​​Howard Wong is an award nominated writer and creative consultant. His passion for creative content and narrative development has led him to work in animation, comics, high-end collectible toys, intellectual property development, transmedia narratives, mobile & web games,​ marketing and creative content development. His creator-owned and collaborative works in comics have been nominated for the Comic Book Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favourite Graphic Novel, the Ghastly Award for Favourite Horror Anthology. Howard himself was nominated for the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer and received Diamond's Gem of the Month for his creator-owned work.


He can usually be found traveling or eating somewhere on earth. Sometimes both at the same time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

AFTER THE CAPE VOL. 1: HOW FAR TO FALL

My first published comic, After the Cape is now collected into a trade paperback.


Goto my ComicSpace page for previews of all three issues.


Diamond Previews Order Code: JUL071932
ISBN-10:
1582408173
ISBN-13:
978-1582408170

It's listed on Amazon if that helps anyone.


Here's the blurb about it:


AFTER THE CAPE VOL. 1: HOW FAR TO FALL

Created and Dialogued by HOWARD WONG
Plotted by
JIM VALENTINO

Art by MARCO RUDY and MANNY TREMBLEY


104 pg

BW

SEPTEMBER 19

$12.99
US

Ethan Falls had it all! He was a respected super-hero, part of a world-renowned team from which he pulled a handsome stipend. He had a beautiful young wife and two loving children. He also had a problem…alcohol. A problem that would cause him to lose everything he held dear.



TAG LINES:
Collected together for the first time the smash hit sold-out series!


For fans of the neorealism of Powers’ Brian Michael Bendis
- Entertainment Weekly


Press Releases:

After the Cape


Shadowline Presents a Hero's Fall from Grace


How far can even a superhero fall? Ethan Falls was the man who had everything: family, fame, success and super powers. More than just a costume, his cape was a proud symbol of everything he had become. Now, a crippling addiction has taken that and everything else away from him and he's spiraling out of control, towards a life of crime. Shadowline proudly presents Howard Wong and Marco Rudy's gripping tale of addiction and temptation in AFTER THE CAPE, a three-issue miniseries debuting this March from Image Comics.

"AFTER THE CAPE is a very personal story about the cost of success," explains writer Howard Wong. "Ethan Falls is faced with the temptations of taking the wrong road, and Marco and I are enjoying using the superhero tradition to tell a story about the harsh consequences we all could face, and how one man, who should be impervious to such dangers, succumbs to them."


"Marco's art is simply amazing," says Shadowline's Jim Valentino. "His high contrast film noir style is infused with painstakingly observed realism. There's an underlying optimism and sincerity to Marco's work. The artwork hits you right in the gut with the tragedy that Ethan's life has become."

A powerful mix of superhero action and real world drama, AFTER THE CAPE delivers an arresting vision of an extraordinary man pushed to the breaking point.



AFTER THE CAPE COMPLETES THE SELL-OUT HAT TRICK!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AFTER THE CAPE #3 sells-out! Collected edition and sequel announced!

BERKELEY, CA -- 16 May, 2007 -- The third straight issue of Shadowline's dark superhero miniseries, AFTER THE CAPE has sold out. After selling out of the entire series, a collected edition of AFTER THE CAPE is being hurried to press to meet demand. It will hit stands this September.

The same week that Shadowline's AFTER THE CAPE marked it's third straight sell-out, the series has also gotten the attention of Entertainment Weekly.

"For Fans of the neorealism of Powers' Brian Michael Bendis," says Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen.

In response to all of the buzz and acclaim, Shadowline is also announcing that a sequel is already in the works.

"We are hard at work honing the plot points on AFTER THE CAPE II and should have an announcement shortly." says Shadowline President Jim Valentino.

AFTER THE CAPE, tells the story of Ethan Falls, a man who had everything: family, fame, success, and super powers. The cape wasn't just a costume but a proud symbol of what he had become. Now a crippling addiction has taken it and everything else away from him, and he's spiraling towards a life of crime.

The collected edition of AFTER THE CAPE will be available in the July issue of Diamond Previews for products shipping in September.



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