To some, he is but a myth. To others, a source of immeasurable power and wealth. Commanding a mysterious energy known as The Light, he creates maps that give rise to new lands and the Great Age of Discovery. He is... the Mapmaker.
Scout Comics announces a new adventure title being released in February, 2021. Published under the all-ages Scoot! imprint, The Mapmaker brings high-seas adventure to the lineup. Imagine a parallel Earth during The Age of Discovery where The Pirates of the Caribbean are searching for a prize of fantastic power wielded by a mysterious individual known simply as "The Mapmaker". Any map he creates comes to life, a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship ‘The Rogue Wave’, captained by courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way. Their mission is to deliver The Mapmaker’s successor before his power wanes and it is lost forever.
Creator and Writer: Ben Slabak
Ben Slabak is a writer/creator based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2014, he has written several original comic book series and graphic novels, including the hit six-issue sci-fi series Exilium, published by Alterna Comics. The collected Exilium graphic novel has become Australia's all-time highest crowdfunded graphic novel. Ben has another title slated for the Scoot! lineup that will be announced soon.
Illustrator and Colorist: Francesca Carità
Francesca is an Italian cartoonist and illustrator, having studied at the International School of Comics in Florence. The graphic novel Le due metà della Luna (The two halves of the Moon) was her debut work.
HdE is a UK-based comic book letterer. He's been lettering for a decade, and his work can be found in books printed by Darby Pop, Aspen Comics, Source Point Press, Alterna Comics, Big Dog Ink, and Attic Studios.
QUOTE FROM THE CREATOR:
Ben Slabak says, "The entire team behind The Mapmaker was absolutely thrilled when an opportunity recently arose to sign a publishing deal with Scout Comics, whom I have been following since their early days. I have been left impressed with the array of creative talent they have assembled as well as their growing library of some amazing books. I'm really excited to be joining the Scout Comics team and working with them in bringing The Mapmaker to a wider, global audience."
DIAMOND CODE - DEC201664
Imagine a parallel Earth during The Age of Discovery. Imagine The Pirates of the Caribbean where the prize is a fantastical power wielded by a mysterious individual known simply as "The Mapmaker." Any map he creates comes to life, a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship The Rogue Wave, captained by the courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way with a mission to deliver The Mapmaker's successor before his power wanes and is lost forever. A fun tale for all ages! Enjoy the first issue of this NON-STOP! followed by the entire story collected soon after in one volume.