Official Press Release
In Judith’s short life, the street smart punk has already proved to be a survivor, but now she’ll have to fight to remain the last one standing!
It’s 1984 – Reaganomics are in full swing, Herbie Hancock ruled the first MTV Music Video Awards, movie-goers met The Ghostbusters and The Terminator, Indira Ghandi was assassinated, B.A. Baracus pitied fools, and a third rate cosmetics company single-handedly destroyed civilization. Is Judith, a 17-year-old chain smoking delinquent humanity’s last hope?
In the upcoming ALPHA GIRL miniseries, co-creators Jeff Roenning and Jean-Paul Bonjour are plotting plenty of trouble for Judith. Robert Love is illustrating Judith’s close calls with the masses of flesh-hungry zombie women and the men who hunt them. ALPHA GIRL promises to be the action-packed gore fest that you’ve been waiting for!
“When I got hooked on comics in 1980 I quickly found that the best titles were relegated to the 25 cent box. Creepy, Tales From The Crypt, and Ghostly Tales were my favorites, but they never went far enough,” explainedÂ Roenning.Â “ALPHA GIRL has been a chance to not only quench my blood lust, but to do it with a kick ass heroine.”
“As a child of the 1980’s, it has been a blast drawing a comicÂ that takes place during my formative years,” said Love. “The Adidas track suits, big hair, and the ’80’s rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop – I’m definitely having fun!”
“I cut class my sophomore year of high school to go hang out, smoke cigarettes, and check out girls.Â I ended up watching a movie called Evil Dead 2.Â When I saw that flick I had found my calling in life,” added Bonjour. “When Roenning approached me with the concept of a cosmetic company turning all women into man-eaters, with a kick ass protagonist like Judith, I was all in. If you’re like me and a fan of the zombie horror genre when the lead character has a flash of attitude, you are in for a hell of a ride.”
This “Return of the Living Dead meetsÂ Zombieland”Â new miniseries will appeal to fans of the dark humor and horrors of CHEW and HACK/SLASH. For those that can’t wait until February, Cassie Hack fans will discover another kick ass femme fatale in the back pages of HACK/SLASH #11, where we’re sharing a sneak peek of ALPHA GIRL #1!
ALPHA GIRL #1 (DEC110475), a 32-page full-color horror comic book forÂ $2.99, will be on sale in stores and on digital platforms on February 1, and is available for order in the December issue of Previews. HACK/SLASH #11 (Seeley & Badilla Cover A:Â OCT110549, Laiso Cover B:Â OCT110550), will be available onÂ December 28.
To learn more about the ALPHA GIRL comic, visitÂ http://alphagirlthecomic.com/. You can also get the latest ALPHA GIRL news by following the team on Facebook atÂ http://www.facebook.com/alphagirlthecomicÂ and on Twitter @AlphaGirl_Comic.
ABOUT JEFF ROENNING
Jeff Roenning studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he was mentored by famed screenwriter Bennet Simms (Blazing Saddles, etc.). He has written numerous scripts, including an episode of Tales from the Crypt. He graduated in 1992 and began working in post-production, and worked on such films as Nora Ephron’sÂ MichaelÂ andÂ Strip Tease. During that time, Jeff also took the prestigious position of boom operator on the cult classicÂ Tromeo and Juliet.Â In 1997 he went to Sony studios to work on digital archiving and the fledgling DVD spec under Malcolm Davidson, and in 1999 he moved over to DVD software pioneer Sonic Solutions.Â Jeff’s 2008 debut horror film Hot Baby broke new ground in the schlock genre. Unbelievably, it’s still rated FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes.Â Jeff’s experience there would lead him to work on the Oscar winning DVDÂ TrafficÂ and the award winning Beastie Boys Video Anthology. He has worked on over 100 titles to date and is credited as a pioneer in bringing the surf film genre to DVD. Â
ABOUT ROBERT LOVE
RobertÂ LoveÂ formed Gettosake Entertainment with his brothers, Jeremy and Maurice in 1998, publishing their signature character CHOCOLATE THUNDER.Â In 2004, Dark Horse published FIERCE, written by Jeremy Love with art byÂ RobertÂ Love, followed by SHADOW ROCK in February of 2007.Â Robert’s stories “The Blind Monkey Style” and “The Mad Mauler” appeared in POPGUN VOLUMES 1 and 4 respectively.Â Outside of comics, he sold the rights to a movie to 20th Century Fox called THE ADVENTURES OF VENUS KINCAID and has also optioned several other projects with Cartoon Network and the Disney Channel.
ABOUT JEAN-PAUL BONJOUR
Jean-Paul Bonjour (yes, that’s his real name) is in fact aÂ realÂ person. He is not so much French as he is a victim of being born and raised in Berkeley, California. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. There he met and befriended Harmony Korine and worked on the film Kids while pursuing his other passion in photography. After graduating film school he moved to Los Angeles to work for Andrew Lazar at Dino De Lorentis on Army Of Darkness. Quickly however, he realized that the independent film and punk music scene that he grew up with was where his true passions lived. His independent short film and photography work was noticed by Apple Computer who offered him a position in 2000. He has been stuck working at a desk job, trying to democratize film making, one donut at a time ever since.Â
Jean-Paul’s photography has been published in such notable magazines as Slap, Thrasher, DV, and Wired Magazine as well as a few hundred trashy punk ‘zines. He shares a 2002 technical Emmy for his work on Final Cut Pro, as well as a Bay Area Music Award 1999. He has had his films optioned to Apple Computer, HDNet, Sundance Channel, and in 2005 earned a trip to the Sundance Film Festival. He lives in Oakland, California with his daughter and fellow S-Mart shopper Sylvie Blue.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitÂ www.imagecomics.com.