Creator: Mark Smylie
An epic fantasy of set in the Highlands of Daradja, which are dotted with ancient citadels and castles, held by petty kings and clans who war against each other and the brigand bands that plague the bleak and mountainous region. Artesia, once a concubine to King Branimir of the Citadel of Dara Dess, has in time risen to become one of his chief war captains; a priestess to dread goddesses; and a magician like her mother once was, controlling warlike spirits. This saga details Artesia’s exploits as she struggles to maintain control of the throne while dealing with enemies from outside her kingdom’s borders—and within.
Artesia Afire: Silver Award Winner for ForeWord Magazine’s Best Graphic Novel of 2004.
Artesia: ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Award Winner for Best Graphic Novel of 2003.
Artesia, Artesia Afield, and Artesia Afire: Selected as Best Comics Entry at the 2004 DIY Book Festival.
Artesia: Winner of Broken Frontier’s 2004 Paper Screen Gem for Fantasy (www.brokenfrontier.com)
Artesia: Selected as a Comic Worth Reading by Joanna Draper Carlson’s www.comicsworthreading.com
Artesia: Sequential Tart’s Read This or Die for July 1999; selected for Sequential Tart’s Recommended Reading Lists (Action/Adventure) (www.sequentialtart.com)
Mark Smylie: Nominated for an Eisner Award for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition 2001
Mark Smylie: Nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Best Newcomer 1999
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