Anthony has written, and continues to write, screenplays for projects and ideas he’s had since growing up as a comic book fan in New York’s Washington Heights dating back to DC’s Swamp Thing, through Todd McFarlane’s pencils, then inks, on Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man (he still owns the definitive issues 300 and 301,) and now has fallen back in love with comics with Image Comics’ release of their noir graphic novel series, The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
Anthony’s stories are inspired by true events from his life. Each motion comic will be accompanied by a graphic novel from which proceeds will go to support a charity tied to the story. For Mike Tomb, proceeds from the graphic novel will go to a charity that helps abused children. For Web Kid, proceeds from the accompanying graphic novel will go to a charity that helps homeless children and their families.
The motion comics will be narrated by Anthony Mendez and some will include other voice actors, as well.
More on the upcoming projects below.
Mike Tomb is a story about a Dominican-American headstone maker, Michael Gonzalez, who decides to pursue his dreams after contracting a serious illness, but a family secret and his ties to their business threatens to send him to his grave early.
Mike Tomb, the motion comic, will be released in late 2016/early 2017 and will be accompanied by a graphic novel adaptation of Anthony’s screenplay. Early art from the graphic novel will be posted first as an exclusive sneak peek to members of Anthony’s email list.
Web Kid will be Anthony’s second motion comic project, to be released some time in 2017. Web Kid is a story about a homeless comic book fan who searches for his family while trying to stay alive and secretly help fight crime in his neighborhood. The story will be connected to Anthony’s first project, Mike Tomb, and will take place in the same universe that revolves in or around Washington Heights in New York.
The motion comic will be produced under Anthony’s company, Strip Dot Voice, LLC.
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