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Aug

14

2014

EXCLUSIVE Preview: TRANSLUCID #5 on 13th Dimension

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The penultimate issue of Translucid arrives August 20th. Check out this preview from 13th Dimension in the meantime!

If you’re lovin’ the colors, you should also check out this Q&A with Translucid colorist Adam Metcalfe

Aug

12

2014

Evil Ink Records Launches, Signs Thank You Scientist and Remasters Maps Album for Re-release

Pre-order Maps of Non-Existent Places Today!Our very own Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey’s young experimental progressive rock septet Thank You Scientist. Our newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, on September 30th, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria’s “Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour.”

In anticipation for the upcoming release, Thank You Scientist has premiered “My Famed Disappearing Act” today on SoundCloud.

Maps of Non-Existent Places will be released digitally, Digipak CD and for the first time on vinyl. The double LP, available on both blue and black 180 gram vinyl, can be pre-ordered now here.

Claudio Sanchez knows a little bit about progressive music. His career has spanned 12 years and 7 albums, likely encompassing the longest concept album arc in the history of rock and roll. Now, in effort to further support and promote his beloved complex genre, he has launched a label dedicated to sharing a wealth of future talent with the first signing being the extremely talented seven-piece band Thank You Scientist.

For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.

With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist’s lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.

To pinpoint Thank You Scientist’s sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.

A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it’s sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.

Fans can expect a new studio album in 2015. Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist for additional news and updates.

Jul

9

2014

SDCC Signing Times and EXCLUSIVE Translucid #4 Variant

In just two weeks, we will be at San Diego Comic-Con International July 24th-27th, soaking up the sun and slinging new issues of Translucid #4, as well as many of your other favorite Evil Ink titles and Coheed and Cambria merch. Not only that, but we’ll also have this killer Translucid #4 SDCC exclusive variant cover (limited to 150) by Alexis Ziritt! Swing by our booth (#1732) to pick up a copy.

SIGNING TIMES W/CLAUDIO

7/25 FRIDAY 4PM
7/26 SATURDAY 2PM

Translucid #4 SDCC

Jun

18

2014

Translucid #3 In Stores TODAY!

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Issue 3 of Translucid is in stores today as well as available on our webstore! If your comic book shop didn’t receive it, give them Diamond Code APR140976 to order you a copy! Prefer a digital copy? Snag it over on Comixology here.

To catch you up: The Navigator, New York City’s only superhero, has been slipping. Could the secret be found in his childhood? Boy genius Cornelius is creating the holographic technology that allows him to become The Navigator. But what dark family secret drives him?

Jun

13

2014

EXCLUSIVE Preview! TRANSLUCID #3 on 13th Dimension!

Preview3The folks over at 13th Dimension have an exclusive preview to the first few pages of Translucid #3. Check it out here, and be sure to pick up your copy at your local comic shop on June 18th!

 

May

29

2014

Translucid #2 gets “Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month)” for May

Two guys fighting. What could be a more pedestrian concept for a comic book cover? (Well, five or six or seven guys just standing there; but I digress.) All praise to Jeff Stokely, then, for putting a new spin on the idea through both the color and composition of this playing card-inspired cover. – Comics Alliance

May

21

2014

Translucid Issue Two In Stores Today. 4/5 on CBR.

 

Translucid #2 CBR Kid

Issue 2 of Translucid is in stores today as well as available on our webstore! If your comic book shop didn’t receive it, give them Diamond Code MAR140959 to order you a copy!

This issue goes farther down the rabbit hole, straight into The Navigator’s dark past. What happened to a young dreamer that made him the hero he is now? No one is more curious than his arch-nemesis, The Horse.

Missed issue 1? Not to worry. Here’s what CBR had to say about issue 2:

 “Translucid” #2 is a remarkably gripping issue, even for those who might have missed #1″ – CBR

You can read the rest of their 4/5 review here.

Apr

21

2014

WonderCon 2014: Interview with ComicVine

We had the pleasure of catching up with ComicVine this past weekend at WonderCon. We talk Translucid #1 and tease a bit of issue two as well! Check out more here.

Apr

16

2014

Translucid #1 In Stores Now. Perfect 10 Reviews from All-Comic and Comic Vine.

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It’s been a long wait, but the day is finally here: our new series Translucid is officially here and issue one is in stores now! If you missed out on having your comic book shop order you a copy, give them Diamond Code FEB141037 to place their order.

Translucid is the superhero story you want but never thought you’d see. A story of childhood hope and loss as much as it is about the meaning of heroism, and what defines a hero and a villain. The Horse has been the archenemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator’s moral compass has been slipping, and even a villain can’t let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past that he’s buried deep in his subconsciousness and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make the selfish one. Thus begins an exploration of why a young man would take the mantle of a superhero.

So far, issue one is getting rave reviews, including perfect 10 scores from All-Comic and Comic Vine!

“If Translucid isn’t on your pull-list or even on your radar you may want to do yourself a favor and pick up this debut issue, because it’s going to be one of those series that everyone is will be talking about.” – All-Comic

“It’s giving me a great deal to think about vis-a-vis how heroes and villains engage with each other in our beloved sequential medium, and the spotlight on “the neverending battle” makes for a brilliant discussion topic (make your friends read this book!) and a dramatic tango of a script. Vibrant colors and dynamic panels make for a visually-enticing book, and I’m already caught up in the chess match between The Horse and The Navigator.” – Comic Vine

We hope you enjoy the new series and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Con appearances this year! Thanks for all your support!

Apr

15

2014

Translucid Interview in SciFiNow Magazine

SciFiNow Translucid Interview

SciFiNow recently interviewed us for a piece on Translucid. That interview is in Issue 92, which is on UK magazine stands now! You can also purchase it here.

Mar

7

2014

Sneek Peek at Translucid Art & Interview on CBR

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CBR sat down with Claudio and Chondra to talk about the upcoming title Translucid, out in April. Plus, get an exclusive first look at artwork from the first few pages! Check it all out here.

Jan

17

2014

“Translucid” Interview on Newsarama

Newsarama sat down with Claudio and Chondra to talk about the upcoming superhero comic Translucid. Boom is calling it their “New Batman”. Translucid will hit comic stores in April. Check out the interview here.

Issue 1 Cover artwork by Jeff Stokely

Issue 1 Cover artwork by Jeff Stokely

Apr

4

2013

THE AMORY WARS: FALL OF THE KEYWORK APP OUT NOW

The Amory Wars: Fall of the Keywork is a fighting game, developed by Sanchez’s Evil Ink Comics, in conjunction with Southern California’s Man Vs. Games, that allows fans to travel around “the Keywork” to fight as and against 10 of the most popular characters in the “The Amory Wars” mythos, including Coheed Kilgannon, Wilhelm Ryan and Al the Killer.  Players will face-off in a variety of battlegrounds including beloved and never-before-seen storied locales Apity Prime, the Faint of Hearts bar, and Hohenberger’s Lab. The game also features a new mechanic for fighting games, The Swipe Button. The new, high-tech feature will allow players to focus on execution and timing by moving the button in one of four directions. Players can now throw away the old, often frustrating combo memorization mechanics for this new mobile platform. Watch the trailer HERE.

The game is available for iPhone and iPad from the App Store

Dec

21

2012

Evil Ink to release new Davenport Cabinet album from Coheed and Cambria’s Travis Stever.

The album, Our Machine, debuts on iTunes on January 15.  Check out the video for the title track below!

Nov

15

2012

PFI Half Measures 10″ Vinyl EP Available Online!

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The new PFI 10″ Vinyl EP (pink color variant) is now available online!  You can pick yours up through the Coheed and Cambria store at THIS LINK for $15.

Oct

24

2012

Photos from NYCC 2012!

Hi everyone,

We are back from the flurry of events at New York Comic Con and still reeling from the number of you who came to support Evil Ink, as well as the new Coheed and Cambria album release, The Afterman.  It was our most successful signing weekend of any convention and we had an absolute blast!  If you couldn’t make it this year, hopefully we will be seeing you at another convention this year–so far we plan on having a presence at Chicago’s C2E2 in April and San Diego Comic Con this Summer–or a Coheed show where a lot of Evil Ink merchandise will be readily available.  In the meantime, you can see pics from the NYCC festivities at the following link, courtesy of Andy Menarchek.

NEW YORK COMIC CON PHOTO SET

There’s also a video interview Claudio did with Newsarama and a podcast with The Outhouser’s Eric Ratcliffe below, with more interviews to come in the next few weeks!

THE OUTHOUSERS PODCAST

Thanks again and see you next year!

Sep

28

2012

New York Comic Con 2012 Signing Times

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SIGNING TIMES FOR EVIL INK at New York Comic Con 

Booth #1312

Fri. Oct 12 – 5pm
COHEED AND CAMBRIA

Saturday Oct 13 – 4pm
CLAUDIO SANCHEZ and CHONDRA ECHERT (Key of Z, Kill Audio)

Sep

7

2012

Exclusive Prize Fighter Inferno EP to be released at New York Comic Con 2012!

Evil Ink is proud to announce the special arrival of a long-awaited EP from the Prize Fighter Inferno!  Titled Half Measures, the vinyl EP features four BRAND NEW songs from Claudio Sanchez’s side project including “Elm Street Lover Boy,” “The Simple Fix,” “Pistol Pete Matty,” and the title track, “Half Measures.”

A limited white color variant (500) will be released exclusively at this year’s New York Comic Con in October 11-14, with a pink regular edition (1500) available this Fall.

Get your tickets to NYCC HERE.

 

Jul

14

2012

Wahlberg and Leverage to Produce The Amory Wars

July 14, 2012–Kicking off two days of autograph signings at San Diego Comic-Con, Claudio Sanchez and Evil Ink Comics announced today that they have partnered with Stephen Levinson’s Leverage (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Contraband) and Mark Wahlberg to develop their graphic novel series The Amory Wars into a live-action feature film. The Amory Wars, a sci-fi saga published by Boom! Studios, recently reached #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List for graphic books.

Sanchez, the lead singer of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria, originally created the story to serve as inspiration for the group’s albums. He later expanded the mythology to other mediums, including comic books and graphic novels. In 2010, Sanchez collaborated with luminary genre writer Peter David (The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman) to write a full-length prose novel, Year of the Black Rainbow, which told the origin story of the series, and was released with the band’s album of the same name.

The Amory Wars is an epic fantasy set in a futuristic alternate universe. The series chronicles the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign.

Coheed and Cambria are set to release a new studio album this fall. Their North American tour with Iron Maiden begins July 24th.

Sanchez will be signing the NY Times Best Seller at San Diego Comic Con International this weekend at 4pm on Saturday at the Evil Ink booth, #1031

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