NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vladar Company unveils the cover and visual teaser for the highly anticipated graphic novel HEAD SMASH, created by Vlad Yudin. HEAD SMASH is slated for a July 31st release and is already being called "The biggest graphic novel release of 2013" by Diamond Comics and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The cover is created by renowned comics artist and illustrator Tim Bradstreet (BLADE, THE PUNISHER, TRUE BLOOD). As the winner of multiple Eisner awards for Best Cover Artist, Bradstreet has created over 70 classic covers, including the 2006 Iron Maiden album cover ''A Matter of Life and Death."
In collaboration with Arcana Comics, HEAD SMASH is a sci-fi, thriller, action story set in a fantasy filled, lurid city of Ares and centers on an orphan named 'Smash' who finds a safe haven with a brutal syndicate – The Horde. The thrilling graphic novel shares the ultimate story of betrayal, love, and loyalty. Fans were treated to an exclusive sneak peak of HEAD SMASH at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Friday, April 26th. The final debut of the novel will be at this year's San Diego Comic Con International 2013 (July 17-21). Vlad Yudin and his partner Edwin Mejia will spearhead the national campaign, which will also take place at various comic-con and expos across the nation, including Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston and New York.
About The Vladar Company: Yudin, who founded The Vladar Company in 2008 along with partner Edwin Mejia, directed, produced and penned the script for LAST DAY OF SUMMER (2009), starring DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow) and actress Nikki Reed (Twilight). The Vladar Company is a premiere media and entertainment company, that caters to the market's growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms and focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in domestic and international markets (www.VLADAR.com).
About Arcana : Arcana, founded by Sean Patrick O'Reilly in 2004, owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.
Head Smash Teaser Trailer
SOURCE The Vladar Company