FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GALLANT GINGERBREAD 'GUTWALLOW' JOURNEYS
TO DIGITAL WEBBING PRESS
HAVERHILL, MA - August 14, 2002 - Creator
Dan Berger continues the adventures of GUTWALLOW as the intrepid
gingerbread man makes the move to Digital Webbing Press! The October
2002 issue of Diamond Comics Distributor's Previews magazine heralds
the titanic transition to the Digital Webbing Press imprint.
Formerly published by Numbskull Press, GUTWALLOW
is a fantasy comic book set 7,500 years in our past. "It's
done in the spirit of the popular syndicated television series 'Xena:
Warrior Princess,'" explains Berger. "Elements of both
comedy and drama are found throughout the series." The comic
depicts Gutwallow's adventures after he leaves the relative safety
of his dungeon home and discovers the wonders and horrors of the
Gutwallow is a magical gingerbread man, whose
origin has remained a mystery
until now! The first Digital
Webbing issue of GUTWALLOW reveals the beginnings of the courageous
cookie. Readers will also be introduced to Miyoki, sole survivor
from a Fox tribe that has been wiped out by minions of the evil
Gutwallow's companions, Leafale and J'Sika are
joining their leading man in the transition to Digital Webbing Press.
Leafale, the mighty swordswoman, and J'Sika, the budding enchantress,
once again search for their gingerbread friend, and as usual, find
nothing but trouble along the way.
Berger, former writer/artist of the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books and daily comic strip, strives
to make GUTWALLOW accessible by readers of all ages. "That
said, GUTWALLOW is written primarily for adults," he admits.
"I only know what I like as an adult, so that's what I'm putting
into my comic. Fortunately, lots of kids are enjoying the series...
I won't remark on what that says about the level of my maturity!"
Berger's enthusiasm for his plucky pastry is
shared by others in the comic industry. "It's like 'The Lord
of the Rings' if it were done by Chuck Jones. The best thing about
it is that it's just plain fun!" raves Stan Sakai, creator
of Usagi Yojimbo.
Brent Frankenhoff, of Comics Buyers' Guide,
agrees. "For light, enjoyable fantasy reading, this is an excellent
"I'm really happy that we're finally working
together to bring readers an all-new GUTWALLOW mini-series,"
said Ed Dukeshire, publisher of Digital Webbing Press. "Fans
of Bone, Usagi Yojimbo, Cerebus and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
should really enjoy this series."
Berger handles the writing and art chores on
GUTWALLOW, with editorial assistance and lettering by Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird. "He's known for his accomplishments
which almost rival my own," jokes Berger.
GUTWALLOW #1, "Gutwallow: Fury of the Furry,"
debuts in December from Digital Webbing Press; $2.95 cover price.
That same month, a GUTWALLOW story also appears in DIGITAL WEBBING
PRESENTS #6 - be sure to pick that up for a complete collection!
About Digital Webbing
Digital Webbing (www.digitalwebbing.com), created by Ed Dukeshire,
is the acclaimed source of comprehensive information on comic book-related
websites. In addition to providing daily comic news and daily columns,
DW is well-known for its "talent engine" - matching writers
with artists, both amateur and professional.
Digital Webbing Press (www.digitalwebbing.net)
is a direct result of the talented creators who frequent the DW
message boards. Its flagship title, DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS, is
an anthology of stories by both aspiring and established creators.
Recently, comic titles BURN and ARCHEON have joined Digital Webbing
For more information on Digital Webbing comics,
please contact Ed Dukeshire (email@example.com), or visit
the official Digital Webbing Press website: www.digitalwebbing.net.