To Leonard Nimoy...

"Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have 
encountered in my travels, his was the most.... human."

Spock's journey was one of embracing his humanity.
It became a journey generations have shared.

Live Long and Prosper, and Always
Boldly Go.


Hey! It's MY COMIC LIFE!

My Comic Life is back for its eighth straight week! Our hero encounters one of his own creations! You just know things go downhill from there.

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Here's the Thing...

Our CCO C. Edward Sellner works his magic...
Latest original art piece, sketched at a convention, and sold the original art at VA Comicon!
The Thing, from the Fantastic Four.

Deadlands: The Cackler Hits New Heights in the Weird West

February 17, 2015 - For Immediate Release

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment takes the Deadlands brand to new heights in comics with The Cackler!

Deadlands is one of the most beloved, enduring and popular RPGs ever. With its rich meta-plot, it's a world as storied as most any comics universe, and as a weird western, its helped to define and popularize the genre that has enjoyed a major resurgence in recent years. As Deadlands ramps up to celebrate its 20th anniversary, it seemed the perfect time to bring this story to life.

"The Cackler is one of the major villains of the Deadlands universe, one whose origin story runs deep to the roots of the game, and opens up all new possibilities for the setting," said Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner. "But its also a perfect jumping on point for comic fans who love the genre and think there isn't much cooler in the world than a perfect blend of horror, steampunk and mysticism all set against the harsh Old West." The story is self-contained and while filled with familiar elements of the game, introduces them so the new fan can equally enjoy the story as is.

Deadlands creator Shane Lacy Hensley is penning the tale, and Visionary has assembled the best talent in the business for art. Bart Sears is assisting in storytelling, and doing pencils and ink work, and Michael Atiyeh is doing colors. "We're very proud of this book and as you can see in the early pages, it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!" Sellner added.

The Kickstarter has reached its funding goal, but still has awesome stretch goals, as it enters its final two weeks for backers to get an exclusive jam-packed Kickstarter edition. Visionary has also been debuting new pages from issue 1 every week on their web-comic portal, and the first half of that issue is now live.


Links of Interest:
The Kickstarter Campaign
Read the first half of issue 1 FREE!

Anyone wanting preview files of the pages posted, email CEdwardSellner@visionarycomics.com for JPG files you can feel free to post with the release, or copy them from the portal directly.


VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

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For business, projects or services:
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Final Call for Dead Man's Hand Pre-Orders

Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Pre-Order Promotion! By popular demand, we've extended the offer through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your pre-order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March! Do it now before time runs out!

Curious about Dead Man's Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE! 

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner. Don't miss out!

Hey! It’s MY (REALLY WEIRD) COMIC LIFE!

My Comic Life returns and gets REALLY weird this week, as our hero finds himself face to face with one of his creations! It’s not a pretty sight!
Bookmark the series, Read from the Beginning >>
New Storyline Starts Here  / Latest Strip 

New Cackler Pages! Final Days Dead Man's Hand

Deadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

Our Kickstarter continues to climb, thanks to all of our wonderful supporters! We've got some awesome stretch goals to reach, and still time to get on board for this wild-weird-western epic! New pages for issue 1 are now up on our web comic portal!

Go to the Kickstarter>>

Read Issue 1 from the Beginning>>


Newest Pages>>








DEAD MAN'S HAND FINAL DAYS FOR PRE-ORDER

Curious about Dead Man's Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE!
Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Check it out - NOW!

By popular demand, we're extending the pre-order promotional through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March!

Do it now before time runs out!






Thanks to everyone who came out to the VA Comicon this past Saturday! The Visionary crew had an awesome time and an overall great show! We look forward to returning in May!

If you haven't checked out our site in a while, you really should! Lots of new content, webcomics, features and updates about our production studio and services! This is Visionary!

Join Visionary at the VA Comicon This Saturday!


Visionary attends it’s first VA Comicon this Saturday, February 7th! Join Co-Founders C. Edward Sellner, and Charlie Hall, our Art Manager Mike Munshaw, and Wonderkinds Cathy Dougherty and Natalie Ekelund!

We’ll have original art, prints, custom playing cards and our entire graphic novel line available! Look for us in the Artist’s Alley / Small Press Section. (Convention FB Page)
@ Richmond International Raceway Complex

Show Hours: 10am-5pm



VISIONARY SITE
If you haven't checked out our main site in a while, you really should! Lots of new content, webcomics, features and updates about our production studio and services! This is Visionary!

Deadlands: The Cackler is Coming!

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment are bringing the next volume of the original weird-western to life with Deadlands: The Cackler!

Deadlands, the game that defined the Weird West, mixing elements of the classic Western with Horror and Steampunk to create a unique world of monsters, myths, magic and gunslingers has been enjoying a huge resurgence of popularity and making its mark in the world of comics and soon prose, with huge announcements in recent months.

The first collection of the "All-Star Western" one-shots originally published by Image, is now available through pre-order from IDW, and has a special promotional campaign still running, where anyone pre-ordering the book can get two free digital books, a Deadlands comic, and game book.

Get the details here

Visionary has posted interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE! Awesome talent from the book includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.

Read the Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand Interviews and Previews


A partnership between Visionary and Tor Books was also recently announced, with three Deadlands novels to premiere starting in Fall of 2015, starting with New York Times' bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry's Ghostwalkers.

Building on that momentum, Pinnacle and Visionary launched a Kickstarter campaign just last week to fund the development of the next graphic novel entitled Deadlands: The Cackler.

Written by the creator of the game, Shane Lacy Hensley, the book reveals the secret origins of one of the most notorious villains of the setting, a maniacal harrowed who has scoured the weird west in search of a blood relative for sinister reasons. The book is being drawn by comics legend Bart Sears and colors are from Michael Atiyeh, and while the campaign is just a few hundred dollars away from its lofty goal, there is still plenty of time to get on board.

Check out the Kickstarter here

"We wanted to do something never before done in the history of licensed gaming comics," said C. Edward Sellner, CCO of Visionary Comics. "We're about to hit the 20th anniversary of the game, and with all the developments on the property, we wanted to bring something that both lifelong fans of the game would love, but also be hugely appealing to new fans. We wanted a graphic novel that hit the same marks of quality as our previous Deadlands comics, with top creators. We wanted something that only the creator of the game itself could write, a story central to the core of the world, and one that would shake it to its' very roots. On that score The Cackler delivers."

The campaign runs until March 5th and includes a number of extra rewards, and an exclusive Kickstarter edition of the book that won't be available anywhere else. Fans of the game will enjoy the ties to the backstory of the world, but the story stands firmly on its own as a classic and stunning weird western.

Visionary is releasing the entire first issue throughout the campaign, with new pages added to their web-comic portal every Tuesday.

Read the first chapter update - NOW




VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!
WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
CEdwardSellner@visionarycomics.com
To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
Cathy@visionarycomics.com
Retailers, signup for exclusive promotions:
Retailers@visionarycomics.com

CCO Musings: Monday Boost - Feast Your Eyes!

So, as you might imagine, running a comic studio is something over and above a full-time job! Every day starts out with a simple plan, and usually ends up resulting in tons of, "Oh yeah, gotta do this - NOW" moments. But, I still manage to find some time to do more creative type work, and will be doing a lot more throughout the year thanks to the awesome team who now has my back!.

I've shared a couple art pieces, but its been a while. Got a few more in the pipeline and thought I'd do a catchup post, so, here's the art I've posted in the last few months, all in one place. Enjoy and PLEASE feel free to comment, I enjoy feedback!

I am Groot - Original Pencil Art - Digital Colors
IDW Ghostwalkers Promotion Piece - Digital Art - BW & Color
More coming soon!


HEY! It's MY COMIC LIFE! And Deadlands Galore!


MY COMIC LIFE SUNDAY!
Last week we wrapped our intro storyline for our debut! Now, we blast into the past! In more ways than one! See the comic duo's first attempts at breaking into comics!
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DEADLANDS: THE CACKLER GOING STRONG!
Deadlands: The Cackler Kickstarter now at 90%, over 250 Backers! THANKS! Weird West like you've never seen before! Brought to you by Deadlands creator Shane Hensley, amazing art by Bart Sears, and colors by Michael Atiyeh. Harrowed! Wichita Witches! Secrets Revealed! Check it out - NOW!

EXTENDING THE DEAD MAN'S HAND!
Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Pre-Order Promotion! By popular demand, we're extending the offer through Final Order Cutoffs, which means you can still get your pre-order in to ensure getting the book when it hits stores in March! Do it now before time runs out!
Pre-Order Details Here>>

Awesome talent includes: David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.


Want to see more?
Curious about Dead Man's Hand? Get interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of story and art, FREE!




VISIONARY COMICS is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check Visionary’s main site regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions. Subscribe on site to get these directly!

WHAT WE DO / OUR COMICS & WEBCOMICS
UPCOMING EVENTS / IN THE NEWS
For business, projects or services:
CEdwardSellner@visionarycomics.com
To be added to our PR/Media contacts:
Cathy@visionarycomics.com
Retailers, signup for exclusive promotions:
Retailers@visionarycomics.com