Graphic Novel Launch – Awakenings 2
All lovers of comics and art are invited to attend the launch of local comicbook artist Jesca Marisa’s much anticipated second graphic novel – AWAKENINGS 2! Come join us at Readers Den Comic Shop on Saturday the 9th of July 2011 between 11am – 1pm. Get your copy of Awakenings 2 at a specially reduced launch price AND get it signed by the artist!
Original art & prints from the graphic novel will be on display.
To coincide with the in-store event, a duel online launch will be created exclusively at www.readersden.co.za – Buy a copy of Awakenings 2 online between 10am – 2pm on the launch day, Saturday 9 July, and you’ll receive a signed copy at the special launch price.
Where: At Reader’s Den in Stadium on Main , Main Road , Claremont .
Contact: Reader’s Den – 021 671 9551
Awakenings 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Awakenings 1, the graphic novel series written and illustrated by Jesca Marisa. Like its predecessor Awakenings 2 is more art than book and promises to deliver eye-candy overload. Intensely colourful and lavishly illustrated every panel is an artwork. This is a limited edition print – only 500 books – it is sure to delight fantasy and manga aficionados everywhere.
About the book.
Awakenings 2 is 112 pages long and in full colour throughout. This is a fully local production – created and printed right here in Cape Town (with some generous support from the National Arts Council).
It contains two stories and a character art section. The first story: “Mothership” tells the tale of a boy who lives on an organic ship, which grows and evolves as he ages. Together they travel across the world. Seeing everything from afar, he’s yet to set foot on real land. The second story: Grave of Ghosts is a fantasy tale in 4 parts. The story follows a cast of ghosts, demons, one scary little girl and two human brothers traveling across a desolate netherworld, trying to reach a city where they hope their salvation lies.
About the Artist.
Jesca Marisa is a Cape Town based illustrator and animator. Her animated short film – Mune – has traveled to festivals across the world. Mune has won the SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Animation in 2011. Currently Jesca works full time as an illustrator, but her first love is for comics. Awakenings 2 is her second publication.
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