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A Few Days Remain for The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook and Art Book Kickstarter

There are a few days remaining for the Asylum Press Kickstarter for a forthcoming book The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook.

The Vampire Verses is a vampire/horror comic that Frank Forte created in 1994 and was published in 1995 by CFD productions (Formerly Cry For Dawn) and then Asylum Press in 1999. The series was inspired by many anime series at the time including Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku and Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend. The Vampire Verses was also inspired by comic creators Berni Wrightson, Tim Vigil, Kelley Jones, Mike Mignola and others. Frank attempted to draw from these influences and create something unique. What erupted from his hand and mind was The Vampire Verses.

The debut issue introduces Angelika, an exotic dancer in the NYC club scene who is unwittingly turned into a creature of the night. As she tries to make sense of what she has become she learns of a bloody Vampire War that is being fought in the streets and subway tunnels of New York City. Slowly the truth unfolds as Angelika begins to realize she is a key part of an ancient scrolled prophecy known as The Vampire Verses.

The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook is a 32 page saddle stitched comic that includes art and sketches from The Vampire Verses series by Frank Forte. The art ranges from 1995 to present day with character studies, cover studies, renders, creature design, environment design, pin-ups and more. The book hopes to reintroduce fans to the series and be a prelude to the continuation of The Vampire Verses #5-#12.

Digital copies are just $10 with other pledges including signed copies and levels for retailers. The project ends on February 18 at 1:02 pm ET.

Asylum Press announces a new distribution partnership with LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus

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Asylum Press has announced a new distribution partnership with LibraryPass for its ComicsPlus platform which curates high-interest, immersive digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for K-12, Public, and Academic libraries. Their relationship kicks off with the new graphic novel title, Farmhouse, a thriller written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

Farmhouse is the story of a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. This psychological thriller examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.

Check Out today’s New Digital Comic Releases with Over 175 New Comics!

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It’s new comic book day! ComiXology has your digital comics covered with over 175 comics for you to get now with the ease of a download. Check out all of the comics here or find out what you can get by publisher below.

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Check Out this Week’s New Digital Releases. Over 190 to Choose From!

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ComiXology has you covered with new digital comics to choose from on new comic book day! There are almost 200 comics to get including brand new comics from the major publishers and lots of small press and indie creators. Dive in and start shopping now or check out everything you can get below!

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SDCC 2020: Asylum Press announces Comic-Con At Home plans, Plus New Classic comics on Webtoon

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Asylum Press takes on Comic-Con At Home this week, offering fans access to original sketches and commissions from founder and animation and storyboarding veteran Frank Forte.

Asylum Press, producer of premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres, looks to maximize the value of their branded properties by extending them across multiple media platforms, including movies, TV, and video games, often using transmedia storytelling techniques and social networking to reach a much broader audience than traditional comic book publishers do. Founder Forte believes that comic conventions are key to the survival of a small publisher, and the virtual experiences provided in the wake of a pandemic are no exception.

To that end, Forte will be available for art commissions through his Comic-Con At Home virtual exhibit and is keen on accommodating as many requests as possible. You can sign up for commissions.

His commitment to fan engagement goes beyond commissions, as Forte has curated a handful of Asylum Press classics on Webtoons.com for new fans to sample his product, and hopefully join the legion of Asylum die-hards in the future.

Asylum Press and Heavy Metal Team Up

Heavy Metal and Asylum Press have joined forces to bring you Heavy Metal #271The Asylum Press Special!–a sci-fi/horror spectacular that is sure to erupt your deviant mind.

Featuring all new stories from the Asylum inmates: Steve Mannion (Fearless Dawn, Fear Agent) delivers a nod to Moebius in Prayer… a Fearless Dawn yarn, William Broad gives us Priests of the Black Death where an order of the Templars has become corrupt and power hungry…for satanism and witchcraft! Dwayne Harris (Black Powder, Amnesia) serves up the post apocalyptic action thriller Dangerous Curves. Frank Forte and Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Knights) drops a sick and twisted tale entitled Allison, David Hartman (Phantasm V, Transformers: Prime) delivers a short horror story entitled Pond Scum where hillbillies hunt for an illusive bog creature. Hilary Barta churns up an EC-styled sci-fi/horror piece called Evaluation, Robert S. Rhine (Girls and Corpses) and Frank Forte (Asylum Press) knock out a tale of crazed sideshow freaks tabbed Separation Anxiety, Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood, Farmhouse) conjures an erotic robotic thriller LUST, Lingerie and Diodes!. Mutation is a tale of demented sex in a post-nuke world by Forte and J.C. Wong. Royal McGraw and Adauto Silva invoke Feast, after the zombie apocalypse, cities have been rebuilt… and restaurants have opened. One chef must prepare a very special meal. Comics from a cast of international talent that includes: In The Green Fairy, by Jason Paulos (EEEK!), Struggling artist Anton Goffroy finds heaven and hell in the arms of a mysterious sorceress!, Swamp Girl takes us back to a barbarian era where a young girl finds more than she’s looking for in a watery hole of horrors, by Frank Forte and Fabio Nahon, , Warlash by Nenad Gucunja (Undead Evil), Sacro Profano by Mirka and Mother by Mark Covell (Family Guy, Satan’s Circus of Hell). Gallery sections include concept artist Ben Olson (The Suffering, Area 51: Blacksite) and fine artist Dave Lebow (La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Dexter TV series).  This issue is sure to please fans of the dark, the psychotic and the horror. Beautiful cover art by none other than the U.K.’s own Aly Fell (Zombie Terrors, Imagine FX).

Heavy Metal #271 can be pre-ordered at your local comic store during the month of August. Just use Diamond Ordercode: AUG141519. The issue will be on sale at newsstands early Oct. 2014.

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SDCC 2013: Asylum Press Announces Half Price Digital sale At Comics Plus during Comic-Con

Asylum Press will offer all of it’s titles at Half Price during San Diego Comic Con 2013 Wed. July 17 through Sunday July 21, 2013.

Asylum Press offers a wide range of titles including Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn, Black Powder by Dwayne Harris (Headsmash), Warlash, DTOX, Asylum of Horrors, Martin Shapiro’s Chopper, Insidious Tales, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Jason Paulos’ retro horror anthology EEEK!, the dramatic thriller Farmhouse by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and Szymon Kudranski , Mike Vosburg’s Retrowood and Lori Lovecraft and many more.

Asylum Press titles at Comics Plus aka iVerse http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/publisher_details.php?id=8




Asylum Press Releases FREE Retrowood: H.I. or L.O. #1 Digital Comic

retrowood_hiorlo_1_cover_200pxAsylum Press has released Mike Vosburg’s crime comic, Retrowood: H.I. or L.O. #1 (of 2) for free on all digital platforms.

The environment is faux Depression era Hollywood, complete with snarling gangsters in snappy suits, the untouchable wealthy , corruptible starlets in sleek revealing gowns, and elegantly designed automobiles set against the poverty and despair of the average joe. And in the middle of all this a world of celluloid dreams is being created. Private detective J. Parker Wrighte, is on an upwardly mobile career path from his lowly dust bowl beginnings, but finding that every advancement comes with cost and compromise. Working for the Kinchay Agency, Parker is investigating a case for Louis Orwell, one of the most powerful men in Retrowood; but at every turn he is continually dragged back into contact with his past, beginning with the murder of his best friend from childhood, Henry Irving. Drunken priests, sadistic nuns, nymphomaniacal wives, with basketball and gambling thrown in…. How can you go wrong with that?

Retrowood: H.I. or L.O. #1(of 2) is available for free on Comixology, ComicsPlus, Graphicly, My Digital Comics, DriveThruComics, AVE-Comics and can be found on on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Mac, and PC.

Preview – The Adversary #1

Asylum Press continues its “Digital First” comic book releases with a dark tale of angels and demons by writer and Illustrator Jim Webb.

The Adversary:Reborn #1 can be downloaded on Comixology, ComicsPlus (Iverse Media) and AVE Comics.  The series will soon be available on Diamond Digital, Graphicly, Amusedom and Mad Dog Comics.

The Adversary begins with the murder of an angel at the hands of a demon. So bold are the agents of Hell, so convinced of their own dominion over earth, they now feel they can slay angels with impunity. The cold war between heaven and Hell heats up. In response, the former Archangel Michael goes on his own murderous rampage, taking down a score of demons. In the process he hears of the presence of a fallen demon of sorts here on earth. He hatches a plan that might make good use of her.  Her name is Yae-el. Stripped of her powers, eternal youth and beauty, she is trapped in a prison of ruined flesh and banished to earth.  She is The Adversary.

Asylum Press Free Digital Comic Sampler On iPad, iPhone, Android, PC/Mac & Kindle Fire May 5th – Free Comic Book Day

ASYLUM PRESS ANNOUNCES A FREE DIGITAL COMIC SAMPLER ON IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID, PC/MAC & KINDLE FIRE FOR MAY 5TH (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY)

May 1, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release a 32 page sampler comic on Free Comic Book Day 2012.

Titled ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1, this book will feature 8 pages from four upcoming titles; Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Black Powder, Farmhouse and Chopper.

ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER FREE COMIC BOOK 2012 #1 will be available on Comixology, Comics+ (Iverse), Graphicly, MyDigitalComics.com as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.

“We’re excited about the possibility of reaching new fans on Free Comic Book Day,“ explains publisher Frank Forte, “People will be going to comics stores in droves, but they’ll also be on their tablets and ipads. Mobile device and smart phone ownership keeps growing at an amazing rate and we want to provide great comics to these readers. Digital comics are the return of the newsstand. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns will appeal to people who like crime comics splattered with demons. Black Powder is an exciting tale of pioneers and river pirates in the mid 1800’s. Farmhouse will appeal to Vertigo fans. And Chopper is a straight up horror/thriller.”

A great way to introduce Asylum Press to retailers and fans this book features a sampling of new and upcoming comics. Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, written by Chuck Brown and illustrated by Philipp Nuendorf; When the demonic mob murders the friend of a mysterious hit man named, Trypp; he begins to leave a path of death, destruction and blood to avenge her. But he also begins to embrace the darkness within his soul. Black Powder #2, a bloody frontier adventure, by Dwayne Harris, can be described as a “Buckskin Apocalypse Now”. Robert Young and his crew set out on the Mississippi River in search of Molly Livingston, who has been captured by the ruthless river pirate Samuel Mason.  As they make their way north, against the current, they approach hostile indian territory as well as the first in series of terrible earthquakes.  Farmhouse is a tale of a drifter who falls in love with an artist undergoing an experimental art therapy regimen, by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and Szymon Kudranski. Chopper #2 Preview: (written by Martin Shapiro, Illustrated by Juan Ferreyra) Christina and her rowdy girlfriends go to the Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally and sneak into a nightclub to see a heavy metal band. After taking a hit of the supernatural drug known as Stairway to Heaven, Christina and Trish encounter the ghostly Reaper, a headless Hell’s Angel on a chopper who collects the souls of sinners in the afterlife.

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ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:

Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.

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