The Conjurers Webcomic
Imagine if JK Rowling launched a webcomic about a young Dumbledore and Hagrid before the first Harry Potter book came out. That, in essence is the idea behind “The Conjurers” webcomic. It is a companion piece to get readers hooked into the world of the Conjurians before the novel is published.
Although this concept has never been used in conjunction with a novel, it has been used with great success in other media. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” runs companion webcomics that occur prior to each episode:
NBC used online graphic novels to extend the stories from their hit show “Heroes”:
Yes, the novel will stand on its own, as will the webcomic. Together though, they will give readers a continuous stream of tales from the world of “The Conjurers”.
Below are a couple sample story lines from the first episodes of the comic which will launch as a weekly series on October 3rd at www.theconjurers.com.
Episode 1: Savachia’s Tale
In the novel, Savachia is the leader of a rag-tag gang of street magicians. They are the outcasts living in the shadows of the idealized Conjurian. He is also Emma’s first crush and eventually steps up and helps the Maskelyne siblings defeat the Shadow Conjurer.
The first story in the webcomic series allows readers to discover how Savachia came to the Conjurian.
Before the events in the novel, Savachia Goldstein was a struggling street magician who swore he would never become a con man like his father. Mounting bills and his ailing mother changed his resolve. In a twist of fate, two kindly marks swindled by Savachia make him a once in a lifetime offer. But Savachia discovered too late that in the world of magicians, deceitful illusions go well beyond stage tricks.
Episode 2: The Magnificent Mordo
Uncle Mordo makes a brief appearance in the beginning of the novel. Eccentric and seemingly cold hearted, he lives a hermitted life raising and protecting Emma and Alex. The comic will follow his adventures as a world renowned magician and his covert missions to fight a growing evil in the Conjurian.