Press Release

Farmhouse, a psychological neo noir thriller, is written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn).

Sept. 27, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release  the original graphic novel Farmhouse as an ongoing web comic series and digital app.

Farmhouse is the story of a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. This psychological thriller examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.

“This was my first graphic novel and it was very exciting to see it come to life visually”, explains writer Elizabeth J. Musgrave, “Szymon really nailed the dark and gritty feel of the characters and the mental ward.”

“Farmhouse was a challenging story for me to illustrate, it provided me the opportunity to work in a different style that complimented the setting”, says Szymon Kudranski, “If anyone is interested in how my work looked before Spawn and Penguin, they should check out that book.”

Farmhouse #1 is 100% FREE and available on Comixology, ComicsPlus (Iverse), Graphicly, Diamond Digital, MyDigitalComics, DrivethruComics, Amusedom as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.  Forthcoming issues will all be .99.

“We wanted to make the book inexpensive and available to as many people as possible,” explains publisher Frank Forte.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world, “ explains publisher Frank Forte, “tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content.  The one obstacle we face is coordinating releases an all platforms and devices.  We’ll be updating which comics are available on which platforms on our website.”

The Farmhouse web comic is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday and can be seen at:

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a working writer who has just finished her first graphic novel Farmhouse,  illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn) and to be published by Asylum Press. Her short story Cattle Call was just published in the horror anthologyHell Comes To Hollywood Published by Big Time Books.  She is currently finishing her first novella, 85 Boys.  Her scripts have placed in Scriptapalooza and Writer’s Script Network. Her play Darwin’s Pâté and short play “The Soundman” were produced in Los Angeles.  Her second graphic novel, Darwin’s Pâté, based on her play, is in production.

Szymon Kudranski is the current artist on Todd MacFarlane’s SPAWN.  He has worked on such titles as Batman:Detective Comics, Peguin:Pride and Predjudice, Zombie Cop, 30 days of Night Annual, Warlash, Asylum of Horrors, and Repluse. Szymon has collaborated with many publishers including Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Markosia, and BOOM! Studios. Szymon works and resides in Poland.

Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite.  Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK!  Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor.  Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.

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