DEC 11th!!! OH HAUNTED NIGHT!! JIM KRUEGER!!!

Here’s the skinny…co-founder of CBS! Jim Krueger will be having stories from his children’s book read at the Acme Theater on the 11th. Details from the site as follows:

The first annual Oh Haunted Night event is taking place on Sunday, December 11th at 8pm at the Acme Theatre. Located at 135 N LaBrea Ave, Los Angeles, 90036. Tickets are on sale now at www.acmecomedy.com. For more info, check out our website at www.ohhauntednight.com.

Come hear stars of stage and screen read from a collection of haunted holiday children’s stories by acclaimed comic writer, Jim Krueger, former creative director at Marvel and recipient of the Will Eisner Award. Produced by Sideshow Media Group.

http://www.sideshowmediagroup.com/?page_id=2

Know your Roots

~Ben

December 2, 2011 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

CON WRAP-UP!!!

I know it’s been quiet here on the CBS! newsletter/blogspace but it’s been for good reason. Past couple weekends we’ve been really tied up with both the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con and ComiKaze. We hosted the Might and Fright Film Fest at LBCHC and for a first time film fest at the con I was really jazzed with the great projects we were able to show. My two favorite moments were the Spotlight on Jon Schnepp and the Filmmaker’s Forum. With the forum we had an AMAZING line-up of filmmakers ranging from Peter Cornwell (HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT) to Chris Siverston (I KNOW WHO KILLED ME). It basically became a roundtable discussion of films and filmmaking for over an hour. Totally awesome. And there was a guy dressed up as Spider-Man in the audience…and he never took off his mask.

I unfortunately was not able to make it to ComiKaze but Oscar Torres ran point there and told me it was amazing. Great turn-out and lots of kick-ass panels. Our booth had a lot of great traffic as well which is always nice. But I had a great weekend myself spending time with the fam and finally taking off to relax a bit :)

Anyway, really jazzed about next year with all the cons since this is pretty much it for 2011. We’ll have one more Comic Book Sunday! and then it’s hasta luego 2011 and bienvenue 2012!!

Have a great week…and for all you gamers out there…catch you on MW3 tomorrow!!
Know your Roots
~Ben

November 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm 3 comments

IT’S BEEN A WHILE!!! Now some UPDATES!!

My apologies for this blog being so inactive. Life has been a bit hectic across the board. We just had a baby, I started a new job, and the end of the year “bust your ass” time has really kicked in.

That all said I’m really jazzed that we’ve now reached over 1,000 members in the Comic Book Sunday! main group page (not to mention the almost 200 we have in Philadelphia) and we continue to grow every month. Our relationship with both Long Beach Comic and Horror Con and the new Comikaze Expo have us continuing to put out the brand of CBS! and to promote all the work with which we are associated.

2012 will also see us getting an anthology off the ground with Zenescope Entertainment who will be involved in publishing the collection!! I’m quite excited about this since I’ve wanted to build a compilation of our work for some time and doing an anthology is the best way to showcase CBS! and hopefully raise not only awareness but actually some funds for the coffers so we can continue to expand into doing projects such as this as well as events.

Also this month we’ll be having a COSTUME PARTY CBS! so make sure you get that costume ready!!! And since it’s Halloween I’ve gotten a real focus on horror films for our MIGHT AND FRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL at the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con. I’ll have a schedule announced very soon!!!!

Thanks again for all of the support and helping to make this group what it is today!!! It couldn’t have been done without each and every one of you that has been involved whether for 3 years or 3 days!!

Know your Roots
~Ben

October 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

SUSHI GIRL!!!

From our CBS! members comes a kick-ass picture called SUSHI GIRL!!! I just got this from member Neal Fischer so I wanted to share with you:

Assembly Line & Level Up producitons brought their dark crime thriller “sushi girl” & legendary cast led by mark hamill, noah hathaway, tony todd, james duval & andy Mackenzie to Comic-con 2011

If you missed the world premiere of the “Sushi Girl” trailer at Comic-Con last Friday, don’t despair. We have some incredible first look clips that you can share with your viewers. So please take a lesson in “chopsticks” below and your new favorite thieves will be back soon to show you the true art of “the heist.”

Trailer: http://sushigirlmovie.com/trailer.html

Chop Sticks Clip:  http://sushigirlmovie.com/chopsticks.html

Revenge is a dish best served cold. “Sushi Girl,” truly a diabolical treat, stars a virtual who’s-who of cult icons in filmmaker Kern Saxton’s directorial feature film debut: Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story), Tony Todd (Candyman), Andy Mackenzie (Shoot ‘Em Up), James Duval (Donnie Darko), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Danny Trejo (Machete), Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill Vol. 1), Cortney Palm (Superbad), Ted Stryker (KROQ) and Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse).

“Sushi Girl” follows Fish (Hathaway) on his first night of freedom after having spent the last six years in jail keeping his mouth shut not only about the robbery he helped commit, but about his co-conspirators as well. The four men he protected celebrate his freedom with a lavish dinner, comprised of an array of sushi—served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl appears catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room—even as things become more dangerous.

Learn more about “Sushi Girl” by visiting the website: http://www.sushigirlmovie.com/

Follow the film on Twitter at @SushiGirlMovie

Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SushiGirlMovie

August 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm Leave a comment

GREAT COMIC CON!!!

It was a great comic con with tons of CBS! news updates and even awards!! First off, a HUGE congrats to member Marv Wolfman for winning the Eisner for the Hall of Fame.  Awesome.

Personally I had a blast, though completely exhausted when I finally got home.  The one thing that’s really become tough over the years is the party-hopping since the lines are often so long even when you’re on the list…so I learned this year to get there early and not leave until the bar closed :)  All in all it was a great con and if there are any announcements or reports anyone has that they’d like put up here let me know and I’ll make posts of individual endeavors etc.

Now to get ready for the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con!!! And boy do we have some cool things planned for that….Might and Fright Film Festival is about to get some major announcements as we shift it into a new but even more exciting direction…so stay tuned!!!!

Know your Roots

~Ben

July 26, 2011 at 5:50 am Leave a comment

SDCC UPDATES!!! CBS! MEMBER ZENESCOPE

We are so excited to tell you about our 2011 San Diego Comic-Con plans. There will be creator and artist appearances, gorgeous Zenescope booth babes, unbelievable exclusives and over $10,000 in giveaways and prizes. We’ll also be set up at a new booth this year at booth 2301 in the front of lobby C.

Many of our top artists and writers will be appearing at their booth during the five day show and free books will be given away during each signing. Appearances include Ebas (Grimm Fairy Tales, The Waking), Mike DeBalfo (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland), Raven Gregory (Fly, Grimm Dream Eater Saga), Nei Ruffino (Grimm Fairy Tales, Fly), Ralph Tedesco ( Salem ’s Daughter, Grimm Fairy Tales), Joe Brusha (Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland), Paul Ruditis (Charmed), Bigfoot (Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide) and JP Russ (Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide).

We will also be releasing a total of ten AMAZING Comic Con limited edition exclusive covers by PREMIERE cover artists Mike DeBalfo and Ebas. Three of these hot show exclusives will be limited to 100 copies and are guaranteed to be please ;)

ALL the limited edition issues will sell-out FAST, so you should stop by the booth early to pick up your copies.  We will be reserving a limited number of exclusives to be sold on our website starting July 25th (this will not include the LE 100 exclusives).

This year we’re also giving away over $10,000 IN FREE ZENESCOPE COMICS during the convention. In addition to all of the free books, top digital comic provider comiXology.com will be sponsoring Zenescope’s San Diego Comic Con SCAVENGER HUNT which will provide a brand new free iPad as a grand prize to the winner, sponsored by comiXology.com. Fans are encouraged to participate at the show on Friday and Saturday! Details will be announced soon.

FREE T-SHIRTS will also be given to randomly selected fans who participate in our Good Versus Evil Quiz. Take the quiz at the show or on our website starting July 20th to be entered in the chance to have your image drawn on the cover of one of Zenescope’s comics and a chance to win other prizes!  Are you GOOD… or EVIL?  The answer may surprise you!!!

For more info check out our website at http://www.zenescope.com. If you haven’t already Liked us on Facebook, do it now or you’ll miss out on tons of San Diego Comic-Con updates! http://www.facebook.com/Zenescope

Thanks Guys!!!

Zenescope

 

SHOW EXCLUSIVES:

 

Fly #2 San Diego Exclusive by Ebas LE 250

 

Fly #2 San Diego Exclusive by Ebas LE 250 *Z-Rated*

 

Fly #2 San Diego Sketch Exclusive by Ebas LE 100 *Z-Rated*

 

Grimm #61 San Diego Sela Exclusive by Mike DeBalfo LE 500

 

Grimm #61 San Diego Belinda Exclusive by Mike DeBalfo LE 100 *Z-Rated*

 

Grimm #62 San Diego Girl of the Year Exclusive LE 500

 

Grimm Dream Eater #6 Salem ’s Daughter One-Shot San Diego Bikini Bus Exclusive by Mike DeBalfo LE 500

 

Grimm Dream Eater #6 Salem ’s Daughter One-Shot San Diego Alternate Party Bus Exclusive by Mike DeBalfo- LE 250

 

Grimm Myths & Legends #7: Grimm Dream Eater Saga #7 San Diego Jet Ski Exclusive by Ebas LE 500

 

Grimm Myths & Legends #7: Grimm Dream Eater Saga #7 San Diego Jet Ski Exclusive by Ebas LE 100 *Z-Rated*

 

Come on by the booth for a schedule of the signings!!!   (Btw CBS! member Neo Edmund will be doing his FIRST Zenescope signing on Friday and Saturday from 5-6)

 

July 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

SDCC UPDATE!!! CBS! MEMBER MONSTERVERSE

PRESS RELEASE – BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #3 COVER!

(Los Angeles) Monday, July 11, 2011

MONSTERVERSE ENTERTAINMENT releases the stunning cover to the upcoming THIRD ISSUE OF BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE by the amazing DAVID HARTMAN.
David Hartman is one of the most in-demand horror artists working in comics and graphic design today.

MONSTERVERSE is thrilled to bring his talents to BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #3. This issue is going to be another terrifying treat for horror fans and features an especially disturbing story by STEVE NILES (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) and illustrated by MONSTERVERSE publisher KERRY GAMMILL (SUPERMAN). It is currently being offered for order to shops from DIAMOND DISTRIBUTION with this code:

JUL111157 BELA LUGOSI TALES FROM GRAVE #3

The book will be coming out at Halloween along with the first book of FLESH AND BLOOD, MONSTERVERSE‘s new series of graphic novels as written by Robert Tinnell and illustrated by Neil D. Vokes.

FLESH AND BLOOD Volume One begins with the bloody destruction of the legendary vampire, the darkly seductive Carmilla. Her death ignites an epic firestorm of events that draws the greatest icons of Gothic horror into battle across the lush backdrop of 19th century Europe. At the center of this ghastly conflict Baron Victor Frankenstein is forced to merge his diabolical scientific prowess with the black arts of a terrifying supernatural world. This unholy war between light and darkness will not be measured in months or years but across centuries of horror and devastation until one force reigns triumphant. Vampires, werewolves and scientific monsters are unleashed like nothing seen before in film, comics or literature.

As Hammer and other studios enlarged upon the Universal horror canon bringing a sexier maturity to the world’s most terrifying monsters along with a more realistic savagery to the violent action, FLESH AND BLOOD brings a modern update to these classic creatures. FLESH AND BLOOD is now available to pre-order at comic shops via Diamond Distribution in its JULY PREVIEWS magazine (Page 298 next to the Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR ad) with the following code:

JUL111158 FLESH AND BLOOD GN VOL 01

We’ll be announcing a special launch party for both books to be held at the American Cinematheque in the fall along with screening a surprise selection of kindred horror films in its Egyptian theater.

We will be offering previews of the work when Monsterverse takes the stage with a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. MONSTERVERSE HORROR COMICS ATE MY BRAIN. Friday. 5-6. Room 9. With Bela Lugosi, Jr., too!

From the SDCC official site: There is no escaping Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave horror anthology comic and upcoming graphic novel series, Flesh And Blood. Joining Monsterverse’s Kerry Gammill (Superman) and Sam F. Park (The Halfway House) are Bela Lugosi Jr., screenwriter Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Robert Tinnell (Flesh And Blood), James Farr (Xombie), Chris Moreno (World War Hulk), Mark L. Miller (Ain’t It Cool News), Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals), James Groman (The Hobbit), and Mike Dubisch (Aliens vs. Predator). Expect a slideshow and discussion of Monsterverse’s horror projects, along with a Q&A session. SDCC 2011 Friday 5:00-6:00 Room 9

Issue #2 of BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE comes out soon with a shocking cover by make-up legend and seven time Academy Award winner Rick Baker. Recently the LA TIMES HERO COMPLEX ran a special story on the cover and issue.

MONSTERVERSE IS DIGITAL! Available via iTunes App Store from iVerse Media. Download the “COMICS +” app to find the BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #1 horror anthology comic book and download it to your iPad, iPod or iPhone today!

BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #1 digital comic has exclusive work by top artist JOHN CASSADAY of ASTONISHING X-MEN and PLANETARY fame. It’s also a DOUBLE-SIZED comic book created with no ads. That means it has 52 pages of horror anthology stories and material from front cover to back. And the back cover is of the lovely vampire Nosferina by Warner animation artist legend, BRUCE TIMM!

MONSTERVERSE ENTERTAINMENT is a transmedia company publishing comic books and developing horror projects in all mediums.

Sam F. Park is the west coast editor and a writer/designer on Monsterverse projects.

July 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

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