"For the glory of Merlin, daylight is mine to command!"
While working on several Star Wars comics for Panini Germany, I was asked by the editor if I’d be interested in creating strips for a new bi-monthly Trollhunters comic, based on the DreamWorks TV show created by Guillermo Del Toro.
I was consulted on how best to launch the comic stories and I suggested an adaptation of a key scene from the very first episode would serve as an excellent introduction to the show’s concept and main characters.
I followed this up with several original stories set within continuity of the first half of the first season.
For this research-intensive project, I worked in close collaboration with the story team at DreamWorks, and wrote every story on the magazine’s five-issue run.
The Battle with Bular
12-page one-shot, with art by Ingo Romling, in Trolljager magazine #1, September 2018, Panini Germany.
Introductory adaptation of a key action scene from Becoming: Part Two (Season One, Episode Two). Having discovered the Amulet of Merlin, schoolkid Jim Lake, Jr and his buddy Toby must now escape the ravening troll Bular the Vicious.
Within the Woods
12-page one-shot, with art by Ingo Romling, in Trolljager magazine #2, January 2019, Panini Germany.
When a pack of gargoyles are unleashed in the local woods, amateur sleuth Eli Pepperjack decides to investigate. Jim and Toby must rescue him, but can they save their friend while keeping Jim’s identity a secret?
An Unwelcome Geist
12-page one-shot, with art by Tanya Roberts, in Trolljager magazine #3, April 2019, Panini Germany.
Walking through Heartstone Trollmarket on their way to another training session with Blinky, Jim and Toby disturb a strange plant: a ravening Unglergeist! This monstrous mushroom teaches Jim a valuable lesson about the dangers of overconfidence – and why it never hurts to have a good sandwich on hand!
12-page one-shot, with art by Tanya Roberts, in Trolljager magazine #4, July 2019, Panini Germany.
When the Hero’s Forge malfunctions, Jim finds himself trapped inside the immense machine and must escape the deadly jumble of cogs and gears. Then he discovers why the Forge malfunctioned in the first place...
12-page one-shot, with art by Ingo Römling, in Trolljager magazine #5, October 2019, Panini Germany.
Training is beginning to take its toll on Jim’s school and home life. If only there was a way in which he could be in two places at once. A Trollmarket vendor overhears and offers him the ‘perfect’ solution.