When superstar and nice guy Keanu Reeves got involved with writing the comic book smash hit BRZRKR, he did so with the creator and illustrator Matt Kindt.
Working with long-time publisher Dark Horse, Kindt has launched Flux House for his comic books.
In July, MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG, Expect Crime, Science Fiction, and Humor Stories, All Told in Startling and Untraditional Ways will be released. These titles will be among the creator-owned comics from the imprint written and sometimes illustrated by Kindt.
Kindt will also present the series in unusual ways such as unique trim-sizes, magazine-sized comics, die-cut and fur, punch-card dust jackets and even secret messages hidden on the comic.
In a blog post on Dark Horse, Matt said;
Flux House is inspired by Fluxus – an avant-garde art movement from the 1950s that was an extension of Surrealists and Dadaists. The Fluxus movement focused on the creative process and experimental art forms. Their trademarks include accessibility, absurdism, and a sense of humor. If you’ve seen me burn or cut one of my books apart at a signing, you already have a sense of where I’m going with this. Flux House aims to embody all of these elements. It won’t be limited by traditional forms of books and print. And the story format will, as the name implies, always be in flux.”
Flux House isn’t the only creator-owned imprint in the Dark Horse stable. The Embracer Group-owned publisher also manages Karen Berger’s Berger Books, Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld, and Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash. s.
Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics President and Founder, said in the same blog post;
Matt Kindt is a smart and innovative artist, who wants to push at the limitations of the comics medium. Dark Horse first published his work in March 2010, when a Super Spy short story appeared on Dark Horse’s Dark Horse Presents MySpace web comic. When Matt pitched me the idea of a pop-up imprint with books that would be unique, collectible artifacts, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.”
Dark Horse Comics’ Senior Editor Daniel Chabon added;
Whether you’ve been following Kindt’s career or are new to his storytelling, Flux House will deliver compulsively readable stories full of adventure and intrigue, with some very, very strange twists.
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