EigoMANGA Studios Creates Graphic Novel Based on American Novel, God Drug

Jan 20th 2009
(San Francisco, CA) -- eigoMANGA announces the release of the comic book adaptation of 'God Drug' (Diamond Order Code JAN094213) to retail stores on March 29, 2009. The 'God Drug' graphic novel is based of a highly acclaimed American fiction novel originally written by Stephen Antczak.

'God Drug' is a story about the C.I.A. subjecting a group of low-ranking marines with experimental LSD-like hallucinogen. The experiments failed and created a being with destructive psychic abilities who was driven insane after being held in cryo-stasis for over 30 years.

God Drug's comic adaptation was written by seasoned screenwriter Natashia McGough whose television credits include 'Goode Family' and 'Nightstalker'. The original God Drug novel was inspired by punk rock and psychedelic drug scenes in modern society however, Natashia took the God Drug comic into a different direction. She believes that the hidden message within the story is about giving birth to new realities. She also wanted to give the characters more complex and multi-dimensional roles. "It's not a black and white world. Everything has shades of grey. Even within darkness there is still purity and beauty within that", states Natashia.

"I let Natashia do her thing her way. The God Drug manga isn't my book, it's her's and the artist's now" claims novelist and creator, Stephen Antczak. He fully supported eigoMANGA's initiative to create a manga adaptation out of God Drug, "I felt like the story lent itself to the manga world. It could not have been done as an American style comic, in my opinion. Yes, it will be tough, but that's what will make it a kick-ass manga...it will take passion and creativity to make it work".

The 'God Drug' graphic novel is released to retailers on March 25, 2009. And graphic novel can be previewed online at http://www.GodDrug.com.

"I hope that the readers will be visually pleased and mentally stimulated as they read God Drug. There are many profound, subliminal messages about life and our purpose within it in God Drug. This comic book reassures us that we, as humans, definitely create our own reality. It also allows us to understand how our perception can direct our thoughts and actions. I hope the readers enjoy it", adds Natashia.


PRODUCT INFORMATION

God Drug
Intended Audience: 16+
Genre: Action Adventure
Format: Hard Cover, 120 pgs, B&W, 6x9, Perfect Bound
Suggest Retail Price: $14.95
Release Date: 03/25/09
Distributor: Diamond Distributors
Diamond Item Code: JAN094213

About eigoMANGA: Established in 2000 and based in San Francisco, California, eigoMANGA publishes original English language (OEL) manga, develops business and marketing projects relating to and inspired by the manga and anime industries, and promotes Japanese manga, anime, music and pop culture throughout North America.

For more information, check out our web site: http://www.eigoMANGA.com/

About Visible Light Entertainment: Visible Light Entertainment creates, develops, and produces a wide variety of entertainment content across a wide variety of media.

For more information, check out our web site: http://www.visiblelightent.com/

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