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Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer, is thrilled to annouce a couple of talented writers signing at the Arcana booth at San Diego Comic Con, Hans Rodionoff and Tom Akel.

The entertainment industry is rife with creators crossing between genres, but these days it seems to be particularly prevalent within the film and tv industries crossing over into the realm of comic books. Bringing a “big budget” mentality to the comic book world, Hans Rodionoff, writer of Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst, as well as one of the writers of the new Voltron Force TV series, recently crossed into the comic book medium, bringing us the ultra-creepy Raise Kane, a loose adaptation of Citizen Kane with “all of the blood, s e x, and death that Orson Welles originally intended.” Hans will be appearing at the Arcana Comics booth 2415 on Friday, July 22 from 2:00 – 2:45 PM and Saturday, July 23 from 1:00 – 1:45 PM.

Tom Akel, former lead of the mobile and broadband division for Comedy Central and current head of production for shows and games at MTV Digital, introduced us to his Arcana book, Anywhere, as a limited series, which was recently collected and released as a graphic novel. Anywhere is about the misadventures of Dust and Wormhole, two twenty-somethings who possess the power to go anywhere, but are more interested in unlocking the nude code in Tomb Raider than saving the day. Tom Akel will be appearing at the Arcana Comics booth 2415 on Friday, July 22 from 1:00 – 1:45 PM and Saturday, July 23 from 2:00 – 2:45 PM.

Don’t miss these amazing talents at SDCC this year or any of the other creators appearing at the Arcana Comics booth, 2415, from July 20 – July 24.

Friday, July 22, 2011 – Booth 2415
Tom Akel – 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Hans Rodionoff – 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Saturday, July 23, 2011 – Booth 2415
Hans Rodionoff – 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Tom Akel – 2:00 – 2:45 PM

About Arcana Studios:

Since 2004 Arcana Studios has established itself as an innovative leader in developing content in numerous mediums. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys. Arcana focuses on a transmedia approach to the scaffolding process of developing brands and intellectual properties.

Arcana’s primary method for establishing new brands has been through comic book publishing since their inception, Arcana Comics has published over 150 original intellectual properties in nearly 200 graphic novels reaching sales of over 2,000,000 units. Arcana is found on 15 different countries and translated into seven languages across the globe. Winning the Shuster Award for Top Publisher, the Moonbeam Award for Top Children’s Graphic Novel, Foreward Magazine’s Top Graphic Novel at Book Expo America, BIV’s Top 40 Under 40 Award and the Top 40 Under 40 in Canada are just a few of the accolades that Arcana has achieved. Arcana has also been awarded the Digital Readiness Grant from BCFilm, a development fund from Telefilm, the Digital Springboard Program from NMBCA, the CME’s Top Export Award and BIV’s Top Fastest Growing Companies Award.

Each graphic novel showcases the high quality branded entertainment that contains over 5000 characters. These characters and storyworlds transcend gender, age, cultural and geographic boundaries. Arcana’s focus towards new media platforms has kept it ahead of the industry’s curve providing customer choice for distribution and format of content.

Our History:

Completing our debut title Kade, we had great success with the gothic hero and began to see the potential we had uncovered. Ant was Arcana’s follow-up title and completely sold out in less than 9 days, an unprecedented feat for an independent publisher. Ezra and 100 Girls went on to be featured as one of the top 12 books of the year in Wizard’s Secret Stash. Arcana Studio is an official Disney vendor, and has been hired by Disney, Sony Animation, Spike TV, MTV, HBO, CAPCOM, NBC, Warner Bros, Mattel, American Girl, the National Hockey League, Harley Davidson, THQ and more to establish new worlds, characters, stories and brands.

Arcana is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong foothold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys.

Arcana Studio Inc. remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studio is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam!

via Arcana Studios

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