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Across Thin Ice - Cover by screwbald Across Thin Ice - Cover by screwbald
Here is the cover for Across Thin Ice, Book One of the Nordguard graphic novel trilogy.

I can't believe I'm typing this, but...As of posting this, there's only 7 signed copies of the hardcover edition still available for pre-order! :]
(More info on the pre-order here!)

==Scratch that, looks like all the hardcover preorders have been sold!==

Pre-orders will ship July 1st, or you can pick it up at AnthroCon. There will also be 200 or so hardcover copies, which are not part of the pre-orders, that will be available at Anthrocon, and ComicCon, while supplies last. Those will be sold first come, first serve, so if you miss out on the hardcover pre-orders and are attending AC, you still stand a good chance of getting one! (There will be plenty of softcover copies, this is just if you're interested in getting one of the first-edition hardcovers.)

And, last reminder, the softcover copies for $19.95 will first debut at AnthroCon, and go for sale online July 1st 2011, from Sofawolf Press's site, here! || Nordguard on Blogspot || Nordguard on LJ || @nordguard on Twitter
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hockyfist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
s-n-o-w-p-a-w Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
Halofollower064 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
dude this looks like "The Thing" but in a furry anthro mode!
i am SOOOO Jealous!
Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
How does this remind you of The Thing?!
Halofollower064 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
It... It just does! 
xMCxVSxARBITERx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
How cool is this not??? Seriously!
Shavanzar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff
Bought the book and enjoyed it.
Any more coming up?
EBE246 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Oh ho hooooo, so cool. :happybounce:
lupine-feline Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ichbastele Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :)
TheBlueOwlFoxNinja Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
What's the book about?
UnoRaccoon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I bought it today! It's wonderful, you've done a really great job on it!
QueenFeliness Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess what! I just got Northguard across thin ice! I love it soooooooooo much!!! <3 <3 <3 Keep up the great work! :)
LukeWolfy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good sketch!! The charaters are so cool and realistic that they have almost a human look...But what I like so much is the background: the mountains covered with snow and the grey clouds. Brrrrr!!! I'M SOOO COLD!!
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! This is on Juanjo Guarnido's level.
NosferatuPickles Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
I love your style, you blend the realistic animal head to the humanoid body so well.
HidaKuma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The-Misfit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
this totally reminds me of Blacksad. Just the ominous atmosphere....its great!
ledious Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
The painting is very well done. The artist knows how to art that's for sure :P but the artist must also be creative in the design... I hate it when people just take an animal head and paste it on a human body and add fur. Why not mix elements of each species together and evenly. Like a human face mixed with a wolf head or a human body on all fours... I think james cameron did this very well in Avatar with the Navi design.
razor68 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this type of art always amazes me,the ideas in the mind brought into reality resulting in the image of the mind as if your looking inside your mind and actually seeing something that doesnt exist brought into the depths of reality.Beautiful art.
ShySketch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
That's just awesome in so many ways xD
Okamiissho Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art is magnificent... and this one is SO cool!
Ssaijon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Okay, with acrylic...*faints* I´m just learning to draw with them so I hope would be able to draw such a beautiful piece like that as well one day. :)
A very, very great piece of art, the details are incredible and I find something new every time I look at it again. The lightning situation fit very well and together with their expressions it makes
it look very enthralling, just like there´s something going to happen very soon.
Also I took a quick look at some of the books´ pages since I´m kinda busy right now, but I really liked what I saw and will definitely come back to find out more about it! (:
928 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Excellent work.
charlieboltlover210 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
i really like that man, i would love the comic but i cant get it because of where i live, and to young to probably buy it on the internet if your putting it up for sale on line? but yeah im disappointed that i cant buy it at all, i love furrys but cant get anything any where because of this island lol
RescueScout Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
this really brings the idea to life, I love it!
Rynver Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is amazing, and yet not my cup of tea.

Extremely well drawn, and I would honestly be intimidated by these "guards?"

I wish you success regardless for you seem to know what you are doing.
Silver-furred Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks Great!!
thefoxfurry5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I want nordguard so bad but i have no money.
SkoopCoffe Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha.. this gun is a 4.MAG? Hahahaha, muy buen dibujo....
mcafee2000 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is fantastic well done
angelinabicha Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Rain-Fox Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist
THIS. IS. BADASS. :iconbadassplz:
Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O......M......G I think I died and went to art heaven..I commend this piece of art to the keep up your work!
akeyla Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional
Yo Blotch(es), I know I rarely say much, but I just wanted to let you guys know I am really heavyly impressed by NorthGuard. I'm not a big comic buyer/reader, but the pages I keep seeing are outstanding in every aspect, and that is digging deeper than just "wow and beautiful" but in atmosphere, image layout, the studies behind it and all the little details. Keep it up. Am eyeballing a copy, must get my credit card activated some day.
WCSallySally Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
OK, bookmarked 3 times and am putting 30smackeroos in a sock for the 1st of July ... to go to the bank, so I can order on that day ... Hope a copy is still leftl
WhiskeyWolfMutt Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want that grphic novel so bad! D,:
CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Writer
i really think I must buy that graphis novel....

but what is it really about?? and, more importantly, is their love ?? *big grin*
screwbald Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
There's a bit of a synopsis of the story on the Sofawolf site, here! :]
CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Writer
oh, okay thank you...
David-AF Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You particularly hit a home run with the face of the foreground character.

My only complaint is that the gun's barrel looks like it's in the .44-.45 range but the cylinder and frame are too small for that calibre.
CanAur Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
i see the dog muzzle in clouds O_o
Kerdersty Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This picture is bloody brilliant!!!
FinnOWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been following this project for a while now. Hopefully I have a chance to get the comic in the future:D
Linklance Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Looks great. Any chance of getting some more livestream painting, for this or any other projects?
screwbald Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thanks! I suspect I'll be LiveStreaming more, now and then--my @screwbald account on Twitter is where I announce when I'm streaming. I Streamed painting a piece this last Saturday, and I plan to do it more when the piece warrants it. I will probably start working in earnest on the next Nordguard book toward the end of the summer, and I imagine I will stream stuff from it like the first book. :]
lee-recca Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
just amazing !!! i like !!!
leanne-reynolds Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodnesssssssssssss. This is beautiful! So kick ass. I love it.
sebaboss Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
whoo man, awesome :D
juankmlo Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
holy shit!
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