Rendez-vous avec Crobus

“-Ah, you are here again, Mr. Obliterast… May I offer you something, a cup of tea, perhaps?- said Elder Man Crobus, within the darkness, that reeked of wet ancient wood and rotten papers.
The spymaster grabbed his stick, harder this time.
-It would be easier for both of us if I wouldn’t have to fight my way to meet you…
-Oh, do you really want to deprive and old man of one of the few amusements he has left? Nasty, nasty Mr. Obliterast…- Elder Man Crobus chuckled like a crow amidst the shadows.
-You know why I have come for.
Elder Man Crobus smiled.
-Yes, I know it. Come with me, maybe you could learn something about that Taxidermist you are searching.”

Elder Man Crobus, a character you will meet in the future, in the stories of Jarmusch Obliterast. Who is he? What does he want? What kind of secrets does he keep in his sleeve?

The original is on sale, like other works of the author.

Ink, anhiline, colour inks, watercolours.

“-Ah, aquí está de nuevo, Sr. Obliterast… ¿Puedo ofrecerle algo, una taza de té, quizás?- dijo el Anciano Crobus, en la oscuridad, que apestaba a madera antigua húmeda y papeles podridos.
El maestro de espías agarro su palo, más fuerte esta vez.
-Sería más fácil para ambos si no tuviera que abrirme paso luchando para encontrarme con usted…
-Oh, ¿realmente quiere privar a un anciano de una de las pocas diversiones que le quedan? Cruel Sr. Obliterast…- el Anciano Crobus se rió entre dientes, graznando como un cuervo entre las sombras.
-Sabe por qué he venido.
El Anciano Crobus sonrió.
-Sí, lo sé. Venga conmigo, tal vez pueda usted averiguar algo sobre ese Taxidermista que anda buscando.”

El anciano Crobus, un personaje que conoceréis en el futuro, en las historias de Jarmusch Obliterast. ¿Quién es? ¿Qué quiere? ¿Qué tipo de secretos se guarda en la manga?

El original está a la venta, como otros trabajos del autor.

Tinta, anilina, tintas de color, acuarelas.

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New Caledonia: The City of many layers

New Caledonia, the city where Jarmusch Obliterast lives, fights and thrives, is one of many stark shades and bright lights. The New Caledonians live, love, laugh, learn, lose and die over a history forged in blood, steel, steam and secrecy. The Upper City and the Under City are both two completely different worlds.

The Under City, a great net of sewers, catacombs and caves, it’s the reign of the rat men and the morlocks, two races decided to exterminate each other, always fighting a war that leads to no clear end yet. Between the Rat Kingdom and the Cannibal People, several dark individuals choose to make here their home, far from the reach of the authorities of the Upper City.

On the other hand, the Upper City, or the “proper New Caledonia”, as the surface inhabitants like to call it, is where the most humans and other people live. It’s a magnificent and sometimes dreadful city, with its districts, shops, houses, Royal Palace, … One area is to be avoided by all the men of good will: The Neighbourhood of the Lost, where all the mortal filth, and some not-so-human, mind their own business.

But New Caledonia it’s a city that tries to be modern, while tries to rest over the shoulders of its traditions, and to rise to a brighter future. Queen Zafra, still young, rules over the city and the country with an iron hand, hoping to mantain order to improve the wellbeing of her people. Interested in new technological advances, Her Majesty attemps to eradicate magic once and for all from the lives of her subjects.

But magic always find a twisted path to come back to reality, one way or the other.

This is New Caledonia. This is the city that never sleeps. This is a place of life, death,
and what comes in between.

The beginning

Hello, welcome to New Caledonia.

This is the story of a city, shrouded in mist, behind whose walls and below whose streets a lot of truths are hiding, and there’s a plethora of masks concealing reality, cold, dark and frightening.

Amongst steam and shade ghosts, amidst the menace of arcane forces and an incipient technology, Jarmusch Obliterast’s world develops, a man who lives on the razor’s edge, fighting against threats which remain uknown for the ordinary citizen, a man who rises glancing to the darkness’ eyes and staring back at its gaze.

An assassin, a warrior, a thief, a leader, a hero, a villain… each of these, and much more, is Jarmusch, agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

We hope that you find the journey exciting.

Jarmusch Obliterast’s adventures will begin to be published on November.