Official Press Release
Boston, MA - Veteran comics creator and publisher Dave Elliott is launchinga web comic version of his book Sharky on Komikwerks.com. Image Comicsoriginally published Sharky as a four-issue mini-series in 1998, written byElliott with art by Alex Horley. The comic guest-stars a "who's who" ofindependent comics' greatest characters: Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon; HarrisComics' Vampirella; Mike Allred's Madman; Dark Horse's The Mask; EvanDorkin's Milk and Cheese; Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster; Joe Quesada andJimmy Palmiotti's Ash; Keith Giffen's Trencher; and Al Gordon and JerryOrdway's Wildstar.
In addition to the original four issue series, Komikwerks will also bepublishing a four page introductory story that was originally used only forsolicitation, and an eight page, fully painted story that was firstpublished in Heavy Metal magazine. Another added bonus will be charactersketches and designs by Alex Horley and other artists such as Jerry Paris,Dave Johnson and Simon Bisley.
A veteran comics creator, Elliott started his career as an artist, but putthose skills aside in favor of writing, editing and publishing for twocompanies he founded, Blackball Comics and Atomeka, as well as a brief stintas editor for Deadline (created by Steve Dillon and Brett Ewins). In theearly 90's, Atomeka's anthology book, A1, was nominated for an Eagle Award,an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award (winning the Harvey). Elliott was bothpublisher for Tundra UK (winning the coveted Yellow Kid award) and in chargeof the now defunct Penthouse Comix. He wrote The Bible: Eden with KeithGiffen and art by Scott Hampton (now collected by IDW), created and wroteALIEN ARENA with art by Alex Horley and Dani Orizio, and worked on a varietyof other projects Heavy Metal, Image, Marvel Comics and "odds and sods toonumerous to mention." Elliott is currently in the process of relaunchingAtomeka and A1 with his original co-founder Garry Leach.
"We're very excited to have Dave Elliott's work on Komikwerks," declaredPatrick Coyle, co-founder of Komikwerks. "Dave's work is lots of fun, Ithink our readers are going to love Sharky. And it's nice to add Dave's nameto an already great list of comics professionals that we've been luckyenough to work with, including Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon, Andy Kuhn, andmany others."
"For SHARKY it's a totally different audience, in a totally differentmedium, on a totally different kind of website..." says Elliott, adding, "sowhen's the other shoe going to drop?"
Sharky will be updated with a new episode every Tuesday on Komikwerks.com
About KomikwerksFounded in 2000 by Patrick Coyle and Shannon Denton, Komikwerks is a comicpublisher dedicated to publishing high-quality, professional level,creator-owned comics through digital and other distribution methods.Komikwerks.com launched in March of 2001, and has been name a Sci Fi Channel"Cool Site". Contributors to the Komikwerks site include comic industryveterans from major print publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, and DarkHorse. Komikwerks' third comics anthology, "Nuts and Bolts", will be instores in April 2004.