ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerrick Media, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick Media") a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today the upcoming publication of the graphic novel STEAM WARS with acclaimed writer Larry Blamire and artist Tyler Kirkham slated for May 2016.
Jerrick Media will exclusively develop the first three novels in Blamire's series, which he began developing long before the term "Steampunk" emerged in pop-culture. Coining his work "blue collar sci-fi", Larry Blamire's STEAM WARS is down-and-dirty grittiness contrasted with Victorian elegance, featuring rugged grease-spattered steam engines decorated with ornate brass, copper, and wrought iron.
Jerrick Media is a digital media and technology company creating a disruptive alternative to the traditional. The Company was co-founded by former RBC Capital Executive and Wall Street veteran, Jeremy Frommer, and his long time friend and business partner, movie and television producer, Rick Shwartz, whose production credits include Black Swan, The Departed, and the Spike TV Series Lip Sync Battle. Jerrick will be developing the STEAM WARS story which takes place in 1897, and where warfare is fought in large steam-powered fighting machines, called "steam rigs", manned by crews. The creative team at Jerrick Media is also developing a feature film based on the Steam Wars trilogy.
Artist Tyler Kirkham will also act as STEAM WARS project manager and art director. Of his involvement, he said, "It was a privilege to see the project come together. In the end, I feel STEAM WARS is something special, and a cool new take on Victorian era steam powered machines and warfare."
Jerrick Media CEO Jeremy Frommer said, "It is a privilege to work with creative talent like Larry and Tyler. Personally, I've been a huge fan of Larry for years. STEAM WARS will be a visually stunning piece of work, as well as a great story. Having recently become a public company, we are excited to move this project forward on many levels as we seek to capitalize on the vast digital opportunity we see in the market. Jerrick is designing a unique proprietary digital content platform with an eye towards profitable monetization of that content across the digital spectrum and we see STEAM WARS as an exciting step forward for us as we build our company for the future."
Creator and writer Larry Blamire said, "To say that it was fortuitous when Jeremy first saw STEAM WARS is an understatement. He is someone who keenly understands the potential of a project, then sets out to make it happen. Seeing this epic story come to fruition is a longtime dream of mine."
About Larry Blamire:
Larry Blamire is an actor, writer, director, and artist, known for such feature films as The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, and Dark and Stormy Night. Among his published stage plays, his version of Robin Hood has been performed worldwide. Books include a collection of western horror stories, Tales of the Callamo Mountains, and a book of verbal humor, Larry Blamire's Blammary of Terms You May Not Know. His upcoming book is Larry Blamire's Guide to Lesser Known Costumed Heroes.
About Tyler Kirkham:
Tyler Kirkham is a New York Times best-selling artist/creator. Tyler currently works for DC Comics but has also worked for Marvel, Image, and Zenescope. His skills also include video game concept design and graphic art. For more information, visit http://www.tylerkirkham.com/modules/news/
About Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc:
Jerrick Media Holdings (JMDA) is a digital media company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, producing and distributing premium digital media across multiple platforms for multiple targeted demographics. Its portfolio of brands rests upon a single creative business vision delivered thorough its proprietary technology platform forum. All verticals are overseen by the same team and ideology, focusing primarily on revenue conversion as the premise behind all published material. Vintage styles are contemporized for a new audience, but follow proven guidelines of management; all content is meant to challenge, inspire and enlighten.
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