Welcome to Togil Castle!

The Wizard and The Metalsmith is a long-form fantasy/mystery comic by artist and writer John Bintz. It follows the journey of Rynaw Hamagan as he becomes the new master metalsmith at Togil Castle. You can read the first issue for free right now!

New issues are published every few months, with new pages posted here as they're done. Other surprises will be posted as they're done, too. Be sure to follow the comic on Facebook, and I occasionally post things on Twitter as well.

Latest Blog Posts

New Site is Live!

February 27th, 2016

...finally! I have a site together for my brand new comic! The reason it took so long was because I was getting tired of the blog engine I has written mid-last year and decided to redo the whole thing in ClojureScript on both the frontend and backend. Luckily I could use the existing JavaScript version of the original blog as a reference.

So enough nerd talk. I'll be getting back onto comic work after about a week off from it, and hopefully will have another page finished this week if all goes well.

Issue 2, Page 3

February 18th, 2016

On this day before attending MAGFest, I had enough time to finish another page. Enjoy Page 3 of Issue 2!

Issue 2, Page 2

February 6th, 2016

January was a busy month so I didn't get in as much art as I would have liked. That's OK. I've buckled down this month and managed to finish up a new page. Check out Page 2 from Issue 2!

Issue 2, Page 1

January 17th, 2016

I hope your New Year has gotten off to a good start! Here at The Wizard and The Metalsmith, I've been cranking away on the pages for Book 2. Here's the first page of the next issue! Share it around and let me know what you think!