The Imp Lands is an ongoing, independently-published comic book series by Justin Hillgrove. It is meant to be read in order as it has an ongoing plot and story line. Subject matter is all ages, though there is some fantasy and cartoon violence. All issues are in black and white except the Special Color Edition of Issue One. A minimum of one issue is released per year in March (in time for Emerald City Comicon) and the series will be approximately 12 issues long. The story follows the adventures of several different groups of characters in the Imp Lands. See below to find out more about some of them.
What are the Imp Lands?
The Imp Lands are a collection of regions populated by many types of imps, monsters and robots. The Forest Lands, Swamp Lands, Junk Lands, Waste Lands, the mysterious Under Lands and so many others each have their own distinct features, terrains and cultures. Though there are many peaceful places within the Imp Lands, there is also near constant conflict. War Imps are always raiding neighboring lands; The Robot Lands are tightly bottled up and no outsiders are allowed in or out; And the Bad Lands are a dangerous and barren waste created during an ancient war between robots and imps.
The Imp Lands brush up against the Human Lands in just a few places, but most of those gateways are either protected or hidden because the one thing all inhabitants of the Imp Lands can agree upon is that humans are trouble. Trouble can swing both ways though, and at times inhabitants of the Imp Lands will find themselves in the oddest of places.
Welcome to the Imp Lands…
CLARENCE, LUNDY, DIGBY & KIPP
Lundy (elder of the forest imps) and Clarence (Large, woolly protector of the forest lands) are on a mission to find and consult with “the wise”. They have brought along Kipp (a young forest imp) and digby (a robot) to keep them from getting into too much trouble back in the forest lands.
CLOD, TORI & URSICORN
Tori is a brave, young forest imp with an unhealthy obsession with fighting evil. Her reluctant sidekick Clod (a rock imp) and her faithful but lazy steed (an Ursicorn) always accompany her on her adventures.
EDIE & ANGUS
Despite the blood-fued between their respective tribes, Angus (a young sasquatch) and Edie (a young yeti) enjoy hanging out together in secret.
ART & MR. NARWHALICORN
Art was just a normal human kid whose human form was stolen by a mischievous infernal imp. later he was tossed into the imp lands along with his stuffed toy (Mr. Narwhalicorn) who was given life by Lundy’s forest imp magic.
ODD, FEN & GRO
Odd and Gro are junk imps, genius inventors and builders. Fen is a Scavenger Imp whose crew patrols the Junk Lands and guards them from outsiders.
ELFI, OTTO & FRITZ
Fritz’ incompetent crew has been kicked out of the War Imp Horde until they find something to impress the Horde Boss (who also happens to be Fritz’ dad).
The Imp Lands – Issue #1 Special Color Edition
Art and Story by Justin Hillgrove
An unlucky human boy cursed by an infernal imp is tossed headlong into lands populated by imps, monsters, robots and spirits. Join Art and Mr. Narwhalicorn, a robot and forest imp, a trio of war imps, a sasquatch and yeti, a large, woolly forest protector and other such creatures in The Imp Lands…