Welcome to Reynard City

Here's a sneak preview of AK Girl's new look for Reynard City Chronicles!

Here’s a sneak preview of AK Girl’s new look for Reynard City Chronicles!

 

 

 

Welcome to Reynard City, a Saturday morning cartoon in webcomic form (watch the video below to find out more!)

 

Support Reynard City and get awesome stuff, find out more on our Patreon page (all from just $1 a month!)

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Platinum Available Now

Now available on Amazon (click here for more info)

A trip to a concert takes a very dark turn. What follows is a story where the dark past of Sally Vixen is fully revealed.

Available now for Patreon backers (click here to donate) or £3 to Paypal if you want to do a one-off donation.

The collection includes-

  • All issues of the Perfect Platinum story from Issue 16 (Rock and Load) to Issue 21 (Subconscious Pt 2)
  • Prequel stories Chubby Little Secret and Revelation
  • Introduction featuring insights from artists like Jed Soriano and Susie Gander and other contributors such as Jessica Austin (Norcon) and Rachel Keeley (Maybe Someday)
  • New short story by contest winner Van Hikari

Remember: buying this collection helps to support our artists and keep this project going. Massive thanks to everyone who backs us, if you’d like to know more either click here or email reynardcity@gmail.com

 

 

 

New series Reynard City Chronicles coming soon- more info here

 

Logo by Jed Soriano

Logo by Jed Soriano

 

 

 

 

Good Guys

 

Bad guys

 

 

 

Comics (click to read online, right click and “save as” to download)

 

 

Click on here to go back to the home page

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Reynard City Issue 3

Issue 4

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Issue 9 Art by Kirsty Swan

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Issue 11 artwork by Nicholas Webb and Stryder Syd

Issue 12

Issue 13

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Issue 15

Rock n Load (Pablo Lizalde)

Issue 17 cover by Chaotic Drakness, art by Dan Butcher

Iss 18 Artwork by Susie Hampton and Pablo Lizalde

Issue 19 artwork by Bijoy and Dan

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The conclusion to the first Reynard City story arc

Issue 22

Out of Shape cover by Susie Gander

Reynard City Issue 24 cover by Nicholas Webb

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Enjoy these?  Want more? We have bonus issues (click on the pics below!)

 

Mega Fox by SanchezGoesWest

 

 

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Chubby Little Secret (Dan Butcher/Ielle Palmer)

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Alternotron by Jed Soriano

Queen of Arts by John Paul Guerra and Pirpintine

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"What is that thing?" by John Paul Guerra

Finished with the comics? Here's some short stories!

Finished with the comics? Here’s some short stories!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the issues here today!

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

Download My Life In Bad Jobs and help support Reynard City today!

 

 

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Special foxy thanks to our sponsors (If you would like to be featured find out more here)

 

A top quality web design company

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Click for more info on Lubbock Sketch Night

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Perrywinkle is an excellent semi-autobiographic comic by Susie Gander about her fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. To find out more click here

 

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Vanguard is Dan Butcher’s excellent satirical superhero comic epic, ideal for fans of 2000AD, Paul Verhoven and/or Watchmen, click here to find out more.

Contact us

Help keep Reynard City free!  Donate now!

Postal address: Polycomical Studios, 113 Copenhagen Way, Norwich, UK NR3 2RB

Email/Paypal: reynardcity@gmail.com

Patreon: www.patreon.com/reynardcity

Tel:07769686050 

Twitter: @ReynardCity

Facebook: Click here for the main page

Deviantart: Reynard City Group Page

Roleplay Forum: Here


Exhibition update and more

It’s time for another weekly roundup in pic form including an exhibition, a gig and finishing off with an early Christmas present of Norwich City winning 5-0!

 

 

Big thanks to St Augustine Art Cafe for supporting us and spreading the word about the comic, if you want fab printing work find out more here

Oh and for those who want to know more about the reboot Nicholas Webb and Strider Syd are working on the update. We are offering sneak previews to our Patreon backers (alongside a number of other awesome extras) but here is the first look at AK Girl’s new look!

 

Here's a sneak preview of AK Girl's new look for Reynard City Chronicles!

Here’s a sneak preview of AK Girl’s new look for Reynard City Chronicles!


News Roundup

It’s been an interesting week with a few twists and turns here and there!

First of all we had the curious moment when McDonalds faved my doodling on their festive coffee cups (incidentally when you see these pics you will see why we have proper artists on board)

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The other big news is on the 28th November we will be doing an exhibition at the St Augustine Art Cafe (info below)

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We have a contest happening at the den so if you would like some work featured (or have some favourites you want in there) check out the contest by clicking here (email reynardcity@gmail.com for more info)

There is also time to sponsor the event so if you want to be awesome like HubFizz, Visualise and Edward Couzens Lake click here to find out more about our sponsor packages

 

Why do you need sponsors/merchandise/Patreon?

Logo by Jed Soriano

Logo by Jed Soriano

You may wonder why we keep talking about Patreon, merchandise and sponsors. The simple fact is we want to keep the online comics free but at the same time we want to support the artists who make it happen.

I have had some feedback regarding the current issues about consistency, quality and so forth. Here’s the thing- this is a story I love and I want to do it in the right way.

This is why our plan is in January to do a Kickstarter to give us the best possible relaunch, focusing on the comic and working with our artist Nicholas Webb to do a 40 page Issue 1- the aim is to produce two of these a year as opposed to trying to do a number of smaller issues every couple of months which proved hard for us to do and was not fair on the artists or the people reading this.

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been insanely supportive this year- Susie, Dan, John Paul and the rest of the art team were great, Jed made the logo without me asking, the Norwich Kitty team offered fantastic advice as well as support and of course the Patreons, the sponsors have been great. Oh and also got to give a big shoutout to my comedy heroes Trev and Simon who are fab.

I realise it’s a tough time and nobody has to pay to support this- but believe me when I say the more help we get the better we can make this. People have said 2016 has been a tough year and in some respects that has been true but on the other it has also been great and has helped me see the real love people have shown. Thank you.

Big foxy thanks to our Patrons!

Big foxy thanks to our Patrons!

Finished with the comics? Here's some short stories!

 


Christmas gift ideas

 

Special foxy thanks to our sponsors Visualise, HubFizz and Edward Couzens-Lake. Support us by visiting their sites and if you want to be featured in an updated version of this let us know (if you’d like to be a sponsor find out more here– sponsors will get priority!)

 

Thanks to Susie Gander for the pic!

Thanks to Susie Gander for the pic!

 

I know some people will read this and go “It’s only just November!” But here’s the thing- it doesn’t hurt to get some ideas going. What I have here is a selection of different types of presents partially based on what we can offer but also in terms of thinking a bit about different ways of doing things, helping to support independent artists, businesses and so forth.

Merchandise

First up a shoutout to the awesome Badge Base who do a range of Reynard City goodies including mugs, badges, tie-pins and loads more. There is usually at least one person that’s a bit awkward so something a bit stylish and unusual that is worth a go!

 

 

You may have seen our Patreon where we offer a Fox Box- for £10 a month you will get regular artwork and other items sent straight to you- you can do this as a one off or regularly (more info www.patreon.com.reynardcity)

Away from us there is of course Perrywinkle (shop coming soon though if you want to know more about the comic/project you can contact Susie through the site now)

 

Gifts you don’t need to wrap up!

There is always likely to be someone you have to get gifts for at the last minute or live far away so shipping something out may/may not reach them. Fret not because there are a couple of items we have you can give that don’t require gift wrap or shipping-

 

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My Life In Bad Jobs: An e-book based on my experiences with certain stressful working environments this is ideal if you know someone who needs to vent sometimes (or just fancies vicariously laughing at the pain of someone else)

 

The Perfect Platinum Available Now

The Perfect Platinum Available Now

 

This is the culmination of work featuring a number of our artists- as well as the comics themselves there is also some exclusive fanart, a new fan story and interviews offering insight into our team’s creative process (below is a mini preview gallery you can download it here)

If you would rather order a traditional print book then Edward Couzens-Lake as a fine range (including Norwich City based trivia books and biographies, more available here)

I also highly recommend some fantastic work by the awesome authors Dan Wright (click here) and Morgan S Comnick (here)

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Prints

Getting beautiful artwork printed is something that people will love. A great way to do that is through a professional printers (A good local one is Wellington Green Prints but there are a number about).

Speaking of prints a lot of artists do commission work with prints- a couple of fantastic examples include Danielle Gransaull and Tess Stevenson (click on the names for their artwork!)

 

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Danielle Gransaull

Chibi WV coloured by Tess Stevenson

Chibi WV coloured by Tess Stevenson

Also I know a number of artists that offer commissions so click the pics below if you like their styles!

 

Independent comics

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There are lots of great independent comics out there. The chances are if you know someone who enjoys comics you may have got them a Marvel or a DC one. However there is a wide range out there.

If you know someone who is an older comic fan then I recommend Vanguard by Dan Butcher. It’s a brutal satire but is ideal for fans of comics like 2000AD or Watchmen or dystopian fiction in general.

Independent clothing companies

Checking out Working Title Clothing

Checking out Working Title Clothing

Working Title Clothing are a local brand that do fantastic T-shirts and support local artists, so are worthy of a shoutout here (and if we get enough sponsors together they will get a Reynard City T-shirt line going as well!)

Back a crowdfund

A crowdfunder is a relatively cheap way of getting fab items while at the same time supporting independent productions. Below are a couple of great examples!

Still time to support this awesome project!

Still time to support this awesome project!

Loved Trev and Simon as a kid and there are so many awesome extras with this one!

Loved Trev and Simon as a kid and there are so many awesome extras with this one!

And of course there is our Patreon as well (or you can donate to our Paypal link for goodies as well!)

 

Experiences

Another thing to consider is experiences- think of things people will enjoy but may not have tried before or have talked about but didn’t think of it. For example Sim-Fly offer great flight simulation packages and that can be great fun (plus they have a great aviation museum as well if you’re a fan of that!)

 

General gift tips

  1. Charity shops- You’d be surprised what you can find in charity shops. For example artwork, glassware and books are a lot more affordable from charity shops.
  2. Mix it up- A bag full of items you know someone will like can often be fun too (I like to call mine “the envelope of mystery!”
  3. Plan it out- If you can avoid busy times when shopping for gifts, no point stressing out. Give yourself a budget and stick to it.
  4. Secret Santa- If you have housemates or work in an office this can often work better as it means not having to get something for everyone (or failing that a tin of sweets or something to share can be good too)
  5. When ordering online give plenty of time for delivery
  6. Keep receipts (just in case) and check when vouchers expire.

Finally a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us over the year. It has not been easy but the support shown by so many fantastic people has been inspiring. We have big plans for next year and with your help we can make Reynard City bigger and better!

 

Finished with the comics? Here's some short stories!

Finished with the comics? Here’s some short stories!


Happy birthday William Butler

A big shoutout to William Butler who has been doing artwork for our Patreon page. If you want to see more than the sample below please back our Patreon (when we hit $100 we will release his full gallery AND a short story, we will also be doing sneak previews of the relaunch and more!)

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Gotta Catch Em All by William Butler

Gotta Catch Em All by William Butler

 

Pic by William Butler

Pic by William Butler


Dr Strange review

Just to make clear this is a non-spoiler review, though as ever if you want to go in cold watch the film first then come back. If you want a spoiler review I recommend Grace Randolph’s (Beyond The Trailer) SPOILER REVIEW HERE

First up bit of an unfortunate thing- for the last few trips to Norwich Odeon they have yet to repair the disabled lift- this wasn’t a problem for me but for my friend Dan. This meant we were unable to see the Imax screening we wanted to go to and had to wait around for an hour for a 2D screening.

Don’t get me wrong nothing against the staff- we got refunded and a coffee while we waited. But having complained about this four months before this isn’t good enough (and it’s a shame as it’s a great cinema but this is an issue that needs sorting out)

With that out of the way how about the film?

First up in my opinion it’s great- a trippy and psychedelic experience that builds on its influences (The Matrix, Inception, a bit Batman Begins) in a fascinating and imaginative way. Yes a lot of the tropes are familiar but Scott Derikson’s writing and directing helps to offer fresh twists.

It also helps that we have a solid cast- Benedict Cumberbatch is the best he’s been in a while, Chitwel Ejifor plays off him very well and Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One may well have been controversial but her performance merits it (plus Benedict Wong offers a strong Asian character in the cast). I would also argue Mads Mikelsen is one of the stronger recent villains. Perhaps the only “weak link” is Rachel McAdams who does well enough but arguably is given the “love interest” role.

As ever with Marvel films there are a couple of great end credit scenes (and I really do recommend sticking around for the end on this one!)

Overall I really enjoyed it- if you want a different spin on a superhero story I think this is worth a go.

Finally a big congrats to Haymaker Studios who won our Halloween costume party art contest- keep an eye out on The Den for future contests!

AK Dillo by Haymaker Studios

AK Dillo by Haymaker Studios

Also a big thank you to Aaron Weight of Xtreme Productions who was our independent judge. There’s still time to support his very intriguing short film project Sweetcheeks (more info here)

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