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Magic of Myths: Faerie – the quick pitch in Geek Syndicate July 5, 2015

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Nearly forgot about this… back during the launch of Magic of Myths: Faerie, Corey did a quick on the spot pitch for the book for the amazing Geek Syndicate:

If that’s convinced you, pick up the book by clicking here: https://gumroad.com/l/WOkve

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Magic of Myths: Faerie launches at the Birmingham Comics Festival April 18, 2015

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It’s out!

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You can now buy a copy of Magic of Myths: Faerie right now – either via our mail order links below or pick up a copy today at the Birmingham Comics Festival from 9am to 6pm. Come on over and say hi!

Magic of Myths: Faerie consists of:

  • The main story (21 pages) and the following extras:
  • Two pin-ups (with some of the artwork you’ve seen on this very site) by Magic of Myths artist, Sergio Calvet
  • The full script

Review snippets:

“The end result is a beautiful book, one that honours its subject matter and provides a perfect on ramp to the larger story being told. Corey and Sergio are two of the best creators in the industry and this is some of their best work. Pick it up, and the rest of Magic of Myths, and find out just how good they are.” – Travelling Man

“I loved it… I smiled broadly at Calvet and Corey’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Puck as a feisty forthwright feminist – her appearance too is very unique and refreshing – not conforming to usual stereotypical ideas of a what a female hero should look like.” – Elf Lyons

“Overall? It’s a very solid entry into the Magic of Myths series, serving well as an entry point for new fans while also holding a lot of appeal for those already invested.”  – Geek Pride

Read a two-page preview here: https://magicofmyths.com/2015/03/20/read-a-two-page-preview-of-magic-of-myths-faerie/

Buy Magic of Myths: Faerie by clicking here: http://gum.co/sjfk or email magicofmyths@gmail.com

“This is one of the most realistic and vibrant takes on the Fae you’ll read” – a glowing Magic of Myths: Faerie review April 17, 2015

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Top comic book and board game shop Travelling Man has posted an wonderfully kind and praise filled review of Magic of Myths: Faerie:

“The end result is a beautiful book, one that honours its subject matter and provides a perfect on ramp to the larger story being told. Corey and Sergio are two of the best creators in the industry and this is some of their best work. Pick it up, and the rest of Magic of Myths, and find out just how good they are.”

You can read the whole article here: https://travellingman.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/review-magic-of-myth-fae/

You can read a two-page preview of Magic of Myths: Faerie here: https://magicofmyths.com/2015/03/20/read-a-two-page-preview-of-magic-of-myths-faerie/

And a reminder: don’t forget to take advantage of our pre-order discount offer before Saturday 18th April.

“Magic of Myths: Faerie is actually brilliant” – Elf Lyons April 15, 2015

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Lovely and talented comedian Elf Lyons has read Magic of Myths: Faerie – and she quite liked it:

“I loved it… I smiled broadly at Calvet and Corey’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Puck as a feisty forthwright feminist – her appearance too is very unique and refreshing – not conforming to usual stereotypical ideas of a what a female hero should look like.”

Our book was actually tied with the classic Daniel Clowes graphic novel Ghost World for Elf’s ‘comic book of the week’ – to be put alongside Clowes brilliant work is amazing in itself.  You can read the whole article here:

http://www.theelflyons.com/#!Proseco-Postcards-and-PopArt-Toilets-This-week-in-cool-things/ch6q/552aee9c0cf21e26baf12402

 

You can read a two-page preview of Magic of Myths: Faerie here: https://magicofmyths.com/2015/03/20/read-a-two-page-preview-of-magic-of-myths-faerie/

And a reminder: don’t forget to take advantage of our pre-order discount offer before Saturday 18th April.

Magic of Myths: Faerie gets a few column inches April 14, 2015

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As we gear up for the launch of Magic of Myths: Faerie on 18th April 2015 at the Birmingham Comics Festival this week, we’ve been getting a fair few kind words sent our way of late.

First up, massive second city newspaper The Birmingham Mail did a feature on the book, interviewing Corey:

“It made sense, given that the festival is a Birmingham-based event created by a Brummie, while my book is written by a Brummie – me – and based on a work by one of the most famous Midlanders in the world.”

You can read the whole feature here: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/birmingham-comics-festival-magic-myths-8946767

We’ve also got our first review over at Geek Pride, gaining a respectable 3 and a half out of 5 and some thoughtful praise:

“Overall? It’s a very solid entry into the Magic of Myths series, serving well as an entry point for new fans while also holding a lot of appeal for those already invested.”

You can read the whole review here: http://www.geek-pride.co.uk/comics/magic-of-myths-faerie/

We’ve had more written about Magic of Myths: Faerie recently, so we’ll be revealing more soon – in the meantime, don’t forget to take advantage of our pre-order discount offer before Saturday 18th April.

Review: “An exciting, yet dramatic, adventure” November 22, 2014

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We’ve been lucky enough to get another positive – and very insightful – review of Magic of Myths, both seasons one and two. This time by college professor and writer Jeff Provine of Blogcritics:

“The juxtaposition of the weight of the real world and the epic trials is a fascinating and thrilling adventure. Magic of Myths gives the reader the best of both universes with heart-rending drama, with which many of us can identify, alongside explosive battles against monsters, riddles to be solved, and an ever-unfolding quest.”

Read the whole review here: – and thanks to Jeff and Blogcritics for their time and kind words.

Magic of Myths feels the SDCC love August 5, 2014

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Well, Magic of Myths made its second San Diego Comic-Con appearance and got a warm welcome from the show goers who stopped by to take a look at the book. A few more fans were made and many were either interested by the premise or loved Sergio’s visual style on the book enough to pick up a copy. Many thanks if you purchased one or just had kind words for us at the table.

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We also were fortunate enough to take part in a couple of interviews, the first being from The Geek Speak Show, who interviewed Magic of Myths‘ writer Corey Brotherson about the series and one of his other projects, Vampire Boogie:

Magic of Myths hits Comic Book Resources February 12, 2014

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One of the biggest comic book sites online, Comic Book Resources, has very kindly put Magic of Myths under the spotlight for today’s Month of African-American Comics slot:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/02/11/month-of-african-american-comics-magic-of-myths-seasons-1-2/#more-157769

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had this to say:

“Eve is a fascinating lead and I am glad they framed it so that the first volume was alllll about us learning a lot about Eve – both her personality AND her personal history. So by the time the events of Season 2 take place, we know Eve so well that the story takes on an even greater significance since we know the lead so well.

“This is an engaging series with charming artwork from the main artist. I hope to see more of Eve’s heroic journey in the future.”

You can read more at the link [http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/02/11/month-of-african-american-comics-magic-of-myths-seasons-1-2/#more-157769]

Thanks for the kind words Brian, and for taking the time to look at the series.

A couple more reviews for Magic of Myths February 11, 2014

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We’ve been lucky enough to get a couple more reviews published for Magic of Myths over the last few months, and while they’re fairly mixed on a whole, we appreciate the time and consideration taken by the reviewers to write about the series:

“Calvet’s art is, if anything, even stronger this time out: his clash of ancient power is less grim and bloody than Di Amorim gives us in God is Dead; it’s closer to a more kid-friendly version of something like 300, but even in his cartoony style, he brings intensity to the combat, and punctuates Eve’s story beats with wit and pathos, as called for.”

– CHUD [read the whole thing here: http://www.chud.com/146712/thors-comic-column-112213/]

and

“It’s full of cool references that have enough broad appeal that anyone can enjoy them but are also select enough that anyone with a more specific knowledge of myth and folklore will be able to appreciate the fan service going into the development of the story and the presence of these characters and creatures.”

– Geek Pride [read the whole thing here: http://www.geek-pride.co.uk/book-review/magic-of-myths/]

Many thanks to both publications for their kind words and taking the time to review the books.

Rave reviews for Magic of Myths November 19, 2013

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A couple more reviews have come in for Magic of Myths (both seasons one and two):

Utilising a cartoonish art style from Calvet accompanied by witty writing from Brotherson makes this title an easily read, enjoyable piece work… Magic of Myths seamlessly blends modern-day heroism with ancient mythology in a way that only Calliope could counter.

Comic Books and Cookies [read the whole thing here: http://myheartliesinfilmandcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/review-of-magic-of-myths-season-one-by.html ]

and:

I read through both seasons in one sitting and that’s always a clear indicator of a really engaging comic book… The fact that we’re not following a mainstream comic book style heroine in a bikini armour suit immediately earned points for Magic and Myths for me. There’s the overlap of familiar with an attempt to do things differently here. It works.

Geek Native [read the whole thing here: http://www.geeknative.com/42433/pawn-gods-magic-myths-review/ ]

Many thanks to both publications for their kind words and taking the time to review the books.