Seeing as today is International Women’s Day I thought I would celebrate that fact by giving away the two stories which feature the first two ladies of Unseen Shadows, Stephanie Connisbee and ex navy pilot and Kathryn Monroe, a special investigator for the United Nations.
So for one day only I have dropped the price to a big fat zero for the digital comics Operation Solomon which stars Steph and Historia which stars Kathryn. You can pick up these for free from the the links below.
I’m also dedicating this post to my mum Icilda Nugent who was the greatest woman I ever knew and whose strength, courage and compassion can be seenin both Steph and Kathryn. It was mum who pushed me to write my first stories and taught me to never stop dreaming, never stop reaching for what I wanted. I think wherever she is now she would have liked Steph and Kathryn…hmm maybe not Steph I think she swears a little too much for mum!
Anyway Happy International Women’s Day and I hope you enjoy the stories!
On a Tour of Duty in the Persian Gulf, Lieutenant Steph Connisbee is signed on as the pilot on a top secret mission- Operation: Solomon. During this assignment she will uncover secrets and danger and step into the world of Unseen Shadows before she even knows it…
Download Operation Solomon for free to Celebrate International Women’s Day.
A teacher at an exclusive school for the children of United Nations delegates is found brutally tortured and murdered. The Tactical, Operational Response and Control Headquarters (TORCH) sends in one of their best agents, Kathryn Monroe, to investigate.
Kathryn must use all her skills as an investigator as she puts herself in the firing line to uncover the murderer… and their dark secret.
Download Historia for free to Celebrate International Women’s Day.
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!
If you’ve listened to the Empire of Blood audio drama or read the Fight of Flight story within the pages of Tales of the Forgotten then you will already have met Victoria Sullivan. The deadly Icarus Foundation investigator will be going head to head against Steph Connisbee in the upcoming Unseen Shadows graphic novel ‘The Chimera Factor’ by Richmond Clements, with art by Alex Moore and letters by Paul Mclaren.
If these two women and their respective teams can keep from killing each other for more than five minutes they may uncover a global conspiracy that if not stopped will cause the death of thousands.
Alex is already hard at work on the character design and as we’ve already given you a look at Steph it was only fair we give Victoria the same treatment.
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.
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!