Head Smash


By The Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — HEAD SMASH promotional campaign made a stop at the Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con last weekend in support of the release for the highly anticipated graphic novel. Created by Vlad Yudin, HEAD SMASH is slated for a July 31st release. It’s already being called “The biggest graphic novel release of 2013″, and the preview sales at this weeks Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con prove just that. Head Smash Special Preview Edition (a twenty page teaser book) became the highest selling novel at the convention. The full version of the novel is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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The renowned comic artist and illustrator Tim Bradstreet (BLADE, THE PUNISHER, TRUE BLOOD), drew in the crowds with his vivid cover art, which was featured at the HEAD SMASH booth. In addition, Head Smash was covered on Philadelphia’s mainstream news media, including ABC 6 Breaking News and NBC 10. The novel is currently being developed into a motion picture.

“The Head Smash movement is starting to take over and the sales this past weekend are a clear indication of the demand” said editor/producer Edwin Mejia. “Now thousands of people have the preview’s of The Head Smash Graphic Novel and are patiently awaiting the July 31st release date.”

In collaboration with Arcana Comics, HEAD SMASH is a sci-fi, thriller, action story set in a fantasy filled, lurid city of Ares and centers on an orphan named ‘Smash’ who finds a safe haven with a brutal syndicate — The Horde. The thrilling graphic novel shares the ultimate story of betrayal, love, and loyalty.

Vlad Yudin and his partner Edwin Mejia are spearheading the national campaign for the ‘Head Smash’ release at various comic-con and expos across the nation, including Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Houston and New York. The next stop will include Miami for Florida Supercon (July 4th-7th) and San Diego for International Comic Con 2013 (July 18th — July 21st)

About The Vladar Company: Yudin, who founded The Vladar Company in 2008 along with partner Edwin Mejia, directed, produced and penned the script for LAST DAY OF SUMMER (2009), starring DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow) and actress Nikki Reed (Twilight). The Vladar Company is a premiere media and entertainment company, that caters to the market’s growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms and focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in domestic and international markets (www.VLADAR.com).

About Arcana : Arcana, founded by Sean Patrick O’Reilly in 2004, owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

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