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By Brian Jacks


Keenspot Entertainment and cartoonists Jamie Robertson and Clint Hollingsworth have reached an agreement to present the popular “Clan of the Cats” character, Melpomene in her own comic series.

Melpomene, (http://clanofthecats.com/Melpomene), will be a weekly serial with a specific story arch. When completed “Mel” will be compiled into graphic novel form. The first story arch, “The Chaos Orb”, will be written by “Clan of the Cats” author, Jamie Robertson and illustrated by Clint Hollingsworth, author of the futuristic serial “Wandering Ones." The series, launched on December 15th, 2002, is just one of many PREMIUM Exclusive projects from Keenspot.

A free preview of “Melpomene: The Chaos Orb”, can be found at http://clanofthecats.com/Melpomene/PREVIEW1.htm

“Melpomene will be much more adventure oriented than COTC,” said Robertson, “Think - James Bond meets Dracula - and that’s pretty much the feel of the series.” Clan of the Cats fans will especially be interested as it reveals much more of the mythology of the COTC world. Corrine Elizabeth Melpomene Chattan or “Mel” for short was first introduced to COTC readers in April of 2000 during the appropriately titled story arch, “Melpomene."

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Coming on board as illustrator of Melpomene is Clint Hollingsworth of “Wandering Ones” fame. “I have admired Clint’s work for a long time and felt he would be perfect for this project”, Robertson said, “in fact Clint has exceeded my expectations, especially with the title character. Clint not only captured Mel’s look, he captured her essence. I couldn’t be happier.”

Hollingsworth will be handling all artistic duties. However, Hollingsworth is taking a unique approach with this project concerning the coloring. Instead of using a computer, Hollingsworth is using watercolors to illustrate the comic. "I wanted to illustrate Melmopene in a more classical style. I know how to color via Photoshop and so does everyone else in the world. I wanted this project to stand out from the ever homogenized crowd." As far as the project itself, Hollingsworth had this to say, “I've read Clan of the Cats since 1999, and have loved Jamie's characters since almost the first time I read them. The chance to play in the Clan of the Cats universe was just too much fun to pass up!"


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