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IDW Publishing to Release Ben Templesmith's "Singularity 7"

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San Diego, CA, April 20, 2004-Artist Ben Templesmith has established himself as a rising star of comic art with projects like 30 Days Of Night and Silent Hill, but in July his fans will get their first taste of his writing abilities with the new IDW Publishing series Singularity 7.

Singularity 7 is an incredible epic that tells the story of seven very special individuals that are the living keys to save a scorched Earth from total ruin. When a nanotechnological plague threatens the world, only these few holdouts can fight back… but if they don't act fast, there won't be anything left to fight for.

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According to Ben Templesmith, "I've always had a fascination with nanotechnology and really wanted to play around with the broad concepts. I'm by no means dealing with hard science, but the possibilities with it really are endless. Apart from anything else, I wanted to use it as a device which would allow me to draw some interesting stuff and still have it all make sense. Plus, it really lets me have a go at some interesting storytelling aspects I've wanted to play around with, which you can only do when you're both writer and artist."

"Fans who only know Ben as an artist will be very pleasantly surprised by his writing skills," says Kris Oprisko, IDW Vice President and series editor. "He's crafted a hyper-modern, faced-paced epic that is rooted in sci-fi but speaks to the question of what being human really means."

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Singularity 7, debuting in July 2004, is a 32-page, full color comic book with a retail price of $3.99.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among IDW's titles 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; and Steve Niles' Wake The Dead, Remains, Aleister Arcane, and Hyde. 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.

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