News “Bites”


*** UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21st, 2017 ***

Hungry for a scoop?

Sink your teeth into the latest news at Pet Piranha Entertainment below!
A feeding frenzy of current events!

*For the inside-dish, go to Jay Magnum’s personal blog in the Head “school”-master’s Office

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ASTRAL GENESIS KICKSTARTER EVENT OFFICIALLY KICKS ASS!
September 21, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Thursday, Jay Magnum of Pet Piranha Entertainment proclaimed that the recently-launched Astral Genesis Kickstarter Event had, indeed, “kicked ass.”

Speaking to friends and fans about the event, Magnum announced, “It’s only the third day, and we’re already over 75% funded!  Wow!  Thanks!”

Magnum later responded to a question about his expectations around the campaign’s performance, stating, “Yeah, it was awesome that we had so many backers jumping in so early to support the campaign.  They really kicked ass!  I’d like to take a minute to thank each and every one of them for their support!”

The Astral Genesis Kickstarter Event is currently LIVE now on Kickstarter!


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BREAKING NEWS: ARIEL MEDEL COMPLETES “ASTRAL GENESIS” PENCILS!
July 30, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

Sunday morning, Jay Magnum, founder of Pet Piranha Entertainment and creator of the “Astral” science-fiction franchise, reported that Ariel Medel, artist of John Carter: Warlord of Mars and Xena: Warrior Princess, had completed interior-page pencils for Astral Genesis, Pet Piranha’s epic 120-page sci-fi/action graphic novel.

Magnum was quick to congratulate Medel on his success, offering:

Ariel is a magnificent artist, and we are extremely proud of him in his achievement of this fantastic milestone!  We’ve always had the highest respect and admiration for Ariel and his totally-epic artwork!”

Adding to that, Magnum stated:

Ariel was our first and best choice for illustrating Astral Genesis.  His slick and clean artistic style fits the tone of the book perfectly, and we are eternally grateful to him for coming aboard, and bringing his extraordinary talents to bear on this project!”


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PET PIRANHA DISTRIBUTES NEW “ASTRAL GENESIS” PROMO-ART IMAGE!
June 24, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

This Friday, Pet Piranha Entertainment released new promotional art for its upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis (see picture, below).  The promo image was designed by Jay Magnum, with Ariel Medel’s artwork, inks by Victor Ricardo Nava Corona, and colors by Erick Arciniega.  The promotional art was release simultaneously on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as Pet Piranha’s website.

Asked to comment on the content of the image– which raised much interest from the public– company founder, Jay Magnum, simply answered, “I’m fond of the classics, and ‘Astral Genesis‘ is putting its own, unique spin on that!”

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PET PIRANHA RELEASES ADVANCE-ISSUE “ASTRAL GENESIS” PROMO MERCH!
May 28, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Sunday, Pet Piranha Entertainment unveiled a diverse line of promotional products for its upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis.  The advance-issue merchandise includes such items as bookmarks, posters, and T-shirts.

“The ‘teaser’ posters are limited to five hundred copies,” company founder and “Astral” creator, Jay Magnum, told fans, “And I’ll be personally signing all of the promotional posters, myself.”

Pet Piranha Entertainment is planning a Kickstarter campaign this September to fund the graphic novel’s initial print run.

“I had a lot of fun making these promo items,” added Magnum, “They’re a great way for fans to show support for ‘Astral Genesis‘ ahead of the book’s launch and get some super-awesome stuff in the process!”

Click here to see the full line of Astral Genesis promo items


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“ASTRAL GENESIS” MILESTONE ACHIEVED: INTERIOR ART OVER 75% COMPLETE!
April 12, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

This Wednesday, Pet Piranha Entertainment announced that 91 pages of interior artwork had been penciled for the upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis, totaling over 75% of the graphic novel’s 120-page length.

Astral Genesis creator and Pet Piranha company founder Jay Magnum discussed the news with fans Wednesday afternoon, saying:

“Well, it’s extremely exciting to be coming down the home stretch on the interior art,” pronounced Magnum, “I’d like to thank our penciler, Ariel Medel, for his hard work and dedication to producing such beautiful and dynamic artwork for Astral Genesis.  I’m confident that everyone is going to love this gorgeous book when it launches in Autumn!”
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PET PIRANHA ANNOUNCES AUTUMN 2017 “ASTRAL GENESIS” KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!
March 5, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

Sunday morning, Pet Piranha Entertainment founder Jay Magnum revealed that the company would target Autumn 2017 to conduct a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for printing of the company’s upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure graphic novel, Astral Genesis.

Speaking to fans and friends about the announcement on Sunday, Magnum had this to say:

“This is major, guys– because it means those of you who pledge our campaign via Kickstarter will be eligible to receive some awesome rewards, including some exclusive ones that will only be offered to backers through Kickstarter!

Those interested in getting special inside-information about the Kickstarter campaign preparation and rewards can receive Jay Magnum’s updates through Astral Connections, Pet Piranha’s source for “behind the scenes” fan access.

 

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PET PIRANHA RELEASES FIRST OFFICIAL “ASTRAL GENESIS” PROMOTIONAL POSTER!
February 13, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Sunday, Pet Piranha Entertainment released a new 11″ x 17″ promotional poster design for Astral Genesis, the company’s upcoming sci-fi action-adventure graphic novel.

With a layout designed by Jay Magnum, pencils by Ariel Medel, inks by Juan Vlasco, and colors by Ander Zarate, the poster is the second issued by Pet Piranha, and the first full-promotional poster after the “teaser” poster that was released last December.

“Yeah, it’s true I had the idea for the poster in my head,” remarked company founder, Jay Magnum, “But all of the credit goes to the art team for such an awesome execution of my original concept.”


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WORKING “ALIEN LANGUAGE” CREATED BY JAY MAGNUM FOR “ASTRAL GENESIS”
January 29, 2017
Posted by Jay Magnum

Late Sunday, Jay Magnum, Founder of Pet Piranha Entertainment, confirmed reports that he had completed a real, working alien language for the company’s upcoming graphic novel, Astral Genesis.

“Well, I wanted the world that these characters live in to be as real as possible,” affirmed Magnum, “So, yes, ‘Astral’ is a ‘real’ language in the sense that it has a true vocabulary and grammatical structure, and can be written, read– and even spoken!

“I think fans of the series are going to appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into creating it,” he added, “We use the language sparingly in the graphic novel, to ensure it’s accessible to all readers… but I’ll be sure and throw in some awesome ‘easter eggs’ for those super-fans who are motivated to translate some of the Astral-language phrases.  We’ll have an Astral-to-English key that’ll be posted on our website so anyone can learn ‘Astral’ if they want!”
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“ASTRAL GENESIS” MILESTONE ACHIEVED: INTERIOR ART 50% COMPLETE!
December 19, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Monday, Pet Piranha Entertainment confirmed that 60 pages of interior artwork had been penciled for the upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis, totaling 50% of the graphic novel’s overall length of 120 pages.

Pet Piranha company founder and Astral Genesis creator Jay Magnum issued a statement in conjunction with the announcement:

“Reaching the halfway point on the interior-art pencils is a significant milestone,” stated Magnum, “I’d like to thank Astral Genesis artist, Ariel Medel, for his enthusiasm and dedication to the project, and I’d like to congratulate the entire art team on this outstanding achievement.  Astral Genesis is going be one awesome-looking book.  I can’t wait!”
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PET PIRANHA RELEASES FIRST OFFICIAL “ASTRAL GENESIS” PROMO TEASER POSTER!
December 6, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

This week, Pet Piranha Entertainment released the first official promo “teaser” poster for its upcoming original graphic novel, Astral Genesis.

The 120-page, full-color sci-fi/action-adventure epic is due to be released in late 2017.

In conjunction with the release of the first promo poster, Pet Piranha company founder and Astral Genesis creator Jay Magnum had this to say:

“I’m very thankful to Ariel Medel for producing such beautiful artwork for us to use on this promo poster.  I’d also like to thank Juan Vlasco for his inks, and many thanks go out to Ander Zarate contributing his wonderful coloring.  This poster design is simply awesome!”

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JAY MAGNUM’S NEW BOOK “Make YOUR Comic NOW!” AVAILABLE FOR FREE!
October 16, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Digital Press has released Jay Magnum’s new book, Make YOUR Comic NOW!, available for free with digital delivery as an Adobe PDF file.  The 36-page book shows aspiring comic book creators how to make their first comic book from start-to-finish on an economical budget, as well as providing helpful tools and resources for experienced creators, as well.

Reached for comment, Jay explained why he was giving his book away to creators: “I’ve been very fortunate over the years to receive excellent help and guidance from experienced creators as I developed Astral Genesis,” he said, “Now I feel that it’s my turn to help and encourage others to create their own.  Making your first comic book shouldn’t be hard and doesn’t need to break the bank… and that’s what I show you in my book!”

Make YOUR Comic NOW! is available for free digital delivery here:

Get “Make YOUR Comic NOW!” FREE!
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HURRICANE MATTHEW PASSES BY JACKSONVILLE; PET PIRANHA OK
October 8, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

On the afternoon of Friday, October 7th, Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to reach Florida in over a decade, bore down on the city of Jacksonville, where Pet Piranha Entertainment is headquartered.

Fortunately, the majority of the city was spared any major damage, and Pet Piranha Headquarters— though suffering some minor debris strikes– came through the storm intact.

On Saturday, millions of Florida residents were still without power, including about 181,000 in Duval County, where Jacksonville is located.  Utility crews continued to work throughout the day to restore as much of the infrastructure as possible.

When reached via telephone and asked about Pet Piranha, company founder Jay Magnum provided this update:

“Luckily, the storm didn’t tip the Piranha tank over, so entire school is still in there– I just counted.  They’re all understandably a bit agitated, though.”

When asked if he could elaborate, Magnum replied:

“Well, I mean… You don’t want those things getting loose and swimming around the office– especially when they’re upset– do you?  Trust me… that would not be good!”
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GUEST ARTISTS BILL WALKO AND C.B. ZANE TO PROVIDE “ASTRAL GENESIS” PROMO ART
September 2, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Friday, Pet Piranha Entertainment announced that Bill Walko, creator, writer and artist of the popular online webcomic, The Hero Busine$$, and C.B. Zane, artist of Critter and The In Crowd would be supplying promotional artwork for the upcoming graphic novel, Astral Genesis.

“We’re pleased to have two respected industry professionals supplying their unique brand of artwork for the Astral Genesis marketing campaign,” commented company founder Jay Magnum, “Both Bill and C.B.’s styles bring a fresh new angle to the subject matter that I think the fans are really going to love– and collect!

Astral Genesis, a 120-page full-color original science-fiction/action-adventure graphic novel, is scheduled for an Autumn 2017 release.
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MILESTONE ACHIEVED IN “ASTRAL GENESIS” INTERIOR ART: 25% COMPLETE!
August 25, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

This Thursday, Pet Piranha Entertainment reported that 30 pages of interior artwork had been completed for the upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis, comprising 25% of the graphic novel’s 120-page total length.

In conjunction with the announcement, Pet Piranha company founder Jay Magnum had this to say:

“Finishing twenty-five percent of the interior-page illustrations is an important accomplishment for us. Astral Genesis artist, Ariel Medel, has worked hard to complete the artwork for these first thirty pages. We congratulate him on this achievement, and thank him for his dedication to the project.”
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FIRST “ASTRAL GENESIS” ARTWORK DEBUTS ON PET PIRANHA WEBSITE
July 21, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Celebrating the day Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the lunar surface in 1969, Pet Piranha Entertainment revealed the first artwork for its upcoming sci-fi/action-adventure epic, Astral Genesis.  The graphic novel’s cover design, along with a full-color sample interior art page, was posted on the company’s website on Thursday.

“Special thanks to [artist] Ariel Medel and the entire Visionary Creative Services art team for their truly spectacular work,” commented Pet Piranha founder Jay Magnum, “As you can see, the artwork in Astral Genesis is simply fantastic!”
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PET PIRANHA SELECTS VISIONARY CREATIVE SERVICES LLC FOR “ASTRAL GENESIS” INTERIOR ART
June 20, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment has retained Visionary Creative Services LLC to produce the interior pages and provide pre-press services for Astral Genesis, the company’s upcoming science-fiction/action-adventure graphic novel.  In total, one hundred twenty pages of original interior art will be created for the project.

Interior page pencils will be provided by Ariel Medel (Xena: Warrior Princess, John Carter: Warlord of Mars), who also designed the cover art.  The pages will be inked by Victor Ricardo Nava.  Colors will be supplied by Ander Zarate, who also contributed the colors for Mr. Medel’s cover designs.  Lettering for the graphic novel will be furnished by Jacob Bascle.

Art Director, Michael Munshaw, will be coordinating interior-art activities for Visionary ComicsJay Magnum will continue to manage the overall graphic novel project at Pet Piranha EntertainmentLauren Lee will serve as Executive Producer.

Visionary Creative Services LLC, a creator-friendly studio, and the largest digital first-publisher in the comics market, was launched in 2006 by Chief Creative Officer, C. Edward Sellner.

“We had already been working with Mike and Ariel through Visionary on the character designs and covers,” explained Pet Piranha company founder, Jay Magnum, “They did a wonderful job for us on those projects so I’m excited we’ve been able to bring their proven talents to the interior-art phase, as well.”

“We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Visionary,” added Magnum, “The interior artwork in Astral Genesis is going to be spectacular!”
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IVAN M. COHEN COMPLETES FINAL DRAFT OF SCRIPT FOR “ASTRAL GENESIS”
April 21, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment announced this week that longtime DC writer and editor, Ivan M. Cohen, had completed work on the final-draft script for the company’s upcoming original graphic novel, Astral Genesis.

Ivan has done a great job on the script for us,” commented company founder Jay Magnum, “It’s now a ‘lock’, and as soon as we finish work on the three cover designs, we should be in a good position to ramp up production on the interior artwork.”

“I expect the next few weeks at Pet Piranha will be be very exciting!” added Magnum.
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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT GETS A FRESH NEW LOOK AND UPDATED LOGO!
March 20, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Sunday, the spring equinox, Pet Piranha Entertainment revealed a new logo and updated branding on its website, www.petpiranhaentertainment.com

The new logo was a collaborative effort between company founder, Jay Magnum, and Jacob Bascle via Visionary Comics.

“Thanks to Jacob and Visionary Comics for helping us develop this great new logo,” commented Magnum, “It looks great, and I’m sure it will serve us well for years to come!”

When asked why his venerable original piranha fish logo design was being updated, Magnum would only reply with tongue firmly in cheek:

“It was getting a little too long in the tooth…”
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ARIEL MEDEL TO SUPPLY COVER ARTWORK FOR “ASTRAL GENESIS”
March 3, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

This Thursday, Pet Piranha Entertainment revealed that John Carter: Warlord of Mars artist, Ariel Medel, would be creating cover art for Astral Genesis, the company’s original graphic novel (OGN) project.

Ariel did a wonderful job on our final character designs and model sheets for Astral Genesis,” explained Magnum, “So it just made good sense for us to secure his superb artistic talents for the cover art, as well.”

Ariel will be producing several different covers for us to use in a variety of sales venues and distribution channels,” Magnum added.

In addition to John Carter, Mr. Medel’s other recent artistic ventures include interior pencils in upcoming issues of Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite Comics.
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RYAN LOVELOCK TO PROVIDE ASTRAL GENESIS ALIEN, SPACECRAFT & INTERIOR DESIGNS
January 15, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment announced on Friday that comic book and design artist Ryan Lovelock would be joining the Astral Genesis project team to supply the remaining designs.

Mr. Lovelock will be providing designs for the alien creatures, space vessels, and interior environments for the independently-produced graphic novel, due to launch in 2017.

Ryan’s science-fiction and fantasy designs are second to none,” declared company founder Jay Magnum, “Astral Genesis will surely benefit from his imaginative designs and extraordinary eye for detail.”
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ARIEL MEDEL CONTRACTED FOR ADDITIONAL ASTRAL GENESIS CHARACTER DESIGNS
January 3, 2016
Posted by Jay Magnum

Jay Magnum, the founder of Pet Piranha Entertainment, confirmed on Sunday that comic book artist Ariel Medel had been contracted to complete additional character designs for Astral Genesis, the company’s upcoming science-fiction/action-adventure graphic novel.

Specifically, Mr. Medel’s work on the project will include an expanded design study of the graphic novel’s main characters, according to information released by the company.

Ariel recently had a great run on John Carter: Warlord of Mars, and we’re glad to have him contributing some of his wonderful designs to Astral Genesis,” stated Magnum, “In addition, we look forward to the prospect of applying his unique artistic style to further elements of our graphic novel, in the near future.”
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PET PIRANHA ANNOUNCES IVAN M. COHEN AS SCRIPTWRITER FOR ASTRAL GENESIS
October 7, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Jay Magnum, founder of Pet Piranha Entertainment, announced this Wednesday that Ivan M. Cohen, former creative executive and editor for DC Comics, would be authoring the script for Astral Genesis, the company’s upcoming in-house graphic novel.

As part of the leadership team at DC Comics Mr. Cohen managed a schedule of over sixty monthly series, personally editing several titles including an award-winning run of monthly Wonder Woman comic-book series.

More recently, Mr. Cohen has contributed his writing talents to such projects as Warner Bros. Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Beware the Batman animated series (and its corresponding comic-book counterpart at DC Comics).

“We’re very fortunate to have Ivan aboard,” expressed Magnum, “The comprehensive comics-industry knowledge he brings to us from DC, combined with his experience writing for the Warner Bros. animated projects will ensure that Astral Genesis scores a winning script!”
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LAUREN LEE NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF “ASTRAL GENESIS” AT PET PIRANHA
September 21, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment founder, Jay Magnum, revealed today that Lauren Lee would be joining the company’s in-house upcoming graphic novel project, Astral Genesis, as an executive producer.

Ms. Lee achieved her start in the comic book industry by corresponding with editors about storylines in such titles as Uncanny X-Men and early issues of X-Men Unlimited.  Recently, she has provided critique for several foreign independent manga series.

“We’re thrilled to have Lauren joining the team,” stated Magnum, “She brings to the table a wide variety of literary experience in the genres of sci-fi, adventure, and fantasy.  I’m certain that Astral Genesis will benefit from her expert advisement, guidance, and creative consultation.”
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“ASTRAL GENESIS” SCORES ADDITIONAL FUNDING, EYES EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
August 15, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment today announced that its in-house upcoming graphic novel project, Astral Genesis, has acquired additional funding through private investors, and it expects to soon add an executive producer to the project team.

“The additional funding we’ve recently secured will allow the graphic novel to be manufactured with the highest-grade materials,” explained Pet Piranha Entertainment founder, Jay Magnum.  “The most important thing to me is to ensure we’re putting only top-quality products into the hands of our fans and customers,” he added.

When asked about the project’s new executive producer, Magnum commented, “Discussions are still ongoing, but I expect that an announcement will be made in the coming weeks.”
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PET PIRANHA’S GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT SCORES AN OFFICIAL TITLE AND LOGO!
May 22, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Today, Pet Piranha Entertainment announced “ASTRAL GENESIS” as the official title for its upcoming science-fiction/action-adventure graphic novel (OGN) project.

Astral was chosen to be the title of this new, original series,” explained company founder, Jay Magnum, “and the first novel in the series will be aptly named, Genesis.”

To coincide with the release of the graphic novel’s title, a logo image was posted on the project page of Pet Piranha’s website.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far,” expressed Magnum, “We’ve accomplished a lot but there’s still a great deal of work to do to make Astral Genesis a reality.  Hang in there!”
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PET PIRANHA’S GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT GETS AN OFFICIAL TITLE SOON!
May 18, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

According to company founder, Jay Magnum, Pet Piranha Entertainment is set to assign an official title to its upcoming original graphic novel (OGN) project this coming weekend.

“We’ve only been using a ‘working title’ up to this point,” explained Magnum, “I’m really excited to tell you that we’ll be announcing the official title sometime over the next weekend, so be sure and check back.”

The official title will be released via Pet Piranha Entertainment’s company website, www.petpiranhaentertainment.com
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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT SUPPORTS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
May 2, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

On Free Comic Book Day, traditionally the first Saturday in May, the founder of Pet Piranha Entertainment, Jay Magnum, took a moment to encourage those interested in comic books and associated fare to head over to their local participating comic book store, most of which will be giving away specially-printed copies of free comic books.  In addition, some stores will reportedly be hosting sales on comic books and offering discounts on other merchandise as part of the event.

Free Comic Book Day is a celebration of all things related to comics, and it’s a great way to get new people in interested in comic books and graphic novels,” Magnum remarked, “At the same time, it’s an important opportunity to remind long-time comic book buyers that we appreciate their continued support and that this industry couldn’t exist without them.”

“…Plus, you can probably score some good deals on back-issues,” Magnum added.

2015 Free Comic Book Day takes place on Saturday, May 2nd.
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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES OFFICIAL BRANDED MERCHANDISE
April 25, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

In order to help support the company and its projects, Pet Piranha Entertainment has released a new line of “Pet Piranha Entertainment”-branded T-shirts featuring the company logo.

The line features premium full-color prints on high-quality, “heavy stock” Hanes “Beefy T” preshrunk shirts in multiple sizes and colors.  Pet Piranha Entertainment is partnering with a top-selling premier eBay provider who will offer the shirts to the general public with FREE SHIPPING.

“I’m excited that we can provide a way for fans to support us while being able to give something nice back to them, as well,” declared founder, Jay Magnum, “It’s really a win-win situation for everyone.”
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PET PIRANHA’S GRAPHIC NOVEL SCRIPT EDITING REPORTEDLY IN PROGRESS
April 24, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Today, Pet Piranha Entertainment founder, Jay Magnum, spoke to fans in Jacksonville about the company’s upcoming original graphic novel (OGN) project, stating that the script was complete and editing was in progress.

“I’ve been polishing several of the scenes,” explained Magnum, “The script is solid but you also have to ensure that the pacing is good and so trimming a little here and there helps to streamline the flow and tighten the story.”

Magnum also described the editing process as a collaborative effort to perfect the script.  “I’ll be working closely with our editor over the next few weeks to ensure that we’ve delivered the best script possible before production starts on the interior artwork,” he added.
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CHARACTER DESIGNS FOR GRAPHIC NOVEL COMPLETE
April 17, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

This Friday, Pet Piranha Entertainment confirmed that the character design phase for its upcoming original graphic novel (OGN) project had been completed.

“Great news!  At this point, Edgar Salazar has finished all of our character designs,” announced Jay Magnum, “We thank Edgar for his fantastic design work, and we’re excited to be turning our focus to the vehicles and environments.  In the coming weeks we’ll be identifying an artist who specializes in those types of designs to create them for us.”
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DARREN VINCENZO ON-BOARD AS SCRIPT EDITOR FOR GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT
April 6, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment is pleased to have Darren Vincenzo joining the production team in the capacity of Editor for the upcoming original graphic novel (OGN) project.

Mr. Vincenzo has over twenty years of experience across the world of comics and graphic novels. A graduate of legendary Denny O’Neil’s Writing for the Comics class at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he was offered a position as a Production Artist at DC Comics. From there he moved into the DC Editorial Department helping shape the direction of Batman storylines from Knightfall to No Man’s Land, afterward pursuing a freelance writing, editing and art-directing career. He helped launch Avalanche Comics Entertainment in 2000 and found success in story development for comics and animation before beginning work as a talent manager for an independent comics studio in 2012.

“Darren brings a wealth of industry experience to this endeavor,” commented Pet Piranha founder Jay Magnum, “I have no doubt we’re in excellent hands.”
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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT WELCOMES EDGAR SALAZAR’S DESIGNS
February 25, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Edgar Salazar has graciously agreed to lend his superb artistic talents to character model sheets for Pet Piranha Entertainment’s upcoming original graphic novel under the working title, “Star Rise.”

Mr. Salazar’s extensive portfolio includes artwork for a wide variety of comic book titles such as Smallville, Black Adam, Deathstroke, Superboy, and Red Sonja.
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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
January 16, 2015
Posted by Jay Magnum

Company founder Jay Magnum announced today that Pet Piranha Entertainment has launched a new website, along with Facebook and Twitter accounts, to better connect with partners, supporters, and friends.

“I’m excited that we’ll be able to stay in close touch with our fans,” Magnum said at the launch party on Friday evening, “It’ll be easier now than ever before!”

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PET PIRANHA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW SCI-FI GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT
November,  4, 2014
Posted by Jay Magnum

Pet Piranha Entertainment is pleased to announce a new full-color science-fiction graphic novel project with the working title, “Star Rise.”  When complete, the graphic novel is estimated to be approximately 120 pages in length.  Jay Magnum created the characters and story, and is writing the script himself.

Pet Piranha Entertainment will partner with a major comic-industry production company for editing, cover designs, layouts, and interior artwork.  Publication is expected to follow shortly thereafter for a launch sometime in 2016, contingent upon production timelines and marketing considerations.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new project!