When comic book anthology Tales from the Boneyard debuts at the 2010 Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on Nov. 6, readers should ready themselves: Never before has so awesome an assemblage of titanic talents from the Las Vegas Valley come together in one publication. To soften the blow, the tantalizing tales will be slowly revealed to the world via the internet, one stand-alone chapter at a time, beginning Aug. 1, at www.talesfromtheboneyard.com.
Inspired by Restless City, the Las Vegas-themed novel written by seven local authors and released at the 2009 Vegas Valley Book Festival, Tales from the Boneyard will feature new stories tied around the theme of Las Vegas’ Neon Boneyard, a preserve for retired signs and marquees. It will be released one chapter at a time online before being made available for purchase as a whole at the Comic Book Festival – and other outlets, including on this website – in November. Proceeds raised will benefit the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s support of the Comic Book Festival.
Edited and compiled by Pop! Goes the Icon publisher Pj Perez (who also contributes a story to the collection), Tales from the Boneyard will feature 48 pages packed with black-and-white stories of drama, adventure, comedy, fantasy and more from comic industry veterans and newcomers alike, including Jarret Keene, Victor Moya, Deryl Skelton, Warren Wucinich, Barret Thomson, F Andrew Taylor and other local creators, all wrapped in a gorgeous cover by painter Danny Roberts.
For information on underwriting this fund-raising publication or to pre-order a copy, visit www.talesfromtheboneyard.com.