My muse is a beast sometimes.
See new comic Spring, Fallen in my profile to see the upshot. It'll update alongside The Book of Three until I get it out of my system. :P
Wait, wait, wait. Romance? You already made spoilers! I was thinking he would stay oblivious until the end! (Side note: There's books?)
Oh dear, well, a little spoiling is inevitable if you read this long enough because yes, there are books and the majority of my readers know them well. This is an adaptation of a 50 year old children’s fantasy novel, in a series of 5 altogether - sorry, I gave up posting the disclaimer on every page a long time ago. (It is in my tagline up there however.)
And they’ll both stay pretty oblivious for the remainder of this book and most of the next. Even after that, it’s understated - which just leaves things wide open for interpretation as far as I’m concerned.
Oh. I didn't know. I just started reading because of the art. Stayed for the story.
Delighted to introduce you then. Now you know, in case I die before I finish, and you can go read the ending for yourself. (Not to mention the sequels). My apologies for the spoiler though.
First off, I thought you wee kidding when you said you didn't know, and that was a little surreal once I read the end of the string. Fortunately, Saeriellyn has a much higher aptitude for reading social cues, or a lower tendency to irony. She must be a lot less annoying than I am.
That said, I'm intrigued by the side story. I often heard the story was worthwhile and somehow I missed reading it growing up. I am reading it now that I've had recent experience of a child this age, and it's probably better for me as a result.
The side story doesn't take place "on-screen," so to speak, in the books; it's referenced in a conversation between Taran and Eilonwy toward the end of The Castle of Llyr as something that happened sometime between the events of that book and the previous one.
Your muse is a--what is it? Some sort of cow-griffin?
Ever changing. This month it’s a monster.
Do we share a muse? Because I will swear I have this same conversation whenever I start a new project.
They are capricious creatures all.
I just looked around for that fanfiction an saw your art. It's lovely. It's tremendously like Alfons Mucha's.
I love Mucha, thank you.
Is your muse always left-handed, or only when working off-topic?
Also: Any Taran/Eilonwy is better than no Taran/Eilonwy. Side projects are sometimes what your muse needs much more than simple time off.
It is left-handed on the weekends and ambidextrous every other tuesday.
And yes, I agree. Never enough Taran/Eilonwy.
Haha! Thank you for sharing this bit of inspiration, even if you look at it as only filler. If you ever want to take up comicking for humor then at least you know what topic you have ample material for, right? ;)
By the by, the first two pages of the side project are absolutely stunning! I'm sure it would look fine in color, but in grayscale it is already superlative. My hat is off to your skill and your Muse's...ahem...gentle guidance. ;)
Oh I have loads of ideas for humor slice-of-life; I usually just stay too busy with tBoT to attend to them. Maybe someday.
And thank you! It's funny. I've tried to sketch out this vignette before with no success, and then this time it just popped out with very little effort. The muse does what it wants.
Good gravy I can so relate to this. I have three episodes to finish editing before the next season starts and I'm writing a script about a plague doctor that just had to come off the shelf after not looking at it for a year but Inspiration "struck." No matter what I am looking forward to what's next. Cheers!
Such is the creative mind! We're all stuck in perpetual ADHD.
Which old pages did you update? I would like to go back and look at the updated versions, but preferably without rereading the entire archive.
Lol all of them up until page 14 right now. I’m gradually moving them over to Webtoon, and it requires so much reformatting that it’s a good opportunity to “fix” numerous things that bother me about the early pages - though naturally I am already finding fault with the improved versions too. I don’t know that the changes are huge enough for anyone else to notice, though s side-by-side comparison of old/new pages shows the difference very markedly. I have added entire new panels in a few cases.
That was adorable to read! I’ve been checking for updates every few days for awhile... this was fun to read:-)
Thanks for the faithful check-In’s! I’m sorry it took me so long to return!
I commented there also, but really loved Spring, Fallen. I've often wondered what that fall looked like...I imagined him catching her and she never hit the ground, like something out of an old movie. This version is much more realistic and even more romantic, and Eilonwy is prettier than ever!
I thought of it that way for a while, but the more I considered it, it just didn’t seem plausible. A full-grown, or nearly, young lady falling from that kind of height would come down hard, and I don’t think even a burlier guy than Taran could have stayed on his feet under that kind of force - and that’s even assuming she fell in a nice, convenient, catchable position - also unlikely. It’s really a miracle that neither of them is seriously injured.
I saw the Spring, Fallen pages on deviantart. Quite spectacular; but I wondered why they weren't here?
They are! Go to my profile page by clicking my user pic and you’ll see my other strips there.
If they stay vertical, they can't get into too much trouble, eh? *smirk*
;) Only if they’re not creative enough.
But Taran’s too noble to get into that kind of trouble anyway, thank goodness.
You have really enhanced my enjoyment of (and were a gateway drug to) these books. I'm in the sunken castle boss confrontation now, and I nearly cried when I heard your inspiration for the side-story.
Oooh, yes. That scene kills me every time. Every. Time. In fact just the entire last quarter of that book really.
I am fighting the urge to just read through your chapters all at once, in order to leave comments on each one. Though that's probably annoying after a while, I know that I love hearing feedback on my fanfictions/works etc.
It's rather fitting that I read your fanfic side project Spring, Fallen before seeing this because, having already seen it, I can say the delay was worth it. The story was excellent, characterization great. I know I previously reviewed there, but it's worth mentioning again. It is clear that you love Taran and Eilonwy's relationship. Sometimes having a self-serving project to re-invigorate you to continue with the main project is needed especially when the main project is at a filler point. A little creative me-time if you will. I cannot wait to see what you have in store.
LOL you are more than welcome to leave comments on every page, though I think that would be exhausting for you.