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Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel coming this June

Tue, Jan 16, 2018@1:27PM | comments

UPDATE - 1/25@11:10AM: Here's the official announcement from Insight Comics; no new information though.

The graphic novel representation of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 2015 novel Clockwork Lives - the follow-up to Clockwork Angels - will be getting released as a graphic novel via Insight Comics this coming June according to a listing on, and is now available for pre-order. Anderson first announced plans for the graphic novel via a blog post this past April:

... I am pleased to announce the full graphic novel adaptation of CLOCKWORK LIVES, our companion novel to CLOCKWORK ANGELS. The publisher will be Insight Editions, who have produced some exceptionally fine books-and LIVES needs to be a lavish, impressive book (and not just because Neil Peart says so).

Insight's Senior Editor Mark Irwin has always been a huge Rush fan (and in fact that's how I got to know him years ago). He sees this as the perfect opportunity for us to work together. I will be writing the full script with input from Neil. We don't have the artist(s) chosen yet.

CLOCKWORK LIVES is a very personal story to me, sort of a steampunk Canterbury Tales featuring many of the best-loved characters from CLOCKWORK ANGELS, but it has a terrific story of it's own. The book won the Colorado Book Award, but more importantly Neil told me he feels this is the best work I have ever done.

Obviously, it needed to be a graphic novel. I'll start working on the full script in the next month. Stay tuned for more information. (In the meantime, you can read the novel, or the unabridged audiobook.)

You can check out a picture of the graphic novel's cover, which was created by Hugh Syme, here. The 176-page book is currently slated for release on June 19th and can be pre-ordered at this location.