I know, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from the Unseen Shadows crew but rest assured the team have beavering away on several projects. First up is the news that we now have an artist for our Choose your own adventure story Napoleon Stone and the Army of Set.
The story has been written by Richmond Clements (Historia, Operation Solomon) who will be joined by his Historia artist Alex Moore who is getting her teeth stuck into the project as I type.
Here’s the first look at some early sketches from Alex. I reckon this is going to be my new wallpaper!
I was a huge fan of Alex’s work on Historia and more than a little excited by seeing what she’s doing even at this early stage.
The finished book will be available both in digital and printed form.
So with the first draft of The Chimera Factor in the bag (thanks Richmond) I am currently working with Richmond to iron out the kinks before we pass it over to Alex Moore so she can get started on the art.
Just to give you a taste of what’s the come here’s a another character sketch from the story from Alex’s pen. This time it’s the turn of Secretary General of the United Nations Jane Morton. If you’ve read the novel you will already know the role Jane plays in the story but I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t read the novel yet. Of course like all positions Morton always has her own agenda.
The Chimera Factor picks up about two years after the end of Fallen Heroes. It’s a mild spoiler but we see Steph now working for the United Nations as part of special task force called ‘Operation Sunset’. The remit of the task force is the complete destruction of the cult known as The Book of Cademus.
Enjoy the sketch and more info soon!
So as we previously announced Cy Dethan, Nic Wilkinson, Steve Penfold and Gat Melvyn are currently working on the very first Unseen Shadows graphic novel Blood Cries Out. Not to be left behind the creative team behind the Kathryn Monroe adventure Historia which featured in the anthology Tale of the Forgotten are returning with their own graphic novel entitled The Chimera Factor.
The story which stars ex navy pilot Stephanie Connisbee who we last saw in the comic one shot Operation Solomon, which was part of the Tales of the Fallen anthology. The tale written by Richmond Clements, with art by Alex Moore and letters by Paul Mclaren which sees Steph on the hunt for a secret weapon and uncovering a grand conspiracy with global ramifications in the process. Although this will be a stand alone story, like all the Unseen Shadows projects, in terms of a timeline the story will be set after the Fallen Heroes novel.
Richmond is currently penning the script and Alex is putting together some early sketches of the characters. Just to whet your appetite I thought I would kick things off with a full colour sketch of Steph. We don’t have a release date as yet but keep an eye on the website for more details.
That’s right people from now until the end of December as part of a special deal for Christmas anyone buying a copy of Tales of the Forgotten from the Unseen Shadows shop on Comicsy will receive a free digital copy of the Fallen Heroes novel.
TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN OUT NOW
Transmedia Company Releases Second Comic Anthology based on characters from bestselling novel ‘Fallen Heroes’ with special free digital gift!
Tales of the Forgotten is the second anthology to be released from the ever-expanding Unseen Shadows universe. The comic collects four standalone stories featuring characters taken from the pages of the bestselling novel Fallen Heroes and the audio drama Empire of Blood.
‘I strongly recommend you get this book’ –Sci-Fi Pulse
Featuring new stories following Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi; master thief with a motor mouth, Kathryn Monroe; investigator and genius analyst, then finally Bob Kelsey…dragged into the world of the occult, this cowardly journalist has let himself in for much more than he bargained for.
The creative team behind the anthology are some of today’s brightest and best indie comic creators and include Richmond Clements, Cy Dethan, Valia Kapadai Corey Brotherson, Nic Wilkinson, Alex Moore, Cormac Hughes, Vicky Stonebridge, Jorge Oliveria and Paul Mclaren.
The anthology was launched at Thought Bubble Festival 2012 and is now available on Comicsy, Big Cartel and Amazon.
Buy Tales of the Forgotten today and receive a digital copy of Fallen Heroes for free!
From now until the end of December as part of a special deal for Christmas anyone buying a copy of Tales of the Forgotten from the Unseen Shadows shop on Comicsy will receive a free digital copy of the Fallen Heroes novel.
“…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.” – Waterstones
Review copies of the anthology are now available. If you would like to request one please contact Sara Westrop at email@example.com
About Unseen Shadows
Unseen Shadows Ltd is dedicated to expanding the world and characters created in Fallen Heroes through various transmedia elements. Currently in development are several more comic titles, a five part audio drama, a comic adaption of the Fallen Heroes novel, a live action web series and more.
“These are not just nice little side stories with no impact on the events surrounding them,” Barry Nugent, the found of Unseen Shadows explains. “The spin-offs expand and enhance the characters lives and relationships within the novels. It was important to me that the spin offs can be read, watched and listened to independently of each other and the novels but you will get more insights into the characters by experiencing everything the Unseen Shadows universe has to offer.”
I am very proud to announce that Tales of the Forgotten the second anthology from the Unseen Shadows universe is now complete.