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NY Comic Con exclusive DNA ANCESTORY DEMOLITION comic sale is ongoing, folks, as a precious few of the limited edition of 50 comic books signed by author R.J. Huneke and artists Elizabeth Yoo and Cheryl Huneke remain available after the con.
It seems we left some back at the studio!
Printed in a gorgeous oversize comic book size and format by Rune Works Productions Ltd. for New York Comic Con 2019, DNA ANCESTORY DEMOLITION features two Cyberwar Series Tales that have never been printed anywhere before, sport stunning illustrations of the pieces, and an exclusive preview to R.J. Huneke’s upcoming graphic novel SPY WOMAN SPY.
Here is some more about the short tales contained within:
The first short has never been released anywhere, neither digitally, nor on paper, and it is called, "DNA Ancestory Demolition":
A widowed mother of two infants, Alexandra stands in the mudroom of her home attempting to keep a salesman from DNA Ancestory at bay, while crowds of people on her front lawn shout, “Murderer!” at her. The quiet man explains that the new deal the company has offered her will be liberating. Her attempt at learning genealogy online has led to her DNA being used by researchers and they say they have found the cure for all types of cancer. If Alexandra will just agree to their testing . . . But the sales pitch, of riches and her being the savior of humankind, is amiss. Something is off, and their meeting in the small home grows tenser by the minute. The quiet man seems too monotonous, too robotic. Has artificial intelligence come so far as to invade her home? When the full terms of the agreement finally emerge, they do not sit well at all...
And the second short Cyberwar Series Tale has up until now only been available digitally on Cyberwarseries.com. "The Cyber Warrior Awakens" features William Waltz in his early days as a Cyber Warrior spy, hacking, hijacking a kidnapping, and finding out the hard way that a hotel is not the easy escape route he had planned...
And again, for an ADVANCED special SNEAK PEAK into R.J. Huneke's upcoming "CYBERWAR" novel prequel comic book series SPY WOMAN SPY, starring the rogue agent, Xera Finn, and the bootlegging hacker, Fae Yu, as they find their former government Wangluo has...sorry...you have to read the book to find out more!
These short story illustrated chapbooks or comic books (just not in the traditional sense of panel by panel sequential art) are being sold for $12 shipped in the continental USA (inquire for shipping internationally), just email info[at]powkabam.com.
Be vigilant, my friends.
P.S. There is a simple message delivered entirely in binary printed in this comic. Enjoy!
P.P.S. If you want to check out some creators' views on comics check out POWkabam.com.
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New York Comic Con 2017 RUNE WORKS Exclusives: New CYBERWAR! was written by R.J. Huneke. And yes it is true the Rune Works NYCC Booth # 1061 will have even more New York Comic Con 2017 RUNE WORKS Exclusives coming from author and artists R.J. Huneke, Fred Harper and Elizabeth Yoo.
The RUNE WORKS schedule is as follows:
There will be a prequel comic book featuring characters from R.J. Huneke’s cyberpunk noir thriller the CYBERWAR Series titled SPY WOMAN SPY.
If you could not guess it is starring two of the leading ladies, the infamous CYBERWAR Series heroines Xera Finn and Fae Yu as they live their double lives in the shadows of the Port Jefferson black market, which is always at risk of being shut down by the Cyber United States government’s local CNYPD forces.
But that is not all.
Along with the opening pages of this CYBERWAR Series prequel the graphic novel is followed by a never before released in print spy tale, a short story of William Waltz the Cyber Warrior.
This thrilling throwback to the days when Waltz hacked his way into and out of jam after perilous jam as a Cyber Warrior is titled THE CYBER WARRIOR AWAKENS and was only briefly featured as a short online on rjhuneke.com and cyberwarseries.com.
The newest book for the kickoff novel for the CYBERWAR Series is coming very soon . . . drop by for news from the author, yours truly!
There will be five incredible pieces of artwork available in limited edition archival print runs of Mr. Romero (The Joker?), Adam West (is that Batman and Catwoman at a 60’s shindig of a soda shop?) and The Blondes of Alfred Hitchcock: the beauties of THE BIRDS Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak!
We are talking about amazing prints that reflect the paintings (see ElizabethYoo.com.
There are three sizes of prints, so that there is an affordable $5 4x6” print of each, a $20 8x10” print (or 2 for $30), and $40 each for a 13x19” masterpiece collection piece.
But there’s more: rumor has it the TIPPI piece comes in her natural blonde or her noir blue colorations . . .
And then there will be two, only two, of these pieces that are coming in a limited edition and utterly incredible magnet ($5 only folks!).
The man, the myth, the legend, Fred Harper will be bringing MARS ATTACKS pieces and we hope a bevy of his art – check out fharper.com and fredharper.com!
More announcements are coming!
Check all of our sites and come hungry for there will be FREE candy, bookmarks, and knowledge to eat up at the booth.
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Celebrate THE BIRDS 54th Anniversary: Get 20% Off LE “Tippi”
Celebrate THE BIRDS 54th Anniversary: Get 20% Off LE “Tippi” from artist and Alfred Hitchcock fanatic Elizabeth Yoo, who has signed her rare edition of natural color and noir-esque blue lithograph prints.
The film, The Birds, shook the world upon its release on March 28th 54 years ago.
Elizabeth Yoo has been enraptured by the filmmaker’s suspense, scintillating art, and stunning visuals images.
“Tippi” is inspired by the racy Tippi Hedren in her on-screen debut, and the look and feel of this piece of art is almost breathing, from both Tippi and the ominous bird draped over her arm.
There are only a 100 of these signed pieces going out, folks.
Join us in the great film’s celebration, and get 20% off of the regular $32 price for the hand signed and numbered 18" x 24" lithograph.
The Birds is a 1963 American horror-thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of a few days.
The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, in her screen debut, supported by Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright. The screenplay is by Evan Hunter, who was told by Hitchcock to develop new characters and a more elaborate plot while keeping du Maurier's title and concept of unexplained bird attacks. In 2016, The Birds was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected it for preservation in its National Film Registry. [Wikipedia]
'The Birds' By Elizabeth Yoo L.E. Print $32*
This stunning tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's horror/thriller classic film The Birds is truly one of a kind. This 18" x 24" lithograph is hand signed by artist Elizabeth Yoo and is part of a limited edition print run of 100. The $32 print comes with $10 shipping and materials to a $42 total to the 48 continental US states.* Other interested parties can contact us here to buy.
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"Uninspired Interview: highly relatable millennial aimlessness" written by Elizabeth Yoo was first published on RuneWorks.com
Becky Yamamoto’s hilarious web series Uninspired offers succinct episodes of highly relatable millennial aimlessness. Women-driven television shows such as HBO’s Insecure and Comedy Central’s Broad City (both of which started off as web series) make us laugh, cringe and nod our heads in agreement. We’ve all had embarrassing experiences and stumbling blocks while on the road to adulthood.
Living in Brooklyn with her stoner boyfriend, Sarah, played by Yamamoto, encounters people, whether they be romantic prospects, friends, or co-workers, with seemingly zero knowledge of social mores, much to her chagrin (and our laughter).
The pilot, which debuted in 2013, played at the New York Television Festival that year. In a partnership with IFC, an episode is highlighted in the Comedy Crib on IFC’s website, as part of an assortment of short-form comedies from NYTF’s Official Selections of years past.
I interviewed creator, writer, producer, and actress Yamamoto over the phone shortly before the season 2 launch party earlier held at Videology last month. Each episode of the 6-episode season, directed by Adam Wirtz, will be released every Friday until the end of this month. Yamamoto provided insights into the formation of the protagonist and explained her process.
One of the things I love about this show is how relatable it is. You keep rooting for this character but you know something is always gonna go badly.
Every time she experiences a setback, something new comes into her life: a potential new guy, a new friend, a new job… and then everything kind of becomes more disappointment. Is this something you’ve seen a lot in your own life or people you’ve known?
Yeah, totally. I think a lot of it is almost, like, directly drawn from everyday kind of experiences like frustrations, where people that you are forced to interact with because, you know, New York, and life, and everyone’s so close to you… For instance that job [In season one, a hysterical episode involves Sarah signing cards as part of her new temp job]. I’ve had so many weird, questionable jobs… like that job where I have to sign Christmas cards is a job I’ve actually had before. When I first moved here, it was my temp agency that signed me up… I had to sign, I forget how many… I think it was, like, a ridiculous amount. I had to change color pens based on the different people. It was kind of amazing. A lot is drawn directly from things that happened to me or my friends. It’s kind of like that.
How did the idea for the show come about?
Specifically, I think I just wanted to do something that was kind of the expression of what’s been going on with me. The first season I made a couple of years back, stuff with relationships. I do stand-up too so a lot of my stuff is personal and autobiographical. I figured I would do something that was more of a narrative. I used to do solo shows before but I feel like this might be a format that was more relatable, easier.
You write all the episodes yourself?
I do, yes.
What is the creative process like?
At the time I was kind of in a writing group so we’d meet up every couple weeks and bring episodes, things that we’re working on, and I think I’d get an idea from something that just happened to me, see if I could put it into something…. It’s a mixed process.
What were some of the challenges in creating this web series?
I think when you’re making something yourself you have to motivate yourself to actually get it done. That’s always a challenge because there wasn’t a production company that was pushing me to make it. I decided I wanted to do it. So I think that was a challenge. Also, I was lucky enough to have a director I love working with who was game for whatever I wanted to do. So that challenge was tackled. Locations are a challenge on a low budget… It was a lot of neighbors, asking a lot of friends for favors… So those are some challenges. I started asking people for things all the time. So those are just some of the logistical challenges, I think.
What do you think makes cringe comedy so effective?
I think I’m really drawn to it naturally. I remember the first time I saw the British Office, I was like, “Oh my God, this makes my heart ache to watch.” It was so uncomfortable. I just love it. A lot of British comedies like to go there. Also, I just saw Fleabag recently and it was really very intense. I just love when people are willing to go there. Just make everyone uncomfortable. I guess this is my chance to be the same. It kind of hits you pretty hard. I guess that’s what people respond to, really.
Can you tell me some of your favorite TV shows or movies in that vein? Some of your influences?
I love the Office, I love Seinfeld, and I love Larry David. And I watch dramas… I’ve being watching Transparent and that’s not really super funny… I’m not laughing at it but I really love that show.
What should we expect in season 2?
I’m trying to think of all the episodes at the same time… Visiting some old characters and seeing a little bit more of their background. There’s a dream episode which I’m really excited about… In the first season, there was a lot of stupid stuff that happened… A lot of similar, kind of awkward situations and a couple of weird turns which I think will be really great.
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NY Comic Con is HERE and Rune Works Returns to the New York Comic Con at our Rune Works Booth #1061 where there will be signings of books, comic books, and original artwork from R.J. Huneke and Elizabeth Yoo!
October of 2016 sees the Rune Works Productions Ltd. team flourishing and once again occupying the New York Comic Con Booth #1061 in the Small Press Section of the main floor on October 6-9, 2016.
And there will be SWAG! There will be customized bookmarks, comic book grab bags of 10 books (free with any purchase), and candy available for free to all of our fans (and certainly some more fun surprises).
R.J. will appear beneath an enormous sign bearing the temple and pen logo of Rune Works. Look for it over the aisles at the Jacob Davits Center in New York City, baby!
The Cyberwar Book Trailer will be on a screen to view at the booth!
Hours for R.J.'s signings of his science fiction thriller CYBERWAR, and the Ivan O'Neill graphic novel BACKWOOD STATE, of which R.J. was editor and a part of the art/writing work for the continually selling out premiere issues featuring notorious English major Gwen are as follows:
And new things - fantastic new works and pieces - are coming and to be oh so slowly teased and brought forth just for you, Eager Readers, at the New York Comic Con 2016 this year.
Other comrades of author R.J. Huneke, such as Rune Works writers, promoters, media specialists will all be on hand, and specifically members of the Rune Works Gaming division, and its head Maria Sumoza, as well as media guru and fine artist Liz Yoo who will also be there touting new and exciting works of art.
Maria is kicking off her own Twitch Stream and continues to be a female force examining gaming from her innovative perspective. Check her out on the Rune Works Gaming Section and on her Twitter feed.
Liz is bringing the great works of, The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock to the canvas in ways like no one has ever seen with a piece on The Birds, which she will have limited edition lithographs of to sign! Her galleries have had enormous success in New York City and Long Island and you can check out her site and Twitter feed here.
Elizabeth Yoo's Signing schedule:
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