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!


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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 7.21.16


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!




Deadlands Thunder Moon Rising Cover ArtThunder Moon Rising Giveaway!

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

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

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


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?



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!




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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