The Red Star honored by Spectrum in New York!

Christian Gossett has just returned from the opening night reception at spectrum the exhibition
in New York. (For video of the exhibit, visit

The Red Star piece selected was The Knight and the Goddess (Christian Gossett, Stephen Crowe)


“Spectrum” is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. Featuring the best contemporary “fantastic” art from renowned fantasy, science fiction, horror, and surreal artists from around the world. September 1 through October 17, 2009.

The Museum of American Illustration is proud to announce an exhibit featuring the top fantastic artists from around the world as seen in the annual SPECTRUM. Created in 1993 by Cathy and Arnie Fenner to showcase fantastic-themed art work, Spectrum is now the leading resource for art directors, art buyers, and fans of the genre. Selected pieces are chosen by top jurors in the field and images are produced in the full color book printed annually.

The SPECTRUM exhibit features a selection of over 120 works from both legendary artists and talented newcomers from the last four annuals. Divided into seven categories, the exhibit showcases multi-media works including original art in both traditional and digital medium, video, 3D, comics and graphic novels. The artwork will be on display from September 1 through October 17, 2009.

Team Red Star and Saucony to release custom shoes at Comicon International San Diego 2009

Custom limited edition shoes released based on a unique design inspired by the groundbreaking art style of the graphic novel

Inspired by The Red Star™, one of the most critically acclaimed independent graphic novels of the decade, Saucony® introduces the Jazz Lo Pro – Red Star sneakers, only 800 pairs created world-wide. And like the characters that inhabit the world of The Red Star™, these shoes are more than they appear to be. Flexible and lightweight, yet full of style, these limited edition shoes will be on sale from Team Red Star at Booth #3513 or buy them online at

Comicon International San Diego 2009

For full press release visit: press release

The Red Star: Sword of Lies wins the IPPY GOLD MEDAL!!!

The Red Star: Sword of Lies has won the gold medal at the 13th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards!!!


May 21, 2009 – New York, NY – Organizers of the 13th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, conducted to honor the year’s best independently published books, have announced the results for the 2009 competition.

While much of the world economy is in a slump, books and reading are gaining ground on more expensive forms of entertainment, and the annual list of “IPPY” award winners represents the kind of alternative viewpoints today’s readers crave.

This year’s awards attracted 4,090 entries from throughout the U.S. and Canada, plus most English-speaking countries worldwide. Medal-winning books came from 44 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, eight Canadian provinces, and six countries overseas. Launched in 1996 as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles, the 2009 IPPY Awards will be presented to winners at a gala celebration during BookExpo America in New York on Friday, May 29th.

The IPPY Awards are presented by, the online “voice of independent publishing” operated by publishing services firm Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan. The annual IPPY Awards celebration on Friday night during BookExpo America is a highlight of the weekend and publishing media are welcome to attend.

Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary

Gold: The Red Star: Sword of Lies, by Christian Gossett (Archangel Studios)
Silver: Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor with Liz Cavalier (Automatic Pictures Publishing)
Bronze (tie): Macbeth: The Graphic Novel, script adaptation by John McDonald, art by Jon Haward (Classical Comics Ltd.) and Good and Evil, by Michael Pearl (No Greater Joy Ministries, Inc.)

For complete results, visit

Signed Copies of The Red Star: Sword of Lies are now on sale in The Red Store.



The Red Star, one of the most celebrated graphic novels of the decade, is an epic mythology inspired by the art and history of the Soviet Union. Sword of Lies is the 4th graphic novel in the collection. Integrating traditionally drawn characters and computer generated environments, The Red Star is unique in its cinematic visual style.

With unforgettable pencils by multiple Eisner nominee Christian Gossett and extraordinary digital painting by the world famous Weta Workshop New Zealand, this 200 page graphic novel not only continues the adventures of the Skyfurnace Konstantinov, it takes readers back to the origin story of The Red Star.

Christian Gossett at Comicon International San Diego 2008!

Christian Gossett will bring original artwork to Comicon International San Diego 2008!

TEAM RED STAR’s LUXURIOUS ADDRESS – Since Comicon International San Diego 2005, the world famous GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS has hosted Team Red Star 

within their lavish exhibit in the very front of Hall C, Booth 3513. This year will continue the tradition, and Team Red Star will be putting on one of their best shows ever. Red Star series creator Christian Gossett, as well as many other members of Team Red Star, will be making appearances throughout the week, signing and sketching.

THE RED STAR: Sword of Lies Issue #3 – an epic 64 page annual, will have its worldwide premiere at San Diego Comic Con 2008, including a special foil cover edition, limited to only 500 copies.

THE RED STAR: THE EPIC CONTINUES – And not to worry, for those of you only now discovering one of the most unique worlds in epic fiction today, or for those who wish to show their friends firsthand why you just can’t stop going on about this Red Star thing, a supply of the classic Red Star Trade Paper Backs, nominated for multiple Eisner awards and voted one of the 100 greatest graphic novels of all time by Wizard magazine, will be available for purchase at special show discounts!*
*discounts vary. Visit the Red Star booth (Hall C – Booth #3513) for details and pricing options.