Though he’s warm, friendly and one dang hard worker with a clean but fluid style, Chris Schweitzer is not a cartoonist you might have heard of. You’re more likely to run across him in the pages of Comics Journal than you will Wizard. His art isn’t flashy but a nuanced blend of intuition built on the pillars of experience and reverence for those who came before him.
Last year Oni press published his first graphic novel entitled Crogan’s Vengeance, a chapter in a multi-generational story of a family of adventurers and the challenges they face in their respective historical eras..
Crogan’s Vengeance involves the modern day family of the Crogans, specifically the father teaching his son life lessons to help him deal with common schoolyard problems by retelling the story of their great pirate ancestor, Crogan the Cat. Pirate Crogan is an ethical swashbuckler of the Errol Flynn variety. Hoping to escape the harsh life of the 18th century sailor, forced against his will into backbreaking labor and no justice, Crogan carves out his own path for success and freedom but has to grapple with some of the fundamental, often bloody realities of a pirate’s life. Continue reading