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In June, AiT-PlanetLar Tackles “Continuity” In A New OGN

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In June, AiT-PlanetLar Tackles “Continuity” In A New OGN

Official Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (March 23, 2006) AiT/Planet Lar creative executive
Josh Richardson announced today that he’s the head lunatic in the asylum
take-over. “I’ve been shepherding Jason McNamara and Tony Talbert through
the sometimes painful process of getting a book out from concept to
completion. With Larry Young and Jon Proctor finishing up The Black
Diamond, it’s fallen to me to let you know about the sheer awesomeness of
Mac and Tony’s book,” Richardson said. “You’ve probably seen the
twenty-five pages of Continuity that I gave our pals at the Isotope to
premiere up on their website and you couldn’t walk five feet without
tripping over a mention of the book.”

“Mac is one of the craziest guys I’ve ever met,” continued Richardson, “a
man nearly impossible to keep up with in conversation because his sharp
wit is just all over the place. Two or three things that don’t seem
related end up being the funniest story you’ve ever heard and his work on
Continuity is cut from the same cloth.”

Writer Jason McNamara uncharacteristically flutters his lush eyelashes:
“Coming from the self-publishing arena, it’s exciting and daunting to be
picked up by AiT/Planet Lar. I see that logo and think Demo, Last of the
Independents and Hench. Not only have they published some of my favorite
books but they’ve helped launch some enviable careers. It’s been an
awesome experience. Larry and Mimi have been like a pair of New Jersey
parents to us. When they’re not making us sleep in a cat carrier
underneath the basement stairs, then they’re locking Tony and me in a hot
car with the windows rolled up.”

Continuity is the story of Alicia, a teen whose dreams alter reality. Her
own internal struggles accidentally cause a pharmaceutical police state to
arise. “Mac is so mentally deranged that I think Continuity is his
autobiography,” said Richardson. “I really believe he thinks he’s a
straight-edge punk rock half-pregnant reality-altering seventeen year-old
girl. And sure, Tony looks like the normal one, but he’s just as bat-shit
loco, too.”

“The book was drawn at a sidewalk table in front of a cafe that I worked
at during a biting winter in San Francisco’s man-eating Tenderloin
District,” says artist Tony Talbert. “The junkie scum and heavy-handed
cops that worked my block translated right onto the page, and I feel it
gives the book much of its guts and integrity. Mac’s writing, to me, is a
combination of the Velvet Underground’s music, Jim Thompson’s work in
prose, and Stanley Kubrick motion pictures. AiT/Planet Lar, in publishing
Continuity, is no longer simply an insightful and dynamic company, but is
now a refuge for felons and runaways.”

The co-creator love-fest continues: “Tony Talbert is my best friend and my
creative life partner,” McNamara proudly claims. “How did I end up with
such a great collaborator? Some say Karma. If that’s true I must have been
Richard Speck in a previous life. Tony gave this book everything he had.
And when that wasn’t much, we asked him for more and he kind of came
through. Then we asked him to redraw a page and it was perfect.”

“I want people to read Continuity and feel like I did when I made my first
fake ID and saw the Ramones play at the Ritz in New York,” McNamara
boasts. “It’s going to kick you up a flight of stairs, organize your
mental sock drawer and put blood in your stool. Ya know… in a good way.”

AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-quality
entertainment to the masses through the creation of original projects or
producing works deserving of wider recognition. AiT/Planet Lar provides a
full range of services from concept to completion including writing, art
management, lettering, advertising and promotion, prepress production,
ancillary merchandise, and print management. Currently the company is
focused on producing Original Graphic Novels to be distributed through
mass-market bookstores,, and specialty bookshops around the

AiT/Planet Lar: Making Comics Better.

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