Well, it’s taken 15 plus years to hammer out an origin story for Valentine that I’m quite pleased with that works well for the published comic series and what’s to come. More on this as New York Comic Con gets closer, but for now I’ll leave you with the log line for the comic book series:
A sassy young ex-con at the end of her rope is offered a life or death opportunity to join a covert society of professional killers.
Time to get back to commissions, grading and drawing pages for Touched.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
To date, the Valentine published by the Red Eye Press catalog includes:
Valentine: Reloaded Omnibus Edition (Collects Vol. 1, 2 and Plan B For Blonde)
Valentine: The Killing Moon – Vol. 3
Valentine: Red Rain Vol. 2
Valentine: Fully Loaded Vol. 1
Valentine: Prelude To A Kill – Illustrated Prose Novel – Origin Story
Valentine’s been in publication since its debut at Comic-Con International in 1997
Sexy, wily, and above all deadly–and all before her twentieth birthday. Fresh out of prison, Dana “Valentine” Vasquez can’t seem to leave trouble behind. At the end of her rope, Dana joins a group of ragtag assassins to make use of her unique talents. In this groundbreaking illustrated novel, veteran comic book artist and writer Daniel Cooney takes us on an action-packed journey from New York City and rust-belt America into the vibrant countries of South America, where Valentine learns to master her skills as a professional killer. Bold, distinctive images flesh out the compelling work.
Daniel Cooney is the creator of the graphic novel series Valentine, The Atomic Yeti and the forthcoming comic book series Touched, as well as the artist and author for the instructional books Writing and Illustrating The Graphic Novel and The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels by Barron’s. Cooney’s crime series, Valentine is optioned film by Chautauqua Cordova Entertainment and an instructor at the Academy of Art University, Cooney resides in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts with his wife, Carolina, their sons, Dashiell and Dexter, and their cat Greenly Beans.