Meet Life of Agony's Alan Robert at Chiller Theatre (Sheraton Parsippany, NJ) in THE MORRIS ROOM!
Meet Life of Agony's Alan Robert at Chiller Theatre (Sheraton Parsippany, NJ) in THE MORRIS ROOM!
Award-winning executive producer/writer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) has joined forces with Robert to develop an animated television series based on Killogy. Barnes and Robert will serve as executive producers on the series, with Barnes penning the screenplay for the pilot episode. Celebrities Frank Vincent, Marky Ramone and Brea Grant, who all appeared in the Killogy graphic novel, will now lend their voices to the show. Producers Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent) are also on board.
Killogy leverages a unique mix of humor, horror and pop culture to tell the unique tale of a group of murderers who inadvertently unleash an ancient voodoo curse upon New York. “For me, it’s all a bit surreal,” says Robert. “I basically get to mash-up some of my favorite childhood heroes, throw them into these outrageous situations, and sit back and imagine what happens next. The series practically writes itself!”
"I'm happy to see the worlds Alan has created extend into new areas beyond comics," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Office/Editor-in-Chief. "His comic books are so visually intriguing and the characters he's created so fully formed that they'll translate really well into animation and other areas. But I'm also glad that he's still doing more comics, and the Killogy one-shot sounds like a perfectly dark treat for Halloween, too."
Killogy was nominated for Best Mini-Series at the 2013 Ghastly Awards and picked up a Horror Comic Award for Best Scene from ComicMonsters.com. Bloody Disgusting listed Killogy at #4 on their Top 10 Best Mini-Series of 2013. The Killogy graphic novel was recently licensed out to territories outside of the U.S. and will see a Brazilian release this summer from publisher NFL ZINE. The book will be translated in Portuguese. Visit the official website for more info: http://www.killogycomic.com
Ex-Misfits horror-punk legend Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will star in a special Halloween edition of Killogy, a comic book created, written and illustrated by Life of Agony’s Alan Robert and published by IDW Publishing (Godzilla, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The critically acclaimed Killogy graphic novel was originally released in 2013 with characters based on celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Casino, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter). The Halloween one-shot comic continues where the Killogy story left off and introduces new character, Doyle, as humanity’s last hope in a post-apocalyptic world flooded by an ocean of blood. The book will also feature a 10-page exclusive first-look at Robert’s forthcoming IDW series The Shunned One. Learn more, here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/67307
It is a huge honor for Killogy to be Nominated for Best Mini Series of 2013 by The Ghastly Awards. The Ghastly Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Horror Comics over a range of 15 different categories. The nominees are chosen by other horror comic book professionals and winners are chosen by a panel of judges.
Killogy TPB Review…
"If you’ve not yet experienced the work of Alan Robert, Killogy is a perfect opportunity to jump in with both feet. The story is stellar and is elevated to an even greater height by splashed-out artwork that celebrates the plot’s pure carnage. Personally, I’d love to see this creator’s vision hit the big screen!"—Geeks of Doom
Bloody Disgusting Interview...
For more info: http://www.killogycomic.com
Killogy #3 Comic Reviews...
Giant Fire Breathing Robot: “This is a great comic. Alan Robert is one of the fresh voices of comics today… I hold him up with such creator-owned demi-Gods as Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, and Eric Powell.” Read Full Review >
Bloody Disgusting: “One of the most original and unique comics you’ll ever lay your eyes on.” Read Full Review >
Horror Talk 5/5 Stars Review: “Alan Robert comes in with Killogy and breathes new life into the zombie genre… he’s created a great story and backed it up with some dynamite art. And he’s not done yet!” Read Full Review >
The Lottery Party: “The whole issue is flawless in every way.” Read Full Review >
Comic Monsters: Killogy #3 is excellent and full of all the blood and guts and New York style verbal altercations we come to love and expect. Issue #3 is a must read for Killogy fans!” Read Full Review >
IDW Limited is pleased to announce a special new limited edition hardcover of Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me. From rock star to all-star comic creator, Life of Agony’s Alan Robert brings intensity and electricity to everything he does. This critically acclaimed, award-winning mini-series will be presented in a custom case and cover, with hand-drawn artwork by the book’s creator and artist. Presented in the multi-tiered IDW Limited fashion, fans will be able to select the level of original artwork and casing they’d like to purchase according to their budget and desire.
“To witness this little story develop into what it’s become is quite mind-blowing to me,” Says Robert. “It’s true horror in the sense that it’s meant to scare the reader to the core. Not just visually, but emotionally, too. Edgar is as terrifying as villains get and not just because of the vulgarities we actually see on the page, but more so, because of what’s implied in between the panels.”
Crawl To Me is both written and illustrated by Robert, with a beautifully painted dust jacket by artist menton3 of Monocyte fame. It’s part psychological thriller and part haunted house story. Ain’t it Cool News praised it as being “Gorgeous and terrifying,” while Fangoria raved, “Readers will be blown away by the story and art of this psychological thriller.” Crawl To Me was awarded Best Mini-Series of the Year by ComicMonsters.com and Hollywood is already taking notice. Crawl To Me is currently in development to become a live-action feature film, with a screenplay penned by screenwriters T.J Cimfel and David White.
“Alan’s like no one we’ve ever seen. Incredibly talented, incredibly motivated.” Says Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “He comes in with these amazing, really dark, really twisted ideas. And you’re thinking, there’s no way a story like that can be pulled off in such a tight page count, and then the pages get here, and they’re complete home runs. Any series from Alan is a thrill.”
Alan Robert is a man of many talents, and they are fully on display in the pages of Crawl To Me. The book is available for pre-order immediately on www.idwlimited.com with a ship date of mid-November.
ALAN ROBERT’S CRAWL TO ME DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00/BLACK-$250.00; 128 pages; 7.5” x 11”; hardcover) is now available for pre-order
Visit the Official 'Crawl to Me' Website: http://www.crawltomecomic.com
Noisecreep is honored to have Life of Agony and horror comics creator Alan Robert join our family! Starting with this piece, he'll be contributing a column he's dubbed Alan Robert's Severed Heads. In the column, you can expect buckets of blood, tons of gore and everything else from the horror realm!
Check out Alan Robert's Severed Heads: 10 Most Iconic Horror Film Posters >
Meet Comic Creator, Alan Robert, at San Diego Comic Con 2012
Visit http://www.killogycomic.com for details!
Three strangers, all accused of murder, sit impatiently inside a dingy police holding cell waiting to be arraigned. One by one, the characters recount the events which led to their unforseen arrests and, to their surprise, their stories are mysteriously intertwined. Each of the self-contained issues are told in stand-alone format, easy for new readers to jump in. The ironic twist endings will feel reminiscent of those found in The Twilight Zone. Frank Vincent, famous for his various roles in Goodfellas, Raging Bull and The Sopranos stars as Sally Sno-Cones alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Marky Ramone, and actress Brea Grant, popular for her roles on NBC's Heroes and Showtime's Dexter.
Alan Robert's "Crawl to Me" (IDW Publishing) won the "Best Mini-Series of the Year" award, as voted by fans on ComicMonsters.com. ComicMonsters.com is the largest horror comic book news site in the world and part of the Horror News Network.
Winning this award was a great achievement for "Crawl to Me" creator and Life of Agony bassist, Alan Robert, considering the respected competitors in the category. The nominees included, best-selling author, Joe Hill's "Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom", Mike Mignola's "Hellboy: The Fury", "American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest", and the extremely popular zombies/war series, "68", among others.
View All 2011 Horror Comic Award Winners: http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/ftopict-17430.html
In related news, Robert recently guest-starred on the Season Two premiere of TLC's hit show, NY Ink, where he went under the needle by the show's lead female tattoo artist, Megan Massacre. The segment focused on Robert's life-long passion for creating comic books and how his twenty-year long, successful music career actually gave him time to hone his craft. The tattoo in which Megan inked on his leg was based on the cover artwork from Robert's "Crawl to Me" graphic novel, in stores January 2012 (click here to purchase) originally painted by Menton3 (Monocyte, Silent Hill). The episode, "Kings of NY" will air again on TLC, Thursday January 5, 2012 at 8PM ET/PT.
For more information about Alan Robert, visit http://www.alanrobert.com
New York, NY – (December 20, 2011) - New York native - Alan Robert, best known for being the primary-songwriter/bassist for the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony, and most recently as the creator of the hit comic series’- Crawl To Me and Wire Hangers (IDW Publishing), guest stars on the Season Two premiere of TLC’s NY INK on Thursday, December 29 at 9 PM ET/PT.
The show’s star — Ami James, along with the rest of the Wooster Street Social Club crew, have welcomed celebrity guests into their shop before. Last season, Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour), Method Man (actor and rapper of the Wu-Tang Clan), LaMarr Woodley (linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers) and fashion designer, Robert Vaughn (Von Dutch) all got inked at Wooster St. and told their tattoo stories. On the upcoming Season Two premiere, titled “Kings of NY”, the show kicks off with Robert going under the needle by the program’s female standout tattoo artist — Megan Massacre.
“Wooster St. has some of the most amazing tattoo talent around, so I was thrilled to get my piece done by Megan. Her style is perfect for the ink I chose,” said Robert. “Being on the show was a trip and it was interesting to see, first hand, just what goes into making a hit series like this. I give the artists a lot of credit, too. It’s one thing to deliver kick-ass tattoos day in and day out… but it’s another thing to try and do that with a bunch of cameras jammed in your face. No pressure, right?!”
In related news, Robert’s Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel hits fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012. The book includes the entire, four-issue comic series, with an introduction written by legendary Thor artist, Walter Simonson, as well as a step-by-step glimpse into Robert’s artwork process. Click here to pre-order >
About Alan Robert: Ain't It Cool News called Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me horror comic series "Gorgeous & Terrifying!" Fangoria said, "Readers will be blown away by the story and artwork of this psychological thriller." Crawl To Me received universal praise in the media and as a result, a feature film is now in the works with David A. Armstrong (SAW franchise) attached as the director. The compiled Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel hits fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012.
Robert’s first comic series, Wire Hangers, also in development to become a feature film, was published in 2010 by IDW. Created, written & illustrated by Robert, the series received the "Cover of the Year" award by ComícMonsters.com, beating out popular books such as Vampíra and Aliens Vs. Predator.
Robert is best known for being the primary-songwriter and bassist of the hard-rock group Life of Agony. He studied cartooning under Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor) at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He attended SVA on scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Life of Agony quickly made a name for themselves in the mid-nineties after releasing several albums through Roadrunner Records. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the world and has performed with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ozzy Osbourne. The group has headlined music festivals as large as 500,000 people in Europe and their music videos have aired all over the globe. The band developed a cult following and signed to major label, Epic Records/Sony in 2005. The group released its fourth studio album, "Broken Valley", with lead single, "Love to Let You Down” which was nominated for a MTV2 Video of the Year Award. Life of Agony went on to sell over one million albums to date.
In 2007, Robert formed a NY-based punk-trio, Spoiler NYC, which he fronts. The group released their debut album, “Grease Fire in Hell’s Kitchen” (SOS Records) and toured to support it. The group recently posted two new songs produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Ken Lewis (Lenny Kravitz, Fall Out Boy, Beastie Boys) while they complete the recording of their follow-up album, “Banned in 38 States”.
Visit http://www.alanrobert.com for more information.
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