Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tales From the Plex 2 - overview (press release)


HALF-HUMAN BABY MONKEYS IN A JAR! THE WORLD’S CUTEST EVER GRIM REAPER! MURDER ON MARS! IT CAN ONLY BE THE RETURN OF THE FUTURI-PLEX!


Futurius: TALES FROM THE PLEX 2 is coming this April! The 160-page, 8.5 x 11” black and white anthology book will be out 22nd of April and available to buy online to be delivered straight to your doorstep!


Featuring 13 full comic strips, 2 prose tales and a bundle of extra features, Futurius: TALES FROM THE PLEX 2 retails for $11.99 USD (around £7) and will be available through Futurius.com.


Tales From The Plex (TFTP) is a visual literature anthology series showcasing work and characters by the Futurius message board regular posters and friends.” said editor Daniel Lundie. “The first volume last year was really popular with everyone and I had people actually demanding we do another one, so here it is. TFTPv2.”


So what’s different in this volume? “Most of the submissions were verging on sci-fi and horror with a few that didn‘t really conform to any one genre, so we decided to forgo the genre chapter format. The whole book is still formatted like a literary DVD, with the main features at the front and the bonus features at the back. We even got a few strips in there done with CG artwork this time, which is fun to see.”


The stories in this volume include BABY BOTTLE, the story of a half-human baby monkey trapped in a jar; PERSONAL JESUS, which plays out like a madcap infomercial for a robotic messiah; FISH DRINK, a sci-fi tale about the hunt for ordinary people who have mysteriously disappeared into wormholes on the streets; MURDER FROM BEYOND THE STARS, about the death of a President and the grizzled detective trying to find the killer, even if it means blowing the head off a few more politicians to do it; BAD LUCK INC, a sci-fi horror play on what it means to give your soul to your work; and JIM REAPER, the misadventures of the cutest l’il grim reaper you’ll ever see!


TFTPv2 Features all-new concepts and characters such as the Baseball Furries, Ryan & Brian, Digi-Demz and Anthrax Palmer as well as established popular independent characters Robin Node, Petershark and of course Futurius‘ very own mascot, the time-traveling slacker Fut!


Contributors include fan-favorite creators Drew (cult hit Halloween Man) Edwards, Alex (Captain Hare borne) Thomas, Armando M. Zanker, Dwight L. Macpherson of Edgar Allan Poo fame, Corrie-nominated Devil’s Due graphic designer Brian J. Crowley and sculptor/creator Jesse (ProjectGreatness.Com) Farrell, as well as Daniel Lundie, Corey Brotherson, Wilson Dela Fuente, Sergio Calvet, Mathieu Benoit, Nick St. Amant, Chad Nevett, Brice Hall, Sam Costello, Iain Laurie, Yui Marr, Craig MacDonald, Badik Perlas, Leslie Joy Centeno and Giancarlo Lima, with prose pieces written by Cassie Summers and Paolo Francisco D. Villanueva.


Futurius: TALES FROM THE PLEX 2 is edited by Daniel Lundie, Youri Zoutman, Stephen Sharp and Nick St Amant.


For more details, previews, downloads and interviews with the creators, as well as information on TALES FROM THE PLEX VOLUME 1, go to www.futurius.com/tftp.html


ABOUT FUTURIUS

Futurius is a Visual Literature (Vis.Lit) production studio based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by British Writer/Artist Daniel Lundie, the studio’s past projects have included the “Tales From The Plex” anthology series and several popular web comic characters such as Robin Node and Mecha.Jon, as well as the Robin Node Comic Posters published in 2003. Futurius has begun to branch into various media, with multiple print projects and an animated series in development.


The Futuri-Plex message board: http://www.futurius.com/futuri-plex

TFTP behind-the-scenes blog: http://www.lulu.com/futurius

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