So it’s been a while but Unseen Shadows never goes away, we linger in the…well…um…shadows.
Unseen Shadows will be heading to the Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds this weekend and we will not be going empty handed. We will be launching two comics (Knights of Cademus and The Lament of Lady Mary) at the festival and our very first graphic novel ‘The Heart Which Makes Us’, which clocks in at a lovely 100 pages.
As well as the new comics we will also be launching the recently completed audio movie (which is one part prose,one part audio movie and about ten parts adventure!) Empire of Blood. The first three episodes of this four part audio movie are available to listen online for free.
As well as all this you will also be able to pick up the Fallen Heroes novel and the comic anthology Tales of the Forgotten.
Barry Nugent, founder of Unseen Shadows had this to say about the launches. “I am extremely proud of what the creative teams have done on these projects and looking forward to spending the weekend showing off their work.”
All the comics being launched at Thought Bubble are available to pre-order here.
I also was a guest on the Awesome Comics Podcast recently to talk about the project.
The Unseen Shadows team will be on table 71 in the Thought Bubble Marquee (aka the Teepee) so come and check us out!
This weekend Unseen Shadows will be in attendance at the second London Super Comic Convention. I attended the first year of the LSCC and had a great time so I figured what the hell and booked up for a second return trip. The convention itself, which is being held on at the Excel center, is entirely focused on comics which sets it apart from shows like the MCM Expo which always has a big film and TV presence.
As I mentioned the focus of the LSCC is comics and I will be embracing that view by bringing along copies of both Tales of the Fallen and Tales of the Forgotten as well as the Unseen Shadows: Year One Digital Collection. Aside from the comics I will also have copies of the Fallen Heroes novel on sale. I also hope to have some artwork from some of the other Unseen Shadows projects on hand to show off as well as talking to anyone who will listen about the project. Also if you’re an artist/colourist who is interested in getting involved with the project then check out the submissions page or just pop along and have a chat with me. You can also drop me an email before the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find the Unseen Shadows stand at C42 (check out the handy floor plan below) and I will be seated next to Dan Thompson (writer on Band of Butchers and Ashfall) and Steve Penfold (Artist on, Fallen Heroes #1 and #2, Wrath of God and Blood Cries Out).
Find Unseen Shadows at C42
So all that remains is for me to see you in the shadows this weekend at the London Super Comic Con!
During March I did my second Official Waterstone’s signing this time at Milton Keynes. The signing went really well and there’s now a nice display behind the counter of the book (photos coming soon).
Anyway the manager of the store was great on the day and very supportive. After reading the book he gave it a five star recommendation on the Waterstones website with the following write-up.
I loved reading this book, particularly for its clever plot that subtly draws all factors together for a big bang effect. It reads like a TV series, with cliff hangers at the end of most chapters, and larger than life characters with big egos and quick wits. The book as a whole draws on many popular culture references & influences, and is easily compared to ‘Sin City’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Heroes’ or ‘Buffy’ – there really is something for everyone and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading or watching Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
Between May 9th -10th I will be attending the Bristol Comic Expo 2009 to help promote the upcoming Fallen Heroes graphic novel adaptation from Insomnia Publications.
The adaptation is starting to gather steam. I have been chatting this the writer of the adaptation Martin Conaghan and things are on the move.
I will be selling/signing special copies which include deleted scenes from the book and my reasons as to why they were removed as well as a brief look at Book 2 – Perdition’s Shroud. I’ll also be chatting to whoever will listen about the book and the adaptation.
Well I couldn’t have wished for a better start to 2009. Not only have the Milton Keynes branch of Waterstones agreed to stock copies of Fallen Heroes they also invited me to come and do an official signing!
I’m sure the nerves will kick in nearer the time (count on it!) but at the moment I’m just excited to be asked.
The signing is due to take place on Saturday 28th Feb between 11-1 so if you can make please stop by, pick up a copy and say hi!