“In all of the many strange, darkened roads that Barry Nugent has walked in his novels and adaptations, no character casts a longer shadow than Napoleon Stone. For me, he *is* the Unseen Shadow that gives the project its name.” – Cy Dethan
So it’s been a since we had an update for Ashfall which stars Napoleon Stone and his mentor Nathan Ash so I reckon it was about time for one and it’s a biggie. I’m using this post to welcome Darren Brown to the team who will be handling the colours for the project to complement Peter Mason’s (Cancertown 2) art and Paul Mclaren’s lettering. As part of his welcome to the Ashfall creative team Darren has provided us with a full colour page 1 for everyone to enjoy.
In case you’ve forgotten here is the blurb for Ashfall which is written by Dan Thompson (Band of Butchers)
Napoleon Stone faces his greatest challenge, as he sets out to hunt down the very man who trained him! For thirty years Nathan Ash was the best in the business but now he’s gone rogue and Napoleon is on his trail with orders to bring the old man in, dead or alive!
Dan Thompson (Band of Butchers, Moon) and Peter Mason (Cancertown 2) bring you a tale of lies, loyalty and left hooks in the latest action-packed comic from the world of Barry Nugent’s best selling Unseen Shadows saga!
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.
LONDON SUPER COMIC CON SPECIAL OFFER!!!
Buy Tales of the Forgotten, Tales of the Fallen and the Fallen Heroes Special Edition novel at the Special Convention Price of £20!
To celebrate our newest comic anthology Tales of the Forgotten, which will be available for the first time at the London Super Comic Con, we have come up with a great special offer. Visitors to our table (C42) during the convention will be able to pick up Tales of the Forgotten (RRP: £8.00), Tales of the Fallen (RRP: £11.99) and the Fallen Heroes Special Edition novel (RRP: £9.99) together for a convention only price of £20.00!
The special edition of the novel contains interviews, deleted scenes, an alternate first chapter as well as previews of upcoming projects.
The normal RRP for this bundle would normaly be £29.98 so that’s saving of £9.98!!!
Other offers will be available at the table (C42) during the weekend so please ask.
See you in the shadows!
So the reveal of new Unseen Shadows projects which we announced at our Thought Bubble Panel continues. This time we turn our focus on master thieves Ben Ashodi and Steph Connisbee. In one interview I did described them has the Han and Chewie of the Unseen Shadows universe (although not sure how much Steph would like being referred to as a Wookie). Now these two light-fingered characters have already popped up in two comics (not counting the Fallen Heroes adaptation) Stolen and Operation Solomon but now they finally get to share top billing in the upcoming graphic novel Swagger and Steal.
The story, written by Corey Brotherson, is an origin tale charting Ben and Steph’s first meeting as well as introducing us all to Ben’s arch enemy.
It’s funny to think that I wasn’t even sure of which character I wanted to write about when I originally started talking to Barry about an Unseen Shadows project. Now, after writing Ben in Tales of the Forgotten’s Stolen, I can’t help but hear Ben’s voice all the bloody time. Some might say that’s slightly insane. Ben would say I’ve merely reached a higher state of consciousness. And Steph? Well, Steph would just shake her head and hand me a gun with a single bullet in the chamber…
Ben and Steph are the perfect balance for each other (although they’d probably loathe admitting it so openly) and the chance to explore their partnership via their first meeting is something too tasty to resist. I’m just hoping both of them still want to talk to me once I’m done with them… – Corey Brotherson.
So far there’s no art team attached so if anyone is interested check out the submission details and get in touch. Corey is currently penning the script and I’m looking forward to seeing where he takes the terrible twosome.
More announcements soon!