Saturday, July 5, 2008


“Bluewater on a Hot Summer Night”

Catch a c-o-o-o-l comic wave this summer, when the crew from Bluewater Productions, Inc. engulfs the Cartoonists Northwest meeting on July 19! Bluewater, headed by publisher and writer Darren G. Davis, is an independent production studio of comics, young adult books and graphic novel titles. Based in Bellingham, Bluewater’s stable of titles includes “10th Muse”, “VSS”, “The Legend of Isis”, and produces comic book titles across the United States. But you better zip up your wetsuit, ‘cuz Bluewater runs even deeper!

In May of 2007, Bluewater moved from production studio to publisher, in conjunction with renowned filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen. The comic series “Ray Harryhausen Presents” features comic sequels to such unforgettable classic flicks as “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad”, “Clash of the Titans”, and “20 Million Miles to Earth”. The series has proven to be a sales success and the project continues into 2008 with such titles as “Jason And The Argonauts: The Kingdom of Hades”, “It Came From Beneath The Sea”, “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers”, and “Back to Mysterious Island”.

Bluewater also publishes self-created characters and titles, most notably of Davis' character “Isis” and the super-hero “10th Muse”. In December 2007, CastleBright Studios optioned Davis' “10th Muse” character for a feature film. And the flood of Bluewater’s creativity doesn’t stop there! In 2007, Bluewater also hosted Bell Con, the Bellingham community's first comic convention. (For all the latest news and plans for Bell Con 2008, happening on Sept. 27, go to: Recently, Bluewater announced another new horror comic series, “Distortions Unlimited” with characters based on creations from the noted studio of the same name. There’s more! Coming in October, Bluewater will continue their tsunami of comic books with the new horror titles “Vincent Price Presents” and “Bartholomew of the Scissors”. Come to the July meet and be prepared to be swept away by Bluewater!

• Cartoonists review each others’ work and vote for ‘Best of the Northwest’. Bring your cartoons and enter the friendly competition!
• Other news and stuff, guaranteed to be of a cartoonishly edifying nature!

What: Cartoonists Northwest meeting. (Monthly meetings happen on the third Saturday of every month.)
When: Sat. July 19, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Location: The Art Institute of Seattle, North Campus, Room 503 (Real Networks Bldg.) 2600 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121
Use entrance at northwest corner of Elliott and Vine St., one block east of Alaskan Way.
Street parking is free beginning at 6 p.m.

ABOUT CARTOONISTS NORTHWEST: Cartoonists Northwest is an association of professional and amateur cartoonists who meet monthly to network, collaborate, and promote community among local artists. Established in 1981, CNW is one of Seattle’s longest-standing organizations and boasts membership of such artists as: Lynn Johnston (“For Better or For Worse”), David Horsey (Seattle PI), John Lustig (Disney and “Last Kiss”), Brian Basset (“Adam @ Home” and “Red and Rover”), Donna Barr (“The Desert Peach” and “Stinz”) and many more.

Become a member! $30 per year to become a member of Cartoonists Northwest ($40 outside the US) – It’s a bargain at twice the price! Plus you get a one-year subscription to the CNW newsletter, PENSTUFF. To heck with your un-read subscription to Newsweek! JOIN CNW TODAY! Contact: Keith Curtis, CNW President, at

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