La Muse Debuts

Big Head Press has launched La Muse, a webcomic graphic novel by Adi Tantimedh and Hugo Petrus. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I love the author’s influences. Press release follows.

Muse promo image

The story is being serialized on the Big Head Press site, beginning with 13 full pages of story, and continuing to update with three new pages every Monday. It is recommended for older teen and adult readers. Tantimedh describes La Muse as “a science-fiction comedy about Power, the horrors and absurdities of Celebrity, moral dilemmas, and the love-hate relationships between sisters.”

“Think of an updated STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND, and the works of Olaf Stapledon, Bruce Sterling, Noam Chomsky, and Harlan Ellison, with all their crazy, mind-blowing ideas and sheer irreverence, and you have LA MUSE.” … [Tantimedh’s] recent works in comics include JLA: AGE OF WONDER for DC and the graphic novel BLACKSHIRT for Moonstone Books. He has written the short film ZINKY BOYS GO UNDERGROUND, which won the British Academy Award for Best Short Film, and has directed other short films that have played at international film festivals.

Hugo Petrus is an up-and-coming artist from Spain, who has previously drawn the 8-page short story “Fracture” for Dark Horse Comics and a DOCTOR STRANGE story for Marvel Entertainment. He also works as a graphic designer and advertising artist in his home country.

6 Responses to “La Muse Debuts”

  1. Scott Says:

    Certainly one of the more compelling web comics debuts since it has me anticipating the next installment. Still too early to tell how I feel about it beyond simple intrigue.

  2. Dwight Williams Says:

    Definitely hitting the ground running, I thought.

  3. Lea Says:

    So how is that promo art different from the usual female portrayals at Marvel or DC?

    I liked the writing fine, but I was bothered by how Adam Hughes the art was. I like Hughes’ work–I want something I haven’t seen.
    And a promo image that doesn’t make me think, “Same stuff, different company.”

  4. Johanna Says:

    For a start, she’s anatomically possible.

    I also like the feeling the promo image gives me of how she’s lost in her own thoughts, i.e. that she has an internal life. I can’t convince anyone who doesn’t see that, but for me it makes it different from the usual “posed for the male eye” DC/Marvel stuff. Since you don’t see any “naughty bits”, it’s all atmosphere and suggestion, which puts it a step up. My opinion, anyway.

  5. Lea Says:

    I see what you’re seeing.
    I also see someone who looks like they’re undressing, which, you know…sigh. Again.

  6. Sunny Says:

    Surely will de a smashing thing, not many like it. Wasn’t inspired by alt rock? can’t get out of my head associations with British Muse. Found on, They just make one high!




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