Weekly Visions Returns!

And we’re back! It’s been an insanely busy year for all of us over at Visionary, lots of changes inside and out, and we very much needed the time to regroup and refocus, so we appreciate everyone hanging in there!

Weekly Visions officially relaunches as of today, and we’ll have word of when our Sunday My Comic Life feature will return next week. Get Creative also returns today, but as an ongoing feature in Weekly Visions! Check out our first spotlight below!

 

Upcoming LIVE Events

Tis’ the season… CONVENTION SEASON! Once again, Visionary is all over the place, supporting local conventions, library shows, and other community events! Check out the shows coming up in the next month in full detail below, then scope out the rest of the year down a ways! Find your local scene and come check us out!

 

FredCon Logo Convention7/15 FREDCON @ Spotsylvania Town Center Mall :: 10am-7pm
Join Visionary’s Mike Munshaw for the second-year of FredCon! Mike will be doing commissions, as well as debuting new sketch cards and prints. Also find Visionary’s entire line of books, prints, and merchandise!

 

 

7/19-23 San Diego Comic Con @ San Diego Convention Center
Wednesday 6pm-9pm / Thurs-Sat 9:30am-7pm / Sun 9:30am-5pm
SDCC Blog Announces Visionary’s Return!
Visionary makes it’s triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con! Join Visionary’s Mike Munshaw, Sophia Openshaw and C. Edward Sellner for an epic week! Get Visionary’s latest comics, graphic novels, prints, and merchandise!

 

 

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!
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!

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Comic-Con Logo8/19 Dover Comic Con @ Dover Public Library
10am-5pm  :: 1:30pm CCO C. Edward Sellner will be doing his My Comic Life Panel!
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!

 

 

 

 


 2017 Confirmed Show Schedule

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Art by Steve Ellis

The following are confirmed shows for Visionary this coming year. More details coming as we get closer to each! Click the Event to go to their main page, or the location for map and directions.

8/26 Southern Maryland Comic-Con @ Hollywood Fire Department

9/1-3 Escape Velocity @ Gaylord Convention Center

9/10-11 Maryland Seafood Festival @ Sandy Point State Park

9/22-24 Baltimore Comic-Con @ Baltimore Convention Center

9/22-24 Baltimore Book Fest @ Baltimore Inner Harbor

 

 

 


Visionary’s spotlight on cool creative projects and initiatives, from projects the studio is working on, to ones our creators and partners are doing, to great finds on crowdfunding sites! Get the lowdown! Get inspired! Get Creative!

Bharata – The Project 

From Sunish Chabba and illustrated by Visionary artist Ishan Trivedi, Bharata takes inspiration from traditional Indian folk art forms, Kishangarh paintings &  miniature paintings as the central theme while the characters are imagined as part of the Indian royalty.  Bharata is India’s original name, and the whole deck is an ode to the stories of Kings & Queens, art forms & history of that land. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of work coming in the form of a fully custom illustrated playing card deck. This project also has a second deck inspired by tarot as a stretch goal.  The campaign has already surpassed it’s goal with lot of reward levels to join in! But hurry, the campaign ends July 12th! Check it out NOW!

Thunder Moon Rising Debuts, Kickstarter News and More!

Deadlands Thunder Moon Rising Cover ArtDeadlands: Thunder Moon Rising – Now Rising on the Charts!

The second Deadlands novel, this one from author Jeffrey J. Mariotte, hit stores today and is already shaking the charts with its supernatural, western thunder, hitting number one for ‘science-fiction westerns’ and top ten for other sub-genre westerns.

And the reviews are already coming in!

“In the end, Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising is a great book that can not only be enjoyed by tabletop gamers but also fans of steampunk, science-fiction and history. The author does an immaculate job of creating a world that fans of Deadlands can truly explore and enjoy.” – Amanda Dyar of BioGamer Girl

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

 


Power Scourge KS BannerKickstarter Campaign for Power Scourge Update

There’s a quote about ‘best-laid plans’ and it definitely applies here. We had a great plan to really make our first direct Kickstarter an utterly amazing project that we knew could really catch on and become a huge success. We hit some bumps in getting everything ramped up, but rallied and managed to hit the launch deadline, even though it was a bit more forced than we liked, mostly thanks to an amazing team at the core of creating the initial content.

Then, we got pretty good confirmation we were right on the potential when we launched at Baltimore Comic-Con. The response was overwhelmingly positive. We left the con feeling there was no stopping us now!

Unfortunately, life had other plans. While Visionary has grown we are still a relatively small company, and a number of unforeseen circumstances with some key folks on our campaign team just piled up fast and furious, undermining a lot of our plans to promote, engage and build the campaign the way we intended. As a result, the necessary pieces of making this successful just did not happen.

Now, we could just try to push through, and try to hit the minimum goal, but that was not our intent, and we don’t want to ‘settle.’ We want all those great stories from all of our awesome creators and we want to have to go looking for more from top writers and artists to meet the demand.

As a result, we are going to suspend the campaign for now. By Kickstarter policy, that will mean canceling the funding and doing a full relaunch when we’re ready, once we’ve regrouped, replaced some key strategists and plans, and have a much more solid ground under our feet. We will also have more promotional and preview material in time for the relaunch, and once we come back, we will make it happen!

So, we certainly hope all of you will come back on board when we do relaunch. We will have promotional resources to help push the campaign from your end, and a more fully mapped out strategy and overview for the book to make it easier to jump in. If you decide to pass, or can’t, we understand and deeply apologize. Know, we seriously respect our fans and it is never our intent for something to not work out, but there are times those best-laid plans…

Thanks for all your support in all we do.

If you are a backer, or were considering backing, be sure and sign up for our news alerts to get the first announcements of the return of the Scourge! Subscribe now!


Our regular weekly posts, My Comic Life Sundays, and Weekly Visions Thursdays, will return next week!

Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter Ending Soon!

CacklerCoverWe just have three more days until the Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter campaign ends! And what a ride we’ve been having! We hit our initial goal pretty early in the game, and we’re in the midst of our strong final run! We are closing  on the cusp of some awesome STRETCH GOALS, we’d love to hit before it’s all done and we need YOUR help! Spread the word! Spread the love!

Share the Campaign or Pledge if You Haven’t Yet >>
Read the Feature Article and Share Everywhere >>

And if you haven’t seen it already…
Get the First Half of Issue 1 – FREE & NOW!! (PDF Download)
Or Get the PREVIEW on DRIVE-THRU – FREE & NOW!!
Feel free (and actually, please do) post these links everywhere! Send it to your fellow Deadlands and Horror Western fans! Feel free to post it on your blog or media site! Read it, Review it, Link it!

Help us close this out with a huge finish!

Deadlands: The Cackler Hits New Heights in the Weird West

CacklerCoverFebruary 17, 2015 – For Immediate Release

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment takes the Deadlands brand to new heights in comics with The Cackler!

Deadlands is one of the most beloved, enduring and popular RPGs ever. With its rich meta-plot, it’s a world as storied as most any comics universe, and as a weird western, its helped to define and popularize the genre that has enjoyed a major resurgence in recent years. As Deadlands ramps up to celebrate its 20th anniversary, it seemed the perfect time to bring this story to life.

“The Cackler is one of the major villains of the Deadlands universe, one whose origin story runs deep to the roots of the game, and opens up all new possibilities for the setting,” said Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner. “But its also a perfect jumping on point for comic fans who love the genre and think there isn’t much cooler in the world than a perfect blend of horror, steampunk and mysticism all set against the harsh Old West.” The story is self-contained and while filled with familiar elements of the game, introduces them so the new fan can equally enjoy the story as is.

Deadlands creator Shane Lacy Hensley is penning the tale, and Visionary has assembled the best talent in the business for art. Bart Sears is assisting in storytelling, and doing pencils and ink work, and Michael Atiyeh is doing colors. “We’re very proud of this book and as you can see in the early pages, it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!” Sellner added.

The Kickstarter has reached its funding goal, but still has awesome stretch goals, as it enters its final two weeks for backers to get an exclusive jam-packed Kickstarter edition. Visionary has also been debuting new pages from issue 1 every week on their web-comic portal, and the first half of that issue is now live.

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Links of Interest:
The Kickstarter Campaign
Read the first half of issue 1 FREE!
Anyone wanting preview files of the pages posted, email [email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/ for JPG files you can feel free to post with the release, or copy them from the portal directly.


VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
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New Cackler Pages! Final Days Dead Man’s Hand

CacklerCoverDeadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

Our Kickstarter continues to climb, thanks to all of our wonderful supporters! We’ve got some awesome stretch goals to reach, and still time to get on board for this wild-weird-western epic! New pages for issue 1 are now up on our web comic portal!

Go to the Kickstarter>>
Read Issue 1 from the Beginning>>
Newest Pages>>


 

IDW DMH Cover Preview

DEAD MAN’S HAND FINAL DAYS FOR PRE-ORDER
Curious about Dead Man’s Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE!

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.
Check it out – NOW!

By popular demand, we’re extending the pre-order promotional through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March! Do it now before time runs out!


 

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the VA Comicon this past Saturday! The Visionary crew had an awesome time and an overall great show! We look forward to returning in May!

If you haven’t checked out our site in a while, you really should! Lots of new content, webcomics, features and updates about our production studio and services! This is Visionary!

 

Deadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

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February 3, 2015
Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment are bringing the next volume of the original weird-western to life with Deadlands: The Cackler!

Deadlands, the game that defined the Weird West, mixing elements of the classic Western with Horror and Steampunk to create a unique world of monsters, myths, magic and gunslingers has been enjoying a huge resurgence of popularity and making its mark in the world of comics and soon prose, with huge announcements in recent months.

The first collection of the “All-Star Western” one-shots originally published by Image, is now available through pre-order from IDW, and has a special promotional campaign still running, where anyone pre-ordering the book can get two free digital books, a Deadlands comic, and game book.

Get the details here>>

IDW DMH Cover PreviewVisionary has posted interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE! Awesome talent from the book includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Read the Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand Interviews and Previews >>

A partnership between Visionary and Tor Books was also recently announced, with three Deadlands novels to premiere starting in Fall of 2015, starting with New York Times’ bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry’s Ghostwalkers.

Building on that momentum, Pinnacle and Visionary launched a Kickstarter campaign just last week to fund the development of the next graphic novel entitled Deadlands: The Cackler.

Written by the creator of the game, Shane Lacy Hensley, the book reveals the secret origins of one of the most notorious villains of the setting, a maniacal harrowed who has scoured the weird west in search of a blood relative for sinister reasons. The book is being drawn by comics legend Bart Sears and colors are from Michael Atiyeh, and while the campaign is just a few hundred dollars away from its lofty goal, there is still plenty of time to get on board.

Check out the Kickstarter here >>

“We wanted to do something never before done in the history of licensed gaming comics,” said C. Edward Sellner, CCO of Visionary Comics. “We’re about to hit the 20th anniversary of the game, and with all the developments on the property, we wanted to bring something that both lifelong fans of the game would love, but also be hugely appealing to new fans. We wanted a graphic novel that hit the same marks of quality as our previous Deadlands comics, with top creators. We wanted something that only the creator of the game itself could write, a story central to the core of the world, and one that would shake it to its’ very roots. On that score The Cackler delivers.”

The campaign runs until March 5th and includes a number of extra rewards, and an exclusive Kickstarter edition of the book that won’t be available anywhere else. Fans of the game will enjoy the ties to the backstory of the world, but the story stands firmly on its own as a classic and stunning weird western.

Visionary is releasing the entire first issue throughout the campaign, with new pages added to their web-comic portal every Tuesday.

Read the first chapter update – NOW >>


VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/
To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/
Retailers, signup for exclusive promotions:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/

 

 

Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter Now LIVE!

PR Banner CacklerSupport the Kickstarter – NOW!

The Cackler is Coming! – Are You Ready?
The Kickstarter is now LIVE! From out of the shadows, one of the most mysterious Deadlands villains steps into the light, and what happens next will change – EVERYTHING!

Story by Deadlands creator, Shane Hensley! Check out this first EXCLUSIVE sneak peek with teaser images from legendary comics artist Bart Sears and Michael Atiyeh – NOW!

Then in February, check back EVERY Tuesday during the campaign for full pages of The Cackler #1! Go Support the Kickstarter – NOW!


PR Banner PreOrder Promo BWWe’re in the final days of our Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand Pre-Order Promotion! Have you been dealt the #DeadMansHand yet? If not, get all the details and do it – NOW!

Black Water Extended Preview

BW001Get an EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED Preview of “Black Water,” a dark tale set in one of the most popular setting of Deadlands: The Great Maze!

A rich tycoon becomes obsessed with finding a woman who saved his life years before! But what drives him and what fate awaits him beyond the Black Water? –Read NOW!

Story: Jeff Mariotte
Art: Brook Turner
Colorist: C. Edward Sellner
Letters: Troy Peteri

Read the Spotlight Feature!

For Previous Deadlands WebComics Check the Series Page!

 

 

The Cackler is Coming! – Visionary Roundup January 20, 2015

CacklerCoverWe promised you that this year would be the year of Deadlands and we meant it!

On January 27th, the Cackler is coming, and nothing will ever be the same again! We know you’ve heard that before, but this time?

Well, let’s just say that this is a story only Deadlands creator, Shane Hensley, can tell: the never-before-revealed story of one of Deadlands most infamous villains! Its a tale only master storyteller, Bart Sears, can draw! And its a story that not only kicks off the 20th Anniversary celebration of the property, but will launch a new setting that will indeed change everything!

This week, The Cackler will start taking over the Visionary sites, and the Kickstarter campaign launches one week from today! We’ll be continuing our weekly web-comic updates with finished pages from the upcoming series, starting in February! Do not miss this!

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PRE-ORDERS FOR DEAD MAN’S HAND IN FINAL STRETCH

If you haven’t yet, time is running out to pre-order your copy of Dead Man’s Hand! Make sure you go into your local retailer this week and lock in your copy, else you may very well miss it altogether!
Download the Pre-Order Form

Remember, when you pre-order and post “I just got dealt the #DeadMansHand by…” and name your comic shop, then email a link to the posting to [email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/ you’ll get a free digital copy of The Kid and a digital Deadlands Reloaded game book absolutely FREE! Your retailer could get our entire graphic novel library FREE as well! Get All the Details>>

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DEAD MAN’S HAND CREATOR SPOTLIGHT:
DEATH WAS SILENT BY RON MARZ AND BART SEARS

DWS001Continuing our spotlight series on the individual one-shots collected in Dead Man’s Hand, this week we focus on the dark tale of murder and mayhem from master craftsmen Ron Marz and Bart Sears, Death Was Silent!

We also interview Bart on the upcoming Cackler!

Read the Interview Here>>

 VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/
To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/
Retailers, signup for exclusive promotions:
[email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/

Headlocked Hits Kickstarter with Wrestling and Comic Superstars

  HL Dream Poster Lo-Res (Albany, NY) Headlocked, the acclaimed wrestling comic book drama, from Michael Kingston and Visionary Comics, has launched a Kickstarter in support of the next volume of the popular series. This second campaign continues the popular “The Last Territory” arc, launched with the highly successful first run.

Writer Michael Kingston and artist/wrestler Michel Mulipola return to continue their gritty coming-of-age story chronicling a former theater major’s journey to break into the wrestling business. Kingston explains why they’re returning to Kickstarter: “Based on the reception we’ve gotten, I know there is an audience for the book. So for us, Kickstarter has allowed us to reach that audience and essentially generate enough ‘sales’ to produce the series in a reasonably expedient fashion with the high quality that both the readers and the story deserve.”

The first volume, featuring a stunning Norman Rockwell homage painted by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, has been very well received by both wrestling and comic book fans alike.

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Kickstarter backers received a special bonus edition featuring short comic stories by wrestling stars Hurricane Helms, Rob Van Dam, and Christopher Daniels as well as art from Ken Anderson, Sam Shaw, Sinn Bodhi, Scott Lost, and Rob Schamberger. “We try to go above and beyond to reward the backers for their support. The success of our Kickstarters is essentially the lifeblood of this series. So we try to give the backers something special as a reward for literally bringing this series to life.”

To that end, as with Volume 1, Volume 2 features Kickstarter-exclusive content produced by some of the biggest wrestlers in the industry. WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, WWE superstar Booker T, and former WWE superstar Caylen Croft are contributing art  while former WWE superstar John Morrison and ROH standouts AJ Styles & Frankie Kazarian are penning short stories for the series.

For comic book fans, Kingston has lined up a bevy of industry superstars to lend their artistic talents. Jill Thompson (Sandman, Beasts of Burden) returns to provide art for the credits pages while Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman) and Ramon Villalobos (Original Sins) sign-on with the latest volume!

Wrestler Promo

Despite the star power attached to the book, Kingston knows they have a lot of work ahead of them to win over longtime comic book fans. “I know given their sordid history that the phrase ‘wrestling comic’ doesn’t have the best connotation with people, but that was the reason I wanted to write Headlocked in the first place. I can promise you that this isn’t like any other wrestling comic. Everyone associated with the book is passionate about wrestling, comics, and art. I think that really shines through in the product that we put out.”

For those that missed the first volume, the folks at Headlocked have you covered, with tiers to get just the first book as a starting point, or caught up with both.

Check out Headlocked: The Last Territory Volume 2 on Kickstarter for more information!

Enjoy WebComic chapters of Headlocked on Visionary’s Web Comics Portal, updating with new content EVERY Monday during the campaign!

Webcomic Kickstarter Screen

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