SSA Public Relations Media Advisory
Meet Chance Wolf, Comic Book Artist Extraordinaire-Turned-Creator
Of His Own Kids Action Brand
Chance Wolf Launches Surf Sharks With The First In A Series Of
Original Comedy-Adventure Books For Kids 6-12
PASCO, WA (April 4, 2014) – There’s a new kids action-comedy entertainment brand on the scene, all from the imagination of Chance Wolf, an industry-recognized comic book artist and toy designer.
Fully created and illustrated by Wolf, Surf Sharks follows the comedy adventures of a group of young surfers and sharks who forge a friendship and ride the waves together as they help each other solve daily challenges faced by all growing kids.
First book in the series, Surf Sharks: The First Ride is now available in all major book stores and online via Amazon Kindle and iTunes/iBooks in eBook version. The debut book introduces the surfing sharks – MAVRIK, TALON and HEMI along with their surfer dude friends, RIP, OZZY and WADE as they find that by working together, they can take on even the biggest problems.
Chance brings over 30 years experience as a commercial artist with high-profile credits in comic books that encompass Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spawn and Shadowhawk. He also received an Emmy Certificate for his work as a main character designer for the Emmy Award Winning HBO animated series SPAWN and worked in product design for McFarlane Toys’ bestselling X-Files collectibles line.
With the tremendous popularity surrounding Sharks, Surf Sharks is a natural for today’s kids. In fact, Google Trends reports that sharks now holds the #1 spot for animal search terms, not to mention the major success of such shark-themed films and television programming as Sharknado and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Discovery’s ubiquitous Shark Weeks.
Born in 1963 and raised in Eastern Washington, Chance showed a passion for art from the time he could hold a pencil. As a child, he devoted much of his time nose-deep into comic books admiring the art and mimicking it the best he could on any piece of paper available (including his homework). Selling his first piece of art at age 11 was a clear indicator of a prospering career as an Illustrator that has now spanned over three decades.
As a young adult, his desire to grow as an artist motivated him to focus on his drawing skills as he hit the drawing board to hone his childhood comic book passion. His path towards becoming a professional comic book artist began when his talents were discovered by an associate of iconic industry creative Todd McFarlane. Chance began a tenure with McFarlane that would span over ten years, allowing the new artist to work on internationally recognized comic book titles such as Shadowhawk, Spawn and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just to name a few.
Chance worked side by side with Todd, assisting in drawing the number one selling comic book Spawn and was called upon to join with a team of artists to handle the task of Main Character Designers for the HBO Emmy Award winning Animated Series Spawn, in which Chance received and Emmy Certificate acknowledging his work on the series. Chance became Todd’s right hand man on numerous assignments, including toy action figure art direction, designs for licensees and convention booth creation. Chance was hand-picked by Todd to visit with X-Files creator Chris Carter in Hollywood in order to help finalize designs for McFarlane’s popular X-Files toy line.
Observing his son’s fascination with sharks, Chance was inspired to create Surf Sharks, which he has launched as a book series, with the first release Surf Sharks: The First Ride now available in all leading book stores in hard cover and online as an eBook via Amazon Kindle and iTunes/iBooks.
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While my son is a great reader at almost 11 years old he has a problem digging deep into books. He finds critical thinking nearly impossible as he is extremely literal. My 9 year old daughter has the comprehension of an young adult but cannot read easily. These books are perfect for both of them.
The story of the three shark friends Marvrik, Hemi and Talon and the three surfer friends, Rip, Ozzy and Wade has us smiling and laughing. Can sharks and surfers really be friends? Maybe not but in this story they help and learn from each other.
Goddess loved learning facts about the sharks. She learned that blue makos are the fastest sharks in the ocean and have rough skin covered in dermal denticles that make it really fast in the water.
Handsome loved that the boys friended the sharks and won a surfing contest by riding their shark friends instead of surfboards.
I wasn't sure how the kids would react to this book because it is different then what the normal read but they actually both want to take the books to school to show their teachers.
The photos were fun and colorful and the book was fun to read. I love books that don't bore me. If I have to read with the kids, I want to enjoy myself too.
Enter to win a Prize Pack like this one which includes a book, bookmark, a sticker book, stickers, tattoos and a ton of shark facts. Goddess loved the activity book.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary package for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received.