Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get to Know the Rainbow Brite Comic Team

As fans, we are so lucky to have top-notch individuals working on this project. I truly believe their combined experience and passion will create amazing results. So, without further ado, let's get to know them better!

Writer: Jeremy Whitley (WebsiteTwitter, Instagram, Facebook, TumblrContact)
Birthday: March 24, 1984
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Internal Artist: Xenia Pamfil (WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramContact)
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Internal Artist (Issues 1-3): Brittney Williams (Website, Twitter, Facebook, TumblrContact) Birthday: October 10, 1989

Cover Artist: Paulina Ganucheau (Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Shop, Contact) Birthday: November 12
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Interviews: Hire This Woman: Artist Paulina GanucheauPaulina Ganucheau Talks Art and Zodiac StarforceThe Art Corner Ep 8 - Interview with Paulina GanucheauNot Your Typical Princess Story: An Interview with ANOTHER CASTLE: GRIMOIRE Creators Andrew Wheeler and Paulina GanucheauInterview With Zodiac Starforce CreatorsThe Mary Sue Interview: Dark Horse’s Magical Girl Comic Zodiac Starforce Is Your New Favorite Thing, and By the Power of Astra! Interview with Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau

Colorist: Valentina Pinto (Twitter, TumblrFacebook, DeviantArt)
Birthday: August 4
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Interviews: Exploring Two Clone Wars-Era Fan Favorites in IDW's Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padme

Editor: Kevin Ketner (TwitterInstagram)
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Letterer: Taylor Esposito (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)
Birthday: August 17
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Interviews: What Does a Letterer Do? My interview with Red Hood’s Taylor EspositoTaylor Esposito on the Craft & Importance of Comic Book LetteringThe Process: Taylor Esposito Helps Your Comics SpeakInside The Mind Of Comic-Book Letterer: Interview w/ Taylor EspositoComic Book Conversations #7: Taylor Esposito, Outside the Panels: Taylor Esposito, and [Creator Spotlight] Letterer of the Month – January 2018: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios

Guest Cover Artist: Tony Fleecs (WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookDeviantArt)
Birthday: July 24, 1979
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Interviews: Live at NYCC- Tony Fleecs Interview: How do you write comics?Live at NYCC- Tony Fleecs Interview: What's it like making comics?BABSCon 2015 - Tony Fleecs InterviewTony Fleecs Interviewed by Christina RiceConStars: MLP Comic Book Artist Tony FleecsEquestria Daily Interview Series: Tony Fleecs, “He’s not too worried about it.”Champions of the Champion of Earth: An Interview with Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs, and DCC 2018 - Tony Fleecs Interview (My Little Pony)

Guest Cover Artist: Anoosha Syed (WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookDeviantArt)
Birthday: November 7, 1993
Experience: Comixology portfolio

Interviews: Artist Interview with Anoosha SyedThe Art Corner Ep. 10 - Interview with Anoosha SyedExclusive: Meet Anoosha Syed, the Artist Inventing Modern-Day Disney Princesses, and Illustrator Anoosha Syed talks art

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rainbow Brite is Coming Back in Comic Form!

On July 17th, Dynamite Entertainment and Hallmark announced that they are producing a Rainbow Brite comic book series that will debut in October of this year! The series will be written by Jeremy Whitley and drawn by Brittney Williams. The first issue will have four different covers to choose from (or collect all of *wink*). The first two are drawn by artists Paulina Ganucheau and Tony Fleecs, respectively. The third features familiar artwork from Hallmark, and the fourth will be blank so that you can have your favorite artist draw a unique cover for you!

Additionally, the first cover is being printed in poster form and will be available during San Diego Comic Con at the PopMinded by Hallmark booth (#1505) between 4:00-5:30pm on Saturday. You can even have it signed by the author!

I will be writing multiple blog posts about this, I feel sure, as I get to know more about the team working on this project and any other details that may be revealed before October. But, for now, here is the Press Release, full of exciting information!


Dynamite Entertainment and Hallmark today announced the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life! The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as writer Jeremy Whitley (My Little Pony, Unstoppable Wasp) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Goldie Vance) deliver a brand new all-ages monthly series.

Following the massive success of younger reader titles such as Grumpy Cat, Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog, and Bob’s Burgers, Nancy Drew, Dynamite Entertainment welcomes the most colorful girl in the world, Rainbow Brite, to their fall 2018 lineup.

“Rainbow Brite captured the imaginations of kids born in the ’80s (like myself) as a fantasy heroine who could change the world not just through magic, but through kindness,” stated author Jeremy Whitley. “She is a symbol of what can happen when we all work together and fight back against the shadows that want to drain all of the color from the world.”

In Rainbow Brite, Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world. To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new friend…from somewhere else! Then the adventure begins…

“The world needs a young hero clad in a rainbow now more than ever in a world where things are often simplified into black and white and it’s easy for people to turn their back on people not like them,” added Whitley.

Jeremy Whitley is scheduled to sign Rainbow Brite posters from 4-5:30pm on Saturday, July 21 at the PopMinded by Hallmark booth #1505 at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

“We’re very excited to release this series for younger readers,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Rainbow Brite has some history in comics, so we’re pleased to bring her back to print with Jeremy’s story which fans of all ages will love.”

The debut issue of Rainbow Brite #1 delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony), and a classic cover, respectively.

A Blank Authentix Edition will be available as a variant for Rainbow Brite #1 featuring the same great story, but with a blank cover for fans to get their favorite artist to draw their version of Rainbow Brite and friends.

Rainbow Brite #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Rainbow Brite #1 with their local comic book retailers. Rainbow Brite #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.