Active Images & "The Nightmarist" @ Ape

Official Press Release

Los Angeles, CA -- Apr 4, 2006 -- Active Images is ready to hit San Francisco and mess with some people's heads at this year's Alternative Press Expo, Apr 8 and Apr 9 at The Concourse on 7th St. Active Images is not only sending Comicraft's Secret Weapon, John 'JG' Roshell, to the show, but it'll feature a large and nefarious display of The Nightmarist, Duncan Rouleau's well received original graphic novel, a dark horror fantasy of existential proportions. Active Images, the Secret Weapon and The Nightmarist are sharing a booth with Larry Young's AiT/PlanetLar. They can all be found at booth #434-435.

Released Mar 15, The Nightmarist has been racking up some stellar reviews. Here's just a sample:

**"The verdict is in: The Nightmarist is the best original graphic novel released in years.. Miss this piece of seminal fiction, and you'll be missing out on a true classic of the field." ---Dave Baxter, BrokenFrontier.com

**"I loved the $#!+ out of it. Man, was that a good book." ---Larry Young, AiT/PlanetLar

**"The Nightmarist is truly a weird and wonderfully bizarre book.. Very nicely done. Seek it!" ---Comics Should Be Good

When a mysterious figure calling himself The Nightmarist appears in Beth Sorrenson's dreams, claiming to protect her from forces plotting to twist her will, Beth's reality begins to crack. Paranoia and suspicion rise and the support of her friends, family and psychiatrist are called into question. Haunted by horrific visions, while both awake and asleep, Beth must decide---has she gone crazy or have her dreams become ground zero in a battle for the future of mankind? Can she trust The Nightmarist?

Her choices may cost more than her soul.

Check out The Nightmarist supersite at http://www.activeimages.com/nightmarist. Featured is a movie trailer, preview pages, a Rouleau bio and links to the various press coverage received so far.

Duncan Rouleau has been a professional artist for many years. His comic book and graphic novel work has included his own M. Rex, Superman in Action Comics (#779 to present), X-Factor and Wolverine. Duncan is also known for storyboarding a number of feature films including Bram Stokers Dracula (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola). More information about Duncan can be found at http://www.manofaction.tv/home.html

ABOUT ACTIVE IMAGESActive Images (www.activeimages.com) is the publishing arm of COMICRAFT, the lettering and design studio founded by First Tiger Richard Starkings and Secret Weapon John 'JG' Roshell in 1992. Active Images entered the world of print publishing in 2002 with Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection and in only a few short years became a publisher of great note, putting out a compelling and eclectic line of graphic novels featuring some of the most talented and up-and-coming creators in the industry, including: Solstice (Steven T. Seagle), The Spiral Cage (Al Davison), Ballast (Joe Kelly), Strange Embrace (David Hine), Temptation, Skidmarks, Gunpowder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw, The Fly Chronicles, and Brickman Begins. Industry legends Dave Sim, Alan Moore and Will Eisner are just a few who have sung the praises of Active Images's lineup.

ABOUT MAN OF ACTIONWith a proven track record in Film, Television, Comics, Online, and Video Games, four of the comic book industry's most innovative professionals have consolidated their considerable talents and resources to form MAN OF ACTION, a Development/ Production House conceptualizing and developing work of exceptional quality, commercial viability, and explosive creativity. Among their many projects: Ben 10, airing next year on Cartoon Network; the play N.W.C currently on a nationwide tour; and the award-winning video game X-Men Legends. Each stands as benchmarks in Man of Action's growing influence in the entertainment industry.

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