*RAY HARRYHAUSEN AND BLUEWATER MAKE A SPLASH IN ‘07*
Creative studio joins with legendary filmmaker for independent publishing
/BELLINGHAM// , WASH. ( Jan 22, 2007 / /)/ -- BlueWater Productions, the company behind such smash hits as the *10th MUSE*, *VSS*, and *THE LEGEND OF ISIS*, is moving from production studio to publisher beginning in May 2007, in conjunction with legendary mythological filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen -- the genius behind some of the greatest movie magic of all-time!
The mantra of BlueWater will be: “solid comics that are on time,” said BlueWater Productions president and managing editor, Darren G. Davis.
“The reason Marvel and DC is on top is because their books are of high production value and on schedule,” Davis said. “We have been working towards self publishing for a while and we are way ahead on our books. I want people to feel confident that our titles will be released when they were solicited.”
In addition to Harryhausen, BlueWater will be bringing some giant talent to the mix; such as Randy Green /(Witchblade)/, Billy Tucci /(Heroes for Hire)/, Tone Rodriguez /(Conan)/, Randy Queen /(Darkchylde)/, Nadir Balan /(VSS)/, Ryan Scott Ottney /(Legend of Isis)/, David McIntee /(Dr Who)/, William O'Neill /(Violent Massiahs)/, Paul Storrie /(Justice League Adventures)/, and Matt Wieman /(Mainstay Studios)/.
Along with these time-tested talents, BlueWater is also introducing an array of new talent like Jeffery Cruz /(Sinbad)/, Dawid Strauss /(Legend of Isis)/, Alex Garcia /(20 Million Miles More)/, Rantz /(The Muse)/, Chad Rebmann /(Judo Girl)/, Max Landis & Matt Frank /(Back to Mysterious Island)/, Scott Davis /(Orion the Hunter)/, Mike Roberts /(Sinbad)/, and Dex /(Judo Girl)/ -- just to name more than a few!
Each *RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS* comic will feature five pages of original artwork from Harryhausen's collection, thanks to a partnership with Every Picture Tells a Story: the Santa Monica-based gallery that sells Harryhausen’s works.
"Ray Harryhausen is one of the reasons I create comics,” Davis said. “*CLASH OF THE TITANS* made a priceless impression on my career, and I'm honored to work with Ray. He inspired and motivated me to take *LEGENDS* into different media. These books are a chance to do a real a real collaborative effort with Ray, and not just another licensing gimmick.”
"As an artist, I've always enjoyed exploring new and interesting areas," said Harryhausen. "Although many of my feature films, beginning with *THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD*, were adapted into the comic book format, I have never been directly involved with that particular art form -- until now. I am very happy to be working with BlueWater Productions, who have already done wonderful work with their *10TH MUSE* and *ISI**S* comic books, and look forward to seeing these characters in new and exciting adventures."
BlueWater Art Director Nadir Balan is equally excited to work with Harryhausen.
"Ray Harryhausen's films have a timeless appeal that extends beyond special effects and monsters. My goal is to capture the essence and charm of his films and adapt them to action-packed comics so both new readers and existing fans can catch up on the ongoing adventures. I'm thrilled to be part of the team dreaming up new futures for these great characters,” Balan said.
Among Harryhausen’s involvement with BlueWater Productions is a series of books titled, *RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS*, featuring such classics as /Wrath of the Titans, 20 Million Miles More, Sinbad Rouge of Mars, Jason and the Argonauts: Kingdom of Hades, Back to Mysterious Island, The Elementals /… and Harryhausen’s all-new rendition of a classic BlueWater heroine, *THE 10TH MUSE*!
COMING IN 2007 FROM BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS:
VSS: Nemesis Rising #1 **
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Wrath of the Titans #1
(** Rated one of the “TOP INDY’S TO LOOK OUT FOR” by Wizard)
VSS: Nemesis Rising #2
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Wrath of the Titans #2
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 20 Million Miles More #1
10th Muse/ Shi crossover (one-shot)
VSS: Nemesis Rising #3
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Wrath of the Titans #3
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 20 Million Miles More #2
The Legend of Isis #1
VSS: Nemesis Rising #4
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Wrath of the Titans #4
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 20 Million Miles More #3
The Legend of Isis #2
VSS: Nemesis Rising #5
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Sinbad Rouge of Mars #1 (of 5)
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 20 Million Miles More #4
The Legend of Isis #3
Odyssey: Camelot (one-shot)
Judo Girl #1 (of 4)
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Sinbad Rouge of Mars #2
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 10th Muse #1
The Legend of Isis #4
Judo Girl #2
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Sinbad Rouge of Mars #3
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 10th Muse #2(of 4)
The Muse #1 (of 4)
The Legend of Isis #5
Judo Girl #3
Ray Harryhausen Presents: Sinbad Rouge of Mars #4
Ray Harryhausen Presents: 10th Muse #3
The Muse #2 (of 4)
Other books coming soon to BlueWater Productions include /Blackbeard Legacy, Insane Jane/, and /Gearz/; as well as more from the *RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS* line, such as /Jason and the Argonauts: // Kingdom of Hades, Back to Mysterious Island / , and /The Elementals/.
In addition to all of this, BlueWater is also developing several projects and graphic novels with Atomic Pop Art.
“This new arrangement will allow Atomic Pop Art to bring back some of our best work from our past, while we devote more of our time and efforts to developing new stories to have them ready for readers on time each month,” said BlueWater Productions president and managing editor, Darren G. Davis. “We’re very pleased that Atomic Pop Art will be joining us in this project.”
Along with Atomic Pop Art, BlueWater will also produce projects with Alias Comics, AngelGate, and Arcana Studios.
For more info rmation on these and other exciting new BlueWater Productions projects, visit them online at http://www.bluewaterprod.com
WATER PRODUCTIONS: Blue Water Productions is a creative studio founded in 2004 by Darren G.Davis; creator of such popular characters as THE 10th MUSE, ISIS , VSS and JUDO GIRL! Blue Water Productions has published with Image Comics, Alias Enterprises and Arcana Studios. Visit Blue Water Productions online at http://www.bluewaterprod.com