Media Release — Asylum Press announced that it will release its latest graphic novel entitled Farmhouse to the Comics by comiXology iPhone comic store and reader before it goes to print. Farmhouse is written by Playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave and illustrator Szymon Kudranski (Batman, Zombie Cop).
Farmhouse is a dark character drama set in a mental institution set in the town of Paintsville in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. In this tale, Sam Corneile, A drifter, returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled female who dares him to confront his past.
Farmhouse #1 Free issue: http://www.farmhousecomic.com/farmhouse1FREE.pdf
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Farmhouse website: www.farmhousecomic.com
Farmhouse Asylum Press www.asylumpress.com/farmhouse.html
“I am very excited to work with comiXology on delivering Asylum Press’ comics to the iPhone. There are millions of iPhone users and it opens up our reader base quite significantly,” says publisher Frank Forte, “The comics market has needed to get to new fans for over a decade and this seems to be the best way to do it. We hope it will drive readers to their local comics shops.”
“Asylum has a lot of fun comics with a wide range of genres,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Farmhouse is a dark, brooding drama that is unique in our offerings and we hope gets the attention it deserves.”
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About Elizabeth J. Musgrave:
Elizabeth J. Musgrave has over 10 plays and 1 feature film to her credits. In 2006 her full length play Darwin’s Pâté ran at the Pan Andreas Theater in Hollywood CA for 9 weeks. In 2004 her short play The Soundman, was part of the 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (Lone Star Ensemble) performed at The Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in North Hollywood. For her screenplays, she has placed quarter-finals and semi-finals in The Chesterfield Writers Film Project, Writers’ Script Network, and Fade In competitions. Additionally, she has placed in the quarter-finals for her TV spec in the Scriptapalooza contest. She also had the opportunity to work alongside legendary producer Ray Stark with two of her projects.
About Szymon Kudranski:
An artist, graphic designer, concept artist, photographer.Born in 1986 in Poland.Draw first,befoure he learn to walk. Has many exhibitions around a world individual and group as well. In age of 17 Steve Niles ask him draw one of his novel in “30 Days of Night Annual 2004”. Since
than Szymon cooporated with many publishers (Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Asylum Press, Markosia,Mamtor, Dead Dog Ent.) mostly working on comics.
About Asylum Press:
Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest names. Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics, Haven Distributors, Tony Shenton and Partners Publishers Group to the booktrade.