Oisin, a shy young druid, lives in a ferocious world of sacred sexuality and erotic elder gods. When he falls for Byron, a simple wolf who only mates for life, their love threatens the plans of those who desire a forbidden power. Do the star-crossed lovers stand a chance when lascivious Druid masters and savage elder gods threaten their fragile new relationship?
FEARFUL HUNTER is a fascinating mix of druid lore, punk/youth culture, and werewolves. The plot is summarized elsewhere, so I won't go into it too much. I will say that the author's intro definitely informed my reading of the story, giving it an allegorical bent that I might have missed otherwise.
If you read reviews of the store elsewhere, you'll probably see that it contains a lot of sex and nudity. The druids walk around naked most of the time, with the exception of any time they go into "town." They commune with their "allies," or nature spirits, through sex. The central couple, a young druid and werewolf, also have rather a lot of sex. If I interpret it correctly, they're young men in their first relationship. The sex doesn't seem out of place, is what I'm saying.
As for the art, Macy's pages with abstract or magical imagery are far more evocative than those in between. The art isn't in a style I usually seek out, so my appreciation of the book is much more skewed toward the plot.
Overall, I'm glad I read it. I probably won't be re-reading FEARFUL HUNTER, but if you've ever wanted to know if a druid will choose love with a werewolf over fulfilling his initiation rites... give it a try.
Naran didn’t know what to do but continue forward, despite being constantly in over his head. After meeting a lone scavenger on his latest job, things wouldn’t be the same. The two found themselves drawn to each other despite the masks they each wore….
FELL SWOOP is an exclusive comic to StArt Faire magazine, an online, monthly digital magazine released at startfaire.com. It is released in ten page installations at the beginning of each month.
30 years after an alien invasion reshaped the face of the American west, the throes of high school are as challenging as ever!
Varsity baseball slacker Quin and his long-time crush, troubled teen Damien, share a dangerous secret from their childhood. When Damien’s return from abroad shakes things up between Quin and his punk rocker partner, the boys end up in the middle of a series of alien outbreaks that attract the attention of their school’s meddling rookie Empath -- a professional superhero attuned to the aliens’ separate physical reality. Quin just wants to help Damien and do right by his friends, but between keeping their secret safe and thwarting Dr.L’s prying eye, he’s suddenly got a lot more on his plate than homeruns.
Full-Spectrum Therapy is a plot-based science fiction comic featuring queer, non-binary and gender-non-conforming main characters.
When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she’s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they’re all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!
Starry-eyed Chris has just started the dream job every outcast kid in town wants: working at Vinyl Mayhem. It's as rad as she imagined; her boss is BOSS, her co-workers spend their time arguing over music, pushing against the patriarchy, and endlessly trying to form a band. When Rosie Riot, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show, Chris discovers her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl . . . Her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!
Follow writer Carly Usdin (director of Suicide Kale) and artist Nina Vakueva (Lilith’s World) into Heavy Vinyl, where they deliver a rock and roll tale of intrigue and boundless friendship.
Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever.
Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.
An ex-soldier joins a group of thieves in a desperate attempt to find a new home.
The Kalvivan thief system seem to have it all together, but when a band of outsider thieves appear, bent on wresting the city from the the system, will they be able to defend their own?
Recommended rating 16+ for sexual content, language, violence and blood.