Weekly Visions 8.18.16

CacklerCoverDeadlands: Cackler EXCLUSIVE Convention Edition On Sale NOW!

Our next volume of Deadlands has at long last arrived! Shane Lacy Hensley, creator of Deadlands, and superstar artist Bart Sears bring to life the long-held secret origins of the maniacal menace known only as The Cackler! Driven by an insane quest to find the one person who can unlock his past and his power, he has scoured the Weird West – and now… at long last… the final confrontation begins!

The Direct Edition of this volume is gorgeous, and we’ll have copies through the rest of our shows this year! Want your copy? Find an event near you!

Print and digital copies will soon be available through our venues.

 

 


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Just One More Month Until Thunder Moon Rising!
Pre-Order NOW!

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.

 


My Comic Life – The Comic Strip Returns and The Column Debuts!

We’ve mentioned our CCO C. Edward Sellner’s Patreon a few times now. He’s still running a special promotion, pledge now and get a free digital copy of Deadlands: The Kid and for every 10 patrons, he’ll add another of his art prints for a hi-res download and print your own pack in September!

Today marks the next phase as his comic strip My Comic Life returns! He’ll be posting a strip EVERY DAY now through September 4th until he catches up to where it left off in its previous run, and then brand NEW strips EVERY Sunday! Here’s the first, and you can check out our snazzy new online reader, courtesy of Madefire, here>>

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Our daring CCO is also getting back into the weekly column biz, with the debut of the My Comic Life Column, a weekly column all about creating comics, and building a creative freelancer career, filled with helpful tips, insight into every side of the business, and tons of resources! The first few we’ll share publicly, but then, this resources will be exclusive to Patrons only. Enjoy his opening round here>>

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(And yes, this was originally starting last week, and then our Creative Offices had a string of technical and internet issues, so, we had to push it back a week, but we are live!)

UPDATE: Just one more pledge and everyone gets this God: Whole World Print in September, and we’ll unveil the next one up!


Next Week – Get more details on our upcoming Fall shows, and meet the first new characters of the Visionary Creation as we begin teasing The Power Scourge!

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Weekly Visions 8.11.16

Deadlands Ghostwalkers MMP CoverDeadlands: Ghostwalkers Nominated for Dragon Award!

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry keeps racking up prestigious award nominations for the debut Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers! The book already garnered a prestigious Scribe Award nomination from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and now it’s on the shortlist for the coveted Dragon Awards!

You can find the whole list here>>

And if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, well… now you can>>

And if you already have, well, be sure and pre-order Thunder Moon Rising here>>

Or if you’re feeling lucky you’ve still got a few days left to enter to win it here>>

 


PR Banner Events 2016Visionary Hits Record Number of Shows in 2016!

Last year we set out to grow our show schedule, and as of this year, we’ve hit 26 annual shows we participate in! That’s an average of one every other weekend! WOW! Thanks to the great folks at Dover Comic-Con for another great show last weekend. This weekend, you can find the crew at the Washington County Free Library Con, and then we have a huge run of shows kicking off with Baltimore Comic-Con September 2nd!

Get the latest on all our appearances and panels here>>


My Comic Life – The Comic Strip Returns and The Column Debuts!

We’ve mentioned our CCO C. Edward Sellner’s Patreon a few times now. He’s still running a special pledge promotion, of pledge now and get a free digital copy of Deadlands: The Kid and for every 10 patrons, he’ll add another of his art prints for a hi-res download and print your own pack in September!

Today marks the next phase as his comic strip My Comic Life returns! He’ll be posting a strip EVERY DAY now through August 28th, until he catches up to where it left off in its previous run, and then brand NEW strips EVERY Sunday! Here’s the first, and you can check out our snazzy new online reader, courtesy of Madefire, here>>

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Our daring CCO is also getting back into the weekly column biz, with the debut of the My Comic Life Column, a weekly column all about creating comics, and building a creative freelancer career, filled with helpful tips, insight into every side of the business, and tons of resources! The first few we’ll share publicly, but then, this resources will be exclusive to Patrons only.

Enjoy his opening round here>>

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Weekly Visions 7.21.16

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Welcome back to Visionary’s weekly update! We’ve got lots of exciting stuff to share this week as we take a look ahead to the rest of the year and beyond!

 

 

 

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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.

 

Dawn of the Visionary Creation

Visionary is ramping up its new line of content and we could not be more thrilled about some of the great stuff coming your way! We’re so excited, we just couldn’t wait to show you the first glimpses of these awesome projects!

MCL_Patreon_01First up will be the launch of a new home on the internet for Visionary’s CCO C. Edward Sellner! Get exclusive behind the scenes sneak peeks of upcoming Visionary projects!
Get early previews of the return of his comic strip My Comic Life! Get an exclusive new weekly column about creating comics! Sellner’s columns on Broken Frontier and Comic Related became popular, practical how-to columns, that included tons of resources for aspiring creators, some of which are still shared around by top professionals in the industry.

But even more, Sellner will be launching the Visionary Universe with his own creative work, with monthly new prose content and art, the first additions of which will build to a major event kicking off from Visionary in September. (More on that next week!)

 

Coming Titles from Visionary…

Visionary will also be relaunching its digital publishing initiative this Fall, with multiple, and regular releases into our new and expanded digital venues – from Comixology, to Drive-Thru, from Hoopla to Comics+ and more! We will also be releasing new books into various print markets! What are some of the great titles you can look forward to from us in coming months?

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Desperadoes Returns! Jeff Mariotte’s weird-western series makes its digital debut. Visionary will be releasing the entire series, including runs with art from such great creators as John Cassaday, John Severin, Jeremy Haun and others! One of the best Weird-Western, or Western comics ever!
Named in the top 10 by Western Fictioneers!


New Devil – A brand-new creator owned series from Gary Cohn and Paris Cullins, as they bring to life an all new devil-may-care hero! Don’t be blue – it’s new! Volume 1 will hit in first half of 2017!

 

 

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Leah holding frameAstral GenesisWhen intergalactic raiders attack Earth, humanity’s last hope is a disgraced ex-astronaut who must join forces with a mysterious alien beauty to battle a cosmic conspiracy! Created and produced by Jay Magnum, written by Ivan Cohen, with art by Ariel Medel, this epic series launches a galaxy spanning adventure! Learn more at the Pet Piranha Entertainment site!


Visionary is also currently working on our first children’s book under the new line, created and written by Vanessa Kellner, art by Ishan Trivedi! Join little Leah the Lion who must learn some important lessons about family, feelings and growing up!

 

We will be adding more titles in coming weeks and months, so make sure you get the latest right to your email by subscribing to our newsletter!

P.S. – Join Mike Munshaw in Dunkirk Maryland this weekend for the first ever POPCOMICGANZA!
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It’s a Sizzlin’ Summer…

Visionary’s summer events kick in this month with the shows we recently announced! Join Mike Munshaw at Fredcon and Popcomiganza, and then the whole crew at the Columbia Comic Con. We will be working with Artway Alliance at Columbia and presenting our Be Your Own Superhero workshop for kids – where we teach kids the importance of recognizing their own gifts, talents and skills, and helping to make the world a better place.

For more details check out our Events Page or subscribe to our Google Calendar.

 


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Speaking of making the world a better place, we announced our new Be Visionary initiative last week, our now coordinated outreach efforts in doing our part to give back to our industry, our communities, our country, and our world.

We’ve now got our own branding for those collected efforts, and you can check out the new home for the initiative on our main site. See our first partner spotlight on the great folks at Artway Alliance, and take our Be Visionary challenge! We’ll be adding more over the coming months, including ways you can contribute to good causes or share your own efforts in doing good.

 


It’s the Dawning of a New Creation…

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This August, Visionary launches a new brand, a new imprint, and a totally new creation! More details next week and the fun kicks off August 1, with the return of old favorites, new adventures, and a new place to hang with creator C. Edward Sellner.

 


What Our Visionaries Are Up To…

Sort of a Big ShowEven though we just announced the triumphant return of Brian Augustyn to the halls of Visionary a week ago, he’s actually been working with us a while now, including on some of our upcoming projects.

In addition to his awesome comics work, he’s also part of an amazing weekly podcast, known as Sort of a Big Show. Brian is joined by his daughter, Carolyn Augustyn, and Birdie Birdashaw, cartoonist, and the three discuss pop culture at every level! Movies! TV Shows! Comics and Books! All the latest, all the best! New episodes every week!

The show is produced by Sanguine Entertainment’s Jacob O’Neil.
Find them on Soundcloud
Or download the Periscope App to watch them LIVE!
Follow them on Twitter.

 


Next Week…
We begin to pull back the curtain on the Visionary Creation with not one, not two, but three teasers of what’s to come. Plus get more updates on Deadlands releases hitting soon!
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Weekly Vision: 7.7.2016

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DeDeadlands Ghostwalkers MMP Coveradlands: Ghostwalkers Mass Market Paperback Edition Releases August 2, 2016!
PRE-ORDER NOW!

The first Deadlands novel, by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, published by Tor Books and Visionary Books, based on Pinnacle Entertainment’s popular game, gets a second release this summer! The new mass market paperback edition will be available in better book stores nationwide as of August 2nd!

The first book in the series tells the story of Grey Torrence, a hired gun literally haunted by his past, and Looks Away, a brilliant Sioux scientist, as they fight to save the town of Paradise Falls from horrors of the natural and supernatural kind. Ghostwalkers is a 2016 Scribe Award Nominee with nothing but glowing reviews. Check them out yourself:

 

“And man, did I love this pulpy adventure…” – Smorgasbord Fantasia

“I highly recommend ‘Ghostwalkers’ to anyone with a penchant for the weird west…” – The Nameless Zine

“Deadlands: Ghostwalkers was my first foray into the Deadlands universe, but if this book is an example of the stories I’ll find there I’ll be going back soon and often!”- Horror Maiden’s Blog

“Written by a man who understands the art of storytelling better than most, and performed by a man who’s voice talent is one of the top reasons I fell in love with audio books.”- Nathan Tullis, Audio Book Reviewer

 


Meet the Visionaries

Visionary’s family continues to grow as we ramp up new initiatives, and others already in the fold continue to move up to new heights! In addition we continue to form new strategic partnerships to expand our services, outreach and line. Here’s the latest…

Munshaw of Visionary Comics production studioVisionary is excited to announce Mike Munshaw as our Operations Chief, managing the business day to day. Mike becomes the latest partner to join the studio, along with its co-founders and Jeff Mariotte.

Also, we’ve been launching new divisions to focus on particular markets. Jeff Mariotte, award winning author and comic writer, continues as our Editor-in-Chief and Books Division Chief.

Brian_Augustyn_pix377Today, we are proud to announce Brian Augustyn as our Comics Division Chief! Brian, long time editor for DC Comics, and writer of numerous top selling books, returns to the studio he helped launch!

Cathy Dougherty of Visionary Comics production studioFinally, we are thrilled to announce Cathy Dougherty as our Children’s Book Division Chief. Cathy will be working with us to move into the popular market as of this Fall!
Meet the Chiefs!

 

Our Operations Staff make it all happen! From marketing to digital publishing, they are all hard at work laying the ground work for great stuff coming your way this year and beyond! Two of our interns just graduated up to form our core Social Media Team — Congratulations to Chrissie Nelson and Robert Wells, who now join ranks with our Marketing Director, Natalie Ekelund, and Digital Publishing Director, Matt Horstmann.

Meet our Ops Crew!


Be A Visionary Initiative

Artway AllianceSince our inception, Visionary has been about giving back, to our communities, our industry, and our world. We’ve done this through supporting charitable programs, mentoring aspiring creators, and teaching children and youth. Now, Visionary will begin grouping these efforts and outreach collectively under our “Be a Visionary” Banner, an initiative about looking ahead and working for a better future, for all of us.

Visionary is proud to announce our first partner in this venture, Artway Alliance, a 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. Artway Alliance founder Eric Suggs and our CCO C. Edward Sellner have been talking about upcoming events where Visionary will support this worthwhile cause, by leading workshops and helping promote events. Our first joint venture will be Columbia Comic Con, at the end of July! Find out more about the Alliance at their site!


Next Week…
We begin to tease an utterly amazing August and September, with big changes on the way, from your favorite production studio! Get the latest right to your email by subscribing to our newsletter!

The NEW Visionary Begins!

We’ve been hinting for some time, showing bits and pieces, but now we’re ready to start unveiling the whole master plan, and what will be the NEW Visionary that will carry us into our second decade of creating awesomeness!

We’ve already announced our new branding, with our core focus shifting to the banner of Visionary Creative Services and our labels expanding with the addition of Visionary Books to the already established Visionary Comics.

This week we just relaunched our totally revamped main site. Now, more dynamic, interactive and engaging thanks to our marketing team at VineBUZZ! Check it out in-depth! We’ll be continuing to add content and features throughout the month of November!

The next announcements will be at our Visionary 2.0 panel at Tucson Comic Con on Sunday, November 8th at 12pm Arizona time. Join us LIVE at the event, or be sure to check our main site as we’ll be posting the full news once the panel begins.

More announcements will be coming throughout the rest of 2015 and into 2016. We’re just getting started, and when we’re done, it’ll be a whole new Vision!

Visionary’s BIG10 Begins – A Celebration of the Vision!

VisionaryX We teased it a few weeks back – and now, the time is here! Starting today, Visionary officially begins celebrating our BIG 10 year anniversary! Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out regular updates from all our sites, spotlighting our great titles, our expert services, and the stellar talent behind the BIG V!

Big10While we’re celebrating our FIRST decade, we’ll also be making some BIG announcements that will lay the foundation for the next 10! Look for promotions and new staff! Look for new services from our production studio and new digital venues with the return of classic favorites in new formats! We’ll also begin pulling the curtain back on the Creation titles ramping up!


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Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner
shares his story and reflections on Visionary hitting the double-digits! Read the in depth interview.

 


MCL Promo SeriesMy Comic Life has been running weekly since the first of the year, and just posted its 15th strip this past Sunday! Catch up now on the hit web-comic about a comic creator, creating a web-comic…

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Visionary’s BIG10 Begins This Spring!

Welcome to Springtime! Despite the snowy start some parts of the country had, we’re more than ready for it here at Visionary Central! Spring is a season of new beginnings and growth, and this one will be truly Visionary!

We started 2015 strong, with our Deadlands trifecta: a hugely successful Kickstarter with the Cackler, a strong pre-order campaign for Dead Man’s Hand in stores April 1st, and the announcement of Ghostwalkers from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry and Tor Books!

We also launched our hit comic strip, My Comic Life which marks its twelfth consecutive week of publication with today’s latest strip…

MCL Promo StripHey! It’s MY COMIC LIFE! It’s a lesson in business as Visionary’s origin continues! Like it? Let us know? Comment and Share!
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So, why are we going all out? Well, this Spring we kick off our 10th Anniversary celebration and we plan to go BIG! You’ll notice some things changing over the next few weeks, then kick into high gear as of May, when we party every weekend at various events and conventions (details next week)!

As part of our BIG10 we’re going to be revamping and expanding our Services section of our site, announcing new package deals and specialized services, and strutting our stuff online! We’re also going to be doing giveaways and other special promotions for our fans, so all you Visionaries out there should stay tuned!

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Artist Richard Clark takes us to Star Wars actor John Morton’s TapCaf, just one example of Visionary’s new Fine Art Services coming soon!

 

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Deadlands: Cackler FUNDED! THANKS to our 600+ Backers!!

 CacklerCoverVisionary 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, ably assisted and edited by horror-western legend Jeff Mariotte. Visionary has also 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 finished, reaching all its stretch goals and Visionary has posted the first half of issue one on its web-comic portal, now live.

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Previous Updates:

January 30, 2015
Check out this great breakdown of Bart’s iconic cover for the print collection, and collector’s print for the Kickstarter campaign, from sketch to finished final piece! Bart did all the art for this and it sends chills down the spine every time!

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January 27, 2015
Check out this first EXCLUSIVE sneak peek with teaser images from legendary comics artist Bart Sears and Michael Atiyeh – NOW!

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News & Feature Roundup – 10/11/14

There’s been a LOT going on with Visionary the last few weeks, so just in case you missed any of the good stuff, we’ve compiled everything together in one handy place! Check it out!

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-Visionary Announces New Partnerships & Deadlands Expansion!
New Partners! New Collections! New Content! Deadlands on the Move!

Webcomic Kickstarter Screen-Visionary Creation Series Headlocked Returns to Kickstarter!
Our First Official CREATION Series, Headlocked Returns in Force! Wrestling and Comic Superstars are Keeping the Dream Alive!

-Visionary Opens the Doors for New Interns!
Want to Make Comics and Live in the DC-Metro Area? Be a Visionary and Join Us for Practical Guidance and Direction on Professional Projects!
Download the Interns Job Description and Overview

-Visionary Launches Web-Comics Portal with New Content!
Headlocked Short Stories! Deadlands Originals! My Comic Life! Oh My!

Oct14 Cons-Visionary Supports Local Shows United FanBoyz & Annapolis!
Get the Latest on Our Next Cons, Two Awesome Local Shows!

NEWS ROUNDUP
Check out these Spotlights on Visionary from the Comics’ Media!
Broken Frontier, Bleeding Cool and ICv2 Report on Deadlands!
Times Union shines the spotlight on creator Michael Kingston!

Watch this GREAT Interview with Visionary Co-Founders, C. Edward Sellner and Charlie Hall with Gina Geppi, from ComicsWow!

Stay tuned for more from Visionary Central!

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