Moore, Reppion, and Vieceli Collaborate on The Thrill Electric


In a post on the Moore/Reppion blog, Leah Moore announced today that she and John Reppion would be writing an upcoming project, called The Thrill Electric, which is being illustrated by talented artist, Emma Vieceli.

The Electric Thrill will be a ten-part motion comic series that is being animated by Windflower Studio. and has been picked up by Hattrick Productions and 4education,

According to Moore, the story is set in the fast paced world of the Victorian Internet, and she says that:

The story revolves around the office of the International and Electric Telegraph Company in Manchester, in 1871. We follow the fortunes of a gang of young adults who connect with wires. They have the day to day data of the city, of the world even, flowing through their telegraph keys. They are solely responsible for the safe transmission of millions of messages from Croydon to Calcutta, Cairo to Copenhagen, millions of bits of information flowing through the wires, through their fingers. Millions of people relying on the telegraph for news of wars, the prices of their stocks, the news of a loved one’s birth, or marriage or death. All of this responsibility heaped on those young shoulders and they still manage to find time to slack off, play games, bitch about each other and fall madly passionately in love, all at the lightning  speed of the telegraph.

The Thrill Electric revisits a generation who were at the cutting edge of technology, who had skills which took them to a whole new level, and created a whole new class of young affluent workers. men and women were working side by side often for the first time, trying to outclass one another with their telegraph skills. Feathers were ruffled, and the tension, well you could say it was electric!

Is it just me, or does that sound ridiculously cool? Moore and Reppion have proven themselves to be masters of Victoria era stories, and I’m a big fan of steampunk, so I expect big things from this one. For those of you not familiar with Emma Vieceli’s work, Emma is a absolutely amazing artist, whose fabulous artwork you can see on several projects from Sweatdrop Studios, as well as the upcoming projects, Vampire Academy: the Graphic Novel from Penguin Books, and The Avalon Chronicles from Oni Press. If you haven’t already read it, you should go read her webcomic, Dragonheir Reborn, it’s rather wonderful:

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