Azure Multimedia Inc. and the Supercast Network will be teaming up to present at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con. Azure Multimedia is the publisher of such indie favorite titles as Ninjas vs., The Acolyte Chronicles, and Storm Rider. The Supercast Network produces such Internet podcasts as Nerd vs. Nerd, DrewTV, and Concessions. Together, they will be joining forces at Booth 1612 to provide unique experiences and products for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con.
Acolyte Chronicles #2 – “Join the Militia Edition” – A Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive! Azure Multimedia will be selling copies of the brand-new, never-before-seen Acolyte Chronicles #2, with a cover exclusive to the Baltimore Comic-Con. This book is strictly limited to only 500 copies, so don’t wait!
Special 8-Page “Azure Previews”! Azure Multimedia will also be giving away copies of a special 8-page preview book, showcasing all the titles from the company.
Creator Signings! – Writer/Publisher Thomas Chillemi, Inker Rich Seetoo, and Art Director Bruce Dwayne will be on-hand at the Azure Multimedia booth to sign your favorite issues.
Thomas Chillemi – President, Writer
Beginning with Avengers and Spider-Man, Thomas Chillemi has been an avid collector of comics since the age of 9. He formed Azure Press at the age of 17, and his first published book was carried and spotlighted by Diamond Comics. In addition to running the company, he currently writes Ninjas vs., The Acolyte Chronicles, and Storm Rider.
Rich Seeto – Inker
Rich Seetoo started collecting comics at age 7. Inspired by his favorite artists (Perez, Byrne, Simonson, Austin, Kubert, etc.), Rich attended the Kubert School when it was just a decade old. Breaking into the industry as a letterer for Pioneer Comics, Rich began to get inking assignments for Crusade Comics (Thundergod), Dagger Comics (Mavericks, The Shock), and Blackout Comics (Death of Hari Kari). This trail of work eventually led to the Azure Press. Rich inked and lettered the original Acolyte Chronicles and Storm Rider. Rich’s latest work has been inking Ninjas vs. Zombies starting with issue #6. Rich’s dream job would be to ink George Perez.
Bruce Dwayne – Art Director, Letterer
After drawing in margins of homework assignments in school, Bruce Dwayne finally drew for his work as a student of the Kubert School. His artistic expressions span from graphic arts, photography, digital manipulations, & fight choreography. His drawing style is influenced by martial art & anime movements mixed with noir & spiritual themes. His first published work was the self owned Captain Liberty & Flame in the Champion newspaper for Liberty University. Other works include movie storyboards, company logo designs, and shirt and tattoo designs. Bruce’s current works include editing and lettering for Azure Press and self-published webcomics, the martial art Cloud Eagle and survival humor D.E.A.D. Beat.
Nerd vs Nerd Broadcasting Live! Thomas Chillemi and Drew Crowder will be broadcasting their Nerd vs. Nerd podcast LIVE from the Baltimore Comic-Con. They will be giving away t-shirts, comics, posters, and more! There will even be a live trivia contest from the show!
Executive producer and founder of The Supercast Network, Drew has been in film finance for nearly a decade. He is also a lifelong nerd; everything went downhill after he went to computer camp at age 10. He’s an X-Men guy, yet frequently dressed up as Iron Man for events — a true enigma. Drew is a VC with ventures that traverse multiple industries, but like a clove of garlic, he also vanquishes demons. Say hello to Drew.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.