Michael Komarck confirmed to illustrate Mark of Odin: Ragnarok cover
The renowned North American illustrator returns to the saga to craft the visual look of the third book
SEVILLE, SPAIN – AUGUST 6th, 2021 – Author and creator Xavier Marcé has announced that the North American illustrator Michael Komarck will illustrate the cover of Mark of Odin: Ragnarok. Komarck is considered one of the best realistic fantasy illustrators in the world. In his portfolio are the covers of the books of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) in the United States, of numerous Marvel comics for The Avengers, as well as he has given life to many Magic: The Gathering cards, in addition to working with intellectual properties as recognized as Star Wars, Conan or Lovecraft, among others.
The confirmation of Komarck as the illustrator of the Ragnarok cover marks the continuation of him as the main illustrator for Mark of Odin. Komarck has already been commissioned to illustrate both the covers of the first two books, The Awakening and The Road to Valhalla, as well as the Operation Night Hammer bonus chapter.
‘That an artist of the international stature of Michael Komarck continues to bet on Mark of Odin is a great proof of the potential of the saga’, said Xavier Marcé. ‘Michael has an almost magical ability to capture what he reads in an amazing way. I can't wait to see an illustration of him that captures the spirit of such an epic and dramatic novel as Ragnarok will be’.
The release of the Spanish edition for Mark of Odin: Ragnarok is scheduled for the end of the year and will be preceded by an early-preorder campaign in the Fall. In addition to Michael Komarck, for Ragnarok the participation of the singer and songwriter Milena Brody has been confirmed, who has composed a musical theme, More than one light, which will be part of the story. This song has also been confirmed as one of those that will make up the first album by the artist from Madrid, which has managed to be financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign in Verkami.
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Mark of Odin: The Awakening release trailer:
The saga of Mark of Odin has more than 100,000 books sold around the world already. The awakening, its first book, has become a Best Seller, reaching the Top 1 of Science Fiction on Amazon Spain more than 50 times.
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ABOUT MARK OF ODIN
Mark of Odin is a saga that fuses modern days with Norse mythology and Science Fiction. It has influences from authors such as Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Asimov, K. Dick, or Tom Clancy, among others. As well as some of the most iconic television shows, movies, anime and videogames. It introduces a new literary and book publishing model that merges the experience of reading with an online platform with gamification features and a transmedia universe that doesn’t stop growing. Internationally renowed artists like the illustrator Michael Komarck, the composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen, the visual effects artists Manuel Rico, the Art Director Manu Nieto, or the singer Milena Brody, among others, collaborate with Mark of Odin.
Born in Barcelona, 1982, Xavier Marcé graduated in Journalism in the city of Seville, the place where he lives today after having lived in Badalona, Casablanca, Zurich and Oslo. Since 1996 he has been specializing in Community Management and Online Communication, mainly in the videogame sector. He started his journalistic career as a freelancer for Micromania Magazine for three years, being responsible of the ‘Zona Online’ section. In 2004, he founded, together with David Puig, the first Spanish language magazine that specialized in massively multiplayer online games, Juegaenred.com, which he managed until 2013, when he left it to create the new magazine GoMultiplayer. In 2007, he made a leap to the videogames industry joining Funcom as the Spanish Community Manager for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and The Secret World until 2010. Since then he has combined the publishing world with the videogames industry together with Megapop Games, and the university world as a teacher in the Master Degree ‘Online Marketing and Social Media Strategies’ at the University of Seville. As a proactive and restless person, Xavier Marcé has taken the journey to create new ways for literature publishing with the transmedia literary saga of ‘Mark of Odin’. The first step was done with the release of Mark of Odin: The Awakening in Spanish, in 2012. In 2013, together with veterans of Funcom, he embarked on Megapop Games, an independent videogame studio to release titles such as Trolls vs Vikings 1 & 2, Meganumbers or, more recently, Haxity. A proactive and tireless person, Xavier Marcé combines his projects with teaching at the University of Seville both in the Expert Title of Community Manager and the Master in Social Media and Online Marketing, contributing with his experience in online community and crisis management.