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BRIGANTIA is an independent pagan/fantasy comic book series self-published by writer Christopher Mole and artist Melissa Trender which features Brigantia, a pagan goddess from pre-Roman Britain who is thrust into the modern day by the machinations of her foe Veteris and must find a way to survive in a time that is not her own.
BRIGANTIA #1 (36pp, script: Christopher Mole, art: Melissa Trender, letters: Nikki Foxrobot) was successfully crowdfunded using Kickstarter in October 2016, and the issue was released in September 2017 at Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.
Praise for BRIGANTIA #1:
“Celtic deities, roof top chases, desperate battles and, beneath it all, Brigantia is a story of our time – about immigration, loyalty, hope, belonging, and the insipid spectre of nationalism.” – Michael Molcher, Comics Journalist
“Brigantia is a true hero for today’s Britain. Steeped in history but with a genuine love and devotion to all people, she manages to be the relatable yet inspiring hero that few “mythology-based” superheroes succeed in being. A classic, emotive story with beautifully earthy and expressive artwork, issue #1 is the perfect first step into a world of countless possibilities.” – Hamish Steele, Eisner Award-winning creator (Deadendia, Pantheon)
“Brigantia #1 is a beautifully illustrated debut issue that offers considerable world-building… worth checking out just for the mythology lesson.” – C.K. Stewart, Newsarama
BRIGANTIA #2 (36pp, script: Christopher Mole, art: Melissa Trender, letters: Aditya Bidikar) continues Brigantia’s story. Although beginning to come to terms with life in our time after her defeat of Veteris, she still seeks a way to undo his treachery and return to the past. Brigantia travels to the north of England to search for the portal that brought her to the present, where she meets Anna, an archaeologist working on a dig right above the cave that the portal was located in. Anna and Brigantia descend into the cave to find the portal, but accidentally unleash a greater threat – the terrifying ‘Ghost Dogs’, who have been summoned by Veteris to destroy Brigantia and spread terror across the British Isles.
CHRIS MOLE, WRITER:
“In this issue, we’re really starting to dig into Brigantia’s psyche – trying to show that despite her divine powers, she struggles with a fear of failure like the rest of us. As with the last issue, we’ll be working with a pagan consultant to ensure that we’re staying true to the Goddess and grounding the story in real pagan myth. We’re really excited to have Aditya Bidikar on lettering duties – he’s produced some phenomenal work for publishers like Image, Black Crown and Vault Comics, and we’re confident that he’ll compliment Mel’s artwork perfectly.”
MELISSA TRENDER, ARTIST:
“The art in issue #2 has changed a bit from issue #1- the quality has improved dramatically as I have learned so much while making the first issue. I’m going to be working in a slightly more fluid style, and the colours are going to be brighter (not just because we’ll be venturing away from my beautiful grey London!), but the core of good character expression and dynamic action will remain. I’m really excited to play with some horror elements as well, with the grotesqueness of the Ghost Dogs, and to have a new character to play with in Anna, whose wardrobe is slightly more varied than Brigantia’s Celtic furs or Pravin’s professorial chic.”
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