Orin and the Dead Man's Sword

Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword is a suite of short stories set in and around a primordial forest, written and drawn by Shel Kahn.

Chapter 1 follows Orin on a wordless adventure off the path and into unknown territory, where ancient secrets hide beneath cold waters.

Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword is a tribute to the forests, fictional and tangible, of the author’s childhood. Following Orin, the reader will wander through a world drawn from the Great Lakes region’s flora and fauna, but alive with mysteries inspired by myth and legend.

Chapter 1 ran on Weald Comics, updating on Fridays, for Summer 2014. It is half of Weald’s first print endeavour, Weald #1, which launched at TCAF and VanCAF in May 2014.Orin in the Weald

There is also a sketchbook zine of development art, research and design, with a one-page bonus comic in the back, available in as a pdf on Gumroad.