Siegfried: Dragon Slayer – Kickstarter

Mark Allard-Will is a smart writer, caring person, and has neat tattoos. He sounds cool right? Yeah, he is, why haven’t you backed his Siegfried: Dragon Slayer Kickstarter yet!?

Concept image of the three main characters: Fafnir (left), Siegfried (centre) and Regin (right).
Concept image of the three main characters: Fafnir (left), Siegfried (centre) and Regin (right).

The Story (pulled from the Kickstarter)

A Danish prince, Siegfried is raised and trained by a Dwarf loyal to the King. He comes to learn of his family’s exploits; their successes, failures and tragedies, of wars between the clans of Germany and the decline of great nobility. 

These stories ignite a fire of longing inside of Siegfried, a longing for claiming adventure and renown of his own. 

Inspired to rid the coast of Denmark of a wretched Dragon (Fafnir). Siegfried will find that adventure might not come as advertised.

Sound familiar? This book is an adaptation of The Völsunga Saga, the surviving piece of Norse mythology that inspired both J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Richard Wagner’s Der Ring das Nibelung.

Promotional art of Siegfried (right) and Regin (left)
Promotional art of Siegfried (right) and Regin (left)

The Team

Mark Allard-Will – Writer/Author: The writer responsible for the Kickstarter success, The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck. Numerous comic credits and award wins on the indie film circuit with various short screenplays.

Jasmine Redford – Artist:  Jasmine hails from Saskatoon, Canada. Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a post-graduate of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Jasmine is both a scholar and a talented artist.

Elaine M. Will – Letterer: Elaine is the author and artist of the critically acclaimed, Look Straight Ahead (I LOVE Look Straight Ahead!). Producing comic strips and illustrations for Canadian magazines, ranging from Ryerson Review of Journalism to Feathertale Review.

Page #18 - finished artwork
Page #18 – finished artwork

Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is definitely a project of passion for Mark. Over coffee, he passionately explained the mythology. Adding context of history, diving deep into this story, which he obviously loves. I’ll level with you, I’m not a history buff, but I am a fan of Mark’s work. Burning Black is a great book, and the quality of his past work has already sold me on Siegfried.