Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle (it’s a bird …, Genius, Imperial) and Jason Adam Katzenstein (MAD Magazine, College Humor) are bringing The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini to San Diego Comic Con. It will only be available from their booth (#2007) where Seagle will sign each copy and Katzenstein will hand-draw a sketch on each copy as well.
The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini is a low print-run, mini-comic featuring a short story about a young girl unwillingly being whisked away to a creepy little summer camp. In the midst of all the high profile, big studio brouhaha, Jason and I thought it would be fun to put out a cool little comic book exclusive at the biggest con in the country.
I was inspired by my American Virgin co-creator Becky Cloonan’s series of excellent and excellently produced minis (Wolves, The Mire, Demeter). So much so that I even used the same printer she uses. Public thanks to BC!
I couldn’t imagine something that belongs less in Hall H, and I couldn’t be more excited about this little book.
In comics, Seagle is best known for his semi-autobiographical graphic novel it’s a bird… and House of Secrets, both from DC Comics/Vertigo, Genius from 1:2, and The Red Diary/The RE[a]D Diary flip book, the Eisner-nominated noir thriller KAFKA (now in development for television), and the kid-friendly books Batula and Frankie Stein, all from the Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Seagle’s new comic book series, Imperial, debuts August 6th from the Man of Action imprint/Image Comics.
And here’s our exclusive preview of The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini:
About Man of Action Entertainment:
Man of Action Entertainment, the creative studio and writers collective started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a three billion dollar boys’ action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past decade. Man of Action Entertainment is comprised of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, having collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds and characters for their own original work published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network, and are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and executive produced/wrote Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD.
Beyond the world of animation, Man of Action has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, some of which are based on their own original comic book series and graphic novels. Upcoming films based upon Man of Action creations include New Line’s The Great Unknown, Officer Downe and Big Hero 6, announced as Disney’s first animated feature based on a Marvel property featuring the team of characters created by Man of Action. Follow them at their not-so-secret headquarters on the Web, Facebook, and Twitter.