Posts Tagged ‘The Nekton Family’

The Aurealis Award for ‘Best Graphic Novel’ goes to – The Deep: Here Be Dragons!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Deep: Here Be Dragons has won the Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel!

The Aurealis Awards, Australia’s most prestigious literary awards for spec fiction, were held on Saturday night at a glittering ceremony at the Independent Theatre in Sydney.

James Brouwer and I would like to extend our thanks to the judges and all involved for the award.

I’d also like to thank my wonderful wife, Megan, our boys, Finn and Connor (who I wrote this book for), Wolf, Skye and Gary of Gestalt Publishing, Colin, Kym, my mum, dad and Kevin J Anderson – who wrote the foreword.

I’d like to congratulate my fellow nominees and winners. A huge congrats to all of the Gestalt nominees who were present on the night, Christian Read, Andrew Constant, Emily Smith and Nicola Scott. Do check out Torn and Eldritch Kid, they are both great books.

Lastly, I’d like to thank every one of you who has championed this book. All of those who have reviewed it, shared it, tweeted it, joined the facebook group, bought it for your friends or young family members, reviewed it on Amazon, Goodreads and other places. Without your help and your continuing support, we’d be paddling around the ocean by ourselves. Thank you, and have faith in the fish.

Here’s the award, it’s heavy, sharp and has been licked by Andrew Constant.

The underwater adventures of the Nekton family gives me more joy than anything else I write, and having it recognized in this way is truly wonderful. I hope that all book stores, schools and libraries in Australia will now stock, and embrace, our multiethnic family of aquanauts.

You can buy The Deep: Here Be Dragons in various book stores and comic book stores, Readings currently have free shipping Australia-wide, you can buy it on Amazon and direct from Gestalt Publishing.

Volume 2, ‘The Vanishing Island’, is well underway.

Here’s a peek.


Buying ‘The Deep: Here Be Dragons’

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Just a quick note to say that we know ‘The Deep: Here Be Dragons’ has sold out on Amazon and, from the sound of it, at a lot of comic book stores. I’m sure these places will be restocked soon but, if you’re having trouble tracking it down, it’s easily available from the official site, right here – http://www.exploringthedeep.com/shop/the-deep-here-be-dragons/

Thanks to everyone who has picked up the book so far and to all the people who have reviewed, tweeted, facebooked and generally shown their love for The Deep. Please continue to hassle stores to order the book in, and help get this book in front of people’s eyeballs.

The Nekton family still need you.

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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