Dynamite Entertainment announces new Mercy Thompson graphic novel project

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Dynamite Entertainment is proudto announce its latest project with New York Times Bestselling author Patricia Briggs.  This brand new, original story based on her popular Mercy Thompson character and series of novels is in the works and coming your way soon!

BriggsbiophotoThis all new story is called “Hopcross Jilly”.  In Hopcross Jilly, Mercy Thompson, shapeshifting coyote and member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack, stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, and is soon hip deep in the mystery of a legendary fae–a mystery that could be the death of her!

Hopcross Jilly is an original story written by Patricia Briggs.  Writer Rik Hoskins is on board to script the comics, and Tom Garcia is delivering the stunning artwork to this new series.  The first issue of the 6-issue series is shipping monthly from Dynamite beginning in October, and will be available both digitally and in print.  The graphic novel collection will be published in 2015.

“Rik Hoskin, Tom Garcia and I have put together a creepy little tale for readers enjoyment,” said author Patricia Briggs.  “Tom’s art is just the right feel for this story and Rik shares my fondness for horror and humor.  It was a project that is better than any of us could have done alone.  I am delighted with the results.”

Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci added: “Patricia is a fantastic writer who has woven an incredible tapestry within the world of Mercy Thompson.  The brand new story she laid out is fantastic and we’re fortunate that she’s involved every step of the way.  She hand-picked Rik (Hoskins) and Tom (Garcia) to help craft this incredible tale.  We’re honored that Patricia is working with us to bring this new chapter in Mercy’s life to her fans around the world.”

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times best selling author of the Mercy Thompson series and has written twenty one novels to date; she is currently writing novel number twenty two!  Patty began her career writing traditional fantasy novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy. Moon Called was the first of her signature series about Mercy Thompson. The non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and word of this exciting new urban fantasy series about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly.  The series has continued to grow in popularity with the release of each book.  Patty also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels; what began as a novella expanded into a full new series, all of which debuted on the NY Times bestsellers list as well.

Patty and her family reside in Eastern Washington near Tri-Cities, home of Mercy Thompson – yes, it’s a real place!  When not working on the next book, she can be found playing truant out in her horse pastures, playing with the newest babies.  For more information about Patricia Briggs and her marvelous novels, visit the author on the web at www.patriciabriggs.com or on Facebook.