Imagine the demi-god like Tarzan reinvented as an extremely intelligent, centaur-like tiger, complete with arms and deadly prowess with a spear. He and his tribe are battling otherworldly, prehistoric-looking creatures in a beautiful but deadly fantasy world. See where Tribes of Kai began with this behind-the-scenes artbook. This story was written by Lance and painted by Daren in 1998, then published in Frank Frazetta: Fantasy Illustrated Magazine #4 and #5.
The painted pages have been rescanned direct from the original art. This new 48-page collection showcases the original art just as if you were viewing it in person--on the art boards without the text. A 16-page section includes the complete story, in the form of a shooting script, plus commentary and bonus drawings..
Daren's work can also be seen in 14 of the 21 Spectrum Annuals, as well as in The Art of Daren Bader (out of print) and "one hundred drawings." The Tribes of Kai, also just published by Flesk, features this story with much of it newly redrawn, recolored and expanded from 32 to 60 pages!
For the past 20 years, Daren Bader has been an art director for the video game and entertainment industry, working with a large variety of companies, including Disney, Nintendo. Currently he is the Senior Art Director for Rockstar San Diego and is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption, which won Game of the Year awards in 2010. Daren is also a freelance illustrator for various trading card games such as Magic: The Gathering and World of Warcraft, amassing well over 200 cards in the field. He has also done the occasional book cover, including a series of covers for fan-favorite R.A. Salvatore.