Portland, OR - August 11, 2005 - Cellar Door Publishing and The Mauretania Import Export Company (TMIEC), a Los Angeles based videogame, film, and television production company, have signed an agreement to publish graphic novels based on the American McGee properties Bad Day LA, American McGee's Oz, and American McGee's Grimm.
"We're very excited to work with American and TMIEC," stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. "American has created worlds filled with endless possibilities for writers and artists. His properties are also a perfect fit for this medium. American McGee fans and fans of comic books in general are going to be pleased with what we have in store."
The graphic novels will be conceived by American McGee and written and illustrated by some of the industries top creative talent. Bad Day LA will be based on the stories and characters in the upcoming tongue-in-cheek action adventure title. Oz will incorporate the dark, stylized and edgy elements of American McGee's unique vision, and Grimm follows in the tradition of the American McGee brand by bring to life a children's fairytale world in a twisted style and manner.
"Cellar Door has taken on three projects that are dear to me," said McGee. "Graphic novels are a natural extension into the stories I develop and build. Graphic art drives each and every one of the stories that I write, from the character concepts to the environment sketches, each new project becomes a fount of imagery. I am excited, and I think fans will be too, that Cellar Door is going to open this flow of imagery to the outside world, and in the best way possible."
American McGee, the creative force behind TMIEC, has been a major player in the interactive entertainment industry for more than a decade. He is best known for his work on American McGee's Alice, the highly controversial DOOM, and the recently released Scrapland. He is currently developing Bad Day LA, an action/adventure game with comedic and political twists slated for an early 2006 release for the PC and Xbox video game system.
About Cellar Door
Cellar Door Publishing is a limited liability company specializing in the publication of high quality graphic novels and illustrated literature. For more information on Cellar Door Publishing, go to their website at www.cellardoorpublishing.com. Questions and updates on the American McGee graphic novels can be posted on their forum at www.cellardoorpublishing.com/forum
The Mauretania Import Export Company is an independent production company that creates franchise products for the interactive entertainment software market and motion picture and television industries. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information on TMIEC, please visit the website located here, http://www.tmiec.com
For more information on American McGee's projects, go to www.americanmcgee.com and www.baddayla.com