A Christmas Carol, by the super-talented team of Steve Stern and Doug Sirois. They did a grand job with this book!
Now available for order from your local comic store, please give them Diamond order number OCT12 0716
And it got a Spotlight On in Previews!
Leonardo Ramirez, writer and creator of ‘Haven’ is next up on the rostrum!
Look out for his novel ‘The Jupiter Chronicles’, especially if you are a fan of steampunk!
I’ve been writing prose for over 20 years but I’ve been reading comics since I was a kid and have loved them ever since. The most fun I have is when I’m meeting people at cons and appearances. It’s also quite the learning experience.
What made you want to work in the comics industry?
I’ve loved comics all of my life but never thought in a million years that I could ever be involved. In fact, when I was a kid, my stepmom threw away all of my comics when I went to visit. I even started out writing prose but lo and behold, my first published book ever is a graphic novel. I love it.
Tell us a bit about your book?
Haven is a continuation of the Dante Alighieri history (which is outlined all through the book) where, in present day, the mantle of the one who will stand against the nine circles of hell falls to Haven Irena Dante. And when the “Aristocracy” tries to kill her, she is forced to make a choice at the point of death: to return and save her alienated father or stay in paradise. She chooses the former and when she returns, she is different. I’ll also be releasing a prose version of the book some time in the spring which goes into where she was for the missing two years of her life.
Who/What influences your work?
Life experiences and the hardships we endure. My wife was attacked at gunpoint and survived. Haven suffers a violation and has to suffer the emotional consequences of that tragedy. Adversely, I don’t like to focus on that and the story be all doom and gloom. It’s about persevering and eventually conquering those things that we don’t want to face.
What are your favourite comics/graphic novels?
I lean towards the silver age DC stuff. I was also very much into the Dark Horse “Tales of the Jedi” series which I enjoyed very much.
What advice would you give someone who wants to break in to the industry?
Finish your story first. Then be prepared to work hard. And when you get your first book out know that it’s not the end of your struggle. It’s only the beginning.
Links to your website/works
On their way to the printer any day now are: Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours and All Star U. Both books are looking fantastic, so get your last minute orders in with your local comic shop so that you don;t miss out. And please spread the word!
Writer: Dan Fitzgerald
Art: JC Grande
144 pages - Full Color
$18.99 / £14.99p
Since the 1950s, Powers have been imposing their will on the world with little resistance besides self-imposed ethics. But now, that epoch is set into a tailspin thanks to Charlie, a mere mortal who commands deference from near-gods. Oh, and he’ll need a date for the prom, too.
Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours
Writer: Cy Dethan
Art: Graeme Howard
160 pages - Full Color
$19.99 / £16.99p
Vince Morley is a dangerously sick man. Within the monstrous alternate world of Cancertown, a creature of horrific violence and limitless rage has burst from the nightmare landscape. The foundations are shaking and the old powers are falling. In response, the deadliest of Cancertown’s inhabitants seeks Morley out to claim a favor that could cost him more than just his life.
Check out the latest interview, next up is Andy Briggs, creator/writer of titles including DinoCorps, Ritual and many more to come!
Click on the Creator page for the full interview.
Check out Mark Bertolini’s interview on our Creators page, and find out what makes him tick!
We’ve been keeping this quiet but can finally announce that Terry Wiley’s acclaimed VerityFair is coming to a tablet, smart phone or computer near you very soon!
Watch this space for more exciting news and announcements as we will update you exactly where it can be found.
For those of you who would like to learn more about the people behind our books, we have a long overdue surprise.
We have added a Creator page to the website and will feature regular interviews, blogs and updates from the writers and artists who do such a great job to entertain you.
We are keen to explore new ways of connecting with you, the readers and supporters of our books, so please contact us if you have any further suggestions or ideas which would make your experience a better one.
For now, click on the Creator page to see the first interview posted – Paul Salamoff, writer and creator of Discord!
Our two exciting October books are now available for order through your local comic shop. Please contact them and place your order now, and then ask your friends and family to do the same!
Give them the following codes and they will do the rest:
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AUG12 0746 – Dark Lies, Darker Truth GN
AUG12 0747 – Voyaga GN
Writer: Dino Caruso
Art: Sami Kivela
$15.99 / £10.99p
Crime Boss Desmond Quinn’s past catches up to him in ways he couldn’t imagine when his children’s loyalties are divided by a stunning revelation from the past. His blood family and his crime family are set against each other, and yesterday’s Dark Lies are overshadowed by today’s Darker Truths.
ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-905692-88-0
Writer: Brandon Barrows
Art: Ionic & Rudolf Montemayor
$12.99 / £8.99p
Dean Kirkland is a man out of time and an alien on the world of his birth. In the near future, astronaut Kirkland is placed in cryogenic suspension for a thousand-year journey he’ll never take and the world he wakes to isn’t the one he expected, but he’ll explore it anyway.
Please help to spread the word, and thank you greatly in advance for your amazing support!
From the talented mind of Raphael Moran comes Techno-Mancer!
Look out for this beauty in early 2013!