UFC LEGEND RANDY COUTURE CAST IN COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION!

UFC LEGEND RANDY COUTURE CAST IN COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION!

Randy Couture conjures up the image of flexing muscles, the smell of blood, and the taste of… salt water?  Because this time, in addition to “fighter”, “champion” and “actor”, Randy Couture adds “pirate” to his resumé.

Thomas Negovan coaches Randy Couture on the art of piracy for Cursed Pirate Girl.

Thomas Negovan coaches Randy Couture on the art of piracy for Cursed Pirate Girl.

 

Reading the role of the vicious henchman “Sharky” in the cast recording of Jeremy Bastian’s comic Cursed Pirate Girl wasn’t that far of a stretch for the three-time heavyweight champion.  In the story, his character is the pirate muscle who causes serious trouble for Cursed Pirate Girl, played by Stephanie Leonidas (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s cult film MirrorMask, BBC’s Dracula).  Couture is the second voice actor to be named in the audio drama.

This Cast Recording of the book will not be for sale, but will be played at select library and bookstore events this Fall.

Adapting a book to a cast recording isn’t a new idea, but it is something unseen in comics in America 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 a new generation excited about comics!”

Randy Couture laughs during the recording of Cursed Pirate Girl

Randy Couture laughs during the recording of Cursed Pirate Girl

 

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!” 

And most succinctly, summed up by award-winning Symbolist painter Gail Potocki: “Cursed Pirate Girl is our generation’s Alice in Wonderland.”

The complete three issue storyline of Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl is available online at http://www.olympianpublishing.com or ask your local retailer to contact Haven Distribution at http://www.havendistro.com

For more information contact media@centuryguild.net .

Cursed Pirate Girl #1 (of 3), third printing, available online from Olympian Publishing.

Cursed Pirate Girl #1 (of 3), third printing, available online from Olympian Publishing.

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2 Responses to “UFC LEGEND RANDY COUTURE CAST IN COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION!”

  1. randy is a great guy he lives in my hometown and frequents a restuarant I work at

  2. My… but you lead a colourful life young Tom.

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