Thursday, September 15, 2005
Archaia Studios' Artesia is one of my favorite comics on the market presently. I think it's easily the most beautiful comic out there, with the feeling of a grand, epic tale. This being the case, I was of course excited to hear that the creator, Mark Smylie, is expanding his publishing list to include titles by other creators. If these creators share his sensibilities, this would lead to some really amazing stuff (and it's so frustrating to wait two years for a new Artesia trade to hit the market!) The newest addition to the list of titles coming out through Archaia is David Petersen's Mouse Guard: Belly of the Beast, a six issue mini-series. The artwork looks great and...gosh, it's just so darn cute. Anyways, Newsarama just announced this series recently, with some looks at the interior art. You should check it out if you haven't already. Other titles announced to come out through Archaia Press are The Lone and Level Sands graphic novel (A. David Lewis and Marvin Perry Man), Robotika (Alex Sheikman) and Iron Empires: Blood and Iron (Christopher Moeller and Peter Bergting).