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:
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