The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II
Please click the above link
Each line here will be a text box and you will do a picture for it; acrylics, digital, photo of a sculpture, real world picture, inked, leather work, collage, weaving, stuff.
(I have created initial artwork (of a sorts) and now ask that you replace it – and this will progress / evolve as the tour progresses)
This follow up to The Hammer Flies is a collaborative graphic novel for online display and as a presentation on screen at festivals and museums across much of the Viking lands.
We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating our amazing Graphic Novel presentation The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below. We are looking for artist contributors now!
We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for Markets, Festivals and Museums.(We will chat through what is needed and how it all works and then leave it up to you to interpret)
(Neanderthal Camp etc)
For the horned god rides
“We must be about our way,” speaks King Georg
“To out ships and to our home”
For I must cast the bones
I see a great wyrm-beast that winds and devours. It is coming down through the hills to destroy
To destroy our kin
Then we must a-home at speed
“Come back! There is more.
It is not our home where death is at its worst.
They will be safe enough in the cold till our ships return.
The danger is…
…to the Jarl
Egil stands, “They need us not.”
“They have a great fortress”
“and great armies”
“They need us not. We are needed at home.”
“So speaks our greatest fighter”
“Yet there is more,”
“A monstrous being came out of the sea”
“a Dragoon!” [need to look this up, it turns man-like]
“Bone Head fought it single-handedly.”
“It fled with want of limb”
“There was a great feast.”
“They slept well (despite the distant sound of wailing pain)”
“The very walls of the hall were burst apart”
“The creature’s father!”
“Bone Head was swept aside to fall as dead.”
“This enormous creature devoured each warrior.”
“One by one”
“They were devoured”
“Till all that could fight were laid as limbs”
“Roaring it ran”
“Diving down the great falls with son in arm,”
“Swimming across the sea to other, safer, lands to heal.”
“When Bone Head awoke all there was left was stench and slime and death”
“and the battered poor”
“More death will come – the winding beast”
“Our best warriors”
“The outside watcher. Ready yourself for you must go” [it could have the faces of everyone involved]
A great wyrm-like trail bursts out of the waters and howling, baying, blowing, hunts – across the very sea
The Horned God creates a path of ice as they hurtle on
Arrows, spears are flying down
The great leviathan
The monstrous beast it leaps
Swallowing the hunt
They burst out and hurry on
The Jarl on guard alone looks down and sees a sail
The band disembark
“Such a small force as this”
The fire-wyrm comes
Villagers run and hide
Jarl and Georg’s fighters stand and face
“They are but men”
“On horses, carrying torches!”
“Naked but for red paint and skull of bird” (Jodie Hazel)
The vast horde leaps the stockade.
T’or Eric falls
Simen fights to death
Kennet runs through them; killing, dyingJarl again is knocked from feet, to fall in well
Lars Magnar knocks a red one from horse and rides to fight a while
Vigdis and Jeppe feel spears as their spears pierce
Bruni is felled from behind
Egil and Vibeke cut a swathe almost to the rear
“And that leaves you”
Then a darkness fills the sky
The Horned God
The Wild Hunt fly
And all will die…
You take up arms and valiant join your god in mighty, fighting, death
Till none are left alive
What will you do?
Will you and your warriors join the hunt?
Or will you send the red ones to be part of the forever hunt?
Will you follow the Horned God to Valhal? To feast till Ragnarok
Whichever way you choose, the village is saved
And they will build again
All artists will be credited for their work and links placed as requested.
All art remains the property of the creator and although use of these peices is kindly donated, if profits are made from future publication they will be shared proportionately.
Link to Jodie Hazel
Link to Ana Maus