Sea Lion Books Announces Creative Team
ATLANTA, GA - March 22, 2011– In the novel Storm Born, first in the popular Dark Swan urban
fantasy series, Richelle Mead—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Vampire Academy and
the Georgia Kincaid Series—introduced fans of paranormal romance to Eugenie Markham, a freelance shaman
who battles the ghosts and fey that sneak into our world from the Otherworld.
Today, Sea Lion Books is proud to announce scripter Grant Alter and artist Dave Hamann as the
multitalented creative team behind the graphic novel adaptation of Richelle Mead's Dark Swan: Storm Born.
When an alarming prophecy suddenly makes her every Otherwordly creature's object of desire, Eugenie must
dodge their advances while also fighting a dark power rising within her.
Grant Alter was the co-writer (with Derek Ruiz) on Dean Koontz’ Fear Nothing, a graphic novel
adaptation by the New York Times bestselling author. His other scripting projects include an adaptation of the
Jim Butcher short story “Restoration of Faith,” which appeared in the graphic novel Jim Butcher’s The Dresden
"Richelle has written a book with a really nice mix of action, romance, the otherworldly, and even a
good amount of humor,” Alters said. “It's just a fun book to read. The quality of her work pushes me to write
what I think are some of the best scripts I have ever written."
Graphic artist Dave Hamann’s projects include Amory Wars for Evil Ink Comics, Gauze for Arcana
Comics, and Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales. As a fan of the Dark Swan series, he wants to remain faithful to
Mead’s story, and to her lead character, Eugenie. "I'm hard-pressed to think of too many urban comics starring a
strong, butt-kicking, female shamanic mercenary."
"Grant and Dave have done a really amazing job in capturing Eugenie's story. It's been wonderful
working with them, and I can't wait to see what fans think of the final product. I hope they love it as much as I
do," said Richelle Mead.
Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan: Storm Born, Issue 1 will be released May 18th in comic book
stores nationwide. Comic book stores can be found by going to the Comic Book Shop Locator: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ or by calling 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.
Click HERE to check out more photos from my first post of SB Graphic Novel.