GREG KISHBAUGH / RAFAEL NIEVES
Kaleidoscope Entertainment Launches
Indianapolis, IN/Chicago, IL, April 19, 2011 — Writer/editor Greg Kishbaugh and veteran comic book writer Rafael Nieves today announced the launch of KALEIDOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT, a new publishing company that will produce a wide array of titles in the horror, fantasy, science fiction and suspense genres.
The company will launch with two all-original 48-page horror anthologies with stories and art by some of the comic industry’s leading talent, including writers Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Gary Friedrich, Danny Fingeroth, Christopher Golden, David Liss, Jonathan Maberry, Elaine Lee, Matthew Pearl, Louis Bayard, Lyndsay Faye, D.G. Chichester, Dirk Manning, Donna Kishbaugh, Mike Oliveri, Orrin Grey, Chris Kirby, Gary Reed, and Sheila Johnson and artists such as Antonio Arevalo, Jason Baroody, Andrew Dimitt, Dan Dougherty, Jorge Fornes, Michael Anthony Giba, Rafaela Hernandez, Neil Klemz, Antonio Maldonado, Aaron Pittman, Michael ‘Doc’ Reidy, Emily Stone, Noel Tuazon, Ashley Marie Witter and Wesley Wong.
“Comics have informed who we are and helped shape our worldview; Raf and I will bring our incredible passion for the medium and for spectacular storytelling to everything we do,” said Kishbaugh. “The comics published by Kaleidoscope will honor the works of the creative greats that have come before us, while bringing our readers stories created by today’s — and tomorrow’s — most compelling writers and artists.”
“The response we have received so far has been, in a word, humbling,” said Nieves. “From comic industry legends to critically acclaimed, best-selling authors to creators that span both the comics and literary worlds, the creators we have so far attracted have been astounding. And we are adding more every single day.”
Kaleidoscope’s two anthologies will officially premiere at Chicago Comic Con (Wizard World), August 9-12, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.
The first series — A Dark and Stormy Night — sprang from the simple idea: What do you do with the most cliched sentence in literature? A Dark and Stormy Night, subtitled ‘An Anthology of Terror and Suspense,’ takes the phrase that spawned ‘purple prose’ and puts its own unique, twisted spin on it, weaving dark noir tales of murder and revenge. A Dark and Stormy Night will be 48 pages, with black and white interior art, and a color cover by Andrew Dimitt, cover priced at $5.99.
Kaleidoscope will also launch a second anthology series entitled, Pandemonium, with black and white interior art, and a color cover by Michael ‘Doc’ Reidy, cover priced at $5.99. Pandemonium takes its name from ‘Paradise Lost’ in which Milton coined the term to describe the capital of Hell itself. Pandemonium will focus on tales of the supernatural with all manner of beasts, ghouls, demons, goblins and monstrous, murderous creatures.
“We hope to bring back some of the excitement and scares of such classics as EC’s Tales From the Crypt and Haunt of Fear and Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, all the while bringing a modern sensibility to all that we do,” said Kishbaugh.
“We are first and foremost fans of comics, and of crisp, compelling storytelling,” said Nieves, “which is what drove the anthology ideas in the first place. And because of the enormous talent that is already on board, we are excited beyond words at all the great projects we have in the pipeline. Horror, science fiction, adventure. All the things that make comics the greatest medium in the world.”
For more information visit: www.kaleidoscope-entertainment.com.
Nieves has been a comics writer for more than 20 years, having written for Marvel, Moonstone, Caliber, Slave Labor, Transfuzion Publishing and Eureka on such titles as Tales from the Heart, Hellstorm, Prince of Lies, The Phantom, Vampire: The Masquerade and more, including the recent graphic novel The Apocalypse Plan and the self-published hit Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown.
Kishbaugh has been an editor/publisher for 25 years. He won the the Ray Bradbury Fiction Writing Award and his work has appeared in several anthologies, as well as renowned horror magazine Cemetery Dance. He is also a Consulting Editor for Evileye Books, overseeing manuscript development of new series and standalone books for the publisher, which specializes in horror and speculative fiction. He is also the editor of the Burning Maiden anthology series produced by Evileye.