Official Press Release
Boston, MA – Veteran comics creator and publisher Dave Elliott is launching
a web comic version of his book Sharky on Komikwerks.com. Image Comics
originally published Sharky as a four-issue mini-series in 1998, written by
Elliott with art by Alex Horley. The comic guest-stars a “who’s who” of
independent comics’ greatest characters: Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon; Harris
Comics’ Vampirella; Mike Allred’s Madman; Dark Horse’s The Mask; Evan
Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese; Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster; Joe Quesada and
Jimmy Palmiotti’s Ash; Keith Giffen’s Trencher; and Al Gordon and Jerry
In addition to the original four issue series, Komikwerks will also be
publishing a four page introductory story that was originally used only for
solicitation, and an eight page, fully painted story that was first
published in Heavy Metal magazine. Another added bonus will be character
sketches and designs by Alex Horley and other artists such as Jerry Paris,
Dave Johnson and Simon Bisley.
A veteran comics creator, Elliott started his career as an artist, but put
those skills aside in favor of writing, editing and publishing for two
companies he founded, Blackball Comics and Atomeka, as well as a brief stint
as editor for Deadline (created by Steve Dillon and Brett Ewins). In the
early 90’s, Atomeka’s anthology book, A1, was nominated for an Eagle Award,
an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award (winning the Harvey). Elliott was both
publisher for Tundra UK (winning the coveted Yellow Kid award) and in charge
of the now defunct Penthouse Comix. He wrote The Bible: Eden with Keith
Giffen and art by Scott Hampton (now collected by IDW), created and wrote
ALIEN ARENA with art by Alex Horley and Dani Orizio, and worked on a variety
of other projects Heavy Metal, Image, Marvel Comics and “odds and sods too
numerous to mention.” Elliott is currently in the process of relaunching
Atomeka and A1 with his original co-founder Garry Leach.
“We’re very excited to have Dave Elliott’s work on Komikwerks,” declared
Patrick Coyle, co-founder of Komikwerks. “Dave’s work is lots of fun, I
think our readers are going to love Sharky. And it’s nice to add Dave’s name
to an already great list of comics professionals that we’ve been lucky
enough to work with, including Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon, Andy Kuhn, and
“For SHARKY it’s a totally different audience, in a totally different
medium, on a totally different kind of website…” says Elliott, adding, “so
when’s the other shoe going to drop?”
Sharky will be updated with a new episode every Tuesday on Komikwerks.com
Founded in 2000 by Patrick Coyle and Shannon Denton, Komikwerks is a comic
publisher dedicated to publishing high-quality, professional level,
creator-owned comics through digital and other distribution methods.
Komikwerks.com launched in March of 2001, and has been name a Sci Fi Channel
“Cool Site”. Contributors to the Komikwerks site include comic industry
veterans from major print publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark
Horse. Komikwerks’ third comics anthology, “Nuts and Bolts”, will be in
stores in April 2004.
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