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Renowned comic writer and co-founder of 2000AD takes key role in net-venture

SHEFFIELD - 15th November 2000

Cool Beans World are delighted to announce that renowned comic writer/editor Pat Mills has signed up to provide a wealth of exclusive scripts, characters and storylines that will premier on Cool Beans World. Co-founded by Wolf and Nick Percival to showcase the best in graphic storytelling, Cool Beans World is a new Internet channel dedicated to both traditional and CG comic book content. With the ability to combine the best elements of novels and the best elements of movies, comics are arguably one of the most effective storytelling mediums, while the Internet is currently one of the most efficient ways of making the stories available.

As Creative Director Nick Percival points out: "Our creators are generating hard edged animated comic books, epic graphic novels, interactive evolving storylines and fully CG animated adventures." At Cool Beans World http://www.coolbeansworld.com


the comic book is reborn.

Pat Mills rose to comic book fame as the first editor of the legendary 2000AD and was the brains behind such strips as Nemesis and Slaine. Having worked at Fleetway, Mills helped create a range of top titles including Battle, Action, and Crisis. With artist Kevin O’Neill he also imagineered the popular Marshal Law, which forms part of the initial six-story line-up on the Cool Beans World site. In America, Mills was also responsible for Marvel’s Punisher 2099 and Ravage 2099, plus the distinctive Zombie World for DarkHorse.

"The opportunity to be a part of Cool Beans World was just too good to pass up," says Mills of his decision to be involved in the project. "The comic is still the most exciting way to tell a story, pulling together the best elements of a novel and a movie. By developing brand new content and making it available to fans on the Internet, we are pulling the comic book world into the 21st Century. A story on Cool Beans World is so much more than just a 2D strip - you can provide support material, extra illustrations, sound, animation and interactive storylines that evolve with reader feedback. This is what I find interesting and why I wanted to be a part of it."

About Cool Beans World:

CBW is an Internet channel dedicated to the best in comic and CG storytelling. This cyberspatial reading room promises to feature original and exclusive work from some of the comic industry’s most talented writers and artists. Slickly designed, endlessly inventive, in Cool Beans World the comic book is reborn.

CBW is being developed by cutting edge digital animation studio Cool Beans Productions Ltd., led by Wolf and Nick Percival.

The Cool Beans World preview site is online now. Aim your browsers at www.coolbeansworld.com or contact Alison Beasley at Lincoln Beasley PR for more information:

Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR

T: 01608 645756

F: 01608 646063

M: 0966 449130

E: alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk

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