story of Shadeland Detective Ian Gates, a hard charging cop coming
closer and closer to the edge as he buries himself deeper and deeper
in his work. Part refuge from the emotional wreckage that is his
personal life, part self imposed penance, his single mindedness has
taken it's toll on him and everyone around him.
As a former special
forces member and a violent crimes detective Ian is a man who thinks
he's seen all the ugliness the world has to offer. But, in the midst
of a high profile investigation of a string of grisly murders a
random encounter will reveal another world he, nor almost anyone
else, has ever seen. Full of creatures who seem to far outrank man on
the food chain this world, existing in the shadows of our own,
threatens to engulf and swallow the one Ian knows.
Tobias Elmore is an
aspiring film and television director and producer (and actor if he
was being honest with himself) from the Magic City of Birmingham, AL.
A videographer and editor for several years, the jump from local
commercials, tv shows and the occasional wedding (which only happens
when he REALLY needs the money) to producing web series and indie
flicks turns out to be a pretty big one, especially in small pond
like B'ham. So, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, he made the
decision to tear a whole in the box in order to step outside. If one
genre is too hard to get a foothold in, try another!
by other comic
book series like “The Walking Dead” and any number of Marvel or
DC franchises put on the big and small screen Tobias decided to turn
his pilot script (which only coincidentally happened to win 1st
place in the Scriptapalooza TV Writing competition in 2011) into a
graphic novel. After putting out the call and wading through numerous
submissions from many talented artists he finally found his man when
he ran across the moody and brooding style of kickass illustrator Ken
And thus, Shadowland