Bictori is the team of comic artists/authors Taylor Carlson and Stefanie Dao aka Fujiyosky, and "Knocking on the Sky" is their comic book creation. I met the Bictori team at Planet Comicon and had a very nice chat with them about their comics. Y'know, that's the best thing about these events - talking to these wonderful artists, learning about their work and their personal artistic journey. And, supporting them with a purchase or two. I've bought a few comics and books from the authors and artists at these events, and so far everything has been just splendid!
So, "Knocking on the Sky". Taylor and Fujiyosky had the first two comics in a planned series of 6, plus (free with purchase of 1 and 2) the standalone pilot issue. So I picked up all three, added them to my bag o' stuff, and brought them home. A few days later, I picked them up out of the stack and read them while sitting outside on a lovely Spring Kansas City evening. And, well, now I'm hooked. The story involves a group of exquisitely developed characters, each with their own unique idiosyncrasy (or two). The characters spring to life through the dialogue (a little salty at times), the artwork, and the visual story composition. There are little arty additions throughout, such as a little, teeny word "point" when one of the characters points. Persons who are dead are thusly indicated. There are little visual style changes every now and then that really serve to keep a sense of motion and maintain the reader's high interest. These are outstanding comics.
And, like I said, I'm hooked on the story. Book 3 is supposed to be out in the Summer of '17. I will have to keep up with Team Bictori so I can get books 3-6, whenever they are published.
I'm not going to give away any story or character spoilers. It's much more fun to experience it all with your first (and subsequent) read(s). One thing, though - check out this character's right arm:
Yeah... It's metal...
Keep up with Bictori and "Knocking on the Sky" at the following websites,
Taylor Carlson: https://www.behance.net/tmcarlson
Stefanie Dao: https://www.behance.net/stefaniedao
Fujiyosky on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fujiyosky/