Monday, October 3, 2016

Announcing the first ever Riyria Graphic Novel

Royce and Hadrian, those two unlikely heroes from the Riyria novels are being adapted into a graphic novel!!  Here is the cover of Volume 1 of a special Kickstarter edition of The Death of Dulgath.

Doesn't that look fabulous!  The publishers of this graphic novel, The Dabel Brothers have put together an amazing international team to bring Royce and Hadrian to life.  Here's a bit about who is involved:

  • MAX RAYNOR (Pencils and Inks) is a British artist, best known for his work at Marvel (The Avengers), Upper Deck (Marvel: Legendary), and Red Giant (Wayward Sons, Markiplier). 
  • DEREK RUIZ (Adaptation Writer) began his career in comic books writing The Legend of Isis for Blue Water Productions before coming to work at Dabel Brothers Publishing where he became the writer, editor and publisher he is today. At Dabel Brothers, he has adapted such best sellers as Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing, Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush into graphic novels. He has been working closely with me on the story.
  • MICHAEL BARTOLO (Colorist) hails from Pasay City in the Philippines. Michael has worked for Marvel comics, Image, Wildstorm, Dark Horse comics, and most recently for Dynamite and Zenescope entertainment.
  • DAVE LANPHEAR (Letterer and Production Design) is a 2016 Harvey Award Nominee who has collaborated with Marvel, Disney, DC/Time-Warner, Sony, Image, Lakeshore and RoseArt.
Well, if you like the cover, how about a sneak peek inside?

A Kickstarter for this project is going to be launching on Wednesday at 12:00 noon. There are a number of early bird specials where quick backers can receive a 20% discount, but space is limited. If you want to order the ebook ($15 for just $12) or paperback edition ($25 for just $20), you'll have to be one of the first 100. To get a hardcover ($30 for just $24) you'll have to be one of the first 50.

But there are other perks for supporting the Kickstarter early. For instance, there will be limited editions, one-of-a-kind pieces of original artwork, and a few lucky people will find themselves inside the pages of the graphic novel as their faces will inspire characters in crowd scenes and even speaking parts. 

To try to get as many followers in on the time-sensitive material, I'll be posting an update just after the project goes live, so check back here for a link to the Kickstarter. This is an opportunity to be part of something truly remarkable. I'm glad to be involved, and I hope you will be, too.  See you on Wednesday!!


  1. Oh man! I am stoked! I actually put it in my calendar so I can be on here at noon. BTW, is that 12 noon EST?

  2. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing so we know about it! Great artwork too!