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Monday, September 29, 2008

Read an 11-Page Preview of Dabel Brother’s “Mercy Thompson: Homecoming” written by Patricia Briggs and illustrated by Francis Tsai!

PRESS RELEASE: Dabel Brothers Publishing is excited to premiere the first eleven pages (DOWNLOAD HERE) of the much-anticipated Dabel Brothers project, “Mercy Thompson: Homecoming”. Artist Francis Tsai beautifully illustrates all the covers and interior pages to this series, with author Patricia Briggs herself penning the original story. Place your orders today before the first issue ships this November.

Francis Tsai (Marvel Adventures, Impaler) is one of the few artists who can fully paint his interior pages and his style is a perfect fit for the project. As these first eleven pages show, he's done an amazing job and will continue to impress as the series goes on. Author and Mercy Thompson creator Patricia Briggs has been absolutely thrilled with the results so far.

“The artwork is impressive and beautiful,” says
Patricia Briggs. “I think we've captured exactly what the world of Mercy Thompson is all about—real world troubles like getting a job and paying the bills—broken up by moments of terror and humor. Fun stuff. I'm so excited about this project!”

For those unfamiliar with the work, Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a Volkswagen mechanic—she's also a coyote shapeshifter and an observer of the supernatural community, though not part of it: she’s the perfect intermediary between the things that go bump in the night . . . and the things that bump back. This prequel to the best-selling Mercy Thompson novels finds Mercy smack in the middle of warring packs of werewolves and face to face with angry vampires. Worse still, she faces the dreaded job interview!

Patrica Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series began in 2006 with the publication of “Moon Called”. The second and third books in the series, “Blood Bound” and the #1 New York Times bestseller “Iron Kissed”, have only helped to cement Briggs as one of the rising stars in the realm of paranormal fantasy. With a new, highly anticipated Mercy novel coming out in February 2009 called “Bone Crossed” (see image above), expect this series to drive her legions of fans straight to comic book stores when the first issue debuts in November.

Dabel Brothers continues to impress with new projects that continuously gain widespread appeal,” says Robert Randle, Brand Manager at Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. “We're all anxious to see where their new projects end up and what new stuff they still have in store for us down the line.”

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming” is a four-issue mini-series with issue #1 hitting comic book shelves in November 2008. The series will be collected in hardcover and distributed by
Del Rey in 2009.

About Patricia Briggs and the Mercy Thompson Series:

Patricia Briggs began writing in 1990, and published her first novel “Masques” in 1993. Her skill at crafting convincing characters eventually led her editor to ask if she would write an urban fantasy series. The genre was showing promising growth, and the publisher wanted to expand their offerings. Patricia accepted, signing a contract for three books. Recently, Patricia announced there will be at least seven novels in her best-selling Mercy Thompson series. She is also the author of the Sianim series, the Hurog and Raven duologies, and the Alpha and Omega series which is set in the same world as her Mercy Thompson books.

About Francis Tsai:

Francis Tsai is a freelance illustrator and concept designer living and working in Southern California. Degrees in physical chemistry and architecture inevitably led to a career in entertainment, where he now has the good fortune to work on video games, books, comics, movies and TV commercials. His clients include Marvel Comics, Dabel Brothers, Devil's Due Publishing, Top Cow Productions, Warner Brothers, Wizards of the Coast, Rockstar Games, High Moon Studios, and ImagineFX Magazine.

About Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC:

Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC, is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced adaptations of novels by bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Laurell K. Hamilton, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, and Robert Silverberg. Currently on the schedule is a remarkable list of high-profile projects including adaptations of major novels by bestselling authors: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, an original story set in the world of Jim Butcher's bestselling series The Dresden Files, a Wild Cards series edited and overseen by George R. R. Martin, and a brand-new Mercy Thompson adventure by Patricia Briggs.

Recently announced
Dabel Brothers projects include Malcom Wong’s Dog Eaters, Jim Dresden’s Dresden Files: Storm Front, Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time, The Warriors, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters and the Illustrated George R.R. Martin A Song if Ice & Fire 2009 Calendar.


Anonymous said...

I'm reading Cry Wolf now and like it a lot but somehow can't get myself to read Mercy. I mean: car mechanics, garage talks, ahmm, no.

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