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Legendary to Publish James F. Wright and Liana Buszka's Lupina
Legendary Comics. Do you remember them? Of course you do. Okay, so they haven't put much out in a while, but they are the comics wing of the movie studio, so, you know. Worth keeping an eye on.
And at Emerald City Comic Con, they will be showing off the self published comic they have taken under their wing, Lupina, by James F. Wright (Contact High; Nutmeg) and Liana Buszka, which published Phase One in 2016 and due to have two new volumes published through Legendary, starting in 2020.
Aa six-chapter story about mothers, daughters and wolves. In the coastal town of Kote, recently brought under the yoke of the Addalian Empire, four-year-old Lupa spends her days getting bullied by her older sister and hiding behind her mother's skirts. But when tragedy strikes, Lupa finds herself alone in a new world… alone until she's found by the she-wolf, Coras, and sets off on a journey of discovery…and revenge. Set for release in early 2020, Legendary Comics will launch two new volumes, each comprised of three phases.
"When we read Phase One of Lupina, we knew that it would be a perfect fit for Legendary," said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. "James and Liana have created a deeply personal character journey that is set against an epic landscape. We are thrilled to bring fans the next chapters of Lupa and Coras' story."
"After Liana and I worked on our own, in fits and starts over many months on the journey of orphaned Lupa and her wolf companion, we're over the moon that Lupina officially has a home at Legendary Comics," said Wright. "We cannot completely express how happy we are to have their support and encouragement, enabling us to tell the story as we had always planned for it to be told. And, I'm personally excited that so many more people will get to experience Liana's breathtaking artwork, which is truly something to behold."
"Four years ago, when a mutual friend in comics brought James and me together in front of the idea for Lupina, I leaped," said Buszka. "The concept tugged at my heart. It was clear that this opportunity would change my life for the better, whether as a self-published portfolio project, or as in our dreams, more. I'm grateful for James as both a skilled writer, collaborator, and a dear friend. We are beyond thrilled and thankful for the official home Legendary Comics has provided for our beloved wolf-girl. I'm not sure I'll ever get over how wonderful this is. We can't wait to share more of the story of Lupa and Coras."
Fans attending Emerald City Comic Con are invited to join the Legendary Comics team and Lupina comic scribe James F. Wright as they share secrets about upcoming comic releases at the "Legendary Comics 2019 and Beyond" panel on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in TCC L3-R5.