Video Press Release: ANOMALY An Epic Science Fiction Adventure with Ultimate Augmented Reality™ Technology- Available Now!

An Epic Science Fiction Adventure
by Skip Brittenham & Brian Haberlin

February 8, 2013 - Published by Anomaly Productions simultaneously as a 370-page hardcover book (the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published) and as a stand-alone app, ANOMALY by Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin is leading the way for the next generation of books as interactive, multi-platform experiences.  Stunning artwork and rich storytelling meet cutting-edge technology to immerse readers in the world of ANOMALY however they choose to experience it.

The hardcover book comes with a free ANOMALY app that is equipped with Ultimate Augmented Reality™ technology, integrating the printed page and the latest technology like never before. AR technology is just starting to catch on and has never been used to this extent in book publishing.  It’s very user friendly – just point your iOS or Android device at the pages of the hardcover book to see more than 40 interactive 3-D models that literally jump off the pages.  This technology gives readers additional details, images, and an entire backstory that cannot be accessed by reading alone.  It’s a book with “DVD extras” built right in. And, ANOMALY’s UAR will continue to be updated even after the graphic novel is published.  

Written by Brittenham and Haberlin, with art by Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke, ANOMALY’s story is set in the year 2717, a time when most humans live in off-world colonies, and a single corporation, The Conglomerate, routinely conquers other planets to steal their resources. A group of explorers embarks on a diplomatic mission to a mysterious planet, only to find themselves embroiled in a global conflict between its exotic inhabitants. The explorers face lethal terrain, killer mutants and deadly magic in this mysterious world where nothing is as it seems.

The hardcover book has been printed using a groundbreaking wide-gamut process that allows for more range of color and detail than is available in conventional printing. The illustrations range from intimate, personal scenes to full cinematic double-page spreads. 

ANOMALY is also available as a stand-alone app for iOS with many interactive features included and narrated by such acclaimed science fiction and video game actors as Vincent Corazza, Nana Visitor, Olivia D’Abo, Dave Fennoy, Keith Szarabajka, Hudson Leick and Anthony Cistaro. NOOK and Kindle versions will be available on November 27. The first chapter of the app is available for free across all platforms, and if you download it you will be given the option to upgrade to the complete app for $4.99. ANOMALY is also available on the iBookstore and in Kindle and Nook editions.  

By Skip Brittenham & Brian Haberlin
Anomaly Productions
ISBN: 0985334207; Pages: 370; Price: $75.00
Pub Date: December 15, 2012

Praise for ANOMALY

It’s a spectacular work whose storytelling looks and feels like a movie. Loaded with impressive painted visuals, an exciting story that fleshes out its characters and their very well-developed worlds, and a very engaging cast, this one’s a winner from start to finish .”

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A meaty, sophisticated book filled with epic story and art that reads like a movie.”
--Todd McFarlane
“Loaded with offbeat characters and idiosyncratic socio-structures, ANOMALY does a smashing job of bringing us back to the fundamentals of humanity.” 
--Ridley Scott
ANOMALY is one of the most innovative and rousing epic adventures l’ve seen. This story of a team of explorers marooned on a distant planet marries action and ideas in spectacular fashion, and holds important lessons for our society today.” 
-- Harrison Ford
About Anomaly Productions: 
Anomaly Productions is a cutting-edge media company launched by creators Brittenham and Haberlin. Anomaly Productions combines stunning artwork and rich stories to build deeply immersive worlds than can be experienced across multiple platforms and in a multitude of ways. ANOMALY is its first release, with three other projects in various stages of production. 

About Skip Brittenham: 
Skip Brittenham is the author of series of illustrated fantasy novels including Between Worlds, which is forthcoming from Anomaly Productions. He is also a senior partner of Ziffren Brittenham LLP, one of the country’s premier entertainment law firms, where he has represented some of the world’s most successful actors, directors, and producers. For more than 20 years, he has worked closely with leading animation companies including Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and Illumination Entertainment, and has served on the boards of both Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.
About Brian Haberlin:  

Brian Haberlin is a comic book artist, writer, editor and producer. He began his career in comics working at Top Cow Productions, where he co-created the Witchblade franchise, which has since expanded to include multiple spin-offs, a live action television series, an anime, and an upcoming film. He founded Haberlin Studios in 1995, producing commercial illustrations and digital coloring for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Image Comics. He then co-founded Avalon Studios, which published many successful fantasy and sci-fi titles, including Stone , Aria , Area 52 , and M-Rex . Haberlin also served for two years as Editor in Chief of Todd McFarlane Productions and penciled and inked its flagship title, Spawn . He currently runs and teaches comic art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also a contributor to 3d World and ImagineFX magazine, and his work is in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum.

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