This installment of the Small Press Spotlight has something a little different for you. We’re looking at Outland Entertainment’s The Resound Fields by Donald “Scribe” Ross. What makes this different you ask? Well, it’s an art and chapter book, meaning it’s not a typical comic book. Instead, it’s an illustrated narrative featuring characters that Scribe has been painting as murals in Kansas City for years.
Described as having an “Alice in Wonderland flavor,” the all-ages book is slated for release in October. Read the details below:
When Rumpus the rhinoceros calls out “sick” from work to spend the day pursuing his art, he doesn’t expect to be eaten by a giant, flying whale, or end up in a reality completely different from his own.
Nor does he realize he’s following the footsteps of his beloved grandfather, who disappeared years ago. But when he finds himself on an island in need of help, oppressed by a regime that keeps the populace under control through mind-pacifying cupcakes, Rumpus realizes he can’t just walk away. With the help of a tiny bee-eater, a raucous lion sage, and a brave and impetuous griffon, Rumpus learns that imagination, music, and art may just hold the key to a brighter future.
Take a look at the preliminary cover art below for The Resound Fields and stay tuned for more on the book’s release this fall. Head to Outland’s website for more on their worlds, books, games, and comics.