Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (March 24, 2005) The Heartbreakers, everyone’s favorite female action-hero clones, team with the world-famous 19th-century robot known as Boilerplate in a science fiction adventure that will please old fans and gain legions of new readers as well.
Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate features a revolutionary new art style developed by artist and Boilerplate creator Paul Guinan. His groundbreaking technique, know as “paintography,” combines drawing, painting, and photography, enhanced by printing in rich brown ink, to achieve a look that simply must be seen to be believed. “Other comics have used photo-based art, but so far it’s always looked clunky,” comments Guinan. “I wanted to find a way of truly integrating the different media and giving it a more cohesive look-and I did it! I kind of surprised myself, in fact.”
Heartbreakers creator/writer Anina Bennett pens this brand new tale, and also pulls double (or should that be triple?) duty by appearing as the heroines themselves! “I’m secretly a big ham,” she confesses, “so this is a great way to satisfy my acting jones. The only tricky part is pulling off some of the action poses. Try holding still for the camera while you’re being blown through the air by an explosion or throwing a roundhouse kick!”
When Boilerplate, lost since World War I, is found and reassembled by the Heartbreakers, robot love quickly blooms with their android, Femiquin 44. But all is not sweetness and light, as rogue researchers from Biovoc, the Heartbreakers’ former corporate owner and nemesis, set their sights on dismantling the mechanical man to discover the valuable technology hidden inside.
Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate intersperses a 73-page story with historical background on Boilerplate, including period photos. Boilerplate, already an international sensation, has been dubbed “cool” by NASA, has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the planet, and generates tens of thousands of hits per day on the creators’s Web site, www.BigRedHair.com.
Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate is a 6″ x 8.5″, 104-page comic digest appearing in June 2005.
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