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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Nov 03, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends! This Thursday (11/4) I will be joining the inimitable Rob Geronimo on his YouTube channel for a chat about the dark fantasy genre! We'll talk Blood Realm, Red Koi, and how to balance the darkness with the light....spoiler altert: It's blood. Lots and lots of blood. Join us!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Oct 06, 2021
In RED KOI
Red Koi #5 My friends! The concluding issue of Red Koi | Ch. 2 | SHATTERED LEGACY is available for pre-order through Alterna's Fall Pre-Order Campaign! In this issue Eiko faces a showdown with the Marut of the White Lotus Knights, a Ranger bound by sacred oath to track her to the ends of the earth...or die trying. This issue contains a shocking revelation from Eiko's past...a secret that will change the course of her path from ronin...to RENEGADE! Snag your copy through the campaign today!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Oct 06, 2021
In PROMOTION COMMOTION
My friends! The concluding issue of Red Koi | Ch. 2 | SHATTERED LEGACY is available for pre-order through Alterna's Fall Pre-Order Campaign! In this issue Eiko faces a showdown with the Marut of the White Lotus Knights, a Ranger bound by sacred oath to track her to the ends of the earth...or die trying. This issue contains a shocking revelation from Eiko's past...a secret that will change the course of her path from ronin...to RENEGADE! Snag your copy through the campaign today!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Sep 03, 2021
In RED KOI
In issue 4 of Red Koi, part II of Shattered Legacy, the jungle running adventure descends into the flooded catacombs of an ancient city where Eiko Red Koi and her mysterious new ally Numa are hunted by a team of Rangers of the White Lotus Knights of Vara'Qur among many other nasty surprises: Get your swords ready, my friends! -Tyler
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Aug 26, 2021
In RED KOI
Hello dear Red Koi readers! Did you see the latest Red Koi Newsletter? If not, be sure to subscribe and check it out here: https://tinyletter.com/Tyler-Wentland/letters/red-koi-a-broken-world Issue 4 is coming out soon! Can't wait to hear what you think. Thank you! Tyler
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Jul 24, 2021
In RED KOI
I've mentioned a certain knight will make an appearance in Red Koi #6...so here's a sneak peek ONLY for the Alterna forum:
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Jun 23, 2021
In RED KOI
Join us! Tyler & Nick
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Apr 27, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends! I've put sketch cover commissions on my website and wanted to chronicle the progress of one here. A faithful reader has commissioned Red Koi vs The Swan King! So here is part 1...the scribbles: Part 2: Tightening up my lines... Part 3: Laying in my first inks. At this stage I want to identify key features and leave others as pencils that I can further refine. Part 4: Inking the larger sections and details. Part 5: Almost there. Filling in the background and adding battle damage. Part 6: Final touches adding the corner and barcode bow details.
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Apr 26, 2021
In RED KOI
Something you may have noticed, which will be explored in Red Koi #6 is the title "King of Ravens" mentioned a few times in The Swan King one-shot. The moniker is a slur from the King's own people who saw his swan sigil with it's symbolism of beautiful, as glaring hypocrisy in the face of his bloody war against the giants and the lives spent in the pursuit of "peace." Consequently wherever the Swan King rides the ravens follow expecting a meal. This idea will be explored in issue 6 but keep your eyes out for these guys!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Apr 07, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends, I wanted to share this review of Red Koi #3, part 1 of Shattered Legacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5reP6jkS2h8 and invite you to share your thoughts/response to the book. What did you think? Are you digging the new adventure? Let me know your thoughts here!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Mar 17, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends, here are some screenshots from the latest issue of Red Koi on my drawing board, what will be issue 6! While you wait for this issue, I hope you'll enjoy CH. 2: SHATTERED LEGACY, Part 1: BLOOD DEBTS! : https://www.alternaaccess.com/product-page/pre-order-red-koi-3
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Mar 09, 2021
In RED KOI
Hi Friends! I just wrote a Newsletter about how I try to create the "atmosphere" of Red Koi and The Swan King, starting with Red Koi #1 PGS 1-3: https://tinyletter.com/Tyler-Wentland/letters/red-koi-ghosts-screaming-in-the-darkness I've gotten such wonderful comments about the atmosphere and mood of the books that I wanted to explore that idea. Check it out!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Mar 02, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends! I wanted to share the penciling process for the page currently on my drawing table. I've never before drawn a spiral stair and wow...was it a challenge. A lot of fun though!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Feb 18, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends! I wanted to post this as a place to post any questions or comments you might have about Red Koi, The Swan King, or anything else!
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Feb 09, 2021
In RED KOI
Curious what you all think happens next in Red Koi #3? I ask because I originally envisioned Red Koi as a single story finished in those first 2 issues...then the book got picked up by Alterna and my imagination was free to go bananas. Issue 3 comes out soon but I'm curious where you think its going? Or what you'd like to see from the book? Let me know! Tyler
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Jan 27, 2021
In RED KOI
Friends! I just wanted to thank you for your interest and support of both Red Koi and The Swan King. They are my favorite characters I've ever created and having you along for the journey. I look forward to interacting with you here but want to invite you to subscribe to my newsletter as well at: https://tinyletter.com/Tyler-Wentland. At this point I am penciling issue 6 of Red Koi, which will be a crossover with The Swan King! So if you enjoyed these characters separately, just you wait until they cross paths with all of the swordfights and beast-battles you've come to expect. I try to post little snippets of my daily work to my Instagram (@tyler.wentland) and Twitter (@TylerWentland) so be sure to follow me there if you are a process junkie. -Red Koi Issue 5 is with all-star colorist Nick Welch and will then be sent on to letterer extraordinaire Wes Locher. -Red Koi Issue 4 is done! -Red Koi Issue 3 and the Red Koi Giant!, featuring a new 12 page prequel should be coming out next month so be sure to look out for those. Thanks so much! Reach out anytime with questions. I am happy to be here with you. -Tyler
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Tyler Wentland
Alterna Creator
Alterna Creator
Jan 17, 2021
In RED KOI
Hello friends! My name is Tyler Wentland and I am the artist and writer of Red Koi and The Swan King along with master colorist Nick Welch and letterer extraordinaire Wes Locher! Thanks so much for reading! Post questions, comments, and we'll be happy to chat. Thank you!
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Tyler Wentland
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