I’ve been keeping an eye on artist Daniel Crosier for a while now. Ever since his debut at Bluewater with BARTHOLOMEW WITH THE SCISSORS, he’s been one of those distinct artistic talents that, once you see his work, it sticks with you.
Denver, CO (Vocus) June 15, 2010
Distortions Unlimited presents a unique horror comic that revolves around an existing full-scale monster and alien animatronics in the new series titled “Distortions Unlimited.”
The series is based off of licensed characters crafted by Distortions Unlimited based in Greeley, CO. Distortions is world-renowned for creating shocking props, masks and animatronics that have been the mainstay of the dark amusement industry for the last 30 years. The company is best known for reproducing the 16ft queen alien from the film “Alien” cast from the original molds, as well as designing the stage props for music industry icon Alice Cooper’s Brutal Planet tour.
Daniel Crosier, writer and illustrator on the series, has a unique connection with the project. “I grew up near the Distortions studio in Greeley. I used to tour the studio when I was a kid and was fascinated by their creations. I suggested to my publisher to partner with Distortions to develop another horror comic. They liked the idea, so we approached them with the concept. Distortions was enthusiastic about the partnership and green-lighted the project.”
The entire series focuses on Distortions’ Rage animatronic. Described as half Neanderthal, half beast, and all fury, the Rage is one of Distortions’ most popular characters. Ed Edmunds, president of Distortions elaborates of the protagonist of the books. “Rage has been a fan favorite for years. The sheer size of the piece commands attention and really gives people a good scare. He’s a great character to base the series on.”
Ain’t It Cool News writer Mark Miller reviews the book with glowing commentary. “I’ve been keeping an eye on artist Daniel Crosier for a while now. Ever since his debut at Bluewater with BARTHOLOMEW WITH THE SCISSORS, he’s been one of those distinct artistic talents that, once you see his work, it sticks with you. Crosier is best known as “that wood-burning guy” who instead of your standard pencils and inks burns his comics into wood and then photographs them for print. A lengthy and technical process, I’m sure, but one that results in a truly unique art experience when witnessed.”
DISTORTIONS UNLIMITED is a good old fashioned horror tale. And with Crosier both behind the words and art here, it’s a great example of how Crosier’s art can be effective, especially when dealing with the horror genre. Most of this issue is set up, as we are introduced to a set of characters that work in and around a mine in Brazil. Mummified bodies of some miners are discovered, yet these miners were fresh as a daisy the day before. Something in the dark mine mummified these men, something not known.”
To order a signed copy, visit etsy at http://www.etsy.com/listing/34061190/pre-sales-of-distortions-unlimited.
Daniel Crosier http://www.DanielCrosier.com
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