Trautmann, Jerwa Debut 'Wide Awake'

Still looking for free comics, even though, technically, we’re a day out from Free Comic Book Day?

Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa, Mirco Pierfederici and David Messina can take care of you. The team has launched a preview “#0 issue” of Wide Awake, a new webcomic launching this summer. The press release for the debut reads:

There are those among us who can see beyond the veil of dreams to another world…

…a realm of unimaginable beauty…

…and of unspeakable horror, where terrifying creatures’ ceaseless hunger draws them ever closer to the waking world.

AMANDA CARTER is not the first person with this ability…

…but she just might be the last.

Wide Awake is a new webcomic series launching in Summer 2009, but the series creators are giving fans an early treat with a special “Chapter Zero” in honor of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

The weird horror / adventure series is co-written by Eric Trautmann (Checkmate, JSA vs. Kobra, Final Crisis: Resist) and Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe), with art by Mirco Pierfederici (Doctor Who, Star Trek Alien Spotlight). David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown, Angel) serves as art director and coordinate covers for each chapter.

A first glimpse of “Wide Awake” — a short story called “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” — can be found in the Image Comics anthology POPGUN VOLUME TWO, which is available now.

The creators are currently planning to present the serialized story in an uninterrupted weekly format, with a new six-page chapter posted at every Friday following the official series debut. The website will offer plenty of bonus material as well, including sketches, a production journal, interviews and downloadable wallpapers and banners.


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