For today’s Exhibitor Spotlight we Spoke to Trev Burgess from Film 42 about their comic.
Myth of the K’inti is a new series of comic books describing a vast new realm of creation and alternate realities, which reawaken a group of youngsters’ imaginations. Check us out at https://www.film42.tv/ or find the books and posters at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/film42ComicShop
The comic has been a labour of love for myself, originally outlining the concept some 20 years ago.
Aimed at a younger audience (9+ to 99+), I hope to entertain an age group often left in the space between child and adult comics. In creating different realities, We have tried to create new visual styles with each new domain, the artwork evolving with each page turn.
Book one opens with a simple tale of a young group of friends meeting in their local café, overseen by Henry, the patriarchal owner. Part one introduces a strange young boy who fascinates and draws them in with tales of adventure and mystery. The newcomer creates an unsettling atmosphere with his stories and visions, highlighting the unease each teenager has with themselves, their friends and the adult world they have yet to acknowledge.
As part two quickly reveals, the protagonist, Timo, harbours ulterior motives. It is possible that the youngsters’ imaginations are being manipulated and used as a conduit for Timo, enabling him to reach alternate dimensions, through dream states created by his stories.
As we reach the climax of book one, new characters from other realities are revealed and relationships established. Timo leads the reader in another direction, pursuing his adversary and seeking answers. Throughout there are hints of a larger story arc, to be covered by five future books in the series.
I am the author of the series, as well as a Cinematographer & Director, with 35 years’ experience in TV and Dom Tsoi is the illustrator. Dom recently graduated from university, beginning a career as a hugely talented artist. We are both based in South Wales, UK. He can be found at https://www.domtsoi.com. Checkout his exhibition in March-April in Cardiff at https://www.thesho.co.uk/
We have grown as a creative partnership over the course of two comics and have begun to expand the characters and their world. We are both passionate about the style and quality of Timo, I believe we have created some great imagery and enough intrigue to encourage the reader to follow us in the series.
Funded totally by myself, I hope to promote the complete Book One (Parts 1 & 2) and gain a following to fund the other stories.
My intention has always just been to share my vision of a fascinating new world. It is my hope that it appeals to anyone, young and old, who loves to dream and who also never intends to grow up.
Our stand features Part one and two of the comic, but we also bring a selection of posters based on the book, limited edition T-shirts by the lovely lads at https://www.sickts.co.uk/ and if all goes well, some special jewellery from the series.
Swing by and say hi to me & Dom when you visit!