The Final Episode of ‘Empire of Blood’ is Here

It’s been a long road  but here is the final episode of our audio drama ‘Empire of Blood’.

I’ve never worked on an audio drama before let along edited and co wrote one before so it was tough road at times but never not a fun one.

I would love to give a big, big thanks to the entire Empire of Blood voice cast (sorry it’s taken so long to complete everyone!) for their brilliant work on these four episodes and for Alan White for dreaming up the whole thing in the first place.

An extra special thanks to Chase Peterson who voice Vincent Marconi as I work on Forgotten Warriors it is possible to write dialogue for Vincent and not here Chase’s voice. Also to Fiona Paul (Victoria Sullivan) who not only got a comic spin off out of this (Fight or Flight) but I daresay may pop up in prose sometime in the future

Hope you enjoy this final episode! And you get listen to all the episodes here.

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Episode 4

There are revelations, betrayal, sacrifice and blood a plenty as Vincent and Victoria finally face the Empire of Blood in this final episode.

Direct Download: Empire of Blood – Episode 4

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THOUGHT BUBBLE 2012 VIDEO – Unseen Shadows: Year One Panel

So last weekend Unseen Shadows were in full effect at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. I’ve made no secret that Thought Bubble is my favourite comic convention and this year only served to reinforce that fact. I’ve attended the con both as a visitor and an exhibitor and have  always come away with nothing but respect and admiration for the way the organisers run the show. On both days when I was either setting up the table or taking it down at the end of the day a member of the TB team always swung by to see if I needed any help. I found them to be nothing but friendly and helpful throughout the weekend.

There was a fantastic vibe to the show throughout the weekend and on the few occasions I got to leave my table there were some fantastic comics being sold. Anyone saying the UK comic industry is on the decline needs to check out Thought Bubble 2013 next year or one of the other brilliant UK comic cons.

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In terms of the weekend itself I had a great time and caught up with lots of old faces and met several new ones. I also caught up with several of the Unseen Shadows creative team members who were in attendance to celebrate the launch of Tales of the Forgotten, sell their own wares or throw around ideas for new projects. I also got chatting to several artists and writers all looking to step into the shadows and join the creative team.

Sales went well for all the Unseen Shadows material and as usual I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of people who picked up a copy of the novel.

On the Sunday myself, Corey Brotherson, Cy Dethan and Richmond Clements headed over to the Alea Casino where we took part in a panel hosted by Yomi Ayeni to discuss the first official year of the Unseen Shadows company, how we got started, what we’ve accomplished to date and where we go from here. The panel included a first look at the brand new titles and ideas we’re working on.

Unseen Shadows Panel

You can check out a video of the panel below and you can now order our newest title Tales of the Forgotten from the Unseen Shadows shop.

Empire of Blood – Episode 3 Six Minute Preview

I know we’ve had a lot of comic news recently but that’s all about to change as we near the launch of episode three of the first Unseen Shadows Audio drama Empire of Blood. Producer Alan White has been working round the clock to get this ready and the entire cast has once again knocked it out of the park with their work on this episode. All that remains is to add the soundtrack to the further adventures of Icarus Investigators Vincent Marconi and Victoria Sullivan.

To help whet your appetite here’s a sneak peek of this first six minutes. You can check out the first two episode here if you’ve missed them.

WARNING: Spoilers if you’ve not listened to the first two episodes and some explicit language from the outset.

Direct Download: Empire of Blood – Episode 3 Preview

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Also those of you heading to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival please look out for Fiona Paul who plays Victoria Sullivan in the Empire of Blood. Fiona will be starring in her one woman show  ‘Excuse Me, I’m Trying to Please You’  and you can find out more here.

We wish Fiona lots of luck with the show!