Bay Area comics creator of Dread & Alive continues to innovate

Credits: Nicholas Da Silva
Credits: Nicholas Da Silva

Bay Area comics creator of dread & Alive continues to innovate

Bay Area comic creator of Dread & Alive continues to innovate. Bay Area indie comic creator Nicholas Da Silva continues to push the envelope of the comic book format and show just how much can be done with the medium when combined with multi-media when he re-launches the Dread & Alive website. Fusing storytelling, art history and Jamaican music and a great superhero, the new website will roll out a responsive digital comic experience that will adapt to the format that you are reading the comic on (ie. Smart phone, e-reader, computer monitor), making the experience more user friendly. In an industry that increasingly looks towards embracing the digital medium to reach broader audiences, Nicholas Da Silva is pioneering the way in the indie comic field. Comic book fans and industry creators, take note, Dread & Alive is setting a serious high bar standard. The new website and interactive experience go live 4/20. Check it out here! Dread & Alive is the first multimedia series spanning comic books, novels and music. First published in 1997 as an original short story and inspired by the Maroons of Jamaica and the music of reggae legends like Bob Marley & The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Third World and Burning Spear, Dread & Alive blurs the line between comics and music, offering an original storyline that meshes cultural fact with fiction accompanied by the conscious sounds of today’s reggae music. Nicholas Da Silva is an award-winning a graphic designer, flash media developer, illustrator, author, filmmaker, publisher, musician and producer. Some of his accolades include receiving Web Designer Magazine’s HOT 100 honors 4 years in a row (2008-2011); (3) Adobe Site of the Day honors; and being 1 of 100 designers selected by Adobe out of 6 million artists worldwide to be called the Adobe Chosen One.

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