DIGITAL COMICS: Award winning HIV positive graphic novel released for World AIDS Day


Press Release

In honor of World AIDS Day this year, Bluewater Productions will be finally releasing the “Lost Raven” graphic novel digitally on Itunes, Kindle & Nook.

On Dec 1st, “The Independent Book Publishers”, graphic novel of the year, will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary of its release.   Loosely based off writer, Darren G. Davis’ journal entrees this fiction graphic novel tells the story about being HIV positive from a different perspective.

The book drawn by Keu Cha and Sean Murphy is described as, after learning that he has contracted the HIV virus, attorney Zak Raven leaves his practice behind to set forth on a mission of relaxation-– until his peaceful trip goes wildly astray, leaving Zak shipwrecked on what he thinks is a deserted island with only the words in his own journal to keep him company. Unknown to Zak, four miles below the surface secretly hides a government experimentation center where scientists are playing God by trying to artificially evolve a human based species that can survive evacuation missions in deep space. Within 900 years, earth will be dealt a deathblow by a mountain-size asteroid. However, so far they have only achieved creating living abominations. Zak and these creatures are on a collision course, and he must rise to the challenge!

“I wrote the book because I wanted to make a difference in the HIV world and most of the movies and books were about people dying.  I wanted to tell it from the other side, the person that manages it from a living perspective”, said Davis,  “It’s not touchy-feely,” he adds. “It’s basically raw emotion. Plus, it has a lot of cool monsters in it.”

“I wrote it based on my journal entries from when I was diagnosed being HIV positive,” Davis says. “The book is almost like HIV 101 for the mental state. When I first found out, I didn’t have the information and the info that was out there was confusing even with doctors help. This is no longer just a gay disease, so I also wrote the book so anyone with it can identify with it.  I was even fired from a job after they found out I was HIV positive.  Coming out about this subject is to help reduce the stigma of it…which has its challenges in itself.”

In the past 5-years of the book the writer was asked to speak at various venues across the United States including Yale University.

Davis now runs Bluewater Productions, which has gotten a lot of media attention from “Time Magazine”, “CNN”, “Fox News”, “People Magazine” and other media venues.  The company has appeared many times on Amazon’s Best Seller list.

On December 1st, you can download these titles on Wowio, Comixology, DriveThru Comics, My Digital Comics, Iverse, PanelFly, iTunes, Kindle, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.

Bluewater also is releasing a biography on famed HIV artist Keith Haring called “Milestones of Art: Keith Haring: Next Stop Art”.

About Bluewater Productions

Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.

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