ABOUT THE LEGEND OF GAREUS
Think of David Brent in fantasy, Don Quixote with dragons, Basil Fawlty with armor, Jessie the Body Ventura without the skill (or the body)... and you get: Gareus!
A man of little skill, knowledge, wisdom, or courage, he nevertheless proclaims his prowess across the land of Fintrasia leaving a swath of disgruntled and bewildered citizenry behind.
Whilst Gareus may be completely oblivious to his blowhardiness, a legend in his own mind, there are real dangers lurking in the world and when he stumbles across them he is often saved by his loyal (and insane) follower Dave. Dave worships the ground Gareus walks on even more than Gareus himself - which is quite a feat - but he is a true believer in his hero, the man, the myth: The Legend of Gareus.
Oh and there is some worship of Eels and a fascination with wicker baskets (that may or may not be sexual in nature) but we will get to all that in good time...
More than just a rib on the fantasy genre The Legend of Gareus is a look at fame, at those that seek fame for its own sake, the lengths and extreme effort people will frequently go through for it... and what kind of people are left after that journey.
But don't forget there are cool swords, dragons, and stuff too.
Well, I say 'team' it pretty much is just me (Shaun) buuuuuut I there are plans to expand the creative contributors as we progress.
Shaun Garea - I write, draw, ink, colour, and letter all the T-LOG work but will be delegating some out over time hopefully so I don't kill myself at the altar of my own alter ego! I have worked in film for years with work supported by Oscar and Palm'd Or winner Jane Campion, Bill Gould from bands Faith No More, Brujeria, and Talking Book, plus my work has featured excellent actors such as Dwayne Cameron. Getting things made in film I must say is frustrating work, mainly I find because you need to rely on many people and situations to get a project done. This led me to look to comic work where all I really need is myself. I don't need funding. I don't need proposals. I don't need festival acceptances. And I only have to count on one person (unfortunately that person is me)! Oh and comics don't cost thousands of dollars all the time... did I mention making comics is cheaper?
I also have a feature on The Weekly Spoon where I review classic comic works HERE
Alex McMahon - Alex is the DM for our Advanced Fighting Fantasy role play. It is here Gareus really got formed in the fantasy content (We are not counting 'Gareus of The Wicker' from Skyrim... perhaps I shall make a post about him another time). In playing AFF we came across Dave who is now an integral part of the comic. Dave and his interactions with Gareus led to the character essentially as we see him here and because of this Alex definitely deserves character credit! Alex is currently working on an RPG video game (look out for Gareus...) and will hopefully be contributing stories for a few short adventures here as we progress.
WHERE TO FIND 'THE LEGEND OF GAREUS'
You can find The Legend of Gareus currently here on www.TheLegendofGareus.com at our facebook: www.Facebook/TheLegendofGareus.
The first story 'The Hero of Copperton' will feature in the 30th issue of Funtime Comics and will be available for order later this year!!! There are also plans for full Gareus choc-a-block editions in the future too so watch this space.