Half Norse God, Half Canadian, SUPER polite– that’s THUNDER, the Vancouver-based superhero from Two Gargoyles Comics! Issues 1-3 are now available for download on DriveThruComics at http://bit.ly/2gargdrivethru ! Catch up with this cheerful hero today! #indiecomics #canadian #superhero #vancouver
As an Indie comics creator, I know I have to put my very best foot forward when I publish my comics for the world to see; in a vast sea of other creators, all of us vying for a piece of the comics-world readership, I need to bring my “A” game each and every time. And that’s why, as 2017 winds down and 2018 looms on the horizon, with all my plans for “bigger and better” in the coming year, I am very pleased to announce the completely refreshed look for Two Gargoyle’s beloved Canadian hero, THUNDER.
The first four issues (which comprise the THUNDER Graphic Novel) are being completely redrawn with fresh, new art by the incredibly talented Mark Marvida, with scintillating colors by his brother Marvin!
The script will remain (mostly) the same, with minor tweaks and edits for flow– not so dramatic a refresh as the art, but a refresh nonetheless! My goal is to have the Thunder Graphic Novel carried by Chapters/Indigo all across Canada (a lofty goal I’m not 100% sure how to pursue yet, but there it is) and I want to showcase the very best THUNDER that I can!
Here is a sneak preview, a side-by-side comparison of the first three pages! Keep watching for the KICKSTARTER for Thunder #1 Second Edition, coming in the new year!
That’s right, Two Gargoyles has launched its very first t-shirt on Teepublic.com, and it’s THUNDER! There are also other great products like phone cases and travel mugs with this design, but RIGHT NOW, the T-shirt is on sale for only $14.00! Normally, it’s $20.00! So buy now, and wear with Canadian Superhero pride!
“We’re all here because we’ve identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. But that’s really only the first step. There’s an entire spectrum to our identities…which is why our symbol is the rainbow.” –Spectrum #1
Two Gargoyles Comics is proud to present to you all the first page of Spectrum, our LGBT-focus superhero comic!
Richie Sorensen is a young man who is just getting ready to come out, and is seeking a greater understanding of himself as a young gay man. But just as he’s introducing himself to the community, his life changes as he suddenly gets superpowers! As if high school, friends, and family weren’t enough to figure out..!
This comic is about the search for identity within the gay community. The struggles for coming out are not what they once were– but while there may be more freedom to explore one’s identity, there are other challenges such as “Where do I fit in to all this?” Explore with us, and find your place on the rainbow’s spectrum!
It’s that time again– with the launch of Issue 5 planned for the Calgary Expo, it’s time to open the doors even wider to a new audience for our half Norse God, half Canadian, Super Polite hero, THUNDER!
As a treat, Two Gargoyles is uploading the ENTIRE second issue of Thunder all at once, so readers old and new can discover his adventures or refresh their memories!
Spreading the word is the best, biggest help to an Indie comics creator– share this with your friends, introduce them to a Canadian super hero, we’ve got battles, laughs, deep thoughts, and face-punching!
https://twogargs.com/thunderpage/ is the link! Share early, share often!
Two Gargoyles is pleased to present the return and first free digital publication of THUNDER, our Canadian Superhero.
In anticipation of the release of THUNDER #5 at the Calgary Expo a the end of April, I would like to make a very special announcement regarding THUNDER. As of this post, you may now enjoy all of Issue #1 for free on the Twogargs site– Just go to https://twogargs.com/issue/thunder-1/ and enjoy!
New THUNDER stories and pages will be posted every Thursday leading up to the convention. If you’ve read the book already, please enjoy refreshing your memory with a re-read. If you’re new to the book, please share it with your friends!
HALF NORSE GOD. HALF CANADIAN. SUPER POLITE.
It’s always fascinating to me how life can imitate art. Thunder, my half-Norse God, half-Canadian, Super Polite hero, is the star of a comic about a young man seeking identity in a tale reflecting the Hero’s Journey of mythology: seeking realization of potential via the journey to maturity.
So, too, does the process of creating the comic mimic that journey. Thunder has more issues published than any other Twogargs comic: Four to date, with a fifth one more than half completed as of this writing! And yet, after the fourth issue there came a pause, a crossroads in the creative process.
The artist left the project, creating the need for change in the book going forward (and I’m excited about the direction in which it’s going, which I will share in another post!) but also leaving me with a decision to make looking backward: I always said after the fourth issue of Thunder I was going to collect those first four comics into one graphic novel, as a one-stop jumping-on point for those readers who wanted to have one big story arc all at once. Unfortunately, with the departure of the original artist came certain changes that needed to be made. So the decision was this: Pick apart the story or completely refresh it? I chose the latter: Why not have something fresh for existing Thunder fans to enjoy, as well as new readers?
Thus I began to search for new artists to deliver the Graphic Novel’s art even as the new artist began work on the newest issue of the comic.
But, like the Hero journeying through the Forest, I encountered obstacles. I found an artist who began to draw the first book with fresh eyes, and then suddenly his job and work-life balance changed, which meant he could no longer devote any time to the book. After finally realizing that (because I think we Indie comics people bend over backwards in the vain hope that maybe things are still possible even when we know darn well they aren’t) it wasn’t going to work out, I went with another artist.
This artist had life troubles from the get-go– not his fault, of course! Life Happens! But one can only say “it’s nobody’s fault” for so long before one realizes that isn’t the issue; the issue is there’s been no work done on one’s project for a number of weeks. And so, it came time to say goodbye to that relationship as well.
As of this writing, I have found another partner with the help of a Facebook group connecting writers and artists, and it seems as if Thunder can finally move forward into realizing that fresh, new Graphic Novel!
There’ll be refreshed art, new characters, slight changes to the story; it will still be the Thunder you’re used to but with a spiffy new shine to him.
I’ve been silent on this topic for so long, it is a great relief to finally share with my readers that YES, that Canadian super-hero you were getting to know is coming back in a BIG way. Watch this space as I continue this Hero’s Journey with all of you.
Onward and Upward,
TwoGargs’ first horror comic, GLOAMING is now available for sale at Indyplanet! Get the jump on the convention crowds– the comic is debuting at Calgary Comic Expo on April 25 – by surfing over to TwoGargoylesComics.indyplanet.com and checking out our selection! We’re very much looking forward to your feedback on the book!
While you’re at it, check out THUNDER #4, new as of March!