Vanguard Animations and Platinum Studios have decided to join forces to form a new, multi-platform media group called Vanguard Comics, according to Variety. Their goal is to develop properties that can be launched as comics, graphic novels, and feature films, starting with the chupacabra story Illegal Aliens.
Aliens was created by freelancer Kevin MacDougall (pictured), who entered the concept as part of the Comic Book Challenge, a contest held by Platinum Studios where creators got to pitch ideas and the winner would see theirs made into a comic. This year the stakes were raised when they found a comic that fit their thoughts of multi-platform development.
So what’s it about? A tabloid reporter is sent to a Texas border town to investigate cattle mutilations and finds out that yes, Virginia, there is a chupacabra. We’ll have more on the project and Vanguard Comics as things develop! Check out Kevin’s Illegal Aliens pitch below!
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