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Dandelion

It’s Spring, so here’s some Allergy-triggering lanterns. Moth and Mikki do not seem to be affected by them, though. Advertisements

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Falling in love with the dead

As Connie was working on the pages that would show Mikki as a young man (young hanyou?) telling stories of his travels to Vartu’s skeleton, bound by the Old Great Gods in his demon mother’s den (an old tribal grave-hill), … Continue reading

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a sketch — Mikki + Moth

 

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Designing the devils

Connie has been working on designs for the seven devils, who are mentioned in both “The Storyteller” and Blackdog as a legend of the world that provides the basis for many stories, all beginning, “In the days of the first … Continue reading

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Tamghat character design

Tamghat, the warlord who conquers Lissavakail and drives Attalissa and the Blackdog into exile in Blackdog, had a history before Holla-Sayan and Pakdhala ever encountered him. We won’t go into the details here — spoilers, and all that, as River … Continue reading

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A digital storyboard

It’s been a while since we actually posted anything about the manga progress. Now that summer’s here (not that you’d know it by the weather down east), we hope we’ll begin getting some pages produced. Meanwhile, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Chibi Banner — start to finish

Hi! This is what I had in the beginning. I used the old banner to get the right dimensions and scribbled the chibis in a row. I printed it and used it as a rough guide for the pencil lineart … Continue reading

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Chibi banner!

Connie has been playing with the characters of The Storyteller: Sword of Ice and Shadows in chibi form (and for those of you to whom the term is new, in this context it’s the exaggerated, big-child-head look usually done in … Continue reading

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The poster: another shading test

The conclusion of all our screentone printing tests and consultations was, if you’ve been following this, that we couldn’t do screentones or use halftones without a nasty plaid pattern appearing, because of the way the printing company used by the … Continue reading

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New book in Moth’s world

Well, I’ve had a bit of good news lately. Very Good News. That Very Long Fantasy Novel mentioned elsewhere is going to be published by Pyr. This is a novel set in the same world as “The Storyteller”, but a … Continue reading

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