I've enjoyed comics for a long time, although I definitely wouldn't call myself an expert in them. In fact, my 8-year-old daughter probably knows more about the current climate of comics than I do! But I do enjoy the art form, and I have a lot of respect for the talented writers and artists who put each issue together.
Recently, I started chatting online with Omar Spahi, founder of OSSM Comics and the writer of the popular series Xenoglyphs. I read the first volume and enjoyed immersing myself in the alternate world of the series. I was also blown away by the fantastic art of P.J. Catacutan.
The basic storyline of the series is that there are nine Xenoglyphs, magical stones that are give their bearers a variety of elemental powers. Steven James and his best friend Dom Jenkins pair up with a number of other Separators, those who protect the stones, in order to stop Anubis, the master of evil, from collecting all of them and becoming all-powerful.
So far, 18 issues have been written, with 12 remaining to be made. A Kickstarter campaign to fund the remaining 12 issues has a little less than 3 weeks left to finish funding, and they're over halfway to their goal, with some pretty cool rewards for backers.
If you'd like to know more about this series, watch my blog for an upcoming interview in a few weeks with the founder of OSSM Comics, Omar Spahi. Until then, I hope you enjoy reading Xenoglyphs!
I read a lot - depending on my writing schedule, I can usually read about a book a day. Some of the books are fantastic and I would love to recommend to everyone - some, not so much. Either way, I thought I would share a few thoughts on what I'm reading at the moment.