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Chad L. Coleman of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Treadwater’ Creator Morgan Rosenblum To Appear At New York Comic-Con

Chad L. Coleman of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Treadwater’ Creator Morgan Rosenblum To Appear At New York Comic-Con

The Walking Dead” star Chad L. Coleman and Treadwater creator/writer Morgan Rosenblum will be making an appearance at the  New York Comic-Con this Thursday, October 8th-Sunday, October 11th at Booth #844. Check out a video message from the duo below and be sure to swing by and meet them in the flesh!

Co-Partner and Executive Producer Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead”/”The Wire”) and Darkrose Studios are taking the comic and gaming world by storm with their Sci-Fi Transmedia franchise, Treadwater. Originally written and developed as a screenplay, Treadwater is a dark and mature sci-fi action drama about a team of vigilantes who will do whatever it takes to maintain peace in a dystopian future. The graphic novel series takes a savvy approach to comics, curating a variety of platforms for their audience to interact. From hard copy graphic novels and animated motion comics to video games and TV series, Treadwater creates a fully immersive world for their viewers to experience. Enter the Treadwater interactive website: http://trdwtr.com/candlelight



Treadwater, referenced by the acronym TRDWTR (Technological Research and Development Working Toward a Resolution), tells the story of a pre-apocalyptic tale of the future when the unstable global economy deals with the aftermath of the Euro collapsing. The world nose dives into chaos. Mass rioting, looting, and outright civil disobedience erupts. While many nations begin to focus on protecting and securing their respective borders, others feel that the only way to deter attacks is with a preemptive gesture of strength. The balance of global powers becomes obsolete when Germany forms an aggressive stance behind German military patriot, General Kirklau. Governments and worldwide organizations have their hands tied, as one wrong move by any of them could launch an all-out world war. Treadwater is the only organization taking a proactive stance to keep the world afloat, while others helplessly do just that – tread water.

TreadwaterThe Graphic Novel Part 1 made the “Indie Bestseller List” in its opening month when it hit shelves nationwide and internationally in July. Treadwater also won Gold for Illustration and Bronze for writing in a Graphic Novel series on READERS’ FAVORITE. The franchise has continued to make a huge impression in the Sci-Fi world teaming up with Artist Henry Fong, best known for his production design on major feature films which include X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2, PACIFIC RIM, and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, to name a few.

Chad L. Coleman (‘Tyreese’ from “The Walking Dead”) is featured as the character of “Mr. Osi” in the graphic novel. PLAYBOY Playmate & “Geek Fantasy Woman of the Year”, Holly Wolf has been heavily involved with the franchise and will be seen with the team at New York Comic-Con. Founder of Darkrose Studios, Morgan Rosenblum created and co-wrote the graphic novel and has been featured on multiple panels for “How to Succeed in Self Publishing” alongside Conor McCreedy (Writer of Assassin’s Creed and Kill Shakespeare) and will be featured again with Jimmy Palmiotti (Multi-Award Winning Writer/Illustrator for DC and Marvel).

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TREADWATER: Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese from AMC’s The Walking Dead) Boards Project As Executive Producer

TREADWATER: Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese from AMC’s The Walking Dead) Boards Project As Executive Producer


Chad Coleman, best known to legions of fans as “Tyreese” on AMC’s TV drama ‘The Walking Dead.’ Has a new project in the works. His character’s departure in the midseason premiere has been a significant occasion in many respects. Mr. Coleman used this opportunity to announce his next project.

“Go to trdwtr.com […] it’s something that I’m executive-producing,” said Coleman to Chris Hardwick on this week’s episode of the ‘Talking Dead.’ TREADWATER is the next milestone of Chad Coleman’s career. It shares many similarities with its predecessor.

TREADWATER is a transmedia franchise that comprises 30 graphic novels, a TV series, an interactive web experience and a video game. The franchise has been in the works since 2012. Coleman joins the TREADWATER team at a unique point where most of the franchise has been developed, and is now awaiting public release.

The story of TREADWATER takes place 15 years into the future, where the crash of the Euro has led to a resurgence of authoritarian regimes on the European continent. The graphic novel series tells the stories of 6 uniquely desperate people who have been recruited by a private organization to maintain what little peace there is left.

Similarly to The Walking Dead, TREADWATER is marked by a mature and realistic tone. No character is given preferential treatment so that he or she could be seen as the main protagonist. Instead, each character is presented with complex moral choices, blurring the lines between the ‘heroes’ and the ‘villains’ of the series.

The first graphic novel of the 30-part series came out in October 2014 via Amazon. It is expected to hit stores nationwide in March or April of this year. The novel has been written and created by Morgan Rosenblum, founder of Darkrose Studios, and illustrated by Ray Dillon, best known for his work on Borderlands 2 and Game of Thrones.

Those wishing to dive right into the rich world of TREADWATER can already do so at http://treadwater.tv/. The page provides a uniquely interactive experience, which serves as a central hub for all components of the transmedia franchise.

The website challenges its visitors to take an entrance exam to become TREADWATER operatives and complete various real-world missions. As a reward for completing these missions the players can unlock troves of unreleased content, including: video cutscenes, concept art, an original score, as well as large portions of the graphic novel. As TREADWATER executive producer Chad Coleman says, “There is an operative inside all of us.”

Quick Facts:

Darkrose Studios: Launched in 2012, DRS are a rising star of the comic book world. Quietly but surely DRS have built up a social media fanbase consisting of over 150 thousand followers.

TREADWATER: A transmedia franchise based on a series of 30 graphic novels. The first graphic novel has been released via Amazon in October 2014. The franchise also comprises a TV-Series and a video game.

treadwater.tv: The official site of the franchise allows those unfamiliar with TREADWATER to unlock large portions of the graphic novel free of charge. It also provides troves of bonus content, which allow fans to engage deeper with the TREADWATER universe.

TV-Series: A live action series based on the graphic novel has entered pre-production as of April 2014. Portions of it will become available via http://treadwater.tv/. A teaser trailer can already be seen there.

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