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The Vladar Company announced today that they will be kicking off a nation-wide promotional campaign for their upcoming graphic novel HEAD SMASH, created by Vlad Yudin. Scheduled to hit stores on July 31st of this year, renowned comics artist and illustrator Tim Bradstreet (BLADE, THE PUNISHER, TRUE BLOOD) will be providing the cover artwork to the highly anticipated publication. 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 will be treated to an exclusive sneak peak of HEAD SMASH next month at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Friday, April 26th before the final debut of the novel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International (July 17-21). Yudin and his partner Edwin Mejia will spearhead the campaign which will also take place at various comic-con and expos across the nation, including Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia and Houston.

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 (

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.


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