John Bolton is recognized as one of the greatest artists working in comics and graphic novels today. The first book in the trilogy, Shame Conception, has gone to a 2nd printing. This is the first time that the Shame trilogy will be properly exposed to bookstore readers in Canada. Until now, the majority of sales have been through comic book stores only. The trilogy has a large female readership, more than male readers in fact. Foreign rights have been sold this year to Glenat for French, RW Edizione for Italian, and Splitter Verlag for German. There is interest from Hollywood producers and international TV producers for the adaptation rights. Collecting all three books in this acclaimed trilogy for the first time. When the purest woman on earth allows herself one selfish thought, it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever. The classic fantasy of good versus evil, mother versus daughter, as Virtue gets the daughter she wished for, Shame, and has to deal with the consequences of releasing this powerful woman to a world ill prepared for her campaign of evil. Also includes the first 10 pages of the first book in the Tales of Hope trilogy, John Bolton's original pencil layouts for the books, an interview with both Lovern and John about the trilogy, and additional background material.
Lovern Kindzierski is a successful writer, colorist and illustrator based in Winnipeg, Canada. He has been nominated as best colorist for the Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, and Schuster Awards. As a writer, he has worked on titles including Spiderman, Wolverine, and The Victorian. His writing on Tarzan garnered him a Harvey Award Best Writer nomination. Based in London, England, and described by director Robert Rodriguez as a "God" for his art for Peter Straub's The Green Woman, John Bolton was seven when he first encountered a paint brush. It was love at first sight, offering him an output to visualize and create what he saw in his mind and put it to paper. Thus began a life- long ambition of creativity all connected by one underlying theme — the interesting and bizarre.