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Written by: Gary Reed, Joe Pruett, Gary Scott Beatty, Sam Costello, Ben Sherrill, E. Mayen Briem, Mark Bertolini, Renton Hawkey
Art by: Alex Shekiman, Mark Bloodworth, Ken Meyer Jr., Gary Scott Beatty, Jason Walz, Steven Perkins, Rowel Rogue, Emerson Dimaya, Nick Barber
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CALIBER PRESENTS - Volume 2
Written by: Sam Costello, Ken Meyer Jr., Glenn Moane, Gary Reed, Mark Bertolini, Jason Walz, Gary Scott Beatty, E. Mayen Briem, Orion Petitclerc
Art by: Trevor Denham, Ken Meyer Jr., Predrag Ivanovic, Andy Bennett, Jason Jarava, Sami Makkonen, Jason Walz, Gary Scott Beatty, Denis Vermesse, Marcelo Salaza
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The original Caliber Presents anthology title was one of Caliber Comic’s inaugural releases in the 1990s and featured predominantly new creators, many of which went onto successful careers in the comics’ industry, including landing jobs and long term employment at MARVEL and DC. Each volume highlights the writting and art talents of current comic creators throughout the industry.
Contained within Volume 1. The original Caliber Presents anthology title was one of Caliber Comic’s inaugural releases in the 1990s and featured predominantly new creators, many of which went onto successful careers in the comics’ industry. In this first volume of the all-new Caliber Presents, Alex Sheikman presents a science fiction tale inspired by the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leon. Joe Pruett and Ken Meyer Jr. team up on an introspective tale of a mundane life punctuated by tragedy. Jason Walz illustrates a tale of cosplayers at conventions. Sam Costello and Steven Perkins team up for an unexpected look at victims. Gary Reed and Laval Ng show a glimpse from the pages of Saint Germaine’s Magus. Renton Hawkey and Nick Barber present a look at the promise of tomorrow. Mark Bertollini and Jerome Eyquem tell a tale of instant time travel. Gary Scott Beatty takes us to the cool age of Jazz and E. Mayen Briem and Emerson Dimaya take us further back for a horror tale during the war years. Ben Sherrill and Rowel Roque show us a futuristic big game hunting trip and for the artist sketchbook feature, Mark Bloodworth from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Midnight Mortuary, and Deadworld shows off his art.
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Gary Reed is the author of 100s of comics and books including his award-wining “Deadworld”, “Saint Germaine”, and the Harvey Award nominated, “Baker Street”. Joe Pruett was the editor of “Negative Burn”, the multi-award winning anthology and has also written “X-Men” titles for Marvel Comics. Sam Costello is the writer of the award winning anthology, “Split Lip”, which received the Best Web Comic in the 2014 Horror Comic Awards. Jason Walz’s debut graphic novel, “Homesick”, was nominated for a 2014 Eisner Award. Alex Sheikman is the creator and artist of “Moonstruck” and “Robotika”. He recently completed a series of graphic novels serializing the origin of the “Dark Crystal” universe. Mark Bertolini is a Canadian-based comic book creator with work published by Markosia, Action Lab, 215 Ink, and IDW. Artist Jerome Eyquem has done work for Heavy Metal magazine. Mark Bloodworth was the artist of the critically hailed “Abel” and worked on “Clive Barker's: Hellraiser” for Marvel Comics. Gary Scott Beatty received the Xeric Award for his “Jazz” series and his one-shot “Number One” was on Bleeding Cool News’ list of the best indie comics of 2014. E. Mayen Briem is the writer and editor for the two “Horror City “anthology books. Steven Perkins has been writing and drawing professionally since 2001 on titles such as “Max Payne”, “Pacify”, and “Se7en”. Ken Meyer Jr. has appeared five times in the juried annual of the best science fiction/fantasy art of the year, “Spectrum”. Ben Sherrill is the author of the graphic novel “The Ballad of Rory Hawkins”. Rowel Roque has worked on “Sleepless” and “Binary Gray” as well as “Blokes of Terrible Tomb of Terror”.
Gary Scott Beatty is the publisher and editor of Indie Comics, a periodical spotlighting independent creators from all areas. He was the winner of the Xeric Award for his "Jazz" series which he continues in Caliber Presents. Andy Bennett is known for is work on Vampire: Masquerade as well as other comic work. Mayen Briem is the editor and primary writer for the Horror City anthology. Sam Costello writes the stories for Split Lip which recent won Best Horror Anthology from Comic Monsters. Sami Makkonen is the artist of the NY Times best seller, Hatter M as well as two Deadworld series from IDW which won the Ghastly Awards for best in horror comics. Ken Meyer Jr. was the artist for Warren Ellis' Atmospherics and is a noted painter for game companies. Gary Reed was nominated for a Harvey Award for his Baker Street (twice) and has also been nominated or won awards such as Shel Dorf, Ghastly, Horror Net, and others. Jason Walz was nominated for an Eisner Award for his own book and spotlights a number of tales in the volumes of Caliber Presents.
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Contained within Volume 2. Caliber Presents is an anthology bringing forth new voices along with comic veterans to provide an eclectic mix of quality and diversity. From drama to horror to science fiction, each edition of Caliber Presents has all new material along with some previews of classic Caliber material and an Artist Sketchbook. In this issue, Ghost Sonata is previewed and artist Sami Makkonen provides the sketchbook along with regular tales of horror, science fiction, action/adventure, and mystery.