Official Press Release
Houston, TX – Two veterans of the comic book industry,
Trainor Houghton and Pamela Miltenberger, announce Fifth House Press, a new
collaborative small press enterprise.
The two publishing executives hail from a shared background spent working at
Penny-Farthing Press (PFP) and have joined forces to launch their own
publishing venture. “During our time together at PFP, Pamela and I found we
wanted to tell similar stories and this eventually evolved into our
developing this new creative project. Our story, entitled MINIATURE giants,
is what inspired us to get the ball rolling towards publishing it
ourselves,” states Trainor Houghton.
MINIATURE giants is best described as a semiautobiographical coming-of-age
story set against the colorful backdrop of small-town life in Southeast
Texas during the late 1970s. Mostly, it¹s a seriocomic take on the deepening
friendship between a couple of preadolescents from seemingly disparate
backgrounds. Though primarily grounded in reality, there¹s a broad overlap
and interweaving of fantastical yet poignantly imaginative elements.
“Basically, this is one of those stories illustrating how children often
resort to escapist play as a way of coping with whatever their struggle
happens to be,” states Pamela Miltenberger. “In MINIATURE giants, the drama
specifically addresses the challenges presented by mental illness. It¹s our
hope that it will help demystify such illnesses and the stigma that often
results from a lack of awareness.”
Plans are currently under way to publish the story initially in a graphic
novel version. “We also very much see it as a natural fit for any visual
storytelling medium, be it film, television or animation,” adds Houghton.
MINIATURE giants is the first project Fifth House Press has slated for