CONCRETE PARK IMAGE BY TONY PURYEAR SELECTED AS “BEST ART EVER (THIS WEEK)” BY COMICS ALLIANCE

20 Mar

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CONCRETE PARK IMAGE BY TONY PURYEAR SELECTED AS “BEST ART EVER (THIS WEEK)” BY COMICS ALLIANCE

(March 20, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) A cover image from Concrete Park Vol.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T is featured in this week’s Best Art Ever (This Week)” column in Comics Alliance. Drawn by Concrete Park artist and co-creator Tony Puryear, the image features Isaac™ and Luca™, the series’ two leads, locked in a bloody, post-combat embrace.

Isaac™ and Luca™ from Concrete Park™ as featured in Comics Alliance's "Best Art Ever (This Week) 3-20-2015"

“It’s a real honor to be featured in this week’s “Best Art Ever”, Puryear said. “To be included with heavyweights (and friends) like Francesco Francavilla and Afua Richardson, not to mention Dark Horse stablemate Phil Noto and comics legend Walt Simonson is also very humbling.”

Concrete Park is the new graphic novel series from Dark Horse Comics. The series is written by actress Erika Alexander, star of Living Single, The Cosby Show and the new #The BFF Chronicles with Erika Alexander and Kim Coles. Puryear handles penciling, inking and coloring chores.

Concrete Park Vol.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the series’ award-winning first volume, which was selected as one of The Best American Comics, 2013. The new book is in comics shops April 29th, 2015, and is available now for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Puryear and Alexander will be appearing at WonderCon in Anaheim, Friday, April 3rd at 7pm in room 209 on the panel “The Witer’s Journey: Breaking Into Comics and Hollywood Scriptwiting”.

About Tony Puryear

Tony Puryear is a veteran screenwriter best known for the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster, Eraser. He has written films for Mel Gibson, Oliver Stone, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith. His 2008 national campaign poster for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run is in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. He co-writes (with Erika Alexander) draws and colors Concrete Park.

About Concrete Park

Set in a disturbing near-future, Concrete Park is a gritty science-fiction epic in graphic novel form that deals with issues of race, poverty and exile. The ongoing series was co-created by actress Erika Alexander (Living Single, DejaVu, Elsa & Fred) and her husband, the screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser, Fahrenheit 451) and her brother, writer Robert Alexander. It is published by Dark Horse Comics.

Concrete Park first appeared in the Eisner Award-winning Dark Horse Presents, edited by Dark Horse Comics founder and Publisher Mike Richardson, from 2012 to 2013. It was selected as one of The Best American Comics, 2013 and appeared in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt book of that name.

Concrete Park has appeared in its own monthly Dark Horse series, Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. A hardcover collection Concrete Park: You Send Me, was published by Dark Horse Books in October, 2014. A second hardcover collection, Concrete Park Vol. 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T will be published in April 2015.

Concrete Park tells a dark and provocative near-future story that takes place in a turbulent city on a distant, desert planet (think Cairo or Rio in space). Young human exiles from Earth must fight to make a new world there. They are “young, violent and ten billion miles from home”. Amid the struggle to survive this harsh urban environment there is also hope and beauty. Erika Alexander co-writes and Puryear co-writes and draws, inks and colors the book.

Contact: Tony Puryear tony@concretepark.com

http://www.concretepark.com

Phone: 310-913-1245

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