Boom! Brings Fantasy to The Big Easy in Crescent City Magick

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Publisher Boom! Studios announced today that they are releasing a hardcover collection of the complete Crescent City Magick series, as well as individual issues in the Kindle store.

The fantasy magic title is a one-man project from creator Michael L. Peters and is available immediately.

Check out the gallery below and see the press release for ordering information!
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[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Michigan, USA – March 7, 2014

Crescent City Magick is a first foray into independent book publishing for Michael L. Peters, the one-man-band responsible for this graphic novel.

Crescent City Magick is a fantasy graphic novel, set in modern-day New Orleans. Clayton Woods, newly arrived to the city and on the run from terrifying forces he doesn’t understand, is aided by Julia, a young self-proclaimed witch, who is convinced Clayton just might have the makings of a hero. Clayton suspects Julia may be crazy.

Michael L. Peters has had previous comics work published by Image Comics, Caliber Comics, Desperado Publishing and Heavy Metal and works as an illustrator, portrait artist and self-publishes his own fantasy art prints. Crescent City Magick has been a long time in the making, slowly evolving into it’s present form.  It began in earnest, when Peters had a brief opportunity to work at a comics shop and in New Orleans – – it started to coalesce, once the concept had a setting.

The art is generally realistic, but stylish, painstakingly drawn and imbued with character-driven storytelling,  in a style reminicent of classic illustration,  Art Nouveau and the English Pre-Raphaelites, obtaining comparisons to comic book legends like Barry Windsor-Smith, Brian Bolland, P. Craig Russell and Bernie Wrightson.

Peters is currently working on a second volume, which he plans to have in print by early 2015 and further volumes are planned – –   “I’ve fully plotted three full graphic novels worth and have a mountain of notes for more”.

The first volume introduces the main characters: the pretty, kind and eccentric witch Julia,  drifter turned hero Clayton, Julia’s circle of friends, the setting of New Orleans. Crescent City Magick Volume 1 the individual take on genre, the second brings in more overt fantasy and horror elements, while maintaining the ground-level reality of the first.  Except for flash backs and dream sequences, it still all takes place in New Orleans and circles around Julia, Clayton and Julia’s circle of friends.

Crescent City Magick Vol. 1 “Welcome to New Orleans” is currently available in hard-copy from Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/1490488782/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

…Or a signed copy, directly from the author), http://mlpeters.com

…Or as 4 separate issue/chapters, for Kindle.
Issue #1 http://amzn.com/B00FUWU86O
Issue #2 http://amzn.com/B00FUXKC78
Issue #3 http://amzn.com/B00G31GH3O
Issue #4 http://amzn.com/B00G31RN0U

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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