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Mohawk Media Taps Herb Trimpe’s Eco Warrior

eco-comicsEco Comics has announced the launch of a new character drawn by the late, legendary artist Herb Trimpe. There’s a new huge, green behemoth coming to comics in the form of Trimpe’s Eco Warrior.

Writer Chris Bunting worked with Trimpe before Trimpe’s passing in 2015 to bring this character and project to life. The two worked closely over a long period to create a classic-style comic book hero facing 21st Century climate change. Eco Warrior was perhaps the final character created by the artist who died on 13th April 2015.

The character is driven to protect the Earth’s endangered environment and eco system, bringing him into conflict with corporations and vested interests who hold the resources to allow them to battle him head on.

The publisher said in the release:

Like many of Herb’s finest characters, Eco Warrior is full of pathos and Greek-style tragedy. By sucking pollution from the atmosphere to fuel Eco Warrior’s godly strength, eventually it could all be removed and Earth saved, thereby sacrificing himself.

Eco Warrior is set to play a pivotal role in many other titles by Eco Comics before featuring in his own, a tribute entitled Herb Trimpe’s Eco Warrior, including art by Trimpe himself.

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Eco Comics Announces How to Break Into Comic Books & Graphic Novels

HOW TO BREAK INTO COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS HUMANS VS. MONSTERS #1Publisher Eco Comics has announced the release of its new series, How to Break Into Comic Books & Graphic Novels.

It aims to provide the most insightful analysis ever of graphic storytelling – while uniquely imparting advice via an actual comic book story, Humans Vs. Monsters.

Virtually every comic book fan has asked one question: How do I break into comics? Many professionals have tried to grapple with an answer – some with more success than others, but arguably none ever getting to the nub of it.

This pioneering analysis of graphic storytelling is weaved into fast-paced fantasy-adventure, Humans Vs. Monsters. It stars a happy-go-lucky human girl – which isn’t as normal as it seems given that she lives in a world of monsters and her only family is a colossal cat-monster who dreams of becoming a comic book creator.

Advice is provided via the very theme of the story, as well as by devices such as Arrow-Boxes, which point to creative elements and discuss their purpose and use. If a character behaves in a certain way, the reasoning is provided. If a particular shot is used, the reader is told why.

Writing, art, pitching, self-promotion – every topic will be dealt with in unprecedented depth in this new digital-only, “paperless-exclusive” series from award-winning publisher Eco Comics.

How to Break Into Comic Books & Graphic Novels: Humans Vs. Monsters #1 is 34 pages and available now at a special introductory price of $0.99 / 0.69p.

Eco Comics Reveals the Scotsman in Time for the Scottish Independence Vote

SCOTSMANIn anticipation of Scotland’s historic independence referendum today which will decide if Scotland becomes an independent country, publisher Eco Comics has unveiled a new super hero character, Scotsman.

The publisher has yet to reveal whether the Scottish hero will star in his own comic book or appear in its recently launched series, Englishman.

Whether Scotsman will be an ally or enemy of Englishman has also yet to be determined.

When it comes to the big vote today as far as Scottish independence, the publisher said:

Is Scotsman on the Yes or No side of the referendum? No to independence will certainly make him an ally of Englishman, but will Yes result in him being ally or enemy?

The character will embody Scotland, and that extends to the surrounding cast. Many Scottish legends will appear, and so far the publisher has revealed early concept art for Robert the Bruce.

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Eco Comics Wins Green Apple Award

Eco Comics has announced that it is a winner of a Green Apple Award. The award was presented to the comic book and graphic novel publisher during a carbon-neutral ceremony at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster in London.

Eco Comics publisher remarked about the honor:

Global deforestation by paper production continues to have a major negative impact on the eco-system. Therefore Eco Comics takes advantage of the emerging digital technologies to produce exclusively in the new frontier of the paperless format.

The publishing industry, and readers, must realize that wildlife, such as tigers and gorillas, is likely to pay the ultimate price of deforestation: extinction. Even sustainable forestry is not a magic cure-all, shown by the criticism received from leading environmental organizations.

Our titles are designed to the same physical format as leading print titles, but are kept paperless. The digital platforms also allow the reader an even greater interactive experience. There is no excuse for deforestation due to comic book production.

That our achievements have already been recognized by the prestigious Green Apple Awards has given us added faith that we are trailblazing the future direction of this industry, and it will help show that paperless is best for both readers and the ecosystem.

In a continuing bid to raise awareness through various initiatives, the publisher recently brought the legendary Green Man to comic books, with the character also becoming its official mascot.

Eco Comics competed against more than 500 other nominations at the awards ceremony. A donation on Eco Comics’ behalf was made to the Green Earth Appeal, whose plantings contribute to the Billion Tree Campaign initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Program

The Green Apple Awards were founded in 1994 and have become a major recognition for environmental endeavor among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are held by The Green Organization, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognizing and promoting environmental best practice. Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

Eco Comics Grows Green Man

Eco Comics has announced the launch of a comic book series featuring one of the most iconic and prolific characters from myth and legend, the Green Man. For over a millennium carvings of the Green Man have spread throughout churches, abbeys and cathedrals across the UK and Europe, and can also be found in the USA and Canada.

The publisher says:

Green Man has come to represent the environmental movement and our endangered eco-system, and so has more relevance now than ever. It is therefore fitting that his comic book debut will be entirely paperless and published by Eco Comics.

Eco Comics has released the first issue exclusively on a variety of digital formats in order to have minimal negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

Green Man #1 is by the British team of writer Chris Bunting and artist John-Paul Howard.

Green Man #1 is an exclusive ‘green’ paperless, digital 69-page issue. This includes a historical article, Green Man: Unearthing the Facts. It is available to order now in various digital formats via the Eco Comics store: www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics for $1.95 (approximately £1.20).

Frankenstein joins cast of Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde

Publisher Mohawk Media has announced that Frankenstein, is to star in its comic book series, Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde.

The series has already seen surprise guest stars, including the comeback of Robin Hood’s original love interest, Clorinda, and the historical archetype of all vampires, Dracula the Impaler.

British writer Chris Bunting says:

Frankenstein’s Monster will play a pivotal role, not just in this series, but in a subplot bubbling away that will encompass many other titles from Eco Comics. You will see Frankenstein in a way never portrayed. And this monster is not this issue’s only legendary guest star, as a colossal character from the Robin Hood myth is also introduced.

Frankenstein will first appear in Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde #3.

Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde is produced via the publisher’s range of Eco Comics, entirely paperless titles, designed to have minimal negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

Editor Stuart Buckley explains:

Digital is the future of comic books, without a doubt. The strong reviews that this series is receiving shows that it is more than giving print comics a run for their money. Ironically, without paper production we can reduce cover prices, giving readers extra value with the added satisfaction of knowing that the environment hasn’t suffered as a result. This series embodies our aim is to bring back fighting and fun to comic books.

Each issue of Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde is twenty-pages, and available to download in various digital formats via the Eco Comics store: www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics at a cover price of $1.95 (approximately Ł1.25).

Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde will initially be a three-issue monthly series available exclusively via Eco Comics. Further installments of the series, and other “versus” titles, are to be announced.

A-Team star Mr. T Goes From Gold to Green

MR. T GOES FROM GOLD TO GREEN

Publisher Mohawk Media has launched its Mr. T series through its range of environmentally-friendly, paperless Eco Comics.

Mr. T joins other famous names at Eco Comics including Dracula, Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, and Tough Guy.

The Hollywood hard man, renowned for his image of Mohawk haircut, gold chains and catchphrases, previously appeared in print in the publisher’s graphic novels.

Editor Stuart Buckley says: “It was always our intention to release the Mr. T graphic novel as a comic book series. Each chapter was intentionally structured to be the same length as a comic book.

“However, we’ve had to adjust to market demands. The graphic novel has sold out. The digital titles of Eco Comics have no print run, and so will never sell out, meaning every T fan can order a copy. The added satisfaction is that the environment hasn’t suffered as a result of paper production.

“The clean cut art of JL Czerniawski makes this series a joy to behold in any format.”

“This is great, and I am truly humbled,” is how Mr. T describes becoming the star of a comic book in the foreword. And in the world exclusive interviews throughout the series, he goes further, including stating why he is an even tougher comic book hero than Wolverine.

Series writer Chris Bunting adds: “I’ve gone to great lengths to do things never attempted, such as making T as close to a super hero as possible while retaining his classic persona. After over twenty-five years of fame, this action icon finally gets a rogues’ gallery, and even a new catchphrase. Old and new T fans can expect plenty of other surprises too.

“Plus the amazing formats offered by Eco Comics really help bring this classic character into the digital age.”

The first five issues of Mr. T are available to order now in various digital formats via the Eco Comics store: www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics The US dollar cover price is 0.99 for the first issue, and 1.95 for subsequent issues.

More famous faces for Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll and Hyde

Official Press Release

MORE FAMOUS FACES FOR DRACULA VS. ROBIN HOOD VS. JEKYLL & HYDE

Publisher Mohawk Media is promising surprise guest stars throughout its new series, Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde.

Not content with the title’s legendary headliners, the second issue sees a long forgotten character from the Robin Hood legend make a comeback. Plus it features two of history’s most twisted tyrants.

British writer Chris Bunting says: “Each guest star will play a vital role in this series. The third issue will bare witness to that with the arrival of a famous horror monster.”

Released via the publisher’s paperless range of Eco Comics, editor Stuart Buckley explains: “Expect a top quality print comic book in everything but physical format. In fact, not many print comic books look this good.

“The aim of this comic is to give fans lots of fighting and fun. It may not get an Eisner, but this series is already getting rave reviews.”

Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde #1 and #2 are twenty-page issues, and available to order now in various digital formats via the Eco Comics store: www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics at a cover price of $1.95 (approximately £1.20).

Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde will initially be a three-issue monthly series available exclusively via the publisher’s groundbreaking line of ECO COMICS, designed to have minimal negative impact on the environment.

Further installments of the series, and other “versus” titles, are set to be announced.

Eco Comics plants environmentally-friendly comic evolution with Graphicly

Official Press Release

ECO COMICS TEAM UPS WITH GRAPHICLY

Eco Comics plants an environmentally-friendly comic book evolution

Publisher Mohawk Media has today announced that its Eco Comics range – paperless comic books and graphic novels designed with the specific purpose of having a minimal carbon footprint – is now available via digital comic book platform Graphicly, creating what it anticipates will be an evolutionary explosion for the comic book.

Graphicly will carry Eco Comics titles Heroic High, Supplanter, Pirate Queen, and more, via www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics

Graphicly’s digital comic platform includes applications to allow the purchasing and reading of digital comic books for PC and Mac desktops, and mobile phone and tablet platforms on Android, iPhone and iPad.

Eco Comics titles are available worldwide to download or view online.

Editor Stuart Buckley says: “Paper production, even via sustainable forestry, can have a disastrous effect on the environment and wildlife. Combining Eco Comics’ outlook with the digital direction of the Graphicly platform is more than a turning point in comic books and graphic novels, it’s an evolutionary explosion.”

“As you flow through the story, the panels jump out. It takes comics to a whole new level. Readers get that extra satisfaction by realising that comics can be environmentally-friendly and, as a direct result, perhaps being even more enjoyable, interactive, and accessible.”

“Readers can also discuss and review each issue, resulting in Eco Comics not only being environmentally-friendly, but fan-friendly.”

“Mohawk Media and Eco Comics will continue to use the latest technologies to help minimise the impact of print comic production on the environment, while simultaneously striving to bring the highest quality entertainment to the reader.”

Eco Comics titles are available now on Graphicly, including a free preview comic. More titles are set to be announced.

‘Groundbreaking’ Paperless Eco Comics Announced By Mohawk Media

Official Press Release

‘GROUNDBREAKING’ PAPERLESS ECO COMICS ANNOUNCED BY MOHAWK MEDIA

British publisher Mohawk Media has today announced Eco Comics, a range of environmentally-friendly, paperless comic books.

The first digital comic book from the Eco Comics range available now to download or view online is Heroic High, an adventure set on an island superhero community, written by Chris Bunting and drawn by Kit Wallis.

Editor Stuart Buckley says: “Paper used in the production of comic books can have a damaging effect on the environment, and paying perhaps the biggest price is the tiger, whose habitat this threatens.

“As for sustainable forestry, world-leading environmental organisations have criticised its weak regard for social and ecological issues.

“We believe these downloadable, paperless comics are groundbreaking, having been deliberately designed to have a minimal carbon footprint.

“The added bonuses for the reader are lower cover prices for the same level of quality entertainment, while knowing that they’re being eco-friendly.”

To download Eco Comics go to http://www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics. Following a quick payment system, you can download or view the comics online in various formats, including a page-flip format. PDFs are also available and can be downloaded to iPad.

Buckley continues: “Buying Eco Comics only takes minutes. It’s much faster and easier than going to a comic book store! We hope Eco Comics is the start of an evolution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to help minimise the impact of comic production on the environment.”

Eco Comics are available from http://www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics.

Heroic High is a 25-page paperless comic book, available now at $1.95.