Tim Seeley And Freddie E. Williams III are bringing their new high fantasy series Bequest to AfterShock next year with the help of colour artist Jeremy Colwell and letterer Marshall Dillon.
“Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods!
Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.
Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?”
Tim Seeley explained why he wanted to take a crack at this popular genre in this new series, as well as a little bit more about the plot:
“The short answer is, it’s the story of a band of adventures from a “Dungeons & Dragons” style fantasy world who have been stationed on our world to do a very specific job–stop the black market trade of magic items for technology. I love fantasy (I spent a good portion of my career drawing The Dark Elf adaptations by R.A. Salvatore), and I wanted to smash together the tropes of that genre with the world we live in today. Our ‘heroes’ are essentially thieves, as they steal treasure. How does a character like that play in modern America, a place teetering between ‘woke” liberalism and ignorant conservatism? Also, I get to work with Freddie and Jeremy whose work I loved on my Injustice Vs Masters of the Universe comic from DC.”
As for Williams II, he’s returning to a style of illustrating he hasn’t tried out for quite some time:
“For the last several years I’ve worked almost exclusively in an Ink Wash style (using diluted India ink, to create shades of gray).
This is my first series returning to a Pen & Ink line art style in over 5 years (using hatching and crosshatch to create varying values.
And it’s fun getting to draw fantasy mixed with modern day subject matters! Also I’m taking a more aggressive approach to characterization (drawing a wider variety of face and body shapes, than my previous work- I love this kind of experimentation, that makes the Comic Book medium perfect for these kind of stories!”
Look out form Bequest #1 Wednesday 17th March 2021 from AfterShock Comics
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