Championess by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (promo post)




Championess is based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century  London. Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s  debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough  money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the  boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James  Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her  family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world.  

Writers: Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker 

Artist: Amanda Perez Puentes 

Editor: Legendary Comics’ Nikita Kannekanti 

Legendary Comics YA’s forthcoming graphic novel, Championess, is to be adapted into a television series by new  UK-based production company Watford & Essex. In November, the formation of Watford & Essex, the joint  venture between Legendary Entertainment and acclaimed showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew  Graham (“Life On Mars,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “The White Queen,” “The Spanish Princess,” “Doctor Who” and “The  Man In The High Castle”) was announced. The company launched with a slate of ten projects in development  including Championess

Publication date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 

Publisher: Legendary Comics 

Imprint: Legendary Comics YA 

Format: Original Graphic Novel 

Price: $21.99 

ISBN: 9781681160764 

Page Count: 232 

Age: 14-18 years 

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Tarun Shanker (writer) is a mild-mannered assistant by day and a milder-mannered writer by night, currently  living in Boston. His idea of paradise is a place where kung-fu movies are projected on clouds, soul music fills the  air and chai flows freely from the fountains. He is the co- author of the These Vicious Masks trilogy with Kelly  Zekas. 

Kelly Zekas (writer) lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and dog, splitting her time between working as  an office manager by day and writer by night, weekend, and lunch break. When not working, she can be found  boxing, hiking, or devouring a romance novel. She is the co-author of the These Vicious Masks trilogy with Tarun  Shanker. 

Amanda Perez Puentes (artist) is a Venezuelan illustrator and comic artist. She received a BFA in Painting and  Drawing from Concordia University in Montreal. She now lives in Toronto with her partner and two very spoiled  rats. 










Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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