Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Gavin Jones0
Blood Cries Out – Pre-London Super Con Preview
A little over a year ago author Barry Nugent founded Unseen Shadows, a company dedicated to expanding the world of his bestselling Urban Fantasy novel Fallen Heroes. Since then Barry has bought together a creative team of over thirty artists, writers, inkers, letterers and voice actors who, to date, have produced two comic anthologies (Tales of the Fallen, Tales of the Forgotten) and an on-going audio drama (Empire of Blood), all featuring characters from the novel in stand alone adventures.
“We designed these stories to be enjoyed whether you have read the novel or not,” explains Barry. ‘Of course you will be rewarded with a more enhanced experience if you have read the novel.’
In honour of the second year of the newest UK convention on the block, The London Super Comic Con, the Unseen Shadows creative team have decided to do something special to celebrate their attendance.
The team working on the Unseen Shadow’s first full length graphic novel ‘Blood Cries Out’ are giving readers a special peek behind the curtain with an online four-page preview. Visitors to the Unseen Shadows table (C42) during the convention will also be treated to a closer look at Blood Cries out as well as several other projects in development.
Blood Cries Out is centred on Jonathan Bishop, a relentless vigilante known as ‘The Reverend’. The character made his comic debut in the one shot story Wrath of God written by Cy Dethan with art by Steve Penfold, colours by Gat Melvyn and lettering by Nic Wilkinson. The same creative team have reunited to work on Blood Cries Out.
‘The difference between Wrath of God and Blood Cries Out is significant. Where as Wrath of God was a creation story, this has the potential to be the character’s swan song. Threats so significant and original that not only do they threaten John Bishop physically but threaten to destroy the faith that drives him. Heightened emotion and fundamental questions about humanity go hand in hand with high-octane action sequences and threats from other dimensions. Who wouldn’t love to draw that? Myself and Gat will work hard to bring Cy Dethan’s vision of Barry Nugent’s character to life. We hope it lives up to it’s potential.’ – Steve Penfold
The 88 page graphic novel, to be launched later in the year, will reveal a different side to Bishop as he meets his match in this tale of faith, cults, secret societies and the supernatural.
Barry will be manning the Unseen Shadows table at the London Super Comic Con. ‘I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the other members of the creative team who will in attendance and chatting about Unseen Shadows to visitors at the convention.”
The Unseen Shadows table is located at C42 on the convention floor.