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Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3

We’re quite chuffed about the next issue of THE MASK OF NIGHT, released next Wednesday (the 27th).  And in anticipation of it, here’s a side-by-side image of the final inked Page #1 by Andy Belanger and the final colored lettered page (coloured by Shari Chankhamma, lettered by Chris Mowry).  What do you think?

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!

Mask of Night #3 is out next week (Aug 27th)!

Yes, the headline is correct… After a slate of very positive reviews for Issue #2, our third (and penultimate) issue of THE MASK OF NIGHT  is out next Wednesday (the 27th)!

(And yes, it’s also an exciting day as it’s my birthday… But I digress…)

Here are the two covers for the issue… Which one do you like best?

The Mask of Night #3 Cover B by JK Woodward

The Mask of Night #3 Cover B by JK Woodward

The Mask of Night #3 Cover A by Andy Belanger

The Mask of Night #3 Cover A by Andy Belanger

 

 

 

Hard Cover BACKSTAGE EDITION to come in October!

We’re quite excited to announce that the long-awaited BACKSTAGE EDITION, which collects the original twelve issues of our tale, will be released in October of this year to comic book shops (and book stores)!  With a leather hard cover, annotations by some of the top Shakespeare scholars in North America, an original Kill Shakespeare story, and original artwork designed by Andy Belanger, it’s perfect for the biggest fans of our series!

This is just a mock-up of what the cover will look like (we’ll have it finalized in the next month):

What do you think?

What do you think?

You can pre-order copies at comic book shops this month (go now – order code is AUG140500!) or pre-order it online or with a book store.  We’re excited to see it first-hand in the very near future!

Caption Contest

We just posted a caption content on our Twitter and Facebook pages – hop on for a chance to win signed copies of the first two issues of The Mask of Night.  Deadline is Wednesday.

The image is:

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First Pages of The Mask of Night #2

With only a couple days before the release of The Mask of Night #2, here are the first three pages for your reading pleasure…

Page 1

Page 1

Page 2

Page 2

 

Page 3

Page 3

Cover B of THE MASK OF NIGHT #2 Revealed!

Yesterday I posted the first cover THE MASK OF NIGHT #2. Today I’m posting the special sub-variant cover (aka really rare), created by artist J.K. Woodward for our upcoming Kill Shakespeare board game.

Guilty or innocent? What says you?

The Mask of Night #2 by J.K. Woodward

The Mask of Night #2 by J.K. Woodward

The Mask of Night #2 cover!

It’s scary how quickly time passes… We’re now only two weeks ago from the release of The Mask of Night #2 (due in comic shops on Wednesday, July 23rd)!

We’ve been pretty busy in the last couple of weeks with finalizing the rest of this mini-series (as well as some other things that will be announced soon) but we’re excited to present our second issue of the series, picking up with Captain Cesario and his lover Viola, harboring Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Shakespeare, and at the mercy of the Lavinia, Titus’ main vessel.  It’s a tale of mutiny and love and should be one of our finest.

Here is the first cover of the issue, done by our own Andy Belanger:

The Mask of Night #2 (by Andy Belanger)

The Mask of Night #2 (by Andy Belanger)

Check out the issue in two weeks at all comic book shops around the world!

First Page of The Mask of Night

With just over a week before the release of Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1 (released next Wed, Jun 18th) we’re excited to release this first page of the issue.  You can check out the amazing artwork by Andy Belanger (with colouring by Shari Hess) here:

Page 1

This first page of the series introduces a brand new character into our story – the masked pirate Captain Cesario, who has a very interesting backstory and tie-in to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters.

Keep checking back for more sneak peaks!

Cover #2 for The Mask of Night!

Two days ago I previewed Cover A of the first issue of our new upcoming mini-series THE MASK OF NIGHT.  The reaction online was really positive – people got excited about the art (by Andy Belanger) and the series.

Today I’d like to post a preview of our second cover (Cover B), this time by renowned artist J.K. Woodward.  J.K. was brought on by IDW Games to create the art for our upcoming board game Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game, and the art was so good that we decided to include it on the covers for the new series (which is a tie-in to the game).  Here is the cover designed by him:

Viola strikes!

Viola strikes!

The Mask of Night revolves around Viola, the heroine from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  In our take she has become a bloody pirate and her discovery of Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Shakespeare leads to a series of events that challenges her, her love, and her devotion to the sea.

J.K.’s done a great job here of capturing Viola in action and I think will become a very popular piece of art in the Kill Shakespeare canon.

Look for The Mask of Night #1 at comic shops on Wednesday, June 18th!

 

Our new series is around the horizon!

“Though know’st the mask of night is on my face…”

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on our new upcoming series but that’s because I’ve been quite busy (working from New York) and we’ve got a lot on the go.  The thing I’m most excited about, though, is our brand new comic mini-series, KILL SHAKESPEARE: THE MASK OF NIGHT.  And great news – the series debuts this month!

I’ll be posting art from the first issue over the next two weeks but the current release date of the first issue is Wednesday, June 18th!  Yes, in just over two weeks from today!

And here is a look at our first cover of the series, by series artist Andy Belanger (the B cover is by J.K. Woodward, based upon art from our upcoming board game).  One of the central characters, the pirate Captain Cesario, is defined by his mask, which appears on Andy’s first cover.

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1 cover by Andy Belanger

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1 cover by Andy Belanger

So keep checking for more information – we’ll be posting quite a bit in the next couple of weeks!