Serial Killers' Nephew Writes Family Bones Comic Book, Signing At Los Angeles Wizard World This Weekend (Booth 2208)

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During the weekend of March 16 - 18, Shawn Granger will be signing copies of his comic book "Family Bones" at the Wizard World Comic Book Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mr. Granger will be located at table 2208 A&B - 2212 A&B throughout the weekend. "Family Bones" is the tale of the elderly serial killers Ray and Faye Copeland.

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There are so many sides to life and I didn't want to sensationalize anything. Reality can be scary enough. I worked really hard to give the readers an insight to the hidden horrors that you can't see behind the curtains. When the lights go out, what really happens in the darkness of your neighbors' homes? Do you even know what's happening right now in your own family?

The fourth installment of the comic book "Family Bones" is soliciting in March so the author, Shawn Granger, is on the road. Issue #4 hits the store shelves in April. "Family Bones" tells the tale of Sean, a troubled teen who gets more than bargained for when sent to his aunt and uncle's farm for the summer. King Tractor Press just returned from the New York Comic Con where "Family Bones" was a huge hit. "We sold out of all the copies we brought with us," Shawn said. "It's really amazing to see that we've built up so many fans on the east coast. Now we're going to get to meet those out in California."

Ray and Faye Copeland were the oldest couple in America to ever be sentenced to death; they were in their late 60's. They were tried for the crimes of serial killing many men in Missouri after a long investigation. The couple would pick up drifters and seasonal farm workers, bring them to work on the farm and murder them. Each person was enticed to the farm with promises of work, free food and board, and a cut of the money Ray received from a cow loan scam. Faye made quilts out of their clothes.

"When you try to tell a story that hits so close to home, such as 'Family Bones', its hard not to get conflicted about it" Shawn said. "There are so many sides to life and I didn't want to sensationalize anything. Reality can be scary enough. I worked really hard to give the readers an insight to the hidden horrors that you can't see behind the curtains. When the lights go out, what really happens in the darkness of your neighbors' homes? Do you even know what's happening right now in your own family?"

"Family Bones" is based on the true story of the oldest married couple on Missouri's death row, as experienced one summer by their unwitting nephew. In Family Bones, rebellious teen Sean is shuttled from one family member to the next, finally landing at the farm owned by his elderly Aunt and Uncle. There, the city boy must quickly adapt to the rigors of farm life. Sean must also adjust to the emotional and physical abuse that Uncle Ray visits upon his wife and nephew. He meets Wendy, the neighbor's daughter, and together they struggle to solve the bloody mysteries happening on the farm and survive.

"I really like meeting the fans," Mr. Granger said. Ray Copeland was Shawn's great great uncle on his mother's side. Ray's sister, Shawn's great grandmother, still lives in Arkansas. "I love to tell stories and have many about my Uncle Ray that aren't even in the books yet. And it's amazing how many people come up to me to tell of the bones in their own family closet," Shawn said. Mr. Granger also writes a popular webcomic called "Innocent" on the Drunk Duck webcomic site. http://www.drunkduck.com/Innocent/

King Tractor Press will have copies of "Family Bones", as well as many other books that they publish at booth 2208 A&B - 2212 A&B. The signing is free, no purchase necessary. Fans are welcome to bring other books they want signed in.

On Saturday March 17th the King Tractor Press booth will also have Steven Barr signing autographs. Steven writes the "Devil Water" comic book and has just been set up in a development deal with Disney to work on a screenplay called Plant Life (co-written with Tina Joellyn Anderson).

King Tractor Press which publishes "Family Bones" is located at http://www.kingtractorpress.com . "Family Bones" #1 - #3 & "Devil Water" #1 - #2 are available on the company website or anywhere comic books are sold. "Family Bones" #4 was solicited in the March Diamond Previews, Diamond code MAR073574.

You can find more info about the Wizard World Los Angeles March 16-18th 2007 show at http://wizarduniverse.com/conventions/la.cfm

The convention is located at the

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, California 90015

Phone: (213)741-1151

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