The series, adapted from Laszlo Tamasfi’s award-winning script, is a fragmented and philosophical tale that begins when a mysterious man with severe head trauma disrupts the life of a doctor and his cohort. The doctor, Leonard Gray, soon discovers connections between the man, David Wasp, and a corrupt corporate leader conducting twisted experiments on the human brain.
“The Silver Scream Festival really stood out from other conventions,” Tamasfi says, “not only because it had comics categories, but because it was hosted by the team behind Famous Monsters of Filmland, which I’m a huge fan of.” Tamasfi met artist Michael Malatini online and wrote INVISIBLE HANDS with Malatini’s art collaboration in mind. “We set out to do a really strange anthology book with a lot of crazy ideas, and it was reassuring to know that we weren’t out of our minds.”
Holly Interlandi, American Gothic Press’s Editor-in-Chief, claims the decision was ultimately a shoe-in. “We received so many entries in the Graphic Novel Script category, but INVISIBLE HANDS was something I’d never seen before,” she says. “It was both anthology and mini-series and tackled science and religion in a way that a lot of writers would feel nervous about. I knew we had to publish it.”
The first issue of INVISIBLE HANDS, an oversized issue that includes a reprint of the prologue, will be solicited in the January edition of Diamond Previews for a March 2017 release date.
ABOUT AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS American Gothic Press, established in 2015, is a publishing imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine consisting of comic books in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Famous Monsters of Filmland was the first entertainment fan magazine of its kind, having been established in 1958 by Forrest J Ackerman and publisher James Warren. American Gothic Press marks Famous Monsters’ journey back to the creation of original characters. Following a stunningly successful 2015 with the series GUNSUITS, BORNHONE, BROKEN MOON, PROJECT NEMESIS, and MONSTER WORLD, the imprint continues to introduce new original titles (KILLBOX, THIN, ISLAND 731) and licenses (IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES) to wide critical and popular acclaim.
ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS The internationally distributed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was the first-ever Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror pop culture fanzine, created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and countless other influential artists in the entertainment field praise the magazine for inspiring them to dive into their craft. Established by Ackerman to celebrate monster movies, genre films, and to unite fans from around the world, Famous Monsters strives to not only honor the classics while sharing new and upcoming projects but to also provide insight for readers on how to create their own monster and Sci-Fi films at home. From makeup tips to special-effects tricks, FM has become a “how-to” for generations of aspiring storytellers. ABOUT SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL Designed to honor legendary filmmakers, discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival™ is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. Silver Scream Fest, produced by Famous Monsters and Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, accepts feature and short length films, animations, screenplays, and comic book or graphic novel submissions.
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