August 12, 2017

August 11, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have partnered with social media sensation and pop culture photographer, Johnny Wu (aka @Sgtbananas) for the launch of their latest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which will celebrate his work with a gorgeous Kickstarter exclusive hard cover art book, Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure! With an expected shipping date of December, this first-ever collection of Johnny’s work will take you on a journey through your childhood in this visually stunning and nostalgic adventure.

The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting:
Johnny Wu (aka @sgtbananas) has turned a passion for toys and photography into an immersive and fantastical adventure that changes dreary reality into a world where all of your childhood fantasies can come true.  Through these images we can visit a world where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can fight Storm Troopers, and Transformers can walk alongside Spider-Man.  The only limit to what we can encounter is our own imagination.  Johnny’s photography provides a window to the wonder we experienced as children when the toys which occupied our worlds weren’t just plastic collectibles, but vehicles to unleash the unending imagination of youth.  Armed with his favorite toys, a passion for photography, and a highspeed camera, Johnny has turned his interest in making life-like scenes with action figures into a brand on Instagram.  Anyone following his @sgtbananas feed will find the most amazing images turning the mundane into something truly remarkable.  It is the combination of his sense of photography and a vibrant imagination that come together to make his visions a reality.
“I’ve been a toy collector my whole life,” says Johnny Wu. “I’ve always had a strong connection to toys, but it wasn’t until I started taking photos of them that I felt that I was able to share how special they are. Ten Frames Per Second is my lifelong love of toys and photography coming to life. I never stopped being a kid, and I hope that my photos reach the inner kid in all of us.”
“Anyone working in the comic book industry must truly be a kid at heart,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite.  “Johnny Wu’s work captures that very spirit in each and every image he snaps, making Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure the perfect project for us to partner on. We’re thrilled to work with such a unique and modern talent to bring this epic journey into the homes of children – young and old – everywhere.”
The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure exclusive hard cover art book edition features some of Johnny’s amazing toy photography across 224 amazing pages and gives us a peek directly into our collective childhood with Johnny’s incredible vision for his toys.  Using full size common place locations and props, Johnny has blended the real and surreal into a vibrant representation of imagination as his photography takes you out of the humdrum of your daily life and reminds you what it is like to see things through the eyes of a child. The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Art Book is a fantastic journey into the imagination that we know will resonate with you, as this first collection of Johnny’s work and will take you on a visual tour of pop culture toys with tableaus that are refreshing, inspiring, and energetic.  This book is a source of joy that can be pulled off your bookshelf and shared with anyone to spark conversation and nostalgia.
Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure is currently being worked on by Johnny Wu.  He has sifted through thousands of photographs to find his favorites that represent a wide range of classic toys.  Backers who support the Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter have the opportunity to receive rewards, including digital editions, hard cover art books, variant covers, full print collections, artist signed editions, and the opportunity to have your favorite toy photographed in an exclusive Johnny Wu photo shoot! With tiers designed to fit any collector’s budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:
  • Digital pdf of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,
  • A Kickstarter exclusive hard cover edition of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,
  • A Johnny Wu signed Kickstarter exclusive hard cover edition of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,
  • Additional digital and hard cover art books, including The Art of Alex Ross, Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art, and more!
  • An exclusive Johnny Wu photo shoot! This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to have Johnny Wu photograph your favorite toy in an exclusive photo shoot! This opportunity has never been offered before, and may never be offered again. Working in conjunction with the Kickstarter for 10 Frames Per Second, Johnny will supply his unique vision for bringing toys to life with a set of vibrant exclusive digital pictures of your selected toy. (Note: photography will be done on a coordinated basis and the timetable will be worked out directly upon completion of the program. A waiver is required allowing the use of the toy and shipping/insurance for the toy must be coordinated.)

The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter is available for a limited time only. Backers can get on board and gain access to all of these amazing rewards by visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/johnny-wu-10-frames-per-second-an-articulated-adve today!

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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