I like the page rip acting as the dividers for the panels :)
Thanks! I was proud of that, haha.
Love the panicky expressions. I don't know if Gurgi has the right idea, though. Silly, silly Gurgi.
It doesn't seem to be the safest place when a giant bird is after you, does it? But Gurgi's not the brightest bulb in the cabinet.
This is shaping up to be another great chapter. I really liked your underwater work a few pages ago -- it really gave a sense of the fluid and buoyancy.
Thanks Rob! I didn't know you were reading! I'll make a fantasy fan out of you yet. :)
I may not be the Rob S. you're thinking of -- I'm the same guest commenter who posted on Chap. 3, page 7. Still reading and enjoying!
Ah, my apologies. I personally know another, who tends to follow my artwork but isn't much of a fantasy fan. I should have asked if you were the same! :)
Thank you so much for the comment. It is so encouraging when people are specific about what they enjoy.
Absolutely incredible. I don't know if I can wait another ten years for you to finish the whole series tho! :D
Took me awhile to come around on Gurgi's 'new' look but I'm starting to get it.
Thank you! I know, I know...believe me, no one wishes harder than I do that I was churning this out faster. If only I had a cadre of colorists at my beck and call...or an editor demanding a deadline and actually paying me for this!
My Gurgi is a bit of an acquired taste but he is painstakingly researched, I assure you. :)
This is spectacular! I've seen artwork much weaker than yours in plenty of graphic novels sitting on store shelves with the names of famous authors and major publishers on their covers. You've really captured the essence of Alexander's characters here, and your adaptation is amazingly true to the original text. I'll be looking forward to the next installment, and telling all my fantasy-loving friends about it as well.
I really hope the folks at Square Fish won't try to shut this project down over their copyright. That would be a stupid thing for them to do; any effect the presence of this comic on the web has on sales of the books is far more likely to be positive than negative. I expect that over time you'll introduce a bunch of new readers to Prydain who will go out and buy the books when they otherwise wouldn't even have heard of them. Sadly, corporate copyright lawyers have been known to do extremely stupid things, but I hope that Square Fish's counsel will be smarter than that.
If they were *really* smart, they'd offer you a contract to keep adapting the books for publication -- I'd buy trade paperbacks of this graphic novel in a heartbeat, and I'll bet a lot of other people would, too.
Thank you so much for these kind words.
I do continuously remind myself that I am fully at the mercy of the publisher's leniency on this - as in all fan material, should they decide to exercise their legal rights, I would, of course, have to shut down this project. It would pain me very much to do so - not only because of the great love I have for it, but for the reason you state - my greatest joy lies in the possibility that my work could serve to introduce new readers to these books (on that note, I keep meaning to add a link to their spot on amazon to my page descriptions and profile, so thank you for jogging my memory on this!).
As for being contracted for actual printed versions, nothing would make me happier, as I literally feel as though I was born to do this project. (Though I do enjoy having the freedom to adapt the material to match my own vision, without respect to an editor's stipulations, and that would end were it to go under contract - I suppose I could live with that in exchange for modest remuneration, ha ha.)
In short, I share your hope - that the owners would merely consider this free publicity for the works. We can also all hope that I will still be alive at 82, at which point the copyrights will expire, if I do my math correctly. ;)
Thanks! Feels good when you feel like you nailed something, doesn’t it?