Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The BIG10 Roundup: Events, Reviews, & a PSA for All Our Fans!


Visionary is ramping up our BIG10 Celebration as we bring the party to YOU! We've just added a whole slate of Spring Events, including four consecutive weeks of appearances at local community shows, FCBD parties and conventions! Find the one closest to you and come join us!


4/25/15 - Saturday - Creator Con Festival - 2-8pmJames Hubert Blake High School
300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Join featured guest, Visionary CCO, C. Edward Sellner for Creator Con Festival, a celebration of the arts in Silver Spring! The 2015 Creator Con is a Spring Festival celebrating art, gaming, comics, and technology. Family fun for all ages. Live Music, Art & Gaming Contests, Game Truck, Artist Alleys, Food Trucks, Interactive Demos, and more!


5/1/15- Friday - An Evening with Neil Gaiman - 8pm
Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Celebrated storyteller, Neil Gaiman, will be appearing live at Constitution Hall, and the Visionary Crew will be attending. Want to join us? Order Tickets NOW!(This is not a Visionary sponsored event, but if you're coming, let us know! )









5/2/15 - Saturday - VISIONARY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS
Visionary will be participating in two FCBD Events at local retail stores in the Washington DC - Metro area! Check out the closest one to you to get Visionary titles, original art, prints and signed copies of books!


10AM-6PM - Capital Comics, 207 Main Street, Annapolis, MDThe Visionary Crew will be there with our entire stock, and CCO, C. Edward Sellner will be doing portfolio reviews !

9AM-4PM - House of Popculture, 12522 Mattawoman Dr. Waldorf, MD Visionary's Michael Munshaw in DA' House! Mike will be sketching, selling original art, and signing copies of Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand!





5/9/15 - Saturday - VA Comicon - Richmond, VA
@ Richmond International Raceway
Show Hours: Sat 11am-5pm

Visionary makes a triumphant return to VA Comicon! Join the whole Visionary crew for freebies, our entire graphic novel line, custom playing cards, original art and prints! CCO C. Edward Sellner will also be speaking on a panel hosted by the convention (Details TBA).




5/16-17/15 - Tidewater Comicon - Virginia Beach @ Virginia Beach Convention Center
Show Hours: Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm

Visionary attends it's first Tidewater Comicon! Join Co-Founders C. Edward Sellner, Charlie Hall and our Art Manager Mike Munshaw! We'll have original art, prints, custom playing cards and our entire graphic novel line available! Look for us in the Artist's Alley / Small Press Section.




We'll be announcing more dates throughout the rest of the year as we keep pumpin' up the volume on our first decade blowout! If you want to make sure you don't miss any upcoming events, view and subscribe to our Google Calendar.




 Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand is on sale now at finer comic shops everywhere! Get all the details, including behind the scenes interviews with creators and extended previews of each story!And in case you're not sure you can trust US when we tell you how awesome this book is, check out what these folks are saying...

Positively Nerdy - "Taking elements from a variety of horror and fantasy concepts including ghosts, zombies, sorcery and even some classic Universal horror, Deadlands Volume 1 Dead Man’s Hand, shoves them all into a blender and pours the results out over the down and dirty setting of the Old West."

Comics Beat - "Merging fictional Western settings with familiar character types and situations, would be cliché, if not mitigated by  the elements of  Steam PunkMagic, and Science Fiction, and mostly served up within the context of the horror genre."

Geeks with Wives - "If you want some Lovecraft in your Eastwood, grab Deadlands vol 1: Dead Man's Hand!"

FA Comics - "Deadlands is a good investment. There is something for everyone."

Zachary Mule - "Whether you’re into the RPG or not, whether you’re into weird western comics or not, you are still going to love the storytelling and the magnificent art of DEAD MAN’S HAND… don’t miss out."


MY COMIC LIFE UPDATEWe're back with week 16! This week, MCL creator and star, C. Edward Sellner, has a VERY important public service announcement!
And in case you missed it last time, get an in-depth interview with the man himself- C. Edward Sellner!










VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a  top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company with a growing library of multimedia properties. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. You can subscribe to our main site through the links on the sidebar >>

Monday, April 13, 2015

Visionary's BIG10 Begins - A Celebration of the Vision!

We teased it a few weeks back - and now, the time is here! Starting today, Visionary officially begins celebrating our BIG 10 year anniversary! Over the next few weeks we'll be rolling out regular updates from all our sites, spotlighting our great titles, our expert services, and the stellar talent behind the BIG V!

While we're celebrating our FIRST decade, we'll also be making some BIG announcements that will lay the foundation for the next 10! Look for promotions and new staff! Look for new services from our production studio and new digital venues with the return of classic favorites in new formats! We'll also begin pulling the curtain back on the Creation titles ramping up!







BIG10 Creator Spotlight:
Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner shares his story and reflections on Visionary hitting the double-digits! Read the in depth interview.










My Comic Life has been running weekly since the first of the year, and just posted its 15th strip this past Sunday! Catch up now on the hit web-comic about a comic creator, creating a web-comic...



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Saturday, April 11, 2015

MY THOUGHTS ON SPIDER-GWEN ALA CHO

I probably shouldn't do this - but I'm gonna...
I am by no means a top creator in comics, don't claim to be. I am by no means the end all - be all authority on any aspect, but I am part of it, and this is an issue that I feel important.

The internet's been ablaze over the Frank Cho Spider-Gwen ala Milo Manara Spider-Woman piece, and the reaction from series artist Robby Rodriguez, who went off after seeing it. I've seen a lot of professional creators rush to Frank's defense, and a number who got a little full of themselves piling up on the guy.

Yes, making even implied threats toward a creator over a piece of art is uncalled for and unprofessional, but the anger and frustration behind it was valid, and its important to note that the implied threats weren't the first shot fired, as the piece itself was a pretty unprofessional low blow to begin with.

See, here's the thing...
Robby does get to take some credit for this character - yeah, she's Gwen Stacy, yeah, she's a Spider character, but the element that really caught fire was the costume design, so yeah, saying he's not a 'creator' or his 'creator' chops aren't enough on this character to be invested in this character is really just a manhood measurement contest and pretty much as juvenile as the rest of this whole scenario, so it doesn't help.

What's more, the character was created as part of an effort to get more positive, non-sexualized female heroines in the mix, aimed at bringing in female readers, creating more positive role-models that younger girls can identify with, feel safe with, and find a heroine that teaches and guides, much as Spider-Man has done for so many of us over the years. That is a significant part of the character and the drive and passion from the creators involved. That deserves respect.

You can choose to be part of that, support it or not. As a creator, you can choose to add your voice by doing something similar or not. As a creator, you can also choose to build your rep off 'cheesecake' and draw all the scantily clad, overly sexualized female heroines you want, plenty of room in the industry for both.

But for an artist who does choose the latter, to take a character intended for a very different purpose, very different audience, and very different intent, and place her in what is clearly a suggestive sexualized pose and to do so as a direct copy of a similar image that caused a lot of uproar already and obviously was taken as such, is a pretty cheap shot. Not only at the creators behind that character, but the fans of that character, and the potential fans of that character. There's no way around that, intentions and motivations aside, what it ends up being is taking a younger female heroine, and putting her in a position and image that emphasizes her sexuality in a way that would be uncomfortable for many of the intended fans of that character.

If there is one younger teen or pre-teen girl who loves Spider-Gwen, sees that image, and now feels kind of weird about her, or uncomfortable? Was a throwaway, off the cuff sketch worth that?

This was the same thing behind the Batgirl cover controversy earlier. When a book has been re-invented to become more positive, more 'girl centric' for female fans, and shaped more as a positive, upbeat, strong character, to then reduce her to a whimpering victim in the hands of an abuser, is violating that course, and undermining the whole intent of the current book.

It's not a comment about the quality of the art, the quality of the artist, or the option of having that 'stuff' elsewhere, its saying, this isn't the place. And that's fair and it needs to be seen that way and respected.

When we create characters, we all have hopes for them, and I think one of the greatest feelings we as a creator can have is when a character we've created touches someone's life, especially in a way we had dreamed and hoped it might. So, when someone invests in creating that kind of character, to be a role model, to speak to an under served audience, and then goes online to find it turned into the very anti-thesis behind it's purpose? The anger is justified.

Ultimately, the fact that this is a "thing" is itself a sad statement, but the fact it happened at all is a bit of a sadder one. I think everyone involved should step up, own their own behavior, apologize to the others involved for spears and slings hurled, and move on. I think everyone involved is big enough, and professional enough that they should be able to see that.

The rest of us, especially the ones being the most vocal in calling Robby out? Probably need to think about the fact that neither creator showed much respect for the other, and instead of us polarizing and shouting at one, we nudge both and say, hey, straighten up, we're better than this.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DEADLANDS: DEAD MAN’S HAND ON SALE NOW!



Visionary's Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand in comic shops nationwide as of NOW!

This full-sized edition includes the four one-shots originally published by Image Comics, two new short stories, and an exclusive teaser for the first upcoming Deadlands novel!

Called the "all-star western" series, this collection features tales woven by such masters of the medium as David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner. New short stories written by Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter, debut new talent in the industry, and get the first teaser of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry's Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers! Plus tons of bonus content, including gaming stats for all the main characters for Deadlands RPG fans, and an exclusive sketchbook section.

Read an In-Depth Feature including interviews with the Creators and Check out extended Previews of all four main stories >>

Check out these AWESOME reviews on the Dead Man's Hand:
Positively Nerdy - "Taking elements from a variety of horror and fantasy concepts including ghosts, zombies, sorcery and even some classic Universal horror, Deadlands Volume 1 Dead Man’s Hand, shoves them all into a blender and pours the results out over the down and dirty setting of the Old West."

Comics Beat - "Merging fictional Western settings with familiar character types and situations, would be cliché, if not mitigated by  the elements of  Steam Punk, Magic, and Science Fiction, and mostly served up within the context of the horror genre."

Geeks with Wives - "If you want some Lovecraft in your Eastwood, grab Deadlands vol 1: Dead Man's Hand!"



Learn more about the series on our Deadlands Page!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand Delay

Apologies to our fans, and pre-order supporters. Apparently there was an additional delay with the IDW edition of Dead Man's Hand. We are now being told it will be in stores NEXT week. We will heavily promote when it is LIVE and on the stands. We know they exist! We got our copies yesterday and they look gorgeous!

(We just kind'a knew having a book release on April Fool's Day was going to end up like this...)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Classic Art - Like A Dream

I'm going to start sharing more of my art on a regular basis, so enjoy! Here's a commission I did a few years back, a CD cover (front and back) for a good friend of mine, musician Alex Davis, for his debut album, "Like a Dream" - look him up, you'll love his music!

The covers are a photo-montage with lots of digital tweaking and blending by yours truly. It's one of the only primarily photo pieces I've ever done.






Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE!


Meet our first comics pro celebrity, Brian Augustyn, as we wrap our flashback storyline this week!
Like it? Let us know? Comment and Share!
Series Page  /  New Story  /  Today's Strip

Friday, March 27, 2015

Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand On Sale April 1st!

Visionary's Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand will be hitting comic shops nationwide April 1st!

This full-sized edition includes the four one-shots originally published by Image Comics, two new short stories, and an exclusive teaser for the first upcoming Deadlands novel!

Called the "all-star western" series, this collection features tales woven by such masters of the medium as David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner. New short stories written by Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter, debut new talent in the industry, and get the first teaser of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry's Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers! Plus tons of bonus content, including gaming stats for all the main characters for Deadlands RPG fans, and an exclusive sketchbook section.

The book is due for release April 1, 2015.

Read an In-Depth Feature including interviews with the Creators and Check out extended Previews of all four main stories at our main site >>

Find out more about the series on our Deadlands Page!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Visionary's BIG10 Begins This Spring!

Welcome to Springtime! Despite the snowy start some parts of the country had, we're more than ready for it here at Visionary Central! Spring is a season of new beginnings and growth, and this one will be truly Visionary!

We started 2015 strong, with our Deadlands trifecta: a hugely successful Kickstarter with the Cackler, a strong pre-order campaign for Dead Man's Hand in stores April 1st, and the announcement of Ghostwalkers from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry and Tor Books!

We also launched our hit comic strip, My Comic Life which marks its twelfth consecutive week of publication with today's latest strip...



Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE! It's a lesson in business as Visionary's origin continues! Like it? Let us know? Comment and Share!
New Story / Series Page / Latest Strip

So, why are we going all out? Well, this Spring we kick off our 10th Anniversary celebration and we plan to go BIG! You'll notice some things changing over the next few weeks, then kick into high gear as of May, when we party every weekend at various events and conventions (details next week)!
As part of our BIG10 we're going to be revamping and expanding our Services section of our site, announcing new package deals and specialized services, and strutting our stuff online! We're also going to be doing giveaways and other special promotions for our fans, so all you Visionaries out there should stay tuned!

Artist Richard Clark takes us to Star Wars actor John Morton's TapCaf, just one example of Visionary's new Fine Art Services coming soon! 

VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching new, expanded production services and their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE! Visionary's Secret Origin Continues!


Our Flashback story to the secret origin of Visionary continues! Will Chuck get carried away? Do you have to ask? Like it? Let us know? Comment and Share!
New Storyline  / Latest Strip / Series Page

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Secret Origin of Visionary & Thanks for the Support!



Happy Sunday! We start a new FLASHBACK story arc in MY COMIC LIFE this week! Revealed at last... the secret origin of Visionary Comics! (sorta)
Series Page Today's Strip
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Deadlands: Cackler Funded at over $35,000 and over 600 Backers!
Thanks to everyone who helped support this campaign, from our direct backers to everyone who helped spread the word, and to the many media sites who shined a spotlight on it, making it one of the most popular running Kickstarters for graphic novels.
Its the folks who support our work that makes it all worthwhile!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter Ending Soon!



We just have three more days until the Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter campaign ends! And what a ride we’ve been having! We hit our initial goal pretty early in the game, and we’re in the midst of our strong final run! We are closing  on the cusp of some awesome STRETCH GOALS, we’d love to hit before it’s all done and we need YOUR help! Spread the word! Spread the love!

Share the Campaign or Pledge if You Haven’t Yet >>
Read the Feature Article and Share Everywhere >>

And if you haven’t seen it already…
Get the First Half of Issue 1 – FREE & NOW!! (PDF Download)
Or Get the PREVIEW on DRIVE-THRU – FREE & NOW!!

Feel free (and actually, please do) post these links everywhere! Send it to your fellow Deadlands and Horror Western fans! Feel free to post it on your blog or media site! Read it, Review it, Link it!
Help us close this out with a huge finish! THANKS!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE!


Our hero returns from his adventures beyond!
Main Page   / New Story  / Latest Strip 
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Friday, February 27, 2015

To Leonard Nimoy...

"Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have 
encountered in my travels, his was the most.... human."

Spock's journey was one of embracing his humanity.
It became a journey generations have shared.

Live Long and Prosper, and Always
Boldly Go.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE!

My Comic Life is back for its eighth straight week! Our hero encounters one of his own creations! You just know things go downhill from there.

Go to the Main Page>>
Catch Up on the New Storyline>>
Get the Latest Strip>>

If you're enjoying our little tongue-in-cheek look at a comic creator's life, let us know! Comment on the strips, share the post and links, show us some love!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Here's the Thing...

Latest original art piece, sketched at a convention, and sold the original art at VA Comicon!
The Thing, from the Fantastic Four.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Deadlands: The Cackler Hits New Heights in the Weird West

February 17, 2015 - For Immediate Release

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment takes the Deadlands brand to new heights in comics with The Cackler!

Deadlands is one of the most beloved, enduring and popular RPGs ever. With its rich meta-plot, it's a world as storied as most any comics universe, and as a weird western, its helped to define and popularize the genre that has enjoyed a major resurgence in recent years. As Deadlands ramps up to celebrate its 20th anniversary, it seemed the perfect time to bring this story to life.

"The Cackler is one of the major villains of the Deadlands universe, one whose origin story runs deep to the roots of the game, and opens up all new possibilities for the setting," said Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner. "But its also a perfect jumping on point for comic fans who love the genre and think there isn't much cooler in the world than a perfect blend of horror, steampunk and mysticism all set against the harsh Old West." The story is self-contained and while filled with familiar elements of the game, introduces them so the new fan can equally enjoy the story as is.

Deadlands creator Shane Lacy Hensley is penning the tale, and Visionary has assembled the best talent in the business for art. Bart Sears is assisting in storytelling, and doing pencils and ink work, and Michael Atiyeh is doing colors. "We're very proud of this book and as you can see in the early pages, it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!" Sellner added.

The Kickstarter has reached its funding goal, but still has awesome stretch goals, as it enters its final two weeks for backers to get an exclusive jam-packed Kickstarter edition. Visionary has also been debuting new pages from issue 1 every week on their web-comic portal, and the first half of that issue is now live.


Links of Interest:The Kickstarter CampaignRead the first half of issue 1 FREE!

Anyone wanting preview files of the pages posted, email CEdwardSellner@visionarycomics.com for JPG files you can feel free to post with the release, or copy them from the portal directly.


VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
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To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Final Call for Dead Man's Hand Pre-Orders

Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Pre-Order Promotion! By popular demand, we've extended the offer through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your pre-order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March! Do it now before time runs out!

Curious about Dead Man's Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE!

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner. Don't miss out!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hey! It’s MY (REALLY WEIRD) COMIC LIFE!

My Comic Life returns and gets REALLY weird this week, as our hero finds himself face to face with one of his creations! It’s not a pretty sight!
Bookmark the series, Read from the Beginning >>
New Storyline Starts Here  / Latest Strip 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New Cackler Pages! Final Days Dead Man's Hand

Deadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

Our Kickstarter continues to climb, thanks to all of our wonderful supporters! We've got some awesome stretch goals to reach, and still time to get on board for this wild-weird-western epic! New pages for issue 1 are now up on our web comic portal!

Go to the Kickstarter>>

Read Issue 1 from the Beginning>>


Newest Pages>>








DEAD MAN'S HAND FINAL DAYS FOR PRE-ORDER

Curious about Dead Man's Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE!
Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Check it out - NOW!

By popular demand, we're extending the pre-order promotional through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March!

Do it now before time runs out!






Thanks to everyone who came out to the VA Comicon this past Saturday! The Visionary crew had an awesome time and an overall great show! We look forward to returning in May!

If you haven't checked out our site in a while, you really should! Lots of new content, webcomics, features and updates about our production studio and services! This is Visionary!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Join Visionary at the VA Comicon This Saturday!


Visionary attends it’s first VA Comicon this Saturday, February 7th! Join Co-Founders C. Edward Sellner, and Charlie Hall, our Art Manager Mike Munshaw, and Wonderkinds Cathy Dougherty and Natalie Ekelund!

We’ll have original art, prints, custom playing cards and our entire graphic novel line available! Look for us in the Artist’s Alley / Small Press Section. (Convention FB Page)
@ Richmond International Raceway Complex

Show Hours: 10am-5pm



VISIONARY SITE
If you haven't checked out our main site in a while, you really should! Lots of new content, webcomics, features and updates about our production studio and services! This is Visionary!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Deadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment are bringing the next volume of the original weird-western to life with Deadlands: The Cackler!

Deadlands, the game that defined the Weird West, mixing elements of the classic Western with Horror and Steampunk to create a unique world of monsters, myths, magic and gunslingers has been enjoying a huge resurgence of popularity and making its mark in the world of comics and soon prose, with huge announcements in recent months.

The first collection of the "All-Star Western" one-shots originally published by Image, is now available through pre-order from IDW, and has a special promotional campaign still running, where anyone pre-ordering the book can get two free digital books, a Deadlands comic, and game book.

Get the details here

Visionary has posted interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE! Awesome talent from the book includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Read the Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand Interviews and Previews

A partnership between Visionary and Tor Books was also recently announced, with three Deadlands novels to premiere starting in Fall of 2015, starting with New York Times' bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry's Ghostwalkers.

Building on that momentum, Pinnacle and Visionary launched a Kickstarter campaign just last week to fund the development of the next graphic novel entitled Deadlands: The Cackler.

Written by the creator of the game, Shane Lacy Hensley, the book reveals the secret origins of one of the most notorious villains of the setting, a maniacal harrowed who has scoured the weird west in search of a blood relative for sinister reasons. The book is being drawn by comics legend Bart Sears and colors are from Michael Atiyeh, and while the campaign is just a few hundred dollars away from its lofty goal, there is still plenty of time to get on board.

Check out the Kickstarter here

"We wanted to do something never before done in the history of licensed gaming comics," said C. Edward Sellner, CCO of Visionary Comics. "We're about to hit the 20th anniversary of the game, and with all the developments on the property, we wanted to bring something that both lifelong fans of the game would love, but also be hugely appealing to new fans. We wanted a graphic novel that hit the same marks of quality as our previous Deadlands comics, with top creators. We wanted something that only the creator of the game itself could write, a story central to the core of the world, and one that would shake it to its' very roots. On that score The Cackler delivers."

The campaign runs until March 5th and includes a number of extra rewards, and an exclusive Kickstarter edition of the book that won't be available anywhere else. Fans of the game will enjoy the ties to the backstory of the world, but the story stands firmly on its own as a classic and stunning weird western.

Visionary is releasing the entire first issue throughout the campaign, with new pages added to their web-comic portal every Tuesday.

Read the first chapter update - NOW



VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!
WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
CEdwardSellner@visionarycomics.com
To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
Cathy@visionarycomics.com
Retailers, signup for exclusive promotions:
Retailers@visionarycomics.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday Boost - Feast your Eyes!!

So, as you might imagine, running a comic studio is something over and above a full-time job! Every day starts out with a simple plan, and usually ends up resulting in tons of, "Oh yeah, gotta do this - NOW" moments. But, I still manage to find some time to do more creative type work, and will be doing a lot more throughout the year thanks to the awesome team who now has my back!.

I've shared a couple art pieces, but its been a while. Got a few more in the pipeline and thought I'd do a catchup post, so, here's the art I've posted in the last few months, all in one place. Enjoy and PLEASE feel free to comment, I enjoy feedback!

I am Groot - Original Pencil Art - Digital Colors
IDW Ghostwalkers Promotion Piece - Digital Art - BW & Color
More coming soon!



Sunday, February 1, 2015

HEY! It's MY COMIC LIFE! And Deadlands Galore!


MY COMIC LIFE SUNDAY!Last week we wrapped our intro storyline for our debut! Now, we blast into the past! In more ways than one! See the comic duo's first attempts at breaking into comics!
Read the Current Strip>>
Bookmark and Read the Series From the Beginning>>


DEADLANDS: THE CACKLER GOING STRONG!
Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter now at 90%, over 250 Backers! THANKS! Weird West like you've never seen before! Brought to you by Deadlands creator Shane Hensley, amazing art by Bart Sears, and colors by Michael Atiyeh. Harrowed! Wichita Witches! Secrets Revealed! Check it out - NOW!

EXTENDING THE DEAD MAN'S HAND!
Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Pre-Order Promotion! By popular demand, we're extending the offer through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your pre-order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March! Do it now before time runs out!
Pre-Order Details Here>>

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.


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VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

The Cackler Kickstarter - LIVE! Extending the Dead Man's Hand!


Thanks to the awesome supporters who've already signed on for the Cackler Kickstarter in these first few days! We're excited to have already hit the 80% funded mark and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon! There will be an important update coming soon, so if you haven't already, check it out HERE and get on board NOW!

In the meantime, enjoy this process graphic for the awesome cover by series artist, Bart Sears! Bart took this from concept sketch to finished piece, and delivered a defining shot of one of Deadlands' greatest villains!


DEAD MAN'S HAND PRE-ORDER PROMOTION EXTENDED THROUGH FINAL ORDER CUTOFF BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The response to our pre-order promotion for Dead Man's Hand has been overwhelmingly positive, with numerous excited fans pre-ordering their personal copy of Deadlands Volume 1, and getting two FREE digital books just for sharing that fact with the world!

Regular pre-orders ended yesterday, but IDW, as a Premiere Publisher with Diamond gets an extended window for orders allowing fans and retailers to still ensure copies are in on the original for sale date of March 11! Right now, the date for Final Orders Cutoff is around February 16th! But don't wait, if you haven't yet, get all the details HERE, including pre-order forms, and how to get your free books! Get it NOW!







VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

FINAL DAY for the Dead Man's Hand Pre-Order Promotion!

Still need to pre-order Deadlands: #DeadMansHand from IDW, Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment? Get all the details, including order code, pre-order form and find out how to get two digital books FREE just for pre-ordering. Your retailer can also win a complete Visionary Comics print library.

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Get all the Details Here>>
Read Interviews and FREE Previews of Each Story Here>>



VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!




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