Chris Reynolds

Biography

Chris Reynolds wrote and illustrated graphic novels "Mauretania" and "The Dial and Other Stories". He was a co-creator of "Mauretania Comics" and currently runs the "Cinema Detectives" magazine project.

Smashwords Interview

Hi Chris, for my first question I'd like to ask; What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are tremendously important because they are the only way I can find out, apart from my own guess, about how effective and fun my stories are being. If you want to get in touch with me to comment about any of my stories, then please do! I look forward to hearing from you because everyone I have met so far who has been a fan has been super-helpful and kind. I remember years ago when the original series of Mauretania Comics came out I was having a lot of trouble with one of my stories "The Golden Age", about a kid, Robert, and his headmistress. I thought, "I've got to end this story because everyone hates it", but I wanted to finish it off properly, so what I did was I ran all the future episodes one quarter size in the magazine to get it done and out of the way. But then Later... when Kingly Books wanted to reprint a lot of my stories from Mauretania in "The Dial and Other Stories", Marc Baines, publisher said, "Oh, yeah, we have to include that fantastic story about Robert and his headmistress, "The Golden Age". And I said, "I thought everyone hated that one"! So you see, if I don't know that you like it then I don't know that you like it.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing in 1974 with a novel called "Time Off". The main character in this was called Edward Newton, but it contained the first ever appearances of Monitor and Robert Rebor. "Time Off" never actually got completed and is now abandoned but it served as a developmental template for the characters and themes of what later became Mauretania Comics. A kind of primeval swamp from which some of my characters emerged!
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Where to find Chris Reynolds online


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Books

Cinema Detectives: The Highway of Fear
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 1 · Best Value books, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
Learn the Secret of The Highway of Fear! Important people have been going missing on the M6 Motorway, so Birmingham detectives Rosa Pleck and Ken Prime are hired to help – by MI5. But when Rosa's contact at MI5 is killed in a car crash she finds herself on a dangerous journey...
Monitor and the Earth Mothers
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Horror
PROGRAMMER David “D.Z.” or “Dizzy” Zune was the computer programmer who installed proprietary software in the newly acquired Manual Handling Ltd. “EM” robot series to prevent a renationalisation attempt. During this work, he notoriously extended the Earth Mothers' vocabulary. This new vocabulary included the alternative meaning of how to “take care” of someone...
Jenny and The Bullies
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Series: Jenny in Stringtown, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 230. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Graphic Novel
More from Jenny in Stringtown. A new girl moves into the village...
Three Legged Man
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Series: Best Value books, Book 2 · Cinema Detectives, Book 12 · Mauretania Comics, Book 9 · Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Graphic novel
Three stories from Chris Reynolds. From Mauretania Comics, "The Beginning of Empires"; from Moon Queen and The Bee, "Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!"; and from the Cinema Detectives, "Battle Ground".
Cinema Detectives: The Third Woman
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Series: Best Value books, Book 1 · Cinema Detectives, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: British English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
A Cinema Detectives Omnibus Edition, "The Third Woman" contains three Cinema Detectives stories. The first woman was Kathy Baier, who began to hear strange music from the old cinema next door. The second woman was Professor Grisl, administrator of a midlands university who had things to protect. Then the third woman was Stephanie, who tried to take Rosa's place in the Cinema Detectives...
Mars Bunnies Part Two
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Series: Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Where is the Moon Queen? She vanished in Kev Karoom's time machine. Where has she gone? Probably to Mars. Can her friends The Bee and T-Man get her back? This is their story.
Mars Bunnies Part One
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Series: Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Can you really turn a tennis ball inside-out using your bare hands – or was that just something Moon Queen and The Bee saw one time on a trashy TV channel? Who is Kev Karoom? Why did he repeatedly travel in time between the 1980's and the 1990's – More importantly, why is he here today? And what's the connection with the planet Mars?
Superhero Shame
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Series: Free ebooks, Book 1 · Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 190. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Moon Queen and the Bee make an off-colour joke about the new Royal Baby on live TV it spells big trouble – but then why is HRH the Queen not so unamused? And what will the new Government with all its sinister training schemes make of the pair? See the mightiest hero of them all – T-Man – come to the rescue in this stunning adventure!
Golden Tables Of The World
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Series: Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
(4.00 from 1 review)
Here's one for "Hobbit" fans! Superheroes Moon Queen and her friend The Bee have just attended a meeting with Chief Hero "T-Man", where they were told of a recently rediscovered lost island continent. Then Moon Queen's friend sends her a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit”. But in this copy of the novel there are a lot of strange extra pages, also mentioning this place, some inlaid with gold...
Jenny in Stringtown
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Series: Jenny in Stringtown, Book 1 · Best Value books, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: British English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Graphic Novel
Jenny feels trapped by her quiet life in Stringtown. If only she could get away... Then she gets a job at the garage... and a new boyfriend. But see what horrors her Aunt Alice has in store for her! Originally published by JamBooks.
Third Stage and Planetfall
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 380. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Monitor from 'Mauretania Comics' launches himself into outer space in this strange childhood dream of animals and space flight. What is the fate of the little animals in the far future? What is the secret of the capsule? Where will Monitor end up? Monitor rises into the air and the washing blows away!
How To Do Your Own Dentistry
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Series: Free ebooks, Book 2 · Mauretania Comics, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: British English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Literary
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
Straight from the mouth of the dodgy end of the dental industry, this is a sweet little ebook to get your teeth into. Inci-dental-ly, this bite-size book only nibbles at the subject. It does not xray it or give the whole drill, but a small injection of humour flosses things off quite nicely!
Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!
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Series: Moon Queen and The Bee, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Moon Queen and The Bee are arrested by the authorities following the Chinese takeover of Britain... Do they fight? Collect a team to reassert British independence? Or what? The British Superhero Response to the new Chinese Takeover!
The Lost Mile: A Cinema Detectives Story
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Rosa Overcomes Lost Love. When Rosa Pleck of the Cinema Detectives messes-up filling-in her timesheets it marks the start of a weird few days for her and her boss, Ken Prime. Does Rosa still carry a torch for her old flame on Wells Street and - if she does - can she now get him out of her heart?
Spectrum Has Been Abandoned
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
'Monitor' from Mauretania Comics visits his old home and sees a fortune-teller at work. He then investigates her sources of prophecy and prediction. What is the ultimate source of these revelations? And why should he believe the soothsayer?
Cinema Detectives: Advice For Lone Workers
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Rosa goes out alone to meet new people and to visit new places. Will she follow Ken's advice when she goes out tonight?
The Waters of Death
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Roman the mercenary is injured. But instead of being sent to a regular military hospital he is taken to a mysterious mountain spa - so that his military skills can be preserved... (Includes free extra Roman story, "Taboo Trail")
A Hide in Arran
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
From Mauretania Comics. A lonely girl sends mysterious letters to her friends. She posts them through windows and hides them in walls. Then, an exciting night journey to Scotland by train - and on to the Scottish Isles. How does this fit into her story? A Mauretania Comics adventure - from "years ago"...
Cinema Detectives: Unrivalled
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
When Ken hires a new girl, does Rosa have a future with the Cinema Detectives? Why is Ken doing this? surely Rosa is the only operative he needs? See what happens when the New Girl takes over the office in "Cinema Detectives: Unrivalled"
Planet 4
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Series: Free ebooks, Book 3 · Mauretania Comics, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
(3.00 from 1 review)
Meditative Science Fiction. The adventures of "Monitor". Monitor explores Planet 4, encountering strange feelings from reality and memory.
Cinema Detectives: Bull Ring
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
A story set in Birmingham City Centre itself. Ken Prime's unique stakeout technique and why it is so annoying. Rosa's response. Rosa Pleck gets tired on a very long night's stakeout and asks Ken Prime a very interesting question...
The Beginning of Empires
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Series: Mauretania Comics, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Because of the international situation, 'Mauretania Comics' hero 'Monitor' and his friends are forced to join the army. After they convene at the local shopping centre, signs on the walls sort them into groups. But surely Monitor himself is being sorted into a rather Special category? Old school friends. Letters on the floor. He meets one friend by the wooden animals. Monitor needs our help NOW!
Cinema Detectives: The Night Whisperer
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
When Kathy Baier starts to hear music from the movies of her youth in her bedroom at night it marks the beginning of a new case for Rosa Pleck and Ken Prime, the Cinema Detectives! What's really happening? Is the old cinema next door to Kathy's flat really abandoned? Who is calling to Kathy in the night? And why are the sounds of those old, old movies always followed by the sounds of screaming ..?
Cinema Detectives: The End of Dark Matter
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
The theory of "Dark Matter" is fundamentally flawed – according to Kenny Kraze – and he explains why. But when a local university's "Dark Lab" gets its funding cut as a result of Kraze's words, it spells trouble for Rosa and Ken, the Cinema Detectives!
Cinema Detectives: Battle Ground
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Rosa Pleck of the Cinema Detectives is annoyed when her boss, Ken Prime, hires her out to go and greet a very young fan of their films in North Wales. Rosa travels to a picturesque Welsh castle town and meets Gerry Crotty, the boy who loves her films. But this visit leads Rosa on to investigate the reality behind some of Gerry's strange beliefs. What is really happening in the garden on the hill?
Cinema Detectives: Man at the Top
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another exciting case for the Cinema Detectives. On the run from the Fraud Squad, they infiltrate a mysterious charity warehouse. Also, to Rosa's annoyance, Ken interviews two potential new detectives!
Cinema Detectives
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Inspector Rockwell is perplexed by the strange disappearances of buildings in his city. This is one of the earliest Cinema Detective comic strips and takes place some time before the main run of Cinema Detectives stories available on this website.

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