Confluence Comics by Scott Harper & Desiree Lee #FF #Comic @authordeslee



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Title: Confluence Comics
Author Name: Scott Harper & Desiree Lee
Publication Date & Length: 24pgs each

Synopsis

Issue #1

Rue, Nadine, and Marvin are pulled through a dimensional rift. Finding themselves stuck, they begin learning about their strange, new world.

“Confluence” is a science fiction/fantasy mash-up. It focuses on Rue Preston, her best friend Nadine Larson, and the “town pest” Marvin Chambers after the trio is pulled through a dimensional rift to another world. The place where they find themselves is a nexus point where an unknown number of realities join. As such, the world where they have found themselves is a place where anything can potentially happen.

Issue #2

Saying goodbye to the friends made in the previous issue, Rue, Nadine, and Marvin set out on their own, hoping to find a way out of the nexus world. But, rather than discover a way back to Earth, they find more trouble. And they won’t escape unscathed!

Rue, Nadine, and Marvin are pulled through a dimensional rift. Finding themselves stuck, the begin learning about their strange, new world. “Confluence” is a science fiction/fantasy mash-up. It focuses on Rue Preston, her best friend Nadine Larson, and the “town pest” Marvin Chambers after the trio is pulled through a dimensional rift to another world. The place where they find themselves is a nexus point where an unknown number of realities join. As such, the world where they have found themselves is a place where anything can potentially happen.

Issue #3

New friends are made, a whole new chain of events are set into motion as a result of the Maw attacks in the previous issue.

Rue, Nadine, and Marvin are pulled through a dimensional rift. Finding themselves stuck, the begin learning about their strange, new world. “Confluence” is a science fiction/fantasy mash-up. It focuses on Rue Preston, her best friend Nadine Larson, and the “town pest” Marvin Chambers after the trio is pulled through a dimensional rift to another world. The place where they find themselves is a nexus point where an unknown number of realities join. As such, the world where they have found themselves is a place where anything can potentially happen.

Issue #4

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, romance blossoms. Meanwhile, the events set in motion by the Maw attack accelerate. Everything is changing!

Rue, Nadine, and Marvin are pulled through a dimensional rift. Finding themselves stuck, the begin learning about their strange, new world. “Confluence” is a science fiction/fantasy mash-up. It focuses on Rue Preston, her best friend Nadine Larson, and the “town pest” Marvin Chambers after the trio is pulled through a dimensional rift to another world. The place where they find themselves is a nexus point where an unknown number of realities join. As such, the world where they have found themselves is a place where anything can potentially happen.

Review

FourStars

As someone who enjoys comic books, I was excited to read this. The premise sounded interesting–humans transported to a strange world, having to navigate it as well as handle the issues they already had among themselves.

The story itself was fast-paced and definitely held my attention. At the end of each issue, I was anxious to find out what would happen next and if Rue, Nadine, and Martin would be able to escape the strange creatures they encountered.

Despite that, I did have a few hesitations. The artwork seemed really simple, like computer simulation images altered with pre-set changes. The plot, interesting though it was, also didn’t feel complex at this point in the story. I also felt like the relationship between Nadine and Rue was out of nowhere, not at all hinted at until it suddenly cropped up, and handled at a very strange part of the story. It just didn’t flow naturally for me.

I’m still interested in seeing where this series goes, but my hope would be for a somewhat more complex plot to develop.

4 stars
Amy

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AuthorInterview

LGBT in “Confluence”

Scott Harper & Desirée Lee

From the start, we had planned on two female characters, and one male, as our main cast. Starting almost as early, we planned to, at some point, bring the two female characters—Rue Preston and Nadine Larson—together in a relationship. The change has been to do it so early. The fact that the romance kicks off in our February 2015 issue—perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day—is actually just a happy coincidence.

Plans are in place for something big to happen with Marvin Chambers. The groundwork for that started falling into place in Issue #2. Once this event happens, it will alter the entire series of “Confluence” in a major way, giving the series-spanning plot a major twist. After some discussion, we felt it to be a good idea to jumpstart the romantic relationship between Rue and Nadine. We plan to make their relationship a plot point for what’s in store for Marvin. It will also dovetail directly into something that has been planned from the start for Rue and Nadine. Their relationship will actually be a big building block for what’s in store for them.

Why introduce a lesbian relationship as a major plot point in the series? Especially when LGBT topics are typically shied away from in comics? Both of us are very sympathetic to LGBT issues. This is a way of showing our support. We didn’t want to take the are-they-or-aren’t-they approach that some projects take with such subplots. We very much want it known that, as of Issue #4 of “Confluence”, Rue and Nadine are a couple. This is us standing up in support of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals everywhere. Though married to a man, Desirée is bisexual, and takes LGBT issues strongly to heart. Equality is something near and dear to the both of us. This is two bestselling, award- winning authors shouting out to the entire LGBT community “We are allies!”

AuthorBio

Scott Harper:

Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories and several novels. There has been talk, from several fronts, about turning his fourth novel, “Predators or Prey?”, the first book in his Wendy Markland series, into a live-action project. Interest from a movie producer has also been voiced about turning his bestselling, award-winning eighth novel, “Quintana Roo, Yucatan”, into a film.

Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for “Nuclear Winter Entertainment” for several months before that site shut down.

Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit website comic “MoonWraith” and the recently-launched ongoing, bimonthly comic book series “Confluence”.

More information about his work can be found on his website:www.scottharper.net

Desirée Lee:

Critically acclaimed, best-selling author Desirée Lee is an amalgam wrapped inside of an enigma: a book junkie, vampire and self-proclaimed geek with a fascination bent toward the dark and macabre. When not writing or reading, she feeds her gaming addiction. Des loves the dark, evil characters. If word ever got out that she was secretly a level 15 paladin, her reputation would be ruined.

Des currently lives in a hole-in-the-wall town in Northern California, further away from civilization than she’d sometimes like to be.

Check out Des’ website at http://www.desireelee.com and find her on Twitter:http://twitter.com/authordeslee or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authordeslee

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