(May 16th, 2017) Arcana Studios announced today that their new title Children of the Fall (ISBN 978-1-77135-244-4) will premiere at San Diego Comic Con 2017. This full color 80 page original graphic novel is a dystopian urban style drama that asks the question, “when your world is a memory, does what you do still matter?”
This is creator Wayne Young’s debut graphic novel and he will be on hand at San Diego Comic Con booth # 2515 for signings. The seeds for his first graphic novel, “Children of the Fall,” were sown while working in Taiwan on the massive KRTC Public Art Project (which showcased the talents of Ron Wood, Lutz Haufschild and Narcissus Quagliata). Inspired by a foreign landscape that shifts radically between developed and near apocalyptic, “Children of the Fall” reflects an aesthetic that bridges East and West, and follows in the narrative tradition of Mad Max, Road to Perdition and Once Upon a Time in the West. Digger Mesch, founder of Art Asylum and creator of The Other Dead, Agent 88 and Minimates toys, served as a creative consultant on the title, which also features gallery art from Dave Dorman (Star Wars), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman) and David Mack (Kabuki.) Children of the Fall will be featured in the June 2017 edition of Previews and will be on sale in comic stores in September. The book will also be available digitally via comiXology.
Sean O’Reilly, Arcana CEO, explained, “Arcana has been focused on animation lately, but this story was simply too important not to put in print.”
About Wayne T. Young:
Wayne T. Young is a comic book aficionado, amateur boxer and former film and television actor. “Children of the Fall” is his first book and plans to build on the vivid world he has created are already underway.
About Children of the Fall:
OVERPOPULATION AND FOSSIL FUEL EXHAUSTION HAVE LED TO HUMANITY’S DEMISE.
…leaving the world a violent and chaotic shell of its former self. Amidst the turmoil, Lin Shaw, the eldest daughter of a warlord, has retreated with her younger sister, Kay, to a remote island in Southeast Asia. There, they encounter the enigmatic Gunfighter and, together, the trio must face a treacherous landscape and a dangerous adversary in the hopes of securing safe passage to Valhalla — mankind’s last sanctuary. Wayne Young has created a vivid world of a possible future that is as unsettling as it is familiar. When your world is a memory, does what you do still matter?
About Arcana Studios:
Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 300 original intellectual properties, hundreds of graphic novels and a treasure trove of thousands of characters. Arcana’s high quality branded entertainment is filled with characters and stories that transcend gender age, cultural and geographic boundaries.
Arcana opened a full service animation studio in 2014 and since has completed production of the animated series Kagagi and the feature films Pixies and Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom. Pixies was released theatrically in the USA and will be aired on Canada’s Movie Central in the fall. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and intellectual properties, Arcana’s stories can live successfully on traditional and new media platforms. Arcana Studio Inc. remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation and is currently in production of Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft & the Kingdom of Madness, Panda vs Aliens and The Steam Engines of Oz.
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