IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT: FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS comes a magical fantasy adventure
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kat Salazar
A new ongoing series from Marian Churchland
Marian Churchland (PROPHET, Beast), Claire Gibson, and Sloane Leong will cast their spell upon readers in FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS, an all-new ongoing fantasy series.
Set in the isolated country of Akhara, rival houses face off in the struggle for political power and military security. Three unlikely figures—a lord's daughter, a disgraced knight, and a runaway thief—will change the fate of their world, but the only hope of peace may lie with the mystery shrouded goblins and witches, and the ancient powers they command.
“This project has particular personal significance, because I've known Claire since we were both in high school,” said Churchland. “We used to make fantasy comics together even way back then, and we had a project called The Hunt. Perhaps the less said about The Hunt the better, but it was enormous fun, and this feels like the respectable adult version of skipping math class to hide in the hallway and plot out the lives of our characters.
“And we're so thrilled to have Sloane on this. She's is an amazing artist—she makes beautiful lines, and has a storytelling intelligence that I straight up envy. I'm really excited about what we're producing.”
“I'm super excited to be working with Marian and Claire on this project,” added Leong. “They both have a love for world building and storytelling that I admire and watching them craft these great characters has been incredibly fun. This will be my first on-going series and I'm really excited to make it my own.”
“I’ve been eager for Marian to do something else at Image since we first published her graphic novel Beast back in 2009, so it’s pretty incredible to be welcoming her back in the company of such an incredible team,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Marian, Claire, and Sloane are crafting something really special with this series, and I couldn’t more proud that they’re doing it here.”
The enchantment begins at Image Comics in 2015.