Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dark Horse Advises Androids on How to Pass as Human


Wouldn't it be helpful to have a field guide to preparing for the inevitable takeover by the robot overlords? Something that gives you a fighting chance to survive? Dark Horse Comics wants to give you the information you need to get by in a tough world, with Nic Kelman offering a handbook to help androids and artificial intelligence hide among humanity. Illustrated by Pericles Junior with a gorgeous cover by Terry Dodson, the novel takes the form of a field guide written by Android Zero (a.k.a. Zach), who helpfully provides sketches, graphs, flow charts, and further information on how androids can pass as human completely undetected.

Holding a bachelor’s in brain and cognitive science from MIT, Kelman is not only an acclaimed prose novelist but also an accomplished screenwriter, with original screenplays sold to Steven Spielberg, Roland Emmerich, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Warner Bros. Pictures, and more. Sure to appeal to fans of The Zombie Survival Guide, How to Pass as Human puts a new spin on a science-fiction tradition as a curious android questions his own creation and explores the purpose of his existence.

Releasing in October, How to Pass as Human will be available for $19.99. Full press release below.

DARK HORSE ADVISES ANDROIDS IN “HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN”



NIC KELMAN’S ILLUSTRATED FIELD GUIDE HELPS AUTOMATONS HIDE AMONG US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This October, in preparation for the inevitable takeover by our robot overlords, Dark Horse Comics endeavors to help androids and artificial intelligences hide among us with How to Pass as Human, an illustrated novel by the critically acclaimed author Nic Kelman.

Illustrated by Pericles Junior with a gorgeous cover by Terry Dodson (X-Men, Ghost), the novel takes the form of a field guide written by Android Zero (a.k.a. Zach), who helpfully provides sketches, graphs, flow charts, and further information on how androids can pass as human completely undetected.

Holding a bachelor’s in brain and cognitive science from MIT, Nic Kelman is not only an acclaimed prose novelist but also an accomplished screenwriter, with original screenplays sold to Steven Spielberg, Roland Emmerich, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Warner Bros. Pictures, and more. Sure to appeal to fans of The Zombie Survival GuideHow to Pass as Human puts a new spin on a science-fiction tradition as a curious android questions his own creation and explores the purpose of his existence.

Releasing in October, How to Pass as Human will be available for $19.99. Preorder now from Amazon.com,Barnes & NobleIndieBound, or your local comics retailer.

How to Pass as Human
Nic Kelman (W), Pericles Junior (A), Terry Dodson (Cover)
$19.99
978-1-61655-765-2

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact:
Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@darkhorse.com

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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