I hate to drag out the suspense, so I’m going to cut right to the chase: I’m launching a webcomic!
As you can probably guess, it’s called Wyrdhope and it will officially be starting on October 31s because I love Halloween and it’s also got some vaguely spooky themes going on. Even though the story is set…in the summer….BUT NEVER MIND THAT.
You guys, I am so excited to share this with you. I’ve been working on Wyrdhope in one form or another for the past couple of years, and while I’ve posted the odd sketch or two of characters and things here and there, I’ve never really shown anything from it. It’s a story I’m really excited to tell, and I finally took the plunge this year to start making it. But Sam, what the heck is this oddly named project even about? I hear at least one person asking. Well, I’m glad you asked, single interested party!
Wyrdhope is about a girl called Marti Gryffin, who is not the happiest girl in the world when she finds out she has to spend her summer in a remote seaside town with her eccentric Aunt Beatrice. But Wyrdhope is not as sleepy as it seems – there’s a wolf-girl in the woods, goblins in the cliffs and Marti is pretty sure Aunt Bea might be an actual witch. There are spooky goings-on, fun adventures, a touch of summer romance, a sprinkling of magic and the world-famous, one-of-a-kind Dice Museum all waiting in this little seaside town.
All being well, the cover and first page will launch on October 31st, and then the comic will update once a week, every Tuesday, until…well, until I finish telling the story, I guess! Updates may go up and down or pause depending on my schedule but I’m working on having a decent buffer ready for launch so things should start off pretty smoothly.
For now, you can find the comic HERE. There’s not an awful lot there at the moment, but feel free to bookmark it and start counting down the days with me.