…where I’ll be doing the following:

Magic of Myths

– Launching and selling Magic of Myths: 2013 preview
– Selling Magicof Myths: season one
– Playing the Magic of Myths card game with showgoers 

Clockwork Watch:

– Launching and selling the Clockwork Watch 2013 preview book
– Selling Clockwork Watch: The Arrival
– Talking at the Clockwork Watch panel on Sunday at Alea Cinema Room, 1.10pm – 2pm

Unseen Shadows:

– Supporting the launch of Tales of the Forgotten and Unseen Shadows: Year One
– Talking at the Unseen Shadows panel on Sunday at Alea Cinema Room, 12.10pm – 1pm

I’ll be in the Royal Armouries Hall (tables 81 -82) with Jennie Gyllblad andYomi Ayeni: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/royal-armouries-hall-floor-plan/. Hope to see you there!

We’re not done with Unseen Shadows yet…

First up, here’s the final teaser for Tales of the Forgotten:

And now there’s this:

Unseen Shadows: Year One

Unseen Shadows: Year One launches at this weekend’s Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds – it’s a DVD containing not only digital copies of the first anthology Tales of the Fallen but also the brand new anthology Tales of the Forgotten. There will also be the Fallen Heroes novel in e-book and audio formats as well as the first three episodes of the audio drama Empire of Blood. It’s the perfect way to leap into Unseen Shadows‘ world of spies, adventurers, vigilantes, thieves, global conspiracies and supernatural terror.

The DVD will go on sale at the Thought Bubble Festival for £10. You can reserve a copy by emailing Barry Nugent at barry@unseenshadows.com.

Tales of the Forgotten is nearly here – launching at next weeks’ Thought Bubble, several promos have been released already: 

When truth must be stolen from the mouths of the wicked, it falls beyond the reach of mere heroes.
Liars, loners, losers – trapped on the outskirts of a war fought in silence and shadow. Drawn into darkness, they flee it, they study it, they make it their home.

They are the Forgotten – a flickering circle of torchlight in an expanding world of Unseen Shadows.

Read the preview here: http://unseenshadows.com/tales-of-the-forgotten/

Barry Nugent’s Unseen Shadows – Tales of the Forgotten is nearly upon us….

Following last year’s successful Unseen Shadows – Tales of the Fallen, this collection of stories features the talented works of creators including Richmond Clements, Alex Moore, Cy Dethan, Valia Kapadai and Nic Wilkinson. I’ve two stories in this: Stolen (with Cormac Hughes on art, Paul Mclaren doing the lettering and Vicky Stonebridge providing the colours) and Fight or Flight (with Jorge Oliveira delivering the art and Paul Mclaren again on the lettering).

Working on these stories has been great fun and I’m lucky (as always) to have worked with such talent. A release date for the book will be revealed soon, but you can check out previews of Stolen here: unseenshadows.com/2012/09/10/read-the-four-page-full-colour-preview-of-stolen and Fight or Flight here: unseenshadows.com/2012/10/04/fight-or-flight-is-finished.

We’re edging ever closer to the late 2012 launch of our (that’s me writing, Cormac Hughes on art, Paul Mclaren on lettering and Vicky Stonebridge on colours) Unseen Shadows‘ story Stolen , so how about a four page preview to whet the appetite? Here’s a sample of what awaits you:

You can check out the full preview over at unseenshadows.com.

So, what’s next?

Ah, yes. The Bristol Comic and Small Press Expo.

This weekend on 12th and 13th May, I’ll be joining the comic book community and industry for the annual event in Bristol. Last year I was there to launch Magic of Myths: season one – this year I’ll be there to help launch:

Bayou Arcana: Volume 1. Songs of Loss and Redemption (with all the other Bayou Arcana creators)

Clockwork Watch: The Arrival (with fellow creators Yomi Ayeni and Jennie Gyllblad)

– And selling more copies of Magic of Myths: season one.

On top of that, I’ll also be doing talks at three panels. One each for Bayou Arcana and Clockwork Watch at the rather special Markosia Showcase at the Ramada (where we’ll be selling and signing the books), and another will be a Transmedia panel on Saturday at the Ramada at 11.45am, along with Barry Nugent, Stephen M Downey and Scott Grandison. There I’ll be talking about my experiences on Unseen Shadows: Stolen, Clockwork Watch and plans for Magic of Myths, along with some other goodies from the above talented creators.

In short, the busiest and convention I’ll have ever been at. But should be great fun.

You can find us all at the Markosia Showcase at the Ramada, so come over and say hi!

Fancy some more artwork from Unseen Shadows story, Stolen? Well my artist partner on the story, Cormac Hughes, is happy to oblige. Here’s a sneaky peek at page 2…

Stolen – Page 2(unlettered)

For more, keep an eye on the official Unseen Shadows Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unseen-Shadows/45883763762, and follow us on Twitter via @Unseen_Shadows.

Want to get all the latest on the Unseen Shadows universe (where Cormac’s and my story, Stolen, will be proudly published) without lifting a finger?

Then join the Unseen Shadows Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unseen-Shadows/45883763762

And follow us on Twitter via @Unseen_Shadows.

Please spread the word!

With gamescom kicked squarely in the arse (well, either that or it’s stopped kicking me in the face… these concepts are easily confused), I’ve got enough time for a few quick updates. I’ll drip feed them in the shallow pretence that it’ll make the site look a little less sparse in the busy coming weeks. Hurrah!

So, the script to Stolen – a story set in the  Unseen Shadows universe – is done, and the Unseen Shadows creator and novelist, Barry Nugent, is happy with it, which in turn makes me very happy. And the wonderfully talented Cormac Hughes is currently working hard on transforming the script into something visual and pretty that will look much nicer on the page than my black-ink-on-white-paper ramblings.

In fact, here’s Cormac right now with some rather nice artwork…

Stolen – Page 1 (unlettered)

You can see some character sketches and more over here: http://unseenshadows.com/2011/08/19/see-the-first-page-and-early-character-art-from-stolen/#more-749

A bit behind the curve here due to so much work and gamescom at the moment, so apologies for the lateness of this one.

In case you’ve not seen, one of my latest and biggest projects to date – Stolen, a thief thriller story set in the Unseen Shadows universe – has nabbed an artist. Stand up and take a bow, Cormac Hughes! This talented young man dropped this rather nice sample in mine, and project head/author Barry Nugent’s inbox and we were duly impressed:

So now it’s full steam ahead. Lettering will be handled by the superb Paul Mclaren. More news as it comes – and don’t forget to check out the official Unseen Shadows site for all the latest Unseen Shadows info, including an excellent sounding radio play. There’s tons to come…

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