Currently up and running is a new Kickstarter from professional comic book writer John Reppion (Albion, Conspiracy of Ravens) and artist Dheeraj Verma aiming to raise funds to publish a new 40 page fantasy-based graphic novel called Spell Warriors. Rather than have me fill you in on the details, why not read my interview with John and get the lowdown on this new title and a little bit more of what it’s all about?
Olly MacNamee: I suppose an obvious question, John, is: how did this new project come about?
John Reppion: I was contacted by Dheeraj Verma, who was already involved on Spell Warriors, saying that Saul Kramer (the creator of SW) was looking for someone to work off a comic script based in his universe. I had a few emails back and forth with Saul, a Skype call, and the whole thing seemed really interesting and fun. Something I’d never really done before. Saul liked my ideas and approach for the script, so we got going.
OM: It’s a high-fantasy story, judging from the Kickstarter, and seems to centre around a blue-skinned warrior, Dan-Par, the last survivor of his race. What can you tell us about his quest and some of the friends and foes he meets along the way?
JR: Yeah, so Dar-Pan is the leader of the Spell Warriors, which is an eight strong team of magic wielding, kick-ass heroes. Kind of a cross between a D&D party and the X-Men or the Avengers. Dar-Pan is on a quest to avenge his family and save the world of Erridose from the evil forces which have been unleashed by our super-baddie, Balkye. Each member of the team has their own unique set of skills, their own magical abilities, and their own personal reasons for joining the fight against the Balkye and the demonic Pit Lords, whose influence threatens to corrupt the world.