Third-generation comic artist Emma Kubert partners with up-and-coming writer Rusty Gladd to deliver the epic high-fantasy adventure, Inkblot. The new ongoing series will launch from Image Comics this September.
Kubert is known most recently for contributions as a penciler, inker, and colorist for DC Entertainment’s DC Super Hero Girls and Teen Titans Go! She also drew layouts for The New York Times bestselling young adult graphic novel Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo.
Inkblot follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake—the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn’t care, and just won’t listen!
“I’ve been working on Inkblot since I was a student at the Kubert school (about four years in the making). Growing up, I always thought comics were all about masculine super men, which wasn’t quite relatable, so I turned to the world of fantasy, like Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” said Kubert. “I loved the fantasy genre so much that I knew one day, I’d have to forge a world of my own. The creation of Inkblot was an extremely collaborative effort between Rusty and I. We both work in the same studio, talking about plots, checking each other’s work, and making sure everything fits seamlessly together. We each use our strengths to create our magically fun comic and epic fantasy world!”
Gladd added: “Expect the fabric of the universe to be held in judgement by a cat—a cat which can conjure any reality and travel through time, but is nevertheless a cat. Emma and I work as a team to put each stitch into the tapestry of Inkblot. Readers can expect the cat to behave erratically, to accomplish the absurd, and to be just as vindictive as it is cute and cuddly. It will lead others on adventures, save those in peril, and play with its food.”
Inkblot #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 2.