Media Release — Dynamite Entertainment’s latest collaboration with filmmaker Kevin Smith represents the next extension of the Hollywood director’s films into the comic book world, produced to coincide with the Yoga Hosers premiere at Sundance Film Festival this week!
The film centers on teenage yoga fanatics Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, played by both Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and actor Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose Depp. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Manitoba convenience store to release an army of monsters, and threatening the their attendance to a senior party, the two join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe.
Dynamite teams up with Green Hornet and Bionic Man writer Kevin Smith to bring his latest horror comedy to comics with the release of Yoga Hosers, which will be given out to attendees of this week’s Sundance Film Festival!
“Nick and the Dynamite folks have made a home for me at their shop over the years. So when I thought about launching SModComics, he was my first call. I look forward to turning lots of material from my podcasts and movies into 4-color extensions of what we do in other media. And I’m happy to do it with Dynamite – the Jersey-based comics giant!” states Writer/Director Kevin Smith.
“The relationship we have with Kevin is incredibly rewarding. His resume speaks for itself, as he has reinvigorated great comic characters like Daredevil and Green Arrow at Marvel and DC respectively, along with Green Hornet and Six Million Dollar Man here at Dynamite,” states CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “His talent brings fans to the industry, and when he asked if we would be a part of this event, of course we said yes!”
This special prequel comic to the upcoming film features an original story by Yoga Hosers writer/director Kevin Smith himself, with art by Jeff Quigley, and is available exclusively at the film’s premiere on Sunday January 24 at the Sundance Film Festival!
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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