Tony Fleecs & Trish Forstner let the dogs out at Dynamite

by Charles LePage

Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner will create dog-themed variant covers for Dynamite Entertainment.

The press release follows:

Media Release — Dynamite signs artists Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner to a trio of exciting covers matching Dynamite’s biggest characters with dogs! The covers will be found on Red Sonja #2, Army of Darkness: 1979 #2, and Vampirella #25.

Fleecs and Forstner are known for their critically acclaimed independent title Stray Dogs. The series has been a huge hit, with the first issue going up to a whopping five printings to meet demand from retailers and a rabid fanbase. Now they’re bringing that energy to Dynamite’s hits.

Fleecs has worked hard for years on hit titles with his unique diverse style of cartooning. His licensed work with major publishers has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, on franchises like Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and a *ton* of beloved My Little Pony. He even played a key role in developing the Lil’ Dynamite line of character designs for variants and one-shots.

Forstner is a rising star in comics, with contributions to My Little Pony as well as Stray Dogs of course. She brings with her years of experience with character design and freelance illustration.

Part of the fun of Stray Dogs has been many of the variants paying homage to classic horror films, as it bills itself as a unique take on Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs. Or the alternate comparison of The Secret Life of Pets meets Seven, as coined by Brian Michael Bendis. That inventive crossover style and Fleecs’ and Forstner’s beloved artistic portrayal of man’s best friend lead to a left field, but brilliant idea.

A chance for Fleecs and Forstner to not only draw some of Dynamite’s top characters from the the biggest titles in stores right now and around the corner, but to depict them hanging out with a bunch of charming canine companions of their own. Or Stray Dogs meets the Dynamite Universe in an exciting totally unofficial crossover!

Both fans of the respective Dynamite characters, as well as Tony’s diehards and new fans via Stray Dogs, plus anyone who appreciates unique and captivating covers will dig this limited set of variants.

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 Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, 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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