Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sea Lion Books Announces new Graphic Novels

First up, a new 12 issue series entitled Pariah.  It's written by Aron Warner (Cirque 3D, Beasts of Burden) and Philip Gelatt (Labor Days), and illustrated by Brett Weldele (The Surrogates).  Issues 1 and 2 are already out.

The world of Pariah, is our world.  ...set... in the year 2025.  A handful of extraordinary teenagers have developed rapidly increased intelligence as a side-effect of an experimental in vitro medicine.  Known as "Vitros" the teen geniuses are pushed to the fringes of society, feared by the public, and eyed with suspicion even by their own friends and families.  When an explosion at a government laboratory that employs Vitros to work on advanced weapons and space-technology causes a deadly virus to escape, the Vitros are blamed for the incident.  Teenage Vitros around the globe are systematically rounded up, stripped of their rights, and declared terrorists by the world community.  With Black Ops hot on their trail, the Vitros must band together and decide: flight or fight?  As if being a teenager didn't suck enough.

They've also got the go to book for alien life forms, The Extraterrestrial Compendium in the works.  The Condensed version is currently available in ebook form, with the full text version coming in November.

Just in time for the approach of the reputedly transformative year 2012, a comprehensive collection of extraterrestrial life-forms as visualized and vividly-rendered by Pat Lee of Transformers, DC, and Marvel comics fame. Within the UFO and exopolitics communities, there is both debate and consensus about many of the "known" extraterrestrial races, but seldom have they been revealed in this level of detail. To the believer, the curious, or just open-minded, the Extraterrestrial Compendium provides fuel for thought.
The Extraterrestrial Compendium  "Condensed" is the making of the Extraterrestrial Compendium "Full", which will be available November 2011. The Extraterrestrial Compendium "Condensed" is filled with early stage conceptual art and notes from the creative team. It is a must have to go along with The Extraterrestrial Compendium "Full".

They're having a facebook contest based on this book to win a Kindle.

And finally, they've doing a graphic novel version of Anne Rice's Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana.
International bestselling author Anne Rice's critically acclaimed novel, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, receives a graphic spin as newly established publishing house, Sea Lion Books, acquires the worldwide rights to this graphic novel publication. The novel will be adapted by the author Anne Rice and comic creator Anne Elizabeth and will feature artwork by Siya Oum. This graphic novel is scheduled for release in time for Easter 2012.

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