Fearing that his facial hair may be trying to communicate with him, an idealistic slacktivist undergoes a surreal metamorphosis in an alternate future Toronto.
Join us for an irreverent exploration of itchy id impulses, eroding social etiquette, well-meaning idiocy, insidious ego worship, the allure of exploratory artists and the search for purpose in a world bursting at its seams with redundancy.
The Beard is a multi-media digital comic presented as an enriched PDF document. This means that if you spend some time hunting and clicking around on the fantastic artwork by Ryan Stanley, you’ll find links to exclusive downloads or streams by bands and artists featured in the story, sound effects, reference pages and whatever else we think of as we figure this thing out in front of you.
Our plan is to release 5-8 page chapters monthly until the first 28-page issue is complete, at which point we’ll collect the chapters as a single issue before figuring out a release schedule for the next installment.
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Since it took nearly a year to get it done, I'm going back through issue #1 of The Beard and doing a colour 'remix' of sorts before we release the collected chapters as a full media-enriched PDF (there are songs and sound effects and weird links hidden all through the pages). I learned so much as I went, and wasn't 100% ready to settle on what I did in the first half of the 28 pages. Expect another post in a while for when the new and improved version, and perhaps a few other before and after videos like this. . . . #thebeard #thebeardcomic #makecomics #digitalcomic #comiccoloring #webcomic #indie #indiecomic #toronto #dystopia #comicart #comicartist #comicbook #comics #comic #sequentialart #beforeandafter
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CHAPTER FIVE IS NOW LIVE IN COLOUR
Music From the Pages of
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The Beard is an enriched multi-media digital comic book. Hunt around the PDF for hidden music links, sound triggers, and other Easter eggs
March 6, 2017
Greetings, and fuck you very much (in entirely different ways) from Xelia, Coi, Jankie, and the whole colony.
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MARCH 1, 2017
We're taking a bit of time to "remix" issue one before moving forward. Take a look at this before and after video of Ryan's recolouring/art additions to Page 4. It'll be worth the wait, we promise. Thanks for bearing, or baring, with us.