Posts Tagged ‘The Deep’

Fine Art Friday – James Brouwer

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Every Friday, I’m going to endeavor to post a piece of art from one of the truly great artists I’m lucky enough to work with. I will most probably fail at this. ‘Fine Art Friday’ will occasionally occur on a Saturday… or a Monday. Regardless, here is your first ‘Fine Art Friday’ piece. To get ahead, I’m putting this one up on a Thursday.

The inaugural ‘Fine Art Friday’ piece comes from the always brilliant, James Brouwer. James is the artist on The Deep: Here Be Dragons. He and I are also working on a tonne of other stuff together.

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Help Spread the Word – The Deep – The Nekton Family Need You

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

It’s here. This week. The worldwide release of ‘ The Deep: Here Be Dragons’!

The reaction to the advance copies available at San Diego Comic Con was incredible, with meetings and interest from all over the world in our aquatic adventure story. Many fans read the book and came back to tell us how much they loved the story and the beautiful art of the talented James Brouwer. Some were already talking about cosplaying as the Nekton family (Yes. Do this. I want to see this).

Now, the Nekton family need you. I’m kinda proud of this one but for our book to get noticed alongside the enormous wave of books about flying people in tights, we need the word spread. Please help us out by plugging, pimping, tweeting and sharing news of this book using every form of social media you can.  Also, feel free to just tell people, using your voice box – I know it’s ancient tech but it still works.

Anyone wanting a digital copy for review, please contact media@exploringthedeep.com

Also, remember to actually get the book. Make sure your comic store has ordered it.

You can get it direct from the publisher right here – GESTALT PUBLISHING

Through the official website here – EXPLORING THE DEEP

And through Amazon here – AMAZON LINK

Go forth.
Spread the word.
The Nekton family thanks you.

The Deep is Making Waves… and other bad puns.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Now less than a month away from its official release, The Deep: Here be Dragons has been getting some fantastic publicity.  With TEN exclusive preview pages now available at Comic Book Resources, the interest level for this book has grown and grown.  I’ve done a pile of interviews and am set to do a pile more.

Thought I’d stick links up to the interviews I’ve done so far for The Deep, and also post a link to the Official Facebook site – Right here.

Comic Book Resources (with ten exclusive preview pages) – Exclusive: Tom Taylor Explores ‘The Deep’

“The Deep” is a wonderful concept… a “Fantastic Four” meets “Fantastic Journey” – CBR

MTV Geek – Fun interview – (and similar pun to CBR) – Exploring The Deep with writer Tom Taylor

“…impressive stuff thanks to Taylor’s simple and clear take on the Nekton family combined with the wonderful cartoon-style art by Brouwer. It strikes just the right balance between smart, funny, and menacing…” – MTV

Comic Booked Interview with the brilliant Nicci Sixx – Take a Journey to The Deep

“Fun for the whole family, I highly recommend grabbing your copy the very day it drops, and tucking your own family in with it that very same evening.…new depths of ageless family entertainment.”

Broken Frontier Interview with, fellow Australian, Kris Bather – Tom Taylor Dives Deep

“Australian writer Tom Taylor has been a juggler, a fire eater, a playwright and more. He’s chartered the course of Luke Skywalker and DC’s The Authority and now has an all-ages undersea adventure to be told in the attractive pages of new OGN, The Deep.” – Broken Frontier

Thanks to everyone buying my books!

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Just saw the top 100 Graphic Novel sales for May 2011 and Star Wars: Blood Ties has come in at number 12!  This on top of Star Wars Invasion: Rescues coming in at number 11 for April.  Two trades in the top 15 in two months?  I’ll take that.

Thank you to every single person picking up my books.

My next upcoming Graphic Novel is – The Deep: Here be Dragons on August 4 – If you like my Star Wars books, you’ll love this… and if you don’t like my Star Wars books, you’ll still love this.  Tell everyone. Buy this book. Diamond order code JUN11 1131.

The Deep – Now On Amazon

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Deep: Here be Dragons is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  It is also available at TFAW, Forbidden Planet and a bunch of other places.  This book is coming and it’s only $9.95.  Come ‘like’ our facebook group for exclusive sneak peaks – http://www.facebook.com/explorethedeep

Product Description

From Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion, The Authority) and James Brouwer, the adventures of a multicultural family of underwater explorers begins here.

“My family are explorers.
We have been for generations.
Some argue that there is nowhere left to explore, that everything on earth that can be discovered has already been found.
They say that to truly explore we need to leave our planet.
While others look up to the stars, my family know that there are also stars beneath us, that there are an infinite number of things that shine brightly in the darkness below.
Most of our world lies unexplored, unexplained. There are things lurking in the seas that have only ever been spoken about in myth.
My family are explorers.
We have been for generations.
We explore…

…The Deep.”

Click the cover to head to the Amazon page.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Gestalt Publishing; 1st edition (August 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980782341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980782349

The Sci-Fi Block Interview

Monday, April 25th, 2011

I chat to The Sci-Fi Block. Star Wars, Rombies and a very special sneak peak at The Deep. Click the pic for the interview.

The Deep Resurfaces.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I am incredibly excited to announce here that, after some unforeseen circumstances, The Deep is swimming along nicely again. And joining me 20000 leagues under the sea, is the simply incredible James Brouwer.  Click the pic for the new website.

My family are explorers.

We have been for generations.

Some argue that there is nowhere left to explore, that everything on earth that can be discovered has already been found.

They say that to truly explore we need to leave our planet.

While others look up to the stars, my family know that there are also stars beneath us, that there are an infinite number of things that shine brightly in the darkness below.

Most of our world lies unexplored, unexplained. There are things lurking in the seas that have only ever been spoken about in myth.

My family are explorers.

We have been for generations.

We explore…

…The Deep.

Radio, The Deep, Facebook Group.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

A quick post to say that Colin Wilson and I are being interviewed on 3CR radio at 5pm (Melbourne time) today, where we will be talking about all of our comic book projects.

In other news, I’ve just sent off the first 72 page story of ‘The Deep’ to the publisher!  It is currently on track for a worldwide release in April 2010.  We’re still designing the look of the thing but hopefully I can put up some teaser images soon.

Also, a few people have asked where else I can be found on the internet.  The only other place I frequent is my facebook group – which can be joined right here.