Weekly Visions: Baltimore Double-Header This Weekend!

Two of our favorite events are held in Baltimore every year, and this year, they are the same weekend!
Check out all the details below for both the Baltimore Comic-Con & the Baltimore BookFest! Join us at one or both!

9/22-24 Baltimore Comic-Con @ Baltimore Convention Center / Table A211
9/22-24 Baltimore Book Fest @ Baltimore Inner Harbor

This is a huge double-header event for Visionary, as we will be at the Baltimore Comic-Con, our own home show, at the Baltimore Convention Center AND at the amazing Baltimore Book Fest just a few blocks away at the Inner Harbor! Come join Visionary’s top crew, check out our new releases, new art prints, and other merchandise at either or both events all weekend!

Baltimore Book Fest Panels – Held at the Artway Alliance Space at the  Comics Pavilion
Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm – Be Your Own Superhero(ine) (for kids)
Sunday 3:00pm-4:00pm – My Comic Life: Building a Comics Career (teens to adult)


ITEM! Visionary’s Brian Augustyn traveled to Burbank this week to do a recording session for a commentary and bonus material on the upcoming Gotham by Gaslight!
We showed a teaser last time, this is DC’s next upcoming animated direct to DVD release, based on the award-winning first ever Elseworlds special – taking popular DC characters and placing them in other times and other places. The original graphic novel featured art by Mike Mignola and pitted Batman against Jack the Ripper! The new animated film will be release later this year!


ITEM! Visionary’s Mike Munshaw and C. Edward Sellner both have announced signing a Marvel project deal with Upper Deck! Details are under wraps for now, but more will be forthcoming by November!


ITEM! Pinnacle Kickstarter for Doomtown Reloaded!
Pinnacle continues dominating the game market and Kickstarter with the Doomtown Reloaded campaign now running until September 25th! This relaunch of the card game has lots of new content, new surprises and tons of additional perks for joining the campaign! Among them will be a new game card for Raven featuring the Raven graphic novel cover by C. Edward Sellner!
Check it out here>>


ITEM! Visionary continues it’s support of local libraries with upcoming events at both Odenton and Silver Spring branches! Look for more details later this month!


ITEM! Visionary’s C. Edward Sellner returns to the classroom in 2018, joining forces with the University of Maryland!
Starting in February of next year, Sellner will begin teaching semester classes through the Art and Learning Center at the University of Maryland at College Park! Look for more details before the end of the year, including links to register for the first session! Sellner will be making his first UofMD appearance at a special event in October! Details on that coming soon!


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Weekly Visions 7.13.17: Spotlight News!

Welcome back to your weekly dose of all things Visionary!

This week we’re spotlighting exciting news from several of our studio clients, partners, and friends! Lots of cool stuff going on at every level of the comics’ world, and we wanted to make sure you knew about these particular gems.

Next week – We will be LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con! Join us for an update from the show floor!

 

Image result for gotham by gaslightGotham by Gaslight Gets Animated Feature!

The next direct-to-video DC Comics-based animated feature has been revealed to be an adaptation of the ’80s Elseworlds story Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (via ComicBook). The first-ever DC Comics Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight was written by Visionary’s own Brian Augustyn and drawn by Hellboy mastermind Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. The story features a Victorian-era take on Batman that’s on the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper.

The synopsis for the comic book version of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is the following: “In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.”

 

 

 

A kidnapped Princess uses a dating app to find Knights to rescue her. Meanwhile, her captor discovers what true love means to her. By Ricky Lima and Nicolas "Lonku" LondiexKickstarter Spotlight: Happily Ever Aftr a Fairy TaLGBT

From the creative mind of Ricky Lima!

In this pseudo-modern twist on classic stories of knights in shining armor, Gretchen, the daughter of an evil king, kidnaps Princess Emily to be her bride. Now she must win the heart of her princess while dealing with her disapproving father. Meanwhile, Emily plots her escape using a hero/damsel hookup app on her phone. Soon enough there is an army of knights descending on the king’s castle, each eager for the chance to save a princess. Will any of the knights be able to free Emily from her pint-sized captor? Will the king learn to accept his daughter for who she is?

From the Creator:
“I hope that readers can enjoy the variety of relationships on display in the comic. I really wanted to spotlight all kinds of different love! The graphic novel is written to complete the whole Happily Ever Aftr story. It’ll be a self-contained book with a satisfying ending.”

Kickstarter ends July 31st. Check it out NOW!!

 

Image result for third-eye comicsThird-Eye Comics Blows Up!

Third-Eye Comics, owned and operated by the amazing Steve Anderson, is one of our favorite local retailers! They hosted Visionary at their annual FCBD event this past May, and this past weekend they moved into a spectacular new location at almost twice the size of their former shop! If you are local to Annapolis, you owe it to yourself to check them out!

 

Greenbelt Arts Center Debuts “King Kirby!”

Local comic fans and fine art aficionados are going to want to check out the original production, “King Kirby” being staged by the Off the Quill Theater Company from July 28th – August 12th. The play is about the trials and tribulations of Jack Kirby in the world of comic book art, celebrating his 100th birthday this year. A gallery showing featuring Kirby art will run concurrent with the play, showcasing the King’s contributions to the medium! Get More Details NOW!

 

Visionary’s CCO C. Edward Sellner Interviewed

Thanks to Josh Davidsberg of Your Money & Business on Maryland Public Television, Visionary’s own CCO got a chance to reflect on his career in comics! Check it out!

 

 

Weekly Visions 9.8.16: Powers, Harveys and Making Comics!

Visionary has a LOT of exciting things happening, with even more to come over the next few months! Here’s the hottest pieces of news at the moment…

 

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Visionary Kickstarter: Power Scourge is LIVE and needs YOUR Support!

We’re launching our own universe, with a star-studded cast of creators, doing an origin story by way of epic crossover event. What happens on a normal world much like our own, when a plague of superhuman powers sweeps the planet, thousands manifesting extreme abilities, and ALL of them totally out of control? The Power Scourge is coming! Find out how you can gain out of control super-powers and be forever memorialized in the Visionary Universe!

Read a Comic – or be Part of One!


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Visionary had an AWESOME show at Baltimore this year! great response to our new books, our Kickstarter and our studio as a whole! Thanks for keeping it real Baltimore!

Missed our Visionary Panels?
Never fear, you can catch them on our Facebook Page:
Power Scourge – Super Powers Gone Wild Panel

The Weird West – Journey to the Weird Side Panel


Deadlands Thunder Moon Rising Cover ArtWe are in the last stretch before our second Deadlands novel, Thunder Moon Rising, from Jeff Mariotte hits stands! On sale in finer bookstores everywhere as of September 20th!

You can still pre-order your copy NOW!

We’re also thrilled to report the manuscript for the next novel, Boneyard, by Seanan McGuire is now in Pinnacle Editorial for final tweaks to make sure its 100% Deadlands! This is an awesome story about a carnival of freaks roaming the Deadlands!

Also, an update, while our first book, Ghostwalkers, by Jonathan Maberry  got nominations for both the Scribe Award and the Dragon Awards, we are sorry to say it didn’t win. But the fact our first book out the gate has done so well is great news! Many thanks to all of you who supported it in various ways!

If you haven’t read it yet, you really should fix that NOW!

 

 


Image result for crimson hardcover volume 1Speaking of Baltimore, and awards, a big round of applause for two of our Visionaries whose work from some time back got a very nice award win this weekend at Baltimore! Years ago, artist Humberto Ramos teamed up with Brian Augstyn to create the popular series Crimson. Jeff Mariotte, during his stint at Wildstorm, worked with the team on the original run. BOOM Studios did a beautiful hardcover collection of the series – and this weekend it won a coveted Harvey Award! Well deserved gents!

 


Meanwhile, our Chief Creative Officer has posted his latest and LAST public My Comic Life Column, as he continues breaking down the basics of building a comics career as a freelancer. My Comic Life has become a popular regional convention panel, being featured at several shows the second-half of 2016 alone! Get more of his in-depth insight every week by supporting his Patreon!

 


Visionary continues a massive run of shows this Fall, with multiple shows, including the Seafood Festival, Annapolis Comic-Con, Baltimore Book Festival, New York Comic-Con, and Hampton Comic-Con! Get the Details HERE!

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Weekly Visions 7.28.16

WV7-28-16Creating an Omniverse… and Giving Back

By C. Edward Sellner

On Monday, August 1, 2016, I will be launching a Patreon, for my first foray into the crowdfunding world as an individual creator. I am more thrilled than a little kid waking up on Christmas morning in Disney World, and more terrified than a bunch of camp counselors in a horror movie B-flick.

C. Edward Sellner croppedIf you’re a fan of Visionary, then chances are you know who I am – Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, public face of the company, and the guy that does the most conventions under our banner. What you may not know is that I didn’t necessarily get into this industry to launch a creative production studio, and yet somehow, helped build one of the most successful and well-known ones out there. I also didn’t originally get into this to work on other people’s properties as a paid professional, and yet somehow have had the fun of playing in several other sandboxes and enjoyed it tremendously.

Now, the original reason I did get into the entertainment industry, was to work toward the day I could focus my energy on my own creative works, tell my stories, and this Patreon will be the first step in doing just that.

Print God Whole World Art by C. Edward SellnerI’m lucky to have put together an amazing team of people who have helped us grow tremendously. Part of the reason for our expansion this year was to give us the base to start pushing into our next chapter – launching our own projects, our own stories, our own worlds, and doing so in new and exciting ways. The Patreon will be breaking ground on this new venture, and I hope you’ll join me for it.

What will you get for your patronage? Here’s just for openers…

  • My Comic Life – The Comic Strip – will relaunch, with daily public postings until we catch up to where we left off. Patrons then get an early preview of the new weekly strips when they debut, and a chance to appear in future ones.
  • EXCLUSIVE My Comic Life Column – a weekly column on creating comics, sharing resources, tips and pointers.
  • EXCLUSIVE Previews teasers and previews of upcoming Visionary projects, comics, books and more.
  • Original Prose and Comics – new short stories and longer chapter stories with an early debut for Patrons only.
  • BONUS: FREE Art Prints – featuring original and fan art, including hi-res for download and printing your own.

Print Batman Spider-Man BlackBut you’ll not only be getting a bunch of cool stuff to enjoy yourself, you’ll be helping others. The Patreon will help me fund more outreach from Visionary and myself. We launched our Be Visionary Initiative in order to give back to our communities and our industry. We want to expand on that initiative and we need your help!

How you ask? Here’s where we’ll start…

  • My Comic Life Panels – hosted at a growing list of conventions to help aspiring creators by offering real, solid, and practical advice.
  • Be Your Own Super-HeroWorkshops teaching kids to claim their own talents and skills to make a difference.
  • Comic Shop / Convention / Online Portfolio Reviews – Helping directly teach new talent to improve their work with regular portfolio reviews at various locations.
  • Sponsoring Care Packs – free books, prints, and other care packages to good causes and outreach organizations.
  • Pro-bono Consulting Work for Non-Profits – providing art, graphic design and other services for good causes.

SoulStarPatrons will get updates keeping them informed of our efforts on all these fronts, and know you’re helping make it possible.

You’ll also be in on the ground floor of something we think will grow into something pretty amazing. Imagine, a shared Omniverse of amazing characters and stories, one intentionally designed to bring the kind of excitement some of the best shared universes bring – all with works owned and controlled by their actual creators, but all part of a larger whole. Now, stop imagining and help us build it!

Visionary Ideas… Visionary Stories… Visionary Creators.
Look for a Special Update on Monday, the Day the Patreon Launches!

 

Elsewhere in Visionary News…

Columbia Comi-Con logoJoin Us at Columbia Comic-Con
July 31, 2016 | Sunday 10am-4pm
@ Double Tree Hotel, Columbia MD

Visionary is proud to announce the first show in our new partnership with Artway Alliance! Join Visionary’s C. Edward Sellner, Mike Munshaw and crew for a great event as Galactic Con comes to Columbia! We will not only be exhibiting, but working with Artway Alliance on teaching workshops for kids!

Visionary Panel: Be Your Own Superhero
12pm-1pm at the Artway Alliance Area

We may not live in a world where people fly or lift cars, but we can all discover our own super-powers and be a real super-hero! Join a fun workshop and learn about the great heroes and heroines of comics who are more popular today than ever! Learn what it takes to be a real super-hero, and design your own super-hero look!


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Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising Giveaway!

Win your free copy of Thunder Moon Rising by Jeff Mariotte!

Fear is abroad in the Deadlands as a string of brutal killings and cattle mutilations trouble a frontier town in the Arizona Territory, nestled in the forbidding shadow of the rugged Thunder Mountains. A mule train is massacred, homes and ranches are attacked, and men and women are stalked and butchered by bestial killers who seem to be neither human nor animal, meanwhile a ruthless land baron tries to buy up all the surrounding territory – and possibly bring about an apocalypse.

Once an officer in the Union Army, Tucker Bringloe is now a worthless drunk begging for free drinks at the corner saloon. When he’s roped into a posse searching for the nameless killers, Tuck must rediscover the man he once was if he’s to halt the bloodshed and stop occult forces from unleashing Hell on Earth … when the Thunder Moon rises.


Sort of a Big ShowOur Comics Division Chief Brian Augustyn’s amazing podcast, known as Sort of a Big Show continues weekly! Brian is joined by his daughter, Carolyn Augustyn, and Birdie Birdashaw, cartoonist, and the three discuss pop culture at every level! The show is produced by Sanguine Entertainment’s Jacob O’Neil.

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