“Pinocchio, or The Stars Are Not Wanted Now” is one of Once Upon a Time Machine’s most heartfelt and touching tales. So it’s a VERY special holiday treat that Jason Rodriguez, Scott White, and Jason Arthur have decided to share their story as a FREE – for now – eBook.
From now through Tuesday, you can download it for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad, and Amazon Cloud Reader (a free Kindle reader for your web browser) – without paying a penny!
(After Tuesday, “Pinocchio” will still be available as a standalone downloadable eBook, for $1.99.)
Are you, or someone you know, on the fence about investing in Once Upon a Time Machine (in spite of how affordably it’s priced for 400+ pages of comics)? Give this great story a read, and you’ll have a little taste of the 25 beautifully unique stories contained in the full book.
And if you’ve got a special geek in your life? A big fan of fairy tales? A huggable sci-fi nerd? A family who loves to read together? A loved one of any age or taste who likes great stories, both familiar and fresh? You know what the best Christmas gift of the year is…
Once Upon a Time Machine in paperback
the Kindle edition
the NOOK book
and the Dark Horse Digital edition
And over here’s the FREE Pinocchio eBook for ALL Kindle apps and devices!
Recently, Once Upon a Time Machine editor Andrew Carl and producer Chris Stevens (virtually) sat down with the folks at Diamond Bookshelf for a little interview.
We discussed the origins of the book, the creative vision that drove it, and our theories as to what makes fairy tales so enduringly popular and beloved.
Even better, Diamond Bookshelf took the opportunity to share a few never-before-seen finished pages from the book.
Look out for pages from:
Pinocchio, or “The Stars Are Not Wanted Now” by Jason Rodriguez, Scott White, and Jason Arthur
“The Boy Who Drew Cats” by Chris Stevens, Khoi Pham, Jose Villarrubia, and Todd Klein
“The Shepherd and the Weaver Girl” by Saajan Patel, James Giar, Mandy Moore, and Rafer Roberts
Hansel and Gretel, or “Bombus and Vespula” by Josh O’Neill, Senk Chhour, Michelle Madsen and John Workman
And of course, Farel Dalrymple’s cover (it never gets old).
Head over to Diamond Bookshelf’s site to check the interview and pages out…
And let us know what you think, right here or on Facebook!
Early on, writer James W. Powell determined to devote his energy to the adaptation of one of our lesser-known folk tales, “The Gold Piece.” Spanish artist Pam López (inexplicably, not a superstar already) and letterer Jason Arthur (bringing just the perfect touch) joined him to create A Destiny Earned — a charming account of a boy’s journey towards manhood and his parents’ attempts to guide him in the right direction.
See more of Pam’s work at her website!
From the mind of writer Tara Alexander sprang 1001, a just-north-of-modern-day take on “Arabian Nights.” Unparalleled artist Nelson Evergreen and letterer extraordinaire Jason Arthur joined her to create this new tale of tales. Let’s hear from the charming Mrs. Alexander…
Q: How did you arrive at this new incarnation of Scheherazade and her adventures in storytelling?
I think what keeps fairy tales and fables so relevant is the reader’s ability to relate to and admire their heroes. Scheherazade is such a great character. When I was debating what story to choose to adapt, hers kept drawing me back. For me, bringing “One Thousand and One Nights” into a future setting was about focusing on her and the many positive qualities she possesses–selflessness, bravery, intelligence, and creativity. I wanted to keep the future world of 1001 just beyond the present and make Sherri very classic in appearance so that those admirable characteristics wouldn’t be trumped by over-the-top settings and scenarios.
Q: 1001 is your first work in comics. What inspired you to pursue this medium?
I never read comics when I was growing up, so I was way late to the party. My husband was actually the first one to get me interested in them by showing me how cool they could be. I’m so grateful for that! And, really, what’s better than combining words and images? I believe the potential in this medium is so great. When used at their fullest, I don’t think anyone can argue against the power that comics employ. Continue reading