Industry Legends George Gladir & Stan Goldberg Release International Pop Fairy Tale through Rorschach Entertainment

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‘In today's global economy FGM Inc. can assign fairy godmothers anywhere in the world.’

Sometimes a simple wish can lead to more than you expect... and sometimes it can lead to a cross-continental adventure. This is the first of many discoveries for Cindy, the protagonist of Cindy and Her Obasan in: Elvis and the Lost Halo.

This all-ages book is the latest creation from long-time Archie veterans and Inkpot Award recipients George Gladir (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Stan Goldberg.

Cindy wakes one morning to the sight of her new fairy godmother, Obasan (Japanese for “auntie”), a palm-wand (reducing the changes of carpal tunnel syndrome) carrying magical being who has been assigned by Fairy Godmother Inc. to take care of Cindy’s wishes.

“Cindy's first real wish is to get a personal souvenir from Elvis in Rock Heaven so that she can give it to her granny, an ardent Elvis fan,” says Gladir. “Unfortunately, on one of his many forays to Earth Elvis loses his halo, a big no-no because re-admittance to Rock Heaven is barred to those without their halo.”

This sends Cindy and her Obasan (along with Cindy’s disgruntled teddy bear, Benny, who fumes over the “phony cuddly teddy bear image foisted on the public by the greedy toy industry”) on a quest for both Elvis and his lost halo.

Things grow significantly more complicated, though, when Cindy and her Obasan discover that the halo has come into the possession of “the Boss,” a Yakuza gang leader in Tokyo, who happens to be an ardent Elvis fan.

“The Boss,” of course, has no desire to return the halo to Elvis, since as long as he possesses the halo, he can require Elvis to give him a command performance each and every night.

The series draws on the strengths of two comics legends (“Stan and I must have about a thousand stories together,” says Gladir) as well as Gladir’s experiences with Japanese pop culture. He authored a four-year run on the comic strip “Is That True?” for the manga magazine Comic Morning, about misconceptions of Japan through a foreigner’s eyes.

Cindy and her Obasan will appeal not only to young readers, but the young at heart—as well as those who have an interest in Japanese pop culture.

Cindy and her Obasan in: Elvis and the Lost Halo is in the August 2006 Previews Catalog (AUG063524) and will be available in stores October 2006. For more information, as well as a sneak peek, visit Rorschach Entertainment at http://www.rorschachentertainment.com

About Rorschach Entertainment

Rorschach Entertainment was originally formed in 2000 by veteran inker James Taylor as an outlet for his own creations, original artwork and prints. In 2003 James began publishing comic books in order to give younger talent an opportunity to create comics with books such as Sprecken, Industriacide, Fervor & Gravedigger.

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