New Orleanian native, Loyola University graduate and former Marine, Kurt Amacker is a writing force to be recognized.
His debut trilogy, Dead Souls, resonates in Gothic fable anti-heroism with a slick urban zeal. Comic writer Alan Moore (that would be THE Alan Moore of Watchmen and V for Vendetta) and musician Dani Filth of metal band Cradle of Filth have publically given this author their kudos.
If you haven’t heard the Amacker name by now, you’ll want to read this article, follow the links, and present yourself at the door of the Hi-Ho Lounge at 2239 St. Claude Avenue on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 pm.
Kurt Amacker’s comics are stylized, witty and exciting, much like the man himself. Kurt officially invites the public to celebrate a very belated and fashionably coordinated welcome for the sequel conclusion to his Immortal: 60 Series.
Kurt offers this special greeting to readers of joltleft.com:
“Greetings, and thanks so much for examining me. I’d be honored if all of you would attend my comic book signing on September 9th at the HiHo Lounge. The second issue of my urban fantasy miniseries Immortal: 60 has finally landed, and I’d like to welcome it to the world in style. But, I’m not the only thing you’ll see out and about that night. Metropolis Records’ own Bella Morte and The Ludovico Technique will be performing, with New Orleans’ own industrial horror show, Suicide Assyst. There will be comic books. There will be music. And, there will be cage dancers. Come to a book signing like no other.” – Kurt Amacker
The event welcomes ages 18+, admission is $12 in advance at www.seraphemera.org and $15 at the door. Doors open at 9 pm. Giveaways provided by publisher Seraphemera Books.
For more info on the release party, go to the event Facebook page or www.Facebook.com/kurtamackercomics.
Kurt has been invited as a guest of conventions across the Gulf Coast, including the Louisiana Science Fiction and Costuming Festival, Undead Con 2 and CONtraflow.
Originally released on May 13, 2011, Immortal:60 #2 concludes the saga of John Reinhardt and his quest to save his home planet. A goddess and her henchmen are all that stand in the way of salvation, and then there’s this girl…
Pages will be spilling out into the New Orleans night long after the evening ends, spreading enough Amackeresque fantasy down St. Claude Avenue to satisfy the yearnings of many a text adventurer and glamour the town red.