have to say you went well beyond my expectations no
matter how high they may have been
are so real it's unbelievable,
truly the best comic
I've read to date anywhere.
is the story that Disney might have written.
I don't think they could, because they care too much about
money, but if they cared more for making something good,
then perhaps. Others would compare this to Bone; and though
they share many traits, I don't think it works either. Bone's
is a clean world. Even with all the mystery about what exactly
is going on, there is never any doubt as to where someone
So, we know what it isn't... so what is it, then?
Dreamkeepers is the story that does it all wrong
which explains why it might be one of the best comics I've
Here's the laundry list:
-he kills a kid. In the first book. Killing off main characters
is a big no-no. Lillie must have missed that part.
-the art is gritty. By which I mean that the work has a
more penciled kind of feel to it. Art is supposed to be
sleek. Men and women are supposed to be shiny. The grit
thing is reserved for dark stories and zombie pieces with
-furries as a rule are just not good. It's not a genre thing.
It's more like the law of gravity. But he made them good.
Which means he broke physics to make a good comic.
David Lillie belongs amongst the proud ranks of people who
do it wrong and make it good like Bryan Konietzko
and Michael DiMartino, or Doug Tennapel. It's not about
some bottom line or about meeting expectations. It's about
telling a story, and telling it to the best of his ability.
And frankly, the man succeeds. The story is terrific, the
art unique without being indie chic, the characters well-executed,
and... and... and more people need to read this!
So, sir, I tip my barely-published hat to you. I'm brewing
hot drinks for the next volume, and though I can wait
because I am now it is not easy. But it's worth it.
don't normally read a lot of hard-copy comics (just
stuck on webcomics right now), let alone order them online,
but something about yours just popped out to me and coaxed
me to go for it, and now I'll probably be a reader for as
long as it lasts.- MD
just got the copy today, sat down and was blown away
The story line is great and I look forward to
reading more, hell I'm going to sit down and read it again.-
beautiful! The color and detail is overwhelming
I first got this out of the package, the effort spent
on making this comic was immediately apparent. Good
quality artwork, awesome story and characters that beg to
be known make an excellent blend of reading and enjoyment
This did not disappoint in the least and was well worth
it! the only downfall was that now I have to wait
for the next installment! AS
just wanted to say that I love what you're doing with
DreamKeepers and Vivid Publishing and wish you guys the
best of luck. I received Vol. 1 (a few weeks back now) and
was immediately sucked in by your fun and varied cast of
characters, intriguing storyline, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous
panels. Your characters are so likable and engaging that
I was genuinely taken aback when
admit, I don't often read print comics (for many of
the same reasons you listed in your forward), so I wasn't
sure quite to expect at first. But having read it, I wouldn't
trade my copy (121/300) for the world. ..You can consider
me subscribed to the rest of the series. Keep up the amazing
work! - DM?
Truly Amazing! After
reading a friend's copy, I had to have one for my own. If
you don't have one yet, go buy it, because you don't know
what you're missing. I'm mainly a webcomic only person,
but this was worth every penny. With its amazing artwork
and addicting story, you'd have to be crazy to not want
a copy. JS
just got your book
in the mail today, and I am really left in awe right now...
everything was so much more than I thought it would be!...
The shifts in atmosphere really stood out well for me and
let me get involved with the characters
themselves were better than I imagined them, especially
really liked the subtle shifts in humour in the background
as well, not expressive enough to distract from the dialouge,
but evident enough to lend some really good chuckles.- MD
character's attitudes and design all just work together
so well. I can tell that the story is only going to get
better and better from here on out- MD
wish more people were as interested in making their
customers as happy as you are.
character design here is top notch. The characters are
cute and expressive, and well balanced in their execution.
They emote with a very early Disney ease and clarity
The premise is very inventive and innovative. It would be
very easy to be preachy or to walk in another writer's footsteps
with the subject matter. DreamKeepers tells an original
story with a well thought out framework.
writing is interesting and well paced. I never once
felt like I was being condescended to, or pandered to. The
characters were well fleshed out without hobbling the story
telling. Many writers, especially in comic formats, either
tell stories without characterization or build characters
and have no story. DreamKeepers walks the line very well
while still leaving room for later development.
art is quirky and fun. It is, at turns, semi-realistic
(The backgrounds are amazing.) and cartoonish. Very unique."
seems almost like you're being sucked in by the story, like
you're not on earth, but a spectator watching this unfold.-
finally had a chance to read the book last night. It
is FANTASTIC!!!! Ahem
Pardon me for the shouting please,
but I really enjoyed it and wanted to tell you that. - M
I can say is:
The colors were brilliant, it was like every panel
The story was engaging and fast-paced
stopping never occurred to me until I was done. The book
itself also had a feel different from other comics
the character designs are fantastic
older orphans talked about Grunn and his 'gold hunt' and
the slob mating season was a bold move- most people don't
put that in their stuff unless the whole thing is raunchy,
but you managed to use that- and certain mild cuss words-
only where it emphasized a joke or scene to the max. It's
too bad there aren't more books like that willing to crouch
between 'child' and 'mature' groups- LM
all I really have to say. The book wasn't too short, and
the story drove it along at breakneck speeds. It was a rush,
and I am glad I bought a book- TM
whole fight scene is spectacular. The dialogue, the
tendrils, the angle, the perspective, the colors, the hypnotically
shiny hair.... I can only imagine how much work you put
into that.- LM
I'd say you have one hell of a series in the works there,
sir, and I can't wait for more. I wouldn't change a thing
about it.- LM
my mail today- and therefore my book! It was wonderful!
Kinda sad, you know... but I like the plot. It's very engaging-
I couldn't put it down. I can't wait until the second book
comes out! - AW
how I came across your web site but I'm glad I did. I, like
you, have been frustrated with what the comic world has
had to offer for a very long time. Thats why I'm
so glad I took a chance on DreemKeepers. The story, or what
you've presented us with of it so far, is very well thought
out. I can tell that you took a lot of time thinking this
through and it looks like you've come up with a real gem.
The artwork is excellent. You have your own unique style
that sets you apart from everyone else. The backgrounds
and visuals are spectacular
I really can't wait to
get my hands on the second volume
Thank you so much for doing this book. - SS
is one of those graphic novels that is such a refreshing
breath of fresh air in the sea of crap that is mainstream
that it's hard to know where to begin on what this one does
For those of you turned off by the fact that the characters
in DreamKeepers are
'furry'/anthro, either go jump off a cliff, slam your head
in the refrigerator door, whatever it takes to approach
this series with an open mind because the characters are
creative, unique, interesting and extremely well designed.
Namah is a particular favorite of mine. Also well designed
are the backgrounds and action sequences. Just look at the
one scene where Mace is out in the rain, it's beautiful!
Or how about Namah and Lilith fighting Tinsel? It's exciting
just looking at these illustrations, they're so well created.
The story is also excellent so far, though unfortunately
the 'DreamKeeper' aspect has yet to be explored (but likely
will show up in the next volume). Plot points diverge into
areas you don't see coming, and it's nice to see it veer
into more adult territory- dealing with themes of death,
loss, greed and isolation.
If there's anything I would complain about, it's the inclusion
of another cliched 'cute' sidekick called Whip, but it hardly
detracts from all that is brilliant about DreamKeepers.
I'm very interested to see how the story continues, and
I greatly anticipate when the next volume will be released
-Reader posting on GoodReads.com
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