Dragons and heroes and elves oh my! The Last enchanter is a good old fashioned fantasy romp of good versus evil with love and magic and bad guys getting slapped. This sweeping tale of action and romance, written and created by Morgan Fitzsimons, is brought to life by Ariane Soares.
Take a beautiful, romantic young artist from Brazil and an imaginative (and possibly magic wielding) old writer from England and you have all the ingredients for an amazing fantasy comic. This team of brave and creative souls have gone on an epic quest to bring you the Last Enchanter. Armed with a magical graphics tablet and a pen (it's not sexy but its mightier than a sword), these talented women braved the world of men (and possibly an evil wizard and a dragon or two) to make magic.
Blackthorn, half elf and half human, is the last of the Dulcamara elves. The dragon masters are on an evil rampage and does our hero give up and play golf? Hell no, he picks up his pointy sword and goes off to conquer the bad guys. A fantasy romance wouldn't be the same without someone to love so Rowan the daughter of the King of Men is our fiery redhead of choice. The story is a real page turner and the artwork brings a stunning visual impact that makes this comic stand out and beg to be read.
Favourite colour: Pink (eww girly)
Favourite author: Rafael Sabatini
Role model: George Mayer Marton
Main influences: Old Arthurian romances, Tolkien, Yeates, Edgar Alan Poe, Pre-Raphaelite artists, Jim Fitzpatrick and too many more to mention.
Morgan Fitzsimons is on a mission to bring back some of the values of the bygone age she hales from. "Honour, trust, and integrity are highly undervalued in today's society. The trend is to glorify anti heroes and I'd like to see alternative role models, my kind of hero."
Favourite colour: Black (ooo mysterious)
Favourite comic artist: Stjepan Sejic
Role model: Mother
Main influences: Japanese animation, semi-realist comics, Lord of the Rings and other general fantasy stuff.
Ariane Soares thinks that with its revolutionary storyline and style of painting the Last Enchanter will touch people of all ages. "All the fantasy themes like amazing dragons, powerful fight scenes, magic, elves and princesses make the comic a perfect match for everyone who likes a good story. There is a deep story between the action. The Last Enchanter brings you purpose and profundity."
If you want a comic with a great story to get your teeth into or you want a feast of artistic beauty, the Last Enchanter is the meal for you. Buy it, read it, love it!