Gamemasters To Kickstart Graphic Novel Based on Roshambo
Hayward, California February 14, 2014 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) February 14, 2014 - Rock, Paper, Scissors! Shoot, why didn't I think of that? So simple and yet so effective that Gamemasters™ looks to expand on the underground popularity of Roshambo with a graphic novel, that will include four all new issues bundled under the Gamemasters flagship.
Gamemasters, created by Michael Dismuke, is a property that started as a comic book idea that went from Kickstarter to center stage at San Diego Comic Con in only four months.
For Roshambo Issue #1, Gamemasters tapped a successful Kickstarter campaign and used the backing to print copies of the first story in the series and pay for the artistic talents of Susan Tsui. Now, after its overnight appeal and fanfare with comic book crowds, a new Gamemasters Kickstarter campaign will begin this month to fund the Gamemasters graphic novel that will include Roshambo #1 as the lead story and issues #5-8, which are already written by Dismuke.
Gamemasters' goal is to have the graphic novel completed this Spring. The timeline enables the continued cultivation of faithful comic book fans, while building toward a mainstream audience when Gamemasters prepares its debut exhibit at The 2014 International Licensing Expo, the premier trade show where the worlds' most influential properties, characters and brands meet with consumer goods makers and entertainment partners to accomplish global merchandising and marketing deals.
Currently, the Gamemasters legion continues to flourish and the fan base grows as the company now offers Roshambo Issue #1 as a free download; Gamemasters social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) offer immediate interactivity; Dismuke is a charismatic, rising star, landing publicity interviews, including a upcoming radio interview (February 18th) with Cat Smith of KSVY-FM; and Roshambo Issue #1 has been officially entered for the 2014 Eisner Awards.
Created and written by Dismuke, Gamemasters has been called "a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and the Colbert Report." The comic is about three children who are gifted with super powers by a god-like alien named Roshambo and discover that the seemingly simple game known as Rock-Paper-Scissors is, in actuality, the most perfect form of justice in the galaxy. The comedic trio must pit their newfound powers against a host of new villains who are masters of schoolyard gags and games like Hopscotch, Freezetag, Red Rover, the Thumb Wrestler, Leapfrog, Tic Tac Toe, and more.
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