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Dungeon Crawlers Radio gets the scoop from Brady Canfield on the Cold War, marsupials, and Wombat Rue (yes they all have some thing in common) at SLC Nerd 2013.

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Instant Classic

DXXL| There are some things better than discovering a brand new (to me) comic book. That feeling you get when you are walking between the shelves and that one cover catches your attention, it says “read me, your going to love me” so you add it to the haul and head out the door……..

Perhaps the most striking thing about this cover is the tease above the title. “Based On A True Fantasy”, right there I’m had and I think most of you will be too. Adding to this absurdity is the bottom right corner where we are told it contains “Immature Content”. I can think of no better way to advertise a book than that.

Gate-fold, gold foil, 18 variant type covers are not as good as the cover of this book. This cover also has a Wombat running from a saber-tooth and it is a cool piece of art work, but those two seemingly simple statements put this comic cover in the Top 10 covers of all time for me.

….The story is just what is advertised on the cover. There is action, drama, and funniness abounds. Brady Canfield takes all the things that are so serious about our “real” world and mashes them into dust in the land of Rue.

 

 

 

Brady Comics Goes Wombatty!!

Steve Damm, columnist at WorldofSuperhoes, wrote an incredible review of Wombat Rue. It’s a must read! 
 
“What do you get when you cross an Olympic athlete, a pencil and a dream? You get Wombat Rue, a wonderfully adventurous voyage into an action fantasy comic, full of heart and maybe one of the best villain build ups I have seen in a couple years.  What I mean is that while other family fantasy books are just flat recreations of TV shows (not counting Young Justice) or retreaded concepts like fairies, Harry Potter rip-offs and dumbed down drivel even kids hate; Wombat Rue burns bright and clean in that bland and muddled genre…the characters and dialogue had me burn-turning pages both for the banter and the danger. I was not expecting so much heart!  …Wombat Rue is set to be fantasy of the highest order and is positioned to have one of the best adventure stories in a long time.”
 
 

Before & After

We’re often asked about the process of creating the art work to tell the story.  Brady comes up with the ideas, draws concept sketches, finalizes one and inks it by hand.  Then he colors the image in photoshop (or sometimes Felicia does that), adds all the shading, the special effects, and voila!   Here’s an example from the cover of Issue 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes the backgrounds are made with photographs Felicia takes, like the sky on this cover.