Production Company Modern Prometheus have released their debut animated short Welcome To Showside from Ian McGinty (Brave Warriors).
Welcome To Showside takes readers on the adventures of Kit, a lovable kid with a monstrous secret: his dad is the Great Shadow King and he wants Kit to take over the family business of destroying the world. McGinty also serves as the showrunner and lead voice actor for the all-ages Welcome To Showside short, which co-stars none other than the iconic Henry Rollins.
“It amazes me that people can finally see what I have been watching in my brain for so long,” says Ian McGinty. “The Welcome To Showside animated short takes place in the same world as the comic, but has new characters — like the giant flaming skull demon voiced by the super-awesome Henry Rollins. Everyone who has worked on Welcome To Showside behind the mic and behind the scenes has been amazing to work with.”
Today, Modern Prometheus’ sister company Z2 Comics will also release the first issue of the Welcome To Showside comic book series, marking McGinty’s creator-owned comic book debut, and kicking off the new Z2 Comics fall periodical line.
Both the Welcome To Showside animated short and series launch are sponsored by J!NX, a nationally recognized lifestyle clothing brand for gamers and geeks.
After the jump, check out preview pages of the first issue!
About Z2 Comics
Z2 Comics is the NYC-based boutique publisher of acclaimed graphic novels by Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel and Miss Lasko-Gross. The new Z2 Comics creator-owned periodical line is launching this fall with WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE from BRAVEST WARRIORS artist Ian McGinty, CARVER by Paul Pope protege Chris Hunt, and ALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK, the comic book debut of writers Will Tracy (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and Gabe Koplowitz, with art by Miguel Porto. Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
About Modern Prometheus
Modern Prometheus, which has a first look option for all Z2 Comics publications, works in tandem with creators to translate their singular visions from page to screen. When creators are actively involved in media adaptation, the fidelity to the source material – and everything that makes it exciting and vibrant as a comic book – ends up on the screen. Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.