Pencil United Releases its Drama Series Northern Souls
Swedish independent comics studio Pencil United has released its original drama series Northern Souls, available for Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus and later models as well as all iPads with a Retina Display. The English language app for reading comics will be available for download in all of Apple’s App Stores in Europe, North America and Australia.
Pencil United is dedicated to creating comics exclusively for digital reading on iPhone and iPad, the first and only studio in Sweden to do so. Pencil United’s vision is to create a new experience that rises above the static, printed comics but which at the same time keeps and further cultivates the unique qualities and character of the comics medium.
The drawing studio’s atmospheric and enigmatic drama series Northern Souls follows a young man with suspected schizophrenia during his search for his identity in Europe’s last wilderness, Swedish Lapland, while at the same time World War II reaches northern Scandinavia. The story’s main character, Mielat, as the strange voices in his head call him, is haunted by the fact that he cannot remember who he is and where he comes from. The voices insist that he has a hidden calling. Mielat is unexpectedly and reluctantly joined by a female German Red Cross doctor. Gradually it is revealed that this rational and determined woman, called Elke, has her own agenda but also that the fates of the two wanderers are intertwined in curious ways.
As a part of Pencil United’s belief in the power of stories and the importance of learning and creativity for the development of the world, the studio has decided that for each story that is downloaded Pencil United will buy 3 pencils from UNICEF which will be distributed to schools around the world.