Unseen Unseen Shadows Sketch : Secret Clancy Wallencheck Artwork

It’s been a while since the Unseen Shadows Anthology (featuring Clancy Wallencheck:Band of Butchers, Napoleon Stone: Fragments of Fate, Stephanie Connisbee: Operation Solomon and Reverend: Wrath of God). The next anthology is in the process of being completed – this time featuring Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi (from FH 1) and Nathan Ash (written by our very own Dan Thompson).

At the time of Unseen Shadows I drew a scene based on Dan’s writing. As I’ve been looking through some of my old artwork I found that sketch and thought I’d stick it up for your perusal. First time Dan will have seen it too. Surprise, Danno!!

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Fallen Heroes 2 Ready to Go!

Fallen Heroes 2 has been completed is currently going to print. The hope is that it will be resting alongside the larger Unseen Shadows graphic novel at Thoughtbubble but we cannot confirm that at this stage as the book is so close to the date in question. We have no doubt that Stu at Ukomics is doing everything he can to make sure visitors at Leeds get to have a look at the new edition.

Featuring Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi and Stephanie Connisbee from the previous issue (and the Tales of the Fallen Graphic novel) as well as introducing some pivotal characters and developments to the FH canon, it’s been put together by Barry Nugent (writer of the original novel and general demagogue), Martin Conaghan (writer and calm voice of reason), Steve Penfold (me, on pencils and inks), Gat Melvyn (colours, seamlessly professional) and Paul Mclaren (lettering and diligent communicator).

Fallen Heroes Page 3 Preview

Work continues apace on the central title of the Unseen Shadows Universe, currently building to a massive crescendo thanks to the tireless promotion of Barry Nugent of Geek Syndicate who created the book itself. With the Tales of the Fallen, Moon and Fallen Heroes 2 coming out in the next two months its all hands to the pumps at Bunker towers but we’re confident all will be complete.

Fallen Heroes 2, Page 2: Full Preview

Page 2 of the upcoming second issue of Fallen Heroes, due to be released at Thought Bubble in November. Work continues apace on the collected edition of Unseen Shadows, featuring 5 of its central characters (Ben Ashodi (The Hand), Clancy Wallencheck, Napoleon Stone, Stephanie Connisbee) in one shot stories in one tome. Featuring work from Dan Thompson, Pete Rogers, Richard Clements, Cy Dethan, Corey Brotherson, Roy Huteson Stewart, Rob Carey, Conor Boyle, Cormac Hughes, Gat Melvyn, Vicky Stonebridge, Paul Mclaren, Nic Wilkinson and myself (Steve Penfold).

Check out www.Unseenshadows.com for more deets.

Fallen Heroes 2 Preview

As previews are now readily available on http://www.unseenshadows.com we can post them up here for viewing by the assembled Bunkerites. We should be in that nice little tunnel on the run up to the project going to print for us to post up something every week so watch this space.

Fallen Heroes 2 will be available at Thought Bubble for anyone who’s going. See you there.

Fallen Heroes 2, Page 1 in Full Colour

This just in! Gat Melvyn’s exceptional work on Page 1 of Fallen Heroes 2. More pages are currently in the works and frankly I cannae wait to see more of Gat’s finishes. There’s a coupla effects needed on this page but aside from that it’s ready to go. Work continues on the multiple titles due to come out over the next few months at Beyond the Bunker.com.

Fallen Heroes 2 Page 1

Fallen Heroes 2 is underway – pages well on the way to Mr Gat Melvyn on the great South peninsula of Africa. With Unseen Shadows building up momentum Fallen Heroes 2 has to get ahead of itself in order to be prepared for the big launch later on this year. Will be trying to post up updates of Fallen Heroes regularly here on Thursdays along with any other Unseen Shadows updates.

Fallen Heroes sells out twice at Cardiff International Comics Expo

Fallen Heroes and Beyond the Bunker, Copydesk and Geek Syndicate rocked the Cardiff International Comics Expo twice yesterday in an astonishing feat of consumer excitement generated no doubt by Mr Barry Nugent, Geek Syndicate and http://www.fallenheroescomic.com. After a last minute dash to prepare for the opening the doors opened on the event at 10:00am. By 11 all copies had been sold. We found 10 more earmarked for sale to Martin Conaghan later in the day which then sold within 10 minutes. On top of which it was the first chance to meet Barry Nugent and hold a copy of Fallen Heroes in my hand. Gat Melvyn’s colours were the toast of the convention which is no surprise at all.

Fallen Heroes it would appear has very much arrived on the map and I’d like to thank everyone I met over the weekend for making it a kick ass experience. Next time we’ll make sure we bring more copies….! Full news and info on the events and experiences of Cardiff International Comic Expo will be here over the next few days (with pictures) including the panel and setting a Dalek on someone.

More will be made available soon for order and the Ipad/Ipod version will be available from tomorrow. Further details to follow.

Steve P

Fallen Heroes: Exclusive look at alternative cover designs 1

A mock up of a possible cover for Fallen Heroes 1 featuring the central character Jason Chen. It has been decided that each Fallen Heroes edition will feature a cover featuring characters relating to that chapter. They will repeat however over the following issues no one character will be central more than once. The roll call is yet to be decided and will be decided at the completion of each issue. We hope you’re up for collecting all of them.

Fallen Heroes 1 Collectors edition is still available at a very reasonable £3.25 including postage with added content including artwork from Andie Tong (DC Comics, Marvel, Darkhorse, Mirage Studios, Image and Markosia Comics), Leigh Gallagher (DC Comics and 2000AD) and Emma Viecceli (Self Made Hero, Marvel, Image, Random House, Tokyopop and Future Publishing) .

Head to the Fallen Heroes Preorder page to purchase (credit card logos at the bottom).

The Heroes Are Here – Fallen Heroes Ready for Preorder

The first book to carry a Beyond the Bunker logo is now complete. Sent yesterday as a PDF to Ukomics, Fallen Heroes is the adaptation of Barry Nugent’s novel of the same name, adapted for release as a comic by Martin Conaghan, Drawn by myself (Steve Penfold) and completed by the very able Gat Melvyn on colours and Paul McLaren who stepped in at the last minute to complete the lettering.

The first part in a five part story arc (the first of 3 arcs culminating in 3 graphic novels in the distant future) it follows the stories of Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi, Jason Chen and Napoleon Stone among others through a world populated by heavily armed mercenaries, monsters and mysterious unseen forces. Who are the ‘Fallen Heroes’ named in the title? Read on to find out.

You can pre-order the limited edition first print on the Fallen Heroes pre-order page over at Fallenheroescomic.com.

The first edition includes pin up artwork by Andy Tong (DC Comics, Marvel, Darkhorse, Mirage Studios, Image and Markosia Comics), Leigh Gallagher (DC Comics and 2000AD) and Emma Viecceli (Self Made Hero, Marvel, Image, Random House, Tokyopop and Future Publishing) as well as 21 pages of espionage, intrigue and supernatural visitations. Enjoy!!

And in case that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite here is the Launch Trailer – for Issue 1 completed by Dennis Morrison of Zizzl Films. (Massive thanks for the amazing job done on that! Again, Enjoy!!