Weekly Visions: From the Stars to the Deadlands!

Welcome back everyone! We’re bringing you an extra special Weekly Visions this Friday the 13th to add to the thrills and chills of the day!

Read through below if you dare to learn about a brand new, epic graphic novel coming from the collective genius and craft of Pet Piranha Entertainment and Visionary! Also get the official announcement of our latest Deadlands novel from Tor Books and the latest on upcoming events!

 

Astral Genesis CoverAstral Genesis: Now LIVE on Kickstarter!

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Pet Piranha Entertainment has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to print copies of its new graphic novel, Astral Genesis.  They’ve already hit their goal, and the book is completed, so this is an easy win.  Backers may pledge for a book and other Astral “swag” like stickers, magnets, trading cards, prints, and posters.

“We’re extremely pleased with how the campaign is doing so far,” declared Pet Piranha founder, Jay Magnum, “Thanks to our generous backers, the Astral Genesis Kickstarter Event is shaping up to be a huge success!”

Artwork for the 120-page graphic novel was produced through studio partner, Visionary Creative Services, managed by Chief Creative Officer, C. Edward Sellner.  Illustrations for the book were created by Ariel Medel (Xena: Warrior Princess, John Carter: Warlord of Mars), with inks by Victor Ricardo Nava Corona, colors by Erick Arciniega and Ander Zarate, and lettering by Jacob Bascle.

“I really have to hand it to the art team,” remarked Magnum, “Ariel, Victor, Erick, and Ander did an awesome job!  Astral Genesis is a beautiful book, thanks to the exceptional, top-quality artwork delivered by Visionary!”

In the story, disgraced ex-astronaut, Jonathan DeVane, must assemble a rag-tag team of misfits to stop a devastating attack on Earth by malevolent alien raiders called “Astrals”.  Can DeVane and his miscreants find salvation in each other, and overcome the demons of their sordid pasts long enough to save the world?  …or is doomsday inevitable?

Find out in Astral Genesis!

The Astral Genesis Kickstarter Event is LIVE now through Friday, October 20th.


Deadlands: The Boneyard Details!

Step right up and join Seanan McGuire’s weird west circus!

“A jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll’s and
C. S. Lewis’ classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them.”

—NPR on Every Heart a Doorway

“This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting.”

—Cory Doctorow on Every Heart a Doorway

“McGuire’s lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience.”

—Library Journal, starred review for Every Heart a Doorway

This October, Tor Books is proud to publish DEADLANDS: BONEYARD (A Tor Trade Paperback; $16.99; October 17, 2017) by multiple award-winning author Seanan McGuire. This lyrical weird western is breathed to life by McGuire’s signature in-depth character studies and gothic imagination. Annie Pearl found safety and a new home with the traveling circus as caretaker of the freaks and oddities. Now she, her daughter, and her fellow circus denizens are threatened by an unplanned stop in a town that seems too good to be true, a town where visitors have to pay a price. Westworld meets Twin Peaks in this enthralling tale of circus performers menaced by the citizens of a small town.

Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Travelling Wonder Show! Gasp at pit wasps the size of a man’s forearm. Beware the pumpkin-headed corn stalker, lest it plant its roots in you!

Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus’s star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past… and the mother of a young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect.

Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood. Word is that a travelling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town.

The Clearing has it secrets, and so does Annie. And it may take everything she has to save her daughter—and the circus—from both.

For fans of McGuire’s award-winning work, as well as longtime fans of the DEADLANDS alternate history roleplaying game, BONEYARD is the perfect chilling fall read.


Upcoming LIVE Events

Related image10/18 Return of the Night of the Nerd
@ The Art & Learning Center University of Maryland
7:30pm-9:30pm / College Park, Maryland

Come join Visionary’s CCO C. Edward Sellner at a fun night for nerds of all persuasions! Sellner will be doing a My Comics Life panel, running art stations, and mc’ing a nerd trivia contest! Other fun attractions include massive lego building, cosplay, and video game demos! The event will be held at the Art & Learning Center, inside the Stamp Union building in the College Park campus. Get your NERD on!

 

10/21 Hampton Comic Con
@ Hampton Roads Convention Center
9:00am-6:00pm / Hampton, Virginia

Visionary joins the Hampton Comic-Con for a day of comics wonderfulness! Join Visionary’s Mike Munshaw and C. Edward Sellner at the show all day, and check out our latest releases, art prints, and merchandise!

 

 

10/23 Superhero Workshop
@ Odenton Library
6:00pm-7:00pm / Odenton, Maryland

Visionary’s CCO C. Edward Sellner does his Be Your Own Super-hero(ine) all-ages panel for local kids in Odenton! Come out and learn what makes a real hero or heroine, design your own costume and learn some valuable life lessons!

 

 

Image result for ocean city comic con12/9 Ocean City Comic-Con
@ Grand Hotel and Spa OC
10:00am-5:00pm / Ocean City, Maryland

Visionary helps launch the first ever Ocean City, Maryland Comic-Con! Join Visionary’s Mike Munshaw and C. Edward Sellner for a great day of winter fun at the beach, and check out our latest releases, art prints, and merchandise!

 

 

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 9.8.17

Welcome back Visionaries! We have another full round of updates this week, including upcoming releases, new ventures and partnerships, new projects to check out, and a slew of celebrations and acknowledgements! So, get to it!

 

 

 

Deadlands: Boneyard Coming Soon!

“A jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll’s and C. S. Lewis’ classics,
even as it carves its own precocious space between them.” —  NPR on Every Heart a Doorway

“This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting.”
— Cory Doctorow on Every Heart a Doorway

“McGuire’s lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience.”
— Library Journal, starred review for Every Heart a Doorway

This October, Tor Books is proud to publish DEADLANDS:BONEYARD (A Tor Trade Paperback; $16.99; October 17, 2017) by award-winning author Seanan McGuire.

This lyrical weird western is breathed to life by McGuire’s signature in-depth character studies and gothic imagination. Annie Pearl found safety and a new home with the traveling circus as caretaker of the freaks and oddities. Now she, her daughter, and her fellow circus denizens are threatened by an unplanned stop in a town that seems too good to be true, a town where visitors have to pay a price. Westworld meets Twin Peaks in this enthralling tale of circus performers menaced by the citizens of a small town. Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Traveling Wonder Show! Gasp at pit wasps the size of a man’s forearm. Beware the pumpkin-headed corn stalker, lest it plant its roots in you! Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus’s star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past…and the mother of a young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect. Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood.

Word is that a traveling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town. The Clearing has it secrets, and so does Annie. And it may take everything she has to save her daughter — and the circus — from both.

For fans of McGuire’s award-winning work, as well as longtime fans of the DEADLANDS alternate history roleplaying game, BONEYARD is the perfect chilling fall read.


ITEM! A Look Inside Gotham… by Gaslight!
We announced DC’s upcoming animated feature, Gotham by Gaslight, based on the first Elseworlds graphic novel, by team supreme Brian Augustyn (writer and Visionary Comics Chief) and Mike Mignola, and now you can get a sneak peek and behind the scenes look at this fantastic thriller of Batman vs. Jack the Ripper! Check it out here>>


 

 

ITEM! MINE! is Kicking @$$ on Kickstarter… all for a Great Cause!
Mine!
features stories about trailblazing women like Margaret Sanger and Emma Goldman, civil rights leaders like Gloria Richardson, a person’s first time going to a Planned Parenthood, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, as well as fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood. There is something for everyone in Mine!
This is a benefit project for Planned Parenthood.

Kickstarter Runs Until September 15th, so PLEDGE NOW!

 

Featured Creators include:

 


 

ITEM! Did You Thank a Letterer on the First National Letterer Appreciation Day?
When you make comics you learn that sometimes the people you depend on most to step up, deliver, and really make a project shine are often the ones the least applauded and cheered by the fans. Take Letterers, the unsung heroes and heroines of comics! Without letterers, you couldn’t read a single comic you buy! Their job is to design a book, add the story dialogue and captions, and do it in the way that works best and is least noticeable, meaning most times when people actually think about the lettering, it’s because someone did a crappy job!

We at Visionary are very thankful for our Production Chief Jacob Bascle, who is our letterer on every Visionary project! Our CCO had this to say about our stalwart PC – “Jacob is one of the few people I can send something to, give the briefest notes and explanations, and a deadline and ALWAYS know I will get better than what I asked for and on time! We sync, and that is the best kind of creative relationship you can have.”

Next time you read a comic, maybe take a moment to thank a letterer.

To learn more about coloring and lettering comics, check out this great article from The Atlantic:
The Secret World of Colorists and Letterers

 


 

That’s all for this time around gang! Be sure to come out and see us this weekend at the best-tasting event we do all year,
The Maryland Seafood Festival!

Weekly Visions 8.17.17: Dover and a Steady Hand

Hey Everyone! Welcome back!

We’re short and sweet this week, with a quick spotlight on this weekend’s Dover Con, and a new project from our friends at Riot Scene Pictures! Enjoy!

 

 

 

Upcoming LIVE Events

Dover Comic-Con Logo8/19 Dover Comic Con 10am-5pm / Booth 047 / @ Dover Public Library
1:30pm – Join CCO C. Edward Sellner’s My Comic Life Panel in the Children’s Programming Room!
Visionary returns to Dover Comic-Con for the third year mega event! Join Visionary’s CCO for his rousing panel on building a comics career, check out all our new releases and enjoy a day soaking in the pop-culture!

Dover remains one of our favorite shows. It’s one of several library sponsored and supported shows we do, meaning it benefits great programs and services from the Dover Public Library. It’s also part community festival and part comic-con. There is no cost for entry, and the programs, live events and vendors fill the Library, a couple other civic buildings, and the downtown Dover municipal square! Plus, food trucks galore!

If you’re anywhere near, come spend the day and bring the whole family!

 


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Visionary has always been about shining a spotlight on new and upcoming talent and their dynamic projects! Well, this week we want to take you to the movies with a new film from a great new director and small indie studio based in Baltimore.

Riot Scene Pictures is the brainchild studio of director Taylor Young, who already has a few films under his belt. For his latest work, he is currently raising funds to enter the finished film in various Film Festivals and you can help out. Check it out!

“Who’s in control? The writer or his characters?”

This psychological drama stars Tray Chaney (HBO’s “The Wire” & Bounce TV’s “Saints + Sinners”), Taylor Young, Michelle Jones, Steve Malm, and Cameron Martino.”

When writer Morris Kennedy (Taylor Young) isolates himself to write a screenplay commissioned by famous rapper T. Pryor (Tray Chaney), he gradually loses his sanity and finds himself face to face with his characters. He struggles to solve the mystery while his characters, sharing the faces of his loved ones (Michelle Jones, Steve Malm, Cameron Martino), compel his attention.

Steady Hand was written and directed by Taylor Young and shot in Baltimore, MD. Riot Scene Pictures aims to produce original, entertaining, and thought-provoking motion picture content of all genres. The group of friends behind Riot Scene Pictures has been working together for over a decade and are excited to share their latest project, Steady Hand, with film festivals both domestic and abroad.

Support the Kickstarter campaign NOW! >>


Just a friendly note, the next several weeks are very ‘show heavy’ with multiple events. So, we may or may not miss a week, we’ll try our best to at least check in, but if we don’t, don’t worry, we’ll be back by the next week!

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Weekly Visions 8.3.17: Wanna Fight?

Welcome back to the Visionary Ring! As the bell sounds, the latest and greatest steps up to the bout, so check it all out!

ITEM! If you ever miss any of our updates as they go live, you can always check out our main site on our Blogs Feed to get the full stories! Comes complete with full listing, searchable database and tags. If you want to make sure you DON’T miss an update, well then, all you gotta do is SUBSCRIBE NOW!

 

This Weekend, Catch Us Live at…

8/5 Washington County Free Library Con @ Washington County Free Library
11am-4pm  :
: CCO C. Edward Sellner will be doing his My Comic Life Panel 11:30 am- 12:30 pm / Located in Conference Room #334

Join Visionary for the third year of Washington County Free Library Comic-Con! CCO C. Edward Sellner will be doing his My Comic Life panel, and we will have all our latest releases and merchandise on hand!

We’ve also added new details to several shows and included the rest of our confirmed 2017 shows scheduled on our Events Page!

 


 

Visionary_CollageITEM! We keep getting queries about our Deadlands titles and where to get them! Well, just a reminder, our novels are still available in finer bookstores everywhere as well as online sites like Amazon, Barnes & Nobel et. al. and our digital comics are directly available from us anytime! Check out our Complete Deadlands Checklist to fill any gaps in your collection!

 

 

 

 

 


Kickstarter Spotlight: Fight of the Century 

Fight of the Century is a 120-page biopunk, MMA, original graphic novel, now live on Kickstarter through August 11.

In a futuristic Brazil, performance-enhancing drugs have gone from behind-the-scenes banned substances to front-and-center game changers. The sports world as we know it has been revolutionized! Nowhere is that more on display than inside Neo-Rio, a mega-city that serves as the home to the Fighters Ultimate Exhibition League (FUEL). Men are becoming monsters in minutes as fighters are putting their lives on the line in the octagon.
FOTC is an action-packed drama that examines humanities desire to become bigger, faster and stronger; while exploring the price we’re willing to pay to reach our maximum potential. With influences from ROCKY to AKIRA to FRANKENSTEIN, it’s a comeback story about a man whose unlikely return will inspire a nation.

You can also follow their posts on Facebook!

 

Weekly Visions 7.27.17: And the Winner Is…

This week’s update has a pretty cool theme: Awards! Namely winners from Visionary’s circle of creators, nominees from our friends in the industry, a brand new one and a chance to support one of the long-standing ones and get cool art in the process!

Read on, and you might just feel like the real winner!

 

 

ITEM! First, a quick events update, we just added our October 2017 schedule to our Events Page including our return to Hampton Comic-Con and the first ever Ocean City Comic-Con! Check it out for details!

 

Awesome Con LogoITEM! While it may not be an award, it’s still a pretty nice spotlight – the folks over at Bleeding Cool did a nice feature article on Ben Penrod, founder of Awesome Con, and friend of the Visionary crew since forever! Awesome, of course, has grown exponentially in its main show in DC, but also sponsors some of our local shows we support, like Southern Maryland Comic-Con and Annapolis Comic-Con. Go read it now!

 

San Diego Comic-Con Report!

We had an utterly amazing time at the San Diego Con this past week, exhausting but lots of fun! We reconnected with old friends, make a lot of new friends, and met with several potential new partners and clients! It was a whirlwind week of excitement! If you didn’t see our special focus last week, including a list of some of the folks we ran into, and a spotlight on our featured art in the Souvenir book, you should check out last week’s update and catch up!

 

Related imageEisner Winners Announced

Of course, it’s not San Diego without the celebration of the comics’ industry own Oscars, the Eisner awards! An utterly amazing list of creators, publishers, and series got nominations, making for tough choices, but final winners were presented with their awards at a gala event! You can find the full list, including a lot of our personal favorites, right here!

 

 

ITEM! Speaking of SDCC and awards – One of our favorite authors, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, won a coveted Inkpot Award and was a Guest of Honor at the show! Jonathan wrote our first Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers, and stopped by the Visionary booth during the show! It was a well-deserved win for an awesome writer and great guy!

 

Presenting the ‘Ringo Awards

Our proudly claimed home convention has always been the Baltimore Comic-Con, and they announced earlier this year a brand new award for the comic industry – the ‘Ringo Award. Named after the nickname for Mike Weiringo, an amazingly talented artist who passed away a few years ago, the new awards seek to celebrate the comic arts and the best of content and creators! The list of this inaugural year’s nominees has been released, and final voting is taking place now! Awards will be presented at the September Baltimore Con. Go VOTE for your favorites!

 

 

Inkwell Auctions Return!

Visionary has long been a supporter of the Inkwell Awards that celebrate ten years this year, and we’ve got news of their latest fundraising auction that includes signed prints and original art from amazing creators! Check it out!

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Weekly Visions 01.05.17: Partnerships and Bringing it Local

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Welcome back for another weekly news update on all things Visionary!

Reminder: You can now find us at our new online address:
http://visionarycreativeservices.com/

This time around we put a spotlight on our new and expanded partnerships for 2017, as well as our panel / presentation / workshop services, which are now available for all kinds of events, including local community-based festivals and even small groups! Read on!


Creating Comics – The Visionary Way

Last year Visionary expanded it’s slate of conventions, shows, and other events to twenty-six! That’s an average of one every other week! Even as we are now finalizing our 2017 slate, Visionary is proud to introduce a new tier of events and scheduling.

You can now book Visionary for a local event, small group, or special function! Want to host a portfolio review exclusively at your retail shop? Looking to come up with a different and exciting evening program for your scout troop or youth group? Want a guest speaker at your after-school program or for an arts class you teach? Visionary’s got you covered!

Members of Visionary lead workshops at the 2015 Girl-Con sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America

Members of Visionary lead workshops at the 2016 Girl-Con sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America

“As we expand our services, we want to continue to deepen our ties to our local communities and share our excitement for comics as a medium, an art form, and a dream job,” CCO C. Edward Sellner shared. “This is the next logical step for that process.”

Visionary will book a very limited number of local events, both near our central offices in the DC metro area, as well as around larger shows we send our teams to. These can include art workshops, to overviews and history of comics as an art form, and can be geared for any age group. Workshops and presentations can be a single session, or multi-part sessions depending on the setting and availability. All workshops and presentations will have minimal costs for expenses, but the primary goal is to provide opportunities for small groups in various settings to explore the wonderful world of comics.

If you are interested in booking a portfolio review, workshop, or other session, book now!! >>


New and Expanded Partnerships for 2017

Visionary will be expanding and announcing new partnerships throughout the year, we’re pretty excited about some of the things on the horizon from these great collaborations!

Artway Alliance Logo

Artway Alliancea Maryland-based educational and interactive outreach that provides opportunities for children and youth to learn about the media arts, and encourages their own creativity and imagination will be expanding their partnership with Visionary, bringing our art and empowerment workshops to more conventions!

 

 

 

Girl-Con LogoGirl Scouts of America – Girl-Cona local pop-culture and comics event sponsored by Girl Scouts of America for young girls to experience the power of comics! Visionary will be sponsoring workshops once again this year and we will soon be announcing a special promotion for the event in 2017!

 

 

ASU CSI

Arizona State University – Center for Science & the Imaginationa special program of ASU, the Center does creative mergers of science with the power of imagination to inspire and empower students. Visionary is proud to be the first partner with ASUCSI to produce original comic-related content as part of their mission! We will be debuting our first full-length comic later this year.

 

 

NMLThe National Museum of Languagea museum focused on the development, diversity, and rich heritage of language from all over the world. Visionary’s 2017 Intern Class is partnering with the museum for a special online exhibit celebrating regional language in the United States, that will go live sometime this year.

 

 

 
inkwellInkwell Awards a non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, education, and celebration of the art of inking. Annual awards are presented to the best inkers in the industry, and legacy and hall of fame awards celebrate the legends who shaped the art form and by extension the comics industry. Visionary is partnering to help spread their message, with CCO C. Edward Sellner joining their committee, and by providing a special participation opportunity for our 2017 interns. More details coming later this year.

 

More to come soon! It’s going to be a truly Visionary year!

Weekly Visions 11.10.16: Get Creative!

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We’re going to be launching a brand new weekly feature right here at Visionary Central first part of 2017 – and we need your help! This new weekly posting will be our own online magazine – each post containing links to content and features both on our own site and elsewhere – interviews, reviews, webcomics, articles, opinion pieces, galleries, prose fiction etc. Each week we’ll bring you a select smorgasbord of content, including original content from our own creative staff and interns, as well as feature looks at work from our partners and other creative happenings in and around Visionary’s home base of the DC Metro area and other ports of call.

We’re working with our talented crew in putting together some initial content now and we’re already overflowing with ideas!

But we want to hear YOUR ideas! What would you like to see featured right here? Even more, we’d love YOUR contributions! Doing something cool in comics, prose or film and TV, let us know. Doing a great event for families or kids to promote comics, books and pop-culture? Fill us in! Submit reviews of your favorite things, tease upcoming projects etc. Our Feature Editor – C. Edward Sellner will review everything and choose the best goodies to run every week. We’ll also do special promotions and prizes for submissions and readers to make it more fun.

First up, we need a great name for this new venture – we’ve got Weekly Visions for our weekly newspost, My Comic Life Sundays for, well, My Comic Life… on Sundays – now we need to coin something awesome for this feature! You know how we love our name, so bonus points if you can catch a vision in your suggestions!

Feel free to post suggestions for content and the name in our comments, or email them directly to CCO C. Edward Sellner at [email protected]. We’ll be announcing the winning title and launch date before the end of the year!

 


Visionary’s LAST EVENTS of 2016 are HERE and NOW! This Weekend…

 

TusconTuscon Sci-Fi Con
November 11th-13th, 2016
@Radisson Hotel, Tucson Airport, Tucson AZ

Tuscon Sci-Fi Con will your last chance to meet Visionary EiC Jeff Mariotte and Marsheila Rockwell this year! They’ll have copies of all their original and licensed novels for sale, and doing signings on their books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Southern Maryland Comic-Con LogoSouthern Maryland Comic-Con
November 13th, 2016 / 10am-4pm
@Hollywood Vltr Fire Dept, Hollywood, MD

Join the Visionary Crew for the single-day event! We’ll have our regular stock, plus new titles, and an exclusive preview of new projects coming from Visionary!

My Comic Life: Building a Career in Comics Panel
11:30am-12:30pm Panel Room

Join Visionary Comics’ CCO C. Edward Sellner for a frank and honest conversation about building a career in comics. What does it take to build a career as a freelancer, creator, and comic professional? Sellner discusses the importance of defining your goals, your definition of success, and seeking out opportunity.


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Art by Steve Ellis

 

And that’s a wrap for this year folks! Thanks to all our fans, fellow creators, vendors, and convention crews for a wonderful year, our best ever!

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Weekly Visions 10.27.16: November Events -Last Call!

Upcoming LIVE Events

Just a reminder on our upcoming events, we have double-coast bookings for the first two weeks in November and then we are a wrap for the year! So, if you want to get your Visionary Meet-n-Greet fix before 2016 winds up, choose your play now!

 

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Tucson Comic-Con
November 4th-6th, 2016
Friday 4-8pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

@Tucson Convention Center, Tucson AZ

Check out the Tucson Comic-Con to meet Visionary Editor-in-Chief Jeff Mariotte and Marsheila Rockwell! They’ll have copies of all their original and licensed novels and comics for sale, and will be doing signings.

 

 

 


C. Edward Sellner croppedDC Author Festival
November 6th, 2016 / 2:30pm – Room A-5
@Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington DC

My Comic Life: Building a Career in Comics

Join Visionary Comics’ CCO C. Edward Sellner at the DC AuthorFest for a frank and honest conversation about building a career in comics. What does it take to build a career as a freelancer, creator, and comic professional? Sellner discusses the importance of defining your goals, your definition of success, and seeking out opportunity.

 

 

 

 


TusconTuscon Sci-Fi Con
November 11th-13th, 2016
@Radisson Hotel, Tucson Airport, Tucson AZ

Tuscon Sci-Fi Con will be another chance to meet Visionary EiC Jeff Mariotte and Marsheila Rockwell! They’ll have copies of all their original and licensed novels and comics for sale, and doing signings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Southern Maryland Comic-Con LogoSouthern Maryland Comic-Con
November 13th, 2016 / 10am-4pm
@Hollywood Vltr Fire Dept, Hollywood, MD

Join the Visionary Crew for the single-day event! We’ll have our regular stock, plus new titles, and an exclusive preview of new projects coming from Visionary!

 

My Comic Life: Building a Career in Comics Panel will be held at the show! Details TBA.


Get all the details on our Events Page and if you use Google Calendar, remember you can subscribe to ours and get events added automatically to yours! Subscribe to our news mailer to get these updates direct to your inbox!

Weekly Visions 10.13.16: Reviews & an East / West Weekend with Visionary

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We love great reviews, and our books have gotten quite a few, but this recent one at Geeks of Doom really stood out to us.

It not only talks about the great story by author, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, but takes note of the amazing art team that’s been working on our Deadlands novels.

So, we thought we’d share a few excerpts!

“So, here we have a tale of what is on the back book cover affectionately called the Weird West. That couldn’t be more accurate, if you ask me. Strange things are happening in a tiny town in the Arizona Territory. It starts with animals being slaughtered in the most horrific ways and is soon followed by macabre slayings of local townfolk and ranch hands. As the story moves forward we get glimpses of what is causing it, though it makes no sense to the locals or the reader, for that matter. It gets progressively more violent until it almost seems that walking outside will get you killed. Only one man seems brave enough to follow the trail of death and destruction to its source, even though he might forfeit his life doing so. That man is Tucker Bringloe, former Union Officer turned drunken vagabond.”

“Bringloe stumbled upon the problem, quite literally, after one of the murders. Following a dangerous and deadly chase, he comes away with a healthy respect for the killer and though he tries to rally the town and gain information, he finds many people reluctant, or even resistant, to helping him track down those responsible.”

“I expected a fun story that revolves around the game setting or maybe even forces a few of the game mechanics into the thread, helping to tie it into the system itself. I was pleasantly surprised to find none of that at all. No trappings of RPGs exist within this tale. Instead, we get an expertly written novel from Jeffrey J. Mariotte that redefines the concept of the western story. Heavily laden with mysterious undertones and dank, dark settings, this tale circles around and around like a maelstrom pulling the reader deeper within its clutches, disallowing any retreat. You’ll find yourself forgoing sleep in order to read just one more chapter, only to leave you wanting to read even more.”

“And unlike the vast majority of books in this day and age, this one comes with illustrations scattered throughout. But not just some pencil and ink drawings; no, these are more like old wooden carvings, expertly rendered by Steve Ellis to show depth and emotion in the simplest of ways. In fact, were it not for the publication date in the book, I would have thought they were copies of something from the nineteenth century. That’s how expertly era-oriented they are!”

‘This book has such broad appeal that I hesitate to mention any one demographic that might enjoy it more than another. Within this story we have a variety of genres: horror, fantasy, western, romance, historical fiction, and more. Plus, you don’t have to have any connection with the game to enjoy this. I say that because I know almost nothing about the bestselling role-playing game. I will, however, be looking into it along with this particular author and other books in this series. It has made me a fan and I’ve never even played the game! That’s how convincing this writer has been. He has managed to create within me an interest in all things Deadlands.”


A Weekend with Visionary – East and West

Last week we updated everyone on our full slate of shows through the rest of the year. But we still wanted to remind folks this coming weekend is a chance to meet Visionary creators on opposite sides of the country – from Hampton to Tucson!

Hampton Comic-ConHampton ComicCon Logo
October 15, 2016 / Saturday 10am-6pm
@Hampton Convention Center, Hampton VA

Join the Visionary Crew for the single-day event! We’ll have our regular stock, plus new titles, and an exclusive preview of new projects coming from Visionary!

 


 

Barnes&Noble

Barnes & Noble Book Signing: Jeffrey J. Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell
@Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler, AZ / October 15, 2016 / Saturday 4-6pm

Join Visionary’s Edtor-in-Chief and Book Division Chief, Jeffrey J. Mariotte and Marsheila Rockwell for a book signing! They’ll be signing their 7 Sykos novel and Jeff will be signing copies of Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising!

Now available on Amazon, and at finer bookstores EVERYWHERE!
Check out the Official Publisher Page!

 


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