| “It’s got lesbians and math? I’m in!” – Sheila K. |
The, summer of 2016, launch of Legends Parallel was not a smooth one. No one’s fault, we were just new at this and learning as we went. But, as the initial year rolled on people began discovering, and liking, it. By the second, we were being invited to conventions and getting introduced to new fans. The above quote was courtesy of Fantasy Con 2018 and it was squealed loud enough that it attracted more customers.
2020 saw the release of a full Trade Papaeback with a custom photo shoot featuring Phystee Nicole Brown. One hundred ages of coo-coo coolness, pages dedicated to new merchandise, and critical acclaim arriving daily.
There is much to ponder here in terms of thought-provoking issues of race, sexuality, culture and society’s attitudes to history and relationships. You want anthropological context and sociological commentary? This has jugs of it. – Sci Fi Comic Nexus
While I was toiling in that multiverse I got tagged to work in another. Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero had been around almost a decade but he wanted a new voice, and that was me. The timing was perfect. Legends Parallel had just signed a distribution deal with Nerdanatix and they were aggressively recruiting new titles.
We brought the title into the fold of Hadithi Sambamba and began repackaging everything for physical distribution. Within six months we, literally, had people shoving others out of the way at cons to get their copies. While none of us are prescient, the debut title, Juggernaut, nicely summed up what we’d created.
As time went on the Hybrid Zero multiverse continued to expand. While Juggernaut remains the flagship, Jungle Grrl and Cassandra and the Changeling Sword are bringing new fans every day.
Brown’s art is an unrestrained explosion of Expressionist fervour, portraying hyper-expansive worldbuilding and surreal sensuality. He also created the characters and conceived the original story, so this is from the heart, and it shows. It’s not all cartoony spectacle, though, he also excels at vast, atmospheric futuristic cityscapes and complex exotic architecture and infrastructures. There is plenty here to delight the eye. – Sci Fi Comic Nexus
Above and beyond these behemoths, I have written for a wide variety of titles and have more coming out. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to get all the latest news.
I think that’s enough for now. Until next week, stay safe, sane, and inside.
Newsletter Posted by Bill McCormickPosted on Tue, May 04, 2021 08:14:54