A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won't ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.
Ryan K Lindsay writes comics. He has partnered with artist Sami Kivelä to create: EVERFROST and BEAUTIFUL CANVAS through Black Mask Studios, DEER EDITOR through his own ‘Four Colour Ray Gun’ imprint and a handful of Kickstarter successes, and CHUM through ComixTribe. He has partnered with artist Eric Zawadzki to create: ETERNAL through Black Mask Studios, and HEADSPACE, also with Sebastian Piriz, through Monkeybrain Comics/IDW. His other comics include: Aurealis and Ledger Award winning NEGATIVE SPACE with Owen Gieni through Dark Horse Comics, SHE Vol. 1 with Chris Panda through ComixTribe, GLOVES with Tommy Lee Edwards in the Vertigo CMYK anthology, as well as EIR with Alfie Gallagher, INK ISLAND with Craig Bruyn, STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET with Alex Cormack, and SKYSCRAPER with Mitchell Collins through Kickstarter for ‘Four Colour Ray Gun.’ He was selected as a participant in the DC Writing Workshop group of 2016. He’s written/edited analytical texts, including THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: EXAMINING MATT MURDOCK AND DAREDEVIL through Sequart, and has had essays published in Criminal, Godzilla, Sheltered, Strange Nation, and Crime Factory. He is Australian and when not being a family man he hones his writing skills by sacrificing blood wombats to the outback spider fight clubs.
Eric Zawadzki is a comic book artist who grew up in Vancouver, but has recently reloacted to Calgary. He and his two hairless cats are not handling the cold very well. He recently released HEART ATTACK from Skybound, an imprint of Image comics. He’s most well known for his work on the critically acclaimed THE DREGS and ETERNAL from Black Mask Studios. 2021 will see the release of his latest work, HOUSE OF EL, the first of a trilogy of graphic novels for DC comics’ young adult line of books.
"Best Comics Of The Year List: Eternal is a special book. Written by Beautiful Canvas co-creator Ryan K. Lindsay, drawn and lettered by The Dregs breakthrough artist Eric Zawadzki and colored by Rednecks colorist Dee Cunniffe, Eternal tells the story of an isolated band of shieldmaidens who refuse to cede their land to invading men, and of their leader who will stop at nothing to preserve her way of life—or avenge it. If you think you’ve read this Viking story before, you haven’t—or at least not executed on the level at which Zawadzki and crew operate. Eternal was Black Mask Studios’ first entry into the original graphic novel format, with a page count that allows Lindsay, Zawadzki and Cunniffe to orchestrate a symphony of snowy violence and Viking vengeance that demands its oversized space on your shelf. You’d be forgiven for forgetting Eternal—it came out way back in January—but now’s the time to refresh your familiarity with 2018’s first great comic."
– Steve Foxe, Paste Magazine
"A must-read and a must-have for any comic book lover… a book that the reader will be able to enjoy for a lifetime."
"Best of the Year list: Managing to blend pathos and striking visual design into a story which grips your attention from the very first page, and featuring one of the most engaging extended battle sequences I’ve read in a long time, this is a comic that I
– Big Comic Page
"In Eternal, retribution is king. You watch conflict sprout from the ground, borne of blood, tears, cries for vengeance. Hate is a pure thing here, no gray areas, no cause for doubt. There’s evil in these lands and they don’t deserve quarter, or pity, or