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The Nordguard by screwbald The Nordguard by screwbald
This is a promo piece for the new comic I am working on, Across Thin Ice.
It will be the first book in the Nordguard Trilogy and will be a fully painted, color graphic novel with each volume coming in around 90 pages. Want to know more? Want to see a whole lot of art for it? Sure you do! Go see it at: [link]

A lot of the development artwork is up, with more coming soon, and that's where finished pages will be.

ALSO, Sofawolf Press will be giving away 100% free 18x24 posters of this bad boy at AnthroCon in July. No purchase necessary, available while supplies last and you can pick one up from their dealer's island! More info is on the Nordguard website: [link]
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ALEXY333 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I'm in freaking love with Nickel ^///^
All of your drawing are so AMAZING!!!!!!!
Starcoyote234 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is BY FAR the greatest graphic novel I have ever read, and the art is spectacular! I can't wait for book two!
Evaron Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's really well done

YingYangWolfacus Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! When I first saw your art on Youtube, I knew I had to find it on DeviantArt, so wow this is an honer. You are an amazing artist, I hope I can improve my drawings from studying yours. Just Amazing.
Mossrygg Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say, screwbald, is that book gonna be available on more websites than Sofawolf? I kind of live on the other half of earth, and I'm a bit unsure about it..... I love your art!
HowlingWolfSoulClaw Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is London right? I went to your website and I'm pretty sure that's him...HE"S SO COOL!!!!. Sorry, I get overenthusiastic about certain things...anyway's, still, he's really awesome!!!
Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, that isn't London, that's Nickel, but you probably already know that by now
LukeWolfy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi!! I'm trying to read completly this comic which already seems really beautiful, not only for the effects, but also for the plot, but I'm noticing that there are not all pages of this comic...UMPF!! Damn it!! To read only some its few pages in your gallery is not enough for my thirst of comics. What the hell I must do?? Infact, I'm a great connoisseur of comics: I also am realizing a furry comic...if you want to give a glance to it...
screwbald Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you like the look of it! Only a few pages are online, as it's actually a printed 75 page, full color graphic novel. :]
You can order the full comic directly from Sofawolf Press, here: [link]
But you can also find the comic in a wide variety of retailers. There's more information about that on the website, here: [link]
G-man2014 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I am in love with your work my friend! I love everything about it, how it ties with reality and how skilled you are at this, I would give a body part for talent like yours but looking at your work is nice too, I want the book!
Ixi-Nox Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah, beautiful colouring! <33 Nice style too, I like it. c:
gork105 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Tarpaw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Wow, went though the main NORDGUARD site, and I gotta say, I cannot wait till this comes out. Will this be online, cause it would be a perfect edition to my iPad books--looks great on an iPad too! Also, will you be making anymore patches, I was really upset that they were sold out so quickly.
topgae86turbo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nice, this would look good in my phone or a iphone as wallpaper
Pandarah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think you're doing an amazing job, guys like you keep traditional art alive and kicking! I'm dutch, but I would like to buy the Trilogy, is that possible? Keep up the good work!
geckoguy123456789 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY ****!!!! You're on DA!!!! I've been waiting since comi-con 09 for your novel to come out. Would this novel be at comi-con 2010 or Barnes and Nobles? Or just on Sofawolfs website?
TheHoodieS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I am very excited for the GN to be finished. From what I have seen it will be more than impressive.
Karlw840 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I wish I had the patience and presition to do pictures in such amazing detail.
Allatwan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE it! :D
Bioshutt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I use Maxon's Cinema 4D animation software and making virtual version of Nickel (with all the clothes, gadgets, etc.)but it is very time consuming and detailed because I am having trouble with rendering all that hair with the brown in all the right area's after all I am a perfectionist hope it turns out ok.
ALEXY333 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Really? Can I see it? :3
screwbald Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Very cool! I'd love to see it when you're done! :]
G--C Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Can't wait to buy it this summer ;]
Tristan-the-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I'm counting down the days til this comes out. I even dreampt about it!
soulcrusher24 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
love it love it love it cant wait to read it ;D
Rhon4n Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
This be cool. Just... wow :D
badxwolf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
good stuff
maxBirdy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
one of the best furry artists ive seen, EVAR.
Badgz0r Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Writer
This is amazing. The landscape, the level of detail on the main character ... Absolutely love it. I can see why you made this image into the cover of the premiere issue.
StitchxShadows Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
prolly the best balance of human and animal in anthro ive eer seen so far... plus i just adore huskies ^^... awesome job
TW-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome painting! Love the background.
5KPGD Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Hello again, your new comic NordGuard caught my attention greatly and went to the website for it. I can wait till next summer to buy the first book on SofaWolf Press, but I have questions of the price of the book, if you thought of one yet. And also when the first book comes out next year, will there be enough to get one before they all sold out? I'm in love with your work, and I will definately buy the NordGuard trilogy. Also, is the cover a hard cover or a soft one? I hope to get a reply soon, I'm so excited about this! =)

Cheers and howls my friend!

Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*aaw* How cool! *_*
You're drawings are very beautiful! *_*
I hope we can read your comic in german too... ;)
Prince-Marusu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow its very realistic!
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
what's the whole backstory of this world? I mean it's the same as ours just in another time period, and different people. I mean how does society work with these guys? what's different?, how do they do things? do they kinda still act animal like? am I making any sense?
screwbald Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
There is some more back story on the website ( , under the "About the Comic" section and also in the FAQ. To attempt to answer your question in brief--they still act animal-ish, though evolved. I mean, we still act like apes in many ways, so an anthro dog would still have a canine personality and tendencies, I think. More about their world and such is developed throughout the graphic novel(s), so I think you may find your answers there if you decide to read it. :]
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
it says your making three books of this, is it possible you might make more?
screwbald Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
We'll see! For now, three books at 100 pages each is enough of an undertaking before considering more!
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
100? I thought it was 60! WOW, that's awesome! who knows, you might make a fortune off of this dude. Can't wait for the books to come out. how much are they?
RisingAboveYou Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm all over this comic when it releases. This is an awesome promo. It looks like a poster for some new huge movie. Which it should be...
animallover1990 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
when can we expect to see the firse page of nordguard
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
went to the site. it looks preety good! when can I see it?
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist
sophia030394 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! I went to the site and I have to say, I'm lovin' it! I'll have to try to buy the books!
I really hope this sells.
928 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Bravo!:clap: Marvelous work.
DOUCHE-XD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. this stuff is amazing. i love it :D
sassyeggs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
you really are an amazing artist
Arcnoxem Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
nice :3
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful detail as always. :clap:
ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Wow this husky is amazing!, I love the details in the rosy colored pawpads and nose.

And finally a nice colored red husky, what is his name?
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