Who we are and what we do
After Hours Press, LLC is a Producer and Consultant in the development of Intellectual Properties (IP’s). As an independent comic book publisher AHP has specialized in developing new IP and new franchises through comic books since 2001. AHP also consults on existing IP’s and developing creator owned titles. Bringing ideas to life as comics, is a specialty of AHP.
After Hours Press was initially founded in 2001 by three comic book industry professionals, Darren Sanchez, Buddy Scalera and Chris Eliopoulos. Today, Sanchez is the sole proprietor and CEO/Publisher of the company. AHP specializes in the writing and production aspects of creating comics and IP development.
With professional experience in custom comic development the AHP, IP development group has brought clients’ concepts to reality as comic book properties, including projects for The Boomer Esiason Foundation, Kraft (Cheesasaurus Rex), KFC, Nintendo and the Centsables, to name a few. Our team brings a strong level of professionalism to any concept and is available to discuss developing intellectual properties for clients.
• WHERE THE STORY COMES FIRST •
After Hours Press, comic book titles include:
GENIE the GENIUS, CELESTIAL ALLIANCE, JAAT, NECROTIC: Dead Flesh on a Living Body, DESPERATE TIMES, IMPOSSIBLE TALES, SHERMAN’S ROOM, MODEL OPERANDI, The FOXWOOD FALCONS, The SIRE, PARTS: the Sit-Comic,
7 DAYS to FAME, and BONITA & CLYDE
AHP’s stable of creators have worked with major publishers including contributions on comics, hardcover books and multimedia materials, for Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Aspen, Archie, Valiant, Top Cow, Disney Publishing, and Wizard Entertainment.
Separate divisions of After Hours Press exist, including the IP Development and Custom Comic-Book group, and our Superhero line of comics, AFTER SHOCK COMICS.
The After Shock Comics, label was launched with Michael Dolce’s heroic adventures of, THE SIRE. More Sire stories as well as other superhero books are in development.
After Hours Press officially converted to an LLC. in 2009 under co-founder, CEO/Publisher, Darren Sanchez
Darren Sanchez, co-founder of AHP, has created and written and/or developed numerous titles including, Genie the Genius (and Genie the Gene), Aeronaut, Dead Money, Celestial Alliance, Foxwood Falcons, JAAT, and Impossible Tales. A former U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Officer [CW2] and (AH-1) Attack Helicopter pilot, Sanchez is also a writer, graphic designer, soccer-dad and Master Jedi.
Sanchez has been in the comic book industry since 1993 as Production Manager at Valiant/Acclaim Comics, then later moving on to VP Production for Wizard Entertainment, Sanchez has worked in all areas of development and production on magazines, comic books, and hardcover publications as well as multi-media (interactive dvd development) for Valiant Comics, Acclaim Entertainment, and Wizard Entertainment.
Sanchez has co-written screenplays and successfully optioned multiple creator owned After Hours Press properties (Foxwood Falcons & Celestial Alliance). He also co-wrote and Executive Produced the award winning independent film, CRY, with Director, Scott Klein of Lights Out Productions.