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DIAMOND ORDER CODE DEC201664
To some, he is but a myth. To others, a source of immeasurable power and wealth. Commanding a mysterious energy known as The Light, he creates maps that give rise to new lands and the Great Age of Discovery. He is... the Mapmaker.
Scout Comics announces a new adventure title being released in February, 2021. Published under the all-ages Scoot! imprint, The Mapmaker brings high-seas adventure to the lineup. Imagine a parallel Earth during The Age of Discovery where The Pirates of the Caribbean are searching for a prize of fantastic power wielded by a mysterious individual known simply as "The Mapmaker". Any map he creates comes to life, a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship ‘The Rogue Wave’, captained by courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way. Their mission is to deliver The Mapmaker’s successor before his power wanes and it is lost forever.
Creator and Writer: Ben Slabak
Ben Slabak is a writer/creator based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2014, he has written several original comic book series and graphic novels, including the hit six-issue sci-fi series Exilium, published by Alterna Comics. The collected Exilium graphic novel has become Australia's all-time highest crowdfunded graphic novel. Ben has another title slated for the Scoot! lineup that will be announced soon.
Illustrator and Colorist: Francesca Carità
Francesca is an Italian cartoonist and illustrator, having studied at the International School of Comics in Florence. The graphic novel Le due metà della Luna (The two halves of the Moon) was her debut work.
HdE is a UK-based comic book letterer. He's been lettering for a decade, and his work can be found in books printed by Darby Pop, Aspen Comics, Source Point Press, Alterna Comics, Big Dog Ink, and Attic Studios.
QUOTE FROM THE CREATOR:
Ben Slabak says, "The entire team behind The Mapmaker was absolutely thrilled when an opportunity recently arose to sign a publishing deal with Scout Comics, whom I have been following since their early days. I have been left impressed with the array of creative talent they have assembled as well as their growing library of some amazing books. I'm really excited to be joining the Scout Comics team and working with them in bringing The Mapmaker to a wider, global audience."
DIAMOND CODE - DEC201664
Imagine a parallel Earth during The Age of Discovery. Imagine The Pirates of the Caribbean where the prize is a fantastical power wielded by a mysterious individual known simply as "The Mapmaker." Any map he creates comes to life, a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship The Rogue Wave, captained by the courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way with a mission to deliver The Mapmaker's successor before his power wanes and is lost forever. A fun tale for all ages! Enjoy the first issue of this NON-STOP! followed by the entire story collected soon after in one volume.
Vault Comics, World of Darkness, and Worldbuilders Partner for Special Vampire: The Masquerade Charity Live Stream
Cast Includes Patrick Rothfuss, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Erika Ishii, & B. Dave Walters.
Vault Comics, World of Darkness, and Worldbuilders are thrilled to announce that they have partnered to host a very special Vampire: The Masquerade one-shot live stream as part of Worldbuilders’ 2020 fundraiser to raise money for Heifer International. The one-shot game of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition will stream live on the official World of Darkness Twitch channel on Saturday December 5th from 12:00-4:00 PM PST.
The one-shot cast will include legendary author Patrick Rothfuss, esteemed LA By Night cast members Erika Ishii and B. Dave Walters, and Vault Comics’ Vampire: The Masquerade Winter’s Teeth comic co-writers, Tini Howard and Blake Howard. The one-shot game is based on the events and characters of Vampire: The Masquerade Winter’s Teeth, the critically-acclaimed comic book series from Vault Comics, and is an official canon story.
Every $10 donated by livestream viewers will enter their name into a prize draw where they will have a chance to win thousands of prizes, including signed or rare books, games, collectibles, and other geekery donated by a wide array of Worldbuilders’ awesome sponsors. Learn more here.
Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus' Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he builds box forts with his children and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than $9.6 million for Heifer International. He can be found at patrickrothfuss.com and on Twitter at @patrickrothfuss.B. Dave Walters is a Storyteller & proud Scoundrel American. He is best known as the writer and co-creator of Electropunk, Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish for IDW comics, and creator and DM of the Darkened Wish streaming show for Wizards of the Coast. He plays Baron Victor Temple on Vampire the Masquerade: LA by Night on World of Darkness Twitch and Freely on Silver & Steel on D&D Beyond Twitch. Find him on social media @BDaveWalters.
Erika Ishii is an actor known primarily for her voiceover work in games and animation. She can be heard as Ana Bray and Kridis in Destiny 2 and Amanda in Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Sim, with roles in Marvel Avengers, Fortnite, Sailor Moon SuperS, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, and more. Erika has acted and hosted with numerous new media outlets including Geek & Sundry, Critical Role, Nerdist, Screen Junkies, and Collegehumor.
Blake Howard is a writer and storyteller who is part of the team on the hit comic Vampire the Masquerade: Winter's Teeth, where he writes comics and game content for the line.
Tini Howard is a comic book writer best known for her recent work on the X-Men, including X OF SWORDS and EXCALIBUR. She is also a member of the Winter's Teeth creative team, and a long time fan.
Worldbuilders believes that people will always help others when given the chance. It's their aim to give everyone that chance.
Worldbuilders is a non-profit that does one thing: they raise money for charities they respect that might otherwise get overlooked by the geek community. The Worldbuilders team is full of geeks, gamers, and book nerds, and people who tend to respect intelligent solutions–whether it's a rock-solid magic system in a favorite fantasy series, or an airtight game mechanic that's easy to learn and offers amazing variety. Over the last ten years, Worldbuilders–with the support of the community of awesome geeks–has raised more than $9.6 million for Heifer International. Learn more at https://worldbuilders.org.
ABOUT VAULT COMICS:
Vault Comics is an independent publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural horror comics, based in Missoula, Montana. Follow Vault on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more at vaultcomics.com.
ABOUT WORLD OF DARKNESS:
World of Darkness is an entertainment brand encompassing a number of modern fantasy horror franchises, including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more. Through tabletop roleplaying games, video games, board games, literature, comic books, and more, these franchises tell mature stories in a dark supernatural fantasy layered over our modern world. Since 1991, World of Darkness has defined monster-perspective entertainment for a generation of fans. For more information visit www.worldofdarkness.com.
"There’s something to be said of Frank Gogol's masterful understanding of 'negative space' in the Comic Book medium."
- Anthony Pollock, Soda & Telepaths
Dec. 3, 2020, (EUGENE, OR) — Get a first glimpse of Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job #1, from critically-acclaimed writer, Frank Gogol (No Heroine) and celebrated artist Nenad Cviticanin, from Source Point Press!
The dynamic duo have teamed up for a brand new season, inviting all to indulge prior to its January release, with an arc that will shock and surprise fans—an arc that highlights Gogol's indelible skills, that make his mark as the up-and-coming writer in the comics industry.
Seven years after the deadly events of September 11th, three teens struggle with the long-term fallout of that tragic day. But these former friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a local drug dealer who’s out for blood. Can they put their personal traumas aside long enough to work together and survive?
Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job #1 is slated for release January 27, 2021 and is now available for preorder! Cover A by Criss Madd (No Heroine). Cover B (1:5 incentive connecting cover) by Ryan Kincaid (Dark Knights: Death Metal). Cover C (1:10 incentive cover) by Ben Templesmith (Fell). Interior colors by Nenad Cviticanin and letters by Sean Rinehart (Grief).