This installment of the Small Press Spotlight centers on Animal Castle from Ablaze Publishing. The comic created by writer Xavier Dorison and artist Felix Delep creates a new twist on George Orwell’s famous work Animal Farm, using cute creatures as an allegory to illustrate the inequality in our own society.
Read details from the publisher below:
On the Farm all animals were equal. In the Castle, some are more equal than others.
For fans of the bestselling Stray Dogs and the Eisner Award-winning Beasts of Burden comes an animal fable at once familiar and surprising! You may think you know the story but set aside your assumptions, this animal uprising is unlike any you have read! Nestled in the heart of a farm forgotten by men, the Animal Castle is ruled with an iron hoof by President Silvio. The bull and its dog militia savor their power, while the other animals are exhausted by work, until the arrival of the mysterious Azelard, a traveling rat who will teach them the secrets of civil disobedience.
The new publisher, which produces a variety of titles, formats, and genres for different age ranges including original and reprinted material, is offering a few different covers for Animal Castle #1 to suit your taste, such as virgin and sketch options.
Head to Ablaze’s website for more and check out some covers below.