edgarallanpoo on Dec. 21, 2006
Creator Dwight L. MacPherson Announces Edgar Allan Poo Webcomic
Dwight L. MacPherson, creator/writer of Arcana StudioÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s smash-hit ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Dead Men Tell No TalesÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ and Silent Devil EntertainmentÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Jim Reaper: Week OneÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½LilÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ Hellions: A Day at the ZooÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ cordially invites you to join the enigmatic Edgar Allan Poo and faithful guide Irving the rat as they battle mythical beasts, ancient gods, magical ravens, sorcerers, the undead, inclement weather and treacherous terrain to escape the land of dreams. The webcomic will launch the 14th of January, 2007 at drunkduck.com with subsequent strips to be posted every Saturday.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan PooÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ is actually a series of children's books that I am currently shopping around to publishers. The first book: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Edgar Allan Poo and the Great Door to Spindle TowneÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ is written, edited, and ready for publication,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ MacPherson explains. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½The new webcomic will compliment the books and vice versa. Our hope is that this unique approach to marketing will appeal to a much broader base and establish loyal readership prior to the release of the first book.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½
MacPherson is joined by talented newcomer Thomas Boatwright on art. Boatwright self-published his critically-acclaimed debut book ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Cemetery BluesÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ earlier this year. The first two issues are currently available through Comixpress.com.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½I was a little hesitant to work on a story that starts off in an outhouse, but after reading it through, I wanted to read more.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ Boatwright said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Dwight has created a wonderful introduction into the world of Poe. He's really captured the under lying tone of his works and molded it into a great fun story. Plus, I love drawing Victorian-era mice!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½
For more information about ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ please visit the Edgar Allan Poo Myspace page(LINK: http://www.myspace.com/edgarallanpoo) or MacPhersonÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s website(LINK: http://www.dwightlmacpherson.com).