Please excuse this rather direct press-release... I hope it's okay to post it here :-)
The full web version of my comic strip, The Rainbow Orchid, is going to remain online for just one more week!
Book publication of volume one is set for 4 August 2009, so after the bank holiday weekend (Tuesday 5 May) the online strip will become a preview, with certain sections removed and the full story available in print only.
You can start reading The Rainbow Orchid here:http://www.rainboworchid.co.uk/webcomic/stripIndex.php?currentPlate=1
The Rainbow Orchid is being published in three volumes by Egmont UK. It is a mystery adventure set in the 1920s, partly inspired by the works of writers such as H. Rider Haggard, Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle mixed up with a very British version of the Franco-Belgian ligne claire school of graphic storytelling, luminaries of which include Hergé, Edgar P. Jacobs, Yves Chaland, Floc'h and Joost Swarte to name just a handful.
Bryan Talbot (Grandville, Alice in Sunderland, The Tale of One Bad Rat etc.) kindly said:
"Tightly-plotted, well-researched and beautifully drawn, this book is a real delight. Garen Ewing's mix of engaging characters, exciting old-school adventure, attractive ligne claire artwork and fluid storytelling makes The Rainbow Orchid easily one of the best graphic novels of the year."
Visit the website: http://www.rainboworchid.co.uk
Thanks for reading, best wishes - Garen