When a man-child becomes a father, it’s an all-new adventure! What’s a fantasy tale without a bit of wry humor anyway?
SEP. 18, 2023, (PITTSBURGH, PA) — This fall, White Cat Entertainment returns to Elvenwood with an all-new adventure, Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood, now live on Kickstarter!
Written by Chris Mancini (Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master) and art and colors by Fernando Pinto (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mechaton) with letters by Troy Peteri (Spider-Man, X-Men, Robin), this 90-page full-color OGN is the direct sequel to the critically-acclaimed Long Ago and Far Away, which is sure to make you laugh, then cry… then laugh a little bit more.
As a result of Jason’s… adventure… with the Witch Queen, he now has a son, and since time passes differently in Elvenwood, the son, Lord Stone, is about 20 years older than Jason. Lord Stone also seems to have the entire sect of Northern Necromancers after him due to him stealing their sacred Blood Dagger for… mead money. They are powerful, quite angry, and are laying waste to Elvenwood to get to him, raising the dead as they go. Nexis could not protect him, so she sent him to Jason in his world to save his life. Now Jason has to return once again to Elvenwood to deal with the deadly Northern Necromancers, a horde of undead, coveted artifacts, and keeping an alliance between the Elves and the Witch Queen intact. He has to do this while dealing with the most difficult adventure of all: Fatherhood.
“As I was writing this sequel it was an absolute joy to revisit Elvenwood and these characters,” said Chris Mancini. “The various themes of growing up and adulthood resurfaced, of course, and through high fantasy I wanted to explore if Jason could now make the journey from man-child to father. And I wanted to make it a bit more complicated by making his son 20 years older, armed with a sword, and trying to kill him in a hotel room.
“It’s all pretty exciting!” said Fernando Pinto. “Volume One was the biggest book I worked on at the time, so there’s a lot of memories attached to it. Diving back into this world and the relationships between the cast, the humor, and the action in it has been a blast—like going back to high school, but you actually want to find out what these guys have been up to. You guys are gonna love it!”
Chris Mancini is also the author of Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked Out New Dad from Simon and Schuster, filmmaker of Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary from Comedy Dynamics, and is known for famed podcasts such as The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood, Conversations From the Abyss, and Comedy Film Nerds.
The campaign for Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood ends Oct. 6th. Rewards include digital and physical books, in addition to signed editions plus VIP and royalty!
White Cat Entertainment is a content and publishing company that focuses on comedy and genre storytelling with an emotional core. Stories are created just over the horizon, across multiple mediums including comics, podcasting, film, and books. “Outer Worlds. Inner Journeys.”