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I’ve spoken before about how frustrating it is to be writing exciting things, but be unable to talk about them.

I feel especially bad about this when the people asking are children. I’m pretty sure when I was twelve, the very idea of not wanting to talk about something as soon as it commenced would have sounded like the ravings of a madman. Why wouldn’t you tell the world about these things? What possible harm could it do?

Alas, now that I am older (though not necessarily wiser), it’s become an everyday necessity. Which is why I’ve had to remain silent for so long about the future of the Alex Rider graphic novels

And why I’m now delighted to confirm that last year, I signed with publishers Walker Books to script the next two GNs in the series, SCORPIA and ARK ANGEL. In fact, SCORPIA is already written, I just haven’t been able to tell anyone, because Walker were searching for a new artist.

And now we’ve found her — say hello to Emma Vieceli, artist and adapter for VAMPIRE ACADEMY, THE AVALON CHRONICLES, DRAGON HEIR, and more!

(If the name seems familiar to you, it’s probably because Emma also recently illustrated the discovery of Richard III’s remains.)

Now, I honestly have no idea when these next two GNs will be published. That’s not me being coy again, I really don’t know! But of course I’ll keep you all updated on release dates as and when they’re decided, and any other big news in Alex-land. For now, though, it’s back to work — this ARK ANGEL script isn’t going to write itself…

 

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