Sunday, March 1, 2015

Up the River is Here!

Official Press Release 
for immediate release

Up the River #1 from Source Point Press

Source Point Press has announced a brand new creator-owned comic book series, Up the River, with the first issue scheduled to be released in May of 2015. A thirty-day Kickstarter campaign has been launched February 28th by Editor Joshua Werner to raise the funds for the printing of the first issue.
Up the River is a 21-issue story carefully and meticulously crafted by writer Travis McIntire. Thematically, McIntire describes it as “Huckleberry Finn meets Heart of Darkness meets Superheroes meets Joseph Campbell-style Messiah story.” The story follows Syl, who as a young boy witnesses the murder of his superhero father in the streets of Third City. Years later, Syl and his younger brother Arnie set out with the crew of a river boat to take him up the treacherous Hard Silt River to find answers. “Set in a uniquely created post-apocalyptic future that is both horrific and fascinating, Up the River is an adventure story that puts a fresh twist on the idea of super-powered humans and a strong emphasis on character development,” says Werner. “We’re so incredibly proud to have it under the Source Point Press imprint.”

The comic series is penciled and inked by Stephen Sharar, colored by Sean Seal, and lettered by Joshua Werner. The covers of the comic series (not including variants) are inked by Mark McKenna (X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Justice League, Batman). “What really drew me to this book was the plot elements included within it,” says Sharar. “Super-powered characters, zombie-type characters, monstrous behemoths, an evil scientist, this book has everything I gravitate towards. It’s basically a fan-boy’s dream to be illustrating a comic like this.”
“The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is simply to secure the initial funds necessary to print, ship, and distribute the first issue. From there, sales of the comic should fund the future issues’ runs,” says Werner. “People are going to love this comic, I’m excited to get it in their hands.”

Source Point Press is an indie publisher in Detroit, whose goal is to bring quality new creator-owned content to readers in the form of books, graphic novels, and comics; and to raise recognition of lesser-known talent. They are best known for their titles in the horror and pulp genres. Check out the Kickstarter campaign here:
More information can be found at and

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Serial Returns with 2nd Issue

Official Press Release (free to use for all news media)

When the original creative team of David C. Hayes, Kurt Belcher, Ryan Yager, Daniele Serra, Jared Rourke, and Henrik Horvath had their serial killer comic anthology banned from Amazon, you’d think they would have quit there. But this true crime comic book finally found a home when it was picked up by off-the-wall publisher, Source Point Press. The phenomenal success of Serial #1, which featured famous murderers Gacy, Fish, and Resendiz, cemented the title as one of Source Point Press’ new ongoing monthly series, and the long-awaited second issue has finally been released.

“The concept behind Serial was something we found immediately intriguing,” says Source Point Art Director Joshua Werner. “It is, first and foremost, an informative and historically accurate close-up look at some of the world’s most notorious serial killers. And secondly, it’s a brutal edgy horror comic for mature readers. It, in no way, is intended to glorify such horrific actions, the comic is the way it is because that is the straight-forward truth of what happened; these are ‘true crime’ tales.”

Now, the original team members Kurt Belcher and David C. Hayes return to lend their talents to issue #2 two with the addition of Eric Xton, Kevin Moyers, Trico J. Lutkins and David Andres to bring not just three stories, but four all new tales of femme fatale serial killers. “When I read (Serial) issue #1 I thought it was brilliant, so I couldn’t wait to see Source Point Press put their unique touch on Serial #2, and I am ecstatic to have one of my stories included in it,” said contributing author, Trico J. Lutkins. This all-female anthology features the tales of Elizabeth Bathory, Lizzie Borden, Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood, and La Mataviejitas.

Serial #2 is available in select comic book stores can be ordered online via the Source Point Press website, facebook, and
Email for inquiries or interview opportunities with the creators. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Up the River is coming soon

The wait is almost over... And the world will never be the same again.
Up the River, the all new creator-owned comic book series published by Source Point Press, is written by Travis McIntire, Penciled and Inked by Stephen Sharar, and colored by Sean Seal. Featuring comic book covers inked by legendary Marvel/DC artist Mark McKenna!

Source Point Presents

New Title Announcement: Source Point Presents #1

Following the success of the Jack of Spades comic series, independent publisher Source Point Press has released their long awaited second super-hero comic book, Source Point Presents.

Issue #1 of Source Point Presents features not one, but two great tales from the mind of author Trico J. Lutkins. It also features the introduction of a brand new character, NightForce! NightForce is penciled and inked by Thad Stalmack II. “Thad blew me away with his incredible action sequences and creative panel layouts!” said Joshua Werner, letterer and editor of “Enter the NightForce,” the story that kicks off the inaugural issue of Source Point Presents.

The second feature in SPP #1 is “The Origin of Plasmaster.” Many Jack of Spades fans will remember this reluctant villain, Plasmaster, from Jack of Spades #0. “I was really excited to learn more about this character myself and his paranormal powers,” said illustrator Joshua Werner.

“I’ve been really looking forward to this series because it gives me a chance to showcase some great heroes and villains that have been battling for years in my imagination,” said author Trico J. Lutkins.

Source Point Presents #1 can be found at: comics/products/11918445-source-point-presents-1
and several comic book stores in southeastern Michigan. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015


This month Source Point Press releases not one, but two great new comics. 

The long awaited second issue of our ongoing true crime series, Serial, is finally here. This issue features an all female serial killers and not three, but four stories of femme fatales.

Also being released is a brand new super-hero series that takes place in the same universe as Jack of Spades. Source Point Presents #1 features a new hero, Nightforce, and a new villain, Slash the Birdman. This issue also contains a prequel to Jack of Spades #0, The Origin of Plasmaster! Find out how this character was set down the path that lead to his being apprehended in JoS#0.

Two great comics to kick of the new year! 2015 will be the year of Source Point Press! 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Vote for Rampant

Breakthrough novel, Rampant, by artist/actor/author, Joshua Werner, has been nominated for a Predators & Editors award for Best Horror Novel of 2014. 

Rampant has been one of the best selling novels from publisher, Source Point Press. It recounts the origin of werewolves in a unique and captivating way. Rampant has been hailed as "a well researched novel that blends historical and literary events with a Universal Monsters motif to create a modern horror classic."

To vote for this incredible book, click on the link below:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SPP is open for Fan Letters

Got questions for these guys?

Now you can have them answered!

    It has long been a tradition of comic book companies to have fan letter pages where fanboys (and girls) can ask questions, make comments, or just voice their adoration for their favorite artist and writers. 

    SPP would like to carry on in this tradition and now is your chance to get your letter printed in a comic! Are you a Jack of Spades fan? Source Point Press will soon be releasing the comic book “Source Point Presents #1," which will showcase short stories involving characters from the Jack of Spades universe. You’ll see some familiar faces from the pages of J.o.S., and you’ll also meet brand new characters that expand upon the universe! If you’ve read the Jack of Spades #0 issue, then you’re familiar with the character “Plasmaster” and the epic showdown between him and Spade. Source Point Presents #1 will feature a Plasmaster prequel story! Do you have any questions or comments about Plasmaster or the Jack of Spades universe? Now’s the time to write us and ask! We will be featuring some of the fan letters in Source Point Presents #1, as well as having Jack of Spades and Source Point Presents writer Trico J. Lutkins replying to them. Send your letters to us here on Facebook, or email them to us at Put “Fan Letter” in the subject line, and make sure to write “OK to print” after the letter, as well as your first name and your city and state (and country if you’re outside the US). We will not print any full names, just your first name and where you’re from. If your letter will end up being printed in the comic, we will most certainly let you know.