I’m very excited to sneak preview this for you. The amazing Wayne Haag (aka Ankaris) is drawing a boutique graphic novel for the Sentients of Orion US release. It will be available free, electronically, for all fans of the series and will centre around a pivotal and dramatic scene in Mirror Space where Mira escapes. I’ve seen the roughs and you are going to love it!

There will be a press release with more information and a dedicated web page for it when it’s ready to go but I couldn’t help but share this early pencil of the cover. Excited!!!!!

So where’s the comic gone!

Well it’s time I filled you guys in on what’s been happening. After the first issue was published, I began talks with a comic publisher. They seemed interested and asked that I hold off on issue 2 while they decided. That took several months and in the end they came back with a no thank you.

Just as I was about to ask Brigitte to get going on the illustrations, another publisher showed interest. Thankfully, they made their mind up quickly (but also declined in the end). THEN it was nearly Xmas. I sent the issue to Brigitte to get cracking on, but after the Xmas break she told me that she now has full time work and simply doesn’t have the time to do issue 2. Naturally I’m delighted that as an artist, she has the job, but I am totally devastated that Peacemaker has been hamstrung.

I’m really not sure what to do now. Should I fold and chalk it up to experience? Should I try and find another illustrator? Brigitte created such a wonderful individual look in her work, I don’t know how anyone would go about replicating it. In fact I don’t think that’s possible. Which would mean re-imagining a whole new aesthetic.

I admit, I’m floundering now. What should I do? Issue 2 was 20 pages, double the size of issue 1. It’s written but may never see the light of day.

Someone talk sense to me one way of the other please!

 

Thanks to those who have started spreading word about Peacemaker for Brigitte and I. You can see mention of it at Belinda’s Baubles, Cel’s the Booky Monster, Tansy Rayner Roberts, The Spotlight Report, Sean the Bookanout. Muchas gracias to you all!

 

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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