Inspired by the Maroons of Jamaica and the music of reggae legends like Bob Marley & The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse and Third World, Dread & Alive blurs the line between comics and music with an original storyline that meshes cultural fact with fiction!
Online PR News – 03-November-2012 – San Francisco, CA – ZOOLOOK, an award-winning design studio and publishing house, today released DREAD & ALIVE #0 in comic book format. The 36 page issue officially kicks off ZOOLOOK's plan to launch a three graphic novels series entitled, DREAD & ALIVE: A Hero's Journey. Created and written by Nicholas Da Silva and drawn by legendary artist Rodney Buchemi, DREAD & ALIVE #0 takes us back to the year 1795 where fifty years of peace between the Maroons of Jamaica and the British is being threatened by several conflicts that could ultimately divide the Jamaican Maroons forever. Renowned Colorist, Michael Kelleher, contributed colors for this special issue release.
Nicholas Da Silva, founder of ZOOLOOK and creator of the Dread & Alive series said, “I'm really excited about the release of Dread & Alive #0. For me, it's a chance to take an important event in Maroon history and intertwine it with the fiction side of Dread & Alive.”
ZOOLOOK will release the first of the three graphic novels in the fall of 2013. Fans interested in reading all three novels will get their chance on April 20, 2013 (4/20). ZOOLOOK plans to release a special box set featuring all three novels that make up the Dread & Alive Saga. The set will include a concept album featuring original music inspired by the series. A crowd funding campaign is also in the works to offer fans of the series cool limited edition perks based on the series. These special perks will will only available for a limited time. For more information on Dread & Alive #0 or to purchase a signed copy, please visit the Dread & Alive store at: http://www.dreadandalive.com/home/shop
About Dread & Alive
Dread & Alive® is the first superhero comic book series featuring a Jamaican as the protagonist. Created and written by Nicholas Da Silva and published through ZOOLOOK, the story follows Drew McIntosh and his heroic exploits as he battles the dark forces of babylon empowered with a sacred amulet created by the ancient Maroons of Jamaica. Dread & Alive is the first multimedia series spanning comic books, novels and music. Visit the official Dread & Alive website a at http://www.dreadandalive.com
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ZOOLOOK is an award-winning design studio and publishing house that focuses its business on utilizing Adobe’s Creative Suite to develop big ideas into reality for the web, print, video (television & film), tablets and smartphones. ZOOLOOK publishes titles that mesh cultural fact with fiction while promoting a multicultural experience. Visit ZOOLOOK at http://www.zoolook.com.
Nicholas Da Silva, ZOOLOOK, 415.729.4709 / ndasilva(at)zoolook(dot)com, nico(at)dreadandalive(dot)com