Friday, November 30, 2018

Review: Brigantia #1 (Comic)

Brigantia #1, Chris Mole and Melissa Trender (2017):

Link to Kickstarter for #2

Brigantia #1, Chris Mole and Melissa Trender (2017):

I was surprised and thrilled when I saw Nimue Brown's retweet of Chris Mole's Kickstarter announcement for Brigantia #2. I had not known that #1 existed and I wanted to know more. A quick look at the Kickstarter page told me this was a comic I definitely wanted to read. A seven foot tall, red-haired goddess who fights to protect her people, who is hurled through time to our century, who is wonderfully drawn.

So here I am with #1. I love the liveliness and clarity of the art. A goddess and a god in mortal combat open the issue, followed by the abrupt arrival of Brigantia in the London Underground. The land still speaks to her, but it is strange and incomprehensible; her people, those who believe in her, are long gone. Yet when she was taken from them they were in desperate need of her protection.  

Now, one voice rises in prayer to her, her nemesis appears again, and the battle continues.

A fast-moving and enjoyable read based on the goddess of the Brigantes, Brigantia #1 combines the exhilaration of the superhero comic with a sensibility for the land and her people. It will appeal to Pagans and non-Pagans alike. 

Now! To raise the funds for #2! Just a few days left for the Kickstarter campaign. Donate as little as a £ to enable artist Melissa Trender to work full-time on the project and get it to us by May 2019. (Rewards abound, and I personally have my eye on paper copies of both issues.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brigantia Comic on Kickstarter!

Oh, so terribly cool! I hadn't heard of this comic, completely missed issue one. Now issue two is seeking funds to support the artist and allow her to work on it full time, pay the letterer, and cover printing costs. Have a look at their fund-raising video and the gorgeous art at this address:

Brigantia Kickstarter

From their page:

Hurled forwards through time by a magical portal, Brigantia - a Pagan goddess - seeks to defeat the foe who deceived her and return to the world she calls home.
WelcomeThe purpose of this campaign is to raise the production and print funds (to pay for the cost of artwork, lettering and printing) of issue #2 of Brigantia, an independent comic book series by writer Chris Mole, artist Melissa Trender and letterer Aditya Bidikar.
Our goal is to create a full-colour, 36-page comic book (UK Standard size, 246x163mm) which continues the story of Brigantia, illustrated and lettered to a professional standard.
Issue #1 of the comic was released in September 2017 after a successful Kickstarter campaign and is now available online and on Comixology and Comichaus:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Saint Brigid Art at Trinity Stores

Brigid of 100, 000 Welcomes
by Brother Mickey McGrath

Trinity Stores is having a sale on its products, and these include seven separate images of Saint Brigid by different artists, including Brother Robert Lentz (Saint Brigid and Saint Darlughdacha), and Brother Mickey McGrath. The images are available on a variety of products, from notecards to votive candles to mugs and t-shirts and of course framed prints.

Saint Brigid at Trinity Stores