Dynamite Collects Risso's Borderline
June 7, 2005, Runnemede, NJ - As part of a comprehensive licensing deal concerning Eduardo (100 Bullets, Batman) Risso's Borderline, Dynamite Entertainment today released images and information concerning the first Borderline TPB Collection (JUN052908).
"We're very happy to be a part of this, and to be working with the creative team on this project," explained Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. "Eduardo is such a talented creator, and this work is so powerful, that it's going to blow the fans away! This great series has never been published in North America, and Dynamite is proud to bring this explosive series to a new audience for the first time."
Borderline has been described by Harvey and Eisner Award winning creator Risso as a sci-fi post apocalyptic story, that both openly shows the miseries and kindness of Humankind. "This work is very strong and very personal," Risso explained. "I am very happy to be working with Dynamite to offer this series in the United States and the rest of the world!"
The first 160 pages collection will retail for $19.99 and is the first in a series that will collect the entire series - featuring the work of Eduardo Risso PLUS the work of writer Carlos Trillo - for the first time even in English.
Dynamite has plans to produce hardcover collections at a later date. Stay tuned for more information on this program.
BORDERLINE VOLUME 1 TPB -- By Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso
Known for his moody, powerful artwork, Eduardo Risso has commanded a legion of fans from his work on 100 Bullets (with writer Brian Azzarello who also provides an exclusive intro to this collection) and Batman (also with Azz), among others.
But until now, fans have never experienced the raw power and vision of Borderline (with writer Carlos Trillo)!
Borderline, which was originally published in Italy, is a 600-page epic created by Risso and Trillo, with whom the artist has previously worked on a slate of other projects. This powerful piece of graphic fiction has never before been available in the United States in English.
Volume 1 (of 4 projected volumes in total) weighs in at an impressive 160 pages filled with Risso's gorgeous artwork and Trillo's fantastic ideas and script.
This is a must-have for every fan of comics and art!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment is a premier licensor and innovative publisher of the comic industry's key and most popular comics including the Army of Darkness, Jim Starlin's Cosmic Guard, The Re-Animator, Eduardo Risso's Borderline, Fulu, Parquee Chas, Lectures Macabre and the #1 selling title in April of '05, Red Sonja. More information about the company can be found online at http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com. Dynamite Entertainment is a subsidiary of Dynamic Forces, Inc.
ABOUT EDUARDO RISSO:
Eduardo Risso was born in Leones, Argentina, in 1959.
He did his first professional work for the daily paper LA NACION and the magazines EROTICON and SATIRICON. In 1981 he started working for COLUMBIA editions pencilling series like EL ANGEL and JULIO CESAR. In 1987 he did PARQUE CHAS, with writer Ricardo Barreiro. The series is published first in the anthology magazine FIERRO, in Argentina, then in TOTEM (Spain), COMIC ART (Italy), and as a hardcover in France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Holland.
In 1988, he again worked with Ricardo Barreiro on CAIN. The same year he drew FULU, with writer Carlos Trillo. It was published in PUERTITAS magazine in Argentina as well as Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands.
After this, he continued his association with Trillo and several series followed: SIMON: AN AMERICAN TALE (Italy and France), VIDEO NOIRE (Italy and France), BORDERLINE (Italy), and CHICANOS (Italy and France).
In 1997 he did ALIEN: RESURRECTION for DARK HORSE and other works followed by several short stories for the VERTIGO imprint. He teamed up with Brian Azzarello on the miniseries JONNY DOUBLE which led to the creation of the multiple Eisner Award winning series 100 BULLETS.
Currently he draws the hit series 100 BULLETS and recently completed a highly successful run on BATMAN with the critically- acclaimed BROKEN CITY storyline.
He has won the EISNER award and the HARVEY award as Best Artist.
ABOUT CARLOS TRILLO:
Carlos Trillo is a versatile comics writer who worked with many famous artists. Trillo wrote his first scenario at age 20 for Patoruzu magazine. In 1963 he made his professional debut and took on several editorial jobs. Ten years later, he became art director of the satirical magazine Satiricon. However, this magazine was forbidden by the military dictatorship in 1976. In 1975 he wrote 'Un certain Danari' for Alberto Breccia, followed by 'Chavez le Fou' for Horacio Altuna. He then expanded his comics activities and started writing for several magazines (El Pendulo, Humor, Superhumor). He continued his collaboration with Altuna with several stories, such as 'Charlie Moon', 'Merdichevski', 'Les Petites Portes de M. Lopez' and 'Slot Machine'. He also teamed up with artist Domingo Mandrafina with such titles as 'Histoire sans Paroles' and 'El Husmeante'.
In the 1980s he continued his comics activities, writing for Jordi Bernet ('Carnage Plus', 'Light and Bold'), Eduardo Risso ('Fulu', 'Simon', 'JC Benedict'), Madrafina ('Peter Kampf', 'Cosecha Verde') and Juan Gimenez ('Gangrene'). In 1992, he took 'Cybersix' with Carlos Meglia, a series about genetic manipulated creatures, and 'Spaghetti Brothers', with Mandrafina. He also wrote 'Chicanos' for Risso, a series situated in the Spanish ghetto of an American metropolis. After meeting a CIA agent, Trillo was inspired to create 'Mon nom n'est pas Wilson', which is illustrated by Walter Fahrer and published by Casterman from 2000. Carlos Trillo is a master in realism and social criticism, which makes him one of the best Argentine comics writers.