TONY PURYEAR AND ERIKA ALEXANDER’S CONCRETE PARK RETURNS WITH HARDCOVER AND NEW SERIES!
A Best American Comics 2013 selection!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANAHEIM, CA—With overwhelming fan support and critical success in Dark Horse Presents, Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander’s Concrete Park is slated for a new miniseries this fall!
When young Earth outcasts are exiled to “Scare City,” a vast outpost on a distant desert planet, they must find a path to redemption or be destroyed by their own violence. Concrete Park, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (screenwriter of Eraser) and Erika Alexander (Living Single), is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action presented in an exceptional, vibrant style.
Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me collects the critically acclaimed graphic novel from the pages of Dark Horse Presents into a “director’s cut” hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!
The new miniseries, Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T will debut September 3 as the first of five single-issue comics, sure to mix stylish noir with sci-fi twists!
Praise for Concrete Park:
“The visuals on Concrete Park are a highly graphic style that is incredibly appealing.”—Comic Book Resources
“Puryear’s thick, heavy inks are striking, forming his characters with a great deal of confidence and force. Through his art, you instantly get a feel for this near-future [city]; the swagger of his characters and their surroundings just bursts off of the page.”—Read About Comics
“Every time I think I know what is going on in Concrete Park, Puryear throws me for a loop. I have to read more.”—Comics Bulletin
Concrete Park Volume 1 is on sale October 1! Preorder your copy today!
About Tony Puryear, writer and artist
Tony Puryear is the first African American screenwriter to write a $100 million summer movie blockbuster. His 1996 hit Eraser catapulted him into a career writing pictures for A listers Jerry Bruckheimer (Buck Rogers), Will Smith, and Oliver Stone. Puryear’s adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 for Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson has circulated in Hollywood for years as a legendary unproduced script. His latest script is Lady Scarface for the new RKO Pictures.
A talented artist and designer, Puryear was recently honored when his official campaign poster for Hillary Clinton’s historic 2008 presidential run was added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress and Concrete Park cocreator Erika Alexander.
About Erika Alexander, writer
Erika Alexander is an award-winning actress, best known for her portrayal of Cousin Pam on The Cosby Show and Max on Living Single. She has starred recently on the critically-acclaimed AMC series Low Winter Sun and on ABC’s Last Man Standing. Her notable film credits include Love Liza with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the upcoming Elsa & Fred opposite Oscar-winners Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Erika is very proud to have sent Denzel Washington back in time in the late Tony Scott’s sci-fi thriller DejaVu.
A multi-threat creator, she is the writer and producer of the upcoming feature film, Rise and Shine, The Boys Choir of Harlem Story.
As an activist and humanitarian with a focus on women and at-risk children, she has been a national surrogate for Hillary Clinton in her 2008 campaign and a Clinton Global Initiative delegate to Africa.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and Concrete Park cocreator, Tony Puryear.
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includesStar Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.