We mentioned King as a newly launched comic from Jet City Comics in August. Well, the publisher has another launch in August as well. A new fantasy story set in the world of Jeff Wheeler's Muirwood novels.
Maia, the daughter of the king of Comoros, has been banished. Her rank and station have been taken away. Although magic is forbidden of women in her world, Maia has secretly learned…and now her desperate father has sent her on a dangerous quest to save their kingdom. Protected by a hired killer, Maia voyages to another realm – the cursed shores of Dahomey, where an ancient Blight has destroyed all the inhabitants. Maia believes she can restore the deadly lands by using her magic medallion, but if she's discovered wielding her clandestine power, she will most certainly be hunted down and killed!
It has been an absolute thrill working with a team of script writers, illustrators, colorists, and editor and participating up close with the production. For those who have read the Author's Note in Scourge of Muirwood, you will remember I talked about a novella called "Maia" that I wrote before the original Muirwood trilogy. That novella is The Lost Abbey. And the titular character, who is the heroine of my new Covenant of Muirwood series, is featured on the cover.
For the last few months I have been working on a comic book adaptation of "Lost Abbey", a short novella by Jeff Wheeler. The comic book will be a bridge between Muirwood trilogies and apart from the book covers will be the first graphic visualization of the special world that Jeff created in his books.I am working on this project with writers Matt Sturges and David Justus. On the art side of things I am re-united with Lizzy John, who did such brilliant work painting my Dark Crystal pages (as well as the Cave Girl story from Moon Lake).I am also re-united with editor Paul Morrissey. Paul and I worked together on "Legends of Mouse Guard" #1 as well as a portion of Dark Crystal Vol 2.I had the pleasure of exchanging e-mails with Jeff Wheeler, who reviews all the artwork, and provides feedback when we don't quite "hit all the notes" just right. I think with Jeff's involvement we will be able to create a graphic novel that will enhance his creations and give his fans a visual treat.So, 5 issues, 22 pages each…total of 110 pages :)