200 black and white pages of art and comic stories from 50 contributors from
all over the world this is one graphic novel you can’t pass up. Square bound
with a beautiful color covers by illustrator Charlene Chua and the back cover
by artist Christina Wald. Inside you’ll find comics of drama, humor, real-life
situations, and fantasy! Slam Bang features contributions from artists and
writers from all points of the USA plus Singapore, Chile, Poland, and Slovenia.
With art and stories from creators such as Scott Nickel, Stan Yan, John Lustig,
Dean LeCrone, Charlene Chua, Jim Siergey, Allen Freeman, Tim Corrigan, Jeff
Gaither, Larry Blake, Christopher Moshier and too many more to mention!
“This is the
most ambitious project that I’ve taken on from Fan-Atic Press and I think it
shows in the quality of the book. I’d always dreamed of putting out Slam Bang
in a format that could really show it off and finally I think I’ve done
that.”--proclaims editor and publisher Allen Freeman.
exciting seeing the enthusiastic favorable reaction I’m getting at the
conventions! Everyone loves it and wants to be in the second issue!”
----explains Fan-Atic Press CEO Allen Freeman
was created by artist/designer Allen Freeman in 1985 to help artists show off
their comic book work. From 1985 till 1990 he put out 33 issues of the digest
small press comic winning many awards in the fan press and newsletters of that
period. After working in commercial art and the gaming industry as well as for
other comic companies, Allen brought back Fan-Atic Press and Slam Bang in 2003
and has produced 7 more issues of the digest, many with color covers.
Now in 2006
Allen has taken his small press company and opened it up to a broader audience
with full color comics, and now this square bound graphic novel format for Slam
May 13th, 2006, Fan-Atic Press won a nominee award in the Day Prize
at the SPACE CON in Columbus, OH. (Small Press and Alternative Comic Expo.) It
was in Slam Bang #7 vol II from 2005, and the story nominated was “Justin’s
Last Chance” by Anton Bogaty.