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!
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.
"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."
Pre-Order "The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book" at a REDUCED PRICE for a limited time from one of these fine booksellers...
[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
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
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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
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.
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
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >