The soundtrack for Cleopatra in Space #4: The Golden Lion (out this week!) is now live! I think this is the best one yet. Stream it for free @ your listening preference below.
Did you know there are "soundtracks" for each Cleopatra in Space book? You can listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube!
Should also be said, while I do like all of these songs, the soundtracks aren't favorite lists. They are all songs I personally felt fit with each book, either in tone or sometimes lyrically. In other words, a lot of thought and time goes into selecting and arranging them. Might not be for everyone (lots of pop music!), but I hope you take the time to enjoy them within the context of the series.
I'll have all three Cleo books on hand plus some new prints. I'll be doing watercolor sketches too, but I don't take on a lot so find me early if you want one. Also feel free to wish me a happy birthday on Friday! If you want to bring me cake, that's fine too.
Cleo 3 wraps up the first of two trilogies for the series. For those who haven’t read any of the books yet, now’s a good time to start. There will be a time jump with Book 4 which sets up a new story arc.
Here's the cover copy:
Cleo and her friends journey from Yasiro Academy to the city of Hykosis, where some of the most notorious thieves and assassins live. They're in search of information about the time tablets that could determine Cleo's fate -- whether she wants them to or not. But the group is separated when Xaius Octavian's fleet attacks their ship, and Cleo and Akila are on their own until they run into an old nemesis. Will Cleo find the information she needs and get out of Hykosis alive?
Here's a 16 page excerpt.
Here are some nice things people have said about the series thus far:
*"Maihack's characters, both human and nonhuman, are diverse, expressive, and visually distinct." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"A delight, with its exciting layout of a futuristic Egypt complete with cool pyramid skyscrapers." -- Booklist
"Cleopatra smoothly slips into the role of confident, wisecracking, baddie-dispatching hero, and the supporting cast falls neatly into place as well." -- Publishers Weekly
"Cleo's easygoing confidence makes her a likable... heroine, but the real star of the graphic novel is Maihack's art. The cinematic paneling during action sequences skillfully conveys Cleo's vivacity and flair." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Cleo is a fun, fearless heroine -- I'd love to explore the galaxy with her!" -- Raina Telgemeier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Smile
And here's where to buy it!
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound (Please support local booksellers!)
Indigo (for my Canada friends)
If you want a signed copy of any--or all--of the Cleopatra in Space books, those can be ordered from my local bookshop, Inkwood Books. No extra price, just indicate you want a signed copy in your order comments.
To order from your local comic shop, let them know the book is available through Diamond - code: FEB161548. To find a comic shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com or call 1-800-COMIC-BOOK.
Lastly, here's a Secret of the Time Tablets wallpaper -- DOWNLOAD HERE.
I'll have both Cleo books on hand (although in limited supply because I'm, like, traveling), Batgirl & Supergirl prints, stickers...all sorts of stuff. I'll also be doing some watercolor commissions again. Now, because I've been doing these for a little while now, I've learned a few things which I, for the sake of no better place to do it at, will list here:
- They are $30 for one character on comic backing board (that's 6.75 x 10.5 size).
- I like comic backing board. It holds color well and sketches dry quick.
- I prefer not to draw/paint on sketch covers. I know you guys love em, but I've yet to find one that holds watercolor well (plus there's no way to restart a drawing over if I royally screw it up). I'll do 'em, just, y'know, be aware of those things.
- The above goes for watercoloring in sketchbooks too.
- Only one commission per customer. Sorry, I used to do more in the past, but I felt bad having to turn people away due to lack of time.
- I don't take pre-show commissions so find me early in the day. My list generally fills up pretty fast.
Blech. Rules. But they need to be pointed out. I guess being a parent has had that effect on me. Anyhow, looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces this weekend and hopefully some new ones!
If you are attending, you'll also have the chance to take home this original Batgirl/Supergirl canvas I painted for the annual art auction (held at the Westin across the street from the convention center). One of a kind! It took a while. Probably won't do something like it again.
Also Cleo books 1 and 2! New prints! Stickers! A three-year-old! A pregnant wife! Exclamation marks!!! This might also be my last HeroesCon for a couple of years, so I really hope some of you are able to stop by.
Music is so integral to my comic creating process that I'm pleased to release the soundtrack for Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword: a somewhat lyrical, mostly musical companion to the graphic novel. All of the songs below were selected and arranged by me to help set the tone for The Thief and the Sword, hopefully give a touch more emotional resonance to the characters, plus occasionally foreshadow events of things to come.
Cleopatra in Space: The Thief and the Sword Soundtrack
- "Parentheses" - The Antlers
- "Year One, One UFO" - M83
- "Replay" - Zendaya
- "Cool Kids (RAC Mix)" - Echosmith
- "Who Says" - Selena Gomez & The Scene
- "Across the Universe" - Fiona Apple
- "Shaking Heads" - Foxes
- "Human" - Cher Lloyd
- "Girl Who Got Away" - Dido
- "Teenagers" - Ex Cops
- "Trimm Trab" - Blur
- "Weight Of The World" - Michelle Chamuel
- "Mayonaise" - The Smashing Pumpkins
- "Won't Let Me Go" - Addison Road
- "Free (feat. Emeili Sandè)" - Rudimental
- "Grow Till Tall" - Jònsi
Listen for free: Spotify | Rdio
ALSO AVAILABLE: Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice Soundtrack
Always so much fun at this show. I've been going for 8? 9? years now? Hope to see a lot of old and new friends!
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Cleo books will be on hand, as well as prints (including my latest Batgirl/Supergirl comic), and I'll be doing some watercolor sketching again. Can't wait!
I'm told the book is also available for Kobo but I don't see a link for it yet. Will edit this post when I do.
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