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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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!

 

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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


Issue 26 pg 22

 

 

 

 

Based on a story by Wo-Nellie

Artwork by Joseph Garcia (Special thanks Rosie Neal)

Sponsored by We Are Soldier

 

Iss 26 pg 22

 

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Oni Press announce open submissions…with one exception.

When Oni Press announced they were going to open their submission process I was excited. Then I read their main exception- true I expected they wouldn’t want graphic violence or adult themes, that was pretty much a given.

What hit me was this sentence “Not superheroes- they have their place, but not with us.”

“Their place?” 

Sorry but I’m a bit disappointed with that sentence. The creators of Scott Pilgrim have said they don’t want superhero stories submitted to them. That to me would be like Marvel saying “We don’t want any stories with mutants in them.”

Whether they want to admit it or not Scott Pilgrim IS a superhero comic. It’s a very clever take on the genre that owes more to video games than it does Superman but in the movie they make clear reference to The Hero’s Journey and for me ultimately it is this mythic quality that is as much a part of the story as pop culture references and relationship issues.

In effect this suggests that a superhero is one thing that can be clearly defined. Look at the range of stories you get just with Batman- the campiness of Adam West, the gothic pantomime of Tim Burton, the “dark deco” drama of the 90’s animated series and the heightened realism of the Dark Knight trilogy!

I’m not saying that Oni Press are wrong and I get the argument to an extent- you want a broader range of stories and to show that comics are not solely superhero stories. I understand that- however from my personal point of view I think it’s something that I personally wouldn’t have openly rejected. I may well favour other genres and look to actively promote those stories but in my personal opinion dismissing superheroes is a bit like dismissing westerns, romantic comedies or horrors- there’s a range of stories and subgenres and this should not be overlooked.


Issue 26 pg 21

Story by Wo-Nellie

Artwork by Joseph Garcia (Special thanks Rosie Neal)

Sponsored by Vanguard Comic

 

Iss 26 pg 21

 

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