Monday, August 27, 2012

El Bovine Muerte Contest!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EL BOVINE MUERTE CONTEST: ASK A QUESTION, WIN ART

08.27.2012  Molalla, OR-Darkslinger Comics is offering readers a rare chance to win a piece of El Bovine Muerte Original Art.  To enter the contest readers need only submit a question to the star of El Bovine Muerte, Le Mime.  All questions must be sent to contest@darkslinger.com and must be received by September 5th, 2012.  The first place winner will have their question answered by Le Mime within the pages of the El Bovine Muerte webcomic, a piece of original art by El Bovine Muerte artist Paul Johnson as well as an autographed copy of the print edition that their question appears in.  Two runners-up will also have their question answered by Le Mime as well as receiving an autographed edition of the print edition that their question is answered in.

Summary of El Bovine Muerte:
A story about a cow...but not just any ordinary cow, this is a genetically altered cow that has been created in a secret lab overseen by a delusionally mad mime on his quest to create the world's most perfect cheese.  However, the cheese has dangerous side effects and now a war has errupted to control the power of the cheese.  Will all of humanity suffer due to one mime's persuit of happiness?
El Bovine Muerte is a totally free webcomic that currently features over 70 pages posted.

To find out more about El Bovine Muerte, please visit:
www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte

Darkslinger Comics first hit the scene in 2006 with Ghost Assassin. Since then, we have gone on to publish Chronicles of Van Helsing, El Bovine Muerte, The Principalities as well as several other titles. To learn more about Darkslinger please visit www.darkslinger.com

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Who Will Save The World? Kickstarter

As of this writing there are just 65 hours left to get the Who Will Save The World? incentive you want on Kickstarter!  Several of the reward tiers are limited to Kickstarter, meaning in just 65 hours these items will never be available again!
We still have these limited edition reward tiers:
-Being drawn in as a soldier in the book
-Tattoo Design by Stefano Cardoselli
-Original art page from the book
-Original art to the Variant cover for the book
-Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover
-Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover
-Kickstarter Exclusive Sketchbook
-Print and digital editions of the book and so so much more!
If you are interested in becoming a backer, simply follow this link:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkslinger/who-will-save-the-world-a-ww1-zombie-epic

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Big Wow, El Bovine Muerte and Who Will Save The World?

We will be at the Big Wow Comic Fest this Saturday and Sunday in San Jose, CA.  Visit us in the exhibitor's area.  www.bigwowcomicfest.com

El Bovine Muerte is up to Page #7 from Chapter 3 (over 60 pages now posted, completely free to read!)
www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte


Who Will Save The World? is going strong on Kickstarter, but we need your support to make our goal!  We have some great incentives starting at just $1!  http://kck.st/HOWleb


Adam Watson (Owner of Darkslinger Comics) was recently interviewed by Lip Service podcast.  To hear the interview click the following link: http://kissmecomix.com/podcastgen/download.php?filename=2012-05-13_lipservice24.mp3

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Signing

Adam Watson and Tony Morgan will be signing today at Cosmic Monkey Comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day from 11 to 2.  Stop by and get some great comics!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Who Will Save The World? Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO WILL SAVE THE WORLD? ON KICK STARTER

04.24.2012  Molalla, OR-Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios are campaigning on Kickstarter for financial backers to bring Who Will Save The World? to life in print. Your contribution will fund printing and marketing costs for Who Will Save the World? a 52 page Color one-shot, written by Rita Gorgoni and illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli. Any surplus of funds will be used for development and production of other Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios collaborations.

This is your opportunity to fund a massacre and the war that follows.  Spoils from this war include  a limited edition trading card, becoming a soldier/zombie in the comic, original artwork, a variant cover, a hardcover, a limited edition statue, the comic itself and much more.  Click the link at the bottom by June 19th, 2012 to submit your pledge.  Some options have limited availability and will sell out quickly.

Summary of Who Will Save The World?:
The Western Front. September 12, 1914. It’s early morning in the French trenches. Two soldiers eat as rain drowns the land. A strange green cloud covers the land as the sun rises. The smell of death grows as a sinister shadow is cast upon the trenches: the Germans are attacking. The French quickly arm themselves and open fire on the approaching enemy soldiers, but their bullets might as well be spit balls. The German soldiers who do fall, rise instantly and continue their approach. What ensues is a morning of massacre, the French had no chance. When the Medical teams arrive, all that remain are pieces of what were once soldiers: devoured by an unknown weapon.
As the French tend to their dead, the Germans are just a few miles outside of Paris. The Germans have harnessed a chemical formula that instantly revives their fallen soldiers. Germany now holds the most dangerous weapon on the planet. They call their new army “The Green Skull.” It doesn’t take long for Germany to overwhelm and overthrow all of France and Italy, the rest of Europe is next. The Empire is winning this war and now they prepare to take Britain. In an attempt to combat the quickly approaching attack, Britain calls on the US for assistance.  Who Will Save The World from this undead army?

Click the link for more information and to support Who Will Save The World? on Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkslinger/who-will-save-the-world-a-ww1-zombie-epic

Darkslinger Comics first hit the scene in 2006 with Ghost Assassin. Since then, we have gone on to publish Chronicles of Van Helsing, El Bovine Muerte, The Principalities as well as several other titles. To learn more about Darkslinger please visit www.darkslinger.com

Azurek Studios was born in 2000, and was the brain child of Stefano Cardoselli and Rita Gorgoni. In addition to their work with Darkslinger Comics, Azurek has also worked with Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000 AD, Blue Water Comics, and WarriorInnKeeper Comics.  Darkslinger Comics and Azurek have worked together on the Chronicles of Van Helsing, 100 Points of Hate and Down Stone Cold. To learn more about Azurek, please visit http://www.azurekstudios.com/


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Who Will Save The World? Now on Kickstarter!

Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios are raising funds for the printing and promotion of Who Will Save The World? on Kickstarter.  You can help out by going to: http://kck.st/HOWleb 
By donating you can get some great incentives like a limited edition Bust, an original page, a Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover or even be drawn into the book as a Zombie!  These are just some of the great incentives we are offering!  If you would like to help, but can't afford to make a donation, please consider sharing the link of Facebook, posting about it in your own blog or tweeting a message on Twitter.  Your help and support is appreciated!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Conventions

This Saturday and Sunday (March 10th and 11th) Darkslinger Comics will have a table at the Portland Raining Stars Show (http://www.rainingstarsshow.com/)  The show will be located at the Columbia Blvd Holiday Inn convention center in Portland, OR

We have now been confirmed for Emerald City Comic Con at the end of the month, March 30-April 1st.  If you do not already know, ECCC is the biggest comic convention in the Pacific Northwest.  It will be located in Seattle, WA.  To learn more about this show, visit: http://emeraldcitycomiccon.com/

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays from all of us at Darkslinger Comics!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reviewed on Fangoria and more...

Chronicles of Van Helsing has been reviewed by Fangoria.

Ghost Assassin: Mercy is now available as an eBook and can be downloaded on the following sites:
eBay
Comics Drive Thru
MyEbook
It will soon be available on Graphic.ly, Mydigitalcomics and the Official Darkslinger website as well.

We are currently doing a major overhaul to the website, including a complete revamp of the way El Bovine Muerte looks on the web.  More on that later.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Ty Wakefield, I hope you have found peace

I normally only use this blog to pimp the newest products and happenings of Darkslinger Comics. So, dear reader, I hope you will forgive me today if I break that tradition.





Ty Wakefield, much beloved creator of Captain Cure has passed away. There are no words that can be used to sum up all of what Ty was to everyone he met. I doubt there was a person who came within ten feet of him that was not affected by him in some way. Ty was my consigliere, like a brother to me and most importantly the best friend I could ever hope for. I hope that you are looking down on all of us, and can see the many blog postings, facebook status updates, etc... from the countless lives you touched and know exactly how much everyone misses you.



I first met you at the Olympia Comic Con (I no longer remember the year), and at first you were afraid to talk to me because I "looked like the scariest mother fucker you had ever seen." You being you decided to make the most of being tabled next to someone like me and eventually we started talking. When I first tried to talk to you Ben freaked out, saying something to the effect of "I THINK HE'S GOING TO TALK TO US!" You promptly told him to shut up so that he didn't get you both killed!" Who knew that just six hours, ribbing of the special guests and an art gallery later, we would be best friends? I sure didn't.



I was surprised to see the next day that you had friend requested me on Myspace and even more surprised at how much we had in common during our hour long phone conversations that seemed to be happening more and more frequently. Those phone conversations might be what I miss most.



Over the course of the next few months I actually managed a surprise visit (complete with art made just for you from almost every artist I knew), driving over 7 hours to get to your house. Over the course of the next year our visits became more and more frequent, usually disguised as business trips, but Ang and Em both knew better. I will never forget your excitement on my 29th birthday when you found out that they would serve you food at the rail during your first trip to a real strip club. "I can eat and there's a naked girl in front of me!"



Within a year of us meeting I introduced you to everyone I could in the Portland area, and everyone of them took you in the same way I did. You will always be "The Baller" to Paul, Alan is always going to remember you as the guy that told him you were more famous than him within 10 minutes of meeting him, Ben will remember you for your tough love and that he couldn't escape a mental pounding when the two of us were together.



There are so many things we wanted to do, but never got the time. Dark Reality, a crossover between our two companies, the Big K Tour we wanted to kick off. But I don't want to remember what we didn't do, only what we did. Constant hours of business talk, talk about comics or a hot girl we saw walking by.



I have been reading through our old e-mails, and it wasn't until I came across the one where you asked me what you should wear to your KATU interview that I realized that in some ways I was your mentor in all of the comic stuff. I only hope that you realized that through your courage, through your inspiration and through just being you you were my mentor on how to be a better person. I know how stupid that sounds, but it's true. Without you I wouldn't have visited sick kids in the hospital or probably ever done any charitable work at all. You were my inspiration for all of that.



You asked me to write this for you because in your words I was the only person you could count on to do this without crying, but I am sorry my friend, that is the one thing I can not do. I love you Ty and I always will. There will not be a day that goes by that I do not miss you. I hope the tattoo on my side or the fact that I have never removed this bracelet was some indication to you of how much you meant to me.  Goodbye my friend, my consigliere, my fellow douche bag and most importantly, my brother. I hope to see you again someday.



Adam

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Places to buy...

A few places that you can pick up Darkslinger titles:
Locust Moon Comics & Movies
4040 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.facebook.com/locustmoon.comics

Lonestar Comics
Multiple Locations
http://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=648741

Things From Another World
Multiple Locations
http://www.tfaw.com/Companies/darkslinger+comics

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR
http://www.cosmicmonkeycomics.com/

All About Heroes
10322 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland , OR , 97266
 
Comic-Evolution
206 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.comic-evolution.com/

Indy Planet
No physical location
http://indyplanet.com/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=darkslinger&osCsid=0dkpt38j34eo6j3e5g76u4k3a0

Independent Propaganda
No physical location
http://independentpropagandastore.myshopify.com/products/darkslinger-comics-sketchbook-vol-1

Danger Room Comics
201 W 4th Ave.

Olympia, WA 98501
http://dangerroomoly.com/

Guappo Comics and Coffee
6350 SE Foster Road

Portland, Oregon 97206
http://www.guapocomicsandbooks.com/

RETAILERS:  If you should be on this list, but we missed you OR if you would like information on carrying Darkslinger titles in your store contact sales@darkslinger.com  Retailers can also order select titles from http://havendistro.com/ and http://www.comicsmonkey.com/store/




Thursday, March 31, 2011

The winners have been selected!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Who Will Save The World? Pin-up contest.  It was hard to decide on the winners, as we received so many great entries.  The winners are:
-Grand Prize: Fausto Carotti
-1st Runner-up: Dražen Brkić
-2nd Runner-up: Paul Johnson
Please pick up a copy (or two) of Who Will Save The World? to see these great entries!  Thank you once again to all who entered and please be on the lookout as we will be doing more contests in the future.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios present Zombie-O-Rama, the Who Will Save the World? Pin-Up Contest.


Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios present Zombie-O-Rama, the Who Will Save the World? Pin-Up Contest.


Who Will Save the World?

Story Rita Gorgoni and Stefano Cardoselli

Written by Rita Gorgoni

Art by Stefano Cardoselli

32 page black and white one-shot
The Western Front. September 12, 1914. It’s early morning in the French trenches. Two soldiers eat as rain drowns the land. A strange green cloud covers the land as the sun rises. The smell of death grows as a sinister shadow is cast upon the trenches: the Germans are attacking. The French quickly arm themselves and open fire on the approaching enemy soldiers, but their bullets might as well be spit balls. The German soldiers who do fall, rise instantly and continue their approach. What ensues is a morning of massacre, the French had no chance. When the Medical teams arrive, all that remain are pieces of what were once soldiers: devoured by an unknown weapon.
As the French tend to their dead, the Germans are just a few miles outside of Paris.  The Germans have harnassed a chemical formula that instantly revives their fallen soldiers. Germany now holds the most dangerous weapon on the planet. They call their new army "The Green Skull." It doesn’t take long for Germany to overwhelm and overthrow all of France and Italy, the rest of Europe is next.



The Empire is winning this war and now they prepare to take Britain. In an attempt to combat the quickly approaching attack, Britain calls on the US for assistance.
Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios want you to create a Pin-Up image related to content from Who Will Save The World? The artwork must be submitted in black & white or gray scale. The finalist will have their Pin-Up printed in a special gallery section in the back of Who Will Save The World? Send all entries to contest@darkslinger.com by March 25th, 2011. Anyone is welcome to submit. Winners will be announced on March 30th, 2011.

The Fine Print: Once submitted, all artwork becomes the property of Darkslinger Comics. You must own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you. All Entry Materials must be original works of authorship on your part that have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
Darkslinger Comics first hit the scene in 2006 with Ghost Assassin. Since then, we have gone on to publish Chornicles of Van Helsing, El Bovine Muerte, The Principalities as well as several other titles. To learn more about Darkslinger please visit http://www.darkslinger.com/

Azurek Studios was born in 2000, and was the brain child of Stefano Cardoselli and Rita Gorgoni. 2011 and 2012 will see more than ten titles published by Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios. Azurek has also worked with Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000 AD, Blue Water Comics, WarriorInnKeeper Comics and more. To learn more about Azurek, please visit http://www.azurekstudios.com/

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ghost Assassin Kickstarter project...

We have started a new Ghost Assassin Kickstarter project!  Ghost Assassin Kickstarter  Follow the link to help support the project and get an exclusive hardcover, sketchbook, trading card, original artwork and more!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Updates!

Comic Monsters has conducted an interview with Stefano Cardoselli regarding Who Will Save the World?  A one-shot comic scheduled to come out from Darkslinger Comics in March of 2011.  Stefano interview

El Bovine Muerte Chapter 2 is currently in production.  While you wait to read that, we are replacing pages from chapter #1 with artwork by Paul Johnson.  Page #2 was posted this week: Page #2

Chronicles of Van Helsing Chapter #3 is now finished.  It can be preordered at: http://darkslinger.com/Covh3.html  If you can't wait for the print version to read this bad boy, it can be purchased in pdf format from the same page, or at:
CoVH 3 MyeBook
Comics Drivethru
Carbonated Comics
eBay

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Darkslinger Comics!  Here is a special Halloween treat from Tony Morgan.  To see a special El Bovine Muerte/Lil Lincoln crossover Halloween card, go to www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chronicles of Van Helsing on Kickstarter!

Help support Chronicles of Van Helsing on Kickstarter by going to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/606928229/chronicles-of-van-helsing  You will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive print, t-shirt, sketchbook, hardcover, a one-of-a-kind Mr. Mufkins, original cover artwork to Chapters #2 and 3 plus more!

El Bovine Muerte Chapter 1

El Bovine Muerte Chapter 1 has wrapped.  We will be taking a 2 week break before releasing the first page of the next chapter.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chronicles and Ghost Assassin now at TFAW...

Chronicles of Van Helsing Chapter 1 and Ghost Assassin: Prelude can now purchased at select Things From Another World locations and online at: http://www.tfaw.com/Search?_results_use_stopwords=true&quick_sstring=darkslinger&_results_sstype_search=

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Paul Johnson now on art chores for EBM...

Paul Johnson is now the new official artist on El Bovine Muerte.  EBM is now up to page #14, and has yet to miss a single Wednesday.  To view Paul's work, head over to www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

El Bovine Muerte...

The El Bovine Muerte webcomic is continuing to pick up steam.  We have now released page #11 and are not going to stop there.  Head over to www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte to check it out!

Drivethru Mega Bundle

Drive Thru Mega Bundle  For a VERY limited amount of time we are offering a digital bundle on Comics Drivethru where you can download EVERY Darkslinger title for just $3.50!  Take advantage now, because I will not keep this up for very long.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Digital Comics...

A new page for El Bovine Muerte is now posted at www.darkslinger.com/elbovinemuerte

Darkslinger has inked a deal with new digital comics distributor, mydigitalcomics.com to carry the full line of Darkslinge products for digital download.  To see the entire list currently available go to: http://www.mydigitalcomics.com/publishers.aspx?id=b57102ed-5712-4af6-8e3f-8814aad172f6  More products will be added soon.

Ghost Assassin/Johnny Vega is now done and at the printer!  In addition it can be purchased for digital download at mydigitalcomics.com, Comics Drivethru and myebook.com

Monday, April 26, 2010

CoVH Chapter 2 sneak peek!

  Cover sneak peek for Chronicles of Van Helsing Chapter 2.  Artwork by Tony Morgan.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Darkslinger to do benefit print for Chile



Darkslinger Comics to release print for Chilean earthquake relief
Darkslinger Comics in conjunction with artist Macro Roblin will be releasing a print to raise donations to benefit the victims of the Chilean earthquakes.

Molalla, Oregon. April 13th, 2010. Darkslinger Comics will be releasing a print with artwork by Chilean artist, Marco Roblin to benefit the victims of the 2010 Chilean earthquakes.
The print is fully rendered by Marco and features two of Darkslinger flagship characters, David from Ghost Assassin and Le Mime from El Bovine Muerte. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to help the Chilean organization, Un Techo Para Chile (A roof for Chile).

The print will first be debuted at the Stumptown Comics Festival (Portland, OR April 24th-25th). After that Darkslinger will continue to sell the print through various conventions in Oregon and Washington as well as online at http://www.darkslinger.com/

Artist Marco Roblin states that this is the most important piece he has done. In his own words "this (the earthquake) was a huge blow. Both physically and emotionally, having the opportunity to do this piece gives me a chance to contribute in the healing process. We had a choice between doing something with some humor or something directly related to the earthquake. In the end, we chose humor as during this time the images of pain and destruction are so clear in our minds that doing a retelling of that would be a bad tribute."

The print will be sold strictly on donations, meaning that anyone can buy one no matter the amount they have to donate. Of course, higher donations are appreciated as they will go further in recovery goals, but small donations under ten dollars will still help and are still very much appreciated.

Chronicles of Van Helsing signing tomorrow!

Adam Watson, Tony Morgan and Alan Bennett will all be at Cosmic Monkey Comics tomorrow from 12-2 for a Chronicles of Van Helsing signing.  Cosmic Monkey is located at 5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ghost Assassin/Johnny Vega now available for Pre-order!


Ghost Assassin/Johnny Vega is now available for pre-order at http://www.darkslinger.com/

Friday, March 19, 2010

Previews part #2-Diary of A Dead Man

Page #4 from Diary Of A Dead Man #1.

Previews...

Page #1 from The Principalities #1

Friday, March 05, 2010

Chronicles of Van Helsing...

Chronicles of Van Helsing Chapter 1 is now available at http://www.darkslinger.com/ and for download at http://www.myebook.com/index.php?option=ebook&id=27617 or http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=79137  Also, don't miss the Darkslinger Mafia next weekend at the Emerald City Comic Con.  This will be the first time that Darkslinger makes it's appearance at this show (though not in this city).  Don't miss it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines and an Early sneak peek at El Bovine Muerte!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Vote for Death on Patch Together!

Darkslinger is currently trying to get a statue of Death (from our upcomn title, Diary of a Dead Man) made from Patch Together.  You can help by going to http://www.patchtogether.com/designs/death-2899.html and voting.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ghost Assassin Sneak Peek...

Sketch pages from Ghost Assassin: Mercy.  Art by Joel Cotejar.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Indy Comic Book Day...

The Darkslinger Mafia will be doing a special signing at All About Heroes located at 10322 SE Holgate Blvd. in Portland, OR tomorrow from 1-7 in observance of Indy Comic Book Week.  Stop by and buy stuff.