Hiveworks Comics


The Story Thus Far...

A thousand years ago, the last colour in the world faded to grey. Now, after the great archaeological discovery of Queen Sorizahana’s shade-stocked tomb, it stands ready to enter the world again. Ironwell City will become the birthplace of the burgeoning colour industry, where colour is pumped out of factories, poured into perfumed bottles and sold at exorbitant prices to those wealthy enough to afford the luxury.

At least, that’s the plan according to the Five Financiers of the Sorizahana excavation.

One part Prohibition fantasy, one part Robin Hood, and a whole lot of epic heist, Shaderunners follows a group of ragtag bootleggers and bohemians who band together in an effort to steal colour from the wealthy echelons of Ironwell’s high society. Among them: a philosopher, a puppeteer, a gutter rat, an opera singer, a naval officer and a hopeless romantic. Together, they run The Glass Dial, former watch shop and future night club, where all the house drinks run red.

Speak easy, pal, ‘cause the road to ruin is paved with good intentions.

Shaderunners is part of the KNIFEBEETLE webcomic webring!


Alex & Lin

Alex Assan is an Israeli comic artist based in Tel Aviv. They have a degree in Illustration from Glyndwr University and uses all of their spare time to draw comics. They can also lick their own elbow, which is pretty cool.

Lin Darrow is a writer from Canada who's currently working on her PhD in Victorian Literature. She also works as an editor and theatre critic in Toronto, where she splits her time between writing and play-going.

Shaderunners' beautiful logo was designed by Spire Eaton.