Official Press Release
Known for their groundbreaking work as the illustrators of such comics series as Grendel, Triple-X, and Exquisite Corpse, the Pander Bros. will appear at WonderCon 2008 to sign copies of their latest graphic novel, Accelerate, and preview scenes from their newly-completed motion picture, Selfless. Both will be available at the Shawdowline booth #AA22 on Friday, 2/22, at 1 pm – 3 pm and on Saturday, 2/23, at 1 pm – 2 pm. The occasion marks their first visit to Wonder Con in over five years.
The Pander Bros. helped forge the independent comics revolution with their high-style artwork that pushed the boundaries of the medium with the breakout hit Grendel: Devil’s Legacy. They went on to push the comic book page to the extreme with Ginger Fox and Exquisite Corpse – the latter banned in several countries. Their passion for storytelling was evident in their epic political thriller, Triple X, and their celebrated body of multi-media work includes the urban guerilla tale, Secret Broadcast, with a soundtrack CD of dubbed out Electronica, and award-winning cult hit, The Operation. Jacob Pander has also directed a number of music videos that have appeared on MTV and short films that have played in film festivals around the country and abroad. For more information about their work, visit www.PanderBros.com.
They have just completed their first feature film, Selfless, directed by Jacob Pander and produced by Arnold Pander from their own screenplay. Selfless is a psychological thriller about an arrogant young architect forced to do the unthinkable after his identity is stolen by a random stranger he meets in an airport. For more information, visit www.selflessthemovie.com.
Accelerate is set in futuristic L.A. where the gangs have become tribes in the massive urban sprawl. A young tribal leader named Marne, receives a fax from her dead lover, Cutter. He warns her that a “Black Network” has infiltrated the LAPD and is killing all the tribal leaders – she is next on the hit-list and must escape before they find her. Marne’s small tribe discovers a secret world that can only be accessed by a drug called ‘Accelerate,’ where a hidden society called The Flash Tribe thrives. With the Black Network closing in they offer to help Marne escape her certain fate and upload into cyberspace to reunite with Cutter. But when she realizes she will have to sacrifice her unborn child, Marne chooses to ‘Accelerate’ and take on the Black Network to save the L.A. tribes! View the trailer at: www.myspace.com/acceleratecomic