Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Kids

There are many characters in Mythic Summer--both human and animal alike--so the best place to start is with the three kids from Wales, Colorado whose amazing adventure we'll be following all summer long. From left to right, they are Sophie Talbot, Bree Soares and Shiloh Talbot.

The (soon to be) thirteen-year-old Sophie has always adored animals, especially horses.  She spends as much time as possible at the Talbot Compound, either helping her dad with the horses or giving her mom a hand at the vet clinic.  Shiloh jokes that she feels more comfortable around animals than she does other people!  An extensive stuffed animal collection takes up much of Sophie's bedroom, one for every animal she's seen up close and personal.  As far as this mission goes, Sophie takes it very seriously.  As soon as Callum explained to her how all those mythical creatures had been captured, her heart went out to them and she was determined to do whatever she could to help.

As her mother is fond of saying, Bree is about 90% enthusiasm.  Bree lives with the Talbots when her parents are off making their documentaries and while she does help out with the animals, she usually just ends up finding more and more ways to have fun with them.  Good thing her best friend, Sophie (or So-so as she calls her) is around to keep her in line.  Bree has a huge love for soccer and has been playing for over half of her thirteen years.  She sees Callum's mission as a once in a lifetime chance to see some of the most amazing and bizarre creatures around.  But while this is all kinds of fun for her, she never forgets how important this job is and to always do her absolute best.

Shiloh is Sophie's younger brother, a somewhat withdrawn eleven-year-old.  While animals certainly pique his interest, he doesn't seem to share his sister's passion for them.  He typically acts hesitant around animals, but it takes a surprise encounter with a young dragon the girls are watching to open him up a little.  Shiloh is a pretty skilled artist and has a few sketchbooks filled with animal drawings he's done in secret.  The grand adventure in Meurum is sometimes overwhelming for him, but his curiosity gets the best of him and keeps him interested.  Besides, ever since Shiloh made a connection with Arrow the dragon, he has begun to understand his sister's love for animals of all kinds.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Story of Mythic Summer

You think mythical creatures don’t exist? That things like dragons and unicorns are just pretend? That there couldn’t possibly be a world of magic just beyond our own? Sophie, Bree and Shiloh used to think like that...until they had an amazing experience with these fantastic animals. What starts out as a pet sitting job ends up being an unbelievable adventure to rescue some very special mythical creatures who desperately need their help.

The quest begins when Callum–a tall elf-like being–explains to the kids about the magical world of Meurum, the home of all mythical creatures. They learn that he is part of a select few called the Shepherds whose job it is to protect these animals. Additionally, Callum has also been charged with finding humans to help with an important mission. It seems that a rogue Shepherd named Faelan has captured some of the most unique and magical creatures from Meurum and made it so only those from Earth can free them. Along with each captured animal, Faelan has also created trials for the humans to pass. It may be a maze of bamboo and stone, a forest shrouded in total darkness, or even a strange, hybrid creature that has the power to make people sick. All kinds of dangers await Sophie, Bree and Shiloh should they accept this mission.

Luckily, the kids won't have to do it alone. Going with them will be their own mythical creatures, animal helpers with unique powers and abilities to aid them on their quest. But don't think the summer will be all work for the kids. There will be plenty of time to have fun and get to know these wonderful animals. And who knows. They may end up making some very strong bonds that can last a lifetime. With a summer like this, it just might happen.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello! Welcome to the Mythic Summer blog where you can keep up with the adventures of Sophie, Bree and Shiloh, three kids that discover mythical creatures are real and in desperate need of help. Within the pages of this blog, you'll be able to explore the magical world of Meurum, experience the trials the kids face all summer long and learn all about the characters involved in this mythical story.

My name is Chris Evenson, the creator of this would-be cartoon series. I hope to entertain and engage you with the amazing summer Sophie, Bree and Shiloh have as they try to rescue some very special animals. Now, since my artistic talents are severely limited, I've enlisted the help of one Elmer Damaso, a talented artist who I've been commissioning to bring my characters to life. This blog will have all the pictures he's drawn so you can get a better idea of all the adventures our three heroes go on.

So by all means, please enjoy the excitement, humor and wonder found in the story of Mythic Summer. Feel free to offer up your comments, feedback, and questions; after all, this story is still a work in progress and can only grow bigger and better from here on, especially if you, the reader, help it along.