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

 

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

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

SNOW WHITE
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.

 

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

 

 

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….

 

Follow Cris Delara on Twitter at @CRISDELARA_ART && Like her on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1CxCZZF

Zenescope New Releases | March 11th 2015

Grimm Tales of Terror #9
A Killer Hook

The famous urban legend about an escaped homicidal mental patient stalking a couple in their car comes to life in Zenescope’s newest twist on the popular tale.

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Written by Gerardo Preciado | Artwork by Eleonora Carlini | Colors by Vinicius Andrade
Letters by Charles Pritchett | Edited by Nicole Glade | Story by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco


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Cover A by Giuseppe Cafaro | Simone Di Meo | Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Mike Krom | Ula Mos
Cover C by Eric J | Jeff Balke


Grimm Fairy Tales #108
Burn Your Life Down | Part-Two

Arcane Acre has a new resident: Kiera Carmen, the phoenix! But, when Ali discovers the ghost of Hailey’s recently passed mother wandering the halls, it seems Kiera isn’t the only newcomer. Teamed with Skye, Ali attempts a spell to better control his power of the ethereal realm, but inadvertently summons the spirit of the Mad Hatter from within its prison in Violet Liddle. What chaos will the madness of the Hatter sow?

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Written by Pat Shand | Artwork by Andrea Meloni | Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Ghost Glyph Studios | Edited by Nicole Glade | Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, & Pat Shand

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Cover A by Sean Chen | Stephen Schaffer
Cover B by Jarreau Wimberly
Cover C by Meguro


Wonderland #33
The Well of Dreams | Part-One

A new terror rises in Wonderland, and it has already succeeded in bringing out the madness within Violet. But with her daughter now under the tutelage of Sela Mathers, a powerful ally, Calie returns to Wonderland with her ties to Earth now severed, and another threat to deal with.

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Written by Erica J. Heflin | Artwork by Manuel Preitano | Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters by Christy Sawyer | Edited by Pat Shand

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Cover A by Emilio Laiso
Cover B by Marat Mychaels | Sanju Nivangune
Cover C by Vinz El Tabanas
St. Patty’s Day Cover D by Franchesco! | Sabine Rich


All Rights Reserved © 2015 Zenescope Entertainment, INC.
shop.zenescope.com/new-releases
info@zenesocpe.com for more information

 

 

 

Zenescope New Releases (3/4/2015)

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Warlord of Oz (Part 2 of the Oz Trilogy)
Hardcover / Full color / 176 pages / $24.99

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Peace has been restored to Oz. The fallen Witch, Lynessa, and her sister, Zina, are fading into memory like a bad dream, soon to be remembered only in tales meant to frighten children. But there is one witch that still draws breath in Oz and she has not forgotten the power of her masters or the evil that they left behind. Soon, the people of Oz will face a foe more frightening than any enemy that has come before and Dorothy Gale will once again find herself in the middle of the mayhem. The Warlord of Oz has arrived!

“Do yourself a favor and… experience Oz like never before.” – Geeks with Wives

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Story: Joe Brusha & Jeff Massey
Writer: Jeff Massey
Artwork: Miguel Mendonca
Colors: GROSTIETA
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade
Art Direction: Anthony Spay
Trade Design: Christopher Cote
Cover art: Talent Caldwell
Cover colors: Ivan Nunes


 

Grimm Fairy Tales presents White Queen 2 of 3
Comic / Full color / 32 pages / $3.99

Wonderland enters the Age of Darkness… and nothing can ever be the same! Calie Liddle of Wonderland must find a way to stop the Dark Queen’s evil reign while also keeping her daughter safe. And the self-serving wildcard, The Trickster, just might hold the key to it all.

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Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, & Troy Brownfield
Writer: Troy Brownfield
Artwork: Luca Claretti
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Charles Pritchett
Editor: Nicole Glade
Production & Design: Christopher Cote & Joi Dariel

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Cover A: Paolo Pantalena/Ula Mos
Cover B: Sabine Rich
Cover C: Billy Tucci/Ivan Nunes


 

5 Finity’s Zombies vs Cheerleader: St. Patty’s Day Special
Comic / Full color / 32 pages / $3.99

The indie cult hit series returns with a special St. Patty’s Day one-shot!
Don’t miss out on the fun and gore when Zombies and Cheerleaders collide on St. Patty’s Day!

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Created by Steven L. Frank
Writers: Steven L. Frank, Dave Franchini, Michelle Evereart, Heather Finley
Artwork: David Namisato, Ander Sarabia, Bill Maus, & Jim Kyle
Inks: Kat Maus
Colors: Tracy Bailey & Kat Lawday
Letters: Matt Krotzer & Bill Maus
Editor: Steven L. Frank

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Cover A: DW Miller/Kat Lawday
Cover B: Andrea Errico/Tracy Bailey
Cover C: Pasqaule Qualano/Nicole Goff/Kat Lawday
Cover D: Jason Metcalf/Jeff Balke

 


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Zenescope On Shelves 2/4/15 – Grimm Tales of Terror #7

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Grimm Tales of Terror #7 – Bloody Mary

As the legend goes, if you say those words three times while looking in a mirror, the ghost of Bloody Mary will appear.  But what happens when an innocent ghost story becomes much more real?

The horror anthology series from Zenescope Entertainment continues!

Grimm Tales of Terror #7

Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Josh Gorfain

Written by Ralph Tedesco

Art by Joel Ojeda (1-13) and Eleonora Carlini (14-22)

Colors by Fran Gamboa

Letters by Micah Myers

Edited by Nicole Glade
Production & Design: Christopher Cote & Joi Dariel

Price: $3.99

Release Date:  2/4/15

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Little Mermaid Creative Team Speaks Part 2! New Interior Pages and Cover!

LM_OrderFormGrimm Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid (releasing 2/25) features the creative team of writer Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman, Grimm Tales of Terror, Tales from Oz), artist Miguel Mendonca (Warlord of OZ, Tales from OZ, OZ), and colorist Ivan Nunes (Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Thrones, Green Hornet). Cover artists include David Finch, Ed Benes, Jason Metcalf, Mirka Andolfo, and Mike Krome.
Having first appeared in Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Zenescope’s Little Mermaid, Erica, embarks on a brand new journey.

 

Even t008-9 Little Mermaid 1 Colorshough issue #1 is still in production, what has been your favorite panel to color?
Ivan Nunes: Yes, we are still at the beginning, but my favorite so far is the page 8 with Erica in her siren/monster form destroying the octopuses. I personally found that this panel became great.

This is your second miniseries with Zenescope. Do you find yourself approaching it differently from your first, Warlord of Oz?
Miguel Mendonca: I do. Each story has its own feeling and I try to represent that on the way that world is drawn. I’ll be happy if the reader can get a sense of two very different worlds just by looking at the pages when comparing Warlord of Oz with The Little Mermaid.

Do you have a favorite rendition of the Little Mermaid? What made it memorable for you?
Ivan Nunes: I would say…sirens in general. They are memorable because they are mythological creatures that unite the two extremes. On the one side all the beauty and sensuality, and the other a monster without the slightest compassion as they hunt their prey.

How were you first introduced to the story of the Little Mermaid? Will you include any elements from that, and what do you intend to bring that will make it stand out from other retellings?
Miguel Mendonca: I grew up with Disney movies and cartoons. The Lion King and Aladdin are among some of my favorite animations ever (along with a bunch of Anime/manga movies). For the Little Mermaid my first contact was with the cartoon series, I clearly remember watching it every Saturday morning as a kid. I do try to include elements from that on the boards, part of it comes naturally, but I also think it’s important that people can recognize something from the characters that they already knew. As for standing out from other retellings, I’m not that worried that it doesn’t since, the way Meredith Finch is writing it, right from the beginning you understand this is not your regular Little Mermaid story. Of course, I always try to give it my personal touch, and that in itself I’m hoping stands out

Even though this is building upon Zenescope’s previous Little Mermaid issues, this is considered a launch title. How would you describe this miniseries to new readers?
Meredith Finch: This is a story that really gives the reader a lot of insight into who Zenescope’s Little Mermaid is, including her parentage and we get to explore, in a new way, the idea of mermaid/human interaction and attraction. The ultimate outcome is something very different from what readers have come to expect, given the well-known … version(s). In addition to some great artwork, fans can look forward to seeing some old favorites like the Sea Witch stirring up the proverbial pot and we are also integrating this story more into the Zenescope universe.

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Check out this amazing cover for The Little Mermaid by Jason Metcalf and Stephen Schaffer. Jason will be at Wizard World Portland this weekend, so stop by and see his amazing artwork. Also, be sure to visit the Zenescope booth #409 to get your pre-order form and Grimm Fairy Tales:  Myths and Legends to see Erica’s beginnings!

Pre-Order The Little Mermaid today!

The Little Mermaid is ON SHELVES 2.25.15