June 15, 2005
Contact: Buddy Scalera – firstname.lastname@example.org
Comic Book Mini-Series By Buddy Scalera about People Who
Will Do Anything for Fame
JERSEY - After Hours Press announces “7 Days to Fame,” a
comic book about people who appear on a reality television show
and commit suicide so they can become famous.
The full-color, three-issue mini series written by veteran journalist and comic
book creator Buddy Scalera (Deadpool, Wizard World, CBG) hits the stands in
September, 2005. The story explores why some people will do anything to appear
on television, and how surprisingly close we are to seeing an entertainment
program with televised suicides.
In the comic, “7 Days to Fame” is the title of a program where
people appear on a television show for six days to discuss their life, loves,
education, career, and unfulfilled dreams. And on the seventh day, they kill
themselves in the most creative way possible.
The show becomes the next television phenomenon. It kicks up a media frenzy
of supporters, as well as people who want to pull it off the air.
“ Reality television is an amazing cultural phenomenon,” says Scalera,
who graduated college with a degree in Mass Media Communications. “Some
people will do anything to be on television.”
The art team includes Nick Diaz, Dennis Budd, John Statema and Joe Caramagna.
Colors are by Wilson Ramos. Letters are by Chris Eliopoulos.
“ A lot of people think that a suicide reality show like ‘7 Days
to Fame’ could really happen,” says Scalera, “and they say
they’d probably watch it.”
comic book will be available in September 2005 in most comic book retail stores
through Diamond Comics Distribution. The publisher strongly suggests that people
pre-order a copy in July from the Diamond Previews catalogue.
About After Hours Press
After Hours Press is a small New Jersey- based comic book publisher co-created
by Buddy Scalera, Darren Sanchez, and Chris Eliopoulos. Projects have included
Necrotic: Dead Flesh on a Living Body, Celestial Alliance, Desperate Times,
and Sherman’s Room. They have also published the multimedia photo pose
files on CD-ROM “Visual Reference for Comic Artists Vol. 1, Vol 2. and
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