Carrie Hartnoll is a girl lost in a life going nowhere fast, until a chance encounter with an ex-boyfriend affords her the opportunity of a whole new career in Ivy League America, as part of a research team attempting to resurrect the language of Babel – a language, it is theorised, that can be understood by any human, from anywhere in the world.
As Carrie pieces together her fractured personal life, she becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of the project’s original team leader, which propels her to uncover the horrific truth about the language and why it was written out of the history books…
The book has just been accepted by Diamond for the October edition of the Previews catalogue (which means it’ll be available toward the end of the year in all good and disreputable comic and book shops).
Hailing from the north east of England, Lee Robson is quickly gaining ground in the UK independent press scene. His work has featured in the Eagle Award nominated FutureQuake, and its sister publication, horror anthology Something Wicked. He’s also a regular contributor to Accent UK‘s series of themed anthologies and more work has appeared in the 2000AD fanzines Zarjaz and Dogbreath.
Irishman Bryan Coyle is a veteran of the Irish and UK independent press scene. As well as self-publishing the abominable Pony School (described by Batman writer Alan Grant as what “might worst comic I have ever read”) and dabbling with web comics such as the Doctor Who spin-off The Forge, he’s also a regular contributor to FutureQuake, its sister publications MangaQuake and Something Wicked, the award-winning Solar Wind, the brilliant Omnivistascope and Accent UK’s series of themed graphic novels such as Robots and Western.
– Check out the book’s official web site for more info: www.babblecomic.com
– Babble by Lee Robson & Bryan Coyle Published by Com.X Priced £10.99 / $17.99 ISBN 978-0-9832238-5-6
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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