Ashes The Graphic Novel
By Artist Stefan Lindblad & Writer Steven Savile

“Ashes” is a wonderful little graphic novel, and you should read it if you get the chance!

Mike Nicholson, Entrepreneur

“Ashes” är en stark berättelse, illustrerad av Stefan Lindblad skriven av Steven Savile. Tänker på Paul Auster och hans bok ”Den röda anteckningsboken. Magiska sammanträffanden.

“Ashes” is a Strong story, illustrated by Stefan Lindblad and written by Steven Savile. The Red Notebook by Paul Auster comes to mind. Magical Coincidences

Henrik Gustafsson, Swedish Actor

Ashes, Art is beautifully drawn Graphic Novel. I’m proud to own a copy.

Linda Lundstedt Jäder

Ashes, Graphic Novel, Comic Book, Steven Savile, Stefan Lindblad

ASHES, Graphic Novel

Ingram Spark Paperback
ISBN-13 : 978-9151970288
E-book, Kindle ASIN : B08L28YP1Q
Category: Magical Romance

Ashes is a Story of love, loss, and letting go.

Ashes the Graphic Novel flip-page presentation video. This video is specifically for bookstores, retailers and Comic Book Reviewers in the hope of giving a feel for Ashes. Please use the Password ”Ashes” to view the video.

Stefan Lindblad (Artist, Left) and Steven Savile (Writer, right) , when having Coffee at a Cafe in Stockholm. Holding up another book, a Novel by Steven Savile

Ashes the Graphic Novel is a joint project, Indie Published by both Stefan Lindblad and Steven Savile, under their own respective imprints Bad Press (Savile) and CID Press (Lindblad).

Writer Steven Savile
Artist, illustrator, and designer Stefan Lindblad

Type Font used for dialog bubbles, we used: ”Might Makes Right”, created by / Nate Piekos.

Listen to the Podcast

Listen to the podcast or watch the podcast on YouTube from 19 November 2020, Steven Savile being interviewed talks about our Graphic Novel Ashes, among topics. Fast forward to 37:43

A few words how it all came about

Steve Savile’s short story Ashes was originally published in an anthology. He heard that Stefan was planning to create a graphic novel for a Swedish Publishing house. With a new management at the Publishing House, the graphic novel project was put on hold. Stefan decided to go through with creating a comic book nonetheless, a self-published project. For the pure joy of it.

Steve came up with an idea over the phone: ”This is perfect timing to work together. Maybe you can have a read of Ashes”. Stefan loved the Story and for 7 years worked on the book off and on, always stopped by life, with illustration work for various magazines, book publishers and what have you.

Steve said: ”Mate, you have free hands to make the comic book the way you like it. I just enjoy seeing how you interpret it”.

Year of the Pandemic – of all years – Ashes gets Published

Came year 2020 and January. Early the same month Stefan decided that this year Ashes simply had to be done, not daring to tell Steve, being afraid this year could be a failed year too. Stefan only told his better half Mia about it, working with Ashes every day parallelled with illustration work for various clients.

In March/April – the year of the Pandemic, just when it hit Sweden hard in mid-March – he took the leap to finally telling Steve, and sent pictures of Ashes in the making: ”Hey, mate, check this out”. Every day since then he worked on Ashes, drawing every day.

In October of 2020, The Comic Book Ashes was finally printed and distributed via Ingram Spark.

A few more words

Stefan Lindblad had free hands to create and interpret the story and took it literally. Steven Savile added additional speech bubble dialogs and even a new scene not told in the original Short Story written for the anthology. Stefan felt he needed a scene, and asked if Steve could write a scene where the story lead character wakes up at a hotel in Prague. A scene any Tottenham/Spurs football (Soccer) fan would love – like Steve does.

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