TITAN1STUDIOS Announces New Hires to Scripted Entertainment & Animation Teams

Former Creative Head of Kids’ CBC, Kim Wilson and Former Guru Studio, DHX Media and Cookie Jar Executive, Christina Rotsaert join the executive team at the content studio.

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Toronto, Canada – Today, TITAN1STUDIOS is pleased to announce the hiring of former Kids’ CBC Creative Head, Kim Wilson to the role of Head of Scripted Entertainment and former Guru Studio, DHX Media and Cookie Jar Entertainment Executive Christina Rotsaert to the role of Executive Producer.

The pair of hires are geared toward supporting the transition of the studio’s acclaimed slate of Kids, Teen and Mature focused graphic novel content to both live action and animation.

KIM WILSON

As the former long-term Creative Head of Children’s and Youth content at CBC, Kim (pictured above) is an industry leader in Children’s television. During her tenure at Canada’s public broadcaster, she oversaw all programming decisions for Kids’ CBC, including its linear morning block and digital platforms. Her recent commissions included preschool-targeted series Chirp (Sinking Ship Entertainment), The Moblees (Shaftesbury) and the award-winning series The Adventures of Napkin Man (Breakthrough Entertainment/Little Tugboat/Little Airplane) featuring Murdoch Mysteries star Yannick Bisson.

“I love TITAN1STUDIOS focus on producing compelling stories combined with a unique visual style that totally engages kids.  I am thrilled to be a part of their creative team and help transition this amazing content across all media,” said Wilson.

Kim has an unwavering drive to develop high-quality original content to entertain and educate kids from preschool to tweens and beyond. She is a leader in developing cross-platform content that will complement TITAN1STUDIOS existing work in publishing, interactive and grassroots activations to create engaging experiences for children.

In addition to garnering multiple awards, Kim is one of the inaugural inductees into the Radio and Television Hall of Fame at her alma mater Ryerson University, where she has taught Children’s Television Production and most currently has launched the Children’s Media Lab. 

CHRISTINA ROTSAERT

Over a career in animation spanning 25 years, Christina has held a variety of senior roles at leading Canadian animation studios including Guru Studio, DHX Media and Cookie Jar Entertainment. She has participated in the production of over 200 episodes of animated television including, Paw Patrol, Arthur, Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Backyardigans, Babar, Franklin, Magic School Bus, and, as a producer for 33 episodes of the highly popular Johnny Test series for Cartoon Network/Teletoon.

“I am excited to be joining TITAN1STUDIOS in this new role and look forward to lending my knowledge and expertise to assist the studio’s expansion into animation,” said Rotsaert.

Christina brings with her a wealth of experience from animation production including management of the entire 2D and 3D pipeline. She will support TITAN1STUDIOS’ existing development work on the all-ages smash hit comic book series ZOMBEN.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kim and Christina join our senior team and help execute on our mission to deliver cutting-edge new media entertainment and brand-focused content solutions,” said Rathan Moorthy, Executive Producer & Publisher of TITAN1STUDIOS. “Their respective experience within programming and animation production, their energy, passion, and enthusiasm for kids entertainment will provide our team with expert leadership as we enter the competitive kids' video market,“ he added.

Wilson and Rotsaert join a team that already includes EMMY Award-winning Producer Raj Dias (Zink Studios), former CBC Digital and Marble Media Interactive Executive Perry Voulgaris, former Senior Rogers Media VP and Sportsnet Executive Navaid Mansuri, and a deep roster of creative talent from around the world.

About TITAN1STUDIOS

TITAN1STUDIOS is a content incubator providing agency-level services for brands and rights holders seeking monetization of content through graphic publishing, interactive gaming, immersive mobile, and location-based entertainment. The studio holds IP for multiple acclaimed properties including Knight Guardians of Relativity, New Humanz, Weathered Spirit and the all-ages hit zombie adventure ZOMBEN.

For more information about TITAN1STUDIOS and its properties, please visit: titan1studios.com

 

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TITAN1STUDIOS Solicitations for July 2017

TITAN1STUDIOS is pleased to announce titles for Diamond Comics Distributors May Previews Catalogue, scheduled for on-the-shelf release in July 2017:

KNIGHT GUARDIANS OF RELATIVITY
AARAN SETH #1
 (ONE-SHOT) LASHLEY & GARCIA VARIANTS
DIAMOND CODE: MAY171901 & MAY171902

The epic beginning of the Relativity Universe started with the death of a revered Knight Guardian.

On a lonely Reykjavik mountain top, Aaran Seth, accompanied by his dog Brick, seeks to disrupt the sale of a Hadron Converter by temporal scientist Anjan Carn to a Cino gang. This one-shot takes place prior to Knight Guardians of Relativity #1 and features contributions from Marvel artists Ken Lashley and Ty Templeton.

For more information, please visit KnightGuardians.com

KEN LASHLEY VARIANT

Written by Award-winning Harper Collins UK Novelist Gareth R. Roberts & Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Drums), Colours by Irma Kniivila (Joyride), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush), and Cover by Gabe Sapienza (Scare Tales). Cover by Marvel artist Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men) and colours by Adam Metcalfe.

Written by Award-winning Harper Collins UK Novelist Gareth R. Roberts & Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Drums), Colours by Irma Kniivila (Joyride), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush), and Cover by Gabe Sapienza (Scare Tales). Cover by Marvel artist Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men) and colours by Adam Metcalfe.

ABEL GARCIA VARIANT

Written by Award-winning Harper Collins UK Novelist Gareth R. Roberts & Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Drums), Colours by Irma Kniivila (Joyride), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush), and Cover by Gabe Sapienza (Scare Tales). Cover by Abel Garcia with colours by Adam Metcalfe.

Written by Award-winning Harper Collins UK Novelist Gareth R. Roberts & Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Drums), Colours by Irma Kniivila (Joyride), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush), and Cover by Gabe Sapienza (Scare Tales). Cover by Abel Garcia with colours by Adam Metcalfe.

SAYYIDA: GHOST OF THE SEA #1 (ONE-SHOT)
DOUBLE COVER

DIAMOND CODE: MAY171904

The Relativity Universe expands to the Arabian Sea with a swashbuckling new adventure! The day her Black Ship came into port, the Pirate Sayyida left her mark on a young Boy on shore, triggering a lifelong obsession with the Rebel Leader. Now the Boy is a young Man, and part of her crew. When the King of Siraf offers Sayyida a pardon in exchange for seeking an ancient site rumoured to house a buried Relativity Machine, the young Man begins
to see that Sayyida might be more than she appears. Or less.

For more information, please visit RELATIVITYUNIVERSE.COM

COVER A (FRONT)

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

COVER B (BACK)

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

ZOMBEN #4 (of 4)
DIAMOND CODE: MAY171905

The epic conclusion to the ALL-AGES post-multi-pocalyptic adventures of Ben and his friends! Ben and Carl bond despite Carl's explosive episode, but now Ben has to hide from his Mom the fact that more people know he's a zombie. Meanwhile the Mysterious Stranger finally confronts Olivia, revealing that he is an intelligent zombie like Ben. We learn just how far Olivia is prepared to go to protect Ben's interests. MEGA far.

For more information, please visit ZombenComic.com

Written by Mike Heneghan (Sayyida), Art by Abel Cicero (Mask), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Sayyida) and Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

Written by Mike Heneghan (Sayyida), Art by Abel Cicero (Mask), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Sayyida) and Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

NEW HUMANZ #4
DIAMOND CODE: MAY171903

Riley, desperate to complete her mission, reaches the Council syndicate's headquarters and faces off with Agent One, who battles her in a Mech suit. Outmatched, Udewale arrives help Riley and even the odds. Meanwhile, Sadie is trapped trying to connect with and control the evil Circle syndicate children.  Can Riley and Udewale recover their daughter before the Circle syndicate terminates her and the rest of the children?

For more information, please visit NEWHUMANZ.COM

Written by Taran Chadha (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Art by Ruben Rojas, Colours by Adam Metcalfe (Lucas Stand, Kennel Block Blues), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

Written by Taran Chadha (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Art by Ruben Rojas, Colours by Adam Metcalfe (Lucas Stand, Kennel Block Blues), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

COMICS GAMING MAGAZINE  - CANADA 150 SPECIAL EDITION
DIAMOND CODE: MAY171906

CGMagazine is the consumer's choice for in-depth and exclusive reporting that dives deep into the world of Comics and Gaming. CGM's Comics Annual includes interviews with your favorite studio and indie creators, reviews of the most anticipated comics series and graphic novels from around the world, and a look at how Virtual Reality is poised to redefine the medium. 

For more information, please visit CGMONLINE.COM

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ZOMBEN #1 RUSHED BACK TO PRINT

Due to overwhelming customer demand, TITAN1STUDIOS is pleased to announce ZOMBEN #1 is being rushed back to print!

ZOMBEN is the debut series from breakout Irish writer Mike Heneghan (Sayyida) and artist Abel Cicero (Mask), with colours by Manoli Martinez (Sayyida) and letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).  The 4-part series titled 'DEADUCATION' launches the MULTIPOCALYPSE UNIVERSE, a NEW all-ages trans-media story platform consisting of comics, mobile gaming, animation, and live experiences.

WHY THE CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT ZOMBEN!

“Zomben is a fun original take on the Zombie apocalypse (or in this case Zombie/Tentacle/Robot?!). Cicero’s artwork captures the youthfulness of the characters while Heneghan’s writing nicely contrasts tragic circumstances with the lightheartedness of being in grade school. I can’t wait to see what happens next.” —Chris Campbell, Comicosity

"Mike and Abel have managed to breathe new life into a genre that is completely over saturated. They made an interesting and unique zombie story, the likes which I have never read, and it ABSOLUTELY worked!" —The Comic Hunter

"If they can maintain the eccentric story-telling with an ominous nuance so neatly achieved in the first issue, then Zomben will give itself every chance of being a walker that stands out among the shambling horde." —Geek Ireland

"I’ve seen humans pretend to be zombies, but I haven’t seen all too many zombies pretend to be human. This should be an interesting story, and if the first issue got your attention as much as it did mine, you’re going to want to keep up with this series!" —ComicWOW!

ZOMBEN #1: MEAT-BAG CUTE (SECOND PRINTING)
MAR178526

Ben has many problems.  Being undead is just one of them. After surviving the ‘Multipocalypse’, Ben tries to live a normal life, hiding the fact that he is infected with a zombie plague. His new friends have just found out … and they think it’s kind of cool. Together, they’ll face killer robots, missing moms and the threat of new apocalypses. Plural.

COVER A - FIRST PRINTING (SOLD OUT)

COVER A - FIRST PRINTING (SOLD OUT)

COVER B - SECOND PRINTING

COVER B - SECOND PRINTING

ZOMBEN #2: WALKING THE DEAD
MAR172078

Selena knows Ben's secret: he's a zombie. Now Selena must get home safe after Ben turns completely undead. Meanwhile, Ben's Mom decides it is safe to stay in town, even though Ben's secret is out. But a Mysterious Stranger turns up from the MANCO Corporation, looking for Ben and Family. Will it be as safe as they hope?

ZOMBEN #3: SCHOOL DAY-Z
APR171970

The all-ages post-multipocalyptic adventures of Ben and his friends continue! Carl, the most popular kid at school, has a secret far darker than Ben's, and takes an instant dislike to him. Meanwhile, the Mysterious Stranger continues to watch Ben's family as his mother sets up a laboratory to try and make more serum. As the demolition workers dismantle the Tentacle-Beast on the outskirts of town, they trigger a growing darkness inside of Carl. Not good for Ben... can he survive it?

ZOMBEN #4: EVERYTHING'S NORMAL
MAY171905

The epic conclusion to the ALL-AGES post-multi-pocalyptic adventures of Ben and his friends! Ben and Carl bond despite Carl's explosive episode, but now Ben has to hide from his Mom the fact that more people know he's a zombie. Meanwhile the Mysterious Stranger finally confronts Olivia, revealing that he is an intelligent zombie like Ben. We learn just how far Olivia is prepared to go to protect Ben's interests. MEGA far.

For all the latest updates, news and notes, please visit ZOMBENCOMIC.COM.

Follow @ZOMBENCOMIC on Twitter and /ZOMBENCOMIC on Facebook!

TITAN1STUDIOS Solicitations for June 2017

Led by an all-new swashbuckling adventure from the high seas of the Relativity Universe, TITAN1STUDIOS is pleased to announce titles for Diamond Comics Distributors April Previews Catalogue, scheduled for on-the-shelf release in June 2017:

SAYYIDA: GHOST OF THE SEA #1 (ONE-SHOT)
DIAMOND CODE: APR171969

The Relativity Universe expands to the Arabian Sea with a swashbuckling new adventure! The day her Black Ship came into port, the Pirate Sayyida left her mark on a young Boy on shore, triggering a lifelong obsession with the Rebel Leader. Now the Boy is a young Man, and part of her crew. When the King of Siraf offers Sayyida a pardon in exchange for seeking an ancient site rumoured to house a buried Relativity Machine, the young Man begins
to see that Sayyida might be more than she appears. Or less.

For more information, please visit RELATIVITYUNIVERSE.COM

COVER A

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

Written by Mike Heneghan (Zomben), Pencils / Inks from Abel Garcia (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Zomben), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush). Created by Mike Heneghan & Rathan Moorthy.

SEE ADDITIONAL COVERS COMING TO DIAMOND's JULY PREVIEWS CATALOGUE!

KNIGHT GUARDIANS OF RELATIVITY VOLUME #1 (TRADE PAPERBACK) DIAMOND CODE: APR171967

Recovering from the ravages of the Fourth Great War, a mysterious band of men and women called the Knight Guardians are dispatched to humanity's remaining six City States to investigate the murder of their revered brother Knight and protect the last remaining Relativity Machine from those seeking to harness the power of temporal travel and achieve immortality. Award winning Harper Collins novelist Gareth R. Roberts teams with Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Abel Garcia (Drums), Irma Kniivila (Deadpool) and Aditiya Bidikar (Motor Crush) for the epic launch event to the Relativity Universe! Collects Knight Guardians of Relativity #1-4.

READ NOW: Comics Gaming Magazine's review of Knight Guardians of Relativity

For more information, please visit KNIGHTGUARDIANS.COM

NEW HUMANZ #3
DIAMOND CODE: APR171968

The penultimate chapter of the New Humanz four-part Relativity Universe series. Riley recovers Sadie, who without her memory drive, has the mind of an infant.  She takes her to the Scavenger for safety and must now confront the leader of the Circle Syndicate to bargain for the return of her daughter's memories.

For more information, please visit NEWHUMANZ.COM

Written by Taran Chadha (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Art by Ruben Rojas, Colours by Adam Metcalfe (Lucas Stand, Kennel Block Blues), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

Written by Taran Chadha (Knight Guardians of Relativity), Art by Ruben Rojas, Colours by Adam Metcalfe (Lucas Stand, Kennel Block Blues), Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

ZOMBEN #3
DIAMOND CODE: APR171970

The all-ages post-multipocalyptic adventures of Ben and his friends continue! Carl, the most popular kid at school, has a secret far darker than Ben's, and takes an instant dislike to him. Meanwhile, the Mysterious Stranger continues to watch Ben's family as his mother sets up a laboratory to try and make more serum. As the demolition workers dismantle the Tentacle-Beast on the outskirts of town, they trigger a growing darkness inside of Carl. Not good for Ben... can he survive it?

For more information please visit ZOMBENCOMIC.COM

Written by Mike Heneghan (Sayyida), Art by Abel Cicero (Mask), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Sayyida) and Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

Written by Mike Heneghan (Sayyida), Art by Abel Cicero (Mask), Colours by Manoli Martinez (Sayyida) and Letters by Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush).

COMICS GAMING MAGAZINE  - 2017 COMICS ANNUAL
DIAMOND CODE: APR171971

CGMagazine is the consumer's choice for in-depth and exclusive reporting that dives deep into the world of Comics and Gaming. CGM's Comics Annual includes interviews with your favourite studio and indie creators, reviews of the most anticipated comics series and graphic novels from around the world, and a look at how Virtual Reality is poised to redefine the gaming medium. 

For more information, please visit CGMONLINE.COM