So I got the artwork back for George Apple today and a mock up of the design so I thought it was time to start a thread in the hopes that other Millarworlders might buy it when it comes out in a few months.
I haven’t signed off the artwork yet, I will probably do that tomorrow.
This is what the blurb reads on the back:
To Ruby, Dev, Darwin, Bert and Zookie, the tiny village of Homestead seems like the most boring place in the entire galaxy…
But when a strange, white-haired boy called George Apple crash lands in an escape pod, they find out that not only is there much more to the people of Homestead - they may be Technicians; skilled warriors with powers some believe are magic - but that George Apple might be the most powerful of them all: a Dark Bright.
Now, with the help of two of these Technicians - Clarion and Perl - they must deal with killer animal-droids, space pirates, racist aliens, Irish robots and Ruby and Darwin’s dad… all while escaping the clutches of the evil Red Sky empire and protecting George, as the entire future of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
Having watched the latest series of Stranger Things I’m glad it’s had a lot of praise, if I was asked to name something it was similar to, right now I’d say Stranger Things is closest in terms of adventure tone. I watched a middle-grade style adventure on Netflix recently called Rim Of The World I think and it was terrible. There was so many sex jokes I felt uncomfortable. It was extremely cringey so I’m glad that Stranger Things shows you can just stick to having characters that are fun and likeable in that 80s Goonies type style.
Below is more of a spoiler for George Apple as opposed to Stranger Things but applies to both.
I completely rewrote the ending a few weeks ago to make it somewhat more upbeat and I’m really glad as it had some similarities to the end of Stranger Things and that worked three series in but for George Apple I felt the tone was all wrong in how the characters were left.
So anyway, yes, I’m finishing the first final redraft at the moment so it still has a few stages to go before it gets released but it’s getting there!!