Official Press Release
Atlanta, GA. Coming in August from Desperado Studios will be
an anthology over 300 pages showcasing the insightful writing of Gary Reed.
The anthology, OF SCENES AND STORIES, will feature many of Gary’s short
stories and also scenes from the many comics he has written over the years.
In addition to the stories and scenes, each will be preceded by a preface
where Gary discusses the particular project, what his thought process was,
and how it was to work with the artist involved in the project. More than
just a collection of comic stories, it also provides a retrospective on Gary’s
long fruitful career.
“It’s actually quite astounding just how much Gary has written,” said Joe
Pruett, publisher of Desperado Publishing, “and even more astounding is how
good it is. I really think that Gary is one of the most under-appreciated
writers in comics. His stories are powerful and thought provoking.” Pruett
said that the choice of selections was left up entirely to Gary on what to
Reed said he was also surprised by the amount of material. “When Joe and I
first started talking about it, I thought it might be hard to come up with
enough to fill up the book, but I had to cut out so much. There’s probably
enough for another book but I think that can wait awhile. It’s a fun
project though, getting a chance to discuss the various stories.
The format of the anthology will be the first in a series where writers can
assemble stories and scenes and provide a back history on the process
involved. “We look at it much like the Art Books we do (Art of Brian
Bolland and the upcoming Art of P. Craig Russell) in that we get the
thoughts behind the stories and how it all came together, ” Pruett said. “Gary
was a good first choice to kick off this format, not just because of our
close association with him but because of the diversity of stories he’s done
and the incredible talent that he’s worked with over the years.”
Artists included in the anthology include: Guy Davis, Mark Bloodworth,
Michael Gaydos, Vince Locke, Mike Perkins, Galen Showman, David Mack, Jim
Calafiore, Michael Lark, Nate Pride, Patrick Zircher, Laurence Campbell,
Chris Jones, and many others. Also included will be the never seen Beatles
pages with artist R.G. Taylor, a project that was cast in limbo with the
death of iBooks publisher, Byron Preiss.
The anthology, OF SCENES AND STORIES, will ship in early August and includes
complete short stories and selected scenes from titles such as Deadworld, Baker
Street, Raven Chronicles, Saint Germaine, and others. Running over 300
pages, it will retail for $19.95.