Cartoons Archive | 6/6/2011
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Epic Campain #1
Aaron Williams

As introduced in our most recent Design & Development, we're pleased to offer the first in Aaron Williams' new cartoon series.

Epic Campain is (usually, but not always) the tale of one Krozat the Mighty, as he strives for his place among the heroes of legend. The only problem is, he’s dead. Those who carry on his name (as well as carry around his bones) find their destinies entwined with his… even if he’s not fully around to appreciate it.

Krozat is rumored to be among the most powerful, skilled, and deadly people on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s dead, reduced to a sack of bones carried around by his former party members and often used to hold open doors, frighten children, etc.

Wortimer "Wort" Rustnot is the formerly faithful dwarven sidekick of Krozat, now the guy who hauls around Krozat’s bones. He’s not bad in a fight, but his true talent lies in assembling clever objects and items out of his former master’s remains (ladders, clubs, musical instruments). It was his thieving from his master’s treasure hauls that resulted in not being able to afford Krozat’s resurrection, so he found Drog in a tavern and struck out to (in theory) find the cash to bring his master back to life… eventually.

Drog is a half-orc who looks as if he’s three-quarters orc and used his INT as a dump stat (if Drog isn’t murdering or destroying something, he might as well be furniture). He does appear to have a few motivations (food, smashing things, getting more effective weapons), but other than the occasional utterance in the third person, he’s pretty much a force of nature.

And then there’s Steve, the shape-shifting changeling… and a most literally one, at that.

Click the strip below, for a larger view.

Epic Campain appears on Mondays/Wednesdays.

About the Artist

Aaron Williams is a cartoonist and writer hailing from Kansas City where he lives with his wife and son. His earliest published work in cartooning appeared in the pages of Dragon Magazine #246 and he’s been at it ever since. In addition to Epic Campain, he’s the creator of Nodwick, ps238, Full Frontal Nerdity, and the creator/writer of the DC comic, North 40. He’s written comic scripts for DC’s Cartoon Network Action Pack, Disney, and Blizzard Entertainment. He eagerly seeks a cure for a Minecraft addiction that doesn’t involve giving up the whole internet.

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