Oxford, UK, 23 January 2012 -- The Firelight Isle is a new creator-owned graphic novel that Paul Duffield started writing after Warren Ellis´ Freakangels came to an end.
The story revolves around two young characters who have been friends since birth, a weaver named Anli and Sen, a spearman in training.The plot begins as they're initiated into their professions and begin adult life. The world is a fantastical one that forms a backdrop on which to explore human culture in a fictional setting. Paul is currently working on story, designs and research, and he now has gathered enough material to go live with the project!
Paul´s goal for The Firelight Isle is to produce a graphic novel without compromises, and put every ounce of quality that he can into the story, the art and the design. The finished product will be a 200-300 page full-colour book, with production values inspired by beautiful publications like Habibi and The Arrival, in which every detail of the book contributes to the atmosphere of the story.
More about the project can be found here: http://www.firelightisle.com/
Paul Duffield's own website is here: http://www.paulduffield.co.uk/
Paul Duffield was born in St Albans, grew up in Winchester and went to Western Primary, Westgate Secondary & Peter Symmonds College. Paul did Foundation Art at Winchester Art College, then moved out to study Animation & Illustration at Kingston University. Moved again after Uni to live in Oxford, and now works as a self employed Illustrator and Comic Creator. Paul has since been published a few times, including SelfMadeHero's The Tempest & Freakangels. FreakAngels is a free weekly webcomic created by Eagle Award-winning writer Warren Ellis and artist Paul Duffield. In collected form, it is published in book format (6 Graphic Novels and 2 Hard Covers) by Avatar Press.