12 Gauge Comics, popular comic book publisher of such hit titles as “The Ride,” has been signed by Illuminati Entertainment, the first Hollywood management and production company to focus on clients and projects from comics, for representation in film, television, and video games, it was announced today.
The arrangement gives 12 Gauge a powerful Hollywood presence and will allow them to move their projects to mediums beyond the printed page. Illuminati Entertainment President Ford Lytle Gilmore will be handling 12 Gauge’s client relationship personally while working very closely with 12 Gauge President Keven Gardner and Managing Editor Doug Wagner, as well as two of the most respected creators currently in the industry: Art Director Brian Stelfreeze and Director of Development (and longtime Illuminati client) Jason Pearson.
“12 Gauge has some of the most exciting and original projects in the comics industry right now, and everything on their publishing slate has a populist that will stretch well beyond comics,” said Gilmore. “Titles like Gun Candy and Body Bags are all natural fits for feature films, as are a number of the stories in the anthology The Ride — and I’m just as impressed by the titles on 12 Gauge’s schedule that they haven’t even announced yet. We’re ecstatic to be working with them and helping them expand their audience.”
Keven Gardner was impressed by Illuminati’s passion and commitment.
“First and foremost, 12 Gauge is in the business to make great comics, and that will always be our number one goal. Once it became clear that there would be opportunities to move our properties into other mediums, Illuminati Entertainment was the obvious choice to help make that happen. Ford Gilmore is a comic book fan who has great respect for creators, and he understands what it takes to make the comic page translate to the screen. For all of us at 12 Gauge, the most important thing is quality in everything we do, and we know that the people at Illuminati hold themselves to the same high standards. They simply couldn’t put a list of clients together like they have without that being the case.”
Source: 12 Gauge Comics