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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 outside world.

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 wizard Garloff.

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 choice."

"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 Press.

For more information on Digital Webbing comics, please contact Ed Dukeshire (eduke@digitalwebbing.com), or visit the official Digital Webbing Press website: www.digitalwebbing.net.

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