There’s a brand-new Children of Gaia short comic in the world! Out now in the Justice Anthology, “Trinkets” combines writing by Lynsey G., art by Eldkrind, and letters by Cardinal Rae. Together, they tell a heartwarming story of friendship and justice.
Deep in the forests of Sylvanakaia, in a remote region of Rendaraia, dwell the Keetsune’Kesh. A raider tribe, they survive on their wits—and whatever they can steal from nearby Maeztere’Kesh villages. The raiders return with spoils—fat Corater’Adda calves, processed grain, and especially trinkets. The Keetsune’Kesh love shiny things—jewels, precious metals, even simple tools. The tribespeople proudly wear their prizes and often bestow the fruits of their courage upon family members to mark their success across generations.
But the Maeztere’Kesh don’t like being robbed. So they’ve employed the vicious Honeshu’Kesh—another tribe in the region—to ward off the Keetsune’Kesh raiders. Therefore, an age-old rivalry exists between the two tribes, with the larger Honeshu’Kesh relentlessly hunting the smaller, more cunning Keetsune’Kesh.
It’s in the midst of this ancient conflict that writer Lynsey G., artist Elkdrind, and letterer Cardinal Rae created “Trinkets,” a short comic in the 9th Oneshi Press comics collection—the Justice Anthology.
L’Achsellyn is a young Keetsune’kesh who lags behind her peers in one crucial way: She hasn’t yet learned to transform partially into a Keetsun’Ekka—the totem of her people. These fox-like creatures (featured on the cover of the Justice Anthology, above) are so revered by her tribe that, over millennia of mimicking them, the Keetsune’Kesh have learned to appear like them at will. Most Keetsune’Kesh can transform their bodies so that they resemble their favorite animal. But not L’achs.
When we meet L’Achs, bullies are tormenting her. But then a group of other youngsters comes by, offering her understanding and friendship. They spend the afternoon playing and getting to know one another. That is, until they find one of the bullies, who’s now a victim of a Honeshu’Kesh raid!
Will L’Achs and her new friends let the Honeshu’Kesh deal out justice to their own bully? Or will they find a different kind of justice in helping one of their own? Find out in the Justice Anthology—out now in trade paperback at the Oneshi Press store!
About the Justice Anthology
Then, the last installment of Tracy Queen, Volume 2 starts sensually with writing from Lynsey G. and art from Jayel Draco. Next up, Brendan Rowe and Fabio Ramacci show us a dating world where singles get satisfaction—or their money back—in “On a Thing”! We then return to the adventures of “Gabrielle,” where Erica Schultz and Jan Velazquez deliver divine retribution to the boss in a “Sweatshop.” And then, in “The Witch’s Justice” by Nachiket Naik and Jacob Fleming, magical comeuppance applies to everyone, no matter how powerful. After that, a sweet tale of inclusive love and adventure concludes with “Detour, Part 2” from Allison Bannister and Tom O’Brien. In “The Berbackus,” Chris Lackie and Sean Bova weave a tale of cryptid correction.
After that, “Ziegler Box” from Chaka Brown Freeman, Vicente Alcázar, Greg Gallagher, and Nouri Zander takes us down a sinister path where unquenchable thirst is no accident. Next, “Trinkets,” a Children of Gaia tale from Lynsey G. and Eldkrind, introduces readers to magical kids who take on bullies. Then, in “Bloom Squad” by James Wayne Johnson and Marcelo Salaza, finding justice means seeking understanding—even of one’s own superpowers. Follow that by entering the world of Vigilante 2890 in “Junction” from Kael McDonald and Jacey Chase, where the consequences of injustice are weighed against the consequences of revenge. Finally, the dogs of the PACK watch gentrification encroach in PACK #3: Temperance, 3.2 from Lynsey G. and Jayel Draco.
Time to Get Yours!
The Justice Anthology takes readers on unexpected journeys to look at justice—and its absence—from every angle. These twenty-five creators have built stunning worlds. And you’re invited to explore them! But be warned: There’s a limited supply of these gorgeous 112-page volumes. So be sure to grab yours before they’re gone!