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Media Kit

Media requests for interviews with Von Allan should be directed to Sam Boswell, editor and press liaison.

Full Press Kit: (includes the press release, tip sheet, author photographs, and the covers of the first three issues)
PDF format (19 megs)
ZIP format (18 megs)

Tip Sheet:
HTML Tip Sheet
PDF Tip Sheet

Von Allan Biography:
PDF Biography
Frequently Asked Questions

Social Media:
Hashtag:  #metalgods
Twitter: @vonallanstudio

Video Resources:

Audio Resources:
CBC All In A Day Radio Interview
CKCU Thursday Special Blend Radio Interview

Publishing Information:
ISSN: 2292-7654
ISBN for Issue 1: 978-0-9781237-6-5
ISBN for Issue 2: 978-0-9781237-7-2
ISBN for Issue 3: 978-0-9781237-8-9

Press Releases:
Announcement of Metal Gods (June 11, 2014)
PDF Version
Announcement that Von Allan won the 2014 Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa (June 18, 2014)

Related Links:
the road to god knows..., Von's first graphic novel
Stargazer, Von's second graphic novel

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Von Allan author photo for the Ottawa-based newspaper Perspectives Vanier

Publishing Information

ISSN 2292-7654

ISBN for Issue 1: 978-0-9781237-6-5

ISBN for Issue 2: 978-0-9781237-7-2

ISBN for Issue 3: 978-0-9781237-8-9

About Metal Gods

Nick Connelly was a hard-working guy; he'd been a heavy metal roadie, a mechanic, a steel worker, and even a volunteer firefighter. He liked his adventures blue-collar and down to earth...unlike his wayward parents, Art and Wanda, a flaky duo whose own adventures took them from one charismatic charlatan to another. Nick and his girlfriend, Lou, were used to the postcards they got, filled with glowing words about the newest savior; Nick and Lou rolled their eyes but Art and Wanda always came back eventually, a little lighter in the wallet but happy...until, one time, they didn't.

As the weeks and months passed without any sign of the pair, Nick and Lou finally packed up the ole van and set off to find them...and what they found was worse than they could've imagined. Art and Wanda hadn't just taken up with another religious salesman in a cookie-cutter suburb somewhere...this time they'd sworn allegiance to a truly evil force; an ancient demon that existed only to tear the universe apart. Wipe out humanity. Poison the world. And it had the power and minions to do it, too. Nick and Lou only had each other to draw on...their courage; their love; and, of course, their van.

So, it's Nick and Lou against zealous cultists, supernaturally altered humans, well-armed flesh 'n blood thugs, and a powerful corporation, each of whom wants the demonic power for themselves. And the prize? Not just the safety of Art and Wanda...but the future of the entire world.

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts

Council for the Arts in Ottawa logo

Metal Gods has been funded by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa through the Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts.

Biographical Info

Von Allan - Writer and Artist

has been living and breathing comics in the Great White North for a number of years and has built an active and well-respected presence in the larger comics community. He has written, penciled, and inked a number of short stories and two full-length, original graphic novels. Both books were well received by fans, retailers, and critics and continue to sell today: the road to god knows..., the heartwarming story of a teenager growing up with a schizophrenic mother; and Stargazer, an all-ages sci-fi/fantasy adventure.

Sam Boswell - Editor

Sam Boswell has been finding dangling modifiers, correcting spelling, and fixing misused apostrophes in fiction, non-fiction, university theses, graphic novels, technical manuals, and government bureaucratese for almost 20 years. She lives in Ontario, Canada, and, when she's not solving language problems for other people, she can be found deep in a book, untangling yarn, or digging in the garden.

Von Allan Studio Homepage

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