This week continues the special series of Brand New I-P columns featuring several creators that advertised in my book, Wannabez, and deserve the press anyway. So without further ado, let's get to this week's indie creator...
I don't know Chad Lambert that well, but I have met him a few times and he's always very nice, upbeat and funny. He's also an accomplished comic book creator still plugging away at this medium he's passionate about. And I have all the respect in the world for that.
Since 2002 or so, Chad has been shaking and moving through the comic ranks, creating his own properties and putting his spin on a certain video game franchise comic. He is a three-time Howard E. Day Memorial Award nominee for his books Point Pleasant and Possum At Large, as well as the short story Too Much Matheson from Potlatch #5.
In 2008, Chad had two graphic novels published through Ape Entertainment, one being a follow up to Point Pleasant in Return to Point Pleasant, and the other being his own creation, Kill the Revisionist.
Point Pleasant and Return to Point Pleasant are chad's take on the Mothman stories. He did increcible in depth research on the topic to get a better understanding of this phenomenon that has become one of the biggest urban legends out there. In 2007, Chad was even part of a documentary called Eyes of the Mothman where eyewitnesses recounted their tales of this elusive legend. At Champion City Comic-Con 2009 I had the good fortune to sit through a screening of this documentary and listen to Chad's comments on it and more afterwards. Chad is very passionate about his work and goes to great lengths to present it the best way he possibly can. The documentary was awesome and very interesting, as was the commentary afterward.
Kill the Revisionist first appeared in Digital Webbing Presents, an independent anthology published by the publishing imprint of www.digitalwebbing.com. It was an anthology creators would buy into and it was carried through Diamond, selling to better comic shops everywhere. Chad had several stories published in DWP through the course of its run, but the anthology eventually stopped being produced a couple of years ago.
Kill the Revisionist is about an up-start vigilante trying to make a name for himself. And how does he do that? By declaring war on the Cross...the largest crime syndicate in the United States. The leader of the Cross, however, has been alive since the dawn of man and is more than ready for the challenge!
Digital Webbing Presents is soon to finally make its return, and Kill the Revisionist will be making an appearance again. Look for more details on that in an upcoming interview with Chad right here on Comic Related!
As I mentioned above, Chad also works on a video game franchise comic, that being Bloodrayne, which is published through Digital Webbing as well. He has written on some of the mini-series released so far, including Bloodrayne: Raw II, and Bloodrayne: Prime Cuts, which he is currently working on.
Bloodrayne is a female dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Raised and trained to hunt supernatural evil, Rayne is blessed with the powers of a vampire, but cursed with an unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight.
Chad does local signings and appearances and conventions, and is yet another indie creator on the rise. He started off publishing his own books and now he's been published by Ape Entertainment and is working on a video game property that several movies have been made about.
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