It's The.... Legend Of Bill!
By David Reddick
I've been meaning to mention this webcomic strip... For a while now, ever since I became Facebook Friends with Dave Reddick.
Long time readers of this Blog will know that I enjoy several Sword and Sorcery comic books including Robert E Howard's Conan the Barbarian, and Kull The Conqueror.
In addition I enjoyed reading short-lived series such as Wulf the Barbarian and IronJaw from the defunct Atlas-Seaboard Comics. Also I'll throw in a 'Claw' comic or two from the cancelled DC Comics series. Heck, I even pick up the occasional Groo The Wanderer from Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier for good measure!
Plus I can hardly wait to see the upcoming Red Sonja theatrical film that was previewed at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con!
However this webcomic isn't about the 'savagery' side of the Sword and Sorcery genre that is normally brought to mind by the mainstream public. The 'Legend of Bill' is fun reading in its' own much lighter way and thus can appeal to many readers that wouldn't usually read a Sword & Sorcery comic book.
And this is a webcomic that I enjoy coming back every so often to catch up on the latest strips that have been posted online since I last read one. The webcomic is published online every Monday and Thursday.So what is the 'Legend of Bill' all about? Well, I'll let David's own words say what the concept is:
Legend of Bill is about wannabe barbarian Bill and his best pal Frank the blue dragon, who, unsatisfied with their mundane lives as file clerk interns in the local castle accounting department, decide to set off for adventure in the free-as-a-bird life of a roaming barbarian and his dragon… and man are THEY in for a big wake-up call!!! Along the way, they meet Princess Gina, a tough as nails warrior princess on a mission, the Dark Queen, who has a thing for Bill, and a gob more oddball characters on their shameless quest for adventure!
So if the above is something that you think you could enjoy reading, then give it a try by starting at the first strip that started last year on May 27th, 2008 by following the link shown below:
(Note: A complimentary copy for this mention / review was NOT provided by the author as it is online only.)
By the way, David Reddick is also known for his illustrations for CBS, Paramount, Star Trek Magazine, Nickelodeon and more! The 'Legend of Bill' is just one of his projects that you may enjoy! If you are on Facebook, you can check out his fan page aptly titled 'Fans of Sci-Fi Cartoonist David Reddick'!For those of you that are new to our blog today, we have an ongoing online 'Comic Con and Pop Culture Convention' here at "Make It So Marketing Inc.", what with our daily blog posts, and new listings of items for sale in our own online eBay Featured Store!
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