Hi everyone- First up there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the comic. While it is on hold at the moment I want to make clear that if we can get enough support then it will get going again. However first of all we need backing in order to do that.
With this in mind I wanted to give you an idea of what you can get for it. Bear in mind if you don’t want to support us via Patreon you can also do it via Paypal
Cosplay galleries ($1 a month)
If we can get enough Patreon supporters going we intend to commission more cosplay pictures. Our first gallery is by the aptly named Foxy Bop Cosplay And Modelling (click for the link, she has also done some other excellent cosplay designs as well including my personal fave 90’s cartoon Rogue from X-Men!)
The Fox Box ($10 a month)
Signed artwork straight to your door (plus a few other surprises!)
Extras ($1 a month)
Puzzles, audio and more, all available. But here is a big one- exclusive short stories! We will be presenting regular stories every month. In short if you can donate to us you will not only get regular content but you donating will help us get the comic going again.
And to give you a chance to see what we’re talking about here is the intro and opening chapter!
So some people have asked me about where the Reynard City characters come from. One answer is obvious- the planet Animal Kingdom. In some of the issues and bonus issues of the comic we’ve covered some of the questions about the planet Animal Kingdom.
But the feedback I’ve had has made me think there are a few plotholes- why did Vibes sucker punch Guillermo? Was it really necessary to give her that caramel weakness? There’s a load of others that I won’t go into right now but what I will say is this- this story will give you the background of how the planet Animal Kingdom ended up with Mega Fox as its evil ruler and a whole bunch of other stuff besides.
With that in mind, let’s get started!
Chapter 1- Ark 1
It all started on Ark 1. A group of animals sent into space, the first to colonise a distant planet. As with previous voyages the intention was that these animals would make sure that this was safe and that any humans going to the newly colonised and converted planets could breathe, move about and generally frolic in peace and harmony.
But these were no ordinary animals. With the development of speech technology the crew of Ark 1 were exploring whether or not it was possible to give animals the ability to speak and communicate.
It should have been straightforward (well as straightforward as experiments in space can be).
However things did not go to plan- as Ark 1 headed towards its intended target destination a strange purple portal emerged. Ark 1 passed through and the contact with the crew was lost.
As the dust settled, the animals gathered round, trying in vain to wake up the crew. “Please…wake…up” Mummy Bear begged, but their beloved caretakers refused to move. It was then the animals slowly began to realise that they had to fend for themselves.
Over time the animals watched videos, read books, looked up information. It was strange, almost as if the portal had awakened something in them, changed them. As they began to learn more and more they knew that this was the chance to create something, to build their own society.
This meant that they knew how to create buildings, farm. Years passed, followed by decades and centuries. The animals from Ark 1 became a legend and the whole concept of humans became largely forgotten.
But what the animals didn’t realise was that their arrival on the planet known as Animal Kingdom wasn’t an accident. The whole process was being overseen by a being known as Warp King, a strange man in a purple hat with a half robot face.
The warp essentially is the dimension between space and time- people talk about the fabric of space and time. Essentially the warp is the stitching keeping it together. Unfortunately for a lot of people in existence the force in charge of said stitching was prone to the odd game.
In this case Warp King was intrigued- he had witnessed the development of Earth and seen how it had gone from cavemen to the internet. Now he was seeing how animals would handle that same break.
Animal Kingdom was made up of various sections- the French Quarter was known for its incredible food and music, Swamptown was a bit of a backwater but was more charming than its name suggested while Pinball City was the place that everyone dreamed of going to but then found the reality of dream chasing meant they longed for their hometowns that previously imprisoned them.
Sure enough while some things changed a lot remained the same- the animals went to work, played games, formed governments and generally just about got on with each other.
All of this changed when the Rodriguez clan emerged…
“It’s reading time!”