Eyes front, adventure fans! Canada’s answer to Flash Gordon, Brok Windsor needs your help
Out of print since 1946, Brok Windsor, creation of cartoonist Jon Stables, is now poised to make his triumphant return to the printed pages thanks to Kickstarter and Hope Nicholson, the wizard behind the recent successful reprint of Nelvana of the Northern Lights. During World War II, cartoonist Jon Stables migrated from Winnipeg to British Columbia to contribute to the war effort using his panting skills. During this time he gets a job with Maple Leaf Comics and it is under this imprint that Brok Windsor is born. Windsor was a physician that stumbles upon the magical land of Chaqua hidden deep within the Canadian wilderness. He then contracts an infection from the island which makes his body grow to match the size of the islands inhabitants, a Wakandan-esque futuristic tribe. Thus begins the rollicking adventures of Brok Windsor which includes rodents of unusual size, dastardly villains, and Brok’s own Dejah Thores named Starra.Comic historians and archivists have praised the work of Stables for years and now, you and I have the chance to see these beautiful comics first-hand with a shiny new reprint, bringing Brok’s adventures to a whole new generation. Here’s how you help: Click here and pledge your dollars for a myriad of perks. It’s here you can read a bit more about the history of Stables plus see quotes taken from industry professionals about Brok Windsor. You can also oogle the murderer’s row of talent that are attached to this Kickstarter as donation incentives. You see, at crtain donation levels, you can get an original piece of Brok Windsor art work from some of the coolest artists working today; Names like Jason Loo from The Pitiful Human Lizard, Jeff Lemire, Marco Rudy, Sara Richards from My Little Pony, and many, many more!
Just head on over to Kickstarter to support this fantastic part of comic history and in the mean time, feast your eyes on just some of the gorgeous artwork provided by the campaign’s head Hope Nicholson plus a few glimpses at the artwork offered as donor incentives.
-J. Partridge, III