It’s been about three years since Shannon Lentz launched a Kickstarter for the first issue of Cayrels Ring, a science fiction comic that chronicles life in a far-off galaxy colonized by humans. Since then he’s produced and crowdfunded more than 130 pages of his anthology, working with artists like Farel Dalrymple, James Stokoe, Alchemichael, Simon Roy and more to tell the story of an aging scientist looking for his long-lost granddaughter.
Earlier this month Lentz announced that the anthology will be collected by A Wave Blue World, publisher of comics like Dead Beats, All We Ever Wanted, Mezo and many others. As a backer of the original Kickstarter, it’s cool to see this come to fruition, and I’m happy to post an exclusive preview from the anthology, courtesy of the publisher.
Here are some additional details provided by the publisher:
TITLE: Cayrels Ring
WRITER(S): Shannon Lentz
ILLUSTRATOR(S): Alchemichael, Farel Dalrymple, Simon Roy, Dustin Weaver, James Stokoe, François Vigneault and more
COVER: Dustin Weaver
TRIM: 7.75 x 10.875
AGE RANGE: General Adult
ILLUSTRATIONS: Full Color Throughout
GENRE: Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
PAGE COUNT: 136
PUB DATE: March 18, 2020
ISBN #: 9781949518061
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: JAN201548
PUBLISHER: A Wave Blue World
TRADE DISTRIBUTOR: Diamond Book Distributors
Some of comics’ finest talents take us on a wide-ranging journey to the far reaches of a distant galaxy and mankind’s last hope for survival!
Humanity colonized the distant galaxy, Cayrels Ring, a thousand years ago, but they’ve only now begun to discover its secrets. After learning that the tech he invented to help further mankind’s exploration has caused an unforeseen wave of danger and death, elderly scientist Jamitch Taylee orders a planet-wide evacuation leading to the loss of his daughter. Decades later, he embarks on a desperate search for his long-lost granddaughter, Nella. This personal mission sets in motion a galaxy-spanning adventure, weaving stories of human conquest, ingenuity, loss, and love from across Cayrels Ring.
This absorbing, astonishing science-fiction adventure with intricate artwork from the comics medium’s brightest stars is an anthology that tells one urgently relevant tale of belonging, hope, and redemption.
And check out the preview below, featuring artwork by Alchemichael: