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William Butler Profile

William Butler is a comic artist and illustrator who is currently doing commission work for us on our Patreon. If you would like to see his full works you can back us for $1 a month here. If you would like to commission William you can contact him via email (wbutler1986@hotmail.com)

Tell us a bit about yourself

I attended animation school- my aim was to create movement as well as style, though I must admit I found the process difficult (it wasn’t just me a lot of others felt they emphasised pen pushing over creativity and felt let down by the system).

In 2002 I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism that I believe has helped shape my creativity- when I was young I would absorb a lot of ideas through TV and comics, noting down ideas on scraps of paper and my exercise books.

What are your influences?

My main influences are Herge’s Tintin (the ‘straight line’ style he perfected), I first learnt to draw extreme muscle anatomy and comedic styles from the Beano and the Dandy and of course i used to read (and trace) from Marvel, DC and manga (though i prefer the pulp heroes)

What attracted you to working on Reynard City?

i’m more of a cat person really, but Reynard City seemed to offer a lot more than just the typical hero/villain plot (the characters aren’t too flashy or jingoistic). i was introduced to it at London Comic Con by Dan Butcher of Vanguard.

 

How did you find out about Reynard City?

My creativity has suffered a bit since I had to take on the responsibility of being my fathers carer from 2010 onwards. I’ve had to draw in what ever time I can get when i’m out and about (either in cafes, at work as a volunteer or at charity clubs).

I’ve only just started going to an art class in Guildford so when i was offered to submit my work style to Reynard City, i thought ‘What have i got to lose?’

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Hell if i know! I mean who else has my complexion or character? (Don’t know who is the main fashion these days) but if a bio film was done of my life, i’d want it to be honest and engaging!

(A bit like Attenborough’s portrayal of Charlie Chaplin- Editor’s note: If you’re a fan of Robert Downey Jr I heartily recommend Chaplin, he’s fantastic in it)

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

As of this year & 2017, I’ve yet to get my life back on track (acquiring my new flat & trying to combat my lack of exercise/over eating issues). But from 2017/2018, in 5 years’ time I hope to have produced my own comic book series, acquire my own stand at comic con and if possible have a stab at the comics industry!

Want an OC pic by William? Enter our OC contest in the Den (more contests up now!)


Reynard City Chronicles Issue 1 artist confirmed

I’m happy to announce the artist for the first issue of Reynard City Chronicles will be….*drum roll*

NICHOLAS WEBB!

 

AK Girl psychic mode by Nicholas Webb

AK Girl psychic mode by Nicholas Webb

 

Nicholas has done some awesome work for us, both with the comic and video game project. One thing I’ve been especially impressed with has been his dedication to getting the work done, sometimes in difficult circumstances.

You can see more of his work in the comics section (Specifically Issues 11, 14, 20 and 24) but here are a few pieces he has done.

For more info on Reynard City Chronicles click here

 


Issue 27, my birthday plus future issue update

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First up apologies for lack of updates on this- we have been having some delays and trying to get it together has been hard. Personally I’m gutted as this is a story I’ve been looking forward to telling for years now!

However what is clear is for our artists the one page a week system doesn’t work- it’s hard because I want to balance out updated content for our readers, ways to get money through sponsorship as well as giving them time to do the work. As with a lot of things you try sometimes the practise doesn’t quite match up to the theory!

Thankfully there is some good news- Issue 1 colorist Mark Schot has rejoined us and will be coloring Susie Gander’s remaining Issue 27 pages. I realise it’s a case of being thrown in the deep end but I really appreciate them stepping in.

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As I said before we have a new Patreon page set up, filled with some great extras including an exclusive gallery by Foxy Bop Cosplay-extras start from as little as £1 per month and once we get to 10 backers I’ve got a little non-RC extra up my sleeve. You can be a Patron here or if you’d prefer to do a one off donation to check out the gallery you can send a donation to our Paypal.

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Also this Tuesday is my birthday so if you want to be awesome a donation, a fan art competition entry (the deadline is my birthday!) or sharing the site on Twitter, Facebook, Deviantart etc would be a super awesome present!

Big foxy thanks as well to our sponsors- if you want to be fab and have your own business, website page, commission page etc you can sponsor our Norcon table (amongst other things) to help spread the word (more info here).

Can’t emphasise this enough- this project NEEDS you. We’ve got some big plans for 2016 and the more help we get the more we can make happen!

Once again foxy thanks for your support, patience and passion. This project means everything to me and it’s inspiring to know people out there want this. Thank you.

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Issue 27 pg 3

Artwork by Jamel Markee

Script by Rob Turner (based on a story by Wo-Nellie)

Sponsored by We Are Soldier

 

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Issue 27 pg 2

Artwork by Jamel Markee

Script by Rob Turner (based on  a story by Wo-Nellie)

Special thanks to our sponsors (and merchandise partner) Badge Base

 

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