Independent comics company Studio Tapas is launching a new children’s webcomic that features work from two well-known artists.
Rest Area 51 is scheduled to launch Feb. 24. The new series brings together Caleb Goellner (contributor to IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic The Hedgehog) and Coleman Engle (one of the lead artists for Kaboom! Studios’ Steven Unniverse comic line) for the new offering.
Goellner discussed taking part in the new series in a prepared statement.
“Tapas has an enormous, excited, and engaged global readership that the current physical market hasn’t reached and may not have thought about serving yet,” said Goellner. “I’ve watched some of my solo comics blow up on the platform after years of traditional convention tabling, and overall Tapas is simply a potent place to be as a creator.”
Engle added his own thoughts to the discussion.
“Tapas offers an incredible opportunity for an immediate global audience!,” he said. “Working with Tapas has also helped me streamline my own production, taking traditional aspects and incorporating more digital steps in the creative process.”
Rest Area 51 centers around Grayce Green, a tween who moves to her late grandmother’s Area 51-themed rest stop. Green thinks at first that the experience will be dull. However, she learns that the rest stop is not for humans, but for beings from other worlds. Green is joined by her uber smart space engineer best friend Starla and the half-cactus turtle in an alien half-shell Torctus for all of the adventures. Making things even more interesting is that the group has to deal with government agent goon Agent Schwarz throughout its adventures.
Rest Area 51 will have 24 episodes, with the first three episodes debuting Feb. 24. The series will update twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. The whole of Season One will run free through Studios Tapas’ website.
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