Friday, October 3, 2014

The ZooHunters Goes Hollywood


Chris Sanders has showcased his fair share of talent. In fact, he's an Academy Award-nominated director, writer and cartoonist whose talents were displayed in How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods and Lilo and Stich. Additionally, he's also worked on acclaimed titles such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan. And now he's lending his talents to Aspen Comics. Created, written and illustrated by Peter Steigerwald, Aspen Comics’ The ZooHunters tells the tale of Abros Kel, a ZooHunter by trade, who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty to be a ZooHunter as well.

The ZooHunters #1 debuts on October 29th and this all-new Aspen title will feature covers by Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Joe Benitez and more. Sanders’ contribution will be featured on the cover for The ZooHunters #3 in January 2015. To pre-order a copy of The ZooHunters #1, readers should note the below codes:

The ZooHunters #1 Direct Edition Cover A: AUG141045
The ZooHunters #1 Direct Edition Cover B: AUG141046

Full press release below.
How To Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch 
Director to Provide Aspen Comics Cover

Press Release

09-30-14

Academy Award-nominated director, writer and cartoonist Chris Sanders is set to produce his first comic book cover this January 2015 for Aspen Comics’ all new series, The ZooHunters. Sanders is best known for directing DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon, The Croods and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch films. In addition, Sanders has worked on acclaimed titles such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan.

Created, written and illustrated by Peter Steigerwald, Aspen Comics’ The ZooHunters tells the tale of Abros Kel, a ZooHunter by trade, who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty to be a ZooHunter as well.

The ZooHunters #1 debuts on October 29th and this all-new Aspen title will feature covers by Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Joe Benitez and more. Chris Sanders’ contribution will be featured on the cover for The ZooHunters #3 in January 2015. To pre-order a copy of The ZooHunters #1, Aspen has provided the following item codes:

The ZooHunters #1 Direct Edition Cover A: AUG141045
The ZooHunters #1 Direct Edition Cover B: AUG141046

For more information on The ZooHunters and Aspen Comics, please check the following social media sites:

Facebook.com/aspencomics
Facebook.com/thezoohunters
Twitter.com/aspencomics
Instagram: aspencomics.com


Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Lola XOXO, BubbleGun and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry's most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. Recently, Aspen celebrated their tenth anniversary in the industry with their successful and best-selling “10 for 10” initiative.

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