Over the last three years here at Altworld we have battled shadowy creatures on the dark streets of Baltimore in the Tether Saga, rode the magic of Once Upon a Time in the Ninth Kingdom in The Wonder Tales, delved into grimness of Steampunk with Flight of the Phoenix, glimpsed moments of altered reality with Flash Fiction shorts, jumped the madness of writers block with the unique mashup of comic book and narrative prose in Exposition, witnessed the horror of war with Sigmartyr and followed a brave Teddy Bear who defends his child from the Monsters under the Bed in A Teddy Bear Tale. It has been quite a ride into my imaginings and we’ve only just begun… Mount up my friends, here in 2013 I start changing your reality as I bring you even more wonders I have seen… You ready for this?
What would you do if you found yourself inside a comic book?
Well Jack knows…
Even Jack will admit he isn’t having a great month. After finally getting his dream job as lead writer on the Captain Avenger comic his inspiration runs dry. With a submission deadline looming, his editor on his back and no sleep for days he tries to hash out a story with little success. Then things really start to turn strange; Jack’s characters start popping up in his life and he finds himself caught up in action straight out of the pages of a superhero comic book.
The question is as Jack’s realities collide and the line between fiction and real life starts to blur is Jack on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Or are these events more real than he realizes…
Exposition is a unique mash-up of comic book and prose featuring Superheros, evil Villains, dim Henchmen, noisy Ninjas, giant Robots, flying Monkeys with laser-beams for eyes and a very diabolic dance number as a Jack begins to lose the plot as he desperately seeks the ending to the story.
For your viewing pleasure I am very happy to present to you the cover for Fabula Zero Exposition, my new graphic novel mash up of comic and prose storytelling. My artist Bill Young has done an amazing job bringing the Exposition characters to life and I’m looking forward to debuting this book at Baltimore Comic Con on August 20th, you can check out a preview of the interior here.
As Baltimore Comic Con rushes towards us Fabula Zero Exposition is turning into a heckuva a book. Work still continues on lettering and laying out this mash-up of comic/prose story telling and Bill Young the Exposition book artist has sent me the rough pencil concept for the cover. Looks pretty cool, we have Captain Avenger, Spik & Spak, Doctor Dark and the Ninjas for the Bloody Left Metacarpal all giving the stare down to Jack… A good potent of the story that this cover will contain 🙂 Thoughts?
Still a little work to do the Exposition logo isn’t quite right yet and this page is going to be tweaked a little more. However, I thought you all might want to see a preview of what is to come. Any feedback you may have is greatly appreciated been a while since I’ve done lettering and I’m very rusty.