Despite mostly publishing novels, novellas, and other forms of plain text, at UnWrecked Press, we tend to enjoy a fair number of comics and graphic novels. Michael Jasper’s In Maps & Legends is proof of that (and it’s now available as a trade paperback!)
Before our intern talks about comics, we have an important announcement. You can now pre-order Lost & Finders here on Amazon before the upcoming June 28th release date! (Yes, the release was postponed for 2 weeks, mostly for technical reasons). Read more about Lost & Finders here.
Now, here’s Jessica on graphic novels for her last blog post as our intern:
I found everything that I’m going to talk about on the app called Line Webtoon. As of posting this, all of the stories I mention are currently on-going.
Siren’s Lament is written and illustrated by instantmiso. The summary of the story is, “Content with her ordinary life, Lyra is somewhat of a wallflower. However, her comfortable lifestyle suddenly goes astray when she accidentally plunges into the world of sirens. Entangled in a curse, Lyra will learn that her world may be a lot bigger than she had ever imagined.” Mermaid-sirens. Some characters look like mermaids, but they are sirens. This story is beautifully written and illustrated and some chapters/episodes include music specifically for that part! I honestly can’t tell you whether I’m Team Shon or Team Ian (or Team Lyra-Doesn’t-Need-No-Man).
Space Boy is written and illustrated by Stephen McCranie. The summary of this story is, “A girl who belongs in a different time. A boy possessed by an emptiness as deep as space. A story about an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years.” This story starts out so innocently and, oh boy, are you in for an adventure. This story follows Amy, a girl who was born on a space station, but her family is cryogenically frozen and sent back to Earth after Amy’s father is laid off from his job. Thirty years have gone by since she was frozen and everything is different. She goes to a new school and meets a boy. Amy ends up in the middle of a very big government secret that she doesn’t even know about.
Catharsis is written and illustrated by Ahniki. The summary of this story is, “Fear is a powerful emotion that can end up overtaking one’s life. Leon thought he knew that. But when he’s thrown into the demonic realm that Catharsis governs over, he’ll learn that there is more to “true” fear than he could ever have imagined… But will he learn how to face it?” The best way to explain this story from my understanding is that the main characters fight monsters which happen to be other peoples’ inner demons and fears. Leon is suddenly thrown into this world and he isn’t exactly like the other monster fighters. Is he a threat to the system? Will he turn on them?
Those are my favorite graphic novels from Webtoon.
My internship has come to an end, but it was great working with everyone at UnWrecked Press! Bye!