QUEENSGATE: Part 1
On the way home from a bad date one night, London bachelor Clayton Roberts meets Ashley DuPre, a young woman visiting the city "from New Orleans, by way of Paris." He falls for her immediately but is mystified by her unwillingness to share her reasons for leaving friends back in Paris to strike out all on her own. Clayton invites her to stay in his guest bedroom while she maps out her plans, which he's thrilled to discover seem to include him. Clayton's own plans for the two of them seem to collapse however when a young man named Zack shows up out of nowhere, begging Ashley to return to Paris. Part 1 of this graphic novel based on the award-winning screenplay* kicks off a story of romance, jealousy, secrets & lies.
*Winner: Best New Screenplay, British Independent Film Festival 2016
Part One in a new series, with characters continuing from the graphic novel Uptowners.
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QUEENSGATE: Part 2
In Part 2 of this sequel to Uptowners, Zack finally catches up to Ashley in London and is shocked to find her living with Clayton, a young man she met on her first night there. Zack tries to talk Ashley into returning to Paris and then New Orleans with him, but can tell her relationship with Clayton may be getting serious.
Jealous and afraid of being alone, Zack tries to find out any dirt he can on Clayton by talking to Clayton's old friend Ravi. Ravi and Zack strike up a friendship of sorts, one which intensifies just as Mary-Elizabeth and Lola arrive in London from Paris. Mary-Elizabeth (Zack and Ashley's debutante friend from Uptowners) and her girlfriend Lola can see right away that Ashley and Clayton are destined to be together and that Zack may be headed for heartbreak. Clayton is keen to learn more about Zack's and Ashley's secret past as they learn some surprising facts about Clayton's.
Available on Kindle at Amazon—paperback version forthcoming!
Other artwork featuring characters from Uptowners and Queensgate—some available at Noisy Muse on Etsy!