Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, DC Artists Star In Syfy's Face Off - Tune In 1/22


DAN DIDIO, JIM LEE AND DC ENTERTAINMENT’S STELLAR TALENT TO GUEST STAR ON SYFY’S HIT COMPETITION SERIES FACE OFF
 
Tune in January 22 to See Contestants Create Original Super Heroes
 
Winning Super Hero will Appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16, Out January 30
 
Burbank, Calif. – January 16, 2013 – Syfy’s most popular unscripted series, Face Off, will have an infusion of super powers in the form of DC Entertainment’s Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, along with six of DC’s most respected artists.  In the hit competition show’s new episode airing Tuesday, January 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a group of special effects make-up artists will be challenged to create their own Super Heroes.
 
Filmed in the midst of San Diego Comic-Con 2012, each contestant was paired with a DC Entertainment artist to receive creative input and assistance with their designs.  
An outstanding array of talent participated in the process including Jim Lee, Mark Buckingham (FABLES), Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN), Tony S. Daniel (ACTION COMICS), David Finch (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT), Nicola Scott (EARTH 2) and J.H. Williams, III (BATWOMAN).
 
In the Super Hero episode of Face Off, not only will the contestants battle to continue on in the competition, but the winning design will also be featured in the January 30th release of
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16, giving the winner a chance to have their work exposed to a broad DC Entertainment audience.
 
Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft.  The contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition.  The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2013 Fiat 500, and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.
 
About DC Entertainment:  
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
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