Stjepan Sejic Joins Creator Kurtis Wiebe as New "Rat Queens" Artist

Thu, December 11th, 2014 at 7:36am PST | Updated: December 11th, 2014 at 7:38am

Comic Books
Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor
34

69070e9e c625 41aa 9457 83a002f31344

Image Comics has announced that Stjepan Sejic is joining "Rat Queens" creator Kurtis Wiebe as the new artist for the popular series. Sejic will join the title in February with the release of Issue #9. According to Image, the series will return with a regular monthly schedule beginning with Issue #12, which arrives in stores in May.

"I'm excited to have Stjepan bring the Rat Queens to life in his distinctive style, a voice that understands both the heart and the humor of Hannah, Dee, Betty and Violet," Wiebe said in an Image press release. "The future of the series is brighter than ever and we're looking forward to getting new issues out to fans."

Ahead of Sejic's debut, guest artist Tess Fowler's work will grace the cover and pages of "Rat Queens Special: Braga" #1, written by Wiebe and slated for a January 14 release.

Original "Rat Queens" artist Roc Upchurch left the series in November in the wake of allegations of domestic abuse against his estranged wife.

Launched in 2013 as part of Image's Shadowline imprint, "Rat Queens" is a medieval fantasy adventure series starring four female lead characters. The book has received widespread critical acclaim, and specifically attracting praise and a passionate fanbase for its positive portrayals of female characters. In 2014, it was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best New Series.

922f0080 088d 4806 ae6a 4607733b7d9a 1
8e12838d 219a 440a b800 cdb4be6076bc
c2c5922b b095 4b54 8547 cdcaba54546b

Discuss this story in CBR's Image Comics forum.  |  34 Comments

TAGS:  image comics, stjepan sejic, kurtis j wiebe, rat queens

 
CBR News