Upcoming Graphic Novel Trilogy, STEAM WARS, Envisions Giant Robot Battles Of The 1800s For Film Production
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerrick Media, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick Media") a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today the upcoming publication of the graphic novel STEAM WARS with acclaimed writer Larry Blamire and artist Tyler Kirkham slated for May 2016.
Jerrick Media will exclusively develop the first three novels in Blamire's series, which he began developing long before the term "Steampunk" emerged in pop-culture. Coining his work "blue collar sci-fi", Larry Blamire's STEAM WARS is down-and-dirty grittiness contrasted with Victorian elegance, featuring rugged grease-spattered steam engines decorated with ornate brass, copper, and wrought iron.
Jerrick Media is a digital media and technology company creating a disruptive alternative to the traditional. The Company was co-founded by former RBC Capital Executive and Wall Street veteran, Jeremy Frommer, and his long time friend and business partner, movie and television producer, Rick Shwartz, whose production credits include Black Swan, The Departed, and the Spike TV Series Lip Sync Battle. Jerrick will be developing the STEAM WARS story which takes place in 1897, and where warfare is fought in large steam-powered fighting machines, called "steam rigs", manned by crews. The creative team at Jerrick Media is also developing a feature film based on the Steam Wars trilogy.
Artist Tyler Kirkham will also act as STEAM WARS project manager and art director. Of his involvement, he said, "It was a privilege to see the project come together. In the end, I feel STEAM WARS is something special, and a cool new take on Victorian era steam powered machines and warfare."
Jerrick Media CEO Jeremy Frommer said, "It is a privilege to work with creative talent like Larry and Tyler. Personally, I've been a huge fan of Larry for years. STEAM WARS will be a visually stunning piece of work, as well as a great story. Having recently become a public company, we are excited to move this project forward on many levels as we seek to capitalize on the vast digital opportunity we see in the market. Jerrick is designing a unique proprietary digital content platform with an eye towards profitable monetization of that content across the digital spectrum and we see STEAM WARS as an exciting step forward for us as we build our company for the future."
Creator and writer Larry Blamire said, "To say that it was fortuitous when Jeremy first saw STEAM WARS is an understatement. He is someone who keenly understands the potential of a project, then sets out to make it happen. Seeing this epic story come to fruition is a longtime dream of mine."