AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN LAUNCH OF FIRST “STOKER & WELLS” GRAPHIC NOVEL AT HISTORIC EGYPTIAN THEATER

"Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn" - Graphic Novel by Steven Peros, Art by Barry Orkin
$12.00    |  Oct 25, 2019  |  6:30PM - 11:00PM

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN LAUNCH OF FIRST “STOKER & WELLS” GRAPHIC NOVEL AT HISTORIC EGYPTIAN THEATER Book-signing kick-off will include 35mm Halloween Double Feature of classic Bram Stoker and H.G. Wells Horror/Sci-fi movies Hollywood, California — On Friday, October 25, 2019 at 6:30pm, the American Cinematheque will herald the Halloween season publication of the graphic novel, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn, with a book signing at its historic 1922 Egyptian Theater by Writer/Creator, Steven Peros, and Illustrator, Barry Orkin, followed by a 7:30pm double feature of classic films that have tie-ins to the book’s sci-fi/horror story line, which Peros will introduce. Conceived as Book One of a trilogy, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn imagines a 20-something H.G. Wells and a 40-something Bram Stoker meeting and having an unexpected 48-hour adventure that leads to the creative inspiration for both writer's first great success - The Time Machine and Dracula.  As part of the celebration, the American Cinematheque will screen 1958’s Horror of Dracula from Hammer Films, starring Christopher Lee in his first outing as the Count, on a double bill with George Pal’s The Time Machine (1960), starring Rod Taylor. Both on 35mm. Says Peros, best known for writing Lionsgate’s The Cat’s Meow, starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, “I can think of no better venue - historic or otherwise - to launch my debut graphic novel, and am so grateful to my friends at the American Cinematheque for offering their theater and for facilitating the double feature I requested, which brings both classic novels to vivid Technicolor life on the big screen, as they were meant to be experienced.” EVENT LINK: 
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/horror-of-dracula-the-time-machine STEVEN PEROS - WRITER/CREATOR 
This is the first graphic novel from twice-published Samuel French playwright, Steven Peros, who started his screenwriting career writing Lionsgate's The Cat’s Meow, set in 1924, starring Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Eddie Izzard, and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and also writing three episodes of AMC's Emmy-winning period dramedy, The Lot.  An award-winning NYU Film School graduate, Steven’s feature film directing debut, Footprints, was praised as “One of the 10 Best Films So Far This Year” by the President of the New York Film Critics Circle.  He recently sold one-hour dramas to MTV and NBC/Universal, and has written Film and Television projects for talent as diverse as Jackie Chan, Eva Longoria, and Dolly Parton. BARRY ORKIN - ILLUSTRATIONS, COVER, LOGO 
Barry has worked with Shi creator Billy Tucci as a colorist, inker, and logo designer. He illustrated the critically acclaimed Demon Gun mini series with Blue Devil and Amethyst creator, Gary Cohn.  For DC/Warner Brothers, Barry was part of the branding of the movie, Superman Returns. He created icons and graphics for the Superman Returns Style Guide and his Superman icon appeared on all of the packaging for the film’s licensed products world wide.  Barry is also a surface designer, info-graphics designer, product designer, and concept artist.   BILLY TUCCI - GUEST ARTIST, EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER Billy is an artist and writer best known for his modern-day female samurai fable, SHI. The multi-Eisner Award nominated SHI has been printed in four languages, sold more than 4 million comic books, and grossed over $25 million in prints, toys and other merchandise worldwide. Billy is also known for DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock reboot, Harley’s Little Black Book, and the Eisner Award nominated Batman - Trick for the Scare Crow.  Steven, Barry, and Billy have been best friends since 7th Grade public school on Long Island, New York. STOKER & WELLS: ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN A Graphic Novel by Steven Peros Illustrated by Barry Orkin Pre-Order: September 25, 2019 • On Sale: October 15, 2019
Price: $19.99 • Pages: 96 Purchase book at Amazon Direct Product Link: 
https://www.amazon.com/Stoker-Wells-Order-Golden-Graphic/dp/B07YBFBQ3K Visit www.stevenperos.com You can find the author on Twitter @StevenGPeros and Facebook To request a reviewer copy, contact: stokerandwells@gmail.com # # #