Hollywood Mag asked me how I did this scene–I told them that my acting mentor, Lance Henriksen says that u act based on some experience from your own life. U put that into your role & make it personal. U feel it & experience it –FOR REAL–during the scene. It is about being truthful–I do that and it works for me. Thanks Lance! Zachy
After a sacred burial ground is disturbed, a deadly curse is set into motion onto a small town. The corrupt townspeople and the winter tourists are going to feel the wrath of the angry spirits if things aren’t set right. Vengeance must be served as their skin begins to burn and the flesh is melted off their bones. Feeling betrayed by his heritage and his community, Two Dogs ends up in jail after a long and bitter drinking spree. When he is finally sober, Two Dogs must make the most important decision of his life. He must decide whether or not to save an entire town that has fallen into sin.
What’s really impressive is how Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey deliver many well-written scenes without dialogue. The thought captions, especially from Two Dogs, serve as an eloquent flow of stream of consciousness. The writing reveals a lot about character motivations and back-story. Because he has been betrayed by everyone around him, Two Dogs is indifferent, angry, and rebellious – all at the same time. He doesn’t want anything to do with this corrupt Colorado town, but there is one particular person he truly holds dear.
While the narrative jumps back and forth in time, the flashbacks connect because of a major theme; what happens in the past has a horrible consequence in the future. The personal connection between Two Dogs and Jim Shipps reveals a long history of tragedy and abandonment issues. Because he couldn’t save his best friend, Shipps is doing everything he can to save Two Dogs from himself.
The artwork by Tom Mandrake is unbelievably brilliant. Because Henriksen is known for his movie roles, there is a major focus on portraying emotion in a theatrical manner. In the opening pages, Mandrake wants the readers to see a performance captured in the stances and facial reactions. There is such detail in the poses, especially in the way Shipps stands next to Two Dogs. The emotional burden is highlighted in the close-ups when Two Dogs attends a funeral. In the flashback, Two Dogs is just a child in mourning, but none of the townspeople want to console him because of their deep racism.
When the story heads into the direction of the supernatural, the panels are highlighted by a muggy fog. When the angry spirits arrive, they look like gusts of wind in the air. The pages are covered in white as a snowstorm hits the town, bringing in the unsuspecting tourists. The scene to watch is when one of the tourists ends up melting, right in front of a screaming crowd.
Readers will be mesmerized by the Colorado setting and the Native American culture in “To Hell You Ride” #2. This is an impressive display of Henriksen’s storytelling abilities. I am really excited about the “To Hell You Ride” series. I hope the writing and artwork continue to be like this in the upcoming issues.
Reviewed by – Jorge Solis
Here is an excerpt from the child stars’ Newsletter we received today…..
Hey Everyone! Zach here.
First, I want to say “Thank You” for all the love and support. I appreciate my fans more than I can put into words.. Thank you. thank you, thank you. I can’t believe that I have over 40,000 (Link) followers and over 13,000 Facebook (Link) fans now.
Something really cool is coming out next week and I want to ask for your support. My acting Idol, Lance Henriksen (Link), has created an awesome comic with 2 other cool people named Joe Maddrey (Link) and Tom Mandrake (Link). The Dark Horse Comic (Link) is called To Hell You Ride (Link).
Lance showed me the amazing drawings and read me the coolest story a few months ago and I was BLOWN AWAY.
I’ve been counting the days until it comes out which is 12-12-12 Cool, huh?
So here is what I want to ask— Please would everyone go check out the comic HERE (Link) and consider buying it for the holidays?
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New Projects in the works for Zach!
Professor Creepy and the Scream Party – Television Pilot – starring Zachary Alexander Rice
Little Devils- Feature Film- Starring Zach
Snowflake and the White Gorilla- Starring Zach as Brian
Once Upon a Christmas Dream
Zach’s fans are excited to hear!
Except from Hack/ Slash Website:
…..With rumors of Revival on NBC television, we asked you to fantasy-cast the REVIVAL TV show. Here are your suggestions, followed up by suggestions from Revival author Tim Seeley and Revival artist Mike Norton. Links open a Google Image Search in a new window.
Cooper Hinch – Tim Seeley’s Pick–Zachary Alexander Rice
With rumors of Revival on NBC television, here is your chance to fantasy-cast the REVIVAL TV show.
Zachary Alexander Rice at Pop Explosion Los Angles
POP Explosion L.A is one of the most exciting events for POP music fans hosted by Stephen Glickman who plays talent manager Gustavo on the hit Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush. More than 13 acts on 1 show!! There will be a Fan Meet & Greet, a Vendor Village, Celebrity Red Carpet and more.
Zachary Alexander Rice and Dylan Hyde