Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fate of the graphic novel - 'From the Depths of Outer Space: The Billy Meier Story'


On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, I have published a blogpost pertaining to the upcoming release of a full-color graphic novel on Billy Meier story. Following are the details about the novel:

Written by:  Mike Michalski and Philip McAiney
Art by:  Tony Gray

UFO fans - alien aficionados - seekers of other worlds and alternate realities - believers - sceptics – read the fascinating, thought-provoking, "From the Depths of Outer Space: The Billy Meier Story." For the first time ever in full-color graphic form: experience the thrilling and mysterious stories of his meetings with extraterrestrials - the teachings they bring to mankind - his predictions as to what the future holds - and more! Adapted from Meier's own words, with the full cooperation of the man himself!


However even after 2 years, not even one issue of the novel was published. Curious about the reasons behind this, I wrote to Glassmonkey Studios (earlier it was named Legacy comics publishing) today i.e. on Nov 26. Tony Gray, the Author, Illustrator and also the contact person for Comic Books Marketing Program responded on the same day as follows:

Hi Mahesh,

Thanks for your interest in The Billy Meier Story graphic novel that we were working on at GlassMonkey Studios.

After spending several years working with Billy and organizations who represented him we were, unfortunately, unable to proceed with the project.

While Billy had no objections to our portrayal of his story or the individuals involved and offered his verbal and written approval to the endeavor, we were not able to proceed without a legal arrangement. This legal agreement was something that we were never able to attain. As such GlassMonkey Studios, after much consideration to proceeding based upon Billy's verbal approval, had to abandon work on the project upon our legal team's advice.

Billy's history is a great one and we wish him the best in his other endeavors which tell his story.

All the best.
Tony Gray