Media Release — Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty recently announced art by nationally known illustrator Tim Vigil will appear in an eight page story titled City of Lost Souls in the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2011 Previews catalog and available ONLY through Previews. The done-in-one tale, featuring Vigil’s character Dick William Vickers, private eye, is written by his brother, Jeff Vigil.
“We’re really pleased to have Tim’s edgy, hard-boiled art in Indie Comics Magazine,” said Beatty, “and getting his brother Jeff to write completes the package.” Vickers is a film noir styled private eye in a horror story setting, said Beatty, who will appear in a five issue series of books some time in the future. “We get a glimpse of him here, following leads in the Devil’s Den area of Sacrament, New York.”
Praised for his attention to detail in black and white art, anatomy, and extremely graphic art, Vigil is responsible for creating the DynaPop art style and was a key member of the Rebel Studios company. His graphic novel Faust (with David Quinn) was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned. Faust: Book of M was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative.
Tim’s art has appeared in books by Caliber Comics, Verotik (the comic book label of The Misfits leader Glenn Danzig) and in the Broken Halos Studios books Broken Halo and Gunfighters in Hell (featuring art by brother Joe Vigil).
Vigil’s art books include Dark Utopia and Gothic Nights. For Avatar, Tim created the titles Webwitch and EO. Recent work includes Faust: Singha’s Talons at Avatar Press and covers and interiors for the Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta series.
Each issue of Indie Comics Magazine will feature full stories from many different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators’ work. Tim accepts commissions through http://TimVigilArt.com.
Indie Comics Magazine is available ONLY through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue is offered in January, 2011’s Previews. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.