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 1.12.17: Smithsonian IMAX & Visionary Films

Get CreativeVisionary Creative Services is proud to announce a fun new partnership with the Smithsonian IMAX Theaters to launch our new Get Creative initiative! As part of our weekly celebration of the arts, every Tuesday, Visionary will be promoting all the great new releases and special showings at the absolute best IMAX theaters in the entire DC metro area. With the largest screens (six stories tall), laser projection, high digital picture resolution and sound, Smithsonian IMAX gives you the best movie experience you can find.

Not only that but for the same price, or cheaper than what you would pay anywhere else, you’re then supporting all the other excellent work the Smithsonian does. Smithsonian IMAX Director of Theaters, Zarth Bertsch and a wonderful staff do brief intros, special trailers, previews of exclusive films, and other presentations as well, making it truly unique.

C. Edward Sellner croppedTo make it more fun, Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner will be kicking off his new semi-regular Get Creative Get Togethers revolving around select Smithsonian IMAX movies! We’ll be announcing specific times of new release films and special showings where our own CCO will be in attendance. Buy advanced tickets, watch a visionary movie then join Sellner in an informal gathering afterward, usually over a meal, to discuss the film, creating in general, and anything else.

“I’ve just been so thrilled with the response to the My Comic Life panels at conventions that I wanted to think of some cool ways to have more informal time with friends and fans to discuss comics, movies, and creating in general,” Sellner stated. “I love Smithsonian IMAX theaters, they are my first theater of choice every time. I also love the Smithsonian as a whole and wanted to do something to support their excellent mission. I spoke to Zarth and we agreed this seemed a good way to start.”

Our first official Get Creative Get Together will be for the January 29th, 5pm  Sci-Fi Sunday Special Christopher Nolan 15/70mm Film Takeover. Join us for an exclusive showing of Nolan’s visionary movie prologues for The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and his upcoming film Dunkirk, and then enjoy an exclusive screening of the full movie Interstellar, all at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater. Tickets are on sale now!

Check out the latest news from Smithsonian IMAX below including awesome upcoming releases like Hidden Figures, and special holdover, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Look for our Get Creative Get Together announcements here in our weekly news updates, our forthcoming Get Creative weekly postings, and social media. We will also be setting up a Meetup group for the initiative. More details on the Nolan night this Sunday! Subscribe NOW!

Hidden Figures

Opening January 27

Based on the true story of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence and turned around the Space Race.
Experience it in IMAX at the National Air and Space Museum in DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in VA. Playing January 27 – February 9.

Sci-Fi Sundays
Special Christopher Nolan
15/70mm Film Takeover

January 15 and 29

We’re exhibiting some of the best and unique work of Christopher Nolan for one epic screening all in 15/70mm film. Experience Interstellar as Nolan intended it in 15/70mm film on a 6-story screen! Prior to the performance, we will exhibit three of Christopher Nolan’s movie prologues both shot and exhibited in 15/70mm film including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and his upcoming film

Two Screenings Only! Experience it at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History January 15 and 29.

Rogue One:
A Star Wars Story
Extended for One Week Only!
Through January 26 
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will now have an extended schedule of shows at both the National Air and Space Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center through Thursday, January 26. Experience it in IMAX with Laser!
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