Ariel arrives to happy collector's homes, with many fans opting to get both
pieces from PopCultureShock and Diamond Toys!
THE ARIEL CHYLDE FEMME FATALE MINIMATES TOY IS ON THE MOVE AND NOW SHIPPING!
FEMME FATALE APPARITION DARKCHYLDE VARIANT PVC STATUE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
This sneak-peek version of Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Femme Fatales
statue is a dream come true! Featuring comic book heroine Darkchylde in
stunning white, this 11-inch-tall statue is based on artwork by creator
Randy Queen, and limited to only 100 pieces. Available only at the
Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607)! Limited to 100 pieces.
Get updates on Diamond Select Toys' Facebbook page here!
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to announce "Randy Queen's Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga" 1:4 Scale Statue based on the hit independent comic book.
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to announce "Randy Queen's Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga" 1:4 Scale Statue based on the hit independent comic book.
The Ariel Chylde Statue stands 29” tall, will be limited to 350 pcs worldwide and is scheduled to ship February 2012 with an MSRP of $ 320.00usd
This stunning piece will be available for pre-order on September 8th through Sideshow, Diamond Distribution Previews, as well as specialty stores.
Also available strictly through SideshowToy.com is an extremely limited exclusive paint variant featuring a black dress, blue wings and an art print signed by Randy Queen.
With an MSRP of $ 330.00usd and only 125 pieces available worldwide this is
sure to go fast.
2011 marks Darkchylde's 15th Anniversary, and hot on the heels of new collected editions from Image Comics, comes one of the most elegant and evocative fine art pieces ever offered to the collectible statue market. At 1:4 scale, and a leggy 29" tall, the smoldering, haunted visage of troubled teen Ariel Chylde with her blood red metallic dreamscape dress makes a memorable, and imposing presence.
“The tale of cursed southern teen who can shed her skin to become any of the creatures from her many recurring nightmares is one of the few independent characters to have been realized in comics, trading cards, action figures, skateboards, apparel, mini busts, and more” says creator and writer, Randy Queen, “so to see her 15th Anniversary celebrated with new collections, new comics and novels in the works, legendary director John Carpenter on board to helm the feature film, and more 3d product than we've ever had at one time is tremendous. Our goal with the fine art statue was not just to create another comic book sculpture, but to manifest a classical and memorable vision of the eternal war between beauty and destruction, between hope and despair. Everyone has their own internal monsters that wish to emerge, and I think that's why the troubled plight of Ariel Chylde has proved so resonant, and continues to endure as we position her in new media."
About POP CULTURE SHOCK COLLECTIBLES
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles was founded in 2006 by Jerry Macaluso , the former owner of SOTA Toys , SOTA Sculpture and Design and Plastic Fantasy, to manufacture high-end resin collectibles.
For more on Pop Culture Shock Collectibles go to popcultureshocktoys.com
DARKCHYLDE 1/4 SCALE STATUE
AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM SIDESHOW SPETEMBER 8TH!
Another smash review for 'Dreams of Darkchylde'
"Dreams of Darkchylde perfectly captures Queen’s relentless pursuit of getting every element of this story to be flawless. -- this story still possesses
a poetic quality that enriches the narrative in a manner that few other writers can mimic." ~Nicholas Yanes, SCI-FI PULSE.COM
Read review here at SciFiPulse.net
Darkchylde at 15:
An Interview With Creator Randy Queen
Read the article at MTV.com!
Dreams of Darkchylde TPB & Darkchylde Movie Poster Giveaway at Comic-Con!
We just got word on a very cool giveaway happening on Saturday, July 23rd, at the San Diego Comic-Con at the Image Comics booth fans of both the Darkchylde franchise and horror icon John Carpenter won't want to miss.
From Dread Central:
Randy Queen, the creator of Darkchylde, will have the new book Dreams of Darkchylde Vol. 1 available at the Image booth (#2729) at San Diego Comic-Con. John Carpenter wrote an intro for it, and he and Randy are participating with Image in a giveaway on Saturday of 100 signed copies of the book.
The books will be pre-signed by John since he has to be in Kentucky at a con there and signed in person in San Diego by Randy.
Ariel Chylde is the girl cursed to become any of the creatures from her many Nightmares. But, have the shadows circled all her life? Now, go deeper...into her past...into her dreams...where fears roam and truth is never a friend!
There will also be 100 posters available for the upcoming Darkchylde movie pre-signed by John (he's directing the film) and signed on Saturday at the booth by Randy and producers Sarah Queen and Sandy King.
In addition, they'll be showing off a three-foot custom statue done of Ariel for the event.
Pretty cool, right? See you there on Saturday from 5:30-6:30 pm.
"Author Randy Queen amazingly brings out the emotion in this coming-of-age tale. His characters feel real and relatable-- Ariel's narration is well-written and expressive, brimming with teen angst and self-discovery. "
"Well-balanced in horror, comedy, and fantasy this is surely one of the most memorable monster hunters in comic-book history."
Read the full review at Fangoria.com!
Get it now at
Amazon or through our
New 'Dreams' Collection Reviewed!
"...carries on with the much lauded fictional world created by Randy Queen"
"The writing can almost stand alone without the addition of art as the author has
each word flow into the other with an aim toward the poetic. That target is struck
in most cases with bits of alliteration, rhyme, and other poetic device. His plot
is carried upon a sea of intensity as it ebbs and flows from one dire situation to
the next with little room for breaks."
See the full review here!
Get it now at
Amazon or through our
The Darkchylde Deadly Dreamer PVC Statue!
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Ariel Chylde with the Darkchylde
'Deadly Dreamer' PVC Statue from Diamond Select Toys Femme
Measures over 11" tall with Wingspan with a MSRP of 45.00!
See her at the Diamond Select Toys Booth at San Diego Comic-Con!
The Darkchylde Mini-Mates toy is NOW AVAILABLE to Order!
The Ariel Chylde mini-mates is included in a special collectors set of independent comic book 'femme fatales' from Diamond Select and your local comic shop. Don't let her fly away! |
Shipping in September!
Preorder now at your comic store - Click here for comic shop locator.
Or from the following online stores:
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Dreams of Darkchylde: Collected for the first time in June!
Darkchylde's 15th Anniversary celebration continues with the lush trade paperback collections from Image Comics! Kick back with 136 pages of terror and beauty!
Ariel Chylde is the girl cursed to become any of the creatures from her many Nightmares. But, have the shadows circled all her life? Now, go deeper... into her past... into her dreams...where fears roam, and truth is never a friend! Collects Dreams of Darkchylde #1-6.
Includes new art and cover by Randy Queen!
Includes forward by Master of Horror John Carpenter!
Get it here from Amazon!
Or at your comic store - Click here for comic shop locator.
Or here from our eBay store!
Feb. 14th 2011, Los Angeles
Randy Queen signs with Andrea Brown Literary Agency to turn Darkchylde comics into Young Adult Novels
Darkchylde is the story of Ariel Chylde, a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring Nightmares. A break out independent comic, now poised to become a break out series of young adult novels.
"I'm elated Ariel's Chylde's journey to young adult bookshelves is in the very capable hands of Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency," says author Randy Queen. "Their track record is considerable, and Kelly's conviction, strategy, and personal enthusiasm ensures a bright trajectory."
Kelly Sonnack offers, “When the sample pages for DARKCHYLDE came across my desk, I quickly realized this was something special. For contemporary teen readers who haven’t been exposed to Ariel Chylde through Randy’s comics, I think they’ll find her hugely compelling. She’s a vivid, exciting new heroine who could refresh the current landscape of teen protagonists.”
Continues Queen, "Celebrating her 15th Anniversary in the comic book world, comic book fans have already demonstrated an enduring love for Ariel's haunted tales. The thriving YA arena is the next logical platform to bring "Darkchylde: the Ariel Chylde Saga" to a whole new audience."
Andrea Brown Literary agency is consistently ranked #1 in juvenile sales in Publishers Marketplace. Founded in New York City in 1981, it was the first literary agency to represent both children's book authors and illustrators.
Offering a stark contrast to super hero comics, Darkchylde was a breakout sensation of the late 90's and early 2000's, garnering immediate acclaim, and an unusually large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow Ent., and statue from PopCultureShockToys. Darkchylde Entertainment's Randy Queen and Sarah Queen are currently producing the film version with director John Carpenter and Sandy King producing for their Storm King productions, with Richard Taylor's Academy Award winning Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Avatar, The Hobbit) onboard for visual effects. Darkchylde Collected Editions are being released by Image Comics in 2011 to celebrate the character's 15th Anniversary, in tandem with statues and toys from Diamond Distributors. Additional Info can be found at www.darkchylde.com and www.andreabrownlit.com
ARIEL'S NIGHTMARES CAN'T CONTAIN THEMSELVES
Image Comics releases DARKCHYLDE collection in Janauary
Berkeley, CA - 10 December 2010 - In January 2011, fans old and new will be able to catch up with accursed teen Ariel Chylde in DARKCHYLDE VOL.1: LEGACY AND REDEMPTION from Image Comics.
Ariel Chylde is a sweet-tempered girl with a terrifying secret: She can become the horrendous creatures from her many recurring nightmares. In DARKCHYLDE VOL. 1,
collecting for the first time the "Legacy" and "Redmpetion" storylines, Ariel seeks salvation and an end to her terrible curse.
"2011 marks the 15th Anniversary of Ariel Chylde," says creator and artist Randy Queen. "So, it is with great joy this rare collection of Darkchylde material is made
available for the first time in America with Image. To ensure a truly dynamic package, we've added new pages of art, the poetic writings of Ariel Chylde, and many rare
and unseen images. If you're an older fan or newer fan, you'll still find something fresh to discover in these haunted tales of the teen who can become the creatures from her nightmares!"
DARKCHYLDE VOL.1: LEGACY AND REDEMPTION (NOV100428), a 160-page full-color trade paperback collecting the "Legacy" and "Redemption" storylines of the
hit series and featuring all new artwork and cover gallery, will be in stores on January 12, 2011, for $16.99.
A feature film is currently in development with John Carpenter attached to direct. Get the latest updates on Darkchylde at www.darkchylde.com.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one
of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim
Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes
comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction,
humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit Imagecomics.com.
COMING IN JANUARY!
DARKCHYLDE: LEGACY AND REDEMPTION, VOL. 1
Ariel Chylde, the girl who can become the creatures from her many nightmares, seeks salvation and a cure for her curse following
the deadly events in Salem! Collected for the first time comes the fan favorite "Legacy" and "Redemption" storyline, with brand new art by Randy Queen.
Collects Darkchylde Legacy #1-3, and Redemption #1/2, 1-3
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Darkchylde TPB Collecting Issues 1-5
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OCTOBER 31st 2010, LOS ANGELES
JOHN CARPENTER TO DIRECT DARKCHYLDE
Master of Horror set to bring you the girl of your dreams. John Carpenter is onboard to direct Darkchylde, based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.
John Carpenter and Sandy King's Storm King Productions have allied with Randy and Sarah Queen's Darkchylde Ent. to produce the film, following the release of test footage created by Richard Taylor's Academy Award Winning Weta Workshop. (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong, The Hobbit)
John Carpenter says, “Randy Queen's hijacked angel, Ariel Chylde, is the best young female character since Laurie Strode in Halloween. Bringing Ariel and her dark mysteries to life should be quite an adventure for us all.”
Adds Queen, "I'm beyond thrilled that John Carpenter, one of our most important, and legendary genre directors, and the man responsible for such landmark films as THE THING, and HALLOWEEN has come onboard with Weta Workshop to help bring the nightmarish tale of Ariel Chylde to the silver screen. As a horror fan, the thought of Carpenter and Weta together, beautiful dreamscapes, and multiple transformations, makes me incredibly excited. There is a reason nearly his entire catalogue has, or is being remade, and it's because Carpenter is a genius."
Offering a stark contrast to super hero comics, Darkchylde was a breakout sensation of the late 90's and early 2000's, garnering immediate acclaim, and an unusually large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow, and a statue from PopCultureShockToys. Fans can now read the Ariel Chylde saga online via Wowio and Darkchylde.com and a trade paperback collecting the "Legacy" and "Redemption" series of books ships in January from Image Comics.
John Carpenter is an acclaimed director, screenwriter, producer, and composer, who won an academy award for his short film while still just a student at USC. His storied career includes such seminal films as Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York, Starman, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness, Assault on Precinct 13, They Live, and The Fog. His most recent outing, The Ward, starring Amber Heard as an institutionalized woman tormented by a sinister spirit, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Darkchylde: Legacy and Redemption Vol: 1 Collection Coming In January!
Her legacy is sorrow.
Her redemption is salvation.
The Nightmare of Ariel Chylde continues.
Collects the fan favorite Legacy and Redemption storylines for the first time, featuring new art and story by Randy Queen.
Exclusive Witchblade Long Beach Halloween Cover!|
Beautifully spooktacular seasonal imagery with breathtaking colors by Sarah.
Get yours at topcow.com!
Weta Workshop Darkchylde Test Footage Revealed:|
See the teaser trailer exclusively at Newsarama.com
Darkchylde is the tale of a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Creatures that destroy all she holds dear. Offering a stark contrast to super hero comics,
the title was a breakout sensation of the late 90's and early 2000's, garnering creator Randy Queen immediate acclaim, and an unusually large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman,
and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow, and a statue from
PopCutureShockToys: PopCultureShockToys.com Having entered the digital age, fans can now read the Ariel Chylde saga online via Wowio.com.
With proven pedigree in pocket, Randy and Sarah Queen's Darkchylde Ent. allied with Richard Taylor, and the Academy Award Winning Weta Workshop, along with many of the team who
helped bring Lord of the Rings, and King Kong to life, and began breathing filmic life into Darkchylde. Only Newsarama has the exclusive test footage.
"What we're showcasing for Newsarama readers is hard won, self produced, test footage for a proposed 20-25 million budgeted Darkchylde film," says Queen. "We are the underdogs,
so it's important to not expect Avatar or Iron Man footage, you know? We're giving a glimpse behind the curtain of a smaller, more intimate horror film we are cultivating, something on the
scale of Carrie, but with a more impressive FX resource for Ariel's dreamscapes and the creatures she becomes."
"If I can draw it, we can shoot it, it's just a matter of getting the right people involved," offers Queen. "I'm not interested in having someone give me a nickel to go away so they can reverse engineer
something that doesn't need it. We've spent 8 years carefully cultivating this film project, and Weta's celebrated craftsmanship ensures a certain artistic integrity as a personal sentiment for horror fans.
A lot of love has gone into creating the haunted world of Ariel Chylde. Most interesting is that every time she sheds her skin, a new creature emerges we've never seen before, so audiences never know
what to expect. It's a terrific, market proven concept. And as a fright fan, I want to see the new ideas. I want to see fresh characters that could become as vital to this generation as Freddy, Jason and
Michael were to mine, and at this budget level, well crafted horror shows terrific return. We've got the script. Darkchylde is ready to fly. We are actively seeking producing partners and
independent financing." Verifiable inquiries may be sent to Randy@darkchylde.com
Get Dark at Wowio!|
Darkchylde Digital Comics are now live!
Read the entire haunted saga of Ariel Chylde for only 99 cents an issue at Wowio.com!
DARKCHYLDE STATUE PREORDER NOW!|
Get the primary edition with translucent blood base while you still can!
Buy her now at Sideshow Collectibles
DARKCHYLDE STATUE SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE:|
PEOPLE LOVE THE DARKNESS/DARKCHYLDE: KINGDOM PAIN!
From Cosmic Book News
Awestruck. That’s what I am. I’ve just finished reading The Darkness & Darkchylde: Kingdom of Pain and I’m awestruck. Awestruck by the writing. Awestruck by the art. Awestruck by the coloring. Awestruck.
Queen’s writing never fails to entertain. At times it soars – reading like poetry: "As the roses cast off icy prisons and petals take to wind like once shackled spirits sailing into sky." At other times it’s gritty: "I’d probably get along with this crazy bitch if she wasn’t trying to kill us". At all times it captivates interest.
Sarah Queen’s coloring is jaw-droppingly gorgeous – solidifying Randy’s place in the top tiers of comics artistry. Comics art and coloring literally don’t get any better than that seen in Kingdom of Pain.
Read more at: CosmicBookNews.com
Right off the bat this story has three things going for it: The dialog, the narrative and the art. Randy Queen has spent most of his career writing and drawing Darkchylde, so it goes without saying that he knows the character. What some may find shocking is how well he nails the character of Jackie. Miss Happy and Jackie have almost three full pages of dialog going back and forth at each other all of it is interesting.
The art is simply beautiful -- Queen's pencils are extremely detailed making him perfect to draw all three characters. He puts his own mark on the Darkness character by giving him new armor. Darkchylde is drawn as a walking contradiction. She's sexy and yet lacks any real confidence; Queen captures this with her facial expression throughout the story.
This issue does a lot more than pair two franchises in a one-shot. It actually sets out to tell a meaningful story in both universes. It adds character to Jackie while breathing new life into Darkchylde. Top Cow could really have a hit if it figured out how to add Darkchylde to the Artifacts Universe.
Read more at:PlayerAffinity.com
The dialogue Queen has created between Jackie and the little girl Miss Happy is just fantastic. They engage in some great back and forth in a bid to find out who each other is and what they want. It seems very natural, has some dry humor, and it really sucks you into the story. Like Jackie, you find yourself willing to go anywhere with the story.
At one stage Jackie remarks, "...it's absolutely stunning," and that's definitely true with this one-shot.
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THE DARKNESS DAKCHYLDE REVIEW|
"At one stage Jackie remarks, "...it's absolutely stunning," and that's definitely true with this one-shot."
THE DARKNESS DARKCHYLDE KINGDOM PAIN IN STORES MAY 26TH!
The long anticipated 48 pg project from Randy and Sarah Queen features the return of Ariel Chylde, a new armor for the Darkness, a Bonus STARFALL 2.0 Preview, Starfall Back Cover, and a FREE Digital Sketchbook -- the best value in comic shops anywhere!
Get your copy before they sell out!
Message from Randy:|
Sorry for not updating in so long, we've devoted every waking hour crafting the oversized 40 pg. Darkchylde Crossover. Sarah and I did the art, writing, coloring, lettering and design on this huge book, and we are pleased with the final results and hope fans will be happy. Also taking up a lot of our time is the production of the new Darkchylde statue from PopCutltureShock. We will also be releasing the Weta Test Foortage for a Darkchylde feature film very soon. Now that the crossover is done, I will be turning my attention to finishing up existing commissions, and hope to get moving on Starfall again. I am currently posting in the TopCow.com Forums, and will have a deviant art page up in June. Be on the look out for Crossover Variants, and brand new art prints this summer.
Thank you for your interest in our work,
NEW THE DARKNESS DARKCHYLDE CROSSOVER SIGNATURE|
7/25/09: THE DARKNESS DARKCHYLDE CROSSOVER!
You asked for it, you got it! Ariel Chylde returns to comics, courtesy of Top Cow, Jackie Estacado and a new, corrupted Darkness Armor! KINGDOM PAIN arrives Christmas 2009!
THE RETURN OF DARKCHYLDE AND THE RELEASE OF STARFALL
THE DARKNESS AND DARKCHYLDE CROSSOVER
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 25th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that Randy Queen, the creator of Darkchylde, and colorist Sarah Queen will be teaming up with Top Cow Productions to reintroduce Ariel Chylde to comics. This December, fans can expect to see the brand new crossover event, Darkness/Darkchylde, descending on finer comic book stores near you. Within this spectacular new crossover there will be an 8 page exclusive preview for the long-awaited series, Starfall, and the premiere of Jackie’s corrupted Darkness armor.
"The positive reaction to the Starfall announcement last year was noticed, as was the many fans asking for the return of Ariel Chylde. So this evolved naturally from that reaction,” says creator Randy Queen.
“We didn't just want to offer up an appetizer,” explains Randy Queen, “we wanted it to matter. So it was decided that, because the crossover sort of brings Ariel back to the marketplace, that art should imitate life and the story should reflect this.”
So what can fans expect from this exciting new crossover event?
“Jackie inhabits Ariel's Nightmares and is responsible for awakening her from a seven year, self imposed exile. Inversely, because he is in her Nightmare world, when he summons his Darkness Armor, it comes over corrupted, and reconfigured by the place. You get two fresh perspectives on fan favorite characters, and it's the kind only seven years of distance, and objectivity can bring."
"I'm throwing down the gauntlet and making a statement with this book. We took the time to ensure you get polished, finished craft, with beautiful colors, and it's a fun story where important, organic things happen which should be of interest to old and new readers. “
“It's my first crack at the Darkness, and the first new Darkchylde story since our last issue special in 2002. Plus you get 8 pages of Starfall on top of it. Ariel can become her nightmares. Jackie is a nightmare. You'll see the differences and similarities in tandem, and get a taste of something completely new to boot. It's one exciting package," concluded Queen.
“Randy Queen is one of those renaissance guys, who has played with every aspect of comic book creation as well as film and video games. He and Sarah have a fierce dedication to their craft and putting forward the absolute highest level of excellence,” commented Top Cow Publisher, Filip Sablik, “Randy actually also began his career at Top Cow, so in a way this is fun homecoming for all of us.”
Fans can be on the lookout for The Darkness/Darkchylde in December 2009. The stand alone special will be a 48 page comic book.
7/25/09: STARFALL UPDATE!
Starfall, the highly anticipated sci-fi horror novel by Randy and Sarah Queen is now in production for an anticipated 2010 release. New official Image below! Join our mailing list at our Starfall site: starfallcomic.com!
7/25/09: THE DARKNESS DARKCHYLDE AND STARFALL SIGNATURES!!!