"This is my sister.
She's the latest Big Thing everybody wants a piece of.
She's the sexy tomboy you're all in love with.
She's arrogant, spoiled, and selfish.
She could kill every living thing on Earth in one afternoon…
And she's going to save the world, whether you like it or not."
Big Head Press is proud to announce its newest feature story, LA MUSE, a graphic novel by Adi Tantimedh and Spanish artist Hugo Petrus, which will debut in January 2007 on the Big Head Press website, www.bigheadpress.com .
Tantimedh describes La Muse as "a science-fiction comedy about Power, the horrors and absurdities of Celebrity, moral dilemmas, and the love-hate relationships between sisters."
"Think of an updated STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND, and the works of Olaf Stapledon, Bruce Sterling, Noam Chomsky and Harlan Ellison, with all their crazy, mind-blowing ideas and sheer irreverence, and you have LA MUSE."
Adi Tantimedh has extensive credits in comics, film and television in Britain and the United States and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 1995. His recent works in comics include JLA: AGE OF WONDER for DC, and the graphic novel BLACKSHIRT for Moonstone Books. He has written the short film ZINKY BOYS GO UNDERGROUND, which won the British Academy Award for Best Short Film, and has directed other short films that have played at international film festivals.
Hugo Petrus is an up-and-coming artist from Barcelona, in Spain, who has previously drawn the 8-page short story "Fracture" for Dark Horse Comics, and a DOCTOR STRANGE story for Marvel Entertainment. He also works as a graphic designer and advertising artist in his home country.
"We are very fortunate to have connected with Adi Tantimedh, and he is bringing us a powerful story that we think will turn the comics industry on its ear," said Scott Bieser, creative director for Big Head Press. "I think it will also become something of a milestone for the science-fiction genre in all its forms."
"Hugo is proving to be an amazingly capable artist. His drawing style is well-fitted to the story, and he and Adi work very well together," Bieser said.
The story will be presented in full color, with coloring work provided by the artist "-3-" who has colored two previous books for Big Head Press, THE PROBABILITY BROACH: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and A DRUG WAR CAROL.
LA MUSE will be serialized on the Big Head Press website, and after the serialization is completed in mid-2008, plans call for a full-color trade paperback to be distributed both in the book trade and the direct market, Bieser added.