Stone of Thor releases today at http://okiecomics.com.
Stone of Thor started out as a short story and won second place in the OWFI YA Fantasy category at the 2020 OWFI Conference. It was based on characters from my Glome’s Valley and Return to Glome’s Valley YA books. The story was well suited for Okie Comics, comics by Oklahomans, for Oklahomans – written about a place in Oklahoma steeped in mystery.
It is set at the beautiful Heavener Runestone Park and the Heavener Runestone relic. I love this area of our state, south of Poteau in the Ouachita Mountains. It is near the Talimena scenic drive which begins in Talihina, OK and ends in Mena, AR. The relic is one of several in the area, but by far the largest. It is a runestone that some say was carved by ancient Vikings before Christopher Columbus came to the new world.
Ethan has lost his Stone of Thor given to him by Glome the Viking ghost, for protection against Loki. He last saw it when he play-battled the trolls at the Heavener Runestone Park. But he hasn’t lost it. Loki, stepbrother to Thor, has stolen it and will not give it back. Ethan must call on help from Trondelag the dragon to help him get it back before Loki throws it deep into the forest of the Ouachita Mountains.
I learned a lot from Jeff Provine and R. A. Jones about the art of comic script writing. Then the magic came to life when Mike Kennedy illustrated the characters and setting.
Check it out and let me know what you think. If you are looking for a weekend jaunt, check out the Heavener Runestone Park in southeast Oklahoma. You might find the Stone of Thor, but I know you’ll find the Heavener Runestone to be magical.
What are you reading this week?