Welcome to the first page of the short story Real Magic! It was first published in 1998 in issue #7 of the anthology comic Mythography (Bardic Press). It was written by David (my then-boyfriend, now husband) and drawn by me. “Jenkins” is my maiden name.

I have a lot of fondness for this story, partly because it remains the only story David and I have collaborated on (though of course David contributes in innumerable behind-the-scenes ways to Galaxion), and partly because it remains the only fantasy comic I’ve ever done. Almost everything I do, work-for-hire or otherwise, seems to end up with some kind of sci-fi twist, so this was a real departure for me. I even tried my best to draw it in a different style– one that I’m sure will look familiar to many of you. Go ahead, shout it out in the comments!

This story will run for six weeks, every Tuesday as usual. If you’d like to read some of the regular story, you can start at the beginning, or why not try one of the completed short stories? Look for new pages of Galaxion to return September 1st!