Hail to the King… and Queen!

Hello Stranger, What a time to be a creator… the world is upside down but the Black Panther has once again grounded our community with a hero we can get behind. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be a part of the movement in the global alliance. I just watched Chadwick Boseman talk about the impact the film has on children. It really affected me, after experiencing such a rush of love from young and old alike with what we experience for Niobe at conventions and from around the world… to all the cosplayers and folks getting ink...

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Untamed and Niobe

  Hello Stranger, A couple of months ago, we released the last issue of the series NIOBE: She is Life by Amandla Stenberg, Ashley A. Woods, Darrell May and myself. (Don’t worry, details on NIOBE: She is Death will be announced soon). We also released THE UNTAMED: Killing Floor, the sequel to THE UNTAMED: A Sinner’s Prayer. We returned the original Untamed team of myself, Darrell, and Peter Bergting along with cover artist Hyoung Taek Nam, but we expanded the team by adding superstar Jae Lee. The Untamed tells Niobe’s story as a young girl before the Niobe series. Incidentally,...

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THE UNTAMED KICKSTARTER

This Untamed journey has been ticking along for ten years now – mirrors Stranger’s own purgatory waiting for the Devil to unleash his torment on those who murdered him and his family. Well, things are not quite that serious although at times it has felt that way. A lot of people have sacrificed their time and time from their loved ones for this book. People have tried to make it, steal it, and obliterate it. So, from the depths of my soul I thank you for helping make this 248 page beast of a book and savage reality. kickstarter made...

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THE UNTAMED JOURNEY

Hello Stranger, Been a little while but wanted to keep you guys up to date with all of the happenings with The Untamed. Okay, first off we have the #kickstarterlaunch. It is going down February 17, 2015 and we are all very excited to share what we have been working on in the lab. Will put out another update very soon which will contain the link. For now it has been building the campaign through social media and working on the video. Fun stuff, a bit stressful but looking forward to it all going down! And on February 21st we are...

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Hello Stranger #9 The Untamed

Hello Stranger, Once again we have returned to the gritty Town of Oasis following our hero, the Stranger, as he travels on his path of vengeance. It has been a while since the last issue was released. We all have our own road to travel from dark to light to greatness. So, as we share in the struggles of this antihero, we know it will be worth the salvation that comes with fighting the “good” fight, slaying demons and embracing salvation. In other words, it is worth the wait. Peter Bergting has delivered a masterpiece, and the writing’s pretty good...

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Hello Stranger #8 Coloring Books

Hello Stranger, Such is the ongoing debate on the lack of color in comics and kids books that we have decided to attack the topic with passion. We took a good look at the subject last year, courtesy of Collectors creator and Stranger alum, Eddie DeAngelini, in his Comics 101 blog, but I think it is worth revisiting. Most folk seem to be at opposite ends of a multi-corner “spectrum”. We have the terrified and absurdly politically correct, the angry and educated, the ignorant, the happily ignorant, and the obtusely racist. To quote one of my favorite British comics, Al Murray, “the...

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Stranger Dweef 4, Before Watchmen

Hello, my fellow bearded Dweefs. I bring tidings of woe and elation. Last week, on Feburary 1, 2012, a date which will live in comic book infamy, the world was suddenly and deliberately attacked by Watchmen prequels. Now, I will not cast judgment as of yet, for Jae Lee is to draw the Ozymandias book and you all know how I love me some Jae Lee. But I cannot ignore the signs as all of the gods and fiends across infinite earths and alternate universes move towards us for the coming Ragnarok. Galactus has moved off the frontline of The...

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Hello Stranger #7 The Untamed Is Reborn

Hello, Stranger. We made it to 2012, and we’re already coming up to the love month and the celebration of black history. This year, Stranger Comics is going to celebrate a glorious mix of both (in between Ruining Christmas snippets and a new fairy tale from our legendary Viking, Peter Bergting). And to that end, I want to kick off this sprightly blog with a gentleman’s nod to Mr. Bergting, who it must be said, is a remarkable talent as a writer, painter, and Swedish meatball master chef. He is also a dear friend who has once again picked up...

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Hello Stranger #2 Untamed Film Announcement

Hello Stranger, Perhaps by now you have heard of the film announcement on THE UNTAMED, and might have wondered how we arrived at such an auspicious event. It hasn’t been easy. Hollywood has been described as a “journey,” and for me that journey is the measure of a person. Having arrived at the city of angels half a lifetime ago, I have waited for doors to open and unknowingly invited demons to enter. Some wore beaten T-shirts and snaggle-toothed smiles, some came wielding sage and rocking ‘fros, and others were suit-wearing mother f@#!ers with dollars for your rent and a whole...

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Stranger Scribbles #3 The Crocodile

The elusive character THE CROCODILE was originally created by Darrell May. After many tweaks from Darrell and Seb (at one point he had a tail!) we see the illustrated progression by Peter Bergting. From concept to final image… and possible showdown! (It was a last minute decision to ditch the cloak feeling it was too cumbersome for the loathsome creature!)  

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Stranger Scribbles #2 Hyoung’s Kersheg Progression

Stranger Comics presents artist Hyoung Taek Nam’s progression in creating THE UNTAMED LE Cover of Kersheg, the mute. You can purchase a lithograph of the final image at our store.

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Stranger Scribbles #1 Stranger Comics

Dear Scribblers, Our first entry highlights a snippet of early concept art for THE UNTAMED comic book. The illustrious artists contributing are – Darrell May, Peter Bergting, and Hyoung Taek Nam. More will be available soon, and some will be discovered in the graphic novel. The Sketchy Stranger (Click for larger) Darrell May’s First Stranger Sketch Peter Bergting’s Second Stranger Hyoung Taek’s Early Stranger Design Hyoung Taek’s Final Stranger Design  

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