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.
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
Meet Alan Robert, the respected bassist for Life of Agony and the creator of Crawl to Me, Killogy, and Wire Hangers at New York Comic Con (Jacob Javits Center, NYC) on Thursday, Oct. 11th and at The Chiller Theatre (Sheraton Hotel: Parsippany, NJ) Oct. 26-28th! New York Comic Con Panels Schedule: 10/11/2012, 4:00PM- 5:00PM Room: 1A01 PROTECTING AND SELLING YOUR COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL Panel # 1 – The Building Blocks
10/11/2012, 5:15PM- 6:15PM Location: 1A01 PROTECTING AND SELLING YOUR COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL Panel # (2) – From the Panel to Page to the Big Screen
Chiller Theatre October 26-28th Fri: 6pm - 11pm Sat: 11am - 7pm Sun: 11am - 5pm
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel 199 Smith Rd Parsippany, NJ 07054 Phone: 973-515-2000
Meet Comic Creator, Alan Robert, at San Diego Comic Con 2012
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
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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.
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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”.
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