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ABOUT THE STORY
A Viking King who has lost EVERYTHING, a devious plot hatched by the trickster God Loki and a quest to defeat Death itself!
To seek these things...head NORTH!
Blurring the line between a graphic novel and a picture book, NORD is a visual tour de force that will take you on an epic journey through myth and fantasy.
READ THE PROLOGUE:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Page count: 78pp
Trim size: h 215mm x w 245mm
Illustrations: Full Colour
Format: Digital and Softcover
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Martin Simpson is a freelance illustrator and comics creator based in the UK.
He has illustrated for the likes of Apple, Scholastic, Templar Publishing, The House of Books, The Chicken House Publishing and Puffin Books.
His comics work has included a one-man comics Anthology called ‘Misc’ and ‘The Needleman’, a graphic novella (also for ‘Soaring Penguin Press’).
In 2020, Martin joined a team of six UK based comics creators to help create and contribute towards the much lauded ‘SKRAWL Comix Magazine’.
All the while, Martin has been diligently working away on ‘NORD’ over the last four and a half years of his life. His wife is very happy that it is now finally finished!
ABOUT SOARING PENGUIN PRESS
Soaring Penguin Pressis an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominated UK-based graphic novel publisher.
Established in 2010 (but in existence much earlier), Soaring Penguin Press have published a number of notable titles, including Loisel's Peter Pan (in English for the first time), To End All Wars: the Graphic Anthology of the First World War (nominated for two Eisner Awards), Ellen Lindner's The Black Feather Falls (nominated for an Ignatz for Outstanding Series).
More recently, we published Black, Tobias Taitt’s autobiographical story of being second-generation Windrush in 1980s UK, and Ilana Zeffren’s Urban Tails, a Tel Aviv-based collection of stories about Ilana, her wife and their two cats. But mostly about their two cats.
For further details why we're running this campaign, please visit: https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/soaring-penguin-press-switch-to-a-crowdfunding-business-model
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
The book is done, we just need to print it. Tim Pilcher and John Anderson (that’s us) have been in the comics industry for decades. We’ve been bringing books to print for a while now and this is our third year of crowdfunding campaigns, so we're getting the hang of this now.
We aim to have the book out by May 2023. We’ll have the PDF to you shortly after the campaign ends - just as soon as you fill in the Backers’ Survey.
NOVEMBER 2022: Crowdfundr campaign runs
December 2022: Book goes to the printers
January 2023: Book leaves printers
April 2023: Book arrives in the UK
MAY 2023: Book out to backers (that's you!)
September 2023: Book out on general release
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- 99 ordered
A premium HARDCOVER edition of NORD.
Signed by Martin Simpson!
NOW UPGRADED TO A HARDCOVER!!!
• Cover will have spot UV gloss elements
• Paper stock: 115gsm
• A DRM-free digital edition sent to your inbox
• Your name on the Thank You webpage
FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK!
(Otherwise, Shipping will be applied separately).
- 22 ordered
Martin's breakout publication in a newly revised edition!
Back in print for the first time in years!!
Needlemen are the dark enforcers of a dystopian city of slaves.
For one particular Needleman, a seemingly everyday investigation will spiral out of his control and comprehension.
You can find out more by clicking the link HERE!
• Saddle stitched cover with French flaps
• All signed by Martin Simpson
• 36 pages, full colour painted artwork
- 8 ordered
- 32 remaining
PIX: A Book of Art by SIMO is a collection of illustration and comic art from the pens and brushes of Martin Simpson.
CHECK HERE FOR MORE INFO: PIX
This special, limited edition includes some of his most popular prints and commissions, including some never before published material and some sneak peeks at future work!
All full colour, fully painted artwork produced between 2019 and 2021.
• 36 pages (inc. cover).
• Soft-touch lamination to cover.
• Includes a foreword by renowned comics artist/writer Gary Spencer Millidge!
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