Emmy Nominated Writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Eisner Nominated Artist Chris Grine to Publish ALIEN BONES, An All Ages Graphic Novel, Timed to International Dinosaur Month
Here on Earth, more than a thousand species of dinosaurs have been named and identified. But what about— alien dinosaurs?
This October, timed to International Dinosaur Month, Emmy nominated writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Marvel’s Rocket and Groot), Eisner nominated artist Chris Grine (Time Shifters) and 1First Comics will publish ALIEN BONES, an all ages outer space graphic novel, with plenty of robots, pirates and, of course, alien dinosaurs.
“The idea of ALIEN BONES came from wanting to thrill my son with an adventure out in the universe,” said Chris “Doc” Wyatt, the acclaimed television writer and film producer (“Napoleon Dynamite”). “I can admit that astronomy can sometimes seem dry and boring in the classroom, so I wanted to find a way to encourage my kid to think about the cosmos as an exciting place to explore and discover. He was interested, at the time, in dinosaurs—a lot of kids go through a dinosaur phase, and my son was no different. So, I thought: “What about kids having adventures with dinosaurs in space?”
In the all ages original graphic novel ALIEN BONES, ten-year old Liam Mycroft roams the galaxy in a starship with his paleontologist father in search of the fossils of extinct alien dinosaurs. But when his father disappears inside the mysterious ruins of an underground alien city, Liam, his best friend Dianna, his robot Standard-5, and his tiny pet dino are launched on a cosmic adventure that could impact the entire human race.
“I’ve drawn parallel worlds, a robot Abraham Lincoln, an evil witch apocalypse and the strange adventures of a half chicken, half rabbit creature named Chickenhare,” said ALIEN BONES co-creator and artist Chris Grine. “And this original graphic novel really let me to push my art into new and exciting directions, specifically deep into the heart of outer space. What’s more awesome than dinosaur fossils? Alien dinosaurs!”
“When I was growing up, the idea that there might be other planets out in deep space, beyond our solar system, was widely accepted, but wasn’t yet proven,” said Wyatt. “Now over 4,000 exoplanets have been pinpointed, and astronomers are discovering more all the time! What secrets might those planets hold? What epic journeys could they provide? Let’s hope we can use storytelling to raise a generation of explorers with enough passion and curiosity to try and answer those questions!”
1First Comics will publish the ALIEN BONES graphic novel to be available in comic stores on October 2 and in bookstores on October 8th.
About Chris Wyatt
Chris “Doc” Wyatt is an Emmy nominated animated TV writer/producer. He’s scripted for “Star Wars Resistance,” “Marvel’s Rocket & Groot,” “Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Lego Ninjago,” and “Batman Unlimited” among many others. Wyatt and his partner Kevin Burke currently serve as head writers of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” on DisneyXD which recently announced production in its third season. Wyatt and Burke also co-created “Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters” for Netflix and Hasbro Studios. Wyatt has also produced indie films, including the cult hit “Napoleon Dynamite” and the multiple festival award-winning “Coyote.”
About Chris Grine
Chris Grine has been writing and illustrating comics professionally since 2006. He has had work published by Dark Horse, Image Comics, Scholastic, Lion Forge, First Comics, and others. Some of his work includes the Eisner nominated series Chickenhare, Time Shifters, The Witch Finder General and Alien Bones. Chris attended The Kansas City Art Institute, as well as Ringling School of Art and Design where he received his BFA in Illustration. He currently lives near Kansas City, Missouri.
About 1First Comics
1First Comics is the original successful independent comics publisher which began when there was only Marvel and DC Comics. Its publisher, Ken F. Levin, has a great eye for comics that can become franchises and has shepherded numerous comic properties into film and television among them PREACHER, THE SCRIBBLER, and the upcoming THE BOYS (on Amazon Prime dropping July 26). This is 1First Comics’ second Wyatt/Grine collaboration after their universally praised graphic novel THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL.