“Carrying Iron” is an eight-page comic set in the seedy underbelly of Ralliesport, the capital city of the Republic of Draven in the realm of Terra. Written by Peter Lampasona, illustrated by D.L. Johnson, and lettered by Cardinal Rae, this short comic takes readers into the shadows of a Ralliesport jazz club, where dubious dealings are made along to the musical stylings of a kidnapped transport from the New World. The Rendaraian jazz singer has picked her own fiddler for tonight’s show…but will she get out alive?
“Carrying Iron” introduces the Triggerman, a legendary figure who haunts the pages of Children of Gaia books (like War & Horses) and the imaginations of both Terrans and Rendaraians…and now, comics readers, as well.
“COG: Carrying Iron” is was originally published in Oneshi Press Anthology #08, and may be featured in future COG collected works.
In Rendaraia, where nature, magic, and civilization have long coexisted, strangers of unknown origin are invading. As war rages between the Terran interlopers and Rendaraian natives, hundreds of unique cultures of wildly varying technologies, traditions, and species are ravaged by an imperial society driven by the rapacious demands of its own politically divided home. But there is more at stake than land or culture: Rendaraia and its invaders are linked far more deeply than anyone realizes.
In a lavish fantasy setting, battles are waged through soldiers and sex; magic and steel; diplomacy and gunpowder. Children of Gaia (COG) is a complex story told through the eyes of those living through a collision of worlds. Some fight for power, others struggle to preserve a way of life, and many battle just to stay alive.
Children of Gaia is a vast universe; the backdrop for an epic, ongoing story told across multiple media. Works in progress include art books, dime store novels, and many others.