Arcana Studio


Arcana Studio

Infobox Company
company_name = Arcana Studio
company_
company_type = Comic publisher
company_slogan =
foundation = 2004
founder = Sean O'Reilly
key_people = Sean O'Reilly
location =
industry = Comics
homepage =

Arcana Studio is a Canadian comic book publisher and art studio founded by Sean O'Reilly in 2004.

Overview

Arcana's titles include "Kade", "Ezra", "100 Girls" and "El Arsenal". Arcana has been a sponsor for Free Comic Book Day since 2004. Arcana Studios has appeared at Elfsar Comics on Free Comic Book Day as well as Golden Apple Comics. In four short years they have become Canada's top publisher with over one hundred properties to their credit.

Arcana Art Studio is currently working for Disney as an official vendor, Ubisoft, HBO and developed Dragon's Lair, ReBoot, Se7en and Final Destination for comic books. Arcana has also signed a publishing deal with Simon Shuster for 100 Girls and a coproduction deal with Amberwood Animation on Ralph Filmore for an animated television series.

In July, 2008 Arcana announced that telefilm Canada has provided funding for an animated film for their title "Clockwork Girl". Clockwork Girl was the first release from Arcana’s all ages division, Arcana Kids. [ [http://www.projectfanboy.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1031 Project Fanboy News Article: Telefilm Provides Funding For Clockwork Girl] ]

At the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con Arcana Comics announced that it will be bringing back The Greatest American Hero in comic book form. After twenty-five years, this beloved cult series is being re-introduced to the world as a comic book series.

Awards

Arcana won the Shuster Awards for publisher of the year in 2005.

Arcana Titles

Original titles

* (2004-2006)
* American Wasteland (2007)
* Ant (comics): Days Like These (2004-2005)
* Arcana Studio Presents (2004-current)
* Banzai Girl (2007)
* Banzai Girls (2007)
* Burn (2008) [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16520 Camilla d’Errico Feels the "Burn"] , Comic Book Resources, May 22, 2008]
* Corrective Measures (2008)
* Dark Horrors (2006)
* Darwin's Curse (2007)
* Dead Men Tell No Tales (2005-2006)
* Dragon's Lair (2006-2007)
* El Arsenal: Unknown Enemy (2005-2006)
* (2007)
* Ezra:
** Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (2004-2005)
** Ezra: Evoked Emotions (2006-2007)
** Ezra vs. 10th Muse (2006)
* Frozen Wasteland (2007)
* Gearhead (2007)
* Grunts (2006)
* Helen Killer (2008) [ [http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/120724142673392.htm Review of "Helen Killer"] , Comics Bulletin]
* Jova's Harvest (2005-2006)
* Kade:
** Kade: Identity (2004-2005)
** Kade: Sun of Perdition (2006-2007)
** Kade: Shiva's Sun (2007-2008)
* Koni Waves (2006)
** Koni Waves (2006)
** Koni Waves: The Headdress of the Undead (2007)
** Koni Waves: First Wave (2007)
** Koni Waves/Demonslayer (2007)
** Koni Waves: Ghouls Gone Wild! (2008)
** Avengelyne vs. Koni Waves (2009)
* Paradox (2005-2006)
* Penance: Trial of the Century (2008)
* Philly (2007)
* Power of the Valkyrie (2006)
* Scorn (2006-2007)
* Shadowflame (2007)
* ShadowMagic (2005)
* Starkweather: Legacy (2004-2005)
* (2005)
* The Art of ReBoot (2007)
* The Network (2008)
* Velvet Rope (2008)

All Ages Titles

* Clockwork Girl (2007) [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=10695 "Clockwork Girl" profile, samples and interview] with Sean O'Reilly, Comic Book Resources, May 30, 2007]
* Mwumba, Mwumba (2008)
* The Gwai (2008)

Charitable Work

* Donated thousands of Clockwork Girl comics to the Boys and Girls Club of America under the REACH Literary Program. [ [http://www.arcanacomics.com/newsletter/?m=200806 Arcana Donates All Ages Books] ]

Notes

References

*gcdb publisher|id=3161|title=Arcana Studio
*comicbookdb|type=publisher|id=26|title=Arcana Studio
* [http://www.comics-db.com/Other_Publishers/A/Arcana_Studios/index.html Arcana Studio] at the Big Comic Book DataBase

External links

* [http://www.arcanastudio.com Arcana Studio's official website]
* [http://www.arcanacomics.com Arcana Comics' official website]
* [http://www.koniwaves.com Koni Waves official website]
* [http://www.gear-head.blogspot.com GearHead Blog/Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/americanwastelandcletus American Wasteland Myspace]
* [http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=55f29eb8-0a24-4945-8bbe-65de67ffc89c&k=49707 Vancouver Sun article about Arcana Studio]


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