Announcing The Prince of Artemis V comic book

by Jennifer 6. February 2018 08:37

Apocalypse Ink Productions would like to announce a new first. Author Jennifer Brozek and artist Elizabeth Guizzetti have teamed up to produce a comic book based on one of Jennifer’s short stories.


“The Prince of Artemis V” first appeared in Crossed Genres, Issue 15 in 2010. It is a story of hard choices, family duty, and the bonds between siblings no one can break.


Artemis V is the only place in the Universe where the purpuran flower, the main component of the imperial royal dye, grows. Beholden to the Empire, the harvesters of the delicate plant can only follow their corporate master’s wishes or starve. Woe to the workers trapped on the unforgiving planet if they fail in their assigned task.

Artemis V is also a planet under a slow-moving, relentless siege which has lasted hundreds of years. Every fourteen months, the Takers steal certain children, ages eight to fourteen, from Artemis V. Every family has been touched. Locked in their rooms, or under the watchful guard of their parents, children still vanish in the night. No one knows how it happens or who takes them.

Except for maybe one. Hart lost his twin brother, Toor, to the Takers. His sister, Lanteri, is now of the Taking age. But Hart has a secret: he knows who the Takers are and has defeated them in the past. When his mom begs Hart to keep Lanteri safe, he agrees. The question is… does he really want to?


“Some stories stay with you, even if it’s been a few years since you’ve written them. “The Prince of Artemis V” as a short story is one of those,” says Jennifer Brozek. “I am  beyond pleased to have worked with Elizabeth to turn it into a comic. She is amazing.”


Author and Illustrator, Elizabeth Guizzetti has this to say about the project. “Working with Jennifer Brozek on The Prince of Artemis V was a fantastic experience. She worked hard with me to ensure this was a fair collaboration. She is great at listening to my concerns about pacing and took a few of suggestions about the script.”


The Prince of Artemis V is available for order through Kobo, and Amazon. You can also pre-order a copy through Amazon or by visiting Jennifer at your local dealer table.


“Readers will be enthralled with Prince of Artemis V's undeniable intrigue, but their hearts will be stolen by this achingly wonderful story of familial bonds. Brozek presents a much-needed fresh take that makes it impossible to put this sci-fi / fantasy tale down.”

~ Heather Nuhfer, comic book writer for Fraggle Rock, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Monster High


Elizabeth Guizzetti is the author and illustrator of several independent comics: Faminelands, Lure, and Out for Souls & Cookies! She also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her debut novel, Other Systems, was a 2015 Finalist for the Canopus Award for excellence in Interstellar Fiction. Her short work has appeared in anthologies such as Wee Folk and The Wise, and Beyond the Hedge. Elizabeth currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs. When not writing or illustrating, she loves hiking and birdwatching. Find out more about Elizabeth’s work at or follow her on Twitter @E_Guizzetti.

Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award finalist and a multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist. She has worked in the publishing industry since 2004. With the number of edited anthologies, novels, RPG books, and nonfiction books under her belt, Jennifer is often considered a Renaissance woman, but she prefers to be known as a wordslinger and optimist. When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Read more about her at or follow her on Twitter: @JenniferBrozek.

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