Sunday, June 22, 2008

TYPHON Press Release and Sample Panels


(scroll down past press release for thirteen art samples from TYPHON Volume One)

DIRTY DANNY PRESS is proud to announce publication of a new, full-color, 192 page comics anthology called "TYPHON," available in Summer 2008.

TYPHON features new work by forty-two talented cartoonists from across the US, Canada, South America and Europe. TYPHON's contributor list includes many favorites of the alternative comics scene, as well as a number of exciting talents who will be new to most readers.

TYPHON is edited and published by Danny Hellman, who brought readers the acclaimed comics anthologies LEGAL ACTION COMICS Volumes 1 & 2 in 2000 and 2003.

“TYPHON is a departure from my previous projects, “ says editor Hellman. I’d initially set out to do a third volume in the Legal Action series, but as the contributions started coming in, I realized that I was looking at a far more ambitious book than what I’d done previously. The work presented in TYPHON covers a wide spectrum of what’s possible in comics, from zany, offbeat humor to unnerving existential angst, and on to chilling horror, all of it brought to life with breathtaking, cutting-edge artwork.”

Hellman comments, “as a comics reader, I’m a big fan of the anthology format. I first came across the work of many of my favorite cartoonists in anthologies like ARCADE, WEIRDO, RAW and DRAWN & QUARTERLY. I’m proud to carry on in the tradition of those legendary titles, and I believe that TYPHON will stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the bookshelf next to them.”
“Anthologies give us the opportunity to enjoy work by talented cartoonists who, for whatever reason, don’t produce enough material to fill out solo books. As an editor of anthologies, I’m excited to provide a showcase for artists and work that we might not see otherwise. Diversity makes for a richer comics scene.”

Danny Hellman is an internationally-published illustrator whose drawings have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, and in countless other publications.


A partial list of TYPHON contributors' credits reads as follows:
Glenn Head- Hotwire, Snake Eyes
David Paleo-House of Twelve, Hotwire
R. Sikoryak- Hotwire, Drawn & Quarterly
Tim Lane- Hotwire
Danny Hellman- DC's Bizarro World & Big Books series, Last Gasp Comix & Stories
Henriette Valium- Zero Zero, Le Dernier Cri
David Chelsea- David Chelsea in Love
Rupert Bottenberg- Cyclope, Real Stuff
Tobias Tak- Hotwire, Blood Orange
Eric Thériault- Real Stuff, Veena
Fiona Smyth- Twisted Sisters, Nocturnal Emissions, Drawn & Quarterly
Victor (Bald Eagles) Cayro- Kramer's Ergot, Project: Superior, House of Twelve
Ken Avidor- Punk Magazine, Comical Funnies, Stop, Weirdo
Gregory Benton- Dirty Stories, DCs Big Books series, World War Three Illustrated, Project: Telstar
Rick Trembles- Motion Picture Purgatory, Sugar Diet
Pshaw- St. Ink, Arthur Magazine
Hans Rickheit- Kramer's Ergot, Paper Rodeo, Chrome Fetus Comics

ISBN: 978-0-9709363-3-2
Price: $24.95 US
For mature readers


For review copies and interviews, please contact Danny Hellman
hellman@dannyhellman.com

TYPHON
c/o Danny Hellman
P.O. Box 901
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0901

Complete list of TYPHON’s contributors:
Ken Avidor, Derek Ballard, Gregory Benton, Rupert Bottenberg, DJ Bryant, Mark Campos, David Chelsea, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Patrick Dean, Bald Eagles, Chance Fiveash, Richard Gagnon, Nicholas Gazin, Robert Goodin, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Hugo, Hawk Krall, Tim Lane, Jeff LeBlanc, Pat Moriarty, Cliff Mott, David Paleo, Lorenz Peter, Grant Reynolds, Hans Rickheit, Pshaw, R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Fiona Smyth, Steak Mtn., Takeshi Tadatsu, Tobias Tak, Eric Theriault, Matthew Thurber, Motohiko Tokuta, Rich Tommaso, Rick Trembles, Henriette Valium, Dalton Webb, & Chris Wright,



























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1 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

Wow Danny, this looks phenomenal - Nice job! I got here via our Facebook contact and the TYPHON group, so be sure to send an update when you're sending it out International-style (I'm in Australia, y'see).

Great stuff.

10:37 PM  

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