It is no secret that Metallica's Kirk Hammett is obsessed with everything horror. He has a huge horror collection on display in his fantastic book "Too Much Horror Business": https://youtu.be/_gMUtYWo6Tg . Well, his kids got a hold of "The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book" and he had just one word to describe it: "PHENOMENAL." Thanks, Kirk!! http://bit.ly/2eOw09t
Meet Life of Agony's Alan Robert at Chiller Theatre (Sheraton Parsippany, NJ) in THE MORRIS ROOM!
LIFE OF AGONY'S ALAN ROBERT ANNOUNCES NYC BOOK RELEASE PARTY AND MORE OCTOBER APPEARANCES
Life of Agony is currently wrapping up production on its highly anticipated new studio album "A Place Where There's No More Pain" (Napalm Records), due in early 2017. This November and December, the group heads over to Europe for a full headlining tour, but before they do, LOA bassist/songwriter Alan Robert sets out to support the release of his best-selling, horror-themed adult coloring book at several events this October.
“The Beauty of Horror” was called by The Nerdist “delightfully macabre.” His video teaser, “Inside the Beauty of Horror,” continues to generate more and more attention for the book. “I wanted to make the ultimate horror coloring book. If there was a book that I, as a horror fan, wanted to buy, this would be it,” he said.
"Bookstores are filled with coloring books for adults, but there’s a huge void for the kind of creepy art that horror fans like me want to color, so I decided to create my own," Robert explains. "The world needs a book like this to cut through the mandalas! It’s art therapy for the abnormal…and trust me, there are plenty of us."
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Life of Agony have surprised fans by revealing plans to release their first new album in over a decade, A Place Where There's No More Pain (Napalm Records). "I think our fans know that our music comes from a very real place of suffering, from all of us in the band," says bassist and songwriter Alan Robert, addressing the record's title. "Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're all together is a place where there's no more pain."—Alan Robert, Life of Agony
[embed]https://vimeo.com/126460719[/embed] Killogy is a high-energy, animated dark comedy from creator Alan Robert (Life Of Agony) based on his hit IDW Publishing comic series, in association with Squeeze Studio Animation and award-winning producer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris). Stars Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (the Misfits) battle it out in apocalyptic-Brooklyn when an ancient voodoo curse wakes the dead and floods the city with blood. This outrageous premise and bizarre mash-up of punk rock royalty, wiseguy sarcasm, and over-the-top gore makes for one hilarious rollercoaster ride.
Killogy is being produced and developed under Robert’s Wasted Talent Entertainment banner, consisting of Robert, Chris White (V/H/S Viral) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent).
Killogy was nominated for Best Mini-Series (2013) and Best One-Shot (2014) at the 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: Halloween Special sold out within its first week of distribution and IDW immediately issued a second printing. The critically acclaimed Killogy graphic novel was recently translated in Portuguese for a Brazilian release through NFL Zine.
Killogy Animated Series website: killogyanimated.com
Killogy Comic Book Series website: killogycomic.com
Life of Agony's Alan Robert will perform with legendary Misfits horror-punk Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein at Rock and Shock Festival (Worcester Palladium) on Friday October 17th, 2014 as part of a supergroup named THE ROCKING DEAD. Robert's band Life of Agony will co-headline the festival with Gwar the following night (10/18/14). Robert's Killogy Halloween Special (IDW) comic book starring Doyle will be available for signing at the event. For more info: http://rockandshock.com/bands/
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The Coalition Group (sister firm of Radical Studios) has partnered with Wasted Talent Entertainment (Crawl to Me) to produce the Jack Reher (Grizzly, Corrosion) penned screenplay, based on Alan Robert’s forthcoming IDW comic series The Shunned One. Robert, along with his producing partners Chris White (V/H/S Viral) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent) round out Wasted Talent Entertainment. Glenn Allen, co-founder of Emmy-winning Brainstorm Digital (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire) is also on board as VFX Supervisor.
The Shunned One centers on an angel of death who goes rogue after refusing to take innocent human lives. His actions alter balance in the universe, causing a chain reaction of unforeseen disasters. As a result, a pack of vengeful death angels are sent down to hunt him. He must hide amongst the humans while trying to undo the damage he’s done.
“To watch this thing take shape as a ﬁlm, even before the comic is released, is pretty amazing,” says Robert. “I think what interests people most about the property is that it isn't a typical, Biblical take on angels, whatsoever. It's a whole new mythology. You've never seen angels like this anywhere before.”
An exclusive first-look at The Shunned One comic will hit stands this Halloween inside the back pages of Killogy, another IDW comic created by Robert. IDW Publishing expects to launch The Shunned One comic series in early 2015. The books are written and illustrated by Robert, with cover paintings by acclaimed Italian comics artist Francesco Mattina.
"We couldn’t be more excited about participating in bringing Alan’s vision to life,” said Johnny Wunder, The Coalition Group's Director of Development. "In combination with Jack’s writing and Alan’s imagination I think The Shunned One will give us a unique, grounded look at The Guardian Angel.”
The Shunned One marks Robert’s third property to be adapted in recent months. Rodar Y Rodar (The Orphanage) will produce Crawl to Me with Wasted Talent Entertainment as a live-action feature, with Victor Garcia (The Damned) attached to direct a screenplay written by TJ Cimfel and David White (V/H/S Viral), and award-winning writer/producer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) is currently developing Killogy as an animated television series.
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.
We are proud to announce that Alan Robert's KILLOGY, starring Goodfellas' Frank Vincent, The Ramones' Marky Ramone, and Heroes' Brea Grant won the Horror Comic Award for Best Scene of 2013 at ComicMonsters.com. Killogy was up against some stiff competition, including best-selling series Locke & Key and '68, among many others. To see a full list of award winners, CLICK HERE >
In related news, KILLOGY also came in at #4 on Bloody Disgusting's 2013 BEST COMICS MINI-SERIES LIST!
"Using the likeness of Brea Grant, Frank Vincent, and Marky Ramone, writer/artist Alan Robert lets loose on the tough-guy dialogue with his three hard-broiled anti-heroes. With an art style all his own, Robert is heavy on the shadows and rich with primary colors. With such striking illustrations and pulpy dialogue, there is no way your eyes can look away from this." —Bloody Disgusting
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Alan Robert, bassist / songwriter for the band Life of Agony and the creator of critically acclaimed horror comic series Killogy, Crawl to Me, and Wire Hangers, is a guest and speaker at New York Comic Con 2013. Swing by Artist Alley (Table #BB18) to get your books or 'Life of Agony' memorabilia signed absolutely free! Alan will also be accepting commission requests for the first time ever.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your requests in prior to the show as spots will fill up quickly. Also catch Alan on two Thursday (10/10/13) panels: Protect and Publish It: Room #1A03 (3-4pm, and 4:15-5:15pm). Visit AlanRobert.com for more details!
Alan Robert's critically acclaimed 'Crawl to Me' graphic novel (IDW Publishing) is headed to the big screen with director Victor Garcia (Gallows Hill) at the helm. Producers Rodar y Rodar (The Orphanage), creator Alan Robert, Jeff Mazzola (Descent), and Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16) are on board. Screenplay by TJ Cimfel and David White. Read more >
San Diego Comic Con '13 Announcement! Read the full Variety exclusive: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/rodar-alan-robert-team-on-crawl-to-me-1200565642/
San Diego, CA (July 19, 2013) - The Orphanage producer Rodar y Rodar has teamed up with Crawl to Me creator Alan Robert and his producing partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise) to adapt the critically acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel.
Victor Garcia, who helmed the upcoming Gallows Hill (starringTwilight's Peter Facinelli), is in the director's chair for the character-driven psychological horror film with a screenplay penned by TJ Cimfel and David White. Glenn Allen, Co-Founder/VFX Producer of Emmy-award winning Brainstorm Digital (Boardwalk Empire) is on board as VFX Supervisor. Producers aim to shoot interiors on a sound stage in Spain, where Rodar is based, and exteriors in Canada.
In 2011, the Crawl to Me comic book miniseries, written and illustrated by Robert, was published by award-winning IDW. The series was later collected into a graphic novel and sold out within days of its January 2012 release. IDW followed up its success with three more editions: an oversized hardcover Evil Edgar Edition, and two more top-shelf versions through their IDW Limited division.
The film takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. It centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence.
"Being a part of the process in making this film a reality has been an amazing journey for me," said Robert. "We've built a team of incredibly talented people around this project who are all super passionate about telling this story. The dark subject matter is extremely delicate and had to be handled right. It is in excellent hands." Robert recently announced his fourth partnership with IDW to publish his next horror series The Shunned One in 2014.