I am beyond excited to hear about this upcoming comic from Aspen Comics. While I love Joule in Idolized, most of the Executive Assistants, and many other comic book characters none found themselves more in my heart than Sparkles. There is a moment in the first Charismagic series that I had to force myself to read, for fear that something horrible was about to happen to this adorable magical character.
As if my emotional attachment isn’t enough, Aspen sweetens the deal. This is going to be digital only. For only 99 cents. Written by Vince Hernandez. Score. Drawn by Siya Oum. Double score. Are you following her online? Her quick sketches are more incredible than what many people put out in a year.
Plus, all proceeds are going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There is nothing bad about this entire story. Great writer, great artist, wonderful character, and for charity too!
Check out the cover for this one shot, then read up on Aspen Comics’ full solicitation for this book.
Aspen Comics is set to release Charismagic: Sparkles, a special Charity Issue Digital-Exclusive 11-page short story from the universe of their critically acclaimed, magical-adventure series Charismagic on November 21st . Aspen has also pledged to donate all of their proceeds for this issue to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Featuring the harrowing origin of the popular talking cat Sparkles from the pages of Charismagic, this all-new one-shot issue, Charismagic: Sparkles, is written by series creator Vince Hernandez and fully illustrated by series cover artist Siya Oum. Hernandez discusses the project further:
“Our fans and new readers have been so overwhelmingly supportive of Charismagic and Aspen in general, so we wanted to give something back, and more specifically to those in need. We felt the Make-A-Wish Foundation was the perfect organization to help make this happen. Charismagic at its core is about heroic people overcoming great challenges and finding true courage in the face of adversity, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation adheres to these principles tenfold with their cause. It was a perfect fit for us. As well, artist Siya Oum is a hero in my book for taking on the entire project pro bono because she believed in the cause as much as we do. We really hope people will enjoy the magical yarn we’ve created.”
Charismagic: Sparkles will arrive exclusively on Comixology on November 21st, with a sale price of $0.99, and will also be available on the Iverse Comics App with a date to be announced shortly. For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation please check http://www.wish.org and for more information on Aspen Comics please see http://www.aspencomics.com and http://www.aspenstore.com.
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lady Mechanika, Charismagic and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. Currently in 2012, Aspen is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produces the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe.