B7 Media has just launched the Kickstarter for its SF thriller mini-series, Pilgrim 2121: Secrets and Lies, the first project in a new line of its B7 Comics line, written by me, John Freeman, with art by Neil Edwards, coloured by Martin Baines and lettered by Jim Campbell.
Obviously, I have a bit of a vested interest in this, but I do hope downthetubes won’t mind me sharing the project details here. Alternatively, please head over to Kickstarter now and give us your support.
Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies – based on the universe created by Bev Doyle, Richard Kurti and Andrew Mark Sewell – digs deep into the millennia old strata of our planet and unearths something… completely unknown. Dormant since long before the dinosaurs, it’s incomprehensible, ancient – and alien.
With the world transformed by environmental disaster, tensions rising between the Western Alliance and the Eastern Coalition and space colonisation beyond our solar system now within easy reach, the discovery lying beneath the Antarctic ice promises to be a threat we have never faced before.
Some will go to extreme lengths to expose the deadly enigma’s secrets. And others will go even further to protect them…
B7 Comics is a brand-new comics imprint from UK indie B7 Media, the company best known for a new wave of cinematic sounding audio drama, including I, Robot, Blake’s 7, Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures, Venna’s Planet and dramas for the BBC and Audible, including The Effect, The Martian Chronicles, The Space Race and Mahabharata Now.
We’re launching the new imprint with this four-issue SF mini-series, and this Kickstarter is raising funds for the completion of the mini-series.
The Pilgrim comic project kicked off last year, with a special teaser story exclusively published in SHIFT Magazine, drawn by Wam Nick and available to read on the Pilgrim2121.com web site.
The first 36-page issue, featuring 22 pages of comic strip, is already complete and ready to print and the second issue is scripted, with art underway.
Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies is written by award-winning editor and writer John Freeman (Doctor Who, Judge Karyn, Crucible) with art by New York Times bestselling artist, Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four, Farscape), coloured by Martin Baines (Thunderbirds) and lettered by Jim Campbell (2000AD).
Series covers will be by Alex Ronald, with variant covers on #1 by Alex and Neil Edwards.
• The Pilgrim comic project kicked off last year, with a special teaser story exclusively published in SHIFT Magazine, drawn by Wam Nick and available to read on the Pilgrim2121.com web site