When Project Nemesis launched in 2012, my goal was to make Nemesis a household name, but I had no idea the novel would spawn 5 novels, a comic book, a (cancelled) video game and…more to come…in just a few years. The only reason these things became possible is because Nemesis has the best fans imaginable, many of whom send me art on a regular basis. So, to thank all of you, I’ve put together a little video. You guys are awesome, and whatever is next for Nemesis (hopefully something kaiju sized) its only possible because you all have been there from the start.
A month ago I announced that several of my series would be coming to an end, in part because the stories have reached natural ending points, and like the best TV shows, I want to end their runs before they become hum drum. Better to go out on a bang, I think. The Nemesis Saga is the first of those stories to reach its finale, and it’s the mother of all finales, crossing over with a good number of my other novels, and series, some of which have already ended. This is a bittersweet newsletter, but I think once you read the epic craziness that is Project Legion, you’ll agree that it’s the perfect way to end the most successful Kaiju Thriller series in American literary history. So let’s jump right in to the book description, followed by crossover details.
The fifth and final Nemesis novel completes the story arc started in Project Nemesis… Wait, no, that’s not accurate. The story arc for Project Legion was started TEN years ago, in my second novel, Raising the Past. That’s right, for the past ten years, I’ve been seeding the plot for Project Legion, hinting at clues along the way and revealing the story in a larger way, starting at the end of Project Hyperion, which connected the dots. And now, with Project Legion, I bring together characters from several novels, starting with my very first to some of my most recent. I don’t link all 50+ novels, but there has NEVER been a literary crossover event like this outside of comic books. For more details on the crossover, and which novels are linked to Project Legion, check out the next article.
Once a year for the past three years, I have announced that I was looking for Nemesis fan art to include in the next book in the series. The results have been amazing, with some jaw-dropping illustrations. Well, this year is no different…. Wait. No. That’s not quite right. This year IS different. Why? Because this is the FINAL Nemesis fan art section.
That’s right, Project Legion is the fifth and final book in the Nemesis Saga. It is the crazy-time finale to the very first “kaiju thriller” series , and it is epic on a scale that might even dwarf Godzilla – Final Wars. And to celebrate, I want to include your art in this book. ALL submissions are included in the book. We include art of all skill levels. So don’t sell yourself short! Send in your art and become a part of kaiju history!
And if that’s not incentive enough, everyone who sends in fan art will be entered to win the complete Project Nemesis comic book (issues 1–6, with Matt Frank covers), signed by both Jeremy Robinson and Matt Frank. *U.S. residents only (sorry). The prize will be sent out in October, when Project Legion is released.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Step 1: grovel…oh wait…that’s a different post.
Step 2: Make sure your art is either very large, or 300 dpi (dots per inch) so it looks good in print.
Step 3: Compose an e-mail with the art attached. Include your full name and a link to your deviantart page, or art website (if you have them–if you don’t, no worries). If you want to enter the contest, please include your mailing address.
Step 4: Send that e-mail to jrobinsonauthor(at)gmail.com
Rule 1: Nothing sexual, because these are kaiju. Eww.
Rule 2: No copyrighted characters. As much as we’d like to see Nemesis roasting Stay Puft, I can’t publish that without getting sued. So, no thanks.
Rule 3: To win the contest you have to live in the U.S. of A.
DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1
That’s it! Can’t wait to see your art.