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Garen's love of drawing and writing goes back to when he was very young, and had to spend a lot of time in hospital, so his mum supplied him with plenty of comics to read, and pencils and blank paper to draw with, and he's been making comics ever since! Other jobs have included working at a mushroom farm (he's a qualified fork-lift truck driver), an airport hotel, a computer software company and doing loads and loads of illustrations for various books and magazines. He's been the editor of a local entertainments guide (5D) and a comic strip anthology (Cosmorama). He's adapted Shakespeare's The Tempest into a comic and is the writer and artist behind The Rainbow Orchid. He's an expert on the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878-1880, he's half Scottish, one-sixteenth Romany Gypsy and plays bass guitar and does karate (though not at the same time).
Don't miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest adventure in comics! The Rainbow Orchid is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork, in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined. You can find more about the author and the other two volumes of the adventure here. Click here for the Rainbow Orchid website and here for the Rainbow Orchid blog.
Garen Ewing surpassed himself in the first volume of The Rainbow Orchid and this, the second one, is an absolute cracker. The panel artwork is beautifully rendered and the storyline incredibly intricate and yet hugely accessible to any reader – child or adult. Find out whether Julius Chancer has what it takes to survive the perils of India and uncover the legend of the rainbow orchid. About the series: The Rainbow Orchid is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined. If you like your comics full of mystery and adventure and you love the worlds of H. Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Edgar P. Jacobs and Hergé, then you'll love this. The Rainbow Orchid is traditional adventure at its best. It will be enjoyed immensely by readers of all ages and both sexes. The Rainbow Orchid began life as a web comic and is now one of the most acclaimed online comics ever. It first appeared online in 2002 and has since had millions of hits. Why not explore the world of Julius Chancer in more detail by going to www.juliuschancer.co.uk. Discover how the adventure comes to life, from script to sketch to finished page, and learn how to make your own comic. Watch a film of the author drawing actual panels in The Rainbow Orchid. You can even sign up to the author’s Adventurer’s Society.
Winner of the Young People's Comic Award at the 2013 British Comic Awards The most gripping new comic book series since Tintin. Follow our hero, Julius Chancer, as he embarks on a hazardous quest for the rainbow orchid - a mythical flower last mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher, Theophrastus, and steeped in legend. His epic journey takes him from 1920s Britain to the Indian subcontinent and its mysterious lost valleys. Garen Ewing's stunning graphic novel series blends classic storytelling and historical drama with cinematic artwork in the same vein as the great Herge. An Adventure series not to be missed. Praise for The Rainbow Orchid: 'I couldn't like it more if I tried ...beautifully done ...one of the most satisfying comics around' - The Observer Graphic Novel of the Month 'A British Tintin ...readers will be well entertained' - The Independent 'The storyline is intricate and engrossing ...Joyous' - The Financial Times
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