I'll admit, I'm not a HUGE comic fan (If it weren't for my husband I would have no idea there was a difference between DC and Marvel--and no, sadly I'm not exaggerating). BUT, as most of you know, I went to Comic Con this year (yes, yes, I went dressed as Rainbow Brite one of the days. I'm NEVER going to live that down) and well, it's kind of impossible to go there and NOT learn about comics.
So while I was there I was introduced by the fabulous Jon Lewis (of Grey Griffins Week fame) to a friend of his who was involved with a super-cool project about to come out. And then I found out his name was Shannon (Shannon Eric Denton to be precise) so of course that only made him even more awesome AND he was at Project Book Babe--this awesome writer event I went to about a year and a half ago that was kinda the reason I got my butt in gear and wrote the darn book--so yeah, I was pretty excited.
Which is why--now that the project has been announced in Publishers Weekly--I had to sneak a post in here to spread the word. Cause not only does the comic series sound super cool, but it's online. Here's the press release from PW:
Komikwerks, an online comics site and digital comics provider, is expanding its line of Actionopolis adventure novels aimed at young people with a list of 16 new series delivered through the Kindle e-book platform and available for Kindle on iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Blackberry, or Android device.
The new list of novels includes works written by Louise Simonson (Children Of Olympus), Christopher Long (Dragonblood), Tim Waggoner (Last of the Lycans), Justin Cline (Master of Voodoo) and John Helfers (Nightmare Expeditions). Actionopolis is a line of heavily illustrated teen adventure novellas launched in 2006 and published in series by Komikwerks. The line began with 7 novel series written by established writers and artists who work in animation and comics.
And these aren't low budget things. Check out this awesome artwork for the cover:
Not to mention, they're digital. How cool is that?
With all the debate about ebooks, I think it's really exciting to see what can really be done with them. I mean, don't get me wrong, I still LOVE paper books, and I hope they never go the way of the dinosaur. But I also think ebooks are the future, so when I see a project that embraces the technology in a cool and fun way, well, I'm all over it. Especially one designed to help foster a love of reading in reluctant readers.
So yeah, I had to share. If you want to find out more about the series, check out the Actionopolis Website. They have tons of cool stuff there.
And...that's all I have to say. Hope everyone's having an awesome weekend! See everyone on Monday!