Venturing into comics

Venture takes comics by dragon's tail into town

Adrian Loudermilk’s Venture Management has optioned a pair of comicbook properties: Sean Kelley McKeever’s “The Waiting Place” and Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn’s “Firebreather.”

“The Waiting Place” centers on teenagers desperate to flee the remote tourist-trap town they’re forced to call home. The 18-issue run debuted in 1997. McKeever has also written for Marvel Comics characters such as Spider-Man, Hulk, Mystique and the Fantastic Four.

“Firebreather,” published by Image Comics, revolves around high school teen Duncan Rosenblatt, who’s half-human and half-dragon with divorced parents — a typical suburban soccer mom who wants him to get into a good college and a 300-foot monster who wants him to conquer the Earth.

Hester is the author of the graphic novels “Deep Sleeper” and “The Coffin” with artist Mike Huddleston. Kuhn is a longtime comic illustrator and animator.

Venture Management produced the direct-to-video “Bushisms,” based on the series of bestselling books, and is currently in development on a movie about rock band the Clash.

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