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-62-9
PRICE: $14.95

Collecting the four-issue hit mini-series, Intrinsic features horrors from different worlds assembled to bring about a global threat known only as The End. A Philosopher has recognized the signs in time to gather his own forces for Good – including an ordinary, powerless young woman. Only together can they avert disaster on a biblical scale. Every last one of them… is Intrinsic. ‘Intrinsic’ is a company crossover event bringing together characters from hundres of titles beneath Arcana’s library. It is an event of unprecedented ambition, unlike anything that has been before.

A great introduction to Arcana Comics! Marvel’s Dark Avengers through an indie filter.

BECOMING

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0777 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
PRICE: $14.95

At a remote university, an angry young student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study.  When he threatens his professor to teach him something real, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death.  Soon, he will learn that the only rule is pain, and that true knowledge only comes when everything you believe…has burned away.   Written by Brooke Burgess — the award-winning creator of Broken Saints — with art by Dane Cypel.

A psychological thriller from the creator of Broken Saints with dark themes, gorgeous art, and amazing colors.

JOHN HENRY: THE STEAM AGE

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0781 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-64-3
PRICE: $14.95

Collecting the John Henry: The Steam Age preview book and the digital-exclusive issues 2-4. John Henry, a former slave, wasn’t about to let some new-fangled steam hammer replace his ability to earn an honest wage as a steel driving man. He’d beat that machine, or die with his hammer in his hand. We all know the outcome of that legendary contest. In this alternate history, however, John doesn’t die in his heroic effort, but instead slips into a coma, only to awaken to his worst nightmare. A robotic uprising has occurred, and a new age has dawned – The Steam Age. Now, the only thing that can free the human race from the very machines they’ve created is John and his hammer. “John Henry: The Steam Age” is an exciting re-imagining of American folk hero John Henry in a SteamPunk setting.

Take the folklore of John Henry and throw him into a SteamPunk Apocalyps, and just imagine the possibilities. This is the first in our line of SteamPunk Originals books, and we’re looking forward to sharing more in the coming months!!!

THE INVENTOR

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0780 / ISBN: 978-1-77135-015-0
PRICE: $18.95

During a time when inventors were known as wizards and corporations considered their kingdoms, emerged an extraordinary league of gentlemen who shaped the modern world with their minds, money, and machines. At the eye of the storm stood Nikola TESLA, a mystic inventor whose genius bordered on insanity as he blurred the lines between magic and science.

Nikola Tesla is a hero to the SteamPunk community and revered as an inventor. This is his story from his humble beginnings to his amazing inventions, which changed the world.

SCROOGE & SANTA

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0782 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-98-1
PRICE: $14.95

On Christmas Eve, a modern day Scrooge is on the run after the FBI learns he kidnapped Santa Claus.  His assistant, Bonnie Cratchit, agrees to help him escape, but only if he helps Santa Claus get back to the North Pole first.  Now Scrooge, with some help from the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, must go on an adventure to bring Santa home in time to save Christmas.

A must-have Christmas Classic featuring an all new extra tale at the end of the book, a new introduction, and a new cover!

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