Makeshift Miracle Graphic Novel Launches Online For Free
Toronto, Canada – September 26th, 2011 – UDON Comics begins online serialization of Makeshift Miracle, a new graphic novel written by Jim Zub (Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki, Skullkickers) with stunning artwork by newcomer Shun Hong Chan.
As the comic and book publishing market go through upheaval in distribution and sales, UDON Entertainment is looking online to build an audience for their newest creator-owned graphic novel.
“There’s no shortage of comic readers,” says Erik Ko, UDON’s Chief of Operations, “The hard part has been getting great material into their hands so they can enjoy it and show all their friends. Putting our new original story online first breaks through the traditional barriers to entry. The content is there to win people over.”
Makeshift Miracle is the story of a young boy named Colby Reynolds who finds a place where dreams can come true, if he’s willing to pay the price.
“It’s a surreal coming of age story. Sandman by way of Stand By Me” says writer Jim Zub.
Makeshift Miracle was one of the first long form graphic novels ever published online, from September 2001 through to March 2003. Bringing it back with a deeper story and lush new artwork has been in the works since late 2010.
“It’s been ten years since I originally started Makeshift and I’ve learned so much about storytelling, pacing and dialogue since then. The chance to expand the story and delve deeper into ideas about dreams and desires – I can’t wait for a new generation of readers to dive in, no matter where they live.”
Comic and manga fans can enjoy the story online for free, with two new pages being posted up each week, at www.makeshiftmiracle.com. A deluxe printed graphic novel version will be published in 2012 by UDON Comics.