Madam Samurai takes Best Digital Comic prize at LA New Media Film Festival

The first volume of Madam Samurai publised by Scar Comics has won Best Digital Comic prize at the May 2011 LA New Media Film Festival, an event described as “Sundance for the Facebook generation”.

The graphic novel about a female samurai who travels to Victorian London is written by Gary Young, with art by Eagle Award winner David Hitchcock.

Work on Madam Samurai: Volume Two is progressing well, and Scar Comics plan to launch the book on 27th August at the new Birmingham Comiccon 2011 BC. The action-packed sequel concludes the story of a female samurai warrior who travels to Victorian London on a mission of vengeance.

Fans will be pleased to hear that the original creative team are reunited, with Empire award-winning screenwriter Gary Young (known for Michael Caine thriller Harry Brown) and Eagle award-winning artist David Hitchcock (Springheeled Jack) working together to complete the Madam Samurai origin story in style.

Madam Samurai: Volume One received highly complimentary reviews from websites and publications such as Ain’t It Cool News, 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine, Tripwire, Geek Syndicate, Zedura Magazine, Geeks Of Doom, and comics legend Dez Skinn.

Ain’t It Cool News said of Volume One; “This is a very cool origin story by writer Gary Young… a story of a badass samurai vixen and there are copious amounts of action and blood. I can’t wait to see her enact some swift samurai vengeance in future volumes. Highly recommended.”

You can find out more about the Madam Samurai graphic novels at the following links:

• The official website
Madam Samurai Facebook page

Madam Samurai Twitter

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