Image Comics has announced a new series by a Kubert School graduate — and a Kubert. Emma Kubert, granddaughter of legendary comics creator Joe Kubert, is teaming up with writer Rusty Gladd on Inkblot, a new fantasy series debuting in September. It involves cats.
“I’ve been working on Inkblot since I was a student at the Kubert school (about four years in the making). Growing up, I always thought comics were all about masculine super men, which wasn’t quite relatable, so I turned to the world of fantasy, like Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” said Kubert. “I loved the fantasy genre so much that I knew one day, I’d have to forge a world of my own. The creation of Inkblot was an extremely collaborative effort between Rusty and I. We both work in the same studio, talking about plots, checking each other’s work, and making sure everything fits seamlessly together. We each use our strengths to create our magically fun comic and epic fantasy world!”
Kubert has recently worked on DC’s DC Super Hero Girls and Teen Titans Go! She also drew layouts for the young adult graphic novel Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo.
Here’s how Image describes the series: Inkblot follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake—the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn’t care, and just won’t listen!
“Expect the fabric of the universe to be held in judgement by a cat—a cat which can conjure any reality and travel through time, but is nevertheless a cat,” Gladd said. “Emma and I work as a team to put each stitch into the tapestry of Inkblot. Readers can expect the cat to behave erratically, to accomplish the absurd, and to be just as vindictive as it is cute and cuddly. It will lead others on adventures, save those in peril, and play with its food.”
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