Tuesday, November 19, 2013

One-Hit Wonder Goes Hollywood


Child actors are typically a welcome addition to any cast. The thing is, they're put the wringer in terms of dealing with fame and fortune at an extremely young age. It's too easy to say that every child actor grows up a little too fast, but when you're a child actor who becomes a hitman, it's safe to say that things may have taken a turn at some point. In One-Hit Wonder #1 by Fabrice Sapolsky and Ariel Olivetti from Image Comics shows what happens when Richie Reese crosses the line between fiction and reality.

“[In Los Angeles] many people are actors trying to break in. It's not rare to go to a restaurant and have waiters and waitresses who are actors and that kinda play a role when they serve you,” explained Sapolsky. “The idea of an actor who goes to the dark side and really become a hitman started to grow in my mind.”

Richie Reese takes method acting to a deadly level. Richie shocks his fellow celebrities and industry schmoozers when he rises above his past as a child actor and becomes a hitman, and finds more success at knocking people dead than he ever did in front of a camera. It's the first of five issues in this new series and hits stores on February 26, 2014 for $3.50. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130493. And Sapolsky is fond of Olivetti.

“Ariel is the best, he's amazing and super-fast too. He understands immediately how to do justice to a script. His art is quite unique on the market, no one draws like he does,” said Sapolsky. “I'm incredibly lucky that he not only agreed to work with me but also that he liked and supported the project all along. I provided him full scripts, he'd send me quick sketches, we'd talk about it then he'd go straight to final pages. And you could imagine that not living in the same country would be a problem, but it has never been an issue for us. I wrote the series between Paris and New York and for both locations, the time difference with Buenos Aires isn't really a big issue.”

Full press release below.

ONE-HIT WONDER SETS ITS SIGHTS ON HOLLYWOOD

New crime comedy follows one child actor who grows up to be a killer

Richie Reese takes method acting to a deadly level. Richie shocks his fellow celebrities and industry schmoozers when he rises above his past as a child actor and becomes a hitman, and finds more success at knocking people dead than he ever did in front of a camera. ONE-HIT WONDER #1 is the opening salvo in a new crime comedy miniseries written by Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir) and drawn by Ariel Olivetti (Cable, Punisher War Journal, Conan). Sharp, funny, sexy, and violent like the best of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie's work, ONE-HIT WONDER is what happens when one man crosses the line between fiction and reality.

Richie is not your average actor and leads a double life. Sapolsky was inspired by real world Hollywood residents when writing the character. “[In Los Angeles] many people are actors trying to break in. It's not rare to go to a restaurant and have waiters and waitresses who are actors and that kinda play a role when they serve you,” explained Sapolsky. “The idea of an actor who goes to the dark side and really become a hitman started to grow in my mind.”

Despite constantly being in different locations (often different hemispheres) Sapolsky and Olivetti worked well as collaborators. “Ariel is the best, he's amazing and super-fast too. He understands immediately how to do justice to a script. His art is quite unique on the market, no one draws like he does,” said Sapolsky. “I'm incredibly lucky that he not only agreed to work with me but also that he liked and supported the project all along. I provided him full scripts, he'd send me quick sketches, we'd talk about it then he'd go straight to final pages. And you could imagine that not living in the same country would be a problem, but it has never been an issue for us. I wrote the series between Paris and New York and for both locations, the time difference with Buenos Aires isn't really a big issue.”

ONE-HIT WONDER is Sapolsky’s first creator-owned book and Olivetti’s first international creator-owned series. “Image is the place to be for creators," added Sapolsky. "It was our first and only choice for that book.” 

ONE-HIT WONDER #1 is the first of five issues in this new series and hits stores on February 26, 2014 for $3.50. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130493.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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