AN ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES – COMING 2023
Three teens inherit powers from an ancient cat deity and must defeat a ravenous enemy.
Coming Soon: Issue #1
Stray cat Felix leads a happy life skimming milk from his human friend Rose’s convenient store, until the local protection racket turns violent. To save Rose’s life, Felix breaks his vows and shares an ancient secret. Unfortunately, Rose uses her newfound knowledge to mix revenge and forbidden magic, unleashing a monstrous abomination that forces the mysterious Council of Cats to launch a global quest for the Relics of the divine Great Cat. (W: Cortney Cameron A: Luyi Bennett)
“Beautifully rendered… hit[s] you like a gut punch” – Matt Ligeti, Comic Book Yeti
“An artistic marvel…that will grab you, shock you, and leave you shaking for more” – Sasha Richards, Sirens of Sequentials
“Crackles with delightful, enthusiastic creativity…and beautiful art.” – Ben Howard, Graphic Policy
Coming Soon: Issue #2
Cats have been disappearing in the wake of a ravenous monster borne of forbidden magic, and the Council of Cats task three teenagers with stopping the onslaught. Spirited from their homes in the Appalachian hills, Chicago suburbs, and California Bay Area, hardworking Riley, gamer Alex, and booksmart Sidney find themselves talking to cats in the Florida Keys, granted magical powers, and asked to save the world. Meanwhile, a sword-wielding apprentice learns the creature’s next move and must warn the cats. (W: Cortney Cameron A: Luyi Bennett & Isaac Anderson C: Sal Monaco L: Reed Hinckley-Barnes)
Coming Soon: Issue #3
From their secret island in the Florida Keys, the Council of Cats draft Riley, Sidney and Alex into the ranks of the Guardians, humans granted magic by divine feline Relics. As the teens grapple with their newfound power and responsibility to stop an amorphous monster, sword-wielding wizard Ian crashlands at the island with an urgent warning–but he’s too late. While the Council scrambles to keep the enemy at bay, Ian transports the teens to safety at Tildrum’s Pub, where the King of the Cats dispenses magic-laced stouts and life advice to her loyal patrons. (W: Cortney Cameron A: Isaac Anderson C: Sal Monaco L: Reed Hinckley-Barnes)
Coming Soon: Issue #4
Amid the magic-laced stouts of her enchanted pub, the King of the Cats challenges Riley, Sidney and Alex to take their first steps toward mastering the magical powers needed to right a deadly wrong. But when a dire message interrupts their training, the teens must head home, turning to their feline companions to help them channel their new elemental abilities while juggling parents, video games, and sleep. Meanwhile, the King investigates the enemy’s whereabouts–and picks up far more than she bargained for. (W: Cortney Cameron & Luyi Bennett A: Rick Alves C: Martina Rossi L: Reed Hinckley-Barnes)
When a desperate cat revives forbidden magic to save his human friend, it’s up to three far-flung teens to defeat the resulting abomination. Riley lives in a camper and works long hours to support her family. Alex relies on video games to escape his suburban monotony. Sidney feels like an outsider in her rich neighborhood and finds happiness in books. But they have one thing in common: cats—who lend them magical abilities and task them with defeating a monster hungry for felines and humans alike. The trio and their feline pals embark on a global quest, battling villains from cat folktales in order to recapture powerful relics an ancient cat god left behind. Along the way, they must cultivate their powers to shapeshift and control the elements, ally with a secret order of wizard-historians, juggle home life with their new responsibilities…and maybe, just maybe, learn to work together.
Cortney Cameron is the writer for Catians. She’s been working on the current iteration of the Catians story since 2011, but the idea started as a childhood roleplaying game. By day, she works as a hydrogeologist researching water resources. Currently owned by two cats, she proudly feels she ascended to the next level of cat lady by making a cat comic. She thanks her siblings, Cassidy and Cody Cameron, for bouncing ideas and supporting the project.
Artist Luyi Bennett has been instrumental in getting the project off the ground as an editor, illustrator, and character designer. More recently, illustrators Isaac Anderson and Rick Alves, colorist Sal Monaco, and letterer Reed Hinckley-Barnes have helped bring the story to life!
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