Amazing comic by Devin Kraft with creator Q&A!
Hey El Moochadores, currently there’s a kickstarter campaign for volume 3 of an original new comic, Dragon Slayer! Created by Devin Kraft, and colored by Space Gun Studios, this story follows a King who is seeking revenge against a dragon, and a Ronin out to kill the king. Here’s the synopsis:
Dragon Slayer follows three characters as they seek revenge. El Diel, an outsider to the bustling feudal metropolis of Bel Brixus, sets out to kill the king who has provoked the destruction of his kingdom at the hands of a dragon. In the wake of Bel Brixus’ destruction, King Aldebrand seeks to kill the dragon alone and unaided, leaving his army in shambles and the population to nurse its wounds.
His city is smoldering, and with his kingdom still in ruins, he presses onward, aided by his right hand man Darius. El, meanwhile, follows close behind, waiting for his chance to bring justice to the king.
We had a chance to check out the first issue where in Kraft weaves his own unique mythology to make a great story of revenge. Much of Dragon Slayer’s style is heavily influenced by eastern myths and legends, but there are also elements of magic and steam punk woven in to make a very dynamic and interesting world. Walking through that world are incredibly well designed characters and monsters. We especially enjoyed the “dog” like dragon that burns Bel Brixus at the start of the book, and even the grim, yet colorful, warriors/ronin, like El Diel. They are a different breed of ronin too. These are motorbike riding, gun toting, ronin and each wears the mask of a monster, or demon, giving them a fierce appearance. Though we want to avoid spoilers, we did especially enjoy one part of the book where El Diel has his need for revenge questioned shortly after being injured by a supernatural monster. All in all a great, action packed book, that you can help get made!
As of this post, the Kickstarter campaign has more than met its goal, but there is still a couple of weeks left to help contribute and get in on some of the many rewards being offered to contributors.
I’ve posted a few sample pages from the comic below, along with a short Q&A with Devin Kraft, and the kickstarter promo video. Check it all out, then skip on over to KS and help a great indie comic get published!