Alan Robert has "exploded the twee profile of the adult coloring book trend with The Beauty of Horror, an extraordinary collection of deeply unsettling images that's been an Amazon best seller for weeks, is in its third printing, and has already spawned a planned sequel."—GQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9m2TriF2bw The Killogy Halloween Special Hits Shops in October!
The critically acclaimed horror/comedy and soon-to-be animated series is back with a vengeance with a special Halloween one-shot! Devilocked horror punk Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of the Misfits) stomps through the apocalypse like you've never seen him before! Written and illustrated by rock star-turned-comics creator Alan Robert (Crawl to Me)! [Item code: AUG140472] visit: www.killogycomic.com
"Blood, gore and badassery! 4.5 out of 5!"—Horror Talk http://www.horrortalk.com/comic-reviews/4812-killogy-halloween-special-comic-review.html
"4.5 out of 5 Skulls! Killogy Halloween Special delivers the goods... Doyle is a spot-on action star!"—Bloody Disgusting
"9 out of 10! Robert has truly outdone himself!"—ComicMonsters.com
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
Yesterday, I received the ginormous art book TOME from 44Flood. This thing is a monster! I'm extremely proud and incredibly humbled that my artwork was included alongside some of the most talented folks I know. Contributors included Dave McKean, Bill Sienkiewicz, Menton3, Riley Rossmo, Ben Templesmith, and many, many others. The theme was Vampirism... here's my piece "Cups Floweth Over." Book details, here >
http://youtu.be/T59uJlHdm9Q View Details on IDW Limited >
"Crawl to Me" is a critically acclaimed and award winning graphic novel written and illustrated by Alan Robert (Killogy, Wire Hangers). This psychological thriller is currently in development to become a full-length, live action feature film with a screenplay written by TJ Cimfel and David White.
"The Red Label Edition also comes with an original hand-drawn sketch from Alan Robert that is numbered and signed. The original art comes in it’s own binder that fits nicely inside the slipcase as well. I’ve been a big fan of Robert for a while and having an original sketch from him is a welcome addition to my collection." —Bloody Disgusting
IDW Limited (http://www.idwlimited.com) proudly presents two limited edition books: The Red Label book is hand-signed by Alan Robert and comes with a hardcover artist's portfolio containing a sketch from Alan, finished with expert gray wash and fine pencil. The Black Label edition is hand-signed by Alan Robert and comes with a full-color illustration by him.
- Custom limited-edition slipcase - Hand-crimped signature page mounted inside the book - Hand-drawn artwork housed in an accompanying artist's portfolio - Dust Jacket Cover by Menton3 - Introduction by Walter Simonson
Collects the complete four-issue series of Crawl To Me as well as a full cover gallery and sample script from Alan Robert
Stamped with the IDW Limited Red Foil Imprint
Visit http://www.idwlimited.com for more information.
New York, NY – (January 10, 2012) The first printing of Alan Robert's critically acclaimed horror graphic novel, Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing), has sold out within a week of its release. As a result, the award-winning publisher is currently scheduling a second pressing. In related news, director David A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise, Saw, is now attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Me for the big screen. Armstrong is currently directing the indie hostage drama, Pawn, starring Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) and Academy Award winner, Forest Whitaker with Ray Liotta and Common supporting.
"The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, to say the least,” says creator, Robert. “Crawl to Me has already exceeded all of my expectations. Creating comics has been a life-long passion of mine and I’m extremely grateful to be given the chance to tell my crazy stories. To see them come to life on film is a whole other level of awesomeness. I love horror movies, especially the ones with shocking twist endings like The Sixth Sense and The Others, so it's my goal to create that same type of jaw-dropping impact with Crawl to Me."
The Crawl to Me graphic novel, written and illustrated by the Life of Agony bassist, collects the four-issue mini-series and boasts a beautifully painted cover by Monocyte artist, Menton3. The book's introduction is written by the legendary Walter Simonson (Thor), who happens to be Robert's former cartooning teacher.
"I knew Alan Robert had juice with his Wire Hangers series, and Crawl to Me is even more of a singular creator's vision come to life,” said Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer / Editor-in-Chief for IDW Publishing. “To then see that graphic novel get voted Best Mini-Series of the Year by horror fans at ComicMonsters.com and now sell out its initial press run is very gratifying and appreciated. Even more, it speaks to the market for more unique comics amidst a world of superhero relaunches and big licensed comics."
Robert recently guest-starred on the hit TLC show, NY Ink, where he went under the needle by the show’s lead female tattoo artist, Megan Massacre. The ink he received was based on the Crawl to Me cover art painted by Menton3. You can view the entire NY Ink episode, “Kings of NY” on iTunes, here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/ny-ink-season-2/id488135943
For more information about Alan Robert, visit: http://www.alanrobert.com
Follow him on Twitter: @arobert
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In 2010, Life of Agony bassist/Spoiler NYC front man, Alan Robert, joined forces with IDW Publishing to release his horror/conspiracy graphic novel Wire Hangers. The collected series (issues 1-4) was created, written and illustrated by Robert. The book is IN STORES NOW. Horror fans should be excited about the cover (designed by Sam Shearon), which features slasher fan-favorite, Nick Principe (Laid to Rest's Chrome Skull) in full make-up as Wire Hangers anti-hero, Cypra. Hollywood's master creature designer, Robert Hall and his Almost Human SFX studio provided the Cypra costume design. Robert Hall's work has appeared in such popular films as Devil, Paranormal Activity 2 and The Crazies. The graphic novel also features an introduction written by legendary comic artist, Michael J. Zeck (The Punisher Limited Series) as well as an in-depth, exclusive interview with Wire Hangers creator, Alan Robert, by A Comic Book Orange's Casey McKinnon.