Bedra is the government-assigned military advisor for the only Porg colony on Fara Nexa. But when the situation starts to deteriorate, he's thrust into the leadership position he never wanted. Will Bedra be able to fend off the Astaver-Dovars and keep his colony standing while he waits for help to arrive?
Transmissions from Fara Nexa is the first volume of the Transmissions saga. It chronicles the string of disasters that befall the Porgs (and Garnams) on Fara Nexa. The story was written by Eric Carter and the lavish artwork was all done digitally by Anthony Cournoyer.
Presented with an unexpected opportunity for escape, an unlikely pair of prisoners work together on their precipitous journey toward freedom. Can the Porg and Kaean fugitives evade capture long enough to make it off the planet when each can't even understand the other's language?
This story is set in the year Embarnik 60 on an out-of-the-way planet near a colony founded primarily to imprison the convicts of other settlements. Drawn, inked, and colored by Anthony Cournoyer, and written by Eric Carter.
A Porg parent scares his son with some frightening truths, and a team of Kaean colonists investigate the suitability of a recently unoccupied planet. This story poses the question: "Why, with so many opportunities for intelligent life in even a single galaxy, are there so few space-faring species?" And it posits an answer.
Filter Dregs is an exploration of the concept of the Great Filter, which is the obstacle that limits the number of enduring, space-colonizing civilizations. It was written by Eric Carter and Jason Bane, and drawn and painted entirely by Anthony Cournoyer.
All Juljak wants is to be left alone. But when a gang of unruly kids threatens his hopes for tranquility, the retired inventor takes matters into his own hands. And when his confrontational tactics fail to earn him a respite, the reclusive Porg decides to take a different approach.
With the sunny world of Karlan as a backdrop, Reinvention explores the measures people can take to escape their innermost demons, and the peace that comes with facing them instead. All of the gorgeous artwork in Reinvention was digitally composed and painted by Daniel Allen, and the story itself was spun by Ted Anderson and Jason Bane.
Just who are the Xotron? Seven current and former members of the Xotron dominion share their perspectives.
The story was written by Eric Carter with some help from Jason Bane, and the artwork was done by Brandon Leach and Shoham "Leo" Charikar. Brandon created the cover along with chapters 1, 4, and 7, while Leo drew and painted chapters 2, 3, 5, and 6.
A traveling bard retells an ages-old myth for two young farm children to pay for his supper. In this popular tale from ancient Porg lore, a rebellious peasant named Midigan is captured by the wicked King Puscilis and locked away in a magical tower of coral. Will Midigan find a way to escape his prison and protect his village from the King's advancing army?
Joe Slucher created the style and all of the pages for the mythological meat of this story, while Anthony Cournoyer drew and colored the modern-day scenes. Jason Bane and Eric Carter wrote the script.
For a Kaean ambassador and his escort, an assassination attempt is just another day on Suulmalla; Turikasuul aren't known for their diplomacy. But in the wake of the attack, how do the Kaeans cope? How can they remain dedicated to a mission of peace with a species that attacks them at every turn?
Unwelcome Emissary looks at the tough situations soldiers face when stationed in enemy territory. The story was written by Eric Carter, and the amazing pictures were painstakingly eked into being by Daniel Allen.
Feilin's mother is one of her clan's respected elders, and when she is kidnapped right in front of Feilin, Feilin is powerless to help. How can anyone deal with such a tragedy, one that is all too commonplace on Suulmalla at this time? In this case, a recent innovation may be of some use.
A Turikasuul coming-of-age tale, presented in multiple parts, set before Turikasuul had access to modern technology. Drawn and painted by Daniel Allen. Story by Jason Bane and Eric Carter.
A pair of Kaeans don their space-proof strength suits and trek to the outer reaches of The Oursal to admire the view and commune with god. Their journey embodies the ongoing endeavor for meaning and spiritual guidance shared by nearly all Kaeans, though an outside observer may see their ritual as little more than a serious hike.
This contemplative story showcases the stunning artwork of Anthony Cournoyer and the unique environment of the Kaeans. Written by Eric Carter and Jason Bane.
The first Porg military forces in space were plagued by a rash of unexplained equipment failures. Satellites and other unmanned vessels disappeared, leaving no clues behind. The Porgs formed investigation teams to monitor as many of their remote star systems as they could, hoping to catch a disappearance as it occurred. And they got lucky.
Skies are Falling tells the story of the Porgs that unraveled the mystery of the vanishing satellites. It takes place years before the signing of The First Interstellar Treaty for Peace and Ethics, in a star system far away from the nearest Porg colony. Jason Bane composed the story, and every last bit of the artwork was drawn and painted by Daniel Allen.
Before the Kaeans were discovered by more technologically advanced races of aliens, they had no idea an interstellar network of fourth-dimensional travel shortcuts existed. But as they learned about the "tubes" and began to travel through them, they became just another aspect of the known world... taken for granted like everything else.
Written by Jason Bane and painted no one but Shoham "Leo" Charikar.
A traveling Porg missionary fights despair and rejection as he searches for brothers to join him in his faith. An artifact of his proselytization lies dormant for years, but upon rediscovery sparks an enlightening discussion between a contrasting pair of bookshop owners.
Set mostly on Artacuse and beginning in Embarnik 4, Door to Door touches on the trials of spreading a religion and compares the religious history of the Porg fringe religion Montarism with Lhytanism, the spiritual foundation of all modern Kaean civilization. The visual artwork for this story was created by Joe Slucher, and the story was written by Eric Carter and Jason Bane.
A leisurely stroll becomes an opportunity for a mother to pass down a small part of her cultural heritage to her son: she teaches him how to count in the old-fashioned way of their ancestors. But they must be careful, lest the Xotron discover their resistance to the "homogenization" occurring during this time period.
This story is set on the Turikasuul homeworld of Suulmalla and takes place during the time when the Xotron occupied all of that planet. Daniel Allen expertly illustrated and painted this story in bright, rich, digital watercolors. Story by Eric Carter.
A pair of Embarnik encounter a third soaking up stellar radiation near a star, but the lone Embarnik is up to more than sunbathing.
Written by Eric Carter and vividly painted by Anthony Cournoyer.
It's bedtime for a young Kaean girl when a monster appears in the window. She calls out, but her mother won't believe her! In the end it's just as well; her parents can't protect her anyway. Not from this.
Worst Case Scenario is set in a young Kaean colony on a planet a good ways away from their home planet of Bairyth (depicted in a painting in this Kaean family's living room). Eric Carter wrote the story, and Daniel Allen brought it to life.
An aged, pregnant warlord renowned for her ferocious nature deals with separation anxiety, both from her war and her sister, while her young escort chats more than she would prefer.
This story takes place on the Turikasuul homeworld Suulmalla and shows off the rainy, seasonally-flooded environment rife with wildlife and tide pools. The visuals were drawn by Anthony Cournoyer, and the story was written by Jason Bane and Eric Carter.
Once upon a time (Turikasuul 296 to be precise), a Porg by the name of Helmut went for a joyride on his segway. And then, something happened. When you read it, you won't believe what happens!
This is one of several short comics we made for practice when we were starting out. The artwork is all by Jonny Klein, and the events in sequence are all by Eric Carter.
An alternate version by Anthony Cournoyer is available for free through Graphic.ly.
An alternate version by Daniel Allen is available for free in the iTunes App Store.
Daniel Allen's version also appears in Carpe Chaos: Ignition.
Bedra dal Erbaden has (so far) been successful in ensuring his colony's survival despite a string of mismanaged disasters and now, finally, reinforcements are on the way. Yet Bedra's antagonizers, the Astaver-Dovars, have taken Porg territory and established air superiority—mostly through capturing Nexa City's gigantic aircraft hangar with the majority of Bedra's ships inside. Only a deluge of radiation emanating from a captured Xotron ship prevents the Astaver-Dovars from using the other ships in the hangar to their advantage. And that radiation is fading.
Transmissions Intercepted is the second volume of the Transmissions saga. This volume follows the Astavers & Dovars as they press their advantage against the Porgs on Fara Nexa. The story was conceived and written by Eric Carter, and the eye-catching art is the handiwork of Anthony Cournoyer.