Dave Stewart’s Zombie Broadway @ Virgin Comics7 avril 2008
[ENGLISH] Known for his visionary work in the recording studio and his creative entrepeneurship, Euyrthmics co-founder Dave Stewart is shaking up the world of comics with ZOMBIE BROADWAY, the outrageous horror-comedy-musical graphic novel. With the un-dead causing mayhem and New York City in shambles, the President has his finger on the button — ready to nuke Manhattan Island. There remains only one hope, one way to avert another disaster and save the city — a good cheery new musical! Unlike the zombie films of yore, ZOMBIE BROADWAY imagines zombies as not so different from regular folk; they eat candy and junk food and even enjoy a nice evening out at the theater. Somehow, Broadway show tunes sedate their violent ways. Could a Broadway show starring singing and dancing zombies be the key to saving the City? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
« Creating the ZOMBIE BROADWAY comic has helped me focus my songwriting and set designs for the Broadway musical that this story is destined to become, » said Dave Stewart.
ZOMBIE BROADWAY, co-created and written by David Harris and Christine Schenley, is a tongue-in-cheek take on a New York City infested by the un-dead. Death, destruction, mayhem —- and a chorus line.
« We love working with Dave Stewart, » said Gotham Chopra, Chief Creative Officer of Virgin Comics. « If it’s possible for a graphic novel to sing and dance — then this one does! »
ZOMBIE BROADWAY is 56 color pages and available at www.virgincomicsstore.com and comic shops everywhere. An animated trailer for ZOMBIE BROADWAY can be viewed on the Virgin Comics blog and numerous other video sites. Dave Stewart’s first graphic novel, WALK IN was published by Virgin Comics in 2007.
ZOMBIE BROADWAY is the latest creation from innovator Dave Stewart who was recently hired as a consultant for Nokia, the world’s largest cellphone company, and given the unique title of « Change Agent, »where he is creating new paradigms in the entertainment industry. Just as in Zombie Broadway, where the President threatens to nuke New York City with Weapons of Mass Entertainment, in real life, the Washington Post recently cited Stewart as a man who vows to drop a « neutron bomb » on the current entertainment distribution model.
About Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment
Weapons of Mass Entertainment is a new company poised to rethink, reshape and reinvent business. Working in music, film, television, books, theatre and new media, WME embraces the entire creative process. Bob Dylan describes Stewart as « a fearless innovator and a visionary of high order, » and it is with that very vision and innovation that the company embraces each new project and collaboration. Simon Fuller of American Idol fame says « If you are an entrepreneur and you spend time with Dave, you will know exactly what your next business idea should be. » « Innovation requires vision, intuition, courage and ability to see what others don’t see. Dave has them all, » says Tero Ojanpera Executive Vice President of Nokia of Entertainment and Communities. WME is currently working on a number of projects including Mobile Media solutions, Feature Films, Musicals, Music Spectacles and Graphic Novels with a variety of companies including Nokia, Willam Morris ,19 Entertainment, Vanguard Films, Sentosa Resort World Singapore, Virgin Entertainment and « Viashow » Las Vegas. The company is committed to marrying the creative with the philanthropic, which has long been a hallmark of Stewart’s career, using his artistic talents to further the causes of Greenpeace, Amnesty International and the Global fight against AIDS.
About Virgin Comics
Virgin Comics is a character entertainment company creating original stories and epic myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Enterprises Ltd., alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman. Virgin develops new stories with acclaimed filmmakers, actors and musicians including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Terry Gilliam, Ed Burns, Nicolas Cage, Sachin Tendulkar and others. Feature films based on Virgin Comics’ characters are also in the works, including an animated feature The Secrets of the Seven Sounds, Guy Ritchie’s Gamkeeper (with Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver) and Virulents with FOX, directed by John Moore (The Omen, Max Payne). Virgin Comics also formed a joint venture with NBC-Universal to create new science fiction properties for graphic novels and television with the SCIFI Channel. The first title in this series, The Stranded, premiered in January 2008. www.VirginComics.com