Featured Artist of the Week: Pasquale Qualano

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[Wonderland #36 – Cover by Qualano]

Pasquale Qualano | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
PQ: I have worked for comics after graduation since I was 19 years old, back in 2005. I’m also a sculptor.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
PQ: I was in primary school when I read my first comic book and from that point, I realized I wanted to be a comic artist.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
PQ: My family! My parents always believed in my ability.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
PQ: There are a lot of artists who inspired me: John Buscema, John Romita Sr, Michael Turner, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Adam Hughes… and many others.

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
PQ:  I would have liked to have a mentor, but I am self-taught in comic art.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
PQ: I’d like to go to the Italian Renaissance. I’d like to take some time to get to know the great Michelangelo, of course. I want to go at the beginning of the 1900; what a chance to learn by Alphonse Mucha. I love the art nouveau.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
PQ: Born to Be Wild …Maybe? :D

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
PQ: Pizza!

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
PQ: It’s hard to pick one. I think my favorite movie is Ghost in the Shell. I love this anime.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
PQ: I hope Robert Downey Jr. :D

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
PQ: I think it best for all not to share! :D

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and why?
PQ: “World in my Eyes.” I love the Depeche Mode; they are my favorite band.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
PQ: “Dad, you’re the best!” from my little daughter.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PQ: Pizza! I am Neapolitan. :)

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
PQ:Salma Hayek.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
PQ: Robin Williams.

ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
PQ: New York Comic Con.

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
PQ: It’s hard for me to choose, but I think Salma Hayek (always good to have beautiful woman to dinner), Dave Gahan, and Adam Hughes.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
PQ: Playing with my daughter is a workout? :)

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
PQ: I like going to the movies, listening to music, going to museums. I like to travel with my family; I prefer to spend time with friends and my family.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
PQ: I don’t know if anybody wants to switch places with me for a week, just let me know.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
PQ: Spiderman!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
PQ: I love to draw Keres; I love the dark women.

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[Grimm Tales of Terror #12 – Cover by Qualano]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
PQ: I have a superpower, I am Neapolitan! :D

 

Follow Pasquale on Twitter or LIKE his fanpage on Facebook!

Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

Zenescope announces 10th Anniversary One-Shots and Limited Edition Covers

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Snow White: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot 
Cover by Ken Lashley

Zenescope Entertainment is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with six oversized one-shot issues and ten Photo Shoot inspired exclusive covers to be released throughout 2015. Each one-shot issue will be a new-reader friendly introduction into the expansive shared Grimm Universe.

The publisher’s first two one-shot issues, SNOW WHITE and RED RIDING HOOD, hit shelves in May and June respectively, with ALICE IN WONDERLAND debuting in time for Comic Con International in July. These are now available for pre-order in Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The final three Year 10 one-shots will be announced soon!

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Alice: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by Sabine Rich
Red Riding Hood: Year 10 Anniversary One-Shot, cover by David Finch

Meanwhile, Zenescope all-star artists Elias Chatzoudis, Dawn McTeigue, Mike DeBalfo, Michael Dooney, and David Nakayama will each be illustrating two “Photo Shoot” inspired covers for Zenescope’s Year 10 celebration. Each of these covers will be limited to 350 copies and available during Zenescope’s 2015 Convention tour.

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Red Riding Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Dawn McTeigue
Robyn Hood Year 10 Photo Shoot, cover by Elias Chatzoudis


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Mike DeBalfo

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Mike DeBalfo | Cover Artist
[SNEAK PEEK at Mike’s upcoming Year 10 Photo Shoot cover at the end of the interview!]

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
MD: Just started on my sixth year.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
MD: Pretty young, but it was maybe around twelve-years-old or so when I started pursuing the idea seriously. I remember all my of guidance counselors were like, “What the f–k is a ‘Penciller’?”

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
MD: My kids. I credit my daughters for giving me the discipline needed to make the leaps that I have.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
MD: I’d have to say Kevin Eastman. His creation is what first got me into comics as a kid. And even with his level of success, Kevin still shows a deep respect and devotion to his army of fans.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
MD: Beautiful Disaster.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
MD: Everyone already knows: Fabio.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
MD: A girl once told me that I draw the best boobs ever.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
MD: Pizza from any place named “Mario’s Pizza” in New York City.

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
MD: Oh, man… Right now I have it pretty bad for Nina Dobrev.

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
MD: I’d have to go with Metallica, and Pantera is a very close second.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
MD: Michael Jackson. No one else compares.

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
MD: C2E2 because I really like Chicago. …When it’s not covered in snow, of course.

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
MD: Andrew Jackson, Robin Williams, and Axl Rose (if he decides to show up).

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
MD: Girly push-ups.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
MD: I like sleep. I miss sleep.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
MD: Magneto because he’s so faithful to his cause. Technically he’s a villain, but he mostly wants what’s best for his species. Considering his childhood and what humans did to his family, it’s hard to argue with the guy. Plus, he has the best power ever conceived.

ZE: who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
MD: I still have a soft spot for Cinderella.

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ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
MD: I’d have Magneto’s powers because there’s virtually no limits to what you can do with that. Even do like Magneto and create a little magnetic force around myself and fly through outer space. Build a nice little home on an asteroid.

Like Mike on Facebook at The Art of Mike DeBalfo and be sure to check out his website mikedebalfo.com!

Sneak Peek at Mike’s upcoming Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen #1 Year 10 Photo Shoot Cover out later this year!

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Zenescope New Releases | April 8th 2015

Grimm Fairy Tales #109 
Beowulf | Part One

Wulf’s reckless reaction to gossip earns him an expulsion from Arcane Acre. Now, he finds himself a student of the more strict Abraxas Academy. He seems to adjust well enough, but an ancient evil stirs and threatens to drastically change Wulf’s life once again.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by David Lorenzo Riveiro & Ryan Best | Colors by Renato Guerra & Viviane Tybusch | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Pasquale Qualano | Devgear | Sean Ellery
Cover B by Meguro
Cover C by Alex Kotkin | Devgear | Sean Ellery

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Cover D by David Nakayama *YEAR10 Anniversary Variant Cover (Limited to 200)

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Cover E by Mike DeBalfo *Fan Expo Vancouver Variant Cover (Limited to 350)


FINAL ISSUE!

White Queen: Age of Darkness #3
As Summers Die

Calie, sick of the Dark Queen’s malicious orders, consults the spirits of Wonderland. With their help, she learns why the Dark Queen cannot rule Wonderland herself and how to exploit that weakness. However, it seems one more obstacle stands between Calie and freedom… the cunning Trickster.

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Written by Troy Brownfield | Artwork by Luca Claretti | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti | Letters by Charles Pritchett | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Harvey Tolibao | Sanju Nivangune
Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro | Simone Di Meo | Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover C by Paolo Pantalena | Ula Mos

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Cover D by Paul Green | Ula Mos *2015 C2E2 Exclusive Cover (Limited to 500)
Cover E by Paul Green | Ula Mos *2015 C2E2 [Naughty] Exclusive Cover (Limited to 100)


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment INC.
Grimm Fairy Tales and White Queen are both available 4/8/2015. Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com/new-releases

 

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Sabine Rich

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Sabine Rich | Cover Artist/Colorist
[SNEAK PEEK at Sabine’s upcoming Realm War #10 cover at the end of the interview!]

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
SR: Started in 2012 so it’s been 3 years.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
SR: 14 years old.

ZE:Who has most inspired you in your art career?
SR: Truthfully I fell in love with art from watching cartoons, so I have to say Disney cartoons have inspired me the most. I didn’t really grow up with comic books, but I was fascinated by how art was animated and how you could bring something to life with art. So it definitely made me fall in love with art.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
SR: I wish I had one… but truthfully there have been too many and there are more artists everywhere and the art I see every day throughout my life that have inspired me to keep wanting to draw more and get better and also make me keep falling in love with this form of creating.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
SR: Milk, orange juice, kombucha, pate, cheese, butter, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, pumpkin, mushrooms, eggs, pickles, condiments, peanut butter, thai curry paste, and some leftovers.

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
SR: That’s really hard to pick one for all time! But I will go with Pirates of the Caribean, as that always makes me happy when I watch it. Yo ho and a bottle of rum! :D

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
SR: I’d go with Eva Green. She’s French :) and is the same age as me and I’ve been told I look a lot like her. Of course, only drawback is she is quite a bit taller than me… but I guess you can’t have everything :P

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
SR: Well it’s not that crazy but only my second time at a convention I completely lost my voice by the first day and had to do a 3 day show with no voice, and it took me a whole week to get my voice back after that. Definitely don’t want that to happen again.  Everyone was very nice to me while I was trying to explain the books we were selling without a voice… was pretty funny at times.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SR: Man that is soo hard to pick, but I do really like Thai curry, green, red, and yellow. So I’ll go with that.

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
SR: Right now I do have a bit of a  crush on the actor, Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. I’m so enjoying that series!

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
SR: I do really like NYCC. It’s a long show and usually really exhausting, but it’s got great energy and plenty of amazing artists that it’s always great to go and admire as well. The city is also very interesting to visit and being a European I feel more at home in a city where you can walk and take public transport and get around easily.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
SR: My workout routine is that every time I get up from my desk throughout the day, for whatever reason. I do some form of exercise. I have a kettlebell so I do squats and arm exercises and I generally try and combine an exercise to work out as many parts of the body in one go. So I do that throughout the day. Keeps my body active throughout the day which I read is important for someone who has a desk job.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
SR: Sports… though it’s always hard to find the time… but it really is something that makes me super happy when I can be outside doing something sporty!

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
SR: So far I really like drawing and coloring the White Queen.

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[White Queen #2 – Cover B by Sabine]

ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
SR: I would like to control time… :) and have the ability to travel back and forth. The reason is there never seems to be enough time… and there are always those moments one wishes they could relive. Anyway I think it would be pretty cool :)

Be sure to LIKE Sabine on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1BMhikB and FOLLOW her on Twitter: @Sabine_rich

SNEAK PEEK: Realm War #10 Cover by Sabine available this May!

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Zenescope New Releases | April 1st 2015

Robyn Hood: Ongoing #9 
The Plague | Part One

Robyn and Marian were hired by the wealthy Ms. Rubino to lift a magical hold on
her bank account, but when Marian’s spell goes awry, the account is purged. Rubino
threatens legal action, but it’s the least of their problems, as Marian is pursued by
an insane Avella, and Robyn makes a dodgy deal with the Rotter, a criminal looking
to lift a powerful curse. Meanwhile, the mysterious Cabal prepares for a cataclysmic
event known as “the Shift.”

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Roberta Ingranata | Colors by Slamet Mujiono | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Tony Brescini | Ivan Nunes
Cover B by Abhishek Malsuni | Shashank Mishra
Cover C by Pasquale Qualano | Alessia Nocera

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Cover D by Elias Chatzoudis *Year10 Photo Shoot Cover (Limited to 350)


The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #4
Part 4 of 5

In spite of Mowglii’s disruption, Tribes Tavi and Bandar successfully unite, rendering Kaa, the river of Scales, defeated. But the celebration is cut short when the God of Fear captures Mowglii and takes her across the sea, where no animal has dared cross. Is this the end of her life on Kipling Isle?

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Written by Mark L. Miller | Artwork by Michele Bandini | Colors by GROSTIETA | Letters by Matt Krotzer | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Alfredo Reyes | Sean Ellery
Cover B by Ted Hammond
Cover C by Paul Green

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Cover D by Cris Delara *Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive Cover (Limited to 500)


GFT Dark Shaman
Trade Paperback

“Dark Shaman reads a lot like a horror movie… if you are a fan of the genre, then this one should be right up your alley.” – Geek-o-Rama

“Bound to please.” – Unleash the Fanboy

A group of teenagers goes on a dream vacation to Florida’s Dorian Island. For two of them, it’s an opportunity to get closer to their Native American roots. But when an ancient evil awakens to avenge the Timucuan massacre, only one of them can stand against it… and everyone’s lives are on the line.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Sean Hill | Colors by Omi Remelante Jr.

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Cover Art by Meguro


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment Inc. 
All titles are on sale Wednesday 4|1|2015
Visit your local comic book store: http://bit.ly/1sfvdhW or Order online at http://shop.zenescope.com

Featured Artist of the Week: Roberta Ingranata

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Roberta Ingranata | Interior Artist
[SNEAK PEEK at some upcoming coolness at the end of the interview!]

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
RI: I started three years ago for Italian comics and since the last November for American comics.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
RI: Since I was a child. I was born thinking “I’m gonna be an artist… or a paratrooper.” Well, I think the second choice would be easier than make comics.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
RI: Even if he doesn’t know, the answer is David Messina. Many years ago I met him during an Italian convention, Lucca Comics. When he talked to me, I realized that I want to be apart this world with the same approach he has. That moment, I knew I would have to be polite, professional, and modest, exactly as he is. I would work hard and, if I had the possibility, help young talent to find their way.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
RI: I follow so many artists that it’s hard to do a list. But, if I should give you one name, I’d say Claire Wendling. I love her art; she’s a great source of inspiration

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
RI: I don’t know if I could call him a mentor, but Alfio Buscaglia (Glénat Editions – Sergio Bonelli Editore) was the first one to help me when I bought my Cintiq. And, most of all, he was the first to help me when I was panicked. Every Saturday I went to his study to have a cup of tea with him and his dog Zoe. Those were perfect times. I remember it was raining aaaaall the time.

I should say thanks to Michael Woods too. He was my first foreign contact, and it was Alfio who recommended me to him. Michael is great, he had the patience to explain to me how to work for American comics… and he even gave me my first American work!

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
RI: There’s a part of me who wants to travel back in time in the Louis XIV’s age. I love Versaille, and I wish I could follow the etiquette of that great court, with all those magnificent dresses. But, also, there’s a part of me who’d like to fight shoulder to shoulder with Che Guevara, in Bolivia, spending my life to fight for human freedom. Another part of me would visit Great Britain, to fight with the suffragettes for the women emancipation.

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
RI: History of a Girl Dead in Poverty. She bought more comics than she drew.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
RI: Sushi! Or, to say it better: SUSHI!

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
RI: The Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects”. Because anybody can understand the movie until the end. And he who says he did, is lying.

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
RI: Laura Carmichael. I love her in Downtown Abbey.

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
RI: Every time that anyone hugs me and kisses me and talks to me… and I really, really don’t know who he is.

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and Why?
RI: Oh, no, please… do not let me sing. Never. For your safety.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
RI: “You’re a rock.”

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
RI: Nutella. But the truth is that I have a food intolerance to Nutella, so… problem solved!

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
RI: Maggie Smith.

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
RI: Queen.

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
RI: Elvis Presley.

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
RI: I never visited an American Convention, but I will this year! Do you mind If I ask you to wait for the answer?

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
RI: Jung, because I have a couple of questions for him. Rita Levi Montalcini, I’d like to tell her how much I admire what she did for humanity. And Kurt Cobain, because… uhm… he was the coolest guy on earth.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
RI: Yoga. Because I can do it wearing pyjamas.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
RI: Reading. Reading a lot.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
RI: An outlying place, to visit with my boyfriend. A place full of nature and lots and lots of wild animals. I totally love nature.

ZE: who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
RI: Constantine – Hellblazer.

ZE: who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
RI: I love the Rotter, a new Robyn Hood Ongoing” character. I fell in love with him since the first time I saw – or better, I read – him.

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ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
RI: May I sleep and work at the same time? Think about it, life would be so much easier.

Follow Roberta on Twitter at @Robbertopoli

SNEAK PEEK: Roberta’s first Zenescope Cover | Robyn Hood Ongoing #12 B

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Zenescope New Releases | March 25th 2015

GFT The Little Mermaid #2
HOPE

As Erica’s life is pulled apart,her real mother must delve into her past in order to save her lost daughter. She will need the help of Erica’s mysterious father, but bargaining with the Sea Witch may cost all of them more than they can spare!

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Written by Meredith Finch | Artwork by Miguel Mendonca | Colors by Jorge Alberto Cortes | Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade | Story by Joe Brusha

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Cover A by Ed Benes | Claudinei Ribeiro
Cover B by Mike Krome | Ula Mos
Cover C by Paolo Pantalena | Ula Mos


GFT Realm War #8
Age of Darkness

The Dark Queen continues to rule with an iron fist, and she is happy to slay both friend and for with no remorse. Just as things look like they couldn’t get any worse for Sela and the Realm Knights, a traitor is revealed in their midst…

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Written by Joe Brusha | Artwork by Sami Kivela | Colors by Maxflan Araujo | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Nicole Glade

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Cover A by Jarreau Wimberly
Cover B by Jarreau Wimberly
Cover C by Paolo Pantalena


What you might have missed….

Robyn Hood Ongoing #8
Window to the Soul | Part Two

Robyn and Marian’s latest case has gotten really messed up, really quickly. While Robyn is at the mercy of a cult of trust fund kids bent on sacrificing her to an ancient monstrosity, Marian finds herself on the run from a powerful witch. Meanwhile, the Cabal put the finishing touches on a plot to bring New York City to its knees.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Roberta Ingranata | Colors by Slamet Mujiono | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Cris Delara
Cover B by Mike Capprotti
Cover C by Richard Ortiz | Sean Ellery


Charmed Season 10 #6
Will O’ The Witch

After suffering a tragic loss at the hands of an evil older time itself, one of the Halliwell sisters takes a trip across the county and crosses paths with a will o’ the wisp. However, this troubled spirit has much more planned than merely leading its targets astray.

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Dimat | Colors by Valentina Cuomo | Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Paul Ruditis

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Cover by David Seidman


Tales From Oz Volume 2
Trade Paperback

Zenescope’s first Oz series quickly became one of the top-selling comic book titles on shelves in 2013. By re-inventing the classic tale in an intense and daring fantasy series, Zenescope made readers fall in love with the timeless Oz characters all over again.

Now, see the back stories that explore the mesmerizing and frightening origins of Glinda, Adraste, and a witch named Zamora. The Realm of Oz hides many dark secrets and those secrets finally come to light!

“Top notch script. Brilliant visuals.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“A fun story.” – Major Spoilers

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Written by Jeff Massey | Artwork by Noah Salonga, Jay Defoy, & Mario Del Pennino | Colors by J. Nanjan (NS Studios), Bryan Valenza, & Hedwin Zaldivar | Letters by Jim Campbell | Edited by Nicole Glade | Story by Joe Brusha, Jeff Massey, & Kristin Massey

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Cover Art by Jarreau Wimberly


 

All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment, INC. 
All titles mentioned above are available on shelves at your local comic book store or online at http://shop.zenescope.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Artist of the Week: Cris Delara

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Cris Delara | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
CD: Officially I started in 2003 as a colorist, but all I wanted was to be a cover artist.

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
CD: Since teenager, I always liked the comic books covers.  I did not read the stories actually, but  always liked the covers….  I am not sure about the age, but I would say when I was 16.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
CD: My Parents.  My father was Actor (very talented)  and my mother is very versatile, she paints, she sculpts, and she does many other artistic things.

ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
CD: That is a difficult one; but I would say the great american artists like Elvgren, RockWell and Leyendecker.

Also Dave Stevens, Drew Struzan.  I can say recently, James Gurney, Adam Hughes, Ben Caldwell, Alex Ross.

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
CD: No, never.  I always worked alone; everything I learned was by my own…. my own mistakes and my own success.

ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
CD: The future!!!!  I would love to see how the future would be with all available technology  and of course I believe the future would be better (no wars please).

ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
CD: The Many Dreams of a Pinup Girl.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
CD: Salads, Veggies, Fish and Sparkling Water (I am in the healthy mode).

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
CD: Lord of Rings (the trilogy)

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
CD: Jennifer Lawrence  (I think she is pretty authentic and would be perfect for the role)

ZE: What’s your craziest convention story?
CD: I do no have a crazy convention story yet; maybe I need to be in more conventions (LOL)

ZE: If you could sing one song on the Voice, what would it be and Why?
CD: Girls Just want to have fun (Cyndi Lauper).   That music is Super; the melody is a hit and it will last forever…. and because I love it.

ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
CD: I received a message from a person in a forum saying they I should be careful when using photos in my images; I should disguise better my photo references when painting my images.

Actually I do no use photos I’m my images, I mean, I do not paint over photos.  Yes I may use some pictures as references, as every artist does.

That guy was trying to make a critic saying that my quality was good because  in his opinion I was painting over photos; he was wrong….

I did not reply obviously, but I liked it.  Actually my painting was so good that people may think I use photos (LOL).

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CD: Fish and veggies. 

ZE: Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
CD: Gerard Butler

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
CD: Earth, Wind and Fire

ZE: Who is your favorite solo act of all time?
CD: Lord of Rings; When Eowyn kills the Witch King of Angmar and he says: – No man can kill me and she replies:  I am not a man  (and I would say:  I am a Princess and a Woman)

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
CD: I would love to go to San Diego (I have never been there)

ZE: You can pick any 3 FAMOUS people to have dinner with, living or dead, who do you choose?
CD: Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman and Sting.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
CD: No…., unfortunately I do not have much time.  I always renew the membership but I do not go often.

When I go I do biking.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
CD: Sculpting in Clay.

ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
CD: The Princess Kate Middleton.  Because I would love be a princess someday (LOL)

ZE: who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
CD: Wonder Woman

ZE: who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
CD: Wow, that is tough, I like all of them, but my favourite is Sela.

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ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
CD: Marvel’s Character: Rogue.  Imagine if you could clone all the other super powers….

 

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Featured Artist of the Week: Dawn McTeigue

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Dawn McTeigue | Cover Artist

ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
DM: Since March 2012, 3 years

ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
DM: 18 Years old, at 19 I saw my first comic in English (I grew up in Japan & Europe) & right then I decided I wanted to be in comics. Though for many years that felt like an impossibility, I’m so glad the dream finally came true.

ZE: Who has most inspired you in your art career?
DM: J. Scott Campbell

ZE: Have you ever had a mentor? If so, Who?
DM: Yes, EBAS.

ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
DM: Eggs, apples, milk, vegetables, salad dressing & hot sauce

ZE: What’s your favorite movie all time if you had to pick one?
DM: 5th Element

ZE: What actor would play you in a movie?
DM: Probably Fairuza Balk, as I’ve been told we have a few similarities.

ZE: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
DM: Sushi or maybe ice-cream …it’s a toss-up.

ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
DM: KoRn, though close runners-up are: In This Moment, Marilyn Manson

ZE: What Comic Con do you most enjoy traveling to?
DM: C2E2 because the flights out of Calgary are direct & short. I’m not a fan of flying.

ZE: Do you workout? If so, what is your favorite workout routine?
DM: I do. My amazingly fit husband made me a 5-day workout plan that I cycle through. Monday, Wednesday & Friday I do 300 kettlebell swings with 35lbs (I’m trying to work up to 50 lbs). Tuesday is 100 pushups & 50 weighted walking lunges, Thursday is arm & back day with another 50 walking lunges. I can manage to do this much even if I’m on a deadline, so I’ve lost my excuse to skip it altogether.

ZE: What’s your favorite hobby outside of work?
DM: Honestly, I don’t have time for a hobby between art & 3 kids (ages 12, 10 & 4) though I love watching TV shows &/or movies with my family in the evenings. I generally need to keep drawing through the show, but it’s still something we all do together & it’s great to have shows or movies going on in the background.

ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
DM: Harley Quinn

ZE: Who is your favorite Zenescope comic book character to draw or color?
DM: Calie Liddle in her badass outfit. It gives so much visual interest & detail, however, I’ll admit, the lacing is a pain to draw. :D

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ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
DM: Wolverine’s power of healing & long life for obvious reasons. If the Hugh Jackman Wolverine came along as a bonus I wouldn’t say no.


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