Welcome to Retro-Active Arts

A bold new creative arts organization dedicated to producing Old School Genre
Entertainment dynamically modified for a 21st Century audience. At Retro-Active Arts,
our primary mediums are: Original Live Theatre, Graphic Sequential Art,
Computer Generated Imagery, Photography &
Digital Video.


In The News!
 
RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS: AWARD-WINNING THEATRE!


“Sindbad & Aladdin: the Arabian Knights!”, an original stage-play produced by the Fairytale Town Troupers
in association with Retro-Active Arts wins the 2013 Elly Award for Original Works/Adaptation.



The Elly Awards (named for Eleanor McClatchy of McClatchy Media fame) are presented in a
special ceremony each year by SARTA: the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance.

Inspired by the “1001 Nights” by Sir Richard Francis Burton, “Sindbad & Aladdin: the Arabian Knights!”
is a thrilling tale that features the two predominant Super Heroes of the ancient world—Sindbad & Aladdin—
who join forces to rescue Princess Scheherazade in a new adventure filled with magic, myth, and monsters.

The playwright and director, John E. Lee, is also the Artistic Director and founder of Retro-Active Arts. Since 1997,
Mr. Lee’s original stage productions have garnered 153 Elly Award Nominations for Excellence in Live Theatre.

For more info on the Elly Awards, please check out the website for the
Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance:
www.sarta.com 


 

FINE GRIND COMIX PRESENTS

RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS is proud to announce the release of the next title in their premium line of
Graphic Sequential Literature produced under the FINE GRIND COMIX banner.
GREEN WARLOCK # 1 (featuring HELLMAN / DEVIL-DOG)

GREEN WARLOCK #1 will be a special double-sized issue that joyously revives the LOST HERO of SILVER AGE STEAM
via a newly re-imagined and recreated series based on the original surviving artistic elements.
This exclusive premiere also introduces the adventures of HELLMAN/DEVIL-DOG, a post-modern predecessor who
promises: “all the edge and twice the bite” of his far more {in}-famous forerunner. A rousing and unique mixture of TRANSISTOR PUNK & 1970’s STEAM, these “Mature Super Hero Stories” should hold great appeal to all fanciers of
BRONZE-AGE BEAUTY & POST CODE PUNK.

NOTE: GREEN WARLOCK # 1 is rated M for MATURE AUDIENCES
and is not appropriate for readers under the age of 17.

Please contact
retroactivearts1@Gmail.com for information on how to reserve your copy of  GREEN WARLOCK #1


RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS : COMIX & COMICS


In addition to Original Live Theatre and creative CGI, RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS
will also explore old school graphic sequential storytelling in two exciting formats…

For Mature Readers:
RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS presents FINE GRIND COMIX For the sophisticated and discerning reader,
FINE GRIND COMIX will embrace the energy and themes of the 1970’s Magazine format comics newly reimagined
for a 21st Century audience. Get ready for Sci-Fi Action, Super-Spies, and Sword & Sorcery--
all in glorious Black & White!

For All Ages:
RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS presents A+ COMICS
Remember when comics were fun? Remember when comics were light, easy to read and far from pretentious? 
Retro-Active Arts celebrates those lost days with their A+ COMICS line of “Family Friendly Funnies”. Safe,
Nostalgic, and unabashedly Camp, A+ COMICS promises Old School Adventure … without the snark.

Watch for updates on RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS COMIX & COMICS … Coming soon!

  
MANIFESTO


RETRO-ACTIVE ARTS is a nomadic enterprise.
We are not tied down to any particular venue or genre-- and we will NOT “live in the now”.
Any artistic product we attach our name to-- be it live stage plays, cinematic explorations, digital media, or
old school graphic sequential storytelling-- will have thematic elements that are outside the mainstream.
We specialize in the Absurd, the Nostalgic and the Fantastic.


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