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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
How can we end Friday with a bang? Well how about the next teaser poster for Tales of the Forgotten?