My newest idea -- Tales of Tavland -- is coming soon!

Journey through a surreal dreamscape!

SLUGLINE: Tales of Tavland is like Lord of the Rings meets Surreal artist Salvador Dalí.

I am seeking representation for my comic book series, Tales of Tavland. Fantasy and Fine Art are wed like never before in this dynamic story of stunning visuals influenced by Surreal artists Salvador Dalí, Rene Magritte, and Michael Parkes. Tales of Tavland’s universe will appeal to fans of fantasy, cartoon graphic novels, and surreal art. With its fantasy and artistry, Tales of Tavland, is like Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. With its high adventure and all-ages appeal, Tales of Tavland is like BONE by Jeff Smith.

Tales of Tavland –from the Swedish word tavla meaning “a painting”—is the story of a princess who lives in a fantastical land where the people have wings or dandelion heads and some cities are perched atop thousand-story-tall mushrooms.

I've finished the first three issues and will be getting them on Amazon's Kindle site asap. Look for it!

Tales of Tavland, Issue #1, Page 1

Tales of Tavland, Issue #1, Page 1

Here's an example of the original page on the left and the colored page on the right. Coloring sure is a laborious process for me, but it does look better in the end. Now I just have to color the other 23 pages...  © Andrew Winegarner

Here's an example of the original page on the left and the colored page on the right. Coloring sure is a laborious process for me, but it does look better in the end. Now I just have to color the other 23 pages... 

© Andrew Winegarner

 © Andrew Winegarner 2013

 © Andrew Winegarner 2013

 © Andrew Winegarner 2013

 © Andrew Winegarner 2013

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Btw, if you're wondering what "Tavland" means or where I got it, just look at the screen grab below for the word "tavla".

I was looking for something that would be tonally similar to Oz, Neverland, and Wonderland. I also wanted something that would roll off the tongue, and I think I found the perfect word combination (portmanteau).

What Tavland means Swedeish.jpg