Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Asylum Press Releases Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1

Ever hear of Lori Lovecraft? If you haven't, then Asylum Press has got you covered. The publisher is poised to release Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1, a brand new series written by Ventrella and Mike Vosburg with illustrations by Vosburg. And Vosburg is tapping into a rather creepy source for inspiration for the character.

"Lori was actually inspired by my experiences working on HBO's Tales From the Crypt," explains Mike Vosburg. "It's a combination of two things I dearly love: drawing beautiful women and old movies. And Pete Ventrella's scripts were magic to work on."

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 has Danke Schoen hiring private eye R.C. Bowen to find the child she gave up 
for adoption years ago. Lori and R.C. follow a trail that has them crossing 
paths with basketball star Lenny "the Legend" Raven, the Mayor of LA and
 the devious Amanda, a Hollywood player who heads the insidious Cabal, and Elston Gunn the aging king of Rock 'n Roll. They are all after the Necronomicon, the fabulous book of spells that Lori has in her possession and they will stop at nothing to get it. This one culminates in a cosmic rock concert with in Voodoo Mansion with all the villains, Horatio and Zelda, and lots of Lori's old boyfriends in attendance. And then there is Lori's wedding at the end.

“We’re excited to have Mike on board at Asylum,” says publisher Frank Forte, “Retrowood fits in with our growing list of titles. After Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 we have a number of one shots coming out as well as a Linda Lovecraft (Lori’s aunt) series that Mike had hidden in his coffers for years."

Full press release below.
Asylum Press releases Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 preview

July 16, 2013 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press releasing a five page Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 preview.  Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 is available on all digital platforms.

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 is written by Ventrella and Mike Vosburg and illustrated by Mike Vosburg

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 synopsis: Danke Schoen hires private eye R.C. Bowen to find the child she gave up 
for adoption years ago. Lori and R.C. follow a trail that has them crossing
paths with basketball star Lenny "the Legend" Raven, the Mayor of LA and
the devious Amanda, a Hollywood player who heads the insidious Cabal, and Elston Gunn the aging king of  Rock 'n; Roll... they are all after the Necronomicon, the fabulous book of  spells that Lori has in her possession and they will stop at nothing to get it.  This one culminates in a cosmic rock concert with in Voodoo Mansion with all the villains, Horatio and Zelda, and lots of Lori's old boyfriends in attendance.  And then there is Lori's wedding at the end...  ALSO- A bonus VOODOO MANSION short story.

"Lori was actually inspired by my experiences working on HBO's Tales From the Crypt, explains Mike Vosburg, "It's a combination of two things I dearly love: drawing beautiful women and old movies. And Pete Ventrella's scripts were magic to work on."

“We’re excited to have Mike on board at Asylum,” says publisher Frank Forte, “Retrowood fits in with our growing list of titles.  After Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 we have a number of one shots coming out as well as a Linda Lovecraft (Lori’s aunt) series that Mike had hidden in his coffers for years.
Mike Vosburg quote

Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 is available on Comixology, ComicsPlus, Graphicly, My Digital Comics, DriveThruComics, AVE-Comics and can be found on on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Mac, and PC.
Lori Lovecraft: Into the Past #1 Preview Link

http://asylumpress.blogspot.com/2013/07/lori-lovecraft-into-past-1-preview.html

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ABOUT MIKE VOSBURG
Mike Vosburg's comics career began in the 1960s, when as a teenager he started Masquerader, one of the first comic book fanzines. He began working in underground comics in the 1970s, with creations such as Split Screen, written by Tom Veitch. Later in the 1970s and 1980s, Vosburg contributed to horror titles by Western Publishing and Charlton Comics. His story "Mail Order Brides," published in Kitchen Sink Press's Bizarre Sex #3, was in a similar horror/mystery vein.
Around this time, Vosburg also did various work for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He is probably best known for his work from that period on Savage She-HulkSisterhood of Steel, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. He also worked on the Valiant Comics' titles Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong.
From 1989-1996, for the TV series Tales from the Crypt, Vosburg illustrated comic book covers designed to look like the original 1950s comics. Originally hired to do concept drawings for the wraparound sequence, Vosburg ended up storyboarding the title segment as well as illustrating almost every cover used in the show's 93 episodes.

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:
Asylum Press is a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres. Asylum Press' books feature original, character-driven stories and cinematic artwork by top creators and newly discovered talent that will appeal to not only comic book fans, but also mainstream fiction readers who don't normally buy comics.  Asylum Press delivers high-concept books via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets.

Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor.  Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.

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