After a slight delay the wonderful comic Seeds is finally shipping and will be available to buy soon. You can read our review here.
Coinciding with the release is the news from publishers Com.x that Ross Mackintosh's autobiographical comic, telling the story of his father's fight with cancer, has been optioned by Space Age Films and will become an animated film. Producer Robert Chandler has this to say.
"Seeds is the kind of book that you pick up and before you can help yourself, you've read it through to the end. And if you're anything like me, you'll have tears in your eyes and feeling a combination of outrage and empathy because you'll have been on a journey.
I want it to be a film that will mean something, even in a small way, to anybody who has lost a loved one to the vileness of cancer. But, of course, it has to be more than that, it has to explore in a universal way what it means to be a father, and to be a son."
Eddie Deighton from Com.x commented:
"We're extremely pleased with how well-received Ross' book has been, and to find a production partner such as Space Age Films to adapt this wonderful, heartfelt project was absolutely necessary for us to do the comic the justice and respect it deserves."
A share of the profits from the comic version of Seeds will be donated to cancer charities and it's well worth a read in its own right, so we at GeekPlanet are looking forward to seeing how the finished film will look.