Friday, June 28, 2013

Anne Rice and Mike S Miller Funding a Jesus OGN

Anne Rice ditches Lestat the Vampire in favor of our one true savior Jesus Christ.

Catchy enough? Well, in essence this is what the bookselling author is doing through a new Kickstarter project. She's even teamed up with artist Mike S. Miller (who did amazing work in the comic book tie-in for "Injustice: Gods Among Us", as well as the awesome covers for the Game of Thrones comic book adaptation). The new book is entitled "Christ The Lord: The Road to Cana"


Here's the Press Release text from Kickstarter and Anne Rice herself:

"A graphic novel adaptation of Anne Rice's novel about the life of Jesus Christ. Lovingly adapted by Anne Elizabeth “Pulse of Power” and illustrated by Mike S. Miller, artist of the #1 selling digital comic around the globe, DC Comic’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and cover artist for George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.

The story...

In 2008, prolific author Anne Rice released the second book in what would be her most personal project to date, a proposed series depicting the life of Jesus Christ.

From Anne Rice:

"Though well researched in every historical respect, these novels seek to bring to life for the reader Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and the God who loved us so much that He came to live amongst us for over thirty years before He died for our salvation on the Cross, and rose from the dead.

I offer these novels to all Christians. And I offer them to all those who have ever enjoyed or valued my earlier books. Please understand: they are fiction, but they are fiction that seeks to bring the reader closer to the Lord in whom my life belongs. You will find no watering down of the gospels in these novels. You will find no modern twists. I am a believer in every word of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

I also believe in Christian art --- that we can paint pictures, write music, create great films, and write novels about Jesus and that these efforts can serve Our Blessed Lord.
If these novels of mine do not serve Him, if they are not for Him, then they are worthless.

This is my vocation; this is my life; this is the way in which I hope to render unto God a series of books that honors Him as Our Maker and as Our Savior. I am grateful to all of you who are willing to read these books."


There's also a miniposter up for grabs (which is pretty cool)...


For more details plus the prices you can check out the project's Kickstarter page HERE. Also if you want to read more about the project (plus a simmering debate about artist Mike S. Miller) check out Bleedingcool post.

Major applause on this one. I'm actually thinking of making a pledge myself just to help out. Then probably contact somebody from CCF and give this to them or whatever. 

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