In Search of Hannibal - A Graphic Novel

Created by SmileTitans Publishing

Full colour 148+ page hardcover graphic novel about Hannibal Barca's epic war against Rome, by Nikolas Lloyd & Christopher Steininger.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Hannibal update!
14 days ago – Mon, May 06, 2019 at 11:47:18 PM


Yes, we're still working away, and yes, we're getting closer and closer!

To answer some general inquiries:

If you have a change of address, don't worry about it. Before the book ships, everyone will be sent MULTIPLE emails to confirm your mailing address.

We will be trying to ship as many things as possible together, so nothing will be shipping until In Search of Hannibal is DONE. If you ordered the Tales of the Punic Wars, that will be shipping AFTER the In Search of Hannibal book. For example: if you ordered a shirt & both books - you will get your shirt with the In Search of Hannibal book, then, in a separate parcel later, Tales of the Punic Wars.

I've also had several people offer to help out with the project from writing to assisting me with the art. When it comes to the art, for as much as I appreciate the offer, that would create inconsistency in the work, and be more hassle than it is worth. Also, I LOVE drawing this. Regarding the writing, it's simply taking longer than expected as we're aiming for something really, really special. Writing a (great) graphic novel isn't easy, as Lloyd has discovered ;) Again, we're only going to do this once! To all those aspiring writers & artists out there... just go make stuff! It's never been easier for people to produce and get your work out there. If you have any questions about resources, etc,  shoot me an email at: . 

If you want to see some work in progress, I suggest following me on Instagram:

I often post Hannibal project art there, so you can see what's going on. And of course, be sure and check out if you want to start reading.

Once Lloyd finishes the script and emerges from the labyrinth, and I have recovered from the party, I want to 'interview' him and go deep on not just ancient Rome, but what it was like writing this. Stay tuned for that!

Instagram - Layouts - Page 82
Instagram - Layouts - Page 82

5 months ago – Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:11:01 PM

Happy New Year! Update is in the video below!

See you in 2019!!!

Mega-original art giveaway draws! + The Q&A!
6 months ago – Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 12:35:13 AM

Hey everyone!

We're still plugging away here, slow and steady. Nikolas Lloyd (Lindybeige) is making some great progress on the script, and I'm hot on his heels with the art. Our process is almost like drawing a series. I get a chunk of script from Lloyd, I do the art, I get another chunk of script, and so on. Nikolas is an absolute perfectionist with the script, just like I am with the art. But rest assured, we are climbing the mountain!

Speaking of art - here's a bit of a livestream video of me colouring an average page from the book:

(Please note: I draw all day... I spend a lot of time listening to kooky things...)

As a penance for the book being late, I will be giving away ALL of my unsold original art pages in art draws from now until the book is completed. The first batch will be going out before Christmas, so be sure and follow Lindybeige on his channel for that one. He has some pages he'll be giving away. If you backed this project, you're entered! Again, just a big thank you for your patience. I'll do monthly random number generator draws for all backers, no matter how big or small the pledge.

Also, here's the Q&A! I'm embarrassed to say I thought I posted this ages ago!

 All the best,

Chris Steininger

Submit your questions for a Q & A!
10 months ago – Fri, Aug 03, 2018 at 12:09:48 AM

Hey everyone,

Nikolas Lloyd (the writer) and Christopher Steininger (the artist) will be doing a video Q & A next week on Tuesday, Aug. 7th. If you have any questions you'd like to ask us, please send them to: 

with the subject of: "QUESTION!" so I can better sort them. We'll then do a back and forth chit chat discussing YOUR questions. Please be sure and get them to us before next Tuesday. We'll throw the video up on YouTube and let everyone know when it's ready to view.

And to beat everyone to the punch, "WHEN WILL YOU BE DONE?!?" has been asked many times, so yes, we have that one already and will surely be discussing that. 

Fire away!

- Chris

Original art draw + The long hard road to completion.
about 1 year ago – Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 01:00:13 AM

As you all know we're behind. Really behind. Obviously. We were VERY optimistic about the time it would take to get this story down and move into production, so we had some pretty big delays right out of the gate. That being said, we are 100% committed to this. Myself, I am working all day, every day on this making it the best it can be. Researching, drawing, inking, colouring, lettering, repeat! This is my world and I love it, so thanks to everyone for the gift of being able to do this.

It's impossible to give an exact completion date because I'm afraid we'll just miss it. It's much safer just to keep our heads down working away, and surface for air once in a while to check in with our amazing backers. Again, thank you for your patience. And don't worry, you will get plenty of notification as we approach this finish line. If you have changed you address or anything, don't worry, you can update that on your profile.

Also, I thought it would be cool to do some original art draws for everyone. This will be a regular thing until we are done. Least I can do. If you are interested in entering, please sign up to the link below:

The first draw will be at the end of this month using a random number generator and will be for the following piece of art from Hannibal:

 Thanks again for your patience!