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The Wizerd Vol. 1

And the Potion of Dreams!

Illustrated by Rachel Dukes

Nerdist Best Comics of 2020

The Wizerd and the Potion of Dreams packs humor, heart, and heaps of distractions into a fantasy adventure sure to please any adventurer out there!

Adventure awaits! A quest is coming! Excitement envelopes all! ...And it’s disturbing a reclusive young wizerd’s peace and quiet!

A garden-tending wizerd is dragged into the adventuring life by a small warrior princess, as they seek the ingredients of a wish-granting potion. (The warrior princesses wish? To get big and strong — and hunky! — really hunky!) Thanks to ransacking goblins, a too-noble knight, an evil wych, and the warrior’s endless appetite, securing the potion ingredients won’t be as quick or as simple as the wizerd had hoped!

Michael Sweater has worked for Cartoon Network and draws a lot of comics for grown ups. He is currently being held hostage by his wife and cats in the beautiful mountains of northwest Arkansas. Send help.

Rachel Dukes hails from San Diego, California. A graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies, they works as a cartoonist and illustrator and is the creator of the cat-centric webcomic Frankie Comics. Their work has also appeared in several anthologies, including Beyond, Oath, Bottoms Up, As You Were, and Tim'rous Beastie. Clients include Brain Quest, College Humor, BOOM! Studios, Lion Forge Comics, and The Nib, among others. Rachel lives in Los Angeles. They are thankful for coffee, gingham, and readers like you.

"Immersive and fantastical, The Wizerd! acts as an acerbic yet sweet all-ages fairytale. Far from the dark and often horror-tinged world of the Brothers Grimm, this is a charming Technicolor dreamworld where magic is real, cute creatures reign supreme, and every page is filled with the kind of detail that any comic book fan will want to spend hours poring over."

– Rosie Knight, WWAC

"Sweater and Dukes offer up some bright and playful sword-and-sorcery high jinks in this series starter, which features plenty of snappy banter, rollicking fight scenes, and hints of secrets yet to be revealed"

– Booklist

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