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Magnetic Press Takes Brindille and Love: The Mastiff by Frédéric Brrémaud & Federico Bertolucci to Kickstarter

Magnetic Press has launched a Kickstarter for two graphic novels, Brindille and Love: The Mastiff, by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci to Kickstarter. The project has already passed its goal and will end on January 7, 2021.

In Brindille, a young girl wakes up in the midst of a raging forest fire, with no memory of who she is or how she got there. After being rescued by a nearby village of elf-like creatures, she sets out on a magical journey in search of answers to questions she doesn’t even know how to ask. Along the way, she befriends a talking wolf who takes on the role of guide and guardian on this strange, epic adventure.

In Love: The Mastiff, a loyal hunting dog finds himself alone in the wild outback of Australia when his master is struck down by a poisonous snake during an expedition. Now he must make his way through the dangers and obstacles of the magnificent wilderness, relying on instincts that no amount of domestication can fully suppress…

There’s numerous tiers to pledge to including digital copies, physical copies, a retailer pledge and more.

You have until January 7 to pledge.

Preview: Love: The Lion

Love: The Lion

Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud

A young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer.

So the nomad searches patiently, waiting for the opportunity to claim his territory and find a new family. But loneliness can breed ferocity…

The third volume in the lavishly illustrated, award-winning series of wildlife graphic novels, each depicting a day in the life of different wild animals, told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.

LOVE THE LION 1

Magnetic Press Earth Day Fundraiser for World Wildlife Fund

This Earth Day weekend, Magnetic Press and the creators of the Eisner Award nominated LOVE wildlife graphic novel series, Federico Bertolucci & Frédéric Brrémaud, are holding a three day long #LoveThePlanet fundraising sale and social media competition for the World Wildlife Federation.

From 12:01AM Friday morning to 11:59PM Sunday Night (4/22 – 4/24), Magnetic Press will donate 90% of all profits from the sales of Love: The Tiger, Love: The Fox, and Love: The Lion that are made through Magnetic Press’ webstore, where they will be offered for 30% off the regular cover price.

To help spread awareness, Magnetic Press is also holding a social media contest all weekend long. From Friday to Sunday, Magnetic Press will post special #LoveThePlanet drawings by Federico Bertolucci. Anyone who shares, retweets, or regrams any of the drawings using the #LoveThePlanet hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, will be automatically entered to win a set of 3 limited edition, signed and numbered LOVE prints and bookplate signed by Federico Bertolucci. One winner per social network will be chosen at random.

One lucky grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a set of all three books plus AN ORIGINAL SKETCH BY FEDERICO BERTOLUCCI HIMSELF!

Share as many (or all!) — each new image you share gets you another chance to win!

For more info, go to Magnetic Press’ Love The Earth webpage.

THE PRINTS:

THE LOVE SERIES:

LOVE: THE LIONA young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer.So the nomad searches patiently, waiting for the opportunity to claim his territory and find a new family. But loneliness can breed ferocity… LOVE: THE FOXIt’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival… and Love.This second volume in the celebrated LOVE series is another beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration. LOVE: THE TIGERA lush paradise when viewed from a distance, providing camouflage to a daily Hell of trials and survival for those who live there. Portrayed as a day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their own territory. This exciting tale by Frédéric Brrémaud is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.

Love: The Fox Video Trailer

Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci and written by Frédéric Brrémaud Love: The Fox follows a spry, intrepid, one-eyed fox during an average day of foraging when a natural disaster erupts. Readers are taken on a thrillride as animals of all shapes and sizes react to the danger, but the fox inexplicably runs towards the fire, braving daunting obstacles and looming predators to reach a desperate location in the heart of the storm…

This second volume in the celebrated Love series is another beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior, like a nature documentary told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. Love: The Fox a lavish, gorgeously rendered and ultimately heartwarming story that is a monument to modern sequential narrative.

Magnetic Press Announces a Wave of New Titles

First-year, Eisner-nominated publishing company Magnetic Press recently completed its second successful appearance at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International, with their first star-studded panel featuring award-winning artists and creators, as well as a peek at new titles slated for release in Year Two. Following a first-year slate that contained twelve books, forty-four digital releases, an original comic series, and two Eisner-nominations, the publisher has no plans to rest on its initial success.

A deeper look at each title, including release dates, will be offered individually in the coming weeks.

GOLEM

Illustrated & written by LRNZ

Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy, entrenched in a bizarre form of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows a young boy who is kidnapped during a political protest gone sour, who learns that he has the power to not only change the city, but reality itself. This intensely imaginative political-sci-fi graphic novel is a visual tour de force, created by contemporary design icon Lorenzo Ceccotti, better known as “LRNZ,” whose design-influenced illustration is a lush, fluid blend of manga masters like KATSUHIRO OTOMO with western comic icons like JOSH MIDDLETON, creating a style that is wholly unique and absolutely breathtaking.

GOLEM

 

 

KLAW

Illustrated by Joel Jurion and written by Antoine Ozenam

Teenager Angel Tomassini has been hiding a dark and scary secret: when threatened he involuntarily turns into a violent and vicious Weretiger. He doesn’t know why, how, or what to do, because when he transforms, he loses control and people end up badly hurt. As if this isn’t enough for a kid to deal with, Angel is slowly learning his father is one of the biggest organized crime leaders in the city. And are there more like him? Are there… different creatures too?

This wildly world-popular comic series about secret wars between clans of ancient, mythic were-animals comes to the US for the first time in a new hardcover edition collecting the entire first cycle of the series in a single gorgeous volume.

KLAW

LOVE: THE FOX

Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci and written by Frederic Brremaud

The second volume in the award winning, lushly illustrated, wordless graphic novel series, LOVE: THE FOX follows a spry, intrepid, one-eyed fox during an average day of foraging when a natural disaster erupts.  Readers are taken on a thrillride as animals of all shapes and sizes react to the danger, but the fox inexplicably runs towards the fire, braving daunting obstacles and even larger predators to reach a desperate location in the heart of the storm. LOVE: THE FOX is a gorgeously rendered and ultimately heartwarming story that is also a monument to modern sequential narrative.  It is like a beautiful and exciting nature documentary in illustrated form.

LOVE THE FOX

BITTEN

Created by Cornelia Funke, written by Raul Garcia, and illustrated by Francisco Herrera

International best Selling YA author Cornelia Funke (The Inkheart Trilogy) teams up with comic book artist and character designer extraordinaire Francisco Herrera (Megamind, Venom, The Prodigies) and animated film Director Raúl García (Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, Land Before Time) to create a wild and furry world where Hollywood werewolves are real and hiding in plain view! Entering high school is tough enough as it is, but how do you cope when you’ve also just been bitten by a Werewolf?  This beautifully illustrated, madcap all ages adventure is like a classic 2D animated feature in print!

BITTEN

ANGELARIUM: THE BOOK OF EMANATIONS

Written and illustrated by Peter Mohrbacher and Eli Minaya

This stunning art book of mind-bending illustrations, poetry, and short stories is unlike anything you have ever imagined. Exploring the eleven angelic emanations of the Tree of Life, ANGELARIUM paints a world of sheer awe, unveiling unknowable symbolic entities that point towards an immutable ancient truth: “As above, so below.”  Fans of Wayne Barlowe’s EXPEDITION and INFERNO will find this book to be a fascinating exploration of an entirely new world of wonder.

ANGELARIUM THE BOOK OF EMANATIONS

ROBOT ENVY: ZENITH

Illustrated by various, produced by Dave Pasciuto

Leaping from the online webpages of Robot Envy, an online community of the world’s most exceptional and innovative illustrators from the film, comic, and video game industries, ROBOT ENVY: ZENITH is a lush, high-end art book that celebrates the coolest robot designs you have ever seen.  From cutesy robot mascots to giant robot war machines, the pieces in this massive collection cover a wide spectrum of visual styles, but all of them are uncategorically stunning and loads of fun.

ROBOT ENVY ZENITH

RE*PRO*DUCT

Written by Austin Wilson and illustrated by Logan Faerber

In the future, robots have been legally granted the right to life. Their intelligence is not artificial, and it may not be the best approximation of a personality, but they reflect all the intricacies of a human mind and personality, only from within a manufactured shell, developing and learning as the rest of us do. They mirror us in all the ways we would want, but also in those ways we would wish to exclude…

Carbon Barnes is one such robot, just looking to get by with a meager job, nights out at the club with friends, maybe meet a nice girl.  But he still has a lot to learn about the world, as all of us do, starting with what to make of this weird nightly phenomenon folks call “dreaming.”  A slice-of-life story for everyone, with a robot-twist.

RE PRO DUCT

 

BEER-O

Illustrated by Kevin Castaniero and written by Chris Northrop

This madcap graphic novel introduces readers to the high-functioning alcoholic, middle-aged, overweight private eye, Beer-O.  He specializes in missing dog cases, but one such case turns sour, and he quickly finds himself entangled in the murder of the son of the most dangerous capo in the Burbank Mafia.  Things spiral down the drain faster than car keys in the toilet, and pretty soon, Beer-O is up to his neck in danger.

A loving, and somewhat sideways, satire on traditional noir tropes, BEER-O pays as much homage to THE MALTESE FALCON as it does to THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

BEER-O

SIDE-KICKED

Written by Russell Brettholtz and illustrated by Miguel Mendonca

The first title from the newly-announced partnership imprint Darby Pop! Richard is having a bad week. He has a secret alter-ego: Phantasm, sidekick to Mr. Marvelous (Chicago’s most beloved super-hero) who has never lets him forget his “lesser” place as a sidekick.  Richard compares notes with his sidekick colleagues, and comes to realize that all of his sidekick friends are systematically disrespected by the heroes they work with, ignored by the media, and taken wholly for granted by society. How much can these five endure before they decide that enough is enough?  And what then?  A slightly-irreverent, sarcastic look at life behind the masks

SIDE-KICKED

THE ADVENTURES OF BASIL & MOEBIUS Vol. 3 & 4 

Written by Ryan Schifrin and Larry Hama, illustrated by Various.

The third and fourth volumes in the quarterly graphic novel quadrilogy follow the unlikely, thieving duo of Alaric Moebius, Oxford playboy turned dashing cat-burglar, and Basil Fox, former SAS commando slumming it in the Queen’s guard, as they continue to fetch rare and exotic artifacts for the mysterious — and otherworldly — billionaire known as “The Collector.”  As The Collector’s collection grows more complete, thanks to the duo’s excellent adventuring skills, his wicked scheme starts to unfold, leaving the pair of scoundrels to question what they’ve done… and how to undo it. This epic high-adventure series will be further supplemented by more digital prose short stories by fan-favorite writers Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole, Greg Bear, Richard Lee Byers, and Rose Estes.

THE ADVENTURES OF BASIL & MOEBIUS

Magnetic Press Releases a Trailer for Love: The Tiger

Life in the jungle can be both beautiful and savage…

A lush paradise when viewed from a distance, providing camouflage to a daily Hell of trials and survival for those who live there. Portrayed as a day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their own territory. This exciting tale by Frédéric Brrémaud is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.

This beautiful, all-ages title explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration. Love: The Tiger won the Special Jury Awards at the 2011 Lucca Comics Festival, and is the first of several volumes focusing on a different wild animal in a different natural environment. Love: The Fox (coming in Fall’15) explores woodland wildlife, while Love: The Lion (Winter’15) focuses on life in the Serengeti.

The first 80-page hardcover in the series will be released in January for a suggested retail price of $17.99.