Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival

Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival
Two panels from the first issue of the Critical Role: Winter's Fest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green.[art 1]
Creative team
WriterMarisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe
ArtistWendy Sullivan Green
Publication information
PublisherGeek & Sundry
Publication dateDecember 24, 2015
Chronology
Timeline20 Duscar 809 PD
Followed byCritical Role: Vox Machina Origins

The Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival comic was the first official comic series based on one of Vox Machina's pre-stream adventures.[1] The comic was written by Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe with art by Wendy Sullivan Green. It debuted on November 18, 2015, and continued until December 24, 2015, after its planned run of six strips.

Issues[edit | edit source]

#1: Welcome to the Winter's Crest Festival[edit | edit source]

Released on November 18, 2015, the first set of four panels of the comic depicted Vox Machina's first Christmas adventure at Winter's Crest Festival in Westruun. Receiving a handbill for the festival, Vox Machina eagerly decides to celebrate. The final panel foreshadows future events with a blue, egg-like crystal in the town square.[2]

#2: Target Practice[edit | edit source]

Released on November 25, 2015, the second set of four panels shows Vex'ahlia and Percy playing a target practice festival game while Trinket watches with surprise.[3]

#3: Holiday Hats[edit | edit source]

Released on December 02, 2015, the third set of four panels features Keyleth, Percy, Pike, Scanlan, Grog, and Trinket shopping for hats. In the background, Vax'ildan appears to be shoplifting a hat and Vex'ahlia argues with the shopowner over prices.[4]

#4: Drunken Revelry[edit | edit source]

Released on December 09, 2015, the fourth set of four panels shows a variety of Vox Machina's holiday contests and antics, once again including the frozen egg.[5]

#5: Yuletime Grog[edit | edit source]

Released on December 16, 2015, the fifth set of four panels shows Grog, passed out from food and alcohol, being decorated as a winter's festival tree by the other members of Vox Machina.[6]

#6: The Winter Witch of Westruun[edit | edit source]

Released on December 24, 2015, the sixth and final issue of ten panels pays off the foreshadowing of the frozen egg from previous issues. The egg cracks, then bursts in a powerful wintry explosion, freezing Vax'ildan into an ice statue. A nude woman emerges from the crystal and retreats through a portal, followed by Vox Machina (except for the frozen Vax).[7]

Art gallery[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

New[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Story of Vox Machina" (Mx04) from 4:34 through 5:39.
  2. See Issue #1: Welcome to the Winter's Crest Festival on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.
  3. See Issue #2: Target Practice on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.
  4. See Issue #3: Holiday Hats on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.
  5. 5.0 5.1 See Issue #4: Drunken Revelry on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.
  6. See Issue #5: Yuletime Grog on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.
  7. See Issue #6: The Winter Witch of Westruun on Geek & Sundry's website. Archived from the original.

Art:

  1. Two panels from the first issue of the Critical Role: Winter's Fest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. The second issue of Critical Role: Winter's Fest Festival comic comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green from Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. The third issue of Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green from Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  4. The fourth issue of Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green from Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  5. The fourth issue of Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green from Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  6. The sixth issue of Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival comic, by Wendy Sullivan Green from Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.