It’s been Cleopatra in Space week on Flickering Myth- a great news site spotlighting the best in film, television, and comic entertainment. First, there was a bit of my insight on if CiS could ever be a movie. Next, a really nice review of Target Practice. And today it all culminates into a pretty extensive feature on CiS and my process working on the characters and books. As a bonus, the interview includes a few exclusive pages from Target Practice that give a look at how they transition from traditionally drawn to digitally colored. Definitely worth checking out! Links below.
I’ll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (better known as TCAF) this weekend. You’ll be able to find me in Beeton Auditorium at table B1 (right by the exit door). Here’s a map to guide you there!
I’ll also have a couple programs going on at the show:
Saturday, in Beeton Auditorium, I’ll be doing a drawing demonstration for kids from 1:30 -2:00, likely showing how I draw Cleo and Khensu.
And Sunday at The Pilot (2nd Floor) I’ll be on this:
Sometimes the setting of a story becomes as important, as integral, as the characters themselves. Whether it’s a broken-down small town, a sprawling fantasy world, the farthest reaches of outer space, building a compelling and believable world is integral to a successful story. Moderator Robert Fones (Sheridan College) interviews four talented creators that are experts at building a compelling world. Featuring Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Tara Tallan (Galaxion), and Seth (Palookaville).
(The Pilot is located half a block from Toronto Reference Library, at 22 Cumberland Street)
Cleopatra in Space books will be on hand! And I would love to sign any that someone has already bought. My table space is limited, but I hope to have room to bring a few prints with me as well.
This is my first time attending TCAF. Looking forward to that amazing Canadian hospitality I’ve heard so much about!
I’m excited to finally release the soundtrack for Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice: a somewhat lyrical, mostly musical companion to the graphic novel. All of the songs below helped inspire the creation of Target Practice, hopefully give a touch more emotional resonance to the story, and occasionally foreshadow events of things to come.
Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice Soundtrack
- “Like I Do” – Minipop
- “Old Friend” – Sea Wolf
- “Mobile” – Avril Lavigne
- “G#” – Kitten
- “Suffocate” – Feeder
- “I’m Not Your Hero” – Tegan and Sara
- “Suddenly” – Ashley Tisdale
- “Human Nature” – Uh Huh Her
- “Mountain” – Great Northern
- “Planes” – Yuna
- “Beautiful History” – Plumb
- “Strangeness And Charm” – Florence and The Machine
- “Whirring” – The Joy Formidable
- “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” – Selena Gomez & The Scene
- “Tonight, Tonight” – Passion Pit
Purchase tracks individually via this handy Amazon Wishlist or the iTunes links above.
The wait is over! Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice is finally available in stores! At the most, I hope everyone buys a copy. At the very least, I hope everyone shares the book’s release with others! Target Practice is only the first part in a proposed series long epic, and I really want the chance to tell the whole story. That will only happen if this first book is successful.
As always, here are a few places Target Practice is available:
And here are a whole slew of positive reviews!
Good Comics for Kids
iCv2 (4 out of 5 stars)
The Roarbots (Roar Score: 5/5)
SciFi Pulse (A+)
Skipping Through the Stacks
And here are the first 13 pages!
And a trailer!
And here’s a downloadable wallpaper for you!