13 Jul

AfterShock Comics Announces 100th Title With the August Debut of ‘Campisi: The Dragon Incident’

Top Independent Comic Publisher Celebrates Six Years of Groundbreaking, Critically Acclaimed Content from Top Creators

Los Angeles, CA (July 13, 2021)—AfterShock Comics, the independent publishing company that’s taken the industry by storm since its 2015 debut, announces its 100th title, CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT, from James Patrick and Marco Locati. Patrick’s last book with AfterShock, THE KAIJU SCORE, was picked up by Sony Pictures. Slated for an August release, CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT marks a major milestone for AfterShock, which is best known for acclaimed series such as ANIMOSITY, DARK RED, A WALK THROUGH HELL, BABYTEETH, WE LIVE and many others.

With early hits from the likes of Paul Jenkins, Donny Cates, Marguerite Bennett, Stephanie Phillips, Eliot Rahal, The Miranda Brothers, Patrick Kindlon, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs and Leila Leiz to critically-acclaimed titles from established creators Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Steve Orlando, Frank Tieri, John Layman, Adam Glass, Tim Seeley, Brandon Thomas, Amanda Connor and many others, AfterShock is responsible for some of the industry’s most memorable comics of the past six years.

“As we near the debut of our 100th title, we’ve exceeded even our own expectations,” said Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts. “From collaborations with the industry’s most sought-after creatives to our boundary-breaking titles that have positioned AfterShock as a publishing company unafraid to take risks, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a very short time. With much more on the horizon, the best is yet to come as we continue to bring the most ‘dangerous’ stories to life.”

“Unlike comics featuring characters that have had decades to build multigenerational fanbases, AfterShock comics don’t sell themselves,” said SVP of Sales and Marketing Steve Rotterdam.  “Aside from continuing to release cutting-edge content that comic book fans love, our growth and success is directly linked to our grass roots efforts, shop-by-shop investment, ambassador program, and ancillary projects such as our Save Our Shops (S.O.S.) Pandemic Benefit Book.” AfterShock Publisher Joe Pruett added, “Our first 100 titles would not be possible without these efforts and our invaluable retail shop partners across the country, who have supported us since day one.”

AfterShock’s 100th title will coincide with the debut of Seismic Press, a new Young Adult imprint from AfterShock aimed at furthering the brand’s mission to create content for all audiences while bringing the same caliber of creative talent to tell stories for a younger demographic.

ABOUT AFTERSHOCK COMICS

AfterShock Comics is a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of highly accomplished, life-long comics professionals and entertainment specialists. AfterShock is dedicated to working with the brightest stars in the creative community to reach out to new and established audiences and tell original, uniquely compelling stories – through comics, graphic novels and beyond.

AfterShock’s executive team includes Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts; CCO/Publisher Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive; SVP, Sales and Marketing Steve Rotterdam; and CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience.

30 Oct

AfterShock Media, Alibi In Deal To Unite Creative Talent with Original Comic IP

AfterShock Media – a partnership of indie comic publisher AfterShock Comics and distribution company Rive Gauche — have formed a joint venture with literary management firm Alibi.

The deal unites Alibi’s roster of writing talent with AfterShock Comics expansive IP library. It will also cut the other way, nurturing new AfterShock Comic talent with the opportunity to be represented by Alibi.

AfterShock Comics publishes series including Animosity, Dark Red, Babyteeth, A Walk Through Hell and recently Dead Day from Ryan Parrott, We Live by the Miranda Brothers, and new release The Kaiju Score from James Patrick.

Alibi Entertainment, founded and led by literary talent manager Jake Wagner, will provide AfterShock with a wide roster of top-caliber writers for current and future properties.

“Jake has a fantastic roster of writers for AfterShock comic collaborations … cutting down the development process by pre-packaging various properties,” said Lee Kramer, President of AfterShock Comics & Film/TV at Rive Gauche. “Jake’s clients will provide us a steady flow of new comic ideas; and, from time to time, AfterShock creators who aspire to transition to film and TV could find a home with Alibi, as Jake is the perfect partner to help in this evolution.”

Said Wagner: “AfterShock has exceptional taste in material and I’m looking forward to helping their efforts to package and shop fresh IP in the marketplace while continuing to discover and guide creators in both screenwriting and comics.”

Rive Gauche and AfterShock merged in early October.

Rive Gauche distributes TV series globally including Homicide KillerSomething’s Killing MeVery Scary PeopleDog Whisperer with Cesar MillanIce Cold KillerMy Strange Addiction and My Crazy Obsession. It has a portfolio of 1,700-plus hours of unscripted programming and docu series. With AfterShock, it aims to expand into original scripted content creation and conversion of original comic IP into film, television, video games and podcasts.