All Together Now: True Blood Comic Book Collection

February 24, 2011

Compilation Now Available from HBO and IDW Publishing

True Blood All Together Now ComicThe first ever hardcover True Blood Comic collection has officially launched! Volume 1, titled True Blood: All Together Now, is a compilation of the first six True Blood comic issues. The hardcover also includes bonus content and a cover gallery.

All Together Now was developed by show creator Alan Ball, writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. Illustrations were done by artist David Messina, with additional art by J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, and Andrew Currie.

Regarding the series, Alan Ball had to say:

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing success of the comics and are excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans”

All Together Now is currently available in bookstores.

Source: www.comicbookmovie.com – COMICS: IDW & HBO Announce The Launch Of The True Blood Comic Book Collection

(Photo: HBO, Inc. & IDW Publishing – Artist David Messina)

Edited by: Shanea O’Connor

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First View of the True Blood Graphic Novel Cover

November 11, 2010

True Blood Graphic Novel Volume 1

EW is keeping True Blood fans happy by sharing the latest news. Most recently, they have shared the cover of the first volume of the True Blood graphic novel! The book, which will be hardcover and will contain the stories of all 6 comic issues, will be titled True Blood, Vol. 1: All Together Now.

All Together now will also have some bonus material beyond the comics. It will also have a cover gallery that includes all the separate covers of each comic issue, as well as sketches.

Unfortunately, we’ve got a bit of a wait until we actually can get our hands on the graphic novel. It will not be released until February 8, 2011. However, during the time prior to the release, issues five and six of the True Blood comic will be released.

Will you be picking up a copy of the graphic novel once it is released? What do you think of the cover?

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

(Image Credit: EW)

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VIDEO: Interview with the True Blood Comic Book Writers

October 15, 2010

The TV Junkie was lucky enough to get to interview two of the writers of the True Blood comics while at New York Comic Con. He talked with David Tischman and Mariah Huehner (in the HBO store in New York) about the comic and whether or not the series will continue.

David and Mariah said that they’ve written the entire first volume of the True Blood comics (the first six), and that there will be more volumes coming in the future. Those will be released after the current set of six is released in a single hardcover volume that will be available in both comic book stores and book stores.

When asked about how the comics tie in the the tv show, David and Mariah agreed that the comics are canon, just like True Blood is, and they said that the medium used allows them to tell stories that True Blood can’t because of the frenetic pace. They added that using the comic as a medium can be advantageous for them because they can use art to create things that might look awkward if they were filmed, like the monster in the comics.

David and Mariah collaborated with Alan Ball and the True Blood writing team while working on the comics in order to ensure that the characterizations of Bill, Sookie, Eric, and everyone else would be accurate as their stories were told.

There was a bit more said in the interview, so watch the video and enjoy!

Submission thanks to: The TV Junkie

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