In our recap of the news from this past week out of San Diego’s own IDW Publishing comes news about a series set in the world of Netflix’s NARCOS show, and a Halloween coloring book from Alan Robert.
Coming this April will be NARCOS based on the Netflix show of the same name. The four issue mini-series from the team of writer Ryan Ferrier and artist Vic Malhotra is set in the first season of the Netflix show, but introduces new characters on both sides of the drug war.
Also announced this week was a Halloween coloring book from Alan Robert titled THE BEAUTY OF HORROR: TRICKS AND TREATS.
The 64-page, black-and-white softcover release has one-sided, perforated pages that measure 7″ x 7″ and will retail for $12.99 USD.
Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of IDW Publishing.
Gaumont’s Narcos Explodes as Upcoming IDW Comic Book
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 12, 2019) – Beginning in April, IDW Publishing will launch an all-new front in the War on Drugs with the official Narcos comic book series, an original story set within the continuity of the first season of the drama series, a Netflix Original produced by Gaumont.
Written by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: Silent Option) with art by Vic Malhotra (The X-Files), the four-issue Narcos miniseries introduces new dangers for DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña to face, while at the same time, El Patrón must contend with a dangerous threat to his drug empire.
“I’m thrilled to take fans new and old into a deeper, unseen story from the volatile, teeth-gritting world of Narcos,” says Ryan Ferrier. “I’m even more excited to bring this to life alongside Vic Malhotra, whose immense talent and style will show us a new side of Narcos — one with dangerously high stakes and a new, chaotic presence that will affect the DEA, the Cartels, Don Pablo himself, and all of Colombia.”
Vic Malhotra says, “I’m stoked that IDW and Gaumont selected me as the artist for this book. Narcos feels very authentic, its brooding characters and gritty world. It’s very important to bring that feel to the comic page, to inject it into the way things are drawn, the colors, the compositions. It’s been fun and challenging so far, and I hope readers dig it!”
Editor Bobby Curnow says, “The team behind the Narcos series did such a fantastic job of bringing the audience into this fascinating world of power and deceit. Ryan and Vic have seamlessly integrated into this world and are bringing us a story that fits right into the larger picture. This feels like it could be an episode of the show while still retaining that unique comic book magic!”
“IDW Publishing is one of the most prolific graphic novel publishers in the U.S. and the talented and accomplished team they have assembled to create this Narcos comic book series are heralded in the industry,” says Tim Stephen, Head of Legal and Business Affairs. “Fans of Narcos will be captivated as they discover new ways to experience the real-life rise to global power and wealth story of the world’s most infamous drug lords through this dynamic and engaging new format!”
For information on how to secure copies of the Narcos comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Make Mischief with The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats Halloween Coloring Book
Alan Robert’s Bestselling Coloring Book Series Returns with All-Hallows Hijinks
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 13, 2019) – Ghouliana, the adorably undead star of the adult coloring book phenomenon Beauty of Horror, takes Mischief Night to a whole new level with Alan Robert’s upcoming holiday SPOOK-tacular, The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats, published by IDW!
Trick-or-Treaters beware – while you fill your jack ‘o lantern to the brim with delicious delights, keep an eye out for all of Ghouliana’s contaminated candies… lest you take a fatal bite! She has already dismantled Christmas with The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas coloring book, so now it’s time to turn her attention to Hallow’s Eve with brand-new FANG-tastic designs! With one-sided, perforated pages measuring 7” x 7”, Tricks and Treats allows you to decorate your haunt with GORE-geously macabre masterpieces for everyone to see!
“I’ve never seen anything like it!” exclaims creator Alan Robert. “The passion of Beauty of Horror fans around the world continues to blow my mind, and it’s truly because of their creativity that this series is such a crazy success. Seeing what they accomplish through their color work every day, inspires me to expand Ghouliana’s universe even more. Expect lots of creepy new characters to be introduced in Tricks and Treats this year!”
The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.
Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats Halloween Coloring Bookby Alan Robert
64-page, black-and-white squarebound softcover, 7″ x 7″
Alan Robert is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novels: Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me (in development to become a motion picture), Killogy, The Shunned One, and The Beauty of Horror, a bestselling series of horror-themed adult coloring books. Robert is also well known as the bassist/songwriter for the hard rock group Life of Agony for over two decades. A Brooklyn native, Alan’s journey as a comic book creator began at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he attended on a scholarship and studied cartooning under legendary Thor comic writer/artist Walt Simonson.