Devil’s Due President Josh Blaylock and Kingdom Comics mastermind Christian Beranek, along with a bevy of talent ranging from hip hop to game design, have formed a league of their own, establishing a “ComiCulture” company called PopCult.
“Anyone who has been in comics for the past decade can see how the love for the medium has grown and expanded into other media,” Blaylock said in a written statement. “But it’s more than just that – it’s a lifestyle that affects fashion, music, films – it’s a culture all its own now, and unlike a decade ago, it’s suddenly ‘cool.’”
Current PopCult members are: Devil’s Due president Josh Blaylock, Chicago-based toy guru Shawnimal, author and game writer R.H. Stavis, hip hop artist Murs, and film producer/comic creator Christian Beranek.
PopCult’s philosophy talks about tying together hip-hop, design, and art within the context of comics. According to a release from the new company, PopCult will be working to guide businesses toward capitalizing on the comic demographic, while simultaneously orchestrating in-store events by day and performances by night in its PopCultour. (Get it?)