Dewey's Comic City, 13 Park Avenue, in Madison New Jersey, will host an exclusive Release Party and Signing Event to celebrate the debut of EPICS #1, on Saturday, September 15th, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. EPICS is an independently published anthology comic book created by artists Fernando Ruiz, Bob Hardin, Fabio Redivo and Anthony Marques. All four creators will all be on hand to sign copies of EPICS and to do sketches.
The EPICS creators are all graduates of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art where they originally met as instructors or as students. The first issue of EPICS is dedicated to their friend and mentor, Joe Kubert, the legendary comic artist and teacher who passed away in August, 2012. All four creators continue as instructors on staff at the school.
EPICS consists of four series: Fernando Ruiz's sci-fi adventure The Iron Ghost, action packed racing adventure in "A Racy Story" by Bob Hardin, mystery and suspense by Fabio Redivo in Drake and an a classic aviation adventure in Katyusha, by Anthoney Marques. Each issue of EPICS will follow a certain theme and the theme for EPICS #1 is the 1950's so all of the stories take place during that decade.
Fernando Ruiz is a veteran writer and artist for Archie Comics where he works on the best selling series LIFE WITH ARCHIE. Bob Hardin spent a ten year run as artist/writer for Petersen Publishing’s CARtoons Magazine and with the artist of the award winning Slot Car Thrillustrations series. Fabio Redivo is the new inker for popular HELL YEAH series from Image comic in addition to working on PS Magazine, published by and for the US Military through the Kubert studio. Anthony Marques is a comic book artist, a 2011 graduate of The Kubert School, the Kubert School's Convention Co-ordinator and a designer whose assignments have included designing the logos Six Flags Great Adventure.
"EPICS is an old school approach to comics" said Marques "with all of the modern excitement that comic book fans love and appreciate! We think that we've delivered on our promise! Look for pulse pounding high flying adventure, intense horror and intrigue, adrenaline inspired thrills, and a mystery that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you question the outcome until the very end! - all in our first issue!"
"We're very excited to be hosting this event" said Dewey's Comic City's owner Dan Veltre. "The artists of EPICS crew are very popular with those folks who shop here. Fernando has been signing and sketching at our store as part of our "artist alley" during FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ever since the event began 11 years ago, and Fabio and Anthony have joined him over the last few years. I often tell people that there are fans all over the area that have sketches from these guys hanging up on their walls! And now, with all four co-creators sketching and signing here at the same time this is a really special opportunity to get a very unique one-of-a-kind collectible."
EPICS #1 is a 32 page full color comic consisting of 4 stories, pin-ups and "behind the scenes" pages. It will be on sale for the first time ever, exclusively at Dewey's Comic City, on Saturday, September 15.