I am positive that everything Eiddileg says is accompanied by wild helicoptering of his arms. I just picture him bouncing around like the ball in a pinball machine, flailing his tiny arms and raging. It makes it really hard to believe they are in actual danger, but...there it is. He makes me giggle.
I’m hearing Eric Idle or Michael Palin as the ranty king.
And as usual, this is a beautiful page.
Wait until you hear what we’ve got for the audiodrama. It was unexpected, but it works.
"I'm surrounded by idiots!"
It’s a rough life.
Eilonwy being the type to mouth off to King of the Fairfolk in his own chambers is what makes her my hero.
It’s shocking he doesn’t fire back at her in some tangible way, but of course we know by the end he’s got a soft spot for pretty girls, or maybe just her.
I wonder how much of his soft spot for her is because of her inherent and innate magic, and how much is because she resembles some of the fey (again, in large part because of her semi-divine inheritance).
A lot of his non-apparent work is surely eldritch, and I wonder if crankiness helps fuel it, as the whole cyclical emotionalism thing (I'm like one of those mainlanders in embarassment) does that of the ladies of Lyr.
You have a really good sense of Alexander's personality, because HE clearly thought the wee king hilarious atop a layer of threat, atop a deeper layer of kindness (an odd quality for one of the fey - perhaps it is why he's king, even though it embarrasses him in front of the other faeries?), and not everyone could pull off the humour.
Possibly? I have my own pet theory about why he might take a special shine to her, and it involves the as-yet-ephemeral sequel I have in mind to that Llyrian story. Let's just say in my mind, G/A are not dead despite falling afoul of Morda, but their long disappearance from Prydain and failure to track down their daughter is because they are surviving/trapped Somewhere Else, at least for a while. Eiddileg may recognize Eilonwy, knows the connection, but keeps his peace for Reasons of his own. Haven't decided all the ins and outs, but there you go.
Oh, please post that sequel! I read Daughter of the Sea on Wattpad and thoroughly enjoyed it, and I desperately want more content!
Ahh, a Wattpad fan?! It’s so hard to tell if I’ve got much audience over there. Welcome!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
And I will almost certainly post a sequel if I can just nail down the story. But I have a lot of other Eilonwy-centric things to get through first. ☺️
So far, the only thing I see this guy doing is being a grouch.
A lot of that is for show, fortunately!
Is it just me or is Eilonwy growing up rapidly? She seems less the child and more the woman here. And a force to be reckoned with for sure.
She does look a little older than I intended. I think it’s those eloquent eyebrows.
Eye size makes the difference, I think. She always looks older when she squints.
He’s like a CEO; gets paid a lot for nobody-actually-knows-what.
Specifically, the worst kind of CEO. I've met responsible and good higher ups and they are not like this guy. Oi vay.
Whoehie, another page!
Just as a tiny bit of comment, i miss a little bit facial expression on Eiddileg, his face seems very the same to me. But i am no expert or artist.
Thanks for the great job again and again!
You caught me! I often copy and paste faces to save time but I usually change expressions, and I forgot to do that here.
Ah I get it!
But it is also good thing for us eager readers because less works for you mihjt gives us a quicker fix in our hunger to updates hahaha!
Exactly! I shouldn’t get lazy though. I’m glad you noticed it - means you are paying attention!
What a fun page! I love the lights floating around and casting different shadows in each panel - it really helps capture the otherworldly magical feel of the place, and the coloring is so pretty, as always!
Eiddileg and Eilonwy are hilarious - I love how you've adapted their exchanges here!
Thank you! Trying to adapt the dialog in this scene has been a challenge. I’m thankful Eilonwy gets a few digs in so I have something to work with.
I agree, definitely helicoptering of arms. Bombastic flailing to punctuate every sentence. It's more of that deceptive exterior, hiding the shrewdness beneath.
Yes! Though I think he’s a flailer anyway. The silliness is an act but not the frayed nerves.
They are in a dark environment, and she’s soaking wet. That’s all - it’ll be back to its brilliance once they are back outside and dry!
As far as her face, just variations of my not being consistent, I’m afraid. That happens with all of them.
Having survived Achren does probably harden you against such little pomps. If Tylwyth Teg is really such a dangerous place, then Eilonwy seems to be pretty oblivious of it, Not only does she manage to slip another "Assistant pig-keeper!" note to Taran despite him having already accepted the blame, she then talks to Eiddileg like he was yet another assistant pig-keeper. - You are trying to scare us? I have gone through worse than that! - I am surprised that she does not refer him to her lineage like she has done on lesser occasions.
Which makes me wonder why Fflewddur keeps so silent and leaves all the talking to the kids. What about an attempt to negotiate among equals, from king to king? Of course, "great gawking scarecrow" is not a headstart for initiating diplomatic relations.