Reality Check: Vampire Academy comic Breaks

Reality Check: Vampire Academy comic Breaks

Continuing a Q and A recorded at Gosh! Comics, as part of SCI-FI-LONDON 14, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Emma Vieceli about illustrating the comic book adaptations of the first three Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead. Emma also discusses her new webcomic Breaks and forthcoming work on the Alex Rider graphic novel range.

Cover of Dragon Age / interior art from Vampire Academy and Breaks, illustrated by Emma Vieceli

Cover of Dragon Age / interior art from Vampire Academy and Breaks, illustrated by Emma Vieceli

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Links: Penguin website on Vampire Academy graphic novels
Breaks webcomic
Emma Vieceli’s website
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Emma Vieceli: in 2009 and the first half of the Gosh! / SCI-FI-LONDON Q and A

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Patreon is a crowd funding site that allows fans of artists and writers to fund their new projects one page at a time. Two notable comic projects are currently on Patreon:

Muscle Memory by Al Davison – probably best known for the graphic memoir THE SPIRAL CAGE, which explored his experiences growing up with Spina-Bifida, a condition Al was born with and wasn’t expected to survive. MUSCLE MEMORY: A survivors tale, is even more of a challenge than the first volume, as it not only continues to look at disability issues, but also addresses experiences of physical child abuse. This is not a story of victimization, but a story of survival and of winning against the odds.

Breaks by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryder – Everyone wears a mask. What we see of people on the surface is so rarely what’s ticking underneath. And, in Cortland Hunt’s case, what he’s hiding might just be more than Ian Tanner is prepared for. BREAKS is the story of two young adults coming to terms with who they were, who they are and who they’ll become.