Tuesday, March 27, 2012

RETURN OF THE GIRL WITH THE UMBRELLA

In a post back in January, I wrote about a new project that manifested itself in a fairly miraculous way—thanks, in no small part, to the arrival, at my door, of some extraordinary art by Vassilis Gogtzilas.  At the time, I wasn't ready to divulge much about the project—beyond the fact that it's an all-ages fantasy—but now I can happily announce that it's called The Adventures of Augusta Wind.  The story will launch with a five part mini-series, courtesy of those fine folks at IDW Publishing, and, if that does well, there are many more Augusta adventures waiting in the wings.  I'm not ready to give away any story secrets just yet, but I think folks who enjoyed Abadazad and The Stardust Kid will enjoy Augusta Wind, as well.  It's a fairly epic tale, encompassing many strange and fantastic worlds, and...  No, no—I've said too much already.


The Adventures of Augusta Wind hasn't been scheduled yet—I'm just getting started on the opening script—so I don't expect to see the first issue out in the world till at least the final quarter of 2012.  (I will, of course, keep you all updated, both here at Creation Point and on Twitter.)  To tide you over till the girl with the umbrella drifts down out of the other-dimensional skies, here are a few more wonderful pieces of development art from Vassilis.  Enjoy!






The Adventures of Augusta Wind is ©2012 J.M. DeMatteis & Vassilis Gogtzilas 

12 comments:

  1. Great to know and looking forward to read it :)

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  2. Thanks so much, Aries. I'm very excited about AUGUSTA as well as the other original comics projects I'm developing (including the Western I've mentioned here at Creation Point and a spooky little project with the great Mike Ploog). It's a blast writing the iconic Marvel and DC characters, both in comics and animation, but nothing beats creating your own worlds from the ground up.

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  3. Yes, I can imagine. I'm writing my first novel and characters are coming to life... it is something unbelievable :)

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  4. It's what makes writing worthwhile. When the characters are coming alive, when the story itself is taking on a life of its own, the world becomes utterly magical.

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  5. Yes. I'm discovering this new sensation step by step. My story is still "a baby", but it is growing up day after day :)
    And your other blog post is a great help :)

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  6. Good luck raising your "child," Aries—and glad my post inspired in some small way!

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  7. Thank you very much, really :)

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  8. Looks intriguing. By the way, looking for something else recently I saw my library had a listing for a book by you in Chinese, and my curiosity got the better of me and I reserved a copy. Turned out it's a Chinese edition of the first Abadazad book, "Chuan yue mo fa di" (Through the Magic Land). Looks pretty neat, even if I can't read a word. Have you ever seen a copy?

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  9. A Chinese version? I never even knew one existed! Wonder if it's legally licensed by Hyperion or if it's another Chinese bootleg? In any case, that's pretty cool. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Bob. "Chuam yue mo fa di"? Amazing!

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  10. Looks to be legal, at least they included a Disney copyright notice and it has an ISBN. I took a few photos and put up a short post about it over here, if you or anyone else is curious about how it looks.

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  11. Thanks for sharing that, Bob: very much appreciated!

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