September 18, 2008

In Honor Of Talk Like A Pirate Day...

Ahoy, ratties! In case ye not be aware, today (September 19, 2008) be the official International Talk Like A Pirate Day. And, in honor of this most prestigious event here be the first pages from Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O' Nine Tails...





September 10, 2008

Hero Spy Interview


It’s about the tavern fights, the ship battles, the mysterious islands, and the ever elusive treasure. Rats as pirates just adds another level of fun.

September 4, 2008

Concept Art & Designs -- Part II

This time around we're going to take a look at the concept design and development of one of Pirat Tales' main characters--Captain Blacktail. Pirat Tales artist did numerous designs for the comic's infamous captain. Below are two of the character design sheets and then a final Captain Blacktail design (sans tail, hmmm...) Click on pics for larger images.


August 28, 2008

Pirat Tales: The Trailer

Now featuring for your viewing pleasure... The Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O' Nine Tails 1 Trailer.

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You can also view the trailer at YouTube.com.

August 27, 2008

Pirat Tales Comic Book Now Available For Pre-Order

Diamond Comics’ September Previews Vol. XVIII #9 — the comic book shop catalog for product being released in November 2008 is available as of today at your local comic book store, and we have a huge favor to ask of you all. Please go to said local comic book store and pre-order a copy (or twelve) of the comic book Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1. The Diamond Order Code is SEP084132.

Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1
Dan Taylor (w) • Orlando Baez (a/c)

The infamous Captain Blacktail and his crew of swashbuckling rats set sail upon the high seas in search of a treasure equal to the ransom of kings upon kings. Many would-be plunderers have set forth to claim the treasure of the Cat O’ Nine Tails—only never to return. A young mouse known as Pip will find his life forever changed as he journeys to uncharted waters on an adventure with Captain Blacktail and the rat crew of the Vile Vermin.

*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of pre-ordering comic book titles from your local comic book shop it’s a rather simple and painless procedure. All you need to do is let your friendly comic book retailer know that you would like to order Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1 and that the Diamond Order code is SEP084132. If you do not know where your local comic book retailer is located you can use the Comic Shop Locater Service or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK (1-888-266-4226). And, to make the process even easier, we’ve gone ahead and provided a Previews Short Order Form with the top line already filled out with Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1.

And, there is a special Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tales #1 Treasure Map Variant Cover available as a retailer incentive — so make sure that your local comic book retailer orders enough copies so you can get your paws on that booty. Thank you for your support.

August 17, 2008

Concept Art & Designs -- Part I

A comic book like Pirat Tales doesn't sell out of port without a lot of behind the scenes work that includes initial character and concept designs. Submitted for you now are the first two of many of artists Orlando Baez's Pirat Tales sketches.


August 8, 2008

Ahoy There, Ratties!


Welcome aboard the Pirat Tales Blog--your source for information, news, and previews of the upcoming Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O' Nine Tales--created and written by Dan Taylor, with art by Orlando Baez, colors by Juan Mar, and published by IDW Publishing.

The infamous Captain Blacktail and his crew of swashbuckling rats set sail upon the high seas in search of a king's ransom in treasure. Many would-be plunderers have set forth to claim the treasure of the Cat O' Nine tails--only never to return. A young mouse known as Pip journeys to uncharted waters on an adventure with Captain Blacktail and the rat crew of the Vile Vermin.

Here me, you'll be thinkin' yourself a scurvy blighter if ye miss this ship when she sails.