Lion Forge is joining the ranks of YA original graphic novel publishers with the “CubHouse” imprint and launching with a trilogy.

GLINT will kick off of with GLINT: LOON’S ARMY in February 2019, with the subsequent installments dropping in October 2019 and April 2020.  It will be written by Samuel Sattin and Drawn by Ian McGinty.

Sattin describes the series as:

GLINT is a big, three book tale about a dying planet, and the few who care enough to save it from extinction. Motorbike-riding warrior grannies must help a small miner boy named Loon withstand a regime that’s been brainwashing its people for generations, while being attacked by monsters called Feeders. We can’t wait to introduce you to the world of Mora, and the characters fighting over its fate as it tries to find a star it can call home.

Official PR follows:

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GLINT: LOON’S ARMY 

Publisher to Further Expand CubHouse Imprint With The Announcement Of An All-New Original Graphic Novel Trilogy

 JULY 12, ST. LOUIS, MO – Lion Forge continues to make good on the promise of “Comics for Everyone” as another new title is announced in it’s growing younger readers imprint. Today, the St Louis publisher kicks off the road to Comic-Con International with news that co-creators Samuel Sattin (Legend) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) will introduce an original series under the CubHouse banner in the coming year!

GLINT: LOON’S ARMY is the introductory volume of a three-part series that pulls from elements of comics, manga, science fiction and fantasy to create a story of family, social conflict, and resilience.

The planet Mora is hurtling through space, from solar system to solar system, looking for a star it can finally call home. It’s also about to be mined to death, losing the last of its energy-producing, planet-sustaining mineral Glint. But shhh, that part’s a secret. A secret that will send a young, headstrong miner named Loon and his hoverhog-riding grandma on an epic journey for survival, for the sake of not just their families, but the very world they hold dear.

“I’m so excited to work with an immense talent like Ian, and a groundbreaking publisher like Lion Forge, to bring this story to life. GLINT is a big, three book tale about a dying planet, and the few who care enough to save it from extinction” says writer Samuel Sattin. “Motorbike-riding warrior grannies must help a small miner boy named Loon withstand a regime that’s been brainwashing its people for generations, while being attacked by monsters called Feeders. We can’t wait to introduce you to the world of Mora, and the characters fighting over its fate as it tries to find a star it can call home.”

“Lion Forge has been steadily bringing creators into the forefront of the comic industry through innovative, unique and encompassing new comics, books and other media” says artist Ian McGinty. “It is a privilege to be included among the numerous artists, writers and designers, including the very talented Samuel Sattin. We hope that you find our books, GLINT, to be a fun, fast foray into the dangerous world of Mora, the barbaric customs of a crumbling alien nation and the adventures of a young boy named Loon. Watch out for the Feeders…”

“When I heard about Glint I was beyond excited for the opportunity to do an original project with Ian McGinty, whose work on Adventure Time and other fun properties is pretty well known (and pretty awesome)” says Lion Forge Vice President–Executive Editor, Andrea Colvin. “But when I dug into the Glint pitch, I was doubly floored by Sam Sattin’s snappy, incredibly fun writing. Together, Sam and Ian have come up with a page-turner of a visually stunning fantasy adventure that I cannot wait to share with readers.”

Inspired by work such as Craig Thompson’s Space Dumplins’, Annie Szabla’s Bird Boy, and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona, along with high science fiction sagas like the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, and the popular Knights of Sidonia series, GLINT tackles big themes with colorful, stylized cartooning, humor, and a fast-paced, emotional narrative. Readers of all ages will find themselves immersed in the story as the main characters strive to save their loved ones (and their planet) by harnessing the optimism of youth, outsmarting the establishment, and trying to understand what it means to do good.

Written by Samuel Sattin, and penciled and inked by Ian McGinty, GLINT: Loon’s Army will be colored by Kendra Wells, for release in February 2019. Subsequent volumes will follow close behind in October 2019 and April 2020.

About the Authors:

Samuel Sattin is a novelist, comics creator, essayist, and teacher. He is the author of the comic book series Legend (Z2 Comics), the novels The Silent End (Ragnarok) and League of Somebodies (Dark Coast Press), and the serialized novel Adventure Quest on Tapas. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Salon, io9, Kotaku, Bleeding Cool, The Good Men Project, LitReator, SF Signal, The Rumpus and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College. He currently teaches at the California College of the Arts, and lives in Oakland, California.

Ian McGinty is an American artist, writer, and designer. He is the creator of Welcome to Showside!, the animated series (Modern Prometheus), as well as the Welcome to Showside! comic books series (Z2 Comics). Ian is currently lead artist on Boom Studios’ Adventure Time line and co-creator of Frederator Books’ Roberto Roboto, and series regular on Steven Universe & Fionna and Cake (Penguin Random House) and contributor for PowerPuff Girls (IDW/PRH) and Invader Zim (Oni). He is also a frequent guest artist for the Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin card and comic book line. Ian has previously worked on Rick and Morty (Oni), Bravest Warriors, Bee & Puppycat and Steven Universe (kaBoom!), as well as the Eisner Nominated Hello Kitty series and Uglydoll (Viz Media), Lil’ Bionic Kids (Dynamite), Rocket Raccoon (Marvel), and

Bartkira (Various).

About Lion Forge Comics:

Lion Forge Comics strives to create comics that everyone – regardless of background or ethnicity – can identify with. Their title Andre the Giant: Closer To Heaven was nominated for three Glyph Awards. From indie creators to licensed properties including Dreamworks’ Voltron Legendary Defender, NBC/Universal’s Miami Vice, Airwolf, Punky Brewster, Saved By The Bell, and Knight Rider, and American Greetings’ Care Bears and Madballs, there is something for every level of comic fan.

Lion Forge Comics – Comics For Everyone. Visit www.lionforge.com for more information.