Acts of Violence Launch Party

We’re throwing a party and art show to launch the new New Reliable Press co-published book Acts of Violence: An Anthology of Crime Comics.

Date:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 8pm until 10pm
Location: Lucky’s Comics (3972 Main St., Vancouver, BC).

About the book:

“A dark, rich anthology. There are acts of violence in profusion: also addictions, betrayals, uneasy consciences, moral ambiguities, bad choices and inadequate redemptions. Most importantly of all, there are strong creative voices, using the comics medium to do ambitious things.”

Mike Carey
(THE UNWRITTEN, HELLBLAZER)

ACTS OF VIOLENCE is a collection of short stories in the pulp tradition. It doesn’t shy away from bullets or bloodshed. It tackles characters with flawed judgment and loose morals. The storylines are ripped from the filthy underbelly of the world in which we live. ACTS OF VIOLENCE peers into the shadows and shines a light on what scuttles on the periphery.

In THE THREE PRINCES, a trio of young friends is schooled on the alcohol and blood soaked streets of Prohibition era America.

A rookie lawman must protect a killer from the desperate and despairing parents of a murdered girl in SIX O’CLOCK NOOSE.

A drug addled ten-time loser seeks to break the chains of misery that bind him in REGGIE-TOWN.

And in THE ORCHARD, two cops take a late night drive into broken morals and violence.

Featuring the talents of Toren Atkinson, Ed Brisson, Chad Boudreau, Dino Caruso, Damian Couceiro, Todd Ireland, Kevin Leeson, Manoel Magalhaes, and Marvin Mann and cover art by Fiona Staples, ACTS OF VIOLENCE unveils a roster of new voices in hard-boiled crime comics.

To read preview pages of the book, visit the official site of the book.

I hope to see you all there!

Visit us in Calgary and Portland: April 24th & 25th

New Reliable Press will be all international like this weekend, exhibiting at two shows.


Simon Roy (Jan’s Atomic Heart) will be at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, along with our friends from Critical Hit (and contributors to Acts of Violence) Todd and Kevin.

They’ll be at B19 in the Small Press area of the show. Advance copies of Acts of Violence will be on hand, and Simon will be more than happy to sketch in your copies of Jan’s Atomic Heart.

Jason, Myself, Brian and KC will be in Portland for
Stumptown. Dave Shabet is going to be at our table too. FULL HOUSE. SUPER ACTION TIMES. ETC.

We’ll have the full New Reliable Press catalog, including a limited number of advance copies of Acts of Violence. Swing on by table 56 and say: “What up.”

If I’m not at the table, you can find me over at the mall food court, gorging on some veggie corndogs at Hot Dog On A Stick.

Acts of Violence: An Anthology of Crime Comics

Acts of Violence: An Anthology of Crime Comics is listed in the April edition of Previews on page 299 under New Reliable Press. The order code is APR101035. Head to your local comic shop and ask them to order you a copy.

Mike Carey, writer of The Unwritten, Hellblazer, and Lucifer, had this to say about Acts of Violence: “A dark, rich anthology. There are acts of violence in profusion: also addictions, betrayals, uneasy consciences, moral ambiguities, bad choices and inadequate redemptions. Most importantly of all, there are strong creative voices, using the comics medium to do ambitious things.”

Featuring the talents of Toren Atkinson, Ed Brisson, Chad Boudreau, Dino Caruso, Damian Couceiro, Todd Ireland, Kevin Leeson, Manoel Magalhaes, and Marvin Mann and cover art by Fiona Staples, Acts of Violence unveils a roster of new voices in hard-boiled crime comics.

Check out a 20-page preview of Acts of Violence.

128 pages for only $9.95us.

Click here for a PDF that you can print and bring to your local comic shop to let them know you’d like to order the book. The PDF contains all the info that your retailer will need for ordering the book.