IDW Offers up "Silent Hill: Paint It Black" One-Shot

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA (December 6, 2004) Silent Hill is a strange and wicked place. Things happen there that make its visitors wish they were just bad dreams. But they're not.

Painter and semi-professional slacker Ike finds this out the only way guys like him ever find anything out-the hard way. Ike finds his dark muse in the mist-enshrouded, monster-infested reaches of Silent Hill. Then along comes the very sexy, survivalist-trained, gunslinging cheerleader Cheryl and her teammates to shake things up in a very different way. Before Ike knows it, creatures attack, cheerleaders disappear, and the situation escalates from there. Ike can only pray this is all a bad dream.

Ike's journey is the basis for Silent Hill: Paint It Black, the next installment of IDW Publishing's successful spin-offs based on Konami's smash-hit video game. This latest chapter is again written by Scott Ciencin, returning for his third tour of duty at Silent Hill. The art is by Shaun Thomas, who also illustrated the last 48-page Silent Hill installment, Silent Hill: Among The Damned.

"The Silent Hill universe continues to be an endless source of inspiration for us here at IDW," says editor Kris Oprisko. "With Paint it Black, Scott and Shaun are presenting what may be the most chilling glimpse yet inside the evil that abides there. You'll want to read this one with the lights on!"

Silent Hill: Paint It Black is a full-color, 48-page one-shot on sale in February 2005.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night and its sequels, Dark Days and Return to Barrow; Ashley Wood's Lore; CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations; Beau Smith's Wynonna Earp; and Steve Niles' Wake The Dead. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead and Hyde. Paramount Pictures has optioned the movie rights to Aleister Arcane.

Konami became the nineteenth Japanese company listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on September 30, 2002. Starting with the production of amusement machines, Konami has evolved into a corporate group involved in five business arenas, namely, "Computer & Video Games," "Exercise Entertainment," "Toy & Hobby," "Amusement" and "Gaming." These five businesses, in addition to being strongly competitive in their respective areas, generate synergistic effects among themselves. Konami marked its 30th anniversary on March 19, 2003.

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