Citing "creative differences" with the publisher, Alexander Grecian and Chris Grine have withdrawn their planned Rocketbots: Trouble in Time comic from Shadowline's all-ages imprint.
The 48-page hardcover, about five alien robots who crash on Earth during the Jurassic Period, initially was solicited for January 2010 from Silverline Books. However, blog posts from Grine indicated the release date had been moved to spring.
In a brief announcement posted this morning on his website, Grine said he and Grecian will shop Rocketbots to other publishers.
"The good news is that the book is done," Grine wrote, "so any publisher who may be interested in seeing a killer book for kids about robots who crash on earth in prehistoric times can just see the whole thing, rather than a pitch and a few images.Thanks for everyone's support over the last few months, it was a real driving force for me and Alex and I promise, we’ll do everything in our power to find these poor Rocketbots a new home."