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SOUL STEALER PRESS RELEASE 2009
Blood and rain, the second installment of the powerful, visually dazzling "soul stealer" saga, will be released by dmf comics in august 2009.
The first volume of the graphic novel trilogy, written by michael easton with art by christopher shy, sold out in 2008 and is now in its second printing.
Easton is perhaps best known for his role as john mcbain on the daytime drama one life to live, as well as the series ally mcbeal and total recall 2070.
Bestselling author peter straub collaborated with michael easton on the graphic novel the green woman for vertigo. The green woman has been described as an "epic psychological horror story" and is to debut in the spring of 2010.
Christopher shy gained tremendous popularity last year with the release of the graphic novel pathfinder for dark horse comics, made into a feature film by marcus nispel. Shy also worked on the recently released friday the 13th as he and nispel re-imagined the character of jason voorhees and will be bringing his visual talents to the new conan feature film. He is the founder of studio ronin.
Soul stealer is a graphic tale of horror and fantasy that follows the pieced-together, frankenstein-like hero, kalan, on his infinite, centuries-spanning search for his eternal love, the beautiful if fatally elusive oxania.
The final chapter in the series last to die is scheduled to be on the shelves in early 2010.
About Michael Easton
Michael Easton originated the role of One Life to Live's John McBain in October 2003. Mr. Easton relocated to New York to join the cast of OLTL following his run as the immensely popular vampire, Caleb Morley, on ABC Daytime's Port Charles.
Born in Long Beach, CA, Mr. Easton was raised in both the United States and Ireland, the native home of his parents. During high school, he began writing poetry and was inspired by Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver. In college he had a double major in English and history, with an emphasis on Greek History. Before finishing, he decided to leave school and travel through Europe. He compiled his writing from the trip into a book entitled Drift.
Mr. Easton returned from Europe and decided to continue his education at the University of California at Los Angeles. He studied writing and directing, and his last course at UCLA was acting. He started writing plays while in school and performed them in Los Angeles, until he was cast in Coldfire in 1990. In 1991, he appeared in the feature films The Art of Dying and The Killing Zone. Mr. Easton played Days of Our Lives' Tanner Scofield from 1991-1992 and was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" of 1992. Following his stint on Days, he appeared in the television movie Shadow of a Stranger (1992). He then quit acting for almost two years and returned to New York.
In 1994, Mr. Easton returned to acting. His television credits include VR5, the Judith Krantz miniseries, Dazzle, and a guest starring role on Diagnosis Murder. He also wrote, produced, directed and edited the award winning independent film Daedalus is Dead. The film premiered at the British Short Film Festival in 1996 and was honored with the award for Best Dramatic Short at the Sea and Sky Festival in Canada. In 1995 Mr. Easton starred in The Door at the Tamarind Theater in Los Angeles. He was then cast in the role of identical twin brothers in Stephen J. Cannell's action-adventure series TWO in 1996 and appeared in 413 Hope Street in 1997.
Mr. Easton became a published poet with Eighteen Straight Whiskeys in October 1997. Following 413 Hope Street, he appeared on Ally McBeal and The Practice. The same year he was cast in the role of Charlie in the television movie Murder at Devil's Creek, and sold his screenplay based on the life of actor Montgomery Clift. In 1998, he appeared in the Showtime series Total Recall 2070, for which he received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. In 2000, he appeared in the miniseries The '70s, and in 2001 he sold a new screenplay entitled Hunting Icarus to Neverland Films.
In 2001, he returned to daytime on Port Charles, playing twins Caleb and Michael Morley. In 2002, he guest starred on Mutant X and then returned to PC until the show's cancellation in October 2003.
In the fall of 2003, Mr. Easton relocated to New York for his role on OLTL.
Bio from www.michaleeaston.com
Born in Los Angeles, California, Michael Easton was raised in both the United States and Ireland, the native home of his parents. He studied English and History at the University of California at Los Angeles.
After traveling extensively throughout Europe and following a long string of working odd jobs including bartending and construction, Michael played "Days of Our Lives" Tanner Schofield from 1990 to 1992, the same year he was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." That run was followed by appearances in several television movies including "Shadow of a Stranger" and the Judith Krantz miniseries "Dazzle."
Michael abruptly left acting in 1993 returning home to Los Angeles to care for his mother, Joan, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The loss of his mother in 1994 had a traumatic effect on the young actor; a period of his life that is chronicled in his highly acclaimed collection of poetry titled "Eighteen Straight Whiskeys," which was published by Bowery Press in 1995.
That same year also marked Michael's return to acting as he was cast as Duncan in the popular FOX Series "VR5" and then in the role of identical twin brothers in Stephen J. Cannell's action adventure series "TWO" in 1996. Next Easton starred in the Damon Wayan's produced series "413 Hope Street" with Jesse Martin and Richard Roundtree.
Following "413 Hope Street," Michael made a memorable appearance as Glen, the nude model in Ally's sculpturing class, on the FOX series "Ally McBeal." The episode won an Emmy Award and Easton continued playing the role on both "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice.
Following "413 Hope Street," Michael made a memorable appearance as Glen, the nude model in Ally's sculpturing class, on the FOX series "Ally McBeal." The episode won an Emmy Award and Easton continued playing the role on both "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice."
In 1998, Michael landed the lead role of David Hume in the Showtime series "Total Recall 2070," receiving a Gemini Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Role. He also appeared in the highly rated ABC miniseries "The 70's."
Easton returned to daytime in 2001 on ABC's "Port Charles" playing the wildly popular vampire Caleb Morley. Returning to New York City in 2003, Michael originated the role of John McBain on ABC's long running series "One Life to Live."
A proud member of the Writer's Guild of America, Easton continues to write in his spare time. His screenplay based on the life of Montgomery Clift was sold to Newman Tooley Films in 1998, the same year he was hired to write a film based on the life of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald for Norman Lear's company, Act 111. Michael's award-winning short film "Daedalus is Dead" that he wrote, directed, and edited was sold to the Sundance channel in 2000.
Upcoming projects include Easton's first graphic novel, "Soul Stealer," which was released in July of 2008. He has also signed on to write the first installment of "The Tales from the Green Woman" series for DC/Vertigo with famed novelist Peter Straub.
Michael Easton lives in New York City with his wife Ginevra.