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8 PAGE ACTION SERIES: 8 PAGES FULL OF ACTION PART 1

Comic Book Divas Publishing is getting set to enter a new phase of our comic book title lineup as we begin production of our first super hero comics entitled “8 Page Action” these new titles are slated to debut in 2014 and 2015; the first titles to begin production are “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” and “8 Page Action: Featuring Marvelous”.

Most of our fans know Comic Book Divas Publishing as bringing them fun and frightening horror comedy comics featuring horror actresses such as the Alfred Hitchcock “The Birds” parody  SQUIRREL: The Chattering” spotlighting PJ Soles, and Rhonda Shear, “Kaci Hansen Presents” featuring horror  the zombie fairy tale mini-series “Goldilocks In ZombieLand” along with other spine-tingling tales; but now we are ready to begin our new super hero universe based comics.LHARS EBERSOLD

We have quite a lineup of super hero based comics in store for fans but to get action started, Comic Book Divas Publishing is starting with the comic book series entitled “8 Page Action”. A few years back CBDP and artist Dennis William  created a web series called “A Life Behind The Mask” which was a super hero and super villain parody, however the ambitious web series was shelved; fast forward to today and fans will seen many of the same characters from that series in the new comic book series with a whole new look and story lines.

The “8 Page Action” comic line, will only be 8-12 pages long in most issues, fans will be dropped right into the action as it is going on without all the back-story; it will almost be as though the fans are looking at the events from the sideline, also at the same time in the story you will get the viewpoints and insights of the characters giving the reader some understanding of who these characters are and what makes them tick. also like most CBDP titles the comics will feature Comic Book Divas models, in the “8 Page Action” comics we will be spotlighting various cosplayers portraying the heroes and villains in the comic.

The first issue will begin with “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird”; just like the first installment of “The Life Behind The Mask”  the character “BlackBird” will lead off the “8 Page Action” series; the comic  features the artwork by Ben Carbonero,  portraying “BlackBird” will be cosplayer Lhars Ebersold, portraying “Jolly The Candy Clown” is cosplayer Evie Grey, and making a cameo appearance is cosplayer Misa On Wheels.

8 PAGE ACTION: FEATURING BLACKBIRD STORYLINE

Lhars Grey code-named “BlackBird” has left the elite all female black ops organization called D.O.E (Department Of Extraction) with the disapproval of her superiors, EVELYN FERNANDEZafter “extracting” a head of a crime syndicate linked to a terrorist cell that was trafficking heroine. Afterwards Lhars Grey went back home to work in her family’s business “Mods And Bods” custom car and repair garage shop. Until, the day when her family was massacred and the garage burned to the ground.

Evie Grey known as the villain “Jolly The Candy Clown” ; Jolly is the younger sister of BlackBird; following in her sisters footsteps Lhars Grey enlisted into the military and later was recruited into a black-ops group known as REAPER-7; however she was relieved due to her psychology profile and for other unknown classified reasons
After the massacre at the family garage, BlackBird feared her being held hostage or worse; however in a twisted fate it’s learned that Jolly was part of the conspiracy to eliminate her own family but also kill her sister in a hit for her new underground boss. She soon grew tired of taking and took over the organization as Jolly.

BlackBird has been called about a hostage situation at the Annual “Cosplayers Against Bullying Event” at the Lonestar Wyatt Hotel; the guests and attendees have not been told to keep them from panicking and for other reasons that just may keep them all alive. As BlackBird rushes she discovers that her sinister and psychotic sister Jolly is behind this scheme but what are her motives and what lies in wait for BlackBird, and can she save all the unsuspecting hostages?

ARTIST BEN CARBONERO

“8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” will be drawn by artist Ben Carbonero; Ben is a freelance artist and graghic designer that has worked on many projects including a recent comic book entitled “Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls” for CBDP; he has also done project for compsnies such as MISA ON WHEELSLithoNinja On Demand Printing; the very company that prints all of the CBDP comic titles. Ben will not only be drawing the comic book but will also be involved with the character and costume design as well as many of the cool weapons and vehical designs.

COSPLAYER LHARS EBERSOLD – BLACKBIRD

Lhars Ebersold is a talented and popular North Texas cosplayer that attends many conventions around Texas; Lhars is widely known for her dedication and attention to detail in all her cosplay costumes; in many cases using body paint to achieve just the right look for a character; fans are also amazed to the details of her costume design that bring the costume to reality and brings the character to life. CBDP selected Lhars because she has the look of the “BlackBird” character but her personality also matches the character as well bringing with her the strong and intense focus of the character.

Read more about Lhars Ebersold in her interview.

COSPLAYER EVIE GREY – JOLLY THE CANDY CLOWN

Evie Grey is also a North Texas cosplayer, although she is still relatively new to the cosplay community, she has fast become a fan favorite at conventions all around the Texas area; she is best known for her cosplay as Phoenix and Jean Grey from the X-Men; what makes Evie Grey a top cosplayer is that she also  emphasizes great detail into all her cosdtume design making sure that all the small details are in the costume.  Evie Grey also matches her personality well with Jolly mixing humor hidden with being deadly serious; sher is not to be taken lightly because under the costume lies a very determined woman.

Read more about Evie Grey in her interview.

COSPLAYER MISA ON WHEELS – MAD MISA

Making a extended cameo appearance in the “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” comic is Misa On Wheels; Misa is a well-known Florida cosplayer who is a fan favorite at many conventions in the area. She is not only a very talented cosplayer but also strives to spread the word that cosplaying is for everyone and it should be fun. Misa will be seen in the comic as Mad Misa, one of Jolly’s official “Jolly’s Jollies”.

CBDP Fans can look for “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” before the end of 2014; be sure to check the CBDP website for sneak peeks of artwork and updates and be sure to also check our social media news on the CBDP Facebook Fan Page, On Twitter @ComicBookDivas, Pintrest,and our Google+ Page to get all the latest news on this comic and our other news. Also be sure to visit Ben Carbonero’s FaceBook Page, Lhars Eversold Facebook Page, and the Evie Grey Cosplay Facebook Fan Page, and follow Misa On Wheels on her FaceBook Fan Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LHARS EBERSOLD THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BLACKBIRD MASK

Comic Book Divas Publishing talks with North Texas cosplayer, gamer, and all around cool geek girl Lhars Ebersold to get her insights on all things pop culture  cosplay and geeky,  Plus did we mention that Lhars will be portraying the hero “BlackBird”in the upcoming “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” comic book.

 

Q: For those of us that are not cool, tell us a bit about Lhars Ebersold.LHARS 1

LE: I’m an artist of all kinds, grew up in a very artistic family. (Original Disney artist Hank Porter, followed by and couple of children, Museum curators, professional commission artists, ect) I’m working for a custom manufacturing company making everything from various materials, as well as doing all the digital work. I Found this nitch after being a commission artist doing paintings, pencils and pastels for the past 12 years and wanted to expand my knowledge.

Q: We have seen you all over the convention circuit, and we all know your photos from social media and the Internet; How did you get started in cosplaying?

LE: I was first discovered from video gaming. Nationally ranked for a while and a site found me and put me in a spotlight at PAX Seattle. After that (being my first time and terrified me half to death) I had more and more people track me down and pull me out of my security blanket. I went to a couple of conventions before cosplaying and admired those who did. I think it was 2011 that I took the leap, (Dark Pheonix) and went with a group of my friends for support. Been non stop since.

Q: When you were growing up were you interested in comics, games and other things associated in pop culture; what did you gravitate to more as a kid and why?

LE: I was into He-Man and ThunderCats as a kid, thanks to all my neighbors being boys, so I only hung out with boys. Played lots and lots of Zelda and Mario and always dug through their comics (preferred Spider-Man as a kid and then I grew up and realized Batman was way better).LHARS 2

Q: Do you think your tastes in comics, gaming, and all things pop culture have changed through the years; and is there a particular “Geeky Product” that is not around anymore that you miss?

LE: I miss my He-man and Thundercat collection. I had everything!!! Think my parents sold them at a garage sale.

Q: When picking a cosplay, what inspires you to want to cosplay as that character?

LE: I have a dark side, been hurt and emotionally thrown in the gutter. I depict characters I can relate too, the built up rage, the anger, vengefulness. Something is empowering in that.

Q: Do you remember the first cosplay costume you created, looking back on your first experience what would you change?

LE: Dark Pheonix was my first, I learned to not spray paint boots….that stuff starts cracking and falling apart within an hour lol

Q: If you could re-design any costume in comics, gaming, or in cartoons which costumes would you change and why?

LE: Maleficent was one, I did that back during Fan Days Con last fall, and actually didn’t get to finish everything I wanted to do.

Q: What characters would you like to cosplay in the future?

LE: Hawk Girl, Tigra, Spider-Girl <- don’t see much of theseLHARS 3

Q: What is the most challenging cosplay costume you have created, what was the most difficult part of the design?

LE: Maleficent was the hardest, most time-consuming. Spent hours hand gluing scales and never finished… it turned into an expensive project I couldn’t finish in time

Q: What comics did you read as growing up, and what characters did you relate to the most?

LE: CatWoman. I own every comic. I am her.

Q: Are you reading any comic books now, what storylines and characters are you following now. What are you enjoying about the two?

LE: I was reading Punisher Max, 1-60… after 60 writers and artists changed and it got kind of crappy. I love Batman’s (Dark Knight), started up on the new Red Sonjas…bout all I’ve had time for.

Q: What was your first video game you played and your fondest memory of playing the game?

LE: That stupid Nintendo Duck Hunt, and that stupid dog that would harass you. It used to make me the angriest little girl.

Q: What games are you playing now, have you hit a level(s) that you have started screaming at the screen?

LE: I play a lot of MMO’S MMORPG, but the types of games that have me jumping around like a tard would be the Devil May Cry games. I love them…boss fights I still bounce around like a bunny.

Q: Do you feel you were treated differently or did you feel a bit out-of-place for liking comics and video games when you were younger?

LE: No not really, think it helped I was only friends with boys. Don’t think I was treated differently. Unless I conveniently blocked it out of my memory

Q: When you go to conventions as a cosplayer what moments stand out most?LHARS 5

LE: Little kids googly eyes. When they walk up and want a hug…omg cuteness overload

Q: What is the most geekiest moment(s) you have had at a comic book convention or other event?

LE: One of my geekiest moments was running into Christopher Lloyd when he was on a break from doing autographs and panels. Nice guy, took everything not to shout out “1.21 gigwatts”

Q: What female character in comics,gaming,cartoon or other pop culture character you feel deserves their own comic or game and why?

LE: Hawkgirl, no one really knows much about her. Why is this?

Q: Women have come to the forefront in recent years in the pop culture community; but it still seems that they are still in the shadows in creating and drawing comics, and in gaming design. How do you feel these things can be changed?

LE: I think its getting way better to be honest, I know tons of women in the fields now that beliefs aren’t that we just make babies and sandwiches. I think encouraging the interests at younger ages, high school, ect. Show them how much fun those areas can be. (Take your kids to more conventions!!)

Q: What advice do you have for those just getting into the cosplay community?

LE:Do something you like!! Don’t worry about popularity of it, or how you look as that character, do it cause you want too! The community is a very loving bunch and will accept you no matter what.

Q: Where can fans follow you and your cosplay?

LE: I’m on FaceBook, Google +, Twitter @Loreleina, Instagram as Lhars Ebersold ( Yes that’s my real name)

Q: What conventions will you be attending this year?

LE: I know I will be at Dallas Comic Con, Dallas Fan Days, Texas Frightmare Weekend, and talking about a couple more