Media Release — Following the unprecedented success of a Kickstarter campaign supported by the likes of George R.R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Dean Koontz, and Jim Butcher, Richard Dent brings Myopia to Dynamite!
Based on Dent’s award-winning story, Myopia merges speculative fiction and steampunk into a thrilling alternative reality. Armed with a special set of lenses that make him almost invisible inside the Central Lens Network, James Chase sets out on a mission to stop the new world order’s violation of the Magnetic Energy Agreement. At first sold as a device to make life more convenient, the lens now works as a tool for the government to hide the devastation unleashed from excessive mining of the earth’s core.
“I’m very excited to be working with Dynamite. Myopia is a passion project for me, and I couldn’t have worked with a more talented illustrator,” says author Richard Dent. “Patrick Berkenkotter is a perfectionist! His attention to detail and flawless renderings of human expression create the perfect balance between realism and fantasy, which was crucial in bringing the world of Myopia to life.”
“I was blown away by Richard’s concept for this story,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “When we saw the enthusiastic response the project received from both fans and such incredible fiction writers, we knew we had the makings of a hit on our hands!”
Myopia Special #1 teams Richard Dent with artist Patrick Berkenkotter, who previously worked on both Vampirella and Dark Shadows for Dynamite, as well as multiple Marvel titles.
Richard Dent teaches Creative Writing in the National University MFA program and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dent’s poems and short stories have been widely published, and Myopia (in screenplay form) was a finalist in the Francis Ford Coppala Screenwriting Competition and the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.
Myopia Special #1 features a cover by Cezar Rezak, and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2016 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, corresponding to release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Myopia with their local comic book retailers. Myopia will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
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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