Currently David Petersen is busy sharing bits and pieces of Wind in the Willows with us to build excitement for the books hardcover release in October. Yes, there will also be a Mouse Guard coloring book to look forward to, but there's more! While the leaves are falling we'll be grabbing tons of Petersen works. A very exciting hardcover collection will be releasing in November in box set form.
While the Legends of the Guard tales feature some beloved characters there is a premise unlike any other:
"Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the Western mouse city of Barkstone, mice from all over the territories gather for food, drink, and stories. A storytelling competition, a tradition of the establishment, takes place with each mouse telling fantastic tales of courage and cunning, with the hope of being selected winner and having their bar tab cleared by night's end."
I thoroughly enjoyed reading these books and will definitely want to purchase this box set. I liked being exposed to other characters in the Mouse Guard world in a different creators style. For those of you who don't know, Petersen hand selects every one of his contributing writers and artists. The list includes people like: Skottie Young, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Ramón K. Pérez, and more!
We have a lot to look forward to this Fall from Archaia, but I'm definitely looking forward to all things Mouse Guard, and Wind in the Willows. Look at this artwork…