You really shouldn't run around blind corners up in the mountains. Then again, the horse did it, so... I guess he could be forgiven for assuming it was safe.
I think this is vying with chapter one for the "most pages" award. Only one more to go. Maybe.
I've only just discovered this and I want to say thanks for doing this. I've looked at a few of your entries and I love it so far. I need to read the whole thing from the start.
Thank you! Reading from the beginning is quite the feat at this point. Hope you enjoy it!
Those are some sweet clouds, and a sweet fade from the top panel to the bottom. The wolves are appropriately large. I scrolled down the page (like Taran turned the corner)and BAM! there they were, right in front of me. Looking forward to the next chapter!
That’s the idea! I wanted to make the wolves even bigger but perspective didn’t allow that. Looking forward to a page that shows their size relative to the humans, as most people are shocked to find how huge they are. I know I was.
Wow that was well done. I'd forgotten that part of the book and was really shocked when I confronted the wolves. As Taran was!
Exactly the reaction I was hoping for. :)
All caught up! I read through this all yesterday. It's absolutely wonderful. It's liking catching up with old friends. Cheers!
They do become old friends, don't they? I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Chime in anytime! :)
Apparently my spelling is atrocious without any coffee.
I suspect the first fast creature to come around the bend in the pass would be safe, even from wolves, but the second has them all excited and ready ...
"Oh @#&^! Humans! Run for it, Fluffy! They're, like, SUPER violent-protective of their horse meat!"
Wolves really are smart enough to have learned that messing with humans is usually a losing proposition; wolf attacks on people are quite rare in recorded history.
Wow, you're on a roll! New pages up the last four times I thought to check the site. And those wolves! Hello, Briavael and Brynach. You've got the canine body language just right -- wary and curious, not aggressive or scared. "Who goes there -- friend, foe, or food?"
Yeah, at first I was going to have one snarling just for effect, but realized later that didn't fit the scene. Most of us know what's about to happen anyway, but I hope those that don't are still appropriately tense.
Why is it that I can't help but think of Aragh from Gordon R. Dickson's "The Dragon and the George"? I suppose English Wolves and Welsh Wolves ARE related, after a fashion, but would they admit it? ;)
Now I need to reread the Prydain Chronicles AND The Dragon Knight series. *sigh*
That book was adapted into a surprisingly good animated feature film called Flight of Dragons; I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it yet. It was produced by the same animation team that did the animated versions of The Hobbit, The Return of the King, and The Last Unicorn -- a Japanese studio known as Topcraft, which mainly produced cel-animated works for distribution in the U.S. by Rankin/Bass Productions (best known for their stop-motion puppet animation holiday specials). Several notable Japanese animators got their start with Topcraft, including Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli (whose first feature film, Nausicaä, was originally produced at Topcraft) and Hideaki Anno of Gainax.
Yep, I saw 'Flight of Dragons' when I was a kid (on VHS...what's that?), which is what prompted me to read Dragon and the George later. I didn't know Rankin/Bass was only the distributor of those films you listed, but I've seen them all and own a couple of them (still trying to find a GOOD copy of 'The Hobbit' and 'Return of the King', but all the reviews I read say the DVD versions are not as good as the original VHS). I'm fond of that particular style of animation (and subsequently the storytelling), partly due to nostalgia, but also because I appreciate the artistry involved, even if it is 'simple' by today's standards.
Rankin/Bass also made another childhood favorite of mine, ''Twas The Night Before Christmas', which I actually found and picked up on DVD just this past year. Even 30+ years later I still love that Christmas cartoon special, because it gets right in ~20 minutes what most movies made later can't seem to grasp. That, and the perennial classic 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', will always be first among my favorites for the holiday season.
Thank you for that. It is awesome to know.
Thank you for your hard work.
So, I just came across this as I was looking to buy the series of books. I read them when I was younger and lately I have been reading bedtime stories to my child. Getting a little tired of the same fairy tails, so I've been thinking of something else to read.
I remembered this series, and now came across your animations. I think they'll be a great start for my kid.
Thank you so much for commenting! I hope your little one enjoys the books. :)
Loving the graphics. Read through them all. Might even print them off for my little guy to mangle and chew on.
Let me know what I can do to help out. I definitely would love to see the whole chronicle make it to this media. And I know that sounds overwhelming...
It is indeed an overwhelming prospect! If I live long enough...:)
(Um, I mean, lovely job as always.)
Have you ever considering doing a webcomic adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle? I know you've done some HMC fan art before, and the movie, for all its visual splendour, didn't really do the book any justice. I understand, though, that you are very busy and I do not expect you to respond.
Oh, that would make a wonderful comic, wouldn't it? I'd love to do that! Have already promised myself that the next project I do must be one I can actually sell though. :) But what a great idea! Maybe one day...
I would buy the completed series of this in a heartbeat.
I also just discovered this. Great stuff! Keep it up!
And here come the wolves...
Another one of your trademark panel transitions here with the ground dissolving into the sky. I love the way you do this.
One of several cool effects the vertical format made possible. I fought it a long time but it finally got me!
Yeach - didn't I warn that something like this might happen? Ingenious use of the scrollbar indeed! I was in for quite a surprise when I moved down.