A 90 page graphic novel about love and prejudice, Silicon Heart is set thirty years from now, in the Welsh Valleys.
January is a bullied teenager who finds solace in the embrace of Synthetic Being Rho. Her friends and family are unready to accept this, but when January takes a stand against the prejudice of the law, no-one is prepared for what happens next…
Silicon Heart is illustrated by local artist Kat Nicholson, and has been funded by a successful Kickstarter and a grant from Literature Wales!
“Prophetic and profound” – Andrew Wildman (Spider-Man, Transformers)
“Stylish. A very impressive package.” – Pat Mills (creator of 2000AD)
“Touching, heartfelt.” – Mike Carey (X-Men, Hellblazer)
“Simply gorgeous, and I want more.” – Mike Collins (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd)
“Reminded me why I like comics.” – Cosmo White (Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles)
I’m delighted to announce that my Kristo Kickstarter is now live! This is a graphic novel I am writing and producing, based on The Count of Monte Cristo, set in Stalinist Russia.
It’s had great reviews from industry heavyweights like Pat Mills and David Lloyd, and several publishers have offered contracts.
If you like comics and graphic novels, or if you like vodka-soaked revenge dramas, or if you just like me, please visit the Kickstarter and pledge some support. There’s a video for you to watch and some cool rewards, including the chance to have yourself drawn in Kristo!
Thank you for helping me making my dream into a reality.
Kristo is a mashup of The Count of Monte Cristo, Bolshevik Russia and Solzhenitsyn, and features the stunning vision and craft of Alex Sheikman (Robotika, Dark Crystal), with colours by Kris Carter (Lou Scannon) and edits from Yannick Morin (Epic Kill).
When Aleksandr Sozlzhenitsyn, the Russian Nobel Laureate and dissident was only a baby, his father died in a hunting accident.
Then how do you explain the discovery of The Confession of Isaak Solzhenitsyn, written thirty years after his death?
It tells of how a Cossack officer was betrayed and incarcerated for twenty years by his three closest friends, how he assumed another man’s identity to escape and then took his final, bloody revenge.
‘Promising work from bright new talent‘ – David Lloyd.
‘The Count of Monte Cristo is masterfully retold in this excellent take on Stalin’s Russia‘ – Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD.
“Brings a real freshness to the tale.” – Benjamin Dickson
“A staggeringly professional and elegant story from a writer in his element. Cracking!” – Jon Lock
A Fair Fight was my introduction to the iconic art of Alex Sheikman. I wanted to catch his attention, so I took his dialogue-free finished art and wrote my own story into it. I’m pretty sure this version subverts the initial plot a little, but I’m more interested in what happens to semi-clad barbarians after the cleaving is done.
He liked it enough that we went on to collaborate on Kristo!
My name is Harriet Shen, formerly of Hong Kong Police department, now working with Scotland Yard as cultural liaison, with Equivalent Jurisdiction. It’s far from clear to me exactly what all of this is about, but I’m sure there is a rational explanation. Please move along. Continue reading →