Sunday, April 20, 2008

Vamps at the New York Comic Con

I got to go to the New York Comic Con today to help out with the Vampire Cowboys booth. Never been to a real comic book convention before. It was pretty insane... row after row of hardcore geekery. Got some fun photos of the Cowboys and various folks who came in costume.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Colorful World Postcard Art

Spent the last week or so in epic Photoshop session, pulling together postcard and promotional art for Colorful World. Lost track at about 30 hours... We ended up with two different designs.

The Spectrum design was originally intended for teaser art, but it proved very popular with the company and cast members. I really like the sense of mood and tone in it, and it incorporates the light spectrum metaphor which is at the center of Overman's character. Patrick's face is really haunting...

The Dossier design is much more closely related to the show... Much more "superhero" in concept. It was a hell of a lot of fun to design the little details. We ended up splitting the print run, ordering 2500 of each... first time Nosedive has put two different show cards out.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Meager Prawn Naps

Monkeys Write The New York Times

The New York Post Knows To Prey

Village Voice Goal: Evil Vice

The Daily News Wields Nay

Thou Acerbic Gin, Chicago Tribune

The Miami Herald Made Him Rail

Aping Hosts Town, The Washington Post

The Daily Mail Madly I Ail

Coming in May: Colorful World

Nosedive Productions presents...

A new play by James Comtois

Directed by Pete Boisvert

Abe Goldfarb* — Jessi Gotta — Marc Landers
Jason Liebman* — Mac Rogers — Patrick Shearer
Ben VandenBoom — Christopher Yustin

*Denotes member of the Actors Equity Association

The 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 West 78th St., 2nd Floor
May 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31
Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.

In 1988, the world discovered a man who was indestructible, impervious to pain, and able to destroy a tank with his mind.

In the early- to mid-nineties, a craze where vigilantes dressed up in flashy costumes and fought crime took the nation by storm.

Now it's 2005. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are still standing. Hurricane Katrina has decimated New Orleans. The Iraq War is coming to a close. And several former costumed crimefighters realize their marks on the world are more akin to those of has-been rock stars.

This is Colorful World, Nosedive Productions' latest full-length production that takes on the superhero genre. Far from a pulpy comic book-style romp, James Comtois and Pete Boisvert (The Adventures of Nervous-Boy) envision a world radically changed by the arrival of an invincible man, and not necessarily for the better.

Colorful World will be performed at the 78th Street Theatre Lab (236 West 78th St. at Broadway) May 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $18. Subway: 1 to 79th Street; A to 81st Street; or 1 2 or 3 to 72nd Street. Tickets available at TheatreMania.