(VAN NUYS, CA) — The world famous Vivid Girls will be the stars of a new series of graphic novels and comic books from leading comic publisher Avatar press, Inc. The books will be published under the Vivid Comix imprint by Avatar and Vivid Entertainment Group.
The Vivid Comix will be launched with a large-format paperback graphic novel containing three lavishly illustrated, sequential stories written by top comic authors including Steven Grant and Antony Johnston and drawn by outstanding artists.
“We are breaking new ground with this series,” said Avatar president William Christensen. “We are creating a very hot and hip graphic novel format that will perfectly complement the quality of videos produced by the best company in the adult entertainment business. In keeping with the quality standards we have built at Avatar the artwork will be created by the finest talents in the industry today.”
Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid, said the imprint would be cross-promoted with Vivid’s videos, DVDs and on the popular Vivid.com Website. Further details will be available at VividComix.com.
Steven Grant’s career includes creation of comic book story lines for favorites like Spider-Man and the Hulk at Marvel Comics. Grant also wrote adaptations of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift novels and did comic book versions of classics such as Hamlet, the Count of Monte Cristo, and the Island of Dr. Moreau and of the movies Alien and Robocop. His work on Badlands and DC Comics’ Challengers of the Unknown are considered milestones in conspiracy fiction in comics. He is currently working with Frank Miller on Frank Miller’s Robocop for Avatar.
Antony Johnston is the author of Frightening Curves (winner of the 2002 Ippy for Best Horror Novel), Rosemary’s Backpack and Three Days in Europe. He made the comic adaptation for Avatar of Alan Moore’s story, the Courtyard. He also adapted Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance.
About Vivid: The Vivid Entertainment Group is the world’s leading adult film company. It is well known for its “Vivid Girl” concept under which top adult film stars are signed to exclusive agreements that are styled on the old Hollywood contract star system. Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment for the couples market. Vivid is known for its innovative technological advances such as full function DVDs and popular Websites including Vivid.com. Vivid is a major supplier of content for pay-per-view networks in North America and internationally. For further information contact RM@Vivid.com.
About Avatar press: Avatar press is a comic book publisher that has carved a niche for itself as a company that pushes the boundaries between mainstream and independent by working with creators such as Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Alan Moore and Steven Grant. The company has published over 300 comic books since 1997. For further information visit www.avatarpress.com.