Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crime and Glitz Go Hand-in-Hand in Blue Estate


Blue Estate is a book by Image Comics created by Viktor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev and Andrew Osborn that satirized crime amidst dueling crime families in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters and hapless private dicks. Those exciting stories are poised to be collected in Blue Estate: The Graphic Novel, debuting September 10.

Kalvachev’s work on Blue Estate garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted by Andrew Osborne).

Blue Estate will be in comic book stores on September 10 (Diamond Comic order code JUL140469) and in bookstores (ISBN 978-1-63215-138-4) on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.

Full press release below.

CRIME AND GLITZ GO HAND-IN-HAND IN BLUE ESTATE

12-issue series gets hardcover collection
in September

The entirety of BLUE ESTATE, the sharply satirical crime Image Comics series created by Viktor Kalvachev and Kosta Yanev, is now being collected into a deluxe oversized hardcover edition in September. As dueling crime families battle in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters, and hapless private dicks.
Kalvachev’s work on BLUE ESTATE garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted with incisive wit by Andrew Osborne).
BLUE ESTATE will be in comic book stores on September 10 and in bookstores on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs, and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.
For more information about all things BLUE ESTATE, visitwww.blueestatecomic.com and www.blueestatethegame.com.
BLUE ESTATE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Victor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev, and Andrew Osborn; Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Robert Valley, Peter Nguyen, Tomm Coker, Rev. Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Paul Maybury, Marley Zarcone, Andy Kuhn, Kieran, and Aleksi Briclot
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-138-4
  • Diamond Comic order code JUL140469
  • Hardbound, 288 pages, full color, $29.99
  • In comic book stores September 10, in bookstores September 23
  • Collects issues #1-12 of BLUE ESTATE
  • Rated MATURE
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales,jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com

Preview

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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