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ArkWorld Vol. 1 Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing

ArkWorld Vol. 1, the debut issue of a new prestige format series from Devil’s Due Comics by Josh Blaylock and Travis Hymel has sold out at the distributor level. A second printing has been ordered for September, as vol. 2 will be released in November – featuring a cover variation on the original first printing Daniel Leister cover.

Originally slated for an April release, the 48 page prestige format title was intentionally delayed while the events surrounding Covid 19, and changes in industry distribution, disrupted the comic book market. Despite aggressively overprinting pre-orders with a risk that they may be reduced due to stresses on comic book stores, the quantity actually doubled by the time orders were adjusted for the new September release date, after printed product shipped. The resulting increase has caused an immediate depletion of almost all inventory.

ArkWorld hails the launch of a brand new genre of sci-fi Blaylock coins as “Archeopunk”. A story that questions, what if civilization didn’t begin six thousand years ago, but was simply being reset after a massive, global catastrophe thousands of years earlier?

In vol. 1 readers meet a couple who abruptly find themselves swept up in a deep state conspiracy that threatens the globe. Only, the year is 11,000 BCE, and the world at this time is nothing like we have been told. Nor does our couple know the role they will play in the survival of society’s knowledge in the years to come.

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RZA’s 36 Chambers Team with Devil’s Due Comics to Develop Samurai in a Hoodie

House of Logic and 36 Chambers have found a publisher for their new comic book project, Samurai in a Hoodie, in Devil’s Due Comics. House of Logic, Co-Founded by Artist Glyph Sputnik, and 36 Chambers, co-founded and operated by Wu-Tang’s RZA will be working with Devil’s Due founder Josh Blaylock to develop Samurai as a 360 degree brand featured in comics, music, apparel, and entertainment.

Samurai explores themes of being a loner and outsider while surrounded by millions of people in an urban metropolis, the humor it sometimes takes to survive in the inner city, and intense, supernatural martial arts action from cover to cover.

Sputnik, whose comic combines classic American Comics, Manga, and Afrofuturism, is joined by co-collaborators Nikiya Price (Sputnik’s Co-Founder and sister, hailing from the worlds of academic publishing and product development), RZA, Mustafa Shaikh – Co-Founder of 36 Chambers, and Amby Warhol – Chicago based creative and Editor at House of Logic.

In the wake of Covid-19, a release date has not yet been set for the comic book series, but an inaugural release is planned for late Fall, with production well underway.

Samurai in a Hoodie

How To Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them Gets a 5th Edition

How To Self-Publish Comics

Devil’s Due Comics founder Josh Blaylock is offering up over 20 years’ worth of industry secrets in his all-new DIY manual, How To Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them. The 168-page guide — significantly updated for 2019/2020 — is an anomaly in DIY literature, in that it features a successful artist sharing wisdom about everything but the creative.

In lieu of providing instructions on how to write or draw, How To Self-Publish Comics explains how to successfully navigate the industry once you’ve honed those skills. Blaylock bypasses the industry jargon with clear and simple instructions on:

  • Building Your Publishing Infrastructure
  • Forming Your Creative Team
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Determining, engaging with, and maintaining your key fan base
  • Conventions
  • Crowdfunding
  • Digital Publishing

How To Self-Publish Comics also includes (and demystifies) purchase orders, invoices, printer quotes, and other must-know components of the publishing process. The book is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the way the comic book industry works, from concept to shelf.

How To Self-Publish Comics

Jeremy Bastian, Josh Blaylock, Mark Buckingham, Buzz, Jim Calafiore, and Richard Case head to Baltimore Comic-Con

Celebrate the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con brings the Bs and Cs with the additions of Jeremy Bastian, Josh Blaylock, Mark Buckingham, Buzz, Jim Calafiore, and Richard Case to the 2019 event. Get your tickets now at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.

Jeremy Bastian

Jeremy Bastian is the creator and illustrator of Cursed Pirate Girl from BOOM! Studios and Archaia Comics. He is renowned for his delicate detail, whimsical characters, and strange creatures, all drawn at the actual print size with a very small brush! Cursed Pirate Girl beckons to the 19th century in both subject and style. He has also contributed to Guild: Tink from Dark Horse Comics, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard from BOOM! Studios/Archaia Comics, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust Moon Press, and Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom from Simon and Schuster. His Cursed Pirate Girl Annual was released by BOOM! Studios.

Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock is a comic book creator from Chicago (and at one time, Cincinnati) and founder/publisher of Devil’s Due Comics. This year has seen Josh appearing across the globe in major news coverage for the political anthologies AOC and the Freshman Force: New PartyWho Dis, and Talk Bernie to Me. His work includes the supernatural action series Mercy Sparx (now in development for film), historical Armenian genocide thriller Operation NemesisThe Bitcoin Comic Handbook – a guide to cryptocurrency, and How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them – now required reading at Savannah College of Art and Design. 2020 sees the release of his newest original series ArkWorld. Devil’s Due Comics, Blaylock’s creator-owned publishing line of original properties, centers on supernatural action, horror, dark comedy, and sci-fi fringe. Also known for the legendary reboots of G.I. JoeVoltron, and Micronauts in the early ’00s, and for hundreds of other comics including Hack/SlashFamily Guy, and Child’s Play, most recently, the company received global attention for its foray into political anthology comics with the launch of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the Freshman Force, arguably the most talked about comic book on the planet in national media throughout the spring. The publisher was instrumental in influencing the comic book and pop culture industries as far back as 1998 with the first national 1980s retro streetwear line of its kind, Old Skool.

Mark Buckingham

Mark Buckingham, who is best-known and most-celebrated for his work on the long-running Vertigo title Fables, began his career in 1990 working with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman from Eclipse Comics. Working on such titles as 2000 ADHellblazer, and Shade, the Changing Man, he became a mainstay at DC Comics after taking over art duties on Fables with issue #6. His run on the popular imprint title has earned him four Eisner Awards, including Best New Series in 2003, Best Serialized Story in 2005 and 2006, and Best Artist/Penciler/Inker in 2007.

Buzz

Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, Atomika, Vampirella, LunaX-FactorImpulse, and many more. A very popular and sought-after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit, Buzz is also a multi-Emmy award-winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, Fox, Los Angeles Lakers, and The United States Marine Corp. Buzz is currently working with comic art legend Neal Adams on several special projects for DC Comics and more.

Jim Calafiore

In 30 years working in comics, Jim Calafiore has spent extended time at Valiant, DC, and Marvel, notably on Peter David’s Aquaman, Judd Winnick’s ExilesGotham Underground with Frank Tieri, Red Lanterns with Charles Soule, various Batman books, Deadpool, and Black Panther. After a run on the critically-acclaimed Secret Six with Gail Simone, they reunited with for their creator-owned Kickstarter success Leaving Megalopolis, and volume 2 of the saga, Surviving Megalopolis. Volume 3 is in the works.

Richard Case

Richard Case has been drawing comics professionally for quite some time. In addition to illustrating Grant Morrison’s run on Doom Patrol, he has contributed to titles like Dr. StrangeSandmanShade the Changing Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Batman ’66. Most recently, he worked with Peter Milligan on a modern-day adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher, wherein the House in question is the White House…


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Destiny, Queen of Thieves), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Josh Blaylock (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Ally Cat (Death of Love), Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Jamie Cosley (Star Wars Insider), Clayton Crain (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), The Deans Family (La Moo Du Chocolat: A Shakes Adventure), Vito Delsante (Midnight Tiger: Stronger), Christian DiBari (Magdalena), Steve Ellis (The Only Living Girl), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Steve Englehart (Doctor Strange, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), G.D. Falksen (Mine!), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), Brenden Fletcher (Isola), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Shea Fontana (DC SuperHero Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica), Franco (Superman of Smallville), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), John Gallagher (Max Meow), David Gallaher (The Only Living Girl), SL Gallant (Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Tales of Alara), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Gerhard (Cerberus the Aardvark), Ransom Getty (Suicide Squad Special Edition), Chris Giarrusso (Hashtag: Danger), Mike Gold (The Whisper Campaign), Jimmy Gownley (Disney Zootopia: School Days), Garth Graham (Star Power), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), N. Steven Harris (Michael Cray), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (Mine!), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine artist), Javon and Tarik Holmes (The Adventuers of Waffle Boy), Greg Horn (Strikeforce), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Izaakse (Champions), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Kata Kane (G.F.F.s Ghost Friends Forever), Chris Kemple (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Todd Klein (Black Hammer: Age of Doom), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeehyung Lee (The Batman’s Grave, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Saturday only), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Nate Lovett (Marvel Comics Presents), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), James Maddox (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, courtesy of A Wave Blue World), Mike Manley (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Puddleton Farm: Ewing! What Are You Doing?), Ron Marz (Turok), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bill McKay (Vampblade), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Saturday and Sunday only, courtesy of The Living Corpse), Matt Miner (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (Justice League), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative, Saturday and Sunday only), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange), Dan Parent (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Paul Pelletier (Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special), Andrew Pepoy (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Kasey Pierce (Seeress, Book One: The Reckless), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Joe Pruett (AfterShock Shock, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Dog Days of Summer), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (The Death of Poe), Craig Rousseau (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X), Mike Royer (New Gods), Arsia Rozegar (Man Plus), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (KISS: The End), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Greg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Brian “Smitty” Smith (The Stuff of Legend), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Charles Soule (Curse Words), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Paul D. Storrie (The Viking Queen), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Nathan Szerdy (Vampirella), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (Caricatures), Mike Vasquez (Rick & Morty, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Doug Wagner (The Hard Place), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp), Emily Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis Gateways), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Riverdale), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019), and Mike Zeck (The Punisher).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? is Out May 15 with 12 Different Comic Shop Variants

Weeks after making international headlines for announcing its plans to create an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez superhero comic, Devil’s Due Comics has a confirmed release date. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? will hit online and physical retail outlets on Wednesday, May 15. And to mark the occasion, the Chicago-based comic book publisher has teamed up with a number of comic shops to provide 12 different collectible covers, available as limited-edition purchases at each retailer’s location or website.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force features contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists, including Jill ThompsonDean Haspiel, Jose Garibaldi, and more, including a cover by Tim Seeley.

Check out the retail variants below!

Galaxy Of Comics alternate cover by Joe Benitez available exclusively at http://www.galaxyofcomics.com
Midtown Comics alternate cover by Tiffany Groves available exclusively at http://www.midtowncomics.com
Newbury Comics alternate cover by Hoyt Silva available exclusively at http://www.newburycomics.com
Ssalefish alternate cover by Olivia Palaez available exclusively at http://www.ssalefish.net
Sanctum Sanctorum alternate cover by Joel Herrera available exclusively at http://www.sanctumsanctorumcomics.com
Beyond Comics alternate cover by Gene Ha available exclusively at http://www.beyondcomics.com
Collector Cave alternate cover by Carla Cohen available exclusively at http://www.nycollectorcave.com
WonderWorld alternate cover by Olivia Palaez available exclusively at http://www.wonderworldcomics.com
First Legacy Comics alternate cover by Cat Skaggs available exclusively at http://www.firstlegacycomics.com
Devil’s Due Washington Warriror cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock. Available exclusively at http://www.ocasiocomic.com
Original Devil’s Due cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock. Available exclusively at http://www.ocasiocomic.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force from Devil’s Due Comics this May

To ring in the newest butt-kicking Democratic members of Congress, Devil’s Due Comics has assembled a team of acclaimed artists to create the mother of all one-off commemorative comics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force. Issue #1, New Party: Who Dis? (which doubles as the final issue!) drops this May 15, and sees AOC engage in a series of super-heroic mini-adventures as she takes on the GOP establishment from within. To boot, this animated anthology satirically skewers everyone from President Trump to his near-endless team of morally-compromised Republican cronies. Bonus: Activities and games like “Where’s Mitch?” will take you back to a simpler time. Extra bonus: Alternate Collector’s Edition covers at OcasioComic.com!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force comes ten years after the debut of the wildly-popular Devil’s Due Barack the Barbarian comic series, which chronicled the bone-crushing exploits of our 44th President. Both are the brainchild of artist and Devil’s Due Publisher Josh Blaylock.

A portion of all sales will go to America’s United Service Organization (USO), and RaicesTexas.org, which provides free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force features contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists, including Jill Thompson (a Neil Gaiman collaborator and creator of the Scary Godmother graphic novels and TV special), Dean Haspiel (Emmy-winning title designer and longtime collaborator with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor), Jose Garibaldi (Lego Movie 2, TMNT, Captain Underpants graphic novels), and more, including a cover by Tim Seeley (artist/writer of numerous iconic comic book series, including Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Grayson, Green Lantern, Batman).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force

Josh Blaylock’s Mercy Sparx is Being Developed for Film and Television

On the heels of the news that the hit indie comic series will return in 2019, Assemble Media has partnered with Josh Blaylock to develop his Mercy Sparx character across film, tv, and digital.

Mercy Sparx follows the hard-knock exploits of a bad-ass, quick-to-throw-down demon who is kicked out of Hell for bad behavior and banished to Earth, where she finds a new mission from the most unlikely of sources… Heaven. Now amongst mortals, she hunts down rogue angels who have fallen from grace. Or in other words… she’s doing Heaven’s dirty work.

The long-running, punk rock, action-fueled supernatural series, created by Josh Blaylock with the primary art team of Matt Merhoff and Greg & Fake Studio, has spawned over twenty issues, four collected volumes and a 400-page omnibus.

Heller and Assemble execs Scott Veltri and Brendan Deneen will produce alongside producer Daniel Alter.

Writer Pat Shand Joins Josh Blaylock for the Return of Mercy Sparx

This Winter will see the release of Mercy Sparx #13, the long awaited return of the ongoing series, and follow-up to the companion miniseries Mercy Sparx: Year One. Joining creator Josh Blaylock is new co-writer Pat Shand, co-creator of the latest Devil’s Due Comics hit horror title, Little Girl.

Blaylock and Shand will bring to a close the epic story of Mercy’s final showdown with her mother, Faustia. A plot that was carefully teased and unveiled by Blaylock over the last several years.

Stay tuned for an announcement on the series artists and specifics on the schedule in weeks to come.

The series will return through a combination of limited, internationally released exclusive retailer editions, Kickstarters, and standard Diamond release throughout North America.

Art by Karl Moline

Art by Karl Moline

Benderspink Gets Drafted

Mark Powers’ critically acclaimed sci-fi epic Drafted has been optioned by Benderspink Productions for development as a tentpole feature. Powers, along with co-creator and publisher of the original Drafted comic, Josh Blaylock arranged the agreement just as plans were slated for the series to return to comic books through Devil’s Due Entertainment in 2015.

Drafted tells the story Earth’s first contact with extraterrestrials – a benevolent species that, unfortunately, arrives only to warn us of an impending invasion from another race. Therefore, they declare that every man, woman and child on Earth must be conscripted into the battle to save our mutual existance, whether we like it or not.

Powers and Blaylock will be working closely with Benderspink in developing the project, while simultaneously overseeing the project’s return to comic book shelves.

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Ancient Astronauts & the New World Order

Official Press Release

ANCIENT ALIEN THEORIST & DISNEY PRODUCER TEAM WITH DEVIL’S DUE FOUNDER FOR NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS

ANCIENT ASTRONAUT THEORIST & DISNEY PRODUCER TEAM WITH COMIC BOOK WRITER FOR NEW COMIC BOOK PROPERTIES

Devil’s Due Founder & David Hatcher Childress team for Ancient Astronaut Theory Graphic Novel

Kingdom Comics Co-Founder Christian Beranek & Blaylock Announce NEW WORLD ORDER: ROBIN HOOD

NOW SEEKING ARTISTS!

Chicago, IL – Devil’s Due Publishing founder Josh Blaylock (G.I. JOE, VOLTRON, MERCY SPARX, DRAFTED) has two new projects lined up with some very exciting partners, and they are seeking creative teams!

Known for years as the “Modern Day Indiana Jones” and more recently for his appearances on the ANCIENT ALIENS television series, David Hatcher Childress spends his life visiting ancient lost cities and prehistoric megalithic sites, and proposes the theory that perhaps human civilization was once more advanced than we give it credit for (alien intervention or not). He has written many novels on the subject, all published through his Adventures Unlimited Press – which will also publish the print version of the yet-to-be-named graphic novel which he is consulting on with Blaylock.

Christian Beranek is the co-founder of Disney’s Kingdom Comics, the Web Comic Factory, and a world traveler in his own right – although to places less “lost” than Childress. Beranek is co-writing Blaylock’s dystopian sci-fi concept in which a future Robin Hood figure must rise against the oppressive neo-feudalism of a New World Order’s takeover of civilization. Publishing plans are yet to be determined.

Each project will be edited and produced through Blaylock’s newly founded DDnP Project [Devil’s Due non-Profit], a not for profit venture separate from, but dedicated to Devil’s Due’s continual efforts to repay creditors owed from its economic problems that began in late 2008, The actual publishing outlets however, will vary.

ABOUT THE PROJECTS:

AFTERGODS (working title):

Once the “Gods” guided humanity and led us to the path of civilization and great technology. Then, one day, they abruptly left. This story begins on the one year anniversary of their departure.

The history you learned in school is all wrong! Not only was humanity much more advanced in what is known as prehistoric “Atlantean” times, but the global landscape was much different prior to an eventual global catastrophe.

Our reluctant hero, a young construction worker for a firm specializing in megalithic structures, must prevent that catastrophe from happening centuries too soon and save his girlfriend in the process, as they are swept up in a world of espionage and assassins. With the help of rebel black-ops mercenaries from various governments, they must prevent a secret cabal from bringing down the world’s pyramid power grid and what little order it has left.

Referred to as “G.I. JOE and Mission Impossible meet Pirates of the Caribbean and Conan”, this fiction thrill ride is inspired by REAL archaeological evidence that will be featured in its own “Easter Egg” sections.

NEW WORLD ORDER: ROBIN HOOD:

For centuries a secret group of elites pushed an agenda of globalization and centralized power, finally resulting in a complete collapse of freedom in the mid 21st century for the common person. Now with the world’s population reduced to 314,000,000 peasants, kept docile by chemtrails and a drugged food supply, living in militarized city-states, the elite heir to a massive fortune may be their only salvation. Upon learning the truth about his family’s horrid past, Anderson Vanderchild III must rise to resist what they spent years building.

Returning to the “nature state territories” to flee for his life when that fortune is taken away, he must ally with a building resistance force, and a new Robin Hood must rise to bring down the neo-feudalism plaguing the world.

This fiction “Mad Max meets Robin Hood” epic is inspired by present-day conspiracies and will be spotlighted in special Easter Egg sections.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

It is asked that artists be sure to pick the subjects they are most passionate about before submitting, as the overall process will be a long endeavor if chosen! Talent should be willing to work on royalty pay and merchandising shares, although pay rates are yet to be determined and depend on final publishing plans. Such terms will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Sequential art samples should be sent to Vanderchild03@yahoo.com with the subject header “TALENT SEARCH,” and if an artist is more interested in one subject than another please specify.

Please submit three pages of sequential artwork in easy-to-view jpeg formats.

No snail mail submissions accepted. Artists must be able to scan and submit art digitally as part of the working process.

The deadline for consideration is February 12th, 2012.   Many will enter; few will get the call.