Thursday, October 10, 2013

NEW YORK COMIC CON '13


CONTRABAND COMICS AT NYCC '13

Writer/artist Jon Goff will
 number of comics available at his Artist Alley table (X5), including standard issues and few show EXCLUSIVES printed specifically for New York Comic Con...

BIG HITTERS #1 - $5
26-pages of super-dope sci-fi action/adventure, with art by Big Hitters co-creator, Travis Sengaus (The Adventures of SPAWN), colors by FCO Plascencia (Batman, Spawn) and letters by Comicraft!!!



BIG HITTERS #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE Sketch Cover - $20 (only 10 available)

Full first issue of Big Hitters with special "blank" cover for original art requests. Includes original pencil and ink sketch of any Big Hitters character.









BIG HITTERS #2 - $5
The second, action-packed issue of our sci-fi madness, as a bad situation gets worse for our heroes. Space cannibals! Left for dead! Techno-commandoes! Fistfights! A proposition! Art: Travis Sengaus. Colors: Ivan Plascencia (Haunt). Letters: Comicraft.
(Also available digitally here: http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/series_comic_details.php?product_id=com.iversecomics.contraband.comics.big.hitters.two.03202013)






BIG HITTERS #2 Knicks vs Nets NYCC EXCLUSIVES - $20/each
The full second issue of Big Hitters, featuring special parody covers depicting the fight for control of New York City hoops fandom. Two teams! One city! Who's your team!!?








BIG HITTERS #3 NYCC EXCLUSIVE Preview Edition - $5
FIRST TIME IN PRINT!!! The first-ever print run of Big Hitters #3, featuring the full third issue with a limited edition B/W cover showcasing artist, Travis Sengaus', clean line work and energetic style. Art: Travis Sengaus. Colors: Ivan Plascenia. Letters: Comicraft.








BLINDSIDE #1 - $5
The first mind-blowing, bone-crushing, blood-splatter and heart-pounding issue of Marat Mychaels superhero/espionage adventure. 
(Also available digitally here: http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/series_comic_details.php?product_id=com.iversecomics.contraband.comics.blindside.one.08142012)







JACK RABBIT #1 - $5
Supernatural crime-noir, set in 1930's Los Angeles, following the soul-battered and occasionally (re: mostly) drunken exploits of Jackson "Jack Rabbit" Quaid, a former boxer-turned-private detective, as he navigates the seedy underworld of the occult in the City of Angels. Art: Jim Hanna




JACK RABBIT #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE Sketch Cover - $20 (only 10 available)
Full first issue of Jack Rabbit with special "blank" cover for original art requests. Includes original pencil and ink sketch of any Jack Rabbit character.

Prints, sketches and other items also available. ARTIST ALLEY X5!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

EMERALD CITY COMICON '13

Contraband Comics Returns!

Creators To Appear At 
Northwest's Premiere Comic Book 
Convention This Weekend

March 1, 2013, Seattle, WA.—Following a brief hiatus, Contraband Comics is set to return this weekend at the Emerald City Comicon in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington.


The Emerald City Comicon is the premiere comic book and pop culture event in the Northwest and one of the top conventions in North America, drawing creators and attendees from across the country for a uniquely comic book-centric three-day event.

Join Contraband creators Travis Sengaus (The Adventures of SPAWNBig Hitters), Marat Mychaels (GrifterDeadpool Corps, Blindside) and Jon Goff (SPAWNHalo Evolutionsat Artist Alley tables Y-12 and Y-13 to discuss their varied work in comic books, action figures and video games throughout the weekend.

Also on-hand will print versions of various Contraband titles, including a very limited run of Emerald City Comicon exclusive comics designed and printed specifically for the show. 

The following is a quick look at what will be available from Contraband Comics at ECCC '13.

CONTRABAND TITLES @ ECCC '13
ARTIST ALLEY Y-12, Y-13
Jon Goff
Marat Mychaels 
Travis Sengaus

STANDARD ISSUES - $5 each

BIG HITTERS #1
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Travis Sengaus, 
Colors: Fco Plascencia
Letters: Comicraft
24-Pages, Full Color. Blending elements of noir, science fiction and action/adventure, Big Hitters tells the story of two government-sanctioned hitmen as they navigate the seedy underbelly of a post-war galaxy.
(Also available digitally for only $.99 in the ComicsPlus app, here: BIG HITTERS #1 Digital)
BIG HITTERS #2 (First Time In Print!)
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Travis Sengaus
Colors: Ivan Plascencia
Letters: Comicraft
22-Pages, Full Color. An unsanctioned hit goes bad, and our heroes are faced with an ever-escalating situations. Crazed albinos, deep space hillbillies and MECH-powered mystery men abound!

BLINDSIDE #1
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Marat Mychaels
Colors: Ross Hughes
25-Pages, Full Color. The worlds of superheroics and espionage merge head-on in an all-out, bullet-riddled, adrenaline rush blockbuster!
(Also available digitally for only $.99 in the ComicsPlus app, here: BIG HITTERS #1 Digital)
JACK RABBIT #1
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Jim Hanna
Colors: Teodoro Gonzalez, Bob Pedroza
23-Pages, Full Color. A supernatural crime-noir thriller that follows an ex-boxer-turned-private detective as he investigates the darker corners of 1930’s Los Angeles, where truth and myth merge in a surreal mixture of violence and hope. 
(Also available digitally for only $.99 in the ComicsPlus app, here: BIG HITTERS #1 Digital)









SHOW EXCLUSIVES $20 each

BIG HITTERS #2 "Save Our Sonics!" VARIANT (limited to 30) 
BIG HITTERS #2 (First/Only Time In Print!)
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Travis Sengaus
Colors: Ivan Plascencia
Letters: Comicraft
22-Pages, Full Color. An unsanctioned hit goes bad, and our heroes are faced with an ever-escalating situations. Crazed albinos, deep space hillbillies and MECH-powered mystery men abound!

OUR HEROES FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES TO HELP SAVE SEATTLE'S BELOVED SUPERSONICS FROM THE VILE HANDS OF THE VILLAINOUS "STERN" ON THIS SPECIAL EDITION COVER! 
OWN THIS VERY LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!

SPECIAL OFFER!!! 
***Buy each of the "standard issues" list above, get the "Save Our Sonics" Exclusive for half-price!***






BIG HITTERS #1 Sketch Cover Variants (limited to 20)
BIG HITTERS #1
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Travis Sengaus, 
Colors: Fco Plascencia
Letters: Comicraft
24-Pages, Full Color. Blending elements of noir, science fiction and action/adventure, Big Hitters tells the story of two government-sanctioned hitmen as they navigate the seedy underbelly of a post-war galaxy.

ONE OF A KIND COLLECTOR'S ITEM! HAVE THE CREATORS OF THE BIG HITTERS SERIES DRAW A PERSONALIZED SKETCH OF ONE OF THE TITLE'S CHARACTERS DIRECTLY ON THE COVER OF THIS SPECIAL EDITION PRINTING OF THE HALLMARK FIRST ISSUE!




JACK RABBIT #1 Sketch Cover Variants (limited to 20)
JACK RABBIT #1
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Jim Hanna
Colors: Teodoro Gonzalez, Bob Pedroza
23-Pages, Full Color. A supernatural crime-noir thriller that follows an ex-boxer-turned-private detective as he investigates the darker corners of 1930’s Los Angeles, where truth and myth merge in a surreal mixture of violence and hope. 

ONE OF A KIND COLLECTOR'S ITEM! HAVE THE CREATORS OF THE JACK RABBIT SERIES DRAW A PERSONALIZED SKETCH OF ONE OF THE TITLE'S CHARACTERS DIRECTLY ON THE COVER OF THIS SPECIAL EDITION PRINTING OF THE HALLMARK FIRST ISSUE!




In addition to the books listed above, the creators at the show will have additional items available, including their other works and art prints. Travis, Marat and Jon will also be available for commissions and sketches.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For updates from the creators and the event, follow them and Emerald City Comicon on Twitter...

Jon Goff - @Jonathan_Goff
Marat Mychaels - @MaratMychaels
Travis Sengaus - @TravisSengaus
Emerald City Comicon - @EmeraldCityCon

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BIG HITTERS #1 available NOW!!!

BIG HITTERS #1 DEBUTS AT 99¢

Contraband Comics Proudly Announces
Newest Release Through Exclusive
Partnership With iVerse Media

September 5, 2012, Tempe, AZBig Hitters #1, the first issue in a new sci-fi action/adventure series from creator-owned comic book publisher, Contraband Comics, is now available for purchase in iVerse Media’s Comics Plus app.
BIG HITTERS #1 wraparound cover by Travis Sengaus (pencils, inks) and Fco Plascencia (colors).
Created by writer Jon Goff (SpawnBlindsideHalo Evolutions) and illustrator Travis Sengaus (The Adventures of Spawn), Big Hitters blends elements of noir, science fiction and action/adventure to tell the story of two government-sanctioned hitmen as they navigate the seedy underbelly of a post-war galaxy.

Big Hitters #1 is available now in the Comics Plus app, with both a FREE 11-page preview and a $0.99 26-page Standard Issue release. As an added bonus, the free preview of Big Hitters #1 includes the animated short “Gettim!,” directed and animated by series artist and co-creator, Travis Sengaus.
BIG HITTERS #1 interior art. Travis Sangaus (pencils, inks), Fco Plascencia (colors).

“With Big Hitters, Travis and I are looking to capture the epic fun and sense of adventure you get from Star Wars, but set against a backdrop that has more in common with the darker side of sci-fi films like Bladerunner,” Contraband Comics founder, Jon Goff, said. “At the end of the day the book is meant to be entertaining, but buried within the visuals and the somewhat off-beat nature of the story, you’ll find a lot of heartbreak and a deeper mythology than may be apparent at first glance.”

Joining Goff and Sengaus on the Big Hitters creative team are colorist Fco Plascencia (BatmanSpawnInvincible) and the master craftsmen at Richard Starking's Comicraft lettering and design studio.
BIG HITTERS #1 interior art. Travis Sengaus (pencils, inks), Fco Plascencia (colors).
To view Contraband Comics titles available in the Comics Plus app, including Big Hitters and Blindside, visit:

About Contraband Comics
Formed in 2012, Contraband Comics is a creator-owned, independent comic book publisher with a focus on providing quality titles across multiple genres. Founded by writer/artist, Jon Goff, and featuring a talented line-up of comic book creators, including Travis Sengaus, Marat Mychaels, Jim Hanna, Fco Plascencia, Comicraft and more, Contraband’s only goal is to entertain. Contrabrand Comics are available exclusively on iVerse Media’s ComicsPlus digital platform. Learn more about Contraband Comics on the Web: 

About Jon Goff
Jon Goff has developed content for comic books, action figures and video games while working with many of the top companies across the entertainment industry, including The McFarlane Companies, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Marvel Comics, MEGA Brands, Gentle Giant Studios, WETA Workshop, ABC Studios, Tor Books, DK Publishing, Prima Games and more. Jon’s credits include Tor Books’ Halo-themed anthology, Halo Evolutions, the monthly Spawn comic book title and The Adventures of SPAWN online comic. Follow Jon on Twitter: @Jonathan_Goff

About Travis Sengaus
Travis Sengaus is an illustrator and animator from Calgary, Alberta, who has provided artwork for various comic, video game and animation projects. His credits include The Adventures of SPAWN online comic book and production work for Table Taffy Studios. Follow Travis on Twitter: @TravisSengaus

About iVerse Media. LLC
iVerse Media (http://www.iversemedia.com) is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of April 2012, over 12 million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. The company is principally located in Waco, TX.
For more information, visit www.comicsplusapp.com.

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