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Duppy ’78 Trailer

Three crime lords fight for control using black market guns, potent narcotics, and young mystics called “Obeahman.” These children possess the power to control the Duppy – malevolent spirits known throughout Rastafarian culture as a source of mischief and harm. When one of the crime lords is killed, the Jamaican capital is thrown into chaos as the remaining factions vie for control and race to find his now-orphaned Obeahman – rumored to be the most powerful of them all. A re-imagining of Jamaican and Rastafarian ghost stories, told in the context of a 1978 gangland drama.

The book is written by Casey Seijas and drawn by Amancay Nahuelpan, with coloring by Daniel Warner.

Duppy ’78 by Casey Seijas & Amancay Nahuelpan Out January 2014

Duppy ’78

Story: Casey Seijas
Art: Amancay Nahuelpan
Colors: Daniel Warner

Three crime lords fight for control using black market guns, potent narcotics, and young mystics called “Obeahman.” These children possess the power to control the Duppy – malevolent spirits known throughout Rastafarian culture as a source of mischief and harm. When one of the crime lords is killed, the Jamaican capital is thrown into chaos as the remaining factions vie for control and race to find his now-orphaned Obeahman – rumored to be the most powerful of them all. A re-imagining of Jamaican and Rastafarian ghost stories, told in the context of a 1978 gangland drama.

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SDCC 2012 – Com.x’s Seeds to Be Made into Animated Feature Film

Today, Com.x is announcing their partnership with Space Age Films to make Ross Mackintosh‘s debut graphic novel, Seeds, into an animated film. The book has garnered much praise in both the US and UK since its release in 2011, and tells the story of Ross’ relationship with his terminally ill father.

Cancer has affected almost everyone in some way or another – our company’s inner circle included. We hoped that such a book might provide some modicum of comfort and support to others touched by this tragic disease, and portion of the book’s royalties will be going to Cancer charities in both the US and UK. We’ll now be able to bring Ross’ story to a wider audience via film.

You can catch Com.x at San Diego Comic-Con, booth #1734.

Preview of Com.x’s Monster Myths coming in June

Monster Myths

Writer: John Lupo Avanti and Chester Westward
Art: John Lupo Avanti
Lettering: John Lupo Avanti and BKAT FTL
120 Pages

Alfredo, a recovering felon turned working stiff, resides in Lower Scabo where working-class people live under the tyranny of the evil Cannibals Motorcycle Gang. After being beaten and left for dead by the gang, Alfredo decides to recruit a group of graffiti writers to instigate a war between the riff-raff of Lower Scabo and their neighbors in the well-to-do community of Northview. In doing so, Alfredo transforms from a two-bit perp into an iconic rebel, determined to free Lower Scabo from the control of those seeking power. An over-the-top, dark comedy pitching biker gangs against clean-cut, real estate developers and, in the middle, an unlikely hero stirring the pot in the hope of saving his neighborhood.

The book is in the current Diamond Previews with a catalog code APR120985 for a June release

The Last American – Digital edition coming to ComiXology, Graphicly, and iVerse April, 2012

Com.x is excited to announce the April, 2012 digital release of The Last American written by John Wagner (Judge Dredd, A History of Violence) and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, 2000AD) with art by Mike McMahon (Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors, Slaine).

This collected edition will be available on three major digital platforms, and priced at $4.99 for 128-pages. If you missed Com.x’s collected edition 8-years ago, or the original Epic 4-issue in 1990, this is perhaps the best opportunity to read a book Innovative and groundbreaking on its initial release, its message and tone still completely relevant in today’s political and social climate.

Com.x Announces ‘Babble’ at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con

Official Press Release

Carrie Hartnoll is a girl lost in a life going nowhere fast, until a chance encounter with an ex-boyfriend affords her the opportunity of a whole new career in Ivy League America, working as part of a research team attempting to resurrect the language of Babel – a language, it is theorised, that can be understood by any human, from anywhere in the world.

As Carrie pieces together her fractured personal life, she becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of the project’s original team leader, which propels her to uncover the horrific truth about the language and why it was written out of the history books…

SEEDS Coming to Film

Official Press Release

Top comics publisher COM.X and Space Age Films are teaming up to create an animated 30′ film version of their much-lauded graphic novel, SEEDS, created by Ross Mackintosh.

Space Age Films producer Robert Chandler commented:

“Seeds is the kind of book you pick up and before you can help yourself, you’ve read it through to the end. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll have tears in your eyes and feeling a combination of outrage and empathy because you’ll have been on a journey. This is comics at its best. This is the death of Superman, the agony of Batman, the quest of Wolverine. And it’s all here in this simply illustrated book about a man losing his father to cancer.”

“Animation can handle a subject like this in a way that illuminates its dark corners and provides a mainline to the heart of the matter. I have two award-winning film-makers, Hyebin Lee and Philip Bacon, lined up to direct. Hyebin and Philip will bring out the humanity of the story, its honesty and its humour.”

“With the animated film, we’re going to explore further the relationship between the son and his father, and the father’s life, his youth, the things that made him who he was, and so we feel what is at stake and what is being lost.”

“I want it to be a film that will mean something, even in a small way, to anybody who has lost a loved one to the vileness of cancer. But, of course, it has to be more than that, it has to explore in a universal way what it means to be a father, and to be a son.”

Com.x partner Eddie Deighton commented:

“We’re extremely pleased with how well-received Ross’ book has been, and to find a production partner such as Space Age Films to adapt this wonderful, heartfelt project was absolutely necessary for us to do the comic the justice and respect it deserves.”

In July 2009, Ross Mackintosh learned that his father had cancer. Seeds is the autobiographical story of one man’s experience of family, life, love and death. Beginning with the diagnosis, then taking us through the journey of his father’s eventual decline, it is a powerful account combining humour, philosophy and honesty.

Space Age Films is a London-based production company specialising in high-end animation and live-action. Robert Chandler is an award-winning producer and writer. He is currently producing an animated feature film with Stephen Fry, and developing three television series for the Disney Channel.

Com.x are a UK-based, independent publisher that has been creating exciting, innovative comics and graphic novels for the last eleven years. They are widely recognised as being innovators within the comics publishing field, having released such titles as Cla$$war, Razorjack, the collected edition of The Last American and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Forty-Five.