Friday, September 08, 2006

Arcana Studios press release

I received some advance photos and a press release for the cool comic book I reviewed last week called KONI WAVES and thought I'd share and save it here.

Koni Waves Set To Make Splash In Baltimore

The Baltimore Comic Con is known for their exciting exclusives and this year is no exception as the team behind Arcana Studio’s cult series, Koni Waves unveils “Making Waves: The Art of Koni Waves.”

Koni Waves debuted earlier this year and was “Certified Cool” by Previews, as well as named one of the hit independent series by Dynamic Forces. The series is about private investigator Koni Kanawai, an ex-cop in Honolulu, Hawaii who worked her way through college as a dancer at the Apanapana Ballroom. After her drinking problem gets her booted from the force, Koni starts her own detective agency. With the help of Pete, her surf buddy; Krystal, a colleague from her dancing days; and Huko, the owner of her favorite watering hole, Koni encounters a series of supernatural events that leads her to discover a dark side of her island not seen in the usual tourist spots. The comic book was recently featured in the season finale of Psych, airing on the USA Network.

“Making Waves: The Art of Koni Waves” features new artwork from the creators of Koni Waves: Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, and Dexter Weeks, all of whom will be in Artist Alley all weekend long. Joining them will be Koni Waves cover artist, Mike Capprotti and fellow “Making Waves” contributors Reau, Mike Biller, and KR Whalen. In addition, several other artists appearing at the convention have contributed to the book as well, making “Making Waves” the unofficial autograph book of the convention.

Besides “Making Waves: The Art of Koni Waves,” the Koni Waves team will have issues 1 and 2 of the series, all of the variant covers, t-shirts, prints, and a preview of the upcoming Koni Waves Demonslayer crossover spectacular. Additionally, the models that help make Koni Waves the hottest Hawaiian detective comic around will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures.

The Baltimore Comic Con runs September 9th and 10th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Check the website for show times and directions:

For more information on Koni Waves or Arcana Studio, please visit:

Please let me know if you can post this tomorrow.

Si vales, gaudeo!

Sean O'Reilly
EIC Arcana Studio

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