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Apr. 14th, 2010

Parade

LOVIATHAN -- THE END!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: THE END!!!

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
CLICK HERE

ALSO:

There's still time to get your nominations in for the 2010 Harvey Awards. Please consider nominating "The Life And Times of Savior 28" for any of the applicable categories, including "Best Limited Series", "Best Single Issue or Story", or "Best Graphic Album - Previously Published".
LINK: 2010 Harvey Awards website and ballot

Reviews say:

Newsarama's "Best Of 2009" -- Gold Rating: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28

Comic Book Resources "Top 100 Comics Of 2009" -- #35: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28

“DeMatteis delivers a powerhouse first issue, constructing the world of Savior 28 in
short, precise strokes, with tremendous support from Cavallaro, whose style is well-matched to the generation spanning story.”
     SFRevu

“Brilliant.”
     The Daily Blog
“DeMatteis had imbued more weight and complexity to this character's
pathos than ninety percent of all the dysfunctional superheroes we've seen over the past three decades.  Cavallaro's work here is stellar.  A seamless marriage between words and images.  A damn good comic.”
     IGN

“Fantastic work.”
     The Buy Pile/Comic Book Resources
“J.M. DeMatteis knows how to hook the reader’s attention with a good mix of backstory, plot, and character development...and Mike Cavallaro provides eye-pleasing visuals with a style that’s Kirby filtered thru Allred.”
     Ain’t It Cool News
“A fantastic first issue. The art suits the story perfectly, flowing from a perfect Golden Age look and creating a tarnished memory of the heroes we remember.  An exciting, fresh look at the superheroes of yesteryear.”
     The Homeworld

“Brilliant. So far, The Life and Times of Savior 28 is easily the best new
superhero book of 2009...”
     Comic Related

“Highly recommended for fans of dark superhero deconstructions.”
     The Blog Monster

“As the washed-up hero’s career is recounted by his estranged and grown-up kid sidekick, glimpses of a violent world made vibrant by Kirby-inspired leanings combined with Cavallaro’s solid animation background are mated with DeMatteis’ exceptional
sense of character. The final result is a #1 that offers more story and pathos than
a usual single issue.”
     New York City Graphic Novelist

“The Life and Times of Savior 28 works with archetypical characters and
settings, giving us something you don’t see in a lot of comics: a whole new take.”
     Major Spoilers

“A story that takes the superhero concept and looks at it with a critical eye, applying it to our current cultural mindset. It asks both interesting  questions and gives us some gray answers.  A unique and worthwhile look at superheroes”
     Cosmic Comix

“Refreshing and original.  A great story about a man first and a hero second.  Cavallaro and Covalt create a visual world defined by bright colors and iconic visuals. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”
     The Source Wall

“A compelling portrait.”
     Word Balloon

Apr. 7th, 2010

Parade

LOVIATHAN -- The penultimate episode!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: The penultimate chapter in our story unfolds! NEXT WEEK -- DON'T MISS THE GIANT-SIZE CONCLUSION!

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
CLICK HERE

Mar. 31st, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE: Loviathan continues!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Atlantis faces its ultimate enemy!

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
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Mar. 24th, 2010

Parade

LOVIATHAN continues!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Ultan defeated! Or is he?

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
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Mar. 17th, 2010

Parade

LOVIATHAN update and PARADE reading




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Llyr and Aine fight side-by-side!

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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
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ALSO, for those of you in the NYC area, don't forget the live reading of "Parade (with fireworks), Thurday March 18, 6pm:



John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College, CUNY

Writers Read Series

Reading and wine reception with Mike Cavallaro


Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Mike Cavallaro reads from Parade (with Fireworks) (Image Comics, 2008)

Mike Cavallaro’s comic is based on a family story that takes place during the Feast of the Epiphany in 1923 Calabria. Tensions are high between fascist party members and socialist organizers. An argument escalates into a gunfight, and a fascist shoots Vincenzo, who supports the socialist cause. When his brother Paolo retaliates and goes into hiding, the family faces unforeseen hardship. Parade (With Fireworks) takes place during a critical period in Italy’s history, but its emphasis is the human element of the story— questions of family, country, loyalty, and betrayal set against a volatile political climate. The book was nominated for a 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Limited Series and for the Young Adult Library Services Association 2010 “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list.

“Whether he’s portraying sunlit festivals and bloody gunfights or dank prison cells and tense courtrooms, Cavallaro’s mastery of light and shadow is as impressive as his versatility as a visual storyteller.”

— Ian Chant, PopMatters.com


John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)


Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute. Be prepared to show a photo ID to the building’s concierge.

Click HERE To see Parade (with fireworks).

For further information and to visit the Calandra Institute Web site:
CLICK HERE

Mar. 10th, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE: "Loviathan" and other news!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: You never know who you'll meet in a bar in New York.

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
CLICK HERE


Also, I'll be reading a selection from "Parade (with fireworks)" in Manhattan next Thursday, March 18th. Details as follows:



John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College, CUNY

Writers Read Series

Reading and wine reception with Mike Cavallaro




Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Mike Cavallaro reads from Parade (with Fireworks) (Image Comics, 2008)

Mike Cavallaro’s comic is based on a family story that takes place during the Feast of the Epiphany in 1923 Calabria. Tensions are high between fascist party members and socialist organizers. An argument escalates into a gunfight, and a fascist shoots Vincenzo, who supports the socialist cause. When his brother Paolo retaliates and goes into hiding, the family faces unforeseen hardship. Parade (With Fireworks) takes place during a critical period in Italy’s history, but its emphasis is the human element of the story— questions of family, country, loyalty, and betrayal set against a volatile political climate. The book was nominated for a 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Limited Series and for the Young Adult Library Services Association 2010 “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list.

“Whether he’s portraying sunlit festivals and bloody gunfights or dank prison cells and tense courtrooms, Cavallaro’s mastery of light and shadow is as impressive as his versatility as a visual storyteller.”

— Ian Chant, PopMatters.com


John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)


Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute. Be prepared to show a photo ID to the building’s concierge.

Click HERE To see Parade (with fireworks).

For further information and to visit the Calandra Institute Web site:
CLICK HERE

Mar. 3rd, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE.com: LOVIATHAN!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: KEEP HITTING THAT "FORWARD" BUTTON...

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
CLICK HERE


To read from the beginning:
CLICK HERE

Feb. 17th, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE: LOVIATHAN continues!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: The Beginning of The End.

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
CLICK HERE

Feb. 10th, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE.com: LOVIATHAN CONTINUES!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Hard choices on the high seas!

To read this week's new episode:
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To catch up on the previous episode:
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To read from the beginning:
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Feb. 3rd, 2010

Parade

Today@ACT-I-VATE.com: LOVIATHAN continues!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Llyr's encounter on the East River comes to a swift conclusion!

Read this week's new episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-12.comic

Catch up on the previous episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-10.comic

Click here to read from the beginning:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20.comic

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