Coming this Fall – Candice Crow
While at Comic-Con a few years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Sean O’Reilly, the CEO and founder of Arcana Comics. Arcana is not only the largest comics publisher in Canada, but also works in other mediums, including video games, short-form animation and live action shorts, toys, merchandise and the like. At the time I was shopping the rights to turn my Templar Chronicles trilogy into a comic series and while that project just didn’t seem right for Arcana, it gave Sean and I the chance to get a feel for each other’s work and to form a basis for doing some work together in the future. Several months later, when he needed a writer for a new comic series he was envisioning, he gave me a call.
Candice Crow, a five issue comic mini-series about a young woman who discovers she has some rather unusual powers (and limitations) was born.
Sean already had a basic idea, as well as an artist attached to the project. He needed someone to flesh it out and write the scripts for the five issues. After talking it over a bit, I signed on and worked on the series as time permitted in between novel projects. It took a while, but eventually all five scripts were written and were passed on to the artist. At that point, there was nothing more for me to do but sit back and wait.
Recently, I was able to see the fruits of my labors. Completed copies of each issue – drawn, inked, colored, and lettered – were sent to me for review before they went off to the printer. The series won’t be officially released until the Fall, but I was excited with what the team as a whole had come up with. For the first time I’d been involved in a project that I couldn’t just sit down and handle all on my own and I found the experience artistically satisfying, to say the least.
So with this year’s Comic-con just around the corner, I thought I’d share the first few pages of Candice Crow Issue One with you all. (Concept by Sean O’Reilly, Script by Joe Nassise, Artwork by Angel Angelov)