Daylight Sucks launched today Tuesday, October 25 with the release of the first issue from the graphic novel series (www.daylightsucks.com).
Telenovela star Katie Barberi, actor Craig Hurley, and producer Mauricio Toro developed the ongoing story which follows the adventures of the Alnwicks family – a group of vigilante vampires dedicated to seeking justice for various social issues, including: animal rights, environmental protections, bullying, and LGBT issues, among others. While the Alnwicks deliver judgement, vengeance and violence in Daylight Sucks, there is also the star-crossed, seemingly impossible, bilingual love story of Esperanza Martínez. Her quest for a better life north of the Mexican border and to find the father she has never known leads her to the unexpected. Will her world collide with that of the Alnwicks?
The Daylight Sucks cast of characters are individually inspired by an all-star line-up of telenovela and other genre’s stars who have licensed their likenesses for the series. The launch issue includes:
Alexa Pomales (Grachi, Silvana sin lana) as Esperenza Martinez
Rahart Adams (Every Witch Way) as Max Alnwick
Tyler Alvarez (Orange is the New Black; Every Witch Way) as James Alnwick
Arap Bethke (Dona Barbara; Eva la trailera) as George Alnwick
Katie Barberi (Dona Barbara; Eva la trailera) as Eva Alnwick
Autumn Wendel (Every Witch Way) as Ashlee Alnwick
Paris Smith (Every Witch Way) as Madison Alnwick
Louis Tomeo (Every Witch Way) as Frankie Baggio –
Jackie Frazey (Every Witch Way) as Kendall Johnson
Jason Drucker (Every Witch Way; Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as Joey Levi
Daylight Sucks launched exclusively online (www.daylightsucks.com) with new issues released monthly. Issues are sold individually and annual subscription (12 issues for the price of 10).
Daylight Sucks Credits:
Created by Craig Hurley
Developed by Craig Hurley, Katie Barberi, Mauricio Toro
Edited by Katie Barberi, Mauricio Toro, Craig Hurley
Assistant Edited by Tanner Hurley
Produced by William A. Finke, Katie Barberi, Mauricio Toro, Craig Hurley
Colouring by Brigiet Lopez
Lead Graphic Designs and Illustrations by Juan Pablo Solarte
About Katie Barberi:
Although known worldwide for her memorable work on telenovelas, Katie Barberi began her career as a young star in Hollywood. She appeared in numerous hit TV shows including: Kids Incorporated, Silver Spoons, All is Forgiven, and recurred on The Bronx Zoo. Katie’s film credits include iconic blockbusters, Feris Bueller’s Day Off and the Garbage Pail Kids Movie. While promoting Acapulco Bay in Mexico City, she caught the eye of Televisa executives which began her career in telenovelas. Among her credits are Salome, Rebeca, Dona Barbara, Corazon valiente, Eva la trailera, and as “Ursula” on Grachi for Nickelodeon. An overnight international hit, Nickelodeon adapted Grachi for their US channel as Every Witch Way and invited Katie to star in the same role.
About Craig Hurley:
Craig Hurley first stepped in front of the camera at 4 years of age starring in a regional TV commercial for Chevrolet. After graduating from Chicago Academy for the Arts and American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Craig pursued his craft in Hollywood with memorable appearances on Highway to Heaven, 21 Jump Street, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Hunter, among others. Craig starred as a series regular on Nasty Boys and Life Goes On. He recently returned to primetime with an appearance on Graceland. Craig is the author of the critically acclaimed commentary on his career, “27 And All Washed Up.”