AFTERSHOCK HAS BEEN THERE FOR US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO THIS EXCLUSIVE COVER
BY ARTIST AND FRIEND LARRY E. WATTS!
ONLY 300 WILL BE AVAILABLE SO MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT US TO PRE-PAY AND 25% OFF!
~ EXCLUSIVE COVER ONLY - REGULAR PRICE $19.99 - PRE-PAY $14.99
~ MASTER BUNDLE - REGULAR PRICE $39.99 - PRE-PAY $29.99
Master Bundle includes: Exclusive Cover, A cover by Juan Doe & B cover by Phil Hester AND an exclusive signed lithograph by local fan favorite artist TIM SHOWERS!
EXCLUSIVE COVER BY LARRY WATTS
Larry Watts lives in sunny Florida with his wife and children. He is a freelance illustrator, designer, screen printer and occasional musician. He has won several Addy Awards for graphic design, web designs, and illustration.
Larry E. Watts
Recently, his comic book illustrations have been featured by AfterShock Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Alterna Comics, Frozen Beach Studios, IDW, Insomnia Publications, Top Shelf 2.0, and KnightShift Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, and Zenescope Entertainment.
Tim Showers, friend, artist, man with the constant smile.
Tim is a local fan favorite artist from Goose Creek and resides in Charleston. His style of art is widely recognized and very one of kind. We have an original piece here in the shop and are very excited about the piece he is doing for us, just for Dark Ark.
Tim has always been the type of person to find the positive in life. He is a hard working person and still finds time to bring us his works of art and make it to shows all over the state. We have had him at numerous small and large events and he always says “yes” with a huge smile when we invite him. When we had a chance to do this exclusive cover we immediately thought of Tim’s art style. His bold black lines and wild colors are just stare worthy. We love the street art element in a lot of his pieces too. So if you don’t know Tim Showers's art or him as a person you defiantly need to come in and get your pre-order your bundle today so you don’t miss out.
He will be here Saturday the 23rd to sign the exclusive lithograph, it’s a must to meet this man, he will leave you walking away with a smile for sure!
We hit it off from the get go with the Aftershock Comics team.
They are a great group of down to earth, get out there and get to know your customers, people. We met Joe Pruett in person for the first time at Heros Con and had great conversations. He still gets out there on ground level and promotes himself as a writer and promotes AfterShock as the Publisher/CCO, going to shows and to local comic shops to spread the word, "AfterShock Comics are awesome!". Here at the store we love to promote and praise independents and have carried AfterShock titles from the beginning and love to see that they are thriving.
My experience with AfterShock and Stephan Nilson in particular for our first exclusive cover has been a GREAT learning experience. He was very patient with us and all the questions we had along the way. AfterShock made it viable for a small store like us to have their own cover by offering lower print numbers to qualify. We here at Soundwave love AfterShock! So make sure you check them and their titles out.
Mike Marts, our Editor-in-Chief, is a seasoned insider with over twenty years of experience in the comic book and entertainment business. He has edited some of the most critically acclaimed and highest-selling series of the last two decades, and has spearheaded several of the industry’s most popular franchises including Batman, the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. With long tenures at both Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics, Mike brings along an extensive history of dynamic storytelling and universe building.
Joe Pruett, our Publisher/CCO, is an Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience. Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.
Lee Kramer, our President, is a film production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Lee was the head Story Analyst at Endeavor, and worked with producer Cathy Schulman, who produced the Academy Award winning film Crash and the Illusionist. Lee has also served as a development and production executive at Mandalay Pictures, and has produced several television shows for HBO.
Mike Zagari, our Senior Vice President, Brand, oversees the print and digital initiatives involving overall brand, art direction, marketing, aspects of new content creation, distribution, advertising, as well as retailer, customer and creative talent communications. He also leads our innovative and immersive story-driven digital experiences. During his time as Executive Producer for Disney Publishing Digital, the team rose to be the #1 Global Kids app publisher. In this role, he led production and creative for dozens of Disney, Marvel & Star Wars apps, several of which received the prestigious Apple iTunes Best of the Year award. With Marvel Entertainment, he spearheaded the extension of film experiences to print products across new and existing formats. With DC Comics, he oversaw the digital art direction of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of DC Comics library for both online and digital initiatives.
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse.
Jon Kramer, our Chief Executive Officer, is an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive international production and distribution experience. He is currently serving as CEO of Rive Gauche, a reality TV business, which Jon purchased in 2003. Prior to acquiring Rive Gauche, Jon was the president of Promark Entertainment Corporation, where he was responsible for all the company’s activities, including production and distribution. Under Jon’s leadership, Promark produced 40 feature films, including films for HBO. Before moving to Promark, Jon held senior positions at New Century Vista Films, CBS Theatrical Films, Times Mirror Cable TV, and United Artist Theatres.
Jawad Qureshi, our Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, is an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. Jawad spent 15 years in the sales industry, selling high tech equipment to the U.S. government. Since then he has served as the CEO and co-founder of Vpype, an interactive video broadcast application, and has invested in numerous tech startups and real estate ventures. Jawad is also an award-winning executive film producer.
LISA Y. WU
Lisa Y. Wu, our Retailer/Fan Relations Manager, is experienced in community outreach for diverse online organizations, in particular comics and pop culture. She specializes in leveraging innovative and dynamic marketing strategies to maximize brand awareness. She excels in outreach, interaction, and continuous improvement of services. She has successfully expanded event and social media awareness for several clients across the Hampton Roads Virginia area, and is proud to be putting her skills to work on behalf of Aftershock Comics. Additionally, she continues to act and model on the East Coast and write for the online pop culture blog, “God Hates Geeks.”
Stephan Nilson, our Publishing Operations Manager, is an Eisner Award-accepting comic book creator that has been working in comics and television for fifteen years. He has written and edited for DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, Universal and others. For the past three years Stephan was the Production Manager for a video and animation production house in Tampa, Florida, working for clients such as Miller Lite, Adidas, and Strider bikes’ Team Japan.
Ashley Wyatt, our Publishing Assistant, began her career in the comic book industry almost ten years ago as an assistant manager at a comic book store in Warner Robins, Georgia. She has worked and attended comic and anime conventions too numerous to count. After earning her BA in accounting from Kennesaw State University, she joined AfterShock full-time. Her artistic love for the industry is unwavering.