CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING RELEASES MINISTER JADE TRAILER
Portland, OR (July 3, 2008) Cellar Door Publishing has announced the release of the trailer for Minister Jade, their latest graphic novel that shipped to comic book stores and online retailers this week. Steve Bialik, the writer and illustrator for Minister Jade, has described the book as “a superhero story set in ancient China.” But Cellar Door’s publisher, Jade Dodge (who swears the similarity the title shares with her name to be purely coincidental), feels there’s much more to it than that.
Minister Jade is an awe-inspiring book,” stated Dodge. “It has action, drama, suspense, humor. It truly has something for everyone. The story is beautifully written and the artwork is simply breath-taking.”
The Minister Jade trailer can be viewed at www.cellardoorpublishing.com/trailers/MJ_Trailer.wmv
Minister Jade is available now at your favorite local comic book store or online retailer.
For more information on Cellar Door Publishing or Minister Jade, check out their website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com
Cellar Door Publishing Submissions Go Green
Portland, OR (April 4, 2007) Earlier today, Cellar Door Publishing, publisher of graphic novels and illustrated literature, announced a major change affecting submissions. This change makes use of technology and innovation to address a rising global concern.
“We receive a large number of submissions every month,” said Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “Each submission uses a great deal of paper. During our three years in operation, I’ve become increasingly aware of how our submissions policy was impacting the environment. I realized it would be irresponsible for us not to do our part.”
Thanks to increased media attention on these issues from films like Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, leaders in every industry are pursuing creative new ways of addressing global warming and diminishing natural resources. Cellar Door Publishing has joined this growing list of environmentally responsible companies.
“Environmental responsibility is a priority at Cellar Door,” stated Dodge. “It all comes down to one thing: sustainability. One of our goals, as a company, is to become 100% sustainable. This online submissions system is the first major step toward that goal.”
The new policy changes the way in which submissions are reviewed. It replaces the previous policy, wherein submissions were sent through the mail. Now, those interested in submitting can simply go to the Cellar Door website and fill out the online form. While Cellar Door no longer accepts unsolicited submissions through the mail, those who would prefer to submit a traditional hardcopy proposal can still do so at conventions where Cellar Door is exhibiting.
“Yes, this is a bit unorthodox, but many things we consider to be norms and traditions were unorthodox at one point in time. Our hope for the future is that this becomes a norm in the publishing industry.”
Information on this or any other Cellar Door developments can be found on their website: http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com.
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING RELEASES I AM SPARTACUS TRAILER
Portland , OR -- February 7, 2006 -- This week, Cellar Door Publishing released the trailer for their upcoming graphic novel, I Am Spartacus. Written by Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space) and illustrated by Ilkka Lesonen, I Am Spartacus weaves an intricate tale of greed, deceit, and redemption.
“I really can't say enough good things about this book,” stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “The story is unique and captivating and the artwork is absolutely stunning.”
The I Am Spartacus trailer can be viewed at http://www.cellardoorpublishing .com/trailers/spartacus _trailer_large.mov
Diamond Distributors is currently taking preorders for the April release of I Am Spartacus (Diamond order code FEB06 2936).
For more information on Cellar Door Publishing or I Am Spartacus, check out the Cellar Door website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing .com.
Cellar Door Publishing Announces Three New Titles for 2006
Portland, OR (November 29, 2005) Corporate espionage, family secrets, and high adventure in imperialist China are “in” in 2006, according to Cellar Door Publishing. This week, Cellar Door Publishing announced two new graphic novels and their first illustrated novel for release next year.
“Well written, high quality books with unique concepts and stylized artwork defines the 2006 Cellar Door lineup,” stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “We're working with an extremely talented group of creators, and we're very excited about these projects.”
I AM SPARTACUS
Written by Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space, Blood Stained Sword)
Illustrated by Ilkka Lesonen
In stores April 2006
The heads of a corporation are sent reeling after several attacks of corporate espionage; but when it escalates to the murder of a vice president, they must turn to someone outside of the inner circle for help. Tiffany Munday, former police detective and now head of Hallotech security, begins investigating. But the only clue that ties the crimes together is a tag line left at the scenes: I Am Spartacus.
Written and Illustrated by Steve Bialik
In stores summer 2006
Darkness has fallen over imperial China. As if being conquered by the Mongol hordes of Khubilai Khan wasn't enough, now the Middle Kingdom must contend with a demonic cult on a mission of ultimate destruction. With the help of a mad druggist and his arsenal of unholy elixirs the Midnight Lotus Society aims to wipe China off the medieval map. But China is about to counter with a weapon of her own-- The Flying Fist of Fujian! The Sentinel of the Seven Min! Minister Jade!
Presented in spectacular Chinarama!
THE BENGALI PACKET
Written and illustrated by Jonathan Baird (Day Job: A Workplace Reader for the Restless Age)
In stores summer 2006
Dr. Joseph Wennik recounts the travels of his patient, six-year-old Sarah Ogden, as she chases her runaway brother from her comfortable home in New England to the dark, unexplored reaches of the Arctic. As Sarah's journey progresses, Wennik delves into her family's past; and in her father's conduct in colonial India we find clues that will solve a string of present-day murders. At the same time, Wennik spins the Ogdens' story into a parable about love, treachery, death, and the tragedies that inevitably follow from one's misdeeds.
Previews and additional information on all three titles can be found on the Cellar Door website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com.
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING OPENS TO INTERNATIONAL SALES
INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE RELAUNCHES WITH SECOND ROUND OF PROMOTIONS
Orange, CA - SEPT. 12, 2005 -
www.InternationalEnterprise.org, was relaunched this afternoon with a brand new design and three major additions to their ever-expanding roster. The website and online promotions have served as the hub of the Enterprise's promotions, and the constantly updated material with the organized, easy-to-work with design will continue to bring the best in American comics to publishers all over the world.
The website redesign is an on-going process, and is accompanied by an
emailable newsletter, recapping the latest blockbuster signs of comics and
graphic novels available world-wide. This week's announcements include:
- Jim Valentino's Iconic Image superhero, the latest series of SHADOWHAWK is now available through the Enterprise
- Cellar Door Publishing opens to International sales with CHANCE OF A
LIFETIME and SHOCKING GUN TALES
- Moonstone Books offers Classic Characters in Quality Editions in SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE PHANTOM, KOLCHAK, and ROBIN HOOD.
"The website will be constantly updated with the latest news about all our
titles," comments International Rights Manager Tim Hegarty. "And with
features like a Title Spotlight and an easily-updated news section, we can
showcase all the titles we have currently available alongside our latest
additions so publishers can find exactly what they've been looking for."
The next round of Enterprise promotions have begun, and will culminate at the Franfkurt International Book Fair in October with a brand new catalog featuring over 100 titles represented to publishers world-wide. Stay tuned for further announcements leading up to the Con, and contact us today to find tomorrow's next best-seller in your territory!
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING RELEASES SHOCKING GUN TALES TRAILER
Portland, OR-- August 23, 2005-- This week, Cellar Door Publishing released the trailer for their upcoming graphic novel, Shocking Gun Tales. The trailer (directed by Phil Thomas with music by Frank Barile) gives readers a sneak peek into what they can expect to see in the soon-to-be-released book.
“The trailer for Shocking Gun Tales is one and a half minutes of high intensity, adrenaline pumping, action and suspense,” stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “It really captures the feel of the book.”
Shocking Gun Tales features stories by some of the comic book industries top creative talent and rising stars, including George T. Singley, Ethen Beavers, James T. Mitchel, Freddie E. Williams II, Mark Winters, Jason Meek, and Vinton Heuck.
The Shocking Gun Tales trailer can be viewed at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com/trailers/SGT_Trailer_CleanEdit.swf
For more information on Cellar Door Publishing or Shocking Gun Tales, check out the Cellar Door website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com.
GAMING ICON AMERICAN MCGEE INKS DEAL WITH CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING
Portland, OR – August 11, 2005 – Cellar Door Publishing and The Mauretania Import Export Company (TMIEC), a Los Angeles based videogame, film, and television production company, have signed an agreement to publish graphic novels based on the American McGee properties Bad Day LA, American McGee's Oz, and American McGee's Grimm.
“We're very excited to work with American and TMIEC,” stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “American has created worlds filled with endless possibilities for writers and artists. His properties are also a perfect fit for this medium. American McGee fans and fans of comic books in general are going to be pleased with what we have in store.”
The graphic novels will be conceived by American McGee and written and illustrated by some of the industries top creative talent. Bad Day LA will be based on the stories and characters in the upcoming tongue-in-cheek action adventure title. Oz will incorporate the dark, stylized and edgy elements of American McGee's unique vision, and Grimm follows in the tradition of the American McGee brand by bring to life a children's fairytale world in a twisted style and manner.
“Cellar Door has taken on three projects that are dear to me,” said McGee. “Graphic novels are a natural extension into the stories I develop and build. Graphic art drives each and every one of the stories that I write, from the character concepts to the environment sketches, each new project becomes a fount of imagery. I am excited, and I think fans will be too, that Cellar Door is going to open this flow of imagery to the outside world, and in the best way possible.”
American McGee, the creative force behind TMIEC, has been a major player in the interactive entertainment industry for more than a decade. He is best known for his work on American McGee's Alice, the highly controversial DOOM, and the recently released Scrapland. He is currently developing Bad Day LA, an action/adventure game with comedic and political twists slated for an early 2006 release for the PC and Xbox video game system.
About Cellar Door
Cellar Door Publishing is a limited liability company specializing in the publication of high quality graphic novels and illustrated literature. For more information on Cellar Door Publishing, go to their website at www.cellardoorpublishing.com . Questions and updates on the American McGee graphic novels can be posted on their forum at www.cellardoorpublishing.com/forum
The Mauretania Import Export Company is an independent production company that creates franchise products for the interactive entertainment software market and motion picture and television industries. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information on TMIEC, please visit the website located here, http://www.tmiec.com
For more information on American McGee's projects, go to www.americanmcgee.com and www.baddayla.com
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING RELEASES CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TRAILER
Portland, OR-- July 28, 2005-- This week, Cellar Door Publishing has released the trailer for their upcoming graphic novel, Chance of a Lifetime. Chance of a Lifetime has been spotlighted in this month's issue of Previews.
“We feel the trailer for Chance of a Lifetime will give readers a glimpse into the storyline and artwork for the book,” states Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. “It will give them a feel for the mood of the book, as well.”
Chance of a Lifetime, which will be released in October 2005, is written by James T. Mitchel and illustrated by Freddie E. Williams. Diamond Distributors is currently taking preorders for this title.
The Chance of a Lifetime trailer can be viewed at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com/trailers/Chance_Trailer.wmv
For more information on Cellar Door Publishing or Chance of a Lifetime, check out the Cellar Door website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com.
CELLAR DOOR ANNOUNCES WINNER OF SDCC "SHOCKING" PROMOTION
Portland, OR-- July 26, 2005-- With the end of the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, Cellar Door Publishing is pleased to announce the winner of their SDCC Shocking Gun Tales Contest, promoting the book’s August release.
During the convention, qualifying attendees were entered into a drawing to win a non-firing replica Colt .45 1873 Peacemaker. The event was sponsored by ReplicaGunsSwords.com. The winner of this year’s Cellar Door Publishing SDCC “Shocking” Promotion is Bob Ryan of Lakeside, California.
“We’d like to congratulate Bob and also thank the many attendees who entered the contest,” states Cellar Door publisher, Jade Dodge. “This year’s promotion was a huge success, and we can’t wait for our next exciting promotion. We would also like to thank the fine folks at ReplicaGunsSwords.com for sponsoring this event.”
ReplicaGunsSwords.com specializes in the sale of Medieval, Pirate, Colonial, Old West, Civil War, and World War II replica weaponry. They offer a large selection of museum quality replicas, with everything from Old West Derringers to Samurai swords. For more information, check out their website at http://www.replicagunsswords.com
For more information on Cellar Door Publishing and Shocking Gun Tales, go to their website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com
OPENING THE CELLAR DOOR
George Singley of Chimaera Studios and Cellar Door owner Jade Dodge were interviewed regarding Shocking Gun Tales and Cellar Door Publishing. Read the interview here.
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING’S “SHOCKING” PROMOTION
Portland, OR—July 6, 2005—To promote the August release of their first book, Shocking Gun Tales, Cellar Door Publishing has a special promotion lined up for San Diego Comic-Con attendees.
For every purchase made at the Cellar Door booth, qualifying attendees will be entered into a drawing for a replica non-firing Colt .45 1873 Peacemaker. The drawing, sponsored by ReplicaGunsSwords.com, will take place July 14th-17th during the San Diego Comic-Con at booth 1228. The winner will be announced on the final day of the convention.
ReplicaGunsSwords.com specializes in the sale of Medieval, Pirate, Colonial, Old West, Civil War, and World War II replica weaponry. They offer a large selection of museum quality replicas, with everything from Old West Derringers to Samurai swords. For more information, check out their website at http://www.replicagunsswords.com .
For more information on the San Diego Comic-Con, go to http://www.comic-con.org/index.php . For more information on Cellar Door Publishing and Shocking Gun Tales, go to http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com .
CELLAR DOOR AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON
Cellar Door Publishing will be exhibiting at the San Diego Comic-Con from July 14-17th! We'll be at booth 1228. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information on the San Diego Comic-Con, check out their website at http://www.comic-con.org/index.php
FOURTH RAIL DISCUSSES SHOCKING GUN TALES
The good folks at The Fourth Rail talk about the first Cellar Door book, Shocking Gun Tales, HERE.
FREE VOICES SPEAK OUT FOR PRISONERS
NEW YORK, NY – February 21, 2005 – NYC-based Voices of the Free (VOTF) has joined the cause to bring a literature library to inmates at the largest penal colony in the world. Under the direction of Executive Director Jenn Onofrio, VOTF has made a dedication to collecting donations for a new library at the Eric M. Taylor Center of Rikers Island in New York. The library, which serves men in the reform programs run by the Osborne Association of New York, is an initiative Onofrio started after she began teaching on the island last fall. The project is on-going and welcomes donations that are of particular interest to the imprisoned population, including self-help titles, mass market fiction, and African American history. MORE
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING LAUNCHES REVIEW COLUMN
(Portland, OR) February, 18, 2005-- This week marks the launch of the Cellar Door Publishing review column. The guiding principle behind Cellar Door's latest program is simple: United we stand, divided we fall. MORE
INTRODUCING THE CELLAR DOOR ARTIST DIRECTORY
The folks at Cellar Door Publishing understand the frustration that can come from having a wonderful idea for a project, but not having an artist to bring that project to life. Finding an art team is often the most time-consuming and frustrating part of the creative process. They set out to create a program that would make this part of the process as painless as possible. The result: the Cellar Door Artist Directory. “We’re extremely excited about launching the directory,” states Cellar Door Publisher, Jade Dodge. “We believe it will be a useful resource for new creators.” The Cellar Door Artist Directory will consist of a list of talented individuals, from artists to letterers, looking for projects with which to be involved. MORE
CELLAR DOOR'S 2005 SCHEDULE
CELLAR DOOR PUBLISHING is pleased to announce the addition of the talented creators of CHIMAERA STUDIOS to the CELLAR DOOR team! The CHIMAERA STUDIOS crew have worked on various books for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, and Dark Horse, including such notable titles as Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Superman, Justice League Unlimited, and many others. George T Singley and CHIMAERA STUDIOS will debut an amazing line of books in 2005 under the CELLAR DOOR banner, books that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers. We look forward to all the great stories that they will bestow upon you, the reader, and are excited to have them on board! MORE
JOIN THE CELLAR DOOR TEAM
Do you like graphic novels? Do you enjoy pimping graphic novels that may not have received the attention they deserve? Can you write your opinions in a well-thought out manner that is easily understood and embraced by others? Do you want to make a positive contribution to the comic book industry? If you answered “yes” to these questions, Cellar Door Publishing wants to hear from you. MORE
NEW PUBLISHING COMPANY EMERGES FROM THE CELLAR
(PORTLAND,OR) This week marks the official launch of Cellar Door Publishing, a company specializing in the publication of high-quality illustrated literature and graphic novels. Built on a foundation of innovation and experimentation with a firm commitment to fulfilling the needs of fans, retailers, creators, the industry, and society, Cellar Door Publishing views its role as that of advocate, as well as that of publisher.