Sunday, December 23, 2007

Todays comic explained

I thought it might be prudent to explain the images in todays comic.

The left image shows Litalra in, what I deemed to be a pre-French revolution court dress. I'd just like to point out, there were MANY varying causes that eventually lead to the French revolution. Most infulential of course were the poor Harvest due to the weather, and the continual taxation as the French monarchy had massive war debts to pay. On top of which they were trying to start another war. Interestingly enough, Marie Antoinettes role in bringing about the revolution was very small, as she had next to no say in any goverment affairs, as Louis advisors kept saying not to listen to her for she had sympathies outside of the French, as well most of the ladies of the court wanted little to do with her.
So when Lit says that she "helped" bring about the revolution, her role was mainly that of a mistress to various members of importance and manipulating them into spending money, and taxing certain classes that would eventually lead to outrage.

The center picture is in reference to Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus, who ruled Rome from 253-260. "Sometime towards the end of 259, or at the beginning of 260, Valerian was defeated in the Battle of Edessa and taken prisoner by the Persians, making him the only Roman Emperor taken captive. According to the Augustan Histories, Valerian's capture was effected by treachery; the Persians agreed to meet with him, then seized him when they met."[quoted from wikipedia] Lit's supposed role, was co-conspiring with the Persians to bring them Valerianus. Valerianus is said to have been killed by having molten gold poured down his throat.

Finally, the right most picture is supposed to picture Litalra in 1517England, having manipulared Dr. Beal into giving his rousing speech on the Easter Tuesday at Saint Paul's Cross. Two weeks later the impact of his words would effect people and lead to what is called the Evil May Day Massacre, no one died in the riot, but later thirteen of said rioters were found guilty of treason and beheaded.

So those were some infamous events in history to which Litalra is attached to.
She's a real peach, ain't she?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tis the Season.....

I promised I wouldn't skip any updates just to put up filler pages because of my recent two-three month hiatus. But since it's Yule/Christmas season, I felt weird not doing SOMETHING. So here's my little present to my readers:

And a four sample pages from Windre!
Sample One (cover) Sample Two(pg 02)
Sample three (pg 06) Sample Four (pg 14)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Just a random ramble.

So, a few things.
Thank you everyone who was kind enough to give me advice on the proper address of a cardinal. As a pseudo thank you, here's a few hints for what chapter threes week of colour pages is going to be about:
1. Good vs. Evil
2. Brothers
3. The letter "R"

Also, Yitsana in panel two of Mondays comic? Yea. Lack of shading intentional. I did not get lazy. All that white was supposed to represent "SHOCK!" but sometimes I think little touches like that go right over peoples heads. (Seriously, there were three massive hints that Yitsana wasn't an angel well before Lit figured it out.)

In other news, I was a very bad girl this week. I had a massive case of writers block, and I got sidetracked by pretty colours as I worked on a fairy tale, of sorts; called The Curse of Windre. I WAS supposed to work on fanart for certain people, and finish up the second secret Santa stuff.
No, it's not up in the fanart section, so don't bother looking. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. It's really nice. Am I allowed to say that? It's filled with colours, and a decent amount of REAL back grounds! And blood, and insanity. We like those. >.< I'm writing this way to late at night, or early in the morning, which ever you prefer.

So the question becomes what the heck do I do? ...... I think this ramble is so much better suited for my personal LJ rather then the DitLoaC news journal......
Meh, it's all comic stuff.
I'm actually thinking of taking it and getting it printed and offering it up to anyone who wants to get a copy.
It's a short story, only 19 pages long. Full colour, and it's a complete narrative story (in which other then the three pages with the narrator on them, there's no speech bubbles.) about a princess who eventually finds that love is the key to real freedom.
That and it does a fantastic job of showcasing just how little I think of princes. (kinda along the lines of the prince from "Enchanted", truly useless creatures.)

And I thought I'd just add this in, since I found it highly amusing at the time (considering it was probably three in the morning, everything was amusing.) I had to put in a sunset on one page. Easy, gradiant some orange and redish-pink, put in some fades of yellow, a spot of red, bleed it through the trees, done.
Next page I had to do a sunrise. I was stuck there for five minutes trying to think of what on Earth a sun rise looked like. I had been so long since I'd been awake to see one, I just thought it was funny. You all likely think I'm crazy. *grins* Okay, I be quiet now.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I hate to say it....

I hate to say it, since it breaks my image of trying to be modest.
But I really like how Wednesdays comic came out (posting this a bit early, so I don't forget.) I mean, I really didn't have to do any tweaking to it. The abscense of colour in most of the page is intentional, mainly because I thought colouring in Litalra would detract from the image.
For the first time, I feel as if I managed to draw a page that holds true to the manga look I'm trying to get. I really do love this page.

On another note: Does anyone know another name Cardinals in the clergy go by? You know how Kings/Quenns will also be called "You highness" or the Pope "His Holiness" Do Cardinals have that as well, or is it always just "Cardinal Bob" ? Just asking. Anyone who can clear this up for me, you get a hug.

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