So I sat for many long minutes trying to express exactly how impacted I was as a child (and, later, as an adult) by Clare Bell's profoundly beautiful Named book series, starting with the first book Ratha's Creature. But words are not my medium of choice, and they refuse to bend to my will.
So instead I will simply share the link to the new and exciting graphic novel project that is in the works from a collaboration of Clare Bell, Sheila Ruth, and three very talented artists (two of which have DA accounts, *viergacht
Please consider making a monetary contribution to help back this wonderful project! Even if it is just a dollar, every little bit helps. If each of my watchers donated only a dollar, we would have enough to see this project come to fruition. And please spread the word if you get the chance, either in your own journal or on other websites! The more people that know about this, the more likely it will be that they can make their goal.
A sample page from the graphic novel:
And if you haven't read the Named books, I highly encourage checking them out. They are cleverly written and unafraid to tackle difficult themes, teeming with dynamic characters that are equal parts compelling and psychologically deep. You can find them reasonably priced in both e-book and hard copy form through amazon (or, if you are lucky, at your local library).
Thank you for the consideration!