Work has now begun on issue two of the Reverend graphic novel ‘Blood Cries out’ and here’s a panel to prove it.
As you can see from the finished page from issue 1 below the blood isn’t about to stop crying anytime soon thanks to old Rev showing his usual degree of restraint when dealing with the bad guys.
Visitors to the next weekend’s Thought Bubble Festival will be able to get a sneak peek at the first chapter. All you need to do is swing by Cy Dethan and Nic Wilkinson’s table (121 in New Dock Hall)where they will have a preview of Blood Cries Out – chapter 1 at their table. They will also have some of their other great comics for you to check out. I will also be wandering the con with my Ipad and a shed load of Unseen Shadows material and will be hovering around Cy and Nic’s table from time to time so come and find us.
When last we saw Bob Kelsey he was making a debut in his new web comic series – Bob Kelsey Investigates, with his first story ‘Neck on the Line’. I’m happy to announce that not only will Bob be returning in a new adventure entitled ‘Killing the Soul’ but that the pencils for the comic have already been done and both the inking and the lettering will be under way soon. This tale of murder and the supernatural (what else would Bob be caught in?) has been penned by Richmond Clements with Roy Huteson Stewart on the pens and Paul Maclaren on the pencils (they sound a little like a band now).
So while your waiting for the band to put their latest artistic composition together here’s a look at the first page of Bob Kelsey Investigates: Killing the Soul.
More info soon and remember you can check out Kelsey’s first webcomic ‘Bob Kesley Investigates:Neck on the Line’ for free and his previous adventure The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh by Cy Dethan (Writer), Valia Kapadai, (Art), Nic Wilkinson(Lettering) is on sale in digital format on Comicsy or as part of the Tales of the Forgotten anthology.
Of course if you’re of a literary bent and want to check out the very first appearance of the reporter with the world’s worst luck then check out the novel Fallen Heroes.
Check out this finished page art from the Eye of Stone team featuring a little snippet at the origin of our Demon Stalker Napoleon Stone. I think this lovely page of may be gracing my office wall at some at stage in the future.
The fantastic art/colours were done by Heather L Sheppard.
Seeing as we are celebrating Free Comic Book Day with the launch of the Bob Kelsey Investigates Web Comic we thought we would give you an extra surprise. To really get you immersed in Kelsey’s world we have decided that for the duration of Free Comic Book Day (4th May) to give away a free digital download of his first adventure outside of the Fallen Heroes novel The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh. The 22 page comic was written by Cy Dethan, with art by Valia Kapadai and letters by Nic Wilkinson. In many ways if Bob Kesley Investigates: was a TV series then The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh would be the feature length pilot episode. The great thing about this comic and the first Bob Kelsey Investigates tale ‘Neck on the Line’ is it doesn’t matter which one you read first. A pdf of the comic will be available to download for one day only so don’t miss out tomorrow when the links go live!
In the meantime here’s the synopsis, cover and a 4 page preview.
The Truth makes liars of us all. The Truth will kill you, or get you killed. It’ll steal your marriage and your daughter’s love. The Truth will get you shot and left for dead in the desert…
So when a woman tells you she woke up in a bathtub full of blood and ice with stitches in her belly that she can’t explain, you’ll know it’s the Truth because nothing else smells or feels or hurts that bad – and you’ll fall for it all over again, even though you know you were lucky before and it’ll burn you even worse this time.
This, then, is the story of The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh – and I’m daring you to call me a liar…
“Bob Kelsey is an everyman in a world populated with monsters and heroes. To survive in those hunting grounds takes the self-preservation instincts of a feral rat. That’s what Bob Kelsey is to me.” – Cy Dethan.
So in case you thought the team working on Blood Cries Out have been sitting on their thumbs doing nothing I thought I’d drop by to shatter that illusion. The problem is the pages after our last preview are pretty spoiler heavy (but boy are they stunning) so we wanted to wait to get to a spot where we could give you something to look at which wouldn’t spoil the story. To that end here, for your viewing pleasure, is not only our first look at the Reverend but also a nice big hint of which Fallen Heroes alumni will be sharing some panel time with our holy weapon of god.
Hopefully we’ll be able to show off this panel in full colour courtesy of Gat soon but I’m sure you agree that Cy,Nic and Steve have done some stunning work on this page. If you’ve not checked out the Blood Cries Out preview then here’s the link to the PDF.