Wednesday May 16, 2012 : NEW POKER COMIC WILL ENTERTAIN WITH ANECDOTES
Watch out for "Shut Up and Fold".
Poker player Giancarlo Antonetti plans to entertain fans of the game with an innovative new project – telling interesting and amusing poker anecdotes through the medium of comics under the brand "Shut Up and Fold".
The first of nine illustrated stories of the world of poker and its characters is due to hit the streets within the next few weeks, Antonetti revealed this week.
He says his target audience is wide and numerous – poker players and comic fans, of which there are hundreds of millions across the planet
"Potentially the stories are for everybody, because it's not just about the game but about their lives, their fight for success, their love affairs as well as betrayed friendships,” Antonetti reveals in pre-publication publicity.
"Shut Up and Fold" is a realistic book and even the invented stories are realistic. Some of the stories come from real lives, others from legends of the world of poker. Stories are re-created and mixed with original plots to develop a true entertainment experience for readers."
Antonetti expects the comics to be available by the end of this (May) month in English, Chinese, Italian and possibly Portuguese with 40 full colour digital pages available on Amazon, iTunes and Comixology, priced at around $2.