STEPHANIE LEONIDAS (MIRRORMASK, DRACULA) IS CURSED PIRATE GIRL!
STEPHANIE LEONIDAS (MIRRORMASK, DRACULA) IS CURSED PIRATE GIRL! (Press Release 2 March 2010)
Stephanie Leonidas, star of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s film for the Jim Henson Company MirrorMask and the BBC’s award-winning production of Dracula, adds a new role to her resumé this fall: the title character in a cast recording of Jeremy Bastian’s comic book Cursed Pirate Girl. This cast recording is not for sale, but will be played at select library and bookstore events this Fall.
Adapting a comic book to a cast recording isn’t a new idea, but it is something unseen in comics since the Superman serials in the Golden Age of Radio, and is the first time it’s being developed specifically with the intention to inspire new comic readers. “This really is the first time something like this has been done,” says Olympian Publishing’s Thomas Negovan. “Cursed Pirate Girl is a rare book that appeals equally to children and adults, and we’re thrilled that this cast recording will be an opportunity for long-time comic readers to experience a book alongside newer ones, and help to get that next generation excited about reading comics!”
Cursed Pirate Girl is one of the most talked-about books in the comic industry: Mike Mignola (Hellboy) exclaimed the book to be “truly original… Jeremy Bastian is a genius!”; David Petersen (Mouse Guard) calls it “classic storytelling that any age can enjoy… (it) makes other artists jealous- and comic readers drool!” Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy, and singer for the rock band My Chemical Romance) says “Cursed Pirate Girl is totally ahead of its time. I wish I’d thought of it!”
The entire three-issue story arc of Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl is now available online at http://www.olympianpublishing.com or ask your local retailer to contact Haven Distribution at http://www.havendistro.com
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