UPDATE: The film rights to IN MAPS & LEGENDS were scooped up by Strawberry Pictures! More details here.
In Maps & Legends is a contemporary fantasy digital comic with hints of science fiction and steampunk. Artist Niki Smith did the amazing artwork, and I did the writing.
The comic won the November 2009 competition hosted by DC Comics imprint Zuda Comics, and it ran on a weekly basis in 2010 until Zuda closed down. We re-launched the comic on September 1st, 2010, and the final issue (#9), went live on October 5th, 2011.
Kaitlin Grayson, a freelance illustrator and mapmaker for fat fantasy novel, finds herself driven by some strange compulsion to create a mixed-media map of a place she’s never been. A map that covers all four walls of the window-less spare room she keeps locked next to her tiny bedroom. She doesn’t know where the inspiration for the map comes from, but she can’t stop herself from carving up the walls for her map.
One cold night while Kait is finishing her map, a disheveled man named Bartamus bursts into her apartment, claiming that only she can save his dying world.
For Kait, things like this happen in the books she illustrates so often, she feels like she knows what will happen next. But she couldn’t be more wrong when she steps through her map and charges headlong into another world — a world that desperately needs her.
- Buy an ebook directly from UnWrecked Press (60 MB PDF).
- Digital versions also available at Comixology, DriveThruComics, eManga, and MyDigitalComics.
- Read the opening for free as a PDF.