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Reclaiming Norse Mythology from the Nazis by Ian Stuart Sharpe

It is one of the most iconic scenes in modern cinematic history:  Indiana Jones is in a desperate race against the Nazis, a lone hero battling against the entire German war machine to prevent an ancient artefact of immense power from falling into the wrong hands. Of...

Interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe, Author of The All Father Paradox!

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THE ALL FATHER PARADOX Releases in October!

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HATH NO FURY Has Hit the Shelves and E-Readers!

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. Wife. Lover. Survivor. Trickster. Heroine. Leader.   This anthology features 21 stories and six essays about women who defy genre stereotypes. Here, it’s not the hero who acts while the heroine waits to be rescued; Hath No Fury’s women...

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Announcements: HATH NO FURY Has Arrived in the US!

Backers of the paperback and hardcover editions of Hath No Fury will be happy to learn that the books have arrived at the printer's headquarters in Chicago! Now, they just need to be sent to our head honcho Jeremy Mohler, and then they will be sent out to backers...

Canadian War Museum: Deadly Skies

May 1, 2016

In mid 2015 we received an invitation to make a proposal for a rather large graphic novel project for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada. The project was to focus on air war during the first world war and would involve the creation of around eighty pages of comics and would require that we integrate actual artifacts from the first world war into pages.

It sounded like a lot of fun and being a bit of a history buff, definitely something I was interested in pursuing. Part of the process was creating around four pages of artwork as part of the proposal in an effort to get the gig. I tapped Lee Oaks and these are the pages we put together for the proposal.

And as luck would have it, we won the proposal! The work involved a ton of coordination with the Canadian War Museum (CWM) team, their designers, myself, and the Outland team of artists. We spent about six months hip deep in WWI material, researching, referencing, and illustrating everything.

As the art director on the project, I worked closely with the CWM team to layout all the stories, which I then turned over to Lee Oaks, Cesar Sebastian Diaz, and Andy Poole to illustrate. Layouts below –

When all was said and done, we illustrated ten separate stories about ten different, but significant, aviators during the first world war. Below are three of the ten stories we did.

The project ultimately premiered in June of 2016 as the Deadly Skies exhibit at the Canadian War Museum. The museum blew up each page we created into a 40″x40″ square panel and displayed it for the viewers to follow each story and see some of the artifacts from the war. If you head over to that link, you can preview the exhibit and see it all in action!

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