Six months in the making, the first Part of Spera -- a fantasy comic that will be presented in four large Parts -- has been published online. Each Part of Spera will be told in short sections by an incredible assortment of artists, creating a world formed and coloured by their inventive visions. The comic has been given its own unique domain at Spera-Comic.com, while news updates for it will appear here and on JoshTierney.com.
The story for the comic comes from a four-part novella written exclusively for this project. It is about the adventures of two princesses – Pira and Lono – and a fire spirit in the form of a dog named Yonder. Fleeing their homelands after a cataclysmic event, the trio turn their escapist fantasies into a stranger reality, venturing into a land of which they had only ever heard the tallest tales.
The characters were given elegant designs by Sarah Ferrick, while the website was meticulously designed and coded by Joel Hentges. The Part 1 comic features the talents of Sarah Ferrick, Ray Jones, Matt Houston, Joanna Krótka, Afu Chan, Sourya Sihachakr, Angie Hoffmeister, Timothy Weaver and Bettina M. George. Marisa Williams proofread the novella.
We hope you enjoy the first Part of this beautiful and magical project.