Courtesy of Vault Comics, we have your first look at Quests Aside, a new fantasy comedy. a new Announced in January, the series is written by Brian Schirmer (Fairlady, Black Jack Ketchum), drawn by Elena Gogou (Campfire Stories, My City) colored by Rebecca Nalty (Bog Bodies, Heavy Vinyl), and designed by Tim Daniel.
“I’ve always loved stories about the thief who wants to take One Last Score, or the outlaw who needs to take One Last Ride,” said Schirmer said in a statement sent to AIPT. “Their eyes are frequently fixed on retiring thereafter. Usually, things don’t work out as they planned. We take this conceit to a fantasy realm, where a legendary adventurer has already actually succeeded in taking One Last Quest, opened a tavern, and got to retire. That’s where we begin.”
“In the world of Quests Aside you can have your old-time adventures who went on epic quests in their youth, but you will also get heralds with three-neck electric guitars, orc stand-up comedians, and 20-year-old mage apprentices with anxiety. There are no rules,” Gogou added.
Check out the preview below!
A skeleton, an apprentice mage, and an exiled princess walk into a bar… for another shift at Quests Aside, the local watering hole run by once legendary, now retired adventurer Barrow.
When the King privately explains that he plans to shut the place down, Barrow must find a way to hold onto his business and the family he’s built around it.
It’s always sunny in the realms!
QUESTS ASIDE #1
Writer: Brian Schirmer
Artist: Elena Gogou
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
Release Date: 5/4/2022
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