I am not a fan of birthdays. Turning older, although inevitable, is not something that I ever look forward to. So, it was rather easy to imagine Powell’s birthday dread. Although, now, looking back, turning thirty doesn’t seem like such a big deal. I imagine I felt differently at the time though.
At long last, I have a new book out! The first in a series of five graphic novels, CARBON – Book 1 introduces a cast of citizens living in the city-state of Carbon, which has, for years, been a welcome place for “Seers” (those with psychic abilities) to come and work and raise families and live normal lives. But now that has changed, thanks to a newly-elected governor who seeks to rid Carbon of “Seers” once and for all.
Squarebound – 74 pages – 6.625 X 10.25
Color cover with b & w interiors
$8 plus shipping
I will be attending CAKE once again this year in Chicago. A fine show, by all measures. I will be debuting CARBON – Book 1 there. That is quite exciting. If you are around, do stop by. The details can be found here: http://www.cakechicago.com/
Okay, so, if you’ve been paying attention, you have obviously noticed that I am not running Carbon in those weekly updates anymore. Thank you for noticing. The reason is this: I felt that Carbon, the story that it is and is going to be, does not lend itself very well to the one-page-per-week situation. It is to be read in large chunks, since it is a slow-developing story. And, although it was fun do dabble in doing full-color comics, I have decided to ditch that idea and just go with black & white…at least for now. So, the new plan is to release Carbon as a couple of volumes, both in print and in e-book form. So, I haven’t quit making Carbon. I’m still at it and loving it. I just won’t be running it online. That’s all for now.
CARBON is my latest and most ambitious graphic novel. For the time being, I will be running the story in weekly one-page updates. Every Wednesday will see a new page of the story, right here on the Just Mad Books website. The story takes place in the city-state of Carbon, which finds itself in the midst of political turmoil thanks to a newly elected corrupt governor. He has made it his mission to rid Carbon of all Seers (those born with psychic abilities). The plot of the story revolves around a young girl who’s gone missing & her retired-detective uncle who seeks to find her, while enlisting the help of his old partners two kids (one’s a Seer/one’s a private eye). Mystery, suspense, cool psychic stuff and lots and lots of drama. What more do you need?
I was going to make postcards of this to promote CARBON at the upcoming Wizard World show in Chicago, but it didn’t happen. Still cool, though. Right now I am leaning toward running CARBON online, with weekly updates, and in full color. I plan to launch it soon.