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Com.X Presents: Babble

Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Posted By: Robert Tacopina

Don’t say a word…… !

London, UK - October 9th, 2010 – Com.x Ltd. announces it has picked up Babble for publication.

Carrie Hartnoll is a girl lost in a life going nowhere fast, but a chance meeting with an old flame sets her on a path that will change the world as we know it forever…
After a this reunion with her old university professor, Carrie decides to leave England and head to New York to join his research team as they attempt to resurrect the language of Babel – a language, they theorise, that can be understood by any human being and use it as the basis for the world’s first universal translator.

As she forges a new life and new relationships, Carrie finds herself drawn to the mysterious suicide of the original project leader and discovers the language is actually a mimetic virus, and anyone hearing it spoken aloud becomes a carrier, hell bent on spreading the meme.

However, her discovery comes too late and the infection is unwittingly let loose. With the team infected and the virus spreading fast, Carrie is left with no one to turn to and realises there's nothing she can do but watch as the world spirals into chaos around her...

Written by Lee Robson and illustrated by Bryan Coyle. Babble was originally slated for release by Insomnia Publications, before the company’s demise earlier this year.

About Com.x
Com.x is an ingenious, independent comic company that has been creating unique, innovative and highly respected intellectual properties for the last ten years. Based in London, England and Venice Beach, CA, USA, its titles cover a wide range of subject matter, from traditional superhero books, like CLA$$WAR, through modern reinterpretations of the graphic novel such as Andi Ewington’s “45” and dark horror, RAZORJACK.

Com.x prides itself on seeking out new creators and giving them the chance to bring their unique visions to new audiences.

About the Creator(s):
LEE ROBSON hails from the north east of England and is quickly gaining ground in the UK independent press scene. His work has featured in the Eagle Award nominated FutureQuake, and its sister publication, horror anthology Something Wicked. He’s also a regular contributor to Accent UK’s series of themed anthologies (Robots and Western are out now, Predators will be released in 2010, and Victoriana is due to follow in 2011); more work is set to appear in the 2000AD fanzines Zarjaz and Dogbreath.

Contrary to popular belief, he didn’t die a bitter and lonely old man in 1964, but is, in fact, alive and well, and currently working on several other projects. He is, however, as surly and misanthropic as people claim.

BRYAN COYLE - Irishman Bryan Coyle is a veteran of the Irish and UK independent press scene. As well as self-publishing the abominable Pony School and dabbling with web comics such as the Doctor Who spin-off The Forge, he’s also a regular contributor to the Eagle Award nominated FutureQuake, its sister publications MangaQuake and Something Wicked, the award-winning Solar Wind, the acclaimed Omnivistascope and the Accent UK series of themed graphic novels (Robots and Western are out now and Predators is due for release in 2010).

When not shackled to his graphics tablet, he can usually be found on his private yacht with a gaggle of supermodels, or making up stories about himself.

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