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Good news everyone! Cloudscape Comics is running their Kickstarter for Mega Fauna, an anthology of comics about wild animals, pets, and monsters. Exciting, tragic, and hilarious stories for readers of all ages from a plethora of fantastic artists and writers like Sfé R. Monster (Eth’s Skin), Nina Matsumoto (Simpsons Comics, Yokaiden), Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Edison Yan (Scribblenauts), Ian Boothby (Simpsons and Futurama Comics), Colin Upton (Self-Indulgent Minicomics), Alina Pete (Weregeek), Kathleen Jacques (Band VS Band), Eric Johnson (The Graphic Canon Vol. 1), and Jonathon Dalton (Lords of Death and Life, A Mad Tea-Party)! PLUS…Gruff will be in there! So go check it out!
Announcing Weald’s newest collection of comics, Sidequests!
A flip-style double issue with comics by both Kris Sayer and Rachel Kahn,Sidequests shares short vignettes from both the worlds introduced in Weald vol. 1, 2014. Crack open a copy to see monsters both human and otherwise, flying axes, swinging spoons, sassy goats, spooked peccaries and several dangerous women living deep within the forests of their fantasy worlds. Sidequests is a collection of recent short comics work from both Kris and Rachel, and will be available in person at TCAF and VanCAF 2016.
Shaded and available online for the first time, I happily present to you a comic-sample from the midst of Chapter 9 of Tatterhood. These pages were drawn and inked in advance for a ‘Pen and Sword’ discussion back in 2015 – where a panel of authors discussed studying and researching swordplay, to help with their writings (or in this case, comics). Fight passages were read from everyone’s books, and then the fights were demoed by swordfighters.
Now, when I was asked to be on the panel, I didn’t have a current “proper scene” prepared that would be fitting for stage – most of the fights occur in less than a few seconds and either involve groups and/or someone quickly running away or dying. So I had to jump far ahead in the Tatterhood story to get to a scene where there was a little banter, only a few fighters, and had the fight goes on for a minute or two.
I ‘read’ my comic out (with each panel being projected to the audience) and the performance team slowly went through each action as they were revealed. Then the whole fight was performed in one shot!
This ‘demo’ fight was performed at a few speeds slower than what the ‘real’ one would be – but that’s because we all care and value life, and when you’re cutting with real swords, and swinging around a real, giant oak wooden spoon, you really, really don’t want anyone to get hurt. And it’s quite easy to get hurt by hefty over-sized cutlery.