Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Danny Hellman edits new anthology
This electronic press release rolled over the transom. Hellman's been illustrating a column in the Post's Source section for months, and has also done work for the Washington City Paper.
Announcing the publication of TYPHON Vol. 1, a new comics anthology
DIRTY DANNY PRESS is proud to announce the publication of a new, full-color, 192 page comics anthology called "TYPHON," available now.
TYPHON Vol.1 features new work by forty-two talented cartoonists from across the US, Canada, South America and Europe. TYPHON's contributor list includes many favorites of the alternative comics scene, as well as a number of exciting talents who will be new to most readers.
You can preview thirteen art samples from TYPHON Vol.1 here: http://www.dannyhellman.com/blog/
You can also preview TYPHON Vol.1 using Amazon.com's Search Inside The Book feature: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0970936338/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link
Readers in the United States can order TYPHON Vol.1 securely via PayPal for $24.95 (price includes shipping and handling) here: http://www.dannyhellman.com/blog/ (for orders outside the US, please email Danny Hellman for international shipping rates)
Individual copies of TYPHON Vol.1 can also be purchased from Last Gasp: http://www.lastgasp.com/d/33027/
and from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/TYPHON-Vol-1-Danny-Hellman/dp/0970936338/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217002046&sr=8-1
Retailers can order TYPHON Vol.1 through Last Gasp, Diamond, and indy sales rep Tony Shenton.
Retailers, please check out the TYPHON Vol.1 Staff Pick in Diamond's July Previews: http://previewsworld.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=6&s=221&ai=71148&ssd=
Diamond's Order Code Number for TYPHON is: JUL083935
Don't miss critic Rod McKie's rave review for TYPHON Vol.1 at the Forbidden Planet blog: http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?cat=26
TYPHON is edited and published by Danny Hellman, who brought readers the acclaimed comics anthologies LEGAL ACTION COMICS Volumes 1 & 2 in 2000 and 2003.
"TYPHON is a departure from my previous projects, " says editor Hellman. "I'd initially set out to do a third volume in the Legal Action series, but as the contributions started coming in, I realized that I was looking at a far more ambitious book than what I'd done previously. The work presented in TYPHON covers a wide spectrum of what's possible in comics, from zany, offbeat humor to unnerving existential angst, and on to chilling horror, all of it brought to life with breathtaking, cutting-edge artwork."
Hellman comments, "as a comics reader, I'm a big fan of the anthology format. I first came across the work of many of my favorite cartoonists in anthologies like ARCADE, WEIRDO, RAW and DRAWN & QUARTERLY. I'm proud to carry on in the tradition of those legendary titles, and I believe that TYPHON will stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the bookshelf next to them."
Hellman adds, "anthologies give us the opportunity to enjoy work by talented cartoonists who, for whatever reason, don't produce enough material to fill out solo books. As an editor of anthologies, I'm excited to provide a showcase for artists and work that we might not see otherwise. Diversity makes for a richer comics scene."
Danny Hellman is an internationally-published illustrator whose drawings have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, and in countless other publications.
For review copies and interviews, please contact Danny Hellman
By email: email@example.com
By mail: TYPHON c/o Danny Hellman P.O. Box 901 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10113-0901 USA
Price: $24.95 US
For mature readers
Here is a complete list of TYPHON's contributors:
Ken Avidor, Derek Ballard, Gregory Benton, Rupert Bottenberg, DJ Bryant, Mark Campos, David Chelsea, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Patrick Dean, Bald Eagles, Chance Fiveash, Richard Gagnon, Nicholas Gazin, Robert Goodin, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Hugo, Hawk Krall, Tim Lane, Jeff LeBlanc, Pat Moriarty, Cliff Mott, David Paleo, Lorenz Peter, Grant Reynolds, Hans Rickheit, Pshaw, R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Fiona Smyth, Steak Mtn., Takeshi Tadatsu, Tobias Tak, Eric Theriault, Matthew Thurber, Motohiko Tokuta, Rich Tommaso, Rick Trembles, Henriette Valium, Dalton Webb, & Chris Wright.