Season two of White Ash, a crowdfunded comic about a small town in Pennsylvania where elves and dwarves live in secret,will kick off Nov. 17 from writer Charlie Stickney, artist Conor Hughes, colorist Fin Cramb and publisher Scout Comics.
“White Ash has been an ambitious undertaking from the start,” said Stickney, who is also the co-publisher of Scout Comics. “The scope of the world I was looking to build, the timeline I was looking to cover and the breadth of characters and themes I wished to explore, was a daunting proposition. With Conor, I not only found an incredibly skilled storytelling partner, but one who rather shirking from the challenge, said, ‘but what if we also add…’ And from that moment I knew, I’d found a kindred sprit, with whom I look forward to together, creating many years of White Ash adventures.”
The story involves two star-crossed lovers: Welcome back to White Ash, a small smudge of a town in western Pennsylvania, where mining is a generational calling and the secrets are buried deeper than the coal in the mountain. And the biggest of those secrets is that elves and dwarves live hidden among the town’s population.
Alex, fresh off finding out he comes from a family of dwarves, plans a secret romantic rendezvous in the woods with Lillian the elf… or not so secret, as their meeting is witnessed by a young couple with dire results.
Here’s a look at the trailer:
“Working with Charlie has been a rare pleasure and I would be hard pressed to find a person more whip smart, kinder, or more talented in my mind,” said Hughes. “That being said he and I can still vibe on one key thing in particular in my mind. We both want to tell stories that whilst heavily shaded in slate greys or even at times oily blacks are also happy to have levity and even sweetness. He’s making sure the story is worth reading, and I hope I make it worth telling.”
Jae Lee will provide a variant cover for the first issue
And here are a couple of preview pages from the first issue: