Draz is a passion project written and led by Matthew Quick. Ten years in the making, and finally, in 2020, it was put on paper with our first comic Draz and the Birth of Dracard Kingdom. This tale is about a retired adventure that always wanted to see the world. Draz is the oldest of three children in a small fishing village. Her mother is desperately trying to find her a husband as she seems to have no interest in anyone really other than fulfilling her desire to travel the world.
Unlike Draz's mother, her father knew deep down, his daughter was like him and wanted to see the world before she settled. When Draz was unhappy one night, he led her down into a secret cellar he had built. Showing her his old armor and the legendary great ax. He told her to gather up supplies and even told her of a box he had hidden away by the docks filled with gold to help her on her journey. While she gathered up the supplies like her dad asked, everything had changed once she lifted this heavy ax. Little did he know Draz was ready for what was to come. He went onto explaining everything that was necessary to his wife. Draz's mother was upset rightfully so, but Draz’s father insisted, "Either we send her off with equipment, or she runs away, starting with nothing like me."
Finding the box filled with gold that her dad had hidden away, gave her the confidence she needed to begin her dream... Draz gathered her courage, and the rest of her supplies said her goodbyes to her loved ones and took off into the night on a small boat, leaving the fishing village to face the hard world in front of her. One thing Draz knows about herself, she has never been able to stay in one place for long. After the horror she witnessed in the Dwarven kingdom, Draz was still drawn to the excitement of wanting to see the world. She told herself she was going home but was not walking in that direction.
However, during her last adventure with her friends, something happens that changes her life for good. She does not talk about the five years she spent wandering around after her party broke up, but she loves to brag about buying up substantial amounts of valuable land, then clearing out the goblin hoard. She built her tavern on a very profitable trade route and owned all the land around it. This made her the only building for miles on end.
She loves to tell tales of her adventuring past to anyone who walks through the door and boasts about selling Dwarven ale. Only the Honorary Dwarves and Dwarves themselves can even get their hands on the ale she sells. However, she will not tell the tale as to how she is able to do that and will have a painful look on her face if someone pushes too far into that story.
Draz is an adventure, retired, and filled with stories. She has seen her fair share, experienced a lot, and had the scars to prove them. However, the one thing she has not done is embrace the past events, and the festering wounds will cause her pain to this day.
The overall length of the comic will be 48 issues long. We hope you enjoy this project as Draz is kicking off our comic universe.
The comic will be free digital, with new pages added each Wednesday! If you can not wait, feel free to visit our store to buy the comics digital or physically!