August 22nd, 2018



A new 4-issue Beasts of Burden side-series featuring the local Wise Dog Society, picking up on a plot point from the Eisner Award-winning Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers. Leaving Burden Hill, the WIse Dogs attempt to clean up some supernatural disturbances in their area, and stumble upon a human conspiracy of magic and murder. You can read this without really having read the other stories (it's an adventure with dogs that know how to fight evil), but some of the story elements will tie into events from the main Burden Hill series.

Script by me, art by Benjamin Dewey (Autumnlands), lettering by Nate Piekos. Published by Dark Horse Comics, available at comic shops, Comixology, and through DHC's website.

There's a variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque if you're into those. I'm not pro-variant -- as a gimmick or a drag on retailers, as some of you might remember -- but I can't keep the sea back, either. At least these aren't incentive or chase variants that force anyone's hands, you can get either one, your shop can order either one, whatever quantity they like. They're pretty, and we'll collect them in the Beasts and Blackwood books.

The fourth issue with a variant by series co-creator Jill Thompson is in the new Diamond Previews for pre-order, btw.

Comic books!