Thursday, March 10, 2016

Self-Obsessed Going to Web Series


Sina Grace is getting into the web series scene based on his 2015 Image Comics graphic novel Self-Obsessed. The arrival on the web in that form will be Tuesday, March 22 and the series will be directed by Daniel Freedman. The book is a comedic look at the life of a gay, LA-based cartoonist who struggles to find his creative mojo amidst a break-up, a book cancellation, and an overall crisis of faith in his own work. Grace stars in the series alongside Amber Benson, Adam Busch and Jon Gabrus.

“Making the book Self-Obsessed taught me to follow every idea down every meta rabbit hole,” said Grace. “It seemed like the only logical next step to bare it all on screen, surrounded by my best friends.”

When Sina breaks up with his latest boyfriend, he’s heart-broken. When the book he’s working on is cancelled, he’s devastated. Self-Obsessed follows Sina on a hilarious journey as he tries to rediscover his passions for drawing and life. From striking out at a gay bear sex party to getting sage advice from his best friend Amber to visiting an old flame Jon in San Francisco, Sina tries to keep it together. Will he remember why he started drawing in the first place or will he obsess over where he went wrong?

Full press release below.
CARTOONIST SINA GRACE TO LAUNCH
SELF-OBSESSED 
WEB SERIES

Inspired by acclaimed graphic novel, the five episode series stars 
Grace, Amber Benson, Adam Busch & Jon Gabrus

Cartoonist Sina Grace will debut a web series based on his 2015 Image Comics graphic novel SELF-OBSESSED on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Directed by friend and longtime collaborator on the hit comic series BURN THE ORPHANAGE, Daniel Freedman (Undying Love), SELF-OBSESSED is a comedic look at the life of a gay LA-based cartoonist who struggles to find his creative mojo amidst a break-up, a book cancellation, and an overall crisis of faith in his own work. Grace stars in the series alongside Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam Busch (Colony,Empire) and Jon Gabrus (MTV’s Guy Code, TVLand’s Younger).

When Sina breaks up with his latest boyfriend, he’s heart-broken. When the book he’s working on is cancelled, he’s devastated. SELF-OBSESSED follows Sina on a hilarious journey as he tries to rediscover his passions for drawing and life. From striking out at a gay bear sex party to getting sage advice from his best friend Amber to visiting an old flame Jon in San Francisco, Sina tries to keep it together. Will he remember why he started drawing in the first place or will he obsess over where he went wrong?

“Making the book Self-Obsessed taught me to follow every idea down every meta rabbit hole,” said Grace. “It seemed like the only logical next step to bare it all on screen, surrounded by my best friends.”

SELF-OBSESSED features a killer soundtrack thanks to musicians in and out of Los Angeles, such as Feels, Colleen Green, Nick Diamonds, Post Life, Hot as Sun, Exray’s, Caleb Nichols, Purr Snickety, Cold Showers, and more.

Click here to view the SELF-OBSESSED trailer.


About SINA GRACE
Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed andNot My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble's cult hit, The Li'l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. Grace has also done illustrations for all-ages readers, including Among the Ghosts, written by Amber Benson, and Penny Dora & the Wishing Box, written by Michael Stock. His previous works include the slice-of-life Books with Pictures, and the neo-noir urban fantasyCedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic. For a time, he acted as Editorial Director for Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics. To date, he's worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, Boom, Dynamite, Valiant and more. His essays have appeared on several websites, most notably Thought Catalog.

For more information, please visit sinagrace.com.
@SinaGrace on all social media
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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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