Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – Isotope– the comic book lounge, today announced a Trailer contest for BOOM! Studios’ new release LEFT ON MISSION . Isotope is inviting comic fans everywhere to produce a Trailer utilizing art from the comic and a musical theme by Mike Griffen, former guitarist of Tsunami Bomb .
Entries will be judged by a panel which includes Keefe Boerner, visual effects producer on Sin City , and Brad Blondheim, producer of the turntablist documentary Scratch.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a limited edition, signed and numbered hardcover copy of LEFT ON MISSION #1 along with signed copies of LEFT ON MISSION issues 1-5 when they are available. The Grand Prize Winner’s Trailer will be showcased on the Isotope and LEFT ON MISSION websites and also their Trailer will be used as part of the LEFT ON MISSION advertising campaign.
“Trailers are an entertainment classic. They hit all your sensory hotspots while pushing you at pulse-quickening speeds into a frenzy of curiosity and excitement. And who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at putting one of these bite-sized packs of entertainment dynamite together? Well, now you’ve got the chance to make a trailer for LEFT ON MISSION ,” said James Sime, proprietor of Isotope – the comic book lounge, “And let me tell you, this book will be a dream to work with – great art and a high-octane story – if you can’t make a great trailer for this book, you aren’t even trying!”
“I am really stoked about this contest. We have a great musical theme by Mike Griffen, the former guitarist of Tsunami Bomb. We have great judges, with a diverse background – Keefe Boerner, the visual effects producer on Sin City and Brad Blondheim, the producer of Scratch . And to top it off, we have a one of the kind prize to give away with the limited hardcover of issue #1,” Chip Mosher, writer/creator of LEFT ON MISSION said. “I can’t wait to see what people come up with!”
Entrants will be given the ability to download a wide selection of artwork from LEFT ON MISSION, with art by Francesco Francavilla and colors by Martin Thomas, a script for the trailer by writer/creator Chip Mosher, and the musical theme by Mike Griffen. The entrants will need to create a 45 to 90 second trailer using at least fifty percent or more of the artwork, script and music provided. The Trailer may also include sound effects created by the entrant, voice-over narration, and actors.
“You’ve got the music, you’ve got the art, and the sky’s the limit! Knock our socks off, people!” said James Sime.
To learn more about the contest, read the Official Rules, register and obtain all the media assets, please go to the following website: http://www.leftonmission.com/contest
LEFT ON MISSION # 1 will be hitting store shelves on May 16 th , 2007. Created and written by Chip Mosher, LEFT ON MISSION features stunning pencil and inkwork from rising star Francesco ( Sea of Red , The Black Coat ) Francavilla, colors by Martin Thomas and two first issue covers from Steph Stamb.
A spy thriller in the vein of The Bourne Identity, LEFT ON MISSION spotlights former agent Eric Westfall who has been called out of his perfect suburban retirement to recover an agent gone rogue. LEFT ON MISSION is a monthly limited series for fans of gritty, dark espionage thrillers like Casino Royale!
ABOUT ISOTOPE – THE COMIC BOOK LOUNGE
The award-winning Isotope-the Comic Book Lounge in San Francisco is perhaps best known for their innovative approach to comics retailing, enthusiastic pursuit of comics evangelism through nontraditional methods, and for crafting unique and often extravagant comic launch events for the books they love. Proprietor James Sime, wrote about these subjects and more in his column “The Comic Pimp” published on ComicBookResources.com. James also established the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics in 2003 in order to celebrate new talents working in an under promoted area of the comics industry.