I love Rise of the Guardians and have adored the story since I first saw it in theaters the day it came out. Until that movie, I had never been a big fan of certain childhood idols like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, or Sandman—in fact, they used to terrify me—but William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood series and works based on them have managed to capture my heart all the same. As such, it didn’t take me long to discover a fan comic series based on the movie.
Rufftoon, also known as Johane Matte, works as both a story board artist for Dreamworks Animation and as a comic book illustrator. Not only did she work on Rise of the Guardians, she also did work on Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as a few others series. So when I first stumbled upon her comic series on deviantART, I naturally fell in love almost immediately.