Welcome to Reynard City

Welcome to Reynard City, a Saturday morning cartoon in webcomic form!

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Click here for our intro video (Special thanks John Paul Guerra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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

Three superhero foxes (AK Girl, Wondervixen and Hyper Rob) come to Earth to stop an evil robot fox (Mega Fox). What follows is a story of galactic warfare, destruction, caramel inflation and subconscious weirdness.

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New pages of Issue 26 every day!

 

 

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About the site- This is not just the home of our online comic! We are dedicated to supporting a wide range of artistic talent. As well as artists we also help promote designers, musicians, acting talent and more. Keep an eye on the blogs for upcoming news on the project as well as how you can get involved!

 

Any questions? Email us reynardcity@gmail.com

 

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Jurassic World review

OK I know this review is a bit late but then been crazy busy building up to London Film and Comic Con. However given my love of the original this had to be done (and yes I am aware numerous others have got there first including the fab Nostalgia Critic)

Strangely enough I have my nostalgic connection- my sister took me and my brother to see the original. Twenty years on it remains a great blockbuster- terrific cast (including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, the late Sir Richard Attenborough and yes Jeff Goldblum), effects that still hold up and the perfect level of suspense and action.

So it was a mix of excitement and despair- while it received praise I was also aware of the bland Die Hard 4.0 and the massive sadness burst that was Blues Brothers 2000 (Why?!)

I think it’s interesting- a film about the theme park being real feels like a theme park ride. There are some good moments- Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have a good sub-African Queen repressed/wild person dynamic going on (though in response to Joss Whedon the person who is a stiff who ignores family duties also includes Tim Allen and Arnie so it’s a bit unfair to pin that on this film) and there are some nice comic moments and references scattered (although one particular cameo is a bit odd and out of place.)

While some people consider Vincent D’Onforio’s character cliched (and arguably they have a point) I’ve always liked him as an actor and he does it well. Everyone else is solid but the film does miss a presence on the level of Sam Neill or Jeff Goldblum.

There are some fantastic scenes in it but for me the CGI can’t escape looking a bit machine tooled. Fortunately this is cancelled out by the action sequences and a decent pace.

Overall then the film can’t match up to the original (and in all fairness I didn’t expect it to) but what it does do is give you a fun ride that feels like a complete film, something I didn’t quite get from Age of Ultron (a decent film but there was the feeling it was setting up several other things). If you haven’t seen it yet I do recommend it, ideally taking your children or younger sibling with you so they can get the same excitement I did going with my sister and younger bro seeing the first one!


Reynard City News Roundup

It’s been a while since our last blog- it’s starting to get hectic as we prepare for London Film and Comic Con. With only a couple of months to go we’re looking to push as hard as we can and get the most from it (also if I can get a photo with Christopher Lloyd that’ll be awesome!)

Remember- if you have a business, comic or commissions page and would like to be promoted at LFCC or any number of other events click here for our advertise page or get in touch (reynardcity@gmail.com)

Therefore here’s a quick blog to update you on a few things-

 

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Reynard City Issue 1 now on Youtube

John Paul Guerra did an intro video  a couple of months ago explaining what exactly Reynard City is (if you haven’t seen the video watch it!)

Here is the first of his video versions of the comics. If you want to promote one of our video issues check out our sponsor page.

 

Reynard City Rap Battle

Big thanks to Dan Wright for making this (and voicing Squirmy) and to Morgan Straughan Comnick for guest vocals as AK Girl! If you have any ideas for rap battles let us know in the comments, talk to us on Twitter, Facebook, Deviantart or email reynardcity@gmail.com

 

New to the Den- Pegstar Designs 

Happy to announce the addition of Pegstar Designs to our foxy gang of merchandise people!

And what do they do? Well look at this pic below and then add Reynard City pics. These are made to order so you can get your own super stylish shoes!

To check out them and the other awesome people in the Den click here.

 

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Project Updates

*Comic- Jamel Markee will be doing the artwork for Issue 27 (Squirmy’s Revenge Pt 2)

*Animation- Currently awaiting developments re possible grants. There have been delays with some software issues but rest assured Samuel Victor is working hard on it.

* Video Game- We have a new programmer on board and are working on an update of the game. Know it’s been in a long time in development but we’re hopeful the process will be a bit quicker now.

*Radio Show- Still awaiting word from BBC but the cast are very keen and we’ll be recording a full series regardless of whether it’s picked up or not (and who knows it might turn up as a bonus for a certain fundraiser at a later point?)

*Graphic Novel- More news to come on this later (ties in with some other things)

*Kickstarter- Ordering in Issue 26 comics for the backers that wanted them, Dan Butcher working on commissions for our top backers Brad Walker and Tim Marsham.

If there’s anything I’ve missed let me know- you can follow us on Twitter @ReynardCity, email reynardcity@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook or comment below!

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Interview with Susie Gander

Susie Gander, Dan Butcher and Will Turner at London MCM

Susie Gander, Dan Butcher and Will Turner at London MCM

 

Alongside Dan Butcher Susie Gander is one of the longest serving Reynard City artists. She has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has worked hard to raise money and awareness. She has also released a comic on Deviantart called Periwinkle, a semi-autobiographical story. 

 

For those reading for the first time please introduce yourself!

Hi my name is Susie, I am a huge lover of art, comics and movies. My favourite artist of all time is Micheal Turner- A huge inspiration for me, taken from us far too soon.

I graduated from University with a degree in digital animation specialist and still enjoy some good old fashioned finger painting !

 

Where did the idea for Periwinkle come from?

Perry Winkle is quite a personal one. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Cancer of the Lymphatic system) in November last year and felt I needed some sort of outlet to put where I was feeling. Kind of like a Jekyll and Hyde scenario!

There is the realism of the situation, but then there Perry Winkle, the inner super hero, keeping morale up and kicking its backside. Its a mix of action/adventure with a touch of drama :)

A little bit different, but not all doom and gloom as you would think, quite the opposite in fact.

 

Did you create Periwinkle to take your mind off the illness?

Yes and No. Working on Perry Winkle and the “Pimp up your profile” keeps the mind focused on something else. So you’re not sat there mulling over the what if’s and maybes. You don’t get the chance to over think the situation your in. At the same time as an artist you picture EVERYTHING !

So when the doctor says “You have a blood clot in your neck” – I instantly stopped listening and can picture a huge monster squeezing my veins like Capri Sun and completely missed what the doctor said … luckily my husband was on hand to take notes!

 

Would you say that art has helped you as a creative outlet and a distraction and would you recommend it to other patients?

Most definitely, its a great outlet and it can be anything at all, textiles, fashion, pottery etc , the list is endless, whatever you makes you happy, just do it !

Macmillan actually hold art sessions for cancer patients. I haven’t had the chance to attend one of these, but highly recommend it for those who haven’t been yet or were wondering about it. You can lose yourself in a painting for near on 12 hours sometimes !

12 hours cancer free. Just you, the paint and your music.

Issue 23 by Susie Gander

What first attracted you to doing art for Reynard City?

It was just so different to anything else around. It was zany and reminded me of Saturday mornings when you used to run downstairs to catch the cartoons on SM:TV live or Live and Kicking (showing my age!).

AK is a great character, without a doubt my favourite of the group. She’s witty and a little sarcastic but still vulnerable. Not often you get characters like that, thats why Reynard City is so clever in what it does :)

AK Girl, Wondervixen and Periwinkle by Susie Gander

AK Girl, Wondervixen and Periwinkle by Susie Gander

 

Who would you have on your superhero team?

Oh wow .. how long we got? Ok, i’ll break it down. IRON MAN – He a genius… and he’s Robert Downey Jr ( No Pepper Allowed!)

What are your plans for the future?

Main plan is to finish off Perry Winkle, then fly off for holiday after chemotherapy is all finished. Recharge the batteries. Once back would like to get stuck into a new project, would love to do a spooky horror or an adult based ( not that kind !) of comic book. I am however a horrendous writer, never know where to start.

 

I just want to say that I have been impressed with your professionalism as an artist. I would also like to add that you have been through a lot and I have admired how you have faced up to it. Whatever happens next I wish you all the best and will support you as much as I can.

Thank you so much! The JustGiving Page was raised for the Lymphoma Association, I had never heard of Hodgkins Lymphoma before and struggled to read all the literature provided. The LA website and documents simplified it all and made it easier to understand.  You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/SusieGander. We are just £1 away from the big £1,500!

 

 

 

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You can read Periwinkle and check out some other excellent art by Susie on her gallery by clicking here. Please show your support and give what you can on her JustGiving page.

If you are doing something for charity please let us know and we’ll be happy to do a guest blog with you (email reynardcity@gmail.com for more info!)


Avengers: Age of Ultron review

WARNING! I have avoided putting in spoilers as much as possible. However the best bet is to not read any reviews, videos etc before watching the film.

 

Hype is a hard beast to control- it can make films massive or it can break them just as quickly. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel films inevitably the buildup for the second big team up film has been enormous.

In my opinion the film’s strength is also arguably its weakness- it has a faster pace than a lot of recent blockbusters but sadly this also means there are times when it feels a bit rushed. Characters are introduced very quickly when they could benefit from a bit more development.

One thing that is a big improvement on recent Marvel films is Ultron (voiced by James Spader). While we were all expecting a cliched robot with cold emotions Ultron is closer to Hades from Hercules- he is a more playful, persuasive character, partially owing to the main plot drive of Tony Stark developing him (and hinting toward tensions that will no doubt resurface in Captain America: Civil War).

However this is countered with some ill-advised character developments elsewhere that slow the pace down without really adding true depth- this is where DC has the edge on Marvel in my opinion. For example despite some more screen time for Hawkeye and Black Widow we still get no flashback to “Budapest” and to be honest I thought the animated series Earth’s Mightiest Heroes handled their relationship and tension better.

Next the elephant in the room- the new Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Legal wrangles between Fox and Marvel mean they’re not mutants and we don’t get the Evan Peters version in this film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the character well and we get some nice effects but sadly again I feel the mischief of Peters’ take was preferable.  Scarlet Witch has a good character arc and they do well to hint at the darker side of her personality.

Finally a personal bit of joy- those of you local to Norwich will know a certain building at the University of East Anglia gets a cameo. And not to spoil it but what a cameo. Always been proud of my local area and it’s great to see a Hollywood film show it off.

To those of you watching it- I recommend heading down to the Sainsbury Centre, it’s a lovely place with great exhibitions and a beautiful view of the lake. For those of you who live near there I recommend supporting it, awesome place.

Anyway to sum up the film- Great fun, really enjoyed it but probably not a game changer that everyone was hoping for.

P.S I sent a tweet to Robert Downey Jr about coming down here. #justsayin


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Based on a story by Wo-Nellie

Artwork by Joseph Garcia (Special thanks Rosie Neal)

Sponsored by We Are Soldier

 

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