Welcome to Reynard City, a Saturday morning cartoon in webcomic form!
“Mad as a box of frogs and all the better for it” Samuel Victor, Night Of The Living Dead 3D
“Thundercats on crack” Gizzy Linnell
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The Story So Far- AK Girl, Wondervixen and Hyper Rob have come from the planet Animal Kingdom to Earth’s Reynard City in order to stop the evil Mega Fox. However as well taking on a bewildering array of bizarre villains (including disgruntled former caterer Caramel Girl, ditzy henchoperative Insect Girl and the always unpredictable monster supplier Warp King) the team face AK Girl’s bizarre caramel allergy, internal disputes and a dark secret that threatens to destroy them all…
If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email (email@example.com) and we’ll be happy to have a chat!All our issues are available for free on the site (where you can also find out about our video game, animation and graphic novel projects that are currently in development) and print copies are also available for sale (as well as numerous other cool bits of merchandise!). You’ll also see Donate buttons on various pages here and if you donate we will send some exclusive rewards as a thank you!)
Reynard City is a project that has been dear to my heart for a long time. However I need to emphasise that this is not just “my” project. The simple fact is I can’t draw for toffee and there are a lot of talented creative individuals that make this work.
I strongly believe that the online comics should remain free for people to download. In order to keep them free and so that we can pay our artists we need to get sponsors and to get that money on a regular basis so we can budget more effectively. More to the point we will be able to properly revamp our website (a process that’s ongoing thanks to our regular web guy Tim Lince and the awesome people at Visualise- I will reveal more about this in the coming weeks).
If you know anyone that is looking to promote their work or their business please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh and for those wondering about Issue 24 it will be ready next month. We will be doing something different starting with this issue- we will be aiming to post a page a week a la fab webcomics like Dan Butcher’s awesome Vanguard (incidentally if you haven’t read it and do not have a nervous disposition I wholeheartedly recommend it)
A special foxy thanks to our regular sponsors Edward Couzens-Lake (A superb author and copywriter who has been enormously supportive of our project) and Zoe Grace Cozens of Leapfrog Training (An excellent life coach who has helped a number of people with achieving personal growth and emotional support). Also big foxy thanks to Badge Base for their fantastic merchandise they have produced for us and our social media promo partner Tweeturbiz!
High quality web and graphic design
In recent times films and TV shows that people dismissed as “for kids” have turned out to be some of the most sophisticated shows on TV. The Simpsons can appeal to toddlers and academics alike while Horrible Histories won a BAFTA, beating off a lot of their supposedly adult competitors.
With Reynard City we believe that anyone who gives this a try could potentially enjoy it- that doesn’t mean everyone will and that’s totally fair enough. What we hope is that people will try it.
This is why we’ve set up this blog- we want YOU to give Reynard City a try. All you need to do is download an issue from the comic section and tell us what you think in the comments section (or email email@example.com)
We’re very grateful to the fantastic Chrissi Price and awesome Reegan (aged 9) who are the first to share their thoughts (we’ll add more as we get them!)
Reegan, aged 9
‘It has a good story line and the characters are very inventive and I loved the art work. I was hooked and had to read to the end straight away. I look forward to the next issue’
This is the very first comic I have read, I have always stayed away from comics even as a child. if I am honest I never thought I would understand them.
After reading Reynard City his has changed.
I really enjoyed it – the story was punchy and the characters were great and the use of pictures made the pace fast and exciting.
In a strange way I could relate to them all, especially Sal which made it ‘believable fantasy’. The story, setting and characters are unique in so many ways, the writer and artist both have an awesome imagination – pure brilliance and lots of fun!
Do you have a new creative project you want promoted with Reynard City? Check reynardcity.com/advertise for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Contact is a new independent British film, a sci fi drama set in London. Click on the press release for more info!
We are looking for new readers for the next blog. All we need you to do is download an issue from reynardcity.com and tell us what you think, either in the comments here or you can email them to email@example.com
The Valentine Blog
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner we thought we’d post something to help our gang of foxy misfits with their relationship issues. Superheroes and villains need love too so we brought in a relationship guru from Inboxme.co.uk to help them with their various relationship problems!
Vibes and Mark
“Honesty is the bedrock of a good relationship. While Vibes and Mark seem to have a good chemistry and get on well with each other at some point you have to wonder why Vibes keeps randomly running off. While never an easy conversation she will have to either let him in on the secret…or come up with better excuses!”
Sally and Guillermo
“These two have the strain of working together as well as being a couple. Unfortunately Sal seems to be a bit of martyr with a tendency to take a bit too much on. Equally Guillermo could do with being a bit more sensitive and share a bit more of the load. While he clearly loves Sal he could try a few more romantic gestures and a bit less scrapping!”
“This is difficult because he is a robot. However we have seen with Wall-E that robots can find love! Unfortunately like the Terminator Mega Fox seems very tied to his career. Shame really as there’s probably a vacuum cleaner or sat nav out there that could make him very happy!”
“Most of us at some point face difficulties in our lives. In Janice’s case she has had to deal with unemployment and naturally this leads to a loss of confidence. Unfortunately I don’t think stealing experimental weaponry is a long term solution. She should probably get some counselling or life coaching to help her find more positive goals that don’t include attempting to inflate a superhero fox.
Once she is able to take more control of herself and become more of an individual she will probably be more prepared to get out and meet people. Don’t know if Inboxme has any henchmen on the books but it’s got to be worth a try!”
Inboxme is a new dating site created to help people find their perfect partner, whether they are a superhero or villain! Find out more here.
We’ve been lucky to get our Kickstarter target. Other awesome webcomic people are also after support and J Gray is one fab person who deserves your support and we wish J the very best of luck. If you have a Kickstarter campaign and want more promo with us check out www.reynardcity.com/advertise
Mysteries of the Arcana is an LGBT-friendly webcomic that follows the adventures of Chrystalline, the last of a mythical race known as the dreamers; and Theresa, a young woman from our world, as they travel through a tarot-inspired multiverse.
There are 72 universes (called arcana in the comic) in the Mysteries of the Arcana multiverse, each modeled after a different tarot card. In addition, most of the major characters have a connection to a specific tarot card.
Mysteries of the Arcana has been available to the public, free of charge, on the internet since January 2009. So far we’ve released four chapters of the story spread across over 300 pages.
We are currently running a Kickstarter to fund the next chapter of the webcomic. I pay for both art and editing services and that requires money. It used to be the money came from my bank account but, in this economy, that isn’t possible anymore. Hence, this Kickstarter. We’re looking to raise $4,100. .
We’re offering a number of great rewards. For a $5 donation we’re going to hide your name somewhere in the art of chapter 5! Going a little higher up there are some cool digital rewards including ebook copies of chapters 1 and 2 and the chapter 5 script book. At mid-level we start offering individual Mystery of the Arcana tarot cards. Past that, we’re offering a unique MotA themed nail-polish, MotA themed cards for the Webcomic Battle CCG(including a Lesbian Elf Kisses card that is unique to this Kickstarter), and miniposters of Chrys and Theresa. Higher up we’re offering professional critiques of comic scripts (by myself, Keith and our pro editor, Suzanne), an appearance in the comic as a villain, and original pages of art from the comic! For fellow creators, we have reward packages that provide advertising options in our digital books and on our webpage.
So, please. Go over to the Kickstarter page. Watch our fun video staring Chrys and Theresa and consider backing the campaign. Tell your friends about it. Every little bit puts us one step closer to funding chapter 5.