Inspired by Stan Sakai's Usago Yojimbo, Wendy and Richard Pini's ElfQuest, and Dave Sims' Cerebus, Cuithbairt is an alternate historic Ireland. Retelling Irish, Scottish, and Norse myths and legends using anthropomorphic animals as the characters, Cuithbairt is written and drawn by its creator, Timm Gillick.
Cuithbairt in Enter the Wombat cover Inspired by Dave Sims’ Cerebus the Aardvark and Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, Circus-13 Comics brings you Cuithbairt (CUTH-bert) of Ireland, a fantasy tale of history, myth, and legend. For those of you unfamiliar with the above-mentioned titles, especially Usagi Yojimbo, I have long been a fan of the “indie”… Continue reading Cuithbairt of Ireland: Enter the Wombat cover
Cuithbairt in Enter the Wombat webcomic page 1 I am trying some different things with this comic. First of all, one of my all time favorite comic books is Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. I love the depth of the stories, and the characters, the telling of myths, history, and legends of Japan through the… Continue reading Cuithbairt of Ireland: Enter the Wombat page 1
Cuithbairt in Enter the Wombat webcomic page 2 One thing I really liked about Usagi Yojimbo was Stan Sakai’s backgrounds. He includes a lot of scenery where Usagi is just walking through the countryside. That gives me a chance to work on my scenery sketches and pen drawings by emulating the Irish countryside. Like the… Continue reading Cuithbairt of Ireland: Enter the Wombat page 2
Cuithbairt in Enter the Wombat webcomic page 3 I’m trying different things with this comic as I do each page. These four panels were individually drawn on 8.5″x11″ paper and then scanned, then inked using GIMP. I changed my OS on my laptop to a Linux distribution called Zorin (based on Ubuntu), and well, Photoshop… Continue reading Cuithbairt of Ireland: Enter the Wombat page 3
Cuithbairt in Enter the Wombat webcomic page 4 Here is another standard 2×2 layout of four panels. I actually just finished inking the second panel today and put the page together. Most of the rest has been done for awhile, but I wasn’t sure how to do the full transition. I really like how Cuithbairt… Continue reading Cuithbairt of Ireland: Enter the Wombat page 4