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Spera #02: Spera, Volume Twoby Josh Tierney
Synopses & Reviews
"Spera tells of two princesses teaming up after leaving their kingdoms, accompanied by an eye-patch-sporting 'warrior cat' and a bearded professor-looking guide who's really a fire dog spirit. In this volume, princesses Pira and Lono go to the big city of Kotequog in order to join the Adventurer's Guild. They wander around for a while and fight a couple of monsters and some bandits. It's a typical fantasy setup, enlivened by the focus on two very different women as the central characters. One's bookish and sheltered; the other, wearing men's clothes and cropped hair, craves new experiences and rushes into conflict. It's the kind of story gamers, bored with all the battles, want to develop character, but with so much of the exciting stuff told offscreen that the story seems lacking in conflict and forward movement. The switch in artists every chapter can be distracting, particularly since the lettering changes as well, and some is hard to read. However, the uniformly high quality of the artists makes for a nice diversity of styles, including some short stories about the characters." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Exiled princesses Pira and Lono face their greatest challenge yet: the big city! Looking for work as adventurers in the bustling city of Kotequog, the princesses and their friends might find themselves encountering a bit more adventure than they bargained for.
About the Author
Josh Tierney is the writer, creator and editor of the ongoing fantasy comic Spera, which features the artistic talents of a large—and still growing—team of illustrators. The online version of Spera can be found at Spera-Comic.com. His absurdist prose work can be found at JoshTierney.com.
Giannis Milonogiannis was born in Maryland and grew up on the island of Crete, Greece. He's been making and self-publishing comics since 2006. He graduated from the AKTO Art & Design College with a BA in Comics/Cartooning in 2009. Old City Blues is his first full-length book.
Kyla Vanderklugt grew up in Toronto, where she graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's degree in design. She currently freelances from her studio in the country. The roof may be sagging, but there are rabbits on the doorstep!
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