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Showing posts from September, 2018

Martina Markota’s ‘Lady Alchemy’ Graphic Novel Smashes $8,000 Goal

On Sep. 2, performance artist Martina Markota launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund her Lady Alchemy graphic novel. She set the primary goal at $8,000. A half-month later she smashed through it. As of the time of this writing, she’s raised over $10,000.
Lady Alchemy is Markota’s stage name. And she and artist MG are using it as the basis to create a superheroine of the same name. The planned, 40-page graphic novel follows the titular character as she fights “to free the city from a mind controlling media executive.” The two creators describe it as “neon noir meets cyberpunk wrapped around a hot babe.”​
And by hitting the primary funding goal so soon, fans have made it clear they want to see this story published.
Markota is grateful for all the support. “THANK YOU for making this happen! . . . It means so much to me,” she posted in a Sep. 14 update on her Indiegogo page.​ . . .
Read the full article at The Loftus Party.

First Look at Graham Nolan Cover Art for ‘The Ember War’ Graphic Novel

On Sep. 14, Jon Del Arroz revealed the first look at Graham Nolan’s cover art for the forthcoming graphic novel adaptation of The Ember War, the first novel in the sci-fi The Ember War Saga by author Richard Fox. Del Arroz is writing the adaptation and Jethro Morales is illustrating the interior artwork.
Del Arroz used a livestream with Fox to reveal Nolan’s inked artwork. He then posted it to his website and on Twitter. Brett R. Smith will add the color.
The Ember War Saga consists of nine novels. And the plan is to adapt them all into graphic novel form. “I hope this book is a tremendous success so we can use him [Nolan] 8 more times for a beautiful gallery of Richard Fox graphic novels,” Del Arroz wrote on his website. . . .
Read the full article at The Loftus Party.

Human after Next

A short work of speculative fiction regarding how technology might change future warfare, intelligence collection, and national security in general.

12 SEP 20XX, Journal Entry of SFC Weston McKinley, U.S. Army Reserve – Human after Next Initiative
Eighty kilometers. I had navigated over 80 kilometers by foot on the day I reached my objective. That meant I had travelled over 200 km on foot since I had inserted into North Korea. Most of my route was over rugged mountains, many of them layered in snow. I carried 50 pounds on my back plus my weapons. Yet I wasn’t that tired or hungry. Nor did my feet hurt or my back ache. I was in perfect shape to complete my mission: verify the target and then kill everyone. None of this, of course, would have been possible if the government hadn’t genetically altered me and given me superhuman strength and durability.
When I reached the bottom of the last mountain (that is, “hill,” since the Army does not recognize “mountain” as a terrain feature)…