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Eisner-Nominated Rat Queens Goes On Hiatus

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, April 18 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Eisner-Nominated Rat Queens Goes On Hiatus

It's been a rough year and half for the Rat Queens.

Source: Twitter

In its short two and half year lifespan, Rat Queens has been plagued with artist arrestsartist injuries, and subsequently, artist changes. But for all the turmoil, things have worked out well: a 2014 Eisner nominationa 2015 Hugo nomination, and a 2015 GLAAD media award nomination

First came current artist Tess Fowler's tweets.


 Then Kurtis Wiebe made it official.


As strong as the series was, it's had a troublesome last year and half. It is difficult for a series to keep momentum with two artist changes over 16 issues. Issues 17 and 18 were both solicited and it's unusual for an artist to announce their leaving in the middle of an arc. Two months ago, Wiebe took to Reddit to discuss some changes to Rat Queens, but what stands out the most is his claim that Fowler saved Rat Queens by becoming the new artist. Fowler's tweets leave the reasoning a bit vague, but apparently Fowler notes there's no ill will with the "creators."

While you're waiting for Rat Queens to return, you can always find Wiebe every Monday on his Twitch stream, d20 Babes.


Update 3:51 PST from Tess Fowler.

"The Rat Queens hiatus was a decision made by the writer/co-creator, and was in the works before I knew. It was entirely outside my realm of control. It is not MY book and therefore I must respect the decisions made by those who control it. Whatever happens with RQ moving forward, I am not involved. But I wish them well."


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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