Official Press Release
ENCINO, CA — November 4, 2004 — Image Comics and
writer/creator Keith Arem of PCB Productions are
preparing the finishing touches on ASCEND, scheduled to hit bookshelves on
December 8 of this year. The “Transmedia” title was previewed at the 2004
Comic Con in San Diego last summer, and has garnered a lot of attention
inside and outside of the comics industry. ASCEND is the first Graphic Novel
from writer/creator Keith Arem and co-writer Scott Cuthbertson, and takes
the reader into a post-apocalyptic Heaven, where the battle over “harvested”
human souls is waged between Angels.
“Ascend originally started as a vision for a motion picture,” says
writer/creator Keith Arem. “Teaming with artist Christopher Shy gave us the
opportunity to create something more than just storyboards for the film; the
characters came alive under his brush and we all knew we had something
special on our hands. After a year in development, we’re excited to finally
bring the finished work to the bookshelves for the fans.”
Image Comics will release the book in comic book shops on December 8th, and
nationwide in early 2005.
The heralded trailer from the novel and hi-res color images can be found
online at www.preparetoascend.com.
“We were blown away by the artwork in this one,” says Image Comics Publisher
Erik Larsen. “Every panel is cover-worthy, and with Keith’s great storyline
the property has really opened a new world to fans of this genre and beyond.
We expect this novel to capture the attention of the entertainment industry
as a whole and look forward to its success.”
About PCB Productions
PCB Productions was established by creative director Keith Arem. Arem has
been one of the leading creators and producers in the field of dialog
production, writing, sound design, and scoring for the game and animation
industries since 1992 – serving as the Director of Audio for Virgin
Interactive Entertainment (1994-1998) and Director for Audio for Electronic
Arts Pacific (1998-1999). Arem holds a Bachelor’s degree in Audio
Engineering and Electronic Music Synthesis from California State University
Dominquez Hills. Since 1992, Arem has produced, directed and recorded over
300 commercial releases in the film, music, television and interactive
Visit www.pcbproductions.com for more information.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to
become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are
currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc
Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three
major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image
Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,
sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and
writers working in the medium today.
Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.
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