Portland, OR (November 29, 2005) Corporate espionage, family secrets, andhigh adventure in imperialist China are "in" in 2006, according to CellarDoor Publishing. This week, Cellar Door Publishing announced two newgraphic novels and their first illustrated novel for release next year.
"Well written, high quality books with unique concepts and stylizedartwork defines the 2006 Cellar Door lineup," stated Cellar Door publisherJade Dodge. "We're working with an extremely talented group of creators,and we're very excited about these projects."
I AM SPARTACUS
Written by Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space, Blood Stained Sword)
Illustrated by Ilkka Lesonen
In stores April 2006
The heads of a corporation are sent reeling after several attacks ofcorporate espionage; but when it escalates to the murder of a vicepresident, they must turn to someone outside of the inner circle for help.Tiffany Munday, former police detective and now head of Hallotechsecurity, begins investigating. But the only clue that ties the crimestogether is a tag line left at the scenes: I Am Spartacus.
Written and Illustrated by Steve Bialik
In stores summer 2006
Darkness has fallen over imperial China. As if being conquered by theMongol hordes of Khubilai Khan wasn't enough, now the Middle Kingdom mustcontend with a demonic cult on a mission of ultimate destruction. With thehelp of a mad druggist and his arsenal of unholy elixirs the MidnightLotus Society aims to wipe China off the medieval map. But China is aboutto counter with a weapon of her own-- The Flying Fist of Fujian! TheSentinel of the Seven Min! Minister Jade!
Presented in spectacular Chinarama!
THE BENGALI PACKET
Written and illustrated by Jonathan Baird (Day Job: A Workplace Reader forthe Restless Age)
In stores summer 2006
Dr. Joseph Wennik recounts the travels of his patient, six-year-old SarahOgden, as she chases her runaway brother from her comfortable home in NewEngland to the dark, unexplored reaches of the Arctic. As Sarah's journeyprogresses, Wennik delves into her family's past; and in her father'sconduct in colonial India we find clues that will solve a string ofpresent-day murders. At the same time, Wennik spins the Ogdens' story intoa parable about love, treachery, death, and the tragedies that inevitablyfollow from one's misdeeds.
Previews and additional information on all three titles can be found onthe Cellar Door website at http://www.cellardoorpublishing.com .