Sometimes the landscape is enough. Thanks Wales.
Now that's just gorgeous.
Thanks! And for the sub too. :)
I can't even begin to tell you how impressive all of this. The art, the characters, the landscapes. Gah! You truly have an amazing talent. I'm also a huge lover of fantasy and D&D related things so I can highly appreciate this. Keep up the amazing work!
Thank you so much! nice to see a new commenter and glad you are enjoying this. :)
Truly a lovely page. I especially like the bottom right corner with the firelight.
Dramatic lighting makes a page work every time. :)
You are the queen of scenery.
Queen of the scene … Lovely.
I've spent a lot of time camping, and can think of a practical reason for bauble-light - light from a different angle/with a different case reveals certain things, and allows Eilonwy to turn about and still see.
Also, doesn't the bauble light when Eilonwy is happy and thinking wholesome thoughts?
On a slightly different note from the author, but to emphasize her point, I feel obliged to add that the locals have better teeth in Wales than in Eire or Scotland. I've not seen any Manx in their natural habitat, though, so I defer to anyone else.
I didn't really notice teeth when we were there, though that may be indicative of your point. My own anglo heritage cost my parents a lot of orthodontist bills I'm afraid.
And yes, it's true, bauble light could in fact be useful as a second light source, as anyone who has ever had to manage with firelight alone could attest. This scene seems symbolic overall of the growing companionship of the group, the warm cozy familial relationships they are developing. As such yes, I think the bauble in this case could be a visual representation of Eilonwy's contentment.
Light with a different cast - not "case". I meant shades and lumens and such.
There was a complaint about dental bills during court-room testimony in the classic British film, Kind Hearts and Coronets or Witness for the Prosecution 9probably the latter), likely the latter. My folks came to Canada when brain drain in medicine still drained massively into Her Majesty's chilly dominion because of the dental and medical care reforms, so it resonated with us even once we came stateside.
Why does Eilonwy have her bauble lit in front of a fire?
Fair question but you’d have to ask the author. I’m just going by the text!
Oh wow... now I need to visit Wales.
It really should be on everyone's bucket list. Ireland and Scotland get all the PR for celtic tourism, but Wales has all the flavor without the over-trodden, over-touristed issues. I went in 2016 and just fell in love with it, and we're about to go back for another week.
If I remember correctly, this is the part in the book where Gurgi overdid it on their supplies, and all their scavenging turned up was those strange mushrooms. Then the next few chapters got kind of trippy.
I would read the hell out of that story.
Ha! Well done Evergaldian. That's a great description … though it may fit Scooby Doo even more closely.
Let's put a shout out to the Milky Way also. Truly a stellar page from start to finish.
It’s really not fair to the rest of the page when I start throwing galaxies in, but life isn’t fair is it.
Wow, getting to the last third of the book and you're still coming up with new visuals to keep it fresh and awesome. Good job! Just now getting caught up on the last few panels. Excited for tehats next!
My son Taran and I have been reading this graphic novel at least one night a week recently, although he requests it more frequently. He's so captivated and it has brought the story to life for him. He's 4.5 - thanks for this gift of bringing us together. (Yes, his last name is Wanderer too)
Oh my this is the sweetest comment ever. That wee boy has big shoes to fill but you are starting him out right. If you’d ever like an original piece of art for him let me know. I’d love to send him something.
:_) I just read the family your response. (Rhiannon, 3 on July 4 must have been jealous because she started clamoring for attention, haha). Taran thought that was so special to hear your response. I think it's safe to say he's smitten with your offer. We can chat via email if you want - brendanwanderer AT gmail.com
I'm hooked as well. I've been printing the pages on high quality paper. Looking for a decent way to bind them all. I might explore coil binding. Or the Arc notebook system from Staples.
That night sky is just gorgeous!