Author: Shannon W Lentz

Cayrels Ring – Chapter 3

It’s Tuesday and we continue with another chapter from the first issue of Cayrels Ring. The story is called Rend It and below is Chapter 3. Previous Chapters Chapter One Chapter Two I am currently running a Kickstarter for issue 2 of Cayrels Ring. If you are enjoying the serialized chapters of this book, please consider lending your support to the project. CAYRELS RING – CHAPTER 3 (ART BY Brandon Graham) Around a year ago I was listening to the CBC Radio program “The Current”. The episode was called “How algorithms are targeting implicit bias” and was about complex algorithms and...

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Cayrels Ring – Chapter 2

Starting last week, I’ve begun to serialize the first issue of Cayrels Ring. You can find the first chapter here. I am currently running a Kickstarter for issue 2 of Cayrels Ring. If you are enjoying the serialized chapters of this book, please consider lending your support to the project. CAYRELS RING – CHAPTER 2 (art by Simon Roy, colours by Cassie Kelly) The idea of a planet-sized super computer is not a new one. I first came across the idea of a mega-huge super computer when reading Issac Asimov’s short stories and his description of the Multivac. The...

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Cayrels Ring

This week I launched the Kickstarter for Cayrels Ring #2. The first one was successfully launched back in January of this year and helped me create, along with my many collaborators, a new galaxy from which to tell my stories in. The first issue was comprised of 8 short stories, or chapters, which told a single cohesive story. Each chapter, appendix, addendum was illustrated by a different artist and the resulting book was a great success. My goal with Cayrels Ring is to build a world to tell the stories of normal people placed in strange and abnormal situations....

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Moebius Goes West: Photo Reference & Jean Giraud by Nathan Wilson

Photo reference comes under a lot of scrutiny in comics, particularly when a figure or character is based on a real photograph and little artistic license is used apart from tracing the original photo.  Yet, numerous artists use photo reference for posing, posture, the shape of hands and body types in certain action sequences, and routinely post such images to their social media feeds to give readers a greater glimpse behind the curtain of comics creation.  Recently, Dave Gibbons even stated that photo reference is an important tool of comics creation: “don’t make the mistake of looking at another...

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Fell Destroyed

I find it fascinating how mankind continues to send messages into space, hoping to make contact with alien life. For one thing, it strikes me as being an ill thought out attempt at trying to be popular…No it doesn’t. It actually appears to me to be a dangerous endeavour. If any alien race happens upon our messages, you can be certain they will possess a much higher level of tech than we do. You could reckon they won’t be coming in peace. That’s not what this story is about. It’s about the format we choice to send our telegrams...

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