Thursday, October 22, 2009

Armageddon '09: Wulfpak

Above: The cover of 'Wulfpak' by Ed Butler. Copyright Ed Butler 2009.

(A quick note: apologises on the delayed coverage of 'Comics on K', the day-job and prepping for Armageddon have completely swallowed my time-table this week. But not fear, it's on the way!)

In the meantime, I have an exclusive first-look at Ed Butler's new comic debuting at Armageddon this weekend: 'Wulfpak'.

Ed's been making waves in the NZ comics community after releasing his first self-published comic 'Hell Bound' at last year's Armageddon. Since then his obvious artistic talents have seen him snapped up by Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert's production company Pacific Renaissance to produce storyboards for the locally filmed US series 'Spartacus: Blood & Sand'.

Here's Ed's description of 'Wulfpak':

"It's basically a kids comic in the vein of 'Dragon Ball' and 'Naruto'. It's about this kid Wulf and his pet wolf Smoke and friends out on a quest to find their lost clan. The book will feature two stories set in the wulfpak world. One is written and drawn by me, the other is written by me and drawn by my mate, Munro Te Whata. We're both ex-'Bro Town' (artists)".

Above: A preview page from 'Wulfpak'. Copyright Ed Butler 2009.

This looks like it's going to be a very impressive package: it's manga sized and will be around 50 pages in length. I'm sure it will be one of the real highlights of the convention, so be sure to seek out a copy this weekend!

For more information on Ed Butler and his work, you check out his comics website Hell Bound Comics, and his online portfolio.



  1. Highly impressive Ed. I bet you sell out. It seems so obvious to do a book aimed at younger readers, but no one else has really done before. Worth noting, I think, that my 12 step-son is very excited about this weekend, and I have had heard various similar stories about kids (well boys) around the same age who are likewise jazzed about the event. make sure you save me a copy.

  2. Yeah man, that looks very cool Ed. Looking forward to seeing it and Munro's next issue also!